Mainstream Christianity: More Pagan than Christian?

Today, Leg-iron writes about various aspects of the calendar and starts off with the news that “The Pope has declared that Halloween is evil. He wants to rename it ‘Holyween’…” and continues with,

Halloween is not a Christian festival. Neither are any of their other festivals, really, but this one is and always has been Pagan.

He’s right. I try to tell Christians, but they think I’m weird. They agree that Christmas is full of Pagan symbolism, but they don’t see the bigger picture as they celebrate their midwinter festival of revelry with their Christmas trees and five-pointed stars atop and perhaps a Yule log underneath and images of Santa everywhere. They start the celebrations at midnight, the witching hour. Churches are rarely as full as they are at the midnight services.

Leg-iron also writes that for the Pagans, “The new day started when the sun went down”. Genesis records the same; the nights came before the days. It’s why the Jews stop working at sunset at the start of the 7th day. And so should Christians. Sunday, as the day of rest, is one of the biggest heresies started by the Catholic church.

It is a Commandment to honour the Sabbath Day. In Matthew, chapter 19, a young man asks the Saviour what he should do to have eternal life. The answer: “if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments” – followed by the instruction that, “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.” But being rich, he couldn’t cope with that.

From Mark chapter 7:

“6… Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”

And from 1 John ch. 5:

“1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”

After his alleged conversion to Christianity, the Emperor Constantine declared at the First Council of Nicaea in AD 325, that Sunday was the Empire’s day of rest. A few years earlier, he had made Sunday the day of rest to celebrate the “venerable day of the sun”.

How can one reject the Sabbath and embrace the “venerable” first day of the week and be keeping the commandments?

The Pope needs to sort that out and a whole lot of other things, but being the first Jesuit Pope, it ain’t going to happen. As for the ‘Reformers’!

A week after Christmas, the same Christians are saying ‘Happy New Year’ to each other as they celebrate the start of the pagan Roman year on 1st January at the witching hour again. Janus being the Roman god of beginnings and transitions.

You couldn’t make it up!

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The End of the ‘Progressive’ Era?

Another day and another fascinating post for discussion from Frank Davis, who writes about the “The End of the Progressive Era” as more people wake up to the lunacy of it after the slippery slopes seem to be never-ending: secondhand smoke and global warming alarmism, ever closer European union, immigration and ‘gay rights’.

He cites other examples of “creeping madness” such as “how one measure of health – longevity – has been gradually amplified to become the sole measure of health” and the proliferation of road signs and markings.

Regular contributor, harleyrider1978, has nailed two issues. The first I hadn’t thought of, but the people have been infantilised to the nth degree via ‘education’ and the media. As has been said a zillion times, children have been taught what to think and not how to think. Television has the added disadvantage of being hypnotic. It is the only way I can think of that so many people have believed so many lies in such a short period of time: mass mind control.

And I was one of them until 2001 when I started ‘waking up’ to the unreality of ‘reality’.

Although I had a splendid education (starting in 1968) – compared with today – it was still, I think, very much modelled around the ‘what to think’ process. Had ‘manmade climate change’ or Stonewall been around, we would have been exposed to the DVDs which were sent to every secondary school in later decades; in this case, “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Fit” from Stonewall.

Incidentally, it took just one parent to take the Government to court over Gore’s lies and he won. Stewart Dimmock didn’t get the outright ban he wanted, but each showing has to be “accompanied by new guidance notes to balance Mr Gore’s partisan views”. It shows what one person can do when they have a sound argument and come up against a sensible judge.

The other concept Harley introduced was God. Blair’s spin doctor, Alastair Campbell famously stated, “We don’t do God,” despite Blair’s claims of being a staunch Christian. Blair also claimed there were WMDs in Iraq. But the problem today is that, as more people and more institutions “don’t do God” then moral relativism replaces absolutes and so there is no conceivable bottom to these slippery slopes because there are no boundaries and together with the mind control surrounding ‘equality’, the moral decline is set to continue.

Same with the mind control about the environment, plus not doing God and what we have is a great many people accepting the propaganda and the legislation, even the huge greenhouse gas emission cuts agreed which will kill our industry and old and poor people. But despite there being no global warming for 18 years (does the mainstream ever mention this other than Mr Delingpole?) half the zombies in the West still believe the Doomsday scenarios. They believe, like Ted Turner in yesterday’s video clip, that there is too much CO2 because there are too many people and because they maybe “don’t do God” they see no special place for man in creation, so without believing in absolutes in morality, humans can be safely disposed of to save all the species allegedly threatened with extinction.

Another factor is fear. It is expedient for our masters to keep us all living in fear. When I was growing up, nuclear war was the biggie. When that subsided, the “War on Terror” was developed and a handful of multi-location attacks engineered to frighten us into believing they were going to be regular events unless we were all considered to be potential terrorists and appropriate ‘police state’ legislation enacted for our ‘safety’, but now we constantly read about “another al Qaeda plot exposed” before it’s too late. Phew!

Nowadays, the fearmongering has just become silly, probably due to the hypnotic TV again (And fake ‘Truthers’ like Alex “CIA” Jones!). People are scared of totally non-existent threats because they have been dumbed down to believe anything and all too often have no faith to put into perspective man’s special place on this planet and faith also aids in reducing worry, as well as engendering hope and being mindful of each other and understanding that there is something bigger than government. I often quote Lenin, but he does give the socialist game away just as Albert Pike exposes the real purpose of Freemasonry.

