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Revolutionary- A fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm.

Moses-

Originally, Israel’s belief in one God was not so much a statement about the “being” of God, or the exclusivity of God. Rather it was about the decisive difference of Israel’s God from all the rest.

We hear this “difference” in the first commandment given to Moses. Israel is to have no other gods besides the one who brought them out of the land of bondage (Exod. 20:2–3; Deut. 5:7; 6:14). Notice what this does not say. It does not say that there are no other gods in the world. It says instead that Israel cannot worship any of these other gods, though these gods are worshipped by the peoples around them.

When Israel claims that it must serve its God and not the Pharaoh’s gods, it is an assertion of religious liberty and at the same time a declaration of political liberation.

The command, “You shall have no other gods before me,” challenges the authority and legitimacy of every earthly kingdom because those “other gods” are the gods of empires and kingdoms. Israel’s monotheistic revolution, continued by Christianity, was a “critique and delegitimization of the political super powers of the ancient world: Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, the Seleucid and, above all the Roman Empire.

Unlike the other gods of the Ancient Near East, the God of Moses was not content to claim primacy in a heavenly pantheon. And the Israelites who worshipped this God did not see themselves as just any people. The God proclaimed by Moses was believed to be the Creator and Lord of history.
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Revolutionary- A fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-

Martin Luther King, Jr.
An American Baptist minister, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.

Dr. King often pointed out that it was Jesus' Sermon on the Mount that inspired the "dignified social action" of the civil rights movement. His notion of "creative suffering" – borne by civil rights activists who endured persecution and police brutality – came from his Christian faith in the redemptive suffering of Jesus.

Dr. King dreamed of a day when America lives up to its creed, when all people sit together at one table, and when freedom and justice reign. His famous "I have a dream" speech reaches its highest point with echoes of the prophet Isaiah: "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low ... and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."

King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986.

In what was to be his last speech, Dr. King drew from the biblical story of Moses: "Like anybody, I would like to live a long life ... But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain, and I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land."
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Revolutionary- A fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm.

Jesus of Nazareth-

His teaching was revolutionary - it upset the establishment and He made them look fools in public, He went to people they were afraid to touch (eg lepers), and actually spoke to and healed Gentiles, of all people.
The scribes and Pharisees hated his parables, which always seemed to put them in the wrong.

He called the religious leaders (the Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadduccees), hypocrites. The hated and detested Roman conquerors permitted these men to keep their power and authority so long as they kept their people in line. ( A modern parallel would be with the occupying German conquerors of France using French collaborators to rule their own people, who hated them [and killed many when their German protectors left.] ) Along comes this young Rabbi who tells the crowd that they are hypocrites, blind, serpents, and vipers: not exactly tactful - they would have hated Him for it - but the crowd would have lapped it up.

The rulers plotted to kill Jesus, and you don't do this unless you are a threat to the establishment that cannot be dealt with any other way.

The establishment tried to prevent His followers of this sect with revolutionary beliefs spreading their message and getting more adherents.

Jesus proved His revolutionary doctrines and beliefs through His own resurrection from the dead . A revolution is basically where old ideas are replaced by new. In the same way, the establishment refuses to believe that they are often the cause of revolutions in the first place, and deals with revolutionaries by killing them and their followers.

In summary, Jesus had greatly upset the ruling caste, cost them a lot of money and custom, made people think, upset the status-quo, pleased the masses, stressed their hypocrisy, beat their arguments, and most of all He was always right, so He had to go. Active planning on how to set Him up and kill Him had already started a year before His arrest.

Jesus was a revolutionary in the sense that He introduced new ideas, new thoughts and ways of doing things, and upset the establishment. In that sense He was most definitely a revolutionary, and had to die.
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Revolutionary- A fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm.

Mahatma Gandhi-

Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most respected leaders of modern history. A Hindu, Gandhi nevertheless admired Jesus and often quoted from the Sermon on the Mount. Once when the missionary E. Stanley Jones met with Gandhi he asked him, “Mr. Gandhi, though you quote the words of Christ often, why is that you appear to so adamantly reject becoming his follower?”

Gandhi replied, “Oh, I don’t reject your Christ. I love your Christ. It’s just that so many of you Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

Gandhi may truly be said to be the prophetic voice of the twentieth century. Violence inflicts upon its practitioners physical and spiritual wounds; the way of non-violence, said Gandhi, "blesses him who uses it and him against whom it is used. "Again, "non-violence is the law of our species as violence is the law of the brute. The spirit lies dormant in the brute and he knows no law but that of physical might. The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law -- to the strength of the spirit

A practitioner of the non-violent way of life, far from being passive, is the most active person in the world. He is ready to join the fray -non-violently -- wherever and whenever there is injustice or wrong. He neither tolerates nor compromises with injustice, wrong, tyranny, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, dictatorship. His task in life is not to destroy the evildoer but to redeem and to convert the evildoer by love. " 'With malice toward none, with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right," he is ever ready to "bind up" humanity's "wounds," to minister to the underprivileged and to the misguided.

Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.
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Crimestop! Unthink Ungood Thoughtcrimes!

In the World of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Airstrip One is brutally lorded over by the one-party government of Big Brother and INGSOC. All forms of dissent, even down to peoples' facial expressions or questioning thoughts were a crime.

In the novel, crimestop is a term used that means to rid oneself of unwanted thoughts, i.e., thoughts that interfere with the ideology of the INGSOC Party. This way, a person avoids committing thoughtcrime.

