Archive for September, 2019

DIGITAL-AGE DECADENCE

Queen’s “We Are The Champions” was the graduation theme song for the class of 1984 at Murphy High School, in Mobile, Alabama.  It was probably the graduation theme song for numerous classes before that, since it was released in 1977.  I was among six commencement speakers chosen by the senior and junior classes for the ceremony—at which the Murphy High School chorus sang the song, accompanied by the Murphy High School band.

“We Are The Champions” is not even one of my favorite Queen songs, let alone my favorite songs, in general.  The lyrics are simpler than those of my favorite Queen songs—and the music is not nearly as complex.  Yet note the passionate singing of Freddie Mercury—and the unforgettable instrumentation of the band, particularly the electric-guitar artistry.  And note the raw, wild, real, personal, sincere, human interaction between the band and the audience.

Yes, this is the kind of music that was played at graduation ceremonies and sporting events before the Digital Age.

 

 

 

 

No, this is not a commercial—this is the kind of music that is played at graduation ceremonies and sporting events in this Digital Age.  There is no band—all of the music is digitally programmed, and electronically produced.  And the lyrics are not just simple—they’re totally simplistic, and indescribably trite.  The singing isn’t passionate at all—it’s completely contrived.  And there is no interaction with an audience, because the only audience is an unseen collective of smartphone addicts—none of whom are even interacting with each other.

This is Digital-Age decadence.

Real Jews denounce Israel’s war crimes—and so do real Christians.

Every time I turn around, someone else kicks me when I’m down.

—Original Message—
Sent: Sep 16, 2019, 11:26 PM
Subject: Fwd: UNBLOCK YOUR PHONE, OR FACE A LAWSUIT.

Jeff Spiller called me, early Saturday morning, and acknowledged that he had unblocked his phone from me, for now—but would block it again, whenever he felt like it.

I told Jeff Spiller that, as long as he kept his phone unblocked, he was off the hook—that I wouldn’t pursue legal action against him.
I also stated that I had changed my mind about pursuing legal action against him, as well as you, if you kept your phone blocked—that if you (Christ United Methodist Church) kept your phone blocked, I would only pursue legal action against you.
Jeff Spiller also told me it was not his suggestion that you block your phone—that that was your idea, entirely.
He also told me this (to the best of my recollection):
When you asked Jeff Spiller, once again, to unblock his phone from my phone number, he refused, once again.
And he said you ASSUMED that, because he was so adamant about keeping his phone blocked from me, this time, he had a very good reason to keep it blocked.
Then he said that—because you ASSUMED he had a very good reason to keep his phone blocked from me, this time—you ASSUMED that you needed to block your phone, (251) 342-0462, from my phone number, right away—without even returning any of my calls, first, and simply speaking with me, as I had asked you do, in countless messages.
Did Jeff Spiller state that accurately?
Do I remember what Jeff Spiller stated accurately?
Am I to understand that the only reason you blocked the main church phone from one of your parishioners’ phone numbers is that you flippantly made two blind ASSUMPTIONS?
You have probably heard, or read, the little joke about the word, “assume.”
ASSUME
ASS-U-ME
ASS OF U AND ME
MAKE AN ASS OF YOU AND ME
Jeff Spiller had blocked his phone from me again, for no legitimate reason, whatsoever—as always.
He kept it blocked for many weeks—possibly even months.
In countless voicemail messages, I requested that someone in the administration of Christ United Methodist Church contact Jeff Spiller, once again, and ask him to unblock his phone, once again—and, if Jeff Spiller still refused to unblock his phone, to please call me, and let me know that, and let me know what more could be done about this situation, if anything.
You contacted Jeff Spiller, once again, and asked him to unblock his phone, once again—and Jeff Spiller still refused to unblock his phone.
But instead of calling me, and letting me know that—and letting me know what more could be done about this situation, if anything—you blocked your phone from my phone number too (I am somehow reminded of Luke 11 : 11-13, and especially Matthew 7 : 9-12).
So, instead of making a bad situation better, you made a bad situation worse.
Every time I turn around, someone else kicks me when I’m down—and you’re the latest “someone else” to kick me when I’m down.
All because you ASSUMED that Jeff Spiller had a very good reason to keep his phone blocked from me, this time—and you ASSUMED that you needed to block your phone, (251) 342-0462, from my phone number, right away—without even returning any of my calls, first, and simply speaking with me, as I had asked you do, in countless messages?
All because you flippantly made two blind ASSUMPTIONS?
You made an ass of u and me—but much more of u, than of me.
You made an ass of you and me—but much more of you, than of me.
Scott Wesley Mayo

“And the nicest part of all, everyone else—I act just like you!”

This is why I hate this Digital Age.

