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Quarantine 2

“Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person,” – CDC Poster

So, quietly stated by the CDC an admission that ebola can be spread by sneezing.  This news comes on the heels of the Obama Administration poking fun at Chris Christie for doing something actually responsible, which was the quarantine of Kaci Hickox after returning from an ebola hotspot.  The issue also had many progressives claiming that science should be the determining factor in quarantining people and not politics (politics, what politics?  Seems like the Progs are the ones being political about the safety of millions of Americans).  So, here it is, the science of the ebola virus.  Science says it can be spread through sneezing.  Science shows that this virus is worse than what we’re being told.  Yeah, it’s time to start quarantining people who come from those hotspots. It’s time to cautious and vigilant and not allow political correctness be the determining factor in the safety and well-being of Americans.  The Progressives can keep beating around the bush, but reality is rearing it’s head, a head that the extremes of both sides tend to hate, but right now it’s the enemy of the Progressives.

In other news, Kaci Hickox refueses to be quarantined at her home in Maine.  How lovely of her, the selfish ingrate without any regards to the safety of others.  She may not be infected, but still she’s a selfish piece of trash that didn’t take into consideration the health and well-being of people around her.  She only was concerned about herself and no one else.  So, thank you, Kaci Hickox, for exposing your lack of concern for human life despite being a “nurse”.  Any sane, compassionate person with any modicum of common sense would accept quarantine over potentially risking peoples health.

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Quarantine

Kaci Hickox, who told CNN the quarantine was violating her rights, is being discharged, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie‘s office said Monday. – CNN

Seriously, the idea that being quarantine is violating her rights without any concerns of the right, for others who may come in contact with her if she did have ebola, to living ebola free just shows the level of selfishness on this womans part.  It takes a special kind of “person” to elevate the rights of the self above the rights and safety of others.  Grant it, I think the ebola hysteria is blown way over board by the rantings-hungry media, but a virus can mutate and become airborne at any given time. All it needs is a special protein shell and it’s longevity is increased.  I don’t believe, then, that it’s irrational to quarantine health workers returning from ebola stricken countries.  Its common sense.  Please, I beg you, if I had to go an ebola stricken country and come back to the States, please quarantine me because the horror of passing on such a horrible virus would eat at my soul daily if I happened to survive.

However, what’s worse is the Obama Administration pushing to have quarantine by states to be reversed.  Why would a leader be so reckless with his country?  Why jeopardize millions of Americans?  Clearly, he either has no care for the American people whatsoever or is trying to appease people via political correctness.  There’s no other sane and rational explanation for this type of action.  We can’t simply endanger even one person just because others might be offended or simply because of political posturing during an Election cycle.

When it comes down to the nitty gritty of all of this it’s really simply a conglomeration of media frenzy, politicians from both sides being vote hungry jackasses and a gullible public.  Yes, ebola isn’t as bad as the public figures it to be, but that doesn’t mean vigilance and proper infectious disease safety protocols should be sacrificed.  That is simply insane and irresponsible.  For the Obama Administration to be pushing for a reversal in quarantine procedures by states for ANY reason is treasonous because it lacks any concern for the health and safety of the American people.

Airborne Ebola: Fact or Fiction

My Fear

Brothers shall fight | and fell each other,
And sisters’ sons | shall kinship stain;
Hard is it on earth, | with mighty whoredom;
Axe-time, sword-time, | shields are sundered,
Wind-time, wolf-time, | ere the world falls;
Nor ever shall men | each other spare. – Voluspa 45

As I’ve stated many times on this blog, I’m on a quest to unite all religious faiths who stand for Liberty and Freedom in the United States of America and who believe fervently in American Exceptionalism.  First, I have to attempt to establish communications and understanding between those of us who are Conservative/Libertarian Pagans and Conservative Christians.  It makes sense considering Christianity is the majority faith in America and has much to do with the foundation of our country regardless of what many people tend to believe. However, I am not without my fears. My fear tends to be summed up by the above quote from our holy text the Voluspa. I think anyone of any faith can see the quote above happening today in our society.

