Friday, February 8, 2013

The Real Problem

Seems I can't blog consistently...  inspiration comes and goes, I guess.  I've been meaning to write another post about the election-more analysis-since November, and here we are in February.   So many things have happened in between, but the more I think about it, the it seems to me that they are all connected.  The same ills that cause Obama's re-election are the same ills behind  Sandy Hook, Benghazi, drone strikes, crime, and any other social problem you care to mention.

Our problems as a society are great and too many of us, myself included at times, look to politics for the solutions, when the reality is that our politics are a reflection of where we are at as a people.  We elect and re-elect these people!  As a student of prophecy, I fully expect things to get worse.  The writing is on the wall, so to speak.  Yeah, I know people have been saying "the end is near" forever, but have we ever had the ability to destroy ourselves in the way we do now, on a worldwide level?   We have nuclear weapons, drones, satellites and technology to track people wherever they go.  There won't be anywhere to hide when tyranny comes, and it will come.  Meanwhile,we are busy attacking each other as conservatives.   The answer isn't in politicians. 

We lost the election in November,  not because Romney wasn't a good candidate or the campaign was lousy or many other reasons people claim.  Granted, he wasn't ideal and his campaign made some mistakes, but I believe there is no candidate we could have put out there who could have won.  We are battling a degraded, confused, and selfish culture; a left wing media who lie and cover up for liberals and go out of their way to portray conservatives in a negative light and twist our message; an entertainment business that does the same; the scourge of political correctness; years of leftist infiltration into all levels of education, the list goes on, but we cannot forget an ignorant, ill informed and apathetic populace.    The obstacles are daunting and overwhelming.   We have let the left define us and we cannot seem to present our message effectively.  We have lost the culture.  This is the problem.

Lost the culture?  Yes, we have.  God is openly mocked, as are \His followers, but don't you dare speak against pre marital sex or homosexuality.  Masculinity is derided.  We don't value life.  Millions of babies are aborted every year and euthanasia isn't far away.  Traditional values are laughed at as "old fashioned".  Take a look at TV, movies, music-all of it, with a critical eye.  Once you see the bias and the mockery, you become more and more aware of it.  I can't enjoy most entertainment anymore ,which actually is as it should be.   Our culture is filled with self-gratification, sex, violence, frivolity.   Traditional values are gone.   We have lost our moral compass and there is no right and wrong.

Our freedoms are under attack and I believe the left will not stop until they get what they want.  They control the media, the education system and they have the loyalty of the masses of people who live off the largess of the taxpayers.   Political correctness has already made people fear speaking out.  Government regulations control more and more details of our lives and our business every day.  The push for gun control is strong and will get stronger at any time something happens.  American citizens abroad are being killed without due process by our own government.  We have a president who turns his back while muslims attack our embassy and who has no qualms about using drones to target and kill people-without due process .  He has no respect for the Constitution or the rule of law.  The left is about power and controlling people.   Things are escalating rapidly. 

Our economy is a mess.  Look at the numbers.  There is no good way out of the mess.  We are past the tipping point.   We have a significant portion of the population who receive government benefits, many of whom are products of generations of welfare recipients.  We have many young people with worthless college degrees and no real skills or work ethic.  Our debt, deficit, and spending are out of control.    The collapse is inevitable.  What always follows is despotism.  When despotism comes to America,  there will be no free countries left and no voice for the people.  Religious persecution will follow.    These are all parts of a larger whole.  None of the issues we face are isolated. 

I'm not sure what all I was trying to say with this post, maybe its a little disjointed.  Looking at it, it seems depressing.    The bottom line is-its time to start looking at ourselves, our relationship with God, what we are doing to combat evil, and are we prepared to die for our beliefs?    If you are forced to obey the government or obey God's word, which will you choose?  Do you really know what God' word says?   Politics is not the answer to what ails us as a nation, and we've gone too far to go back as a nation.  The wheels are in motion.   I feel sad and hopeless, knowing how many people are going to suffer and be lost and also wondering about my own ability to withstand the persecution.  I'm not who I should be.  Watching people turn their backs on God and embrace evil is heartbreaking.   I need to remember what is at the end of all of this, when the question of sin is answered once and for all.  No more sickness or death or pain and to see God.    This needs to be my hope.... and yours.  Meanwhile, speak the truth, respectfully as possible, and help those around you see. 