—Original Message—
Sent: Friday
Subject: UNBLOCK YOUR PHONE, OR FACE A LAWSUIT.
This is Scott Wesley Mayo.  I am a member of Christ United Methodist Church (Mobile, Alabama)—and have been, since 1979.
Jeff Spiller has been my pastor since 1979.
Recently, Jeff Spiller blocked his phone from my phone number AGAIN.  As always, he did this for no legitimate reason, whatsoever.
Ever since he did this, I have been trying to reach him, at Christ United Methodist Church, at (251) 342-0462, and he has never been in his office.  I have also been requesting that Kim Pratt—or anyone else in the Christ United Methodist Church administration—contact Jeff Spiller, and ask him to unblock his phone from my phone number—and that, if he still refuses to unblock his phone, Kim Pratt—or anyone else in the Christ United Methodist Church administration—please call me, and speak with me about this situation (i.e. let me know what Jeff Spiller has said, and what can be done about this situation).
NO ONE from Christ United Methodist Church has EVER returned any of my COUNTLESS calls.  NO ONE from Christ United Methodist Church has EVER replied to any of my COUNTLESS messages.
And now you have blocked your phone from my phone number—for no legitimate reason, whatsoever.
This is no way to treat ANYONE—especially someone who has been a member of your church for forty years!
This is passive-aggressive abuse of a Christ United Methodist Church member, practiced by both Jeff Spiller and Christ United Methodist Church, itself!
And I have had enough of this passive-aggressive abuse.
If you do not unblock your phone from my phone number—immediately—I will secure an attorney, here in Pensacola, Florida, and file a lawsuit against Christ United Methodist Church—and against Jeffrey R. Spiller (because, if he had not blocked his phone, AGAIN, in the first place, I would have had no need to call Christ United Methodist Church, to reach him, in the first place).
UNBLOCK YOUR PHONE, OR FACE A LAWSUIT.
Scott Wesley Mayo
Christ United Methodist Church member since 1979
P.S. The only reason I’m still a member of your church is that I have never converted to a religion other than Christianity, and I have never joined another church.  But I am a deist, at this point in my life, who feels especially bitter toward Christians who never follow Christ.  So I will have no qualms, whatsoever, filing a lawsuit against an entire church that never follows Christ anymore.
And you do NOT follow Christ by passive-aggressively abusing one of your parishioners—not to mention one of your fellow human beings!
“And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.”
This passage of Scripture, Luke 16:15, is tailor-made for hypocrites like you!  According to the Gospel of Luke, Christ himself is addressing self-righteous hypocrites like you, in this teaching!
The name of your church is “Christ United Methodist Church”—how dare you refuse to follow Christ!
My paternal grandfather, William Louis Mayo, rarely attended church, because—as he stated, “The Church is full of hypocrites.”
Congratulations.  By blocking your phone from a member of your congregation—rather than simply speaking with him, as he has been begging you to do, for months—you are proving that the Church is, indeed, full of hypocrites!

THE PROOF THAT THE CLAIM IS A LIE

Six million Jews were not gassed to death in the Nazi German concentration camps.

There were only 3.5 million Jews in all of Europe at the time of the Third Reich.

The only gas used in the gas chambers in the Nazi German concentration camps was Zyklon B.  Zyklon B is a delousing agent—it’s only good for killing lice.

The gas chambers were vented—vented chambers would not have been used for executions, just as Zyklon B would have been useless for executions.

The plan of the Nazi Germans was to deport all Jews from Nazi-German occupied territories after Nazi Germany won the war—the plan was not to exterminate the Jews.

In 1945, British forces bombed the medical supply lines to the Nazi German concentration camps.  They did this at the demands of Zionist Jews within the British government—Zionist Jews who had publicly stated that they wanted to sacrifice as many Jews as “necessary”, in order to gain unilateral support for their proposed Jewish state in Palestine.

Because the medical supply lines to the Nazi German concentration camps were destroyed by the British, at the insistence of Zionist Jews, hundreds of thousands of Nazi German concentration camp prisoners died of disease—primarily typhus.

Of these disease victims, approximately 200,000 were Jews.

Though no one was ever gassed to death in the Nazi German concentration camps, many Jews were executed by Nazi German operatives, outright—along with many Gentiles.

And though Zionist Jews, within the British government, set in motion the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Nazi German concentration camp prisoners, the Nazi German regime—the Third Reich—was still responsible for these hundreds of thousands of deaths, because it was responsible for imprisoning those hundreds of thousands of people.

Approximately 200,000 Jews died in the Nazi German concentration camps, primarily of disease—primarily typhus.

But six million Jews were not gassed to death in the Nazi German concentration camps—that would have been impossible.

In many, if not most countries in the world today—including Germany—I would be automatically branded a Holocaust denier, and imprisoned, simply for writing this.

In many, if not most countries in the world today—including Germany—I would also be seriously penalized for criticizing the Zionist State, the modern state of Israel.

When a claim is protected by law, so that no one can lawfully question it, that claim is a lie.

In many, if not most countries in the world today, the claim that six million Jews were gassed to death in the Nazi German concentration camps is protected by law—so that no one can lawfully question it.  And this, in itself, proves that the claim is a lie.

Then you can whine about gun laws.

You had an opportunity to discuss your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms—and its relevancy to 21st-Century firearms and laws—in 2015.

You had an opportunity to discuss gun laws in 2015—in the wake of yet another mass shooting.

