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Autism. Being different. Good example demands being different so as to lead.

 

What’s certain is that this guy was bullied not because he was on the autism spectrum. That’s just an easy excuse for knuckleheads who, instead, are nervous about this guy having more integrity and humanity, more honesty and goodness and kindness than all of them put together.

To see the glory of God wherever it might be requires us knowing that we’re all challenged with the weaknesses of original sin, including physical health. That kind of humility is not ours for the taking. That kind of humility is only ours for the receiving. Our Lord provides reality to us, enables us to see reality, if only we receive this. Then we can see it, rejoice in it.

Here’s another guy rejoicing in his incredible talents:

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“This is me” Tatum Lynn

Instead of mere reaction to bullying, and therefore still being controlled by bullying, one is to be positive, rejoicing in life. I love it.

And you gotta know, in heaven, the tables are totally turned. But start here.

Thanks, Tatum.

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Suppression tactics: TSW and Arise!

Readers of both TSW (These Stone Walls) and Arise! Let us be going! have noticed various algorithms and groups of bullying tender snowflakes who are effectively shutting down various internet sites through attrition by signing up only to mark those sites as spam. Lots of readers use “readers” or aggregators or email notifications which can be manipulated to go into the spam box. The only sure way to get to these sites then is add them to the browser menu bar so that you only have to click on the button. What times we live in…

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“Who put you up to this?” “Democrat Maxine Waters put me up to this.”

As you may know, Democrat Congresswoman Maxine “Bully” Waters has called for violent harassment of anyone not on her side of politics. Hers is the kind of statement that brings the crazies out of the woodwork. This is the kind of encouragement a would be assassin took to heart as he pulled the trigger on Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Blood everywhere. This is how it works. Inhibitions removed. Violence follows.

In context, Maxine Waters actually called for physical violence:

“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said.

I’m sure everyone will think of Sarah Sanders or our DHS secretary getting harassed and say that this is a “nothing burger.” But let’s investigate the other example Maxine used. An uncontrollable mob doing “push back” at gas pumps… That’s really, really, really dangerous. Did I emphasize dangerous?

I immediately recall the would-be shake-down of yours truly not long ago at the gas pump I use just down the street from the rectory. That was one person – maybe the most dangerous in WNC – but just one person. I can’t imagine a violent, shouting, pushing crowd pushing you as the gas pump is running. Crazy dangerous, that. I mean, half that crowd would be smoking joints, which would catch the gasoline pump on fire, turning it into a flame-thrower controlled by the mob.

In the video above (language warning: the God-less tender snowflake bully uses God’s name in vain), it is good ol’ Jason “Phil Broker”, former DEA agent, who wouldn’t have been allowed to just let the guy have the pump. No, no. That wasn’t the point. There was going to be violence. And with Maxine directing, I can only imagine the violence would be much worse.

Steve Scalise almost died.

I’m sorry, but I actually laughed out loud with the sweep of the feet thing in the video. I’ve never met a tender snowflake bully who knew how to fight.

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Unleashed as a kid. Still unleashed. Psychology for kids: Go to Confession!

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Maybe I’m wrong, exaggerated, lacking in nuance. Some of you know child psychology really well. Am I wrong?

Born in central Minnesota in early 1960, there wasn’t a kid I knew who was leashed. I wasn’t. Heck, I was walking to Kindergarten all on my own, a whole kilometer or over half a mile, which included crossing the crazy-fast, crazy busy 9th Avenue North. On the first trip, both mom and dad walked with me until we crossed that avenue (only half way), and then just pointed me in the right direction. That was it. I had to find the school and my room in the school up on the second floor all on my own. I learned how to tie my special orthopedic “Forrest Gump” boots (minus the bars, which was my choice) on my own on these trips. My sister showed me once how to do this but I couldn’t do it until, of course, I did it myself. I loved this freedom. It gave me lots of confidence. I have lots of stories about all that. But you know what? All went well in the end. Basically, until today, I have no fear about going anywhere at any time. I can’t run as fast as Forrest, having about 5 pounds of metal inside the one leg… serves me right for not wearing the metal on the outside of the leg, ever, back then. But I’m not complaining. I compensate for  not being able to run in other ways whenever possible.

But it seems that in most every place in these USA kids are now leashed, and have been for a long time, what with actual laws about kids being leashed lest their parents / guardians / foster-whatevers are jailed for child neglect. This is catastrophic for kids. I don’t think that’s ever been the case in North Carolina, but elsewhere, I guess so.

  • On the one hand, some kids are coddled and therefore have zero situational awareness and zero confidence. How can they even cross a street?
  • On the other hand, some can react by being ultra-super-entitled and violent bullies with zero confidence merely masquerading as power.

On or off. No balance. No reason. No assessment. Where did that come from? What I’m guessing is that, in part, this is about the parents not going to Confession and the kids not going because they don’t go to church because their parents don’t after the first Confession and first Holy Communion of their kids, if that. No conscience that they know about.

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What kept me in line (well, more or less, but pretty well) in view of all the freedom I had was my going to Confession regularly. I had a conscience. Sometimes I fell into sin in being a real brat, but I did have a conscience. I knew what guilt was. And it wasn’t a bad thing to have if I did something wrong. I can’t imagine not being able to play with the other kids in my neighborhood or in neighborhoods all over my city at that time of 48,000 people, not being able to ride a trike or, later, bike, not being able to climb trees, or plant trees, or crawl through culverts, or get into trouble in construction zones, or ride the elevators of the hospital[!], or visit the elderly in the “Old Folks Home” all on my own just to do it, or pick flowers for mom or for church, or hurtle far above the trees for insanely long distances in seemingly out of control downhill skiing (it was Minnesota, after all), or blow up stuff with firecrackers, or make sometimes huge dams in the gravel roads after and during hard rains, or go camping overnight far from home (many times well over twenty miles away at a lake or up in the forests all on my own with pup-tent and ax and matches and a bit of food, or fly bat-kites in electrical storms and on the edges of tornadoes, or get good with boomerangs in the wind, or get good with bows and arrows and slingshots (homemade mostly), or swim in the Mississippi river, or make jumps for snowmobiles and sometimes crash, or climb out under bridges, or get good on my own with my shotgun (after certification at the VFW) at 12 years of age, or explore abandoned buildings, and airport hangers and fire departments and supermarkets and churches and more churches and yet more churches again (meaning explore!)…

lighterWhat stuns me is that for some decades now it is almost impossible to find a kid who has been fully trained to serve at the altar who is not scared to death to light a match to light the candles. They can’t. They won’t. They are petrified. I found this to be true in Australia and Italy and France and in these United States. What goes on in schools? Thank goodness there are now huge propane lighter things for them to use.

Of course, the problem is NOT the kids. It’s the parents. They were the no-rules-for-us crowd and they remain so, but they then became control freaks regarding their kids. What’s that? And is there a difference between conservative and liberal parents? Ironically, it seems that conservative parents are for freedom and the liberal crowd micromanage absolutely every last detail of everything. Kids are allergic to everything because they’ve never been exposed to anything. But, as Forrest said about his momma:

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You can’t control God’s permissive or positive will, God’s providence. You can’t control your guardian angel. What God wants, what our guardian angels want, is that we regularly participate in Confession. Or am I wrong about this, that society has replaced the confessional and conscience with overbearing micromanaging that leaves kids without consciences?

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My internet stalker’s impossible litmus test: damned if I do, damned if I don’t

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After Father Thomas Weinandy resigned from his post at the USCCB, I offered this comment on this blog:

“Dear Father Weinandy, I’m hoping that Pope Francis will reject the sycophants at the USCCB and reinstate you for your honestly trying your best to lay self-referential interests aside in favor of the Church and indeed the whole world. We all need such honest friendship. The Holy Father can take or leave what you say, but one should treasure any sincere words that you offer just because first of all they are offered in good faith. The USCCB has made it all about bullying. That’s so sad. I thank you for making it all about Jesus and His Immaculate Bride, the Church. May Mary’s Son strengthen you.”

That’s in this post, check it out: Father Thomas Weinandy: Thank you! Hoping Pope Francis reinstates you.

Later, I received this comment from my internet bully:

“You are leading the good life as a pastor. But are you really, really following Christ? Are you not just swimming with the tide? Why don’t you support Fr Wineandy? Are you looking for a comfortable life?. Are you like the Apostles who when Christ returned the third time found them still sleeping? Are you sleeping like them? Don’t defend or support a bad Pope just because he was nice to you.”

In other words, if there is any priest in good standing actually carrying out his duties as a priest of Jesus Christ in this One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, he is therefore, by definition, a hypocrite, and the only way for him to follow Christ is to resign from active ministry in protest against Pope Francis. That’s the litmus test: resign in protest against Pope Francis or go to hell. No, really! After uncountable messages along these lines, I see this one in the moderation queue, one of the first comments for 2018. This internet bully guy has a mania, and I’m his target. This is, it is said, a citation from one of Padre Pio’s letters:

“And yet, once our last hour has come, and our hearts have ceased to beat, everything will be finished for us and the time to merit as well as to demerit. We will present ourselves to Christ the Judge just as death finds us. Our cries of supplication, our tears, our sighs of repentance, which while still on earth would have won God’s heart, could have made us with the help of the sacraments, saints out of sinners, today is worthless; the time of mercy is passed, now begins the time of justice.”

Nice citation, except that it is about whether I resign in protest against Pope Francis or not. If I resign I am saved. If I don’t resign as a priest in good standing from active ministry as a protest against Pope Francis I am surely then going straight to hell.

Someone who continuously sends such messages citing other-world eternal consequences (going straight to hell) for not complying with a litmus test having this-world life-changing consequences (resigning as a priest in good standing from active ministry as a protest against Pope Francis) – continuously for three full weeks after being asked to stop – is someone who is well able to think that he has a divine mandate to begin that “time of justice” already in this world.

Of course, if I actually resigned just to do it I would be condemned by Jesus for running away from the wolves as a mere hireling. And if I don’t resign then I am already damned by my internet stalker, who I think is at the ready to take “justice” into his own hands.

Golly! I don’t know what to do! Oh, I know! I think I’ll just be faithful to Christ Jesus, continue to be a good son of the Church in the best way I know how, continue to be a priest in active ministry (Hey! I love it!), following Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, the great interventions of the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church, and, with consistency, mind you, also be loyal to Pope Francis, that is, by supporting the person of the Bishop of Rome, the Successor of Peter, the Vicar of Christ, of Christ, mind you, Jesus, the Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception, He who will come to judge the living and the dead and world by fire. Amen.

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The upper paw: fighting the right way

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Whenever I arrive home Laudie-dog and Shadow-dog have to put on a very dramatic, very loud show of attacks and growls. Shadow-dog covers his teeth completely at all times, even while Laudie-dog half-bares her teeth. There is a disparity of force with Shadow-dog about three times the size and weight of Laudie-dog, who does, by the way, get the upper paw:

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Personally, I wouldn’t want to go up against either. And if there was any untoward aggression from some weirdness, they would, I’m quite certain, team up together to take on the threat head-on. Yikes!

And while this is all simply play-fighting, and shows people in our fallen human nature where we are to draw the line with violence, the stronger having respect for the weaker but nevertheless engaging them to encourage them, we often fail to take such a good example, and instead do that which needs a reprimand, even severe. But this also helps one another to get on our way, please God, to heaven.

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Internet bully channels “the people” moving from mere troll to stalker

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For our baiting the baiters series, let’s try a run-on sentence by stating that there are trolls who get high on smashing others down anonymously, feeling powerful in their cowardliness, and then there are misanthropes who, pretending to be the more innocent internet troll, instead with a more sinister side, stalk others who they feel challenge their worldview that is the only view to be allowed by them in the world, so that they become the voice of “the people” whether anyone agrees with that channeling or not, which is perhaps the reason why the stalker pretending to be a mere troll also remains anonymous, you know, because they are the mere voice of “the people”, but in this they are a voice of power, you know, of the proletariat, with all the adrenaline and self-importance that brings. In one of my internet bully’s frequent comments, which somehow get stuck in the moderation queue, he referenced his speaking for the rights of “the people.”

Let me see… Where have I seen that phrase previously? Was it with Abe Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address, something about a government by, of and for the people not perishing from the face of the earth, being inspired, you know, by the opening words of the U.S. Constitution, “We the people”, words which are also consonant with individual rights including freedom of speech by individuals, the free exercise of religion by individuals, etc? Those words made the likes of Engels and then Marx become very agitated, enough that they became in their own minds the incarnation of “the people,” speaking for the make pretend “people” of their ideology regardless of whether that ideology had any reflection in reality or not.

This “the people” thing represents a paradigmatic shift, going from a merely self-absorbed annoying troll to a Promethean stalker with an imagined mandate of “the people.” As with dialectical materialism referencing “the people”, this imagined stalking mandate of “the people”  brings with it a licence to commit whatever kind of violence on whatever level. But that’s just cold analysis. Cyber stalking has a number of characteristics, any one of which or combination thereof can get someone jailed, especially when it is made clear to the stalker guy that his advances (read into that word whatever you want: see Romans 1) are unwanted. Hey! Anonymous cyber-stalker guy! Your activities are unwanted. Now you’ve been told, clearly. But you’ve already crossed legal lines in a number of ways.

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