A Portfolio of Truth. Only the Truth will set you — and keep you — free. — John 8:32
New permanent feature, as of 3/3/18: “Legal” Mass-murder Ticker, Year-to-date:
476,760 through May 25, 2018
How determined: number of estimated abortions of human beings in America, based on 1.2 million “legal” abortions performed annually in the U.S. (that figure is the median of low and high public estimates ranging from 1 million to 1.4 million; this averages out to 3,288 DAILY).
“No support for pro-aborts!”
(we’ll stop there for today, but multiple examples could be provided daily!)
3/2/18: Confirmation: Shame of the Nation=Baby-murder ( one of the 4 worst globally)
You may have thought I was exaggerating when I claimed that America was among a small handful of the very worst nations on the planet in terms of allowable (“legal”) abortions (see 2/18 commentary below). And that this fact justifies other nations looking down at us — in horror — for our astonishing moral failure on Basic Universal Human Rights Issue #1: the right to life.
Well, here is an excerpt from the Lankford Letter, just issued by Senator James Lankford (R-OK):
The US is one of four countries that allow for late-term abortions. Only Vietnam, North Korea, China, and the United States still allow elective abortions on viable children after 24 weeks of pregnancy. There’s no question that a child is a child at five months; he or she has ten fingers, ten toes, a functioning nervous system, a beating heart, and unique DNA that is different than the mom and dad. Science and medical technology have dramatically changed over the past few years, allowing many children to live healthy lives even though they were born between 20 and 24 weeks. We need to protect the lives of these children and see what a majority of the world sees. A child at five months of development is a child.
Okay, now what did I get wrong? Oh! I know, I forgot to mention that communist Vietnam was in that same bag of shame as communist China, communist North Korea, and — what are we again…. democratic/progressive? — America. This is quite the select group to be in, I must say; it makes my flesh crawl. And I know who to thank for this. Do you?
REHEARSING THE FACTS AND SHARPENING FOCUS
If the “mainstream” media have not only successfully commandeered the daily-drumbeat national narrative, but your own personal, supposedly individual “thinking,” you’ll undoubtedly continue to be obsessed with that shooting at a school in Florida that took 17 lives. I won’t say that wasn’t a tragedy; it most definitely was. But remember — or become aware of ? — 2 or 3 things that everyone seems to be forgetting:
1. That demonic mass-murderer was a product of that very school; he acted on impulses that came naturally to him, given his lack of moral moorings. That school’s “educators” are at least partly culpable for his actions. Dung in, dung out. When moral indifference is modeled and taught, moral indifference results. And that can be displayed in a very dramatic and public manner.
2. You can pile up “gun control” laws 17 miles high, and you’ll still have (sinful human nature guarantees it) evil and insane murderous people committing murder on a large scale. If they’re hell-bent on wasting human lives, they’ll find a way to make it happen, and any [sniff] “law” meant to deter them will be a mere object of scorn or a trifling temporary inconvenience. If murder is their obsession, preventive measures on paper aren’t going to curtail it; it’ll take active intervention by people who want to protect the intended victims, and not make the murderer’s job easy.
2a. BTW, shouldn’t we just ban all motor vehicles, knives, scissors, explosives (including any possible component of an I.E.D.), fire, ovens, water, blunt objects, comets, earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, pathogens, and anything that could ever be used to make several people die (or kill them-selves)? I mean, if stopping mass-shootings cold is just a matter of taking away the guns from everybody — the responsible and law-abiding and the irresponsible and murderously evil (yeah, right!) alike — well, it follows, does it not?– by the inexorable laws of leftist “logic” — that if we just take away anything that can do harm to someone, and tell “Mother Nature” to stop throwing nasty tantrums and germs to go infect another planet, we’ll have done with this business of people dying. Simple, huh? Let’s all hold our breath — to show that we are united in this Great Cause — until that do-nothing Congress rams this must-do-immediately legislation through, outlawing Death itself (the unborn excepted, of course; those inconveniences are on their own).
3. Back to reality: Mass-murder — without guns — goes on every single day in this country. It’s called, “abortion.” On average, somewhere between THREE THOUSAND and FOUR THOUSAND HUMAN LIVES were deliberately and violently ended today. And yesterday. And on 2/14/18 (“Parkland Shooting Day?”), and on a daily basis since 1973 (the poison fruit of Roe v. Wade madness). So enough with your insufferable hypocrisy, leftist “world-savers!” You and your army of brainwashed dupes have mass-murdered over 60 MILLION HUMAN BEINGS. Just in this country, and just since it’s been “legal.” THAT BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS, AND YOU KNOW IT!
God knows it, too. Justice will be done.
