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gay-and-transgender-heartThe New York Times recently published a piece by a parent who recently accepted/encouraged her son to become a trangendered girl. The article was titled “From He to She in First Grade“. It was supposed to be a feel-good, look how open-minded we are and how you should be story. Naturally that’s not what I got from this step by step progression. I got a story about society so degraded, that it not only accepts, but celebrates child abuse and neglect.

    The (pretty well predictable) readers digest version of this tale of woe follows:

  1. Parents buy chest of dress-up clothes
  2. To encourage creativity they include female clothing. “we didn’t want his or his castmates’ creative output to be curtailed”
  3. The boy gravitated to a particularly frilly dress.
  4. The boy became fascinated with the dress. “He put on the sparkly green dress right away. In a sense, he never really took it off.”
  5. The open minded parents allowed him to wear it at home and eventually in public. “Eventually he stopped changing out of it. He wore it to the grocery store and when he had friends over.”
  6. This open display of their open-minded credentials stroked their leftist egos and sense of superiority. “My husband and I were never of the opinion that girls should not wear pants or climb trees or get dirty, or that boys should not have long hair or play with dolls or like pink, so the dress did not cause us undue alarm or worry.”
  7. School was about to start though, so the parents fretted about what to do… they didn’t fret too long though… pausing in the middle of the road (rationality) before quickly turning left. “The former (letting the boy wear dresses to school) had the advantage of being fair, what we believed, and what would make our child happiest. The latter had the advantage of being much less fraught (with people who aren’t as superior and enlightened).” (Of course “happy” is relative to the here and now, vs the well being and development of the child as he progresses to adulthood. A child may be happy in the here and now if you let him play in the street… in the long run it may not be such a good idea. It’s called parenting.)
  8. So they let the kid decide (which by general definition is really, really bad parenting) “So we asked him, ‘What do you think you’ll do with your dress when school starts in a couple weeks?’ We said: ‘You need new clothes for the new school year. What should we buy?'”
  9. The kid chose dresses. (Receiving absolutely no guidance of outdated ideas of right or wrong from the parents.)
  10. They prepared the kid for the troglodyte children. Asking “What do you think other kids will say tomorrow if you wear a dress to school?”
  11. They made sure the teacher was a fellow leftist. “I hadn’t met his new teacher yet, so I sent her a heads-up by email… She emailed back right away, unfazed, and she promised to support our child ‘no matter what.'” (She was leftist, otherwise this story would have been about lawsuits)
  12. They went school shopping and bought his “appropriate” (non frilly) dresses for school.
  13. They paused once more in the middle of the road (rationality)… before turning left. “My husband and I took deep breaths and walked him to school. For my son’s part, he fairly floated, seemingly unconcerned. Having decided, he was sure.”
  14. They were aghast that “yes” there were troglodyte children at the school who teased their son… but it wasn’t as bad as they had feared. “That lasted longer than I had expected, but it was mostly over within the month.”
  15. They now take pride in the wisdom of the son (ooops daughter). “He had already decided. He didn’t think about that anymore. And he — she — never looked back.” (Did you notice the emotional, teary transition there… how could that be wrong?)
  16. Now they have the means to continually display their open-minded credentials, stroke their leftist egos and sense of superiority. “And we, as a family, decided to be open and honest about it, too, celebrating her story instead of hiding it.”

concept-arroganceThe moral of the story is that if after reading this tripe you don’t unconditionally support their decision and their “daughter” then you are a bigot and should be ashamed of yourself. Regardless of your position, you will be expected to either 1) voice your unconditional support or 2) shut the hell up. The fact that you don’t want your kids exposed to this crap is IMMATERIAL. The fact that you don’t want this boy in your daughters dressing room in a few years is IMMATERIAL. If you are a bigot, your concerns are and always will be IMMATERIAL. Society must literally progress…

What this story says (besides identifying us bigots) is that society has degraded beyond the point of no return and the rate of degradation seems to be exponential. Western and American society is collapsing (and this is just a symptom of that). Objective truth and reality are being tossed aside for self indulgence and feelings.

crab-hatWhat if this young boy decided to stop being a boy in a skirt and transitioned to being a fiddler crab in a skirt instead? No really, what if he decided he was a girl fiddler crab and insisted on scuttling sideways and pinching things… in a dress? What if he decided he must be true to this feeling about himself and do this in public and at school? What if in his heart of hearts he really believed he is a fiddler crab? By leftist standards, self indulgence and feelings trump everything (even logic and reality). Would feelings (and support from his parents) make him a fiddler crab by today’s enlighten standards?

