process of reorganizing my personal print book library – as compared to DaLimbraw Library online – I discovered
an old favorite – Cliffs Notes on the Old Testament (as well as the New). I had
used it years ago, but I was now curious as to its contents, particularly in
light of my learning process in the last 10+ years. So I began to read – and
was hooked – I am now about half way through the OT. Why was I hooked?
immediately, one thing jumped out at me. Since Cliffs Notes combines not only a
summary of the biblical content of the books themselves, it does so with a
historical perspective as to the author’s life, civil rulers, religion, culture
and economics involved – and of course, the politics of it all.
approach the bible and God only from the perspective of ‘You and me, God’, it
is easy for us to forget that the bible and God are real – the bible is real
history and God rules the entire universe. In many ways, history (both secular
and biblical) is empirical evidence of the reality of both – whether one
believes it or not. The question is not belief – it is about what is reality –
in other words, what are the facts!
As I read
the Cliffs Notes on the various writers like Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, etc., that
one thing I mentioned earlier was the fact that all of these prophets had the
same complaint – the rulers and their ruling class associates were oppressing
the common folks – repeatedly in every era. At times, I thought I was reading
the articles which I often post in DaLimbraw Library – NOW!
changed! And it is occurring as we speak today. That includes God’s warning
that justice will prevail eventually and destruction will follow – and it did –
history proves it!
It is not a
secret that history repeats itself – but how many folks know their history? So
where does the problem lie?
rants | Essays in Idleness - DAVID WARREN
For a new
generation of reactionaries, old printed books can provide a way to preserve
the culture and knowledge now being systematically “re-curated” (i.e. censored
and physically destroyed) everywhere I look.
But of course I meant
small private libraries, that will have to be hidden from public view, and
guarded against electronic penetration; not the extravagant starchitectural
wonders that pass for “highbrow” among people who never formed the habit of
become a lost art. While useful to show us how to fix a faucet - we do not learn
to think critically by watching videos. And don't get me started about reading comprehension.....!!
“This is one of the reasons we founded Castalia Library. It
allows every subscriber to take on the role of those monks who saved so much
human knowledge from the rise of the Dark. Given their censorious behavior, do
you really believe Google Books and Amazon and other converged institutions
aren't going to systematically eradicate those books that they find
"problematic" for one reason or another?”
people have read this - Virus
That Isn’t There, Genetic Sequencing, and the Magic Trick - By Jon Rappoport
empirical evidence from our grocery shopping alone, most people are getting
their ‘news’ from DaEveningNews. As Mark Twain said in his day: “If you do not
read newspapers, you are uninformed. If you read them, you are misinformed!”
of magic tricks - Of
Two Minds - Everything is Staged
All the staging is a means to an end, and
everyone in America is nothing more than a means to an end: close the sale so
the few can continue exploiting the many.
How and why
is all this possible? “Most
human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most
important of all the lessons of history.” – Aldous
wish it were not so, but most human beings seem incapable of critical thought
regarding how history follows a cyclical path due to human nature retaining its
flaws, weaknesses, vulnerabilities and fortes throughout history. We
believe we have advanced because our inventions, discoveries, and technology,
but the desire for wealth, power and control over others still consumes a
sociopathic portion of mankind who tend to rise to the top through any means
TURNING ELECTION YEAR CRISIS – The Burning Platform - Jim Quinn (Text only)
So now what?
Generation War Comes to a Theater Near You | Chronicles - By William Lind
- As the
late Jeffrey Hart wrote, the modern age began when Western men discarded
metaphysics and said, in effect, “We are no longer interested in questions of
ultimate meaning; from now on, we care only about the physical world.” From
that time onward, a focus on the practical defined modernity. Out of it came
ships that could cross oceans and navigation to guide them; steam power, then
electricity, medicine that allowed Western men to live anywhere in the world;
and, by the beginning of the 20th century, world domination by the Christian
We threw away that
domination in three great Western civil wars: World War I, World War II, and
the Cold War. Now, the West is just one contending culture among many, the
state to which the West gave birth is failing everywhere, and the questions of
ultimate meaning that modernity discarded are returning to haunt its
Can the times be
redeemed? Probably not, but as men of the West, we must try.