The Media, The Mind, and The Propagation of Lies

A man in New York throws his four year old brother from the roof of their apartment building – killing him. A man pushes another man off a bridge nearly killing him.  A man sets a girl on fire, killing her.   According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 20% of all adult people in the US experience mental illness in any given year…   And 1 in 25 adults experiences severe mental illness in any given year.   That equates to 10 million people capable of severe mental actionable cause, and 44 million potentially falling victim to their mental aberration in any given year.  

And no one seems to find this particular statistic relevant to the cock-eyed craziness that we read about daily from men masturbating on airplane flights, to maga hat eruptions, to the idea that ridiculing someone in a public restaurant is not ‘bullying’.

To the people yet to be victimized, they view it as television, a computer game, something foreign, benign, not of their world.   But to the victims, it can be devastatingly traumatic.

I’m not talking a grope, 36 years ago, or a construction worker saying, ‘nice a**’ forty years ago, that no one even gave a second thought to.  I’m talking about NOW.  Today.  The heinous actions by out of control people who might qualify as ‘mentally ill’.

Define Mental Illness. Interestingly, it is actually quite vague:  

  1. any of various disorders in which a person’s thoughts, emotions, or behaviour are so abnormal as to cause suffering to himself, herself, or other people.

This would apply to just about anyone who hurts another due to their own inability to ‘feel’ outside of self.

  1. a mental condition marked primarily by sufficient disorganization of personality, mind, and emotions to seriously impair the normal psychological and often social functioning of the individual.

This begs the question, ‘what is normal’?  Because according to what is now acceptable, a person may harass, slander, libel, lie, cheat, swindle, threaten, and scream obscenely, and no one considers this behavior – abnormal.  These people freely employ these behaviors and if we challenge this, we are either racist, judgmental, crossing the line of freedom of speech, or a host of other justifications.

According to psychology definitions, normal can be either what is normal for that particular person, as in Kathy Griffin, or normal for society as in …  hmmm?

In other words, normal no longer exists.  All ne need do is use Kathy Griffin as evidence of that fact, and attest to her ability to say, do, and walk freely, and in this regard, there is no abnormal. Except that psychologists assert that 20% of us are ‘abnormal’.

But no one goes to jail for being abnormal or mentally ill, instead, they are ignored because the line or boundary of definition is so vague that should we put away one – we would put away the many.  Really?

But it gets even more interesting.

In 2012, there were just 35,000 people in state mental institutions, and 356,000 in jails who were considered to have severe mental illness.   Roughly 400,000 are incarcerated in some way!  WOW!  Until you measure that to the statistics.   400,000 out of 44 million – less than 1%.   That leaves 43 million 600,000 still on the streets committing their abnormal acts.

Another statistic:  Our prison population is roughly 1.6 million.  Of those 356,000 are considered mentally insane.   25%!   Yet they are not labeled so.  They are not wearing a badge.   And they are not treated as mentally ill.  Why?  Because after the hubrub of the 1950’s enormous failures in psychiatric methodologies, it was determined that there was no cure – nothing was successful.  Nothing.

Not drugs.  Not magic.  Not incantations.  Not hallucinations.  Not talk. Nothing.

And so, they decided to alter the definition of mental illness, ‘what is not normal for the person’, which in reality is so broad that it can encompass – everything is ok!  As in Kathy Griffin.  It is all normal – for her.  If a person has been setting fire to cats all their life, that is ‘their norm’.

While our jail system is undeniably broken, as we are subjected to mass shootings, political propaganda, and devious sexual assault allegations, it is also true that the mentally insane are gaining traction in creating chaos and in instigating division.  It just isn’t coming from where we are led to believe when the media opens it’s mouth and the tongue wags a tale of deception.  The deceit is a tool of brainwashing, of constantly indoctrinating the mind to believe a statement when in fact it is a blatant lie.

And so we are left wit dissemination, the process of digging and churning up the dirt to find what is real beneath the layers of media dung that we have been subjected to for upwards of 60 years!   It takes a strong person to wish to see, and an even stronger person to hold onto the sight.  It ain’t easy.  But then, no one promised it would be – except – the media.

What Do You Want?

We all have an aspiration, somewhere, whether buried or on the surface, it exists, it is simply a matter of whether it is recognized and it is acted upon.   My time may be limited, yet, my desire to have this one success, simmers, and then sometimes bursts like a volcanic lava flow in a small pool.  You see, I am not largess.  I don’t need a stage.  And if it doesn’t happen, I will not be devastated.  It is simply, – a wish.   “I wish upon a star…”.  DO you?