Lenin said that, “Our programme necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism,” and it’s exactly the same for the creeping total socialist takeover we are being subjected to through the UN, EU, etc.

One of my favourite verses from scripture is 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

One of our masters’ greatest tools, divide and conquer, involves fear and loathing, not love, so naturally, people must be ‘protected’ from the “bigotry” of Christianity, by legislation if necessary, as we increasingly see, but the real reasons are the opposite to the ones given.

We read cases like the baker in Colorado who has been ordered against his beliefs and conscience to bake cakes for ‘gay weddings’ (he will be monitored!) and has been told to attend reeducation lessons.

‘Progressive’ just means getting rid of what gels communities and countries together to replace it all with moral relativism (and thereby introduce any new legislation the government/EU/UN deems appropriate) and to induce fear after fear, reduce loyalty to one’s country, create division and hatred (including within families) and extinguish hope so that all eyes look to the powers that be for all the answers, which are, naturally, the wrong answers.

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The Decline and Fall of the West

I am picking up on today’s post, Sanity and Insanity, from Frank Davis, who is reporting on the EU’s economic suicide to agree to massive CO2 emission cuts. He has also posted a very creepy short segment of an interview with Ted Turner. It all leads to the same conclusion: the one I have been banging on about.

As Frank says, “Have a listen to Ted Turner talking about climate change. It’s only a minute long. And remember that this is the guy who gave $1 billion to the WHO”:

But these people know exactly what they are doing. Turner actually scared me like I was watching a horror film when he started talking about depopulation in such a cold, calculated and factual way.

It’s too many of the saps out here who are mad for not seeing through the charade by now, but they gather their ‘news’ from the likes of Turner’s networks. Turner is probably just a low-grade elite – $1 billion is absolutely nothing. But he knows the endgame: a World government and massive depopulation.

This is why the EU will readily sacrifice our economies and futures. To impoverish us is to empower the elites even further. Labour’s Climate Change Act 2008 committed the UK to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 (compared to the 1990 ‘baseline’, which seems a weird way to arrange it) so we have these apparently insane leaders saying and doing crazy things in every country. But they are specially groomed for the job and being drunk with power makes them feel so good that they’ll go along with anything to keep their positions.

It’s the reason that UKIP scares me because the same people run everything popular and because the elites write the script and plan many decades ahead, they know what public opinion will be, so they can arrange the ‘opposition’ before the real opposition gets started.

I vote UKIP in the hope that I’m wrong and that it is so full of ordinary people who believe in freedom and UK sovereignty that they won’t allow the leadership to renege on anything if and when the time comes for them to take the reins of what’s left of the UK.

But the grassroots support of the mainstream parties is at odds with the leaderships, because those leaders are chosen/compromised for their ability to craftily fool the voters. And the people are still stupid. Cameron gave a ‘cast-iron’ guarantee of an EU referendum then gets into Number 10 and imposed a three-line whip on the vote in the Commons to ensure that we didn’t get one then within several months (I think) he’s promising that if the Tories are reelected there will definitely be a referendum in the distant future. And they believe him.

He’s not even charismatic; slightly better than ‘damp rag’ Van Rompuy, but people like comforting lies and the “devil you know” so don’t want change. And a very large minority/small majority will believe anything, like the need to destroy our industry to ‘save the planet’ and these same people probably won’t mind that vast numbers of old folks will die of cold in future winters due to exorbitant prices and intermittent power supplies. Not just old folks either from now on. Whole families will be found dead, their bodies huddled together in their living room in a last-gasp attempt to stay alive after they lost their jobs and the benefits system collapsed – and the forecast of a new ice age was correct!

People can’t add 2 + 2 and get 4 now. They’ll believe any tripe that comes out of the idiot box if it’s said by someone in a suit and a posh accent. They esteem as worthless their own lifetime of experiences and intelligence in favour of what the ‘experts’ trot out to declare imminent disasters of Biblical proportions unless we all ‘tackle’ climate change and the obesity ‘ticking time bomb’ and the smoking ‘epidemic’ and the ‘bigotry’ and the vastly increased threat of war by the existence of sovereign nations, etc.

Turner knows what he’s doing. He’s a lapdog really. Probably trying to suck up to the real elites hoping to dine at the Captain’s table when it’s all over. Not that he’ll likely still be alive then, although they are moving quickly.

They are mad – barking mad – but psychopaths can’t understand that. And the masses have also lost their mind on too much bread and circuses provided by the likes of Turner and his ‘entertainment’.

But people never change. Juvenal (from whom we get ‘bread and circuses’) warned the ancient Romans that they were losing their duty to hold their leaders to account. E.g. in Rome they had a grain dole – free grain for the Romans and expensive entertainment laid on to keep the natives satisfied enough not to bother revolting. Seems it’s exactly the same in the West today.

In its review of Edward Gibbon’s “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”, one sentence in Wikipedia perhaps sums up why the empire collapsed:

According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens.

A case of déjà vu.

