Posted tagged ‘Natural Law’

USING THE MAGIC MIRROR (dont look if…)

June 27, 2015

I just wrote to explain why I’m not leaving this place of mental bullying and intimidation but will continue write, using my MAGIC MIRROR, as it were, to deflect back certain not-so-subtle messages aimed at all of us.

Don’t Look If. . .    Please skip this posting if you are Comfortably Numb and easily offended.    If you are Comfortably morally Numb.     This is not for you.  Sincerely.

But first —

khrushchev  shoeI’ve written about this man here before.   He is Premier Khrushchev.    Yes, that’s his shoe in his hand, as he gave his “We Will Bury You”   speech before the United Nations.   He is yelling at us, saying that his Soviet Union will prevail because Socialist values will prevail.  The shoe-banging  is just for emphasis.

khrushchev wordsIt was the time of the ’50s and ’60s and we were the strongest,  generally most moral nation in the world — so we kind of ignored him.  We actually laughed at anyone who would take his shoe off in public . . .

What we didn’t know is that they, and other extreme leftists like him,  had a PLAN;  it was called variously the Communist Manifesto,  the Humanist Manifesto ….   One of the first planks of the Manifestos was to corrupt the moral fabric of American society.    (Look it up.)   Well they knew that a morally corrupt society is a society with a weakened character.      And a society with a weakened character, confusion, and an emphasis on pleasure is a society that is EASILY LED.

Easily led to where they wanted to take us.   (Under their domination, though they don’t call themselves “communists” anymore.)

That was three generations ago,  three generations of a PLAN that we didn’t know was in place.

Three generations and we now have unwatchable television “programming” and laws permitting and promoting immoral and harmful activities that have now become commonplace.    Billions, perhaps trillions of our own money is being wasted by theft, bribery, dishonesty,  bullying tactics in all kinds of endeavors — just for one example.

So now we have at least three generations of people who find this commonplace — and a “Sup eme”  Cou**  that reflects a society that has been thoroughly demoralized  and de-moralized.

We should realize this small “Sup eme”  group of people have made serious moral mistakes:

(Now usually,    . . . )

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Or any other issue that the “Sup eme”  Cou**    has been so wrong on  because  once they decided that, no, slaves aren’t to be counted as inanimate property,  but must be considered among the population census of the great plantations; however,  they are to be considered only 3/5 of a person, rather than one whole unit of a person.

shckles and chainsDid you morally agree with that Decision?   Were they right just because they are “Sup  eme”?

And then once   that “Sup eme”  group of people  decided that we may legally  kill our unborn children.   Those who “rejoiced” at this decision do not want to know what Roe v Wade  means:

aborted quarterMy little grandson was born prematurely.

aborted babyBut he wasn’t burned to death or sliced apart or swirled around in a powerful vacuum until he was torn apart.   He never felt that mortal pain.

This “Sup eme”  group of individuals also ignored our Constitution and our laws and the common meaning of words to make the Health Control Bill “legal.”     Immoral, but legal.

no med servicesI have friends who can no longer afford any medical health care.     There are people who are deemed by remote government bureaucrats that they are too sick to receive any medical treatment.     There are many doctors who can no longer afford to practice their medical skills, nor have the time to fill out hours and hours of daily paperwork.   And our Rulers tell the doctors what they can and cannot do for us.    Many of my friends and I are reaching an age where we will be “too old”  to receive medical care.

If you dare go to a physician,  he must report ALL of your private information to the easily hackable government Websites which IT people generally regard as a joke.   Unsecured – if they even work properly.     You might as well go stand naked in the public square;  your medical records are that exposed.

Less medical care.   Much higher costs.     Private information openly available to hackers.   An immoral assault on the medical needs of a society.

And lastly, for now,   this “Sup eme”  group of anti-American individuals have decided that we Americans must pass THEIR  Litmus Test  for  “acceptable”  beliefs.   How many times have we heard that our First Amendment rights END as we leave our own homes?    (First Amendment:  Freedom of Religious Expression)    You can have your private religious beliefs as long as you don’t let anyone else know about them and  as long as you don’t use them in public.

