Sunday, October 26, 2014

Top Russian Church Official Calls for Banning Internet and Video Games Till Age 21

Top Russian Church Official Calls for Banning Internet and Video Games Till Age 21

Smirnov is one of the most popular and influential church figures. He is known for his outspoken views and his willingness to express them publicly.
Another important and influential Russian you probably never heard of
This article originally appeared on the hugely popular Russian Christian news site,
Father Smirnov is a media phenomenon in modern Russia.  A brilliant orator, and highly erudite, he is famous and wildly popular for his earthy, witty, and penetrating sermons, which are broadcast weekly on internet and television.  
Deeply conservative, he is an outspoken activist against abortion, expanding political rights of sexual minorities, and for family values. Politically, he is a monarchist.  
He holds an influential position in the church hierarchy, where he is responsible for church policy on family values and promoting childbirth and traditional families.
Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, chairman of the Patriarchal Commission for Family and Protection of Motherhood and Childhood, believes that access by children and youth to the internet and computer games should be legislatively regulated.
"I would ban it (access to computer games and the internet) completely till the age of 21, when the mind grows stronger," the archpriest said on the air of the Russkaya Sluzhba Novostey (Russian News Service), commenting on the concept of security of information for children, developed by the Russian children's ombudsman Paul Astakhov.
In Father Dmitry’s view, computer games, the modern variety and "all the disgusting things existing in our society” incite children "to horrible crimes."
"Half a century will pass and all that we are building today, from spaceships to nuclear-powered submarines, will not be needed by anyone because there will be no one to operate all this," the archpriest believes.
The day before, president of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov proposed to cut off the internet throughout the republic of Chechnya in order to protect young people from extremist sermons.

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Internet Reformation

This concept is based on what happened during the era of the Gutenberg press.
Almost from the beginning, the Gutenberg press was a revolutionary
technology. As soon as people used the press to print Bibles, readers
began to discover that the Holy Word differed considerably from what
they'd been taught by the Catholic Church.

Until then, Bibles had been fairly rare. They were printed in Latin
or Greek, and copied down by hand with elaborate engravings. The
Catholic Church and its important functionaries and bureaucrats
possessed Bibles. Priests performed Mass with their back to the
congregation. The ceremony was a highly Romanized one, as the West had
come to conceive of Rome within its most corrupt and centralizing phase,
and highly controlled.

But printing Bibles in moveable type changed the power relationship
entirely. Now, anyone could own a Bible and they were easily reproduced
and increasingly inexpensive. Almost immediately, then Bibles began to
be translated into "vulgate" and eventually the King James Version
(English) would become a dominant variant. But in the meantime, the
damage was done. First came the Renaissance and then the Reformation and finally the Age of Enlightenment, three powerful rolling waves of free-thinking that transformed the face
of human society, first in the West and then around the world.

The changes ushered in by the Gutenberg press were fundamental. The
Renaissance began the reconfiguration by allowing for the rediscovery of
the scientific orientation of Greece and Rome. This set in motion a
series of events that has not yet ceased to reverberate.

The fundamental motivating force of the Renaissance was to emphasize
natural observation, and this can be seen in the obsession with great
artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci who returned to the
original source of knowledge whenever possible. This led both artists to
dissect corpses rather than to rely on the standard anatomy books of
the day, such as they were. Da Vinci's great scientific speculations
were based on first-hand observation not sterile theory argued in
debating halls.

The Reformation launched a second wave of attacks on the West's
business as usual. But it actually involved the same animation. The
Gutenberg press allowed readers to examine source material by making the
sources available. This was the revolutionary act. The Renaissance
emphasized conclusions derived from that fundamental inspiration. The
Reformation in its way emphasized sources too. It sought, in its most
radical incarnations, to strip out the interpretative layer of Church
doctrine by emphasizing the Word of the Bible itself.

Martin Luther began this process in 1517 by publishing his Ninety-Five Theses
attacking much of the ecclesiastical structure of Catholic Church.
Interestingly, the Reformation's initial phase is seen as ending in 1648
with the Treaty of Westphaliathat put a stop to the religious wars by
emphasizing the primacy of the nation state.

The Treaty of Westphalia was overturned by the Security
Council of the United Nations in 2005, when that body adopted R2P,
which mandates that the "West" in aggregate interfere with a nation's
sovereignty to "protect" citizens. The powers-that-be have therefore
launched a counterattack on national sovereignty even as the Internet
Reformation begins to gather power and undermines business as usual.
The Reformation was also known as the Protestant Reformation
because despite its formal end-date of 1648, its ripples continue to
spread and ultimately gave rise to the establishment of the New World,
and the American and French Revolutions.
Each wave of the so-called Protestant Revolt further deconstructed the
formalized church and suggested doctrine that brought man closer in touch with God.

This process eventually led to the most radical sects such as the
Quakers and "Shakers" that did away with Church trappings entirely and
simply allowed the individual worshipper to communicate with God as he
or she saw fit. The Quakers sometimes used to shed their clothes and
worship nakedly in a penultimate effort to remove barriers to the
spiritual conversation.

All across the world, the modern Internet Reformation is beginning to
reshape the way people relate to power in the modern age. While it is
not so obvious as during the era of the Gutenberg press, there is formal
doctrine accepted by Western societies that is beginning to shatter.
That formal doctrine may be termed regulatory democracy
and it has been leavened with numerous assumptions that on closer
inspection turn out not to be true. It is the Internet itself that
allows for information to spread that undermines the various precepts of
regulatory democracy.

