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Roy Moore

Absence of Shame

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Do you have a dog?

Not a cat person? Cats don’t complete  in the this particular category of emotional response.

If you have a dog you know that if you catch them in the act or not of doing something wrong they will react with what appears to be shame.

They will hide their head. They will turn away. They will give a generally accepted sad look.

However, it must be noted that their response is not a human act of shame. They don’t have exactly a human response but a canine response to an acknowledged wrongful act.

Think of a situation in a pack when the alpha male catches a subordinate chewing their bone. There is a growl and the subordinate cowers, pulls back and follows an extinctive response of shame. They may rollover exposing their belly. They will turn away and not make eye contact. They will generally look sad.

Dogs.

So consider why the Republican Party doesn’t even reach the level of shame response of a dog.

Where is their shame?

I can still remember a time when Republicans used to run commercials on TV telling us how to clean up our act. A public policy built on shaming. 

Don’t use drugs. Don’t listen to that music. Don’t play that video game. Don’t have sex. Don’t take welfare. Don’t watch that movie. Don’t watch that TV show.  Don’t use those words. Don’t read that book. Don’t worship that god. Don’t wear those clothes. Don’t listen to that radio show. Don’t listen to that man. Don’t listen to that woman. Don’t go to that country. Don’t protest. Don’t complain. Trust us we know what’s best for you.

The Republicans represented the “moral majority”.

They loved to roll out how moral, how superior they were to the democrats. They would beat about the head any shoot it in the face any liberal ideal.

America, the light to the world upon the hill of morality and liberty for the chosen few.

Republicans were the only ones who could really love America. 

Republicans were the only ones who went to church and listened to Jesus.

Republicans were the only ones who had clean, decent homes and families. Kept their lawn cut.

What has happened to shame?

The Republican party now endorses both a president and a person wanting to be a US senator who are sexual predators.

What does that say about the morals of Republicans and the Republican party?

It says to woman and females of all ages they are objects to be used by Republicans.

It says that a woman is not as fully human as a man.

They are less than a man as their Christian bible tells them.

They do not enjoy the same human rights as a man their superior.

Right now shame has left the building.

At the bottom of this absence of shame I suspect a known historical human response to change.

The old gray guard of the Republican party, and for that matter social racist conservatives in general, watched in horror as Obama was elected.

Never in their lifetimes would they have thought that this white nation could elect a negro president. That thought was impossible let alone elected twice.

Racism in America is so deeply tied to religion, culture and patriotism. It cannot be separated or dismissed as a causal root reaction specifically to conservative motivation and action.

Fear of change makes people do bad things. 

Fear of change, this wave of the browning of America, will allow you to jettison shame in favor of electing an admitted sexual predator as president.

Fear of change, this wave of the growing of America, will allow you to ignore shame in favor of a pedophile running for a Senate seat in Alabama.

Knowing racist culture so well as I do, there is nothing wrong, in fact, because Moore is biblical in his interest in young teen white girls. However, if he was sexually active with a black teen some conservative/racists might find their shame of him.

So what can we do?

Time is on the side of right.

The tyranny of men over humanity cannot stand against the forward movement of time. We are fortunate in a way to bear witness to the last gasps of medieval thought and prejudice.

All of us who stand for liberty and justice for all, with the emphasis on ALL, will see that day when we truly can say we are all equal in this great nation.

Peace.

DFrey

Forces Film, Again Begin

Predator

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Dutch, portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, leads a group through the Guatemala jungle in search of missing CIA operatives in the movie Predator.

Ultimately the story asks who is the predator?

Is it the alien from another world or is it Dutch the human?

Yes, it turns out that the alien who traversed trillions of miles to hunt man is the evolutionary loser. On this planet of the apes we are the top banana when it comes to predation.

Predators on this world come in many forms.

They are not limited to gender, position, age or any of the demographic categories  that you can name.

You may be a predator. The person next to you could be a predator. I could be a predator.

