Sunday, August 16, 2020

Found on the "unofficial" Knights of Columbus Regalia Page

 

Tempus Fugit Memento Mori!
Do you remember receiving the first degree?
I have a question.
Who are you to judge me!?
I have been reading and commenting on the recent posts here on the Knights of Columbus page over the past month or so, and I am so very disappointed in some of our Catholic brethren, who claim to call themselves, "Knights of Columbus." In fact, I think they are actually masons in the costume. How about that!
First of all, to those of us, who cast judgments. There's a HUGE difference between judging and righteous judgment. We have to know the difference between them. Righteous judgment is when you see your brethren worshiping Moloch, and you don't do everything you can to stop them.
  • Matthew 7:1-5
1 'Do not judge, and you will not be judged;
2 because the judgements you give are the judgements you will get, and the standard you use will be the standard used for you.
3 Why do you observe the splinter in your brother's eye and never notice the great log in your own?
4 And how dare you say to your brother, "Let me take that splinter out of your eye," when, look, there is a great log in your own?
5 Hypocrite! Take the log out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough to take the splinter out of your brother's eye.
  • John 7:21-24
21 Jesus answered, and said to them: One work I have done; and you all wonder:
[22] Therefore, Moses gave you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and on the sabbath day you circumcise a man.
[23] If a man receive circumcision on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are you angry at me because I have healed the whole man on the sabbath day? [24] Judge not according to the appearance, but judge just judgment.
  • Ephesians 5: 1-16
[1] Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children; [2] And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness. [3] But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints: [4] Or obscenity, or foolish talking, or scurrility, which is to no purpose; but rather giving of thanks. [5] For know you this and understand, that no fornicator, or unclean, or covetous person (which is a serving of idols), hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
[6] Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief. [7] Be ye not therefore partakers with them. [8] For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light. [9] For the fruit of the light is in all goodness, and justice, and truth; [10] Proving what is well pleasing to God:
[11] And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. [12] For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of. [13] But all things that are reproved, are made manifest by the light; for all that is made manifest is light. [14] Wherefore he saith: Rise thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead: and Christ shall enlighten thee. [15] See therefore, brethren, how you walk circumspectly: not as unwise,
[16] But as wise: redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

  1. There are two prime candidates for this presidential election. One, who is a man of principle,
  • Who runs many business' employing people of every race and nationality around the world, taking the time to meet every one of them.
  • Who won a presidential election despite all of the fake news media and their polls.
  • Who fights to protect our borders from being overrun with human trafficking, drug smugglers, and murderers.
  • Who is the first president to attend and speak at a pro-life rally, while recognizing our Catholic sisters.
  • Who donates every single presidential paycheck.
  • Who was able to negotiate the freedom from the psychopathic tyranny of the dictator in North Korea.
  • Who tried to stop people from coming in the USA from foreign lands containing this new virus.
  • Who is not afraid to say, "God bless you all, and God bless America."
  • Who knelt down in front of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady.
  • Who supports the Knights of Columbus.
  • I am certain we can certainly name a lot others, as Archbishop Vigano did.

The other presidential candidate,
  • Claims to be a devote Catholic.
  • Who is pro-abortion up to and even after the baby is born, masking it as "Women's Healthcare."
  • Who supported, Bill Clinton's DADT, Don't Ask Don't Tell, in the USA military.
  • Who in 1996, voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act.
  • Today, is Pro LGBT, and has ministered as a JP to a gay marriage.
  • Who has openly expressed his notions for pedophile activities, and has been seen on video doing questionable things.
  • Who has made his profession as a career politician, since he held office in 1973, which is 47 years.

Brother Knights. We can only but serve one God.
I would strongly recommend reading The Consecration to St. Joseph, the Wonders of our Spiritual Father.
This novena will help you distinguish how Our Heavenly Father wants us to live...according to His Divine Will, and not our own.
Kyrie eleison!
Vivat Jesus!
May Almighty God Bless us in the Name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Based on the *results* of the protest in Portland, is Black Lives Matter a Leninist Group?



 Ok, let's look at the BLM protests closest to me in Portland, OR through  Leninist lens:


- dismisses political reform and compromise: Yep, they're demanding a complete abolition of the police department and are rejecting any reform
- advocates violently overthrowing capitalist regimes, in order to create an authoritarian state that controls the economy: I give you the firebombing of the Federal Building, Police Union, and Police Precincts after blocking the doors to prevent escape.
-class racism is the only correct lens through which to understand society: Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility is the textbook of the movement, despite being rather racist in and of itself.
-uncompromisingly materialist and, yes, atheistic: The attacks on Catholic Churches speak for their atheism and the demand of reparations is materialism.

so, I give them a 4/4 for being Leninist Bolsheviks ready to kill their neighbor rather than compromise.

Friday, August 7, 2020

The current numbers and where all this COVID-19 stuff is headed

In America, we crossed 5 million cases yesterday, and will likely hit 10-15 million cases by the end of the year.

