The Bible vs History

The first Bible, or compilation of texts was authored toward the end of the 4th century ad. There are since 95 translations of the Bible.   Of those 19 predate the 1900’s.   The first complete compiled English translation of the Bible was created in 1388 AD, Wycliff’s Bible. It was widely censored and criticized by Henry IV and the Catholic Church for being heretical given it was not authorized and commissioned specifically by the King and the Church.   There are two versions of the Wycliff Bible, the first translated from the Latin by Wycliff as a literal word for word was later considered rigid. The second version written by John Purvey was said to be more coherent as it gave interpretation to words.

At the time of Wycliff’s writing, a peasants revolt was brewing against the English Parliament and the wealthier classes. Having access to an English Bible was deemed to be core to the revolt given only the Church could know what the Bible said.   A power tool.   The Archbishop of Canterbury was able to stop the rebellion by claiming that Wycliff was a heretic and banned by the Church and subsequently called for all his books to be burned.

Each subsequent translation was considered the correct and inerrant one and today churches tend to favor one or two translations for their usage.   But are these multiple translations the same? Logically, if they were there would have been no need for a subsequent translation, therefore it is fair to say that each version was modified to support a changed society, a specific view, and/or an ideology that may have altered.

Within that context ancient history has been either ignored or scrapped entirely when considering a translation and instead modern society values, rules, and customs have superseded.

For example; the term ’homosexual’ was first coined in the mid to late 1800’s and wasn’t inserted into the Bible until 1952 with the Revised Standard Version,   specifically, in reference to the story of Sodom and Gomorrah which takes place roughly 2000 BC. For reference, Noah and the flood were believed to have occurred sometime around 2350 BC.

As the story goes, after conversing with Abraham, 2 messengers were sent to these villages to find good men. These villages were under Elamite rule and were subjugated to Elam and the five kings who ruled along the Jordan River. The people had fallen into dire wickedness including; incest, rape, prostitution, greed, sloven behavior, adultery, orgies, arrogance, cruelty, lack of hospitality, unrighteousness and bestiality. Sodomy was defined as a form of rape imposed on both genders to leverage power over another not unlike what is perpetrated in rape cultures today.

Sexuality in terms of marriage did not yet exist in the manner we define today.   People had no purpose, no reason, there were no books, and wickedness seemed to consume like a black cloud descending over them.   And they succumbed.

When the messengers came to Lot, Abraham’s nephew, and asked for him to present 10 good people he could not.   When the en of the Sodom beat on Lot’s door demanding the messengers, strangers, reveal themselves, Lot offered his 2 virgin daughters as replacement. The men didn’t want the young girls and so were blinded by God so they could not escape the fate that would destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, leave the land worthless for all eternity, and kill all inhabitants – men, women and children.

Simultaneously, another civilization existed on the island of Crete, the Minoans, who flourished from 2700 to 1100 BC when they were ultimately slaughtered by the Mycenaeans, the first Greeks.

On Crete they flourished in over 100 cities including Knossos which has a history dating from 7000 BC.

By comparison to the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, the Minoans had indoor plumbing, architecture, military infrastructure, irrigation systems, trade, writing, art and agriculture. The also held the first ‘Games’ which were later adopted by the Romans.   Their Linear A language still can not be deciphered despite advanced computer technology.   Gender equality was the norm and there is evidence that both matriarchal and patriarchal rulers existed.

These two diametrically opposed civilizations were roughly 600 miles apart across the Mediterranean.   The Minoans thrived for about 1600 years and yet they are never mentioned in the Old Testament.   In the New Testament after the Mycenaean Greeks took over the island they are mentioned by Titus after as evil beasts and lazy glutons.

But isn’t it fascinating that an entire civilization that existed for 1600 years and was clearly quite modern and rich in art, culture, trade and wealth lived in near proximity to chaos and Biblical wickedness.   The notion that women have always been treated as chattel can clearly be seen to be a variant of ‘where’ and by what civilization.