The main characteristic of a predator is that they blend in. They have mastered to some extent the ability to camouflage themselves in plain sight.

They also have mastered the art of the trap.

They each have honed the ability to manifest a funnel, a channel through which their victims migrate to the center of the web where the predator awaits to feed upon them.

Examples you ask?

A priest who oversees the alter boys who pass out cakes.

The policeman who waits for an undesirable to pass his car whom he then pulls over.

The woman that undermines other women at work who blames the accounting short falls on their lack of attention.

The studio executive who listens to a pitch from a new writer and then takes their intellectual property and produces a project without them.

The guy who serves you pizza who doesn’t wash his hands.

The father who demands respect even as he beats his children and prays as he puts them to bed.

The son who grooms divorced women with no self esteem by telling them lovely words. Words they long to hear so he can make them have sex with him.

Predators lure their victims with charisma and self confidence. 

They command attention in a room. They always have the best story. The best experience. They are the best.

They win.

But lately, I wonder if the long tide of evil has crested?

Has our society specifically here and now in these United States come to a watershed moment? Has our collective psyche reached a point in time where we can now see behavior that was once hidden?

Can we recognize the sociopath?

Can we see that person who knows the difference between right and wrong but chooses to do wrong because it benefits them?

Is this awakening that women are people too just a media fad?

Let us believe it is not.

There is still a road before us upon which life is asking us now all to stand for that which is right. That which is good. That which liberty, equality and justice for all rings out.

The light asks each one of us to stand.

Peace

DFrey

 

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Which Witch

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Do you watch the old 60’s and 70’s Hammer horror films from England?

A lot of them depict the life and times of people in the medieval time. 

That time when they didn’t know that women provided 50% of the genetic information to form a child. 

They didn’t know about germs. 

They didn’t know the earth was round. They didn’t know that there was a north pole let alone a south pole. 

They believed that God everyday created light. Yes, that thing in the sky we call the sun, God manifested his will and created light for his creation. 

That’s actually what got Galileo a time out by the Pope because Galileo claimed the sun was a celestial body. Another world that gave off life. With his telescope he couldn’t see God or his minions starting that great bonfire in the sky every day. So they locked him in his home until he recanted which means he said he was wrong and religion was right.

Women. What are they?

According to the Christian bible, all versions of it, women are a vessel. 

What does that mean?

It means they are an oven in which the man places his bread, his issue, his sperm to bake. Nine months later you have a child. 

You see, ever since women came on the scene she’s been nothing but trouble for men and religion. She tempted Adam that Eve did and got them thrown out of paradise.

Did you know that every lunar cycle, every 28 days, women bleed. It’s called the curse by the founding fathers of the Christian religion. It is the toll that Yahweh placed upon Eve for daring to think outside of the box. That glass ceiling placed over her by the Lord of Hosts himself.

Everything about the female of the human species has been demonized by the Christian religion. Everything.

So it comes to no surprise that here at the beginning of the 21st century we still have medieval thinking pervading our culture and body politic.

Take for example the great medieval thinkers who just today wondered aloud if the Washington Post reported on Donald Trump’s self admitted sexual predation. Now they report on a woman accusing  Roy Moore of sexual predation. The real scandal is the fake news being propagated by the WP.

It is just like when back in the good old times and the good old boys got together and wanted to get rid of a woman asking to many questions. They would accuse her of being a witch. 

To prove she was a witch they would tie her up and throw her into a pond. If she floated she was helped by Satan and a witch. If she drowned she was innocent. Either way they got rid of their perceived problem.

Carl Sagan and Joseph Campbell expounded upon how human society lags behind the cutting edge of scientific discovery. Vestiges of the past pervade society both in real physical manifestations  as well as in thought.

Why do we have a daily horoscope when we know we are not the center of the universe?

Why do we believe that the host physically changes into the body of Christ?

Why do we still believe that women are only a vessel to serve men?

Peace

DFrey

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