Lately, it has become an interesting question given the attitudes that prevail in the news media.  The expletives that spew are rampant and far beyond the PG-13 television rating.   The lack of respect is … challenging.  Challenging because I really don’t understand this place.  I don’t understand the arrogance that believes respect is not available or deserving…   Who are you to decide?   You decry the religious right who declare judgment, and then become judgment personified!   How dare you!

So what is your aspiration?  What would be your dream in a perfect world – if you could have ‘ONE’ wish.

The only caveat is the caveat that you may not declare yourself judge and jury, you may declare yourself ‘an opinion’.  And no, your one wish is not that you can have a 1000 or 1 million wishes.   I tried that!

Who decides?  Who dictates the rules?  IS it really the government or is it another shadow within the rule of Order that was established hundreds of years ago?

Why is it so important that it succeed?

I imagine that at one point there was an honorable reason for the rule.  But, like a telephone conversation, the rule morphed, it’s definition altered, and soon, it represented little of its original intent.  And was in fact, virtually unrecognizable.

And as the game depicts, if we can’t keep the truth alive for two to three sharings, how can we possibly keep it honest for a day?

For by the time truth is revealed, it has been ravaged of tens of storms, and perhaps thousands of tracts.  Leaving truth to be a mere thread of the cloth.   And without the entire garment, it covers very little.

US Emigration Exodus

Charlize Theron wants to leave the US because racism is so pronounced now that Trump is President. Of course, few would notice her exodus, but it is curious exactly where she would go.   While she retains her South African citizenship, I doubt that South Africa would be her chosen place of exodus.  South Africa is mired in crime, rape, child rape, and white genocide.  Not exactly a prime location to bring up – children.

But according to the New York Times, numerous people are making the exodus from the US because of Trump, some going to the wonderful world of Indonesia where Sharia Law is the rule.  Others are apparently going to Mexico where gangland killings have become commonplace and government officials are slaughtered.   And still others are going to the quaint local of Columbia where drug trafficking and human trafficking are its mainstay.

The New York Times is peddling a strange utopia.

In the 6 ½ years between 1999 and June 2016, 2 million people are estimated to have made the exodus from the US.   That would equate to roughly 367,000 per year.   Errr, Trump wasn’t President.

Gosh darn, the New York Times seems to have forgotten that convenient statistic.  In fact they portray a family hiking with backpacks, children skipping through forests, and oh, it is too expensive to live in San Diego clauses, all the while forgetting that California real estate prices are not – Trump’s fault!

Theron’s claim that racism is Trump’s fault, is so bizarre as to be nonsensical.   Racism was stoked during the Obama administration, it is spiking in the UK, in Germany, and in France, countries where Trump is not President…   Paris is in virtual lockdown as armed Gendarmes are deployed to the streets to deter possible terrorism or ‘hate crimes’.   Perhaps Theron wants to live there?   Of course, given that pot is not legal there, she may want to ‘reconsider’.

People leave the US for a multitude of reasons.   Sometimes it is to retire where it is less expensive and beaches are amazing.  Sometimes it is to experience an adventure.  Sometimes to escape.  And sometimes just because.   Rarely, do people leave the US because of ‘racism’, or a President.   That is simply hogwash perpetuated by the New York Times for one purpose only – to denigrate Trump.

Certainly there have been innumerable Hollywooders who have made the threat, albeit none have seemingly actually followed through on the threat.  Why?   Because everyone wants to come to the US for a reason.   It is good.  It is free. And now, it is a tax haven.

But to make the exodus a political statement is purely inanely – boringly NYTimes.   How would they explain the 307,000 that left annually during the Obama administration?   Deplorables?

As I have said before, statistics have value, as long as they are relayed from perspective.   They can be manipulated.   But that would have to be the intent.   And in this case, the intent was to play Trump as the causal factor for exactly two families they interviewed and used to support their article and agenda.  Not good journalism.  Not good reporting.   But they – tried nonetheless.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time the media has launched a query about the exodus of US citizens.   In 2013, Bloomberg reported, “the number of Americans that renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of 2013 was six times larger than the number that renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of last year…”  But wait! That was when Obama was President.

Oops.  Charlize?   Do you remember?

