Origin of Political Correctness

Where did Political Correctness come from?  When we think about it, PC has not been around that long, indeed I don’t rememberer its existence  50 years ago.

It was only really after the end of the 2nd world war that Britain began to lead the way in departing  from the law that had guided her for many hundreds of years – British Common Law, largely created in the period after the Norman ConQuest. Sir Francis Bacon long ago said, “The Law of England is not taken out of Amadis  de Gaul, nor the book of Palmerin, but out of the Scripture…”   I’m sure most of us can recognise the influence of the Ten Commandments upon our laws even to this day.

The equality of all people before the Law, for example, is another of its legacies, but  the Bible’s  influence upon society began to wane with the Theory of Evolution, and by the 1950’s the churches were on the decline, and even the laws of the land relating to property, marriage and sexual relations all came under criticism and eventually, change.

But the removal of respect for Biblical Law and the resultant changes brought more problems than had been imagined. It seemed that the replacement of biblical principles with ever more detailed acts of parliament brought unintended consequences. Too often the victims of crime were punished while the criminals went free, and child abuse, one parent families, juvenile crime and women’s refuges increased enormously, while all sorts of sexual deviations which could not contribute to society as did marriage, flaunted their pride.

Still worse, Britain’s power, prosperity and position in the world declined, while our deluded leaders led us into Europe and allowed ‘every man and his dog’ into the country unchecked, to satisfy their one world ambitions.

When we stand back and look over these years, we see the consequences of our departure from biblically originated Law, and if we have eyes to see, it is hard not to recognise it as a curse, so who has benefitted,  in Britain and Britains ex-colonies around the world?

Only one is delighted at the success of his influence;

‘Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.’  New Living Translation.
2 Corinthians 4:4.

Air Pollution and Heart Disease

Research just released shows that the hearts of even the very young city dwellers contains billions of toxic air pollution particles. These iron-rich particles, produced by vehicles and industry, could be the cause of the long-established link between air pollution and heart disease.

Another  recent report found the same nano-particles in human brains associated with Alzheimers-like damage, indicating that air pollution damages every organ and cell in the body, even in the placentas of women who had given birth.

Although it is suggested that particle emissions from vehicles can be reduced, this would be merely tinkering around the edges of the problem, which will feed into reducing life expectancy figures. What would be required to remove the problem altogether is an unimaginable change in both worldwide industry and transport. This is not going to happen in the present circumstances, but there is good news.

A change is coming, when the whole earth and its systems, its climate, geography, industry, transport, religions and  even the way the nations are governed, will totally change for the better. It will occur under the rule  of the  returned Jesus Christ who will have both the ability and the support needed to enable the change to be successful worldwide, achieving peace, prosperity and happiness for all mankind, but it will not be industry and technology based.

It will be an agrarian society, based upon farming, the family, and human and animal involvement rather than huge machines and computers. The whole emphasis will be upon human relationships and ecology, rather than wealth and material possessions, and and the result will be that pollution of all kinds will be removed !

Isaiah 30:23-25,  ‘He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows. The oxen and donkeys that work the soil will eat fodder and mash, spread out with fork and shovel. In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill.’

Computer Danger

Many of us are wary of handing over our lives to another person, especially in a situation where there is no escape if things go wrong, so when we learn of increased risks in modern air transport we are naturally concerned, and recently there have been too many crashes with enormous loss of life.

Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into the sea off Indonesia because the pilot “lost (the) fight with his software,” Canadian Transport minister Marc Garneau chillingly told a Wednesday press conference announcing the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

There was nothing wrong with the basic mechanics of the aircraft: Its engines, wings and control surfaces are all believed to be working fine. Rather, the passenger jet may have killed 346 people for the terrifyingly modern reason that human pilots were unable to override a malfunctioning computer.

The cause of the Lion Air crash — and the suspected cause of the recent downing of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 — is a little-known piece of software known as MCAS, the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System.

The 737 MAX 8 has heavier and more fuel-efficient engines than prior editions of the 737, a change which causes the aircraft to pitch upwards ever-so-slightly after takeoff.

Rather than instructing airlines to warn their pilots of this quirk, Boeing simply equipped the MAX 8 with MCAS, a program that would automatically tilt the nose downwards to compensate.

Unaware of this automatic system, which was interfering with normal flight because of erroneous information, the pilots fought the computer until the tragic end.

We have always been led to believe that the pilot can, in emergency take over the manual flying of the airplane, but often we tend to believe that our technology cannot be wrong .  In the final analysis though, the man is to be trusted more than the machine, and pilots should be trained to accept  that responsibility and be provided with a simple switch which places the entire control of the plane back into their hands.

Until this is done and that doing made public, some of us will be doing as little flying as possible!

‘For surely we will die and be like water poured out on the ground, which cannot be recovered. Yet God does not take away a life; but He devises ways so that the banished one may not remain estranged from Him.’  2 Samuel 14:14.

Migrant Landing an “Act of War”

Italian police have arrested a German sea captain who had rammed a much smaller military vessel which was trying to prevent the illegal landing of 53 African migrants on the small Italian island of Lampedusa. She was led away in handcuffs after her failed attempt to get permission to land  and was arrested for “resisting a warship”, an offence that carries up to ten years in jail.

Italy and Europe have tired of the endless stream of African migrants who seek to force their way into Europe, aided by “human rights” organisations who provide ships which encourage people smugglers to launch groups of African migrants on overcrowded rubber dinghies which have no chance of crossing the Mediterranean.

Unknown thousands have drowned in the process, even as we saw with the boat people attempting to reach Australia and enter illegally, but after rescuing these drifting migrants this captain refused the offer of the Libyan government to disembark them in Tripoli, and instead took them to Lampedusa, nearly sinking the small government vessel in her attempt to force the acceptance of these migrants upon Italy.

The logical conclusion of such acts, were they not to be resisted, would be the end of nation states as we know them, and the orderly  acceptance of genuine refugees in dire need would end. Each nation has the responsibility  to care for  and govern its own people, and if it fails to do this, for any reason, other nations have the right  to decide  how to respond, depending on the circumstances.

Very often  it seems that these are migrants fleeing the results of Islamic violence and war, who seek to bring their dangerous beliefs into Europe, where a peaceful Christian civilisation is already suffering Islamic terrorism. Were it not for the set boundaries of nations, European civilisation as we know it would perish.

Deuteronomy 32:8, ‘When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel.’ NIV.

Acts 17:26, ‘From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.’ NLT.

We are going to see an even stronger European response  to this growing problem before long, when the prophesied ‘Beast’ Power emerges in Europe.