Update: DHS / Main State P-M Affairs: “Who are you anyway ‘Father Byers’?!”

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Well, well. That’s interesting. The post going by the above title was scrubbed from the blog. Maybe it’s just a computer glitch. Anyway, my “I-9” went through without further questions. So, whatever. It simply doesn’t matter. I now continue with other aspects of tax withholding, setting up direct deposits, etc…

I had one other experience like this. My “Shadow” and I were texting back and forth for the first time ever not all that long ago. Then his phone was stolen. That texting “conversation” was shown to the police by the thief (perhaps she said she “found it”) as it looked – how to say it? – suspicious. It contained the name and number of a guy in Main State’s Political-Military Affairs, a guy with a six billion dollar budget who coordinates between the Pentagon and various… um… groups, and who dreams up and runs drug and gun and security related programs in various countries (and whose successor is now an Obama appointee, an Ambassador now with no direct superior perhaps for the rest of the Trump presidency…). That’s one less level between the President and some… um… programs… It was a predecessor directing this office who had written me a two page official letter already decades ago. Anyway, the police called my “Shadow” to come pick up his phone. He told me it was totally scrubbed and unusable. But, he was not detained or questioned. You gotta love that.

But now there is another developing problem, scrubbed phone or not, since my “Shadow”, seemingly following up on that texting, began sending me instantaneously traceable money-orders, each for $100. I just now got the fourth one.

  • On the one hand: Is he doing reparation for having become my “Shadow” way back in the day (that’s not the kind of reparation I want at all)? Or is he helping out a priest whom he considers to be poor (though I’m not in dire straits at all)? Either of those would, I guess, be well-intentioned. And I very much appreciate that. Very thoughtful. Very kind.
  • On the other hand: Perhaps someone might form an opinion that this is a result of blackmail or extortion against him on my part. That’s simply not the case either. As I get to know him better, I wish him the best. And I would anyway. After all, he’s my “Shadow.” And anyway, I always report this kind of “personal gift” on the blog, for-the-record, as is my practice. But he also knows that. Back to number one?
  • But it would also be good for him to stop this money-order thing, as it could also look like bribery on his part, kind of a reverse blackmail/extortion, so that, in receiving said monies, I had better keep my mouth shut, or else, from any number of directions. The question to a growing number of people would then be, about what is he so concerned? So, I suggest to my “Shadow” that the money-order thing just stops in the best interests of everyone however good and excellent and totally innocent the intentions have been in providing these monies.

Anyway, he knows what I want, and it’s not from him, it’s from P.-M. of Main State. I still want that. It would put a kind of double reverse on civil effects of big drug-money concerns as I entrench myself in cleaning up some of that bit of evil in this region.

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13 responses to “Update: DHS / Main State P-M Affairs: “Who are you anyway ‘Father Byers’?!”

  1. elizdelphi

    That was one unsuccessful attempt to scrub that, if so.

    I think your Shadow should donate to charity instead. It is Lent after all; it’s time for almsgiving. But it comes to mind also that through one of the prophets God says in regards to fasting, “is this the fast I want? your empty stomach and sackcloth and ashes, while at the same time you carry on with wrongdoing? no, the fasting I want is deeds of justice and of mercy.” (paraphrasing) It is a lesson for all of us who would show superficial signs of repentance and reparation. God sees and knows better than we do ourselves if we are sincere or not.

  2. Father George David Byers

    He might be a totally good guy.

  3. elizdelphi

    It wasn’t my intent to judge him. People who want to be friends with a priest are usually people who want to be good.

  4. Nan

    Maybe he’s making it obvious for a reason.

  5. Father George David Byers

    Nothing is at it seems…

  6. Monica Harris

    Are you certain “the Shadow” is the one sending these? And if so, are you supposed to launder it?

  7. Father George David Byers

    Yes. No. I just spend it on gas. No return for him.

  8. Nan

    He has the protection racket backwards; he’s sending you money while being watched, to ensure his watchers are watching you, to ensure nobody goes after you for his identity theft. It’s simple.

  9. Father George David Byers

    Not that simple. Think.

  10. Nan

    He’s ensuring your protection continues.

  11. Father George David Byers

    That’s already ordered perpetual, in print. Can’t be changed, ever.

  12. Nan

    Making sure you have gas money, then.

  13. Father George David Byers

    Don’t need it.

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