Pagans practice a false religion
I tend to watch Wild Bill for Americas videos on YouTube and read conservative blogs like Ann Barnhardt and what I run into a lot of the times is the quote above. I understand that in their beliefs that there is only one God and that their Commandments set forth by their God is the rules they follow. That’s admirable considering our society has little to no values these days and that people with some sort of integrity and honor still exist today, but Christians do need to understand that people possess free will and will choose their beliefs accordingly. They don’t have to agree, they just have to afford the respect to those of us who aren’t Christians as they expect others to afford to them. I don’t agree with Christianity, but I respect the adherents and their beliefs. Even when I’m proselytized to by them I feel no offense and simply keep the respect for their beliefs in mind. There are non-Christians who tend to get offended by such things, but I keep in mind that if I feel offense to preaching than its a matter of weak faith as opposed to actually feeling offended.

You’re going to burn in Hell
Once again, this is something I’m not offended by not because I don’t believe in some place of eternal damnation (I’m sure there is, Hitler, Stalin and pol pot can’t share the same afterlife such as genuinely good people), but because I feel it is something expressed out of concern for the well-being of ones soul in the afterlife. But once again it’s up to Christians to understand that not everyone believes their is false or evil. Christians can repeatedly express their belief that our religion is false or contrived by the Devil, but it makes it no more true than stating that Jesus was actually the Devil incarnate to create a schism within the Jewish community. Paganism has been around much longer than any monotheistic religion and so to state that those who still practice paganism will go to Hell is ridiculous. However, I do respect the intention behind the sentiment, as long as it’s benevolent and not malevolent.

Worship the Creator, not the created
There’s a big difference between worshiping the created, which tends to be more of pantheism than polytheism, and worshipping the Creator, which most pagans do but just different Creators than Yahweh. There are areas that get fuzzy and seems as if we are worshipping the created, but it’s more of a respect for the spirits imbued within the created such as land wights or land spirits, but for the most part we worship the Creators of our world more so. We just tend to balance both worship of our Creators and respect for the created without forgetting either.

Conclusion
Now that we have cleared up a few things, understanding is the key to the gateway that leads to uniting all Americans against the tyranny currently ebbing it’s way into our society. My fear is that the lack of understanding between Judeo-Christians and pagans will keep the divide growing beyond an incomprehensible depth. We need to keep the spirit of our Nation, which is indicated in the full name of our country United States of America. We need to be united and strong against adversity and care for each other despite our differences in faith. If any Christian would like to counter my points, go for it! If it helps establish understanding between us all than I encourage it. I pray to the Gods for it, because our nation desperately needs to understand each other without being crass and uncivil. And if we disagree with each other than we need to disagree respectfully without resorting to name calling and childish ad hominems.

In Concerns of Enterovirus 68

A rare virus discovered in 1962 called Enterovirus 68 had, up until recently, been reported only a few times in 36 years.  However, this past summer, at the same time when a huge surge of illegal immigrants crossed our porous border, the enterovirus kicked into high gear.  Of course, the link does seem pretty straight forward, but to the CDC and others there’s no evidence of any link between the coincidences.  Here’s what the CDC had to say:

