Love

 

.Romantic love does not exist.  Sexual attraction exists at the beginning of many if not most relationships  that end in long term partnerships. As a matter of fact I feel I have insulted the very concept of partnership by equating it with romance.

It’s been a while since divorce rates have passed the 50% mark. Now the bricks that bind our society, the nuclear family, (mom, dad, brother or sister) is at the skinny end of the slope downhill.   Just turn on the T.V., All too often the father is portrayed  a bumbling fool, the mother looks like a swimsuit model, the children are savvy stand-up comics and their relationship is a series of deceptions, and cute misdirections aimed at getting what they want at fathers expense.With the emasculation of the American patriarchy, with it’s defects, and butt of all humor, the very judgment and thought processes of the culture have been softened to  the condition of a warm loaf of bread. The robust nature of males has been assaulted to the point that a safety course on the proper use and misuse of the male penis is not far down the road.

With the popularizion of the “anti-hero” in popular culture, and the “bad boy” values that guided the hand of our men have lost their luster. It is true that there is a pile of work needed to merely civilize the millennia-old concept that patriarchy meant somebody was going to be victimized.

Grant me the serenity to accept, The things I cannot change. Courage to change the things I can. And the wisdom to know the difference.

This old adage, popularized through A.A. has been contemplated endlessly. With the phrase “wisdom to know the difference.” presenting us with the conundrum of the day. It is a matter of deciding what is right and good on a case by case basis. There will never be an “answer” we can finish the matter with just the best we can do from moment to moment. Only 15 year old Gurus have that bit of wisdom nailed down.

At the very base of our culture, or any society, is the smallest bonded group, the family. With family  values, traditions and beliefs passed on and the roles , (patriarch, matriarch), clearly modeled from an older member, the strength of the family, neigberhood and local community. A man that can love his wife and children, stand with his heart covered and eyes on the flag can still do wrong. A man , on the other hand,, who commits many violent acts and lives selfishly is capable of acts of generosity upon occasion.

LOVE

I spent the day yesterday sitting with my 32 year old daughter as she had her chemotherapy treatment. I was humbled by the quiet courage I saw in this young woman. It is amazing how much spiritual strength you absorb just by being near such a strong personality. My wife  was also right there, giving as much love as she could. The prognosis on her stage 3 mass is positive. That is good. The mass is about the size of a handball. “Scary.”

Her four sisters, 3 young children, her mother and father as well as her partner will guarantee there is someone to be with her with her 24/7. Such is the strength the family, where no one is forced to comply but wants to please those who love them. The sinew, blood an bone of the patriarch was never meant to offend, to suppress those in their care, but such muscle was meant to stand in harms way  and protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Love is strength, it is patient……love is commitment to the whole, even at the expense ones own wellbeing. After the Roman empire collapsed, a thousand years of violence blood, and cruelty defined western culture. The inquisition, the crusades and war after war to aggrandize petty nabobs and their dreams of empire marked an era of ignorance crowned by conquest and plague ignorance threatened to wipe out the whole of western Europe.

But the heart of Christendom survived. The immutable truth, in the words of a humble carpenter served as a light toward which mankind could find its way.

Evil will be with us always. We must not give in. Our vigilance must not be abandoned to fear or fatigue. We must not turn our back on love. The fact is that any system of spiritual belief that gives the male head of the family king-like power… is doomed to abuse that power selfishly. You know…”git me another beer bitch!”

 

 

Reality. Evil. Love

 

 

Pat Condell has a way with words and ideas that I find enchanting. He speaks for England mentions other Europeans and usually hits the nail squarely on the head.

Why  Muslims commit such violence, (up to now, primarily on other Muslims.)

Fact is we, ah- hem… if in reality they  didn’t have teeth, leopards would starve  . Teeth are hard and tear things apart….. they represent the hard parts of life……..Micro-aggression? Hmmmmm. 

But that is the question. If evil must exist to validate good, is there really any reason to behave? You’r vital to the system either way. The natural order of the ecosystem is based on the ingestion of one organism over others….Lions eat meat, cows eat grass. These are the natural order of things.  When you find a lion that, by their own volition, is a vegetarian, then we will discuss completely eliminating evil in the world. But such is not the case, unless you have an urge to hunt down and kill all alpha animals on the planets.

