Preachin’ to the Choir!

Displaced women from the Darzab and Qush-Teppa districts wait for assistance in Sheberghan.

A little bit of Judaism, a smidge of Christianity, and a lot of Bedouin tradition crafted and best suited to the 6th century is still the gift offered by Islam

I am a guy. I am liberal on most social issues an rampantly conservative on others and I believe thus it goes with most people.  I believe most peoples behavior is their business as long as they don’t harm or inconvenience others. But I do make hard-nosed judgments about the wellbeing of the culture that raised me. I like the Judeao-Christian values I was taught. I know history therefore I have at my disposal knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work.

The bitter fact is that some cultures are superior to others. An uncomfortable fact that has been found in history again and again. Socialism a system tried on many civilizations has failed one hundred percent of the time. Only poverty and civil strife follow the installation of socialism in any group of people. And the flaw was spoken by Margaret Thatcher, “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples money to spend.”  Pay people not to work and the majority won’t work. Pay people less and less to excel and less people will go to the trouble of working for money that will be taken away for other peoples benefit. Monarchy’s make for great recruitment of civil warriors and eventually ….See the source imagegreat capture shots like this one of Saddam. The Marzest inspired forceful redistribution of wealth will fail as long as some want more. As a matter of fact I have never resided in a community in which the greater percentige did’t want more. So one conives to get more goodies and others, seeing his benefit become unhappy and determined to squeeze a little more out of the system so they can get more stuff……and on and on ad infinitum.

Biblical Christianity has many flaws that I cannot ignore. but overall one just has to look at the state of events in the world.

In areas dominated by a Christian culture you have growth, discovery and decency. Now, lets take a look at the middle east. When they aren’t conspiring to bomb various innocent non-combatants at various crowds, they are taking out hits on their arch nemesis within Islam. The Sunnies hate the Shias and vise versa and a lot of ordinance is passed between the two as they blow up their respective church’s, schools, and restaurants. Israel the great nemesis of all Muslims is the place where Muslims in residence in Israel have more protected civil rights than any other Muslims in the middle east.

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Dogma

When does one take the dark spots on the x-ray seriously? When the cancer has metastasized I guess?  When is complacency and/or denial best classed as suicide by self-abandonment? 

Son of prominent imam arrested at New Mexico compound was training children for school shootingsIf you could talk to any Jew who went sheepishly to the “showers” when they knew in their hearts they were going to their doom, there disembodied spirit would moan in remorse that they hadn’t taken a swing at their murderer rather than do everything they could to make their  own murder easier.

Just walk into any waiting room, whether you are waiting for a tire to be repaired or waiting for an MRI, you will walk into a room full of people who will glance at you and then stuff their face back into whatever smartphone or lap top screen they have. From toddler to retirement we are a culture distracted from the real world.

As I grow older I see an erosion of the basic conversational skills and social touch of the average person. An increase in the crudeness of daily conversation and the low threshold for frustration in dealing with disputes is evidence of a culture unaccustomed to interacting with others of its own species.

So the lost culture of screen babies may gravitate to those who say they have a way toward fulfillment, toward happiness. Or they may have been raised birth from in  culture with only madrassas to inform their vision of the world and Sharia to teach right from wrong.

To be sure everyone will be taught by someone. Some will be taught complacency and some will be taught to take advantage of complacency. .Some will become familiar with finding the facts while others will be programmed to the violent dogma of a violent era 1400 years ago. .

“We will win because you love life…..we love death, that is our reward.”  (Osama Bin Laden).           





 

WHEN NOTHING IS WRONG, NOTHING IS RIGHT

As basic, foundational values of  America deteriorate,  the self concept of her citizen’s begins to become distorted. Not knowing exactly what you are describing when you say “I’m and American”.  like looking at your image in a carnival mirror,the toxic personality will always see a vision of a distorted self. So it is with a culture that has lost sight of it’s basic values. BELOW, should you choose to venture a look, is an old trailer from a film by Fredrico Fellini, “Satyricon” which shows the distortion of the self image that happens in the decline of a cultureless culture.

Such is the distortion of the human image in pre-war Germany as this still from the movie “Cabaret” illustrates Germanys reaction to a dismal economy and multitude of political opposites all vying for power. A single clear image of what it is to be a good citizen are lost in a world of mercurial reality, where right and wrong are ill-defined. See the source image

And so it goes……not certain of their identity, angry because they look down upon themselves for achieving nothing are compelled to present a twisted façade and demand you accept and validate them.   

See the source imageSexual activities I can neither show or describe here, happen at will at LGBT pride parades as participants pitiably mimic their inner self concept  externally. Such it is with the dis-integration of a culture. When nothing is wrong…then nothing is right.  

