Tomorrow is the big day

5 11 2012

The American elections are tomorrow! Who will win? Obama or Romney?

Will the Zombie Survival Guide be the bestselling book of all times overnight, or do we get a few more years to prepare?

Will parkour become merely the next Olympic discipline or will the only survivors be the top traceurs? Have you upgraded your weapons stash?





The End of the World! (2011 version)

15 05 2011

For those who have missed it, the end of the world is nigh.
Again.
This year God has planned the rapture for May 21.
The rapture is something that will happen before hand. Jesus will come back, those who will be saved will be lifted up from the Earth, and those who won’t be saved will be left to be tortured until we (yes, I think I will be one of them) beg for death.
Because God loves us.

I looked into my diary and noticed I have made an appointment to go riding with my friends and our horses on the 22nd. How silly of me! Of course we will be there but surely our horses will be lifted off the Earth, cute, innocent and adorable creatures that they are.
So I propose a barbecue. I suppose what with all the fire and brimstone we can expect a barbecue should be a sure success. And yes, there will be pork meat, but if you are Muslim and you can go to my barbecue you already know you are not among the chosen ones so can have as much pork as you like.

Here’s a good site to check out all the details of the upcoming slaughter. I wasn’t quite sure weather they were being funny or if they really meant it. I often get it wrong. However, it seems they really mean it and it will provide you with all the important details.

I think I will be starting a countdown until next week.

You are all welcome on the 22nd!

As this picture proves you will have to be white, Christian, and I strongly suggest you visit the hairdresser on Friday, to qualify for ascending to heaven. The angels are also white and have really neat hairdos. It seems very important to be married, and to have two or more children.





Mubaraks thugs are killing Egyptians

3 02 2011

Just need to get this out.
These so-called ”Pro-Mubarak-protesters” are nothing of the kind. They are Mubarak’s corrupt police force, padded out with a few paid thugs. They are organised, they are armed, and the military is taking sides, they are making sure that the peaceful protesters against Mubarak’s regime are unarmed, meanwhile letting mubaraks Thug-forces through fully armed so they can kill maim and hurt the Egyptian people.

This is not a spontaneous street fight, this is a sustained, well-orchestrated attack on the the Egyptian people by their dictator Mubarak.

Just wanted to get this off my chest.





Egypt, internet and communication

28 01 2011

Stuff is happening in Egypt. The Egyptian government has closed down internet and cellphones, they are arresting journalists and taking their cameras.

Oppressors are quite right in fearing internet, but there are virtually no countries left which can operate without internet on the long run. And even closing internet down doesn’t work, as you can see when you go on the internet. You will see constant news flashes, twitters, etc.
You cannot really shut down internet, people have phones registered in other countries , people have their own satellite connections, and trying to shut down internet will only make people more savy about how to prevent loss of internet.

You can arrest journalists, and while 40 years ago you could confiscate their reports, and film, nowadays when you arrest a journalist the photos and reports are already out on the net. You beat up a journalist and ten minutes later his bloodied person is out on the internet talking about it.

And even if you take all the journalists away, people, normal people are still out there, reporting, sending pictures, twittering, you cannot stop communication anymore, and if a regime does not have the support of it’s people, it cannot hide that fact anymore. You can fake elections as much as you like, but the truth will come out, and we see what will eventually happen, in Tunesia, and now in Egypt.





Getting married

26 01 2011

I read an interview with a very successfully indoctrinated mormon wife, her husband is also married to her elder sister, she was married at 16, her own daughter was married at 15. The children of the community go to community schools and are kept isolated from the rest of the world. Girls are usually not educated above basic level. Girls are also told they cannot enter heaven unless married, and only with a husband as the ”doorkeeper”. A woman cannot enter heaven on her own.
And of course there is no suppression of women…..
She was being interviewed at the court to explain her community because some of the men were being charged with polygamy.

Now the discussion we had on facebook was, should the law forbid polygamy?

Actually I don’t think so, but the world being what it is we should.
I don’t think so because I think that consenting adults should live their own lives, make their own free decisions, after having informed themselves, and marry whom or what they want.
The key word though is ”adults”. With that I mean human beings of 21 and older. And with ”free decisions” I mean people who as children have been brought up in a normal secular school system, with proper science classes, and no religious or dogmatic indoctrination.

