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I Am a Pagan and I Stand for Science

Currently, I’m a student in college studying for a Biology degree. However, my story doesn’t end simply there.  I’m also a polytheistic pagan.  Yeah, you read that right, I’m a STEM student who believes in a multitude of Gods and no I don’t find either conflicting with each other.  Science is the study of the natural world and the physical laws that go along with it.  Gods on the other hand are supernatural and are outside the realm of what science can perceive.  So, science can not prove nor disprove the existence of the Gods, it’s simply based on the premise of faith and anecdotal evidence that, to me at least, the Gods exist.  I do not speak for anyone else involved in the science field nor for any other pagans out there.  This is solely my beliefs.

Now, lets get to what I’m really writing about.  As many people know there’s going to be a country wide March for Science this Saturday.  This is very very very very VERY important since we have an anti-science government in power in the US of A.  They deny climate change specifically, which has been proven conclusively with over a thousand peer reviewed paper on the subject.  The science behind climate change is literally being tossed out the window by the Trump Administration and being replaced with anti-science nonsense that is wholly backed by companies mainly in the fossil industries.  Really, that shouldn’t be too surprising in the least.  What else do you expect from a businessman?  I believe it’s important that everyone get out, everyone who gives a damn about our planet whether you are pagan, atheist, agnostic or even Christian (you guys actually have some verses in the Bible that states pollution is shunned b your Gods), should be out there marching with scientists.  There is an app for Android devices called March for Science that will help find you the nearest march.  It’s for Free so there should be no reason not to download this app.

Science is the only forward for our species.  The quest for knowledge, especially among pagans, is paramount.  Odin sacrificed Himself for knowledge of the Runes and ultimately his eye for wisdom.  Perhaps we all should be like Odin except without the dramatics of self sacrifice of body parts, but rather sacrificing our time in our lives to devote to obtaining new knowledge no matter how daunting it may seem.  In the the end, the knowledge gained through hard work and research is far more fulfilling.

So I hope that the march will be successful in forcing the Trump Administration to avert its ridiculous war on science and that soon scientists will be running for public office to exact change from within.  Hel, maybe once I get my degree, do some time in a lab, I’ll run for public office one day.  We’ll see.

Brightest Blessings to all out there and have a great Yggdrasil Day (Earth Day)!!

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Being Colorblind in America

This isn’t about the genetic condition of colorblindness, but rather not acknowledging the importance of ones melanin content of their flesh.  Today, being colorblind is somehow akin to denying the existence of racism in America, which is just a bullshit excuse to keep racialism alive and well in the country.

I was raised colorblind and it was quite effective.  The idea of “black” and “white” didn’t mean jack shit to me.  It made no sense to apply color to a human being.  I hung out with “black” kids, “white” kids and even a half Native American kid without ever a thought coming to my mind about how different they were to me.  In my mind, they weren’t different.  They were kids like me who wanted to have fun and that was it.  It wasn’t until high school did the racialist agenda get packed into my skull.  Race became important to acknowledge and bow down to.  My colorblindness was cast away for awhile as the education  system re-educated me on what race meant to others who weren’t lucky enough to escape the shackles of racialism.

Racialism are the shackles that keep us human beings subservient to the ruling elite.  It keeps us thoroughly divided without ever truly uniting against the common enemy we all have: the oligarchy.  The oligarchy is comprised of the Democrat and Republican parties. Despite their differences on the surface, beneath the exterior of benevolence lies the beating heart of a dark hydra (two heads, same body) that push the racialist agenda onto their constituents.  If power comes from unity then the idea of keeping us divided along racial lines is important to the two party oligarchy that seek to rule over us instead of working for us, which is the way it’s supposed to be.

There are those racialists who keep the lie alive by stating that being colorblind is false and denies racism. Being colorblind does not deny racism especially since we live in a racialist society.  Anyone who denies that racism exists from all sides of our society are delusional.  However, being colorblind and denying the existence of race is the first step in defeating racism.  By keeping race alive it keeps us divided along those lines which in turn keeps racism thriving in the deep, dark depths known white nationalism, black nationalism, hispanic nationalism…etc.  In order to bring down these walls of separation we have to acknowledge the fact that race doesn’t exist and is simply a byproduct of evolution and nothing more.  The melanin content of our skin does not make us any better or any worse than someone with a different melanin skin content.  Once we become educated on the facts will we then finally unite as human beings.