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Tobacco Control Out Of Control

Today’s piece by Frank Davis is called The Tobacco Control Mentality. It concerns a Canadian study by their Tobacco Control industry. Frank sums up the gist of part of their “reasoning”,

“For Tobacco Control, it seems that the ideal individual is one who lives life in a prudent, calculating way and is ever-vigilant of risks, self-regulating and productive – and in accordance with expert advice.

“The “self-managing” or “self-governing” or “self-regulating” individual is one who exercises iron self-control. He resists the temptation to take up smoking. Or indeed anything else. He doesn’t take risks.

“Smokers, by contrast, exhibit lack of self-control. They don’t regulate or govern or manage themselves properly. Worse still, their propensity to engage in risky behaviours like smoking extends elsewhere…”

But, as he points out,

“After all, everybody engages in self-regulation of one kind or other. Nobody ever does exactly what they like the whole time.

“The real crime of the self-regulating smoker is to disregard experts and other authorities, and be an autonomous individual. And once he has disregarded authority in respect of smoking, it’s quite likely he’ll disregard it in respect of pretty well everything else as well.

“Tobacco Control’s ideal individual is one who believes what he’s told, and who does what he’s told, by authorities of one sort or other.”

He then gets to the reason for their zealotry,

“One might say that Tobacco Control is primarily about top-down moral regulation. This used once to be the concern of religions of one sort or other. But with the decline of religious observance, Tobacco Control (or Public Health) has stepped in to fill the moral vacuum. The virtues and vices of the old religions have been adopted wholesale, but renamed.  The bishops and priests have been replaced by “experts” and “researchers”, and the old theology by “reason” and “science”. Good conduct has been replaced by “healthy living”, and failure to conduct one’s life in accordance with its tenets results in “premature death”. The “true believers” in this new pseudo-religion believe everything they’re told, and live in fear of a variety of new hobgoblins in the form of tobacco, alcohol, sugar, salt, fat, and carbon dioxide, which they live as much in fear of as the Devil himself.”

I had to read more of this ‘study’. It is very interesting. The language and attitudes are astounding.

Firstly, when did ‘tobacco control’ start calling themselves by the name? I consider it a derogatory term. When did it get to the stage where their superiority permitted them to be unapologetically forthright? Was it after the compliant “low-hanging fruit” they mentioned had been largely picked off with TC’s propaganda (incl. guilt trips)?

Not only is there a tobacco “epidemic” (according to the WHO), but there has been a “war on smoking in Euro–American societies” and of course, the first casualty in war is truth. But it’s a war, so lying is OK and in an age of moral relativism, truth is whatever you want it to be.

We know that a lot of TC’s coercion revolves around thinking about the cheeeldren, yet, “The popularity of smoking among young people challenges the progress of cessation and prevention campaigns.”

They note that (like elsewhere), smoking is more prevalent among poor people. Of course it is. The punitive taxes will make you poor(er) than the non-smoking, non-risk taking, weigher-upping, intelligent ones who listen to TC.

But I’m sure they mean people from lower-income families, meaning that their ‘war’ is against the financially worst-off in society. Part of that war is lobbying for increased taxes and ever more ingenious ways of dehumanising smokers. These are the people Tobacco Control are now trying to “reach”. Then there’s all their preaching. Hardly surprising that,

In recent years it has become clear that Canadian tobacco control faces a particular challenge with regard to youth smoking, with the prevalence of smoking in Canada highest (21%) in people aged 20–24 (Health Canada 2010).

Talking of preaching, I agree that these modern crusades are a replacement for religion; their ‘studies’ and edicts are the new scriptures. Except that they don’t seem to do forgiveness and they definitely don’t do ‘love thy neighbour as thyself’, although they probably think that their constant propaganda and impoverishing and making life difficult in many other ways is a tough kind of love which has to be done to make those at TC feel ‘spiritually’ awake.

You can tell by their language how they see their role and they admit their use of mind control like the cultists they are, “Not only are there age differentials with regard to smoking prevalence but interventionists are becoming increasingly concerned with the imbalanced effect of their programming across socially differentiated youth.”

I had thought that propaganda was their forte, yet they invented this:

In Ontario, ‘Stupid.ca’ is a well-known provincial programme targeting youth smoking.

Calling your ‘target’ (harder to reach fruit: unreceptive to TC) ‘stupid’ sounds, er, stupid. Or are they referring to themselves?

Anyway, type in that and you go directly to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. The second tab in is “About the Ministry”. Just like you would find on a typical religious website!

Back to the ‘study’. TC have various projects going on to try to influence the youth, in this vein,

They suggest that with the right kind of knowledge, young people can be made responsible and thereby make the right choices: that is, with the help of these tools, self-controlled and smart youth will be able to stop smoking.

It’s the same tried and failed method as used for curbing drug-use and teenage pregnancy/STDs. The result is that it encourages experimentation and guess what, it produces more adults engaging in what the do-gooders are supposedly railing against, so it keeps the social engineers in business for evermore.

It’s something I have noticed recently that people’s number one priority with their job is their salary rather than their service. I have lately experienced it personally in several fields, particularly in the ‘caring’ professions. And yet, I have had far more support and consideration from the least likely of sources.

