Sunday Respite – The Crystal Garden

 

Spring has finally arrived in my neck of the woods. For some beautiful photography and relaxing music, I chose Michel Pépé – Le Jardin de Cristal for my Sunday Respite. Have a wonderful day. You may prefer to enjoy watching the video in full screen.

 

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Maundy Thursday – ‘Stay with me’

 

A day for reflection.

Jesus Prays at Gethsemane

40Then Jesus returnedto the disciples and found them sleeping. “- Were you not able to keep watch with Me for one hour? He askedPeter. 41“Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”…

 

Stay With Me-Taize

Leftist Blueprints for America

 

Leftists Blueprints for America  – Guest post by Mustang

In a recent article published by Gatestone Institute, Guy Millière wrote the following:

1.      The French government and its justice system claim to treat all religions equally, but they treat Islam as if it were more equal than others—which is to say that Islam enjoys special privileges.  Those who criticize Islam —especially as it is tied to terrorism— become victims of fierce prosecution.

2.     In the words of the spokesman for the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, Marwan Muhammed said, “Who has the right to say in thirty or forty years, France will not be a Muslim country?  No one in this country has the right to extinguish our hope for a society that is globally faithful to Islam.”

3.     President Macron recently said that he wants a law against “fake news.”  If such a law is adopted, all on-line magazines in France that do not broadcast what the government defines as “true news” could be subject to government sanction or suspension.  If such magazines are found outside of France, then access to them could be blocked within France.  Islamic on-line magazines and websites are not on the list of “fake news” providers.  What magazines and websites appear at the top of the government’s list?  Those that question Islam.

Mr. Millière may have missed the point of what has happened to France —indeed, most of Europe.  The issue isn’t Islam; it is that France has become a collectivized society where the rights of individuals (to have and express an opinion, no matter how unpopular it may be) must take a backseat to the right of the state to regulate and control human thought and behavior.  In France, citizens are no longer treated as individuals who are endowed by their creator to have certain unalienable rights, they are treated as rather insignificant cogs in a much larger wheel designed to define society and mold culture according to the will of an elitist oligarchy.  France today is a nation in which government strives to stifle thinking and any expression of intelligence that contradict the political elite.

Unhappily, France has become a Hegelian-Marxist state.  Worse than this, however, is the fact that the United States is now embarked upon this exact same course.  To see this, one only need give cursory attention to the leftist-progressive agenda.  To understand how this is even possible in a nation of more than 330-million people, look to what is occurring inside public classrooms, and has been for the past fifty years.  At the top of the leftist structure are those who think that it takes a village to raise a child, who believe that the role of parents must take a backseat to the primacy of government in the role of shaping national culture.

Frankly, this reality should scare the hell out of thinking Americans, and it ought to serve as a catalyst for a massive and long overdue change in our direction.  It cannot begin with national political leadership, such as choosing one presidential candidate over another.  No, taking America back from the brink of its extinction must begin within neighborhoods, communities, counties, and states.  Joe and Sally Citizen must reclaim their classrooms from the communist agents who now control them.

Note: the architects of our present social and cultural demise include Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), Karl Marx (1818-1883), along with a host of their acolytes.  One doesn’t have to be a philosopher to understand that these were mentally disturbed men writing convoluted theories wrapped up in meaningless verbiage, but a freedom-loving individual should recognize that their demented notions are today central to the American progressive movement.

Sunday Respite – Sergei Trofanov – La Bohème

Todays Sunday Respite is Sergei Trofanov – La Bohème. Not the La Boheme you are probably expecting. Not quite the correct season, but I enjoy the work. I suggest watching it in full screen mode. Have a wonderful day!

 

Maxine Waters: ‘Trump is a racist for questioning my I.Q.’

 

Can you imagine? Someone has the nerve to question our gal “Impeach 45” Trump Maxine Waters.

Apparently she takes offense along with MSNBC. Then I give you a clip demonstrating our savant.

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters alleged Sunday that President Donald Trump is “racist” because he questioned her IQ level.

On Saturday night, President Trump addressed the annual Gridiron Club Dinner, an event that is known for its humor. Trump took jabs at his own administration and many of his rivals, and at one point joked that Rep. Waters should “immediately take an IQ test.”

Waters was afforded an opportunity to respond to the joke by Joy Ann Reid, host of MSNBC’s “AM Joy.”

More at Daily Caller

Check this out and then let me know what you think about the I.Q. test for all these rascals. Pelosi thinks “Bush” is President?  Waters thinks “Putin invaded Korea???” Warren gets told to sit down.

 

Sunday Respite – If I Could Tell You

For today I chose Yanni’s “If I could tell you.”  One of my favorite pieces by Yanni. Wishing everyone a wonderful day and hoping that the recent storm didn’t cause you too much difficulty. I suggest watching the video in full screen mode once it starts.

 

Sunday Respite – Tina Turner ‘Peace Mantra’

For today’s Sunday Respite, Tina Turner “Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu” – Peace Mantra. It seems fitting for all that we have been through this week. I find the piece a wonderful way to be in a good place. Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday.

 

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