Every social order needs a formal elite to organize and animate it.
In the high Middle Ages, the hierarchy consisted of the Catholic Church
leaders along with Royal families throughout Europe, as well as powerful
merchants and bankers. In the modern era, the hierarchy is much less
obvious and consists, from available evidence of the great banking,
modern banking families led by the Rothschilds based in the City of London along with attendant Zionist influences and abetted by corporate interests and the so-called Dark Nobility and Dark Church.

It is this hierarchy that promulgates regulatory democracy and its various dominant social themes – the fear-based promotions that the Western power elite
uses to control the conversation and to further centralize power and
authority worldwide. Just as the Catholic Church leaders dreamed of one Pax Romana around the world, so does today's power elite dream of one world order driven by regulatory democracy.

The fear-based themes are many and include many scarcity memes
among them. The world is commonly held to be running out of food,
water, oil and energy. It is in imminent danger of plagues, unusual
weather and asteroid strikes. In these and many other instances, the
solutions that are heralded are focused directly on additional
governmental agencies, preferably global ones. An entire global
infrastructure is gradually being erected that includes an international
court, a global legislature (UN), a global military (NATO) and various international agencies to adjudicate trade disputes and the like.
At the center of the new global order is central bank
itself, printing money-from-nothing, perpetually devastating the
economies of nation states through monetary (and price inflation) and
through its ruin, creating the necessity for a global currency and a
single global central bank, presumably the IMF. Within this latter meme, gold
and silver are held to be barbaric elements, not needed anymore in a fiat money world.

In fact, what the Internet is increasingly showing us is a way to
return to basic freedoms. The Internet in its various incarnations has
already distributed information showing many of the precepts of
regulatory democracy to be false. There is likely plenty of oil and gas
around the world and it may be abiotic and reoccurring as well; its
availability has simply been manipulated by the powers that be.

Alternative sources of energy have likely been suppressed, but over the
next decades may become available. Global warming has been shown to be
another elite promotion and does not exist as popularly promulgated.
Food and water, also supposedly in short supply, are being manipulated
by the power elite within its highly controlled global markets. The War
on Terror that the elites have begun is an evident and obvious falsity
and the Internet reveals this in various ways every day.

Like the radical information that spawned from the Gutenberg press,
the impact of the information available to counteract elite modern memes
is not immediately visible but over time has a devastating effect.
Human beings do have a kind of Hive Mind
(via intimate communications between families
and friends and various cultural exchanges) and once additional
information is made available, that Mind incorporates it.

There are downsides. The power elite profits from the centralizing
effects of technology. Spymasters and dictators profit from aspects of
technology as they always have. And yet the positive elements are likely
unstoppable as well. There is little possibility at this point of the
Internet being shut down as simplistic formulations might have it.

Instead, as with the Reformation itself, the Internet Reformation will
continue to advance, undermining the memes of the powers-that-be and
even creating, perhaps, a critical mass of decentralizing influences.

It is decentralization that the modern power elite fears most because
decentralized spheres of influence are impossible to control.
Unfortunately the Renaissance and Reformation were all about the
decentralization of control built on the availability of real knowledge
and a return to primary sources that undermined the "experts" of church
and state.

The same process is occurring today. It may not be that any one
Martin Luther emerges to create a formal Reformation but the larger
evolution continues. (There is apparently some evidence that Luther
himself was sponsored by a Venetian banking faction of the day to split
the power of the church.) Essentially, however the power of the
information being unleashed is what will carry the day in numerous
manifestations. It is impossible for power elite memes to stand against
the availability of information now presented online. It is beyond
control, beyond collecting, beyond dampening.

Tomorrow's knowledge base may look much different than today's – and
in fundamental ways. Ironically, the 20th century so celebrated by the
centralizers must at least to some degree give way to a decentralized
Renaissance in the 21st. Yes, the powers-that-be will fight back as they
already are via wars and social chaos, just as the Catholic Church
responded with its Counter-Reformation; but eventually they may be
forced to take a step back as they have before.

Ironically, the proverbial dye was likely cast when America's DARPA
dark-technologists invented the Internet but did not foresee,
apparently, the evolution of the personal computer that would utilize it
to allow average individuals to gain access to all the knowledge of the
world. This may stand as one of the great miscalculations of the modern
elite. It helped create a second wave of modern information technology
that has already begun to undo a myriad of world-centralizing plans.

A new city (predicted in ancient Indian prophecies) has been
discovered underwater off the coast of India – though the news has been
much suppressed. Humankind is thousands of years older than the Western
powers-that-be maintain. The current apogee of human achievement may not
be the current one and certainly not the best-of-all-possible worlds.
As the underlying certainties crumble, so do the building blocks of the
modern elite themes – and the certainty of ongoing centralization.

In fact, the European Union is failing, various serial wars of
conquest are not going well, the fear-based memes of the elite are
continually being debunked by an Internet that adds more to humankind's
real knowledge base every day. It will take decades if not centuries to
control the damage that has already been done (from an elite
standpoint), and what has been done cannot be undone.

There is a new Reformation taking place throughout the world, led by
electronic communication technology. It is not being commented on by the
nightly news, nor written about in the mainstream media. But if you
understand the trends and look closely, you can see it playing out every
day in every part of human culture. It is already convulsing the world.
Out of these labor pains a new and freer society is being born.

A new enlightenment is taking place – a fundamental reforming of
societies' knowledge base. It is far more important and fundamental than
a "technology revolution." It is rewriting the basic relationship that
human beings have with their knowledge base and with its impact on their
lives. The centralizing architecture erected by the Anglo-American
elites is even now being undermined.

The darkness is lifting as it lifted long ago during the Renaissance.
An Internet Reformation is coming. It will have numerous unpredictable
ramifications. In fact, its dawn is already here.

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