Frank’s initial quote from the study about “‘the self who is expected to live life in a prudent, calculating way and to be ever-vigilant of risks, self-regulating and productive…” is a strange tactic to try to reach “the socially marginalised youth smoker”, who think they will live just about forever and are often prepared to take risks because that’s what young people do, whether knowingly or through ‘peer pressure’ or some other cue.

It doesn’t follow that they cannot also be “productive”.

It’s the constant nannying/bulling/restraints/legislation that seems to be causing people to be less productive. TC just haven’t a clue. They think they’re clever talking about “Foucault’s biopolitics of population” but when it comes down to it, they don’t understand how to reach the youth who continue to smoke. Worse (from their point of view – or is it – as I’ve previously hinted at?), their ideas seem to be meaningless at best and probably counter-productive.

I found this interesting, Youth smokers are thus not only framed as smokers: smoking appears to engender other deviant social and behavioural tendencies. So, smoking is “deviant”. I suppose it would be, according to their religion.

Then there’s this cracker,

A number of interviewees made comparisons between tobacco and illicit drugs, particularly crack cocaine, expressing the view that in Vancouver tobacco use was seen to be on par with smoking crack.

Many years ago, in the UK, I noticed that tobacco and alcohol were being bundled in with illicit drugs. Again, weird propaganda which may have encouraged those normal smokers and drinkers to experiment with these ‘other drugs’?

So confused are they now in Vancouver that they don’t seem to know the difference between a cigarette and crack. Does this kind of weirdness go part and parcel with the dumbing down of ‘education’? Or just the constant bleating about cigarettes being a ‘drug’?

Don’t choke on your coffee at this next bit,

The one thing that we most desperately need in this province is funding for NRTs, nicotine  replacement therapy or pharma, pharmacotherapy – [Zyban, Champex]…

The nicotine replacement therapies are well-known for being practically useless. Champix/Chantix and Zyban have been linked to hundreds of suicides. In July 2009, America’s FDA ordered the makers, Pfizer and GSK, to put warnings on the boxes about the risk of “serious mental health events”

“The US Food and Drug Administration said that the warnings on Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion) will highlight the risk of changes in behaviour, “depressed mood hostility, and suicidal thoughts when taking these drugs”.”

Yet doctors still prescribe these killers.

You will choke on this one. These are the thoughts of one practitioner:

I think that it is more the … not lobbying, I am using the wrong term, but this kind of demonisation that we have done of smokers that has made people stop smoking. The smoker is the ‘big bad guy’, after the paedophile comes the smoker practically, these days, in our society, the bad guys. You see a smoker outside smoking a cigarette, children, ‘Oh’ and they look at the smoker with big wide eyes as though he was going to kill a baby seal in Alaska. It’s the same thing for them, it is really the demon. They are really viewed, we marginalise, we really, really do marginalise smokers, the more we do, the less place smokers have.

They do acknowledge the “unintended consequence”, “that tobacco control discourse and
policy may even be creating a bond among those leftover people who smoke.”

The strange reasoning throughout seems to be that if you stopped the youth from smoking then all their other ‘risky’ behaviour would go away, that their ‘mental issues’ would be healed and that their ‘socio-economic’ status would be improved.

Maybe this shows, more than anything, that these social engineers live on a different planet?

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Fraud, Errors and Bribes Costing the NHS Billions

'Healthcare' - what it boils down to.

‘Healthcare’ – what it boils down to.

Or rather, the taxpayer. Today’s post from Frank Davis is about the situation in the USA, where millions and billions of dollars are being paid in bonuses to doctors and on programmes telling Americans how to eat and on other “support” efforts to modify behaviour.

He contrasts this against the Ebola outbreak and how the Bridgestone Corporation in Liberia responded:

“The rubber plantation has 8,000 workers with 71,000 dependents. It is an hour north-east of Monrovia, surrounded by Ebola outbreaks. The virus arrived on the plantation in March. Knowing that the UN and the Liberian government were not going to save them, the managers sat around a rubber tree and googled “Ebola” and learned on the run instead. They turned shipping containers into isolation units, trucks into ambulances, and chemical cleaning suits into “haz-mat” gear. They trained cleaners, and teachers, they blocked visitors, and over the next five months dealt with 71 infections, but by early October were clear of the virus. There were only 17 survivors (the same 70% mortality rate as elsewhere). But without good management, there could have been so many more deaths.”

I wondered how wasteful with our money our own ‘authorities’ in the UK are.

In 2012, the Institute of Economic Affairs claimed that £12 billion of taxpayers’ money was handed to 27,000 charities including those campaigning for issues with “no widespread support” such as foreign aid and temperance.

Of course, the primary purpose of the fake ‘charity’ is to ‘astroturf’ to give a legitimacy to planned government policies largely concerned with health (i.e. nanying/bullying), environmentalism (i.e. more legislation and taxes) and ‘human rights’ (i.e. cultural subversion and an excuse for removing the rights of everyone who is not a Protected One).

On purely health-related matters, the money wasted is obscene and everyone is on the fiddle. I don’t mean every single person is crooked, but doctors, chemists, pharma companies – everyone.

Bent pharmacists:

“Taxpayers are being charged up to 40 times the usual cost for common over-the-counter products being prescribed by NHS doctors, The Telegraph can disclose.

