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Vexen Crabtree 2015

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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards


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Human Rights and Freedom in Tanzania

Human Rights and Freedom in Tanzania. Statistics on political and social freedom, equality and tolerance, as part of overall national development.

This page is already launched, but I've never announced it on LiveJournal, so here it is.


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Free-Market Capitalism and Democracy

Capitalism can result in wholesale improvements to entire nation's livelihoods, but only when tempered by liberal democracy. "Free-Market Capitalism and Democracy"

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How to Run a Good Country

A new page! "How to Govern Well"

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Sudan (Republic of the Sudan) statistics

Sudan (Republic of the Sudan). A comparison of international statistics, concentrating on Social and Moral issues. Sudan is amongst the very worst places in the world at ensuring any human rights and freedoms, and it has severe cultural issues when it comes to tolerance and equality.

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Religious Dogmas Against Marrying Outsiders (Exogamy)

A new page! Many religions have doctrine and scripture that tell believers not to marry outsiders, and these verses are used to support racism, prejudice and sectarianism. Thankfully, the world has largely moved on and such holy text is largely forgotten. "Religious Dogmas Against Marrying Outsiders (Exogamy)"

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Brexit, Resulting From UK's 2016 Referendum on EU Membership, is Invalid and Undemocratic

The Leave campaign was illegal; the results were too close to call and the referendum failed democratic requirements. "Why UK's Brexit Referendum of 2016 Was Invalid".

  1. Unconstitutional: The United Kingdom is comprised of four countries - England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Constitutional-level alterations to the UK require unanimous approval from all four countries, but, in the 2016 referendum of membership of the EU, Northern Ireland voted Remain by 56% and Scotland by 62%. Brexit only had a mandate in England and Wales.


  2. Undemocratic: Because of population differences, even if every one of the 10.2 million people in Wales, Scotland and NI voted against a piece of pro-English legislation, only 10% of England would have to vote for it in order to force it on the other three, because England's population 55.3 million. 87.2% of all Brexit voters were in England. A referendum is always "the will of England" rather than "the will of the UK".


  3. The UK signed the Venice Commission's 2006 document on how to run a referendum along democratic lines. Section 2.3 clearly states that a referendum is only democratic if minority countries (NI and Scotland) are not forced into decisions by a majority nation (England).


  4. No consensus, no 'will of the people': 37% voted leave, 35% voted remain and 28% remained. The victory margin is not enough to force through changes of this magnitude. Before the referendum, Leave campaigners created a petition arguing that if the majority was less than 60%, then, the referendum was not a valid indicator of the will of the people. The result was below this threshold.


  5. Misinformation: There was no informed vote: The UK's citizens are the least knowledgeable about the EU and have suffered from many high-profile long-term campaigns ran by sensationalist newspapers with anti-EU agendas. The Leave Campaign Director Dominic Cummings admitted in 2017 that the Leave campaign relied on lies and misinformation.


  6. The Leave Campaign Was Illegal: The UK</a>'s House of Commons has found that the Vote Leave campaign committed "serious breaches" of campaign law, with millions poured in by anti-EU foreign government and anti-democratic institutions in Russia. Cambridge Analytica illegally influenced an uncountable number of people with targeted misinformation based on data obtained from a Facebook data breach. Vote Leave intentionally broke electoral law by donating hundreds of thousands of pounds to avoid spending limits and Leave.EU has also been found guilty in court of committing four electoral offences during their own campaign. Illegal overspending influenced "tens of millions" of people, and statistics show that it directly led to over 800,000 people changing their minds, changing the result of the referendum.



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Human Rights and Freedom in Zimbabwe

Human Rights and Freedom in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is amongst the worst places in the world at ensuring human rights and freedom, and it has severe cultural issues when it comes to tolerance and equality. Statistics on political and social freedom, equality and tolerance, as part of overall national development.

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It has such a poor Human Rights record that political theorist Jack Donnelly included it amongst 3 countries for which "compliance with international human rights standards would mean removal of those in power". After dictator Robert Mugabe was ousted in 2017, he was replaced by his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, "who has his own long record of rights violations".


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Introductions to the Major Prophets of the Old Testament

A new page! "The Major Prophets of the Old Testament". Most of these Old Testament books are comprised of doom-laden warnings and condemnations for those who aren't on God's side, often mixed with political and social criticism of all non-Hebrew tribes.

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The Biblical Book of Yeshayahu / Isaiah / Isaias

"Yeshayahu / Isaiah / Isaias" by Vexen Crabtree (2019).

Biblical scholars have known for over a hundred years that the Book of Isaiah was composed by at least three different authors, whose works were combined at some point into a single piece2.

The three portions of Isaiah:

Chapters 1-39 is the oldest part2, possibly written by Isaiah himself in the 8th century BCE1 and contain spiritual prophecies tinged with political commentary1 and this includes the predictions that Babylon and Assyria would fall (which eventually, they did, as did all other ancient kingdoms). It predicts that a kingdom of peace would supersede them. After chapter 39, Isaiah's name is no longer used and the rest is written anonymously.

Chapters 40-55 were written by a second anonymous author, 150 years after the preceding chapters, after the captivity of some of the Hebrews in Babylon, and it dreams of them escaping back to Judea and establishing a heavenly paradise, Zion.2. It talks in the past tense - not in terms of prophecy - about Jerusalem already being destroyed (as it was), and the Hebrews already in exile (as some were). It uses a range of words and phrases not used in chapters 1-39.

Chapters 56-66 were written by a third author2 in the 5th century BCE1, and contain spiritual prophecies which have been applied to a great many historical events over the centuries.


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Solomon Islands' Social and Moral Development

Solomon Islands. A comparison of international statistics, concentrating on Social and Moral issues.

This page is already launched, but I've never announced it on LiveJournal, so here it is.