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Why I Simply Cannot Trust Any Media

September 3, 2018

I am going to be very busy the next few weeks; I have got to get to work promoting my e-book and perhaps complete another one (to be marketed and sold through Lulu—it will NOT be a free PDF e-book): a different perspective in the Prodigal Band series, primarily for young adults (meaning no cussing and no sex scenes!). And other stuff. So I am posting this today.

I have a few media sources I trust, reasonably, even if I don’t agree with everything posted. These sites don’t practice the “click bait” game, at least as far as I can tell. And they don’t post stuff by click bait artists either, as far as I can tell.

Because most—not some, not much, but most alt-right and alt-left and alt-media in general cannot be trusted to post real news. Their articles or videos all have a semblance of truth, but truth is not paramount for these sites. They want your clicks for Google Ad-Sense or whatever “monetization” purpose, and they want your money.

 

I do hope folks realize there is NO ‘DONATE’ button on this site, or on my OmegaBooks  or blog,  which is about my books. And just why am I giving away for free an e-book it took me over two years to complete? Before one says, ‘because you know nobody would buy this book because you aren’t a bestselling author or celebrity and no one has ever heard of you, that’s why!’ let me say that I am giving this book away for free because I want to. Now, if I want to sell this book, I’ll just reconfigure it, take stuff out and put other stuff in, get an ISBN and Library of Congress copyright, re-format it and sell it on Amazon or Lulu or both!

 

I am NOT after anyone’s money! I maybe the only person I know that NEVER sought after money above anything else—now, if you want to read about people who desire money above all else, read the free e-book Free PDF E-book The Prodigal Band  ! I have enough money, thank you, and have done my homework so to speak on issues regarding money should I need it (in other words, medical costs—which is why I live fairly close to Mexico! If Medicare and Medigap won’t cover whatever, I’ll just get it done south of the border and be able to pay for it with savings. Mexico, BTW, is where I got all of my dental done before dental insurance became an option—Ojinaga, Mexico, right across the border in my neck of the woods; their dental work was excellent, at least as good as what could be gotten here.) And, also, BTW, I finally broke even on book sales last month. How many self-published authors getting books printed ever broke even? James Redfield, author of ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ may be the only one—and his church actually covered most of his costs! (According to what I read, member of his church—thousands of people—were ‘encouraged’ to buy this book and his other books.) To my knowledge he is the only best-selling self-published author before the digital age. And the only reason it took me so long to ‘break even’ was because I foolishly got too many copies of my first book printed. On my second book I made a small profit in the first year, 1998.

I try to be as truthful as possible and if I am wrong I’ll admit it. I write what I write here because sometimes I have to say/write something, about something.

For the most part I prefer to write fiction, which, IMHO (except for this blog, which is mostly my opinion, hopefully backed by facts), is what is mostly reported in the media of the world—fiction. The fictional novels I have written are based either on my research or on factual events or pop culture “news” I have read in books and magazines. And for the most part, what I read on click bait news sites or see in videos is, as they say, ‘fake news.’ And that is the right of the news poster. In terms of non-fiction, though, I want the truth, not click bait!

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Don’t Judge, Lest You Be Judged

June 10, 2018

Jesus , my Lord and Savior, said those very words in some Gospel, don’t remember which one. And these words by the only Man Who never lied are words I need to take to heart, truly.

Because sometimes on comments, regardless of issue within the article,  I can be judgmental, thinking I’m right and the author or commentor is wrong, or being snarky or sarcastic or “offensive” to the one I am commenting about.

While writing posts about Tommy Robinson and his ridiculous arrest I made some off-hand comments about ‘maybe Benjamine Netanyahu should bail him out’ since Robinson is an avowed Zionist. Well, that really set off the writer of the article–I won’t mention her name, and she’s not a Brit, by the way, but American, and writes for Investment Watchblog–who “begged my pardon,” said “you don’t know me but I know you,” (as if she was trolling for an Intel agency, Mossad perhaps?) and, last but not least, told me, “God have mercy” on my “soul.” Well naturally I replied to that with “beg your own pardon” and other screeds, but also warned her about her own Zionist position, being (likely) a Gentile as well as a woman, with a warning about her need to read the Talmud.

