Will the Real God Please Step Forward

Will the real God please step forward

by Britt Michaels

October 08, 2007

Revised: January 08, 2015

Throughout history, there have been many gods but is there A God? [We have a bad habit of misusing superlative comparisons.] We’re not very good at grammar. Commentators say “… is one of the best teams in the league.” To be correct, it’s either ‘one of the better teams’, or, ‘the best team’; however way ‘best’ is defined.

Let’s first look at the semantics of language.

‘Best’ is the superlative case. There is only one ‘best’. Supreme is synonymous to ultimate or greatest. ‘Supreme’ is the superlative case. There can be only one supreme being, or God. The old Greek and Roman societies had patrons, or gods, for most any occasions. Crops, the seas, war, backgammon ….. The Catholic Church thought this a real neat set-up. The use of many gods though, clashed with the First Commandment. The hierarchy got around that by using tricky wording: calling their gods, “patron saints”. Probably were lawyers.

A (one) God would have manifested himself the same to all new tribes during the dawn of civilization. Instead, each new group came up with its own god. Why different gods if there’s only one God? Gods are the invention of man.

Each society in its early development, as to even today, had to devise laws and morals to survive. Otherwise, without controls, the society would break down, into rival factions. Tribal leaders realized this. Human controls, such as police and jails, for example, wouldn’t be enough. Some higher form would be needed.

Since ‘God’ hadn’t shown his face, or even a sleeved arm with a finger pointing out a cloud, one had to be invented. Tribes were small and isolated from each other in those early days. Since there wasn’t a common God, each tribe would have had to invent its own god. Humanoids were pretty thick in those days. They were easy to manipulate. (Actually, they still are.) ‘God’ had to be a physical force. Strong enough to control. Plain enough to see. Acts of Nature, like active volcanoes, thunder and lightning and forest fires were good starters.

These were strong forces. Though easily visable, it was hard to grasp and understand them. Though survival tactics were the primary activities, there was always enough time for tomfoolery, thievery, debauchery and other non-social activities. The tribal leaders saw the morals of their community disintegrating. Hence, the need for the invention of a ‘Supreme Being’. The rest is history. Some ‘gods’ aren’t really gods but we treat them as such. Celebrities, the almighty dollar and twinkies, to name a few.

Epicurus was an ancient Greek philosopher (341 – 270 BCE).  His philosophy on the existence of God, and of death:

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?  Then he is not omnipotent.

Is he able, but not willing?  Then he is malevolent.

Is he both able and willing?  Then whence cometh evil?

Is he neither able nor willing?  Then why call him God?

On death: Death is the end of both body and soul, and should therefore not be feared.

 © 2007 by James M. Britvich All Rights Reserved

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Controlling the ‘Gimme Gimme’ Crowd

Controlling the ‘Gimme Gimme’ Crowd

by Britt Michaels

(Su) 12 October, 2014

Controlling the ‘Gimme Gimme’ Crowd

Too many ‘gimme, gimme’ recipients are in their third or fourth generation. They crank out new recipients every day. They are stifling the economy in the present, and the future of our country. It’s time we break the chain of the free loading group. We need some draconian measures to weed out these vermin from our society. Those receiving handouts, without having to work for them, should have all second, and upward generations of those on welfare, rounded up, like cattle to be branded — and sterilized.

There will be a lot of snarling and gnashing of teeth over this viewpoint. First, by the current recipients. They want their Halloween goodie bags filled forever. Second, cries of racism will be spewed. Forty % of births in America are babies born out of wedlock. Most of these 40% are white. (How many are second generation, or higher?)

Further, Nazism will be sputtered out in protests. The Nazis intent was to annihilate the Jews, not limit their numbers of growth.

This is too drastic a solution, you say? Well, let’s look at other options. Curtailing the benefits that encourages this behavior. Welfare payments, extra free food stamps, housing payments, heating bills in winter, free phones, etc. Yes, but what chance has that of happening in congress and state legislatures. Right, almost none.

As an extension, this practice can also be used on illegal immigrants; along with elimination of free education, especially higher education, free health care (except emergency), automatic American citizen on birth here, etc.

The federal government wants to shift financial responsibility for care of illegal immigrants. L.A. County has 1.1 million of these illegals. How many tomato and watermelon pickers do we need? Many, if not most, are after the free benefits from government. They’re as lazy as our homegrown gimme, gimme crowd. Nuts to them!

