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It’s Adventure Time

There may be something wrong with having a tendency to see life through certain cartoons, but yah, here I go again. Like many Americans out there concerned with how the next election will turn out, I want to know how exactly the opposition to the Democratic Party will go about their plan of battle. I don’t know about you but I have battle plans constantly rolling around in my head, because well, I’m more than concerned. I’m borderline frantic. I’m on edge. I’m wondering if Mitt Romney and the campaign leaders will actually have the bollocks to take the gloves off and put forth the effort to beat the Democratic Party at its own game. So far, I think they are behind on getting this show on the road, but I can be patient… Okay, no I can’t. Might I relay some of my thoughts on the subject?

Is there anyone on the opposition of the Dems that can think like a liberal? I’m not saying is there a person that thinks this way all the time, just part-time, like on an “on-call” basis? This is very important, because there are certain liberal weaknesses we all enjoy and could be used like a bridge, a corpus callosum if you will, to the casm that spans our right brains and left brains. Weaknesses like our love for movies and cartoons.  It’s a welcomed weakness, but a weakness none the less because we tend to let our guard down when we are being entertained.

I heard two different references to the movie industry by conservative analysts in relation to how this campaign should be run. I think they are on the right track. Janine Turner made a comment about how actors in a great movie are super talented and feel bonded like one cohesive team. Dennis Miller referred to how Chris Christie running with Romney would be like Kevin Costner and Sean Connery in The Untouchables. Unstoppable. Bulletproof. That just shows how we are as conservatives seeking and longing for a hero. That’s thinking liberally in a good way. We know realistically that real heroes don’t run for the office of President and Vice President because they’re not stupid enough to walk into that burning building, but we are definitely wishing on a star aren’t we? I think we should prove to the other side that we haven’t lost that sense of wonder. Let’s show them we have a sense of adventure by showing what kind of change America can have when individuals like them imagine what can be built with a little hard work and cooperation. Why not think the whole campaign strategy could be a metaphorical representation of our ideal America and get the attention of a lot more of the folks who tend to think that way. Let me give you an example.

Cartoons are an art form and art was created to speak messages to us without having to actually be interested in the message. Even liberals turn on their right brains for anything that is portrayed as a display of “art”. I think this is why art can be so powerful.

Cartoons have this wonderful way of keeping our attention to the very end because we are being entertained instead of being brow beat by live people who want to get their point across. Even when they are completely demented, the good ones with a moral lesson intertwined, seem to be the most successful cartoons. Why? Because we want to be better people, we just don’t want to be told to be. In my spare time, I like to write children’s books and the best ones are those that teach a lesson without seeming like they are teaching anything. SpongeBob is a perfect example of how good moral behavior can be disguised behind strange behavior and be hugely popular. Now if you’ve never watched SpongeBob, you have no idea what I’m talking about. And if you’ve never watched SpongeBob you definitely have never watched a fairly new cartoon out there called Adventure Time.

Talk about art, Adventure Time’s artistic staff is absolutely stunningly talented. The colors and creativity that goes into each episode is entertainment alone. Then they add original musical pieces that are really quite clever and you have something any one with eyeballs would watch. That is my hope, because Adventure Time isn’t just a great cartoon it implies something very important about what kind of people we should all be, heroes in a world of uncertainty.

The problem with being a hero is that it’s complicated. That’s the main theme. To me that kind of sounds like a story about being American. Hey, this is art. I can interpret it how I want to. We are so powerful as a whole, but as individuals it seems we are losing our grasp of what we really need to do with our lives. Fin and Jake the dog (not his dog) are the heroes of our story who always want to be good and win battles for that which is good. Fin is a thirteen year old young man who metaphorically represents our youthful vision of America and the world. Jake, Fin’s best friend and a super stretchy shape-shifting dog represents the ever-expanding opportunity and freedom available in America that is to be taken advantage of in order to win. Princess Bubblegum, who is this super-genius sweetheart, represents the establishment, what is all-good and worth fighting for. It’s funny because she tends to create bad things by accident (like our government) and needs Fin’s help to get rid of them. One episode she created zombies and had to get Fin to keep it quiet while she worked on a cure or the candy kingdom would destroy itself in panic Essentially he had to make up and partake in what can only be described as a government cover-up while at the same time he righteously fought zombies to keep the unappreciative candy people safe. Tell me you don’t see a common theme here.

If you really observe closely you’ll see several poignant pieces with very American themes. A hero doesn’t mean always killing the foe, but sometimes it does. Sometimes you don’t recognize the foe because they are dressed in poor sad case clothing and pull at your heartstrings. Many times, it says you don’t know who your foe is until the very end no matter what you do. Sometimes there’s a possibility to solve problems with tools and technology and sometimes it takes brute strength to win. Sometimes you have to hold weak people up and sometimes you just have to teach them to turn their weaknesses into strength. Some problems are not your problem and you should stay out of it, but if it’s a situation where evil is present, it’s always your problem. Sometimes there are blood sucking dead girls that sneak into your house, but they’re not necessarily evil. Okay, I don’t know what that last one has to do with America, but my point is, this cartoon has some very conservative themes in it that are a joy to absorb. Just don’t tell any liberals you watch Adventure Time. Just like kids if they find out you like it they won’t watch it anymore.I’m just sayin’.

Once something is labeled as something with a moral backbone, you have to fight harder to make people pay attention. Everyone expects too much of individuals with moral messages all the while not even listening. Like Fin, a hero doesn’t always know what to say. Good people aren’t 100% good, but it doesn’t make us hypocrites either. Good people are sometimes violent and loud, because that’s what it takes. Good people plan because they don’t always know how to fix things on the fly. When people call you slow or lazy or unprepared in the meantime, do not quit. Never give up. Never surrender. Never be ashamed of being a methodical planner. Remember that Republicans! It’s such an adventure to be good.

With the new developments and precedents being set by the powers that be in America recently, I’m positive it is time to start hunkering down and becoming more aware of our hero work. A big part of that is making sure we have an America that can actually produce and house heroes. If we let America crash and worse yet go more towards and entitlement society, where we have to depend on the government for our scraps,individuals will become powerless and it will be too late. We are literally going to have to take advantage of all our tools, technology and tenacity to fight against the evil succubus that is in power today. I don’t know if that includes time to watch cartoons, but in light of what I’ve said about it, maybe you can relax a little knowing liberals and those who do not care about politics are probably sitting and watching something that is good for them too.

President Obama’s campaign spent more than $30 million to run TV ads on the subject of Romney being bad for American business for nearly three months even though the allegation that Mr. Romney “shipped jobs to China and Mexico” was called “misleading, unfair and untrue” by the Washington Post fact checker and labeled “bunk” in an editorial. The Annenberg Center’s FactCheck.org said it found no evidence to support the claim that Romney shipped American jobs overseas, but still the commercials and “legal slander” continue.