The NHS is currently paying up to £89.50 for cod-liver oil capsules — identical versions of which can be bought on the high street for about £3.50. Taxpayers are also being hit with inflated costs for vitamin E, evening primrose oil and other over-the-counter products.

Despite being freely available without prescription, the products are all regularly prescribed by GPs and NHS doctors — a situation which now appears to be being exploited for commercial gain. The prescription pricing scandal has emerged in the past two years because of a loophole in the rules which allows chemists to select “suitable” products from drug companies and bill the taxpayer.

The disclosures will add to fears that the system is not being properly policed. Last month, The Telegraph revealed that drug companies were colluding with pharmacists to overcharge the NHS millions of pounds for a group of drugs called “specials”.

The prices of more than 20,000 drugs could have been artificially inflated, with backhanders paid to chemists who agreed to sell them. Representatives of some pharmaceutical companies agreed to invoice chemists for drugs at up to double their actual cost.”

From Better Data:

“The current evidence shows that for most patients, all drugs from this class [statins] are equally safe and effective, so doctors are usually advised to use the cheapest. The analysis examined how much money was spent in each area on the more expensive drugs. It looks at the entire prescriptions dataset (37 million rows of data), and therefore represents results from facts, not models. If the research had been conducted a year ago, over £200m could have been saved, looking forward the team expect to identify similar potential savings.

This is part of a wider issue of spending on proprietary drugs in cases where good and far cheaper generic equivalents exist. Previous research has estimated that these wider patterns cost the NHS over £1 billion pounds a year in excess spend*.

The cost of an individual prescription item can vary from as little as 81p for a generic, to over £20 for drugs still under licence to the pharmaceutical companies that develop.”

There is the cost of plain fraud (the upfront variety):

“The former head of NHS Counter Fraud Services has warned in a report that fraud is costing the NHS £5bn a year, with a further £2bn lost to financial errors.

The amount lost to fraud alone could pay for nearly 250,000 nurses, according to the report. It is the focus of an investigation by the Panorama programme, which is due to be broadcast tonight on BBC One at 8.30pm.

Jim Gee, co-author of the Portsmouth University study, was director of NHS Counter Fraud Services for eight years until 2006.

The £7bn estimate is based on a comparison with global figures, which suggest average losses to fraud and error of around 7% of healthcare budgets. It is 20 times higher than the figure recorded in the government’s annual fraud indicator report.”

Back in the USA,

“The pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $3bn (£1.9bn) after admitting bribing doctors and encouraging the prescription of unsuitable antidepressants to children. Glaxo is also expected to admit failing to report safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia in a district court in Boston on Thursday.

The company encouraged sales reps in the US to mis-sell three drugs to doctors and lavished hospitality and kickbacks on those who agreed to write extra prescriptions, including trips to resorts in Bermuda, Jamaica and California.”

The WHO are notoriously crooked and incompetent; a giant fake charity whose Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, has been continuing to sideline Ebola to attend an anti-smoking conference in Moscow. Like the national governments and their fake charities, the WHO clearly exists to act in exactly the same way: astroturfing for the World Government, to bully people over climate change and with their tobacco and obesity “epidemics” and who have also criminally boosted the profits of the pharmaceutical companies.

If only ‘healthcare’ truly was about health and care and not money and social engineering.

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Voters Abandoning Failed Old Parties and Scots Right to Reject ‘Independence’

Perhaps voters are finally wising up to the cruel deception that accompanies mainstream politics. Even the most die-hard supporter can only suffer so many broken ‘promises’.

The two and a half main parties have all, in the past, promised a referendum on the UK’s continuing membership of the EU – while in opposition, of course. Cameron’s latest ‘promise’ to hold one in 2017 doesn’t amount to anything as his previous ‘cast-iron guarantee’ resulted in a three-line whip ordering his MPs to vote against it.

And they always ensure us that the NHS “will be safe in their hands”. If that were the case and as we have had consecutive Labour and Tory Prime Ministers since its foundation, why is it in such a state? The truth is that the NHS is not safe in the mainstream parties’ butterfingers.

And it isn’t even just “bigots” who are concerned about uncontrolled immigration.

As a result, Douglas Carswell romped home in yesterday’s Clacton by-election to become UKIP’s first elected MP by attracting just short of 60% of the votes thus increasing his share of the vote by 7% compared to when he stood in the constituency for the ‘Conservatives’ in 2010. The full result (with changes from the 2010 General Election):

Douglas Carswell (UKIP) 21,113 (59.75%)
Giles Watling (C) 8,709 (24.64%, -28.38%)
Tim Young (Lab) 3,957 (11.20%, -13.84%)
Chris Southall (Green) 688 (1.95%, +0.71%)
Andy Graham (LD) 483 (1.37%, -11.57%)
Bruce Sizer (Ind) 205 (0.58%)
Howling Laud Hope (Loony) 127 (0.36%)
Charlotte Rose (Ind) 56 (0.16%)

UKIP majority: 12,404 (35.10%)

Turnout: 35,338 (51.13%, -13.05%)

Nick Clegg, especially, appears to have ensured that the Lib Dems will be fortunate to be the fifth most popular party, taking just 1.37% of votes, down from nearly 13% in 2010.

And UKIP came within a whisker of winning the other by-election in the Labour heartland of Heywood and Middleton, losing out by just 617 votes.

