Vintage Sex Humor

March 19, 2019

Recently, while looking at a string of YOU BET YOUR LIFE shows, I stumbled upon this product:

During the course of a show, Groucho took a few minutes to offer what we now call “a shameless plug.” Naturally he did it in a very funny way. I have no idea if the product scored a hit in its day. Back in 1954, these napkins sold for $1, which comes to $9.40 now – still not an extravagant price for some laughs. They go for about $25 when offered today on sites such as Ebay.

Take a look at a contemporary ad aimed at retailers. Note the oh-so-subtle influence of the then-current panic Americans felt concerning Russia. Good thing those paranoiac days are gone forever…

Naturally, such scintillating advertising aroused my interest. So faster than a Millennial  can cry “Trigger Warning,” I decided to hit the interwebs and scour out out as many of these “Funny As Thermonuclear War,” “Sure-Fire Sales Dynamite” napkins as I could locate. While I fell short of locating them all, I now present the results of my feverish work:

Looking over these vintage funnies, all I can say is: thank the gods that we here in the 21st Century have grown so enlightened and so woke that sex is no longer a laughing matter! What WERE we thinking back when sex was considered… enjoyable? 

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Malcolm and the “Liberal”

March 8, 2019

New York Radio Station WMCA, March 10, 1960.
The Barry Gray Show.

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   A fascinating 41 minute radio discussion from the start of the 1960s – almost 60 years to the day from today, as I post this. In this interview, Malcolm X shows himself to be a composed, persuasive, and persistent educator – not the wild-eyed violent terrorist that corporate media so desperately tried to make him out to be.

Radio Personality Barry Gray – Who Invented The Call-In “Talk” Radio Format

   Listen as Malcolm engages a white liberal who, for some reason, saw him as a threat. Worth noting that by the time interviewer Barry Gray died, in 1989, he was deemed a conservative. The discerning listener will no doubt hear the roots of that “conversion” in his rebuttals to Malcolm X.

   This interview provides a perfect example of what happens when an intelligent, well-informed person stands up to the typical liberal. In the face of cogent, lucid, and reasoned argument that shatters their façade, liberals invariably become zealous, hard-core conservatives. This is why I never trust self-described liberals. They will gut you every time if you don’t fall in line. These, of course, are the same people who crow endlessly about DIVERSITY and UNITY. Always remember what UNITY really means:

Has Anyone Ever Said: “I believe so strongly in unity that… I will do it YOUR way”? Ha!

   Barry Gray had once been known as a staunch foe of the very same right-wing McCarthyism that has, today, become a virtual religion for liberals who descend to shouting “TREASON” at everyone who disagrees with them. Revealingly, in this interview, Mr. Gray throws an unsubstantiated treason allegation at The Honorable Elijah Muhammad – based upon nothing more than a smear piece in a newspaper.

   File this under: Plus ça change… 

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Phil Ochs warned us long ago:

“Liberals are 10º to the left of center in good times but 10º to the right of center when it affects them personally.”

GREEN is the Color of MONEY

February 26, 2019

I write this for all the people frightened of… CLIMATE CHANGE.

When Global Warming scares you, I mean REALLY scares you… congratulations! You have been well-primed and now… you are ready for the plucking.

People in FEAR have turned themselves into an easy mark for those people selling us a stockpile of useless products and reams of bad legislation – all because they will promote these things as “GREEN” and “good for the environment.

Leading this charge to manipulate us, we find one Michael Rubens Bloomberg – an elderly single man who portrays himself as an “environmentalist” while maintaining SIX homes on TWO continents and listing his hobby as… HELICOPTER FLYING. He also zips around the globe in a private jet just to get away for the weekend. Does this sound to you like a person who has any concerns whatsoever about his carbon footprint? Does he sound like a person who really gives a shit about the environment? Should this man be lecturing us? Hell, Bloomberg cannot even pronounce the word “environment,” saying instead: “en-vie-er-min.” Yet Bloomberg will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to tell YOU how to live and who YOU must vote for in order to “save the planet.”

