This article was first published in May of 2006 but is republished today since the various comments by the various authors are still pertinent. R.P. BenDedek
I've just come back from a week in Australia, and have been pouring over my regular sources of 'What's going on in the world', and came across the article entitled: Mayor, Officials Swept Out of Office for Their Support of Illegal Aliens, by Jim Kouri, CPP. I thought it very interesting, but it was not until I read a joke that arrived in an email, that I saw another 'moral of the story'.
|Glasshouse Mountains Mainland Australia from Bribie Island|
|On the Boat Trip up the Three Gorges in China|
The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says,
- "Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see?"
- The Lone Ranger replies, "I see millions of stars."
- "What that tell you?" asked Tonto.
The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says,
- Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.
- Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.
- Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning.
- Theologically, the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant.
- Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.
- What's it tell you, Tonto?"
"You dumber than buffalo pats. Someone stole tent."
Sorta like 'You can't see the forest for the trees, isn't it? Sometimes it takes a joke to make us see the truth in life. For the Academic point of this joke, we can see that politically correct propaganda can backfire.
Sometimes we are so caught up in intellectual BS that we really don't see the most relevant realities.
If you would like to see some more relevant but otherwise unnoticed realities, take the time to look at the following articles.
Anti-American Graffiti, by Mary Grabar - The Psychology of Victimhood, by Dr. Helen Smith
My thanks to Wm. B. Fankboner for directing me to this article: Cults of Ignorance. - "Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget" - book review National Review, May 5, 2003 by M. D. Aeschliman
The Real Root of School Violence
by Tom DeWeese
January 12, 2013
Are there calls for stopping, banning, regulating the use of these mind-altering drugs? Is the pharmaceutical industry being called on the carpet? Are there emergency congressional hearings being held to showcase the heads of big pharma as murdering criminals? Not on your life. To date, there has never been issued a single peer- reviewed scientific paper officially claiming to prove ADD/ ADHD exists. Nor has there ever been a single bit of physical evidence to confirm the disease exists. So- called experts on the subject have refused to answer the simple question, "is ADD/ ADHD a real disease?" Medical researchers charge that ADHD does not meet the medical definition of a disease or syndrome or anything organic or biologic.
'Thanks' to My Ancient History Teacher at Kedron State High.
by R.P. Bendedek
January 19, 2013
The Ancient Roman and Greek Empires are now but ruins. The British Empire which began to bud with Elizabeth I Rex and came into full bloom in the reign of Queen Victoria, is now reduced to just a 'Commonwealth of Nations'. And the Empire of the United States of America? The U.S. is only 400 years old (depending on how you define 'U.S.') whilst England is 1000 years old. Americans would hardly define themselves (at least as far as world politics goes) as an 'Imperial State' or an empire, but if one did, then surely that too would be very young, perhaps no more than 100 years.
R.P.BenDedek (pseudonym) is the Author of 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' (http://www.kingscalendar.com ), and is a guest columnist and stand-in Editor at Magic City Morning Star News. He is also the Editor of the 'Writers Journal' at Kingscalendar.com. An Australian, he has been teaching Conversational English in China since 2003.
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"The King's Calendar" is a chronological study of the historical books of the Bible (Kings and Chronicles), Josephus, Seder Olam Rabbah, and the (Essene) Damascus Document of The Dead Sea Scrolls.