Liz McInnes (Lab) 11,633 (40.86%, +0.75%)
John Bickley (UKIP) 11,016 (38.69%, +36.06%)
Iain Gartside (C) 3,496 (12.28%, -14.88%)
Anthony Smith (LD) 1,457 (5.12%, -17.59%)
Abi Jackson (Green) 870 (3.06%)

Lab majority: 617 (2.17%)

Turnout: 28,472 (35.96%, -21.57%)

With such a low turnout, all it would have taken for a double whammy against the Establishment was for a few of the many thousands of (potential) voters who feel disenfranchised to have given UKIP a chance.

But at least it means that Labour, along with the Tories, are now running scared of UKIP and with the unpopular Ed Miliband as leader and a shadow cabinet comprised of many proven failures, the presumption that they would romp to victory next year doesn’t look so certain now.

I mentioned Scottish ‘independence’ as well because due to the extra tax-raising powers the Scottish ‘Government’ has been handed as a ‘reward’ for Scotland staying in the Union, they are introducing a replacement for Stamp Duty and slapping on 10 per cent of the purchase price between £250,001 and £1 million and 12 per cent on anything paid above that.

We also read,

The LBTT [Land and Buildings Transaction Tax] was the most high-profile part of the 2015/16 Budget, which Mr Swinney unveiled yesterday, as it is the first tax set by a Scottish Finance Minister in more than three centuries.

Ominously for better-off Scots, he indicated its “progressive” structure would be the template for future taxes set by the Scottish Parliament, which is on course to get significant extra powers.

This is why I wrote in a previous post, As New Poll Puts ‘Yes’ Camp Ahead, Do Scots Know What is at Stake?

“Scotland could be rich, like Norway and Switzerland, but I’m sure we would end up like an impoverished Soviet satellite state. I think it’s the wrong time and definitely the wrong people who will be ‘leading’ us.”

Even with limited powers they already seem intent on driving out the big earners, who only have to move as far as England to escape from them.

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Is Bill Gates One of the World’s Most Destructive Do-gooders?

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The World is run by unelected “do-gooders”.

Chris Snowdon has posted a piece on Velvet Glove, Iron Fist,

Stanton Glantz has been pushing a study of nicotine exposure in the homes of e-cigarette users as a justification for banning e-cigarettes in ‘public’ places.

And the ‘study’ naturally employs the fake ‘science’ we’re all used to. Of course, the ‘evil’ of electronic cigarettes is that people using them look like they are smoking and this is enough to trigger an irrational reaction in the anti-smoking lobby who must try to find the smallest of ‘links’ between exposure to ‘secondhand vaping’ and health.

In the comments, JohnB quoted from a 2012 article in the Wall Street Journal,

At a news briefing the two billionaires donned green T-shirts reading “Say no to forced smoking” in Chinese. The Microsoft founder won a burst of applause by slowly reciting the slogan, repeating the words after Mr. Li, who is chief executive of the Chinese online search company.

The eugenicist Bill Gates would be better condemning China’s forced abortions and sterilisations where women are kidnapped by the state, even in the ninth month of pregnancy, and their babies murdered – and other evils, like the killing-to-order for body parts and Christians abducted and beaten for attending ‘unauthorised’ churches.

But Gates seems to hate humanity – not just smokers. He has even admitted that his vaccination programme in Africa will reduce population growth, which is his reason for also funding ‘family planning’ in Africa. He also supports Monsanto and the GMO industry, the failings and expense of which have been a contributory factor in the suicides of quarter of a million Indian farmers who were suckered into the con. Gates is the reason I switched from Windows to the free, open source Linux PC operating system.

The author of this article states,

…Bill Gates might be one of the world’s most destructive do-gooders.

The clues are:

Unfortunately, some of the chosen projects appear to clash with the Foundation’s underlying goals, such as its partnership with the biotech giant Monsanto. Besides questionable partnerships, the foundation and Gates himself also have personal investments in some of the projects they fund.

There is the issue of “philanthropic leverage,” or “the idea that you can use a little money to access a lot of money,” stating that this is exactly what the Gates Foundation is doing2:

Gates’ leveraged philanthropy model is a public-private partnership to improve the world, partly through targeted research support but principally through public advocacy and tax-free lobbying to influence government policy. The goal of these policies is often to explicitly support profitability for corporate investors, whose enterprises are seen by the Gates Foundation as advancing human good. However, maximum corporate profit and public good often clash when its projects are implemented.

Conflicts of Interest Rampant in Gates’ Charitable Work…

The featured article also highlights the many obvious conflicts of interest plaguing the Gates Foundation and its founder. As already mentioned, the Gates Foundation has partnered with Monsanto—a company that seeks to replace sustainable agricultural practices with its own patented genetically engineered seeds, which must be re-purchased each planting season.

The global agricultural “charity” work performed by these two is far from charitable; rather the end result will be a monopoly of the food supply and entire nations, as they effectively strip poor nations of their food sovereignty.

And of course, with his ‘interest’ in vaccines…

Another partner is GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)—the same company that just plead guilty in the largest health fraud case in US history. Through their partnership with the Gates Foundation, GSK “centrally controls enormous world funds for purchase, pricing, and delivery of vaccines for world public health,” the featured article states3.