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Friday, December 14, 2012


Hey media, get a clue.

Thoughts on a tragedy

There really are no words to express the heartbreak we all feel over the senseless murder of  innocent children and adults that happened today.  I cannot begin to imagine how the parents, friends and families feel or how they can even process what happened to them today.  My heart goes out to all of them and they will be in my prayers, that they may find some peace and comfort from God's presence.

In the aftermath of things like this, people all want to find someone to blame,  and often it is not the person who committed the murder.  They want answers.  The answers aren't as easy as gun laws or even improving the availability of mental health services.   The answers are in the mind of the murderer and in the mirror to some extent.  Obviously, the murderer is to blame for his actions.  He made the choice to steal his mother's guns and use them to brutally murder her and those children.  I don't automatically like to jump to the "mental illness" defense, because, as someone on Twitter wrote, " without actual proof, don't accept mental illness as an explanation.  Perfectly sane people are perfectly capable of choosing evil acts".  I would also add that even if there is a mental illness, that may not be the cause of the behavior and most mentally ill people are not dangerous.  A person can be sane and evil or mentally ill and evil.

Why would I say that answers may lie in the mirror?  Because we have created, allowed, and participated in a culture that creates these monsters.  I'll talk about the gun issue later but will just mention that there are societies with guns in every home that do not have these types of incidents.  There are reasons for that.  We in America want to blame the gun, an inanimate object, for these things, but we need to look at the reasons behind that.  These mass murders are a symptom of a much deeper problem.   Why are these people wielding these weapons?  Why do we have this problem that other "gun toting" societies don't have?

We live in a sick, permissive society that discourages accountability and responsibility and then we can't figure out how we end up with such messed-up people?   We have extended childhood and adolescence artificially so we don't expect people to act like grown-ups until they are in their 30's.  We allow, encourage, and celebrate all sorts of horrendous behavior, expose our children to it and wonder how we got here?  Open your eyes, people.

We no longer want to have rules and standards for fear of being "judgemental".  We don't parent or discipline our children, preferring to be their "buddies" instead or, worse, partying with our teenage children to be "cool".  In so many homes, the children run the show and the parents are subservient to them.  This is completely backwards.   Parents protect kids from the consequences of their actions when they get in trouble in school or the community.  We worry about "fairness" and everyone gets a trophy or we don't keep scores in sports. Winning and losing are a part of life kids need to learn.  We have overindulged kids who all think they are special who have developed absolutely no coping skills because their parents have protected them from disappointment and they've never been told "NO".  We have created in them a sense of entitlement that they "deserve" whatever they want.

We subject these same children to a Hollywood and media culture full of sex and violence.  We teach them moral relativity, there is no right or wrong, it is all subjective.   Prime time TV and even children's movies are raunchy and full of sexual innuendo.  They are overexposed to things that children should not be exposed to; things their immature reasoning and emotional skills cannot process.   They are overstimulated with constant activity, noise, gadgets and violent games and movies.    Many of their heroes and "idols" are very poor role models but we excuse and condone their behavior because they are "talented".   Parents are too busy working for their fancy homes, cars, or whatever to spend real quantity, not just "quality" time with their kids.  When mine was growing up, some of the best times and talks we had were when we were just doing everyday things.  Quantity counts.    We are guilty of continuing to give these Hollywood types, who are calling for gun control while getting rich portraying all manner of violence and mayhem in movies, music, and TV.   We don't turn off the TV or quit downloading the music or stay away from the movies.  We actively and willingly participate in the degradation of our society and the emotional disturbance of our children.  We turn our backs on the Jerry Sanduskys and the "open secret" secret of pedophilia in Hollywood.   Look at the truly horrendous people we put on reality television.  Kids are impressionable.   We sacrifice our children to the gods of entertainment and wonder why we have these troubles?

We have given our children a world of sex without love or consequences (or so we think-there are always consequences), freedom without responsibility, life without meaning.  It's ok to kill babies in the womb; its a "choice".  No, its a baby.   I've seen this quote floating around the Internet as if it is some profound wisdom "never regret anything because at the time it was exactly what you wanted".  This sums up the morality we have passed on; stupid, trite and meaningless.  So if today's murderer had not killed himself, he shouldn't have to regret anything because at the time, what he really wanted was to kill people?  Should the pedophile not regret raping a child because at the time it was what he really wanted?  How stupid and ridiculous.  Of course, we should regret things, not go on beating ourselves up forever or wallowing in guilt, but we should regret when we've done wrong.

We push materialism and superficial "beauty" ideals instead of character and intelligence-real intelligence and critical thinking-not regurgitating a bunch of propaganda from leftist professors and pseudo intellectuals.  We have educated idiots with no real, tangible job skills and thousands of dollars of student loan debts who cannot support themselves and expect that the government should take care of them because they can't find a job. 

And then we have the media who gives these guys what they want; 15 minutes of fame.  Not that they shouldn't report it but the sensationalizing needs to stop.  Many of these mass murderers are really unremarkable people or guys who in society might be classified as "losers".  The way the media handles these stories plays right into the fantasy they have of power and instilling fear into people-going out in a "blaze of glory", allowing them in death what they didn't have in life.   Don't give it to them.  If other potential nutbags out there see that they aren't going to get the notoriety they want, it may help discourage, rather than encourage things. 

Now we'll talk about guns, only for the fact that the gun control crowd is already out in full force.   Funny how when it comes to liberals' pet issues they say "you can't legislate morality" but somehow that changes on the issue of guns or murder.  Isn't that a moral issue they are trying to legislate?   Beyond that, the reality is: 1) Like it or not, our Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms; not for sport or hunting, although that is well and good, but for the purpose of protecting ourselves from government itself. 2) Gun laws only take guns from law abiding citizens, not criminals, who by their very nature do not obey the law. 3) Chicago and DC have the strictest gun laws in the US and the highest rate of gun violence because.. see #2. Look at Mexico as well.   4) As mentioned earlier, there are societies with higher rates of gun ownership (Switzerland and Israel to name 2) who do not have this issue of mass murders, which implies that the issue is NOT the guns, but rather something else. 5) Places with severe restrictions or bans on guns generally fall into 2 categories: countries full of people who cannot protect themselves (see info on UK crime) or dictatorships.     Most of these mass shootings have taken place in "gun free" zones.  There have been other attempted mass shootings that have been stopped by armed citizens, but the media doesn't like to report on those.    Most legal carriers of guns are respectful, law abiding citizens who use guns for hunting, sport and the potential for self defense if needed. I own 3 semi automatic guns myself and most gun critics don't even know what that means.   If some scumbag wants to inflict heavy damage, they will find a way, either by illegally obtaining guns or finding another way (homemade bombs, other weapons. vehicles as weapons, etc).  

I am not advocating for any government interventions or censorship on any of the ills of society I have mentioned (except abortion, sorry, I can't see how it ok to kill a baby in the womb and then not as soon as its born).  We should have the sense to police ourselves.  And truly, we cannot legislate morality in most cases.  We need to begin acting according to our principles or actually getting some principles; saying no, speaking up, not giving money to watch sleazy and harmful entertainment, getting involved in education or homeschooling our kids-we need to make hard choices, myself included.   The problem is not the guns, it is us.  Until we see that, we will continue doing what we've  done and nothing will change except the continual loss of freedom as we give up our freedom for the illusion of safety until the time comes when we have neither.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Weep for my Country

Lots of thoughts on the election tonight.  I don't know where to start.  Firstly, as a Christian conservative, I am fed up with being portrayed as a racist homophobe who hates poor people!  That is NOT who we are.  It is not who Mitt Romney is.  It is a lie.    For those of you who know me, you know I am intelligent, well-informed, compassionate, and hard working.  Most conservatives are.  There are some bad apples, of course, but they don't represent us.   The biggest lie that has been perpetrated through political correctness is that disagreement or disapproval equals hate.  That is just not the case, but that is a topic for another post, as is the fact that as a woman I am insulted by the assumption that all my political concerns begin and end with my "lady parts"-also a topic for another post.

As for the election tonight, I am stunned and saddened.   How people cannot see through this horrible, petty man, I'll never understand.  He has damaged this country and in a second term it will become absolutely unrecognizable.    This man is a radical and now that he has no concerns about re-election, all bets are off.  He has been divisive, not a uniter.  He foments racial and class envy and discord.   People are lazy and don't bother to look into the truth of things.  Obama has gotten away with blatant lies and not gotten called out.  The media has covered up for him and withheld stories more than once.  This man is all style and no substance and for the life of me I've never seen this "charm" or likeability" that the fawning media talk about.  My wonderful "assessment skills" that people have raved about at work for years tell me that he is a complete narcissist and liar.    In 2008 I asked his supporters to tell me what he had accomplished to deserve my vote.  They couldn't tell me.  Same thing this time.   Obamcare is very unpopular and he really hasn't accomplished much else, even when he had 2 years of a democratic majority in Congress to do what he wanted.   

I just have this to say:  if you voted for this evil, or did nothing to stop it, don't ever complain about what is to come; high energy prices, inflation, stifling government regulations, unemployment or underemployment,  loss of freedoms (especially religious and speech), increased taxes,  long waits, rationing,  or denial of medical care once Obamacare gets into full stride, when a few more anti-gun Supreme Court justices are chosen;  don't you dare complain about it to me.  You chose this.  We tried to warn you but you wouldn't listen.  You have robbed our children and grandchildren of a better future.  

Do some real research on this man.  Stop getting your news spoon fed by the legacy media who have lied and covered up for him.   He is not the savior you think he is, and while you're at it, take a look at how economics really works and maybe read our Constitution.    He is a wolf in sheep's clothing and his ideas are harmful to our freedom.   Of course, its too late, but do it anyway.    He is going to govern from the hard left and as a conservative, I fully expect to be marginalized.  This is a leader who talks about voting for revenge and punishing his enemies.  You can say he's just the president and we can do something in 2016, but I'm afraid it will be too late to un-do it. 

You may think I'm crazy, that's fine.  I read a lot.  I research a lot.  I am constantly surrounded by people with opposing beliefs and have mine challenged.  I don't live in a conservative bubble.    I am not stupid, uneducated, or a sheep.   I think time will prove me right.  Believe me, I'd rather be wrong.  I guess the lesson for me in all this is that while being an involved and informed voter is a good thing,  my time would probably be better spent working on my spiritual life, which has been lacking.   In the long run, that will get me a lot farther. 

Friday, September 14, 2012


This is brutal!  And true.............

Why can't people see through this empty suit?  (or chair)?

Islam is not a "Religion of Peace"

The last few days have been incredibly tense, scary, and hopefully eye-opening for some.   Even so, many people still insist this is just a few "radicals" who have hijacked the religion.  No, it's not.  This is the face of Islam.  The Koran demands this of its followers. 

Islam is not compatible with Christianity.  We do not worship the same God.  Would the God of the Bible speak through a man such as Mohammed, who lived the life he did, marrying a 6 year old and consummating the marriage when she was 9?  Had multiple wives?  Endorsed and perpetrated so much bloodshed?  The answer is a resounding "no".   Don't give me the argument about how all God's prophets were sinners; of course they were, but, they were changed by God.  The apostles were changed by their relationship with Jesus.  Mohammed remained the same.    They deny the divinity of Jesus....  how could this be the same God?    In Islam, salvation is gained by works..... how can this be the same God?   In Islam, heaven is a place of sensual pleasure, where men are promised virgins and young boys for their pleasure........ how could this be the same God?   In Islam, people are compelled to convert or die....... how could this be the same God?   Are you getting my point here?  Our God is one who is righteous, holy, benevolent.  Our God saves us from our sins, we cannot save ourselves.  Our God gives us free will to choose to accept or deny the salvation he offers.   Our God promises a heaven that is pure, holy and filled with joy, not sensual pleasure.  This is not the same God.

So if we do not worship the same God, who do muslims actually worship?  You tell me......  if not God, then who?  There is only one other choice........

Here are some links... investigate for yourself.

Stop buying the myth.  This is a painful truth, but it is truth.  We cannot compromise with Islam.  It would be a compromise with evil. 

Monday, September 10, 2012


Great take on the Clint Eastwood routine from the RNC convention.   Note what he says about ridicule.... and also what he says about the potential for race riots when the Dems lose...