“There is no evidence that unaccompanied children brought EV-D68 into the United States; we are not aware of any of these children testing positive for the virus,”
Being someone who needs evidence I have to ask for the evidence of the CDC on conducting tests on these children for ANY and ALL types of illnesses before being sent to other areas of the country
“In previous years, it has not been as commonly identified as other enteroviruses,” CDC said. “This year’s increase in confirmed cases is not due to a recent introduction in the United States.”
Ok, so what is the cause behind this?  Why such a large outbreak now? Are Americans more dirty these days?
When we have a disease that has caused a reported 700 cases this year and linked to the deaths of 5 children then we need to explore every single detail in order to find how it spread so far and wide so fast and what to do in the future.  I do believe the illegal immigrant connection needs to be investigated further and that the evidence is put online for all Americans to see.  Doing a Google Search results in zero published investigations into the outbreak.
Right now we have limited information on how this truly began, but a plethora of information on how to avoid becoming infected.  So, for now, that’s all we the American people have on the enterovirus.  Just simply wash your hands.  However, it would be nice if the CDC and the government released information on how a rare virus went wild this year.  Is it not as rare as we thought?  Is it linked to illegal immigrants?  Are Americans just simply filthy?  To know how it began will help stop future outbreaks, but since political correctness and government opaqueness are the constant roadblocks to knowledge I doubt we’ll see this information brought to light unless someone with a conscience leaks it to a media outlet.

The Extinction of Common Sense

Common Sense these days seems to be an extinct beast that once lumbered through the forests of rational thought millions of years ago.  When you look at situations such as the Ebola outbreak and how it would be an excellent idea to ban flights coming from Ebola stricken areas, not sending our military to “combat” Ebola, and fixing our porous borders to the whole Raven Symone bruhaha that the race baiters and hustlers have made a big deal about.  Common sense no longer finds its seat amongst the minds of Americans anymore.  Instead, political correctness and people becoming too sensitive to everything and anything that might remotely be offensive (while offending others in the process) has taken the drivers seat of human consciousness.  We feel first before, if ever, thinking about it within the framework of rational thought.  What exactly has happened to our society that we have come to this point in our history?

Political Ideology
One of the reasons common sense is on the decline is that political ideology, both Left and Right, have contributed to the anti-intellectualism that seems to be infesting our nation.  Political elitists don’t appreciate people who think outside of the paradigm of political ideology because that means a challenge to their demi-god status of faux know it alls.  You simply can’t have that when you wish to be the omnipotent shepherd of We the Sheeple.  It’s simple, when people are given free range to think for themselves outside of political ideologies, more solutions to problems are created.  However, when a variable is suppressed because the oligarchs want to seem like they are doing something useful with their position of power, garnering votes in the process, you have a limited supply of solutions because the people are thoroughly divided and simply can not unite together on common ground in order to find solutions together via brain storming.  Political zealotry tends to, in the end, strangle common sense in its sleep.

Racial Ideology
This is the belief that race is remotely important within the Human Species.  We regard it as some sacred holy cow on a golden pedestal despite the constant clamoring for people to not judge by color.  In the hyper-hypocritical world we live in, we judge by color in different ways than back in the early to mid 20th Century.  Instead, we judge whites as privileged ingrates who are inherently racist no matter what they say and blacks are afforded the victim card no matter who was at fault or for what reason they supposedly were discriminated against.  We make no attempts to back up the fact that race is illusionary and should be derided as such whenever someone brings it up.  When you have people like Raven Symone and Morgan Freeman who are willing to ditch divisive racial labels being attacked vociferously because of their logical viewpoints, you have seriously step back and question what is the true motives of those attacking those who cast aside the shackles of racial labels.  If these folks who trash clear minded people like Ms Symone and Mr Freeman actually, truly thought about racial labels they would realize that racial labels help establish stereotypes.  Think about it when a black person chides another black person who speaks proper English as “acting white” you then realize that racial labels DO in fact create stereotypes.  Speaking properly and acting responsibly isn’t acting any race it’s being a respectable human being and nothing more.  It is simply common sense to ditch racial labels all together.  They do nothing but harm the human race while furthering the divide between us all.

Conclusion
I probably could write a book concerning the extinction of common sense in our society, but I think two glaring examples will suffice and drive home the point that common sense is an endangered species in this society of ours.  Hopefully, this will inspire others to touch upon other areas that I have missed and help spread awareness that common sense is on the decline no matter how small it may seem, each perspective helps.  So lets hashtag this #CommonSenseIsDying and make people aware of the fact.

Bravo, Raven Symone!