So what did Bloomberg cite as the reasons for the Obama era mass exodus?

-The U.S. economy has been steadily declining for many years and that decline now seems to be accelerating.

-We are being taxed into oblivion.

-The quality of the jobs in our economy is rapidly declining.

-The middle class is continually shrinking.

-Poverty is exploding.

-Escalating social decay in our major cities.

-Our culture is rapidly going down the toilet.

-Our health care system has become a complete mess and a giant money making scam.  Obamacare is only going to make things even worse.

-Our politicians are tremendously corrupt, but the same clowns just keep getting sent back to D.C. over and over again.

-Our nation seems to be on a relentless march toward collectivism.

-America is rapidly turning into a “Big Brother” police state that is run by control freaks that seem obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and controlling virtually everything that we do.

 HUH.   Short term memory loss.   Bloomberg is considered a Liberal outlet of the MSM.

Amen.

Sexual Immorality precedes The Fall

The ever deepening sexual abuse that is surfacing everywhere we look is truly a cavern of Hell. For the most part it has been completely ignored, completely enabled, and completely embraced – even coveted. It is a disease far more insidious than cancer and far more potent than any opioid.   What makes people go to the extremes that they do can’t be cured by a one hour sexual harassment class, or a gnarly wagging finger of reproach.

When a woman in the Philippines is willing to sexually abuse her 2 month old and eight year old while live streaming her acts for an audience in Canada, the UK or the US, the perversity of the world has truly consumed the soul. There are no lines, no boundaries, at all.

The fact that despite the turmoil we are currently just beginning to unveil, politicians will remain ‘unnamed’ and therefore continue without consequence is reprehensible.     Calling out a few to take the fall for the many, will not close the cavern. The stories are a fraction, a speck in the universe of the fall and decay of morality.

Still, in the midst of the media frenzy regarding sexual perversity, front page-center, they highlight a ‘Victoria Secrets Fashion Show’, wherein sexy models parade in garters and strings…   Why is this ‘News”?  While they aren’t ‘the problem’, they certainly are a contributing factor! Do you think those models haven’t been sexually harassed, abused, and assaulted? Don’t be naive.

They are no more immune than the children in The Philippines, the children in foster care, the children in orphanages who have been victimized for decades with little to no consequence to the massive ring of perpetrators.

The Franklin Scandal, the Savile Sandal, all watered, white-washed and shoved under the table while hundreds of thousands of children were victimized, and brutally murdered, sometimes as a part of demonic rituals. While the UK is still ‘investigating’ the claims involving over 1400 politicians, entertainers, sports people and the uber wealthy, the ONLY perpetrators that they will name so far are – dead, because they don’t want to sully anyone’s reputation…

Dead children.

And still, Hollywood claims innocence. Their ethics and morality in no way contributed to the situation we face. The movies, depictions, titillations, were all – okay. Their cover-ups were worth the money they gained. And to name the names is just not worth the cost.

Meryl Streep, who defended Weinstein, has now come out and claimed she was beaten to a pulp, watched as another person was beaten, all while Cher stood as a bystander.   But she isn’t naming who this heinous person(s) is, because she might not make any more money in Hollywood.

Who do you think develops the Dark Web?

The same people who want to unravel our world and create chaos within the grip of Hell. Laughing hysterically while Christians are falling, Jews are supplanted by secularism, and natural laws are nullified. Reverends debate the Creche, a shelter is sued for blessing a dog, cake makers are put out of business, but sexual predators? They get to skate.

The Darknet that hosts the child abuse, sexual exploitation, pornography and pedophilia, has been slowly coming to the surface, finding legal mediums to provide its service to a clientele that includes our husbands and wives, our neighbors, and our children.  The excuse is often, ‘well I was just curious’…  I’ve heard it before.

In Jim Nelson Black’s, Decline of A Nation, he enumerates historical ages which parallel our current course of self destruction:

“In ancient Greece, the first symptoms of disorder were a general loss of respect for tradition and the degradation of the young. Among the early symptoms was the decline of art and entertainment. The philosophers and pundits distorted the medium of communication. Rhetoric became combative and intolerant; intellectuals began to deride and attack all the traditional institutions of Hellenic society.

New thinkers in the society argued for “fundamental change” and called for giving the youth a “voice in society.” Without traditional guidelines, the young men grew wild and undisciplined destroying the old order. Slowly Greece devolved into a disreputable and lawless nation. The Romans conquered Greece in 146 B.C. By placing everything under military authority, they were able to restore order and bring back the rule of law.”

