There is always plenty out there to read, whether “acoustic reading” or the more modern sort. There is no doubt in my mind what I prefer.
These type of digital articles that I’m linking to all share that in common that they display the struggles and conflicts of men, and the troubles that we face in our everyday lives around the world. I’ve decided to re-focus on creation myths etc; as I had gathered a nice collection of books, before I got distracted I guess. It takes a very long time to read the Holy Bible for example, especially because I always end up taking notes and googling certain sections to see what interpretations that can be found. I now also have in my hand The Prose Edda from Snorri Sturluson courtesy of my brother. The introduction includes this interesting passage:
I know that I hung, on the wind-swept tree
all nine nights, with spear was I wounded
and given to Odin, myself to me,
on that tree which no one knows
from which roots it grows.
Bread I was not given, no drink from the horn,
downwards I glared; up I pulled the runes,
screaming I took them, from there I fell back again.
It’s all very intriguing. Anyway here is a little reading list of interesting material found within our digital landscape…
After realising that my online reading habits could be tracked by others anyway, and that passwords are futile. I realised that I could might as well share and write about what I was reading. I’ve been pretty open about my negative experiences with tech, little did I know though how easy it is to lose control of gadgets,. I also wonder how you can report this type of incidents as the crime of hacking seems rather murky. It gets so personal when you carry your phone with you everywhere, and whatnot. So it certainly feels intrusive. Yet the side-effects of our digital relationships are nothing short of alarming: Read This.
Interesting; I don’t think I ever saw any warning labels on my Nokia phones when I was little? Thank goodness that I didn’t have any devices for some years, yet we are all exposed to wifi. How healthy is that I wonder? I don’t know if others have noticed but people’s attention span seems to be dead. Cellphone usage is the smoking of our age. Read This.
Not to forget the data-mining/collection happening through friendly, free to join social media sites. Everything from dating sites, blogging sites, games, apps; it can all be used to map and analyse human behaviour and thinking. It is the ultimate spy tool for people who cannot read your mind, but wish they could. It’s a trap; it sucks that it has to be used to promote products and whatever business one might have. Considering the effects devices have on memories, focus and the cancer risk, in addition to the data-collection, do you really want to spend that much time online? Nope I didn’t think so. Stay off the internet unless you have to be on it for work. 1984
An article in Norwegian about sexual harassment towards working women. The MeToo Campaign Spreads.
This is an extremely interesting article in Norwegian addressing the issue faced by the Norwegian police as they try to uphold the law of the country in areas heavily populated by immigrant youths, etc; They are worked against by post-modern academics, a lot of them female funny enough, who seem to blame the police for the criminal behaviour of the gangs. This desire to frame the authorities as racist, while portraying the foreign perpetrators as victims, create a hopeless culture, where anarchy is allowed free rein. I also heard not that long ago that the police officially came out and apologised or explained that they had lied about crime statistics. I actually saw the press conference/video of this, but will have to find the link/article a bit later. It is of great interest though. There are people who try to keep something together that is obviously not meant to be; and as they press on the fragmentation increases. And speaking of which….
….the post-modern social conditioning or narrative is failing among the young. Incredibly enough my sister, who has literally been an almost Anti-Christ-like character at her school due to her questioning of our current politically correct orthodoxies, can now report that nationalism, patriotism and traditionalism is becoming visible among her fellow school pupils, as the current doctrine pushed by post-modern hippie teachers is becoming increasingly rejected as youngsters have had enough. The latest shock statement came from young people stating that if people hate England then they should get the hell out. Really? But I thought self-hate and alternative identity movements was the new way forward? The change has happened relatively quickly too, the young people are turning around. This is actually good news, if you like England and want the country to have a solid future….
I’m starting to feel that my predictions have been too apocalyptic. Only social constructs that align with human nature can function in the long run, unless you are to change human nature, and even if you try there will be those who reject it. Small things can make a thinking soul happy; and the rejection of post-modernism and the death of the delusional ideas preached by its teachers make me fly; just like the face of disbelief of some of those who were reading the results of the Brexit vote. Complete disbelief that the vote had turned out completely different from what they thought.
That is the danger of unbalanced perceptions of reality; shock ensues when election results come in, because people have started to believe a skewed, fake, narrative. And the self-proclaimed keepers of truth are the ones the most shocked as they’ve started to believe their own creation of delusion. I have faith in the future, because of the young, and because the current status quo lacks depth, meaning and strength. It cannot give man, what man needs, and because of this it will not last long. We will return to old truths that have been there since times of old in one way or another.
This is an article in Norwegian about political intolerance in Norway directed towards conservative voters and the hate and ridicule that openly anti-reds have to endure. It is quite an astonishing read and actually resonates with this entry of mine: US Defence Secretary Mattis, President Trump, Feminism, Intolerance & Reading Lists.
