Jan 21, 2015

Bill O'Reilly's Role in Fomenting Domestic Terrorism

Bill is an educated, experienced, world historian who should be far more aware of the power volatile rhetoric has on extremists in the general populace than the extremists would have themselves.

Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, Bill O'Reilly has insisted that he bears absolutely no responsibility for this heinous act. However, we believe that his hateful rhetoric and his constant crusade against Tiller played a role in the murder. Evidence of domestic terrorism can also be found in the case of James Adkisson, who opened fire in a Church after reading books by popular right wing TV pundits.

James Adkisson Bill O'Reilly
James Adkisson read Bill O'Reilly's
book and watched his program
on Fox.
There is more domestic terrorism from a guy who Billo worshiped. Cliven Bundy the deadbeat cattle rancher who refused to pay grazing fees, about $1 million to the federal government, had three followers who wounded two cops and killed two policemen. The husband and wife team that killed two poliemen in Nevada were at Bundy's ranch and were kicked off because they were acting crazy.

Even more, a crazy Bundy follower in California named Brent Douglas Cole shot a BLM officer and a Highway Patrol Officer in a confrontation. I guess Billo and all deadbeat rancher supporters have blood on their hands. If they can blame people who think cops shouldn't be able to choke subdued suspects to death on video cameras on a crazy man killing two cops, then you can blame Billo for the murders and shootings by Bundy supporters.

Bill O'Reilly did not call for any violence against anyone, he has no legal responsibility for those deaths and injuries. His moral ambiguity in the incitement of violent extremists is in question. Bill is an educated, experienced, world historian who should be far more aware of the power volatile rhetoric has on extremists in the general populace than the extremists would have themselves.

Nov 25, 2014

Criminal Hypocrisy by The GOP on Capital Hill (Must See!)

Sometimes I Feel Like I Am Being Smothered by PTSD

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Anonymous letter from the wife of a Vietnam Vet

R.J.S. is 68yrs old. She is married to a veteran who suffers from PTSD since his service in the Vietnam war in 1967.

It suffocates me 

It rears it's ugly head and screams out at me. It's hard to breath. How do I go on? How do I survive? I just want peace and happiness. Something I have realized I will never get in his world. Recently the VA has acknowledged that the wives are suffering too. No kidding. Fifty years is a very long time, more so in the last 17 years. Recently the VA gave us marriage counseling for PTSD. It helped with some of the stresses I had held in for so long. Sad part is, it still controls our life every day.

This sickness is different for everyone who suffers from it. One painful realization was his triggers are silent on my end. I had no idea I caused them sometimes. He expressed that I was the cause of his flashbacks. I go over every bump on purpose when I'm driving. We live on a very rough road. He sees the ship to shore vessel that he was in, in Vietnam. That's my fault. He hates flashing lights on electronics. I have to respond to any message on the phone, that flashes, the minute I walk in the door.

He once duck taped the microwave because the time wasn't cleared and the numbers were flashing. I was watching the news and a mother had lost her son. I mentioned how sad that was. He told the counselor I did that on purpose to upset him. I had no clue. We have to set facing the door when we eat out most of the time. He is sure the feds are coming to lock him up, for the orders he was forced to take in Vietnam.

I live with this every single second of every single day. He panics when we get a VA letter. He is sure they are going to want the money back that helps support us. He trusts NO one. Not even me anymore. The most painful part now is, that our oldest son caused a trigger he has no idea about it. So his father has taken revenge and attacks him at every event. They haven't talked in 2 years of so. He tells people horrible things that are not even true. He has made up things in his mind and rants and raves about them.

Is our son perfect, who is? A while ago he told our youngest son he was a fake and a lier. Now, he accepts him because the VA has finally taken responsibility for his damaged knees. My boys don't deserve this painful hurt. They are wonderful men that I am very proud of. The sad part is I can never fix it. I am there mom and I have no answers. I can't make him love his boys. He doesn't love himself. He says, "They are her kids, men can't have kids, so they are not mine."

My thought is, then he doesn't have to be responsible for the heart ache he has caused them. Someone once said under their breath, "She chooses to live with him." He is mentally ill. He doesn't take responsibility for his actions. Vietnam took the cute, fun filled, happy go lucky fella I fell in love with. He fakes it very well. It took all our dreams and destroyed them. Life's a game and we all must play our part. I feel like it's time to stop hiding what PTSD is like.

He will never forgive himself for the lives he had to take. He feels he needs to be punished. Sad part is, that we are punished too. I feel like it's time to wake up our world, so they will see this ugly nightmare for what it is, painfully "devastating".

Nov 9, 2014

Poll: Atheists More Moral Than Believers, Religion More Harmful Than Good (VIDEO)

Religion Harmful
Religion More Harmful Than Good
An eye-opening survey conducted in the UK reveals a truth many in the United States will find shocking. When asked if atheists are more or less moral than religious people, our allies across the pond favor atheists.

"The British feel those who identify as atheists are more likely to be good people. In fact, 12.5% of Britons believe atheists are more moral, while only 6% say atheists are less moral.

Fewer than a quarter of Britons believe religion is a force for good. On the contrary, over half believe religion does more harm than good. Even 20% of Britons who describe themselves as ‘very religious’ are on record stating religion is harmful to society.

The poll, conducted by Survation for the HuffingtonPost UK’s series Beyond Belief doesn’t address why Britons have come to this conclusion, however faith in God and religion is falling in America as well. Jerome Baggett, a professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California told The San Francisco Business Times why he thinks people are retreating from religion in the United States,"
“Religious institutions themselves have lost their legitimacy in the eyes of many Americans due to sexual and financial scandals, or political overreaching ‘by the so-called Christian right.”

Oct 13, 2014

If Jesus Never Existed Would There Still Be Love

Learning love from the bible, you have to be choosy, avoiding the genocide, infanticide, rape, incest, ethnocentrism and godly hypocrisies. Could I not also learn about love by enacting all the virtues inherent in the execution of the principles of love? If I seek the understanding of compassion, isn't a world of knowledge available in countless written forms, conveying fundamental concepts of the golden rule? Why is the bible the highest culmination of learning when it so riddled with fallacy? 

If Jesus never existed would there not be love? 

Those that lived on this good Earth died without salvation before the coming of Jesus, yet they raised families, learned to write, developed framing techniques, created music and survived long enough as a culture to create multiple forms of religion. Religions that spawned the monotheistic form of worship we debate now.

Certainly the bible cannot be a source of love for your fellow man if god himself lacked the will to 'turn the other cheek.'

In the old testament God's law proclaims that we must put to death any man who joins with another man:
Leviticus. 20:13, If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them.
Yet in the same scripture of God's unbreakable laws:
Luke. 12:47, The servant who knows the master's will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows.
As a people we have rectified the inhumanity in the owning and punishment of slaves. Yet, right wing christian's chose one of these laws over another to suit there ideological agenda.  
The bible brings nothing to the table of human endeavors that man cannot ascertain for himself. -D. Mitchell Sweatt

  Dr. Michael Shermer, The Science of Good & Evil

"THE SCIENCE OF GOOD & EVIL, the third volume in his trilogy on the power of belief (the first two volumes were Why People Believe Weird Things and How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God), psychologist and historian of science Dr. Michael Shermer tackles two of the deepest and most challenging problems of our age: (1) The origins of morality and (2) the foundations of ethics. Embedded within these two problems are questions that have occupied the greatest minds in history: Is it in our nature to be moral, immoral, or amoral? If we evolved by natural forces then what was the natural purpose of morality?"
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