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Since we had you PO-TUS
We see life as a game:
Where it was fun once
My whole life has changed
All my friends either white
Or black, not the same;
Let me tell you
Since we had you PO-TUS,
Lies you daily feed-
Fixed the game already?

I’m gonna try and fix this
In every way that I can,
Let me tell you

I don’t need no fake news
Or games to wish away,
So you can hang on there
For ‘nother four years.

Since we had you PO-TUS
We lost it all for you!
Your lies don’t feed us
My whole life has changed:

All we have present, bah!
To say the least sucks.
Let me tell you
Since we had you PO-TUS,
What greatness you speak
Is our cryin’ shame!

 

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Mulla Nasruddin once called on Sultan of Al-rifi who once had a great collection of precious stones. As he grew older he ended with one big diamond that he stuck on his turban. When Mulla asked the old king how it fared the king said,” I am in danger of losing my head.” With a sigh he added, “I hate to lose it for a stone.”

Mulla could appreciate his problem. “I too suffer from the same problem.” The king asked for details and he said, “Much as I tried it simply would not. Stone in my kidney each day grows.”

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308 pages cover folly of man and it has come in so many shapes and forms. Divine Right of kings in practice finished off the kings except for a few. Then we had the Age of Enlightenment. All men are brothers, so it would have us believe. But are they? Reading this book shall give for those who think, a fighting chance to know the humbug nations dish out for public consumption.

New Millennium: in Praise of Folly explains how we separated from our ape cousins before our brains were adequate to know our left from right hand. Since then consumables and war have consumed so much of man’s energy and the book gives the reader an unvarnished look into his world.

What can you expect from civilization when man has no idea what it is to be civil? You saw it recently in Minneapolis when Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd for some nine minutes.  Systematic use of racists in the police to restore law and order so ethnic cleansing by other means is worked into nation’s Constitution must eat into its own vitals. What civilization are we in the West talking about?

For those who are interested the book is available through Amazon.com paperback or on kindle.

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““We are not prepared today,” warned one critic of Sen. Susan Collins referring to her vote when the swine flu emerged. “Let’s hope we don’t need to be.” I am sure Cassandra would have fully agreed. She spoke truly but it didn’t save the situation for people concerned.

The US was long riding the tailwind of her past. Capital, capital capital was all that mattered. What is wrong with it?

“Andrew Carnegie the Steel magnate and Philanthropist was once asked which he considered the most important factor in Industry, labour, capital or brains, replied: “Which is the most important leg of a three legged stool?” While discussing progress of modern man we may ask which takes precedence: Individual, Nation or Wealth?

Individual is the least divisible living component in the make up of a nation. Nation in fact is his creature. It is also a lie in real time of history since borders of nations have been rolled back and forth since settled time of human population. Balkanization in fact demonstrates how national identity can be played with and wars have often showed the kind of mischief a ‘national card’ is able to do.(Selected from the New Millennium)”

Pandemics just showed what a lie it was to gamble on a single card of wealth. There is only one life and wealth is only in health of people. Did GOP play politics with the present debacle or made worse?

Here is March 19,2020 report in The Daily Beast:

For Maine Sen. Susan Collins,, a lifelong Republican who believes in limited government, funding for pandemic flu preparations didn’t belong in the Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan. She lobbied hard to kill the money, and as one of only three Senate Republicans supporting the package, she had a lot of leverage with an administration desperate to show bipartisan support in a global economic crisis.

President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in February of that year. Two months later, in April, as a new influenza outbreak, H1N1, known as swine flu, got underway, Democrat David Obey, who chaired the House Appropriations committee at the time took Collins to task:

“Whether or not this influenza strain turns out to have pandemic potential, sooner or later some strain will. We are not prepared today. Let’s hope we don’t need to be.”

Where is the stockpile signed into a bill by Bill Clinton?  Only in name Not even a PPE!

benny

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Rule #1 Corona virus is no respecter of persons, their race color or belief. Social distancing and best known hygiene practices help.

For this reason opening nations despite of knowing possible mortality rates is playing into Covid-19. There can only be one winner in this unequal battle. Is it worth opening shops or beaches while virus are filling in crevices of street furniture, cracks on  the side walks? These virus do not live long on surfaces but continuous stream of pedestrians are keeping a continuous trail alive and are spreading. These pedestrians in their wake are leaving the virus  spread as well in all directions.

Rule#2 In a land of Covid- 19 play by the rules of the virus. No other way.

Rule #3  Tracking testing and prevention by a vaccine is the way a nation can win the battle. The virus has already mutated; if so why not genetically alter its ability to sow death on humans and animals?

Rule #4 When nations have ceased to advance scientifically they have lost their moral authority to be preserver of life forms on the earth. Man has lost it because of many mutations he himself have underwent in two millennium. His total preoccupation with generating wealth has skewed his balance. It is evident in the manner he set off weird climate and set off many species into list of extinct animals.

In terms of calamities no things have set right them. But people have. For instance,FDR showed he was a great President in the early 30s. It was one way the US proved their leadership. What do we see now?

Benny

 

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The  shearer picked up the first sheep from the line, “I love sheep so much I can think of my shears as extension of my hand”. So the sheep with a bleat happily settled on his lap and said,” Get on with it! ply your shears.” So began the fellow and the sheep felt the shearer had devil of a time, and he was sore all over.”So far you let your shears as a cut purse,” said the sheep sore all over.  The shearer went on with his shearing, Whenever he cut he stanched it with wool lying about, ‘Oh that was nothing!” The sheep could not endure any longer. ” first cut me as a highway man and then as though you were covering up your sloppy job; If it is wool you want let a real shearer do me.’

The shearer would have begun but the sheep jumped out saying,” If you do second time, it will be death of me. If it is meat Be kind enough to send me over to the butcher across the road. He knows his job well”.

Some are foolish to think their idle hands will improve if power is given to them. In practice they do worse and sooner the people kick them out, the land will be better off.

 

 

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The current Corona pandemics has once again brought American ire against China. US is certain that the China is the source of all the Pandemic fiasco. This reminds me of the the wolf who picked a quarrel with Wu Hu, the Lamb.  The wolf startled a lamb drinking from a stream. He said in an unfriendly voice. “Didn’t you start this pandemic?

“No I did not” Wu Hu said, ” You tell me what is this Pandemic ?

Wolf tried to explain what Corona was. “It is like Flue, It is a sneeze, a sniffle a gunk,” The wolf spluttered and all his cofefe in his word book were exhausted. He  snapped, “It is virus.”.

“I don’t get it, Mr. Wolf” Wu Hu said still perplexed. At this the wolf got hopping mad. In a rage he shrieked, “That is the problem. You set the Yellow peril going round the world, and you don’t take the blame for your negligence.”

“I am going to make you pay, real bad” The wolf said. “Dollars, Trillions of it,” He added.

“That is  the only way I shall be satisfied.” The wolf said in the end.

“But that will be against all international obligations !’ Wu Hu was aghast, “You will be seen as the most obnoxious wolf by all animals. High crime!”Wu Hu was certain.

The wolf let out a mighty laugh, “Me a criminal? It is fake news if I have my way.”

Now the President of the US is planning to make China pay up for Corona pandemics. Against this background here is some fact:”

China has steadily accumulated U.S. Treasury securities over the last few decades. As of December 2019, the Asian nation owns $1.07 trillion, or about 5%, of the $23 trillion U.S. national debt, which is more than any other foreign country.

Which way the wind is blowing, the reader may guess. If the world were a bowl of jelly! Blow Blow, Blow!

Benny

 

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The current Corona pandemics has once again brought American ire against China. US is certain that the China is the source of all the Pandemic fiasco. This reminds me of the the wolf who picked a quarrel with Wu Hu, the Lamb.  The wolf startled a lamb drinking from a stream. He said in an unfriendly voice. “Didn’t you start this pandemic?

“No I did not” Wu Hu said, ” You tell me what is this Pandemic ?

Wolf tried to explain what Corona was. “It is like Flue, It is a sneeze, a sniffle a gunk,” The wolf spluttered and all his cofefe in his word book were exhausted. He  snapped, “It is virus.”.

“I don’t get it, Mr. Wolf” Wu Hu said still perplexed. At this the wolf got hopping mad. In a rage he shrieked, “That is the problem. You set the Yellow peril going round the world, and you don’t take the blame for your negligence.”

“I am going to make you pay, real bad” The wolf said. “Dollars, Trillions of it,” He added.

“That is  the only way I shall be satisfied.” The wolf said in the end.

“But that will be against all international obligations !’ Wu Hu was aghast, “You will be seen as the most obnoxious wolf by all animals. High crime!”Wu Hu was certain.

The wolf let out a mighty laugh, “Me a criminal? It is fake news if I have my way.”

Now the President of the US is planning to make China pay up for Corona pandemics. Against this background here is some fact:”

China has steadily accumulated U.S. Treasury securities over the last few decades. As of December 2019, the Asian nation owns $1.07 trillion, or about 5%, of the $23 trillion U.S. national debt, which is more than any other foreign country.

Which way the wind is blowing, the reader may guess. If the world were a bowl of jelly! Blow Blow, Blow!

Benny

 

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Key Text: Je.3:14-24

When we speak of restoration we are to understand that we are brought back into the divine Will as was before the worlds began. This is to be spiritually discerned. In the epistle to the Hebrews the writer argues that when Abraham gave tithes to the King of Salem Patriarch Levi was yet in his loins. It is how the Spirit explains time aspect of people in terms of the everlasting covenant. God’s promises to Israel and the laws of Moses by the same rationale can be traced back to the Lord Almighty. The Father-Son relationship is not anything apart from the covenant signifying this Name. Our Father which art in heaven so begins the Lord’s Prayer what the Son has taught us..

‘…He hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world..(Ep.1:4)’ is yet another. God is a Spirit. The earth was void and without form so what home we consider is to be spiritually understood, and in order to locate it we only need to consider the verse: ‘The Spirit of God moving upon the face of the waters (Ge.1:2b).’ Simply put we all were part of the divine Will. But sin has made it impossible for us to go back without help.

Soul is a term a spiritual tag indication of spiritual self as distinct from our physical selves.

Apostle Peter refers to the above in this verse,”but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls (1 Pe.2:25)”. How do we say what goes beyond our physical realities but by soul? Jesus taught us whom to fear. “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell(Matt.10:28)”.
Our true state is indicated by soul. In other words it provides a compass to aid us if ever we are earnest about it.

Consider the metaphor of sheep. We all have been led forth from our pen by the Shepherd and we have a home to go it. How we got lost and strayed this far owes to our fallen state, It is where we have been brought over to the precipice of destruction by foolish shepherds, of whom Prophet Isaiah characterized as ‘they all look to their own way, every one for his gain…(Is.56:11)” Restoration is when we can say “O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name (Is.26:13)”. In order to arrive there we have to realize how far we have fallen. “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way….(Is.53:6). We can never find our way by our own strength or merits. It is where we find in the word of God of Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd. “….And the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all”. So salvation must precede restoration. Eternal salvation in the divine Will has been fulfilled and we must submit ourselves to Jesus the Good Shepherd to lead us home. ‘I am the Way’. He is Truth and also life.

‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ truly speaks of finding way home in terms of the divine Will to which what our Good Shepherd has achieved is restoration in true sense. I and my Father are one (John10:30)”. What is divine Will? It is Power and Wisdom of the Almighty God. The manner our sins have been blotted out and remembered no more is how the Spirit explains divine Power. “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more(He,8:12;Is.43:25)”.

We saw how the Spirit places the events on the earth in terms of people, places and events in terms of God’s Time. So prophecies are not merely restricted to Israel or Judah but to the everlasting covenant so earth and new earth are indicative of restoration. Here below Jeremiah speaks of restoring the fortunes of Judah and Israel and consequently draws us to the end times. Earlier during the study of Isaiah we had discussed the new earth where there shall be no more sacrifices as old. It is the House of Prayer for all nations, as evidenced by v.16. “And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more” .

 

Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.

17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.

18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.

19 But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.

20 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the Lord.

21 A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the Lord their God.

22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the Lord our God.

23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.

24 For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

25 We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.

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I have published New Millennium: in praise of folly and is available through Amazon.com. Both paperback and as e book in kindle format shall be available.

It is sum total of my life experience and ideas are original and supported by facts.

Let me explain what it is all about.

The present work explores man and his world in the new millennium. Man being a social animal what made him separate from his ape cousins? Bipedalism or was it sheer ignorance of the perils he faced in an uncharted territory as savannah? Having come this far, what the author has collated his findings, which like the proverbial curate’s egg are wonderful in parts and bad in other. Tool making capacity of man for instance made the earth a global village. Is it not wonderful?

The Age of Internet is where social media platforms are competing to disseminate news. Fake news however has come like worm in the apple of his ingenuity. Information overload is not as bad as conspiracy theories that travel faster than his ability to digest them. What worth are news that do not add up as machines that fail? Airplanes shrunk the earth, but two fatal crashes one after the other does throw up a serious identity crisis: image problem of Boeing or Facebook is nothing comparable. Foresight of man and his hindsight do not match. He ushered the nuclear age and his excuse was to stop a global war. Now the world is sure to end in a nuclear holocaust or end up as a planet plastic.

 

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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Independently published (April 6, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1660480108
  • ISBN-13: 978-1660480104

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