I just watched the HBO documentary about Scientology. To those people who don’t know what this is, let me provide you with a definition from Wikipedia:
Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard (1911–1986), beginning in 1952 as a successor to his earlier self-help system, Dianetics. Hubbard characterized Scientology as a religion, and in 1953 he incorporated the Church of Scientology in Camden, New Jersey.
Scientology teaches that people are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature. Its method of spiritual rehabilitation is a type of counselling known as auditing, in which practitioners aim to consciously re-experience painful or traumatic events in their past in order to free themselves of their limiting effects.
For some reason, I didn’t find the cult, ahem, religion and its surrounding circumstances weird.
That’s because the weirdness is and has been around us. Instead of addressing the scores of issues, I want to keep it simple, the theme of this blog.
Here’s a bit of something that’s not getting media exposure: militant jihadists who are currently destroying history in Iraq and Syria even today. Watch it here They recently blew up a 3,000 year old historical site in Syria, Nimrod, including works of art as part of their initiative towards “cultural cleansing.”
What do you think they’ll do to our society?
Yet, we MUST be tolerant of intolerance. In the US, we openly allow Sharia law and it seems no one talks about “genital mutilation” which has been allowed in the US since the late 1970’s (with the proviso that a medical doctor is in attendance).
I find this rather fucked up.
Even more so, when Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President. At first, I thought it was a joke, almost as funny as Jeb Bush running for President.
Alas, it’s not.
Here's a piece in the New York Post written by Maureen Callahan, “A breakdown of every scandal swirling around Hillary."
Now, I’m convinced more than ever that Hillary will be elected President. But, don’t fret - I’ve a solution:
The average crow is more intelligent than the average American:
They think out of the box, are innovative and don’t follow any party line. And we may find these birdbrains a significant improvement over who’s currently in office.
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