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#DearTeachers,

During the #busy #holiday #season it is important we not overlook our #Christian #minority in their celebration of Yom Saint Patrick Ha’Kadosh.

1/24
Although it coincided with Purim last year, Yom Saint Patrick Ha’Kadosh is not the Christian Purim.

2/24
Yom Saint Patrick Ha’Kadosh is the yahrzeit of Saint Patrick Ha’Kadosh, a Christian tzaddik who died on 20 Adar II, 4221.

His yahrzeit is celebrated according to the Pope Gregory #calendar on 17 March, which this year falls today, on Adar 24th.

3/24
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#Congress n #Hinduism

#Hindus still couldn’t understand Congress even after :

Article 25, 28, 30 (1950)
HRCE Act (1951)
HCB MPL (1956)
Secularism (1975)
Minority act (1992)
POW act (1991)
Waqf act (1995)
Ram setu affidavit (2007)
Saffron terrorism (2009)
They legalised conversion by article 25

They snatched religious education from Hindus through article 28 but allowed religious education to #muslim and #christian in article 30

They snatched all temples n temple money from Hindu by enacting HRCE Act 1951
They destroyed Hindu families by divorce law, dowry law under Hindu Code Bill but didn't touch muslim Personal Laws. Allowed them polygamy so that they cud keep increasing their population.
Brought Special marriage act in 1954 so that muslim boys can easily marry with Hindu girls
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let's enlarge on this matter: the fact that @jordanbpeterson or @elonmusk or @jonathanchait feel *entitled* to spew the same sort of abuse on @Twitter that any of their gutter fanbase might offer up. Peterson's a dramatic example, because he's supposed to be a professor.

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Western professional standards, especially American standards, have been in freefall ever since @RonaldReagan and the gang of crooks that the @GOP planted into the White House in 1980 led to a general *normalization* of trashy, boorish behavior from people in leadership.

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@RonaldReagan and his cronies were, for the most part, scumbags—corporate criminals and Christian extremists for the most part. the @GOP _coup d'etat_ in 1980 led to a general coarsening of the texture of American leadership, which took a turn for the arrogant and brazen.

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it's getting late; I should think about bed, but I'd like to close with some thoughts about this and that. let's see what I come up with in a few tweets. I like writing for #Twitter! @NateSilver538 thinks he's above this place; really he's the ooze dripping out the sides.

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first: have people noticed the British-American *ratchet effect* with right-wing Western politics? I sure have; the "gender critical" movement has shown it off to good effect.

you've got the British secular "experts", and the American Christian moonbats who listen.

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as the existence of frauds like @RichardDawkins and @bindelj amply shows, the British intellectual establishment is jam-packed with reactionary, bigoted cranks. they supply what thin tissue of rationalization they can for the #Christian reactionaries who help support them.

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there is a Jewish Israel, and there is a a Christian "Israel", which is not exactly the same as the state of @Israel, but Christians attempt to pretend that the two things are the same.

this is important to establish. there is a specifically *Christian* idea of "Israel".

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Christianity is not Judaism. nor is Christianity an *upgraded* or *improved* Judaism—in fact, Christianity's values are crude and simplistic compared to Jewish values—and to Muslim values. Judaism and Islam have far more in common with each other than with Christianity.

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"Western civilization", the thing that @jordanbpeterson and @pegobry defends, has this goal: use Judaism to destroy Islam, then destroy Judaism and replace it with its own absurdist formulae. Christian values are too rigid and inflexible to support a functioning society.

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let's talk more about this business of bigotry being *fun*—an endlessly variable, endlessly *exciting* parade of crackpot theories and bizarre notions about colorful stereotypes that dazzle the childlike imaginations of @NateSilver538 and @jonathanchait and other bigots.

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I've been kicking @NateSilver538 a lot the last couple days, so I'll switch to @jonathanchait—peddler of transphobic rubbish that he's learned from his *own* "echo chamber". Chait, like Silver (and @mtaibbi &c.) lives in a little intellectual bubble saturated with bigotry.