 Sound familiar?  It should.

Black notes that there are three aspects of decay; social, cultural and moral. He states that historically, this lawlessness is found in the degradation of youth, followed by a decline in arts and entertainment, the distortion of communication, combative rhetoric and intolerance, and ultimately the complete collapse of rules and order within traditional religious institutions of society.

New thinkers emerge demanding a ‘voice for youth’ in society, and a ‘fundamental change’. And without guidelines, the youth grow wild, undisciplined and destructive.

This is historic, and it is present day. It dates to 333 BC, to 146 BC, to the Dark Ages, to the French Revolution, etc… What makes it different today is the sheer magnitude. It has permeated every city, country and continent. The ultimate historical consequence has been – martial law.  Today, that would equate to The New World Order.  Because it is about reframing the world, not just a segment, or a colony, or a country.

As people succumb to this Dark World, they are giving up their souls, life has no value, infants and children are bought, sold, abused, and carved up without care.

But we still have a choice. We can choose to succumb, or not, as a person, a city, and a country. Respect, tradition, values, boundaries, rules, order, and religion define a society – and by definition, the absence – destroys a society.

The Resiliency of The Love of A Child

The love a child has for a parent is so amazingly resilient; it is a beacon of forgiveness. I have witnessed so many relationships completely torn and yet, sometimes with the slightest of changes, no matter the age, the entire relationship can be refused, reignited, as though the past never happened. It should be a message to us all that we learn from our children, despite all our worldly wisdom. It could serve our world and our society well.

A child is willing to lift the veil on a drop of kindness. The power the parent wields is immense, it has the ability to create a wondrous life filled with compassion, love, giving, and it has the power to fill a wondrous life with bitterness, desolation and hate.

We are the creators of our children’s psyche. They are our responsibility – good, bad or indifferent. To reject that responsibility, is to reject yourself. A child’s psyche is directly correlated to family first – friends and society – second. If a family chooses to have their child raised by society, that is the family choice and their responsibility. I believe in a mother raising her child…(ren).

If a child cries for help, then it is first to the parents to come to the plate. No one else. Friends should be second. The warmth that a family can embrace is beyond anything else. It is unbounded.

I speak because I experience.

Whether it is politically correct or not doesn’t matter when it becomes – personal. The power that a father has with his boys is absolute. The power a mother has with her daughters is absolute. This does not negate the power of mothers and sons and daughters and fathers, it simply is a truism. It is an ingrained genetic. It is the natural course as it should be.

I want to be father and mother to my sons, but I can’t. I can only be what I am, even in the age of feminism, it is the natural way of life. And so I cry for what I cannot be.

So many miracles I’ve learned from my children, I cannot convey. But a powerful one just slapped me in the face, and as a parent, a mom, I have to be a voice.

Our kids, like us, are bound to screw up. Such is life. But if we don’t remember our own failings, we can tend to be too harsh on theirs. It is the Biblical ‘log in thine eye’ syndrome that we sometimes fail to observe when it is closest to us – our family. It is much easier when pointing an arthritic finger at someone we don’t even know.   But when it comes to family, the potential for a reverberation is too scary and thus sometimes we shy away.

I have always harped on the notion that we must travel 3000+ miles away to help and evangelize the poor, when the poor are a ten minute drive down the road. And sometimes, the poor are family.

If my son falls, I take it personally. In my opinion, it is my responsibility and reflects on what I have taught him.   In my opinion, that is the role of a parent. It isn’t easy. But then, we, each of us, made this choice, and must now accept the consequences. And sometimes, those consequences don’t go according to plan, or wish, and we can NOT drop the ball.

And so I say, with all sincerity, to all my boys, I am so sorry for all the things I have done that were wrong, self absorbed, and without heart that may have contributed or led to your own heart-aches. Please forgive me and please, learn from my mistakes, as I did from my mother ( my dad was perfect!!!).

I love you from the depths of my heart.  Find sustenance in that – please…

Celluloid Heroes…

There is an old song by The Kinks titled, Celluloid Heroes. It was a favorite of a boyfriend, and I remember seeing the live decades ago. I think it is appropriate because it identifies the role of ‘movie stars’ or ‘entertainers’. They are a prop, a character, a stage persona, that we identify with based on the role they play. Their true beliefs and personality are supposed to be locked inside themselves, given that is not their purpose. Therein, we can create – heroes.

