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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Cheerful Chavez Day!

While it is obviously intended as some sort of stupid snub to Christians, Google is only managing to look petty and underline the importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ by pointedly refusing to acknowledge the worldwide holiday:
On Easter Sunday, Google is honoring the birthday of the late labor organizer Cesar Chavez by placing a Chavez portrait within the middle “o” of the Google logo that appears on the homepage of the popular search engine. While Google frequently decorates its logo to celebrate various holidays and special events, it is unclear why the company chose specifically to honor Chavez’s birthday, instead of Easter Sunday.
No doubt some Christians, and even some sympathetic non-Christians will be outraged about this.  I'm not, because regardless of what the godless lords of Google may intend, I know that on thousands of Google-hosted sites, the Resurrection is being proclaimed and celebrated today.

Remember, sooner or later, EVERY knee will bow.  Sooner or later, EVERYONE will acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord. Obviously, this will be later in the case of Google. So what?  I'd much rather see a company in Google's position illustrate the significance of Easter by this sort of intentional and painfully glaring omission instead of providing some sort of token nod in the form of bunny rabbits and painted eggs.

And really, what can you expect of a company that has to remind itself on a regular basis to not be evil?  If you worked next to a man and had to listen to him repeatedly telling himself, "don't be evil, don't be evil", what would you conclude about his tendencies?

But in light of Google's effort, if not their success, to control their natural instincts, I should like to wish everyone, not merely those readers who happen to belong to the United Farm Workers union, a Cheerful Chavez Day. (raises fist) Sí, se puede! Stay strong, my brothers!

UPDATE: The amusing thing is that, as Steve Sailer demonstrates, the sanctimonious seculars at Google couldn't even find a picture of the very important man whose birthday they are celebrating today.

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67 Comments:

Anonymous scoobius dubious March 31, 2013 11:30 AM  

[scooby shifts to auto-scooby. no need to hear it again; you know exactly what I was gonna say.]

Anonymous daddynichol March 31, 2013 11:32 AM  

In other parts of the world, there are billions thinking, "Cesar who?" Far more know the name of Jesus than do the name of Cesar Chavez. Thanks, Google for inspiring tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, to share the name of Christ on this celebration day.

Anonymous YIH March 31, 2013 11:36 AM  

Don't worry, Sailer's on it.
Well we know where Google is based (CA) so there's this takeaway from another Sailer post:
In California, only three birthdays are official state holidays: Jesus Christ’s, Martin Luther King’s, and Cesar Chavez’s (March 31st).
Gotta wonder if Google's rabbit hipters realized this:
In 1979, Chavez bitterly testified to Congress:

… when the farm workers strike and their strike is successful, the employers go to Mexico and have unlimited, unrestricted use of illegal alien strikebreakers to break the strike. And, for over 30 years, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has looked the other way and assisted in the strikebreaking. I do not remember one single instance in 30 years where the Immigration service has removed strikebreakers. … The employers use professional smugglers to recruit and transport human contraband across the Mexican border for the specific act of strikebreaking…

In 1969, Chavez led a march to the Mexican border to protest illegal immigration.

Likely not ;)

Anonymous David of One March 31, 2013 11:41 AM  

I'm glad you opened a separate post on this ... I saw this earlier and thought better to bring it up on your Easter Christ is Risen post.

More and more I think I need to have my email and potential blogging elsewhere ... even if as a separate venture or just a personal endeavor.

But then there is still the issue that the powers that be want to control everything.

Anonymous Salt March 31, 2013 11:47 AM  

Looking at the pictures at Sailer's site, it's evident Chavez had the Michael Jackson treatment.

Anonymous The other skeptic March 31, 2013 11:51 AM  

Another Dorner event?

Anonymous Sigyn March 31, 2013 11:52 AM  

I'd suggest using a simple cross or something--but no, we all know what just seeing a cross does to people like them.

