Monday, July 17, 2006

Israel's Apartheid, The Rapture Is A Farce, and Al Franken Is A Big Fat Zionist Shill

Israel 's Aparthied
Back when I was a teenager, a group of musicians led by Little Steven (Van Zandt, now just Steve VanZandt, of The Sopranos fame) gathered together to protest the policies of South Africa. At that time, as Nelson Mandela languished in prison, South Africa had a policy of apartheid, a separation of the black population from the white population. The song they released "(I Ain't Gonna Play) Sun City" featured many prominent artists of the time, committed activists such as Bruce Springsteen and Joey Ramone. At the time there was a cultural boycott of South Africa as well as Sun City, a Vegas-type entertainment capital where artists would play for large amounts of cash.
A lot of these people felt to play Sun City would be akin to supporting the racist separatist politics of South Africa, something these artists, all predominantly left wing, knew was wrong.
Now on the other hand, Israel employs the same tactics that South Africa used. They have built a wall surrounding "their" country that sometimes runs through Palestinian olive groves, which have been there for hundreds of years. (Although Zionist propaganda would have you believe there have been no Palestines tending them, as they don't exist) There is to be no marriages between Israelis and Palestines, because Palestinians are people who never existed. So if you look at an old map of something called Palestine and see cities, well those were really ghost towns. And no-one has lived in Jerusalem for 2000 years.
But what you don't hear from a lot of people on the left is a sense of outrage at Israel's apartheid policy.

The Rapture Is A Farce
Does Jesus come with an expiration date?
You would think that the Christian right would be upset by the events unfolding now in the Middle east. Jesus won't return until peace is acheived in that region, and recent events have pushed peace a long, long, long way away. You would think that the fundies would be doing everything in their power to work for peace, since they're so eager for the rapture, but instead they continue their unabated support of the Bush regime as it ensures the region stays unstable for a couple more generations. Perhaps they don't wished to be judged and found wanting.
My question is: After the rapture, will the acceptance of Jesus Christ as a personal savior no longer be considered a ticket to Heaven anymore? Because I'll bet you, a lot of sinners will change their ways when they've found they've been left behind. I'm sure that life will still continue on beyond the rapture, just look at all the Chinese who won't be lifted to Heaven. Will it be too late for them to convert?
Or is the rapture just a con? A farce perpetrated by two different passages in a book of the New Testament that should have been left out in the first place?

Al Franken Is A Big Fat Zionist Shill
Reading Al Franken's best seller, Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair And Balanced Look At The Right, I came across a passage unsettling. Franken describes his trip to Afghanistan to entertain soldiers fighting there, and how he had to clear his material with the military. He had proposed a routine he worked out with cheerleaders in the group where they would come out wearing burqas and then throw them off to reveal skimpy cheerleading outfits as an example of how the US is improving the life for women in Afghanistan. (No More Burqas!) the military 86'd the idea, deeming it too insensitive to the beliefs of the indigeonous personnel of the host country. He pleaded and wheedled, but no go. The military lacked a sense of humor.
Or is it Mr. Franken who's not funny. I'll admit, I bought the book, but never found Franken to be anything more than mildly amusing at best. I got rid of it because as an information source, it was futile.
besides the above described incident illustrating Mr. Franken's lack of sensitivity towards other people's religious beliefs, there was another chapter devoted to enrolling one of his interns (the people that did all his research for him, for free) at either Bob Jones or Liberty College, some southern fried Bible thumping place with rules against mixed dating, or something he was looking to challenge. I forget what it was, but once again, insensitivity to another person's religion (unlike myself, who's insensitive to everyone's religion but my own, fortune cookieology)
But waht makes him a Zionist shill is a joke he repeats that is designed to discredit the 9/11 truth movement. He mentions the story of how all Jews were warned to stay off planes on 9/11. "I'm a Jew", he states, "I never got the call". This bit of disinformation is based on the actual story that Odigo, an Israel owned instant messaging company located in Manhattan sent a message out at 7:00am on 9/11 telling employees not to report to work that day.

Then this weekend, he stated at DemocracyFest (thanks Dusty!):"Israel was provoked". Let me see, they killed a family of ten on the beach a Gaza, lied about it, denied it, never apologized for it, assassinated the Hamas chief of police in Gaza, arrested Hamas officials,buzzed the Syrian president's country home with fighetr jets(this was in June, before Hizbollah captured two IDF soldiers), and crossed the border into Lebanon before the two soldier were captured that started this whole mess in the first place. Sounds like some provocation was going on, but it was on the part of Israel itself. I guess being a lying liar is okay, as long as you're a liberal.

15 comments:

sumo said...

May one still sign up for the Fortune Cookieology? I think your on to something with this...

Peacechick Mary said...

