May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here. -- Ronald Reagan

Sunday, August 20, 2017

TEOTWAWKI. Apocalypse, Gathering

Given the massive strife here in the US, and the evil blossoming from the Middle East, and all the dystopia and apocalyptic shows and movies, I sometimes wonder. I’m not so concerned about the apocalypse, but TEOTWAWKI, The End Of The World As We Know It. 

Will Europe still be Europeans, will we have anything even close to privacy with all the government and corporate surveillance, will the hatred exhibited by Black movements (Black Lives Matter, New Black Panthers, Black Panthers), White Supremacy and the racist clash between the two result in a race war?

The meme for Comic Book based TV shows. I’d hate to live in the DC world. Good guys teaming up and arguing with each other, blaming themselves for things they have no control over, bickering, while the evil guys are focused and kicking ass. In the Marvel world much the same. 

In movies, film scholar Kristen Thompson: “…twenty-five disaster movies appeared throughout the eighties. But in the nineties fifty-six disaster movies were released… From 2000-2009 over sixty apocalyptic films were released, and about the same 2010-2016. 

Incessant doom and gloom. Incessant race and cultural conflict. Incessant climate doom and gloom, we’re all going to die soon. Much of the angst is because of all the divisions between groups, male against female, race against race, governments doing terrible and stupid things, corporations doing terrible and stupid things. What do we turn to? More government, more breaks for corporations, more riots, more technological surveillance, and more political failure. Just doubling down on what got us here in the first place. Before when we talked about apocalyptic events, they were religious or spiritual. All those things mentioned earlier, are all secular. Yet we keep turning to secular solutions.

The idea of this arose out of the sermon today, based partially on Isaiah 56:1-2.

1: This is what the Lord says:
“Be just and fair to all.
Do what is right and good,
for I am coming soon to rescue you
and to display my righteousness among you.
2: Blessed are all those
who are careful to do this.
Blessed are those who honor my Sabbath days of rest
and keep themselves from doing wrong.

Gathering on the Sabbath, whatever day you select, shows the answer is in gathering together. At our jobs we have all races, all religious backgrounds and beliefs and work together just fine. Gathering together on the Sabbath, looking beyond secular solutions, to corporately share something outside that secular life we experience daily, has the answer. More technology, business and government don’t. 

Just for starters, if every person that calls himself/herself a Christian actually gathered with other Christians on the Sabbath, how calming that would be? 

Apocalypse means unveiling, revelation. From that we know that on the other side of it, will be revealed good news; it is an ending to all this horribleness and divisiveness. Our not going to experience that, the gathering to reconnect with each other outside of the secular, leaves us almost entirely with the secular and solutions that don’t work. 

At the center of any Sabbath gathering is the Eucharist, Communion, sharing at the table, sharing bread and wine. Nothing is more important than doing this every time Christians come together. That gathering for that ritual, brings us all so very close together, brings a calm. 

Personally, I’m not a calm man, and this centering every week is vital to me. If it’s vital to one, then that means it vital for many, and I hope for all. All Christians going to Church would have a profound impact on the conflict and hatred rampant in the world. There are about 247 million people in the US that claim to be Christian. Think of the calming effect on the nation if we all went to Church. That experience moves out into the secular world. We know this “apocalyptic” time looks to gloomy and ultimately destructive because no one, including Christians that don’t gather, can see beyond the secular. They can’t see God’s heavenly creation beyond: can't see what is revealed. 

Think how much conflict and hatred would be reduced, if millions more that professed Christian faith, would gather together. How helpful that it would be to be just and fair to all, and do what is right and good, and know that Christ will come to rescue us, and see heaven and righteousness, and how blessed all of those that do this thing would be.

Pie in sky? I think not, but Christ in the sky, revealing Good News? I think so.  

Saturday, August 19, 2017

How the 'No Such Thing As Gender' People Are Endangering Women

Certainly it’s most important to keep studying and reading, going to sources that one wouldn’t do ordinarily, because stuff never even considered shows up as really important. I’m saying this as an ancient citizen from experience. The effect that denying gender causes pain, suffering and death to women because of medicines prescribed to them is one of them.