I would imagine that over the next few months they are going to try and go all out to widen the gulf between those who know how to make/save money and those who do not. They are going to try to paint a picture of business people and rich business people in particular as those who use sneaky tactics to make money. They will portray hard work as something only noble poor people do. They will make poor people feel even more hopeless about their attempts at hard work and saving by telling them that both the rich and the government are miraculous staples in this country that can never be matched or achieved or changed by the common man. They will tell us the only difference between the two is that rich people want to remain rich so they do anything, use any and all hidden resources to keep it that way and that in contrast the government uses its “magic” to help the people. They will tell us the only way to change things is to give the government more of our support not the “mysterious” rich business people.

So how do we counter this Cro-Magnon campaign? We can’t stay on the level and just keep up with the status quo. So far, Obama and the Dems are the status and we the Republicans, we’re the quo. Let’s say no to the quo. I say we need to go over the top imaginative. While they use their cash trying to lie and do those things I mentioned above, the Republicans, Independents, Tea Partiers and Dems who give a damn need to spend their money on wowing the hell out of us with a vision of a great future. Show it to us. I don’t care if you have to hire Steven Spielberg himself. We need to out liberal mind the liberals. The only thing liberals like more than dwelling in their own sorrow is being distracted from the pain with something spectacularly inspiring.

Show us how private people and rich businessmen with big imaginations turn the world around. Bring as many of these men and women to the table and relay their potential to as many Americans as possible. Show the world that we will not rely on the government to make the leading strides in technology. Show us how innovators like Burt Rutan and Richard Branson are going to go all “X Prize” on our ass. Show us how we will therefore breathe new life back into innovation, breeding business, more engineers and therefore more wealth. All those bridges and wonderful things we have were built by engineers not the government, President Obama. No, I didn’t build it, but some regular hard-working Americans did. The government may have given its permission to build the bridge, but they didn’t build it or even plan it probably. But you know what? That’s all it can do. Obama doesn’t want anyone to think about the fact that all the government can really do is give you permission to do something or not do something. Do you really want them to do this in all aspects of your life? You don’t even let your mom do that. Do you?

Back to the point. I think if we take the over the top, high energy, high special effect, historical fiction, science fiction-type approach we could really get more of the liberal types to open up their minds a little bit to our cause. That shouldn’t be as hard a trick as what Obama and the Dems have to do. They have to try to convince us that the government can do all that inventing and a bag chips too. Well, they have NASA, I guess. Oh, wait, no. They’re in the process of dismantling that. Hmm. I don’t know how they’re going to show us anything positive in motion for the future. The auto industry is doing just fine on its own, without any help from the government and has been for some time now. So I guess the car companies have already burst the government’s bubble on taking credit for that one too.

What it comes down to is this. Fight negative pseudos with positive pseudos. You can’t fight all Obama’s lies with the cold hard truth necessarily. We saw this when Romney had his “Night at the Apollo” as I like to call it. Even though the NAACP was slightly receptive to Romney’s speech in which he refused to pander it wasn’t exactly something that inspired anyone in the audience to vote for him. What I refuse to do in contrast to many of the commentators I saw who spoke about the speech Romney gave at the NAACP, is imply that the audience members were racist and would not vote for Romney because he doesn’t want to speak “their language”. That’s ridiculous. I think they will if he can inspire them. Remember, many African-Americans who were supporters of Obama are feeling in general, pretty darn used by the Obama campaign.

I think instead of using people or a particular group of people, we need to actually give them something they can use as a constituency to better their cause. If you give them something they need, their support will come. Come to think of it there are a lot of groups that have been used by the Obama campaign. They know they’re being used, they just expected something in return. “Dollar make me holler, honey boo boo.” Sorry, I had to. Find out what they need and use our imagination to actually give something to that effect to them. Anything is better than empty promises. Anything.

Republicans don’t need a miracle.  We just need to appeal to liberals’ better, let’s say more idealistic and prosperous nature. Let’s embrace our liberals with tattoos and show them how to be true rebels. Help them surprise the living hell out of employers by showing them how to get skills and education that overshadow how they look. Let’s be realistic. Employers are going to have to get used to working with tattoos just like they had to get used to working with women. We can be extremely distracting, but none the less can be invaluable assets to any team if we can bring the skills. Conservative leaders, surprise the hell out of liberals and other conservatives alike by supporting and appreciating the harmless if not good things about being liberal. In fact I think it would behoove the Mitt Romney campaign to recruit as many tattooed conservatives as they could find and publicize the hell out of them. They do exist! It won’t be an easy task but I think it’s worth it. Tattooed people talk to other tattooed people. That’s just a fact. Now you might say, well why don’t we just get old Mitt up there in the tattoo shop? Why don’t we all get holey faces and ink up our skin? Well, that would just be too contrived wouldn’t it and we don’t want to do that. I’m not getting a tattoo. I think I get more attention without them. Then again, I won’t be as effective at a biker rally as Spike with his Sarah Palin tattoo, will I? Isn’t politics exciting? Isn’t the whole thing a big dirty contrived mess? Absolutely, so we might as well make it worth our while and win the damn thing. Like I said, it’s adventure time!

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Texas OUR Texas…and Arizona

For the sake of all Americans crossed by this border security issue, I’m going to lend you Texas’ theme song for the moment.  Especially you Arizona as I believe you need it at this moment in history more than ever.  Along with Texans singing “Texas Our Texas” they should proclaim with great pride Arizona…OUR Arizona.

“We didn’t cross the border.  The border crossed us.”  Humph.

I’m sorry.  I just threw up in my mind a little bit.  As a native Texan, this more than chaps my hide, it makes me want to hogtie anyone who says it.  Okay, I don’t really know how to do that, but if I did, boy…

Anyway.  Of course it did, idiots…because you lost the war.  Only when Texas was about to become permanent property of the United States of America did Mexico say they would concede to the loss and recognize The Republic of Texas in all its glory.  Only when they knew the United States could make the border whatever they damn well pleased if a deal was reached did they ever concede to the truth about Texas’ victory and where the line was originally drawn.  Now Mexican and liberal Americans alike are learning a history steeped in sore loserdom which all began about a decade prior to the second Texas Revolution.  It began with a few’s desire for money and power not a clash of cultures and racism, as you‘d assume, thanks to the liberal left media.

To be kind of specific, when roughly three powerful Americans, sent out on United States business began exploring Texas, they each fell in love with her.  They independently discovered that Texas was vast and full of uncovered riches.  They also came to realize that the native Mexicans, Texians and Texas colonists of the time virtually ran themselves.  At this point, Spanish Mexico was like an estranged step-mother of sorts, mostly concerned with which plastic surgery to undergo next.  (You know, always critical of what you do, but not really involved in the whole raising you thing.)   The people who actually “governed” Texas were the same as they had always been; a group of quiet Spanish royals who originally planned out the civil matters of Texas; civil law, roads and city planning, how acreage was levied, etc.   They lived a peaceful life working with the natives (not enslaving them by the way) building up San Antonio and living a very rich life to say the least.

The Army General, a sleezeball named Edwards (purely coincidence I’m sure) and a minister from the United States Government saw that if these royals were so laid back, not willing to harm even a savage native, they were weak and insignificant.  They could easily be gotten rid of.  They also noticed something in particular about the youth of these royals.  They seemed to be bored with all the wealth and no “real power.”  Sound familiar?