Until we acquire the attitude of Newscaster Peter Finch, in the movie “Network” —  “we’re not going to take it anymore!” — we will never rid our problem of freeloading illegal immigrants. We must stop allowing illegally born babies to automatically becoming citizens of the USA.

Correct way to get rid of the illegal immigrants — have them leave of their own volition. How? Two ways. No handouts, such as free education, food stamps, medicare, money supplements …. They’ll get the hint the USA isn’t an easy touch any more.

Second way: No automatic citizenship, for illegals anchor babies born here — including their parents.

Instead, we are allowing low education, low skilled illegal immigrants to enter and assimilate into the American landscape, ignoring the need for educated illegal immigrants to flow over our borders. This is like making a sauce using inferior products. Remember the old computer analogy, GIGO – Garbage In, Garbage Out? That’s what we’re getting here with these low level illegals.

The Spanish group ”La Raca” (The Race) should be changed to “La Racista” (The Racist).

In 30 to 50 years, the children and grandchildren of the ‘gimme, gimme’ crowd are going to stomp on their family’s graves; shouting, “What have you done to our freedom and economy. We now have a degenerate lifestyle because of your selfish and self-centered greed”.

Their mission accomplished, the Liberal Democrats will jump and clap with glee.

[Below notation is unverified. Similar statements by several Australian PMs are also unverified.]

On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia: “In Russia, live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination’. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first, observing that the minorities are not Russians.”

The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a standing ovation for five minutes.

That’s the attitude we need to develop here in America, and around the world.

© 2014 by James M. Britvich All Rights Reserved

“Sticks and Stones . . .”

Sticks and Stones. . .”

by Britt Michaels

(Su) August 10, 2014

Sticks and Stones…”

When I was a kid in the ’40s and ’50s, if someone called us a name, we had a natural comeback.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”

I don’t remember the last time I’ve heard that said in public.

The liberal press and politicians have disintegrated that saying. Now, you must be made to feel guilty for even hinting at applying a negative image towards one of their icons.

It’s gotten so, that we can’t criticize anything or anybody, that the liberal elements of our society deem ‘sacred’. It’s about time that we take back our free speech, attitudes and actions towards expressing our thoughts and words to the level of 50 to 100 years ago.

One of those icons is the Islam religion. If we make a fearful expression of their religious practices, and their demand for Sharia law operatives, we are said to be fearful of them and claim that we are Islamophobic.

You’re damn right we’re fearful of radical Islamic jihad groups. You kill groups and individuals who do not think and act like you do. Well, nuts to you diaper heads! Why do you always cover your heads and faces?   So you always have a hanky handy?  You know, biblical lepers covered their  heads and faces.  They were embarrassed about their condition.  You too?  

We should start treating these jihads like the mad dogs that they are.  So, call me an Islamophobe.  

“Sticks and Stones . .  . .”

In a July 4th parade this year in Nebraska, mocking Obama, a float depicted an outhouse as the Obama Library. Shouts of racism were screamed out against the the driver towing it. A colored woman with a young daughter was furious, saying this was the worst case of racism she has ever seen. She apparently hasn’t heard any of the racist ramblings from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, over the years.

If Hillary Rotten Clinton, or some other woman gets elected president, we’ll go through the same racist/sexist rhetoric suffered during the current occupant in the White House, that these thin-skinned ‘victims’ cry about. How long will this last? Don’t know; but we should go back to having only white men as presidents and vice-presidents until these crybabies grow thicker skins, and can take criticism like the rest of us.

Of course, the big rage now in the press and Hollywood is about Queers. Stars coming out of the closet. Sports-queers and sports-dykes going public. Sometimes, I think these closet-queers just make it up, to enhance their careers.

If you make a negative or ambiguous comment – condemnation will beset you from all corners of the universe. Ask Tony Dungy about his remarks of the St. Louis Rams drafting Michael Sam. Dungy has reaped the scorn of sports writers, because he has become an icon in professional football.

Dungy said that this will be a distraction, not to his teammates or front office, but from the media attention. I disagree with this sentiment. Watch the cries of sexism towards queers if Sam doesn’t make the cut to be on the Ram’s squad or some other team on opening day. If the Rams cut him, there will be pressure from the press, game announcers and the NFL office for some team to pick him up – just to show the country our heart’s in the right place. Nuts to that.

Do I hate queers? No. Whatever you want to do in the privacy of your home, is fine with me. I just don’t want to be hammered about it in the news and public airwaves. I’m not going to change my attitude towards them. I’m not going to be made to feel guilty about not accepting the new norm of tolerance towards any deviate behavior now flaunted as forced acceptance. Neither should you.

