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Concerning Temptation

Author: Hannah Whittall Smith.

Certain very great mistakes are made concerning this matter of temptation, in the practical working out of this life of faith.
First of all, people seem to expect that, after the soul has entered into its rest in God, temptations will cease; and to think that the promised deliverance is not only to be from yielding to temptation, but even also from being tempted. Consequently, when they find the Canaanite still in the land, and see the cities great and walled up to Heaven, they are utterly discouraged, and think they must have gone wrong in some way, and that this cannot be the true land after all.

Then, next they make the mistake of looking upon temptation as sin, and of blaming themselves for what in reality is the fault of the enemy only. This brings them into condemnation and discouragement; and discouragement, if continued in, always ends at last in actual sin. The enemy makes an easy prey of a discouraged soul; so that we fall often from the very fear of having fallen.

To meet the first of these difficulties it is only necessary to refer to the Scripture declarations, that the Christian life is to be throughout a warfare; and that, especially when seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, we are to wrestle against spiritual enemies there, whose power and skill to tempt us must doubtless be far superior to any we have ever heretofore encountered.

As a fact, temptations generally increase in strength tenfold after we have entered into the interior life, rather than decrease; and no amount or sort of them must ever for a moment lead us to suppose we have not really found the true abiding place. Strong temptations are generally a sign of great grace, rather than of little grace. When the children of Israel had first left Egypt, the Lord did not lead them through the country of the Philistines, although that was the nearest way; for God said, “lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt.” But afterwards, when they learned better how to trust Him, He permitted their enemies to attack them. Then also in their wilderness journey they met with but few enemies and fought but few battles, compared to those in the land, where they found seven great nations and thirty-one kings to be conquered, besides walled cities to be taken, and giants to be overcome.
They could not have fought with the Canaanites, or the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, until they had gone into the land where these enemies were. And the very power of your temptations, dear Christian, therefore, may perhaps be one of the strongest proofs that you really are in the land you have been seeking to
enter, because they are temptations peculiar to that land. You must never allow your temptations to cause you to question the fact of your having entered the promised “heavenly places.”

The second mistake is not quite so easy to deal with. It seems hardly worth while to say that temptation is not sin, and yet most of the distress about it arises from not understanding this fact. The very suggestion of wrong seems to bring pollution with it, and the evil agency not being recognized, the poor tempted soul begins to feel as if it must be very bad indeed, and very far off from God to have had such thoughts and suggestions. It is as though a burglar should break into a man’s house to steal, and, when the master of the house began to resist him and to drive him out, should turn round and accuse the owner of being himself the thief. It is the enemy’s grand ruse for entrapping us. He comes and whispers suggestions of evil to us, doubts, blasphemies, jealousies, envyings, and pride; and then turns round and says, “Oh, how wicked you must be to think of such things! It is very plain that you are not trusting the Lord; for if you were, it would have been impossible for these things to have entered your heart.” This reasoning sounds so very plausible that the soul often accepts it as true, and at once comes under condemnation, and is filled with discouragement; then it is easy for it to be led on into actual sin. One of the most fatal things in the life of faith is discouragement. One of the most helpful is cheerfulness. A very wise man said that in overcoming temptations, cheerfulness was the first thing, cheerfulness the second, and cheerfulness the third. We must expect to conquer. That is why the Lord said so often to Joshua, “Be strong and of a good courage”; “Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed”; “Only be thou strong and very courageous.” And it is also the reason He says to us, “Let not your heart he troubled neither let it be afraid.” The power of temptation is in the fainting of our own hearts. The enemy knows this well, and always begins his assaults by discouraging us, if it can in any way be accomplished. Sometimes this discouragement arises from what we think is a righteous grief and disgust at ourselves that such things could be any temptation to us; but which is really a mortification arising from the fact that we have been indulging in a secret self-congratulation that our tastes were too pure, or our separation from the world was too complete for such things to tempt us. We have expected something from ourselves, and have been sorely disappointed not to find that something there, and are discouraged in consequence. This mortification and discouragement are really a far worse condition than the temptation itself, though they present an appearance of true humility, for they are nothing but the results of wounded self-love. True humility can bear to see its own utter weakness and foolishness revealed, because it never expected anything from itself, and knows that its only hope and expectation must be in God. Therefore, instead of discouraging the soul from trusting, it drives it to a deeper and more utter trust. But the counterfeit humility which springs from self, plunges the soul into the depths of a faithless discouragement, and drives it into the very sin at which it is so distressed.

I remember once hearing an allegory that illustrated this to me wonderfully. Satan called together a council of his servants to consult how they might make a good man sin. One evil spirit started up and said, “I will make him sin.”

“How will you do it?” asked Satan.

“I will set before him the pleasures of sin,” was the reply; “I will tell him of its delights and the rich rewards it brings.”

“Ah,” said Satan, “that will not do; he has tried, it, and knows better than that.”

Then another spirit started up and said, “I will make him sin.”

“What will you do?” asked Satan. “I will tell him of the pains and sorrows of virtue. I will show him that virtue has no delights, and brings no rewards.”

“Ah, no!” exclaimed Satan, “that will not do at all; for he has tried it, and knows that wisdom’s ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace.'”

“Well,” said another imp, starting up, “I will undertake to make him sin.”

“And what will you do?” asked Satan, again.

“I will discourage his soul,” was the short reply.

“Ah, that will do,” cried Satan, –“that will do! We shall conquer him now.” And they did.

An old writer says, “All discouragement is from the devil”; and I wish every Christian would just take this as a pocket-piece, and never forget it. We must fly from discouragement as we would from sin. But this is impossible if we fail to recognize the true agency in temptation. For if the temptations are our own fault, we cannot help being discouraged. But they are not. The Bible says, “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation”; and we are exhorted to “count it all joy when we fall into divers temptations.” Temptation, therefore, cannot be sin; and the truth is, it is no more a sin to hear these whispers and suggestions of evil in our souls, than it is for us to hear the swearing or wicked talk of bad men as we pass along the street. The sin only comes in either case by our stopping and joining in with them. If, when the wicked suggestions come, we turn from them at once, as we would from wicked talk, and pay no more attention to them, we do not sin. But if we carry them on in our minds, and roll them under our tongues, and dwell on them with a half-consent of our will to them as true, then we sin. We may be enticed by evil a thousand times a day without sin, and we cannot help these enticings. But if the enemy can succeed in making us think that his enticings are our sin, he has accomplished half the battle, and can hardly fail to gain a complete victory.

DEMS TOUT FAKE-CATHOLIC BIDEN AS ‘MAN OF FAITH’

Protestants, as well as Catholics, take note!

by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 29, 2020   

WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – As Joe Biden courts Catholics and evangelicals, and the media confirms him as a “man of faith,” prominent Catholics are uncovering hypocrisy in his campaign.

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(L to R) Joe Biden and Chris Coons

Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is painting himself as a devout Catholic, with the help of Democrats and the mainstream media.

Chris Coons, the Democratic senator from Delaware, explains the strategy being played out, touting Biden’s religious credentials.

“I think there’s [sic] millions of white Catholics and white evangelicals who can look at Joe Biden and say, ‘This is a man whose life has been touched by grace, who has been sustained through faith and who respects me,'” said Coons.

Coons and other Democrats are banking on the hope that there are enough self-proclaimed Christians ignorant of their Faith (or who reject major tenets of it) to buy the narrative. 

“Yeah, we may not agree on every application of … doctrine to policy, but I know this is a guy who knows the words to hymns, who knows passages from the Bible, who respects other faiths and for whom the very idea of faith is central to who he is,” Coons said.

The new overseer of faith engagement for the Biden campaign, Josh Dickson, is determined to paint Biden as a man of religious faith.

“Vice President Biden has stood and fought for these values — loving our neighbor, caring for the poor and vulnerable, fighting against injustice and oppression — his entire career. We are going to go after every vote,” Dickson contends.

Playing Up the Narrative

The pro-abortion, pro-LGBT, self-proclaimed Catholic who declared that “there are at least three” genders is hoping his cafeteria-Catholic message will resonate in battleground states.https://www.youtube.com/embed/LIYvWx9cw70

In a television commercial for his campaign, Biden awkwardly narrates the story of his faith over spiritual-sounding music, with images of the former vice president praying alone and with groups of people.