“Environmentalist” Bloomberg Dumping Pollution Into The Air and Wasting Fuel To Enjoy His HOBBY

Don’t fall for this bullshit.

Don’t act like a sap; a tool of these rich people.

Allow me to drop some reality on you:

Anything we do to fight off climate change will only make things worse.

We caused climate change. We cannot “fight” it. Everything wrong with the planet today began as somebody’s brilliant idea to improve the world.
It never works out. Ever.

We have almost 8 billion people on the planet, nearly all of whom live in opposition to nature. THAT caused climate change. In order to live in the style which most of us call “comfort,” a style that ignores the natural cycles of the planet, we have spewed untold tons of pollutants into the air and the water. This will never get fixed by those same 8 billion people who caused it. Basic Rule: Everything we do to improve things ALWAYS makes things worse. History shows this with crystal clarity. Yet of all sublunary creatures, only we Human Beings insist on “improving” the planet. As if the planet needed our help! If that doesn’t define delusional and egotistical, what does? And that very delusion created all the problems we now face. How can the minds that did this to us and to the planet seriously expect to correct it?

Let’s face it: With the current situation, we see nothing less than planet getting rid of a major threat. By threat, I mean we meddlesome, intrusive HUMAN BEINGS.

Humans can do absolutely nothing to repair the imbalance we caused in the biosphere… unless we get into harmony with the planet. Good luck with that! It gets dark at night? You live in the dark till morning. You want to travel 2,000 miles? Prepare yourself for a monumental trek. Get hot in the summer and cold in the winter. No more pernicious, destructive tommyrot about “conquering nature” or “taming the wilderness.”

But we know this will never happen. Modern humans will not drop everything and live in harmony with the environment like the Kalahari Bushmen or the few remaining unsullied tribal communities in the Brazilian Jungle. Yet nothing short of that will work. Not buying a hybrid car… not building a massive transcontinental railroad network (making the required steel will alone result in horrendous environmental damage)… definitely not putting more nuclear power plants on line… none of that will help.

The FEAR now implanted in people comes from nothing more than marketing hype.

Yes, this FEAR comes from marketing, deliberately, callously, and cold-heartedly devised to scare us into buying useless things at best, toxic things at worst.

You want to do some good? Ignore the hype and concentrate on local projects and goals that you can make workable. You have a factory where you live that spews poisons into the air and/or water? Go after them. You see black smoke pouring out of an apartment building’s chimney? Go after them. Do the small things like that, things at which you can succeed, and you will make real change. Do the possible. Don’t dissipate your energies on some chimera about “saving the planet.” Saving the planet? I cannot think of a more perfect example of grandiose thinking, which psychiatrists list as a prime symptom of narcissistic personality disorder.

Let go of the FEAR.

This FEAR provides nothing more than a gigantic distraction. Because of the fear, people worry needlessly about the unattainable and ignore the practical. All while getting beaten up by rich people with something to sell us.

I for one will not be lectured on the need to conserve water by some rich schmuck with four swimming pools.

I will not be scolded over the need to cut back on fossil fuel use by an etiolated, schoolmarmish billionaire who takes a helicopter to go just 30 miles from Manhattan to Westchester.

I will not be harangued about the evils of take-out Styrofoam containers by some mollycoddled trust-fund baby who dines on Maine lobster flown to her mansion that morning on a private jet.

Spending your hard-earned money on GREEN shower-heads and GREEN light-bulbs and GREEN automobiles and “LOW CARBON” shampoo and “ECO-FRIENDLY” remote controls for your energy-eating electronic gadgets (Yes, there is such a thing) won’t put the slightest dent in the situation. But that’s the name of the game. Get us all in FEAR over the environment and then slap GREEN or LOW CARBON on useless things to buy. So many people fall for this bushwa that news reports call GREEN products and GREEN MARKETING a “growth industry.”