Deviate behavior suck-ups in society have attacked dissidents unrelentingly for decades, for two reasons. First, to give the current dissident his “40 lashes” for speaking against the new standards of tolerance; second, to instill fear into anyone else considering in joining the fray against the current bombardment.

Will I get flack from these comments? Probably. Do I care?

“Sticks and stones . . . .”

© 2014 by James M. Britvich All Rights Reserved

Wanted: Assertive Men

Wanted: Assertive Men

by Britt Michaels

February 18, 2008

(orig. publishing date)

Women keep looking for good men to have as boyfriends. They claim that they can’t find any. Wonder why? Look in the mirror. Unless you’re a vampire, you’ll see the answer.

 Western society has catered to women for ages. It has put them on pedestals, and in doing so, has turned them into spoiled brats. Women complain that men are all jerks. All men aren’t. A lot of women are.

 Look at movies, TV commercials, and other sexual competitive roles in life. If a woman asserts herself against a man you’ll get a pumped raised fist great! Have a man stand his ground to a woman, and he’s a sexist.

Take Valentine’s Day. Men are admonished in ads not to forget or chintz on gifts for the woman in their lives. They’ll pay havoc if they do. How many ads did you see or hear warning women about the trouble they’ll be in if they neglect the man in their lives? Right, zero.

Women, you wonder why you’re not treated ‘with respect’? You have to express respect in kind. You must give to receive.

Women have grown to be selfish by society or maybe it’s in their genes.

Another element in this excessive display of pompous behavior has to be attributed to the SOWs (Sorority Of Whingers). On the surface, their cause is of equality. Nuts to that! They have used tactics to effeminate men. Since the early 60’s, their goal has been to make men woozy beings. They have done this making men embarrassed to stand up for their beliefs. The SOWs have decreed any man asserting himself as a sexist. This has caused most men to buckle under that threat. (Note: black racist have used the same tactics, with equal success).

Some men have overreacted to these tactics, by becoming jerks.

Women play games. Say they’re not interested in money, car, type of jobs…. That’s the first things they ask you about.

© 2008 by James M. Britvich All Rights Reserved

I Hate Sports

I Hate Sports

     by Britt Michaels

    December 17, 2007

   (orig. publishing date)

Now, I really hate sports. Cream rises to the top; so does scum. While we have good role-model players in the public eye, we have too many scumbags in most major sports.  I am quickly losing interest in them. Reading the sports pages, including standings is going to be a thing of the past. The Mitchell Report on Baseball’s Steroid and Drug Use closes the door on sports for me.  Though the conclusions aren’t final, enough has surfaced to show drug use is rampant in baseball  which we already knew. (As well as in football and track and field.) Will the whipping posts come out for public flogging?  Hell, no. George Mitchell suggested players not be punished.  Hoping the commissioner, Bud Selig, will think and act differently.

I’m glad I’m not a child or teenager in today’s world.  When I was young, we had lots of sports heroes in baseball (and other sports).  Ted Williams, Stan ‘the Man’ Musial, Warren Spahn, Willie Mays, Micky Mantle, and many, many more.  Name one players of today for every five in the old days, having the  high-caliber of professionalism, on and off the field.  Most teens would say, ‘who cares’, and go back to their video games or read about squirrelly entertainers in the news du jour.

I haven’t checked “Wheaties” in a while, to see who they put on their boxes nowadays.  I would think they’d be hard pressed finding any of our current ‘heroes’ (including those in the entertainment field) not decked out in prison orange uniforms.

Many deny drug use allegations.  Some cowards, like Roger Clemens, use someone to speak for them. Some are assertive of their innocence. Then, when confronted with conclusive evidence of the allegations, they put on their pre-made hair shirt, and have a news conference. Also last week, Marion Jones, the darling of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, finally fessed up to her misdeeds, (while Johnny Ray’s “Cry Me a River” is wailing in the background).  So, athletes of both sexes are culprits.  They don’t cry. 

I’m sick of these bastards lying to us.  Especially to the children and young adults (teens).  How are they to become pillars of society, when supposedly adult role-models around them crumble to dust with drug use, killings, thievery, cheating, drunken driving habits ….. One cause: sports figures and entertainers make way too much money. I do not advocate a limit on their income. It just seems the more money most of  them make, the sleazier they become. That’s my observation.  Maybe it’s just me.

