Sunday, October 9, 2016

Read it and weep



The article below is something that must be read. The first half is for the Democrats and the "progressive," secular left. The next part is for the establishment Republican right. The conclusion states, quite rightly, "You reap what you sow."

This is how we got here. Every Democrat who believes in "fluid" morality, and who defended Bill Clinton's right to his "private sexual life," and every Republican who said social/religious/moral issues should be off the table for the GOP -- you are responsible for this. Own it. The rest of us are doing our best with what you've handed us. 

Will I still be voting for the Republican candidate (who as of today still appears to be Trump)? Yes I will, because my aim, as always, is to at least slow down the enshrinement of sexual sin and degradation into law -- an enshrinement which is integral to the Democrats' philosophy and vision.


I don't like the headline (because some of us Americans have been condemning both Democrats AND establishment Republicans), but trust me, it's worth it to read and see how exactly how we got here. We have no one to blame but ourselves for these two candidates:






Note: If anyone claims I am endorsing, condoning, or excusing Donald Trump's vile words and behavior over the years, then you don't know me. So shush. And if you are pearl clutching because you simply never knew before yesterday that Trump was a lech and a cad, then you also need to shush, because you are lying. We all knew it, including you. 



Now, get to mass and pray. Get on your knees and pray. 

We have a lot to atone for as a nation. 






23 comments:

  1. Oh, great article! I think it voices the frustration a lot of us have about Trump's tone and character being the MOST IMPORTANT thing in this election.

    I have had several friends ask me how I could possibly overlook Trump's crudeness and vulgar attitude. I decided to answer honestly and pointed out I overlook their same crudeness and vulgarity. I don't think I could have offended them more if I tried.

    To them, they are not running for president so their words and actions are not to be judged. The fact our society is becoming more crude isn't a concern for them. I point out that we have four-letter words appearing in shows that a considered "family" shows and we have sexual themes everywhere from our nightly news to the side of the buses. Those are just society, art, free expression. The president is a different standard.

    The act itself is neither good or bad, it depends on who is acting.

    Moral relativism to the core.

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  2. So we went to the 8am mass today (yes all 9 and fully dressed), and what a sweet reprieve from the madness! My daughters signing hyms to Mary, the words of the readings about gratitude and thanksgiving.....the lamb of God sung in Latin after a joyous exchange of peace, man am I grateful for being gifted with a clue in this lost world. Thank you Jesus.
    Leila, Cecilia teaches CCD at 9am and the rest of us were leaving she had her kids out in the hot sun by a statue of Our Lady praying a rosary for our country. Afterwards she noticed the kids roasting from the sun and told them to offer it up, don't let it go to waste. I'm so grateful.
    Back home she took a short break and got on the computer. While the rest of us were working she pulled me aside and says " you have to read this article". Yes the same one you posted here. Great minds think alike.
    Hang tough sister, we love you and appreciate what you do.

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  3. Hay Starfirekk, congratulations on the baby. The best thing I read in that previous post. Say quick prayer for my Cop friend and his wife. She is in labor right now with their 9th.

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    1. Thank you!!!!!! Prayers for your friends! I stay pretty chipper throughout the election stuff because at the end of the day, 2017 is going to be awesome!

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  4. If morality doesn't matter in politics, then just elect someone who will at least stop the leftist juggernaut (or slow it down) even though he's immoral, unprincipled, egotistical, and not really much of a conservative. And if he damages the GOP political elite in the process and takes a bit of the shine off their arrogant crowns, so much the better. Voila, Donald Trump.

    Exactly. He shook the tree. And voters were waiting a long time for someone to come along and shake the tree. The voters are fed up to the gills with the establishment, the inside deals, the wall street buddies of the machine, the conspiring against the middle class, and the disgusting moral corruption.

    The elderly people I know weep for what was once a great nation. They say, "How did we get so bad when we were supposed to be getting better? Instead of pulling the nation and all the citizens up for bigger and better things, we've all gotten dragged down and subdued. It's not about greatness or dreams anymore. Those are dashed and gone." It's a very sad thing to hear older generations lament what their great generation fought so hard to preserve and what subsequent generations have allowed and seen happen to this nation. Disgusting is right. All of it.

    This election is about everything needing a sweeping change. A real positive change. Jobs, security, foreign policy, domestic policy, a return to sanity... everything is dying and needs a new shot of life. This is why the American people have chosen Trump. Because they're so disgusted with the deadening of everything they look at, and he was the only one who spoke like a real person, an outsider who wasn't slick and polished and 'said the right thing'. They liked him because he says the blunt thing, the "wrong" thing, the challenging thing to the establishment. They connect with him because he speaks the anger and disgust for them.

    The Rep's flipped us the middle finger and Trump flips his middle finger at them for us. Who cares about "crass"? No one, obviously, or we wouldn't have Trump at the lectern tonight as our candidate of change.

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  5. 'Who cares about crass...' It seems ironic that the same society that bought millions, (125m worldwide total) of the book, Fifty Shades of Grey, (and supports vulgar movies, etc.), feigns outrage over DJT's repulsive comments.

    And this is a stretch, but it reminds me somewhat of King David from the OT, (who committed adultery and killed the wife's husband), was truly sorry, asked God to absolve his sins, and went on to become a great leader... hopefully, DJT's Christian advisors will encourage him to make amends with his Lord, and God will accept his sincere repentance and help him turn this country around. On the other hand, though it did bother me at one of the early debates or an interview, he implied that he never asked forgiveness for anything.

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  6. I only watched the first half hour of last night's debate. I could not stomach Clinton repeatedly saying she would make America "great by making it good". Visions of slaughtered babies popped violently into my mind with every intonation of this mantra. did anyone else want to shout out, reminiscent of Luke 18:19 "who are you calling good!? No one is good except for the one God.". Yes, America will become great by a return to goodness, godliness, but heaven forbid anyone believing there is a moral goodness in supporting her party's pro-death, anti-God stance! I pray that Mrs. Clinton and her supporters will pause to humbly consider what indeed is good and for hearts to repent and turn to the one good.

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  7. I only watched the first half hour of last night's debate. I could not stomach Clinton repeatedly saying she would make America "great by making it good". Visions of slaughtered babies popped violently into my mind with every intonation of this mantra. did anyone else want to shout out, reminiscent of Luke 18:19 "who are you calling good!? No one is good except for the one God.". Yes, America will become great by a return to goodness, godliness, but heaven forbid anyone believing there is a moral goodness in supporting her party's pro-death, anti-God stance! I pray that Mrs. Clinton and her supporters will pause to humbly consider what indeed is good and for hearts to repent and turn to the one good.

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  8. By accident, I found myself wandering into the Pro-Hillary camp over the weekend. It was very enlightening.

    The women voting for Hillary don't like Trump much. But they are TERRIFIED by Pence. His staunch pro-life stance and his strong Christian beliefs have them very worried about their "women's rights."

    Play the long game. If Trump wins and does a decent job that puts Pence is a great place to launch a presidential campaign. There is your strong pro-life presidential candidate.

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  9. Well, Leila, read it; didn't weep. I'm past crying about our country, and into praying. Local parishes here in Michigan are fasting and praying, as am I.

    Last night I saw for the first time the movie Gifted Hands, on the life of Ben Carson. It should be shown in every school in the country. That's the type of man we need in this country. I read his Wikipedia bio this morning, and am impressed by his economic insights on what needs to be done --- we might hope Trump is elected and uses this man in some high position.

    AND, there is a link on the web showing how Ben Carson and James Robison prayed before the debate yesterday, and yes, Donald asked for forgiveness as part of his prayers.

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    1. DNBA, thanks for the encouraging update!
      http://www.christianpost.com/news/ben-carson-donald-trump-asked-god-for-forgiveness-prayed-with-james-robison-170650/

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  10. Great article, Leila! This one has some similar points..

    http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/?p=9482

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  11. Leila, I don't think it's very nice to tell your readers they are lying if they didn't know something. And telling us to shush isn't polite either. Yes, I like it when people are well-mannered.

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    1. Lena, thanks for the advice! But I really am happy with what I said. You are welcome to find a more well-mannered blog and blog owner. There are so many wonderful blogs out there!

      God bless!

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  12. I wasn't giving you advice.

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  13. I don't know a single person who bought 50 Shades of Grey.

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  14. We must be on the same wave length (Holy Spirit). I was just thinking about posting on FB about how so many people just love Bill Clinton in spite of the fact that he committed adultery in the Oval office but are so upset by Donald Trump's purported sexual escapades as a private citizen. Thanks for posting the link to the article.

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  15. I know a lot of people who bought/read "Fifty Shades of Grey". It was a big craze, and women were proud to discuss it all over Facebook. Most of these people weren't devout Catholics -- family, friends who generally live secular lives, some identifying as Christian, others not.

    I have family members who love "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", Nine Inch Nails, etc. These are professionals in their 30's who have been into this stuff for a long time (elementary school teachers, business owners, etc., etc.) They have kids and families. They still attend concerts and events for this kind of entertainment. This is totally acceptable in the secular, mainstream culture. It's frustrating and sad to watch. It would be easy for me to forget about it if I stuck just to my devout Christian circles, but I have plenty of family and friends outside that circle and see it regularly.

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  16. Unfortunately, I knew women who bought it, loved it, shared it, and bought it for others, openly and with not even a flinch. And others, mothers of young children, who couldn't wait to go see it (again, didn't flinch to say this in front of others).

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  17. I mean....the Catholic Church did systematically protect priests who sexually abused children.

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  18. Elly, the Catholic Church is a family. And unfortunately many families hide the truth of incest. I mean....it's not that easy to put your father in prison or experience the shame and embarrassment of coming out with it. That does not mitigate the Church's bad behavior. But what is your point?

    And Leila, by all accounts John the Baptist was a name caller, so I guess you are right up there with the holy ill-mannered. Anyway, you have always seemed to me a female version of him. I thank God for you and your courage to speak the truth in a world that is afraid to because it might scare people away from God. Pish Posh!

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  19. Elly, the priests who sexually abused and the bishops who covered up (sometimes on the advice of the secular psychologists they foolishly decided to consult) were acting against Church teaching. They violated the Faith. If people lived their Catholicism, none of those heinous sins would have occurred. That's the irony right there. The scandals confirm the truth of Church teaching, and shows the evil that results when that truth is violated. Very tragic.

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