by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Friday Oct 24th, 2008 10:17 AM
But on Thursday, almost three years after stepping down as chairman of the Federal Reserve, a humbled Mr. Greenspan admitted that he had put too much faith in the self-correcting power of free markets and had failed to anticipate the self-destructive power of wanton mortgage lending.
Greenspan was drawn into the circle of Ayn Rand, controversial author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged." Rand's followers, known as Objectivists, were intense believers in Rand's celebration of rugged individualism and the triumph of capitalism over socialism. Rand warned us this would happen. In the classic, Atlas Shrugged, she wrote about governmental powers manipulating markets in order to advance political concerns. Like the book, we do not seem to have the political will to take the correct, but painful, road to recovery. By propping up the financial system with the band-aids of trading restrictions and an explosion of the government's already untenable balance sheet, the necessary adjustments to the financial system are prevented from occurring.
This book was written on Philip Rothschilds' order as one of his mistresses, (Ayn Rand) would write an 1100-page book that would describe to all witches how they would take control of the World through the Illuminati! Sometimes fiction is just as strange as truth.
Ted Rudow III,
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Why is ESPN's definition of sports so inclusive?
"Lately I have been feeling like I am out of shape. To remedy this situation, I decided to play some sports...................
If competitiveness is all that is needed to be a sport, then we would have to include shopping. Have you ever seen people at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving? They get pretty competitive over who gets what item. I once saw two women get in a fistfight over the last camcorder on the shelf.
Now, I have to hope ESPN does not see this article and show live coverage of Black Friday this November.
I am a sports fan, and when I turn on ESPN, I expect to see sports, not silly games. I like poker, but it does not belong on a sports channel. ...................
The whole thing is a worship of the flesh and the worship of man with a competitive spirit of war, the very essence of contention and competition and struggle: warfare, and the perfect preparation for it! DID YOU KNOW THAT THE NICARAGUA-EL SALVADOR WAR, IN WHICH 20,000 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, STARTED OVER A FOOTBALL GAME? In fact, Ernest Hemingway, the world famous writer, who spent so much of his time in Latin America and Spain, said you could eliminate most Latin American wars and their causes by simply banning football or soccer! Those games get them so worked up into a frenzy against each other that nothing but a total all-out war can truly satisfy the spirit of it! THE ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT OF SPORTS IS WAR!--Destroying the other guy's body that your body might live! War is the ultimate fulfillment of the competitive spirit: the destruction of others for self-preservation. Sports is war in disguise, and the Olympics disguised all this under the totally false and contrary theme song of "Peace"! That's their theme!--Isn't that something! So they speak peace while war is in their hearts, and they talk peace while they prepare for war--prepare their bodies for war.
THEREFORE, THE WORSHIP OF SPORTS IN ALL NATIONS IS A SECRET WORSHIP OF WAR, the ultimate of all man's creations!--Destruction!--And it is supported by the warmongers! Sports have become the most nationalistic and patriotic of all the games, aside from its ultimate game, which is war! It is worshipped by the brutal, the violent and the cruel; and the sports the world loves best are the most brutal, the most violent, the most cruel and the most destructive, especially war! America is the greatest advocate on earth of both sports and war, and therefore the guiltiest of all! All these are an abomination to the Lord: Sports, supernationalism, and war! A curse be upon them! Let them be accursed by every Child of God! And may God damn those that destroy the earth!--The "good sports" of war!--The wasters of the world! Man's favourite sport is war!
Ted Rudow III,MA
Class of 1996
1984 in 2006
1984 in 2008
by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Sunday Oct 19th, 2008 7:55 PM
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Date: 10/19/2008 5:53:03 PM Pacific Daylight Time
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You are fulfill this warning that I warn in Sept 29,2004! 1984 in here!
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1984 in 2004: Fear sets political agenda
September 29, 2004
By Ted Rudow Banned Books Week has been observed since 1982, with the purpose of reminding people of their freedom to read whatever they want. This year’s event takes place through Oct. 2, with the theme, “Elect to Read a Banned Book.”
In Orwell’s book “1984,” the main character worked for the “Ministry of Truth,” dedicated to eliminating every vestige of the truth and replacing it with what the government said was truth. The leading protagonist, Winston Smith, enters his flat in the dingy building ironically named Victory Mansions and is immediately conscious of the “Big Brother” poster with the inscription “Big Brother is Watching You.”The “Party” has taken over all aspects of life and is intent on eradicating individuality.
Winston is painfully aware of the telescreen, which is both a receiver and transmitter at the same time. It incessantly relays messages from the Party and simultaneously allows the dreaded “thought police” to tune into the activities of any individual at any given time.
“War is important for consuming the products of human labour; if this work were being used to increase the standard of living, the control of the party over the people would decrease. War is the economic basis of a hierarchical society.”
Sounds just like some governments today, and like many politicians (and now Stanford Daily) . Fear is the devil’s favorite weapon, and it works as well with governments as it does with individual people. Currently it’s a day of fear — of “terror.” Nations and people are terrified of terrorism, and many are quite willing to give up all sorts of freedoms — many of the very freedoms we are supposedly “fighting for” — to avoid it.
The prophetic novel, about a government that controls the masses by spreading propaganda, cracking down on subversive thought and altering history to suit its needs, was intended to be read as a warning about the evils of totalitarianism.
In “1984,” the state remained perpetually at war against a vague and ever-changing enemy. The war took place largely in the abstract, but it served as a convenient vehicle to fuel hatred, nurture fear and justify the regime’s autocratic practices
Sound familiar? Sometimes fiction is just as strange as truth.
Ted Rudow lives in Menlo Park, Calif.