Author: Brother John

This is confusing, but what’s new?

ten mosesMost Christians know about the Ten Commandments, which are foundational to their beliefs. They’re one of the reasons it’s difficult to dispose of the Old Testament entirely due it’s plethora of heinous laws, commands and actions of Yahweh. Although many would find it challenging to recite them in their entirety, they often involve themselves in the defence of public displays of these fabled tablets, often depicted along with one of their greatest prophets, Moses.

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tablets of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them. 13 And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.”


mein fuhrer…. I can walk!!

kissingerSome would have us believe Henry Kissinger was a great statesman. Others consider him a deranged war criminal. Contrary to some beliefs, Dr. Strangelove was not based on this warmonger, but it may certainly have been a premonition or influence (perhaps he saw the film himself) for his own rise to power and world view. Substantial controversy erupted when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.


Relax, Man. Take a chill pill

I have no regrets about my use of drugs. I’ve been using prescription drugs to control my blood pressure for years and they work well. In my younger years, I also experimenteddrugs smoking joing with psychedelics and still smoke marijuana occasionally. Both helped in clarifying my world view and perceptions of “reality”. Both were also  my choice. Neither were addictive nor had any awful side effects.


“Let go or be dragged” – Zen proverb

When I arrived in Vancouver, B.C. in the early 70’s I felt as though I were a “stranger in a zen masterstrange land”. Having been raised in WASP enclaves, I hadn’t been exposed to other cultures or races. All throughout my public schooling (in New Jersey and Missouri) there were no “children of colour” in any of my classes. Not one. This made my arrival in Vancouver a cultural circus of colours, smells and sounds.


And now, here’s the news……

newscasterControl of the masses by a mere handful of meglomaniacs  has been achieved, century after century, through the combination of Ordo ab Chao and it’s companion, propaganda.

With the advent of the “digital age“, the ability to control and direct the thoughts, emotions, beliefs, fears and “realities” of a population has risen to heights never before seen in human history.


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

For those not familiar with Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce, here’s a link his Wikipedia biography. This genius of satire was a prolific writer, but The Devil’s Dictionary isambrose bierce considered to be one of his best works and has been called one of “The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature”.

Although a link to the full text is included above, here are a few excerpts to whet your appetite, starting with Bierce’s own Preface.