Paul's Passing Thoughts

Beware of Any Idea That the Internet is Bad For Your Mental Health

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on March 22, 2019

ppt-jpeg4Blah, blah, blah; “Children now live in a detached world apart from real social interaction because of I-Phones.” “Relationships are now electronic, and not personal,” etc., etc., etc. I am not buying any of it. Fact is, though there is a rudeness factor attached to I-Phone use, every time I am offended, I am also relieved and comforted. In the same way,  I am comforted by American gun culture. The more guns, the better.

Why is this my mentality? Because life as we know it in this world is dominated by the balance of two forces: freedom and slavery. Tyranny is much like gravity; the force of it is ever upon us. I don’t know about a demon being behind every bush, but I know this; there is a slave master wannabe behind every bush.

Free flowing information and education are vital to freedom. Because of the American Revolution, which resulted in Enlightenment Era ideas being assimilated throughout the world resulting in an explosion of technology, worldwide oppression to the degree that we have seen in past history is very unlikely. More than likely, the anti-Christ will probably rise to power under the ruse of being a free market capitalist. I don’t see socialist ideas going anywhere.

And, no thanks to the American education system, and no thanks to the American elitist ruling class. Collectivists gained control of the American education system long ago. And,  you can definitely add the media to that as well. Cults hate the internet, old school journalism hates the internet, old school academia hates the internet, and you can trust me on this: the church hates the internet more than all of them put together.  If not for the internet, the public is totally unaware that Protestantism has the exact same problem with abuse that the Catholic church has. Furthermore, the internet, and the internet alone, is the primarily factor in the church finally being held accountable for its abuses.

There is a reason why the Nazis burned books, there is a reason why China and other communist countries focus on propaganda; there is a reason why the elitist ruling class impugns the internet, there is a reason Muslim women are not allowed to drive, go to school, or be unaccompanied by a male family member;  information and education equal freedom.

Trust me, it’s only a matter of time, tyranny is coming for the internet. I have often thought about this ministry going back to old school newsletters accordingly. Oh, and this “net neutrality” legislation that I am hearing about, you can bet there is a rat in there someplace. Tyranny always takes away freedom under the guise of freedom. The destruction of the middleclass (which measures the health of a representative republic) is always under the guise of a pro-middleclass. That’s how tyrants role.

Defend the internet like you are a child-centered parent. You know the type: their little brat can do no wrong. The internet is freedom.

paul

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  1. republican mother said, on March 22, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    “You gotta be careful what you read on the internet” a Sunday School teacher said to us who relished standing in front of people behind an official podium. Clearly, it’s a huge threat to his ability to read to us out of a quarterly week after week.
    One can now gain a “next level” seminary education just by reading the old books that are completely digitized, listening to video on any subject, any just comparing ideas with others. Born again Christians may now get off the “hamster wheel” of Churchianity and engage in meaningful work. I can also attest that now I’m not getting half a dozen kids ready for Church ( the shoe hunts!), I have mental energy to look out for people who might need my help.
    I’m very proud of how my oldest has ministered to people she’ll never meet in person via the internet. Oh, and she doesn’t “charge” to talk to people about their problems. I told her that if she were to give the same advice in Christian counseling, she could charge per the hour. That made her mad at people who do that and then claim they’ve got agape love. So the internet will eventually get rid of the “hireling” problem. The lie of Church revolves around earthly kingdoms and regular paychecks.
    Let’s summarize:

                          Church                                            Internet
    

    Sermons: 45 minutes 3x/week As much as you can handle: 24/7 streaming

    Education/SS: reading a book 1x/week, Ditto: audio-books/ancient tomes/rare finds
    usually by some hack, or a dry
    quarterly.

    Fellowship Handshake time: How are At least in social media, someone somewhere will respond to
    you? Fine, and you? Fine. your comments free, which is more than your pastor will do!
    (said even if you’re dying inside)

    Outreach: Mission trips or projects done Answering seekers questions in real time; spending time with
    after a great deal of Byzantium someone struggling, because problems can’t be shared and
    planning that reach a minimal solved in the 15 minutes between SS and church;
    number of people for a short Many crowd-sourcing ideas are sure to emerge in the
    period of time. future.

    Cost Tithes & offerings or the Free, kind of reminds me of the “free gift” of salvation.
    guilt of being the loser who
    doesn’t “give.”

    Internet freedom is the one issue we write our Congressmen about, because freedom of information is a linchpin on which a free society exists.

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  2. lydia00 said, on March 22, 2019 at 10:19 PM

    Guess who is one of the worst nanny style school marms on this subject? Nebraska’s republican senator, Ben Sasse. Our senate psychologist and pastor. According to him, The Internet is why we are mean. It’s why we are lonely, blah, blah, blah. Guy doesn’t seem to understand his “public servant” job. Like Obama,he wants to lecture us into behaviors he approves of to control.

    Net neutrality is Orwellian named. We will end up with the Internet being like your gas and electric utility. No competition. And the big IT billionaires want it along with the administrative state.

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    • Republicanmother said, on March 23, 2019 at 9:14 AM

      Ben Sasse was the tutor for the congressional page program when all those boys were being molested by Denny Hastert. I’ve never been able to find his comments on that period, which is odd. I’d be emphatic that I saw nothing reportable. Instead, the guy has a meteoric rise into positions way beyond his years. That probably tells the story.

      I support net neutrality as it was originally put forth. In many parts of the country, there is no choice of provider, just one company and they know it. My electricity can’t legally be switched off because of my beliefs, and the service is very reliable. However, these companies can throttle, block, and delete speech they don’t like under their ToS. Some would say switch companies, but for many, there are no competitors under the current system. They collude among themselves so as not to overlap territory. They were putting a bandwidth cap on us because they knew we couldn’t do Jack about it. My husband sent a sternly worded letter to the FCC that got them to give us a better deal. I wish they were like our electric and water companies: reliable, flat rate service so we don’t have to watch the bill like a hawk.
      Currently, there are millions of dollars of fiber laid under Nashville during the 90s paid for with taxpayer money, but never offered to the public. Now the utility company is selling some of it to big organizations.

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  3. lydia00 said, on March 22, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    “but I know this; there is a slave master wannabe behind every bush.”

    Truth!

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  4. lydia00 said, on March 23, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    “Ben Sasse was the tutor for the congressional page program when all those boys were being molested by Denny Hastert.”

    I had no idea!!!!

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