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  • Today’s Counterculture and the New Civil War ~ Progressives will and must Lose

    Being a part of today’s Counterculture is different. Unlike the countercultural movement of the 1960s, today’s movement is part of the cold civil war going on in America.

    Have no doubts: We are in the the throes of war. The American Left has declared war on those of us who do not subscribe to their progressive ideology, and those of us who elected Donald Trump as president are going to fight back at all costs. Part of the fight lies with the new counterculture.

     

    So far, this war is cold. Whether or not it goes hot is the choice of the progressives.

    For some clarity on the new counterculture and the cold civil war, please read the following post, “We can’t spare this man; he fights“, by CLFA admin.

     

     

    War is barely recognizable these days. Soldiers are killed without a drop of blood. Entire invasions occur without a single shot fired. Colonization is established with governmental assistance by the targeted nation, and we haven’t executed a traitor since 1953.

    But make no mistake; this is a war. If we lose this one, our way of life will be lost forever and our children enslaved.

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    Which brings us back to what the war looks like today: It is bloodless. We can bear all the arms we want, but there will be no way to shoot a regulation, or a curriculum, or a boycott, or a social media lynching, or a helpless 5-year-old child colonist.

    We should be grateful that this war is bloodless; our own children have food and healthy parents at home. Most of us will keep our jobs. Daily life is not disrupted. It is the most comfortable war in history. But it is still a war.

    Has there ever been a war where good people didn’t resort to doing things that would be considered despicable under any other circumstances? Who bayonets a loudmouthed entertainer in day-to-day life? Who guns down someone who posted a political comment? Who launches missiles on “sanctuary cities”?

    Thank God, we don’t have to do those things. But we must not forget that this is still a war and if we don’t fight it as such, it will already be too late before we have the opportunity to do those other things.

     

    The above has to do with the political assassination of Milo Yiannopoulos. Full disclosure: I agree with CLFA’s entire post. They told the truth, and most people who are politically aware and not of the Left agree that we are now in a struggle for our way of life.

    And there will be no surrender. We who write books and stories that counter the freedom-sucking culture the Left has foisted upon us will never stop fighting.

     

     

    The only thing not mentioned in the CLFA piece is the dread we feel when our countercultural writer’s minds are overcome with thoughts of this war turning hot.

     

    So, we are in an ideological struggle with people who hate us and everything we stand for. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to win.

    Though progressives have managed to divide this country, they are no longer able to fool anyone except themselves.

    With the advent of the internet, social media, alternative media and other 21st Century technology, people have caught onto their scam.

    After years of scandals by the Obama administration were covered up by the mainstream media, we watched as CNN tried to rig a presidential debate by giving the questions to Hillary Clinton.

    We saw the Wikileaks Podesta emails and then found other sources than the mainstream media for facts, because they showed themselves to be nothing more than an army of bloodletting mercenaries masquerading as journalists. And they work for the Democrats.

    Still, it was rough going as we endured fake polls put out by all the usual suspects in an attempt to gaslight us into believing that Clinton had the election in the bag.

    And even though we were assured by all the “best” people that we didn’t have a chance in hell of winning, we marched our deplorable butts to the polls and voted for Donald Trump.

     

    Our votes were against Progressivism. We voted NO to creeping socialism. We rejected the Left and their religion.

    And our prayers were answered on November 8 with Trump’s election as President.

    After the election It became even more apparent that the Left was under the impression that America and everyone in it should kowtow to them “just because.”

    But in their zealous attempt to grab back the power they had lost, they really jumped the shark.

    Their hateful, violent and nasty protests and riots, their calls for recounts, their attempts to intimidate electors, their screams of “popular vote!” and every other trick they tried to overthrow the Democratic process were on display for the entire world.

    And no one but their most cult-like followers likes what they see. Especially younger Americans who don’t want to be told how to think. They saw all of the above, too.

    These are young Americans we’re talking about. Eighteen to twenty-five years old. 

     

    The Leftists have forgotten something. Something rather important. And that is the fact that kids have a tendency to rebel.

    Everyone who has ever been a child or raised a child is aware of this. Some kids rebel in small ways and others in big ways, but I don’t believe any teen on earth hasn’t committed acts of rebellion in defiance of their parents, school or in some cases, the system.