Furthermore,

[T]he Foundation owns a profit-generating portfolio of stocks which would seem to work against the Foundation’s declared missions, such as the Latin American Coca-Cola FEMSA distributorship and five multinational oil giants operating in Nigeria,” the featured article reveals4. “These corporate investments, now moved to a blind trust whose trustees are Bill and Melinda Gates, are collaterally supported by the Foundation’s tax-free lobbying and advocacy activities.

The Gates Foundation website states,

OUR JOB IS TO GET RESULTS. WE KNOW THAT OUR RESULTS DEPEND ON THE QUALITY OF OUR PARTNERSHIPS.

They’re not kidding. It’s their expected ‘results’ which worry me.

Anyway, the article continues with The “Hidden” Media Influence of the Gates Foundation…

The Foundation also funds large media organizations like ABC and The Guardian, thereby influencing the health related stories that end up seeing the light of day. According to an article published last year in the Seattle Times5:

“To garner attention for the issues it cares about, the foundation has invested millions in training programs for journalists. It funds research on the most effective ways to craft media messages. Gates-backed think tanks turn out media fact sheets and newspaper opinion pieces. Magazines and scientific journals get Gates money to publish research and articles. Experts coached in Gates-funded programs write columns that appear in media outlets from The New York Times to The Huffington Post, while digital portals blur the line between journalism and spin.”

The efforts are part of what the foundation calls “advocacy and policy.” Over the past decade, Gates has devoted $1 billion to these programs, which now account for about a tenth of the giant philanthropy’s $3 billion-a-year spending.

“Training programmes” are now a common method of placing stooges into the mainstream media and other influential positions, for example, Common Purpose has a range of ‘Leadership Development Courses’ so they can infiltrate organisations and spread their Marxist ideas.

In a similar vein, Forum for the Future offers a Masters course in “Leadership for Sustainable Development”,

Highly regarded by employers, it has a 90% employment rate.

The ‘news’ is made by those who have been “trained” by ‘charities’ and tax-dodging trusts with vested interests in reshaping how the World works.

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Stoptober and Sober October

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I should have lived here and avoided Coronation Street…

Frank Davis has informed his readers that Stoptober (stopping smoking) has a new companion…

Another October, another Pat Nurse Octabber:

But Stoptober now has an ugly sister, Sober October.

Millions of people do have a serious drink problem in this country. My own family has suffered more than its fair share, including death – including almost my own death at least three times before finally being successfully detoxed getting on for seventeen years ago.

I’m sure MacMillan does an admirable job. It’s probably one of the few charities that genuinely deserves the name, but what does giving up drinking for a month have to do with them?

It won’t influence the problem drinkers at all – the ones at added risk from the cancers associated with excessive alcohol consumption. They’re probably too busy drinking to even hear about it.

Maybe if the initiative had come from Drinkaware – a ‘charity’ funded by the booze industry and supermarkets to encourage ‘responsible’ drinking. I’m sure they really want you to buy less booze. I’m almost certain that the shops can’t help constantly offering loss-leaders on cases of 24 bottles of beer. It’s just an addiction they have.

Can you imagine the Drinkaware ‘charity’ inviting you to stop buying their product for a month? So why MacMillan? It looks like another gimmick. It rhymes and it will rake in some money.

This handy (not) guide in The Telegraph on How to survive Stoptober and Sober October basically advises the participant to eat more, go the the gym and watch DVDs, although vaping is allowed, according to the writer. Most of my films are oldies, with actors like Humphrey Bogart, so they are filled from start to finish with smoking and drinking.

Alcoholism is a dreadful disease and Sober October will appeal only to those for whom drinking is not a major problem anyway. This seems too flippant to me. Just another play-along activity for ‘adults’ to get excited about. More infantilising. More marshalling the public. More money collected, albeit probably for a good cause for a change, which our huge tax burden should be covering.

When I lived in England, I tried for years to get help from the NHS for my alcohol dependency and received the most minimal of treatment. It took for me to move back in with my parents in Glasgow and to finally have a GP who cared and who got me a place at the detox centre which was full of admirably dedicated staff.

Recently, I had a look at the place on Google ‘street view’ and saw a sign at the entrance warning that the entire hospital is now a no-smoking zone. As we were expected to arrive in the morning, take lunch there and after a further wait finally get our detox medication, I imagine that the intake numbers will have dropped like a stone with a blanket smoking ban.

The cynic in me (you may have noticed him before!) says that it is another way the NHS is saving money. For another example, it gave up on proper hygiene many years ago.

As for seriously tackling the UK’s alcohol problem, I have never been able to think of a suitable solution myself. Television programmes, like soap operas soaked in alcohol, certainly don’t help. As I have also said before and I hate to admit it, but it’s true – I bought that first bottle of whisky for home consumption in the Autumn of 1987 due to being a big fan of Coronation Street at the time and inspired by Mike Baldwin coming home from an exasperating day at work and being comforted by his ‘Scotch’. It sounded like just the ticket to cheer myself up in the tiny bedsit I had inhabited for the previous two-and-a-half years. I had no inkling it would lead to a decade of dependency starting just a few months later.

During those ten years I found it almost impossible not to drink for one day never mind a whole month, although I did manage it twice. I thought I was cured and had a drink to be sociable and that was me back on it again for another few years.