Flashback To An Earlier Marketing Craze

Buying these products does nothing more than provide a simulacrum of alleviating the problem. It adds up to nothing more than feel-good poppycock; puffery designed purely to separate us from our money while providing the illusion of taking beneficial action. Marketers spend billions getting us to think that buying those baubles and gimcracks from them allows us to do a good thing. This is a shuck, achieved with flimflam and deception. A con game. In short, it is pure Madison Avenue. Remember back in the 1980s when the advertisers relentlessly hawked OAT BRAN – exploiting the FEAR of fatal heart attacks? Everything had OAT BRAN in it – until the craze was proven baseless. Oat bran… same as today’s GREEN-this and GREEN-that. Only now instead of your heart, they throw the whole damn planet at you. Marketers can always find something to pull of their hats to scare us into spending money… Exploiting FEAR is their sole job. Let go of this fear and you kick the pins out from under their scam. Until the next Oat Bran comes along.

Don’t. Be. A. Chump.

 

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Men! Are you LICENSED TO CARRY? 

Yes, we all agree that Sexual Harassment of women is a very real thing that must be stemmed. But now Sexual Harassment has become a euphemism for rape. And we get such idiocy as this comment from NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio: Let me be clear, every single person who has the courage to come forward with a sexuaharassment complaint deserves to be believed.” No investigation? No trial? No questioning of the complaining witness? Allegations are now taken as fact simply because the alleger has… a vagina? That is the sign of a Witch Hunt, men, and now we see open season on The Pernicious Pale Penis People. Everything bad… is YOUR fault.
Sooner or later, some poor schnook is going to be attacked for… carrying a concealed penis in his pants. You know that’s coming.  So men: why be at risk of getting charged with carrying a concealed penis? To forestall such lunacy, here’s the OFFICIAL CONCEALED CARRY PENIS PERMIT! The permit will fit in your wallet, so don’t EXPOSE YOURSELF to trouble! Never leave home without it… the card, that is.

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END THE FEAR!

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The classic 1919 book now reissued with new introductions by Rev. E.M. Camarena, PhD. There is no reason to live your life in fear! Wake up to the way orthodox religion & Other “Powers That Be” control the population THROUGH FEAR! An invaluable treatise, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to lead a free, independent life. A life WITHOUT FEAR! While some people will no doubt be offended and shocked by this book’s stance against organized religion seeking to control our lives, while those who use fear themselves will attempt to squelch this book, by misrepresenting the contents and belittling it, this book bravely exposes the way the manipulators of fear seek to hold onto power by any means necessary. Beware of those who would mislead you about this! Fear is all they have and they will use fear to stop YOU from reading this liberating book. The new introduction puts the book in its historical context and shows why it is still relevant today.

2019 PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR!

January 1, 2019

Yes, I am already ordaining Products of the Year. And no, I have not been paid for this.

The Pernicious Pale Penis People

First of two items selected, is a nifty little thing now necessary for all men in this current age of Neo-Puritanism where the least little double entendre tossed off at a party by a man can lead to life-threatening consequences and INSTANT labeling as a SEXIST RAPING monster. Thanks to the new crop of Mrs. Grundy blue-noses and politicians who take the pandering position that ALL ALLEGATIONS ARE FACT, we are headed back to that 1970s perverted form of faux-feminism that labels all heterosexual activity as rape – and worse yet, the age-old Madonna/Whore complex. Anything a man does can fall under this insane rubric developed by NY Times film critic Manohla Dargis: RAPEY. Yes, the John Wayne character kissing the Maureen O’Hara character in The Quiet Man strikes this bizarre person as, well, look what she wrote: “It’s exquisite; some might call it rapey.” Employing the FOX “news” trick of claiming that “Some People Say” in order to hide a writer’s own opinion, Dargis attempts to distance herself from her own statement. It is that whacky.
This sexual insanity happens in America every couple of generations. It is nothing more than America’s perverted version of the fictional Vulcan time of 
PON FARR but in reverse.

