in other words, Happy New Year! the Vestal Virgins today rekindle the flame eternal, the march sun lets the snow sit undisturbed upon rocks, and the hares are at the pinnacle of their insanity.
the magical internets have returned to my home after their winter hibernations in hell. oh, joy. the new shiny copper wiring must have been brought in on a horse drawn carriage from very far away because it took over a month to get here. huzzah. actually, it's more likely Verizon employees rather enjoy spending a lot of time inside anything called a ' man hole' dressed in rubber suits.
spring time christian love in action:
today in 1562 french catholics begin to slaughter their huguenot protestant countrymen in Wassy. this leads directly to an even more exuberant display of the catholic love of jesus when 70,000 huguenots are murdered throughout france in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 24 August – 3 October 1572. decades of religious wars are triggered and an exodus ensues. many huguenots, like some of my mother's family, settle in Nova Scotia, others take themselves and their wine making knowledge to south africa and many still settle in the netherlands which explains my father's rather odd dutch derived special holiday foods. in the US, they mainly settle within existing dutch colonies . scattered settlements found towns in ny and nj including new rochelle and new patz where the oldest street in america, Huguenot Street, is located.
because i care deeply about the content and quality of my posts here i wish to clearly state that this i consider a genocide by Catholics against Protestants. any confusion about my intent would be just irresponsible of me not to address.christian cannibalism. yum.
paul revere and john jay( who among his other accomplishments freed the slaves of new york state as governor) are descended from French Huguenots.
it was not until the French Revolution that Protestants in france were granted full citizenship because, as with the american revolution, the french revolution was ideologically driven by people who implicitly understood that god and religion had to be hacked out of any establishment of rule of law and governance in order to represent the ideals of freedom and democracy. the united states was founded by and it's founding documents primarily written by a majority of non-christians who recognized religion and human freedom were not compatible in the establishment of democratic government.
"And let us reflect that, having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of as bitter and bloody persecutions.... error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.... I deem the essential principles of our government.... Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political; ... freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus, and trial by juries impartially selected."
-- Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801"
"Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law."
-- Thomas Jefferson.
( american law was based on laws from pagan cultures from britian and rome not on the judeo-christian bible. democracy is further a pagan invention. the jewish and christian gods or perhaps just their self proclaimed oracles on earth most certainly do not want you to be free.)
on calling the Church murderers:
"[Creeds] have been the bane and ruin of the Christian church, its own fatal invention, which, through so many ages, made of Christendom a slaughterhouse, and at this day divides it into castes of inextinguishable hatred to one another.
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Whitmore
to show that protestants have not been slothful in the slaughterhouse department , on March 1, 1692 Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before magistrates in salem village ( now Danvers, MA) kicking off the Salem Witch Trials. when the fever finally ended, the jurors who convicted apologized to dead bodies, begging forgiveness. in 1711, monetary restitution was made to the families. Tituba is believed to have been sold out of the state.
so to come to the end at the beginning of real unholy terror: on march 1, 1954 a 15 megaton dry fuel hydrogen bomb, the first one of practical application, is exploded over bikini island. it remains the strongest bomb ever detonated by the US. the damage caused by its fallout was unprecedented leading the japanese to dub it the "2nd hiroshima". birth defects on the surrounding islands which were not evacuated sky rocketed.