Maybe their interest in large territories of Texas was purely to drum up votes for John Q. Adams’ presidency but let’s be real.  These American’s lived and died by the term manifest destiny.  It is no secret that these men had visions of being all-powerful leaders in a place that oozed power and also seemed to be just sitting there waiting for the taking.

American conquests were old news.  They began their campaign of pseudos in Texas by talking up an “Independent Texas.”  They told the young rebel royals and Texians that independence in Texas was all but theirs for the taking.  They just had to declare it and take it.  When these men were caught literally by surprise by Spanish-Mexican officials and questioned about their “speculating” they pointed their fingers at the rebel royals and said that they had started the whole thing.  The men all claimed they had nothing to do with inciting a war they would most heavily gain from.  Unfortunate for them, Spain didn’t buy it or didn’t care; one of the two, your pick.  Let’s just say they died in a bad way and it involved a donkey.

Those royal rebels specifically, who risked their lives did so not because some Americans got them all riled up and racist.  These people wanted to fight because they knew they were being taken for granted by a changing Spainish/Mexican government. Mexico was trying to win independence from Spain and reorganize the individual powers of the Church, military and judiciary system under a more “centralized” government.  Sound familiar? The Spanish royals had built Texas so far, did a damn good job of it and were so powerful in their own right it only seemed natural.  This is the first time that the Texas independence voice was allowed to be heard.  10 years later that same voice would cry “Remember the Alamo”.  The royal elders had warned them that the passionate voice inside them that wanted independence for Texas had a time and a place, but they were impatient and did not listen.  The first civilians of Texas were therefore systematically hunted down and assassinated by centralists in the Spanish/Mexican government.  Every last man, woman and child they could find, to be exact.  The Mexican government traditionally takes pride in the way they deal with “traitors”.  They’re freakin’ artists at it actually.

Racism is a tool usually used by a majority to suppress a minority and not just a natural born instinct of white people as you may think.  During Texas’ second attempt at independence, (the one that actually worked out) the minority were those of mostly Anglo heritage and the racism erupted from the majority; those with mostly Mexican heritage. When the settlers began to hear “the voice” they sent the man they knew the Mexican government had trusted thus far to speak on their behalf, Stephen F. Austin.   The once absentee government of Texas was now run by the soon-to-be Dictator of Mexico, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.   They were confident he would hear their discressions fairly because of their loyalty and cooperation thus far and that they would be granted the right to utilize their already working civil government.  Once again they were surprised by Mexico’s reaction.

The “President” of Mexico was a president like Hugo Chavez is the “President” of his Venezuela.   Now in 1834 Santa Anna had big plans for his new Republic of Mexico.  He counted on the Texas being held safe, American-free and built up strong by the nice, quiet, Anglo settlers, loyal to Mexico and virtually hand-picked by the Spanish Crown and Mexican Government up to this point.  They never heard a peep from the Germans or Irish, but here come those Americans from Tennessee talking LOUDLY about having their own type of freedom.  Personally, I think it was the Anglo lawyers who snuck in illegally not the Anglo miners, smugglers, trappers, jack-of all traders that really pissed the Mexican government off.  In response to this unwanted contamination of mass proportions, Mexico tried to curtail this illegal immigration of American Anglos with legislation but it just wouldn’t stop them from coming to start afresh.  Ironic isn’t it.

Having been so busy reorganizing the military, judicial system and the Church, Santa Anna did not realize how quickly so many unappealing American Anglos could spoil Mexico’s plan for constructing a well-built, well-greased white-Euro Texas.  He now had a perfect opportunity or more truthfully an excuse, to quickly stamp out any thought of rebellion and to do it with style.  Remember the donkey?   Anyhoo…

The Texans who rebelled this time were literally risking it all when they decided to declare independence from Mexico and they knew it.  Maybe they were on crack.  Maybe they were a little like the scrappy short kid that picks a fight with the big brut even though everyone knows that it’s a really bad idea.  Maybe they did get lucky, or blessed, or both- but the fact of the matter and the whole truth of the story is and was decided on that day, when a tyrant, hell bent on shoving the idea of American culture and her ideals of freedom down those who hold it dear’s throat, took the lives of over 200 men at the Alamo for pleasure and most definitely for sport.  They heard the voice that shouted this cannot be tolerated by you if you are a decent human being, no matter how small your army is!  This is what drove the Texans to win independence from Mexico and is what Sam Houston remembered as he went into battle at San Jacinto and what he warned against when we were barreling towards a civil war.  He remembered with every breath he took until his death as shall all of us who give a damn about what is right for America.  We have to account for the cost whether its men or money.

After the war, those loyal to Mexico moved back to Mexico, and those loyal to Texas stayed beyond the natural southern boundary of the Rio Grande River.  The cultures remained entwined as peacefully as it was antebellum.  However, a separating and dangerous pride was born by sentiments of the Mexican Centralist government and allowed to be passed on to following generations and so continues to deceive and mislead Mexicans loyal to the ever corrupt Mexican government.

If you look at a modern map of ethnicity in Texas you will see that the border counties are populated by those living in Texas with a lot of Spanish/Mexican heritage.  If you look at an old map of ethnicity in Texas you will see that the heritage is still densely of Mexican-Texan or Texian decent.  Even going way back to the early 1800‘s.  So it makes absolutely no sense that what the liberal left is selling as their reason for an open border is that a border is unfair.  That somehow the people with Mexican ancestry on the US side of the border suddenly become racist against the people of the same decent  on the other side of the border and so therefore moved the border too far westward just to be dicks.  Huh?  That’s pseudos.  There is nothing between the Rio Grande and the imaginary “real border” that makes Mexico any better of a place.  Trust me!

Santa Anna, the devil reincarnate, was a dictator and a war criminal who should have been hung instead of returned to Mexico.  But, sticking to their word and ruling their actions by what they had learned from living under civilized American law, the Texan leaders let the murderous dictator go.  He continued to come up with ways to strain Texas and the United States’ relations.  Because he was a dictator and had control of all arms of the government he had no reason to acknowledge or validate the treaties he had willfully signed.  Santa Anna’s position was that he had signed the documents under coercion as a prisoner, not as a surrendering general in accordance with the laws of war.  There, instead of facing the truth, he began an heir of pseudos that is alive and well today throughout Mexico and those who are ignorant in America.  So, you can just deny being General and war criminal at any time?  I did not know that.  How convenient.

In a nutshell: There once was a man who denied having ever signed any legal treaties or having ever committed the atrocities against Texans.  The Mexican government as a whole and liberal congress in America concurred against all conservative reason and human dignity.  Sound familiar?  Santa Anna murdered good, high-spirited, God fearing men at the Alamo to prove a point.  He laughed in the face of American determinism and Texians loyal to Mexico.  And the icing on the cake is that the liberal Americans in Congress have for years, sided with the pseudos of Mexico for their own political reasons.  Sound even more familiar?