Media Blitz

Hated… time and time again
Force fed, suppress senseless fear of difference
True self suppression, hollow dreams of misery
Blind wish to see
Indifference to be
Freedom, expressionless bouts of legislation
True self repression, take a stance of fall to your needs
Corrupt in the system
Laws bent to other needs
God fearing idiocy
Ignore just pleas
Blind wish to see
Indifference to be
Concrete hypocrisy
Weigh heavily
Idiosyncrasy
Ruling powers be
Idiosyncrasy
Never really free

by The Germs (Darby Crash, Pat Smear)

The news media are like a pack of sharks circling around waiting for their first sniff of blood in the water.  When that blood does seep into the water, the mere thought of a ratings bonanza sends them into frenzy attacking whatever has spilled that blood.  This is what we are seeing whenever Trump says something way out in left field.  I personally can’t stand Trump.  I think he is a phony and a crook.  However, I don’t believe he’s stupid as everyone wants to pretend that he is.  In fact, I see a very intelligent man who knows how to work the media to do his bidding.  Ask yourself this, how do you keep the headlines with your name in it?  Establish controversy by saying something so off the wall that the media can’t ignore it.  This guy knows the media well since he’s been in it so many times before.  He knows how to work the media to keep the limelight on him at all times and thus keeping it off Hillary (unless it’s negative then he lets it be).

I believe the news media is the reason why Trump is, so far, a success.  Yes, I blame the media for putting Trump to the forefront of everything.  I can’t turn on CNN, MSNBC, FOX or any other news station without being bombarded by Trumps Cheeto tan, raccoon eyes, and ridiculous toupee.  I’ve boycotted all news channels because of this.  If the media is so inclined to bashing Trump, why are they ignoring the fact that they are giving free air time each time he says something crazy?  I seriously doubt the Liberal lean of news media and that what interests them more are ratings rather than political persuasion. If indeed the news media wants to crush Trump then they need only to stop being played by him.  We know, though, that they won’t…strike that….they CAN’T resist throwing the limelight on him because, like any addict, they need that ratings fix that is induced by the majority of people who are thrown into a seething anger whenever Trump is mentioned.

This is the media blitz, folks, and it’s tearing our country apart with divisiveness and half truths.  Everyone who hasn’t the time to research everything said by every politician simply parrot what the chosen interpretation of a news blurb whether it’s from Trump instigating foreign hackers or the misconstrued idea of “death panels” contained within a healthcare reform legislation.  The media tells us what they want us to believe rather than objectively stating the news of the day.  Objectivity in the news is long gone and probably will never resurrect from the dead.

2016: The Fracturing of the Democratic and Republican Parties

Watching the insanity of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz dealing with the fallout of her comments on Bernie Sanders and the disunity at the RNC last week, what we’re witnessing is (FINALLY) the fracturing of the two parties dominance over American politics.  Since I’ve been politically active I’ve never seen such deep fissures develop within the two major parties.  I celebrate these developing fissures because it finally allows for the seeds of Third Parties to take root and grow through.  So far, it seems that the Libertarian and Green parties may be able to finally develop momentum to progress and start taking seats of power in DC.

With the apparent sabotage of Bernie Sanders campaign by his own party perhaps we can see him break away from the Democratic Party and take up the reigns of another party that is willing to allow him to do his work in the way he wants to. What happened to Bernie Sanders was the act of a party willing to be tyrannical and unfair in its dealings with those whom they don’t agree with.  Bernie Sanders was right from the get go, that the system is rigged and he was the victim of a rigged system within his own party, the Democratic Party.

Ted Cruz, I wonder if he too was the victim of the rigged system within the Republican Party?  It would only make sense for the ascension of that Prince of Clowns Donald Trump.  Ted Cruz has the integrity to not bow down at the feet of Trump like all of the other fools in Jester Trumps court did at the RNC last week.  However, people have called into question the political future of Ted Cruz within the Republican Party.  That should concern Ted Cruz very much and should get the gears turning in his head whether or not he should jump off the sinking Republican ship and find a Third Party lifeboat waiting for him nearby.

As centrist I would rather be having an election between Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders.  Such an election would make it difficult to figure whom I’ll vote for, but I’d rather have that than having the option of Criminal Hillary or Criminal Trump.  The current two choices just make me want to write in George Carlins name rather than have to vote for the Democrat or Republican criminal.

Yes, I relish the deep fissures within both the Democrat and Republican parties because their power over American politics will begin (hopefully) to wane allowing for a Third Party to take up the challenge of leadership in America.  A true democracy doesn’t have you choosing trash over garbage.  A true democracy allows the trash, garbage and fresh to campaign for leadership.  So let both parties fall apart, don’t try to mend them.  They must understand that they can’t hold power forever and that eventually their tyranny can end allowing a Third Party into DC.

