Thursday, March 22, 2012

Is Vandalism A Religion?

The late 1970s may be a distant past from the perspective of our post-9/11 world, but does Vandalism qualify as a bona fide religion the way it recruits impressionable-aged youths back then?

By: Ringo Bones

The late 1970s and the early 1980s might have for intents and purposes been just a very distant memory to most of the angry young men today currently preoccupied with the radicalized version of the Wahhabi Doctrine - as in the very tragic shooting of civilians in Toulouse, France dominating the news headlines this very instant. Back when the Sex Pistols still got their share of controversial mainstream FM airplay, a sociological phenomena that "seems" to be born out of the punk rock movement had been seducing angry young men of the period the way radical Wahhabism does today - namely Vandalism. But does vandalism qualify as a true-blue bona fide religion?

The Vandalism religion may have had self-evident truths that its church may not have yet been able to withstand back in the late 1970s and the early 1980s. But there are newly-found underlying sociological truths and truisms that impressionable young people - then and now - (at least most of them anyway) tend not to go around destroying stuff without a justifiable excuse on the ready. Vandalism's appeal to the youth back then may have spurned from the inherent "sexiness" of the aesthetic of punk rock - hint Vivienne Westwood, but looking back from our post-9/11 vantage point, it seems that Vandalism is full of self-evident proofs that qualify it as a true religion. But will a "Church of Vandalism" be resistant to the very own doctrine by which it stands?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Change of Heart by Pat Robertson?

700 Club's Pat Robertson wants to legalize marijuana and oral sex - is this a change of heart on his part?

By: Ringo Bones

Pat Robertson, the CEO of 700 Club and the Christian Broadcasting Network recently announced - as in back in March 19, 2012 - that marijuana use and oral sex is now o.k. But many of you may be asking, is this a change of heart on his part or is there a "Higher Power" at work here?

Ultra-conservative Evangelical types like Pat Robertson and his ilk has been responsible for influencing the legislation of the most prudish and arcane sex laws in America since the end of World War II. If you're old enough to remember the Man Act / Mann Act, you're probably as surprise as me on his current stance on marijuana use and recreational oral sex / fellatio. Which makes me kind of wonder if Pat Robertson is just pandering to a younger generation to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior or is he trying to establish his very own version of "The Naked Church of Jesus Christ?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Should Al Qaeda Help Initiate A Regime Change In Syria?

Even though they haven’t given out yet a single fashionable Fatwa calling for the death of Bashar Al Assad, should Al Qaeda help in initiating a regime change in Syria?

By: Ringo Bones

Not just gaining notoriety and infamy since initiating their brazen terror attacks back in September 11, 2001 - Al Qaeda has also since become a potent geopolitical force of sorts. But as of late, many a thinking person had been beating their brows raw on why Al Qaeda had never issued a fashionable Fatwa calling for the death of Syrian strongman Bashar Al Assad for the wholesale genocide of Sunni Muslims opposing his rule since last year’s start of the Arab Spring. Even though the international community will forever be cautious about this notorious global terror organization, should Al Qaeda spearhead the global community in initiating a regime change in Syria?

During the Bush Administration, Al Qaeda has always been vocal opposing the US military and NATO’s global war on terror and calling it as nothing more than a war against Muslims who earn less than 25,000 US dollars a year. As of late, Al Qaeda are “mysteriously” silent when it comes to criticizing the Assad political dynasty of Syria. A stance that only fueling the conspiracy theory that Al Qaeda might just only be a creation of the US Republican Party because they only launch attacks that down the road benefits defense firms that are beholden to GOP pork barrel.

HAMAS to have been criticized for staying silent on what Bashar Al Assad’s wholesale genocide of Sunni Muslims opposing his rule in Homs and elsewhere in Syria given that Syria is home to one of the largest number of supporters of HAMAS. It’s very tragic, but the on going genocide in Syria did manage to raise questions on the real mission statement of Al Qaeda and HAMAS. And also, everyone in the world are also stumped on why Al Qaeda also didn’t issue a Fatwa on the two permanent members of the UN Security Council – i.e. The People’s Republic of China and Russia for allowing Syrian strongman Bashar Al Assad to kill more Sunni Muslims.