The initial goal was to create heroes that were flawed, men and women who came to see their err in life and rose above as their lesson was learned. Jimmy Stewart played a host of such rolls, always with a failing, always with a message, always with a learning.

Today, actors seem to have abandoned this shadow appearance and taken on roles that are politically, socially, and morally obscene. And as such, don’t realize that this taints their screen appearance. It seems more a fraud than a role. It makes them … smaller.

In particular, I am watching a Christian themed Christmas movie in which Ed Asner stars as a devout – Christian father. In reality, Asner has been vocally demonstrative, demeaning, and vacuous in his hatred and divisive nature. And so, I no longer see an actor, I see a hypocrite.  I wanted, a celluloid hero.

I don’t think Hollywood quite understands how vast is their destructive mouth and tongue, how uneducated is their stance, or how stale is their breath. And I try and recall Christ’s words, “They know not what they do…” As he asks for forgiveness of their vast sins.

Most recently I was shown a Facebook post in which Gaga sat and for a lengthy term had an analogue with herself about how we must all stop being so divisive, so antagonistic, so filled with contempt and foul negativity toward others who don’t share beliefs. And yet, a quick Google search revealed her revile, her hatred, her animosity, her repugnance… her very vocal negativity toward anyone who did not hold her beliefs, of anything and all that was not in align with – her.

Of course, what this revealed is the fact that Hollywood hypocrisy is somehow ignored, or forgotten, or justified…

Another case in point: I recently wrote a response to a ‘Christian Blogger’ in Australia, Mike Frost, whose site stated that he embraced 1) open conversation 2) grace vs nature, and 3) positivity vs negativity. The blog I was responding to was about how American Christians are hypocrites when it comes to the Bible and gun control… Errr, not positive, not filled with grace, and as I found – not open – unless it was to laud and praise the ‘author’.  OUCH!

  1. Not positive. But, I still – believed. And so I presented facts and statistics. I was completely blind-sided when his response to my statistics and facts from the US perspective didn’t align with his and as a result he chose to attack my character – like a Hollywooder. Instead of the ‘open conversation’ and ‘grace’ he spoke about, his true value was about self and attack.

But even worse, he revealed that he most likely – was not a Christian at all. It was a mask.

He was no different than a ‘celluloid hero’ pretending to be something – that was far afield of ‘truth’.   What was revealed was that there are wolves who will use the Christian platform to attempt to woo people into a false reality. He was not about ‘open conversation’, ‘ or ‘grace’, or ‘positivity’, he was about bashing Christian American’s as ‘hypocrites’ and shaming me as incompetent. Neither of which support his ‘belief system’.

It is quite sad.

I knew the name Jimmy Kimmel. But I knew nothing of the person. His fame was simply a by-product, like Kathy Griffin, he has made a name for himself based on his animosity and hatred. But otherwise, I had no idea, who he was as a person. No college degree (an honorary – doesn’t count, sorry), a shitake mushroom load of self lauding, self grandizing, self glorifying that makes me cringe, grit my teeth, and stiffen into contortious contempt. As in “ARGHGHGHHGHHGHGHG” are you kidding me! His bio is ‘not’ one that I would embrace.

But that is the evolution of “Hollywood”, the celluloid heroes who once were, but are no more… instead they are simply grandiose narcissists who have no boundaries, ethics or morality.   And as such – The World Turns.

GOD – In The Hurricanes

Rohingya. An ethnic Muslim group in Myanmar that the media would have us believe is the object of ethnic cleansing. But the story is a bit more thick than that. The Muslims are a very small minority in Myanmar representing 1-4% of the population. The vast majority align with Buddhism with the second largest being Christian.   By all accounts the Muslims were initially brought to Myanmar as British slaves. But the cleansing is against Buddhists, Christians and Muslims alike, it is NOT religious, but rather a political ideology and socialist movement that aligns with Communism.

Today, in response, al Qaeda has avowed to avenge their ethnic purge through methods only ISIS, jihadists, and al Qaeda can sequester.   And so, the plot thickens.

If is not nearly as simplistic as it may appear.

While the militaristic government is a British reign of Socialist propaganda, and the coups and dictatorships are truly heinous, their ethnic cleansing is not relegated to Muslims – it is relegated to anyone that is not Socialist. As in Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton – Socialist! As in their genocide is not religious, it is political.

