Disturbing Modern Trend Portends Something From The Bible

This was amazing.  And it’s happening more and more these days:

Wed Nov 17, 2:10 pm ET
If the Science Guy passes out and nobody tweets it, did it happen?
By Brett Michael Dykes

Last night in front of an audience of hundreds at a presentation at the University of Southern California, TV personality Bill Nye — popularly known as the “Science Guy” — collapsed midsentence as he walked toward a podium. Early indications are that Nye is OK, but what’s odd about the incident isn’t so much Nye’s  slight health setback as the crowd’s reaction. Or, more precisely, its nonreaction, according to several accounts.

It appears that the students in attendance, rather than getting up from their seats to rush to Nye’s aid, instead pulled out their mobile devices to post information about Nye’s loss of consciousness.

Alastair Fairbanks, a USC senior in attendance for Nye’s presentation, told the Los Angeles Times that “nobody went to his aid at the very beginning when he first collapsed — that just perplexed me beyond reason.” The student added, “Instead, I saw students texting and updating their Twitter statuses. It was just all a very bizarre evening.”

[Rewind: Joe Biden’s quick response to onstage fainting]

Indeed, a cursory search on Twitter revealed a virtual play-by-play account of the incident. One student wrote, “Bill Nye tripped on his computer cord while speaking at USC, was out for abt 5 secs, got back up, spoke w/ slurred speech and fainted.”

According to the school’s student news outlet, the Daily Trojan, Nye asked, “What happened? How long was I out?” when he regained consciousness. Briskly picking up his humorous persona, he added, “Wow, that was crazy. I feel like Lady Gaga or something.” Nye’s publicity team didn’t immediately respond to The Lookout’s request for comment on the episode.

[Rewind: NBA coach faints at practice]

Still, in the annals of the digital public’s civic indifference, the Nye incident is nowhere near as disturbing as another episode reported in New Orleans earlier this week, which oddly enough also involved a humorist. Anthony Barre, a New Orleans man popular for his acid-tongued comic performances on YouTube using the handle “Messy Mya,” was murdered on the streets of the city’s 7th Ward — the historically Creole neighborhood chronicled in the HBO series “Treme.” As he lay dying, witnesses at the scene took to the Internet to chronicle the tragedy in real time, even posting photos of his body lying in a pool of blood.

Here’s how the Times-Picayune’s Brendan McCarthy described the incident:

Moments after gunshots roared through the 7th Ward on Sunday night, a lone snapshot appeared on the Internet.

In it, a 22-year-old man is lying cheek to the ground, crimson pooling around his neck. His eyes are closed, his torso curled.

Chaos explodes around him, with the arms of others pressed to the back of his head. And someone is holding a cell phone just inches from his face.

This is how the world learned of Messy Mya’s death.

Prior to this week’s episodes, perhaps the best-known incident of youthful digital passivity in the face of danger was the September 2007 tasing of University of Florida student Andrew Meyer at a speech delivered by Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry. That episode immortalized the expression “Don’t tase me, bro!” The crowd of onlookers trying to capture the encounter on their cellphone cameras later prompted Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert to imagine the internal monologue of a bored-looking kid seated next to Meyer thusly: “He’s thinking, ‘I wish they’d stop tasing this guy, so I can get home and watch him being tased on YouTube.’ “

There’s a line of dialogue I remember from a movie called “Wild Bill” as the two characters entered a sleazy town:

Charley Price: This town reminds me of something from the Bible.
James Butler ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok: Which part?
Charley Price: The part right before god gets angry.

And here’s a “part” of the Bible this incident reminds me of:

“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.  For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these” (Saint Paul, in 2 Timothy 3:1-5).

And dang, doesn’t texting and tweeting and video cameras ever bring to life the “malicious gossips” section of this prophetic passage?

I can’t even imagine a man collapsing in front of me and not rushing over to try to help him.  So imagine how unimaginable it must be for me to imagine a huge crowd of people texting and twittering while a man falls down and lies unconscious on a stage.

A week ago I had a VA (Veterans Administration) appointment.  A man in a wheelchair was trying to get through a door that shut on him.  Ten of us immediately got up from our seats to help him.

But that was a far, FAR better generation than “the last days” group we’ve got now.  It makes me nauseous to think about these effete, sanctimonious, sycophantic, self-righteous snobs.

These are the punks who voted for Obama in such huge numbers in 2008.  They’re the ones who lecture us about the environment and taxes and gay marriage and abortion and illegal immigration and ObamaCare and big government and all the other politically correct crap.

Al Gore recently was caught on tape talking to such an audience of texters and tweeters:

On the tape, Gore states: “When I was your age and the civil rights revolution was unfolding, and we kids asked our parents and their generation, ‘Explain to me again why it’s okay for the law to officially discriminate against people because of their skin color?’

“And when our parents’ generation couldn’t answer that question, that’s when the law started to change. There are some things about our world that you know that older people don’t know,” he continued.

“Why would that be? Well in a period of rapid change, the old assumptions sometimes just don’t work anymore because they’re out of date,” Gore said.

For the record, Al Gore didn’t invent treating black people like human beings any more than he invented the internet.  There were people who fought a bitter Civil War nearly 150 years ago to bring that about.  They were called “Republicans.”  And the people they fought were called “Democrats.”

And the only reason “the old assumptions” are “out of date” these days is because demonic rat bastard moralizing panderers like Al Gore have become the teachers of this terminal generation.  And the same people who constantly congratulate themselves on just how wonderful they are don’t even deserve to be called “pathetic.”

