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Tolerance; AKA Modernism’s ex post facto

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If the US was to be looked at… to find a weakness, the weakness would be tolerance. This is our biggest weakness, especially these days, when a watered down viewpoint of its meaning is skewed: understanding from bias driven agendas, advocacy journalism as given (the punch of world influence including UN agendas being foisted on us) over a return to ‘actual’ news worthy information, and when pointlessness is made the point… pointing away from either claim or reason to why one believes as they do. Add to this: the rise of public opinion over innocent before guilty, hate crimes rising to include race and religious bigotry, gender now more important than life itself and ‘a mob rule (dog-eat-dog)’ mentality. If this is the soup of tolerance being peddled to us… it will be the swill to bring us down!

 

Coverage of POTUS Trump and ‘this Russian thing’ the media has hyped, and will not let go of, continues to wave the sheets of print (true or not) to make money and being less concerned for the average American. See what is implied below…

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/politifact-apos-lie-donald-trump-170337833.html

 

and compare it with the next three stories. You might be able to smell the roses of truth but there is so damn much fertilizer on the flowers themselves. If a conspiracy consists of three or more participants… the fertilizer removed from our sight will leave us to see the truth, won’t it? I wonder! Is it not so surprising we see more denial… more opinion over truth… more hype to anything but still cannot focus on issues of greater importance?

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/13/rosenstein-stands-by-mueller-probe-as-republicans-fume-over-insider-bias.html

 

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5676438179001/?#sp=show-clips

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/11/inside-trump-dossier-handoff-mccains-go-between-speaks-out.html

 

What I find most galling is during the timeframe of the subway incident (with a Facebook anti-Trump posting [LISTEN FOR A WEAKENING YEAH of SUPPORT])… CNN is doing another ‘hit-piece’ on the POTUS and HIS DIET. Let’s get real here people… and get your nose back to ‘real news’ that has a direct impact on us, as Americans, and the world around us.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/12/11/cnn-mocked-for-airing-segment-on-trumps-soda-consumption-while-nyc-faced-terror-attack.html

 

Does CAIR really care… or what exactly do they care about?

 

 

 

 

This is not a case of AI but a little bit of intelligence can go a long way… to protect us all, don’t you think so?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘It just went off… the gun’

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Have you seen it before, a defense strategy in court, the gun just went off? Really, here we go again… this time in a ‘Sanctuary City’ and ‘a news worthy trifecta’- dead woman, gun used and immigration! Let’s thank the proud city of San Francisco, this time, where once more is heard,”… it just fired.” Below is an abstract from here… almost ‘another Twinkie defense’ being milked in San Francisco.

 

Zarate and his defense team maintained the argument that the suspect found the stolen weapon on the pier that day and it “just fired.”

 

How about another (more rational) explanation, other than the gun just going off by itself kind-of-theory, one by a gun expert from Morgan Hill, California.

 

 

 

Gun control or just creating victims?

 

Hey jurors!

 

Veteran’s Day 2017

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[Note: please read the comment at the end of the article. Thanks!]

 

If you value a ‘Veteran’ then value also the flag the Vet follows, act in a unifying manner and fashion… and let’s work ‘Together’ to end the insipid aimlessness of protests in the USA going on all over. We cannot live in the past and expect to alter the future but we can live today as if it will impact the future. If something needs to change then we have the rule of law (still) and while we do- don’t take a knee to using your voice and be careful who you consider worthy of associating with… they might not share the same values you are attempting to express or would represent as being something beneficial when it is not! Sorry Colin, you lost me when you hooked up with BLM- a positive and a negative cancel each other out! You don’t see Mickey taking a knee (just saying) and Hillary should have been sued for using Donald Duck’s image during the election!

 

 

As to why an ex-President, Bill Clinton, would call (by suggestion) Trump part of the “dictators’ club” and turn around to say,“We need to tell all these people that just make up stuff on the internet to knock it off.” See it for yourself here. Isn’t that what he and Hillary wanted: no borders, one world order and a coming UN directed world? Can you say John Lennon (Imagine)… I know you can! One parting salvo at the Democratic Party and what was done to America under their watch, look first here and then here.

 

[My standard ’two’ for Veteran’s Day, 2017.]

 

Standing at the tomb of the Unknown soldier

I stand here to honor you,
and yet they say you are unknown
but I knew you well,
you’ve never been unfamiliar,
you were the American that
would stop to help a stranger,
the hand to feed the hungry,
the one to offer aid to the widow,
sharing your time with an orphan
and visiting the sick or the dying.
I stand now because of you…
that you should care for me,
I am the unknown…
the one you never saw
but knew I’d be here…
thanking you all the same,
and I can only give you the
respect I can offer by:
caring for my country,
not trying to be better than
the next but showing the next
to be better than I am,
sharing the reason you died
was to ensure I would live
and live freely and
for us all to know without
the party across the aisle
there is only a one party system
no different than China.