“To me, my religion is an enormous sense of solace. I go to Mass and I say the Rosary. I find it to be incredibly comforting,” he says, as photos show him holding hands in a circle with fellow politicians.

During a CNN town hall meeting in February, Biden told a pastor who recently lost his wife, “I’m not trying to proselytize, I’m not trying to convince you to … share my religious views. But for me, it’s important because it gives me some reason to have hope and purpose.”

The Associated Press reports that Biden is ready to “claim the moral high ground” in order to “chip away at Trump’s base by appealing to pockets of conservative faithful.”Biden is departing from Catholic teaching to declare abortion to be essential health care.Tweet

Yet observers note the contradiction of Biden departing from Catholic teaching to declare abortion to be essential health care, to personally perform so-called same-sex weddings, to assert he will resurrect Obama-era policies forcing faith-based employers to cover contraceptives in their health care plans and to pledge support for Black Lives Matter — an openly Marxistpro-LGBT organization that seeks to disrupt the nuclear family.

To faithful Catholics, this is a clear, anti-Catholic agenda.

Not Buying It

On the campaign trail last October, Fr. Robert Morey of St. Anthony Church in Florence, South Carolina refused Holy Communion to Biden, explaining his actions in a press release:

Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to Former Vice President Joe Biden. Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching. As a priest, it is my responsibility to minister to those souls entrusted to my care, and I must do so even in the most difficult situations. I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers.

Father Stephen Imbarrato, a member of Red Rose Rescues and activist in the pro-life movement, is not impressed with Biden’s touting of his Catholic credentials.

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Fr. Stephen Imbarrato(Photo: Anne DiBernardo/FC)

“He is a walking and talking scandal to his Catholic Faith and has rightly been refused the Eucharist because he persists in ongoing mortal sin, thus separating himself from communion with the Church,” said the priest. “He scandalizes the Catholic faith in so many ways that, objectively, he actually seems anti-Catholic in his beliefs.”

Imbarrato also mentions Biden’s support for population control, racist policies, promotion of so-called same-sex marriage and his stance condoning the killing of preborn children (through abortion) and seniors (through assisted suicide and euthanasia). “No Catholic can vote for Joe Biden,” he says. 

Failure of Bishops

Father Michael Orsi, who serves as parochial vicar for St. Agnes Parish in Naples, Florida, is puzzled as to why bishops refuse to uphold the Church norm forbidding the Eucharist to pro-abortion politicians.

“The failure on the part of most bishops to enforce the sanction is, in fact, more scandalous than Biden’s positions,” he comments.He is a walking and talking scandal to his Catholic faith and has rightly been refused the Eucharist because he persists in ongoing mortal sin.Tweet

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Fr. Frank Pavone

The specific sanction is specified in canon 915 of the Catholic Church’s Code of Canon Law and was confirmed by Cdl. Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict) in a 2004 memorandum to the U.S. bishops, reminding them that “a politician consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion laws” must be informed he is not to receive Communion.

“The Devil has made his home among the leadership of the Democratic Party for some time now,” asserted Orsi, “and [he has] found it a most hospitable environment.”

All Democrats: Against the Church

To Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, the question of voting is clear.

“Not only can Catholics not vote for Biden in good conscience, but they can’t vote for Democrats, period. And neither can anyone else,” he states unequivocally. Pavone urges, “It’s time to stop pretending we can be neutral. The Democrat Party has set itself up against the Church, against the unborn and against America.”

“They do not deserve one ounce of power in this country, and anyone who gives it to them shares the guilt of all the evil they do. And that starts with our religious leaders,” he added.

Explosive UFO Report In NYT Mentions ‘Off-World Vehicles Not Made On This Earth’

Pentagon consultant makes bombshell revelation to the New York Times.

The New York Times is reporting that the Pentagon’s secretive UFO unit is going to make some of its findings public.

And the newspaper said one consultant to the agency has briefed US Defense Department officials of some highly unusual discoveries ― including items retrieved from “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.” 

The Times said that while the Pentagon has claimed that it disbanded its UFO office, that department has in reality simply changed names and moved, and a US Senate committee report suggests it will be expected to make some information public every six months. 

The main goal isn’t alien spaceships, but rather something much closer to home: to see if confounding sightings ― including some by the military ― are actually advanced technology from rival nations. 

The Times report also hints at possible artifacts from UFO crashes, citing former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). 

“After looking into this, I came to the conclusion that there were reports — some were substantive, some not so substantive — that there were actual materials that the government and the private sector had in their possession,” he told the newspaper.

Astrophysicist Eric W. Davis, who has been a subcontractor and consultant for the Pentagon, told the newspaper he briefed the Defense Department in March about the “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.” 

He said he has examined some of the materials and concluded “we couldn’t make it ourselves.”

Read the full Times report here.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also indicated that he was concerned that supposed UFOs could be advanced tech from foreign nations.

“We have things flying over our military bases and places where we’re conducting military exercises, and we don’t know what it is, and it isn’t ours,” Rubio, who is acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CBS4 in Miami last week. 

He added: 

“I would say that, frankly, that if it’s something from outside this planet, that might actually be better than the fact that we’ve seen some technological leap on behalf of the Chinese or the Russians or some other adversary that allows them to conduct this sort of activity.”

He said the objects in these sightings “exhibit, potentially, technologies that you don’t have at your own disposal” making them a national security risk. 

The military’s encounters with possible UFOs have come under intense interest in recent years since several videos were leaked in 2017 showing encounters with fast-moving objects including one given the nickname “Tic Tac” because it looked like one of the candies.

This object, still not publicly identified, dropped from 60,000 feet to just 50 feet in a matter of seconds:

“The part that drew our attention was how it wasn’t behaving within the normal laws of physics,” pilot Chad Underwood told New York magazine last year. 

Underwood filmed the “Tic Tac” encounter.

The military has since confirmed that the footage is real, and formally declassified it in spring, but has said little else about it. 

The Navy told UFO researcher Christian Lambright in a Freedom of Information Act request that that releasing more information “would cause exceptionally grave damage to the National Security of the United States.”

To The Stars Academy, a company cofounded by former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge which has worked to reveal UFO information and helped expose the 2017 videos, celebrated the newest developments. 

“TTSA welcomes the increase in transparency and is steadfast in our mission to educate policy makers and support continued interest and engagement on this topic,” the organization said via Facebook. 

The Dangers of Neo-Marxism

THE DAWN OF THE NEOPURITAN WOKE CANCEL CULTURE ONE-THOUSAND-YEAR REIGN  

By Dr Ragnar Purje

Submitted on behalf of Dr Purje by a friend.

The world of today (self-evidently and irrefutably) is the world that was shaped by events of the past. The modern world of today has extraordinary luxuries that are taken for granted. The two most basic and profound being filtered fresh water that rushes – from taps – to quench thirst and clean the body. Then there is the switch, when ‘turned-on’, provides billions of people with an energy, known as electricity, for all manner of inventions, with perhaps one of the most important inventions being that of the (food keeping) refrigerator.

The past is the past and cannot be changed

No matter how far one extends into the past, the past (self-evidently) cannot be changed. It is also a self-evident truth that what has taken place in the past has created the world that exists today. However, even though this immutable self-evident universal truth exists, the world is now seeing a process of where individuals, groups, collectives, and even organisations and corporations are apologising for what has taken place in the past.

What is more, these apologists, and the associated demanders (that the past must be expunged), all of these people continue to live in a society and utilise all of the advantages and luxuries of what these (especially Western democratic societies) provide in terms of all of the amenities and inventions that offer a life that is now referred to as the 21st century. These people are what could be considered as being the Hysterical Historical Histrionic Hypocrites (HHHH) – mertilessocracy. 

Irrational and hysterical

The thinking and the actions of the HHHH are irrational, hysterical and hypocritical. Their actions are also unethical and immoral. The actions of these HHHH demanders, who are unlawfully destroying historical monuments (and more), are the actions of an irrational and hysterical lynch mob.

The silence of the lemmings

The apologists (who are also hysterical and irrational hypocrites’ lemmings) remained silent; when, and while, the self-righteous demanders were rioting, looting, plundering, carrying out acts of arson and operating unlawfully. None of the lemming apologists apologised for the actions taken by the demanders. The silence of the lemming apologists, at these times, showed them to be cowards and irrational hypocrites.

Could it actually be?