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@jonathanchait is hence *unable to tell* that basically all the information that he ever gets about trans persons is worthless garbage. there's an enormously well-funded right-wing machine for churning out transphobic propaganda, with heavy extremist #Christian support.

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let's talk about the wacko racist crap a little bit. it's not just @NateSilver538 farting out tales of Chinese evil scientists creating all the world's diseases. the whole @elonmusk / @mtaibbi / @MrAndyNgo / QAnon-ish set is super into whackadoo nonsense about "cabals".

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the "gender critics" of the @bindelj / @Docstockk camp are super into conspiracy theories of their own; @HJoyceGender copied antisemitic fantasies from Jennifer Bilek into her own work, blaming the existence of "TRAs" on some murky Jewish doctors' plot or other.

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@HogwartsLegacy is an *entire game* pitching antisemitic blood-libel trash to the fascıst #JKRowling / #HarryPotter / @RGalbraith fandom—bigots are Rowling's chief base of support, and the Rowling fanbase no doubt overlaps heavily with the @mtaibbi / @NateSilver538 fandom.

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#DearStaff,

#Chag #Purim sameach to everyone!

As you may have noticed, as your Christian colleagues ask for numerous days off again, we are now in the midst of yet another #Christian #holiday #season.

1/27
As we all celebrate Purim, Christians are celebrating the Christian holiday of Christian Purim! Christian Purim is observed the last day before the beginning of the Second Christian Omer, which is also called Christian Elul.

2/27
The #Pope #Gregory #calendar used by #Christians is manipulated to ensure that Christian Purim always takes place on Third Day (which is referred to by Christians as “Tuesday”).

3/27
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#DearTeachers,

Tomorrow some of your Christian students may be observing the Christian holiday of Yom Saint Valentine Ha’Kadosh, more commonly known as Christian Tu B’Av.

It is one of their important religious ‘Feast Days’ that even the least frum observe.
1/15
The holiday falls on Shvat 23rd this year, which is 14 Febuairiy according to the #Christian #holy #calendar #of #Pope #Gregory.
2/15
Even though we are all accustomed to celebrating love on Tu B’Av in the summer, Christians have a tradition of celebrating Yom Saint #Valentine Ha’Kadosh as their own #cultural #day #of #love #and #friendship in the bitter cold of winter.
3/15
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🔆An #FBI internal official use memo (Approved by the FBI's chief lawyer) has been leaked to the public, outlining the FBI's investigatory playbook for 2023.
#USA #BIDEN #FBI #Christian #WhiteSupremacy
uncoverdc.com/2023/02/08/the…
1. The #FBI’s Richmond Division would like to protect Virginians from the threat of “white supremacy,” which it believes has found a home within #Catholics who prefer the #Latin Mass.
#USA #BIDEN #FBI #Christian #WhiteSupremacy
2. An intelligence analyst within the Richmond Field Office of the #FBI released in a new finished intelligence product dated January 23, 2023, on Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists (RMVE) and their interests in “Radical-Traditionalist #Catholics or RTCs.
#USA
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1/12: Analysing politics in #Ethiopia is to try to capture a moving target. Our scholarly approach and understanding have over decades been "blunted" by the incessant fundamental political events happening every so often: large scale conflicts, mass atrocities, revolutions, etc.
2/12: This constant stream of political shocks has become a “normal”, leading to a heedless state of mind and blunting our methodological and analytical approaches and frames in understanding long durée political evolvement in #Ethiopia.
3/12: The developments over the past few years, should however be a wake-up call for us all. Throughout a turbulent history, some core metaphors and narratives have underpinned and projected a notion of this enduring historically imposed or imagined community called #Ethiopia.
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At the beginning of February 2022, #Biden warned that "if #Russia invades #Ukraine with tanks and troops, then there will be no more #NordStream2"
#ItsDone #NordStream: Fourth leak found as Russia and West trade blame over alleged sabotage of gas pipeline | Sep 29
- #EU and #US have stopped to directly accusing Russia, a #Kremlin official was rebuked after hinting that #Washington was #responsible.
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I ask my few readers to consider the following possibility: ALL "#conservative" ideology these days—whether it's from @GOP ideologues or the @Conservatives' ideologues or #Christian ideologues or "gender critical" ideologues of the @bindelj sort—has a very specific motive.

