Pay gaps

Right now, White men rule the world. Women are valued less than men, so women are paid less than men. Minorities are valued less than white people, so we get paid less.

None of this is right. It might be the way things are, and the way things have been for some time, but that doesn’t make it right!

Should we be pursuing some kind of class action to sue companies that discriminate in this way? After all, discrimination is against the law isn’t it?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46690212

Universal declaration of human rights, for some…

Here is an excerpt of an amazing article I found on The Black Agenda Report

Therefore, it is not a coincidence that the same year the UDHR was promulgated, Israel was born as a nation after it terrorized over 750,000 Palestinians into leaving their homes and territories, and Dutch white nationalists assumed power in South Africa, commencing the formalization of their system of racial apartheid, and is the same year both nations were welcome into the community of nations without much controversy.

Full text here.

Unfair prices!

I just read this article on BBC news:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46289853

I wonder why the people who make laws in this country believe it is right to allow the poorer people in this society to pay twice as much for goods, just because they can’t afford to pay for thier purchases all in one go.

Systemic unfairness and inequality is guaranteed by a system like this!

Theresa May & Brexit

I’m not a Tory and I don’t like Theresa May, but I do feel sorry for her! The villan of the Brexit shambles we are facing is the entire political establishment of this country who didn’t have the intellgence:-

Firstly to post the correct referendum QUESTIONS, because one question clearly wasn’t enough. Their are consideations for trade, currency, boarders and immigration, security etc.

Secondly, they didn’t have the honesty to focus on the real issues we needed to debate and just talked about the usual unsubstatiated political soundbites that would win votes.

So we’ve voted, and actually the Government don’t have a clear mandate, because there was no clear message from the public about the granular detail that a decision like exiting from the EU actually required.

The referendum was just like an add on to the real “villain of the peice”, David Cameron’s election bid, so he could say – “I’ve delivered on what I promised”. Yes he did but thoughltessly and without due diligence, leaving his successor with the most impossible political task to fulfil, and the country in a complete mess.

They say Labour can’t be trusted with the economy, they are all spend, spend, spend; but I am actualy scratching my head and struggling to think what we can trust The Conservative Party with? I’m pretty sure the are about to bring this country to a devisive, devision ridden, econimic ruin.

If Theresa May should resign, so should her entire party, or better still all of those useless people who get paid to make our country better, who are in fact ruining it!

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1049392/brexit-news-theresa-may-brexit-deal-bbc-news-5-live-EU

The evolution of same sex…

God created Adam [Hebrew: Adamah] and Eve [Hebrew: ishah], and since creation, procreation and the development of the human species has been through sex between a man and a woman.

God created laws to forbid sexual relations between people of the same-sex, it has to be said among other laws in this area; and in the Old Testament/Tanakh, specifically the Torah we read:

You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. (Le 18:22 CJB)

In the New Testement/B’rit Hadashah we read:

24 This is why God has given them up to the vileness of their hearts’ lusts, to the shameful misuse of each other’s bodies. 25 They have exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, by worshipping and serving created things, rather than the Creator—praised be he for ever. Amen. 26 This is why God has given them up to degrading passions; so that their women exchange natural sexual relations for unnatural; 27 and likewise the men, giving up natural relations with the opposite sex, burn with passion for one another, men committing shameful acts with other men and receiving in their own persons the penalty appropriate to their perversion. (Ro 1:24–27 CJB)

And:

Don’t you know that unrighteous people will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don’t delude yourselves—people who engage in sex before marriage, who worship idols, who engage in sex after marriage with someone other than their spouse, who engage in active or passive homosexuality… (1 Co 6:9 CJB)

Some people still believe the bible is unclear on what God is saying about lawful relationships between the sexes. Yahshua, although speaking about divorce, affirmed God’s original plan at creation when he said:

However, at the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. 7 For this reason, a man should leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, 8 and the two are to become one flesh. Thus they are no longer two, but one. 9 So then, no one should break apart what God has joined together.” (Mk 10:6–9 CJB).

