Posts Tagged ‘Forgiveness’

Welcome Mr. Iraq Invasion President!

January 20, 2021

Little noticed: the Federal Reserve is going to add to its mandate: “fighting for social justice”. The title you escaped: Welcome Mr. Crime Against Humanity President! Notice the sincere: Welcome! Just as Biden recommended, and so did Allah, or the mythical Christ, I want a fresh start. And especially, I want things done. Progressive things. As Biden said, the planet is at stake.

Also I am not the one who wanted to invade Iraq, don’t look at me funny. I was against it. Biden was a great apostle of the Iraq invasion, which made massive fracking profitable in the USA. I got cancelled by various media for being against it, including the New York Times and The Guardian (who are generally viewed as fair or left by the naive). 

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2020/11/03/biden-the-neocon-or-why-biden-wanted-so-much-to-destroy-iraq/

Biden gave a unity speech (with one blemish which shouldn’t have been uttered). Now he has to walk the talk. We will know shortly.

President Biden

@POTUS US government account

There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That’s why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families.

So forgive and forget.

Biden is doing good so far. The worst thing that Biden could do was to select the worst Vice President. Instead, he selected the best. Yes selecting Kamala Harris was the best choice (for several reasons). In particular very bad alternatives such as Susan Rice, were avoided. I explained this at the end of a longish essay meant to demolish Rice:

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2020/06/15/war-criminal-susan-rice-for-vp-perfect-match-with-iraq-invading-biden/

No more lies? No more black lies, because they matter? No more white lies, because they matter too? According to conventional wisdom Kamala Harris, US Vice President, facing us in this picture, is “black”, whereas Vice President Mike Pence, facing her on the right of the picture, is white. Clamoring that HARRIS is black is stupid, racialist, and an outrage to the simplest optics and semantics: they, Harris and Pence, are both mostly white. Look again. Also, Kamala Harris descends from British lawyer Harris, a slave owner, who cared enough about his child to give her the name Kamala now proudly wears. Morality? Let bygones be bygones: we are all descendants of enslaving cannibals… But also let’s not delude ourselves: just like Joe Biden JUNIOR, the new US president, both Biden and Harris were natural born members of the elite and knew how to stay there, and thrive some more. Biden Junior certainly achieved higher socially speaking than Biden Senior a relatively destitute oil executive.

So why didn’t I forgive and forget the Iraq Invasion? Well, there is no forgetfulness and forgiveness in the case of crimes against humanity. Whatever his alleged crimes, Trump was the first US president not to start a new war, of the greedy type, or not collaborating in one… for a very long time, if not ever. Yes, it has been a pretty bloody history, until the last “Indian” was put in the last reservation, and the US immediately proceeded to invade the Philippines… Remember the Banana Republics wars of a century ago? Say when the US took over Honduras, and other central American republics, precisely to please United Fruits and other US banana companies?

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/military-industrial-complex-a-necessary-danger-to-civilization/

Julius Caesar was accused of crime against humanity for his conquest of Gaul, killing and enslaving millions. However, Caesar had not started the invasion of Gaul by the Helvetiae, and had been asked by Gallic tribes to intervene and stop the Helvetiae from migrating across (which he did). The two aggravations of the war later in that decade were not caused by Caesar or Roman actions. In contrast the invasion of Iraq was under the false pretense that Iraq had caused 9/11, then switched by Biden into the fake news that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Lies upon lies, upon lies… Three million dead. In Iraq, plus destabilization of Syria, itself causing millions more deaths and refugees.  

“Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson,” Biden said, in his inaugural speech, 1/20/2021 “There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit. And each of us has a duty and a responsibility, as citizens, as Americans, and especially as leaders, leaders who have pledged to honor our Constitution and protect our nation, to defend the truth and defeat the lies.”

Well said. 

Now, let’s do well.

Patrice Ayme

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P/S 1: That means no more impeachment nonsense! This is no time to impeach, but time to progress…

Forgiveness, A Virtue Which Christianism Got Right

July 4, 2020

Catholicism teaches many things. To We The People, it teaches first sheepness. Jesus is supposed to be our shepherd, we are supposed to be his flock. Or does it? Actually the Lord’s Prayer/Pater Noster gives prime of place to forgiveness, not sheepness. We are supposed to forgive. The notion is thus most important to Christ and company. 

The subject itself is fascinating, and very telling of the corruption in which the Anglo-Saxon plutocracy led the world. Indeed the “King James” version of the Bible published in 1611 makes Jesus into an investment banker! Indeed it asks the “Lord” to “forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Debts? Really? Crist? Obsessed by “debts”?

King James was the lead investor in the foundation of the militarized English North American colony. He and other “West Country men” set up a system of white slavery (indentured servitude). Escaped white “servants” would be quartered alive (to encourage the other low lives to obey “the Lord”) A few years later the slave masters discovered it was more efficient to enslave Africans and to send the Native Americans as slaves to the Caribbean.

King James, who became king of Scotland as a baby, was big on torturing and killing witches. He then founded the mood of the sort of America that Black Lives Matter correctly hates… But that mood is written down in King James Bible, and celebrated in black churches, all over America. See the problem?… There at last an excellent monument to throw into the fire of furious criticism…

Did you read all this, Black Lives Matter? That the enslaving mentality originated with the debt obsessed mentality of King James? So please then give a thought to burning your “King James” Bibles, and replacing it with something less fake.

But let’s back up to the original version of the Catholic main prayer (my translation, from way before filthy enslaving plutocrat King James). Here it is:

Our Father who is is heavens,

Let it be that you name be sanctified,

That your reign arrives,

That your will be done on Earth as in Heavens.

Forgive us,

As we forgive those who offended us.

Do not let us be tempted by sin,

And free us from evil.

Amen.

Much of this prayer has been subject to debate: the first written version was in Greek, but, except if it was a complete fake concocted by imperial plotters (as some hold it to be, and they have good refined historical arguments), the original has got to have been in Aramaic (the mythical Jesus didn’t talk Greek, although many in Judea did). So, to establish my version, I kept in mind the supposed mentality of Jesus (I don’t think Jesus worried about financial investments). My version is nearly identical to the Catholic original from before Theodosius I.

In any case, forgiveness is central in Christianism… and it’s a keeper. 

What does forgiveness do? It enables to establish peace more easily, by deciding to turn an offense one suffered into a gift one offers. So forgiveness transforms offenses into gifts.  

But not just this. When we reason, be it from heart and, or, cold blooded logic, we can make mistakes. Forgiveness can take care of these mistakes. Maybe, after all, some of these offenses were not what they seemed: maybe we helped them along, or imagined them, a bit. Hence those offenses we forgive, may have originated in our minds, all too much.

Thus, by forgiving others, we may be actually forgiving ourselves. Forgiving others turns out to be nicely self-serving, if we look at it in depth.

Christianism, in full, is not compatible with civilization… But that does mean there are no pieces we can make our own… It doesn’t mean, either, that we should hesitate to eradicate our enemies… But when they surrender, as Allah indicates often in the Qur’an, we may as well be merciful…

Patrice Ayme


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