The Syrian Orthodox Church was established by St.Peter, the chief of the Apostles and the first patriarch in AD 37 at Antioch (now Antakya in Turkey). The church suffered all kinds of tortures and hardships from all quarters right from its establishment, but its flag still soars high. Today the church is spread around the globe spanning 27 countries headed by a patriarch residing at Damascus in Syria.
Generous hands are Blessed hands.
It is unfortunate that anarchy is regarded as a purely negative thing. I've met several anarchists and they aren't bomb wielding maniacs with agendas to take us back to the Dark Ages. Instead they are against the old forms of government. Ever since the end of World War Two Nazi propaganda tactics have been combined with Freudian psychology to sell us a certain reality tunnel. Education and the mass media have been as much as turning citizens into placid robots as it has been about opening up the potential of the human mind for thought, expression and powerful intuition.
Academia is horribly slow in catching up. It is almost a rule that any break-through in the sciences will only become orthodoxy after being ridiculed by the presiding generation of professors. None of Einstein's revered peers endorsed his radical new theories of the space-time continuum. At the end of Einstein's life when he was placed as the leading mind of his age he too ridiculed the theories of new up and coming physicists that have since Einstein's passing become universally accepted.
Sons of Anarchy advocate a breaking down of the barriers of authority and the systems of repression built into state education programs. We reject the agenda foisted upon us by the mass media. We look to the fringes, the outsiders and the visionaries who now seem mad, but in the future will be revered. Most of all we reject the asymmetry of information that helps the ruling elite hide the true reality of how they are exploiting and cheating the masses. For example, why is that democrats argue with republicans and socialists with capitalists over the spending of tax money? They are hijacking the debate when what we should be continually asking is how much of my tax dollar is being given in contracts to the military-industrial complex? You moan about asylum seekers and Mexicans and any vulnerable outsider but how much of your tax dollar really goes to these people? How much goes to people who are already impractically rich? Are you stupid enough to imagine that they will let you join their ranks or that the over time you put in at work will really change your position in society?
It is only by a clear presentation of the facts that matter and the subsequent ground swell of desire for change will things ever get better. Every day the news should remind us that there is no such thing as an 'eco car' and that carbon levels have reached critical levels. Instead they tell us about some stupid little rally on the stock market.
A true anarchists loves the people and wants to see real democracy - the will of the people represented and carried out by the people and a total removal of the systems of nescience that maintain the position of an unworthy ruling elite. Every man can be a ruler.
For many people in the Western world curtains are the traditional and preferred type of window treatment for the home. Curtains are not without their benefits but they have many drawbacks and one good alternative to curtains is to install bamboo blinds or bamboo shades in the home.
Curtains are made from heavy natural and synthetic materials. Natural materials such as cotton have a high embedded value for water. In other words these materials require a lot of natural resources to produce. Synthetic materials such as rayon, polyester etc. are made from petrol-chemical derivatives that are responsible for a significant amount of carbon emissions. Furthermore, petrol is not a renewable resource and using it to make window treatments seems slightly ludicrous.
In contrast bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet and is a very important renewable resource. In just one day bamboo can grow 60 cm or 24 inches and in 5 to 7 years it has reached maturity. Bamboo also needs less water than trees and produces more oxygen than trees. Furthermore, bamboo has a natural resistance to pests and pathogens and so can be grown organically.
Bamboo blinds and shades are easy to install: normally you just screw a few brackets to the window frame and hang the blinds and shades. In comparison installing curtains is a difficult process. Bamboo blinds and shades are also easy to clean – you simply wipe them down with a damp cloth. Compare this with curtains which need dry cleaning with chemicals that contain VOCs that are bad for human health.
Furthermore, curtains are breeding grounds for dust mites whose excrement triggers asthma and allergic rhinitis attacks; whereas bamboo provides no place for dust mites to live. Also bamboo is anti-fungal and antimicrobial and so ideal to keep indoor air quality healthy for human habitation.
Finally, bamboo blinds and shades add style and a touch of nature into a room. Bamboo shades have been used for centuries in the Far East because they provide privacy as well as blocking out the glare of the sun. And if you check the prices, you will notice that bamboo blinds and shades are much cheaper than curtains.
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