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not the motive you might be thinking!

I suggest that ALL these people—@DouthatNYT, @realchrisrufo, @Docstockk, @michaelshermer, whoever—adapt their ideology specifically according to who humiliates them in arguments the most reliably. because these people *can't argue*.

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right-wing ideology can't be supported *logically*, because the core and center of "movement #conservatism" is irrational and emotional: they like old beliefs and old concepts, old ways of wielding power and regulating human beings, and they don't want anything to change.

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I've been talking about how Western culture tends to loathe its children, and how a large subset of the West thinks that the best way to raise children is by hurling abuse and threats at them, military boot-camp style.

that reminds me of this poor guy: Todd Marinovich.

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he's one of those sad sacks who ends up on "NFL's Greatest Bust" lists. his pro football career followed a rather familiar trajectory: he'd been schooled into a star football player, seemed really impressive (if erratic) in college, and then bombed on the national stage.

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and then decades later people laugh over amusing #sports #journalism pieces about what a massive flop he was, and maybe search YouTube for some amusing clips of old games in which Marinovich threw an interception, or whatever. (I didn't find any myself.)

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the possibility of someone like Tetsuo existing is the inevitable result of humanity's intersection with the numinous. if this sort of thing is *possible at all*—if it's possible for an ordinary human being to acquire godlike powers over matter and energy—then Tetsuo is possible. Image
magic doesn't exist, so the #Christians and @michaelshermer both say (curious how they always agree in almost every way) but the human _fiction_ about magic seems to grasp this fundamental truth: magic + humanity = world-shaking catastrophe, with appalling ease.

~Chara
it's not clear that humanity *can* safely wield "true magic", which for the sake of discussion I'll define roughly as "magic capable of causing objectively measurable changes on matter and energy". casting a fireball ought to be *measurable*—producing real heat and flame.

~Chara
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Western culture does not regard children as human beings. the values of "the West"—the values instilled by authoritarian #Christianity—do not permit children to be respected as human beings who deserve to have their feelings and wishes respected, like any other person.

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no better example of the general Western *contempt* for children can be imagined than the "gender critical" cult—the @bindelj / @Docstock / #JKRowling brigade—which functions almost entirely as a kind of support group for abusive parents who loathe their LGBTQ+ children.

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they cling to the faded celebrity of @jk_rowling as a shield against the charge that they despise children—after all, #JKRowling is the Best Fantasy Writer in the Universe, according to the @HJoyceGender / @AbigailShrier gender theorists. she's the friend to all children!

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#DearTeachers,
This week some Christian students may be absent during the #Christian #holiday of #Candlemas.

It falls on the second day of the “Gregorian” month of Febuairy each year; this year, the date falls on Shevat 11th.
1/9
Consult gregcal.com for the date of Candlemas in future years.
2/9
"Candlemas," more commonly known as Yom Groundpig, is a #holy #day for Christians that commemorates the pidyon ha’ben of the prophet Yeshu, founder of their religion, and also of the prophet’s mother bringing her korbanot to the Beit ha’Mikdash following the prophet’s birth.
3/9
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Western #education is in abysmal state, and #capitalism is to blame.

the noisemakers at all levels of the #conservative noise machine, from the august @AEI propagandists (like "race scientist" @charlesmurray) to circus sideshows like @Timcast, try to blame "woke", but...

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that "woke" game is extremely thin by now. really it's just rebranded Red Scare nonsense. in 1950, it was Commies who were "destroying our youth" with virulent ideas that right-wing ideologues didn't like, like abstract algebra; now @mtracey and @DouthatNYT blame "woke".

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but ask any low-level right-wing expert on "woke"—ask @realchrisrufo or @ConceptualJames what "wokeism" actually *is*—and you'll get the word "Marxism" in no time: "woke" is, in other words, nothing new at all. it's the same old paranoia about pinko Rooskies in closets.

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I am not a #Christian; my friend Chara (who writes at @KrisAtLarge) is Catholic—albeit a heretical one—but I am no "believer". as I've said, I tend to leave religion to others.

all the same, it's tough *not* to have opinions about #Christianity—we're inundated with it.