The question and the idea behind it is absurd… but no less absurd than the “reality” these parents and their leftist compatriots INSIST that we accept as truth. This boy is no more a girl than he is a fiddler crab. Feeling things are or ought to be does not make them objectively true.

encouragement-be-true-to-yourselfThe world says you can be anything you want to be if you just believe hard enough. Having parents who shirk their responsibility helps; not to mention enablers in the form of family and friends and those with social agendas (like teachers). And finally shaming those who would dare point out the emperor has no clothes is the order of the day. Love and compassion are now defined as pretending (or actually convincing yourself) that a lie is truth and that objective truth is a lie.

Telling a drowning man that everything is fine is no mercy (nor compassion). Sending your child into the water with a stone tied around his neck is unconscionable.

The world says to thine own self be true, embrace who god or nature or made you. That, to be honest with you, is the last thing we should do.

christ-deny-yourself-signA wise man (God himself) tells us to do the exact opposite. He tells us to “deny” ourselves, to deny our nature and instead to seek something better, something not of this world… Him. That is one of the hardest things to do as a human being. And part of being a good parent is preparing our children not to embrace every whim or nature we experience, no matter how fashionable or enlightened.

Quotes from George Orwell concerning the truth in society, or the lack of it and men to speak it.

Quotes from George Orwell concerning the truth in society, or the lack of it and men to speak it.

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So you take your teenager to a memorial service, you mingle and offer condolences to the family when out of the corner of your eye you see your kid yucking it up with a couple of pals taking a “selfie” (photo)… at a memorial service. Setting aside the embarrassment and the sincere apologies owed to the family and guests; this is what many (responsible) parents would call a teachable moment. Not only should the child be yanked up then and there and instructed to sit on his hands and not utter another word for the remainder of the service; but a good parent would follow with a lecture on responsible social behavior, a warning that this will not happen again, and capped off with a severe grounding if not a loving correctional ass-whooping. Children…

But what is to be done when the “child” in question is a 52 year old man and a “world leader”; accompanied no less by “world leaders” (British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt). We can only hope that Michele Obama was conscious of the inappropriate nature of the actions of the three; but who knows.

This boob that occupies the White House doesn’t even have the common sense and/or decency a teenager should have. And the pass after pass after pass this guy gets? Unconscionable!

History - 2013 - Obama Selfie - Mooch


But it’s worse than that and Michael Goodwin of the New York Post explains our predicament…

How the West was lost by the selfie president (Full Column)

Excerpts:
My bookshelves sag with encyclopedic volumes arguing that America and the West are in decline. But proving that a picture is worth a thousand books, the “selfie” seen ’round the world ends the argument.

It’s official — the government of the United States of Obama consists of boobs and bores and is led by a narcissist. It is no consolation that Great Britain joins us in racing to the bottom.

President Obama’s flirting with Denmark’s prime minister would be shameful on any occasion. That it happened at the memorial for Nelson Mandela only adds to the embarrassment.

But the “selfie” episode also symbolizes the greater global calamity of Western decline. With British Prime Minister David Cameron playing the role of Obama’s giggling wingman, the “look at me” moment confirms we have unserious leaders in a dangerously serious time.

The sign-language interpreter wasn’t the only fake at the Mandela funeral. Obama and Cameron were posing as world leaders.

They will never be confused with FDR and Churchill. The fratboys stand in stark contrast to the days when the “special relationship” meant two great leaders uniting two great countries in the fight for freedom. Those leaders understood the consequences if evil prevailed and were committed to victory.

History - 1945 - Churchill and Roosevelt

Try to imagine any of those four (Churchill/Roosevelt & Reagan/Thatcher) embarrassing their nations by acting like indulgent teenagers while civilization hung in the balance. You can’t because they wouldn’t.

History - Reagan and Thatcher

Hitler’s greatest mistake was being born too soon. If he were on the march now, would there be will in Washington and London to stop him? Would there be an arsenal of democracy to save mankind from darkness?