Regardless of what feminists, PC psychologists and psychiatrists, scared neurosurgeons and neuro researchers, are saying about there being no difference between men and women, when it comes to dosage between the two genders, when no adjustment is made, women suffer and sometimes die. With the side effects of that sometimes women have accidents and people get killed.

For example, in 2013 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cut the dosage in half for Ambien, having known for 20 years women metabolized the active ingredient zolpidem more slowly than men. That and a sleeping pill, Restoril, may have caused about 500,000 early deaths; from overdoses, car crashes and falls. 

I’m ancient enough to remember the Thalidomide tragedy of the 1950’s. The research on the effects were primitive. An FDA scientist, Frances Oldham Kelsey, for years did research on it, and it took years of her collecting data before anyone accepted something really bad was happening. This drug, by the way, was for morning sickness during pregnancy. Women in Europe were taking it, and about 2,000 children died, and about 10,000 were born with defects; no or partial limbs. The lab tests for this drug on animals were only on male animals. (Fortunately the FDA didn’t approve it. Knowing their track record and corruption, we can only thank chance.) 

From that time until 2014, in all tests and studies, it was never mentioned in reports that almost exclusively male animals were tested on. Even when tests were done for female specific diseases, only 12% of the animals tested were female. Excuse given was there are too many things, like chemical responses, to test for variables. 

That’s the base. Drugs designed for women were rarely tested on women. The FDA approved these, causing a lot of damage to women. 

Which brings us to the present. There are differences in brain hemispheres, and how left and right brain interact. There are differences between brain parts, like the hypothalamus and hippocampus, different baseline amounts of neurotransmitters (serotonin and dopamine). 

If you’re a neuroscientist, or neurosurgeon, and you point this out, you’re labeled as a ‘neurosexist’ and your report on findings are ‘neurotrash’.  Your study can be blocked from science journals, you can lose funding. This is done by anti-gender feminists and other various PC people, none of whom have any neuroscience education or training. They are usually people from the “soft sciences” like sociology and psychology.

Even with hard science data stating that because a man came up with the results, it’s biased and by definition sexist. They believe reality is different for men and women. I have a hard time squaring this with their argument there is no differences between the sexes; or that there is more than one gender. 

Another charge that just stuns, is that unless a neuroscientist has been trained or had classes in “gender scholarship” their hard science findings are invalid. This is scary stuff, and for some reason the non-gender, anti-science people have been able to get such power scientists are afraid to speak out, though a few have. 

At the core of “gender scholarship” is “intersectionality”. I’ve heard the term before, and still have a hard time wrapping my mind around it. Here’s the definition: “…the principle that important social identities like gender, ethnicity, and social class mutually constitute, reinforce, and naturalize one another”. I think what that means is one must take race over gender (black over white), female over male, and class (poor over rich). White males I’m sure are at the bottom of this fabricated hierarchy. Apparently hard science results are unacceptable unless “intersectionality” theory is applied. 

As a result we have women overdosing on meds, having increased traffic accidents (involving others), and incorrect or ineffective medical treatment. All because  PC Totalitarians that have power and don’t know what they’re talking about are forcing the people that do know what they are talking about to do their bidding or suffer the consequences.  

Friday, August 18, 2017

Some Thoughts on the Transgenderist Movement

With the full throated attack on Trump moving from Russian Collusion and Transgender issues, I’m back-peddling a bit to some thoughts on the Transgender Movement. It’s a movement. It is forcing people to not only accept, but to advocate and endorse a surgical procedure that purports to change genders. This is from the same group of people that claim Conservatives and Christians deny science. 