Norwegians should be ashamed of themselves since our immigration minister is as strict as she is. Of course the author of this article does not want to acknowledge the cultural risk of taking in people from alien cultures and compares the refugees of today to those from WW2. There are major ethnic differences between Europeans, I think our former conflicts bear witness to that. Why people like this guy would choose to look away from that fact and condemn those who try to protect their national identity and integrity is interesting. That type of belief can only be valid if one believes that our national identities are nothing but divisive illusions, and that our disagreements can be melted away if we awaken to this fact. Different frequencies of traits are deeply embedded within us, unless we are meant to look at visible differences as optical illusions and science regarding genetics as fraudulent lies. Or we can of course look at the body as a prison and look at the soul directly. When broken down to a spiritual level then maybe his theory makes sense; but why would you believe in spirits and souls if you’re an atheist or post-modernist? You will have to acknowledge the spiritual, which many don’t.
Here are some quotes from an interesting article:
“The internal memos also confirm how Monsanto exerted pressure. David Saltmiras, a Monsanto expert at the time, boasted that he had “successfully facilitated numerous third party letters to the editor.” He described his actions as being “in our own best interest” and as “the last rites for Séralini’s few remaining shreds of credibility.
The company hired a team of researchers and lobbying experts hoping to “orchestrate outcry,” and discredit the IARC as an organization with a history of “questionable and politically charged rulings.”
“Monsanto would do everything possible to protect its product, Roundup,” says Daniel Boese of the Avaaz civic organization. The company deceived consumers and influenced expert opinions for years, he explains. According to Boese, Monsanto “destroys scientific safety mechanisms that the public actually relies on,” and its lobbying influence is enormous. For instance, portions of the BfR’s glyphosate report are taken from documents from the Glyphosate Task Force, a Monsanto-led industry association. The BfR rejects the accusation of plagiarism.
In any case, Europe’s farmers would be well advised to consider the fate of Jack McCall, whose widow Teri is one of the plaintiffs in the United States. The California farmer had sprayed Roundup in his orchards for decades, where he was often accompanied by a loyal companion: his dog Duke. Duke died of lymphoma. McCall died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma a few years later.”
(good to know when living in the country…)disgusting
Here you can read about a very interesting archaeological find. I’ve highlighted the address to the article at the bottom of the quote:
“Behind the low-key announcement of the find, one can almost sense the mixed feelings of Saudi officials faced with an important discovery for their heritage, which, however, seems to connect the origins of the alphabet used to pen their sacred book to a Christian context, some 150 years before the rise of Islam.
Further consternation may have arisen when realizing that these texts are not only the legacy of a once-numerous Christian community, but are also linked to the story of an ancient Jewish kingdom that once ruled over much of what is today Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
Jews vs. Christians in the desert
While the Koran and later Muslim tradition make no bones about the presence of Jewish and Christian communities across the peninsula in Mohammed’s day, the general picture that is painted of pre-Islamic Arabia is one of chaos and anarchy. The region is described as being dominated by jahilliyah – ignorance – lawlessness, illiteracy and barbaric pagan cults.
The decades immediately before the start of the Islamic calendar (marked by Mohammed’s “hijra” – migration – from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE) were marked by a weakening of societies and centralized states in Europe and the Middle East, partly due to a plague pandemic and the incessant warfare between the Byzantine and Persian empires.
The bleak representation of pre-Islamic Arabia was less an accurate description, it seems, than a literary metaphor to emphasize the unifying and enlightening power of Mohammed’s message.
Reexamination of works by Muslim and Christian chroniclers in recent years, as well as finds like the one in Saudi Arabia, are producing a much more elaborate picture, leading scholars to rediscover the rich and complex history of the region before the rise of Islam.
Through Christian and Muslim rule, Jews continued to be a strong presence in the Arabian Peninsula. This is clear not only from Mohammed’s (often conflictual) dealings with them, but also from the influence that Judaism had on the new religion’s rituals and prohibitions (daily prayers, circumcision, ritual purity, pilgrimage, charity, ban on images and eating pork).
In Yemen, the heartland of the Himyarites, the Jewish community endured through centuries of persecution, until 1949-1950, when almost all its remaining members – around 50,000 – were airlifted to Israel in Operation Magic Carpet. And while they maintain some unique rituals and traditions, which set them apart from Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews, no one would doubt that they are indeed, the last, very much Jewish descendants of the lost kingdom of Himyar.”
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.709010
Firefighters in Sweden had to be escorted by armed police in order to extinguish fires within a no-go zone.
An article in Norwegian about the rights of pedophiles who don’t attack children.
This is the sort of controversy we get in Norway. Farmers are pissed off because of the wolf drawing on this milk carton. They find it offensive since they want the wolf gone.
More about Operation Gladio, I haven’t watched the videos in the link, but I will later. It’s an interesting topic to read about.
There are so many things that divide us; I wonder what could possibly unite all of mankind? Nothing; you would have to create a new man; man as we know him would have to be destroyed. Even within a religious narrative of love there will be outsiders, heretics, enemies and whatnot.
You can never read, think, question, or create enough.