Monday, December 27, 2021

It's Monday again...

 no matter what we think or do, it just keeps rolling around.

Since there are so many disturbing things happening in the world, I like to keep Mondays for starting fresh. Right now, I have 455 articles stored in my One Tab of some importance. Just because I'm quiet, that doesn't mean I'm not doing anything. Research takes time.  However, we have plenty of time to get to the disturbing stuff later. 

The following video gives us some idea of how to plan your days, and it's all packed into 5:52 minutes. I already do most everything mentioned with the addition of starting my morning with prayer before heading into planning. The one takeaway for me was the idea of checking up on your progress every hour. With a tendency to fall down rabbit holes, it will be a good way for me to keep on track. 

I hope you all had a peaceful and holy Christmas and may God bless you all...


And...
Monday kittehs:







Sunday, December 26, 2021

Christmas message: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò...

 (emphasis mine)


NATIVITAS DOMINI NOSTRI JESU CHRISTI SECUNDUM CARNEM

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh

Like every year, in the cycle of seasons and of history, the Holy Church celebrates the Birth according to the flesh of Our Lord Jesus Christ, eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit by the Virgin Mary. With the solemn words of the liturgy, the Birth of the Redeemer imposes itself on humanity by dividing time into a “before” and an “after.” Nothing will be the same as before: from that moment the Lord incarnates himself to carry out the work of Salvation and definitively snatches man, who fell in Adam, from the slavery of Satan. This, dear brothers and sisters, is our “Great Reset,” with which divine Providence restored the order broken by the ancient Serpent with the Original Sin of our First Parents; a Reset from which apostate angels and their leader Lucifer are excluded, but which has granted all men the grace to be able to benefit from the Sacrifice of God made man, and to regain the eternal life to which they were destined since the creation of Adam.

What a wonderful gesture of Mercy, toward creatures rebellious from the beginning, on the part of their Creator. What divine Charity, which granted to disobedient man the ransom of his infinite guilt by accepting the offering of His divine Son on the Cross. What divine Humility, which responded to man’s pride with the obedience of the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, incarnate “propter nos homines et propter nostram salutem” – for us men and for our salvation. This is the true “New Order,” willed by God and destined to last for the eternity of the centuries, after the thousand battles of a war in which the eternal Defeated tries to prevent the glory of the divine Majesty from being shared by us, poor mortal creatures. This is the triumph of the One who is not satisfied with creating man with his perfections and granting him His friendship, but after man had betrayed Him by surrendering himself as a slave to the Devil, he decided to buy him back – redemptio is precisely the institution of Roman law by which the slave is redeemed and becomes free again – at the price of the Most Precious Blood of His Only Begotten Son. And it is also the triumph of the Mother of God, who in the Mystery of the Incarnation gave birth to the Redeemer, that Holy Child destined to suffer and die for us. It is She who in the Proto-Gospel was promised as the victor over the Serpent, in the eternal enmity between her lineage and the Enemy.

For this the Chosen People were gathered; for this they were led to the Promised Land. For this the Holy Spirit inspired the Prophets by indicating the time and place of the Savior’s Birth. For this the Angels sang their Gloria at the cave, and the Magi followed the Star to adore the Child wrapped in swaddling clothes like the son of a king. For this the Virgin sang her Magnificat and the little Saint John the Baptist leapt in Saint Elizabeth's womb. For this Simeon pronounced the Nunc dimittis [“Now you may dismiss”] holding the promised Messiah in his arms.

Veni, Emmanuel: captivum solve Israël. Come, Emmanuel: free your captive people. Free them also today, as you freed them with Your Most Holy Birth and with Your Passion and Death. Free Your Holy Church by revealing the false shepherds and mercenaries, as you revealed the envy of the High Priests and their silences regarding the Messianic Prophecies, which were hidden from the simple. Free the nations from evil rulers, from corruption, from the slavery of power and money, from enslavement to the Prince of this world, from the lie of false freedom, from the deception of false progress, from rebellion against Your holy Law. Free each one of us from our miseries, from sin, from pride, from the presumption of being able to save oneself without You. Free us from the disease that afflicts our soul, from the pestilence of the vices that infect our life, from the illusion of being able to defeat death, which is the just reward of our rebellion. Because You alone, O Lord, are the true Liberator; only in You who are Truth will we be free, will we see the chains that bind us to the world, to the flesh and to the Devil fall.