However, could it actually be that the cowardly hypocritical apologists, and the demanders, were and in fact correct? As one publication has written: “Monuments are falling,” (and of course rightly so) “buildings are being renamed (which of course also need to be destroyed through the purification of fire), “and brands are trying to get on the right side of history. Hip, hip, hooray and three cheers. No, no, no those words (hip. Hip, hooray, and three cheers) are offensive.

However, and even so, this publication continues: “The breathless pace at which acknowledgement of an inhumane past and vows to do better are happening indeed make this a transformational moment. … Tributes to white supremacy are being dismantled one symbol at a time.” Never mind the words of Thomas Sewell:

However much history may be invoked in support of these policies (affirmative action), no policy can apply to history but can only apply to the present or the future. The past may be many things, but it is clearly irrevocable. Its sins can no more be purged than its achievements can be expunged. Those who suffered in centuries past are as much beyond our help as those who sinned are beyond our retribution.” (Thomas Sowell, Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality)

What matters is being self-righteous

What this can only mean is that the demanders and the cowardly, sycophantic hypocritical apologists are, in fact self-righteously right! One could now therefore finally argue (and rightly so), that the time is now right for all of humanity (and all nations) to stand united and shout: “free at last, free at last, Karl almighty, we are free at last”; as this self-righteous, just, principled, and hard fought enlightened and righteous purification and elimination of the past is now taking place; what we are now seeing is the dawn of a new age: the dawn of the dawn of the neopuritan one-thousand-year reign of the woke cancel culture.

The dawn of the neopuritan one-thousand-year reign of the woke cancel culture

Perhaps now is the time to see, and possibly more importantly? to accept, acknowledge and embrace this neo-eternal self-righteous truth, that the torch, of the previous Unjust and Unrighteous so-called Age of Reason and Enlightenment of the past, has been extinguished; and a new torch has been lit that has now been passed onto a new and truly enlightened neopuritan ‘woke’ ‘cancel culture’ generation.

Purity, insight and self-righteous enlightenment

This new and pure, insightful and truly enlightened righteous neopuritan ‘woke’ generation, is – and can only be – the awakening of a new and profoundly pure and enlightened one-thousand-year reign. Therefore, we should now, as others have demonstrated, drop to our knees, bow our heads and acknowledge (with an associated prayer), as the year 2020 is witness to the dawn of this now one-thousand-year reign of the neopuritan Age of Social Purification, Insightful Illumination, Justice and Woke Cancel Culture Puritanism. This neopuritanism and enlightenment, must, of course, acknowledge the social genius of Maximilien Robespierre.

Maximilien Robespierre

As righteous history informs that before, during and after, of what was known as the French Revolution, Robespierre’s goal, was to ensure (just like today with the one-thousand-year-reign of the neopuritans) that France became a nation where all citizens would become virtuous, pure and equal before the law. And so, just like now, in the year 2020 (with the neopuritans of the Woke and Cancel Culture generation), Robespierre, in 1794, set about to ensure that the only society that was to flourish, was a society that was committed to nothing but having a pure, direct and virtuous collective democracy come into existence. To achieve this wonderful righteous ‘woke’ and cancel culture goal, in February of 1794, Robespierre explained what would be taking place:

If the basis of popular government in peacetime is virtue, the basis of popular government during a revolution is both virtue and terror; virtue, without which terror is baneful; terror, without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing more than speedy, severe and inflexible justice; it is thus an emanation of virtue; it is less a principle in itself, than a consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing needs of the patrie [that of the country or nation state]

Illumination, ‘wokeness’ cancel culture, righteousness, spiritual actualisation, social peace

Of course, and self-evidently any reasonable, insightful and socially just and pure virtuous and righteous thinker will recognise that when Robespierre uttered the word terror, he (just like the ‘woke’ cancel culture generation of today) did not (of course) actually mean terror. What Robespierre of course actually meant was virtue and righteousness (as do the ‘woke’ cancel culture generation of today know): “[‘wokeness’ virtue and righteousness] is nothing more than speedy, severe and inflexible justice; [all of this is] thus an emanation of virtue.”

Clearly and irrefutably, justice that is inflexible is pure justice

What this of course means is that when the application of justice (especially ‘woke’ neopuritan and righteous justice) is being inflexible, this, of course, and self-evidently means that an unfiltered universal and purified truth is being illuminated and justice is being spiritually actualised. This then means that there is now only one standard; one principle, one truth, where all are equal before the law. If the law was flexible, this would self-evidently mean that that law was somehow fluid, the law had room to bend. This would mean that the law would now be subject to impure thoughts; and impure thoughts lead to corruption, and corruption means there was no justice; there would only be anarchy! And when this takes place, then all of society is in danger. This simply cannot and must not be allowed to happen. A pure and inflexible law, as noted by Robespierre (and which has been and is being enacted by the neopuritans of the woke and cancel culture generation of today), is the only way that justice can serve all people ethically and morally. Justice therefore must be severe, unyielding, inflexible and socially immutable because truth, virtue and righteousness is, and has always been inflexible.

Society must act with virtue and righteousness

What is taking place now, with the toppling of statues, monuments and the burning of books, is a righteous act, that is because it is a process of elimination and a purification of the past. This same principle of virtue, elimination, annihilation, purification and indisputable inflexible righteous justice must – and will – of course be applied to all. Except for those who are already pure of mind, thought and action. Therefore, those who are not already pure of mind, thought and action must take responsibility for their impure thoughts and actions, they must openly and sincerely, and with a pure heart, publicly apologise; and use the words: “I take responsibility”; “I am responsible for the past”; “I am sorry for what has happened in the past”; “I am responsible for the past, and for this I am truly sorry”. Anything less would be seen by those (who do have a pure heart and mind, like the woke and cancel culture neopuritans), would consider these apologies as being duplicitous. Anything less than a pure, open and unedifying cringing apology would be the act of a hypocrite.

Anything less would be hypocrisy

Extending this to monuments and building, this of course means that the purifying of monuments and buildings must continue; however not only in Western Civilisations, but all over the world; anything less would be hypocrisy. Therefore, the Acropolis, the Colosseum must be felled, so too must all of the buildings, throughout the world that are built on Greek or Roman architecture.

Eagerly erasing the egregious and offensive

Then there is what the neopuritan woke cancel culture generation would and do describe as the appalling and egregious Mount Rushmore National Sculpture of Dakota in the USA, and the equally egregious offensive monument of Genghis Kahn. The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, which is part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 131-foot (40 m) tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback. To the neopuritan woke and cancel culture generation, all of these buildings and monuments must blasted into purified dust. Anything less would be hypocrisy.

Anything less would not be as pure as what woke offers all of society

One of course cannot forget the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, the Arch de Triumph in Paris, the monument known as Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the Taj Mahal, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the massive Hagia Sophia, Turkish Ayasofya, Latin Sancta Sophia, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom or Church of the Divine Wisdom, cathedral built at Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the 6th century ce (532–537) under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. And of course, there is the obscene Sistine Chapel paintings, the statue of David and the six-metre monument of Alexander the Great, which is located in one of the most popular areas of Thessaloniki, in Nea Paralia right by the sea.

Toppling the tower, plundering the palaces, smashing monuments

Not forgetting the Eiffel Tower, the Palace of Versailles, Buckingham Place, Windsor Castle and, of course, the distressing ‘slave built’ monuments of the Egyptian, Aztec, Mayan and Inca pyramids. What about the capitalist driven Hoover Dam. All of these monuments, along with all of the above, in line with the pure principles that the cancel culture and woke offers; all of these monuments and buildings must be destroyed.

Purity is inflexible. Truth is inflexible. Virtue is inflexible. Righteousness is inflexible

The dawn of the one-thousand-year reign of the neopuritan Age of Social Purification, Insightful Illumination, Justice and Woke Cancel Culture Puritanism is here. For those who do believe, for those who do not understand, it is time to stand aside, or be purified.

THE WOKE CANCEL CULTURE TRUTH AND PURIFICATION MOVEMENT?

A satirical, tongue in cheek look at the logical consequences of Woke Cancel Culture.
By Dr Ragnar Purje.
(Submitted on behalf of Dr Purje by a friend)



There is a reason the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is a universal truth, because everyone, but everyone says so; plus, and addition to that, the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement allows for the all-important development, enhancement and
advancement of the unadulterated purity of mind, purity of knowledge, and of course, purity of pure truth, not someone else’s opinion.