Believing Mexicans have any legal, moral or hypothetical right to any portion of the United States is not only disrespectful to the men who died to win Texas’ Independence from Mexico, but it is also a slap in the face to those who hold American determinism to be one of the greatest and more permanent assets of a free country.

These Americans that are demanding stricter border laws are not racists as they themselves are in fact some part Hispanic and are proud of it.  Telling the Mexican loyalists that they are being hated on is exactly what they are conditioned to hear.  It’s not the truth and those spouting this are the only ones benefiting from it.  Obviously that isn’t the mostly white land owners in Texas, California and Arizona.  The map shows the truth.  It shows that yes, the border was drawn through populations of almost solid Texian and because of the conditions that were legally and verbally agreed upon by the Republic of Texas the wannabe Napoleon of the time, it is what it is.  This is the basic history that is accepted by educated people the world over.

Now ask those of Spanish-American, Mexican-American, Texan or Texian heritage if they think we need more border control.  Let’s ask Robert Vasquez for example.  He’s the Republican county Commissioner up in Canyon County Idaho.  That’s right, Idaho and although the invasion he is experiencing is in Idaho and not actually on the dangerous border, the argument from his perspective is just as important.  Because one in five residents in Canyon County is already of Mexican origin, he believes we, as a country are in for an “imminent invasion,” that will cost us money, cost us our safety, our health and our general wellbeing.  Committed like you read about, he has been shall we say “balls to the walls” fighting the liberal left agenda and some of the Republican’s big business’ alike who want to let as many illegals in as possible.  Vasquez says it is a fight that is partyless and completely necessary. “Some people say I’m a racist, that I’m a traitor to my heritage,” he said. “There is nothing racial about this. The only color involved is green – for money.   Wow.  It’s like déjà vu, isn’t it?

Racism is not the reason the people of Arizona and Texas want better border protection and control.  It’s because those fuckers keep shooting us and you guys up there aren’t doing anything about it! (That’s a line from The Negotiator.  I think it describes the problem quite nicely.)  Racism is a pseudos argument produced mostly by the left, aimed at devaluing the rights of mainly Anglo Americans in these border areas in order to gain the future votes of the majority Mexican-Hispanics who may or may not actually have the right to vote.  We don’t know.

It’s also to make money off of the steady stream of cheap immigrant labor, but they don’t talk about that much.   I wouldn’t either if I owned a fast food chain or many.  The whole situation is a mess, really.  A steady stream is important due to the types of jobs that they are being beckoned for.  For example, one of the major employers of immigrant labor is the meat packing plants.  The plants are bigger, running faster and more automated than ever.  This means everything must work like clockwork for the plant to remain efficient.  Any time there is a breakdown of the line due to an injury, such as loss of a limb or a body part gets stuck somewhere it costs the plant a lot of money.   Laborers who tend to not complain about a less than humane standard of work environment, a.k.a. illegal Mexican immigrants, are a necessity at that point.  And if they are highly unlikely to sue in case of injury because of questionable legal status which they are, well, that works out just perfectly too.

You know, uneducated, illiterate, non-English speaking immigrants are fine.  It’s just when they have no intention of being educated, literate or English-speaking that it becomes a problem.  The liberal left only enables that problem by defending the big industry.  It’s not un-American to say that we don’t need a steady stream of workers, even though the profit of the big automation becomes unattainable.  It’s not anti-immigrant.  It’s only Anti-immigrant and non-American when we’re talking about legitimate immigrants.  Somewhere along the line, someone forgot paying an immigrant a simple fee per body part lost was un-American and anti-immigrant.   Is it more American, or more “pro-immigrant” to be cheap rather than actually following humane business practices?  What is this, China?  It may be.   Big business can afford to make sure congress, Republican or Democrat, not only vote immigration according to what is good for big business, but can also afford to get away with inhumane business practices when they convince you that we cannot survive economically if not voted their way.  That’s pseudos.  Now I don’t believe the liberal left is into packing meat, but it sure is convenient for the liberal left agenda don‘t you think?

One last thing, I almost forgot.  Expect the pseudos on the border issue to increase as President Obama prepares to defend his throne.  President Obama is a leftist; there is no doubt about it now.  He’s left and he want’s those left votes  ASAP.  He is not middle left as he originally sold himself as and with this recent issue he is beginning to prove it.  With his recent appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, he has basically sealed the deal for many immigrants wanting to come here legally and illegally.  There is no question many come here for medical care.  Dr. Berwick says, with no qualms about it, that our wealth in America should be redistributed specifically through the Medicare system.  He says that it is our duty.

Now it is clear that the Medicaid programs that are already bleeding our medical system will continue to hemorrhage as long as this liberal administration endures. Did you know that a child born in this country under 12.8 ounces qualifies for Medicaid regardless of their parents nationality or income level?  The medical bill on a child born at this weight runs about $2 million dollars.  Want to guess how many underweight babies are born to illegal immigrants in this country each year?  Times that number by 2 million and that’s how much money you, the taxpayer has doled out this year.  I’m all for helping innocent crack babies, but this is ludicrous.  It is ludicrous to believe that most of this money is going to people who are fully aware of how to take advantage of our welfare programs and that we can continue to afford to let them.  I personally know people who have an impeccable knowledge of the ins and outs of the welfare programs available to them.  They know how to apply, what to say, what they can and cannot get away with saying on an application, but yet they do not possess the ability to read.

President Obama is racing down a dangerous road of pandering to illegal aliens, by spreading racist Pseudos about those who are trying to uphold the law and protect the citizens of this country and also now through offering free medical care so that he can mobilize a voting force of historic proportions.


And Justice for All

Have you ever thought about the significance of making people swear on the Bible when they take an oath of office or testify in a court of law?  If it’s not the whole truth, it’s not the truth.  That’s why there is still one place we say that, in court.  So help us, God.  So, help you, Casey Anthony.   I mean, we all know most guilty people get up on the stand and say whatever it takes to keep themselves out of prison, especially those with a history of pathological lying.  Who can blame them?  If there was ever a time to use their Olympic level training in lying, it would be when they accidentally or not accidentally killed their child.  But here’s the rub.  They set up the tradition of being under oath to God during the testimony of a witness for a reason.  It was not to intimidate the judged, for surely they knew not all criminals would believe in God, it was to insure final
justice just in case the human fallibility factor caused an incorrect verdict.

The oath itself is like a call to God to make him officially a witness to the testimony.   When you swear on a Bible, you are officially saying to God you are not lying.  When most people believed in God, this oath was enough to make a jury or judge believe a person. Not so anymore,
right.  I’m here to remind you, all of you who have great hate in your heart for Casey Anthony, for all of you who wish you could take justice into your own hands, if you truly believe in God, let your heart not throw up.  You should know she will be tried again when she dies by someone who knows how to dispense justice. There are certain sins that will not be forgiven.  Among those few sins, I believe, one is when you testify to the truth in front of your peers in regards to a crime against humanity.  Of course, I have no proof.  Just like at the end of “Oh God, You Devil” there was no evidence that God was there in the courtroom, but everyone knew the truth.  It was up to each individual to decide for themselves what they saw/heard.  (Kind of like what a jury is supposed to do.)