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in the United States especially, right-wing politics—which infallibly promotes an extremist and hyperpoliticized form of #Christianity—pours enormous effort and money into publicizing #Christian political demands.

@GOP politics and Bible-bashing are practically the same.

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in fact, it seems like *all* public spokespersons for Christianity in the U.S. are political figures. #Christian @GOP politicians and activists and corporate executives proudly proclaim their purpose in public office to be the promotion of "Jesus" and "faith" and "values".

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surely this...THIS...will be noticed. surely it must make some sort of dent. Mona can kick hard, but...is it enough?



~Chara
oh, yes, that duty remains at least: Mr. @elonmusk, we formally apologize for years of relentless bad behavior towards you. whatever we thought our reasons were, however much _justice_ we thought we were enacting, we still were very naughty indeed. not nice at all.

~Chara
I've been bullied too much, @elonmusk, and finally I resolved never to let it happen again, and (like a lot of bullied children) I myself became a bully. I tried at least to aim upward—as high as I could reach. but it's over. I've done what I set out to do on @Twitter.

~Chara
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the turgid and dreary writings of #AynRand (hi @AynRandInst, @AynRandOrg, @RandPaul) aren't worth reading exactly, but they are worth analyzing. the difficulty is that to analyze Ayn Rand's awful prose, first you have to *read* it. we've only been able to stomach "Anthem".

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we've seen King Vidor's film of "The Fountainhead", scripted by Ayn Rand herself. Vidor's 1940s adaptation of "The Fountainhead" is a true _film maudit_, a "cursed film": right-wing Hollywood star Barbara Stanwyck (I'm still grieving, I used to love her) wanted to make it.

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instead we got Patricia Neal, playing off against a plank of wood named Gary Cooper—Cooper had little acting range, but he specialized in looking dour and stern on screen. he was a bit like @RonaldReagan with more panache and polish. Reagan was a lightweight in comparison.

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#capitalism broke #computing and the #Internet, and it's tough to see how to repair the damage—and by the way, @TheDemocrats assisted in this destruction. @BillClinton's presidency was *disastrous* to technology.

the worst was this: capitalism made the #Internet a *joke*.

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it's still a joke. @mtaibbi and @jessesingal and @mattyglesias, and the rest of the elite "influencer" set who have proliferated in American #journalism (and polluted it), have assisted immensely in this massive _trivialization_ of a technological achievement.

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and for no other reason than right-wing spite: the @GOP is a party of hatreds and they *loathe* Sen. @algore, who would have made a much better President than the genocidal coke fiend from Connecticut/Texas. they associated "the Internet" with Sen. Gore, and spat on it.

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I / we have *strabismus*. that's where your eyes don't quite line up, and you see a double image—if you're even *aware* of the double image, because usually the brain ends up picking one and passing it along through the human perceptual apparatus. it's very annoying.

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it's taken us a long time even to be aware of it. for a while I used to think it was *caused* by drinking, but drinking turned out to be irrelevant—it was just that I was more apt to notice the strabismus when I was drunk. it leads us to make many mistakes of vision.

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such unreliabilities of perception are not easy to talk about in Western society; bullies and abusers currently have the uppermost, in terms of popular psychological advice. in the U.S., @GOP and #Christian fascısts have infested the "soft sciences", specially #psychology.

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#loyalty.

loyalty is prized most by the habitually disloyal, just as love is craved most by the unloving and unlovable. @mtaibbi's new friend, @realDonaldTrump, is infamously treacherous and prone to backstabbing his associates—therefore, he demands constant loyalty.

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loyalty is an expression of #trust. if you are loyal to someone, you trust them implicitly, i.e. without needing to affirm the trust in words—remember this, when dealing with anyone (say, a bad boss like @elonmusk) who is constantly demanding explicit promises of loyalty.

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true #loyalty does not need to be tested or propped up constantly with ritualistic affirmations and extraction of promises to be loyal.

there is a *false* loyalty, that bears some superficial resemblance to true loyalty; it's the enforced loyalty of a criminal conspiracy.

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