(Written on Veterans day, Nov. 11th, 2010)

 

 

When the door opens the bag is on fire

From within the vacuum… the empty,
the nothing, where nothing else exists
but the yawning wait and the torturing
hell of destruction that descends on all
those tasting war… the suck, the space
and time between the implosion and the
explosion lasting seconds to years… as it
is all subjective and relative at the
same time, the faceless enemy of the
mind at wait… to wander the wasteland
of moment, either moments before or
moments after… the where dragged to
here years later like a fresh kill
in the teeth of a war-dog wagging his
tail expecting a pat on the head from a
job well done… the one that wakes up                                                                                                                                       in cold sweats during the middle of the
night… in the middle of December from
the middle of the war, standing
amidst the ruin of another human’s
wasted society… where civilization took
a back seat to humanity and dropped a
bag on fire before ringing the door bell.

 

[ I saw the movie “Jarhead” for the first time the other night… and this
is attributable to the sentiment and reaction to the movie, the war and
the whole damn thing. ]

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When does it become vinegar… the wine we’d drink (or is it punch)?

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The Democratic Party, and I belong there too, has a lot to answer for: to themselves, of their own actions (look at all the planned protests… still) and those of a corruptible nature through the DNC itself, and backers of the political drumbeats they would follow- so blindly… like backer George Soros (and his support of antifa… just look at what is being done in Europe by these thugs).

 

Check on a few of these links and see if there is or is not some credibility… and questionable validity to what it really means to be a ‘progressive’ in the political climate we live in today! https://pastebin.com/Z4TXhyQS

 

 

 

 

As to the left (those who swallowed the pill) pointing to ‘fascism’… and then cowering behind tactics that look like brown-shirts, really! Soros is tilting the world stage and still seeks to impact the whole affair with more chaos than we have already seen. Do you really support this or him? http://barenakedislam.com/2017/08/24/antifa-thugs-chant-george-soros-where-is-our-money/ https://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/20/europe-on-the-verge-of-collapse-soros.html

 

 

Can we not see the futility of pointing at one (as if to point to anyone one might be in opposition to as being a fascist/bigot/sexist/pick-your-choice) and then to do worse than they have done to you (in actuality)… the tree of liberty made fruitless by these actions. Still think antifa is the way to go… then you’d have a long way to go to understand the difference between dying for a cause and killing for a cause- two distinctly different natures but currently portrayed as being one and the same… thanks to ‘political correctness’ and the cadre of insipidly mordant followers.

 

 

So when it comes to George Soros and the Democratic Party… it is not just a casual connection but an outright war against what it means to be ‘American’ and America itself! To deny this is to stick your head in the sand of indifference and decide the ‘hatred of the past’ is better for us in our future.

 

One video I’d like to share with you is to see and understand another parallel exists, stemming from Russia, and it is the other extremist (compare the two) to see also. See below…

 

 

Then one last tidbit to chew on… see below. http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/08/26/germany-shuts-down-antifa-related-website-responsible-for-g-20-summit-violence

“The point of philosophy (today) fails us to inspire amelioration or grant fulfillment 3*”©

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(*… 1 is from a contemporary perspective, narrative, 2 will be a blend of politics and religiousness, 3 has to do with philology [thoughts on thinking… and the use of philosophy] and current events [the Las Vegas shooting], and 4 will be limited to a Christian perspective only.)

 

Fallow is shallow
and it defrays life itself
of lasting, Press On!

 

When it comes to what the Greeks valued most, it would seem, it would be philosophy (that which told you what one was engaged with in any particular endeavor) but more than this was philology itself- ‘The love of learning’. Philosophy was used to define the nature of the world in which they lived in a secular fashion- without being religious in nature1️⃣. This was the beginning of what many might hold as ‘the building blocks leading to science itself’. From Thales of Miletus, Anaximander… through Plato, Aristotle and Socrates, whatever was discussed was based on ‘reason’ to substantiate it. Even reason was under heavy scrutiny, as by Xenophanes, ridiculing the notion of different nationalities maintaining ethnocentric views to either anthropomorphism or personification of natural phenomena to gods of their own choice. This led to Epicurus and the developement of a complete separation between science and religion as a whole. Pythagoras sought to keep them as combined thoughts, both religious beliefs and reason being of equal importance, forming the symbiotic relationship of one to the other.

 

1… This is known today as Secular humanism; which pertains to the belief humanity is capable of being moral and can achieve self-fulfillment without belief in God.