I submit to you that you can have faith whenever our justice system fails us like we think it did on Tuesday.  Those of us who commit the
unforgivable sin of lying to God directly in front of our fellow humans, especially after having beyond a reasonable doubt something to do with killing one of them, will go to hell in a hand basket.  I don’t wish that on anyone; not even Miss Anthony.  But that’s the beauty of having faith.  I don’t have to dispense justice in this case.  It’s not my job.  You might say a Christian believes in forgiveness for everyone.  This is true, but it is not necessarily the belief of God.  Those who want forgiveness and believe, get forgiveness.  Most of these unforgivable crimes against humanity are not done by people who would ever think to ask forgiveness from God because they do not believe in anyone but themselves, so it works out.  Broken souls will go where broken souls belong…eventually.  Whether the jury can detect the truth and do justice or not for the wronged in the courtroom becomes secondary.  Once that sworn oath is taken, the believers know that God is being contracted to judge that oath taker and that really, it is the only justice that matters in the end.

The truth is …the government lies, the left lies, and the right lies.  Of, course.  We knew that. The only truth you need to worry about is that you are stuck in the middle and it’s your job to decipher what is right and what is wrong for you.  You shouldn’t need anyone to tell you what is right and what is wrong.  You need to be able to do it for yourself in an honestly valid manner.  You need to take every opportunity and every right that you have to decipher this truth for yourself.

In this country you have the freedom to choose or not to choose.  We can choose not to buy things like books and movies from murderers.  We
have the right to listen to our instincts instead of lawyers.  It is time to say goodbye to mistrust and misguided trust and say hello to a faith in our conservative traditions and logic we already have hopefully permanently interwoven into the major foundations of this great country.

Pseudos lesson: The Pseudos that is being passed on to the population is that there is no judgment day.  There will never be a time when they will be held responsible for the things they get away with on this earth.  Whatever you can get away with is now serving as the moral limit because that is what the Pseudos message is effectively conveying to people who want, more than anything, to get away with as much sin and avoid as much pain as humanly possible.


Use the Word Pseudos When Talking to a Liberal (If you have to.)

The hardest thing to deal with by far has been communicating with liberals. The forgiveness I’ve had has been drained and any reservations I had about feeding the fire fight between liberals and conservatives have been lifted. I just don’t know what to say anymore. My heart hurts. All in all, I’m thinking we should just give up on trying to do this whole communication thing, but for the moment let’s just pretend there is some “HOPE” left.

Since all of this really boils down to what you believe andhow willing you are to be honest about those beliefs, we might as well start stirring the vats. By now you have a pretty good idea what Pseudos might be. Let’s use the term itself, to call it out. It’s like pulling the “demon” out of a person who is spouting liberal antics they learned from the group. You can apply the word Pseudos to any person or entity that uses Pseudos. We should do this as often as possible. It’s better than calling liberals liars. That’s just not complicated enough for them. You’ll call, “Pseudos!” And they’ll say, “What?” Then you’ll explain, thus starting up a self-conscious conversation that is now based on the subject of being totally honest. What a novel idea.

I think it is essential to first understand the mentality of most of these people. I hate to generalize, but you know you can tell who they are. They are the ones who are most comfortable belonging to a group and are around groups of people as much as humanly possible. They are the iPhone gurus, the Facebook fanatical, and the people who twitter where they are and where they are going at all times.  The group, (not to mention the newest technical device they use) makes them feel important.

Ann Coulter has a new book coming out called Demonic which underlines the group “mob” type of behavior that occurs when these kinds of people put their minds together. She says the mob attributes of liberals mirror a crowd’s inability to perceive contradictions and its tendency to form an infatuation for an individual. (Usually, an underdog, which I discuss in other articles.) This is totally how pseudos becomes most effective. If a person cannot deal with contradictions within complicated subjects, they opt for the easiest of answers. Or I guess I should say fall for what looks like the right answer, and/or fall for the leaders who fit the bill. For example, what liberal Democrat did not truly believe that John Edward hung the moon during the Kerry/Edwards campaign? I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why people couldn’t see how he was scum of all scum deep down inside. His history, how he made his money, how he made suing doctors a sport, said it all. Why is that kind of person put on a pedestal, all major flaws ignored, and real people, with real accomplishments and complicated ideals do not “fit the bill.” For example, in the liberal’s mind, Sarah Palin cannot be a feminist or a good person because she is both a woman and a Republican. They believe the only woman leader is a feminist leader, number one. And to be a feminist, one must first be a liberal and second, be for abortion. There is no in-between. Never mind that if she had aborted her last child she would have been burned at the stake by both feminists for special needs children and the anti-abortionists.

There is also the weird irony that Sara Palin seemingly can’t be trusted by liberals even though thanks to liberal reporting we now know every last detail about her down to how many stitches she got in her chode after the last child birth, I think. Okay, hopefully not, but you get my drift. Is there anything in her past worth fussing about? I mean, at all? Obama has a fraction of the criticism as well as a fraction of the personal information available through the liberal media that Sara Palin does.

How is this possible? I’ll tell you. He is, with all due respect to the President of my country, not a complicated person. He is a puppet by all senses of the word. He fits the bill for the liberal group. He in no way, makes the powers of the liberal group feel inferior, because they believe he is inferior to them and will do their bidding at will. This is what the liberal agenda is all about. This is why the liberal media continues to root for the underdog and will continue to encourage the rewarding of the underdog even if they are not working to deserve the win. May I remind everyone that the whole point of rooting for an underdog is the romantic feeling you get at the end of the race because you knew they worked harder than anyone else to get where they wanted. Not so with Obama. Not so with Edwards. Not so with Weiner. Not so with Pelosi. Conservatives tend not to worship idols. They expect leaders to work like slaves just like the rest of us.

A liberal world community has formed a very strong presence in today’s society, mostly thanks to those in the Democratic Party who have realized the media is the way to control what the people think about them. Bill Clinton was the first to realize that dominating radio must be a collective goal of the Democratic Party. He realized this when he heard his mother in-law was listening to Rush Limbaugh without really knowing who he was. Since then, the many different genres of media have been saturated with liberals’ funding and liberal minded talent. If you think of us all as a block or as a closer knit community as far as the information we share goes, we can see how we are more reliant upon this technology and media. We look to others more readily to see what we should do for ourselves. Unfortunately, technology and media can’t help you make a common sense decision in a crunch; especially if they aren’t around anymore, right? They can’t help you see the truth for yourself if it was tattooed on your coffee steward’s forehead.

This country is a big bad-ass plane that we all need to board as we travel forward into an already turbulent and unknown future. Ann Coulter, among others, has put a magnifying glass up to our war plane’s engine block and she is exposing the seemingly invisible cracks. We may look like we could rule the sky, but when you really choose to look a little more closely you’ll see we are going to crash and burn if we ever have to take off. I completely agree with this type of uninhibited, unapologetic exposure and am ready for people to thus find that psychological weapons, like Pseudos work best among crowds with these mob-like behavioral/mental weaknesses. This kind of behavior is the exact opposite of the people who founded this country. Do you think Thomas Jefferson had a problem appreciating the in between of black and white? Do you think he ever had a thought that did not stem from the very depths of uncertainty?