    During the counterculture movement of the 1960s, teens and college kids protested the Vietnam war, experimented with everything from weed to hallucinogenic drugs, and immersed themselves in music that reflected the counterculture.

    Boys grew their hair. Girls dressed like hippies. Students went to Woodstock to hear legends like Jimi Hendrix and other up and coming stars of Rock & Roll. They did all of this in defiance of their parents and the system.

    Some of them grew out of their rebellion and went on to become productive members of society. Some became drug addicts that never came out of their rebellion.  And the worst became the fabled “Man.”

    The Man. The man that all those Classic Rock greats wrote protest songs about, and which they themselves have now become.

    And though some of today’s kids no doubt will stay in line and imitate the hatred and intolerance exhibited by their elders, many others will rebel against the puritanical strictures of their own Progressive parents.

     

    There is no way that this won’t happen. No way.

    Because the kids of today are observing the hypocrisy of their parents, the media, Hollywood and the system at large.

    If they have not been brainwashed to the point of no return, they cannot help but notice the many hypocrisies and what seems to be a mass psychosis that has overtaken the American Progressive Left.

    Many kids are fans of Milo, whose recent removal from what the system says is holy is a study in hypocrisy, intolerance, lies and bullying of a victim of childhood rape. Yes… Milo was raped as a young boy. By a priest. He’s also a homosexual. And an immigrant.

    Milo embodies everything the Progressive Left says they protect. Yet they attempted to destroy him for one reason: He differs from them politically.

    It’s the same with all the other people these Leftists have put in their bullying crosshairs. The treatment of Ivanka Trump is another example of their war. Because of the bullying tactics of the Progressive group #grabyourwallet, her clothing line has been removed from a growing list of retailers that caved to the Left.

     

    And while Progressives are too blind to see that they have become the new “Man”, the kids are not. And they are part of the new counterculture.

     

    They see the hypocrisy in every part of the rotten system, and they don’t like it. Some of them are old enough to vote, and they went to the polls and voted against the system.

    Others are pre-teens or high school kids who will rebel against their own parents during the coming years. They have their own minds, you see.

    They can think. They will question what they see happening. They will hear the hatred dripping off the tongues of their teachers, and since thought is not a crime, they can and they will ruminate over what they witness every day while listening to alternative music in their bedrooms.

    They will visit new You Tube personalities. They will hang out on Reddit. They will engage with other rebellious teens in the new counterculture.

    They will hang posters of Pepe in their bedrooms. They will hide Ivanka Trump shoes under their beds the way their parents used to hide joints under the mattress.

    In two years, or fours years or six, they will vote. And they will win the Cold Civil War.

     

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  • #ImWithHer

    Tomorrow will decide whether America moves toward Liberty or into a hellish Tyranny.

     

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    From “The Crisis“, by Thomas Paine:

    December 23, 1776

    THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

     

     

    As the old saying goes: Pray and don’t worry. So, here are some powerful prayers.

     

    The Holy Rosary:

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    I used to pray it daily, but have slacked off over the past year. Still, it’s my go to prayer in times of uncertainty.

    O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

     

    The Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel:

     

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    Saint Michael the Archangel, Pray for us.

     

     

    Saint Patrick’s Breastplate- (Lorica)

     

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    This prayer is so lyrical and mysterious. I’ve been praying it almost daily for some time. It’s also beautiful in song.

     

     

     

    Saint Patrick, pray for us.

     

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    Prayer for Religious Liberty:

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    Mary Immaculate, Patroness of Our Country, Pray for Us.

     

    Divine Mercy:

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    Jesus, I trust in you.

     

     

     


  • Happy Independence Day

    Just a short post to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July.

     

    God our Father,
    Giver of life,
    we entrust the United States of America to Your loving
    care.
    You are the rock on which this nation was founded.
    You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to
    life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your
    people.
    Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation´s
    leaders.Open their minds to the great worth of human life
    and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.
    Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in
    seeking and doing Your will.
    Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate,
    Patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.”
    Lead us into a new millennium of life.
    We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
    Please, if you are a praying person, pray for our country. We are approaching an historic election in November, and every prayer is heard.

    God Bless America

     

    I hope everyone enjoys this special day, the commemoration of the day that the founders of our country put their lives, fortunes and sacred honor on the line and broke all ties with Britain, and the Tyrant King George III.

    Please remember the blood that has been shed throughout our country’s history, all of it precious and deserving of respect. Please remember our Military, who sacrifice so much to protect our nation and our freedom, up to and including their own lives.