That means one out of every 35 Americans, minimum, is going to get this. Shut down the churches, but unless you also shut down the protests, that means nothing. When you fail to treat the sick differently from the well- when you fail to segregate based on actually having the virus, nothing else you do matters. Masks don't matter, shutdowns don't matter. One in 35 Americans will get this, and it looks like after all the people over the age of 80 who get it are dead, the rest have less than a 1% chance of dying.
Let's bump this up. Go worldwide. 20 million cases out of 7.5 billion people so far. Double that. Heck, let's multiply it by 5- say we hit 100 million people by the end of the year. Worldwide that means 98.6% will not even get sick.
We're now closing in on 720,000 deaths. Worldwide, dying "with COVID" , because nobody dies FROM COVID without other underlying issues of some sort, known or unknown. So far, that's .0096% of humanity has died. A horrid number, but not nearly as bad as say, WWII when there were only 2.3 billion people in the world and we lost 85,000,000 of them- about 3%.

Still, with all of that perspective- I'll admit COVID is bad and we should do something about it.
So let's take it actually seriously. We live in a day and age of total information awareness, at least in the first world. The data exists to track every adult American, to within 3 meters, for the last 18 months. The data already exists, we don't have to recreate it. So let's do away with the outdated concept of privacy entirely, and actually feed into the google search engine to build a tree of everybody who has had even the slightest contact with any known patient- and everybody who has had contact with them- down 4 levels deep.
Let's quarantine all of them. Commandeer those empty offices and hotel rooms, and make sure everybody who could possibly get this, spends the next 12 months in quarantine.
Until NONE of them test positive.
Then they can rejoin the human race.
That is how you deal with a true health emergency. But I think if you did that- you'd have people pointing out what I did at the beginning of this post.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Still not White Privilege, BUT

Here are some racist assumptions that I've heard from the purveyors of White Supremacy/White Privilege/White Fragility that I believe are not only erroneous assumptions about minorities, but that actively create and build upon the illusion of systemic racism.  I will add to this post slowly over the next week, but here are a few that have sprung up lately:
  1. All minorities are held back by the "wind resistance" of historic racism.  Oddly enough, almost all the minority people claiming this have wealth far in advance of what I'll ever see, and if wealth is material privilege, then they are way more privileged than most white people I know.
  2. It's not possible for a minority or poor person to carry proper photo id.  And yet, every minority person I know over the age of 18 has a driver's license, a Costco card, and usually one to three forms of photobadge for work.
  3. Minorities are less able to succeed at paying off real estate mortgage.  This one is largely due to racists in the banking industry and a credit rating method that was in use from 1905-2010 that modifies credit rating for housing loans based on the history (and diversity) of your neighborhood.  It can cost you thousands in housing value and percentage points on your mortgage, and it's what black folks mean when they complain of "white flight" and "gentrification".
  4. It's not possible for an interracial couple or a minority couple to stay married (and thus the excuse for the high "fatherless family" rate among certain minority populations).  I say hogwash to this.  Marriage takes only two things:  Commitment and work.  That's it.  You too can succeed at heterosexual marriage.  The fear of heterosexuality in its full form, drives far to many into hopeless and poverty producing forms of the family.
  5. It is not possible for minority people to be individuals (thus the "internationalist identity politics", which never sees human beings as people, only collections of the stereotypes they belong to) .  The truth is, everybody, including minorities, are all really a minority of one.  Each of us is unique, each of us is a real person able to make our own decisions.  This especially hits hard in the disabled community quite often.
  6. Violent people are violent because they are genetically predisposed to violence.  This is one that affects the majority populations as well as minority populations.  It is not true in the slightest.  ANYBODY can become violent when their fight-or-flight mechanism is triggered in their brain, for any reason.  People who are victims of violence when they are young, become purveyors of violence when they are old.


    The people who believe in these fallacies aren't evil people, but they are racist people- especially those who claim to be anti-racist.  The existence of these beliefs in our society means we still have work to do to eliminate even the hint of systemic racism.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Avoiding Orwell's Law in a time of Civil War.

I had an idea today for a truly peaceful protest against racism, and it would make it impossible for anybody to oppose it.

How about Saturday morning, both black lives matter and all lives matter people commit to putting lawn chairs and tables in OWN their front lawns, signs on the tables, and spend their morning actually talking to their neighbors from a socially distanced 6 feet?

THAT is what a truly nonviolent protest looks like. Not invading other people's spaces, but having conversations with your neighbors for real grass roots change. In my case, crabgrass change.

Speaking truth to power in Oregon involves ballot measures, not protest signs and denying your fellow citizens the right to speak. Let alone destroying private businesses, stopping traffic on major streets, and burning down buildings with people still inside them.
Orwell's law states that any violent rebellion against a tyranny will create an even worse tyranny. All that ever happens when you get violent is some pigs are more equal than other pigs.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Child Safe Environment Training

Here is the link for the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment training.  

There are two ways to make sure you are updated on this training.  If you are in the REQUIRED TRAINING officer and service program list, you need to press the green button and log in with the userID of your member # combined with your last name, for instance Ted's username is 4253418seeber .  Yours can of course be found on your membership card.

If you are not in the list, you should click on the BLUE button and the registration code is KofC safe.

Both buttons are halfway down the page.

For our council, this is the list of people who need to pass Safe Environment training:

Grand Knights

Deputy Grand Knights
Program Directors
Community Directors
Family Directors
Youth Directors

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The problem with identity politics

Is that there really is no law against segregation today, as long as it is chosen voluntarily.

There is NOTHING keeping sexist or racist protesters from moving elsewhere and building their own city to their liking.

In fact, there are plenty of small towns in Kansas, Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, and Minnesota that would be willing to host such a project, no matter what color you are.
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