August 04, 2016

Eyewitness to Christian genocide, PLUS: Pokemon GO and our sad, shallow culture

Faith GoldyArchive

I never wanted to rant about Pokemon GO, believe me. Until recently, my stance on this augmented reality game was like the Left’s on guns: I’ve never tried it, people who participate terrify me, and I’m pretty sure the activity is dangerous.

That is until a friend of mine sent me a photo of herself wandering through Toronto on a mission to find the game’s imaginary animals. Her photo was accompanied by the words, “Pokemon is taking over my life.”

My friend is a smart woman, university educated, fiercely opinionated, a white collar professional. And yet, here she was, a forty year old, spending her summer days roaming the streets like some sort of vagrant, addicted to “catching” cartoon characters.

Grown adults just like her, by the millions, are staring at their phones, collecting digital creatures. It’s perfectly apocalyptic.

But it’s also the latest example of our focus on digital distractions rather than other human beings and the pressing problems of the world.

NEXT: The contrast between that topic and my next one couldn't be greater.

I had the great honour of talking with Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq. He's made a rare trip to Canada to raise the alarm about the genocide of Christians taking place within his archdiocese.

He tells me the real story about what life is like for Christians in the so-called Islamic State, and why Justin Trudeau needs to start focusing our taxpayer dollars on those in the region who need it most.

PLUS: We've got your week's top headlines and Quote of Honour!

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commented 2016-08-04 22:17:01 -0400
Re. The first segment; I couldn’t care less. I don’t play games, ever. Especially during a Canadian summer. Life is too short to waste.
The interview with the archbishop is the best thing I have seen in months. But will Justin Trudeau, Gerald Butts, or John McCallum ever sit down and watch the whole interview from beginning to end, even once?
I wouldn’t bet a plug nickel on that.
commented 2016-08-04 22:06:46 -0400
Ask your self this. A fucking game! Is that what the internet is all about. Of course not it is about this! This evening i watched The Exchange on CBC (i was bored). Then the interview began, it blew my mind away! The heading “Ransomware” Hackers have come up with a program that attacks computer systems and holds them for Ransom. 75% of hacked systems have paid the ransom. They are in Canaadian Banking Institutions and Hospitals! They pay off in BITCOINS. Apparently the ransom price is quite large. Who is in charge of the fucking internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Organized crime can’t wait for the tits in government to get rid of paper money. We are fucked! Where is Trudeau? On vacation kissing ass and taking SELFIES!!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-08-04 21:57:51 -0400
I know many children (the target audience) who are already bored with the game. Fellow adults accuse me of being techno-phobic when I express my tremendous lack of interest in this abomination. I
commented 2016-08-04 21:37:01 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM: 31,464 Attacks, 199,832 Killed, 280,601 Injured…. that we know of.
commented 2016-08-04 21:24:57 -0400
Pokeman; Like Faith said , its just another distraction from what is really happening to the people of there world; becoming abject slaves to the NWO globalists.
Its also making those who have their faces buried in their phones like adolescents, as dumb as fence posts.
commented 2016-08-04 21:19:58 -0400
I have to disagree with Faith. I got together with a few friends several times over the past month and played a bit of Pokémon Go and had a great time in the park.

I’m an adult, I work 40+ hours a week, pay my taxes, have a mortgage, do all my house cleaning, car maintenance and yard work. Pokemon Go did not take over my life, it didn’t turn me into a kid and did not stop me from keeping up with world events. It is something fun to do, good exercise and it’s free.
commented 2016-08-04 21:09:29 -0400
The internet and digital age is connecting the world.

It is also disconnecting people.