If you let the group decide what you want, you’re basically saying you would let any one of them think for you. Unless, everyone in the group belongs to MENSA or something, I’m not willing to take that risk. Actually, in the groups I’m talking about, no one from MENSA is allowed, because any person smart enough to be in MENSA certainly would make others feel inferior and that is not what the group wants. The group wants to feel good about itself, regardless if those individuals in the group are feeling good. The group is stupid, ignorant, naïve and the superiors of the group like it that way!

In my book, the way you win the game of “real life” is to not go with what the group wants even as you get more and more popular the “group” or “mob” is rarely right. Just a warning, smart people, or those who think for themselves are usually negatively labeled right off the bat, most often as “nerds”, and excluded from the group. Maybe it could sometimes be because of personal hygiene but, usually it’s because they are too smart.

Pseudos is everywhere because mainly, a disturbing trend among the mob is to alsoexclude complicated truths. These truths may include basics about where we come from, where we are headed as a country, and what a family means. You know, basically anything that has anything and everything to do with Christianity and/or religion. These truths also include advice to women, as any advice given by a man or a woman who respects men, or a person who points out inherent differences between men and women is seen as sexist and certainly not feminist. These truths also include warnings against bad people. You don’t dare tell a young beautiful girl not to go to New York or L.A. to pursue her destiny. Never mind that she has no skills and that she’ll be willing to sell her soul for a place to stay and a bite to eat within a week. Never mind that there are actual slave traders alive and well, just waiting for the next desperate girl to fall into their clutches. Yes, let’s never mind that girls are vulnerable and need protection. There, I said it. They should not be given make-up and high heels at five years old. Are you listening Tom Cruise?  How about instead of printing logos on the butt cheeks of their little pants, why not just print a target? It’s getting easier and easier for people who hunt the innocent as they are but a figment of some paranoid parent’s imagination, right? Only the paranoid believe evil, accidents, and natural disasters actually happen in real life, right. Not just in the movies or in Twilight. For example, I have heard many a mother comment to other mothers about how their children should act when they encounter strangers. While they absolutely refuse to let their children ride the bus for fear of what kind of person may actually want to drive children to school every morning at the butt-crack of dawn, they say they tell their kids just because a strange person is technically a “stranger” it does not mean they are bad people and therefore the children should always act in a respectful/friendly manner towards them (the stranger) no matter what they look like. What ever happened to never, never talk to strangers?! “Hey mommy, that guy looks like a pedophile.” “Shhhh, Billy.” Mommy scowls. “Now go give that sweaty man a hug and say you’re sorry.”

We have chosen to decide for ourselves what kind of family we want, what kind of country we as individuals want, and exactly to what extent we are responsible for that. What we haven’t decided is, well, exactly how do we get that? How do we do that while still maintaining a respectful manner to everyone in the whole goddamn universe? We have lots of ideas that probably won’t work and won’t actually be executed anyway. In the meantime we do nothing in pursuit of those wants because we have something of a handicap when it comes to self-control and creating enough margin in our lives to buffer/survive in the stressful real world we conservatives like to call Earth. Most of us don’t know how to even recognize when we’re living on the edge until for many of us it’s too late. We don’t save anything. We don’t fix anything. We waste everything. Well, almost everything. We save and recycle garbage. My point is, we have found ourselves filled to the brim with information we are told is important. We do the things we are told are important, by people who want to be important themselves.

They rebel against the old, whether you are a man, woman or train of thought. Those old-school things don’t apply to us, now that we are more “advanced”. Old people just don’t understand anything do they? I don’t know. They are the only ones who know how to do some of the things that we once thought were important. If they’re gone who will teach us stuff? I don’t know, stuff like driving instead of typing on a miniature keyboard while your 3,000 lb. hybrid tries to make it to its next overdo oil change.

And all of these things that we do to keep our mind off such a troubled world leave little room for actually doing anything about the troubled world. I expect soon there will be an app. you can purchase from the App Store that will allow you to have your own personal jackass plan your every move. OR in a fitting piece of blasphemy they’ll invent a “What would Jesus do?” app. just to see if they could make an enormous, ironic stack of cheese off it. Sure they’ll take it off the market once thecontroversy wanes and profits begin to dwindle. Then what will you do.? When the jokes over, what is left, but a long awkward pause.

What’s left is a void of real social despair. No, I don’t mean like when Paris runs out of Valtrex or when P-Diddy can’t come up with a new name that rhymes with pee. I mean when people start getting hurt and the time for doing something to prevent it or even cure it has passed us by for good. It’s like the Nothing from the movie Then Never Ending Story sucking up and vaporizing every last particle of faith and imagination. Nothing is what is left and Pseudos is the prevailing falseness that fills the space. The Greek word Pseudos was a word understood and used in the first century for different types of deceptions. Specifically, using what the people believe to be the truth to communicate deception. Are we willing to work harder to find good leaders who will save us from ourselves? Are we willing to choose the hard way and complicated leaders with complicated (working) plans? No more rooting for the underdog because he makes us feel good about ourselves? Arewe really willing to do that?

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work”. — Thomas Edison


Christians Are a Nice Sweet Meat: Thoughts about tearing into religion this holiday season?

Hopefully you won’t be reading or watching much political mess this Thanksgiving, but to keep you up to speed let me give you a quick lesson in pseudos and then show you how that applies to even our most precious of happy times, our holidays.   

The following are blatantly false, generalized statements that were actually published giving the illusion that they were written by someone with a brain.  All were written by Linda Seger of the Huffington Post.  Pseudos Lesson #3:  The Huffington Post part is a dead giveaway that she, in actuality, does not have a brain.  Ms. Seger is most popular for her insistence that the reason blacks do not hold an equal amount of seats in government, as CEO’s and at NASA, is because the rich white man still has an intentional and absolute strangle hold on the black race.  Whether she is correct in her assumptions or not, that is not her goal.  Don’t think for a second her goals are that lofty.  The Pseudos underlying message that she spouts is aimed at preparing us to mistrust all major companies and government organizations run by rich, white men.  I just want to give you a warm up example of how some people would like us to give up on some things we really like, like civility.   I don’t think I have to explain the Pseudos present here in the following statements. 

Pseudos Statement #1

 “A number of conservative (usually rich) Republicans have said that discrimination is a thing of the past, and that we should cut all affirmative action programs. In many cases, conservatives don’t see the social structures that keep problems in place, but see problems as individual problems.” and “Those who haven’t been discriminated against, don’t think it exists.”- Linda Seger

Pseudos Statement #2  

“Conservative Christians often say that these have to be solved through repentance and through becoming more “Christian”.   This is often their answer to every problem and it’s easy to see that this Christian administration (G.W. Bush admin.) is no proof of this approach.” – Linda Seger

Pseudos Statement #3

 “Liberals and Progressives are more often apt to deal in complexity. They want to research, to try to figure out the causes, to try to figure out what can be done to fix it. They often see that the problem exists because of social structures, not because of the lack of ability of various genders or races.” – Linda Seger

What the underlying messages in these statements really say to us:

1.            We should give up on being against racism because unless you have been a victim of racism you don’t know what it feels like and therefore you don’t know what you are talking about.  If we are born wealthy and white we should succumb to being racist.  End of discussion.

