Saturday 8 October 2016

When Christian survivalists go Baaad.

Restlessly and often fruitlessly searching youtube for edutaining 5 minute videos for you each Sunday, I came across a protein heavy breakfast that a survivalist proceeds to share, without irony, with his dog. Over a smoking pile of old flooring a mountainy man called Dave Canterbury  prepares a pot full of potatoes, sausage-meat, packaged stuffing, four eggs and half a pound of bright orange cheese, grated. If you have a screw of salt and a touch of black pepper the first two [the meat is fried, yum] would be a good start to the day if you were sure of getting a salad for lunch. The stuffing is doubtless full of taste-boosters but 4 eggs and a load of cheap cheese seems like protein overkill.  I don't think eggs will travel too well in a backpack either. 5/10 for effort.

As you know, the youtube sidebar has links to a rake of 'related' clips and one of them has Dave Canterbury apologising. Seems that, in order to secure a paying gig with Discovery Channel in 2011, he sexed up his CV. Claiming to be a Ranger, a sniper, a veteran of foreign wars during 20 years in the US Army. The reality was otherwise, far from infiltrating the DMZ in Korea, how was an ID-badge clerk. And researchers have only found six years of service records. Dave asks for forgiveness from, in order, God, Jesus, Family, Subscribers, Friends. A couple of years later the other half of Dual Survival Cody Lundin was fired too. These presenters are quite disposable if there is money to be made. And, believe me, there is lots of money to be made out of terror, armageddon, disaster, beans and ammo.

James Wesley Rawles, aka Wranglestar, another homesteading type who left the big city in 2003 to stock up on beans and ammo in the wilderness, rows in to support Dave and lash the hypocrites and cowards who have left adverse, high-horse, anonymous comments on youtube and elsewhere. James shares lots of good advice from the bible. As winner of the Junior Scripture Prize in 1966, these are all familiar to me.
John 8:7: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
Matt 7:3: And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Luke 18:11: The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
As an old style horse-riding protestant, I prefer the King James Version, don't you? Why do I bother to bring this unNews up? Because Christians are no more christian than Muslims, Atheists or Jews. But some Christians are quite informative about how to kill small animals and eat them.

Next: When geeks go Baaad. Seems that Chris Ziegler was drawing salary from The Verge while starting a new job at Apple. Clear conflict of interest. I know that I'm not squeaky clean, but I can live with myself and have to live with the rest of you, so I try not to be too judgmental.

No comments:

Post a Comment