The unadulterated pure mind
This unadulterated purity of mind, purity of knowledge, and of course, and the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement’s purity of truth is supported, enhanced and advanced by the Universal Streaming Deity of the Trinity of Purity, Truth and Knowledge.

The only universal truth
The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is now the only universal truth that can be involved in all aspects of human life, and human disciplines. Because of this purity of universal truth, this means the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement has the right to comment on and advance the potential of education, science, music, the arts, all levels of entertainment and the media, and of course medicine and surgery.

The nirvana of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement
The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement will, and proudly so, as demonstrated by words and actions, intends to remove, expunge and obliterate all of human history that does not meet with their values, and the associated true values of the Universal Streaming Deity of the Trinity of Purity, Truth and Knowledge. This will mean there will no longer be a need for (and in fact there should not be) a multitude of cultures. There will now be but one culture, the Cancel Culture, which is all about truth, purity and knowledge. To recognise anything to do with the past, would, of course (as proudly, openly, sincerely, and very enthusiastically demonstrated by the nirvana like actions of all of the members of the Committee of the Rolling Statue Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement), be an acceptance of racism.

The Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge)
The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement in conjunction with the Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge) will, of course – and rightly so – continue with the removal of all statues, except for the statutes the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement approve.

Already known
The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement have already made it known, with the support of all of the people of the world, that the statues (which the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement does not approve of) are an abhorrent and daily reminder of racism, elitism, separatism, chauvinism, sexism, genderism. This means that these unapproved statues cause pain. They must be – and as the world has seen – these appalling historical statues and monuments have, now thankfully, been brought down by culturally enlightened and unified cheering crowds, all of which clearly and unambiguously live by applying the Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge).

Multiculturalism is racist
The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement has shown that cultures must be cancelled. This now extends to the universal Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement that informs that any culture that allows multiculturalism to exist must not be allowed to exist. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is about the universal truth of cancelling cultures. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is not about double standards or hypocrisy.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth
It lives for and it only applies the truth of what is the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement. Therefore, it is a self-evident Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement universal truth that the word multiculturalism is inherently a racist descriptor. That is because the word and the social behaviour of multiculturalism separates humans into a multiple of separate cultures; and this needs to be canceled. What can no longer be accepted is the separation of the purity of one humanity. Multiculturalism separates humanity, which self-evidently means that multiculturalism is racist.

Separate cultures are racist
The human race, because of the Ministry of Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement, and Universal Streaming Deity of the Trinity (that of Purity, Truth and Knowledge); acknowledges that separate and different cultures can be racist, sexist, elitist. These different and separate cultures divide humanity and that means they are racist to the core. This means a nation, any nation, by definition (as initiated cultural movement that is now the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement) is also racist.

Walls and borders must be purified
That is because every nation (which has its own separate culture) has metaphorical as well as physical borders and walls. And these abhorrent borders and walls separate the human race. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is about one thing, and one thing alone, bringing all of humanity together as one human race. That means the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is not cancelling anything, it is enhancing every person and culture by cancelling all other cultures. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is all about the purity and truth – of one culture – which is all about one truth and one truth alone: the purity of the singularity of humanism and equalism.

National flags are racist
This then of course means, according to the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement, that every national flag must be purified by the fires of the members of the Flag Burning Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement Committee. Added to this of course, is that any form of oral language and literature (digital or otherwise), that talks about or presents an image of these national racist flags, will need to be purified by fire. Fire is purity. Fire purifies.

Burning of books purifies a culture
History informs that one of the most profound and sacred ways to cancel a culture is to burn their books. Australia is proud to boast, that recently that it was able to metaphorically burn two magazines, by having them forcibly from the shelves of supermarkets. This is the immense social power that the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is able to bring to bear on any organisation, government, culture collective or social entity. There is but one humanity. There is but one voice. Everything that separates and divides humanity is – as not presented or agreed to by the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement – is racist.

Cultural clothing is racist and sexist
What this purifying of the human race, and the expunging of the racism of the past must, universally and self-evidently, lead to where cultural clothing must cease to be worn. The cultural clothing of the past has been and is racist and sexist. This racist and sexist cultural clothing has also led to racist and sexist attitudes. All clothing now must reflect the purity of the human form, the human race, and universal human condition, that human spirit, and of course, the universal truth and purity of what is the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement.

The words male and female are sexist
The sexist words of male and female can no longer exist, they will be cancelled. There is now – under the protection of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement – only culture and one humanity. This single culture and humanity will be reflected through the cultural clothing that will now be worn. There will now, thanks to the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement, be only one style of cultural clothing. This cultural clothing will reflect the human form, the one culture, and the one human race. There will be no male or female apparel; this has now been cancelled by the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement. There will only be culture specific clothing that will be worn by everyone. The words male and female will be cancelled, these sexist words will now be replaced by the words gender of choice.

Make-up of any kind is racist and sexist
Coupled with this cultural clothing purity, there will be none of the previous sexist and racist presentation and use of make-up. All of the different colours, shades and face alterations that is offered and presented by make-up, is the worst type of racism and sexism that exists. There is but one face, and that one is the one face of the human race. The human race must be displayed in its open and natural glory; not hidden under the artificiality and falseness of make-up make-believe.

Face coverings of any kind are racist and sexist
Any face covering, by any person separates the one human being from the other. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is about removing all racial and sexist displays that separates. As with make-up which changes the human face, the face covering, which hides the human face, is, as noted by the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is unacceptable. The human face must be gloried equally. Neither make-up, and most certainly any face covering, does not glorify equality. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is all about equality in its purest form and presentation.

Sport is racist and elitist
The racist sport of the past will now become the sport of humanism and equalism. There will no longer be any need for uniforms. That is because, self-evidently, and of course, all of the different teams and national uniforms of the past were about separation, rather than inclusion, and as such uniforms were and are. Thanks to the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement, instead of having the racism, and the elitism that sport of the past produced, and its associated uniforms, sport can be enjoyed for its purity, without uniforms. What matters in sport is the equalism of wantness.

Selection and competence are racist and elitist markers
No more selection of teams. That is the equivalent of slaves being selected. There will no longer be scores or scoring. There will be only the wantness of participation. Team and/or any individual athlete selection, will no longer be based upon, or even considered to the previous racist and elitist standard, that of selection-based competence. The elitist and racist word competence will be expunged and be replaced by the equalist word wantness. If an individual, wants to play sport, they will be admitted into any sport they want. No person will be asked to leave, or be removed from any sport unless the individual in question wants to leave. The racist and elitist culture of the Olympic games is now cancelled. In its place the world will have inclusion, participation, wantness, and equalism.

Refereeing and sports administration is inherently racist and elitist
Referees, umpires, judges, adjudicators, administrators, will longer be part of any sport. That is because these positions are inherently racist and elitist. These positions separate humans rather than unite humanity. Humans are being judged. Humans are being examined according to their actions. There is no purity of sport and culture when humans are judging other humans. Judging another human is inherently racist and elitist.

Individual human wantness replaces the racist and elitist act of selection
Individual sport participation will, of course, as noted above, be based on individual human wantness. Wantness brings with it the purity of personal celebration and desire. When this takes place, the human spirit is praised and elevated. There will, of course, be no placings. Having sport judged by having placings is inherently racist, and elitist. Placings denigrate the celebration of the universal human condition and that desire of wantness. The act of placings brings about different classes of humans. One only needs to look at the racist past to witness this appalling application of placingism, racism and elitism. All sports, whether it be teams or individuals, separate humans from each other. This is now cancelled. Human equalism is what matters.

Rules and regulations are brutal, racist, exclusionist and most certainly elitist
All sports are a witness to the appalling racist, elitist and brutal application of rules and regulations that always only led to an outcome where physical, mental, emotional and psychological pain was being inflicted on the participants, all of the enjoyment of a howling racist crowd. Sport is racist. Sport is elitist. Sport does not celebrate the human spirit. However, under the guidance and care of the Ministry of Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement, sport will now be an activity that is equalist, and which therefore celebrates the human race and the human spirit.

Cultural music is racist
There are different forms of music that are played in different cultures. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement will not permit this abhorrence and denigration of the universal human condition to continue. Just like the racist statues, these different cultural forms of music, will be thrown into the rivers of past despair. Culturally different music separates. Music that evolved from the fields of slaves must no longer be played. Just like the statues, music that began in the fields of the forlorn, must, along with the statues, be expunged and thrown into the cold dark waters of the racist past, so that this pain of these slaves of the past can no longer (as with the statues) continue to be reminded the world of slavery.