The Litmus Test becomes, again,  Do you live here? —

fantasy land. . . .Here in Fantasy Land where we ignore Natural Law, we ignore the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, where we ignore Christian teaching,  where we ignore the medical evidence of the consequences of behavior in such a Land.

I have read several times recently that no longer is the remedy to be found in our   “elections.”

It used to be “bullets or ballots.”     But now it is neither “bullets nor ballots.”

The remedy lies somewhere in the moral fabric of our society as a whole, and in individuals who make up that moral fabric.

“We will bury you!”      And:  “We will give you enough rope to hang yourselves.”

I fear, though . . .

rope. . .  I fear that our heads are already ever so comfortably in that noose. . . .

And so in spite of that offensive banner on this page,  I will go on writing.

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LILY OF THE VALLEY

May 16, 2015

At the beginning of this month of May,  I intended only to introduce to you the idea of the particularly charming devotion of offering a flower to Mary each day of this, her month.   (I speak of the tradition of many, many centuries,  well over a thousand years.  It’s what people did –  devoting the month of May to Mary, that is.)   But here I am, continuing on.

It is only in this past desolate hundred years, maybe a little less, that we are told we must reject what is past;  we must not put anything above this present time or hold anything higher than our individual wills — and the State will tell us what goods and what rights our wills should strive for.

We strive for their goals,  the State gets bigger,  and we are diminished because the State can give us only what a human idea of good is;   and thus we are  demeaned when we are disconnected from that which is higher than we are,   the Ultimate Good,   the good God Himself.

There are those who don’t want to raise themselves any higher than the thoughts of man.   or the “collective” thoughts of man, as though “collective”  makes a difference.     I guess,  go ahead.      But even the ancients knew that mankind could not give the answer to everything that concerns mankind.   They looked at, observed, contemplated,  considered how Nature works, and then slowly formulated the principles of Natural Law.

Through the next many centuries Natural Law was increasingly understood and applied, in harmony with what was known before.    Until, that is,  recently,   when Natural Law “became generally and widely  unknown.”

We are defenseless now against a rising tyranny,  a dictatorship of those whose will  is stronger than that of others.    We call it a spirit of lawlessness,  and it is a deadly force.   Our Rulers trample on our Constitution, which is based on Natural Law;   and activist courts further their agenda by upending laws duly created by constitutional processes.     The people vote;  the courts strike down their vote.   We are defenseless now and in danger.

So that’s why I continue with these little flowers, even after nearly two days in bed,  letting my body heal itself.,To present another flower represents  my determination to assert that there is Someone greater than I, greater than all of us, and that He is benign and loving and worthy of our worship.

The lily of the valley:

lily not weedsThese “things” grew wild in my garden.  Every year I did my best to pull them up so I could plant my flowers there.     I didn’t realize what I had.  (Aha!   Like Natural Law,  they were so easy to toss out!)

One day I was reading about flowers that are especially fragrant in the evenings because we had just put in new bay windows that could open;  and I came across a suggestion to plant lilies of the valley.     So.  okay.

lily closerBut when I saw what they are,  I discovered this is just what I had been trying to uproot every year.   The lilies are tamed now, they grow just where I want them to,   and they are appreciated.

I know so little.

Each flower suggests a quality for Mary – for us to emulate or to offer.    The quality for the lily of the valley is Punctuality.  I don’t know why.  I’ve so far found no logical connection, so it must be from a tradition that I’ve not heard of before.   In Chinese astrological traditions the lily of the valley represents “lucky directions.”   That makes no sense either.

Perhaps it’s not necessary to know.     So many people lived in this world before I came into it.  They had their reasons.   Hats off to them.

Perhaps the importance of Punctuality should keep my attention.    Punctuality doesn’t just mean it’s a good manners to be punctual to a meeting;  punctuality means that we should be prepared and ready for our face-to-face meeting with our Creator.