...What? Why else do you think they work in windowless cubicles?

Anonymous Outlaw X March 31, 2013 11:58 AM  

Who use google anymore? Dombasses I guess. Use Startpage.com, an HTTPS search engine that does not keep your IP adress but uses Google and sends the information to you. And you can click on the Ixquick proxy link, no cookies and no record you were ever their. Stop saying google it and start saying "StartPage it".

Anonymous jack March 31, 2013 12:01 PM  

I wish google did not have such an efficient search engine; and map system. Anyone offer a suggestion as to a reasonable decent search engine if you wanted to protest google and take your searches somewhere else? I'm not at all sure the answer would be yahoo.

Anonymous jack March 31, 2013 12:03 PM  

@Outlaw X.
You seemed to have answered part of my question as I was composing it. I will have to look int this Startpage system. Thanks.

Anonymous Salt March 31, 2013 12:03 PM  

https://www.ixquick.com/

Anonymous jack March 31, 2013 12:09 PM  

Illegally ot: but; at the market ticker Denniger has an excellent treatise on 'Bitcoin' which he has rename Bitcon. As I read this thing it reminded me of one of the major subplots in Stephenson's novel 'Reamde' where the search for bitcoin was a driving force.

The title is 'Bitcon don't'

http://market-ticker.org/

Anonymous David of One March 31, 2013 12:10 PM  

Our Father may very well have a wry smile ... for Ceasar Chavez was apparently a man of deep and abiding faith!

I cannot help but be reminded ... "Let not your hearts be troubled ..."

Please see these:

http://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Cesar-Chavez-Explorations-Spirituality/dp/1580512232

http://articles.latimes.com/1993-04-25/opinion/op-27069_1_farm-worker

"Deeply rooted in his Catholic faith and its social teachings, everything Cesar did was underpinned by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every major initiative by the United Farmworkers Organizing Committee began with prayer, often an outdoor Mass celebrated on an irrigation ditch on some farm or ranch."

http://www.newswithviews.com/Lloyd/rees116.htm

"For Cesar Chavez was no Communist: Cesar Chavez was a Christian, a devout Catholic who lived his Christian faith existentially, not merely rhetorically. Indeed, Cesar Chavez was man of deep, profound religious faith, whose life and whose principles were inspired by the life and precepts of Jesus Christ, who formed his great heart.

"I am convinced that the truest act of courage is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice," Cesar Chavez wrote, expressing in a sentence both his personal credo derived from his Catholic faith, and the Christian life he lived. It is by the example of his life and his humble faith, not by any political ideology, that Cesar inspired thousands to service."

http://www.voxxi.com/witnessing-cesar-chavez-confront-violence-and-exude-faith/





Anonymous David of One March 31, 2013 12:21 PM  

Continuing the somewhat but not totally OT ...


"I wish google did not have such an efficient search engine; and map system. Anyone offer a suggestion as to a reasonable decent search engine if you wanted to protest google and take your searches somewhere else? I'm not at all sure the answer would be yahoo." - Jack

Jack and Et al -

I've certainly given thought to this as well but only now did it occur to me that the meta search engines should act as a proxy for your searches.

Consequently once a site is found and selected you can proceed without the normal data collection while potentially leaving the little devils behind.

I need to research this in more depth ... but as I said it only occurred to me just now.

Dave

Anonymous Porter March 31, 2013 12:27 PM  

regardless of what the godless lords of Google may intend

Godless. That’s an interesting euphemism. Somewhat akin to “Equal Employment Opportunity” to denote a program enforcing racial discrimination against whites. The polyonymous YHVH would surely get a chuckle.

Perhaps out of respect we should just refer to their god henceforth as: Cesar Chavez.

Anonymous Outlaw X March 31, 2013 12:48 PM  

@Outlaw X.
You seemed to have answered part of my question as I was composing it. I will have to look int this Startpage system. Thanks.