Science and Religion

As a current student in the sciences and a polytheistic heathen, this issue strikes deep into my core.  Personally, my ability to rationalize what science offers on the table and my religious beliefs are kept compartmentalized into their respective corners of psyche.  Science, as we have been taught, explains how the natural world works.  Since the Gods, spirits and anything otherworldly is beyond science, beyond the natural and hence supernatural, science can not and will never prove that the supernatural exists or not.  No scientific instrument nor method of observation has been formulated specifically for the supernatural, so for a theist or an atheist say that via science the truth is absolutely known.  The truth isn’t absolutely known and anyone who states such is basing it off of faith and not fact.  Yes, that includes atheism because to state the unknowable as truth is faith in such a personally accepted truth.

People state that there is a war between science and religion and personally I think that’s absolute hokum drummed up by anti-science or anti-religious zealots out there who haven’t the capacity to have an open mind not a civil discussion on how science can thrive even though one is religious.  It’s a false dichotomy to believe because is in the science field they must be an atheist or that if someone is religious that they can’t accept scientific facts.  If these assertions were true we would’ve shunned Issac Newton and Francis Collins (former head of the Human Genome Project and current director of the National Health Institute), but fortunately we haven’t shunned these folks and our understanding of the natural world is furthered because of them.  The only war is in the minds of vapid folks who can’t grasp that people can accept science and their religious beliefs without either side being compromised.  So in essence, keep your beliefs, whether it’s theistic or atheistic, out of science.  Period.  No personal religious/non-religious beliefs need to be injected into science because science can neither prove nor disprove the existence of the supernatural.

Science doesn’t need to be at war with religion and vice versa.  People like Richard Dawkins need to stop with their zealotry and step back and realize they are no better than the fundamentalists who want to throw science out the window because it doesn’t adhere to their Young Earth Creationism (Francis Collins doesn’t adhere to this nonsense, but still is a Christian…interesting).

Ferguson Part Deux

So Ferguson is once again a flashpoint endemic of a society that thinks race is something to be held in a place of honor.  Sorry, but I don’t honor the illusion of race, I honor the Gods.  So, if you’re someone who believes is something to be proud of then please leave because this isn’t a blog that thinks race based on the melanin content (or lack thereof) of ones skin is something that should be held in sacrosanct.  I respect ethnic culture, but not race.  There is a vast different between the two.

Now, about Ferguson, even though I’ve never been to protest ever in my life I’m pretty certain throwing frozen water bottles at the police you say you fear is protesting really, but trying to instigate violence.  Ferguson protesters, the 1960’s called and they’re saying you’re protesting wrong! How are you going to say that you fear the police, but yet continue to provoke them, or try to anyway, into violent conflict?  Sorry, but I fear predatory creatures bigger than me so in no way would I provoke a lion or a tiger by throwing stuff at it.  Hel, I wouldn’t even do it if there were a group of people with me, because no matter what someone I call kin will get hurt in the process.  So not only are they trying to provoke the police, they’re being disregarding to the safety of their kin as well. How does that make for a peaceful protest?  How does that honor the slain?  It doesn’t.  It creates more problems than there should be.

I guess time will tell in what way this will all go in Ferguson.  I’m sure, like with everything in this society that relies on blurbs rather than in depth analysis, it’ll fizzle to nothing and on the next ratings inducing “crisis”. Black/White/Human Lives Matter?  Yeah, not really.  Ratings Matter, not the lives of people.  If people really, REALLY cared about others we wouldn’t be reducing ourselves to racial labels and uniting regardless of our melanin content.  If people really cared, there would be a diverse mosaic of people protesting PEACEFULLY (meaning not throwing stuff at police and trying to instigate violence) in Ferguson right now, but there isn’t and that’s absolutely disgraceful.

Cecil the Lion vs. Zimbabweans

I’ve refrained from entering this fray just to see how things pan out and of course it panned out with the Left shaming the Right as callous animal haters and the Right shaming the Left into being anti-Human folks.  I’m going to delve into a little bit of honesty, brutal honesty in fact and it’s not going to be pretty.