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4 Responses to “Disturbing Modern Trend Portends Something From The Bible”

  1. surefirewizard@hotmail.com Says:

    Mr. Eden:

    One of your best articles. Well, actually all of them are fantastic but this one stands out. There seems no doubt to me that we are in the end times and that Jesus is almost here. That verse from the Bible exactly describes the times we are in. And woe unto us for it.

    We have allowed ‘progressive’ creep to destroy our Constitution and dilute it to the point of no return. And unless we rise up again today, as our forefathers did, to the tyranny that is already here we will be lost. Sadly, the current generation has drank the progressive koolaid and you could slap all of them with the stick of freedom and they still wouldn’t have a clue.

    And to all of it I say, “Come quickly Lord, come quickly”

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    surefirewizard,

    And a hearty Maranatha to you too!

    “Progressive creep.” I like that. Francis Schaeffer coined a similar phrase – “moral velocitization.” As a society decays, Schaeffer predicted that the rate of that decay would increasingly come at a faster, and then a faster and a faster, rate.

    He wouldn’t be shocked at what he saw in 21st century America, simply because he was so far ahead of his time that he saw it coming.

    Me, I’m shocked. I simply can’t believe the apathy I see around me every day.

    I’m not sure who coined the phrase “black-robed masters,” but it describes the mainstream judiciary philosophy quite well. In such a society, we don’t need to “change the Constitution.” We can – amazingly – simply redefine clear language to mean what it clearly doesn’t mean. It’s a stew of postmodernism, deconstruction, political correctness, apathy, and just plain moral idiocy.

    Even if I WASN’T a Christian, and didn’t believe the world was in last’s last days as prophesied by the Bible, I can’t imagine honestly looking at the world – and at America – and not coming to the conclusion that we were on the verge of a cataclysmic global societal collapse.

    But thank God, I am a Christian. And so I can look at the world without fear, knowing that a God who has His hand on the planet that He created is guiding it toward His good end. And that He is the kind of God who can even bring good out of numerous evils.

  3. Robbie Says:

    hey didnt al gores dad filibuster civil rights legislation.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Yes:

    At this time I only wish to speak to one lie. To me it is important because Clinton bigots keep repeating the lie. Al Gore Sr. was a racist bigot who voted against the Civil Rights Bill. Al Gore lied when he said his dad lost the election because he stood for the Civil Rights Bill. The blacks were gored by Al Gore sr. and his son lies to cover up the racist background. It is easy to control the minds of people. All one has to do is change history by lying about the past. This is exactly what has happened with the legacy of former Democratic U.S. Senator Al Gore, Sr. of Tennessee – the father of our current vice president – and his mythical “support” of civil rights.

    In a recent speech to the NAACP, Vice President Gore said his father lost his Senate seat because he supported civil rights legislation. Fellow black Americans, let me set history straight. Al Gore, Sr., together with the rest of the southern Democrats, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Congressional Quarterly reported that, in the House of Representatives, 61% of Democrats (152 for, 96 against) voted for the Civil Rights Act as opposed to 80% of Republicans (138 for, 38 against). In the Senate, 69% of Democrats (46 for, 21 against) voted for the Act while 82% of Republicans did (27 for, 6 against). All southern Democrats voted against the Act.

    In his remarks upon signing the Civil Rights Act, President Lyndon Johnson praised Republicans for their “overwhelming majority.” He did not offer similar praise to his own Democratic Party. Moreover, Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen, an Illinois Republican, collaborated with the White House and the Senate leadership of both parties to draft acceptable compromise amendments to end the southern Democrats’ filibuster of the Act. It was Dirksen who often took to the Senate floor to declare, “This is an idea whose time has come. It will not be denied.” Dirksen’s greatest triumph earned him the Leadership Conference of Civil Rights Award, presented by then-NAACP Chairman Roy Wilkins, for his remarkable civil rights leadership.

    Inform yourself, so you can learn for yourself about this important historical event. All official records about the Civil Rights Act can be found in the June 1964 issues of Congressional Quarterly.

    Al Gore, Sr. did not stop at simply voting against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition, Congressional Quarterly reported that Gore attempted to send the Act to the Senate Judiciary Committee with an amendment to say “in defiance of a court desegregation order, federal funds could not be held from any school districts.” Gore sought to take the teeth out of the Act in the event it passed.

    Ostensibly, Senator Gore was “elated” at the idea of young Al, Jr. going to school with black children. In reality, however, the future vice president attended an elite private school.

    In the end, the Gore Amendment was defeated by a vote of 74-25. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, one of President Bill Clinton’s political mentors, was among the 23 southern Democratic senators and only one Republican voting with Gore for this racist amendment.

    True 2

    In 1956, Al Gore sr. was one of only two Southern senators who refused to sign the racist Southern Manifesto.

    True 3

    Al Gore Sr. Civil Rights Record
    2. Voted against the Poll Tax of 1942
    3. Voted for Civil Rights Act of 1957
    4. Nominated 2 young black students from Memphis for appointment to US Air
    Force Academy – risky in Tennessee in 1957
    5. Voted for 1965 Voters Rights Act
    6. 1968 Fair Housing Act
    7. Al Gore Sr. apologized for his 1964 vote and called it a big mistake. He
    was concerned that it went to far to fast and would be used to cut off
    funding of schools who appeared to be in violation.
    Source Washington Post

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