2.            There is no proof that things improve through trial and error.  We never learn anything that way.  We also never catch any more flies with honey.  All that love thy neighbor as if you would want to be loved is all hooey.  Being more giving, more teacher than check writer, more selfless and Christ-like has rarely worked out for anyone.  So, let’s give up on being like that too.

3.            Believers in God are simpletons and therefore should not be invited to discussions of important complex issues.  They tend to simplify things and the goal here as everyone knows is to complicate things.  However, we don’t want to complicate social issues with any factual, possibly “profiling” details such as gender, age, race, and religion or citizenship status when looking for a solution to problems.  So from now on can we please refer to each other only as the number we will be soon issued by our government…because we live in China now.  AAAAH!  When did we move to China?   

My interpretation of her Pseudos is harsh, but it is what she is saying.   I know I’m just a housewife and she is a brilliant writer, but I know when I’m being f’d over.  That’s what housewives know best as a matter of fact. 

If you think you are basically a good person and you try hard for your family, don’t for a minute let someone who believes in nothing tell you anything.  You take those Pollyanna traits you stuffed way deep down inside after the 80’s ended and flaunt them again.  Don’t wear the big lacey collar and big bow or anything, but don’t be ashamed of being nice.  Don’t question yourself about who these people say who you believe to be your neighbor and who you treat as such.  They don’t know you and they don’t have a clue about who actually runs this country.  Her message is of the classic Pseudos nature and is intended to make me feel like shit about myself and my country.  This holiday season, some people will be out in force to make you feel terrible about where you are from, what you believe and what you do with your money.  Why on earth would anyone want to hurt little ol’ us?  The truth is I don’t know.  I do know that there are some people who just want us to get in line so that they can experience what they refer to as real power.  When you submit to this way of negative thought you are just feeding their experience, their kingdom.  Your kingdom is not your own, therefore you have no kingdom.

I invite you to experience your own perfect holiday kingdom by truly enjoying the people and things closest to you.  Pretend you are the Queen or King and that you will bestow benevolence to all whom you come in contact with.  The holidays are an excellent excuse to try and do things differently than you normally would.  I dare you to try and really experience not just Christmas, but Thanksgiving and the New Year as well.  Really try to be nice to everyone you come in contact with.  Appreciate something about someone you have no reason to.  Read my thoughts on the following and make a choice about whether or not to get bogged down in what you know about the holidays or in contrast, what you really want to experience during them.   

The following are some points about our culture I really think we should all be more honest about.  And some other things we know are the truth given the times we live in…

Religion pushes both liberally thinking and conservative thinking people away.  Though for liberals, it totally freaks them out and understandably so.  But, Christianity, according to the Bible should not do that.  That’s right.  Bible beating is okay if you don’t beat someone else’s Bible or try to make them beat yours.  Okay, that didn’t come out exactly right. 

There are the conservatives who work very hard and have become very successful on their own so they tend to not like the idea of giving up so much control and time, not to mention money.  Some more liberal thinkers, who are naturally prone to want to think out of the box, don’t like the idea of not knowing… Well, that’s about it.  They just don’t like the idea of not knowing everything, period.  

Then there are the people whose parents were overbearing, overprotective, maybe very religious or not, and who therefore tend to veer away from religion for the fear of being imprisoned again by pointless rules.  So many of my generation grew up with overprotective parents and never saw one lick of verification that all that protection was necessary.  They never personally saw war; never even suffered a natural disaster.  In a way, compared to our grandparents who in many ways had to “grow up early,” due to war and depression, we haven’t “had” to grow up at all.  Our parents placed us smack dab in the safest, most boring places on Earth for a reason.  But now that safety seems kind of like a sprawling pointless prison.

That’s how many people see religion, further, a church as a voluntary prison.  Some people therefore tie the holidays into that as well.   But that is looking at religion all wrong.  The very truest basics of the majority of all religions are not rules to imprison a person, but to keep them alive.  Just look at the kosher laws of Judaism.  These are meant to protect the human from bacteria and other diseases that come from unclean practices.  Their practice is not just a sign of subservience alone, but rather a practice done in gratitude and necessity.  Some people want you to believe that religion is the root of all evil instead of a mechanism for keeping us from bringing evil upon ourselves because of our inherent humanness.  God knows we can’t help but mess up.  The holidays help us forgive ourselves for that by giving us a chance to do something about it.  We let ourselves be a little less prideful and self-loathing.  We can’t let anyone take that from us.  We’d all go crazy- or maybe that’s the goal.

The holidays are the newest way to pseudosically send messages of secularism (anti-God) and anti-Americanism.  Some people truly do not want the traditional celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas to continue.  They will tell you those believers don’t really believe and that if there was anything Christ-like about Thanksgiving or Christmas that those traditions are long gone.  Basically, their main pseudos message is that there is no point in trying to recreate those traditional feelings because they were made up under false pretenses. 

I’ll tell you what the point of trying is. 

Once people come to appreciate people who believe in Christ, even if they themselves do not believe, religions of all types become more readily appreciated.  Quite the opposite of becoming more close minded and intolerant as secularists would have you believe.  Coincidentally, once you practice looking for the pseudos in people, things and events, you start to notice something else, the truly good in people, things and events.  Practicing this will make your experience the most true and most memorable in all situations every day. 

They say there is a particular road map you must follow to gain eternal life in Heaven, but it has nothing to do with whether or not you are Catholic, Buddhist, Baptist or Jehovah Witness.  Christmas and Thanksgiving are likewise celebrations of Jesus himself and being Christian like to each other.  Nothing more, nothing less.    For those of you who are already confused, the Native Americans were also acting Christian-like even though they were not Christians.    It was not just the Pilgrims who acted Christian like.  That’s what made it work.  That’s what made the event special.  If you want me to say the Pilgrims acted more Native-American/Christian like I will.   Stick with me, guys.   I’m just trying to make a point here.  Jesus said there is, but one church… His.  So, should we associate any particular religion and therefore its faults as a religious body with the simple original intentions of celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas or the New Year?  We often struggle to follow Christ’s example of extravagant grace, but does that mean we should just give up and shred the last ounce of random kindness we get out of people during the holiday season for the sake of political correctness?  The last I heard, political correctness didn’t die for all of humanity.  Here’s a suggestion.  Let’s not do that.    

Let me tell you a little story about John Adams and the first agreements our forefathers made together.  Mr. Glen Beck tells this story too, I believe.  It’s a good one. 

While our forefathers were struggling to come up with the Declaration of Independence for this country it was suggested that they open the first meeting of the Continental Congress with prayer.  The men in the room began to murmur to each other and huff as they were of all different kinds of religions.  The Catholic thought he could not pray with an Episcopalian and the same went for many others who bore religious inhibitions and differences.   The future president thought as the bonds that drew this crowd together began to unravel, this could be their very first act together as a working God fearing free nation or their very first failure.  The sermon of George Whitfield was recalled by John Adams.  It went something like this:

“Father Abraham, are there any Presbyterians in heaven? The answer came back, no.

