Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Just Stopping By

Hey friends! I just wanted to apologize for not posting in over a week. Things have been so hectic for me lately that I just haven't had the time or the want-to to blog. Hopefully, things should start to quiet down now that a couple of big--big for me, that is-- events that I was working on are now done. Also, I was getting really frustrated at the library computers I have to use. Lately, they've been sooooo slow, and even when they load they can't always pull up the site that I want. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten that "Cannot Find Server" page while trying to pull up Blogger. It makes me want to puke!!!!!!!!! But today the computer I'm on is working great, so maybe the library staff fixed whatever was wrong with their system.

On more thing before I go. I've decided to start a new "column" on PGZ called Musings On.... I came up with this idea because I realized that my posts were becoming more and more political, and I felt I needed to do more posts on "life...and everything else" as it says in PGZ's description. However, since the majority of my posts are political I didn't want non-political posts to be just haphazardly thrown in, with no connection to the news of the day. So I came up with the Musings On... column. This column will be my thoughts on a variety of things that are on my mind and/or heart. I'm going to do this column every Friday. I hope Musings On... will be interesting to my readers. If nothing else, it'll give you a chance to see that I'm not all about politics. I do think about things other than Iraq, elections, and how to fight liberals. I'm not one dimensional. I do have a life (sort of). Musings On... will give you a glimpse of it.

See ya later!


Friday, October 13, 2006

Quotable Quotes: On Criticism

"The personal insult is the last recourse of an exhausted mind." Pat Buchanan on The O'Reilly Factor, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Evil in Nickel Mines

By now everyone who's not living under a rock knows about the horrible massacre of five Amish schoolgirls in Nickel Mines, PA, a week ago Monday. When I first heard the news, I immediately went into denial. It couldn't have been an Amish school, I told myself, the newscast got it wrong. I couldn't believe what I was hearing because the Amish are perhaps the most peaceful and harmless community in America. All they do is farm; who would want to hurt them, especially their children? When the horrible reality finally sank in I got sick to my stomach, and then I got mad.

Only pure evil could do what was done in Nickel Mines. Only a human being totally consumed with evil could go into a school, any school, handcuff the little girl pupils together, then execute them, one by one. We need to get reaquainted with the reality of evil. Almost as soon as the horror unfolded, talking heads were calling Charles Roberts, the killer, "crazy", and a "nut job". Charles Roberts wasn't crazy. He wasn't a nut job; he was evil. Evil. And the sooner we accept that, the better off we'll be.

People don't go into schools and murder the children there because they have guns, as Rosie O'Donnell would have you believe. No, people go into schools and murder the children there because they, the killers, are evil. Our society has spent at least a generation running away from the concept of evil. As we've abandoned God, we've abandoned God's opposite, evil. We now prefer to believe that atrocious acts like the one commited at Nickel Mines must be the product of some deep emotional and/or psychological disturbance in the perpetrator. We also prefer to believe that we can repair this disturbance with "treatment" and eventually release the "cured" monster back into society. That type of thinking is behind the current reluctance of so many judges to put child molesters in jail for any length of time. This type of thinking also leaves us ill prepared to deal with the killers who don't kill themselves, as Charles Roberts did.

The Amish community astonished us "English"--their word for the non-Amish--folks by immediately forgiving Charles Roberts. Some of the family members of the murdered girls even attended Roberts' funeral. Such acts are the result of the deeply Christian Amish culture. The Bible, in the New Testament, tells Christians to not resist evil but to "overcome evil with good". I think the Amish are trying to do that. I don't know if that is really the best way to deal with evil, but at least such a belief acknowledges that evil does, in fact, exist. And in doing that, the Amish are far ahead of us "progressive" English.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Slow Loading

Hey friends! Just wanted to apologize for the long gaps between new posts. As most of you know, I have to blog at the library because I can't set up my computer at home. This situation really sucks. I love to blog and I want to give my readers something new to read daily, but even though I get a lunch break long enough to let me come to the library, sometimes the library's computers take forever to load. So I can spend what seems like half of my time just waiting for Blogger to come up on the monitor. Plus, I also have to look up work related things while I'm online so I can't spend the entire time blogging. Bummer! Well, I just wanted to explain the delay in new postings. Hope you understand. Have a killer day, and happy blogging!