Yes, we all agree that Sexual Harassment of women is a very real thing that must be fought. But now Sexual Harassment has become a euphemism for rape. And we get such idiocy as this comment from NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio: Let me be clear, every single person who has the courage to come forward with a sexual harassment complaint deserves to be believed.” No investigation? No trial? No questioning of the complaining witness? Allegations are now taken as fact simply because the alleger has… a snatch? That is the sign of a Witch Hunt, men, and now we see open season on The Pernicious Pale Penis People. Everything bad… is their fault.
Sooner or later, some poor schnook is going to be attacked for… carrying a concealed penis in his pants. You know that’s coming.  So men: why be at risk of getting charged with carrying a concealed penis? To forestall such lunacy, here’s the OFFICIAL CONCEALED CARRY PENIS PERMIT! The permit will fit in your wallet, so don’t EXPOSE YOURSELF to trouble! Never leave home without it… the card, that is.

FEAR FEAR FEAR!!

 

No doubt about it, the Powers that Be, through their highly paid “news” readers, among others, want us all to live in a state of never ending fear – it is a control thing and it is not new. Only the means of disseminating the fear have changed.
Using fear – coupled with hollow patriotism – to manipulate people was satirized in the play and movie THE MUSIC MAN. Look at the way the con-man whips up fear among the ignorant people and then leaves them hanging. Later, he will propose a solution. One that will, of course, line his own pockets. Behold!

Interestingly enough The Music Man takes place in 1919 – a time in American history steeped in fear. It was the age of the Palmer Raids, about which our school children are never told. It was the time of excruciating fear of… RUSSIA. As the book says, “there is nothing new under the sun.”

Also from 1919 come this little book that exposed the methods used by The Powers That Be to keep us in a constant state of fear so we may be easily controlled and, to mix metaphors, milked like mullets.

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The classic 1919 book now reissued with new introductions by… guess who (Ok. By ME!).
There is no reason to live your life in fear! Wake up to the way orthodox religion and Other “Powers That Be” control the population THROUGH FEAR! An invaluable treatise, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to lead a free, independent life. A life WITHOUT FEAR. The new introduction puts the book in its historical context and shows why it is still relevant today as it was ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO when first published. Because they are still doing it today. This is a direct quotation from a New Year’s Day 2019 email from that supposedly Maverick/Liberal/Socialist politician Bernard Sanders about the 2020: “Not to get you too nervous, but the future of our country and the world is dependent upon which side wins that struggle.” What the hell is TOO NERVOUS? This is a scare tactic, pure and simple. And it is a clear sign of grandiose thinking. THE WORLD DEPENDS ON THE ELECTION? Grandiose thinking is a prime symptom of Narcissistic Personality Disorder – a term bandied about all too often today but one that is exemplified by that inflammatory statement from Comrade Sanders.

We still need UNMASKING FEAR.

As one reader notes: “By resurrecting and presenting again this slim volume ‘Unmasking Fear’ Eliot Camarena, along with his perceptive preface, exposes and dissects fear, this most useful tool in a propagandist’s playbook. In this small book are big ideas that show a clear but narrow path to developing the necessary attitude and finding the necessary tools to rip the mask from the face of fear and place it where it belongs: Firmly. Under. Foot.”

Ok. I’ll keep going. Another reader notes: “Please, everybody! Grab up a copy of UNMASKING FEAR! and read it! Why? This book explains in crystal clarity HOW and WHY unconscionable individuals and organizations saturate others with FEAR every single day, which tactic is not new, it’s been going on as long as people have been thieves and hungry to steal the freedom and goods of others. This book was penned in 1919, and while the clothing styles have changed, the innards remain the same!”

To read more from these readers, click the book cover image above.

Do yourself a favor and read this book.

How You Got Played – A Message To Gullible New Yorkers

December 18, 2018

Of all glad words of tongue or pen, the happiest are these “I TOLD YOU SO!”

Back when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ignored the NY State Open Meeting Laws and subverted the public review process to ram through his same-sex marriage bill, many people cheered him. They cheered, even though Cuomo abused his power, because Cuomo did something they wanted. We too supported same-sex marriage (it’s a simple matter of equal protection under the law) but we opposed the underhanded, sneaky, and illegal way in which Cuomo did it. And at the time, we issued a gardyloo to the people who supported the criminal methods employed by Cuomo: “If you cheer Cuomo for subverting the law to do something you like, don’t come crying to us when Cuomo subverts the law to do something you don’t like. And he will.”

