Less solar activity causes more volcanic eruptions, presumably because the earth's crust cools and contracts a bit, necessitating pressure release. We are in a solar minimum, volcanoes are going crazy around the world, and pretty soon a big one or two might pop. Months ago we were pelted with the phrase 'dark winter,' and it hasn't really played out, but I think we can expect a dark winter next year, followed by a dark spring and summer, etc. The last time this happened was the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora, which led to the 'Year Without a Summer' in 1816. Expect much worse.
Stanley Featherstonehaugh (pronounced FAN-shaw) Ukridge. Some of the best stories aren't in this collection, such as "Ukridge Starts a Bank Account," where his rich aunt leaves town and he turns her place into a casino. Ukridge by P.G. Wodehouse - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/61507/61507-h/61507-h.htm
Excellent compilation, 34MB PDF
Francis Bacon, the founder of modern science and inventor of binary code, said in his essay "Of Atheism" that "none deny there is a God, but those for whom it maketh that there were no God." Aldous Huxley confessed to this inclination in Ends and Means (1937):
I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; and consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption. The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics. He is also concerned to prove that there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do. For myself, as no doubt for most of my friends, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom. The supporters of this system claimed that it embodied the meaning - the Christian meaning, they insisted - of the world. There was one admirably simple method of confuting these people and justifying ourselves in our erotic revolt: we would deny that the world had any meaning whatever.
As a thought experiment, imagine if God decided to appear to humanity, but didn't want to cause panic by surprising us, so he first arranged a meeting with the world's top scientists. (I'm sticking with pre-woke pronouns but not capitalizing 'he.') He says "Good news! I have a plan, we're going to turn swords into ploughshares. There's only one catch. Some of you will be out of work, the armaments people, the GMOs, the transhumanism stuff, geoengineering, many of the cutting-edge fields are not compatible, but I have a plan for those people too. They can learn to code, and we will give them some UBI. Talk it over and we'll meet again in three days."
What do you think The Science would say? Would the New York Times scramble up something like "Divine Presence Linked to Q-Anon Neo-Nazis, Experts Warn"? It's reasonable to guess that any such intervention would be met with hostility on the part of the scientific community. Actually, I think something like this has been going on for half a century with the crop circles, centered in England, our financial and intellectual capital. I don't believe in wormholes, at least not the traversable sort, so I don't believe in aliens here on earth, and I don't think we have the technology to pull these off. Not only that, some crop circles have advanced our knowledge of mathematics.
When this 300-foot design appeared in 2011, The Science determined that it was an approximate rendering of "Euler’s Identity (e ^ ( i * Pi ) + 1 = 0), widely thought be the most beautiful and profound mathematical equation in the world." (As an aside, I'm glad I'm not a scientist so I don't have to pretend Euler's Identity is beautiful or profound. It's clever at best, this is obviously science assuming the mantle of art and philosophy and religion, the humanities.) The UK's Independent reported of the Identity image:
Dr John Talbot, a maths research fellow at University College London, [gave] his take on the matter. He said: “Looking at the crop circle, the link with Euler’s most famous identity seems to make perfect sense. However, the way the formula has been executed is partially incorrect. One of the discrepancies is that one part of the formula translates as ‘hi’ rather than ‘i’, which could be somebody’s idea of a joke.”
Exactly as I thought, God is toying with these people, and they know it, but they dare not admit it because for many of them, it spells their end. Even without the God question, science has many serious ethical problems that are ignored because of money and ambition.
David Benetar is an eccentric philosophy professor at the University of Cape Town. Wikipedia tells us that from an early age he has espoused the philosophy of "antinatalism," which means that we're better off dead, it's better never to have been born, because according to Benetar's pre-teen calculus, suffering exceeds pleasure. He is firm on this point. Interestingly, Wikipedia tells us that his father is Solomon Benetar, "a global-health expert who founded the Bioethics Centre at the University of Cape Town." So it's good to get more confirmation that bioethics is about killing people. Also noteworthy, for those with some scrap of knowledge of the Bible, is that Solomon was the guy who wrote Ecclesiastes, which sort of encapsulates David Benetar's philosophy. Why was Solomon so forlorn? Well, like an absolute idiot, he let the Phoenician black magic infect Israel, after God had appeared to him twice. I've commented about this before.
