Thursday, December 31, 2015

Creeping Joy

Sounds like an October post or a short story by yours truly.  Well it could be.  it could be negative or positive.

Our enemies are rolling ahead, literally funded by people supposedly chosen to stop them.  They have turned out to be just as evil.

Imagine a dark evil being, standing at a tomblike castle window, arms raised, embracing the evil that spawned it.  Its ghoulish grin grows wide, venom dripping sharp teeth glistening in the greenish moonlight.  The eyes, like two bottomless pits, seem to suck in all life, all light.  Its claws extend and grasp , dreaming of triumph.

Perhaps I'm a bit overly dramatic lol.  Or not.  Evil does disguise itself as surface good, all the while rotting the very substance of being.

There is indeed an inverted joy among collectivists.  They think they're winning.  It is the ignorance of arrogance and the arrogance of ignorance born of pride.  They forget how it comes before the fall.

I'm not saying it's any easier just because we seek Liberty.  It never has been.  It is a road fraught with pain, blood, tears and death.  Yet in the midst of it all, the Light grows; a creeping dawn.  If you are Restoration, you sense it even if you don't see it.

There is still a stumbling block-The Bill of Rights and something greater.  It is the will of the People to be Free, born of the God given rights enumerated there.  When will enough be enough?

It's a question both Good and evil ask.

This coming year will be like no other.

This time next year, we will see what has crept or rolled along.

I look forward to that 48th blog entry.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


I was painting a house, preparing it as a wedding/starter gift from a woman, who happened to be in real estate, to her son and daughter.  I was nearing the end of my work when the son showed up to observe the progress.  It was a sturdy fixer upper, which took a bit of time to remodel.

I recall being on a ladder near the rear, brush painting an eave.  As usual, I had a mix of music on one of my numerous cassettes, helping me pass the time.  It's a lifelong way of things for me.  Even now, I have the TV playing 'background' as I write.

He was a friendly enough kid and I paused to chitchat.  The one thing that remains about it was his surprise regarding my background.  He was actually visually startled to discover my educational background and even the fact I was pursuing work in the arts.  We didn't delve into impressions particularly, but it happened my music mix as some kind of common ground, was the ice breaker.

Our time was relatively short, but I think he understood there might be more to people than meets the eye.  My impression of him was someone who had limited contact in the world at large.  I think he worked hard at his schooling and his job.  But he just didn't have experience with actual diversity.

Instead of a divisive tool of collectivists, real diversity celebrates difference coming together to share various experiences, to team up in many ways to accomplish goals.  All you have to do is view the many jobs which make up putting out a movie, let alone anything else.  Same for construction or other such ventures.

I believe the more we learn the better.  I don't know if that's a 'jack of all trades and master of none'   or someone who is at least aware of all the elements that come together.  I sure as heck wouldn't try to do all the work on a house.  There are some who do several jobs, but most know their limitations and call in responsible craftspeople.

What I'm getting at or asking is that we are indeed aware of others.  It's easy to take things around us for granted.

Also, don't be surprised when others demonstrate knowledge beyond what you may see at a given time. 

When I was a kid we had our house repainted one summer.  Dad knew a lot of people.  The guys who did the job turned out to be teachers making extra money to supplement income.  They were excellent at their work.

These days some folks have more than one job to make ends meet.  It's harder than ever as I'm sure I don't have to remind you, at least most -s-.

Americans are not reticent to work.  Those jobs other people do are underbid, short changing us.

Roll up your sleeves and get to work.

Impressions should just be good.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Blue Eyes

Someone's come up with a supposedly 'accurate' depiction of Jesus.  There are so many.

I don't usually pay attention to such things.  I speculate about certain events, but try to accumulate facts as best I can.  Sure I collect 'conspiracy theories', but even there I check for wiggle room.  There are people, btw, who are paid to muddy the water.

I've had it explained to me that the 'earthly' portion of Jesus was Semitic.  Someone else said Syriac.  He was described as brown eyed and dark. Maybe.

Another description says he is tall with long auburn hair and beard.

Others have described Jesus with grey or pale eyes.

I've seen renditions of Jesus as Chinese, Thai, black African among others.  And lest we forget all te Medieval portraits of a pale Savior and thin to boot.  Seeing Jesus as one personally looks could help get the story across. 

I remember the Ray Bradbury story The Fire Balloons where missionaries to Mars discover Martians having shed bodies, appearing as blue flames and having that symbol on their church altar.  Ok, this last one stretches the point, but it's still valid.  People often see God as themselves.

Go investigate this stuff yourself.  There is a lot of info out there.  I don't have a lot of time for it among other pressing issues.

I'd say the Guy was built well.  Otherwise, he couldn't have trekked round on foot.  Carpentry especially then would have precluded one to be fit with cutting shaping and lifting.

Personally, I don't care if Jesus looked like Jeffrey Hunter or Anwar Sadat.

This is the ultimate content of character story ever.  Remember, I hold that content as most important and paramount.  And certainly Jesus' message was the quintessential content.

People are curious.  Sure we wonder what Jesus looked like.  It's even been posited he was quite ugly. 

In spite of looks, Jesus' message lives. 

So don't roll your eyes at the blue eyes

Monday, December 28, 2015

Opposing Opposites

I'm constantly reminded Of what David Codrea says about progressives/liberals/collectivists.  For them, every day is Opposite Day.

Sometimes it's a 'for me not for thee' mindset.  Other days it's simply being caught in the lies and half truths endemic to collectivism.  Their goal is simple.  They wish to control, using change by pc methods to intimidate us all.

The hope is to install fear.  It might be fear of expulsion, of being 'unmutual' (nod to The Prisoner).  Could be fear of punishment if hate crimes and vocabulary specific laws get on the books.  Peer pressure for being labeled something repulsive surely ties in. 

Of course, the collective mind labels, trying to turn the tables on us.

Don't buy it.  Do the opposite of opposition.  Use good sense because they won't.  Their goal is to impose, with a foothold, so that eventually they may do whatever they want.  Thus, if in power, they can easily say 'orange is green' and the people swallow it for fear of reprisals.  And if they are in control, it won't be a slap on the wrist.  It will mean at least fine, maybe imprisonment.  At most, it will result in execution.

We see, where collectivism takes hold, these very things.

We can still oppose the opposers.  If we focus and draw attention to what they do, we may yet stop them.

Otherwise, we will live in chains.  It begins with words and ends with actions.

For Freedom/Liberty lovers, every day is say and do exactly what you mean day.