[TexasLynn: But the Hitler of our time may have been born just right… perhaps months away from attaining nuclear weapons…]

Words don’t matter to tyrants and genocidal maniacs. They push until they are convinced there will be consequences if they go further.

Our weakness invites their aggression and makes war more likely, not less. That is the perilous state of the world, as the clown kings of the West party on.

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Logo - General Mills - 002June 2013 was “Gay Pride Month” and General Mills decided it would use its Lucky Charms cereal to celebrate and endorse the gay agenda. They started out with a campaign where you go to their web site and post a message (maybe to twitter or something) with the hash tag of #LuckyToBe. This ties in with the Lucky Charms cereal with the little Leprechaun running around. The marshmallow rainbows come into play somehow.

I could be wrong [Yeah, I know, very doubtful], but from what I’ve seen General Mills took the “have our cake and eat it too” approach in their support and love of the gay community/agenda. They conspicuously omitted their logo, and brands from the sites and advertising [Something some of us are happy to help them correct]. They tried to limit their advertising of their support to the leftist community.

Their press release to GLADD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) read “We’re celebrating Pride month with whimsical delight, magical charms, and two new rainbow marshmallows. If you’re lucky enough to be different, we’re celebrating you.” Do you think they sent that press release to anyone who might get the message out to middle class moms out there?

This is one of those circumstances that confirms that leftist agendas and hypocrisy goes hand in hand.


General Mills Version… (click to enlarge)

Lucky Charms - Ad - 002

Helping them provide more information of exactly who and what they are doing… 🙂 (click to enlarge)

General Mills Uses Lucky the Leprechaun to Push Gay Agenda on Kids


And to help them really get their message out… (click to enlarge)

General Mills Uses Lucky the Leprechaun to Push Gay Agenda on Kids


OK, One more… (click to enlarge)

General Mills Uses Lucky the Leprechaun to Push Gay Agenda on Kids

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The Motherly Ghost
The next ghost Jack (and MacDonald) witness is a women conversing with her Bright Spirit brother. She is disappointed, preferring it to be her son who had come to meet her.

We learn that there are levels and limits to what the Bright Spirits can do. Her brother explains that Michael (her son) could not come because he would not be able to see or hear her. He (the brother) specialized in this type of work and thus could; that work being “thickening up” the ghosts.

What is preventing this ghost from growing solid, from continuing unto Heaven is this very desire to see her son. It is all consuming. As this story continues we learn that this Mother-Ghost lost her son to death. She obsessed about that death, keeping his room the same, ignoring the rest of her family, and choosing to live in the past and not let go.

Letting Go of the Dead
The Spirits explains that she can see her son “when you learn to want someone else besides Michael…It’s only the little germ of a desire for God that we need to start the process.”

The ghost is all too eager to begin that process… whatever it takes to see her son; which, of course, is exactly the opposite of beginning that process. Using God as a means to achieve something instead of the end of what we want to achieve.

Here something as simple and “good” and the parent/child relationship turns into something bad.

Trust in Men
Putting our trust in men, even our parents, preachers, priests, leaders, and community organizers, is a mistake. ALL are fallible and fall short. And while great teachers can point you in the right direction; in the end you cannot follow them but must follow Him on your own.

It reminds me of the quote, “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” — William Makepeace Thackeray (19’the century novelist) And think about how true that is. The bonds that are formed are strong, very strong. But as we grow and become aware of the world and of Him, we should seek to form an even stronger bond with Him. And I understand this task can be difficult.

The Bright Spirit reminds us that God’s relationship to us is even older and closer than our relationship with our parents. “He also loves. He also has suffered. He also has waited a long time.” Like a loving parent, waiting, praying for the prodigal son to return. Each of us is that child.

What Went Wrong
In this example the mother’s love became “monomaniac”; a single pathological preoccupation. Her love never moved beyond her son… to others in her family, to her neighbors, or to God. These natural feelings given to us from God may seem holy unto themselves; but that is true only so long as “God’s hand is on the reign.” When we seek control, when we idolize the creation (natural feelings or other things), not the creator… it cannot last and only ends poorly.

The Mother-Ghost cannot conceive of this. She believes her love for her son to be eternal. Even when she is reminded of mothers and sons together in the Grey Town and how they are not happy; she believe her “love” to be the exception.