At the end of the day, those who want to rebel against God, whether it be in this area, or any other – for there are many ways to rebel against God; yes, those people will do so. What can we do, pray for their repentance. When they seek light, don’t despise them but open the door of truth. It’s clear Yahshua came to save, to call people to repentance, to offer live – condemnation and judgment are not part of that offer, and as people who know the truth will be aware, this is an appointed time for condemnation and judgement, by the one who is appointed to judge.

Same sex couples have fought for their rights and freedoms for many years, and our society, which is more inclined to humanist tendencies than to uphold God’s word, is accommodating their desires. What is further down the line as society heads in that direction is pointed at in the following article, courtesy of BBC News.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45801043

So, two female mice can have babies, although two male mice can not at the present time. The success rate of this process which involves genetic manipulation is low, but in time science will improve it and reduce the risk of complications and negative outcomes. Even in this article by the BBC, they suggest that the process may be possible for humans some day! For me, that is a frightening thought. What perilous times await us! We have people who change their sex now, and it can be difficult to tell men from women! We have same-sex foster parents – what becomes of their children – did they choose to grow up with two parents of the same sex? What will happen in the future if two women, or two men can have a baby? That raises a whole new set of moral and ethical problems for both believers and non-believers alike.

Satan is at war to break all the conventions in God’s law to make them mute, to blind people to the light of God’s creation, His love and His plan of salvation for us. This scientific advance to allow the genetic manipulation of same-sex seed to produce offspring is another step down the path of causing spiritual, ethical and moral confusion for mankind.

16 Shots

Yes, Jason Van Dyke has been found guilty of second-degree murder for the shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014. It’s troubling that a police officer should shoot someone walking away from him, even though armed with a knife, at all, let alone 16 times.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/white-chicago-cop-convicted-murder-shooting-black-teen-181005180016197.html

But looking deeper at this, why do people have to carry weapons on the street? And what does this say about our society in terms of the continual fear some people find themselves living in, both from the common citizen, and the police?

Western spy mania?

So it appears Russia has been using technology to destabilise foreign governments like the USA, hack into sporting regulatory organisations that opposed Russia during the Olympics, and all of this seems to be the work of a small team of people who were, sloppy spies!

I find it hard to believe that spies who could achieve that level of sophistication could be so careless, and keep on them receipts for taxi’s and activate phones near the sensitive Russian GRU offices. Not only that, but their entire exploits were all conveniently held on a computer or set of computers that allowed detectives to link Russia to string of cyber-terrorism crimes. I’m guessing the password used to log on was something like vladimirputin, or moscow123!?

Something here just doesn’t seem quite right. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45746837 It’s all a bit too neat and easy isn’t it?

Of course, the law was made for others…

So America wants to ignore the ruling of the International Criminal Court over its alleged abuses during its war on terror, and now Britain will probably also want to ignore the ruling of The International Court of Justice regarding the Chagos Islands and Britain breaking UN resolution 1514, also known as the Colonial Declaration, prohibiting the break up of colonial colonies prior to independence. Reaction Life carries a good overview: https://reaction.life/mauritius-challenges-britain-icj-status-chagos-islands/

Al Jazeera carries another article here: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/mauritius-challenges-britain-claim-chagos-islands-icj-180903142332744.html

Why is it that colonial powers, and those who have completely over-run other countries have to perpetuate a war without end, not only physically on those who they seek to make their subjects, but also systematically, through a lack of justice, framing history from their perspective; always trying to show themselves as being right, when clearly they are wrong?

Pride and conceit will always foster injustice and inequality, and I feel as much as some nations believe they are at the forefront of fighting injustice and inequality in the world, they are actually the major causes of it. The laws that prohibit nations abusing the rights of other nations, it seems, were made for others to abide by, and not themselves.

America: above the law

The International Criminal Court (ICC), the court that investigates genocides and contraventions of international treaties relating to war, and organisation much respected by the majority of the Western World has been shunned by the USA once again, continuing the trend of the US administration keeping it at arm’s length since its inception in 2002.