Your welcome, it is my homepage. I especially like being able to click on the ixquick proxy under the google results. The Startpage server acts as a firewall against google. And Ixquick proxy acts as a firewall to any site you visit, but the proxy sometimes blocks pictures and stuff, but you can unproxy. All cookies are deleted when I close my browser and am finding that Windows IE has become safer than Firefox so I dropped it. Anyone have a better browser for privacy, let me know.

Anonymous Supernaut March 31, 2013 12:51 PM  

There's also DuckDuckGo.com. Same deal as Ixquick and startpage.

I haven't used google directly since duckduckgo came online.

Anonymous YIH March 31, 2013 1:02 PM  

I think I know where Google's rabbit warren got their idea of what Chavez looked like from an episode of 'Quincy M.E.' titled 'Death Casts a Vote' (whole episode on HULU).
Synopsis: Quincy believes a young farm worker's death by carbon monoxide may not have been a suicide as expected, but a possible murder. The suspects include two labor leaders who are in a battle...
[spoiler]The end is yes, he died of CO poisoning but not in his old clunker. The mobster (a non-Italian one, believe it or not Scoobius, the other kind - you know from the same folks that desperately want to convince you that all mobsters were/are Italian) gave the 'Chavez' character a drugged-up drink and shut him up in a motorhome with a burning charcoal grill.
Quincy found out, the non-Italian mobster lost the election, and everything was sunshine and rainbows again.
The End.[/spoiler]

Blogger IM2L844 March 31, 2013 1:03 PM  

Our Father may very well have a wry smile ... for Ceasar Chavez was apparently a man of deep and abiding faith!

If this is true, and I have no reason to believe it isn't, I suspect Cesar Chavez, himself, would be deeply offended by Google's obviously intentional snub of Jesus Christ on this day set aside by more than 2 billion Christians for rememberance of the most important event in all of recorded history.

Anonymous David of One March 31, 2013 1:23 PM  

Now for the email ... just taking stock of what is available.

HushMail

http://lazylizard.net/private-email

Any others?

What of Blogging?

Anonymous Salt March 31, 2013 1:25 PM  

There's safe-mail.net

Anonymous Salt March 31, 2013 1:27 PM  

@supernaut

Ixquick is Startpage

Blogger IM2L844 March 31, 2013 1:30 PM  

As long as they've decided to disrespect Christians, Google might as well have linked the picture of Chavez to a double entendre and pissed everybody off in a fair and equitable way.

Anonymous David of One March 31, 2013 1:37 PM  

Along with Salt's recommendation of safe-mail.net there is ...

CounterMail
PrivateMail - interesting implementation concept

some have fees but they seem reasonably priced.

Anonymous Anonagain March 31, 2013 1:55 PM  

I look forward to Google being told their godlessness dishonors Allah and Mohammad, and that they must start being a virtual minaret, calling out the prayer 5 times a day.

Anonymous Godfrey March 31, 2013 2:03 PM  

I never use Google. It's way too establishment.

Their enmity for Christ is nothing but a perverse testimony for the Truth of Christianity. They fear Him.

Anonymous The other skeptic March 31, 2013 2:10 PM  

Their enmity for Christ is nothing but a perverse testimony for the Truth of Christianity. They fear Him.

When you seek to destroy a dominant religion you are never truly safe until all its adherents are dead or subjugated.

Anonymous truebeliever March 31, 2013 2:32 PM  

If you worked next to a man and had to listen to him repeatedly telling himself, "don't be evil, don't be evil", what would you conclude about his tendencies?

Lol, you just described Christians. Good one dumbass.

Anonymous Anonagain March 31, 2013 2:36 PM  

Leftists are intolerant Christophobes.

Blogger ray March 31, 2013 3:00 PM  

Remember, sooner or later, EVERY knee will bow.


theyll see things a bit different when his face appears over this shithole planet

the sane will fall down in grief and joy

the willful and proud and stubborn, well, theyll end up on the ground too, by alternate motive

where was cesar chavez when earth was formed?

Anonymous A. Man March 31, 2013 3:01 PM  

"Remember, sooner or later, EVERY knee will bow. Sooner or later, EVERYONE will acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord."

This seems about as likely as same sex marriage being pushed back in the closet. And of course, that's a good thing. The problem is that Christianity is trying to sustain itself in a world that saw secularism provided better answers to many of those that Christianity always believed were its best path into the hearts and minds.

It's sort of like young adults having long ago outgrown the simple, magical, cartoon animal-based morality tales they were told in their youth and instead embracing reality.

Anonymous Anonymous March 31, 2013 3:06 PM  

Vox, as much a you have warned on this blog, millions of people will lose everything they own. Appreciate your efforts. Anonymous==Tom Bell Magnolia, Tx.

Anonymous Anonagain March 31, 2013 3:12 PM  

Weren't you banned, freak?

Blogger ray March 31, 2013 3:16 PM  

Our Father may very well have a wry smile ... for Ceasar Chavez was apparently a man of deep and abiding faith!


this was also my recollection of chavez, tho i was young then

i dont think Father is smiling too much at america these days, wryly or elsewise

of course, looking back, the ufw could be seen as a platform for the Fem/Diversity Diktat that subsequently conquered the western nations

the speed of that triumph, a mere few decades, suggests that many righteous elements were co-opted and used as catalysts for the evil that followed

a good man, chavez, was used to springboard a vast malevolence

something about where "good intentions" lead

Anonymous VryeDenker March 31, 2013 3:43 PM  

Honestly, I at first misread that as chav's day.

Anonymous Sigyn March 31, 2013 4:52 PM  

Weren't you banned, freak?

Nope; he did finally answer Vox's questions (kind of), though he's still dodging mine. As little candlepower as he seems to have, I can understand why. Actual discussion or even civility isn't possible for him; all he can do is swoop in and throw around insults.

Sociopaths do that, I'm told. *nods*

Prediction: He's going to quote this and call me a name that questions my intelligence or sanity. (Not that I'm particularly sane, but, y'know.)

Anonymous Anonagain March 31, 2013 5:02 PM  

Nope

The freak previously known as Tad is to whom I'm referring. And he was certainly banned. A. Man has a similar stench.

Anonymous Outlaw X March 31, 2013 5:07 PM  

A. Man

It's sort of like young adults having long ago outgrown the simple, magical, cartoon animal-based morality tales they were told in their youth and instead embracing reality.

I almost never do this, but am invoking the rules of the blog. Answer the questions.

1) Define reality
2) Define reality in respect to quantum phaysics.
3) Is the Heisenberg principle real and if so why?
4) If you only believe what you see then you deny science and the uncertianty priciple, how do you square that with your obnoxious know it all attitude. Please explain.

Please answer or fuck off, and I won't read another thing you have to say. It is not my blog, but is my mind, and cheap rhetoric from dumbasses are a waste of my damn time.

Anonymous Ouutlaw X March 31, 2013 5:12 PM  

and I won't read another thing you have to say. = or I won't read another thing you have to say. See, I can admit I made a mistake.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza March 31, 2013 5:14 PM  

Google and facebook are not places I bother with. Those 2 in particular grate the nerves of many.

I fully expected some to celebrate Cheerful Chavy day.

Blogger The Bechtloff March 31, 2013 5:17 PM  

Very well said Vox.

Anonymous Sigyn March 31, 2013 5:42 PM  

The freak previously known as Tad is to whom I'm referring. And he was certainly banned. A. Man has a similar stench.

Similar, but Tad was (rarely) capable of acting like he had manners.

Anonymous Meh March 31, 2013 5:48 PM  

Sigyn; you get what you give.

Anonymous Beau March 31, 2013 7:19 PM  

Those who refuse Christ are aptly described and warned:

Psalm 2

Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
2  The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
3  “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”

4  He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5  Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6  “As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”

7  I will tell of the decree:
The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8  Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9  You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

10  Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11  Serve the LORD with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12  Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.


Nothing Christ's opponents say or do apart from repentance will alter their outcome. We just need endure them a little while longer here on Earth. Unless they repent, they won't populate Heaven.

Anonymous YIH March 31, 2013 7:23 PM  

I can see one aspect of doing a 'generic' (eggs and bunnies/celebration of Spring) Easter motif and that's the cross-cultural aspect of Google. In say, Japan or South Korea Easter has about as much meaning as say, Thanksgiving does to Italians.
But even there Google is being disingenuous, they do a special logo for USSA thanksgiving a holiday with a religious origin yet now has secular meaning.

Anonymous Pilgrim March 31, 2013 7:37 PM  

"The problem is that Christianity is trying to sustain itself in a world that saw secularism provided better answers..."

You mean those 'better answers' like central banking? As the economies of the west implode before your eyes and the idiots in power you worship steal with impunity you clowns keep drinking the kool-aid thinking it's all working. Lol who is believing fairy tales now?

Anonymous Roundtine March 31, 2013 8:09 PM  

I can see one aspect of doing a 'generic' (eggs and bunnies/celebration of Spring) Easter motif and that's the cross-cultural aspect of Google. In say, Japan or South Korea Easter has about as much meaning as say, Thanksgiving does to Italians.

Except Google has national pages for each country, and many other nations recognize foreign holidays even if they don't celebrate it, for example in China one can see Easter decorations. If it was something more obscure to foreigners, such as St. Patrick's Day, it would make sense.

Anonymous p-dawg March 31, 2013 8:14 PM  

I didn't know you were pagan, Vox. Expecting Google to honor the goddess Eostre....what were you thinking?

"Learn NOT the ways of the heathen", wasn't it? Not "subsume and take over the ways of the heathen in order to convert them to non-heathenness". Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe when the Creator said, "I hate your feasts", he was lying. I guess that's possible, right?

Anonymous Inane Rambler March 31, 2013 8:37 PM  

Similar, but Tad was (rarely) capable of acting like he had manners.

Anonymous Man is definitely not Tad. Similar views, but their styles are pretty different.

Anonymous Axe Head March 31, 2013 9:05 PM  

This is why you call it Jewgle (or Joogle).

Anonymous Sigyn March 31, 2013 9:15 PM  

Sigyn; you get what you give.

So the proper response to someone asking a serious question is to sass them and blatantly refuse to answer?

Okayyyy.

Blogger ray March 31, 2013 9:20 PM  

Beau -- Nothing Christ's opponents say or do apart from repentance will alter their outcome. We just need endure them a little while longer here on Earth



thats excellent advice esp on Resurrection Sunday

separate from as many of the ways of babylon as possible, as quickly as possible, the King is near, it'll get nasty but theres nothing to fear

you better be on the inside of Christ, not on the outside

Anonymous David of One March 31, 2013 10:08 PM  

Thank You Ray ... I have a clear sense as to Chavez being used during and after.

The circumstances and consequences of "good intentions" do not escape me.

Blogger Phoenician April 01, 2013 1:25 AM  

Remember, sooner or later, EVERY knee will bow. Sooner or later, EVERYONE will acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Percentage of the world population which was Christian:

1900 - 34.5%
2002 - 33.1%

I guess being a religious freak makes you an aven bigger dipshit that you usually are.

Anonymous Crude April 01, 2013 1:35 AM  

The problem is that Christianity is trying to sustain itself in a world that saw secularism provided better answers to many of those that Christianity always believed were its best path into the hearts and minds.

'Secularism' provides no answers - and not many people are turning to it anyway.

The more clueless Cultists of Gnu always tell themselves that irreligion, particularly irreligion with respect to Christianity, somehow equates with an embrace of secular humanism or some vague "secularism" or the like. It simply doesn't.

That's the funny thing. The western world has quite a lot of irreligious people now - but even the irreligious have little interest in secular humanism. What they do have interest in, by and large, is getting what they want, when they want it - preferably for little effort. If that means knocking down a religious standard acting as a barrier, they'll attack that barrier. And if that means knocking down a secular ideal acting as a barrier, they'll attack that one too.

The slower atheists really need to learn that lesson.

Anonymous Crude April 01, 2013 1:50 AM  

Percentage of the world population which was Christian:

I'd love to see you explain how you think this is an answer to the statement you quoted.

Go ahead, go for it. It'll be fun.

Blogger ray April 01, 2013 2:44 AM  

David -- I have a clear sense as to Chavez being used during and after.


after certainly, and seems likely he was used during, to the extent they could manage it, probly limited by his sincere faith

i recall seeing him on tv and dont recall evil in his face, tho of course he's flawed etc

may your resurrection be sweet and soon

Anonymous TJ April 01, 2013 9:10 AM  

Did google have anything for Passover last week? I didn't pay attention.

Anonymous Porky! April 01, 2013 11:58 AM  

Truth is, Chavez was no fan of illegals.

Google it!

Blogger James Dixon April 01, 2013 3:05 PM  

> Percentage of the world population which was Christian ... 1900 - 34.5% ... 2002 - 33.1%

While Islam is increasing. I'm sure you'll enjoy living under Sharia law so much more...

Anonymous Anonymous April 01, 2013 4:42 PM  

'obviously intended as some sort of stupid snub to Christians'

Yeah, some dink at the liquor store snuck up and muttered 'happy zombi Jesus day' at me. Wabbits on wampage.

Blogger mmaier2112 April 01, 2013 7:06 PM  

p-dawg March 31, 2013 8:14 PM
I didn't know you were pagan, Vox. Expecting Google to honor the goddess Eostre....what were you thinking?

"Learn NOT the ways of the heathen", wasn't it? Not "subsume and take over the ways of the heathen in order to convert them to non-heathenness". Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe when the Creator said, "I hate your feasts", he was lying. I guess that's possible, right?


Serious question: when should a Christian observe Resurrection Day?

Anonymous CrazyDiamond April 02, 2013 12:21 AM  

Apparently, Google hasn't had an Easter doodle since 2000. (See http://www.google.com/doodles/ for past doodles.) So I don't see why anyone should think this is a purposeful snub.

Blogger budbrewer April 02, 2013 7:38 AM  

Thanks, Vox. Jesus Christ is Lord, indeed.

Blogger budbrewer April 02, 2013 7:39 AM  

Thanks, Vox. Jesus Christ is Lord, indeed.

Blogger James Dixon April 02, 2013 8:49 AM  

> So I don't see why anyone should think this is a purposeful snub.

They're ignoring a significant holiday of over 2 billion people, but it isn't purposeful? If you say so.

Anonymous CrazyDiamond April 02, 2013 11:05 AM  

They haven't acknowledged the last 13 occurrences of this holiday. Why does this time suddenly mean something?

Besides, they've only ever acknowledged Christmas in combination with other holidays that take place around the same time. They've never acknowledged Ramadan, a holiday significant enough to be mentioned in the most basic religious commandments followed by about 1.5 billion people, and they have a month every year to do that. They've never done a Muslim holiday of any sort, as far as I can tell. Really, they're not that big on religious holidays at all. They've done Rosh Hashanah once (2006), but only in Israel. They've done Holi three times (2001, 2010, 2011), but only in India. As I said, see for yourself if you want: http://www.google.com/doodles

Google doesn't owe anyone recognition. If you decide to stop using Google's services because they had no doodle for Easter for the thirteenth straight year, go ahead. But I find it unreasonable to act like you're owed something you had no reason to expect.

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