 

Philosophy thus defined: the reasons people did what they did, why they did it (not as if to justify their actions), and became the methodology (unconcerned with any solutions to social issues) used and associated to whatever one studied or practiced- without regard to any specific religion or god directly. Every facet of Greek life incorporated a reason for the behavior of participation, and the reason was explained by the philosophy of each endeavor, from neophyte to alum. Please look under Ancient Greek Philosophy found here, or here with Ancient History Encyclopedia, on Greek Philosophy… affording a clear view of what is referenced to and why! On the last link, pay attention to the very start of it, or the first three (brief) sentences.

 

Take for example the convergence of philosophies that come to together when there is something that gains the attention of all people- like the Las Vegas shooting. To date, this is one of the largest death tolls, an ‘active shooter event’, and everyone jumps on the bandwagon for various reasons (philosophy at work… being applied). Two of the first few to come into view on this event were ISIS and Hillary- oddly enough. ISIS claimed responsibility, calling Paddock “a soldier of the Islamic State” but the FBI has discarded the reported details as stated. As for Hillary, after a brief ’tweet’ of support for those who lost loved ones, she went to the heart of what she stood for…

 

[What is seen below comes from https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hillary-clinton-goes-nra-response-144612934.html ]

 

In a series of follow-up tweets, Clinton wrote that the country “must put politics aside” and “stand up to the NRA,” specifically citing the organization’s stance on gun silencers.

 

My question is ‘how can we put politics aside’ when the one, coming from the losing party, continues to seek her own ‘Agenda (21)’ first?

 

 

Professors are making absurd claims (presenting personal philosophy over curriculum) regardless to truth or reality of the situation, innocent people losing their lives attending an ‘American Musical venue’. This is not then a philosophy… but a philosophy driven push to alter one’s mind from the thoughts we might have- the ability to think for ourselves instead of being spoon-fed what to think! See below…

 

[Below an abstract of a professor(?) at Drexel University.]

 

“But liberals will drown out all discourse with a deafening chorus screeching ‘gun control.’ To believe that someone who would shoot down 50 people wouldn’t circumvent any gun law you pass is the height of delusion. The narrative of white victimization has been gradually built over the past 40 years. It is the spinal column of Trumpism, and most extreme form is the white genocide myth. Yesterday was a morbid symptom of what happens… ”

 

Then the formation of what happens with further reason for Paddock possibly dealing with depression- and the use of anti-depressants. From an article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal online. See below… an abstract.

 

” …was prescribed an anti-anxiety drug in June that can lead to aggressive behavior, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has learned.”

 

Even to lead us all on is ’the Fake-News’ News articles portraying a less than realistic covering of ‘real humans caught in the worst of situations’ and concerned more with where they might spin it. Really! Is this what we term Social Media or ‘Unsocial Media’? Shame on you… Facebook, Twitter and Google! Is it true… what I’ll continue to go on thinking in the future!

 

[A brief snippet… an abstract on ‘conditions’ the public was placed under.]

 

“… Facebook and Google users would have seen these fake Vegas stories right next to legitimate reports from major news organizations.”

 

This was ‘a human story’ being mutilated for political interests in points elsewhere but on the issues that truly mattered: innocents injured or killed, a sad plight by large area and those in attendance trapped, when cornered a suicide… and left with no explanation. All we have to go on is the strength of statistics used to carry a ‘burden of (possibility) speculation… the why it was done’ and to be there for all of those people having survived the experience of one man’s madness– philosophy gone wrong.

 

95% of people who complete suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric illness at the time of death, according to the Journal of American Medical Association. Understanding that depression is the leading cause of suicide, that mental health issues are behind more than 90% of lethal suicidal acts, is critically important for suicide prevention.

 

Where is hope seen… offered by the philosophies of so many- where is fulfillment found?

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“If form follows function… this is the other side of the coin toss!”©

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[This is a follow-up to this article, found here.]

 

If one was to consider form and function first, of the actions we have seen by Colin Kaepernick, does he truly deserve to be honored- if it was done from ignorance? What I mean here is not a racist statement… not an endorsement to disrespecting our National Anthem… not a viewpoint without concern for America as a whole- or even ‘a game’ many Americans watch on Thursday, Monday or Sunday.

 

When one considers historical the request to stand… during the National Anthem, the very suggestion for it becomes an expected tradition. When this expectation is not honored is when it appears there is a slight to our traditions, the things we gain value from or the values we see as being honorable in and of themselves. This actually begs the question, is it then an expected formality, having form and appearance, or a gesture in accordance with conventional norms of etiquette? Variation to what is currently under such scrutiny (today) is due to the uproar or approval of the action taken by Colin Kaepernick. To see ’taking a knee’ as racist is stupidity; whereas it becomes a racist statement if a raised fist is used (no different than a raised open hand) and not before. I say it is done in ignorance though if… if we remain ignorant to what history has shown us, and that would be to deny the veracity of the strength of reason for what we do.