    We are a great nation. Always remember that fact. Click on the video below, for a beautiful rendition of The National Anthem, sung by Whitney Houston.

     

    Happy Independence Day, and God Bless America.

     

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  • The Holy Innocents & Today’s Freedom

    Today the Catholic Church commemorates the Holy Innocents, babies who were martyred for Christ.

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    MT 2:13-18

    When the magi had departed, behold,
    the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said,
    “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt,
    and stay there until I tell you.
    Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
    Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night
    and departed for Egypt.
    He stayed there until the death of Herod,
    that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled,
    Out of Egypt I called my son.When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi,
    he became furious.
    He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity
    two years old and under,
    in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi.
    Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet:
    A voice was heard in Ramah,
    sobbing and loud lamentation;
    Rachel weeping for her children,
    and she would not be consoled,
    since they were no more
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    Jesus was the Son of God. Just as an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, assuring him that he should not be afraid to take Mary as his wife, because the child to be born was Holy, the angel also warned Joseph of Herod’s plan. Joseph didn’t question either dream. He simply did what was commanded, even though he had no way of knowing the outcome. Jesus, Mary and Joseph escaped the massacre.

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    Imagine such a thing as this. You are a young mom, living your life as best you can under the rule of the Roman Conquerers, with the additional worry of a crazed and power hungry King.

    Herod the Great, king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his connections with the Romans and his religious indifference. Hence he was insecure and fearful of any threat to his throne. He was a master politician and a tyrant capable of extreme brutality. He killed his wife, his brother and his sister’s two husbands, to name only a few.

    Matthew 2:1-18 tells this story: Herod was “greatly troubled” when astrologers from the east came asking the whereabouts of “the newborn king of the Jews,” whose star they had seen. They were told that the Jewish Scriptures named Bethlehem as the place where the Messiah would be born. Herod cunningly told them to report back to him so that he could also “do him homage.” They found Jesus, offered him their gifts and, warned by an angel, avoided Herod on their way home. Jesus escaped to Egypt.

    Herod became furious and “ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under.” The horror of the massacre and the devastation of the mothers and fathers led Matthew to quote Jeremiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children…” (Matthew 2:18). Rachel was the wife of Jacob/Israel. She is pictured as weeping at the place where the Israelites were herded together by the conquering Assyrians for their march into captivity.

     

    One day, out of the blue, the King’s soldiers ride into your town and begin hunting for male infants. Perhaps you try to hide your child  as you wait for the inevitable. You shield your own infant until he is dragged out of your arms by someone who’s been ordered to murder him.

    And then after the little boy’s soul has left his tiny body, you wail. You never get over this. There’s no consolation by worldly standards. There is only God’s promise, that He IS.

    Living in Freedom.

    What is freedom? It’s something to ponder. We in America are free. We are not like the Chinese, who until quite recently (like, a month ago) lived under a government enforced “one child policy.” I read recently that the policy is being relaxed to allow two children. Still, what if you were a mom living under the Communist Chinese, and you became pregnant with child no. 3? Imagine your fear, your emotions, your husband’s fear. Imagine hiding your children from your own government.

    What might this be like? How blessed we are, here in America. Women in America have complete rights over their own bodies. No government official can tell a woman what to do. Right?

    But what is Freedom? Who is entitled to Freedom?

    In America, the mothers are entitled to Freedom with regard to children. That’s it. The moms.

    The fathers are not entitled to Freedom. They may want a child, but they have no rights if, by chance, the mother of their unborn child decides that motherhood isn’t for her, for whatever reason. And the children themselves are not entitled to freedom in any way shape or form. They are helpless. They cannot speak for themselves, to make a claim to their rights and freedom. Even when pictures of the children taken via ultrasound are made available for all to see, still, the children have no freedom. If the mommy, for whatever reason, decides against the child, the child loses his/her freedom to draw breath.

    Some American women also are not entitled to freedom.

    These women are the ones who are, perhaps, subjects of other “kingly” types. Perhaps their families are not supportive. Perhaps a young girl becomes pregnant after making a poor choice. Maybe she wants to have her child, but her family do not want this to happen. And so, the scared girl goes along with what her family wishes. Is this really freedom? Yes… if the girl can find strength to stand alone. Sometimes she can’t. Then what? She’s free to allow her parents or, in other circumstances, her pimp, to take her to Planned Parenthood, a bastion of western freedom.