In the novel, we hear about crimestop through the eyes of protagonist Winston Smith:

"The mind should develop a blind spot whenever a dangerous thought presented itself. The process should be automatic, instinctive. Crimestop, they called it in Newspeak. He set to work to exercise himself in crimestop. He presented himself with propositions -- 'the Party says the earth is flat', 'the party says that ice is heavier than water' -- and trained himself in not seeing or not understanding the arguments that contradicted them."

As or more relevant today than ever before, Orwell's prose uncovers beautiful insights into how our modern society pounds out the cognitive dissonance of the otherwise rational mind. The deliberate lies that our governments and hierarchical social organizations perpetrate to hold and expand power defy logic, ethics, and reality, yet the seeming majority cling to them regardless.
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Some sketches for critters from the Amphoran's world.
Most of these are variations on radially symmetrical herbivores, but the predator in the lower left is from one of the groups of animals that abandoned radial symmetry for bilateral - something which makes hunting and chasing a little easier.
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Oceania
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Territory: Americas, Ireland, Iceland, Oceanian islands, Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa.
Government: Single-party totalitarian oligarchy
Ideology: Ingsoc(English-Socialism), Corporatism, Oligarchism, Statism, Anti-Communism, Anti-Democracy, Anti-Religion
Political position: far-right

Great Socialist Union (former USSR, known as Eurasia in Oceania)
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Territory: Europe,half of Central Asia, Russia.
Government: Single-party communist dictatorship
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, Communism, Anti-Capitalism, Anti-Fascism (Neo-Bolshevism in Oceania)
Political position: far-left

Chinese Federation (known as Eastasia in Oceania)
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Territory: China, south of Mongolia&Kazahstan, Japan, Korea,Nepal, Bhutan,Central Asia,Afganistan.
Goverment: Federal multi-party semi-presidential republic
Ideology: Democracy, Liberalism, Capitalism (Death-worship in Oceania)
Political position: center-right

History:
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1945: WW2 ends but some issues appear. Nazi soldiers caught by the Allies tell to the Anglo-American forces about forced labour camps in USSR and confessions of people in Ukraine about the events of the Holodomor. Believed to be nazi propaganda and rumours, some soviet soldiers that didn't want to go back in the USSR gave as reasons the same things the nazis say. USSR demands the return of its soldiers but US and UK refuse. Tensions start to grow.

1946: Soviet spies tell the leader of USSR about Operation Unthinkable, a plan of the Angro-American forces to invade USSR.
In one night an assassination atept took place in the Allied Control Council.No one knows who did it but the soviet forces began attacking the western allies. Germany is invaded by the soviets and they march forward to conquer the war torned Europe.
The same year China invades Japan.

1946 - 1948: Central Europe is conquered by the soviets with the help of the Eastern Block states that were threatened with the incorporation in the USSR if they don't cooperate.
China takes over Japan and Korea. After conquering Machuria, China enters in war with the USSR.

1947: US,UK and several countries for the New World form the Oceania Union, a military anti-communist and anti-fascist organisations similar to NATO and EU.

1949: USSR developes the atomic bomb and threatens to use it. Anglo-American forces retreat and the end of the year the entire Europe is conquered except the UK and Ireland.
China conquers the Central Asian states and half of Kazahstan and Mongolia.

1950: After the conquering of Europe, the world was now in a red scare, fearing of the soviets will might try to take over the world. Almost all the countries in the Americas joined the Oceania Union. The countries in Oceania and the new greater USSR remain in a cold war. The sino-soviet war ends and the two nations remain in cold war. USSR is renamed the Great Socialist Union and China along with its conquered states its called the Chinease Federation.

1951: A terrorist bombing took place in USA in the Oceania Union Center, sparking off military operations, economic measures and political pressure on groups accused of being terrorists, as well as on governments. Emmanuel Goldstein is declared resposable for the attacks and many other that took place in the Oceania Union member countries. He was declared a religious terrorist working for the outsiders from the Old World.

1951 - 1956: Millions of people are arrested, deported and executed in the Americas and British colonies. All parties and many new religious movements have been outlawed and their members arrested. The member countries of Oceania Union enter in cold war with the Chinease Federation.

1953: All countries in Americas along with the British colonies have united under one state, Oceania. There will be only one party.
The leader of the GSU dies, this resulted in a nationwide mourning and a power struggle between pro-stalinists, anti-stalinists and the new european members.

1957: As the great terror ends in Oceania, news start to appear about the
founder of Oceania and the Party. He is a war hero and child prodigy. The name is unknown for security reasons so this person is refered to as Big Brother.

1960 - 1965: Oceanias territories from Africa began to experience violent revolts and with the help of aid and weapons from communists, the african-oceanians began fighting for independence. Oceania invaded the former colonies but managed to conquer only the south of the African continent the border being at Brazzaville.
Oceanian army and secret police tightened the security in the rest of the Oceanian territories and lowered considerably the rights and freedoms of people and any form of disobedience and complaint about the goverment rule was severely crushed.

1966: As millions where execute or send to prison camp there were left a lot of orphans in Oceania. These were sent to the state Children's homes were they had shelter and food and were granted with free education and given a better life. Poorer families were enouraged to send their children to these Children's Home for living conditions and educations.

*More to come*


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One of my favorite games of all time.
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A piece from one of my final projects - a world-building project for a landscape and environment class.
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