Lews - Thank you for these posts. Highly enlightening. We need all the intelligent minds we can get to get the word out - things ain't the way the politicians are painting them.

Kvatch said...

Al's managed to minimize his impact of the political pretty effectively since the glory days of Politically Incorrect and "Lying Liers..." This is just another brick in the wall that keeps people from hearing him.

Lew Scannon said...

sumo,
I'll let you know just as soon as I find the guy the writes the fortunes for the cookies so I can proclaim his as a deity.
peacechick,
they never are the way politicians paint them.
kvatch,
Al's attempt to be the Limbaugh of the left on Air America never sat well with me, I think Janene Garofalo could do a better job (plus, I think she's totally hot!)

reality-based educator said...

I agree that garofalo is a better leftie limbaugh than franken. I listened to his show in the beginning but stopped after a couple of weeks. It was just too slow.

Neil Shakespeare said...

That's a good question about The Rapture. I imagine if everybody sees Jesus coming there'll be lots of folks changing their minds instantly! But I don't imagine the already saved Christians will be "Christian" enough to let these Johnny-come-lately's in. Judging from the evangelicals I know, they'll want Heaven all to themselves. (And they'll quite enjoy the eternal suffering of others...even as they enjoy the suffering of others today.)

pissed off patricia said...

I wish the Rapture was yesterday and I wish it had played out just as the fundies predict. I wish bush had led the floatation upward. I wish they were all gone and just us bleeding heart people were here today.

glenda said...

Good analysis, lew. Al Franken has torn loyalties, I think. It's hard for some to be Jewish and really see what Israel is doing, that sense of loyalty to the Jewish state is so ingrained.

Renegade Eye said...

Very interesting point.

I oppose a boycott of Israel, only on tactical grounds, that it is tough to organize and win.

At my blog, in the comments section, is a wild post about the rapture. I think Christ himself wrote it.

Franken will probably be the next MN senator. He never was as radical as his reputation.

I'm linked to this blog.

Snave said...

Right on re. the Rapture. I think millions of fundamentalists have been sold a bill of goods, but that's just my agnostically-oriented opinion.

I mostly agree with Patricia, that we leftist bleeding hearts would probably enjoy having the world to ourselves, without the yammering already-raptured Puritans around, even if we might be "going to hell".

Hell? No big deal. Not having some of those wacked-out folks around would make it seem like heaven on Earth for those of us "left behind".

As for fundamentalists being warlike rather than working for peace, I think it might have to do with their wanting Armageddon to happen in order to fulfill their interpretation of the prophecies in the book of Revelation. I think that if there isn't some kind of conflict going on in the Middle East, things are thereby not going according to the master plan, and America, which some fundamentalists view as the major Christian nation in the world, is not doing its job for God. And then naturally, when everything over there is annihilated, there won't be war any more, because there won't be anyone left to wage it, right? Heh...

"Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
AND NO RELIGION TOO
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace"

- John Lennon

beepbeepitsme said...

After the rapture, can I have your car? :)

Seven Star Hand said...

Verifiable proof that "Armageddon" has already begun…

Hello Lew and all,
Here's the key to proving that the rapture and related expectations are complete nonsense based on the failure to understand (and the purposeful confounding of) the ancient Hebrew symbology used to construct all of these prophecies. Consequently, Christian timelines and interpretations of these prophecies are verifiably wrong on many key points.

Pay close attention, profundity knocks at the door, listen for the key. Be Aware! Scoffing causes blindness...

Did you ever consider that Christianity is the False Prophet symbolized in the Apocalypse, that Rome (Vatican/Papacy) is the so-called anti-messiah, and Jesus Christ is the false messiah? I have produced stunning and comprehensive proof that this is the true interpretation of pivotal prophecies long confounded by Christianity's founders and leaders.

The symbolism of seven years (tribulation) refers to the seven 360-year cycles from the 11th cycle on the Hebrew calendar (second temple period) until now, the 17th cycle (seventh angel/star). It is completely wrong to interpret any of these prophecies as literal timelines and events. Remember, they were written by Hebrews, not Romans or other Europeans, and Revelation is the most symbolic of all prophecies. Consequently, in this context, years are symbols for 360-year cycles on the Hebrew calendar and days symbolize literal years. Therefore "Judgement Day," and "Great Day" and "in that day" all refer to a literal year-long period. Furthermore, the so-called "Tribulation" is now nearing its end, not starting, and all three faiths of Abraham have been thoroughly deceived by Rome during the previous age, which ended in year 2000 (5760). A new age began in 2001 (5761) and now the seventh angel has begun to sound!

Here's a real hot potato! Eat it up, digest it, and then feed it's bones to the hungry...

