by Carlos D. Flores || The Public Discourse
By now we are all undoubtedly familiar with the tragic suicide of Joshua Alcorn, the transgender teenage boy who, in late December, walked onto a freeway with the intention of ending his life. In an apparent suicide note, Joshua cites a host of reasons for why he was led to end his life, most prominent of which were his parents’ attempts to discourage his identifying as a girl and his being sent to therapists in an attempt to relieve these feelings. All of the problems that ultimately culminated in his suicide, writes Joshua, stem from the fact that, from the time he was a small child, he felt like a “girl trapped in a boy’s body.”
No sooner had Joshua’s heart stopped beating than the story of his suicide was seized by LGBT activists and pruned to advance a familiar narrative of a sexual minority fighting cultural oppression. Joshua’s parents immediately began to be chided as “repressive” and “bigoted” and even began to receive various threatsfrom LGBT internet crusader-activists.
Transgenderism and Gender Identity
I have not referred to Joshua by using female pronouns or by using his self-invented female name of “Leelah.” The reason I am not doing this is simple: Joshua was not a girl—he was a boy—and to address males with female pronouns or females with male pronouns is to contribute to our culture’s confusion about sexuality and the nature of the human person, which is literally leaving casualties in its wake. No amount of surgical mutilation of body parts, effeminate behaviors, or artificial female appearances can make a man a woman.
LGBT activists will respond in various ways to this. They might first respond by saying: “Okay, true enough: Joshua was biologically a male. But you have misunderstood our claim: we contend that his sex was male, yes, but his genderwas female because he ‘identified’ as female.” The idea here is that people have a sex, which is either female or male and which one cannot choose. In addition to this, however, there is “gender,” or what sex one is more comfortable “identifying” as. The response to this is simple: Why think that what one “identifies as” is significant at all, especially to the extent that others should actively recognize or cater to such an identity, and especially when the identity one adopts is contrary to reality?
I will be the first to admit that I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON – never have been and frankly, I have serious doubts that I ever will be. That said, this article from The Sweet Life with Ericka inspires me to want to try and be a morning person. Lately I have taken on a number of new and exciting challenges – things that I have prayed for and dreamed about doing – but I’m finding that I just don’t have the time to get it all done some days. Getting up early, even just half an hour early like I did this morning, made a big difference in that I was able to actually have some breakfast, say hi to the cat and not have to race out the door. Arising at 4:30 a.m. is a lofty goal for me but this article gives me some inspiration and some practical tips that might, just maybe, give me the kick in the tail that gets me up at say, 6:00 a.m. – yeah, that’s a doable goal! – Beesha
Here’s Ericka’s article:
Wake Up Early: My Proven Methodology For Getting Up Every Day at 4:30am
I take a little pride in telling people I wake up early everyday at 4:30am. It sounds insanely early, right? I never thought I’d be THAT early of a bird — but apparently I am.
I often hear, “I don’t know how you do that” or “You’re crazy” or “I could never do that.”
It’s not easy but, it works. I am kind of worthless after work and so, it’s in those before-work hours that I cram in all of my productivity. That’s how I juggle my many hats!
By 9am, I’ve exercised, meditated, blogged, started dinner, done some writing, eaten breakfast and caught up on the news. No, I don’t have kids — yet
So, how do I drag my tired butt out of bed at such an ungodly hour every weekday morning? Here ya go :
Once upon a time, Oregon was the land of Lewis and Clark, vast forests, and rugged individualists who revered America and her Constitution.
Decade by decade, especially since the 70’s, more and more environmental extremists and Progressives (aka Socialists) have been drawn to my fair state. Strangely, the beauty and majesty that drew them to Oregon, then became their idol.
Progressives have since warped Section 2 of the Oregon Constitution, “All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences.” into worship of trees and spotted owls, or whatever was the cause du jour.
Once ensconced, with high concentrations in Multnomah County (Portland) and Lane County (Eugene), these Progressives began an all-out effort to dramatically and fundamentally change Oregon.
Week by week new news surfaces, more and more faces and tactics of the socialist war on a once traditional and patriotic (and economically thriving) state. The latest crusade being the “white privilege” accusations.
Read more at Saving Our Future…
Posted in Agenda 21, Culture, Oregon News, Reality Bites
- Tagged Dan Sandini, Daylight Disinfectant, diversity, Lewis and Clark, Oregon, Oregon Constitution, Portland, Progressives, rugged individualists, Tami Jackson, Whitelandia
From ClashDaily.com | Written by Dr. Mom on January 9, 2015
I happened to watch The Butler the same day I read about the “Black Brunch” protests, and I couldn’t help but see some obvious parallels—but the protesters aren’t going to like them.
Let’s go back in time for a minute here. The protests depicted inThe Butler occurred in February of 1960, in Greensboro, North Carolina, at a Woolworthss lunch counter. Some of that is going to be confusing to those of you who weren’t around for that period of history. First off, Woolworths was a drugstore that had a lunch-counter in it. The store had a desegregated goods counter and a segregated lunch counter.
Maybe I should explain that, too.
In the United States at that time, particularly in the South (which was run entirely by the Democratic party, by the way), public spaces were generally segregated. For you millennials, that means Black people and White people could not sit together, drink from the same fountain, ride in the same section of a public bus, sit on the same benches, or do just about anything which would involve Whites and Blacks standing or sitting near one another. This was legal. In fact, it was not illegal until 1964, when The Civil Rights Act was passed by Congress, with 80% of Republican and 63% of Democratic votes in the House and 82% of Republican and 69% of Democratic votes in the Senate.