At any rate, professor Benetar tells a story. He was asked to contribute a chapter for a book about experimentation on primates, specifically about the ethical considerations of such research. I don't know what the editors were expecting from a guy who says we're better off dead, but they didn't approve his chapter and the book was issued without any significant commentary about ethics. I have been ribbing Benetar but his comments here are apposite:
It is not surprising that many scientists (like many nonscientists) lack a deep commitment to the ethical evaluation of their work. Because current orthodoxies about what is ethical in science are probably not all correct, a thoroughgoing ethical evaluation of scientific practice would at least sometimes be critical—and sometimes extremely critical. Naturally, scientists involved in widely accepted but ethically problematic practices would be deeply threatened. Their options would be (a) to abandon the problematic practices, (b) to abandon ethics, or (c) to select an alternative ethical evaluation that endorses the practices. The first choice would threaten their livelihood or professional development; the second, their sense of themselves as scientists of integrity. The upshot is that the third option is psychologically easiest, especially given the human capacity for self-deception.
The problem, however, is that selective ethics is bad ethics for just the same reason that selective science is bad science. In ethics, as in science, the evidence must precede the conclusion. In other words, those interested in truth, whether scientific or ethical, cannot first accept a view and then selectively muster evidence in support of it.
"The Great Reset represents the best rubric we might find for grasping much of what’s going on in the world today: the prevalence of woke ideology and cancel culture; the draconian COVID responses; the seemingly endless Antifa/BLM riots; the supposed Biden presidential victory; Big Tech censorship; and the endless stream of propaganda, double think, and gaslighting propagated by mainstream and social media."
Last year I participated in a conference for the 400th anniversary of Francis Bacon's Novum Organum, organized by the Institute of Physics in Wales. One of the leaders was a guy who does encryption for MI5/6. One day the conversation turned to current events, and he asked me if I had any ideas. I knew his credentials so I said, "anything I say would be speculation, I'm not privy to those conversations." He said, "well sometimes we like to hear speculation," so off the top of my head I said "maybe surgical sterilization? I would rather get cut than get this vaccine, whatever it is. I think the people have shown they will cooperate, they are amenable to instruction. But to do something like this underhandedly..." and left off there.
Well, the next day my dog came home branded on his groin. I live in Mexico, we have neighborhood dogs that are all a big friendly pack, so mine run around outside. There is no chance that some random person picked up my little daschund and branded him on the groin, the day after that zoom call. ??
The 1815 eruption of Indonesia's Mount Tambora lasted several months and led to the 'year without a summer' in 1916. Expect worse. Stock up on food.
I don't endorse all the material on this site, but this paper is good.
Many people are under the impression that the Hebrew Bible is a litany of unstinting praise for Israel. Christians are told "bless them and God will bless you. Curse them and God will curse you." They should read more often.
And the Lord said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him. And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
Hear this word which I take up against you, a lamentation, O house of Israel.
Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well-favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will show the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and will set thee as a gazingstock.
Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations. And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.
As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth. Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?
Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testified against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.
For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, they turn aside the poor in the gate.
Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the Lord.
For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed her.
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin. Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity. They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, unto this very day. For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shat say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God. And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them. And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briars and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, not be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.
We have sinned, and committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
The Lord hath been sore displeased with your fathers.
But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.
Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly.
Maybe you haven't heard of Alan Lomax. He was huge, he took a 600-pound recording device all around the US and recorded folk songs. I don't know anything about anthropology but I would venture to guess you couldn't name a more important antrhopoligist. I just saw this interview with him, absolutely brilliant (four parts):
This is what smart Americans would do. I came down six months before the rona hit, so glad I did. La Paz is paradise.
Many people have remarked the bizarre anti-human or anti-nature agendas rolling out worldwide. Why is the BBC telling nine-year-old children that there are over a hundred different genders? Why the insane, suicidal idea of “net zero” carbon emissions? Why the push to turn us into cyborgs eating bugs? Why are governments intentionally destroying their economies, terrorizing the public with psychological warfare? Why are Bill and Melinda Gates so happy about this “pandemic” and so eager for the next one?
The good news is that the answer is relatively simple, and we can dismiss out of hand any narrative that comes from these people. Sorcery works, apparently, you can avail yourself of help from demons. This is “practical Cabbala,” it turns out the stories from people like Vicki Polin, who went on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1989, are true. The bad news is that many people are willing to sign that dotted line, they’re pragmatists, they’ve been up to it for a long time and they probably don’t want to stop; indeed the insanity mounts daily. They apparently think God is going to permit a permanent hell on earth, Orwell’s boot-on-the-face-forever. That means it really is the end of the world. That's the bad news.
"Co-founder of the Club of Rome, Dr Alexander King, admitted the essential fraud of their environmental agenda some years later in his book, The First Global Revolution. He stated:
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill … All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself."
"Who are the Jews behind the coronavirus vaccines? One can’t escape their presence in the forefront of leading companies in the race to find a vaccine that will prevent coronavirus."