Orchestral music is racist and elitist
The presentation of orchestras and the elite separation that is used to form orchestras is elitist and racist. That is because this process does not allow for wantness to be celebrated. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement will ensure that wantness, will be the prime social and single cultural driving force that will force orchestras to become culturally inclusive. There will no longer be orchestral recitals; that is because they are elitist, and this elitism leads to racism, and this artistic form of racism must be swept away by the winds of cultural purity, truth and knowledge.

Cultural names are racist
The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement will not allow for names. Names signify gender. Names separate humans into different groups and classes. Names are therefore inherently racist. Names will be replaced by numbers and barcodes. Names and barcodes are gender neutral, they are inclusive to all of humanity.

Product names are racist
Product names separate and therefore this leads to racism. Fruit and vegetables. What a terrible indictment that is to the concept of equalism. Fruit and vegetables need to be known as food. This is food for wellbeing and food that purifies the human spirit. Food and product names will be cancelled.

The equalism of equiugenics must be the only truth of purity
What will follow next will take a little longer, but it will remove the potential for any form of racism that once existed in the past to take any traction in this now one pure culture and society. This process of equiugenics will take place through the enhanced unified universal human entity of bringing all cultures together and living under the umbrella of one culture, the culture of humanism.

The purity of equiugenics in action
Equiugenics, like the removal of racist statues, will begin the all-important biological unification of the human race. The equiugenics process will not only improve and equify the genetic quality of the human race, it will bring about a process where all humans will not be judged on any differences; such as the racist and elitist descriptors of the past, such as race, competence, creed, culture or colour. That is because the process of equiugenics will provide the wonderful purity of where there will now be only one human culture, one human creed, and one human colour. What was once the racist, sexist, elitist, human past will now (as with the racist statues) be expunged and relegated to a past that will no longer be thought about or read. All references to this abhorrent history will have been burned, and ashes of this racist past will be thrown into the air and be gone with the wind forever.

Inspirational ethics of Robespierre
With this insight and purity of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement and the actions initiated by the Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge) it is time to recall the revolutionary thinker and truth seeker, Maximilien de Robespierre. Robespierre is the equivalent of being the leader of what is now the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement. It was Robespierre (just like the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement) who urged the formation of an army of the people, the purpose of which was to enforce revolutionary laws and sweep away any ideas or actions that were contrary to what is now known as the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement.

Now is the time
Now is the time (as proven by the actions of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement), to now dismantle (physical and otherwise) of all vestiges of the past that in any way contradicts the thinking, the purity and the philosophy of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement and that of the Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge), which is ensuring (just like the Ministries of Truth and Love, that we – the unpure and ignorant – can and will only watch films, and read books that meet with the principles and the standards of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement. The Third Reich tried to do this process in the now irrelevant past; however, because they The Third Reich, were not, and had not evolved cognitively, or culturally to being intellectually illuminated (i.e., the state of being ‘woke’), their actions were in actual fact, selfish, ignorant and culturally impure.

Brick by brick, plank by plank, fire by fire
What this now means of course, that the Woke and Cancel Culture Community will now begin to purify, by dismantling (brick by brick) and they will burn the premises in which they now live, so that none of these impure and filthy colonial reminders, and filthy capitalist establishments remain standing. All that will remain will be the pure earth.

This will be the start of the self-purification process
Integrity and sincerity To ensure that the absolute purity of integrity and sincerity, all members of the Woke Cancel Culture Community, will no longer wear they filthy and culturally corrupt clothing that has been weaved and worn. Again, to ensure that there is nothing but the purist of intentions taking place, all members of the Woke Cancel Culture Community will burn all of their capitalist clothes, they will no longer wear anything except the clothes they have woven themselves. If this cannot be achieved, their sincerity and integrity will be their clothing. The motto for this will be: “It is better to wear nothing, than to be corrupt, live a lie and be a hypocrite.”

The evolution of enlightenment
The Woke Cancel Culture Community are intellectually illuminated. This means that only purity exists and hypocrisy cannot exist. This evolution of enlightenment, which the Woke Cancel Culture Community has, and has demonstrated to the world by and through their purified and righteous acts of rioting, looting, arson, and the felling of statues, and the destruction of all impure monuments; the Woke Cancel Culture Community will no longer carry or adhere to having colonial or capitalist money, or any plastic symbols of this filth, i.e., what are known as credit cards. To ensure this integrity and sincerity advances further, the Woke Cancel Culture Community will no longer use anything object that has any connection to the colonial past or the capitalism that has grown from this impurity. This will mean not one member of the Woke Cancel Culture Community will use taps for running water. They will not use electricity. They will not use cars, aeroplanes, or any form of transport that is connected to the filthy past. Not one member of the Woke Cancel Culture Community, will approach or use anything to do with medical services, science, engineering, music, the arts, or anything that has an association with the colonial past and that of capitalism. Anything less than this would be hypocrisy of the highest order. Which cannot and will not be permitted. Those that transgress this purity, will be purified.

Anything less would be hypocrisy
All of the members of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement (and all of their supporters in society and the media) are totally woke aware, and they all irrefutably know, and understand (in their own mind) that they are now unambiguously and totally duty bound by their own established rules (which is supported by their actions); that this – the destructive purification – of their own (former racist establishment) which now must be expunged from their lives and their social history. Anything less would be hypocrisy.

The purification of all racist statues, monuments and buildings
Once this has been achieved, to ensure their universal truth advances society, it will be then that they will have the right to dismantle the past, such as the Acropolis; the Egyptian pyramids; the Aztec structures; all Roman structures; all churches, temples and mosques; all government administrative buildings in the entire world; museums; art galleries; the wonderful list of buildings to be purified is endless. Anything less would be hypocrisy.

The Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth Knowledge)
We as a human race must now give thanks to the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement and to the Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge), that has lifted the torch of cultural purity and has now provided the means for all humanity to destroy and burn all reminders of the past that were so impure and putrid. All of which began of course by the racist thinkers of the Reformation, that led to the Age of Reason, which became the unenlightened Age of Enlightenment, and which eventually led to the appalling racism of the single culture, and the later racism of multiculturalism; but only in Western Civilizations.

One pure universal culture – anything less would be hypocrisy
The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement has created a new form of thinking, and Universal Streaming Deity of the Trinity of Purity, Truth and Knowledge has provided to the means of how this process is to be achieved and perpetuated into one pure social culture forever. Everything else (thankfully), will be gone with the wind.

One pure social culture forever – everything else will be gone with the wind
The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement has created a new form of thinking, and Universal Streaming Deity of the Trinity of Purity, Truth and Knowledge has provided to the means of how this process is to be achieved and perpetuated into one pure social culture forever. Everything else (thankfully), will be gone with the wind.

Immutable Universal Truths Found in the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Submitted on behalf of Dr Purje by a friend.

ALL LIVES MATTER IS AN IMMUTABLE UNIVERSAL TRUTH

By Dr Ragnar Purje PhD

A universal truth is an actuality that is applicable to everything and everyone, and it is immutable to everything and everyone. When a universal truth is applied to morals and ethics, this means that a universal truth refers to that which is equal and is applied as an absolute for all of humanity. This means that a universal truth is not, and can never be racist. This universal truth – that all lives matter – is affirmed by the following United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

1.      “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

2.     Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

3.     Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

4.     All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.

5.     All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

6.     Everyone has the right to freedom of thought,

7.     Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

8.     In the exercise of his[her] rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.

9.     Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.”

Immutable universal self-evident truth

What that self-evidently means is that the statement: All lives matter, is an immutable universal truth.The life of every human is equal in every aspect of life, living and existence. As such the statement All lives matter is a universal truth; and what this means is that the statement: All lives matter is a Universal Human Right which adheres to United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Self-respect

Robin Dillon writes that “self-respect is a complex of multilayered and interpenetrating phenomena,” which involves affect, cognition, motivation, valuation, expectations, reactions, behaviours and actions. All of these interpenetrating phenomena “compose a mode of” thinking and “being ‘in the world’ which is considered as being “at the heart of” the self.