So here we are with the Amazon deal, a corporate giveaway deal in which Cuomo made a secret agreement behind closed doors without any public review to give the richest company in the world AT LEAST THREE BILLION DOLLARS of our tax payer money. The details were worked out in secret and we still don’t know the extent of the agreement. Why not? Because as parties to the deal, NY Gov. Cuomo and NYC Mayor deBlasio actually – unbelievably! – entered into confidentiality agreements with Amazon. You know, the kind of deals that Pres. Trump’s lawyer just got sentenced to three years in jail for proffering to women.

Worse than last time, Cuomo was so heartily emboldened by the cheers for his duplicity and deceitfulness, that along with ignoring the NY State Open Meetings Law, this time Cuomo completely avoided the Uniform Land Use Review Process. Under ULURP, as it is called, the process must go through rigorous public review. Key participants in the ULURP process include the Department of City Planning, the City Planning Commission, local Community Boards, the Borough President, the Borough Boards, the City Council, and the Mayor. And every step of the way with ULURP demands rounds of public hearings at which citizens are given ample time to speak. We had none of that.

Why did Cuomo feel comfortable ignoring ALL public participation in a massive and costly new development? That’s easy: All this happened with the Amazon project because so many people encouraged Cuomo to violate the Open Meeting Laws when it came to their own pet legislation. You, the people who cheered Cuomo over his stealth ramming through of same-sex marriage, told him by your applause that you approve of his dictatorial, despotic, imperious, underhanded methods. You should have demanded that Cuomo obey the law back then. Instead… you EMBOLDENED Cuomo to violate the law this time and to do it in an even worse manner.

To add insult to injury, the subterfuge in the same-sex marriage case that so many people cheered… was not even necessary. The Supreme Court soon made same-sex marriage the law of the land. And they did so PUBLICLY. Not in the sneaky, sly, unethical, dishonest, and devious way that is, clearly, Cuomo’s Way.

At the end of November, NY City Council Speaker Corey Johnson had this to say about the secrecy surrounding the Amazon deal: “I don’t think there is any defense to subverting the public review process.” This statement, of course, is in blatant conflict with Johnson’s position when Cuomo subverted and sabotaged the public review process for something Johnson supported. In fact, at the time Johnson praised Cuomo’s furtive, sneaky wheeling and dealing to ram through the Same Sex Marriage Bill: “Cuomo is a master player at the inside game,” Johnson noted back then, praising the governor.

So to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and everyone who, in 2011, encouraged Cuomo to violate the law and in fact cheered him for doing so: THANKS. The admiration you showered on Cuomo when he broke the Open Meeting Laws EMBOLDENED him and led to his doing it again – but this time he did it in a bigger way and with something you don’t like. And now you have the nerve to act outraged because Cuomo subverted and undermined the Amazon process? Where the hell were you with your outrage when your outrage was needed?

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BTW: New Yorkers, it is now clear that you are not the only chumps so easy to sucker. It turns out we were also right back in January when we said that all you people across the nation who signed the phony IMPEACH TRUMP petition promulgated by billionaire Tom Steyer got played for saps. Not only did Steyer drop the whole thing after millions of people signed on, gleefully giving him their name and address, but now it turns out that – as we said at the time – this was all a ruse to get a voter list to hit up for donations in an upcoming presidential run.

Early this month news leaked about an ANONYMOUS ad for campaign aides that ran on the website LinkedIn. Those ads got traced right smack back to good old Tom Steyer – who needed that gaggle of petition-signing suckers in order to launch his 2020 run for the White House.

All you who signed his petition, watch your in-box over the coming months. And see what you brought down on us by following someone who traded on your Trump Derangement fears. Steyer was someone you never even heard of, but you supported him because he played on your jejune liberal fantasies of impeachment. You fell for Steyer’s bullshit because you stupidly believed that anyone claiming to be the enemy of your enemy is your friend. It’s a game that works every time. So the next time some billionaire pops up from nowhere and acts all “resistance-y” about people you dislike, try paying a little more attention to the motivation. We see now the hazards of a politically untested billionaire running a campaign based on playing your emotions. The proof of that sits in the White House right now. So for the 2020 election try this for a change: THINK.

