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Sunday, February 26, 2017

How to spot "fake news" and "fake advocates"

also good idea to be up to par on how to spot fake woman's rights advocates, human rights advocates, religious freedom advocates and so forth.
Similar characteristics would be 1. consider the source of where they get their "morality" advice. Bible/synagogue/nature/owejea boards
2. Read beyond what they say. They say they love disabled children.....but yet they want to see down syndrome children aborted. They say they love the poor, but hate it when white trash women carry around bibles and thump it all the time.  They say they care about humanity and simplicity but they wouldn't want to teach people how to keep a cleaner more organized home.
3. Check the author. Does he or she have experience working with those types of folks. Would he or she give up his or her job and volunteer time to rescue?
4. What types of support are they using? Are they using distant Hollywood people with lots of wealth to back up their support system? Are they actually thinking about the effect of what would happen if a criminal ended up in their neighbor's home? Are they thinking of sharing time with the next door neighbor who is a widow and in distress?
5. Check the dates. Are they claiming that all people behave this or that way because of what happened 500 years ago? Do they actually know history of what happened 500 years ago?
6. Is there a joke? Do they mock at certain types of people while claiming to love other types of people?
7. Check personal biases. Are you more likely to favor this person because they don't use a bible? Are you more likely to favor that person because they know all the information about what happened during the crusades? Are you more likely to support that person because of their culture/heritage?
8. Consult experts. By the term "experts"......check with nature (preferably bible) first. How many people survived the flue without the flue shot? Child birth without assistance did actually happen in the bible. Check with actual "midwives" second. The people that have had to de-tangle umbilical cords off of 500 babies. Check with "OB proffessors" third. Oh...they know all about how babies are made, but disregard the humanity of why it is necessary to stop putting chemical laced birthcontrol pills in a woman's body and later pollute the water ways. She never told you that the healthy relationship with the father mattered in pregnancy did she......

Spotting fake news is about like finding the needle in the hay stack all the time.  Its not impossible if you actually want to do the dirty work.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Diversity good vs. bad

There are a diversity of opinions among people and this is because people have a diversity of ways of dealing with life and a diversity of experiences.

It is one thing to say that diversity is good, but then deny the reality that some people have wicked intentions in their heart in "diverse" ways.

It is another to say that diversity is bad, but then later admit that there is a reality in which people have a diversity of skills, temperaments from which to draw strengths in human dignity and gifts.

In essence, there are false forms of diversity, ones in which deny the rights for disabled people to speak their voice and opinion.  There are also false forms of diversity that admire qualities such as sexuality choices, but deny that abuse and neglect can happen among the people who do life "differently" than an institutional set-up.

I am all for diversity of ways of doing life, one man wants to live in a camper, another wants to live in a cob-home, another wants to live in a basic apartment, yet another wants to build a 5 story mansion.

I am all for diversity of race and nationality.  These things in and of them selves do not make a person bad.

I am all for diversity of foods.  Who knew that camels can produce milk and that black crow is edible food.

I am all for diverse sizes, shapes and ability of people.  Not every one is meant to be a rocket scientist.  Some people of average income love to study astronomy and nature.  Not everyone can raise 20 children, but some people of different political backgrounds have done so both biological and adopted.

The different fabrics and clothing choices among the different people are no match for comparison in whether a person is good or bad so long as they are not purposefully rated-x in front of young-children.

I am not in favor of poor character among the diversity crowd.  Essence of pride is distasteful.  Scorn is divisive. Ungodliness is putrid eventually.  Denial of violent behaviour which can brew even in the most pacifist community, is a denial that you are truly there to help the needy people.

Its bad to say you love Muslims but you don't want their heart to change to serve others besides themselves.  Its bad to say you love Christian beliefs but you don't want to investigate the real truthful ability of the person who says they are of the faith.

Essentially, the heart drives the person towards good or bad.  Are we cleaning out our dust in our selves, our pride filled intentions?  Are we there to say we want to help the poor but we really don't love the poor or we don't want to live among the poor?

Remember the Saul killed Christians (the first Christians) and Jews.....many first Christians were Jewish.  They listened to Paul teach on the Sabbath after he repented of his error.

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