© 2007  by James M. Britvich  All Rights Reserved

The Mexican Invasion

The Mexican Invasion

by Britt Michaels

November 12, 2007

(orig. publishing date)

On May 5, 1961, the first American astronaut (Alan Shepard) entered space. Three weeks later, on May 25th, President Kennedy, in a public speech to a joint session of Congress, announced a goal for America. To land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. What a bold plan!

Many many problems had to be overcome: rocketry technology, handling weightlessness, lunar crafts, communications, heat transfer and a zillion other things; all with little experience of former projects to use as a guide. We also had a very unsophisticated computer system compared to what we have now. The fire on January 27, 1967 on Apollo I, killing all three astronauts, was a real setback. Not until October 11, 1968, did we send up astronauts back into space. Did we have the will and fortitude to persevere in overcoming all these obstacles?

You bet! In a little more than eight years, on July 20th 1969, we watched on our TV sets, the Lunar landings by Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin. (Michael Collins stayed on board Columbia, fending off attacking Martians.)

We now have another alien to fend off. A real and far more insidious one. The Mexican Invasion. The Liberals and the Bush administration have cutesy names for them: temporary workers, undocumented ‘citizens’, guest worker program and any other euphemisms du jour. Let’s call them what they really are: illegal aliens, unlawful trespassers, border hijackers, or just plain law-breakers.

Illegal immigration. Define the problems: Irresponsible actions by congress over the years has led to the influx of too many Mexican law-breaking immigrants. Too porous border securities of our borders, both north and south. Newborns born on our side of the border become automatic citizens. The adults get rewarded by gifts for breaking our immigration laws: free medical care, “illegal driver’s licenses”, free education including higher education. If the stakes keep rising to get their vote, eventually we’ll give them free housing, (if we haven’t already), eventually getting coupons for free burritos and on and on into infinity.

Why are business and politicians catering to these law-breakers? Cheap labor and expensive votes. Whose paying for all this? American citizens. That’s why they’re expensive votes.

Both major parties have their primary reasons for not attacking the problem. The Republicans want the cheap labor for many of their constituents. Democrats want the votes by loading up on give-a-way programs; even to use unlawful tactics of letting these non-citizens vote.

Watch out! Keep alert of the tactics they’ll try in this year’s general election (November presidential).

We really don’t need this cheap (illegal) imported labor. We have enough here in America, if we just use it. Free-loading welfare recipients. Let’s enact laws that force them to work for their crust. Politicians will cry ‘racism’, lack of compassion and inconsiderate. Let ’em. They don’t shout those terms over law-breaking Mexicans cheap labor. One other benefit of using our own citizens. They speak English!

When Mexican law-breakers cost us more than what we earn from them, they become a millstone around Uncle Sam’s neck. The renegade Mexicans take more than they give. Mexican leaders demand compassion from us. Let them clean up their actions on their southern border before admonishing us.

What can we do to solve this massive problem? There’s a lot less barriers to this situation than there was to the space program of the ’60s. We, as citizens, must demand a quick solution to this situation.

Declaring amnesty isn’t one of them.

What can Congress do? First, discourage those here from staying. All monetary gifts are to be rescinded immediately. This includes welfare, free medical treatment (except emergency treatment in ER from shotgun and knife wounds, usually suffered while committing a felony), all forms of free education, and other ‘income’ we don’t know exists to them. No driver’s licenses to these border outlaws. Without these privileges that many American citizens don’t get, they’ll get the hint that they’re not welcome here. Immediately, like today, pass a law that prevents a birth to an illegal, from becoming a citizen automatically. Word will get back to friends and relatives back in Mexico, that we’re not an easy touch anymore. Notice that all the border-bandits are from the lowest class of their society?

As far as building “The Fence”, let’s find some ‘can-do’ guys out there in the business world who relish real challenges, and solve massive problems. Henry J. Kaiser, developing new techniques for mass production, built the ‘Liberty’ cargo ships in WWII. Though the normal time to construct was 30 days, some were done in about 10 days. One was finished and ‘out the door’ in less than five days.

The massive fires of the Kuwaiti oil fields during the Gulf War in 1991, were estimated to take up to two years to extinguish. All were extinguished within eight months after Hussein’s retreating army set them off. The primary fireman was Paul “Red” Adair of Houston, and his crew.

Don’t say it can’t be done it can. When there’s a will, there’s a way.

© 2008 by James M. Britvich All Rights Reserved

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