Here’s the science. Males bear an XY chromosome and females XX. No amount of surgery, or training and no amount of psychiatry or psychological conditioning can change that. There’s an internal sense of one’s maleness or femaleness, and that subjective gender identity gets confused in some, and it’s been named as “gender dysphoria”.  It’s in the American Psychiatric Association’s fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Psychologists and psychiatrists working in this field have done many studies showing most children that experience this, by their teenage years, identify with their birth gender. 

That’s one of many reasons why gender reassignment is so wrong on many levels. More specifically it’s child abuse. What kind of parent or professional sanctions this monumental change? How many of us have heard some middle age celebrity say they’re finally “comfortable in their own skin”?  (A meaningless and worthless statement).Yet that same mindset advocates for this radical surgery because a child wants it? 

It also means dependency on the medical system for the rest of their lives. Side effects often include cancer and deep vein thrombosis. Psychiatry must be ongoing. Children that go through with this are five times more likely to commit suicide that other kids in their age group.

The totalitarian mindset displays itself with the transgenderists. They turned it into a civil rights issue, saying if one doesn’t agree with them, the civil rights of the child is being violated. Civil Rights can be weaponized too. And of course, you’re a bigot (of some sort).

As an example there’s a K-12 charter school, Nova Classical Academy, in St Paul, Minnesota. Very prestigious. In 2015 the school sent a letter to parents that the school is in support of a trans-gendering student. Part of the letter read: “…describes children whose identities, appearances, behaviors, or interests do not fit traditional societal expectations associated with their sex assigned at birth. It is important to note that this expression of gender is ever-changing as students are constantly exploring many different aspects of their identity…” That would be the basis for teaching all the kids in the school about the desirability and beauty of being transgender. 

Parents for the most part objected, and many were outraged. The school quoted laws that said they were obligated to support and teach that transgenderism is good and desirable. There were meetings between the school and parents. Want to guess who showed up, protesting and threatening violence? LGBT activist groups. Lots of ugliness ensued. 

Psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors involved know this is harmful, dangerous and wrong. They see all the inherent problems and see it as child abuse, are afraid to speak out. Totalitarian mindset and weaponized civil rights laws. Those that don’t have been cowed and are in fear of the anti-gender activists. Remember, if you disagree with the Left, you will be hunted down and destroyed. Of course there are some PC professionals, and in my view if they support this should be stripped of their license. 

Nothing is mentioned in the, well, not debate, but directives, from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education (thank you Orwell), about the damage it does to families. If a father transgenders, what’s that do to the kids, the wife? Or if the mother transgenders? How does it affect friendships? There are huge social consequences. 

Natural law is rejected, and these people believe that whatever “self” believes is itself  reality. “Self” overrides everything. Christians believe that God’s creation is perfect, we are created in His image. Natural Law is how it’s expressed. There’s an order to things. We have free will, and can use it within those laws to manifest what good there is in nature and in Self. Look back at the excerpt of the school letter, “…with their sex assigned at birth”. What? God assigns, or nature assigns, the wrong chromosome and puts it in the wrong gender? Don’t think so.  

This is rejecting science, natural law, biology, and neuroscience. This is not good.  

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Let's Look at the People in Charge at Charlottesville That Blamed Trump

The lies and accusations are that Charlottesville was President Trump’s fault. What Leftists/Democrats do is blame others and become the victim. Yes, they have millennial snowflakes at the height of political power, one percenters, that are well into their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s that play that victim card, and the race card even if they're rich white people. And of course all those born from the late 1970’s on, whatever you want to label them. Here are the players that refused to accept the results of their decisions. 