First, lets tackle the Rights lament for the Left not having a heart for the down trodden in Africa (or anyone who tries shaming those who support Cecil into feeling guilty), if you truly, TRULY cared about the plight of the downtrodden in Africa and Zimbabwe, you would be there right now sacrificing your cushy First World lifestyle and comfortable leisure time to help those less fortunate than you.  Fact is, you really don’t give a damn at all about those who are suffering in Africa or elsewhere.  You’re simply trying to make those who support Cecil feel like crap for what they hold dear to their hearts.  I feel that you are worse than those you are trying to shame because it’s simply fake. So for the sake of actual, true humanity, just stop it unless you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is and lead by example instead of strong words.

Second, the issue of Cecil is disturbing and I truly believe that lions should be placed on the endangered species list and that Cecil should serve as the figurehead of this much needed change.  However, this has been ongoing for years now, illegal poaching/trophy hunting, and NOW people are realizing the problem?  This is sickening and should have been addressed years ago, but because of the complacency of our apex species (yes apex because with our ability to innovate and our technology we have spread worldwide which makes us the dominant species) we’ve only begun to raise awareness for a travesty that may be too late.  We’ve also become quite callous to all life including our own.  My fear is that once the Cecil Furor dies down so will our faux compassion for animals.  We have become a sensation driven society that we have collective ADD where one issue trumps another issue until the next issue comes along to knock the previous one off the mantel.  We either need to stick to our guns or just simply be lulled back into our complacency for good.  There’s no sense in jumping from one issue to another without ever fully fixing the problem.  Yeah, it’s great that airlines won’t be shipping trophy heads of animals, but that’s one small solution for a relatively big problem and that’s to a) get endangered species onto the endangered species list and b) prosecute these folks to the fullest extent of the law with NO exceptions.

All life should be considered sacred and the death and plight of a living being should be met with sadness because we’re all related whether you believe a deity created us all or that we emerged from a common ancestor millions of years ago.

Why Race Needs to Be Obliterated From Human Minds

As we progress further into the 21st Century, racial tensions have increased by the simplistic manipulation by the New Royalty aka the politicians of both the Left and the Right and the Race Baiting minions of said politicians. Race is the disease that infests the human mind like a virus running rampant destroying life giving cells on the body.  Instead of destroying the body of the host, it destroys the mind of the person and creates the illusion that we humans are different in any way.  Except we aren’t different, we are all of the same species.  The only thing different is the amount of melanin contained within the flesh of human beings.  This is simply superficial, but because we are a superficial species race tends to be held  sacrosanct, an idol of worship that a lot of people get on their knees and blindly follow.  Race, in other words, is nothing but an illusion created by the powers that be to control the population via forced culture (aka stereotypes) and absolute division.  With unity of the human species comes true solutions and power unlike anything we have ever seen.

If humanity were to cast aside their pride and realize the destructive nature of recognizing race, we would be able to solve the problems that afflict this planet because no borders would separate us anymore.  We would be united for the common cause of bettering our species.  We could finally prove to the universe that we are a species able to overcome our petty, superficial differences.  People like David Duke, Saida Grundy, and other race baiting, fear mongering zealots would not be able to profit anymore on keeping humanity divided.  We would be too educated afterwards to allow these hateful zealots room in our hearts and minds.  We would finally be set free from the shackles that recognizing race puts us in.  Our full potential would be used once and for all for everyone and not a select few.

Humanity must once and for all be united as one race, the Human Race!  That is who we are regardless of the traits of high melanin content or not given to us by evolution of our species in certain environments.  We are Human Beings, not black, white, red, brown, yellow or whatever else.  Those superficial labels destroy our species, keeps us divided, and harms people along the way.  Racial recognition is an evil that needs to be stamped out like an ember that threatens a forest on a dry, summer day.  Today, from here on out, make a commitment to yourself and others that you will no longer see them as one of those superficial labels, but as a fellow traveler on our planet Earth, as a Human Being!  Boldly proclaim that we are all Brothers and Sisters of Earth and of one race, the Human Race!  This is the revolution we truly need right now!

Media Frenzy

This is the state the media gets into when they dig their claws into the fleshy entrails of a potentially ratings incurring news story such as the Ebola issue, the Israeli-Palestine conflict and whatever else that distracts us plebs from the ineptitude of leadership from Obama, the Democrats AND the Republicans.  Seriously, the category I put the Media, Obama, the Democrats and the Republicans under is called: Scheiss Gruppe or Shit Group in English because that is what they are nothing but useless piles of feces spread out throughout America stinking up the country and being nuisance every step of the way.  However, we should blame ourselves for this over abundance of crap that we have leading and informing this country.  We accept the filth that spills from the toxic mouths of the media and our politicians without ever questioning: what is their agenda.  Everyone of these sordid creatures has one so who is to say that what they conjure up in the bowels of the cesspool processing machine called the Mainstream Media isn’t backed up by an agenda? 