Full Disclosure (written 4/18/18)
My intent from the start was to be able to give some truth-seekers “out there” — in cyberspace — the right side of a split-screen view, if you will. What I’m saying is that if you can picture yourself in front of a news report screen (TV or computer monitor), you often will be viewing not just one “talking head,” but two (or more), via a split-screen. Ostensibly, this video format provides the ideal opportunity to both hear all of the actual words spoken and take in all other visual cues of two or more “guests” simultaneously.
While I won’t argue against the sheer power of that method of presentation, I want to strongly suggest that even if the average American fixed himself/herself in front of a 24/7 news report feed emanating from their chosen channel, complete with maybe 8(?) talking-head screen segments available at once, the real truth — the truth that matters, and truth that you can actually use — would still not get through. So I wanted to make available a simple, bare-bones alternative via my website, Trutholio.com. My low-tech, unadvertised approach has been to put an old-school placard of sorts next to your news-viewing screen. On the right side of it, of course, because there’s just no getting to the left of 90% of the “mainstream” media. [ahem]
Put another way, if you are watching one of those split-screen news and commentary shows, you’re usually “treated” to two or more Leftists spewing essentially the same Marxist propaganda, with only slight differences. They all might be vying for “lefter than thou” status, for example (and read that: “superior to thou, pretender to the throne!”). But there’s usually no honest debate being presented because on the other side of the screen sits a straw-man.
And is Fox News the exemplary exception to the rule? Continuing in the spirit of full disclosure, I have to say that I don’t know. I don’t ever watch any of those shows unless I follow a newsletter link to YouTube to check it out. Don’t have cable, don’t have cable news, don’t want it, don’t need it. If you call that living in a cave, well, come on in and pull up a rock.
Back to the placard-flanking-the-monitor metaphor…
So I put my understated, non-flashy, non-jumpy, non-pushy, yet opinion-filled poster-board on an easel, say, in close proximity to the other more well-designed, flashier, pushier, trackier (reminder: I don’t track your moves, but they do, whoever that may be) content with which you’re more familiar. Artistically speaking, yeah, I’m gonna suffer by comparison; that’s a given. Since I purchased two new domains recently, hardly a day goes by in which I don’t receive web design offers that’ll catapult my sites into the Google rankings stratosphere. Oh, puh-leez. As if. As if I want to be a big shot selling the truth. I’ve never charged a penny for the truth that I’m dedicated to disseminating; by that I mean mostly the “religious/theological” material. The Truth that will set you free should be provided to all for free. That’s why I have John 8:32 as my motto verse in the Trutholio.com logo. Check it out!
Now when it comes to the political stuff, well, I do have some things to say, and I don’t always say them politely. Make that, I very seldom use PC speech to make my politically incorrect points. Assuming that you expect me to justify that style of delivery, okay, I’ll toss a few things out there:
1. I get things off my chest/vent/rant and rave/indulge in name-calling in order to help keep myself from doing any real harm to others OR myself; I don’t want to either explode or implode. If you notice, the first letters in my seven Trutholio web pages spell out, “H-E-L-P-I-N-G.” This is by design; this is my intent. I don’t want to do harm to anyone, but I’ve found that sarcastic name-calling is not only not beneath me, it’s therapeutic, I must say. So when I refer to Liarly/Hi-liar/Hellary or The Thing That Won’t Leave or Shut Up or whatever, this is my stress-relieving fun way of referring to one of the most self-obsessed and sold-out-to-evil figures in recent history (“Hellary” is the only one I got from somebody else, but use the others with my blessing). I don’t need to mention Osama Obama/King Barry or “Pelousy” or “Nosferatu” (Chuck Schemer) or Planned Anti-Parenthood or Planned Murderhood, do I? I mean, let’s be real: Abortion is murder; PPFA makes appointments to commit murders; that’s planned murder. There ya go. And if ever there was an organization that is ANTI-parenting and ANTI-family, ladies and gentlemen…I give you PFFA. If the name-calling in which I indulge is much more truth-based than the Left is comfortable with, so be it. Tough!
2. That will get us to what’s been happening on the “free speech” front for the last several decades, and especially how it has affected me personally in recent months. I’ve dropped a few hints about this from time to time on the Home page of my Trutholio site, as a pattern of censorship/uninvited or unauthorized editing/selective content deletion/ sabotage or curious recurring “technical glitches” has emerged and continued with only brief respites. Oh, don’t worry, that’s just a “bot” messing up, some people tried to tell me. But I know enough about “bots” to know that programming them requires HUMAN input; artificial intelligence (AI) is just that, so in order for a “robot” (it’s actually programming code we’re talking about here) to “think,” it has to have real, human intelligence directing that mechanical process. In other words, if a “bot” deletes selected whole sections from a printed page, it’s been “told” to do just that. A bot can search for certain “target” words and perform actions when it encounters them, but it doesn’t compose the list of terms or prescribe the action. It can only do what it’s been programmed to do. Period.