The twist that the media would have us believe is that the genocide is relegated to the poor Muslim minority. But this is far from the Truth. Buddhists are fleeing in massive numbers. As are Christians. And lastly, as are Muslims.

So who do we target as the perpetrator, the target? Socialists and Communists, propped and supported by both Obama and Hillary. The fall of the British rule after WWII. And the military coups that created a non-democratic destabilized country.

Despite the civil war that is currently being brutally fought, despite the wars that have permeated Myanmar for decades. The press is wholly ignoring this news in favor of reporting on Melania’s shoes, or Trump’s tweet. And we. Are being played.

Because the world is decaying, not because of global warming, but because of the decay of values and humanity.

Decoys. In the world of hunting a decoy is used to confuse the target so as to create a better end – kill. Trump is a decoy. The Trump rhetoric – is a decoy. While the media is focused on events and news that are valueless, the real news is rampaging without recognition.

What is happening in business? In money? In oil and gold? What is happening in civil strife across the globe outside of the US?   Why is the Pope making derogatory statements about Christians? What terrorist attacks continue to transpire in Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, Ireland, Germany, etc… that go unreported, under the radar?

Because instead, the media would rather focus on some created ineptitude of – Trump.

1)   a child decides that his standing – or not – for the national anthem is worthy of international news…and a lawsuit…

2)   a school apologizes for having a centerpiece at an elegant dinner that is made from ‘cotton stalks’… and that is more important than world war.

3)   a rehab/retirement facility in Florida is sued because Hurricane Irma caused occupants great stress…

4) Clinton goes ad naseum about who is at fault for her abysmal loss – and attempts to reap grand book profits because her $500,000 30 minute fees are drying up…

5)   and artistic statues that have stood for decades upon decades are suddenly ‘oppressive’ and must be destroyed so as to not offend the 1% of society that is ‘miffed’.

The world has collapsed into a soap opera of fake personalities, fake scripts and fake props. And the journalists have become soap opera puppets. NO one has respect for anyone, and the vast minority of the 1%’ers are ruling the roost …by threatening lawsuits.

Protests are allowed to propagate despite the fact that we know they are rigged and planted.

Education is allowed to disintegrate as it becomes ruled by the Socialists. And anarchy is paid for and justified.

A man writes that the devastation of the hurricanes is no different than his justification in divorcing his wives, children, families and devastating legacy, and the topsy turvy is allowed to reign.

The man can not take responsibility for his actions and therefore likens his choices to that of a hurricane or tornado, all the while not realizing – he IS the hurricane.

And so. What is left?

What is left is an abysmal failure of love and the possible travesty of the hurricane it leaves in its wake of a nonexistent legacy.

Gender Labeling

The ‘Gender Identity’ crisis has most definitely imploded to such an extent that even those 93+% who identify as a specific gender are no longer allowed to.   In addition, it would seem we are confusing gender vs sexuality vs identity vs behavior. Scientifically there are and always have been three genders; feminine, masculine and neuter. Historically, when referencing a person, neuter was someone who was androgynous. In the world of animals, neutering is making a male animal incapable of reproduction. It does not ‘change their gender’.   We still base our English on classifications of she, he and it. “It” typically references an object.   All languages have these same distinctions of feminine/masculine/neuter.

If we have anywhere from 19 to 100 new ‘gender classifications’, do we then alter our English grammar to accommodate these new constructs?   And do we require these new constructs to be learnt in elementary reading books ‘TransJane ate cheese…”? Will all books be rewritten, texts be rewritten, will non-identity books be burned?

According to the newly indoctrinated Sociology classes at universities, sexism is “an attitude or behavior that discriminates against one sex…typically woman…”   So what is sex? According to these Sociologists, “the biological characteristics with which we were born…”

That would mean sexism is either feminine or masculine and is not a ‘gender identity’. What we are witnessing is massive confusion in the parlay of word play. There are only two birth genders – male and female. How someone identifies their attraction as an adult does not alter their gender, it simply is a representation of sexuality preference. Even if a person ‘transgenders’, they are still either a male or female in their ‘gender’.

If a male dog mates with a cat, the dog is still a male dog, he hasn’t become anything else. Nor does the world purport to give the male dog a new identity name and call him a creole musk. 