Alcoholism is a disease particularly associated with more northerly climes. Had global warming actually not stopped in 1998, the situation might have been slightly better by now!

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Of Evolution and Global Government

Republican Presidential candidate Jon Hunstman

A tweet from Republican Presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman

I have been prompted to write about the march to global government by comments under a post on Anna Raccoon’s blog. Her post was basically about how the ‘caring’ social services, NHS, their solicitors, et al can come together and miss the very basic, simple and easily achievable objectives required, but totally fail to see them.

One commentator wrote about how the social workers he knows “all are totally convinced they know what’s best for their cases and are dismissive about family concerns” and that they are left wing and believe in manmade climate change.

This led to another comment saying, that “there is more evidence to support it [global warming] than there is for evolution or plate tectonics”.

Yet another comment includes this,

“…evolution is something humanity has been employing on domestic animals and pets for thousands of years,…” which is where I come in!

The breeding of dogs, for example, to produce larger, smaller, friendlier, etc. varieties always results in a LOSS of genetic information – the opposite of what is needed for the ‘Theory’ of Evolution to work. It’s a Theory for which there is no real evidence.

As Richard Dawkins has admitted (not intending to be humorous), “Evolution has been observed. It’s just that it hasn’t been observed while it’s happening.”

He means the *Theory* of course, but the word “evolution” is unfortunately interchangeable to mean either the Theory or the observable change in organisms by genetic mutations, hence the confusion. Like he lumps all ‘religions’ together to imply that ‘religion’ per se causes people to plant bombs and it foments bigotry, etc. I don’t remember him admitting that atheist evolutionist leaders ordered the deaths of 100 million people in the past century.

But evolution theory greatly helps with the Godless socialist global government being set up. As Lenin said, “Our programme necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.”

Nowadays it goes even further – the spiritual hole must be replaced – with atheism (admitted by certain evolutionists to be a religion) and worship of the creation rather than the Creator, hence the rise in environmentalism. We know that global temperatures haven’t risen in some sixteen years. It’s clear that the ‘climate change’ charade is to make global laws and impose global taxation and by definition that’s us with global government.

The globalisation of the political system has been going on in many different ways, such as:

“The Codex Alimentarius Commission, established by FAO and WHO in 1963 develops harmonised international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice to protect the health of the consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade. The Commission also promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.”

This was used by the EU to limit availability of many over-the-counter natural remedies and vitamins. Brock Chisholm, a eugenicist and internationalist, was the first Director General of the World Health Organisation.

This notion that nation-states are the cause of war is now a modern orthodoxy, routinely trotted out as a justification for the EU into which European states are to be dissolved, after being ‘bought through guile’, and bound by treaties of cooperation such as the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Chisholm was also an advocate of world government, saying:

“To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.”

He seems to have been perfectly happy to tear up more or less everything. He regarded man’s worst enemy as man himself.

So of course ‘climate change’ may be happening as it always has occurred – naturally – or man may have a limited contribution, but what the Greenies don’t seem to know is that while we lose our industry in the West, the Far East gains it and these countries have scant regard for the environment and they are not regulated like the West is.

Also, to bring the goods to the West, “15 of the world’s biggest ships may now emit as much pollution as all the world’s 760m cars.” (as of 2009)

Even if greenhouse gases were a problem, environmental regulations are making it worse. But then, the Commies don’t care because they only want to ‘save the planet’ from capitalism and freedom.

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A Message for Alex Salmond

(For “company” sing “SNP”.)

I’m part of the Union for the time being. The end credits are in German to remind us that we are still part of that other Union – one which most people really don’t want to be in, but we never get a referendum.

So, now we can all relax north of the border. Everything will be just fine, like all the ‘No’ literature said. Pensions are safe [like they could be any lower]. Schools are safe [indoctrination is safe]. The pound is safe [snigger]. The NHS is safe [raucous laughter].

Together, we can once again make a quarter of the globe pink. Actually, the UK Government has been helping to make the whole world pink.

When I say I’m “part of the Union” it’s because there was no choice this time. A perpetually socialist Scotland, currently led by a chubby tinpot dictator who routinely ignores the wishes of the people, wants ruled from Brussels and seems to have a bigger fetish for unlimited immigration than Blair meant there was no choice.

Not that the UK run by traitors and dictated to by the EU and UN is anything to get excited about either, but it gives us the chance to defeat the tyranny together. Maybe, in the future, when the World is a safer place (e.g. when the European Union and Council of Europe have collapsed under the weight of their own legislation, deceit and fraud) Scottish people, myself included, might find that the time is right for the constituent parts of the UK to become truly independent, but to keep a Union alive by way of a ‘special relationship’.

Long before that happens, I may be departing the UK. Plans are being drawn for various options for MY future and one of those is to leave the double tyranny of Salmond’s Scotland and the LibLabCon’s UK to move overseas.

If so many Scots want to be nannied to death by socialist governments, why don’t they start interviewing the various contenders for a Scottish monarch: members of the House of Stuart, like the Duchess of Alba? At least that way, we might get benevolent kings and queens who actually care, like a real nanny, unlike the Marxist-Leninist ‘nanny’ whose ‘care’ and ‘concern’ are only Trojan horses to fill our lives with control and fear.

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