The reason the US doesn’t want such a court to exist is obvious, it doesn’t want its own actions to be scrutinized under the spotlight. Indeed, the US has stated that it will bring sanctions against the ICC if the court pursues any US citizen for suspected illegal criminal acts. As Warren Bolton said, in quite dramatic language, the ICC is “dead to America”.

The rampant abuse by US troops and contract soldiers something that the US government wants covered up, there are many news sources that detail the effects of war, not just the immediate deaths and effects of weaponry, but also the long-lasting damage caused by weapons with heavy metals, causing cancers and damage to natural resources. This shows that the US government’s attitude to human rights stands in deficit to its hunger for the profits which war and the subsequent massive rebuilding projects bring its way. Surely this make even more sense when we consider the US is on the brink of withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council on the back of a poorly formed treaty encompassing disparate matters from human rights, climate change and rights pertaining to the sexual freedom of the LGBT community. I can’t help think that this treaty was deliberately hamstrung, loading into it a mismatch of ideals which in all probability will cause some countries not to want to ratify it.

Then when I consider that the US is loosening its humanitarian aid to the Palestinians, I am forced to look back at the history of the USA, and it strikes me that a country founded on destroying other people’s human rights with its genocide against the native American Indians, Trans Atlantic Slavery and the various discriminatory institutions that have sprung from that; that such a nation can never understand what it is to respect human rights, no matter how it paints itself on the world stage, that murky undercurrent and stench of iniquity will always find a way to break through.

America has not learned from its past, and is bound to keep on making the same mistakes again in the present and in the future. This abandoning of human rights principles and international justice should ring alarm bells all over the world. Who polices the police? With America appointing themselves as the guardians of the free world, what will we do as it seems all too apparent that their moral compass is off, and they refuse to have anyone to be answerable to? How does one conquer this power of self-righteousness, arrogance and conceit? Man might choose to form an alliance of nations that imposes sanctions on the USA and seeks to create new trade links with other countries in order to avoid buying from the USA. However, our God has his own way, to make the proud humbled, and as The Proverb’s state “Pride goes before destruction, and a proud spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:4).

The Guardian Article on ICC and the USA
BBC News Story on the UN Human Rights Council and the USA

Migrants, refugees and modern-day slavery

Are refugees and migrants examples of modern-day slaves?

When slavery first started, disunity was caused between free people to destabilise countries and make people vulnerable to be captured as slaves.

Today, arguably many nations are destabilised by foreign powers. People then are drawn into want and need because of a dysfunctional society. In its worst form, people are forced to flee their native lands to seek a better life elsewhere, and to cultivate that basic human need, to stay alive and live in safety.

Refugees and migrants, like slaves struggle to have their status recognised by their adopted society, they engage in hard and/or low paid work, they are often hated, abused and victimized.

I see the growing refugee crisis and movement of migrants across the world are symbolic of the rejuvenation of the power, or spiritual principality of slavery, manifest in a new form.

It is no surprise to me that The United States of America is chief of those nations causing instability in other nations. When people are refugees the children caught up in this are destined to suffer, not only upheval but the loss of their education, and therefore poor education and all that entails in terms of the potential limits on opporunities open to these children when they grow up, just further deepens the cycle of disruption, exploitation and pseudo-slavery.

It’s a cruel game those with power play, to lurk behind the scenes, carrying out their work, so they think, in darkness, devouring the resources of other lands, underpaying people in those lands for their labour to feed the capitalist system of exploitation where the profits on these resources are mostly earned abroad, thus creating poverty in those countries which have been exploited. Wars, destabilization, currency manipulation and extortionate lending all feed into this vicious cycle of devaluing people and lands as a tool to keep people suppressed, lacking the elements to truly define themselves, because they live under the definition of their oppressors.

