Beginning next week we'll be moving to podcasts. We'll be producing them every other week for the indefinite future. I think you'll like them and I'm enjoying working on them.
The podcasts will be replacing our weekly articles… more or less. I'm an inveterate author, of course, and I'm quite sure I'll have things I feel compelled to write about. We may also re-run some of our previous articles. We have almost six years' worth to pick from, after all.
A Long Time Coming
I've had requests for a podcast ever since podcasting became popular. And, truthfully, it appeals to me. I've done a lot of radio interviews, was a talk radio listener back in the 1970s (even in the 1960s, a bit), and have been around radio in one way or another for a long time. And podcasting is the new radio.
And so, it seems to be the right time for this. We'll see how the podcast develops (most such things take some time to develop a clear direction and personality), but we're off and away. So far, the way is looking smooth.
The podcast will be posted to all the big feeds, and once it's up (maybe after we have several episodes for people to listen to), please share the links far and wide.
Now… A First Rerun
Since Julian Assange has been locked into a cage for the sin of telling the truth, I'd like to reprise some material we published back in June of 2013, nearly six years ago:
The Dangers of Telling the Truth: Snowden, Assange, and Manning
One of them has been tortured; another is surrounded by armed men and trapped; and the third is hiding ten thousand miles away, in fear of his life. And what were their crimes? Telling the truth.
For those who didn't know, Ed Snowden is the young man who released evidence of the US government purposely trashing the Constitution that they swore to protect. This young man is a hero of the highest order. So is Julian Assange and so is Bradley Manning. They released the truth about what they saw happening. And now gigantic operations are threatening their lives because they do not want you to know the truth.
Let me quote Jesus here:
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been wrought in God.
So, who's on which side of this issue?
The haters of light proclaim that they see more than you do, know more than you do, and are wiser than you. And they go further: first demanding that you give them your money and then that you thank them for keeping you in the dark.
What would you say to someone who proposed that to you as a business deal?
Yet, these people proclaim that they are empowered to do dark deeds by the great LAW. And they claim to be righteous. Don't you believe it.
When Snowden, Assange, and Manning walk free, you can reconsider. But until these three truth-tellers are publicly thanked, these agencies – no matter how many dollars and guns and agents they have – are the enemies of light and truth.
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