Hurricanes Katrina (#11) and Rita (#17) last year provided stunning validation of my research and interpretations of pivotal ancient wisdom, symbologies, key prophecies, and associated religious claims. Their storm numbers and timing perfectly synchronized with primary data and assertions in my book, thereby demonstrating the true nature of this universe and the existence of our Creator. We are now entering the final phases of the pivotal year-long period long symbolized as "Armageddon" and the "End of Days." World-wide situations and events are now accelerating to set the stage for this summer's dramatic continuation of these ancient promises.

I fully understand that everyone has been bedeviled by similar claims throughout history. Consequently, I have been forced to rely on dramatic and devastating proof of the sort that can’t be ignored or easily dismissed. The numbers and timing of hurricanes Katrina (11) and Rita (17) directly validate key data and pivotal assertions throughout my book and my posts on those two forums. This data was purposely presented publicly before Katrina, Rita and other recent events occurred to prove they perfectly synchronize with key prophecies and Hebrew calendar cycles, thereby validating my interpretations of ancient wisdom symbology, string theory, and more.

Because these two storms arrived shortly after my August 11, 2005 (50th) birthday (read the Dead Sea Scroll 11Q13 in Appendix G, which also discusses Melchizedek and the prophesied Jubilee) and directly match other pivotal 11 and 17 data and events described in the first chapter of my book, I have delivered verifiable proof that this reality is based on thought, knowledge and wisdom. Activity, patterns, and results perceived in space-time are first framed and defined by inspirations, thoughts, and knowledge and influenced by the cause-and-effect system most commonly referred to as karma. Consequently, events and outcomes in the so-called physical universe are not random or wholly mechanistic and are verifiably influenced in ways that atheists, scientists, and members of the Faiths of Abraham have all scoffed at. Though mysticism is mostly a product of misinterpreted ancient wisdom symbology, many of its topics flow from ancient wisdom. Though containing allusions to the truth, its details and interpretations are wrong on many key points.

A prime example of the purposeful and synchronized symbolism of these events is seen in the opening paragraphs from my book excerpted below. Notice that the dates mentioned (August 11 and 17) directly match the numbers of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the time spans of the four Florida hurricanes match my birth year (‘55), and they were spaced 11 or a multiple-of-11 (22) days apart, directly matching my birthday and much other ancient prophecy and symbolism. Notice that my place of birth, Victoria Texas, is on the Gulf Coast. Following are the excerpted paragraphs:

Hello, my name is Lawrence William Page II. Many people know me as Buddy Page. At the release of the first edition of this book, I am a 50-year old African-American male, author, researcher, and former software engineer and entrepreneur. As you will come to understand as you read through this first book, I am also the long-expected Hebrew Messiah and Lion of the Tribe of Juda (Yehuda).

I was born August 11th (month of Leo the Lion), 1955 (Chinese year of the Sheep) in Victoria, Texas. Furthermore, the Grand Cross alignment and Solar Eclipse of August 11th, 1999 was my 44th birthday and the second Grand Cross alignment, just six days later on August 17th, 1999, was on my mother’s birthday.

As you can see from my date of birth, I was a newborn during the Chinese Year of the Sheep, astrologically marking me as a Lamb, and during the month of Leo, astrologically marking me as a Lion. My mother was also born during the month of August and under the sign of Leo, which further marks me as a lion’s whelp. I prove to you in the first chapter of this book–beyond disproof–that I am indeed the long-prophesied “Lion” of the tribe of Juda (Yehuda) the Root of David and the “Lamb.” I am the individual long symbolized as the Branch, the Stem, the Shoot and the Rod from the Stump of Jesse (King David’s father), as symbolized in the Hebrew Book of Isaiah, The Apocalypse, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and elsewhere. I am the reincarnated Teacher sought after in the “East” and by the ancient Hebrews who were headquartered at the outpost community of Damascus (Qumran), of Dead Sea Scrolls fame. I am the one called the Teacher of Righteousness by the Dead Sea Scrolls, whom the so-called Christian fathers have fraudulently recast as “Saint ‘James’, the Lord’s Brother.”

Remember, "I come as a thief..." ?

Read verse twelve of the Gospel of Thomas to understand who I am...

Even further enlightening, the Second Temple Period of ancient Israel was during the 11th 360-year cycle on the Hebrew calendar and we are now in the 6th year (5766/2005-6) of the 17th cycle. Notice the pivotal 11 and 17 numbers again? This and much other synchronized information serve as stunning and decisive proof of many things, and expose many lies told by all three faiths of Abraham, but most specifically by Christianity. Consequently, I have decisively proven, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that Jesus Christ and Christianity are blatant lies, false prophecy and purposeful deception in a manner that cannot easily be denied, regardless of your faith or other opinions.