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Want to start on the way to freeing yourself from people who play on your fears? This book was written 100 years ago, but it still holds true today. I wrote the new introduction that sets the book in its context as I show how it applies to the current reign of terror in which corporate media keeps millions of people. This book bravely exposes the way the manipulators of fear seek to hold onto power by any means necessary.

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Accusations Do Not Equal Proof: Remembering Horace de Vere Cole

September 20, 2018

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   After reading the recent words of many people who somehow have come to believe that a mere accusation constitutes proof of guilt – not to mention the truly bizarre statement from Prof. Anita Hill about the accused party bearing what she slyly calls “the burden of persuasion” – I find myself remembering one of the all-time great object lessons in justice.

   Horace de Vere Cole has gone down in history as the British “Master Pranksman” of his day. He famously pulled off many stunts, including the notorious Bunga Bunga/Dreadnaught hoax of 1910. In that caper, Cole managed to get himself and a group of friends aboard a British war ship while all wore preposterous “disguises” and claimed the status of foreign diplomats. Take a look at a picture from that incident: We see the very proper looking Cole, 29 years old, on the right in the top-hat:

   See that small bearded “guy” on the left? There we see Cole’s friend Virginia Stephen who would later achieve literary prominence as one of the most important of the modernist 20th-century authors: Virginia Woolf.

   Though Cole pulled off many stunts in his heyday – like winning a bet that he could shut down all traffic on Piccadilly (one of the widest streets in London) for a half hour – to me, Cole will live forever because of the creative way in which he gave a lesson in reality to a “law and order” crackpot. It happened in London in 1911…

   Cole had an old friend, at the time a newly minted 30 year-old conservative member of Parliament, named Oliver Locker-Lampson. Much to Cole’s annoyance, this man repeatedly barraged him with the inane, and frankly stupid, idea that people charged with a crime did not need a trial because… the police only arrest guilty people! So why, Locker-Lampson, believed, waste money and time on something as unnecessary as a trial? The police, Locker-Lampson simplistically insisted, just do not arrest innocent people. To Locker-Lampson, in a bravura feat of circular logic, the arrest itself constituted all the proof of guilt anyone needed. This attitude deeply rubbed Cole the wrong way, and no matter how Cole argued the point, Locker-Lampson would have none of it.

   So Cole hatched a plan… a plan the makes me think of this splendid quotation from Dr. Seuss: “Then he got an idea! An awful idea! THE GRINCH GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA!” Across the gulf of time, I can almost see Cole smiling that lusciously wicked Grinch Grin…

   One afternoon, as Cole and Locker-Lampson completed a friendly luncheon date at a London restaurant, Cole “impulsively” challenged Locker-Lampson to a race on a London street; a short sprint outside the restaurant over to the next corner. To sweeten the deal, Cole agreed to give his friend a 10-yard head start. Locker-Lampson accepted the challenge and the two left the restaurant. Unknown to the MP, as the pair went outside, Cole slipped his gold pocket-watch into Locker-Lampson’s coat pocket.

   Once out on the street, the race began. Cole stood by in front of the restaurant as Locker-Lampson took his 10-yard head start, but rather than run at the appointed time, Cole began shouting at the top of his lungs: “Stop! Thief! That man stole my gold watch!”

   Before the flabbergasted MP knew what happened, a policeman grabbed him and placed him under arrest. Turning to Cole for aid provided Locker-Lampson scant comfort. Cole remained blissfully silent as his friend and he made the trip to the police station where the great champion of “law and order” vainly and loudly declared his innocence. Eventually, Cole ‘fesssed up and that settled the matter. In the minds of the police, they’d just endured yet another Horace de Vere Cole dido, such as London had so often experienced. And yet, this particular jaunt had meat on the bone. It imparted a strong lesson about rushing to judgment based on a simple allegation and one piece of possible “evidence”. One hopes that Cole’s friend learned that lesson.