Violence is a natural drive. M And mankind kind is destined to war his deepest  drives.. The whole point in this inherent civil war is the struggle to find that imperfect balance  between personal protection and sacrifice of the sovereign of the teritorial imperative.

Evil is in us all. Sometimes I feel that when we fight evil and win we are redeemed,…that we have won a battle against the bloodier angels of our nature.  My mouth can deny the windshield. My face cannot. But when evil rises from it’s lair of shit and pitch waiting for the arrival of a miracle save to you is a fatal tactic. Regardless of how many times you watch “The Sound of Music” reality remains the same. And if you die waiting for the miracle, you will just be another corpse on the pile. Others will be left fight your fight. Many will die or maimed in your sted. Many will live with the unseen scars in their souls. (Like I get when I take out the garbage and the bag breaks about three feet from the trash bin.)But it is time to take out the garbage. 

 

 

 

Isn’t It Lovely

 

You know who you are dealing with  when engaged in verbal exchange with a combustible, histrionic, on the edge- of- physical violence person swinging a protest sign around recklessly……. A professor in an American University. Oh yes I forgot patronizing and condescending ad infinitum

 

The Woman’s Movement in Muslim Land

 

 

While the decrepit and wicked west was crafting the Magna Charta and painting the Sistine  Chapel ceiling,…….

slave arabScrotums and penises were being cut from black captives on slave trade raids and subsequent  death marches. Use of slaves both male and female as menial servants and as rape slaves was common well into the 20th century.   Genital mutilation of female captives, also a common practice often ended in an agonizing death. along these death marches. (It is regrettable that Gloria Steinem was not around at the time. )  The booming business of  sex-slave trade  continued for at least   1200 years, well into the 20th century.

I have been intellectually lazy, however, for neglecting cornering a feminist and pumping her for info concerning the modern feminists attitude and missionary action for the women of the Muslim culture.

 Oh! Why the deafening silence from NORMAL etc.. Apparently it is OK for the woman who is so fragile that she will ruin your life and or career over a sexual comment in the workplace but tolerate women coerced…..into genital mutilation, marriage against their will starting at the age nine and up, jailing, whipping or stoning for being raped, facial mutilation, amputation of the extremities, (arms feet etc.), etc. as  a small sample of legal judgments according to Sharia Law.

 The crusaders often massacred whole villages in the quest to regain the possession of the holy land. Not much better than the torture chambers of the inquisition or our past poor treatment of many indigenous populations all over the world  As an American raised with Judeo/Christian values I feel a twinge of shame at the mention of Christian brutality, (against Muslims in particular)..

So what is the difference.

Where is our position of moral ascendancy?

The big fact, the 800Lb. gorilla sitting in the middle of our living room, is that these dirty deeds happened 1400 years ago(not to mention our near genocide of Americas indigenous populations).Remember the trail of tears, the Sand Creek massacre, or the massacre at Wounded Knee.  Christians feel more and more at ease the farther we get from those dark days following the disintegration of the Roman Empire as well as the conquering of North America and our attempts at “civilizing” the Indians.

But when the Shaw of Iran bought the farm  and was set packing in a religious coup d’état in ’79. The fundamentalist revival that has since grown, and in some quarters still grows.  The point of this revival is to turn the calenders back to the 6th century, with law based on a weired welding of Judeaism,Christianity, and Bedouin polytheist tradition.  The goal of the game is conquer, occupy and  install their values in the occupied country. A world wide Caliphate is the ultimate goal. The strategy is to do anything you can to dismantle all other societies and in the process, install Sharia as a constitutional framework.

Love

Love was the message of an itinerant preacher proselytized two millennia ago. The spiritual power of his message still resonates around the world. And the fact of the matter is that the world is a violent place hungry for respite from the labours and horrors of a violent world. . His message was simple, but very difficult to execute. Commitment and effort, fidelity and patience are few of the disciplines of love.

Above all, the lesson we learned most deeply is that we don’t want to go back to the old days. We want our women free, equal and in possession of their own lives.

 

 

A SWEET LITTLE SONG

Pictured: A man lying on the street in Barcelona after the van ploughed into pedestrians along Las Ramblas 

It could have been male white racists. Could have been Buddhists. It could have been irate Irishmen. Maybe hinky Hindi’s. Maybe aggravated agnostics. Maybe Catty Catholics in heat. BUT! I don’t think so! Who would you put your money on?