    Perhaps a mom & dad, excitedly awaiting the birth of a longed for child are given sad news: their child, according to tests, is not “perfect.” They are advised to abort the child, to save the baby a “life not worth living.” (By the world’s standards).  This is, after all, science. And so, despite the sick feeling deep down in their souls, the family, in their freedom, choose to terminate.

    Then they are free. Free to suffer the anguish of contemplating the missing soul who might have been a part of their family. (If, by chance, the previous words speak to you, please, please know that help and healing are available. You do not need to feel broken and suffer alone! Click the link for Rachel’s Vineyard, a ministry where you will find peace and healing.)

    Other Americans are free as well. Free to read the “literature” pushed by public schools, in which choosing to spend years saying: “What if?” is simply part of the equation. The choice to be informed about the aftermath, for some strange reason, isn’t included in this free choice.

    The parents of the kids in these schools are free, too. If they don’t agree with the “literature” that has replaced such classics as Shakespeare and Mark Twain and George Orwell in English classes, they are free to send their kids elsewhere.  (As long as they can afford to pay for the public school, as well as the private school, that is.)

    We are targeted by the Evil One each and every day. So are we truly free?

    We may or may not be aware of it. Certainly some folks are unaware, those who do not question the accepted government/scientific “worldly” wisdom pushed on us.

    But what is freedom, if you never question anything? If your gut, or your heart, or even the sight of a grandmother standing quietly praying a rosary as you pass on your way to your place of choice is telling you to STOP, and WAIT, and GO HOME, and you ignore these warnings because you don’t want to even ask a question by taking 10 minutes to type in a google search, are you really free?

     

    If the above somehow speaks to you, please, please click the link for Birthright, or type the words “Crisis Pregnancy help” into your phone. It can’t hurt to ask a question. There are other alternatives. You may come to feel that clicking a link or typing a few words saved your life.

    And if you, yourself, (the way I did twenty years ago) simply fall back on the old “I wouldn’t do such a thing, and it wouldn’t be a good choice for MY daughter, or MY sister, or MY family, but who am I to tell another they should not choose such a thing?” Then, truly, are you free? If you see the harm that places like Planned Parenthood do to women and children and say to yourself, it’s not for me or mine but it’s okay for other people and their loved ones,  are you free? If so, how? Or are you a prisoner of political correctness or deception? Why would something that results in the death of a human child be okay for everyone else but you & yours? Is theft ok? As long as you or your child do not steal?

    What kind of freedom compartmentalizes human beings? Some are worthy to be free, and others are not.

    What kind of freedom is that? The freedom to go along with the herd, despite your own mind, heart and soul?

    The above are the freedoms of the world.

    Yet they are not true freedoms. True freedom does not hide under a veil of political correctness, fear, or even the master deception of “being cool.” Such things do not constitute true freedom of mind, body and soul. So if you feel something inside, do not push it away… this is Christ, knocking at your door. Let Him in. Ask Him what to do. Go where you haven’t gone before. Then, and only then, will you know true freedom.

    Freedom baby! It’s ours.

    Actually, this is true, despite all of the above. We are truly free… in Christ. It’s a paradox. We are living under the Herods  of our day, this is true, and yet we can choose to follow the king of Kings, he who came as an infant and was targeted for death by one of the most powerful men in Judea.

    Of course He escaped Herod, a piddling earthy politician who followed the evil one. It wasn’t His time. His time would come 30 years later, when he began His public ministry. No earthly King could touch Him… not until He decided it was time. And we all know what followed, don’t we?


  • The “Win” of the Pro-Choice Catholics ~ A Pro-Life Perspective

    October is Respect Life Month, and today the Catholic Church Celebrates Respect Life Sunday a day for the Pro-Life Catholic community to celebrate life, and bring awareness about the dangers facing the unborn, elderly, handicapped and marginalized.

    I hardly know where to begin. As someone who worked for over 5 years to bring awareness to the plight of the unborn, I’m definitely happy, because I know that my efforts and the efforts of my dear pro-life friends and parishioners did actually do some good, probably more than we realize. We sponsored a women’s shelter for a year or so, and tried our best to truly help women and babies. For more on how hard we worked and the ultimate end of our ministry, please click here for details.