  Today, sadly, many Americans – including the vaunted law Prof. Anita Hill and NYC Mayor de Blasio – have yet to learn this simple lesson in justice. And now we live in a nation clearly less James Madison and more Joe McCarthy; a world in which mere accusations – provided they fit one’s personal political prejudices – must be regarded as fact. If this travesty continues, America can look forward to a truly nasty ride over the next few years. History shows that in times such as this, a time of rampant fear, anger, and cowardice, things always get worse before they fade away. Until the next time. We always have a “next time” because of our national amnesia. The ghost of Joe McCarthy counts on it…


UPDATE: regarding the Kavanaugh claim, among the thousands of words I have read and heard, I note two words nobody utters: “unsubstantiated allegation.” The crux of our system consists of what you can prove, not what you believe. Faith-Based justice went out with the Salem witch trials. Liking a person and agreeing with that person’s politics, or not, has absolutely nothing to do with it.

FURTHER UPDATE: December 10, 2018 – Big Bad EEEEEEVIL justice Kavanaugh sides with Planned Parenthood. Article HERE

Laugh All You Will… Giuliani’s Right Again

August 20, 2018

    Remember the last time everyone laughed at Giuliani? It happened when he said that conflict of interest laws exempt the president. As it turned out, when the laughter and derision died down, that Giuliani stated the law correctly. The president, vice-president, members of congress, and federal judges do indeed enjoy exemption from these laws.

    And now, leaving the field of legalities, Giuliani has stirred the pot once again by making a statement that any freshman learns on the first day of Philosophy 101: there is no such thing as THE truth. That this seemingly controversial declaration comes as a shock to TV news media personalities does not surprise me. Over the years, I have spent a great deal of time with TV news media personalities and I assure you that these people will never get hounded by MENSA to join up (unless that elitist crowd needs publicity). Further, they have almost no awareness of the world outside of their studio and their insular community. In conversation, they display a glaring ignorance about the very events they purport to cover. On the whole, only one thing interests them: getting ahead in the TV news media personality business.

What Is Truth

    Did you ever play the party game of telephone? Then you know that the simple act of saying something and having people repeat it to others inevitably results in the message getting hopelessly garbled. Does that mean the people who change the message deliberately lied? And this happens at a party under stress-free conditions. Let us begin with the basics: Truth consists of that which people agree on as real. Any trial lawyer, such as Giuliani, can speak of the sheer unreliability of eyewitness testimony. As testimony goes, it always ranks as the least dependable evidence available.

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     People who think they know “the truth” of any matter have closed minds. They comprise the fanatics of the world. Talk to somebody who… KNOWS and you will see what I mean. Such people confuse what they believe with truth.

     Four or five people can relate quite different accounts of the same incident without any of them lying. All can tell the truth as they see and understand. No two stories may match up. Yet the people do not lie, nor do they speak mistakenly. We all understand the world around us through the filter of our prior experience. We each determine truth based on what we know and bring to the event witnessed.

    “There is no such thing as the truth. The world does not exist independently of those who witness it. Because the world exists precisely between the world and its witnesses. Just as the sound of a drum is the relationship between a striking hand and the drum skin. If there is no skin on the drum it doesn’t make any sound.” Alan Watts, philosopher. Watts goes on to discuss the indisputable relationship between the seen and the one who does the seeing.

    I knew a person outraged by all the prostitutes parading brazenly in my neighborhood. He saw them everywhere. One evening, I took a walk with him. He grew more and more outraged with every block. And soon I saw clearly that he saw any young woman in a short skirt as a prostitute. This man knew the truth. No matter what the situation, he always knew. And he continued this way right up to the day of his suicide. He simply could not live in the world he saw. His truth killed him.

    Believing in the existence of an objective truth makes as little sense as believing that photographs show reality; that pictures don’t lie. Only a fool, a religious fanatic, or a lunatic will claim to have a perfect and completely objective memory combined with unerring skills of observation. People who know denounce all who remember things differently as liars. They know that only a liar will contradict THE truth. No other explanation can suffice for the absolutists who know THE one and only truth. Think… Capt. Queeg.