 

We get the term ‘uncouth’ from England, this comes from being ‘unknown’ to either present company or to the appearance of things done by someone not from the area- being unexperienced with the customs. This is also called ignorance… or of being ignorant1️⃣ to local traditions, actions taken when people encounter one another in a province, district or locale. This same ignorance to history can apply to social gestures, speech or actions we might consider couth (known and commonplace), take the thumb’s up for example- a sign we take to mean we agree or it’s OK with how we perceive it to be.

 

1… Ignorant: lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uninformed or unaware. Latin ignorant-’not knowing.’

 

In Rome when the Emperor displayed his thumb (in the arena) it meant anything but OK… it meant death, or a death sentence for one of the participants. Life was given a signal when the thumb was concealed within the hand, meaning… don’t pull the weapon to use it- keep it in the sheath. From Discover magazine… a brief abstract is found below, an article regarding the thumb and the meaning of its use, called,”Thumb and Thumber”.

 

But according to Morris, the thumb gesture indicating that a gladiator should be offered mercy or a lucrative deal endorsing Roman Meal Bread was pollice compresso, compressed thumb–that is, covered up, or tucked out of sight. What spectators in fact did was extend their thumbs for a kill and hide their thumbs for an acquittal, writes Morris. This made sense in an arena as vast as the Colosseum, where the kill and no-kill signals would have to be strongly contrasting to be visible at all.

 

 

Here is the phrase in Latin: pollice compresso favor ludicabatur [meaning: goodwill decided by compressed thumb]… Life was spared by a tucked thumb inside the fist, making it look like a weapon inside the sheath. A thumb up meant make your weapon look like the thumb, unsheathed. A turned thumb up… sideways, pollice verso, probably meant to use the weapon judiciously- take the life of the Gladiator.

 

At first Colin Kaepernick sat down to protest, reported by Steve Wyche, NFL Media reporter, Aug. 27, 2016, in Santa Clara, California. According to Steve Wyche, Kaepernick was showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement. See the article here. What followed was The 49er Statement, seen below…

 

“The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”

 

The NFL also released a Statement, one obtained by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport:

 

“Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem.”

 

To fully understand this is to peel back the layers to its beginning, taking a knee, an article on it by Eric Reid, one posted in The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2017. See two brief abstracts below…

 

That’s when my faith moved me to take action. I looked to James 2:17, which states, “Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” I knew I needed to stand up for what is right.

 

But to quote the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” And I choose not to betray those who are being oppressed.

 

To fully decide for yourselves if actions taken were done from ignorance, as it comes to kneeling, we must learn what is meant by kneeling in the first place.

 

Knee; Kneel

 

Can it be, there was a reason for kneeling… or taking the knee, and it is not disrespectful but a form of supplication to what the Anthem, flag and song embody. Look below to what has been foretold all of us (alive) will do when Jesus returns.

 

Romans 14:11 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/romans/14-11.html
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

 

So I ask you, my fellow Americans, was this done in ignorance… I’d think not! Let us not be so rash to decide so quickly, provoking a knee-jerk reaction or so swift in the judgement we ourselves may be in store for in the days ahead. Now is the time we will need the support of each and everyone that calls themselves American… and we need to kneel to God in prayer for the strength to endure sure prophecy that comes upon us all.

 

Inkedvocabulary/Russell D. Holder

 

P.S. This is where I lost my sight, on the Black Lives Matter movement, but it does not: remove or lessen the importance to wrongs by some in our society, call for anything being sound reason for its destruction (to remove statues perceived as something being racist) if it would diminish the reason for the strength we’ve gain by overcoming it, or to mean we should not look to find we (truly) have more in common than we do not!

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“To stand or not to stand… during the National Anthem!”©

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Is he a hero or an embarrassment? When MLK Jr. took a knee it was to pray!

 

The protests started by the Quarterback, under President Obama, continue but ‘slavery itself‘ is being overlooked or not discussed-WHY?

 

Do people pay to go the ballet… when politics come into play on the stage? Do you go to Disneyland on the Fourth of July… expecting to see a Russian flag? Most people go to sporting events to see sports but if it continues as it is… when even Jerry Jones goes back on the words he said in the past, the NFL will be,”Not Frickin’ Looking”, and I won’t be the only American thinking this!

 

 

Here is what John Elway came out and said, below an abstract…

 

“Fans just want to watch and enjoy the sport without it being politicized.”

 

 

Can it be any plainer than this?

 

#NotFrickin’Looking

 

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