Facebook feels they are the new rocket science of gender definition labels with 58 to choose from:

  1. Pan-binary: binary is a mathematical numerical association of ‘two’, in computers, 0 and 1. Pan is ‘non’. So a Pan-Binary is ‘one’, which is not a gender, it is a number.
  2. Cis: apparently this means you are either male or female by birth… oddly, CIS is an acronym for about a hundred different identities… including, Christians In Sport, Custom Internet Solutions, Certificate Issuance Software… errr, I don’t get it.
  3. Intersex: not to be confused with hermaphrodite in which a person is born possessing both male and female genetics, an intersex person simply ‘identifies’ as having male and female traits. Traits – are not a gender.
  4. Androgye and Androgyny: both identify as ‘neuter’.

 

The obsession we are currently witnessing in redefining gender is supposedly instituted in order to placate people who feel that labels need to be more specific. But why? When I was growing up people were anti-labeling. Labeling was considered a way to box a person into a definition that wasn’t necessarily fair or equal. It was considered a way of dividing people and classing them. Back then it was about neutering woman. Woman couldn’t be ‘waitresses’, they had to be ‘waitstaff’. Nowadays we can’t have any ‘esses’, because that would denote a feminine, and we can’t have ‘ors’ because that would denote a masculine. Does that mean now we have to identify a person as a waitCIS, or a waitpanbinary, or a waitandrogyny?  Will a flight attendant now become a flight attendcis or a flight attendpan?

Does it mean we eliminate she and he from the English language and insert one of the 19-100 new identities? Or is everyone now an ‘it’, an object?  A flight attendit.

Many schools are ‘requiring’ students to dress in an androgynous ‘masculine’ fashion – pants and ties. Isn’t that sexist?

Will boys go to OBgyn’s?

Gender is now muted to be defined as a ‘social behavior’. But behavior is the manner in which we conduct ourselves, by definition.  Behavior is not a gender, it is an action that is either positive or negative. In psychology, social behavior is categorized as; violent, aggressive, or a developmental disorder.

Is that really how ‘gender’s’ should be categorized? The promotion of labeling will eventually hit a brick wall and people will wonder, ‘what was I thinking?’

One example of oops mislabeling was the elimination of stewardess and steward with the replacement of ‘flight attendant’. This was actually a significant demotion per definition: A Steward was someone who was given the responsibility of management, someone who was a representative of a King, whereas an Attendant was a servant to another, someone with no authority.

Maybe we should add to the gender labeling –  a politician – because they obviously are not male or female… they are in a world of their own.

In an age where youth demand equality, they seem to be simultaneously bent on ‘inequality labeling’. ‘Cause everyone is still a guy or a girl whether you are trans or bi or CIS or Pan. And maybe this is one massive hoodwinking …

Melania’s Heels: Frontpage Story

Melania Trump’s heels garnered more world headlines than most any other story… It was then apparently followed up with a story in The Telegraph, by a woman, about why women don’t like her. The crux of the story was that she is too beautiful, too smart, and too wealthy, and chooses to not dress in a frumpy, utilitarian style.

Well gee, that makes great fodder for not liking someone…   Actually, what that reveals is more than a bit of the ancient attribute of ‘jealousy’.   The writer goes on to further find disgust with Melania because why would someone as suave as her marry – Trump? So now, her choice of husband’s is root cause to hate the woman.

OUCH!

Personally, I find her amazing. Not necessarily because she is beautiful and smart and suave, although she is, but because she can stand up to such base, ugly rhetoric and still hold her head high, like her heels, not bend to their level of mediocrity, and be exactly who she is despite the tacky whacks from all the gene pool of Lizzie Borden.

The media has seen fit to take her son down without mercy, to take her down without grace, and to take our President down without integrity. The reflection is then – not on the individuals – but on a classless journalist and parent media organization.

In this context, class is not a measurement of money, it is a measurement of honor and decency. Melania hasn’t bashed the media, she hasn’t raged back, she hasn’t even attempted a self righteous remark of indignation. She makes the Kathy Griffins of the world look trashy, and perhaps that is why they froth with slanderous commentaries. A pathetic ploy of vengeance their response is rooted in their own jealousy for not having her grace.

I suppose many women embraced Hillary and her pant suits because she wasn’t a threat to their Femme Fatale self esteem.   She too is smart, but in a very different way. And it was that very antagonistic froth that turned so many other women away despite her intellect.