And unfortunately that is not the case here. Here we see a woman defending her community and her faith but it is clear she was never allowed any freedom of thought, and the dogma does not allow her any freedom in deciding whether she want to get married or not in the first place.
So I am sorry but her testimony proves nothing, except the necessity to take the children away and give them a humane childhood and proper schooling.
As soon as you invent stuff like hell, and eternal torture and suffering, and you then start making demands of certain kinds of behavior from people, you have taken away the concept of ”free choice”.
And as this kind of abuse of children is rampant upon the planet at the moment, not to mention the forceful ”marriages” of underage girls to pedophile geriatrics, I think that, against my personal preference, we should have laws forbidding polygamy.

And it really irks me to write this because I really truly think we should not forbid polygamy.
If adults think they are very happy in a multiple partnership they should be free to exercise that partnership. If a man wants to marry more than one wife, and those wives think it is a good idea and they will all live happily ever after they should be allowed to do so, and no law should stop them!

Of course that would also include the right of any or all of those wives to choose to have other husbands as well.

It would also include lesbian couples,

gay couples,

bi-sexual couples…
Everybody should be allowed to marry anybody.
And everybody.
And anybody else.
As long as they are adults, have freedom of mind, and are all willing, and the other partners in the relationship are also willing to share.





A politician with balls

2 01 2011

OMG, how refreshing! Not only a politician, but actually a democratic politician with feelings and guts.
And balls.





Important background info on Wiki leaks

17 12 2010

Watch this video:

 

And more info about how these sex crimes of Assange… The before and after.
Explaining the ”surprise” sex-crime he is charged for.





To leak or not to leak…

30 11 2010

The website Wikileaks is dedicated to bring news and information to the public. News and information about the war in Afghanistan and Irak.
According to Wikileaks,

Publishing improves transparency, and this transparency creates a better society for all people. Better scrutiny leads to reduced corruption and stronger democracies in all society’s institutions, including government, corporations and other organisations. A healthy, vibrant and inquisitive journalistic media plays a vital role in achieving these goals. We are part of that media.

Here is a video talking about Wikileaks and interviewing a Vietnam war veteran who was accused of publicizing offcial secrets about that war. Interesting.
It would be wrong to endanger people by leaking information, but according to the US-government their earlier disclosure of Afganistan leaks was not endagering anything.
And aren’t we in these wars as a result of faulty information? (As well as bad decision making)
If you really think you are playing at a ”clean war”, then what is there to be embarrassed about? And if it’s dirty secrets, shouldn’t we know about it?
To leak or not to leak?

For some background; I really like this interview with Julian Assange, the founder and ”lightning rod” of Wikileaks. He walks out of an interview because apparently the interview was supposed to be about the deaths of people, and she keeps harping about his personal life instead. He was there to talk about the information about the deaths of 190.00 people and he considered it completely out of line to talk about him personally. So he walked out.
More people should do this!

An interview wilt Al Jazeera, about the current Irak War information on Wikileaks.

Ok, I am adding one more video, because The Young Turks, (recommended channel) made a very good report on Julian walking out of an interview, and the Larry King interview.





What I got in my mail:

29 11 2010

Is this bizarre spam mail, my comments in color:

I’m of Dutch origin, but I moved from Holland at a young age with my parents.  I monitor what goes on in Holland and how my country of origin has changed, not least with the rise of Geert Wilders and the so called “Islam debate” (strange to have a debate with only one side of the argument, but there you go, lol).  What you write about Islam, conforms exactly 100% to the estabished cultural and historic conditioning of the society I come from.
I wish people would take the trouble to actually read my blog…
Our values, tastes, language, worldview around us are given to us and formed by the society we grow up in, but because I moved countries at a young age I guess maybe I have not been as thoroughly conditioned by the society around me and this has actually given me more freedom away from conditioned world views.  I would argue true freedom and independence of thought comes from being able to break away from the conditioned worldview that our born society gives us (and EVERY society conditions or tries to condition its individuals to believe in it’s own values … take Nazi Germany or Communist Russia for example, but Dutch society is no different, and that is the scary bit!)
If you think that the current Dutch society is anything like the Nazi Germany or communist Russia, you need some serious counseling. Not to mention history lessons, and maybe a visit to the country itself would be helpful…