Original article from Natural News by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
(NaturalNews) As comedian Bill Burr hilariously points out, if you are stockpiling food and preparedness supplies but don’t have a gun to defend it, all you’re doing is gathering supplies for the biggest bully on the block.
A recent article by Daisy Luther from The Organic Prepper really nails this point by including photos of Black Friday mobs trampling each other in America, then asking the question, “What would these people act like over something that was actually a matter of life and death?”
It’s probably the most important question of the year. America has become a culture where people are so delusional about what’s important that they will literally trample each other to death to save a few dollars on some hot new electronics product. Yet in their own home, they have no storable food, no emergency medicine, no emergency water supplies, no backup source of heat, no water filtration devices and no clue how to survive without all the systems that keep society functioning today (the power grid, municipal water supplies, fuel at gas stations, functioning hospitals, local law enforcement, etc.).
Posted in Culture, Firearms, Reality Bites
- Tagged Bill Burr, crazy shoppers, Daisy Luther, Mike Adams, Mob Mentality, Preparedness, preparedness supplies, water supplies, zombies
Protests (violence and mayhem) may be easing in Ferguson, MO due to snow and fatigue, but in Portland, Oregon the streets continue to devolve into violence and hooliganism.
video from Laughing at Liberals
by JULY 25, 2014 at Victory Girls Blog
For years now, conservatives have been painted as bigots and homophobes. We are intolerant. We want to control everyone and everything and we are just horrible people who do nothing but hate. We have tried to defend ourselves, to offer rational and logical discourse why these accusations are incorrect, but it really does no good.
Here’s the cold, hard truth: Liberals are the nastiest, meanest, most ruthlessly cruel people out there. They talk about tolerance like they have a handle on the idea; maybe like they even invented it. Kind of like Al Gore invented the internet. But disagree with them and suddenly you are the object of some of the most unhinged, disgusting, vile reactions you’ll ever see. We already know the stories of pathetic freaks who call for Sarah Palin to be murdered or who harass Ann Coulter or spout disgusting names at Michelle Bachmann. You might think “well, that’s because they’re famous, and they bring out the crazies.” Not true. I can vouch for it, because I’ve been seeing it personally for years—and I’m anything but famous.
David Risselada | Original article at Freedom Outpost | June 1, 2014
Sometimes when shady plans backfire, they backfire really well. This was definitely the case on Saturday May 31st in Tulsa Oklahoma, as The Oklahoma Open Carry Association met Moms Demand Action for the first time.
The anti-gun group requested a booth at the local farmers market and was denied, so they set up shop right on the outskirts of the downtown Tulsa event in order to gather signatures. They were a bit surprised when members of The Oklahoma Open Carry Association approached them to ask some questions. As is usually the case when dealing with liberals, the questions we asked went unanswered as the host of their event, (who incidentally, didn’t look like that much of a mom seeing as though he was a man) deflected the questions and attempted to change the subject, ridicule and even accuse us of wanting to start a war with the police. This came about because he made it perfectly clear that he didn’t want to be in any public establishment with citizens carrying handguns in the open. He was alluding to his belief that we are just a bunch of untrained rednecks that simply shoot indiscriminately in all directions just to prove how big our egos are.
The 2nd Amendment Action Center reports:
State Senator Floyd Prozanksi, who is in an eternal race with Ginny Burdick for the title of worst Senator, also serves as a prosecutor in Lane County. He was recently working on a case involving an underage drunk driver who ran over and murdered a pedestrian. The killer’s sentence? 45 days in jail and 2 years probation.
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“He was only charged with being impaired when he was driving,” Prozanski said of Stewart. “This was not a trial regarding the collision.”
Lane County prosecutors previously reviewed the investigation and decided against pursuing charges related to the death of Nicholas Asher Tendick, a 32-year-old man who was crossing Coburg Road just south of the Willamette River when Stewart’s Ford Ranger pickup struck him.”
As if this weren’t enough to make you pull your hair out, guess what the punishment would have been for a legal CHL holder carrying in the Capitol building, had Prozanski’s SB699 passed in the 2013 session…
Maximum sentence of 5 years in prison, as a Class C Felony.
Yes, you’ve read this correctly. In Senator Prozanski’s dreamland, carrying a gun on your hip deserves 40 times the punishment than vehicular homicide would carry.
Though not sponsored by Prozanski, 2013′s SB 346 would have carried a 1 year imprisonment for transferring a magazine that held 11 rounds. SB 347 would have carried the same Class C Felony punishment as the above Capitol building ban if a CHL holder had their gun on them while dropping off their kid on school grounds. The dreaded HB3200 would have taken the cake, with a 10 year imprisonment for not registering an 11 round magazine.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the ineptitude we are dealing with amongst our elected “leaders” in Salem.
ABOUT THE FILM
“Building the Machine” introduces the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our children’s education. The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion.
WHAT IS THE COMMON CORE?
The Common Core is the largest systemic reform of American public education in recent history. What started as a collaboration between the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reevaluate and nationalize America’s education standards has become one of the most controversial—and yet, unheard of—issues in the American public.
In 2010, 45 states adopted the Common Core, but according to a May 2013 Gallup Poll, 62% of Americans said they had never heard of the Common Core. Prominent groups and public figures have broken traditional party lines over the issue, leaving many wondering where they should stand.
Find out more about the Common Core: http://www.hslda.org/CommonCore
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Posted in 912 Project, Agenda 21, Common Core State Standards, Education, Reality Bites
- Tagged ACT, American public, American public education, Arne Duncan, Bill Gates, Common Core, SAT, State Standards, The Common Core, the Common Core States Standards Initiative, the Common Core Validation Committee