Now this post is about judging others, and, screed or not, she sent me a message I needed–though I was being snarky, I should not have been snarky just because Tommy boy is a Zionist (folks, if he wasn’t a Zionist, I would not have been snarky!). For Robinson is likely a Zionist ONLY because he hates Muslims (well, maybe not all Muslims, but Muslims in general, and is a self-described Islamophobe), not because he loves Jews or the Talmud or is a Christian Zionist. But I really don’t know why he called himself a Zionist in some videos. So right now I am asking my Lord and Savior Christ to keep me from temptation to be snarky to Zionists, Christian or otherwise.

As for the writer of the post I was snarky to, I have apologized to her. Whether she cares if I did nor not, is up to her.

Here is why folks tend to be judgmental about other folks. The judgmental person opposes a political party or religion or ethnicity or race or sex or class or job position or societal position or celebrity of another person (that’s right–we really shouldn’t even judge celebrities, no matter how depraved we think they are….that’s just one message I give within my Prodigal Band series. )  So that judgmental person verbally or otherwise attacks someone just because of that COLLECTIVE that person belongs to.

Few articles by anyone speak to that point better than Julie Bindel’s post here., about grooming gangs that are generally made up of Pakistani Muslims, where she says that these “groomers” don’t do it because they are Pakistani Muslim, but because they are evil persons. Yes, she actually wrote this SPOT ON–these men do it NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE MUSLIM! Let me repeat that–BEING MUSLIM DOES NOT MAKE ONE EVIL! Good on Julie Bindel!

In my previous post I did my best to skewer Talmudic Judaism, because in its hatred of Jesus Christ, the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF FATHER GOD whom these Talmudics claim to believe in–not because of their evil attitude toward Gentiles and Christians. But here is the thing. I did NOT skewer Talmudic Jews, or any Jews for that matter. I have also bad-mouthed Islam, especially its treatment of women. But I have not bathmouthed Muslims. I have even excoriated Christian Zionism as well as Christian Identity, but, because I hold Christians to a higher standard, I HAVE excoriated Christian Zionists, and perhaps Christian Identity as well (because they tend to be racist as well as anti-semitic.). But in a later post I did repent of excoriating Christian Zionists–after all, I used to be one!

In my (not always) humble opinion—and remember these are opinions–the reason so much back-biting happens in comments online is collectivism–you don’t like a comment because the comment seems to be coming from someone you think is a member of a collective you don’t agree with. And NO TOPIC anywhere gets the kind of backlash as comments to articles and posts dealing with either politics or religion. It is not race, class, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, or status within society that garners the most hate-spewing, but either politics or religion–or both.

And, folks, aside from any position I imagine Christian Zionism holds toward Palestinians in and outside of Israel (now, really–do most Christian Zionists really favor genocide of Palestinians? I do have my doubts!), and aside from what I suspect their real feelings are about Jews (do they really want two-thirds of the world’s Jews to be slaughtered just so they can be ‘raptured’? I have my doubts here as well), my biggest issue with Christian Zionism is that it is so damned political! CUFI, Christians United for Israel headed by John Hagee, is a POLITICAL organization, not a religious one. AIPAC, largely supported by Christian Zionists, is POLITICAL, not religious. Now a Christian Zionist can believe whatever he or she wants to believe, that is between he or she and God.

But when you mix politics and religion, you are making for yourself a toxic brew. And, as I finally figured out, mixing politics and religion can really make one judgmental!

Don’t judge, lest you be judged.

A Reminder–Re-Posting Articles From Both Blogger Blogs

September 7, 2017

Some of the most recent posts to Truth Not Heresy and Something Happening Here have been re-posted here as Google, which owns Blogger, is now in censorship mode and has caused me all sorts of “security” issues making it very hard for me to even post now blog posts on the two blogs (plus it is forcing me to use a username and password I would rather not use PLUS has deleted an e-mail account WITHOUT PERMISSION! Don’t you just love Eric Schmidt?

So, if you want to see older articles, click these links–

Truth Not Heresy

Something Happening Here

Plus I will be signing up for a “Premium” WordPress domain-named website so I can upload my latest novel I have finally finished, “The Prodigal Band,” so one can download it FOR FREE! But if you want to pay for it, a shorter version will soon be posted to Amazon Kindle. I will let folks know when that happens here and on the domain site, which I will link to here when that happens.