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Kony 2012: The World’s Most Wanted Man

Joseph Kony is a despicable excuse for a human being. He has abducted tens of thousands of children in Uganda. He forces the boys to become killers and the girls to become sex slaves. He even forces the boys to kill their own parents. And he’s been doing it for over a quarter of a century.

KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

The U.S. has sent an advisory team of 100 military experts to Uganda to train and assist Ugandan soldiers to capture Kony and bring him to justice. But if public interest in his capture wanes, so will government support. Help Invisible Children realize their dream by making Kony the most famous monster in the world. Tell others about this video and the Kony 2012 website.


The Grand Jihad

This video (below), by YouTube member, encounterbooks, tells the truth. The Muslim Brotherhood has a public and a private face. This two-faced organization preaches moderation to the public but, behind closed doors, backs violent fundamentalism.

Judging from the blurb for this video, McCarthy’s book sounds too alarmist. Some alarm is merited but McCarthy goes too far. But the brief video is more moderate and avoids over-the-top accusations (such as President Obama being an Islamist sympathizer). The following is the blurb that accompanied the video . . .

. . . The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. The real threat is the sophisticated forces of Islamism, which have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security but to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy. In The Grand Jihad, bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy provides a harrowing account of how the global Islamist movement’s jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks, and how it has found the ideal partner in President Barack Obama, whose Islamist sympathies run deep.

McCarthy is the former federal prosecutor who convicted the notorious “Blind Sheikh” and other jihadists for waging a terrorist war that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In his national bestseller, Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter 2008), he explored government’s conscious avoidance of the terrorist threat, which made the nation vulnerable to mass-murder attacks. In The Grand Jihad he exposes a more insidious peril: government’s active concealment of the Islamist ideology that unabashedly vows to “conquer America.” With the help of witting and unwitting accomplices in and out of government, Islamism doesn’t merely fuel terrorism but spawns America-hating Islamic enclaves in our midst and gradually foists Islam’s repressive law, sharia, on American life. The revolutionary doctrine has made common cause with an ascendant Left that also seeks radical transformation of our constitutional order. The prognosis for liberty could not be more dire.

Google and YouTube: Too Big for Their Britches

First Google filtered out a lot of anti-Islamic content from its search engine. Then they enforced a “no pseudonym” policy on Google Plus — making anonymity difficult for whistle-blowers, corporate and government protest organizers and those who would risk their safety to criticize Islam. Now they’re removing videos critical of Islam from YouTube. Google/YouTube are near-monopolies who have no problem, whatsoever, throwing their weight around. These social networking giants need a lesson in social responsibility.

I don’t know about you, but censorship of freethought is unthinkable to me. How dare they silence our freedom of expression! The world NEEDS our perspective, our concerns, our voice. Google has repeatedly demonstrated a wrong-headed, accommodationist, cowardly, propensity to forfeit democratic ideals to placate vocal majorities. As the great American, Adlai Stevenson, once pointed out: “My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” Being a minority should not mean being expendable.

If you value freedom of expression and hate censorship, please let Google and YouTube know that you will not tolerate our inalienable rights taken away so cavalierly. They’re big now but they’re establishing a history of cowardice that will come back to bite them on the ass. Their continued success is not guaranteed and it will be the users they alienated that will boost the fortunes of their competitors.

Something else you can do is to download all the freethought videos you can from YouTube, before they disappear, and repost them over and over. Or you can make your own freethought videos and post them over and over. Actually, I’m not sure that’s workable but you get my gist . . . punish YouTube. We could learn a lesson from the “squeaky wheel” religious zealots and make a big noise of our own.

YouTube’s Cowardice: Caving in to Religious Majorities

Well, I guess this is what happens when giant Google acquires YouTube: CENSORSHIP. Apparently, all it takes is enough complaints. Reason be damned. The squeaky wheel gets the grease and Muslims know that game better than anybody. Freethinkers everywhere need to tell YouTube exactly what they think. If worse comes to worse, we should all abandon YouTube in favor of one of its competitors.

Testimony: Bloody Sunday Massacre of Copts in Cairo

On Sunday, October 9th, 2011, the fruits of Egypt’s Arab Spring proved rotten. The Egyptian army killed more than 30 Copts (Egyptian Christians) and wounded many more in Cairo during an otherwise peaceful demonstration. In the few short months after Egypt’s Arab Spring, Copts, secularists and other non-Sunni Muslims were outmaneuvered by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi allies. The military council, sympathetic to Islamist causes and the Muslim Brotherhood, pushed through a constitution preamble ignoring the rights of Copts and hastily set up fast elections ensuring Islamist political control. The Muslim Brotherhood garnered the majority of votes.

The Egyptian army did not act alone in the massacre. Salafi Jihadists, funded by the Muslim Brotherhood, also attacked Copts with knives and guns. As testimony in this video will confirm, the violence was both religiously and politically motivated. Welcome to the aftermath of Egypt’s Arab Spring.

Help Save the Planet: Die

Martin Azua, of Spain, has come up with an eco-friendly way to dispose of your corporeal remains after you die.  He is marketing his design as the Bios Urn.

The Bios Urn is a biodegradeable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose.  Inside is placed your ashes and a tree seed (which you can swap out for a different variety of tree).  The urn is then planted in the ground where the seed can germinate, reincarnating (recycling?) you into a tree.  Trees take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and “exhale” oxygen: so not only do you nourish the life of a new tree, you also reverse the carbon footprint you left behind.

I think the Bios Urn is a much better alternative than simply spreading your ashes over a favorite place or merely taking up space on a shelf in the home of a loved-one you’ve left behind.

The Vatican Battles Satanism

Is This for Real?

According to an article, by Nick Rees, in The Daily Telegraph, the Catholic Church conducted a conference in Rome to combat the dangers of Satanism.

A conference for demon-busters?

This is, apparently, not a joke. There were Catholic clergy, doctors, psychiatrists, teachers and social workers – ostensibly grown adults with college educations – all gathered together in a coordinated effort to do something about the insidious, dangerous, problem of devil worship.

Traditionally, any priest could perform exorcisms to cast the Devil out of a possessed person but 3 years ago the Vatican decreed that such purging should be left to professional exorcists.

Professional exorcists?

I guess parish priests aren’t up to the task. Do grown adults really believe people can be literally, physically, possessed by the devil? That the devil’s possession of a victim can be so potent that only a professional exorcist can force him out? And what does it take to become a professional exorcists? If parish priests aren’t up to the task, where does one start their quest to specialize in demon-busting?

One such specialist is Father Nanni of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints. He says that one should first have a “moral certainty” of an actual possession before calling in the big guns. In case you’re not sure what moral certainty looks like, look for freaky changes in behavior or voice. Moral certainty is not an oxymoron within the church but it has become cliché with overuse.

Sudden glossolalia (speaking in tongues) often accompanies possession but the exorcist must be careful to ensure he’s not mistakenly exorcising a Pentecostal charismatic. I guess that’s one of the reasons the Vatican requires exorcisms be performed by professionals. The professional exorcist knows the intricacies of his craft and is undaunted by victims that “scream, dribble and slobber, utter blasphemies and have to be physically restrained”. A real pro is even prepared for supernatural phenomena like vomiting “shards of glass and pieces of iron”.

According to the Vatican’s chief exorcist, demon possessions are so insidious that Satan even lurks in the clergy and the Vatican itself. That’s right: the Anti-Christ is attacking the Holy See. As proof of this, Father Gabriele Amorth pointed to the sex abuse scandals that have engulfed the Church. Need we say more?

Exorcism is serious business and is “wholeheartedly” endorsed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Scary. Isn’t it?

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