Apologies. When I tried to find the following joke, I failed and made a poor attempt at retelling it. The intrepid Maggie found it for me and credit goes to Critical Thinker, Roger, who forwarded the joke. The original joke came from David Stevenson to whom I owe an even bigger apology for bastardising the original. So here it is, as told by David:
Walking down the street, a Member of Parliament is hit by a lorry and dies. His soul arrives in Heaven and is met by St. Peter. He says, ‘Welcome to heaven. Before you settle in, it seems there’s a problem. We seldom see anyone in such a high office around here, so we’re not sure what to do with you.’
‘Just let me in,’ says the politician.
‘Well, I’d like to but I have instructions from above. You’ll have to spend one day in Hell and one in Heaven, then you can choose where to spend eternity.’
‘Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in Heaven,’ says the MP.
‘I’m sorry, but we have our rules.’ replies St Peter
With that, St. Peter escorts him to the lift and he went down, down, down to Hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and dressed in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.
Also present is the Devil, a very nice, friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They’re having such a good time that before he realises, it’s time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and wave as the lift rises….
The door opens in Heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him. ‘Now it’s time to show you around Heaven.’
So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing harps and singing. They have a good time and, before he realises it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns. ‘Well, you’ve spent a day in Hell and another in Heaven. Now choose your eternity.’
The MP reflects for a minute, then answers: ‘Well, I would never have thought it before, I mean Heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in Hell.’ So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down down to Hell.
When the doors open he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and refuse.
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the rubbish and putting it in black bags as more garbage falls from above.
The Devil comes over and puts his arm around his shoulder.
‘I don’t understand,’ stammers the MP, “yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?’
The Devil looks at him, smiles and says, ‘ Yesterday we were campaigning…
Today you voted’
Rock the Vote! – #PropagandaWatch – Corbett Report
We all know that the powers-that-shouldn’t-be don’t put together a decades-long propaganda campaign to condition the public to believe in the plain, simple truth. So why have they spent decades (if not centuries) trying to condition us to believe that voting is important and effective? Today on #PropagandaWatch James explores the propaganda campaign surrounding voting and what it tells us about the statist indoctrination system we live under.
Fake news, public exposure of corruption and ridicule of politicians are undermining trust in current structures and institutions, creating conditions of “constructive chaos” – however corrupt or flawed centuries old institutions and practices may have been, many, or even most, retained some remnants of equity, justice and accountability but those elements, having been eroded over centuries, are now being rapidly demolished. The following article describes the process in the UK, home to the “mother of all parliaments”.
The article above is framed in the context of EU membership but the illusory “Brexit” will do little or nothing to alter the trajectory towards the new world order and one world government.
As fast as trust in national governments is being undermined, “devolved” structures are being promoted, in which the illusion of people power is dangled to seduce the ignorant and unwary. Through infiltrated and manipulated “citizens assemblies” and local government corporate structures, Agenda 21/2030 is being rolled out globally.
Here Today Here Tomorrow – Agenda 21 / 2030
The United Nations uses the threat of climate change (blaming CO₂ and our human activity) to implement climate action plans/policies. These are happening both at our national and our local levels. The motive behind it is not about saving the environment or the planet, this is a global political agenda!
An essential element of illusory “grass roots” power is Common Purpose which, since the foundation of the “charity” of the same name in 1989, has infiltrated and subverted local and national power structures.
Rotten to the Core – The Common Purpose Effect – Part 6 by Martin Edwards
In addition to the operation of the Common Purpose Effect in Rotherham MBC and Nottingham Councils are there any additional shared characteristics that link these Public Bodies together? UK Column research teams believe that the answer to this question is a loud yes!
What is our defence? How do we resist these insidious forces which have contaminated local and national government structures? Critical Thinking answered the question of who rules, how and why? some years ago by identifying the fundamental flaws in the current political economy.
Further, as James Corbett and Larken Rose explain in the video, Rock the Vote, above, our problem is government itself; abdication of responsibility for ourselves and each other to corrupt “authority” is why we are in a living Hell. While some of us are more fortunate and beneficiaries of the current political economy, too many are living a life no better than that described as Hell in the joke which introduced this article. We are marketed an illusion…
No ruler or anarchy is what terrifies “authority” and the Structural Elite but anarchy is our salvation. Self-organisation is vastly more efficient and equitable than central planning which has been demonstrably disastrous for humanity – think of Stalinist Russia or Maoist China in which tens of millions perished in torment.
The only way anarchy or self-realisation and organisation can take root is through a shared understanding of reality. And that can only come about through co-creative learning. Authority cannot and will not fulfill its promises made in elections or grand plans such as those emanating from the UN, the EU or national governments – they are just campaigning!