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Early Merry Christmas everyone. The Birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. True God, True Man.... Second Person of the Holy Trinity.
Esp to nwo folks! To EU psychos
I’m taking this to heart. Yes in a small way but I am going out to support people with the right mindset who are running for municipal gvnmt this fall. Locally I hope to drive out ideologue climate hysterics and woke nutcases
Beautiful essay. Thank you, and many thanks to your father. They don’t make them like that anymore.
You nailed it, Elizabeth.
Every one's journey to Christ is different and unique to themself, and I respect that. Some people - like me - are so vain it takes decades of reality and and being spoken to by a dead ex to get it through their thick skulls.
So I don't preach. But I tell my non believer friends they aren't going to like the post Christian world. That they were so deeply formed by Christianity they can't even see it. And sometimes I wonder, these people are well to do, educated, and they TRAVEL! How can they not see this? The non Christian world doesn't revere the underdog - born in a stable, doesn't doesn't revere women and children - the mother and child. And that the the greatest act of courage the world has ever seen was not martial, but self sacrifice.
Billy Preston said it best; 'He said he would exalt us, but low is the way.'
This guy makes a good, and knowledgeable, argument that the Nordstream mess is not sabotage, but rather a function of Russia's general dysfunction. https://thelawdogfiles.com/2022/09/nordstream.html?fbclid=IwAR0o8ldU9bu32i4mD-7ITaVwxK0amhJf54yLWE9EXs0BFGkjCaNGXo37fTU
As for the rest of your argument, you are spot on about what ails us. Those of us who are children of the Greatest Generation can barely believe what has happened, especially among those who are not so very far from that generation. (Like a certain demented American President, who is a pathological liar and barely contained pedophile.). Thank you for this sock-it-to-me summary of the hell we have created for ourselves -- the one which Sartre suggested has "no exit".
Thank you, Elizabeth. Fierce: the only appropriate response to the wreckage of our Western civilization by moral pygmies. We're in a spiritual battle: all that is good and noble vs evil. Today is the Feast of the Holy Archangels, Michael being the principal among them: St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in this day of battle ... and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Not all of us Boomers...not me and not you. BTW:
Another beautiful piece. I love your reflections on your father. I found this to resound with the work my grandfather did when he was alive. It was always about helping those around you. Without praise. Without pay. Without glory. For the sheer act of duty. It has made me think about where I can do that. The hard part in the modern world is we are disconnected from a real sense of community. The anonymity of the modern world also leaves us without a sense of duty and responsibility.