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August 18, 2019

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Ancient Aliens: Historical Fraud

Ancient Aliens is NOT a documentary. It is NOT a non-fiction program on a trustworthy and respected non-fiction channel. It’s throwing all respect, all caution for proper programming and research for legitimate claims, through the window. It should be mocked. It should be ignored. It should be cancelled. This April is the 6th year anniversary of the pilot episode, we’re on over one hundred episodes of complete and utter historical and scientific inaccuracy.

Quick History: Leap Year

Happy Leap Year! Our modern day Gregorian calendar is far from perfect. None of the calendar systems in use perfectly reflect the length of a tropical year, which happens to be approximately 365.242189 days long on average. There are better calendars than the one currently in use, the Gregorian calendar, which inherited its name from Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in October 1582.

How Has History Treated Insanity?

Insanity is a spectrum of behaviors, characterized by abnormal mental states or behavioral patterns. Insanity manifests itself in that of the loners, those who violate the average person’s viewpoints in society. Insanity is dangerous, leading people to become dangers to themselves or to others. But, not all acts are considered insanity, just like all acts showing indifference or disagreement towards societal concepts are not considered insanity.

What Happens if a President Elect Dies Before Inauguration Day?

Imagine if we’ve had a President for eight years, and he cannot run for a third term (or four more years) according to the twenty-third amendment in the Constitution. Because his term ends on January 20th, the incumbent Vice President’s term ends as well. There may not be a term limit for vice presidents (meaning Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders could technically pick Joe Biden as their Vice President, although this is incredibly unlikely), but his current term ends on inauguration day, when the new President-elect and his own Vice Presidential candidate get sworn into office. Regardless…what happens if the president-elect, the person who has been elected president but has not yet taken up office, dies before inauguration day?

Why Jeb Bush Dropped Out

Americans don’t want a robot, a candidate that has a soothing voice and a fake smile with a million dollar suit and “American-made” tie. We’re not looking for a corporate idealist that is of the bankers, by the bankers, for the bankers. We’ve been stuck in this kind of mindset for fifty-something years, and we’re finally starting to crawl out of it as a society. The establishment has managed to continuously win elections (if we ignore the Carter bubble, which was a direct result of people not trusting the establishment after Nixon’s decline) on both the Democratic front and the Republican front through a simple checklist…

You Can't Be Pro-Life AND Pro-War

How is saying “Diplomacy > War” a socialist idealism? How can you label someone a “socialist” based on the simple fact that war is bad? That’s the problem with most of these Cold War Republicans. They’re so outraged by anything liberal that they’re willing to shut down anything that sounds human. I was going to ignore this guy, but then I checked his profile. He proclaimed himself to be “pro-life”, just like any modern day Republican in America.

A New Age of Politics

But, there’s one thing that I can think of that has changed in this new era. You don’t have to read the pages of writers such as George Orwell to witness a tale of political disaster. All one must do is read their daily newspapers or follow politics on one of the countless social media outlets that are now offered. The game of manipulation has been happening for so long, and the basic idealism we share as a society is morphing quickly. We have entered a new age of politics through the steady evolving consciousness of the average voter.

The Endless Flow of Society: A Brief Introduction

The world has always been an elongated spectrum of something we arbitrarily call ideas. Thoughts, inventions, the process of all social matter, the creation of us as a civilized and coordinated society, and every stake we’ve thrust into the heart of intellectual progress. Some have been more dominant than others, being accepted by most of humanity – an infrastructure composed of millions, and at this point even billions, of individuals who all go through the eternal struggle of complex interactions. These ideas are accepted and therefore thrive on the unquestionable majority rule we can see throughout our own society. Others, on the other hand, have been burned at stake and lost to the endless flow of our own ignorance and arrogance, leading factors in what will surely be the beginning of the demise of our intellectual progress in this era of great transition.

The Endless Flow of Society: On the Topic of Society

What matters to us is the river. Not the independent, microscopic drops of water which, without, the river would not exist. Now, to us, the river will always look the same. Day after day, year after year, era after era; the river looks the same to us all. We see nothing more than an endless stream – reflecting its surroundings, of course, but still nothing more than a river. However, what cannot be seen by us – or in some cases what is refused to be seen – is the nonstop growth of the river. Little by little, day by day, the individual drops of water, each representing an idea, a concept, a revolution, a person just like yourself, erode the banks of the river. Thus, we allow for growth along with destruction. Our own society begins to chip away solemnly at itself through the ideas that continuously fight from within. This, of course, is the continuation of the ideological war on our psychological sovereignty.

The Endless Flow of Society: On the Topic of Religion

Religion itself is an institution. It fits the quota perfectly, if you look closely at the goals pertaining to faith as an in-group. The whole point of an institution is to regulate the laws and ideas of society while spreading its own influence towards the general population of individuals to stay dominant. We see the institutions attempt to work around personal philosophy in order to stake claims into the society itself, growing more powerful in nature and appearing strong to those who consider themselves apart of it. Those individuals within an institution oftentimes wish to be protected by such. Those who are against powerful institutions oftentimes keep opinions and ideas to themselves in fear of being placed into an out-group that cannot participate within the interdependence of society. Religion has all of these points and then some, creating the perfect manifest to become a literal face of the institution itself.

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