Making Biased Media Irrelevant? – A Dream Coming True

There is good news here and hope. (Not Obama’s kind but real hope.)  Since Daniel Hannan made his speech to European Parliament, aimed at Gordon Brown , tens of thousands world wide respond. Newspapers passe?

“When I woke up this morning, my phone was clogged with texts, my email inbox with messages. Overnight, the YouTube clip of my remarks had attracted over 36,000 hits. By today, it was the most watched video in Britain.

How did it happen, in the absence of any media coverage? The answer is that political reporters no longer get to decide what’s news.”

A Prayer from St. Teresa of Avila

I am yours and for you I was born:

What do you want from me?

I am yours because you created me,

Yours because you redeemed me,

Yours because you called me to you,

Yours because you also waited for me,

And did not have me condemned.

What do you want of me?

See, here is my heart.

I place it in your hand,

Together with my body and my soul.

My inmost feelings and my love;

Dear Husband and Redeemer,

Since I have given myself to you,

What do you want from me?

Lenten Reading Plan – Day 26 – Mar 26

crucificionicon12Day26Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan 3/26/09

St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 51-60

Day 26 Lite Version

St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony:42-49

Compilation of Lenten readings

Printer-Friendly Version of Outline: Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan PDF

Standing Up to the Rulers

The Anchoress reaches across the cyber-pond to find this gem. This voice of the people is Daniel Hannan undressing Parliament.  The Anchoress thanks Gerald Werner as do I.  Werner says:

“For anyone who has ever dreamed of being able to tell our rulers, to their faces, precisely what we think of them, Daniel Hannan’s recently posted video of himself doing exactly that to Gordon Brown in the European Parliament is compulsive viewing.”

The Borg: Master, Meister, Mind

Is he Borg? He is the Borg Master, and the Borg is on the move. It is hungry and ambitious, and knows no benevolent God of love and limits. By edict, it steals the inclination to Virtue, usurping the role of conscience. Borg Master, and no other, proclaims right limits and no limits. He declares who has a right to being and how to be. He looses the license of pride and greed into his pot of promises. He stirs his brew with class hatred and malcontention. Where there was the reign of virtue, decency, morality, there is enthroned a sceptered Specter; the One, the Borg Mind ruling a “no people – no voice.”  The Borg Meister feeding on our fears, our frenzy and our fetuses.

The Borg Master contemplating and worshiping himself along with the adoring, mindless, masses. Everything becomes his; his hope, his audaciousness, his government, his plan! Your life is his to manipulate, as are your morals and your dreams. What you have will be his in the end. He covets your freedom and your laughter. He is building a State of being and a state of living in which you are a nobody, a number. Have no doubt; you, my dear cog, will be assimilated into the Borg.

Borg Mind Master wants your soul. He can taste it. He nibbles at your conscience. Resistance stirs his rhetoric, as word upon word, worms beneath your reason, reconstructing the underpinning of your logic, and your creed. Winning your vote, he has procured your serfdom. Licking his fingers, how delicious your servitude!