It truly is a shame when you read the comments concerning Raven Symones rejection of labels on Oprah.  That takes absolute strength of will that is rarely seen in this day and age.  So what, she says she’s an American first, how in the Nine Worlds is that an atrocity?  Personally, I believe more people in this melting pot of a country should do the same!  What do racial labels truly do for us human beings? Nothing.  It allows for a foundation onto which a stereotype can be placed firmly that leads to nothing more than division of the human species and strife.  Race hustlers like Oprah Winfrey shudder with contempt at folks who shed racial labels because that means they have less sway over people who don’t delude themselves on the issue of racial identity.

True power lies in how the elitists keep everyone divided and conquered so each group of human beings can be easily managed.  Once the walls are down, though, it’s game on for the elitists.  We the People will then truly be a power to reckon with.  Once the labels are gone and we see each other as brother and sister on this planet, then we the Human species will be unstoppable.  The race hustlers enjoys their utopia of division along melanin lines and that’s how they wish to keep it.  Subjugation doesn’t always have visible shackle, but rather invisible that have chains that run deeper to the soul of humanity.  Racial identity is one of those shackles.

So when will others have the guts to do the same that Raven Symone did?  Anyone?  Anyone at all?  Or will you cower beneath your label like a blanket covering you head to toe as if it were magickal?  I’m betting for most people it’ll be latter rather than the former.  Simply because that would take an immense amount of intestinal fortitude to pull away the veil and live in the real world that racial labeling isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.  it’s evil, it’s destructive and worst of all it divides the human family.

Behind the Gated Walls

For years, the dwellers of gated communities, chiefly those who the run the country, keep making decisions on OUR behalf that ONLY affect us.  From ObamaCare to shipping illegals who may or may not be violent, diseased ridden or all of the above, into OUR communities the elite in power don’t care about their decisions and how it affects us.  That’s because they feel absolutely safe behind the walls of their gated communities.  And that is the crux of the problem, they are cut off from reality, they are cut off from the ordinary people they rule like kings over.  We are in the middle of the new serfdom where the oligarchs tax us and say it’s for our benefit.  Of course, in the course of taxation they pad their pockets with our money and give themselves raises for doing hardly anything worth while.  The Republicans and Democrats are both fascists cloaked differently in order to prop up the illusion of democracy in this country.  This isn’t some conspiracy theory nonsense, hell I don’t even like Alex Jones, it’s simply common sense backed by observation.  Just observe the actions of the politicians from both sides of the aisle and you will see in plain sight the similarities between the two heads of the fascist hydra currently residing in DC.

Instead of the People realizing this and uniting against the fascism in this country the oligarchs pull our strings and make us dance to their whim whether it’s the class warfare cry or racial instigation to keep us thoroughly divided.  If we can’t unite beyond petty differences like race, religion, political ideology and whatever else then the elitists in power have no fear of losing their grip on power.  So, for now the elitists who behind their gated walls conspire to keep us complacent subjects by promising things they can never deliver, but that’s part of the illusion anyways.

A much as I believe that any Third Party that gains power will simply do the same I do believe as well that a Third Party candidate defeating a major party candidate will send shockwaves to the elitists that they are no longer safe from the consequences of their decisions on our behalf.  I think the Libertarian Party, Green Party and whomever else willing to confront the oligarchs will rile up DC and get them realizing something: that they aren’t invincible.  Oligarchs need to be reminded where the true power lies and it’s definitely not with them, but with us the common folk.

Those of us clamoring for a leader towards the future of Liberty and the vanquishing of fascism in this country need to become leaders ourselves.  If no one else is going to step up to the plate then it is our sacred duty and honor to take the lead.  We can’t wait any longer for a new George Washington or Ronald Reagan, but to become those people ourselves.  We must look inside and find that leader in each of us and to create not followers, but new leaders.  We must not ever become a nation of followers, but a nation of leaders.  Followers progress us nowhere but towards tyranny.

Lead, Do Not Follow.

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