Starting with Jason Kessler who founded the Alt-Right White Supremacist organization "Unite the Right" is no doubt a political manipulator. He's the one that launched to protest. Legally, with permits. It’s difficult, by the way, to get straight information on this guy. Southern Poverty Law Center is a radical Leftist, racist, anti-white hate organization. Another site, “Business Insider” labels “The Daily Caller” as an extremist right wing publication. It's pretty much just old fashioned traditional journalism. What can be said is Kessler's White Nationalist claim began late 2016. Up until then he was a Leftist involved in “Occupy Wall Street”, and a Clinton, Obama supporter. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) web site: 
“Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.
At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville’s status as a sanctuary city, Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler’s apparent involvement with Occupy. Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman’s presence and reminders of their past association.“   
A shady lying manipulator.
Terry McAuliffe is another Leftist/Democrat schemer. He’s governor now, and made a lot of shady deals moving upwards in the Democrat Party. He was once head of the Democratic National Committee. He was a Clinton operative, did dirty tricks during election cycles for both Clintons, and is currently under investigation for some shady and probably illegal business dealings with the Communist Chinese. It looks like he was part of the decision for the police to stand down even though it was known the Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other violent Leftist groups were going to be there. He said an internal investigation will suffice, but US AG Sessions is having none of that.

Methinks the biggest culprit in this mess is Black Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy. Big time known racist, now reports are coming out he was responsible for holding the police back when the violent Leftist hate groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter, that didn’t have a permit, started physical confrontations with the other group that did have a permit. Bellamy has had his tweets taken down. Here’s a couple examples: “I hate seeing white people” and “beanpole white women.” He even hates Black people that talk white. 

So here’s a vid of the Antifa people showing up. By the way, when the police did finally take action, they funneled the people (don’t care if they’re white supremacists or not for now) there, with a permit, to protest the taking down of the Robert E Lee statue, into the Antifa organization. Antifa and other professional Leftist protesters wear the same uniform at all the protests they bring violence to all over the United States. Black clothes and masks. Just like ISIS and terrorist worldwide do.

Thoughts Following the Recent Media Keffule About Race

I’ve been working since 1966, and have worked with all races of people. Was in combat with all races. In all the jobs I’ve had, with one exception in the Navy, there wasn’t racial conflict. (A guy in the Navy attacked me for being white.) In all the jobs I’ve had, I didn’t and don’t see conflict or animosity between any race or ethnicity. I heard a Black guy call into a talk show recently, and he had traveled across the north of the United States, and said he was always treated like a regular guy, saw everyone working together, and there just wasn’t any racial conflict going on.

This current mess is all generated by a Leftist Race Industry. Created and maintained for years by the race hustlers (and Leftists) Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Al Sharpton led a riot that got a Jewish man murdered. Jesse Jackson got away with calling NYC, “Hymie Town”. Democrat Robert Byrd was high up in the KKK, yet a “lion” in the Democrat Party. Now it looks like indoctrinated White Leftists are carrying on the violence of Al Sharpton and the anti-Semitism of Jessie Jackson.

What I’m afraid of is the racist hatred generated by the Left will seep into the lives of the rest of us. We just go to work, provide the best possible products or service, and take care of, and help, each other. What is being pounded into the culture incessantly, by the White Liberal Jurassic Press, that there is white hatred, white racism toward Blacks. Most people are just living their lives, and what they hear is what they know, and eventually what they know becomes what they believe.

I think this because as I talk to people, they express whatever the zeitgeist is. Most don’t want to spend the time I do reading history, philosophy, political commentary and draw my own conclusions. (I say ‘want to’ not ‘can’t’ because we always can make time for what’s important to us.) For that reason, those of us that do take or make the time and have the curiosity, have to educate and inform. We have to do it with a soft touch, with subtle influence, because a push, because of their indoctrination, creates resistance and the wall goes up.

That’s on the personal side; at work, with friends. Don’t need walls there. In the public square though, we need to use every tool we have, and the Left has, and kick some ass, break down walls. Push back. Keep repeating the truth. Call them out. Confront. Use the law (something that wasn’t done the previous eight years) to imprison those breaking the law (blocking traffic, protesting without a permit for example), and litigation that ties them up in court and costs them a fortune.

Growing up, we didn’t know our parents’ politics, the politics of the people that ran businesses, didn’t talk or think about race. We had family, served our country, had neighbors and friends, attended church which brought us all together. We lived our lives without everything politicized and lies the acceptable meme.

We need to go back to living lives in service to each other.