Mutual self-respect

It is these interrelating and interpenetrating constructs that provide the intrinsic means by which the individual is able to intellectually appreciate “oneself as having morally significant worth.” What this means is that each-and-every person (and each-and-every-observer of the other) must see, know, acknowledge, accept, and have a universal understanding, that each-and-every-person is to be universally respected; which helps to advance personal self-respect and social self-respect. For the self, this means: “I respect myself.” For one the who is observing the other, this means: “That I (the observer) respect you (the one I am observing). This powerfully indicates that mutual self-respect is taking place.

Attunement of identity

Further to this Robin Dillon points out that self-respect also has “to do with the structure and attunement of an individual’s identity.” This is about the phenomena of self-respect, as it is lived, and “reverberates throughout the self,” under the overarching intrinsic and social umbrella of the moral self. This intrinsic moral-centred reverberation then acts to influence the very formation and foundation of a person’s values, emotions, commitments, dispositions, thoughts, actions, desires, and encompasses the very identity of the living self. 

Intrinsic moral process

As such, self-respect can be thought of as being an intrinsic moral process of cognitions, and affects that influences the thoughts, desires, behaviours and choice of actions by the self; which then develops and forms the sentient identity of the presenting self. It is this recognition of the sentient self, which then provides the conscious means of free will. Free will allows for choice. These choices can be ethical or moral, or not.

Ethics

Ethics and morals have similarities, in that both constructs relate to choices, behaviours or actions that are either ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ or ‘good’ or bad.’ However, even though both of these constructs are often used synonymously and interchangeably; the research indicates that these constructs have differences. Cydney Grannan, writing in Encyclopædia Britannica, notes that “ethics refer to rules provided by an external source, e.g., codes of conduct in [organisations] or principles in religions.

Morals

Morals refer to an individual’s own personal point of view regarding of what is right or wrong, good or bad. However, even with these differences, the research indicates there is agreement, in that both ethical behaviour and moral behaviour are about actions that are good, just or right; with the overarching immutable universal principle being: do no harm. This inevitably means an individual’s self-respect and associated moral self-worth can only prevail, if the choices the individual presents meet the universal standard of being ethical and moral.

Self-respect and moral self-worth

The profound importance of having self-respect and also living a life that has moral self-worth, is further emphasised by Robin Dillon, who refers to Immanuel Kant. An individual’s moral self-worth and their self-respect (which are ontologically fused – as a singularity – in the living essence of the self), can only be lived and expressed in accordance with the categorical imperative.

The categorical imperative

The categorical imperative is considered by Kant as being the universal “supreme principle of morality.” The categorical imperative universally informs that it is the “humanity in [all] persons, strictly speaking, that has dignity; that it is in virtue of the humanity in them that [all] humans are and so ought to be treated as ends in themselves,” and never as a means to an end. This aligns with the universal principle of personhood as expressed by Arthur Danto.

Personhood

If personhood is to take place, each-and-every person must be treated with respect. According to Danto, “[p]ersons … must not be used merely as a means to someone’s end; they are in Kant’s famous phrase “ends-in-themselves” and sources of value in their own right.” Robert Downie and Elizabeth Telfer offer a similar view. They write: 

‘Persons ought to be respected’ is not merely to say ‘What is valuable ought to be respected,’ but rather ‘humans ought to be respected for what is valuable in them’ … this is not a trivial claim, for it asserts that there is something worthy of respect about a human being.

Crucial axiomatic point of view

Andreas van Melsen extends the importance of this crucial axiomatic point of view pertaining to the categorical imperative, personhood, and the ontologically fused constructs of self-worth and self-respect even further. Van Melsen asserts that “each individual human is not just an instance of mankind in the same way in which a piece of copper is an instance of copper. Each individual is an original centre of being in action. His [or her] actions are [his or her] own.” And as such, must only be treated as an end-in-themselves. Anything less is an action that is unethical and immoral, and does not meet the social standard of how an individual can be identified as having, living and is presenting the essence of what self-respect is, and what moral self-worth means. And in terms of the universal human condition, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; this means that all lives matter.

A Man That Saw The Catastrophic Events Of 2020 In Advance Is Now Warning About What Will Happen In November…

by Michael Snyder

https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/a-man-that-saw-the-catastrophic-events-of-2020-in-advance-is-now-warning-about-what-wi

A few weeks ago, hardly anyone in America had ever heard of Pastor Dana Coverstone, but now hundreds of thousands of people all over the country are buzzing about him.  He leads a very small church in Burkesville, Kentucky and on June 25th he posted a video on Facebook about some remarkable things that he had seen in some of his dreams.  He probably thought that only a handful of his friends would see the video, but it quickly went viral.  At this point it has been watched by more than a million people on Facebook, and a copy that was posted to YouTube has now been viewed more than 600,000 times.  Personally, I have had countless people share his video with me over the past week, and it still hasn’t stopped.  But even though this video is spreading like wildfire, the mainstream media has been completely silent about it.  In fact, if you do a search on Google News for “Pastor Dana Coverstone”, you won’t find a single news story about his video.  What he was shown definitely does not fit their agenda, and so I expect that they will continue to generally ignore this phenomenon.

Well, it is because he saw the catastrophic events of 2020 in advance, and he was also shown that more catastrophic events are coming.

Let’s start from the very beginning.  In December 2019, Pastor Coverstone had a dream in which he saw some very unusual things.  The following is from a transcript of his original video that my wife put together…

Here’s what happened:

Back in December I woke up, I had a dream. In that dream I saw a calendar. Starting January 2020.

It was being flipped.  I saw January,  I saw February,  I saw March.  When March came up the hand held it and I saw the thing of finger underline the month of March, and the tap it three times.

So underline the month of March, tapped it three times.

So to me it was emphasis, something’s going to happen in March.

Then I saw April, May, June. When June came, the hand underlined June again and tapped it three times.

Then, in the vision I saw people marching, I saw protests. I saw people wearing masks, I saw lines going into hospitals. I saw typical medical doctors with needles or syringes, I saw people on ventilators I saw people who were very, very sick, very, very ill. I saw newspaper headlines trumpeting thousands of people getting sick. I saw ambulances, just flying down roads, and then I saw cities on fire.

I saw buildings being burned. I saw protesters with masks. I saw people who had their fists in the air, people who were yelling and screaming angry at just at the world. I saw courthouses,  I saw state houses surrounded.  I saw people who were mad at the world. I saw I saw guns shotguns specifically put in the air, held like this, (showing above his head) and I saw barriers within cities.

I told several men in my church about this and I can confirm who those men were and they’ll confirm what I’m telling you is what I told them.

Obviously this is a description of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rioting, looting and violence that erupted in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

Since Pastor Coverstone posted his video after these things happened, a lot of people out there may think that he just made this dream up.

To head off that sort of criticism, Pastor Coverstone has posted testimonies from two men from his church that affirm that he shared this dream with them back when he was first given it.  You can find those testimonies right here.

Of course there will be some people that try to claim that those two men are “making it up” too.  It amazes me the lengths that some people will go to in order to deny facts that are inconvenient.

As the events of 2020 began to unfold, Pastor Coverstone and members of his church came to realize the importance of that first dream.

Now!

Then, it late June, Pastor Coverstone had another dream that pertains to the second half of this year.  The following is another excerpt from the transcript of his original video that my wife made…

With that in mind, on Monday night I had another dream.

It woke me from my bed.  I made notes about it.  I shot some video of myself just making sure to remember.

Here’s what I saw.

I saw a calendar. Start with the calendar. As I was having this, the calendar was up, a white figure appeared.  To me, it was a representing God the Holy Spirit, something pure, something righteous, something true, something Holy because there was nothing sinister about it.  Nothing evil, but I heard the voice say, “part two, part two”.

I saw June, go, I saw July. I saw August, and then I saw September, and I saw the finger underneath the word September and I like like emphasizing it and tap the three times.

Then I saw October come up, and then I saw November and this is when it got real to me in the dream.  I think the intensity for me…  when I woke up my heart rate was about 180.

So that was Monday night, and I woke up not feeling very well at all I was up during the night not feeling well.

But anyway,…  The minute the finger underlined November three times instead of tapping it, I saw a fist ball up and it hit the calendar.

And literally, the calendar exploded into the wall, the numbers seem that they were 3d and they were falling everywhere.

There was a cloud of chaos that started in there. The next thing I saw was I saw I saw armed protesters. I saw fighting in the streets, I saw people pummeling one another.  I saw businesses shuttered and shut up.

