Every day is another month of corruption and narcissism and treason.
There is no Trump without Putin and the chaos and random violence that
plagues our lives the result of a long-term and ongoing Russian attack on American Democracy.
Putin’s declaration of war is a classic gaslight: we elected his puppet, he didn’t make us to vote for it; or did he?
Vladimir Putin’s Information Warfare is a psychological theater of cruelty where the people of the ‘target nation’ are convinced to turn on each other each other, while a small cadre of criminal oligarchs steal their wealth and freedoms.
To accomplish a ‘regime change’ Putin unleashes an arsenal of psychological weapons designed to distort our perceptions of reality.
An active measure can be anything, such as inciting or paying anonymous
thugs to attack a beloved performer while shouting right-wing slogans.
I am not saying that his is what happened to Jussie Smollett; I’m saying the trump administration and the GOP have done nothing to protect America from Russian Active Measures so we have no way to be sure.
Nothing is at it seems until we know all the facts and see them verified by multiple national and international news outlets.
If you see appeals to emotion and divisive propaganda ask yourself why you’re seeing it.
Be angry that we have a president who incites violence when you hear reports of hate crimes against gays and people of color; don’t be angry with anonymous straight white people.
According to the New Testament, the God of Israel becomes
mortal: Immanuel, God with us.
God can descend as an adult and live as a God.
God can choose birth to a royal house and live as a man of the educated
Instead, God decides to break the Law of Moses by impregnating a young,
unmarried peasant girl who is already betrothed and likely to suffer execution by stoning for the crime of adultery.
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.”Matthew 1:18-19
Joseph later adopts Jesus as his own.
Everything about the birth of Jesus is unsavory in terms of Mosaic Law and the rigid class system of the ancient world.
“Unlawful intercourse with a woman betrothed to a man was adultery, because the betrothed woman was deemed as inviolable as the married woman. The punishment for this crime was stoning to death at the place of public execution (Deut. xxii. 24). The punishment for Adultery according to the Mishnah (Sanh. xi. 1) was strangulation; the rabbinical theory being that wherever the death penalty was mentioned in the Bible, without any specific statement of the manner of its infliction, strangulation was meant. The Jewish Encyclopedia
The child of an incestuous or adulterous relationship was branded a mamzer.
A mamzer was not permitted to become a member of the Jewish body politic (Deut. xxiii. 3 [A. V. 2]), and could not intermarry with a Jew or Jewess (Ḳid. iii. 12), although it did not lose its right to inherit from the husband of its mother, who, while not the legitimate father, was for this purpose the putative father.”’ The Jewish Encyclopedia
There is no room at the inn for Mary’s mamzer, so he is born in a cave where he sleeps in a device for feeding livestock.