Due to my background and the increased fear of Islam in Dutch media and society in general, I became curious and wanted to understand more about Islam,
Yep that’s how I started out too, combined with the news item that in Saudi Arabia a girl was being punished for being raped with torture and prison….
and why I felt I was being conditioned to hate an fear Islam by my surroundings, while I really knew next to nothing about it and religious Muslims were like a closed book to me.
I wouldn’t call it conditioning, especially as the stuff I read in the media about Islam was very contradictory, definitely different sides get their say here. So in my case I wanted to know which side was right.
So I set myself a task, because I do not like “mysteries” and Islam was a big mystery to me, so I wanted to solve this mystery once and for all.  I had no interest in looking at the Quran or Islam to merely to verify preconceived opinions, that’s easy to do… no I wanted to choose that which was hard, not that which is easy to do.
Don’t quite understand what Alex is talking about here, it’s quite easy to get a few books and read them. And I don’t see the mistery. Besides, going online I got a lot more information and met some very nice people.
And some very nasty ones.
But they all helped me to learn and make up my mind.

I have succeeded in this, after some effort, including learning to read Arabic.
I have been told from reliable sources, including some native Arabic speaking persons, that there is nothing in the quran and hadith which cannot be translated perfectely well, so I did not bother to spend a few years learning a difficult language in it’s classical form.
I now know exactly if, why and when a person like Geert Wilders is lying
He is a politician
I also realise that most ordinary people, do not realise when he is lying on purpose or when things are said about Islam which are based simply on ignorance, willful or not,
He is a politician
but I am very glad I took the effort to solve the big mystery of Islam.
Again, which mystery?
You just wanted it to be mysterious didn’t you?
Maybe there is a detective in me, but it has certainly changed and altered many views I felt I had previously, and I felt where my own… when in fact they are a product of my upbringing and the societies I partially grew up in.
Same here. You can actually follow on my blog how I made up my views by learning and understanding more. But you didn’t read the blog.

I think the success I have had in understanding the world of religious orthodox Muslims, as well as a Western mindset, is maybe also party due to my background and the fact that I moved countries early in my life.
I’m just open minded by nature and very flexible.
I think maybe this has a big effect, not least that it can facilitate a person to break free from societal and cultural conditioning much easier than if I had only grew up in one society.

I can see from your writing you are very convinced about your understanding and beliefs particularly regarding Islam,
Yes I am, as well as on all other religions.
maybe I can make you curious enough about myself and my aquired understanding of Islam, despite not having any sort of Muslim background or contact with born Muslims at all.
No need, thank you, your letter explains a lot about you and your views. I think I know enough.

I am now a white Dutch Muslim, I converted to Islam after study.  I guess perversely it was due to Geert Wilders and media attention towards Islam, that make me interested.  It forced my attention towards Islam.  It seems it was/is not my destiny to follow the path of blind agreement with people like Wilders that most ethnic Dutch people are intent on following or at least passively accepting as being normal and truthful.
I have to disagree with you. As a Dutch person I know that most Dutch do not follow people like Wilders, The Dutch are extremely tolerant and open to different cultures. I think I have not been in any other country which so heartily welcomes different cultures and is truly interested in them. Also I think the Netherlands is quite unique in it’s many ages of welcoming refugees both political and religious from other countries.

I think the ones who do ”follow Wilders” have mostly been inspired the the actions of Muslims at home and abroad to side with Wilders.  It is also unfortunate that he is at the moment the only Dutch politician who seems to be aware of the problems relating to Islam and Mulsims so there isn’t much choice here.

It is a real pity that a Muslim  assassin shot the far more reasonable Pim Fortuyn in cold blood in a cowardly ambush. He would have been a far better choice of politician to follow for those who are worried about Islam encroaching on our Dutch values of freedom and liberty and women’s rights.
So I am afraid that, again, Muslims have themselves to thank for getting a politician like Gert Wilders instead.