Barcelona Spain got hit today. So far the body count is thirteen dead victims and a couple of armed men hole up in a Barcelona bar.  Well, so what! Big deal! it happens somewhere every day these days. Jus’ Klikdapik and peruse the news.

Yesterday I posted a piece on the gradual displacement of cultures and the flood of westward immigration from the holy land. It caused great consternation to some. They were pissed at my racist, anti-multi-cultural potty mouth.  This female used the word racist wrong. If you assume an angry semi-literate teacher, you would be right. These days getting a teaching certificate is more a matter of parroting a hand full of approved politically correct bumper stickers than any real knowledge. I could put together a list of  such quips. that would fit on a post card. “Having a nice death. Wish you were here. (Bring your Thesaurus, (noooooo it isn’t a dinosaur!)

The Devils Due

 

Love can be the most powerful force in the human heart. Hatred can be just as potent a drive as love, should it be nurtured and groomed in spite of the destruction it embraces. The pik below links to a simple opinion piece but it refers to the displacement of one culture by another and why the west should start worrying now.

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There is a good chance that our great granddaughters will look like this in as short a span as two or three generations. So is it hatred to reject the enemies of freedom? Is it love or just misplaced “good intentions” to open the borders to those who want your territory but not your beliefs? Can the constitution dovetail with sharia or will the superstructure of democracy crumble before such a set of beliefs?

I am big, 6’3″ and a couple hundred pounds. Is it manly to use my strength to suppress those I am supposed to love. Or is it the true purpose of muscle to protect rather than conquer our own? I believe I have been given the gift of strength to stand in harms way for the benefit of those I love? Any respect I receive should be earned. I could get curtsies and bowed heads with a raised fist. but that is fear, not love. Should harm threaten my people, is it hatred that brings my raised fist against that harm?

 

The process of displacement has already metastasized throughout Europe right now.  

 

The Artifact

 

Robert E. Lee was a good general. The best tactician the south had and possibly the best General of the civil war. But his quest, if he had won the war, was one that would prolong the putrid practice of slavery in America.

How do you address a man, trained by Americas premier military school, (West Point), climbed through the ranks to a become venerated officer. How do you address a man who turns on the government that bore him, nurtured him to manhood and provided him a life and career who turns on that country? This man raised an Army, and declared war on his country of origin. Is he a traitor? Is he a rebel? Is he a terrorist?

Robert E. Lee is the insurrectionist, pictured above. This icon, this hunk of junk, was the seed from which spurred the deadly drive through a crowed of protesters that injured many and killed a innocent young woman. This tribute to slavery was the point of coalescence for both white supremacist and anti-white supremacist groups that clashed upon the occasion of it’s removal from public ground. It would best be suited for a museum dedicated to the dark days that killed over a half million Americans. Not a place of public reverence!. It would be nice if the statue be presented in a hole. A position where observers never look up at the “historical artifact” but always down. He is neither a founding father, or war hero. He is a representative of the sick pride that speaks to those who are still fighting the civil war. Guess what my dear white supremacists,……….YOU LOST! GET OVER IT!  AND JOIN THE UNITED STATES. 

 

The Temple Mount

 

 

Jihad terrorism works: Israel removes all security apparatus from al-Aqsa Mosque after violent protestsI am more than a little miffed at the Jews for caving on the metal detectors  at the entrance of the temple mount. especially since they should be building a high, electrified, fence around the temple mount with a full complement of .50 caliber machine guns on each corner .

ISIS, Taliban ,al-Qaeda, etc. have a reputation for destroying monumental structures. They fight, kill or subjugate, (dhimmitude). wherever they conquer. They conscript holy places, lie and lay claim to them as their own.

The unbroken history of Jerusalem and her temple thousand  years before Muhammad raped and plundered is a testament to the authentic claim Israel has to the mount. The mount was foundation to the Jewish temple, since it’s razing by the Persian in 585 B>B> till its sacking by the Romans in 66 to 70 C.E. .The Mohammed thing drawing on a convoluted retelling of the old and new testament didn’t show till around 654 O.E.. In the most simple terms, those of time, the Jews ride shotgun and the Muzz are wannabes. Trespassers