When migrants and refugees take flight, many in power will complain about their influx, draft policies to “control” and help with integration, while knowing, but not wanting to admit, that the influx of these people into other countries is a natural consequence of capitalism and is needed to reinforce the notion that wealth, value and security are to be found in the lands of the oppressors. The sad fact it that a person who is less valued by the oppressor, can only have wealth, value and security in the doled out portions that the systemic, implicit mechanisms of control will naturally allow, even attempts to branch out beyond this predetermined way of life are likely to fall into stereotypes – the migrant footballer or sportsperson, black market trade, drugs; truly integration is the illusion of inclusion. To integrate fully is to deny oneself ones ability to truly define oneself, because the definition of integration is set by a people who, because of their pride, devalue and oppress other people to preserve “their own”.

4  “Look at the proud: he is inwardly not upright;
but the righteous will attain life through trusting faithfulness.
5  Truly, wine is treacherous;
the arrogant will not live at peace
but keeps expanding his desires like Sh’ol;
like death, he can never be satisfied;
he keeps collecting all the nations for himself,
rallying to himself all the peoples.
6  Won’t all these take up taunting him
and say about him, in mocking riddles,
‘Woe to him who amasses other people’s wealth!—
how long must it go on?—
and to him who adds to himself the weight
of goods taken in pledge!
7  Won’t your own creditors suddenly stand,
won’t those who make you tremble wake up?
You will become their spoil.
8  Because you plundered many nations,
all the rest of the peoples will plunder you;
because of the bloodshed and violence done
to the land, the city and all who live there.

9  “ ‘Woe to him who seeks unjust gain for his household,
putting his nest on the heights,
in order to be safe from the reach of harm.
10  By scheming to destroy many peoples,
you have brought shame to your house
and forfeited your life.
11  For the very stones will cry out from the wall,
and a beam in the framework will answer them. (Hab 2:4–11 CJB).

Why would a priest abuse a child?

This makes for very disturbing reading. Decades, even generations of abuse in the church, and the church knew about it and covered it up!

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/14/us/pennsylvania-catholic-church-grand-jury/index.html

4) For certain individuals, the ones written about long ago as being meant for this condemnation, have wormed their way in—ungodly people who pervert God’s grace into a license for debauchery and disown our only Master and Lord, Yahshua the Messiah. (Jude 4 CJB).

I don’t understand why abuse happens, and what mindset a person must have to want to abuse another person, adult or child, male or female? I say that on the level of just being a human being. Then the added to this we have people in the church, priests, who are supposed to represent the God of Heaven, the creator of all things, who lives in unapproachable light, who founded His kingdom of righteousness, purity and justice, and these people are practicing and hiding up such abominable conduct! Surely this makes people both in and outside of the church look on our faith with horror!

The reality is, people have to face up to the fact that we live in a wicked world. When people masquerade as being righteous, while living disgusting abusive lives, we can see those people have no heart of love for the people. Without love for others, how can we know God. The bible says God is love. The institutions that shields such people are also corrupt, whether that be the Catholic church or any other church or institution. The problem is, people are so conditioned to believe that these churches are the way, perhaps there are just bad elements in the church that need to be rooted out, they don’t acknowledge the concept of the integrity of an institution. We should judge institutions, like people by their fruit. The zeal of people in institutions should be comparable to those in scripture for rooting out sin, not with carnal weapons like swords and the like, but with the spiritual power which God says he gives to all who call on him in truth.

3) For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war in a worldly way; 4) because the weapons we use to wage war are not worldly. On the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds. We demolish arguments 5) and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah. (2 Co 10:2–5 CJB).

Don’t be mislead by people and institutions who do not live according to God’s Word, who hide their sin, for in hiding their sin, it becomes all the more part of them, rather than something that can be forgotten and washed away by forgiveness. A rot has to be cut out, or the wood treated or replaced, one can not treat it by hiding or ignoring it, as it will only get worse, until the wood has no use.

This is a wake up call to flee what is evil and cling to what is good! If the rot has begun in your church family or denomination and there is no one who is repairing the breach to rectify the situation, GET OUT, FLEE! Yahshua himself talked of this creeping nature of sin and unrighteousness, for he said to beware of the yeast of the Pharisees (Luke 12:1) which is hypocrisy, and doesn’t a little yeast spread through the whole batch of dough?