Sunday, March 29, 2015

New World Order: Conspiracy or Reality?

I watch the news all of the time-preferably world news on cable/satellite channels and I don't side with any political organizations.  There was a blurb last week on one channel (can't remember) that mentioned military drills taking place in several designated cities in the Southwest.  Immediately, I thought this is a practice run for martial law.  
My virtual good friend, Mr. Frank Fontaine, wasted no time emailing me some information on the strange military drills.  These drills will supposedly take place in seven southwest states (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Texas, California, and Nevada).  The military units who will be involved in this drill named Jade Helm are of the most elite branches of the armed forces such as the Green Berets and Navy Seals.  Some officers will be in disguise, dressed as civilians.

This special military training will take place in July and run for about eight weeks.  The reasoning behind the "training" is to give the American soldiers the experience when faced with hostile territories with Texas considered the most "hostile" of the Southest states.  The military claims this is all part of covert warfare tactics and martial law that might be useful when in combat with other countries.
Many fear that this is a rehearsal for a takeover.  Americans rights have been chipped away for years, especially when talking about the 2nd Amendment or the right to bear arms amendment.  Many question the current administration's anti-gun stance, believing it serves as more of an excuse to get rid of gun ownership, allowing for a smoother takeover.

A few months ago in December there was another "training" going on with helicopters.  Again, the news did a poor job in investigating the story.  Black helicopters flew low over Dallas when supposedly conducting a preparedness drill.  The helicopters flew at night without their lights, causing fear among northern Texas residents.
Frank Fontaine, my conspiracy pal, and I both wonder if these drills are just practice for the beginning of the End.  I welcome comments, theories, other stories, whatever in regards to a takeover.  Please leave a comment!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Book Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising, Pierce Brown's futuristic sci-fi thriller, is about an outer space caste system based on one's color of skin. It's racism on steroids. There are Reds or peons who drill underneath Mars, Pinks or whores who are bred for sexual favors, Obsidian's who provide security, Bronzes or ne'er do-wells who will never achieve ultimate power, and Golds who are the quintessential inner circle of people running the Cosmos. These people are sub-human, bred from earthlings for a purpose of a brave new world.  

The story is solely told through the eyes of Darrow, a Red who drills underneath Mars.  Darrow is a hand-diver, a drilling position that requires a high level of skill.  There is no reward for his expertise.  He is stuck being a Red forever.  His father was murdered because of a weak attempt at revolution.  His wife Eo was also murdered for disobedience.  
Darrow is also sentenced to die after cutting his wife's body down from the town square after her hanging.  His uncle and the Sons of Ares, an underground group of rebels, engineer an escape.  They "carve" or use sophisticated plastic surgery to change Darrow into a Gold for the purpose of infiltrating the Golds and eventually revolting from the government.  
Being a Gold is more than looking the part.  Darrow has to attend training.  Day one of training involves a dual with another Gold.  The winner is the one who lives.  Once half of the new Golds are eliminated, the remaining Golds are then assigned to be in certain houses or groups.  They play war games over a long period of time (maybe a year) with the purpose of taking down all of the houses and winning the game.  There are some rules they are obliged to follow.  After the game, the winners are guaranteed the ultimate prize of a high standing position in the government.
Darrow's group eventually turns on each other.  One of the members of the group almost kills Darrow.  He is rescued by a girl named Mustang.  They find other outcasts of this deathly game hiding in the woods and form their own rag-tag army.  They learn that the game is rigged.  Proctors, the referees of this game, are paid to swing things towards the Jackal's favor because his father is the Arch Governor.  Darrow had the chance to kill the Jackal, but blows it.  Not to spoil the book, but Darrow ends up going "Rambo" on everyone.  There is a sequel.
My review:  This book reminded me of Hunger Games because of the training.  Both authors had the characters in positions of killing or being killed.  The Golds and Hunger Game contestants were somewhere around seventeen to twenty years old.  The proctors for each house reminded me of the mentors for each district.  In Red Rising the people were divided into groups based on their color.  In Hunger Games people were divided up by districts.  Both books had the theme of oppression.  
Red Rising also reminded me of Harry Potter.  The proctors wore invisibility cloaks.  The Golds were divided into houses.  J.K. Rowling used plenty of Greek and Roman myth references.  Pierce Brown went one step farther by using the gods as names of several characters.
Pierce Brown's style was easy to read and easy to emphasize with the weak and downtrodden characters.  He wrote action scenes with ease and moved the plot along without weighing down the reader with unnecessary details.  Overall, I really liked the book and recommend it to young adults and all sci-fi fans.  I look forward to reading the sequel and hope this becomes a movie.
5/5 Stars

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Grammar police are back!  Nikolas Baron and his team of grammar Nazis analyze the mass of mistakes found in romances.  Thanks, Grammarly!

Grammarly: Fifty Shades of Grammar

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TV Review: USA's New Show Dig

USA's new show Dig aired March 5.  The show has three separate story lines.  The first story is about a cop/FBI/Homeland or some kind of law enforcement official (Jason Isaacs) who works in Jerusalem.  At this point of the story the audience does not know why he is stationed there. His boss and occasional girlfriend, played by Anne Heche, also works in Jerusalem alongside the Israeli police on international cases.  The first case Isaacs is involved in is about an antique dealer who is questioned for murder.  While Isaacs chases him down, he meets a red-head who reminds him of someone from his past.  She lures him to her "dig" or archaeologist site.  It seems as if she is seducing him, but clearly wants something more.  She slides something into his pocket after their romantic swim deep underground the Wailing Wall of Jerusalem is interrupted by Orthodox Jews.  She winds up dead.  By the way, the antique dealer gets away, but the Israeli police have his ancient metal piece that Jews wore back in Moses's time when talking to God in a temple.

The second story line involves a boy who turns thirteen who lives in a compound somewhere in New Mexico.  He is raised for some messianic reason by a reverend and his staff.  The boy runs away and is then shot dead by the people who raised him in the compound.  An identical twin replaces the boy instantly.
The third story line takes place in Norway.  Orthodox or Hassidic Jews (I'm not sure) have a red cow born on their farm.  They consider it a sign.  One of the Jews is responsible for caring for the cow.  I think this was the same group that interrupted the cop and the redhead archaeologist underneath the Wailing Wall.  I also think the redhead symbolizes the red heifer,  not in purity, but in prophecy of the End.
My Review: I was hooked from the first second of the show.  I Googled the red heifer/cow prophecy.  According to Numbers, the red heifer represented purification from sin.  The blood was sprinkled at the door of the tabernacle.  This foreshadowed the blood of Christ.  In Ezekiel 41-45 another prophecy foretold of a temple built again in Jerusalem.  Jesus then prophesied about the temple's destruction.  The bottom line is this: the red heifer (a genetic rarity) born in today's world must symbolizes another Jewish temple that will be rebuilt.
Based on this story line, I predict this series is about End of Days.  The thirteen year old boy also represents some kind of purity, or something like Jesus.  The dead archaeologist knew what was to come, leaving the cop to figure it out.

Biblical prophecy plus conspiracy equals fascination for me.  Loved everything about this show.  The acting was superb, the writing was believable, and the directing kept me on the edge of my seat for an hour.  Other specials about the End of Days are being aired more and more on channels like the History Channel and Discovery.  Another Jesus movie is coming out to continue where The Bible left off.  Left Behind was remade.  HBO even has us wondering with The Leftovers.  Instinctively, there is a feeling in the air that the End is upon us.  5/5 Stars.
What do you think?  Is the End around the corner?  Leave a comment.


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