I saw schools close. I saw school rooms with cobwebs hanging in them and like things like papers falling off the wall and posters…  like no one had been in them for months.

I saw banks.  Bank buildings with the roof being taken off.  It looked almost that alien abduction because money was flying through the roof into some type of like a vacuum cleaner.  It sounds kind of strange, but I was watching wealth, just being taken. I saw politicians in back rooms, making deals with people. Patting people on the back and laughing and smiling and smirking.

I saw monuments.  I saw Washington DC, burning. I saw Washington DC blazing. I saw fires, everywhere. I saw people being rounded up. I saw Chinese and Russian soldiers on the ground.  The Russian soldiers would tell the Chinese soldiers to go “pick up these people”…” secure this quadrant”….” secure this area”…  I saw blue helmets of the UN.  I saw a military things taking place. I also saw no sign of President Trump. I saw no sign of leadership in Washington DC.

The vultures that I had seen were like gargoyles.  They were 10 feet off the ground…. 10 to 15 feet off the ground.  They were just attacking people mercilessly. I saw people hiding in their homes and garages. I saw churches, being burned, I saw homes, being burned.

I saw absolute chaos.  The fist punch on the November of 2020 is what got my attention. Then I heard the words again. ” Brace yourself, Brace yourself. Brace yourself.”

That has been something that I have heard for almost, almost seven months now.  Starting, …  once we get to July, it’s gonna be seven months.

I’m not claiming to be a prophet I’m not claiming proclaiming … just, … let’s see what happens in November,… through November and see if I’m right about this. But I know when I hear God’s voice, I know, I know what God’s voice sounds like to me.  I know when He speaks. I know when I had a dream that I know is Him.  The things that I am saying, I don’t say this to scare people but I say this to warn people that there are some pretty sinister things coming down the pike, and not just for the lost but for God’s people as well.

The second dream I had last night,… It woke me up.

In this dream. We just had a yard sale to help fund team going to Ecuador this next year.

We had a yard sale.  I had asked our secretary to get some change for that for that yard sale. So, in the dream that I’m having, .. I walk to the bank. I walk into the bank to get some change.  On the door, it says there’s no change available.

I saw the sign and registered in mind.  I walked on in, and the president of the local bank was at the teller station. She was taking care of business.

And I said, I need to get $10 in quarters for yard sale and she said, I’m sorry, but the US Mint is no longer making currency or making change… ( like pennies nickels dimes quarters half dollars), “We’re not doing that anymore”,

“well what do you mean”

She said, … ” they stopped doing it” 

I said, “Well, how am I going to be able to charge $1.50 for anything ?

She said, ” prepare for hyperinflation and just charge $2 “

Then she said to me in the dream… Oh by the way, $1 and $5 bills will follow soon after that.

Then I heard those words. “Brace yourself. Brace yourself. Brace yourself.”

I wrote these things down.

I have never gone on video and recorded the dreams that I’ve had and I hesitated to not do the one I had back in December, but everything I saw in that dream in December, came true between March and June when in the dream I was shown March through June.

I don’t think I would be doing anyone a service if I don’t show what I saw in these dreams and visions.

I believe that we’re going to see not just going to see a second huge wave of Covid between September, October, November.

We’re going to see major things with the elections,…

We’re going to see major chaos in our country.

We’re going to see troops in our cities.

We’re going to see the protests get even worse,

We’re going to see buildings burn.

We’re going to see which can only lead to civil war in this country.

And so for my friends that are believers, … I’m just going to show that what I think you need to hear.

First of all, you need to be preparing food.

Make sure you’ve got alternative forms of currency like silver or gold or whatever.

I believe you need to have an ample supply of both guns and ammunition. That’s not just the Second Amendment fan of me coming out, that is the things that we’re seeing.  They are talking about defunding the police. That means one thing … you’re on your own a lot of areas.

I also believe you need to be praying like you never prayed before.

Make sure your family knows what’s going on,  where you are have some sort of communication between your family about if certain things happen if certain things go down.

I’m not saying, get off the grid, and I’ve never ever said anything like this in my church. I have said I believe that this could happen but I’ve never done what I’m doing right now.

I’m telling you that between September and November of this coming year.  And by the time we get to November and nothing’s happened …  man you call you call me on this and say .. you are an absolute idiot and a fool for saying those things.

Go right ahead.

I realize I’m responsible for what I’ve spoken. I also know what I sense and I know the Holy Spirit’s voice enough to know that what I’ve heard.

I believe is going to happen.  What I heard in December happened between March and June.

Considering the fact that “part one” ended up being completely accurate, what Pastor Coverstone was shown in “part two” should be extremely sobering for all of us.

It appears that things will start to really escalate starting in September, and it appears that November will be some sort of major turning point.

Sadly, Pastor Coverstone is being relentlessly attacked on social media for sharing what he was shown, and that is extremely unfortunate.

We live at a time when there is so much hatred in this country, and it is only going to get worse.

This chapter in American history is going to be a very painful one, and most of the U.S. population still has absolutely no idea what is coming.

Pastor Coverstone.

When Everyone Kneels, Who Will Stand Up for Western History and Culture?

by Giulio Meotti

  • We are afraid that anything we do is colonial. There’s plenty of countries willing to step into that global governance gap: China, Iran, Russia, Turkey”. — Bruce Gilley, The Times, May 10, 2018.
  • British post-colonial guilt is, however, having repercussions far larger than statues. There is, for instance, still total silence about persecuted Christians, according to a UK bishop leading a government review into their suffering.
  • Western history is seemingly being remade to portray all of Western civilization as just one big apartheid. It is as if we should not only pull down statues but also pull down ourselves. A successful democracy, however, cannot be built on just erasing the past.
  • “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right”. — George Orwell, 1984.
  • What is this macabre ideological game aimed at accomplishing?… It is a power-grab to create a cultural revolution, to prevent anyone from saying that cultures are not all the same; to put Europe’s past on trial; to instill perennial remorse into consciences, and to spread intellectual terror to advance multiculturalism.
The statue in London of Winston Churchill — who stood against the Nazis during the Second World War and saved Europe from barbarism — was covered up by the city authorities during recent protests. Its visual erasure reminds one of the nude statues in Rome covered up to please Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, or the “disappearance” of portraits in the former Soviet Union. (Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images)

“Antiracism is no longer the defense of the equal dignity of people, but an ideology, a vision of the world,” said the French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, son of Holocaust survivors.

“Antiracism has been transformed… At the time of the great migration, it is no longer a question of welcoming newcomers by integrating them into European civilization, but exposing the faults of this civilization”.

He referred to “self-racism” as “the most dismaying and grotesque pathology of our time”.

Its capital is London.

Topple the racists” consists of a map with 60 statues in 30 British cities. The removal of the statues is being requested to support a movement born in the United States after a white policeman, Derek Chauvin, killed a black man, George Floyd, by kneeling on his neck.

In Bristol, a crowd pushed the statue of philanthropist and slave-owner Edward Colston into the harbor. The act was followed in London by protests vandalizing statues of Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln. London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, after removing the monument to Robert Milligan, a Scottish slave trader, from outside the Museum of London Docklands, announced the creation of commission to review tearing down statues that do not reflect “the city’s diversity”. Two more statues were ordered to be removed from two London hospitals.

Vandalism and self-hatred are quickly gaining ground. The epic of great discoveries associated with British Empire has become shameful. The protests are not about slavery. No one in the UK today would cheer that period. It is rather a call for cultural cleansing of all the works contradicting the new mantra: “diversity”.

“A new form of Taliban was born in the UK today”, wrote Nigel Farage, referring to two giant ancient Buddha statue that were blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. “Unless we get moral leadership quickly our cities won’t be worth living in”.

The list of statues to be removed includes the names of Oliver Cromwell and Horatio Nelson, two major figures in British history, as well as Nancy Astor, the first woman to be elected to the British Parliament and take a seat in 1919. Also on the list were the names of Sir Francis Drake, Christopher Columbus and Charles Gray (the prime minister whose government supervised the abolition of slavery in 1833).

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, expressing opposition to the removal campaign, said:

“We cannot now try to edit or censor our past. We cannot pretend to have a different history. The statues in our cities and towns were put up by previous generations. They had different perspectives, different understandings of right and wrong. But those statues teach us about our past, with all its faults. To tear them down would be to lie about our history, and impoverish the education of generations to come.”

