Raven pushing Denver on the swing.
I’m going to share two videos, many of you have probably already seen, but they go along with this short post and help to put a bigger picture in one’s mind.
Out of mouths of babes can come some profound truths. I highly recommend that each and every parent go for a daily walk with your child and let them talk, it helps them physically, builds a bond between you and your child, and in the end, these small talks might open your mind to a deeper insight on the world around us.
Situation: I am making breakfast and cook up some bacon (some people find it odd that I am not a vegetarian, but there it is). I make some potatoes, and give some to Raven, with a couple strips of bacon…thinking nothing more of it.
She picks up the bacon and hands it to me and said, “Mom, don’t you remember, I don’t eat pig anymore.”
“Oh sorry, I forgot.”
“Mom, you showed me that video that pigs are consciously aware of their impending death, it’s wrong to eat it.” (Yes she really said: consciously aware of their impending death.)
“Oh, yes. Sorry, thank you for reminding me. I won’t buy pig again.”
This may seem a bit weird…so let me explain a little more in detail. The video below is what she is talking about. Now it is unclear as to whether the pig does or does not know he is going to die, but what is clear is that the pig wants to escape, meaning that he is at least conscious of not wanting to be confined. The pig, just like us humans, wants to be free.
Raven has concluded that it is wrong to kill something if it is consciously aware that it is going to die. Most certainly if you are aware and the thing in front of you is aware…then the situation is less black and white…and the sticky situation of morality comes into play. Example: A two-year old smacks his two-year old sister…the sister cries. A fifteen-year old smacks his sister (or the opposite a girl hits a boy) …the sister cries. Which situation do we consider more of a moral crime? The two-year old is unaware that they will inflict pain, whereas the fifteen-year old is very aware of the pain they are going to cause, thus naturally the fifteen-year old is held in more contempt. Understanding right and wrong, yet choosing wrong is worse than not knowing right from wrong.
So true is the opposite. If I am walking down the street, and let’s say a bolt of lightning strikes me dead…but I am unaware of the death…it is less of a “fear-factor” than if I am walking down the street and have prior knowledge that I am going to die…the situation is by and by far worse…at least on a conscious level.
So what am I saying: Is Raven going to become a vegetarian, maybe when she is older, but for now, she simply doesn’t think it is right to eat pigs because pigs are consciously aware of freedom, life, and death…meaning Raven is at the beginning of her journey of discovering compassion, life, death, and what type of human being she wants to be. And I think it would be a disservices to her if I stifled this…
So instead of saying: Protein is good for you…meat tastes good…. Or don’t be silly, the pig was just being stupid, it doesn’t know it is going to die… OR (heaven forbid) you will eat what I put on your plate and like it. I have decided to agree with her…and no longer bring pig into the house.
Obviously the second video I shared is more profound because the little boy is talking about cutting out ALL meat, which can be done…but one must become an expert to ensure that your child gets the Nutrients needed to grow and live. It’s one thing for an adult to eat unhealthy…it is a whole other ballgame with a child.
So what I am trying to say is that it’s okay to let your child form their own thoughts and beliefs, and we should not be afraid to encourage them. It may be a bit hard…and you might have to put in a little more work in…but in the end we might just save humanity by allowing our children the freedom to make observations and then act on them, especially when it is a compassionate one.
As always...Have a Beautiful Day!!!
I think, in today's tumultuous times, it is often a good idea to remember the past...and the words of those before us. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
The Full Poem:
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
We once had the strength to stand up against oppression. We once welcomed challenges. We can be that great nation once again. Do not give up hope. Do not allow "the media" or "the state" to skew and manipulate what you know in your heart. Instead of fighting each other, we need to start working together. Remember, once upon a time hard work paid off: Let's get back to that place!
Man we lived in a polarized society (which is bad in of itself, but we will get to that at a later date) So you know I make videos and write articles about Mental Disorder Diagnosis (questioning them) and about Psychiatric Medication (dangerous side-effects) HOWEVER this does not mean I don't think certain behaviors don't need to be addressed...Murder, Rape, Killing Animals, Suicidal thoughts...Yes...These need to be addressed...(squirming, daydreaming, not wanting to take tests...not so much) I hope the following video helps clear a few things up. Also here are some links I wanted to share:
Preschoolers being medicated
ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder)
FYI: I like conspiracy websites....I didn't mean to down play them in this video. :)
Did you know that He, She, Him or Her is offensive! That is right...
