The End of Days (after the commercial break).

Someone once said that s truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. I would add that sometimes The Daily Show makes more sense of the news, than the actual press does. This segment is one such a time, where Jon Stewart walks us through the most ridiculous news coverage about the current situation between Hezbollah and Israel, as it is being interpreted by evangelical Christians as a sign of the “end of days,” better known as Armageddon. Not that it’s a story not worth exploring, because it is. But it is the context that the reporters are situating the story. If the story was raising the questions like:

“What does this mean for US Foreign policy?

“Does the religious viewpoint that we are nearing the Apolcolypse impact who supports Israel in it’s policy and military stragy against its neighbors?”

or

“What does that mean for how politicians will talk about this crisis (and what types of solutions they offer) given the upcoming mid-term elections?”

These would perhaps be somewhat meangingful to the discussion, because evangelism definitely influences the American (and moving towards global!) political landscape. But no! The kind of skepticism–or attempts to even so, or looking at several angles/arguments of an issue are completely missing from this news stories. It’s not like we’re talking about global warming, which at this point is irrefutable. We’re talking about the Book of Revelations – a religious text, mind you.

Now, the Daily Show clearly edited the stories significantly, but, I saw two of the ones they feature in their entirety, and the reporters spoke with all earnestness about the Apocalypse as if the sea were presently turning blood-red, and the Four Horseman were waving from the windows with the crowd of tourists outside their TV studios in Midtown, Manhattan.

This, is what our media is, people. Watch the clip.

2 thoughts on “The End of Days (after the commercial break).

  1. interesting clip. my thought is that if our political leaders truly believe that this is the apocalypse, that doesn’t exactly lend itself to plicies for an ongoing society. Maybe that’s why the government is playing moral police in terms of gay marriage and abortion instead of providing universal healthcare and alleviating poverty.

  2. Hi Kenyon,

    Remember the saying that “the truth will set you (and others) free?” How does “opening one’s eyes to the truth” relate to “making the blind see again” or “shining the light” or “illuminating a subject?” Notice the inherent symbolism associated with this supposed New Testament “miracle?”

    Pay close attention, profundity knocks at the door, listen for the key. Be Aware! Scoffing causes blindness…

    At the core of the deceptions used to manipulate humanity is the concept of religion. Without it, Bush, the Neo-Cons, and their cohorts could never have gained and retained political power by manipulating an already deluded and susceptible constituency. Likewise, their thinly veiled partners in crime, Bin Laden and his ilk, could never have succeeded in their roles in this centuries-old Vatican-led grand deception.

    We are all stuck in a web of interlocking deception formed by money, religion, and politics. The great evils that bedevil us all will never cease until humanity finally awakens, shakes off these strong delusions, and forges a new path to the future.

    Understanding the Fatal Flaws in Judeo-Christian-Islamic Prophecy

    As certain world leaders strive to instigate a fabricated “battle of Armageddon,” it is vital to understand and spread the truth about these ancient texts to help bring about an end to such abominable evil.

    You can never expect philosophies based on lies and great error to lead to peace and harmony. How many more millennia of terrible proof is necessary before humanity finally gets a clue that most have been utterly deceived by the very concept of religion.

    Read the article here…

    Peace…

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