British post-colonial guilt is, however, having repercussions far larger than statues. There is, for instance, still total silence about persecuted Christians, according to a UK bishop leading a government review into their suffering. There is also, notably, a retreat from the world’s stage. “When the West loses confidence in itself, because of excessive or misplaced guilt over colonialism, it turns to isolationism”, noted Bruce Gilley, a professor of political science. “We are afraid that anything we do is colonial. There’s plenty of countries willing to step into that global governance gap: China, Iran, Russia, Turkey”.

Post-colonial guilt is also suffocating freedom of speech in the UK. The former British “equality watchdog” chief, Trevor Phillips, was suspended from the Labour Party after allegations of “Islamophobia”. Phillips’ guilt? Being critical of multiculturalism. According to Phillips:

“In my view, squeamishness about addressing diversity and its discontents risks allowing our country to sleepwalk to a catastrophe that will set community against community, endorse sexist aggression, suppress freedom of expression, reverse hard-won civil liberties, and undermine the liberal democracy that has served this country so well for so long.”

Phillips also claimed that British politicians and journalists are “terrified” of discussing race, thereby leaving multiculturalism to become a “racket” exploited by some to entrench segregation. A man of Guyanese origin, a Labour Party veteran and an equality commissioner spoke the truth to the multiculturalists.

The activists who campaign to remove the statues want radically to change the look of the British capital. The clash seems to consist of, on one side, violent censors who bully everyone, and on the other side, cowardly, appeasing politicians, who are afraid and bow to the vandals. Monuments are a vital and visible part of a global city; they embody their place in the history of a city, otherwise only bus stops and Burger Kings would remain there. These protestors appear to wish for a revised, sanitized history. If we do not quickly understand that, if we erase our past, as the former Soviet Union tried to do, it will be easier for people to create their vision of our future with no rudder to anchor us or our values. We will be left with nothing in our hands but shattered pieces of our history and culture.

This movement of hating the West — which has, as all of us do, an imperfect history — seems to have begun in British universities. In Cambridge, professors of literature asked to replace white authors with representatives from minorities to “decolonize” the curriculum. The student union of London’s prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) asked to remove Plato, Kant, Descartes, Hegel and others from the curriculum, because they were “all white” — as if the color of our skin should be the sole determinant of our thoughts. In Manchester, students painted over a mural based on Kipling’s poem “If”.

A scholar of colonialism, Nigel Biggar, said that a “climate of fear” has returned to British universities. The University of Liverpool recently agreed to rename a building honoring former prime minister William Gladstone. At Oxford, meanwhile, the statue of Cecil Rhodes, philanthropist and founder of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), risks being the next to go.

“There is a bit of hypocrisy,” Lord Patten, the chancellor of Oxford, commented, “in Oxford taking money for 100 scholars a year, about a fifth of them from Africa, to come to Oxford, and then saying we want to throw the Rhodes statue… in the Thames”. He said that his own view remained the same as one “expressed by Nelson Mandela at a celebration of the Rhodes Trust in 2003”: that despite the “problems associated with Cecil Rhodes in history, if it was alright for Mandela, then I have to say it’s pretty well alright for me”. But not for the revisionists.

Western history is seemingly being remade to portray all of Western civilization as just one big apartheid. It is as if we should not only pull down statues but also pull down ourselves. But a successful democracy, cannot be built on just erasing the past.

The statue in London of Churchill — who stood against the Nazis during the Second World War and saved Europe from barbarism — was covered up by the city authorities during recent protests. Its visual erasure reminds one of the nude statues in Rome covered up by authorities to please Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, or the “disappearance” of portraits in the former Soviet Union, of people whom the Politburo decided had fallen out of favor. There is a falsity in erasing one’s history. One may not have a perfect history, but it is one’s history, nevertheless. As the historian Victor Davis Hanson wrote, a country “does not have to be perfect to be good.” Excising the distasteful parts does not change what happened; they may even be replaced with parts that are more distasteful.

Some London museums already adopted this covering-up and self-censorship a while ago. The Tate Gallery in London banned a work by John Latham that displayed a Koran embedded in glass. The Victoria and Albert Museum showed, then withdrew, a devotional art image of Muhammad. The Saatchi Gallery featured two works of nudes overlaid with Arabic script, which prompted complaints from Muslim visitors; the museum covered the works. The Whitechapel Art Gallery purged an exhibit containing nude dolls.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary just revised the definition of “racism” to include “systemic racism”, presumably meaning that the entire society is guilty and unjust.

The censors seem to want to control our mental universe, as in George Orwell’s novel, 1984:

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right”.

This process of Western self-abasement began long ago. The Labour Party councils in the UK, for example, began to examine all the statues under their jurisdiction. The mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, instead of defending the rule of law, called the violent removal of the statue of Colston an act of “historical poetry“. When vandals started to destroy statues, many applauded. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called it “politically correct iconoclasm“.

A week before the statues row, people in the UK knelt in the name of George Floyd. It was as if there was a collective claim that Western society as a whole had to repent. It seemed a form of ideological hysteria, not so distant from that of the Inquisition or the Salem Witch Trials: those who knelt were presumably supposed appear as if they were more moral, on the “right side” of justice. There were even British policemen kneeling, as, in the US, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats knelt to their overlords. Both were acts of irresponsibility and capitulation. A few days later, the British establishment kowtowed to the new Taliban.

What is this macabre ideological game aimed at accomplishing? Not taking down monuments as such, like the statues of Christopher Columbus which have been torn down or beheaded. It is more than that. It is a power-grab to create a cultural revolution, to prevent anyone from saying that cultures are not all the same; to put Europe’s past on trial; to instill perennial remorse into consciences, and to spread intellectual terror to advance multiculturalism.

How many people will refuse to go along with this coerced suppression of history? If many kneel to this new totalitarianism, who will have the courage to stand up for Western history and culture?

Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16118/western-history-culture-stand-up

“A DAY WILL COME”…THE REDISCOVERED PROPHECY OF PIUS XII.

In 1972 a biography of Pope Pius XII was published in France entitled Pie XII devant l’Histoire written by Msgr. Georges Roche and Philippe Saint Germain, never translated into Italian [or English]. The authors relate various unpublished statements made very “long ago” – in 1933 –  by Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli to two of his friends, Count Enrico Pietro Galeazzi and Msgr. Slozkaz, regarding the apparitions at Fatima and the apostasy of the Catholic Church. It is interesting to note that it was only in 1944 that Sister Lucia Dos Santos wrote down the visions and secrets. For this reason, what Cardinal Pacelli said in 1933 – which is all tragically coming true – leads us to conclude that everything was not revealed to us [by the Holy See’s statement on the Third Secret of Fatima] during the Jubilee Year 2000. We have translated these statements of the future Pius XII – which are truly prophecies – for you here. Read and meditate.

14 Maggio 2020 Pubblicato da Marco Tosatti —

“Let us suppose that communism is one of the most evident instruments of subversion used against the Church and the Traditions of Divine Revelation. Then we will witness the contamination of everything that is spiritual: philosophy, science, law, education, the arts, media, literature, theater, and religion.

I am worried about the confidences given by the Virgin to little Lucia of Fatima. This insistence by the Good Lady on the dangers that threaten the Church is a divine warning against the suicide that would be contained in the altering of the Faith in its liturgy, its theology, and its soul.

I sense all around me that the innovators want to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, throw out all of its ornaments and make it full of a sense of guilt for its historic past. Look, I am convinced that the Church of Peter must rediscover a sense of pride about its past, otherwise it will dig its own grave.

I will fight this battle with all my strength within the Church as well as outside Her, even if the forces of evil one day take advantage of my very person, my actions, or my writings, just as today they attempt to distort the history of the Church. All the human heresies that alter the Word of God are made to seem like they are better than Her.

A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God, that God’s Son is only a symbol, a philosophy just like any other. In the churches, Christians will seek in vain for the red lamp where Jesus waits for them: like the sinful woman weeping before the empty tomb, they will cry out: “Where have they taken him?”

It will be then that there will arise priests from Africa, from Asia, from the Americas – who have been formed in the missionary seminaries – who will speak out and proclaim that the “Bread of Life” is not ordinary bread and the Mother of the God-Man is not a mother just like many others. And they will be torn to pieces for having testified that Christianity is not a religion just like others, because its Head is the Son of God and the [Catholic] Church is His Church.”

Translated by Giuseppe Pellegrino @pellegrino2020