    The four of us organized trips to the annual March for Life, tried a pro life movie night, handed out pro life prayer cards, and sat at a table at the church bazaar and tried to interest parishioners in learning about unborn children. We raffled off handmade baby quilts, blankets and sweaters, and held a “baby shower” every spring. The baby items were then donated to a crisis pregnancy center.

    The previous post has additional relevance, since October is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

    I am truly trying my best not to be too upset today. I don’t want this post to be a litany of bitter grievances. That’s not my intent. However, I find that blogging about events and expressing my feelings in writing helps me to put things behind me. That’s what I’m doing now. Please understand that I am simply writing a true account. If my words make you cry, imagine how upset my friends and I feel. If my words make you snicker and laugh and pooh-pooh my feelings about today, thinking I’m just a sore loser and a backward American who needs to get with the times, then you’re probably a Liberal, or a Leftist, or a Progressive, or Pro-Choice, or just a cold person.  All of the previous may or may not be hyphenated with the word “Catholic.” Whatever.

    I just spoke to my husband on the phone, and described this morning’s Respect Life Sunday Mass at our parish church, and he and I both agree: The pro-choice Catholics have won, at least for now.

    Today’s Mass was a very beautiful Mass. The choir sang lovely songs in harmony, the readings were interesting, our priest’s homily was comforting and references were made to respecting all human life from conception to natural death. The gifts were presented by children. Two had Down Syndrome, and another little girl, a sweet, beautiful girl whom I have seen on numerous occasions also presented gifts. She does not have Down Syndrome. Still, she is very special. All in all it was a nice Mass.

    Until the end. That’s when I walked into the Narthex/gathering space where parishioners were socializing with donuts and coffee. It’s a monthly event after 9:30 Mass in our Parish. Our priest mentioned the hosts of today’s social, but I didn’t hear what he said, because this was the first Respect Life Sunday Social in 6 years that was not held for the purpose of bringing awareness to the pro-life cause, and I was actually trying not cry. Our priest did his best, and announced that pamphlets on the plight of the unborn and other respect life information would be available at a table in the Narthex.

    Educational fetal models at correct size for each moth of gestationIn previous years, we four friends tried to make the socials nice occasions. We bought juice and donuts and stood behind the table and passed them out. One of us, usually my friend, Angie, who was the unofficial head of our group, stood next to the table of information.

    Sometimes Angie borrowed a display of life-like human baby models from the state Pro-Life Federation, so people could see what unborn children looked like. The models Angie drove miles to pick up and then miles to return were similar to these, except all 9 months of gestation were represented. I have a fond memory of a fellow parishioner who showed her little granddaughters the baby models, while explaining to them about babies before they are born, and how they are real human beings.

    The interest of some parishioners made up a little for the parents who sent their children to our table to get donuts and juice, and then called them back so they could eat them in peace, undisturbed by references or images of children less fortunate, those whose moms lived in minority neighborhoods where Planned Parenthood clinics were located. I once, in a  moment of ingenuity, (or insanity depending on your viewpoint) suggested that one of us mingle with the crowd who had gotten their refreshments and then retreated to the other side of the room, as far away from us as they could get.

    Some people, perhaps understanding that stuffing their faces with Respect Life Sunday donuts without at least sauntering past the info table and pretending to give it a look was just plain rude, simply walked out without donuts, coffee, juice, prayer cards, or leaflets. (And who knows? Perhaps this was customary with some families. I remember when my kids were young and I didn’t want to stay for donuts. I didn’t want to be rude, allow my children to take donuts and then just run for the car, so I dragged my kids out while they griped that they wanted a donut, and why couldn’t we have just stayed?)

    Hooded, cabled baby sweaterThe Sunday I’m referring to was (I think) Respect Life Sunday 2012, right before President Obama was reelected. I had knitted a cute sweater to be be raffled off that weekend, similar to this one, which I knitted for a friend’s child.

    The sweater I knitted for that year’s Respect Life raffle was cream colored, with different cabling and buttons, not frogs. Still, it was warm and cute and hooded, suitable for either a boy or a girl. There were lots of people mingling after Mass, eating and talking, so Angie, being braver than I, took the sweater and went among the wolves trying to sell a few raffle tickets. I can’t remember how many she sold or who won the sweater. Our usual donations for events such as these ran anywhere between $25-$75, depending on the event. (I’m erring on the side of overestimating). I stood back and watched Angie speak to people. She must have gotten some interest, since we did get a few donations. However, you could see other people who didn’t want to be bothered. That was the atmosphere at the time, and it’s no better now.