.....Exciting News Parents...Your child, as young as FIVE...Can now decide which gender to be labeled...and the BONUS....They don't need to tell you...after all...The school is their real guardian....you are just the babysitter...that has to pay all the bills...but not get to decide anything. Heads up people, we are losing our rights, one word at a time. That's right, they don't even need to sign an amendment to the constitution, we are doing it for them...
we are taking it away one "hurtful" word at a time. He, She, Him, or Her....is offensive! All right we all know what is going on in our schools, little boys or girls who identify with other genders are systematically being allowed to use opposite restrooms...While we should all be sensitive to gender identity issues...there comes a point where a line is crossed. We have already reached that line my friends. I always worry about the rights of parents to protect their children, I post about it all the time, and yet each and every day another small step is taken by the educational system that will soon rob parents of the ability to choose anything at all for their children.
Is this in the best interest of the child? No! (It harms little boys and girls in many unseen, as of yet, ways...this is how it goes...people tend to react before they think through the situation) This would seem to be some strange agenda to further break down the bonds of love. In order to have complete control over the people, the family unit must be destroyed. (I don't care if the family is mom/dad, dad/dad, mom/mom, mom, dad, grandparents....etc...this is not about that! this is about Parent and Child bonds and the ability for the parent, who loves their child, to protect their child)
What am I talking about today:
Vancouver School Board Gender Policy will allow for Xe, XEM, and XYR in place of "he" or "her" ... Shall we just go with IT? From what I know we identify male or female, he or her, based off XX or XY....not based off what we desire to be, but really, this still isn't about that.
This is about something completely different in my mind.
What, you might ask.
Parents argued against this new rule stating: "A six-year-old is not qualified to understand all the intricacies of identity issues, some of them can't even use the toilet, yet much less decide which gender they want to be." AND YET...The school board didn't care what the parents wanted
...they moved ahead and not only moved a head...The children are able to keep their "gender identity" secret from their Parents.
This is what kills me. Why are they always doing this? Yes I do agree that some children, for their own safety must keep being homosexual or transgender, or their gender identity a secret from their parents...HOWEVER....Children with real Homosexual or gender identity issues NEED LOVE AND SUPPORT FROM THEIR FAMILY!!! And most will get it...but this...this could change many children's minds....
Imagine if you will: you have a Five-year old child, or even Twelve. The school councilor asks them: What gender do you identify with...and don't worry...we won't tell your parents...this is between you (the child) and me (the councilor)
What is that telling the child?. Then add that the same twelve year old can get birth-control, vaccinations, sexual education information....all without telling the Parents...SSHHHH...it's a secret. You start seeing a bigger picture emerge. I don't know about you, but I see something terrifying happening in America. I see the complete break down of parent-child bonds. If this happens, there will be no going back. For all time those in charge have striven to break the bonds of parent and child...Why? Because it is so much easier to control slaves if they don't have anyone protecting them...Parents, at least most parents, would DIE for their children, and most children know this....But if we are continually telling our children: Don't worry, your parents don't need to know...What does that tell them...it tells them they can't trust their parents.
It puts doubts in their minds. Not to mention...What about a child's right to be a child? Do they really have gender issues? Think about this: Will a girl think she is a boy because she likes to play football and a boy think he is a girl because he likes to play with dolls? Neither of these have anything to do with gender identity (A girl wears pants, that doesn't make her a boy, yet if a boy wants to wear a skirt...this suddenly changes everything? Why? Maybe he wants to wear a skirt because it is comfortable...does that mean he should use the girl's bathroom...NO!.
And what about the little girls we call Tomboys? What harm could this cause them...let's say they think...gee maybe I am a little boy...yet when they hit puberty they suddenly change. What damage does that do? ..... I could go on and on and on and on.....But I think you get it, children have the RIGHT to be children. We are taking it from them by shoving SEX and SEXUALITY down their throats. A five-year old should not have to choose a sex to identify with. What do you think? Do you think this is a good thing, why or why not?