Veni, o Oriens. Come, O Rising Sun: cast away the shadows and disperse the darkness of the night. Veni, Clavis Davidica. Come, Key of David, open wide our celestial homeland; make the way to heaven secure and close the door to hell. VeniAdonai. Come, O Powerful Lord, who gave the Law from above to Your people on Sinai, in the majesty of your glory. VeniRex gentium. Come, King of the peoples, to reign over us, Prince of Peace, Angel of the Great Council. Come and descend into time and history, upset this infernal Tower of Babel that we have built by challenging You in Your Majesty.

Come, Lord. Because in these two years of pandemic madness, we have understood that Hell does not consist so much in the suffering of the body, but in the desperation of knowing You are far away, in Your silence, in letting ourselves sink into the deaf horror of Your absence.

And blessed be your Most Holy Mother and our Mother, whom you have left at our side in these terrible days as our Advocate, because in the vision of this hell on earth we can find the spiritual medicine which enables us to welcome You into our souls, into our families, in our nations, returning to You that crown that we have usurped from You.

Bless, O Child King, those who will allow themselves to be conquered by Your love, for which You did not hesitate to incarnate yourself and die for us. May this divine Love be received with grateful wonder by those who, dead in Adam, in You, the new Adam, have been reborn; by those who, having fallen with Eve, in Mary, the new Eve, will rise again.

May it be so.

+ Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop


Monday, December 13, 2021

It's time to start living again...

and that includes taking care of yourself and spreading good information to others.

By others, I mean those who are willing to listen.  It's a waste of time to spend energy on those who are hypnotized.  I'm aware it may be painful, since many of those hypnotized may be members of your family or close friends.

Hopefully, the article I will be linking will give you enough ammunition and may act as a wakeup call for the people mired in disinformation.

I'm not a fan of re-inventing the wheel, so please carefully read this important article.

Ron DeSantis’ Newly Appointed Surgeon General Promotes Nutraceuticals* for Covid

*A "nutraceutical" is defined as any substance that is a food, or part of a food, which provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. The food products used as nutraceuticals can be categorized as dietary fibre, prebiotics, probiotics, polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants and other different types of herbal/ natural foods.

The article also covers the vitamin and mineral supplements you should be accessing. 

I will add this: if you are significantly overweight, it's time to drop those extra pounds. 

Monday

Monday is not just the first day of the week (yeah, I know calendars disagree with this, but in my world Monday is number one). It's also the first day of the rest of your life. So quit bashing Mondays, even if it's in a joking manner or a silly meme. Your brain doesn't recognize "humor."  It thinks you're serious. 

 Here's a few excellent videos to help you out:






Friday, December 10, 2021

The struggle is real...

to pare down our possessions.

Let's do something different today since it's Friday.

I'm on a quest to declutter my home.  I'm not a crazy hoarder, but it does seem like I have way more stuff than I need. I crave order, which is hard to have when you're forever cleaning and organizing (aka moving the deck chairs on the Titanic.)

None of this will happen until you're mentally ready for the changes. Case in point: About two years ago, I tried paring down the décor in my kitchen. The tops of my cabinets were very artfully arranged with all sorts of cool stuff, much of it beautiful things I've had for decades.  I missed it all and put it back.

About two weeks ago, I decided to box it up again, stick it in the barn, while I tried out the new minimalist look. The decision was immediate, as both hubby and I said, "Love the way it looks." And now I don't have to haul it all down several times a year to wash and return to it's place.  Running up and down a ladder, taking sometimes an entire day to clean, was not a good use of my time. Score!

This past week, I was struggling with a lovely blue and white vase that used to hold many of my kitchen utensils, which are now arranged neatly in a drawer (minus a whole bunch of spatulas. I have a thing for spatulas.)

I tried the vase on my living room shelves and finally put it in the hall closet while trying to decide if it needed to be in the Goodwill box.  I finally hit on the optimal question to ask myself, to wit: If you came upon this lovely vase at the thrift store, would you buy it? The answer was no, and it promptly went into the Goodwill box.

One of my favorite cheer leaders for minimalism is Ronald Banks. This young man has a bright future.  His post on "10 Reasons Owning Less Feels Out Of Reach" is excellent. I really like his posting the timestamps below his videos.

Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 0:28 Reason #1: Holding on to “potential” 1:13 Reason #2: Scarcity mindset 1:57 Reason #3: Poor habits 2:38 Reason #4: A tie to identity 3:38 Reason #5: Comparison 4:50 Reason #6: Decision fatigue 6:04 Reason #7: Lack of self belief 7:00 Reason #8: Unresolved emotions or physical hang ups 7:43 Reason #9: “But we have the space for it” 8:20 Reason #10: “But it’s still in good condition”

Number 4 is a biggie for me.