    When I say “among the wolves” I am not exaggerating. There were, and are, wolves there. I’m hoping some of them have changed their hearts a bit, however, I will never know, because I keep away from them for the most part. I don’t know how many readers have ever felt uncomfortable among groups, but I can assure you I’m not exaggerating. This was not “all in my head” nor my friends’ heads. We all felt it at one time or another. I won’t mention which of us suffered the following bullshit from parishioners, but it’s all true. One of my friends stood handing out pro-life prayer cards with her children after a different Mass, and was approached by a pro-choice Catholic who should have had the decency to just walk out the door. Instead, she walked up to my friend who held out a card. Instead of accepting the card, and then perhaps tossing it in the trash at home, the woman laughed in my friend’s face, turned up her nose, and strutted out the front door. Same shit, different day.

    The most blatant wolf-like behavior occurred a year ago, when my dear friend Angie was backstabbed by parishioners at a school board meeting. These wolves allowed Angie to be likened to a Nazi in public, because Angie had the temerity to stand up for concerned parents and ask that a book– which basically gave blueprints for do it yourself abortions (including using knitting needles) and how to steal drugs from your parents medicine cabinet, hide them in your room, and save them up just in case you decide to commit suicide, among other questionable things–be put in the guidance office of the High School so kids 13-16 could be counseled about what they would read.

    Yes, you read that correctly. Three parishioners from our church hold positions on a school board. These three voted to keep a piece of trash masquerading as literature available without any age restrictions whatsoever, by crying “Book Banning!” These people go to church on Sunday and then go out on Monday and do the opposite of what Christ teaches. So be it. Everyone has free will. For more on the nonsense and SJW tactics of the Banned Books crowd, please see this PJ Media post by Megan Fox. (PS. The Banned books crowd actually bans certain books, those they decide should be “kicked to the curb.” There is a screenshot proving this in Megan’s article if you’re interested.)

    People like these populate my community. And, BTW, the town library near the High School which accused my friend of being a Nazi and a book banner operates under the same rules as the ALS mentioned in Megan’s article. This library was one of the places where a rumor was being spread about “some woman who is trying to ban books.”  It was easy to find out they are ALS sycophants by typing the name of the Library into a twitter search, and then finding the twitter account of one of the librarians, who is an ALS member. This library has been at odds with the community over the past year for one thing after another, including a failure to be transparent, and changing the name of the library against the wishes of residents. But this was to be expected.  That’s what you get when you start palling around with far Leftists who are pushing an anti-family anti-parent agenda in your school. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. And I, for one, have zero sympathy, unless it’s for people who truly were in the dark about this mess. For the people who sucked up to these types and used their lying dirty tactics on my friend, and who are now upset about the library being ripped out from under them, well… they got exactly what they deserved.

    The biggest backstabber is also a fellow parishioner who ran for SB as a CONSERVATIVE. She assured people that she would be a voice for a little sanity, since the school is overrun with texts full of errors in history, and other Common-Core style nonsense. But, when things got tough, this woman folded like a cheap suit, went along with the board and their “Nazi” insinuations and hung my friend out to dry. (A few months later, this cool and hip gal was made VP of the school board. Go figure.)

    And no, I am not sorry for using words such as wolves and backstabber. If the shoe fits, freaking wear it and deal with it.

     

    If somehow, you are reading this and recognize yourself, and you are no longer a pro-choice Catholic, and regret acting the way you did, I hope you know I hold nothing against you. And even if you are still a Pro-choice Catholic now, today, with all of the horrid news and videos coming out about Planned Parenthood, and you think I’m a liar, and that everyone except Planned Parenthood’s champions are liars, I still hold nothing against you. Everyone makes choices, and everyone has free will.

     

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    But as I said, I feel sad and hurt about things that happened. I found it hard to be at Mass this morning, knowing we gave up. I find it difficult to know that our battle in our own neighborhood was lost, when we were doing what we were supposed to be doing, according to the catechism and Catholic teaching. I find it terribly hard to attend Mass at our church at times, though I used to feel as comfortable there as I did in my own home. I’ve been a member there since I was a child.  Not that I hold a grudge, but to know that other Catholics do such things makes me skittish, and now I’m happier when I can go to Mass at churches where no one knows me.