So, what’s the point? Obviously, that human intervention is necessarily involved when such “outside editing” is done against one’s will, and without one’s knowledge. “Free speech” has been violated. Without the shadow of a doubt, there’s at least one leftist behind this in my particular case, it has happened before, and people at both Lycos and Angelfire know that I know. All in all, it’s a shame. I can’t bring myself to resent them and harbor a grudge, but I certainly don’t understand their inability to track down the perp(s) in their midst and deal with this ongoing problem. Bottom line: I have a right to say what I want on the web space I’ve paid to use, and I wouldn’t even think of messing up another person’s site. That’s what malicious brats do, and those are not the actions that rational people take. But then, leftists are amoral and irrational, so what else is new? There’s no real mystery in any of this.
3. Quick recap: the worst things I’ve done are 1) give unflattering nicknames to some really nasty people and — here’s the real thing, I suspect — 2) told people the truth that they’re not going to hear if I don’t gather it and put it together for them. That’s something the Left hates with a red-hot passion. It doesn’t matter if it’s some well-known conservative or just little ol’ me and his humble, off-the-beaten-path website: what is true must be strangled in the cradle and buried. Now let’s talk apples and oranges. Here’s what I didn’t do, but the enemies of truth do constantly: 1) seek out those who disagree and try to silence them, or, failing that, make them look like paranoid losers; 2) use unrestrained profanity with impunity (oh, leftists — maybe you can have a literate person explain that to you); 3) pronounce a curse or wish harm upon someone (and I don’t have to tell you how (D)evilish those curses can get!); 4) avoid at all costs thinking for myself; it’s so much easier to be told what to protest and demand (and often, get paid for it); 5) sue anybody or threaten to do so if I didn’t get everything going my way, and NOW! and,… 6) go on a revenge- driven “opposition research” binge to get “even.”
4. When it became apparent that it was up to me to protect the content that I paid to be able to post, I began to devise ways of preserving it in other formats. At least that way, those few folks who cared a fig about what I might have to say or about my very person could compare what I posted with the altered version they might encounter on the web. This is why I started pointing people towards the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, and then, when I saw that that method had its own drawbacks (more dropped content), I began to provide up-to-date PDF versions of my Home page, just as I published them on those days. This was a safeguard against any tampering that would ensue after my site was last successfully published. All of this is to say that I did what I had to do to fight against sabotage, no matter the source, intent, extent, or frequency.
5. Which brings us now to why I’m changing course. Three reasons, two negative, and one positive:
1) I’m sick to the gills of politics; there seems to be little room for the Truth anywhere in that slimy sphere, and even less, respect for it;
2) The daily routine of reading a half-dozen or so e-mail news- letters (hand-picked, more conservative ones at that), finding a select few articles to link to from my site, and the editing and near daily RESTORING of much content on some pages, really got old and took way too much of my time. And when I saw that the process often made me edgy, I decided that the process should end;
3) With the elimination of that stale routine comes the freedom to concentrate my efforts on retroplay.net.
I hope I’ve satisfactorily explained what I tried to do, why I wanted to do it, and why I want to leave that all behind now to move in a less stressful, more positive direction. The shorter version is simply, “Politics bad, baseball good, truth better, the Truth, Way, and Life best of all.” It’s good riddance to politics and back to my baseball history project and theology that points to and embraces Jesus Christ in all His glory, and at every point.
***BELOW IS THE CONTENT THAT KEPT BEING DELETED, COPIED BACK IN FROM 3/1/18; PDF VERSION HERE*******
2/28/18 — 1. Add United Airlines to the list of those who’ll never get another penny from me (they support Planned Murderhood ) 2. Excellent article that reminds us just how thoroughly evil that organization is (Chuck Donovan) [and its supporters, who high-five continuing baby-murder; (D)isgusting!–SR] 3. Supreme Court gets one right (automatic citizen’s rights for ILLEGALS? No, stupid!) 4. Don’t black lives in Africa matter, too? (Clifford D. May) Or in the wombs, may I add? Leftist hypocrisy is truly the wonder of the age! (D)efying all logical and moral consistency, boosting all (D)epravity.
2/23/18 — Below, please find a gathered portfolio of links to common sense and truth (and…(D)underhead of (D)underheads, Nancy Pelousy (sic) ; she has lost it, folks, and here’s the latest proof!) Immigration topic link #2 (media misreporting)
Immigration topic link #3 (those wonderful ILLEGALS)
Telling quote: “A report by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that about 75 percent of working-age illegal aliens use fraudulent Social Security cards to work in the United States” [I remind you: one “Barack Obama II” was born in either Kenya or Hawaii (both claims were made by himself at various times) but never lived in CT, yet… he has a CT-issued (actually, doubly illegally re-issued) SSN! ; that’s right: HE is among that 75%, and he’s still getting away with the grandest of all grand thefts]
Here is what perceptive, moral, sane Americans are saying; this is what’s really going on:
Second Amendment/moral amendment link #1 (Malkin)
Second Amendment/moral amendment link #2 (B.T.S.)
