Alex Jones On Whitney Houston’s Death
Russian Women Reject Drug Addict Whitney Houston Know the Horrors of English Opium Trade
Even though Whitney Houston’s sad demise at the age of 48 was no great shock, the Russian reaction to the news still managed to surprise me.
First of all, people placed flowers and ribbons at the American Embassy in Moscow, which was a refreshing change of pace.
The American Embassy around here has mostly been in the headlines lately due to the ongoing clash between conservative and liberal values, with activists and opposition leaders accused of betraying their nation by hanging out with the new U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul. But death has a way of sweeping politics aside, however momentarily.
Whitney may have had a very long, and very public, decline – complete with famous meltdowns – but in the end, the fact that this woman, who started out as yet another one of “America’s Sweethearts” (an idiotic cliche, when you think about it), apparently lost her battle with substance abuse, is no joking matter.
Even her music, most of it dated even by Russian standards (it may be cruel to point this out, but many famous has-beens from the West can still draw sizable crowds in Moscow, and that is probably yet another consequence of having an aging population), suddenly gained an entirely new context. One of my neighbors, famous throughout our building for loudly blasting dance music, was suddenly blasting “I Will Always Love You” – apparently without a hint of irony.
I met one of my other neighbors, the mother of a very large brood of adorable children, out on the landing a little later, and she was angry about the music – but not for the usual reasons. “I don’t want my children listening to that stuff!” She snapped. “Houston was a drug addict, and I feel really bad for her, but she sets a horrible example!”
This brings me to my next point – in Russia, where a very high-profile battle against drug addiction is being waged, Whitney Houston’s early death makes for a particularly damning cautionary tale. Hard drugs have claimed entire villages, decimating their populations. I’ll never forget a trip to the Vladimir region about a decade ago – walking alongside my friend, a village doctor and former army physician who once went through the hell of war in Afghanistan, I was shocked to see the number of houses that were boarded up.
“Drugs” was my friend’s curt, unhappy reply. Entire bloodlines had disappeared this way, he told me later. The parents dead of old age, the kids overdosing after letting the household fall apart first, the houses standing vacant, their roofs leaking, mice chewing through the floorboards – a vision of a string of mini-Apocalypses.
Most addicts, particularly in Russia, aren’t rich like Whitney was, you see. Their lives fall apart in less glamorous ways. They don’t have managers, they don’t have posses, they can’t turn to an expensive clinic staffed with courteous professionals when they feel themselves to be on the edge. They just die – usually horribly – and when they die, few people seem to care. Or so it used to be, anyway. I think more people care now than ever before.
On a more recent trip to the same village in the Vladimir region, I was heartened to see that some of the old, boarded up houses were hosting new families – with new lives and new beginnings.
“Most of these people are distant relatives of the dead folks,” my friend the doctor told me. “People move in, they move on. That’s the best you can hope for.”
In this landscape, Whitney’s voice, no matter how controversial to some, will still continue to soar – from radios and stereos and MP3 players.
It’s ironic that the song that she will be mostly remembered for – originally written by Dolly Parton, who’s still going strong at 66 – is an ode to the notion that love is forever, considering the fact that Whitney’s own life is a testament to the impermanence of most things.
But impermanence, I think, is something that Russians understand better than a whole lot of other people.
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Phony Anglomason CIA Sponsored Graham Family, Looks to Peddle Political Influence In 2012 like 2008
Like father, like son: Billy Graham, who is now 93 years old, was a pioneer in televangelism and his son Franklin (right) has become a big name in his own right
Mr Graham then projected his comments onto Mr Obama’s foreign policy dealings and sensativity to Muslim issues.
‘Under Islamic law–Sharia law–Islam sees him as a son of Islam. Because his father was a Muslim, his grandfather was a Muslim…That’s just the way it works,’ he said.
‘But, of course, he says he didn’t grow up that way, he doesn’t believe in that, he believes in Jesus Christ, so I accept that.’
The famed preacher then moved on to talk about the current crop of Republican presidential candidates, and continued his controversial assessment.
When asked if Mitt Romney was a Christian, Mr Graham responded ‘He is a Mormon’.
‘Most Christians would not recognize Mormonism as part of the Christian faith.
‘Of course, (Mormons) believe in Jesus Christ. But they believe in a lot of other things, too, that we don’t accept.’
From that point on, Mr Graham focused on the positive, saying that he would approve of Mr Romney, Mr Santorum, or Mr Gingrich as the Republican nominee.
Ron Paul- who is also still in the race- was not mentioned at all during the interview.
Mr Graham credited Mr Romney with ‘the strength, business-wise, politics-wise’ to be a good President.
And even though Mr Gingrich has been married three times- and, as the Reverent put it, ‘has those issues’- he is still ‘A Christian. At least he told me he is’.
The field: Mr Graham said that he had spoken with both Mr Gingrich (left) and Mr Santorum (right) about their faith, and believed he was closest to Mr Santorum in terms of judgement on moral issues
His strongest religious endorsement, however, went to Mr Santorum, with whom he is aligned most closely with.
‘I would say on moral issues, no question, Rick Santorum,’ Mr Graham said.
‘He’s a very sharp guy as far as his Christian faith being more in line but all of them are when it comes to policy and running the country.
‘You’ve got to have a person make good decisions that are best for all of us, and I think all the candidates that are running are capable men,’ he said, trying to sound supportive of all three without choosing sides.
Considering the constant ebb and flow of the race, remaining neutral may be the smartest move.
On Tuesday evening, Gallup had Mr Santorum leading with 36 per cent of the Republican vote, Mr Romney in second with 26 per cent, and Mr Gingrich in third with 14 per cent.
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Finnish President’s Husband Can’t Resist the Royal Gentile Teat
Look at his Zionist wife. Can anyone blame this poor man for fascination of the Royal breast? Like a man dying of thirst in the Sahara he spots the oasis he can not reach.
How are all these Hebrews ascending to rule the Gentile nations.
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