    Writing about this is helping me to get through this day, so I’m doing it, and that is that. And I seriously doubt that anyone I’m referring to would ever read my blog, since I don’t publicize my books in my own parish or neighborhood. This is because I can’t. I cannot contact the local newspapers to ask for a press release because of the subject matter of my books. These media outlets are SJW in nature. They do not do their job while reporting, they do not report fairly, they take sides, and are simply not to be trusted.

    (And if you are a friend of mine, and perhaps you are bored at my retelling of all of this because you have heard it before, I apologize. Writing this is keeping me from descending into my bed, weeping, so thanks for your patience.)

    I might as well add couple of additional episodes, things that seemed a bit strange when they happened but which I forgot about quickly. They may have had something to do with hostility to the idea of a pro-life group getting too uppity in the parish or they may not have, but here they are: We also tried to have a presence at our parish holiday bazaar for a few years. We had a table where we sold Christmas cards and offered handmade bead rosaries for a small donation. My friend’s kids made the rosaries. We also had a sign-up sheet for the annual DC March For Life, and for a couple of years we raffled off hand made baby quilts. One year we were assigned a nice table, right at the entrance. But two women representing the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation took issue with our prominent table.

    To make a long story short, they wanted it. They were bringing awareness to breast cancer, they said, and the position of their table wasn’t suitable, tucked among crafters in a long line of other tables. They wanted our table, and they told the event organizers to get us to trade tables. When the organizer approached Angie, she simply said: “No. There is no reason for us to move, and we are staying.”

    A different year, I’m not sure if it was before or after the pink ladies incident, I arrived at the bazaar to find Angie in a state of confusion and bewilderment. I was shocked to learn the reason.  Angie always got to events early, and upon her arrival she found that we had been moved into the front entryway, a place where we would freeze, since it opened directly into the November chill. My friend Gwen was pregnant with her sixth child, and Angie was freaking out, since she didn’t think a pregnant woman should sit for hours right next to the outer door, excluded from the rest of the bazaar. So, this time Angie complained. She told whoever organized the event that under no circumstances should human beings be stuck in a freezing entryway, when the table we occupied previously was now being used for…wait for it…mushrooms. Yes, that’s right. Mushrooms. A table of mushrooms for sale was inside in the warmth, and we had been stuck out in the cold.

    By the time I arrived, the mushrooms were in the cold entryway, and Angie was setting up our stuff inside, but still… what is your opinion? Which should be out in the cold? Mushrooms, or people? Unless mushroom theft was a worry. The mushrooms were unattended, and paid for inside, so perhaps that might have been what drove the decision. However, if so, why us? Or why couldn’t things have been shifted just a bit, to allow for both mushrooms and people to be inside? Meh. We’ll never know now. (After a few years, we stopped renting table space at the bazaar). We had some nice people who attend church with us who always donated and bought tickets, and gave us support, and then we had people who didn’t know us, strangers, who would also buy chances on the quilts, so at the bazaars, we usually made about $100 which we promptly donated to Birthright.

    So, while we did do good, and I am very thankful to God for the opportunity to have done such work, and also thankful even for the nonsense and hurt I felt personally, because no servant is better than his master, and if God himself suffered mocking and such while on earth, then I should not expect not to, I still admit we lost. We lost a battle in our church.

     

    f52d600f472b7a72714088d3324dc9fbI hope and pray that other churches are more successful, and that Respect Life Sunday is making people aware today, when it’s needed the most, since Planned Parenthood and the big business of abortion have been caught on video committing crimes against humanity.

    And I did notice one man at the table in back, who took some information, so perhaps there was some awareness brought today in my home Parish. I must look on the bright side whenever I can.

     

     

    But today I became aware of a new development.

     

    Christ and His MotherThe ACLU is suing a Catholic Hospital System for refusing to perform abortions. Why in God’s name won’t these people stop? Catholic hospitals have nothing to do with abortions. It’s always been that way. But here we go. Here is an article from the Huffington Post, instructing women to threaten to sue Catholic hospitals into performing elective surgery against Catholic principles. What is this? Catholic Hospitals care for 1 in 6 patients in the united States. 1 in 6. Catholic Hospitals provide excellent care and services. But now it begins: An effort to force these hospitals to comply with demands from people with no other agenda than to force Catholics to violate their consciences.