You can read the full article HERE.
Quote from article: But board members were unmoved, treating parents as a threat to their own children.
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I think we can all agree that children must be protected. The government should step in when a child is in real danger, however...Who steps in to protect children from the government? Parents, right? Not for long.
The UN Disabilities Treaty has Returned. the UNCRPD, which was narrowly defeated through calls and emails in 2012 is back and stronger than before. I know this sounds like a good idea...however...the devil is always in the details. The treaty says: "In all actions concerning children with disabilities, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration." Not "parental rights" Why is this scary? Well first you should know that disability has not been defined, however the following is the UN's proposed definition
of Disability: " “Disability” results from the interaction between persons with impairments, conditions or illnesses and the environmental and attitudinal barriers they face. Such impairments, conditions or illnesses may be permanent, temporary, intermittent or imputed, and include those that are physical, sensory
neurological, medical or intellectual
." Holy Cow: Physical, Sensory (hearing, seeing, etc.) Psychosocial, Neurological, medical and Intellectual.
Take pause people: 1 in 5 children are presently said to have psycological disorders
Take Pause people: 1 in 5 children presently have "learning" disabilities
How many children have Sensory impairments...I don't know I couldn't find an answer.
Now while on the surface the bill seems wonderful...Think about this: While you would agree that if a child needs glasses, you would get them...But what about children with hearing loss, this is a different issue, some parents will opt for a cochlear implant, some may not. If this passes, it will no longer be up to the parent or the child, it will be up to the court system.
Let's go deeper. Let's say your child has a learning disability, you don't agree with the teaching plan, so you opt to home school....if the school disagrees they can take it to the court, and if the court thinks the school is better...you don't get to decide.
You don't think this will happen....Think again...it already happens in the Medical Realm. Parent's have lost custody for not giving their children dangerous psychological drugs. We all know the story about the Amish Girl who asked her parents to stop the chemotherapy was ordered to be taken into foster care....the parents fled with her and now she is in remission. (See the court didn't even listen to the child's plea) So with the Amish girl, it wasn't the child who got to decide nor the parent...it was a judge.
This is also happening with Justina Pelletier, a 15-year old girl who was taken from her family because of a disagreement with her medical diagnosis. Please read about her HERE
She has begged to go home...But again...this is not about the Parent's Rights...Or even what the child wants...Its what the court thinks is in the best interest of the child.
And then we need to bring up one of the more ridiculous overreaching of the law: A New Jersey man is threatened to lose custody of his boy for Twirling a Pencil. How is that possible. The dad was asked to take his boy for a Psychological evaluation for twirling the pencil...The dad complied, he took the boy to see a social worker, had blood drawn, a urine test...in the end, no behavioral problem was found. HOWEVER the state is ignoring that set of testing, demanding even more tests and if the dad doesn't comply they have threatened to terminate his parental rights and free Ethan up for Adoption.
Bottom line...Its time for us not only to have a Parental Rights Act signed into law...We need to stop this UNCRPD Please visit the following page (here) it will give you much information to help us protect our children. In the very least PLEASE, PLEASE educate yourself!
Ten minutes ago, roughly, I just witnessed a woman, around the age of fifty-five (guessing), freak out...Seriously Freak Out! What happened? I was at Maverik, paying my money, talking to the clerk about my shirt when this lady walks in. She bangs her hands on the counter, just on the opposite side of me, and starts yelling. "Give me my money!"
She looked up at me, my eyebrow was raised, and she seemed to calm....for a moment. The boy clerk tried to say, "The pump is ready."
She snaps again. "Why can't you just let me pump."
The boy polity says, "Its pre-pay, I have no control."
This is when she starts screaming, like a child of two throwing a temper-tantrum, and pounds her fists against the counter so hard things on the counter begin to sway and fall, all while she is screaming at the top of her lungs, "Give me my money!"
The boy quickly pulls back out her money, she snatches it up and walks out screaming and yelling about being the customer and she will no longer spend her money there.
The lady who was helping me leaned in and whispered she comes in all the time and yells at them, the boy turns around, I smile at them both and tell them how crazy she was and that they handled it well.