A frenzy of focus on Melania’s shoes has brought out the psychoanalysis of what they represent – according to The New York Times writer:   clichéd femininity, decorative, impractical, expensive, and elitist. Gee willikers!   One would think she was the only woman left on earth that wore high heels. One would think this “Fashion Writer” had a PhD in Psychology. Rarely, if ever, have we heard the media making such an obtuse commentary about any other First Lady’s choice of clothing – because they would then be branded as ‘sexist’, intolerant, derogatory, and racist.

The New York Times went so far as to say that the shoes represented everything they hate about Trump.

Imagine.

Perhaps the woman writing the article feels that she is somehow the judge and ruler of worldly fashion, an icon of what she thinks women the world over should wear?   I am reminded of Heath Ledger. It is theorized that when he played the role of The Joker, he became – The Joker. To such an extent that the evil that was The Joker, became Heath Ledger. Sometimes, I think that is exactly what has happened to many within Hollywood, they play a role, and suddenly they think they are the world’s aficionados.

HOPE For A Caste Sheep

I’ve been trying to write a really dazzling, intellectually stimulating blog about the economy, or the shadows, or the political mire, or corruption or whatever catches my attention… But nothing really does. It all seems like a rehash of the same story with a few edits, a paragraph shift, versed synonyms, and in the end, it’s all the same.

I’ve written countless starts and yet my mind continually returns to one story. The story of a Fall, a fall from grace, a fall so incredibly steep and perilous that it catches my breath because I just don’t understand.   It is a story where hope is dragged back to the heart only to be thrashed again. And still, and yet, this flicker of hope seems to never be fully extinguished.

The story is about the pervasiveness of man in inflicting pain – with intention, with justification, and even with – glee. How far into Hell does a soul fall where pure depravity becomes an obsession that consumes the last bit of life? Where Destruction is measured as the fruit? Where once there was a soul, somewhere, but where the cracks opened to crevices, and there was nothing left of the shredded mask?

Where a person once lived.

It’s not the terrorist. It’s not the murderer. It’s not the rapist or the child molester. It’s not the prostitute or sex trafficker or acid attacker. It’s simply the person standing next to you. A person you trusted. A person with whom you shared a life. And yet it isn’t a person at all. At least, not any longer. It is the worst form of deception imaginable.

And yet despite the terror inflicted, despite their absolute desire for total ruin, there lingers, unbelievably, hope. Hope that they will somehow be witness to their malicious will, and just – stop.

Days pass. Weeks and months. And still you can’t perceive of the depth of the evil that must consume every cell, every coding, that could cause a person to act in such a way.   Perhaps it is a form of insanity?   Or is that an excuse, a justification, an out, when in fact – sometimes there is no fortuitous end, there is no cure, and that person is beyond even – Hope?

What does one do with such a loss? What does one do when the slashings are unrelenting? When the desire is immortal death? God says that all souls are savable… but not all souls are saved.   And never will be.   And while that may be how it is, God also reminds us to never give up, for even the most vile, the most sinful, can repent, and their stores of death and bitterness can be filled with an abundance of love – visible in their countenance, their deeds, and in their heart.

Of course it is so much easier to observe when you are not the target of the knife, when it hasn’t pierced your flesh, when the slashings are perpetrated somewhere else, on someone else. Then we suddenly become experts on how to assess and analyze and suture the wounds.

Listlessly, we ask the question that forever remains – why? Why do you desire this? What happened to your soul? Maybe you never had one… The veil is lifted. The mask melted by the Son. And when the cracks begin to spread through and across the dead earth that is your flesh, there is nothing to hold your bones intact, your muscle entwined, and you simply spill away into a living death.

And the wasteland that is left, is set aflame.

In all this there is a caveat. If a person hasn’t God, then in whom does he place Hope? In one self? In a mortal being flawed and imperfect? In the government? Where do you find your Hope? Without God, Hope would be so small, so fragile, easily broken, tragically barren.

And so, despite the continued slashings, the depravity, the obsessive malice, I drag myself back up, I stand and stare into the golden sun and decry, I HAVE HOPE…still. Today, I still have hope that this person’s soul will be brought to repentance and humility and set me free, and I will bleed no more. I have Hope because God stands with me in His power, His mercy, His grace.

I have Hope because God is perfect and man is so very imperfect, but even in man’s imperfection miracles can be, as the Shepherd guides, tends, and rights the caste sheep.   And so I ask, I pray, that God would right the caste sheep that has fallen from grace, and mold once again a heart to set me free.