    I really wish these people would just freaking stop. Just stop. Catholics will never perform abortions against their will. The hospitals will have to shut down if they lose these suits. Maybe not right away, of course, but eventually. Having spoken to other Catholics and freedom minded people about this, we sort of agree that that hospitals, even if ordered to perform abortions or tubal ligations lose the lawsuits, they will most likely simply continue to operate while defying the order. They have probably had plans in place for years, knowing this was coming. What needs to happen if the courts rule in favor of the abortion lobby, is simply to defy the court order and wait until men with guns arrive to enforce it. Put it out on youtube and other alternate media, since Leftist Democrat party media drones will not report such happenings.

    And then, if push comes to shove, Catholics will have go to jail and shut down the hospitals. This is the only option, and I have no doubt the leaders of our church WILL go to jail if push comes to shove. This idea of these progressives forcing everyone to bend to their will must be fought at some point. If ordinary Americans feel that abortion is of such importance that others must go to jail for their refusal to provide them, then so be it. If the Catholic Hospitals, which treat 1 out of every 6 people in America must close, thereby removing good care for Americans and causing a shortage, then perhaps that is what is needed to bring people out of their apathy. We have rights, too. This isn’t a game. This is the livelihood, rights and conscience of free Americans against a bunch of out of control SJWs on steroids.

    I knew this would happen. I knew it 2009, when I began writing my first book. With the advent of Obamacare and an ever growing government I knew it would happen, and here it is. I seriously doubt these people will back off of it, either. They will keep on and on and on with their lawsuits. The courts are iffy. Many judges lick their fingers an hold them up to the wind. What will be the fate of Catholic hospitals depends on ideology, not the law and the 1st amendment to the Constitution.

    Here’s an excerpt from Tears Of Paradox, published in May of 2014, written beginning in July, 2009:

    I couldn’t take her to the Catholic hospital in the next state either, not anymore. By law we were required to go to the ER assigned no matter what, but the Catholic hospital had closed eight months earlier anyway. I remembered the situation in agony. Why? Why did it happen? I could have her there in twenty minutes… Damn the HCA!

    There’d been a fight between the Bishop and the board of directors of the Catholic hospital over abortion, and the Bishop had stood his ground. The board fought him—along with the HCA of course—and the whole hospital shut down over it. Court cases were supposedly pending, but who knew? Everyone had already forgotten the reason for the fight. The drones had started their jamming immediately, and most people were now of the mind that the Bishop was nothing but a wicked old rich guy who wanted the hospital to close just to keep people from being treated. All he was good for now was a few jokes on late night TV. There was no help there.

    I know I shouldn’t be surprised, given the apathy and/or ignorance of Americans regarding the Planned Parenthood scandals, but it seems we do have a war on Christianity, no matter how much the tolerant crowd insists otherwise. I refuse not to believe my own eyes and ears, despite media blackouts or downright media lies.

    A few days ago, nine innocent people were murdered because they refused to deny Christ. That is a war.

    Before the bodies were cold, our President instructed his media minions to politicize the shooting, in hopes to push through gun control legislation. He did not mention that the victims were killed for their faith. As far as I know, he did not call the man who helped save people. He was concerned strictly with gun control. And my personal belief is that this is a plan to eventually deny Americans their 2nd amendment rights, something we will never give up, because history shows us what happens when citizens are disarmed by their socialist style governments and the governments have all the guns. Our current government is tending toward socialism. That is an undeniable fact. And socialism is the step between Freedom and small c communism, which can then become the stuff of nightmares: Communism. It never ends without mass murder. It never has and it never will. We already have a legal genocide of the unborn in America. Who is kidding who, here?

    I don’t care how many times Progressives insist that this is not their ultimate goal. I know what I know, the same as I knew that hospitals would be sued for not performing abortions. When America is being attacked from within what is the proper terminology to describe the event? Is this a cold civil war?

    We are losing battles in our communities, churches and courts. I don’t know how else to describe the events. This is turning into something bigger than what happened to my friends and me personally. Everyone has a story, everyone is affected in some way or other by these progressive bottom feeders. I don’t have much hope that they will stop on their own. I have a feeling Catholics are going to have to go to jail before it’s all over. And I hope worse things than that don’t happen.

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    We need to pray.