The moral of the story. We live in a time where we have to prepay at the pump, everyone knows this...its no surprise....In fact, when I was lost in Arizona, Deavan and I came across this gas station without a computer, and I looked confused, the driver across from me said: "You pump then you pay." We both marveled how strange it was and laughed.
Regardless of paying before you pump as being fair or not...the woman was way out of control....I rarely see this in public unless they are intoxicated...she was not. Some people just need to chill out. Seriously. Chill out.
I have two objects that I have held onto. One is a blanket my mother crocheted when I was five, the other is this wonderful typewriter.
The story behind the story: I was twelve-years old and had just read my first book that I was not told to read and that I bought on my own. V.C. Andrews: Flowers in the Attack. I was fascinated, it was a way to escape the trials of my life, which at the time, was very dark and gloomy. I had written a story before and remembered how marvelous it was to imagine you were someone else and in another place.
I was at the swap-meet and passed by this beautiful thing, it was only five dollars, exactly the amount of money I had. I remember walking up to it and feeling like: This is it, this is my destiny. I marched up to the lady and said with conviction: "I am a writer and I would love to buy that." She was amused of course, a little girl calling herself a writer...little did she know that I was right, I was a writer and this piece of machinery was going to set me FREE...and allow my imagination to flourish and grow. Amazingly I used this machine to write both Vexation and Castigate My Sins....At the time they were titled: Exzavier and Stairway In-between Heaven and Hell, yet it no longer works. Why? I used it up until I was 21 when the ribbon got too expensive to special order. I don't even know if I could find the ribbon anymore. My husband, then friend, bought me a marvelous electronic typewriter...he thought I should get a computer, but there was something magical about a typewriter...the click-clack of the keys put me into a state of complete focus.
Fun fact. My first book wasn't published until I was 34 years old, I completed the book when I was 17....why did it take so long? Who knows. I still have my rejection letters, some are very cruel...but it doesn't matter. What is important is that no matter what...If you want to be something...you can. Sure I may not be Stephen King...not yet...but I have enjoyed my writing journey. I am happy when I write...and in life...that is what matters...doing something you love. As always I want to thank you for Standing By Me...Believing in Me...And being my friend. My readers are very special to me!!! :)
Thanks for stopping by. Remember I would love to know what you think. Why are all these laws being passed? Is there an insidious plot...or something else. You can leave a comment by simply putting a first name...no other information is needed. :)
My words seem to get jumbled as of late, my thoughts ramble, my mind tries desperately to hold on to some sort of hope, and so it begins to rationalize. Isn't that the way though? What's going on in the world?
How is it that we got to this point?
Did you know there are so many laws (In America) that they can't even be counted? Don't believe me? Read the following full article here
, but to quote: "In an example of a failed attempt to tally up the number of laws on a specific subject area, in 1982 the Justice Department
tried to determine the total number of criminal laws. In a project that lasted two years, the Department compiled a list of approximately 3,000 criminal offenses. This effort, headed by Ronald Gainer, a Justice Department official, is considered the most exhaustive attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws. In a Wall Street Journal article
about this project, “this effort came as part of a long and ultimately failed campaign to persuade Congress to revise the criminal code, which by the 1980s was scattered among 50 titles and 23,000 pages of federal law.” Or as Mr. Gainer characterized this fruitless project: “[y]ou will have died and [been] resurrected three times,” and still not have an answer to this question." So my thought of the day: Maybe scrap the legal system and start fresh, maybe some very straight forward relevant laws. After all, with more than 10,000+ laws....We are ALL one breathe away from being sent to jail.
And in a system that is now PRIVATE JAILS
with contracts guaranteeing that the state will keep these jails at a minimum percentage...WHO IS SAFE?
My Inbox is full, why? Well because of this older post: Oops Made a Mistake
. It was about Slender Man (Slenderman). So to address everyone, first thank-you for your concerns, I find it wonderful that friends can come together and express themselves. As time is short I put together a Youtube video, with a longer explanation, but bottom line. Thank you, no worries, we are a household of story tellers. With this in mind, it is easier to understand the difference in Believing...And Make-believing. I also urge parents to go here, Creepypasta
has made a statement addressing the horrific events that have taken place.