Archive for November, 2017

“Veil Of Secrecy”

November 12, 2017

Character is what you actually are. Reputation is what others think you are. Having character is so far better than having a reputation however some may have both. Both my son and I viewed a hilltop in the distance of these tents. Our natural reaction was curiosity so a closer look these many tents contained the homeless population of Rochester, New York. I thought how unconscionable! Instead of these individuals sleeping and living on the streets here they are in these self absorbed tents which don’t provide warmth in the winter months.  All the rhetoric about this endless subject fails to have the issue disappear. Sadly it won’t being the fact that others turn a blind eye while have complete apathy. Some could do something while coinciding with their own needs yet they tend to ignore this.  Each of us who struggle daily to keep a roof over our heads, adequate food to consume, with utilities to pay; just with the basic needs is good just to live monthly. There are families who are in shelters and while children going to school daily are considered homeless. Everyone has a sense of decency and never say anything about themselves. It is their right to privacy even when asked: they reveal a veil of secrecy. University professors who are making $25 thousand a year live in a car or their van. This isn’t a fairytale or simply a myth. It is a fact. Their vehicles are parked in some retail parking lot as they sleep or grade student’s papers. Get ready for a days work in the schools bathroom. This is reality.  Homelessness is here to stay. Takes in all the economic fields in society. There is a well known Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei  whose ingenuity is astounding. His inspiration to anyone is rejuvenating. Gearing up for his film Human Flow is the plight of refugees should be seen by everyone. It is reminiscent of all who appreciates this fine piece of art.

 

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Questions Of Justification Installment Three

November 8, 2017

Despite a head cold I’ve still have resilience to carry on daily, such as walking two and a wshalf miles one way to Tops grocery store. Of course walking with Andre makes all the difference as we catch up on conversations and convey to one another how we enjoy the company of each other. All the more with rejeuvenation of the outside with a ray of sunshine to have warmth.  Keeping in contact with friends relatives is incessant. Having to know how two are faring being that they both have Alzheimer’s are a particular concern to me. My son and I walk to the bank on Mt. Hope to obtain some cash for his medicine: that is two miles both ways, so geering ourselves up isn’t bad in mild weather though when it is harsh it still will be necessary. There isn’t anyway around it. He must take it daily in order to feel decent. Analyzing the health care system here in this country is mind boggling. This shouldn’t be with the trillions of dollars this country has for spending on Defense. If this country would spend those many dollars on humanitarian resources, then the country would have a much better outlook particularly in third world countries. Here the death rate for persons who have no insurance is far greater than in the third world. That includes women and children which is inconsciencable . Finished this book, which had nearly 700 pages. It was intriguing and unique. Persons who has dementia and other chronic diseases who must take medicine daily to stay alive. The drug companies are complicit in the over the top prices. Seems that the companies are price gouging which hasn’t any evidence. The drug companies should relinquish some of the cost if the patient is in dire need and would be reminiscent to their needs. This could be an emphasis for the future. As the modern world is changing daily then all of us would have beneficial ways of living longer and have a comfortable life in which we all deserve. To be able to have life and health which is affordable. To be able to keep a roof over our heads, food to eat, nothing extraordinary, both heat and air conditioning provided in the rough winters and harsh summers. To live month to month with the basic necessities would make the average person thankfully. Nothing more or nothing less would certainly make me jump for joy. I personally never requested anything throughout my entire life and still don’t just to have the basic needs deserved. As a slogan is ” You get what you deserve” As all knows I think of others before myself.

Questions Of Justification Installment Two

November 5, 2017

It’s hard to tell the right from the wrong: when the right is protecting the wrong. these are well known popular lyrics by a group of musicians who painstakingly perform the songs to a diversified group of persons who are interested in their thought provoking music. At this point in time the Catholic Churches throughout the U.S. have combined their services into two churches instead of only one. This reason is known and now out in the open of the many priests who have secretly abused the young both boys and girls. These priests have been transferred from parish to parish by other church officials who have known about this horrific event and have done nothing. These have happened at an incessant rate. In fact the occurrences happen whether it be a small out of the way town, or a large city.  The rhetoric is on and on as to how this tragedy keeps going forward over a span of decades.  All would know the what, the how what is the victims trust in these priests, or for that matter higher officials; the where which would be not necessarily excluded in a place: as this could occur in an everyday place which is very familiar to the victim. Throughout decades the Church paid the victims billions of dollars. This was done so the Church wouldn’t have to endure the disgrace of a trial by jury. Then there would naturally be the questions of justification. Of course there would be disputed. That isn’t any type of dispute what so ever. The end never justifies the means in any case. As to the reason of why would be an answer. Pope Francis has suggested that the priests should be married. Then the total of abuses wouldn’t have disappeared though had been diminished considerably. After all the Popes in the beginning of the Church were married as to church history shows. When Jesus started His Church He requested his apostles and disciples to follow him for a sufficient reason. These apostles and disciples who some of them were married at the time: followed Him before asking permission from their wives. Though their wives and their children were more than happen to say Yes. This would have been a unique opportunity.  Catholics had and still to this day are disillusioned in the church and are unable get past that. That is generally how Catholics think. Yet these people weren’t even the hundreds of victims. It is a harsh reality to ask for forgiveness namely if they were a party to it.  The Catholics as a whole shouldn’t put blame on the entire religion because of those who admitted and in all probability confessed to fellow priests. In these cases there is never a call to give benefits of doubt.

” Questions of Justification” Installment One

November 1, 2017

What actually initiated me to begin with this subject was the simply fact of a recent news report in both the N.Y. Times and the Washington Post. It is video entitled ” The Lost Children of Tuam” This is a place in Ireland which was highly unlikely of an unspeakable despicable reprehensible event. The nuns of Bon Secours were at fault: and to make matters even worse others were complicit to this; which in the state of Georgia complicity is the same as the crime which more states should take Georgia’s example. This particular event happened in 1947. There were not an infinitesimal but a gargantuan amount to children a total of 747 who at the mere age of a few months, a few weeks, all under the ages of 10 years of age were mysteriously found in a massive place with no means of burial. As years passed more children came and some had found bones of these tiny infants in a sewer deep underground. There is not a soul who would analyze what had occurred for there was a stigma about all of it. Not a single soul would utter a word, give a gesture as to what happened. Then a kind person whose curiosity had the better of her and started a serious methodical investigations of the whole sad event. As again years went by at a fast pace, it was now the year 1970, this kind individual with her persistence went to libraries to  comb over piles of documents, which showed the reason for the untimely unwarranted deaths. At the hands of abuse these helpless souls endured daily. These helpless souls came into the world whose mothers weren’t married and the church began to look at this as an atrocity which it wasn’t at all. Some mothers would walk miles over a five year period and knock on the door and ask to see rear their children and were harshly turned away.  Now it is the next century and the entire occurred was over grown with greenery and workers came in with farm equipment in the hop that this will all disappear and be forgotten as if it never happened. No one had been arrested, prosecuted or even indicted. This particular church has forgotten Christ!!!! Persons should look on this as to one parish and never think that the whole religion is bad. It is such a shocking time in Ireland’s history and the world should be aware of it and  have apathy!