Second Amendment/moral amendment link #3 (Hurt)
Second Amendment/moral amendment link #5 (copycats)
****Hey, a new point of entry for the sabotage to begin! Yep, on 5/24/18, all of MY content on MY web page was wiped out from here on down from within MY web editor. What kind of malevolent wretch would persist in doing this day after day? Clues: read what follows, and think of just who'd be motivated by hate for what has been expressed here, and, quite likely, the person who's had the guts to merely say things that need to be said. So compare and contrast: I post honest opinions on this page and link to others who have a healthy respect for what's true; you can read it or not read it, accept it or reject it. But I do NOT go around looking for enemies to destroy and become obsessed with silencing them, wasting my time on a daily basis. On the other hand, some really disturbed individual(s) has (have) made it their personal mission to infiltrate MY humble little site and wreak havoc with it again and again and again. Obviously, they're not capable of presenting their own cogent opinions on sites of their own choosing, and allowing the public to compare them with mine. So they do what they do best (maybe it's all they know how to do), and they (D)estroy, (D)estroy, (D)estroy. (D)emonic, that's what it is. Some final notes for today: upon a later check of this page as it was presented on the web, I had to go back into my web editor a second time to restore the TOP part of this page, as well. How long is this gonna go on, Lycos/Angelfire? Are you really so incompetent that you can't locate a skunk or two in your very midst? Someone who manages to intercept every password change and obviously has an axe to grind? Someone who'd have been fired long ago by any organization that had any real integrity? End this crap now, or a lot of people are going to get the truth about this harassment in ways that you can't circumvent. Fair warning. Again. But the last warning you get.
Second Amendment/moral amendment link #6 (cartoon)
Second Amendment/moral amendment link #7 (transgender lies debunked, help for transgender people)
One final suggestion for today: read what I’ve said below and compare notes with what was made available to you through the links above. It’s my sincere belief that if you can be exposed to such responsible thinking and reporting, you, too, can see how the leftists are deliberately misleading every single dupe they can reach in order to advance their agenda of ruination.
2/18/18 “And you wonder why such tragedies just keep happening…” (my own words)
A few minutes of your time, please. Let’s talk briefly but soberly about what is truly tragic and heart-wrenching.
[5/1-5/2-5/3: from here on down is the latest point of entry for the daily sabotage, and from WITHIN my web editor; in other words, if I didn’t scroll down the page at my daily check, I’d be publishing without the large missing section(s), just the way the leftists would like it; ain’t gonna happen, bozos!]
[5/10: Yep, same entry point for the usual sabotage. Must’ve had the last day or two off, eh? You’ve got a real problem there. Get a clue!]
#[5/16: Ditto above; relentless mindlessness. Such a waste of time…]
[5/17: It continues. Note to content thieves: I triple-save everything]
Yes, mass shootings — at schools, on campuses, in the workplace, at open-air concert venues, at theaters, or any place where a deranged murderer can snuff out multiple lives in minutes — are absolutely tragic. You’ll get no argument from me on that because I see in God’s Word, “You shall do no murder” (Exodus 20:13, God’s Sixth Commandment to all humanity, the way it actually reads when translated from the original Hebrew). The word is not “kill,” but “murder,” and that is an important distinction to make, one which is made by our legal systems: people are charged with first- or second-degree murder, not “killing.”
Mass shootings, and lest we forget — mass bombings in public places (reflect on that for a moment or two, no guns involved there) — are out and out, premeditated murders. They occur far too often, and when they become headline stuff yet again, the outcry is just as hypocritical as it is hysterical. Now why would I make such an assertion? Read on.
There are several writers who could better explain to you why the typical, knee-jerk calls for massive “gun control” and even gun confiscation (i.e., more theft by government of your personal property) are calls by activist jerks to incite fellow jerks to act in an irrational manner to advance a misguided “cause” and enact woefully ineffective public policies and/or instant-remedy legislation. They can tell you how this type of “thinking” never goes in a constructive direction; whether we consider it to be leftist or fascistic (I’ll again recommend Liberal Fascism, by Jonah Goldberg, on this point), it’s all destructive, and that by design. [here’s one of those sane, responsible writers who can fill you in on the arguments: link] [added 2/19, another sane voice]
My purpose in writing these few sentences is two-fold: 1) I want to remind one and all that MASS MURDER GOES ON DAILY in this morally-imploding nation via the gross, unconscionable sin of ABORTION. Roughly 3,000 human lives are snuffed out — with no less premeditation than mass-shooters or other murderous terrorists employ — on an AVERAGE DAY in America; and, 2) I want to make sure that you understand this: by and large, the very same people who are screaming bloody murder about the loss of 17 lives at a stroke and how we must do something/ anything/every- thing about it NOW, care not a fig about the loss of thousands of equally innocent human lives every single day, and THAT carnage has been going on now for over 16,000 days! You read that right; do the math yourself. Puts things in perspective, doesn’t it? It should, anyway, unless your moral conscience has been completely eroded.
And these utterly hypocritical, baby-slaughtering leftists wonder why these murderous sprees keep happening…
HERE is why, in a nutshell; this isn’t the least bit complicated. When you banish God from the classrooms and campuses, the workplaces, the public square, and from the minds of those entrusted with our common defense, security, and prosperity (e.g., Congress, Law Enforcement, and the Armed Forces), you actively invite the moral chaos that we’ve been seeing. Pull God out of the picture, and into the resulting vacuum rushes unabated evil. So when “we the people” turn over our children to the public brainwashing agents (government-run schools, 90+% of today’s college faculty members, 90+% of the “mainstream” media, etc.), and they’re taught that the laughably implausible lie of evolutionary origins is in fact, the truth — so you’re just gonna have to deal with the “fact” that you have no inherent worth as a human being — and the “fact” that the God we meet in the Bible is either a myth, irrelevant, or non-existent, or that Bruce can become Katie or vice versa, and that such physical transformation will be accompanied by equally successful mental
transformation, well… excrement happens. Dung in, dung out. Simple.
When you detach God from every area of society, the “society” that inevitably results is one broken beyond repair. You can protest, scream, and pass laws until you’re blue from head to toe, but it will do no real good. If we as a nation forfeit the very real protection of God Almighty provided through His laws designed only for our good, we’ll find ourselves in a state of total vulnerability. And make no mistake, if the Left gets everything going its way here in America, the surviving “citizens” won’t comprise a benevolent “European-style” merely Socialist-leaning state on this side of the Atlantic. No, that’s the way it’s being packaged for consumption by you “useful idiots” (Lenin), but that is NOT where it would end.
Wise up, those of you who are told to demand a “world without borders.” No national borders, no national security, and NO security for you as an individual living where there used to be a nation. In a Utopian border-less world, there is no nation to provide protection for its individual, law-abiding citizens, because there are no citizens and there are no enforceable laws designed for their protection. All individuals under such a system are on their own. There is no barrier of protection when you go the God-less, nation-less route. Think long and hard about that. Is that what you want? If this nation has open borders, it ceases to be a nation at all. And if the nation vanishes, so do all of your rights to any and all private property and to seek recovery or restitution in the unpreventable event of its loss. THAT’s where it is all headed, this all-out drive of the Left. They hate God and His ways, and they’ll let you live in misery under their black boot only until you are of no use whatsoever to them, and they own what used to be yours.
To God, you are a person; to the God-haters, you are a tool found in a swamp.
So the next time somebody decides that a whole bunch of worthless, evolved accidents in some animal form have to die en masse, and they shoot, stab, blow up, or drive over their soul-less victims, YOU step forward and offer this proposal as part of the “national discussion” about what must be done: try grabbing the snake from the other end, if you really want to be fully and finally rid of it. If you grab the snake by the tail, it can curl right around and kill you. But if you pin it down to the ground and chop off its head, now you’ve accomplished what you set out to do. Take out the source of the problem and remove the problem, and don’t treat symptoms and outbreaks as the disease itself. Any doctor worth his/her salt will address the root cause ASAP when it’s been identified, and not continue to focus on a set of symptoms. That’s how you head off an epidemic, which is far better than cringing in ignorant fear, waiting for the next outbreak.
Translation and applications in the current context; here’s what truly must be done to stop the “epidemic” of mass-murders:
1. Stop teaching that human beings are soul-less animals, that they have no more worth than any other “accident” of Nature; way too many gullible souls are mis-placing their trust in “educators” who don’t deserve one iota of that trust; they are despicable deceivers and culpable for the inevitable evil perpetrated by these deluded mass-murderers.
2. Stop dividing American citizens into more easily-ruled groups of subjects by turning us against each other on the basis of the most superficial of all categories: skin color; under God, there is exactly ONE human race, though many cultures, but leftists constantly and deliberately confuse the two categories in order to divide and conquer; the (D)s rely COMPLETELY on their ability to separate Americans into special interest groups along Us vs. Them lines (they are an ever-shifting coalition of “aggrieved” groups of self-seeking brats who can’t bear to live without ever-increasing government intervention on their behalf);
3. Stop murdering human beings in the womb! This is Exhibit A presentable as evidence for why so many other nations are justified in looking down on our national morality; we murder our own defenseless young ones, and at the rate of over a million per year! Most people in other nations get how evil this is, and they look at us in horror (we are in the distinct minority of nations that allow legal abortions for any or even no reason, along with China and North Korea!); the fact that abortions are so routinely performed in this country — and without legal consequences — strongly reinforces the idea that human lives are worth nothing, so where’s the real harm in wiping out a number of mouths to feed? Abort ’em in the mother’s wombs or shoot ’em in the schools, what’s the “blank-ing” difference?
4. Stop looking to the immoral for moral solutions; instead, BEG God through fervent prayer to NOT withdraw His protection from America and proceed to let His judgment fall upon us, though we deserve nothing less; this must accompany TRUE repentance, or we are sunk.
1/29/18 — From Day One at Trutholio.com, the truth of ONE HUMAN RACE has been asserted, and those who promote division along racial/ethnocentric, “sexual preference” and “gender self-identification” lines — for their twisted, nefarious, and ever self-serving purposes — have been strongly denounced. And just who is it that constantly wields the weapons of identity politics? Why, it’s none other than the leftist (D)emon-crat, at every turn. (D)ivide and (D)estroy is the (D)emo-rat way. They really need to be called out, and their consistently evil ways must be exposed. Here’s an example of what we can do to turn back the trend and right wrongs:
1) When radical rulers turn We, the People into Us vs. Them (in a dozen different ways), WE take the imposed divisions as “gospel” and instinctively turn against each other;
2) The suddenly-urgent call for help goes out to whom? Why, the ones who created the new “crisis”: the radical rulers of the Government-is-all Left; this is how “WE” turn into a nation of unwitting slaves in the present day. We’re giving away the farm to thieves, and we go to work for them.
Think, People of America! Under God or under the boot!
1/26/18 — No end to Leftocrat hypocrisy (and they’re terrible at math, too!).
(D)espicable (D)eceivers at it again:
1/19/18 — 3 timely must-reads (PRO-LIFE), all from Heritage/Daily Signal:
And then there’s this…
To think I actually supported this Swampwater-guzzling Sell-out just a few years ago! Thank you,Charles Hurt, for your timely fingering of Flake (RINO-AZ):
1/17/18— Another consistent voice of sanity. Read Dennis Prager, and note especially #10, as it applies to my own “microaggression” (in the eyes of the Left) re: ONE HUMAN RACE: 10 Thoughts…
3 Takes on 2 Timely Topics:
1. Robert Knight: The Deceitful Road to Abortion
2a. Richard W. Rahn: Immigration and Rathole Countries
2b. Rush Limbaugh: Reporters Near Tears Over Trump
Some brief observations;
1) Personally, I can’t muster any sympathy or respect for anyone who understands that abortion is the pre-meditated and usually-torturous taking of human life in the womb (the place where we all started), and yet supports that murder. No support for pro-aborts from me. Ever. Period.
2) The consistent and utter hypocrisy of the Demoncratic Left is again conspicuous in the current flap over Trump’s alleged language in a closed-door, supposedly private meeting (two things to keep in mind there). Follow the links to the last two articles for some memory enhancement, but here is the very first name that leapt into my mind: Lyndon Baines Johnson. Remember that king of the real racists? You know, the guy that would have the “niggers” voting Demo-rat forever? [Tip: you can track down his exact words elsewhere on the internet]. Nor was that an isolated case, or just one seriously-skewed individual who happened to be a (D). No, that’s the marrow of the whole corrupt, baby-murdering, people-of-faith-hating, America-despising, truly elitist-racist, minorities-subjugating, constantly-lying, largely foul-mouthed party. YOU are the Deplorables, Hellary Clinton, you and all of your amoral Komrades. You can’t ride any moral high horse — none of you insufferable hypocrites can — through this or any of your manufactured moral “crises.” In fact, until you can reverse course and repent of careers of strenuously promoting everything that’s anti-God and destructive, you don’t even have a moral leg on which to stand.
3) Under God’s rules, murder is as evil as any sin that one can possibly commit (considering for the moment that all sins against God are idolatrous by nature and are therefore subsumed under the First Commandment). Under the current “rules” of politically-correct so-called society, however, the murder of defenseless humans in the womb is nothing at all — just one valid “choice” among those available — but making someone feel bad or uncomfortable or slighted or (horrors!) “demeaned” in any way, well….now you’ve really gone and done it! If there is a Hell, you absolutely deserve to go there, you horrible, horrible person! This, of course, is where the Left wants us: if you are a leftist, you are right as rain and pure as the driven snow. If you are not a leftist, you are by sheer definition an evil being and an enemy that must be punished (recall the comments of Howard Dean, Tim Gill, and Valerie Jarrett, for example). What’s more, as a leftist, you have full, unfettered freedom to accuse at will; facts don’t have to be the basis for — or form any part of — the accusation, and still…your target’s goose is cooked, sans trial.
Think about what’s going on. I mean, think with your own God-given brainpower. And stop drinking the poison of the me-first-and-always-me-first “main-stream” media. Your very soul may well be at risk. For real; no kidding, no lie. Turn to The Truth (John 14:6).
New Feature for AD 2017: The Timely Topic (periodic short essays, no fixed schedule; current events-oriented via a theological lens)
TTT #2 (as of 1/10) is immediately below
(Find TTT #1 on the Non-biblical Nonsense page)
The Timely Topic #2:
Transition and the Culture of Life
Each January in the nation’s capital, we witness the stirring spectacle of up to hundreds of thousands of dedicated Pro-Lifers, young and old, braving raw, bone-chilling weather to participate in the official March For Life. This particular January, there is good reason to believe that we can begin in earnest a nationwide march, the sustained march back to a sane culture of LIFE. And not a moment too soon. So the two parts of TTT #2 are: 1.) The Trump administration that’s coming into power with Republican majorities all around; and, 2.) What that should mean with regard to a return to pre-Roe v. Wade days, where the “culture of life” didn’t even have to be identified as such, because it was just common sense morality.
But first, let me “throw some shade” my own way. It would seem that I threw in the towel back there in October, when I wrote “U.S. Undone” and the “Afterword” I tacked on after the last essay for 2016, “Zeal.” See my actual words on pages 265-266 of the Trutholio 2016 Essays book (PDF). [you can download it from the Vending Machine below, on this Home page, in the event that you didn’t keep it on hand because you just knew I had to be wrong, and your Ha-Ha! time was absolutely gonna come!] Good news, pilers-on, because right here is all the cannon fodder you need, in the form of excerpts from my “resigned to judgment” gloom-and-doom scenario. I even used that word: “doom.”
“By early October, what I was observing in the disgusting political world — especially when added to what I’d observed for at least the eight previous years — led me to a nearly unavoidable conclusion: America has entered into God’s Judgment. We’ve gone way too far out of His will, and we’re now going the way of all once-powerful and influential nation-states: authors of our own doom.” [<<< See? What did I just say?]
More of what I wrote in October, 2016:
“When that realization supplanted my nagging suspicions, I saw no point in continuing to fight for a lost cause and wrapped up the essays. Because if Almighty God has decided that, like the First-Century Jews, we Twenty-First-Century Americans have filled up our cup of justly-deserved wrath, then His wrath will come upon us. Now.”
“We’re just beginning to see how much this nation needs God. Selfishly, I’ll reiterate: I’m thankful for 60+ years of life in America under God, and I’m SO glad that I won’t live most of my life under the boot of oppressors, as will the members of generations just coming into the picture recently, and from here on out. It may very well be that my freedom will be taken from me by The State, if not my life itself. Because Statists demand allegiance as gods, and they’re not going to get that from me.”
Well, that’s where I left things in 2016, in terms of the Essays part of Trutholio-World. All looked dark, and I didn’t see where we were entitled — at any rate — to any real hope.
That’s where I left things, that is, except for three more words:
“Soli Deo Gloria!” In English, “To God alone be the glory.” That was both a reference to the statement that preceded the phrase, “…Statists demand allegiance as gods, and they’re not going to get that from me” — where “allegiance” and “glory” (or honor/homage, if you prefer) are synonymous in the context of this discussion — and to the fact that I firmly believe that God will do whatever gives glory to Himself, be it in an act of judgment, OR in an act of grace. So what I was trying to say was simply, “I don’t know what God intends to do with America at this time. It sure looks to me like the hammer is overdue, and coming down on us as we speak. And who could blame God if His patience finally ran out? BUT…whatever He’s decided to do, Soli Deo Gloria! ”
At this point, I’d like to think that I’ve thrown a bone to all of the Trump-Trekkies, the “I-told-you-so” victory-dancers, just by reminding any half-interested party just exactly what I said, and where I went “wrong.” But here’s the other shoe: we won’t have any tangible evidence of our nation’s actual direction under a President Trump until at least several months down the road. Right now, we know nothing about that. There is reason for hope. Thank Almighty God that He didn’t see fit to bestow a second Clinton administration upon us — “Massive relief!” is the way I put it — but does any of this mean that we’re out of the woods and on our way back home? God knows; we don’t.
Well, rather than go back and forth on this, seeing in turn, “doom, after all, only delayed” and “God just may be using political figures as instruments for good change at this time” as the alternative takes on what’s in store, let’s think optimistically, building on what we do know about God, who is good, holy, just AND merciful, THE Source of Life.
Okay, I’ve provided the first clue that definitely points in the direction of a God who is still determined to shed more of His grace on America. GOD is the ultimate “Pro-Lifer.” He’s FOR life all the way. Without Him, there IS no life, period. WITH Him, there is abundant life (John 10:10), life that is lavished upon His beloved chosen ones, and through His giving up of His own life for them, countless people out of all tribes/ nations/peoples will live eternally (John 10:11 and Rev 5:9, 7:9). So the will of God — throughout eternity — is on the side of life, abundant life (true liberty to seek honest gain and prosperity, and the abiding joy of secured freedom have a lot to do with the abundant life!), and even unending life in the truly perfect “world” of God’s holy Heaven. It stands to reason, then, that God wants to see a day-in, day-out culture of life to again prevail in America, as it had for so long, until the American Death Industry began to develop in the second and third decades of the 20th Century. Think: Sanger, the eugenicists, the “Progressives” and the ACLU, and all of the life-squashing, death-embracing movements that have grown out of that wicked, anti-God soil. In fact, I defy you to name a nation-destroying symptom-sin that wasn’t already manifesting itself in this land nearly a hundred years ago (feel free to include theft-by-government policies in that category; yes, I speak of Socialism).
The culture of death is, ironically, alive and well, and has reached an apex under one Barack Hussein Obama, who, at the very least, is clearly aligned with the ideologies of both communists and radical Islamists, the all-time champion merchants of death, abundant death, wall-to-wall death. When you consider for just a moment how obvious it is — just what these murderers live for — and how many millions join them in their gross sins of wanton destruction (or look the other way), the truth of Proverbs 8:36 is established as if set in cement: “All they that hate me [wisdom, and ultimately, God] love death.” Anti-God=anti-life. Pro-death=anti-God. Clear enough for you?
So what is sorely needed is a transition out of the culture of death and soul-oppression, and back into a culture that truly affirms life, from conception to natural death (and hopefully, on into an unending life of bliss). Under God, the Author of Life, there is security, liberty, and prosperity. But when the leaders of the people try to slip out from under God’s authority, or even worse, actively oppose God’s will at every point — as we’ve certainly seen for the last 8 years — things go horribly wrong on all fronts; national and global security vaporizes, personal liberty is severely compromised, and economic disaster prevails. Try to do things your way in God’s universe, and you get failure; be sure of that.
So clue #2 that God just may be steering us back to Himself is that under a President Trump, religious liberty — the innate, God-given right to acknowledge Him in all times and places — could be restored, and who’ll venture to say that that is not God-pleasing? Taking both apparent trends together (towards life and liberty), I like what I see.
Only two things do I need to yet point out in this short piece. First, political means to an end — under God — do seem to be available at this opportune time. Principally, I’m referring to a Republican-majority Congress passing and enacting the Life at Conception Act, which would effectively overturn that odious Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 that turned moral justice on its head. At that point, moral authority would be returned to the states and to the people. So through the 14th Amendment’s affirmation of the right to life for all persons (personhood is the key to the Life at Conception Act), the 10th Amendment, Federalism (not to be confused with the federal government), and our constitutional, representative republic would all be strengthened at a stroke.
These are all possible political improvements, and they appear to be viable — though limited — solutions. But a final word of caution is in order, just the same. The key to a successful and enduring transition from death and spiritual chains to life and righteous liberty is getting back under God.
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+ All plans proposed here are subject to the will of the LORD. “Man proposes, but God disposes.”
“[Instead, you ought to say,] ‘If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.'”–James 4:15 (similar OT verses: Prov 16:9, 19:21)
+ While recognizing that anyone who trusts in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone is my brother or sister in Christ (saved by God’s grace through faith, with good works necessarily following, Eph 2:8-10), I must take exception to any last-things teachings that do NOT honor Christ by taking His every word for unassailable truth (i.e., any futurist teaching, including so-called “partial-preterism”).
In other words, when I recommend or link to (otherwise) good Reformed (“Calvinist”) teachers, my “blanket” disclaimer is in effect: “I agree with the general thrust of this teaching, but do NOT agree with the eschatological (last-things/end-times) stance expressed either here, or in another context.” When you see on this and other pages the words, “Agreed, With A Reservation:Eschatology [AWARE],” read: “Take in the good, solid food here, but spit out the bad last-things bones.”
+ I am a staunch 6-day Creationist, 5-point Calvinist, and fully-convinced “full” (consistent) Preterist. I firmly believe in the truth of ONE human race (per Gen 1, Acts 17:26, Rom 5:12-21) and reject any notion of multiple races because I believe the holy Bible is God’s absolute truth in written form:inerrant, infallible, and inspired (breathed out by the Holy Spirit — 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21).
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