If this is a subject that is of interest to you, please head over to Youtube and peruse his other videos.  And liking his videos and subscribing to his channel will help him out, too.


How about a Friday kitteh?


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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Mass Formation...

 arguing with the hypnotized is a waste of time.

The concept of "mass formation" has been popping up in many places. It was a new term to me, and so far I can't really tell if it's been around awhile or recently invented.

It seems to trace back to Professor Mattias Desmet, a Belgian professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University who also holds a masters degree in statistics.

What is it?

It is, in my opinion, a way of totalitarian control through fear and manipulation of the masses. Due to our rapid communication it has spread world-wide.

Four conditions are necessary for mass formation:

  1. The masses must feel alone and isolated
  2. Their lives must feel pointless and meaningless
  3. The masses must experience constant free-floating anxiety
  4. They must experience free-floating frustration and aggression
The phenomena creates people who are clinically hypnotized. It backs up the phrase, "I tried to tell someone the truth, but they couldn't hear me." If they're hypnotized, they literally can't hear you. Continuing to hammer these people with facts is a waste of your time.

Want to know who backs this up?  Of course you do. How about the paper COVID-19 and the Political Economy of Mass Hysteria brought to you by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) which is part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - a government agency.

"Four things need to exist or need to be in place if you want a large scale mass phenomenon to emerge. The first thing is that there needs to be a lot of socially isolated people, people who experience a lack of social bonds. The second one is that there needs to be a lot of people who experience a lack of sense-making in life. And the third and the fourth conditions are that there needs to be a lot of free-floating anxiety and a lot of free-floating psychological discontent. So: meaning, anxiety, and discontent that is not connected to a specific representation. So it needs to be in the mind without the people being able to connect it to something. If you have these four things—lack of social bonds, lack of sense-making, free-floating anxiety, and free-floating psychological discontent—then society is highly at risk for the emergence of mass phenomenon."

Taken from a Christian perspective, it sounds to me like a lot of people who have no faith in God are the ones falling victim to this mass psychosis. 

There's a short (5:47) video at Ban/ned Video of his explaining what it is, how we got here, and what to do about it.  

Being a statistician, he throws out some percentages which may or may not be correct.  But we can run with them for now.  If his statistics apply to the entire world, they seem plausible. But taken region by region, they might be off.  

  • 25% of people cannot be hypnotized (true)
  • 10% are highly hypnotizable (true)
  • 30% of people are now deeply hypnotized (seems about right)
  • 40% will ultimately follow the herd (questionable)
  • 30% will stand against the prevailing propaganda (history backs this up)
I don't see 40% of the peeps in North Idaho capitulating to the crowd mentality. Since the MSM has started pushing the scarient, I have noticed a few more filthy rags covering the faces on the fat and old at Wallyworld, but it's still a very low number. I don't bother saying anything to these people because they are clearly hypnotized.

The Solution

 A belief in God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and great courage is required of the 30% who continue to stand against the madness.

Notice belief comes before courage, but that belief will give you courage. There is a reason Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

 Professor Desmet said:

Dissent must become one and grow!

Ann Barnhardt recently had a repost of an article she posted back in 2010 on courage, which may help you.  In true Barnhardt manner, she storms in and smacks the reader upside the head. It's what I like about her (but, I'm nuts, so there's that.)

Mike Adams posted Your dominant DELUSION determines how you experience “reality” and how it all ends for you which essentially backs up the concept of mass formation. 

The Night Wind is clearly fed up with this phenomena. Do read THE DIRECTION OF THE MAJORITY for more courage inducing information.

And, in another great minds moment, I popped over to Bunkerville to find this article by Mustang, Why do people give up their freedoms? The land of Lemmings, Desmet’s Mass hypnosis and Mass Formation? The comment I left over there:
Snort! I'm working away on a post about mass formation, I pop over here to see what Bunk is up to, and find this.  Your article is waaaaay more intelligent and deep compared to my puny effort. Linked.
And the brilliant Silverfiddle over at Always on Watch, posted Cult of Covid: Mass Formation, with a host of great links to additional information. 

And finally, stolen from my good friend Odie, over at the Woodsterman (a fellow lover of premium gin), is this prescient meme: