J. S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos” Performed by Concentus Musicus Wien, Directed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt






To celebrate Alternative für Deutschland‘s Brandenburg gains — Germany’s Migrant Issues Contribute To Surge In Votes For Far-Right Party.

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Ancient Aryan Religion

The peoples who gave us Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Druidism, and the Greco-Roman and Norse pantheons, says a Medievalist, “held tight to a sacred order – one that would be familiar to a student of the European Middle Ages” — In the Beginning Was the Word. From the book quoted:

The Aryans were a hard-living, hard-drinking people who loved music, gambling, and wine. But even at this very early stage they showed spiritual genius.

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People had to make firm, binding agreements about grazing rights, the herding of cattle, marriage, and the exchange of goods.

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These gods supervised all covenant agreements that were sealed by solemn oath. The Aryans took the spoken word very seriously. Like all other phenomena, speech was a god….

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Similarly, a vow once uttered, was eternally binding, and a lie was absolutely evil because it perverted the holy power inherent in the spoken word. The Aryans would never lose this passion for absolute truthfulness.

This counters what secularists tell us about monotheism being invented by Semitic near-easterners to enforce morality in the newly emerging city states. But here we have polytheistic morality. The author notes that “the numinous without the morality goes to barbarity and hedonism; morality without the numinous will get stuck in a cold moralism.”

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Thoughts and Prayers

“Groundbreaking research” is not how I would describe this study finding that “Christians who suffer such adversity value thoughts and prayers from religious strangers, while atheists and agnostics believe they are worse off from such gestures” — Economists find mixed values of ‘thoughts and prayers’.

“The finding that Christians benefit from intercessory prayers, while the welfare of atheists/agnostics is reduced by such gestures, underscores the divide in this popular response to hardships,” lead researcher Linda Thunstrom says. “Our results might also reflect the political and religious polarization in the United States.”

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In Georgia, When They Stand Their Ground…

… they really stand their groundGeorgia homeowner kills three teens wearing masks in possible ‘stand your ground’ case. More lives saved by the Second Amendment.

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“Anoush”

The name of the child whose parents refused to “assign them a gender at birth” as they say — Couple reveal they are raising child ‘gender neutral’ and haven’t even told close family their baby’s sex.

There’s a hole in the story, however: “Close family members have not been told the child’s sex and grandmother, Camille, only found out when she changed a nappy.” How should that change anything? As we all known since 2014, some girls have penises and some boys have vaginas.

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America’s First Female Mass Shooter?

That milestone in gender equality remains to be achieved — Teen arrested for plan to shoot ‘400 people for fun’ had AK-47 in bedroom, police say.

Alas, that milestone may never be achieved, if biology has anything to do with it, as Camille Paglia suggested when she quipped, “There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper.”

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Carlene Carter Performs “Wildwood Flower”


Carrying on the family tradition. She and this great song are also seen in the first episode of Ken Burns‘ “Country Music.”

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