Agendas, like assholes, are owned by everyone in power.  The agenda is simply social engineering and control of an entire people without regard to free will and critical thinking especially in this digital age.  I mean just look at how some dating site and Facebook tried to skew peoples motives by either pairing two people who had nothing in common and manipulation of newsfeeds.  If the fact that two web based corporations experimenting on people without prior knowledge isn’t the epitome of agendas then I have no idea what is anymore.

So, what are you? A drone to be ordered around by the elitist oligarchs in power or a human being with the power of free will?  Will you succumb to the odious attempts by the Mainstream Media and the political powers that be (remember these are Obama, the Democrats and the Republicans) and pick a dubious side that really dehumanizes the supposed opponent or will you employ critical thinking and realize that the media and the political oligarchs are nothing but the biggest group of shit stirrers around just using you, the people, as pawns in their version of Game of Thrones?

Wake up!

From Left to Right: Short Story of Transformation

Back when I was 18 I began getting into politics.  Though it was unfortunate I started off on the Left I did learn a lot about how the Left works and what it really wants as it’s utopia.  And when I say I was on the Left I mean I was a communist.  I joined the CPUSA in 2000 and then joined a Trotskyist group called the WIL (Workers International League).  Do I regret it?  Not really, because from it, like I said earlier, I learned a lot and gaining truth is not something to be ashamed about.  However, staying on the Left would be shameful because it neglects reality and the nature of humanity.  By the time I was 28 I began to realize this and gravitated towards the Right because the more I talked with a co-worker, who was a Conservative, the more I realized how grounded in reality Conservatism really is.  It’s not the stuffy, Puritanical composition we were told about.  It’s about conserving individual freedom to be what you want, to believe what you want without a bunch of busy bodies inserting themselves into your life.  Now, I know we have Conservatives who do the same, but they are also told by their peers that they are being hypocritical.  When Leftists don’t want their orthodoxy being challenged  you are called a Right wing nut job, racist, homophobic or whatever other non-constructive criticism.  Once again, there are Conservatives who do the same when challenged except they call you a Liberal if challenged.  You’ll find those types everywhere you go.  However, the peer review among Conservatives is a lot less alienating than among the Leftist circles.  Conservatism is more inclusive than exclusive despite what the Liberal MSM states.  As a pagan Conservative I’ve only had a few bumps in the road with fellow Conservatives but nothing that has damaged my experience.  In fact, it has only served to strengthened my resolve within Conservatism to bridge the gap between Pagan Conservatives and Christian/Jewish Conservatives.

As I stated earlier, at 28 I went to the Right, which for me was the Center, while having political discussions with a Conservative co-worker of mine.  By then the only thing I saw of Glenn Beck was a crying version of him touting his 9/12 Project.  I thought, “What the hell is with this crying man and why do people give a damn about what he says?”  I’ll didn’t look into him further and that I do regret because the wisdom I see today I wish I had witnessed at that pivotal point in my life. I became a fan of Glenn Beck after reading the Overton Window.  I saw it on a shelf at Walgreens and thought, “Hell, why not?  If I hate it, big deal, but what if I like it?”  So I bought it, read through it within a week.  I was astounded by it for the parallels between current events and what the book outlined.  Afterwards, I actually started watching Glenn Beck and had my mind thoroughly blown after watching past episodes of his show where he made certain predictions that had already come to pass by the time I watch him.  Amazed by this, I haven’t missed an episode since and went Right of Center and that’s where I remain.  I probably be aptly called Libertarian because I’m all for gay marriage as long as religious businesses and institutions are allowed to exempt themselves from partaking in something they feel is morally wrong.  No one should be forced by coercion of the state into performing or catering to something they feel is wrong.  That isn’t freedom, that’s fascism.

Though my story is less than amazing and is rather mediocre in comparison to others who went from radical Left to Right, but it’s still a story where someone escaped the vulturous grip of Leftism and found a bright light on the Right side of the political spectrum plus a new found respect and love for my country.  Love for country is something that didn’t exist when I was on the Left because it was nationalism and went against the internationalist ideal of communism.  I’m thankful for the Gods for pulling me to the Right and away from utopian naivete.  Ignorance is never blissful, it’s degrading of the human spirit.  That’s just not me.

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