P.I.D. Radio 11/2/09: Wells to Welles to Orwell


Orson Welles

THE NEWS is enough to drive you into a deep blue funk: the signing of the hate crimes bill; the spread of H1N1; banksters betting on you to lose your house and then die quickly; Russia simulating a nuclear attack on Poland; and a UN nuclear expert doing a mysterious 17-floor death plunge in Vienna.

Meanwhile, our minds have been soaking in a pop culture soup of godless communitarianism since the days of H.G. Wells, who popularized the idea that mankind must unite under a global government or die.

And if that isn’t enough, cattle in Georgia are being mutilated with surgical precision.

Instead of fixating on these things, which Christ told us to expect, take a break and remember the words of Paul:

[W]hatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Don’t ignore the signs, just remember that they mean Christ’s return is a day closer.

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5 comments on “P.I.D. Radio 11/2/09: Wells to Welles to Orwell

  1. Dan Nieman

    Great show again! You mentioned the popularity of the vampire fiction genre. It is not only teenagers. The Twilight series is the most popular, but True Blood on HBO and the novels of Charlaine Harris are popular with the 30 somethings. The appeal is not just angst and alienation, but the desire for power. Hordes of Christians are attracted to that genre and other supernatural genres, because the church does not preach the power of God, but the evil one parades offer of power in front of all sorts of powerless people. Enought preaching from me.
    Great show! God bless!

  2. Gabe Reed

    Great show as usual! Just reading about the cattle mutilations in Georgia. I had no idea this happened and I live about 30 minutes from the area in the article. I checked it out in a few online map programs and it seems that part of the ranch has high tension power lines running through it. Regardless of the intentions of the mutilators, its bizarre that it would happen in such a, more or less, populated area.

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  4. qikiprana (cheeky prana)

    Profit `Not Satanic,’ Barclays Says, After Goldman Invokes Jesus

    Thought you’d get a kick out of this (heard today on RBN’s podcast of GlobalResearch.ca (The Global Research News Hour, 2009-11-04 11:01:40) with John Bellamy Foster who is Editor of Monthly Review and Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon where he combines research on capitalism’s economic, political and ecological contradictions with teaching sociology, social theory, Marxism and political economy. Who quoted “sermon’s” given by John Varley Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) — Barclays Plc Chief Executive Officer where he stood at the wooden lectern in St. Martin-in-the- Fields on London’s Trafalgar Square last night and told the packed pews of the church that “profit is not satanic.”

    The 53-year-old head of Britain’s second-biggest bank said banks are the “backbone” of the economy. Rewarding high- performing bankers with more pay doesn’t conflict with Christian values, he said. Varley was paid 1.08 million pounds ($1.77 million) and no bonus in 2008.

    Varley joins Goldman Sachs International adviser Brian Griffiths and Lazard International Chairman Ken Costa as London bankers who’ve gone into London churches in recent weeks and invoked Christianity to defend a banking system that critics say has created wealth and inequality in the U.K.

    But, Mr. Varley did not out due Mr. Brian Griffiths of Goldman’s who just a week prior stated: “The injunction of Jesus to love others as ourselves is an endorsement of self-interest,” Goldman’s Griffiths said Oct. 20, his voice echoing around the gold-mosaic walls of St. Paul’s Cathedral, whose 365-feet-high dome towers over the City, London’s financial district. “We have to tolerate the inequality as a way to achieving greater prosperity and opportunity for all.”

    All the Best!


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