The Mother-Ghost chose to live in the past after her son died; at the cost of her relationship to everyone else, her husband, daughter, mother, and even God.

Final Lessons
Finally I think there were two more lessons to be learned from this Motherly-Ghost

1) Nothing is ours by nature. All we have physically and spiritually is given to us; like talents, eventually to be given back to our master and creator. The only question is what do we do with them in the meantime.

2) We’re wrong. In the grand scheme of things we’re wrong. Not one of us will stand before God with our chest puffed out and proud of our accomplishments in life. Not a Pope, not a preacher, not a saint… no one. It reminds me of the chorus in song Why Me Lord “Lord help me Jesus, I’ve wasted it so Help me Jesus I know what I am Now that I know that I’ve needed you so Help me Jesus, my soul’s in your hand.”

Lust

Lust and Lizards
MacDonald coaxes Jack to move on saying, “ye have heard enough to see what the choice is.”

The next ghost is very strange indeed. The smoke that makes up his being is “dark and oily” and upon his shoulder sits a little red lizard that constantly whispers in his ear.

As this ghost begins to head back to the bus, he is approached by not just a Spirit guide but an angel emitting light and heat at the same time. The angel offers to make the lizard be quiet which the ghosts seems to want… but when the angel approaches to kill the lizard, the ghost retreats from the light and heat.

Come Some Other Day
You can tell the ghost doesn’t like having the lizard; but isn’t ready to give permission for it to be killed.

    His reasons include:

  • I don’t want to be a bother.
  • Killing it is a bit drastic.
  • It’s embarrassing, but look, it asleep and quiet now.
  • We can consider it later.
  • The gradual process for controlling it would be better.

The angel explains that the gradual approach will not work. To pleas to do it some other day or time, the angel explains “There is no other day. All days are present now… This moment contains all moments.”

I get the feeling this is like a Band-Aid stuck to sensitive hairs. The consequences of removal will always be there and the painful but quick removal is best.

The Angel
I like the part where the angel assures the ghost that killing the lizard will not kill the ghost. The ghost protests that the angel is burning him just by approaching. To which the angel replies “I never said it wouldn’t hurt you. I said it wouldn’t kill you.”

I also like the fact that every other sentence from the angel is asking for permission to kill the lizard. Can I do it now… How about now… Now?

This angel also seems a little sparing with the details. 🙂 I’ll make it be quiet (by killing it). It won’t kill you (but it’ll hurt a whole lot).

The Lizard Dies
The ghost complains that the angel could have killed it before he knew all these new details and it would be over with. Of course the angel can’t kill it without permission.

The lizard sensing danger begins to whisper again about how the angel can indeed kill him; and what would the ghost be then. The lizard gives him dreams of pleasure and from now on the dreams will only be the “nice dreams-all sweet and fresh and almost innocent…”

One last urging from the angel and ghost concedes, admitting that even death would be better than living with this creature. This request ending with “God help me.”

Transformation
The Angel snatches the lizard, breaks it back and slings it to the ground. The ghost screams as if mortally wounded and falls to the ground. But both man and lizard are reborn to spiritual bodies. The ghost becomes a spirit (as we have described them), and the lizard a great stallion. After thanking the angel, the ghost mounts the horse and rides toward Heaven at an incredible pace.

Lust
Though there are hints through the shame experienced by the ghost and the promises made by the lizard; we know that the lizard here represents lust. “Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.”

Jack’s Purpose
One last thing I’ve noticed in this chapter is Jack’s statement, “But am I to tell them at home that…” Whoa, Whoa, Whoa… is it me, or is this the first time Jack states he is different; that he is not to go on to heaven but to report back to his fellow man what he has seen. If this was supposed to be the case… exactly when were we supposed to understand this fact? This was stated too mater-of-factly to be a surprise and I don’t think it was spelled out all that well previous to this…

Conclusion
So, in this chapter we see how something as noble as a mother’s love can be corrupted to the point of damnation. She loved her son so much, she would fetch him from Heaven itself, to live in torment with her in Hell.

And we see someone tainted by something so base as lust transformed spiritually when lust is killed.

Anything that draws our attention, our love, from God is sin. And there are so many THINGS in this world demanding that attention. That doesn’t mean go live in a cave and meditate on God… it just means that “whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” — Colossians 3:17

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