It would also seem that these variants may have been misinterpreted in Bible translations and a history created to fit a narrow narrative more closely aligned to the rise of British monarchies and the Papal power of rule and order.   Certainly, Lot offering his teen virgin daughters as fare to be raped and assaulted to protect the Messengers is wicked as well.

Climate Refugee’s

Germany’s Socialist Deutsche Welle news outlet has found a way to combine the plight of immigration with the plight of Climate Change – “Climate Refugee’s”.   Citing Central America as being in the midst of a unprecedented drought, DW uses this to vilify Trump as he supports building a Wall thereby exacerbating the immigration plight of the Climate Refugees.

The Central America Dry Corridor has existed for hundreds of years. Not unlike California, it is vulnerable to the climate implications of El Nino and la Nina. These forces produce years of flooding and years of drought. Like California, the countries most vulnerable have done absolutely nothing to mitigate these weather troughs and thus agriculture is severely impacted.   It is estimated that upwards of a million people are affected by the instability of this corridor.

In 2015, the UN signed massive agreements on behalf of Central America to support ‘resilience’ as a result of the negative climate impacts. “Sustainable Goals” were launched under the Paris Accord. And by 2016 a Commission was created and an ‘agenda’ was developed.   By the end of 2016, the UN had held high level meetings and a proposal was put forth to spend $80 million to mitigate the climate effects.

By the end of 2017 another committee was created which formally announced that an agenda did exist and that indeed the Dry Corridor was vulnerable…

Still, nothing was actually done.

Today, the World Bank has created a five year program in Honduras that will ‘build resilience for 6,000 people who are extremely poor’.   The program aims to teach these people ‘food security, irrigation, fertilization and healthy diets’ thereby increasing their income and lifting them out of poverty.

Houston – we have a problem…  THREE years of doing nothing is exactly why the Paris Accord is a catastrophe.

Radical climate fluctuations resulting from traditional events such as El Nino create radical climate events, ie flooding and drought. To mitigate and preserve agriculture would entail capturing the water in reservoirs during periods of flooding, and having those reserves piped to agriculture land in periods of drought.   No amount of healthy diet training and fertilization is going to help when the land is ravaged by water or desert.

A program to lift .6% of the population that has been designated as extremely poor into agriculture sustainability through healthy diet training over a period of five years – is NOT a solution in any sense of the word.

The US gives Honduras roughly $70 million in aid each year for the purpose of Humanitarian and Development assistance and Military assistance.   Of the total aid, 11% is designated for military assistance, and 89% for Economic development.  This would be taxpayer $$$$.

In the EU, five countries stand out as pledging the most to the ODA, Official Development Assistance organization, which is tasked with promoting economic development in developing countries.   Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Denmark and The Netherlands lead the EU in dedicating money to assist developing economies become more gender equal.   Apparently, Women Empowerment is thought to be critical to agriculture sustainability development. The remaining 10 countries that pledged money – apparently never actually coughed it all up including two noteworthy countries: Germany and France.

While no one argues against gender equality, the fact that Economic Development is now defined as gender equality for the purposes of economic aid – is perhaps why these countries remain economically undeveloped.   It explains why their agriculture is devastated year after year, it explains why their countries remain poor, and why aid does absolutely nothing to lift them out of poverty. They are not building reservoirs, dams, irrigation systems, pipelines, etc… to capture and preserve water, instead they are being told what constitutes a healthy diet, and given classes in gender equality training.

So despite the fact that infinite amounts of millions have been given to these countries within the Dry Corridor, nothing has been done to alleviate the problem by these dedicated numerous charities in association with the UN.  And instead, the UN and the EU defacto Germany have decried that the Border Wall, aka Trump, is to blame for all the ails that have persisted for decades.

In essence the EU and UN are simply looking for a way to align Climate Change money with Women Empowerment by teaching what constitutes a healthy diet to countries that have no food, and sell them fertilizers in the process.   Ah.

Personally I find this to be fake news, propaganda, disinformation, and hate speech toward our President.   All of which are punishable offenses requiring fines, censorship, and jail time according to German Law.