Father Abraham, are there any Episcopalians in heaven? No.

Are there any Quakers or Baptists or Methodists in heaven? No, none.

So then Whitefield asked, Father Abraham, who is in heaven?

The answer came back: Christians.  This story moved the men to pray together regardless of the minor differences in their Christian beliefs.  In that first trusting sentiment, they agreed to disagree, strengthening them into a force capable of winning independence from Great Britain.  Bet you didn’t want to think of the 4th of July as a religious holiday too, but oh, well!  Welcome to America, Jack!      

There are many hundreds of thousands of good people out there that you may never identify as being Christian or identify them as practicing any one type of religion.  This is because according to the Bible, one’s heart must be open to receive the message of God.   People can’t talk turkey about God with each other unless they’re ready to talk Turduckin‘.  It’s deep and very rich.  The truth is, some people either can’t handle it or just plain don’t like it.  Whether through the need of help or need of answers, the door to receive an understanding of God must be open.  You can’t just go around telling people about what you believe if they don’t want to hear about it.  Why do you think I had to self-publish? 

Thanksgiving is upon us and I can’t help but think of how much we’ve grown accustomed to glazing over Thanksgiving Day.  We call it Turkey Day or the day before Black Friday.  How Ironic is it that the new holiday we celebrate and probably prepare more for be called “Black Friday”.  We go straight from Halloween to Christmas these days and all we have to show for it in the end are some enormous ass bills and a huge dose of buyer’s remorse.  Or maybe that’s just last year. 

In the case of Thanksgiving Day, we teach our kids more about the hardships the Native Americans suffered decades after the Pilgrims came than the actual sharing of knowledge and friendship that led to the survival of those brave people and therefore the future of our country.   The story is still there, but it is jaded and heavy with exposition.  Somehow our celebrating the actual history of Thanksgiving is now a superficial celebration of the white man.  The less guilty option: Turkey Day.  The horrors to befall the Native Americans during the growth of this country will never be forgotten and probably never ever forgiven.  Ever-ever.  And rightfully so.  Isn’t that exactly why we need to make sure we uphold the one holiday we have where we celebrate needing to be true to the religion we practice whether Pilgrim or Native.  We have to teach each other how we can get along with each other so that we may reside in this land we call America together forever in peace.  We will all need each other again at some point, so let’s start practicing that again.  We’ll start again this Thursday, a day we Americans call Thanksgiving Day.  A day we thank God we had enough balls to have respect and love for those we had no reason to love or respect. 

So, you want an example of Pseudos being used to diminish the importance of the Christmas holiday too?  The Pseudos message is that Christians adopted or stole (whatever makes you feel better) a pagan holiday and called it Christmas.  Well, that’s true, they did steal it, but do you want to know why?  Not if you’re an atheist, I guess, but I’ll tell you anyway.  December 25th is a great day to celebrate on for several reasons.  Pagans felt this way because it is a very powerful day in the universe astrologically and metaphysically.  I guess since astrology and metaphysics take math skills to figure out and those who believe in God are supposed to not understand complicated math, secularists must have naturally thought Christians didn’t know this.  The position the earth is in during that day is called the winter solstice which is an astrophysical phenomenon not just a day for doing pagan rituals.  Spiritual leaders of many different faiths say the spirits in all of the universe celebrate spiritual birth on this day.  Why shouldn’t we?  Furthermore, the pagan rituals which Christians adopted are all appropriate for celebrating the birth of Christ as well as nature and all that He represents.  So if you think Christmas is just Christians being hypocritical pagans, you’d be one who is believing the Pseudos.  And for the record, there is nothing un-Christian about Santa Clause.  He’s a saint for Christ’s sake!

Also, if you have doubts about why, if Christmas is to be about Jesus’ birth, do we seemingly superficially and gluttonously buy so many presents, cheap decorations, etc.  Well, the answer is simple.  Blessings are so much better when they are celebrated.  People are able to get more bang for their buck these days and let’s face it.  Things have gotten a bit gaudy.  HOW WONDERFUL!   If someone gives you a gift of money do you have more fun spending it on bills or would it be better enjoyed treating your friends to the movies with popcorn and all the goodies they could stand?  I hope you are thinking the latter, you big Scrooge!

I know many of you will be giving to or volunteering for your favorite charities and that is something that should be a part of all our traditions.  However, don’t let yourself get pulled too thin and ragged to spend quality love on your close friends, neighbors and family.  Think about all the good you do and be happy with yourself.  Here’s the secret: when you practice looking for the Pseudos in the things, people and events that bombard you every day, you begin avoiding a lot of headaches.  You are learning to discern for yourself and for your family what is truly bad for you.  Something else happens too.  When you are able to pick out the Pseudos, you have inadvertently strengthened your ability to see the truly good in things, people and events that are pertinent to you and your future. 

This Thanksgiving, thinking about what you want and don’t have is the very best way to ruin your holiday.  I heard a wise man say that recently.  And the easiest way to have the best holiday is to think about what you do have and be thankful for it.  You don’t have to keep it simple this year, just love thy neighbor because the holidays themselves are simply about that.


What is Pseudos (pronounced: Soo DOS )

I see that in many cases, breaks in the patterns of reality in people, movies, history and politics can be indeed a sign of something innovative, but in extreme or radical cases of skew, it is always a sign of things gone awry.

As it did for many hard core Americans such as myself the tragedies that occured on September 11, 2001 rocked my world.  I never felt hatred for the culprits as mainly I just remembering knowing things were bad and about to get a lot worse.  For years I had been piecing together theories of why and how a shift in moral compromise could be so wide-spread and at the same time so tolerated by the majority. I finally saw the reality, the truth if you will, behind the unconformity I was picking up around me.  There were people who would go to any length to change everything about America and what it stands for.  This includes sabotage and a veil of distraction so obtuse, so flagrent, so well funded, that no one would believe it if they saw it with their own eyes.

Then I heard a Greek Word I had never heard before in my life. Pseudos.  Pseu as in Sue.  Dos as in the computer language.  It means to lie using the truth.  John uses it in the Bible to describe certain people and events that involved lies and quite obviously had some historical significance.  Suddenly, I knew there was something to the widespread lying phenomena we were experiencing today and not just my delusional paranoia. I realized there was a word that connected the deed to the doer and the doer to the motive, in context. This literally meant others in history had recognized this same type of lying phenomena and because it was so destructive, had a word for it.

Maybe no one realizes it, or maybe everyone is just moving in a stampede like fashion where your only choice is to go with the flow or be trampled below, but something oh yes, something, has gone terribly awry.

 
“The 48 (Johnson) ran into the 38 (Sadler) and I ran into them. That was an accident and accidents happen. We’re all together so it’s hard to miss something when you’re going so fast. You can turn left, but the car is still going straight. It’s just frustrating.”        
                                                          -Dale Earnhardt Jr.