Wilders has the highest votes in the polls in my country and I worry about Muslims in Holland.
Not here, otherwise he would be prime minister, this is a misrepresentation of facts.
People seem to be prepared to follow Wilders blindly and unquestioningly because his ideas are made fair seeming to them, or because there are particular reasons for them to blindly accept what he says, due to Moroccan criminality and basically not wanting non-white people in their neighbourhoods, amongst others.
I wouldn’t discard the cowardly murders of people like Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh by Muslims. And combine that with terrorist attacks in the name of Islam, heinous crimes committed against women in the name of Islam, etc etc. Don’t you think that those little details might have something to do with what people think?
Also, and most importantly people accept Wilders ideas without thinking because I now realise that those ideas conform to established cultural and historical conditioning of the society both you and I are born into.
No they don’t, and no they don’t.
And stop acting as if we are buddies, we don’t even know one another.
Our Dutch society is not a society of fixed values, but fluid and radically shifting values, which are controlled or at least guided and led by those with power over media and politics, and real power in our society lies in big capital and economic control, NOT in the ballot box or parliament.  We live and are conditioned in a corporate controlled environment, there is no escaping this.
That would be America. Not the Netherlands. Clearly you have been away for too long to have a proper understanding about how politics in the Netherlands work. The established and cultural conditioning in the Netherlands is to have lots respect for people from different cultures and religions and I agree with you we need to change that a bit and keep a firmer grip on, and have a lot more respect for, our own culture of openness and freedom and equal rights. Especially when it clashes with those who would destroy those ideals.

Take care,

Alex

You too,

Clouddragon





What Women Wear

15 06 2010

Or, Freedom and Dress,
Is what we choose to wear really a free uninfluenced choice?

I think that in a man’s world, women are wearing what men want them to wear. Wether it be by blunt force or by more subtile social prodding, if a society is wholly geared towards What Men Want then women will have to conform. And let’s be honest, except one or two forgotten pockets the whole planet is ruled by men and geared towards their desires.
And what apparently most men want all over the planet is sexual access and/or total control over women. Both these preferences are written in the holy books of major religions and can be observed in women’s outfits.
Now different societies have different ideas as to what constitutes ”modest dress” of course. What is considered perfectly modest in Europe, is considered totally slutty in the Middle East. In a secular open society both dress codes can walk side by side.
The essence of freedom is not what you wear, but the freedom to choose what you wear without being harassed or punished for it.

So you see some women wearing revealing clothes because that gives them an advantage in certain circumstances, and you see on the other scale other women completely covered up because that gives them an advantage.
You see it in the ”power suits” worn by modern business women, needed to be looked at as competent business women. You see some girls wearing skimpy clothes because they are told by the (male-run) media that’s what they should wear to be considered desirable, you see some girls wearing hijab because they are told it makes them more desirable, etc…

So really I don’t think women are fully to ”blame” for dress choices. Our choice of dress, wherever we live on the planet, is never wholly our own choice. We are influenced by the society we live in, by the rejection or approbation of our social circle, by what the media shows us, by what religion and/or religious leaders tell us some God wants, by what our job requires, by the social gathering we attend, and all these things together will have significant effect on what a person will wear.

Really, to some extent we all wear a uniform.
The only thing which seems to present itself is the more restricted a society, the more uniform the dress code, and the harsher the punishment for not adhering.
For example the ”Mao suit”.

It is really a very, very small percentage who really dares and/or has the opportunity, to wear what they themselves like and if it doesn’t conform to what is ”the norm” in their social surroundings they will get serious flak from the people they meet.

And you will notice that people who choose to defy the accepted dress codes of their social group rarely stand alone: they band together in new, smaller groups of fellow deviants.
For example the three Goths in a classroom.

I do not think it’s healthy to use overwhelming force, and draconian punishments to make people conform to a certain dress code, but there are always some forces at work which steer us to the clothes we choose, and the image we want to project.

I really resent forcing people into constricting dress codes. I also reject dress codes which annihilate human personality. But I know that in certain environments on the planet there just isn’t a real choice.
I also reject the use of extortion and scaring people with lies about hell and damnation to blackmail them into wearing whatever preferred dress code. That is just fundamentally wrong. And of course there can be no question of ”free choice” when the subject believes it.

Be that as it may, considering all these facts, nobody can lay full blame at nobodies door about what they choose to wear.
Or not to wear.
So I hope we can stop now with backbiting and calling the populations of whole continents invectives based on malicious fabricated gossip.

We should stop blaming women with a different dress preference altogether and instead put the blame where it belongs, on men!
:mrgreen: