Important for most American voters: Rep/Dem ‘leaders’ are Anti-Christians because they reject Jesus’ ONLY commandment, renege ALL promises to end poverty since 1969 with just 0.7% of GNI, lie in silence, and choose Neocolonialism with Crimes Against Humanity that poverty-murder 1,000,000 children/month

“Crimes against humanity” include any of the following acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

  • murder;
  • extermination;
  • enslavement;…
  • the crime of apartheid;
  • other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.

International Criminal Court (ICC)  

Let’s consider a Christian religious perspective on Republican and Democratic leaderships’ policies as the American public face the 2016 election for president. Down from 78% in 2007, 70% of Americans say they are Christian; the largest number within a nation on our planet.

Because we can clearly demonstrate that “leadership” of both political parties reject Jesus’ only commandment to love one another as He loved us (also the greatest commandment of the Old Testament) by reneging on all promises since 1969 to end poverty, with intentional outcome of slow, gruesome deaths of ~1,000,000 children every month, this is game-changing criminal hypocrisy. The “former” colonial nations renege on ending poverty despite the 10-year investment is just 0.7% of gross national income (GNI); an insignificant fraction of the trillions looted from colonies over hundreds of years.

In fact, because these intentional policies of poverty-murder are Crimes Against Humanity even without the lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression, true Americans and Christians can and should reject further presidents to demand arrests of both parties’ “leaders” rather than pretend they are qualified for president.

The cost of Americans’ lack of spiritual and citizen power has poverty and war-murdered ~500 million human beings since Hillary Clinton was in the White House as First Lady. The physical volume of dead bodies is about equal to NYC’s “Freedom Tower” standing over the craters of the World Trade Center buildings every year. If you’ve visited this site, please take a moment to visualize what 23 such “Freedom Towers” would be.

Importantly, we can document (and here) and analyze that the 2016 US presidential “election” is not an accountable election, but the Left and Right arms of American .01% power competing for relatively greater parasitic positioning among controlled corporate media and themselves. If you are unfamiliar with these facts of Emperor’s New Clothes election fraud, please read the links. Party-endorsed election fraud is another reason to demand arrests of party “leaders” rather than be forced to choose either the Left or Right arm of an American rogue state.

Jesus’ one and only commandment: to love one another

The opposite of love would impose colonialism and war upon weaker nations to extract resources and wealth while imposing sadistic control upon those populations to force “human resources” to choose between death by poverty or near-slave wages to serve the colonialists. Those of us who are aware easily document this theme of American history. That said, because the six corporations that dominate corporate media also print public school history texts, the facts of American empire require a little reading to correct key lies of omission and commission that confuse many Americans.

This is similar to the ongoing key lies of omission and commission Americans hear from presidential candidates.

This said, almost all Americans are absolutely confident about Jesus’ one and only commandment that we human beings love each other to the level that Jesus expressed love for human beings.

For Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to claim they are Christians while lying in omission of the ease to end poverty with intentional silence to never remind Americans of ongoing reneged promises to end poverty with less than 1% of our income, this demonstrates a hypocrisy of values where a million children’s deaths every month is more important to maintain than the love of humanity to end American empire.

Again, the slaughter of human beings through intentional colonial policy of poverty-murder is 500 million human beings since the Clinton presidency of reneged promises to end poverty. This total is more deaths from all wars in all recorded human history.

This slaughter is the opposite of love; the opposite of Jesus’ one commandment.

To emphasize, it’s not as if Jesus gave 10 new commandments that would be difficult to keep in mind. He gave just one, with the word “commandment” communicating the requirement rather than option of love to be Christian.

Trump claims the Bible is his favorite book. In 40 seconds, with opportunity to judge his sincerity:

4-minute video of Trump’s choice of hobby time for staged violence and ego-service in the “Battle of the Billionaires” that provides further opportunity to consider how highly he values the Bible and love when this is how he spends his free time:

Clinton has a lot to say about her commitment to Jesus (and another interview here about her claimed “faith”):

“I am a person of faith. I am a Christian. …any of us who are Christian have a constantly, constant, conversation in our own heads about what we are called to do and how we are asked to do it, and I think it is absolutely appropriate for people to have very strong convictions and also, though, to discuss those with other people of faith. …My study of the Bible, my many conversations with people of faith, has led me to believe the most important commandment is to love the Lord with all your might and to love your neighbor as yourself, and that is what I think we are commanded by Christ to do…”

To be clear on Clinton’s psychopathy (apparently normal social veneer covering viciously destructive actions), in this sharp 5-minute video from Tomato Bubble and Realist Report from 2014, Presidents Bush and Obama, Secretary of State and presidential-hopeful Ms. Clinton, presidential-hopeful has-been John McCain, and former Secretary of State and Bush family friend James Baker all psychopathically joke about these unlawful and lie-started wars:

In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states how you may choose to voice “very obvious solutions”: arrest the criminal leaders rather than choose another of their party for president (video starts at 20:51, then finishes this episode of Cross Talk):

And a 3-minute video: Police, Military – Was your Oath sincere? This is far more in the spirit of Jesus to confront injustice directly:

Americans have voice and opportunity to reject the loveless “leadership” offered to us. An alternative is demand for arrests for obvious War Crimes, and just as obvious solutions to genuinely build a brighter future based on love.


Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.


Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at

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  • Marlee

    Christianity = modified version of the Zodiac whose set of beliefs revolve around a sun god (institutionalized astrology)
    Holy Bible = book of astrology

    “People as uninformed and as gullible as Americans have no future. Americans are a dead people that history is about to run over.”
    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts – Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy during the Reagan administration

    • Brockland A.T.

      Its more than just a modification. The myths were twisted such that hope would be tainted by madness. Christianity spread its ‘good’ heralded by instigations of disease and despair.

      People are pyschologically conditioned to reject the truth or not seek it in the first place.

      • berger friedrich-wolfgang

        Modifying Your ‘Judeo – Christian’ “CHRISTIANS” HOPEFULLY CURES Your APPETITE for “GENERALIZATIONS” !!!

        • Brockland A.T.

          I understand your concern, however, few Christian cultures were originally willingly so, even in the West. It was almost always an imposition made under threat and/or deception, a choice made without full information or freedom to choose.

          For those with sufficient information – the choice is to deceive oneself and adopt the Christian faith and all its deceptions, potentials, and results thereof – or not. The Christian potential for harm exceeds the potential for good and its values as a an inescapable whole are at best a negative example of how to approach divine knowledge.

          Some people are not and can never be, Christian. Divine truth means too much to them.

          It matters not how a Christian labels itself; that some are more benign than Judeo-Christians doesn’t change that Christians are determined to harness God as any other natural phenomenon Man presumes to put under yoke. Covenant indeed. Part of which is called ‘loving’ is to be repentant when wrong is done AND to not do such wrong again. Setting up a system to game forgiveness is not loving.

          Christianity can manufacture whatever high-minded moral system it wants; to be Christian requires that one only believe Jesus will take the fall for one’s sins in exchange for repentance. Then all is forgiven and no divine penalty shall be forthcoming, again and again. This is ‘generally’ true across sects. Absolution is a great motivator if one sins a lot, real or imagined. Chasing that euphoria is as addictive as any other.

          A Christian is, as a Christian has done, and does today, and shall do evermore, as masters of the intolerance meme. The whole effect says more than any moral stunts and aggrandizement.

          The true spiritual heritage of the West is rooted in many facets of creation personified. Pagan and Heathen, the truefaiths of Odin and Zeus, and the Great Spirit of the North American aboriginals, at their most basic. The modern art of rhetorical reasoning, for example, strongly appears to have drawn heavily from indigenous North American sources, and the very concept of freedom and democratic republicanism from their living examples.

          North American Aboriginals today by and large are themselves Christian or hybridize surviving indigenous beliefs with the despotic faith. Despite having had Christianity fool, betray, and murder itself upon them. Despite Christians knowingly and willfully destroyed the foundations of the indigenous faiths that did not worship disease and despair and were in many ways superior and closer to God. Being closer to God than thou wasn’t enough; they had to know Jesus to be ‘saved’; saved good and dead if need be and profit demanded.

          Against overwhelming odds, the Aboriginals used divinely granted reasoning skills to resist Christianization for centuries before genocide took its final toll. The results of spiritual surrender have not been pretty. These are not the peoples whose wisdom, wit and fitness astounded and inspired envy among the first European settlers. You won, the only way you could Christian. Congratulations, not.

          Although Tom Harper and Kevin Annett themselves defer to Jesus, ultimately, they want to defer to the true meaning of the sun god mythos of which Jesus is not truly a part, because Jesus was manufactured into it for ill intent. Yet they cannot admit this. That’s how powerful Christianity is.

          The labels of ‘Jesus’ or ‘Christianity’ represent a remarkable achievement hybridizing truth and lie as one, the misuse of divine faith to affect the mask of the psychopath/sociopath.

          It is said among some Pagans that the battle of good against evil will be over and peace will come when good realizes evil is merely the other side of the same coin, and accepts the balance of good and evil. What such proponents don’t mention, is that such a surrender of reason would be the final triumph of evil over the human heart. There is no ‘balance’ of good an evil as there may be peace of the grave.

          However good one side of such a coin might be, if the other side is evil, the coin is an evil coin. Defective specie is removed from circulation and recycled. One does not focus on just one side of a coin to measure its value, but the whole.

          The only greater evil than overt evil itself, is so-called ‘good’ that can successfully cover for, abet, and perpetuate evil – serve evil as the apologist, willing mask of the psychopath and willing pawn of the sociopath. And gets is surviving victims to join in the feral fun.

          Pretty stories are pretty stories that nourish the mindsoul. Pretty stories adulterated into nightmare are bad medicine. Our species gives us life and body. What did the Creator give us that we cannot? What did nature evolve that we did not make by our own hands and will? A capacity for heart and reason. The artifacts and artifaces of man – including religion – can only glorify or deny these qualities.

          What is AGAPE? What is EROS? What is PHILIA? What is STORGE? What is THELEMA? These are simple things felt put into words that are never enough. They cannot be commanded. They cannot be demanded. Lifetimes can be lived speaking of that which is never experienced, especially the meaning of these words. The quality of reciprocity means they cannot be borne of deception. They are what they are and not something else.

          They are honestly experienced unfiltered by artiface or they are nothing but words of uncertain intention and incomplete meaning.

          • berger friedrich-wolfgang

            Neither is it “Up to US” , to “JUDGE ANYHOW” , Nor Are “WE” AUTHORIZED , to Give “LEARNED RECOMMENDATIONS” ; About “ANY FAITH ( BELIEVE / RELIGION” !!!! —- YOUR “INTELLECTUAL DRIVEL” ; Qualifies you for a “ZEALOTARY POSITION” in the “SANHEDRIN” !!!

          • Brockland A.T.

            The zealots were originally Abramic fanatics; I’m not arguing from those positions.

            Your statement makes no sense. If ‘we’ are not authorized to give learned recommendations, but I’m arbitrarily designated (albeit in derision) as a ‘Sanhedrin’, you’ve actually defined me as someone authorized to make ‘learned recommendations’, at least from a Jewish tradition.


            However, I’m just making obvious observations on available information you appear incapable of refuting, save with an empty argument of intellectual drivel.

            Christianity universally has Revelations. Martin Luthor and all the early Protestant leaders save Calvin considered apocalyptic millenialism heresy, but had to include it in their interpretations of the Bible, at least as an appendix, because its still canon scripture. Excluding it would cause all those who want to believe in End Times and the means to be Saved to scream heresy.

            There’s nothing in Christianity saying its bad to promote End Times, either. Belief in Jesus as savior grants a ‘get-out-of-sin-free’ card that extends into the sin-industrial-complex of Armageddon worship. It would seem that while the True Gods left the room, wanting no part of reducing forgiveness to a gross-out game of “how much do you still love me if…”, the god-mannequin Christianity placed in their stead still had to be nailed down.

            All Abramic faiths have a version of the end times, and they all claim the be the one true way to be the ‘last man standing’ while everyone else is killed off. You can’t reason it away unless you step out of the program entirely. Otherwise, you’re as condemned as a computer following a program.

            Faith, under the Abramic tradition including Christianity, is used as a weapon against God-given reason, not to abet God-given reason (assuming one believes in God; in any case, reason is never defined as something devil-given; devils only tamper with the evidence.)


            Contrast say, the version of End Times in the Pagan Norse religion; its very clear that the good guys try and prevent Ragnarok and the bad guys promote and benefit off End Times.

            The Mayans, despite all the 1212 hype, never predicted End Times. Such was the product of Christian apocalyptic culture superimposed over Mayan religions beliefs resulting in egregious misinterpretation. Is the misinterpretation of ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian religion any different, but with far more serious consequences backed by corruption of their sophisticated storytelling traditions?

            Typical Pagan and Heathen interpretations of the end are generally not End Times, but the start of another aeon cycle of life. Only Abramics appear to coddle populations of fanatics wanting eternal finality with themselves the sole benefactors, and recast human sacred traditions to reflect their perverted agenda.

          • berger friedrich-wolfgang

            Shooting In “hARPUR’S VIDEO : The Pagan CHRIST , Without Any Clue , What He is “TALKING About” , Somehow is “CURIOUS” ! — HE is Absolutely RIGHT , Identifying “PAGANISM” , as the “TRUE BELIEVE” , or “RELIGION” !!! What he Could “NOT Explain” , Was , that “JESUS” , Had “UPGRADET” THIS “Unique RELIGION” from a “BELIEVE” , to the “Real SCIENCE” !!!

          • Brockland A.T.

            First, what is science…


            And, what is it the dominant expression of science in Judeo-Christian culture? Big Pharma, for instance? For that matter, modern corporate Christianity.



            The Pagans had a far better sense of the Divine than any Christian. Late in the Pagan Roman empire, researchers were thought to have been close to an ultimate anti-poison. That’s how powerful Pagan science was. Its ironic that the natural health movement has been embraced by lay Anglo-Zionist fundamentalist Christians. Or perhaps not; spoils of war and all.


            It was Pagans who invented science and many of its basic theories. It survived in Christian monastaries to be reluctantly reborn in the modern era. Issac Newton, for example, is considered the quintessential scientist, but he was a theologian; most learned men of his day would have trained to be such.




            Christianity is far from an upgrade or improvement over the Ancients. Christianity appears to distill and congeal the corruption of the late Pagan world, when divine knowledge and inspiration was being twisted into a weapon of the elites against the People and the Gods if need be.

            Jesus did not make divine knowledge knowable as a science. Until the Protestant Reformation, ordinary people were discouraged from individual interpretation of the Bible, never mind the Pagan source material. Yet, even Christians need Pagan original source material to better know their own religion, even as they denied its broad dissemination and persecuted the survivors of living knowledge. The pattern tainted early science; otherwise dedicated anthropologists preserved Aboriginal knowledge and culture even as they abetted its killing off as primitive and inferior. However, even that’s clearly preferable to the total war of intellectual genocide the Church has waged against indigenous cultures.

            The North American Aboriginals enshrined many of their scientific discoveries (science, in essence being natural philosophy) in story and ritual that made important discoveries harder to forget even in times of hardship and losses of key people. The ‘Three Sisters’ companion planting of corn, beans and squash, for example is important agricultural knowledge, not superstition, that just happens to be a useful metaphor for cooperation in society.

            The European Ancients were likely no different; its perhaps easier to remember the math and grunt work behind calendar construction as entertaining socially useful stories. If societies were themselves healthy, their stories would reflect life-affirming behaviors and make at the very least an entertaining and motivating astronomy-astronomy book. In contrast, the Bible didn’t even get the value pi right, and the method of its calculation isn’t mentioned.

            Its important to remember the Pagan world, but knowledge of it will always be incomplete or tainted, no small part due to Christian persecutions to ensure there would never be a Pagan renewal. The Abramic traditions have political ends, not moral or scientific ends.

            What’s knowable through Christianity, is suspect. Christianity was embraced by Roman elites (and their moneylenders) who had already abandoned TrueFaith, and denied its renewal in themselves and their societies.

            Its not like early Christian leaders didn’t have suspect moral motivations, didn’t know what they were doing, didn’t have a powerful knowledge base to abuse, and this is their lasting legacy. A cult of griefers demanding love and forgiveness for their continued privileged perfidy fronted by the unknowing well-meaning.


            What remains constant despite that, is human conscience to good and will to reasoned and informed conscience. Religion didn’t invent or create those qualities nor did devils. Science is not a religion. Its a process and methodology of knowing, understanding and acting that is very different from religion. Religion is memorizing 2 x 2 = 4; science is knowing why multiplication tables work.


          • berger friedrich-wolfgang

            Aside , of ‘More or Less’ “Usable UTILITIES”, Collected “DESCRIPTIONS” of Interesting “”Perceptible APPEARANCE” , Which Commonly , on Base of their “CANONICAL ORDER” , Represent “Exclusive KNOWLEDGE” ; Commonly Called “Sciences” !!! Descriptive “Sciences” , Even are “Universitarian MATTER” !!! So , Our “Intellectual STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS” , is a “Simple REFLEX” of “Asserted Perceptions2 ! Believed Truths , Additive Set on “LINE” !!! “TRUTH” , According to this “Tradited BELIEVE” , is Not the “RESULT” of “Identifying MEASUREMENT” ,but Rather a “FUNCTION” of “Consenting ACCEPTANCE” !!!

  • berger friedrich-wolfgang

    Taking into “REVISION” , the “Blacklisted & FAMED Religious PHENOMENA” of “Animistic TOTEMISM” with their Helpful Proponents , the “SHAMANS” , A Certain FEELING of INTIMACY Brings BACK “SOMETHING” , We were in “POSSESSION of” in the “Days of CHILDHOOD” !!! NATURE Then , was More than “Todays ‘DEAD’ THINGS” ! Somewhere on Our “JOURNEY into the WORLD” ; We “SELL Out” our Mythical , ‘Felt’ “UNIO Myxtica” for the Obscure “KNOWLEDGE of a “STRANGE & CRUEL god” ! This Curious Guy , Already had Settled his “RELATION With HUMANS” long “AGO” !!! His “SON” This “BUGBEAR” SACRIFICED for “OUR” Sins ( ! ) ???? This “SON” of “God” was “CRUZIFIED” by the “JEWS” ; for Telling Thwm , to become “like the CHILDREN” , to Being Allowed into “HEAVEN” !

  • diogenes

    One major force the helped create and propel the American Progressive movement of 1890-1917, the most hopeful period in American history since the Civil War and the only period that saw any genuine advance for liberty and democracy — including economic democracy — in America was refered to as the “Social Gospel”. It involved and mobilized congregations and ministers of many denominations to take into account, in a literal and effective way, and apply it to real life and real politics, the teachings of Jesus. This movement was squashed by the Wilson’s police state war drive of 1916-1919 and the churches cowered and gave up and turned, a great many of them, into hate mongers — and we all know that what Jesus preached was Hate, don’t we?. Will American Christians — as they call themselves — ever start acting like Christians again or will they continue to disgrace and defile and betray the teachings of their great founder? Ask your local preacher. Watch him cringe. I asked an Episcopalian minister at a demonstration how he could quote with favor a bloody-handed creature like Nancy Pelosi. He didn’t even have the decency to blush. He turned his back on me. There’s their boughten pimped Jesus in action. Puke.

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      “Khazarian & Ashkenazi JEWS” , Although as All Other FOLKS , Adhered to “ANIMISM” , but Instead of Accepting the “UNIVERSAL SPIRIT / or Soul” , they DECLARED their TRIBAL” TOTEM , the “WOLFE” , as INSTANCE over “LIVE & DEATH” ! Look at the Russian TOTEM , the Bear , the English LION ; German EAGLE ; Chinese DRAGON , Indian TIGER , Coastal CROWS , Plains EAGLES , ad. Ibf. !!! Tengis CHAN , the “GREY WOLFE” , Already Famed those Extravagant Mongolian “TRIBES” !!!

  • Brockland A.T.

    Jesus likely never existed.

    Its all about the End Times scam. Its no mistake the Vatican is built upon a Roman necropolis.

    Love in Christianity is an empty word filled by many abusive definitions to justify End Times culture. Its all narcissism and shadenfreude.

    The most common abuse is the belief that God is dedicated to the protection and care of Christians above all others, as the Israelites so believed. They want a deity that is all-forgiving to any actions taken to advance the cult and benefit the egos (and often the material bottom line) of believers. Any guilt over inhuman behavior, indistinguishable from mental illness, is ritually given over to Jesus in a variation of the scapegoat routine.

    Christianity is the root of American exceptionalism. Americans so inclined to exceptionalism have always acted like Christians; any ‘return to faith’ inevitably is a return to some brand of neo-Puritanism.

    The Christian exceptionalist’s loyalty was never to God as goodness personified, but to a Covenant validating their prejudices and justifying their vices. At one level, that might seem to be the end of it… at a deeper one, it becomes an obsession to make society so unlivable and depressing, submission and End Times becomes an attractive alternative. The willful desperation to end it all – for everyone – is palpable to any detached objective observer.

    The Social Gospel was no panacea, and still predicated on bringing about End Times. That the movement was so short-lived, is testament to the irreconcilability of its goals, to at once better the human condition, and bring about the end of human existence. Far easier to achieve a society of despair and defeatism via the right-wing evangelical dysfunctionalism.

    • Carl_Herman

      Thank you, Brockland. There is literally a whole world of hidden history you correctly point to that when revealed will illuminate how Earth has been and is being dominated. Human freedom will show us who did what, when, where, how, and the .01%’s plans for why. Until then, most Americans will struggle with a growing distrust in what their told by political “leaders,” banksters, corporate media, corporate media’s public school texts, and religion. This is why the Zeitgeist film series has ~300 million views from its first film challenging Christianity, money, and 9/11:

      That said, ~95% of Americans want a cooperative society and resonate with the one commandment for love. I sense our position today as the challenge to bridge the gap between what most Americans strongly value with the Orwellian hypocrisy offered by our “leaders.” When that gap is seen, we will have victory in an “Emperor’s New Clothes” moment.

      • Brockland A.T.

        They aren’t taught what love is; its reduced to incompletions; euphorias, emotionalism and all-about-oneself sentimentality, escapisms shorn of deeper meaning and sense of responsibility.

        • berger friedrich-wolfgang

          In Considering the “Planetary AUDIENCE” , it Would be Helpful for “Hindering MISUNDERSTANDINGS” , When You Refer to the “FAKE JUDEO – Christians” !!!

      • Brockland A.T.

        Interesting movie, thanks. Its already on youtube.

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      Thanks , for this Long Overdue Clarification , that there in “REALITY” , JESUS was Referring , to the “True Eternal KNOWLEDGE ; Which the Jewish , Tribal PRIESTHOOD Abhored ! Therefore , they Created their , to a Historic PERSON – Related STORY of a “RELIGION – FOUNDER ! What their Smart Extravagant INTELLECT , Failed to Recognize , was , that Jesus UPGRADED the “Immediate BELIEVE” of the “Eternal CONTENT” ; to the Conscious Scientific USE as “REALITY – CREATING SCIENCE” , be the Aristotelian “REAFFIRMATION”!!!

      • Brockland A.T.

        Knowledge twisted to condemn humans to fail. All religions are a kind of psychology, with emphasis on behavioral psychology. Religions that condition a sociopathic society may allow a natural psychopath or well-conditioned sociopath to be high functioning, but otherwise people motivated by reason grounded in compassion and empathy are quickly cycled out.

        Just as surely as Pavlov’s dogs learned to salivate at the ring of a bell, people are conditioned to reject or critically misinterpret sacred cues. Christian sacred culture, like many forms of controlled popular entertainment, seem engineered to foster and release depression triggers constantly, but most effectively by overlaying them upon healthier ancient Pagan patterns of individual and social renewal and hope, such as the solar solstices.