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13 January 2017         printer-friendly

 

 

It has only been a week since the baggage claim in Ft. Lauderdale was shot up by a deranged Hispanic individual who killed five and caused injury to dozens of others in the panic he set off.  Pains were taken to avoid calling the attack another incidence of Islamic terror in last week's Update, even though it followed the regrettably familiar pattern of randomly shooting defenseless and unsuspecting civilians.  This occurrence may, once again, complicate what little is left of freedom of movement in airports.  Now they've got to worry about “security” in baggage claim areas, just in case someone checked a gun with their luggage and intends to use it before leaving the airport. 

 

With the advantage of more information, it's obvious that our initial hesitation to brand these multiple murders as Islamic terrorism was a mistake.  As you know by now, the Hispanic perpetrator had visited F. B. I. offices in Alaska to complain that the government had infiltrated his brain and was forcing him to watch ISIS propaganda, which no doubt glorified some of the most gruesome acts imaginable.  So, as in nearly every other deadly terrorist event to be carried out in the United States, the authorities knew of the perpetrator and determined that he was not a threat.  He was just another unstable nut case, and there are so many of those that the agencies cannot be bothered.

 

When an F. B. I. official was asked how this guy could have been allowed to possess a gun, allowed to openly check the gun into airline baggage and carry out such a grisly plan his response was simple.  All the agency's offices are open to the public, and people with unfounded fears and mental instabilities show up all the time to complain.  He made it sound like there are so many of them that it would be impossible to follow up on them all. 

 

So, let's see.  The brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon had come to the attention of authorities, having raised a number of red flags, and were deemed to not pose a threat.  The “couple” who shot up the office party in San Bernardino were deemed not to pose a threat, even though they were known to have traveled to and from terrorist havens.  The Orlando nightclub shooter had been under investigation, even interviewed by authorities before they determined that he posed no threat.  Anyone suggesting that any of these murdering half-wits presented a danger to society before they killed people would have been branded a racist and a bigot.

 

How many more are ensconced in our free society, coming and going as they please, likelier than not receiving government subsidies, that don't present a threat?  Surely hundreds, probably thousands.  Regardless of the coming change of administrations, political correctness has become deeply entrenched over more years than we'd like to consider.  Every aspect of it will be defended with all the fervor of a Black Lives Matter demonstration. 

 

As shocking as it seems to our sensibilities, a group of “religious leaders” gathered in the nation's Capitol this week to hold a ceremony “blessing” the new $20 million, 27,000 square foot Planned Parenthood abortion facility.  The “clerics” donned religious garb and posed for a group photo at the event where the facility was repeatedly praised as doing “sacred work.”  It was organized by a ridiculous outfit that claims to bring “the moral force of religion to protect and advance reproductive health, choice, rights and justice through education, prophetic witness, pastoral presence and advocacy.” To apply that kind of language, appearing to grant divine sanction to the “service” this facility provides reeks of evil. 

 

But there they are, so called “Christian leaders,” a Rabbi and a couple of Hindu priests, proud as can be.  They even prayed (not sure to whom) for “blessings” on the abortion facility. You'd have thought we would have grown accustomed by now to evil being presented as some lofty moral ideal.  But this one takes the cake, with queer matrimony getting runner up.

 

The howls of racism and bigotry aimed at the American heartland and the incoming president are heard in our mainstream media and in the foreign media as well.  They are applied to the abortion argument, as if difficulty in arranging an abortion is tantamount to slavery.  And we've all heard, or been subjected to the almost universally accepted notion that to oppose “gay” anything and everything makes you bigoted.

 

Truth is fallen in the streets as never before in the United States.  Evil is paraded as “good,” even as having a “spiritual” and religious component.  We can hope, with a turnaround in governance and hopefully on the panel of the Supreme Court, that we'll see some semblance of sanity going forward.  But it won't be quick and it might well get ugly. 

 

Last week's Update showed that there had been about 25 terrorist attacks in the first week of 2017.  The poor, frightened and displaced refugees have been financed, welcomed and given every benefit of the doubt all over Europe, and to a lesser degree the United States.  We've been told time and time again, that it was done out of an obligation to the “poor.”  That's as big a lie as calling what they do at the abortion clinic “sacred work.”  The lies have been so bold, and repeated in the mainstream press so often that they may never be fully exposed, at least not in the present age.  Some of us are aware of a time in the future when God will set everything right on this earth, and you can guarantee no one will characterize any heinous sin as “sacred.”

 

Mark

 

 

P. S.  We heard earlier today that elderly Mr. Barker from the Detroit area was not well, and now word has come that he's died.  Mr. Barker was a fine man who set a sterling example.  He and his wife were regulars at the Gasthoff Village feast site.  Our prayers go out for dear Mrs. Barker in her time of loss, and for her well-being as well.  Also, please remember Mr. Don Poorman, our host in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  We have word that he is having some serious difficulties as well.