Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 679

Blake4d's offering for Day 679 on his The 800 Days blog reminds me very much of the work of satire by Jonathan Swift called, "A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick" more commonly known as "A Modest Proposal." Certainly a certain part of the topic (taboo in our society) is brought to the reader - that of cannibalism...

EXPECT to feel some discomfort and dissonance when you read the morsel Blake has prepared... and if, as you ingest the material, "How To Serve Man or Cooking for Cannibals and Dummies," you feel you'd like to become a vegetarian, nobody at all will blame you.


The Day 679 offering on The 800 Days blog is SATIRE (and social commentary) and is associated with Thursday February 10 2011.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 680 (Tidbits)

2012 Theories, Planet X and Nibiru information await you over at Day 680 on Blake Hall's THE 800 DAYS blog. It will help to be open minded as you read this article as there are a lot of "far out" ideas conveyed in it, however, the ideas aren't wholly dreamed up by Blake4d...

The ideas are largely from the late Zechariah Sitchin (1920-2010) who was best known for his Ancient Astronaut theory for human origins. Sitchin was a scholar of ancient Sumerian culture and myth, as well as being known for using Biblical Scriptures to support his theories - sort of a synthesis of historical interpretation of data from ancient Sumerian myth combined with interpretation of Scriptures.

A lot of other scholars have questioned and continue to question Sitchin's interpretations and even the accuracy of his scholarship (his methodology) concerning Biblical and mythological interpretations. In particular and most prominently, Sitchin's knowledge of, interpretation of and statements surrounding ancient language and translation are still contested by scholars in several academic and spiritual/religious fields.

That said (and because I wanted to be sure to assert that there are, in fact, some questions surrounding the validity of parts of Sitchin's theory), people interested in learning about Planet X, Ancient Astronaut theory and such have the option to approach these and related topics with caution and use of critical thinking. I don't mind saying that, although I also question Sitchin's methodology and translation of a few important ancient terms, myself, I find his Ancient Astronaut theory compelling to a certain extent - even when the words "aliens" and "reptiles" enter the picture within the scope of his theory.

Blake has given a lot of summary information about what the Planet X ideas are over on his blog post, along with a list of instances where serpents, lizards, reptiles are present in other cultures (as explanations for human origin or as gods of early human generations) - making Sitchin's claims that humans are derived from an ancient, reptilian race seem like information we should sit the heck up and be aware of.

The Day 680 entry over on The 800 Days blog is associated with Wednesday February 9 2011.