Check out the Google graphic today, did you know this was H.G. Wells’ birthday?
And former Miss California, tall, blonde and ridiculously, redundantly, bionically enhanced-for-effect Carrie Prejean, remember her, the defender of “opposite marriage” for “her country” all the while doing what beauty queens as a breed do, exploiting sex and outlandish storytelling for big bucks in a personal power grab under the hot media lights (not in church) — she is spinning a made-for-tv sy-fy whopper on cable news via some conservative political convention called a Family Values event over the weekend:
“God chose me for that moment!” she thrills . . .
Anti-science fiction? Or ACTUAL history of how the human race was enslaved once again by dark dominionist forces from another planet or at least a foreign fifth column that uses our own values against us. . .
What if Invasion of the Body Snatchers IS a true story — not written by HG Wells, but then history has many authors.
I wish this all WERE science fiction, and not power of story reality in 21st century America. But Miss Prejean’s true lies make Mr. Wells’ fictional truths sound eerily prescient, even in his most fevered imaginations. Take this title to describe the real weekend of Thinking Parent discussion some of us home education parents just had, and this chapter one quote as a forward-looking draft of its history:
H. G. Wells, English author, futurist, essayist, historian, socialist, and teacher wrote “The War of the Worlds” (1898)
Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment.
The invasion of earth by aliens . . .
Chronicle of Higher Education:
Not infrequently, theological concepts are packaged as the conclusions of historical research. The problem is not merely that biblical characters like Moses or Jesus are presented to the public as figures of history on the slimmest of evidence, but, more insidiously, that biblical claims about human obligation to a god are presented as though they are supported by some kind of evidence.
Taking over the world for their kind isn’t science fiction or movie comedy to religious dominionists, as much as we’d like to think so. It is war and if it’s a game, it’s for keepsies.
Here’s my own first Learning of the Day, did you know this?:
Wargaming became a pastime for civilians when H.G. Wells — now known as the father of miniature wargaming — published his rules, Little Wars. Appearing just as the First World War was about to begin, this game system allowed gamers to use commercially available toy soldiers as their playing pieces.
What SHALL we call Christ as a kick in the head?
As a former school librarian I still can’t figure out what genre this story fits, but I’m beginning to believe it packs a real punch. . .pun intended.