Tough Love/True Love

More than one generation has been raised to believe that being a couch potato is a valid career option.

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Below  is pictured the effect of foot-binding on the body. Small feet  were coveted in ancient China. Royal consorts were not allowed to walk, but had to be carried everywhere by slaves.

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A foot that has been “bound”

They never walked. and in a vain an attempt to influence nature, they were crippled.

They estimate an infant learning to walk has average of 300 falls before they can toddle. If you save your child from the possible falls in learning to walk, they may never learn. THUS, in taking the hits in learning to walk, basic babies have their first lessons in patience, courage, tenacity, and achievement. The same unpleasant truth applies to punishment and discipline. Limits must be learned. Because consequences will be learned.

If you expect to be your child’s best friend and forever be liked, you are failing at being a parent. You have become the first and most potent bad influence on your child. Your children will learn to depend on others for their food, shelter, entertainment etc. ad- nausea. You will have raised a child who will physically mature, but never grow up , never have the self-discipline to succseed and never be anything more than an petulant child, wondering why he is such a failure and hating life a lot. The ” ‘Bama-phone” only goes so far.

The spoiling parent is training the next generation and teaching him to seek dependence on others rather than develop life skills that could help them be all they can be. Please don’t trade popularity with your children for their best chance at a full life.You are responsible. You are responsible for your children’s learning life’s lessons and the possibility of a happy productive life. You are also responsible to every poor soul who will have to shoulder your child’s burden when they decide They don’t want to carry their share any more.

 

Of course, if your children learn only that they have “cool” parents, the only other thing they will learn is what the world looks like from a couch. Such are the homemade bums and spoiled miscreants who, in their narcissistic rage are the shooters spoiling to avenge hurt feelings and become a celebrity.

 

 

The Thought Police Are at Your Door

 

There are a lot of angry millenials out there these days. Walking bruises who are just waiting to have their sensitivities insulted that they might rail,pout and riot to punish the transgression of free speech. or rather “hate speech”. They are products of universities that have invalidated legitimate knowledge to cling to speaking , training , and living a certain set of behavioral rules that eschew education, polite behavior, work, effort (unless it’s to aggrandize their political positions) and open mindedness. They have indeed been programmed.

 

 

Gettin’ Frisky

 

In my life women have been the custodians of the better parts of humanity, restraint, modesty, humility, patience and empathy among many other assets. The obvious power that women have,over men, from the nipple to the, classroom  and their lives set up a conflicting dynamic. The content is rather disturbing. At times, when she is describing her mistreatment, one is put off and angry at the abuse. But then she begins to sound an apologist for the motives of the abusers. Either this is a truly confused person or  a victim of  the “Stockholm syndrome” and has develop an amicable relationship with her captors or, she was well on her way down the road toward indoctrination before captured.UK: Survivor of Muslim rape gangs says rapists would quote Quran to her, believed their actions justified by Islam 

Even bimbet, Bridgett Bardot. from the distant past has an opinion on the Migrant population. She knows, she has been a part of the history of eastern Europe during the great melt-down of world War II,  she  witnessed  all the cultures of Europe in jeopardy of destruction, I admire her , she has backbone.Legendary actress Brigitte Bardot slams Islamization of France

 

 

 

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Iron in His Words

 

These days I am drawn by those who speak with a straight tongue. Czech Pres. Milos Zeman, supports the U.S. view of the mass migration of mid-easterners throughout Europe. In a time when Anti-Semite views are on the rise in Germany as well as other European countries. His assertion that Jerusalem is indeed the capital of Israel and that Israel is a good model for the rest of us to follow are are particularly radical proclamations.

Conflicts based on ethnicity  and religion are old hat to eastern Europe. The term “ethnic cleansing” came into use  during  previous conflicts in the region.  Mass murders and mass graves,  (still occasionally discovered), as well as deliberate mass raping encouraged by the leaders of the Serbian forces have left some critical baggage that present leaders in the region still lug around.

 

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!”

 

 

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 Jerks

 

When one speaks of a “knee jerk” reaction it refers to that cute little kick that comes when the doctor whacks you in the knee with his little rubber hammer. Neo-NaziA knee jerk reaction is one that comes without deliberation. It happens as a defensive gesture to an assault on a vulnerable area. It is a “push back” against applied force. Such it is with the rise in right wing hate groups springing up throughout Europe.  Just “Klikdapik’ for a pretty fair little article about cultures feeling assaulted by conditions in the world today. It bodes ill for the Democracies of Europe and eventually your city council.