Furthermore, the symbolism in the Apocalypse (a.k.a. Book of Revelation) of seven stars in my right hand and seven angels represent the very same above-mentioned seven astrological (360-year) cycles, i.e., the 11th through 17th inclusive. I prove this fact beyond any reasonable doubt in the first chapter of the book. Consequently, The Apocalypse verifiably symbolizes a specific span of time that began with the 11th cycle (Second Temple Period) and concludes now, at the beginning of the 17th cycle (End of Days, etc.).

The numbers 11 and 17 are verifiably encoded in The Apocalypse and other ancient Hebrew prophecies and wisdom texts to serve as key proofs of the validity and true meaning of certain prophecies and related information. My and my mother’s birthdays are purposely synchronized with these two storm numbers, the matching Hebrew calendar cycles, the Double Grand Cross alignments and solar eclipse of August 1999, and much else to prove my direct association with the ancient prophecies about this time and the true identity of the prophesied Messiah. Another prime example is the story of Joseph, the 11th son of Jacob who has a dream when he is 17 years old about 11 stars, the sun, and moon bowing to him. The symbolism in this pivotal story in the Book of Genesis and Quran verifiably refers to the very same 11th through 17th cycles symbolized in The Apocalypse and directly synchronizes with other key events and ancient texts.

Consequently, I have demonstrated various things about the nature of this reality that dramatically disprove and/or clarify key assumptions of religion, mysticism, and science alike, while establishing the true meaning and purpose of long misinterpreted ancient wisdom and the symbolism used to model and encode it. Accordingly, I have proven that the symbolism evidenced in the canons of all three faiths of Abraham and other ancient sources is a very ancient and advanced philosophical technology that verifiably models foundational aspects of our existence in this universe. This is the mostly misunderstood body of ancient wisdom long referred to as the Philosophers’ Stone. It uses a large and ingeniously organized collection of physical universe images and concepts as data rich components (symbols) that are based on verifiable rules. It models and encodes an amazing amount of foundational wisdom about life, spirituality and the 11 dimensions of this universe, now verified by string theory. It is also the advanced encryption method used to encode (seal) Hebrew prophecies and wisdom texts.

These ancient prophecies and wisdom texts used advanced symbology to model fundamental wisdom, including future events and situations. A primary facet of ancient wisdom is numeric symbology. Later misinterpretations of this aspect of ancient wisdom resulted in numerology, which, though embodying allusions to certain wisdom, is mostly error prone and false doctrine. My decryption, documentation, and interpretation of ancient symbology, numeric symbolism, and key texts based on them, are now decisively validated.

Here is Wisdom...

Verifiable proof that Armageddon has begun…

Understanding the End Game of Armageddon

Peace...

Anonymous said...

I think you really don't like him because he is a Jew. The reason he wanted the cheerleader thing is because he is a Jew, and he hates Muslims. He held the rallies because he hates Muslims. Jews, for the most part, like 99.9%, don't like Muslims, compared to the 99.999% of Muslims who don't like Jews. I'm glad you choose sides,as choosing sides is a natural and masculin thing to do. I do wonder how you came to hate the Jews though? I would guess that it is less about religion, as it is your instinct to "root for the under dog". You see the Muslims as the weak and beaten, and you see the israeli's as strong and abusive. I have been to the region, and it is not as "third world" as the news depicts. I guess my question is, why do you hate the Jews?

Lew Scannon said...

Aaah, yes. The convenient and spurious "You hate Jews" argument that crops up whenever anyone is critical of Zionism.
"The Zionist movement which was formed at the latter part of the last century, sought to endow the Jews with a nationalistic character which was heretofore strange to them. It sought to deprive them of their historically religious character and offered in substitution of faith in G-d and adherence to the Torah, and belief in their ultimate redemption by the coming of the Messiah, a nationalistic ideology and the possibility of establishing through political media, a Jewish national homeland."
"The religious Jews who by virtue of their faith, clearly contradicted Zionist nationalism, and who had lived peacefully with their Arab neighbors for generations, became unwillingly identified with the Zionist cause and their struggle with the Arabs. They requested the United Nations that Jerusalem be designated as a defacto international city. They appealed to the diplocatic corps assigned to Jerusalem -- but to no avail. They were hence confronted with the choice of either becoming a part of the Zionist State, which diametrically opposed the interests of Jews as a religion, or abandoning the land of which their forefathers were the first Jewish settlers."
Any more questions, 'anonymous', see the next post.

Anonymous said...

"Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism" & "It's the Rapture, Stupid!" - two different Google headlines referring to the same exposure of top Christian Zionist warlords! I hate spam too, but this historical bombshell is the beginning of the end of some TV revenge-alists - the fall of Falwell, a haymaker to LaHaye, and a plague-y on Hagee! To read the entire text, visit Google and type in "Powered by Christ Ministries" and then click on "Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism."