Thursday, July 28, 2022

Reflections

Everywhere we looked, it looked hot.  The hills were shimmering from the heat, rippling as the waves of never-ending calefaction animated the boulders and sand into gooey, agitated shapes.  What you thought you were seeing was manipulated and transformed, an ever-changing landscape of intensity from the relentless and all-consuming fever of nature.  In other words, it was HOT.  115 degrees, stifling and deadly.


Our car was cool, unaffected by the intensity of the desert conditions, but our view from our comfortable automobile was not.  My wife was driving, we had just left Las Vegas, and the road ahead was vacillating from the waves of persistent, unabated heat.


Our view of life is also affected by the heat of this world, our life’s view is often just a reflection of the reality all around us.  


Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: 

The soul that rises with us, our life's Star, 

Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: 

Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, 

But trailing clouds of glory do we come 

From God, who is our home

William Wordsworth 


Even when the weather is not oppressively hot our views, our perspectives of our surroundings are altered and diffused from the reality of clarity, leaving us with the task of interpreting what we see.


We are all manipulated, influenced, exploited, and even choreographed into thinking, feeling, or being something other than what we are meant to be. Wordsworth may have been right, but that search for clarity is up to all of us to ascertain.  


Clarity is an interesting concept, especially when it entails the human mind or even the very soul of man.  We are often told that each of our realities is different, based on our perceptions, our experiences, and our motivations, but we all live here, on this earth, on this spinning ball, hurling through space at 67,000 miles per hour. In addition, our solar system—Earth, whirls around the center of our galaxy at some 490,000 miles per hour. Scientific American.


It is hard to get a clear picture of anything at those speeds, but we seem to prevail, occasionally when our focus is balanced with a dose of inspiration and motivation; we achieve at seeing what should be seen and establish a foundational view, a platform to build upon and to expand our understanding of what truth is and what life is all about.


But those foundations are being toppled, our history destroyed and our young are being sacrificed to the gods of chaos and frivolity.


There are a few truths that I have learned that when understood (as well as any of us can truly understand) will bring clarity to this chaotic world.  Chaos today seems to be the norm, let me explain:


  1. Only Black Lives Matter.

  2. Abortion should be a right.

  3. Free speech is only for those who deserve it.

  4. Gender is fluid.

  5. Men can give birth.

  6. Freedoms for some, but not others.

  7. Climate Change.

  8. Men's rights over Woman's rights (see #4)

  9. Biological men competing in girl's sports

  10. If you have a #10 let me know….


We are being lied to, manipulated to accept the shimmering waves of reflections over the clarity of our existence.


One good example is the rapid increase of young women who are seeing gender reassignment from “gender dysphoria”. I put that into quotes because of the factual and historical definition of gender dysphoria that dealt primarily with young boys and men.


Over the last decade, there has been a demographic jump from the early onset of gender dysphoria in boys, sometimes continuing into adulthood, to young adolescent girls, that writer Abigail Shrier describes in her book Irreversible Damage, she explains, in detail the surging epidemic of young girls with no childhood history or historical demographic of a predisposition to dysphoria, to becoming the leading demographic of dysphoric individuals today. From a historical male-only issue, with young girls' statistical ratio of near zero instances to a 4000% increase in ten years, she has described this phenomenon as a social epidemic.  


This current condition is exacerbated by the new wave of affirmative care, which simply agrees with the young girls' current view of themselves and quickly affirms her feelings by supporting her desire to change her gender.  Very little if any true psychological therapy, no medical oversight into the risks, the issues, or the long-term hazards of the proposed drugs.  Simply put, the young female voices her desire to become a male, and everyone around her wiskes her into the loving arms of those that will change her life forever. 


On the other side of this issue are the men and boys who want to become women.  The current laws in many states make it possible for boys and men to compete with girls in sports, use their bathrooms, and share their showers.  


California is either looking at or has supported the desire of male prison inmates to transfer to female prisons and jails simply by announcing their preferred gender of female.


This is INSANE. 



With the current inflationary cycle, the wars around the world, mass immigration, political discord, fires, and starvation and death the world is in a constant state of Chaos.


I choose not to participate.  I choose clarity.  I choose my family, I choose my wife, and most importantly, I choose my God…Not the god of chaos, not the demonic god of confusion or lust, power, politics, and not the god of pleasure, but the God of Mercy, forgiveness, order, clarity, and humility, knowing that only through God will I be able to find my way home.