But you decided to blame a Confederate flag instead.

You decided to blame Confederate flags and monuments for mass murders instead.

You decided to give an evil politician an easy way to keep her A+ rating with the NRA—and simultaneously hoodwink you into hailing her as some kind of heroine.

And since you did that, the number of mass shootings has skyrocketed—and the number of casualties from these mass shootings has skyrocketed—as of course they would.

Meanwhile, you continue to be punished for Dylann Roof’s June 17, 2015, mass murder of nine innocent churchgoers.

You continue to be punished for Dylann Roof’s crime.

We all do—we all continue to be punished for Dylann Roof’s crime.

Right here in Escambia County, Florida, our First Confederate Flag remains censored from our Five Flags Displays—our historical flags displays—without our consent.

We continue to be punished for Dylann Roof’s crime, right here in Escambia County, Florida—as we have been since June 24, 2015.

Because of what you goddamned liberals started, in June, 2015.

Especially you goddamned White liberals—all of whom are nothing but stupid, white trash.

You goddamned, smartphone-addicted White liberals who whine like babies about gun control every time another mass shooting occurs.

You had an opportunity to discuss gun laws in June, 2015.

But you decided to blame Confederate flags and monuments instead.

And ever since then, the blood of every mass-shooting victim is on your hands.

Including the blood of every victim of these latest mass shootings in  Mobile, Alabama, and Midland-Odessa, Texas.

The blood is on your hands—you subversive, liberal bastards.

Especially you subversive, White-liberal bastards—the worst of the liberals.

Do you want this carnage to stop?

Then stop this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America—which you encouraged Nimrata (“Nikki”) Randhawa Haley to start.

Which you demanded that Nimrata (“Nikki”) Randhawa Haley start.

It doesn’t matter how you feel about the historical Confederate States of America.

It only matters that historical flags and monuments, in public spaces, belong to you—the public, the people—and no one has any right to censor your historical flags and monuments, without your consent.

That is all that matters.

Yet you don’t care.

You privileged, White-liberal bastards—who are always bitching at all the other Whites about white privilege.

You privileged, White-liberal bastards, who are running our country into the ground—along with the Christian Zionists.

Just like the mindless, Christian Zionists, you mindless, White liberals care nothing about America.

You are destroying America with your stupidity.

The liberals are destroying America—especially the White liberals.

The neoconservatives are destroying America—especially the Christian Zionists.

But, right now, I am especially pissed off at you worthless, White liberals.

Because the damage caused by two more mass shootings has not even been fully assessed—and you’re already whining about gun laws.

You had a chance to discuss gun laws in June, 2015. 

But you decided to blame a Confederate flag instead—in fact to blame all Confederate flags and monuments for Dylann Roof’s mass murder of nine innocent churchgoers.

You had a chance to discuss gun laws in June, 2015—but you decided to give Nimrata (“Nikki”) Randhawa Haley an easy way to keep her A+ rating with the NRA instead—and to win over you stupid, White-liberal shits.

And now you’re whining about lax gun laws again.

You goddamned, White-liberal snowflakes—pussies.

All White neoconservatives are stupid, white trash.

And all White liberals are stupid, white trash.

You stop this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America that you demanded Nimrata (“Nikki”) Randhawa Haley start—on June 22, 2015.

You contact Pensacola Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV, and demand that he return our First Confederate Flag to our Five Flags Displays, here in Escambia County, Florida.

Then you can talk about gun laws.

This is a rant.

But you’re used to these—Trump goes on one of these, early every morning.

And all you do is encourage him—you stupid, liberal bastards.

God damn you liberals to Hell, but especially—

God damn you White liberals to Hell.

Get out of our country, you subversive, stupid, White-liberal trash!

And take the subversive, stupid, Christian-Zionist trash with you.

Goddamnit, I am so sick and tired of you subversive, stupid, White-liberal pussies whining about gun laws every time more blood is shed—because of your stupidity.

You stop this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America that you encouraged Nimrata Randhawa Haley to start!

Then you can whine about gun laws.

You can help me put a stop to this ongoing, government-imposed censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays by calling Pensacola Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV, at (850) 435-1626, and telling him to return the First Confederate Flag to Pensacola’s Five Flags Displays.

You can also do this by emailing Pensacola Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV, at mayorrobinson@cityofpensacola.com , and telling him to return the First Confederate Flag to Pensacola’s Five Flags Displays.

And you can also do this by signing my petition to Pensacola Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV, at https://www.change.org/p/return-the-first-confederate-flag-to-pensacola-s-five-flags-displays , which tells him to return the First Confederate Flag to Pensacola’s Five Flags Displays.

Or you can do nothing, and wonder why the number of mass shootings—and the number of casualties from mass shootings—keeps going up.

It’s all about history, civics, and personal responsibility.

These are American values that liberals have abandoned—especially White liberals.

These are American values that neoconservatives have abandoned—especially Christian Zionists.

Stop this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America that you encouraged Nimrata Randhawa Haley to start.

Then you can whine about gun laws.


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