    Getting back to legalities and testimony, consider the courtroom oath. While the text will vary from state to state it includes, in almost all cases, a variation of an imposing question that asks if the witness will swear that “the testimony which you will give to the court, in the issue now trying, shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

    When asked if you will deliver such testimony, the correct answer is, of course, NO. Such an oath sets an impossible standard. Nobody knows the whole truth. We only know what we experienced and even then we color it to fit our own concepts and feelings. To reply to such a question properly, we can only promise the court to answer questions honestly and relate events as we recall them.

    Try this: Go to a party and then, a year later, ask everyone who attended to tell you what happened at party. See what you learn about the party… Now imagine asking the same people about more important events under the stressful conditions of a trial or an official interrogation or deposition.

    Giuliani makes a completely valid and time-honored point – and to deny it says way more about the people who laugh at him than they may wish to reveal.

 

 

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We Already Have A Space Force

August 10, 2018

Yes, we have a Space Force. It’s called NASA.

Look at JFK’s moon-shot. Does anyone think that was all about putting people on the moon? It was a military program run by a German nazi.

All that technology, from satellites to rocket boosters, were about developing missiles for nuclear warheads.

All the early astronauts were military people.

And if people think GPS was devised just to give them directions to the nearest IHOP, they need to have some strong coffee.

Were people angry and scared of NASA? No. We made heroes of all those people.
Give a nazi a Coke® and then he’s “A-OK.”

Wernher von Braun, director of the Marshall Space Flight Center

I knew – extremely personally – the man at General Electric who invented the lethal Satellite/Missile Guidance System that gave us the benign GPS in our car.

It was always about militarizing space.

While past presidents hid that, Trump once again shows the world exactly what kind of people we, as a nation, are.


Madness in the Method

August 5, 2018

Don’t mistake the method… for the goal. 

If you see your method as capitalism, go for it.
If you see your method as socialism, go for it.
I view methods as a boat used for getting us where we think we need to go.
But once we get there, we no longer need the boat. We leave the boat at the shore.
So why cling to the boat?
Why must people work at getting others use their method?
One must feel terribly insecure about a method if they need everyone else to use it.
Zealots and missionaries reek of insecurity.
Look:
If I stand in New York City and want to get to Nebraska, I go west.
If you stand in Los Angeles and want to get to Nebraska, you go east.
Two opposed directions, yet we both arrive at the same place. The place we both felt we had to reach.

Clinging to the method, after arrival, makes no sense.
We get to Nebraska and stop. We have arrived.
Fighting for one’s method as THE method leads to frustration, anger, and lunacy.
You will never get that, so why fight for it?
It takes a special ego-mania and arrogance for anyone to claim their method as THE method for everyone else in the world. By feeling this way, the cultural missionaries put themselves between a rock and a hard place – with nowhere to go.

The method serves you… you don’t serve the method.
USE a method. Then discard it.
Clinging to it and then demanding others use it leads to disaster and bigotry.
Don’t mistake the method… for the goal.
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People who cling to a method do so out of fear. Having grown accustomed to rowing their boat, they fear abandoning it and just LIVING. We see a perfect example of this in the millionaire who struggles to become a billionaire. Why? Fear of abandoning the method that led to millions when one can have billions. They arrived long ago but still paddle the boat endlessly.
Mass media promotes fear on a large scale.
They use fear to keep people on edge, so they will continue viewing and buying their products. Fear forms the basis of almost all advertising. Fear of failure… fear of unpopularity… fear of appearing “old-fashioned”… fear of looking old. Fear puts us at war with our own body. Did you know that the Weight Loss Industry is America’s only growth business with a 100% dissatisfied customer base? Fear does that.
Break the cycle of fear!

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Great Freudian Slips In History…

July 3, 2018

I have searched and searched for this for many years. It seems to have gotten scrubbed from history. 
In June of 1968 all hell broke lose in Chicago at the Democratic National Convention. When facing reporters, the mayor at the time, Richard Daley, tossed it off with one of the most revealing Freudian Slips of all time.