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Cornwall’s ‘Twin towers’ : a ‘French’ cash cow in Britain, by Paul Matthews

“The past 150 years have seen a significant increase in the toxicity of both domestic and industrial wastes. The waste stream used to consist mainly of natural products, such as paper, wood and fabrics – neutral wastes which seldom caused problems. But nowadays, many products include high levels of heavy metals and, in addition, synthetic plastics such as PVC, whose disposal has caused enormous health and environmental problems, plus a toxic legacy for future generations”. Dr Vyvyan Howard 2005 [1]

stack_sway St Dennis February 2015

Mauled by a voracious «zombie» economy, we are playing with fire in more ways than one. As if haunted by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, our era is now a byword for physical and moral decay. A logic of asymmetric warfare and a headlong flight from reality pervades many levels of Western civilization, sucked dry by unprecedented political and financial corruption. The following story is inspired by the principle that in the microcosm, one beholds features of the macrocosm. The issue this time : the future of a comely parish in Cornwall by the name of St Dennis (Tredhinas in Cornish) and with a population of just under 3,000 souls.

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Christian Dogma Should be Questioned, André Vltchek

Christianity, Imperialism, Capitalism

 Cusco, Peru - to local people, 'Christ' was an indiginous man murdered by Christian conquerers.

Cusco, Peru – to local people, ‘Christ’ was an indiginous man murdered by Christian conquerers.

This year as in every other year, Christianity and fundamentalist capitalism, two great allies, are joining their forces to extract billions of dollars, all over the world, mainly from the poor.

As money flies towards the coffers of the church and into corporate accounts, over-sugary, kitschy Christmas carols and gospels are soaring out from the audio systems of department stores and malls all over the Empire and in almost all of its colonies (Saudi Arabia being an exception).

‘White Christmas’ is re-enacted and faked in the steaming-hot tropical ‘client states’, into where Christianity with all its nomenclature was forcefully injected decades and centuries ago.

Christmas trees, colorful balls and stars camouflage the sharp teeth, swords, torture instruments and propaganda tools. This faith was built on all conquered continents, on fear, never on love! Righteousness, aggressiveness and intimidation have been some of the trademarks of Christianity, for centuries. The faith which murdered hundreds of millions of people worldwide, reducing hundreds of great civilizations to ashes, is, until now, unapologetic and self-assured.

It is no wonder, as the greatest pillars of the modern-day oppression support it: the Empire itself as well as its unchallengeable fundamentalist capitalist doctrines.

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