I have occasionally been accused, mostly by myself, of indulging in too much 3D matters on the blog. Like politics for instance. That it really doesn’t help move the consciousness forward to point out the imbalanced goings-on in the world.
But, to be clear, sometimes I am not trying to move the consciousness forward at all. Sometimes I am simply entertaining myself. And anyone else who is interested. And if some morsel of wisdom or insight happens to accidentally falls into the discussion, that’s great.
Some of you may remember that really old joke, Take my wife – please! So I thought it would be fun to talk about 3D happenings from a slightly different perspective. Not making light of it, or poking fun at it….well, maybe just a little.
And it doesn’t mean we can’t have compassion for what’s going on in the world. We were there ourselves. For a very, very long time. Yes, we put in our time. We experienced just about everything there is to experience, after ‘serving’ many lifetimes here.
And that compassion isn’t something that came easily, either. It developed over time. It isn’t being sympathetic, or even empathetic. It’s not getting in the mud with any of it, and flopping around with the rest of the human species in order to be of service. Those days are behind us,
Compassion is all about allowing everyone their own journey. Even if it looks like they are struggling. We can have compassion for the most downtrodden to the most wealthy. That’s because we have been both those and everything in between.
So if we laugh at times, we are not laughing at them so much as we are laughing with them, and we are laughing at ourselves. I always believed a good sense of humor gets cultivated from lots of personal tragedy.
These days I get most of my news watching the late night comics. They always seem to have their finger on the pulse of current events, and use humor to show all to often a true perspective.
And, it feels good to laugh.
So, these things I am pondering aren’t necessarily so much belly laugh funny, as they are weird and ironic.
Here’s one. Some women who belong to the alt-right white nationalist groups are going on social media and are expressing their disbelief that the groups’ members are treating them like second class citizens. Well, duh!
I never heard of an alt-right, white nationalist, neo-nazi, male supremacist group worth their confederate flags that would treat the female gender as equals. In fact I think they are refreshingly honest about their misogyny, racism, homophobia and bigotry. Anyone who has been around awhile, like as long as the last 48-hour new cycle, knows that these hate groups view women as subservient to men, and that the female gender is here to provide wombs to perpetuate the white, preferably male race.
I wish the Anti-abortion groups would be as honest. They insist on continuing to dress up their disdain for the female gender in religious and moralistic rhetoric. You know, Pro-life as long as it’s politically expedient. What every Family Values, is women being subservient to men.
Hmmm. I like what I did there.
This next one is irony at its most delicious.
Donald Trump voiced concern that with trans-rights being upheld, a man in an unflattering blond wig could walk into a woman’s restroom or perhaps a locker room while they are undressing, and sexually harass them.
This one’s kind of fun. A woman, Jane Porter-Folger, is one of the most aggressive anti-abortion leaders, and initiator and fiercest advocate of the Heart Beat Bill, which would essentially make abortion illegal under all circumstances.
During the recent signing of the bill in Ohio she was iced (uninvited, given the heave ho, nixed) from attending the signing by Ohio’s governor, who invited a large array of folks, like legislative leaders, bill sponsors, pastors, pregnancy center operators and members of Ohio Right to Life — the state’s leading anti-abortion group.
Apparently, Janet Porter was a little too extremist for the extremists at the signing. She was a little too on the nose. After all, the anti-women, I mean, pro-life activists need to keep their misogyny on the low-down. Having a woman who clearly hates other women being a part of the fold is just not a good look.
So Janie, I guess you’re not too surprised that as a woman who says women should not have bodily autonomy and then gets shunned by old white men who believe women should not get to have…….well, you get the picture.
Another weird but true story. Movie actor Felicity Huffman has been indicted for paying $15,000 to a fake charity associated with Rick Singer to facilitate cheating for her daughter on the SATs. I have been binge-watching Desperate Housewives, (2005) and Huffman’s character on the T.V. Series has unruly twin boys and she tried to bribe an elite boys school to get her sons admitted, and get this. The check was for $15,000. Oh, and it didn’t fly.
But her character Lynette wasn’t charged with a crime in the show. Back then things like you rub my back I’ll write you a big check were just a part of every day life. Kind of like stalking as romance in rom-coms.
Art imitating life, or life imitating art?
THE PONTIFICATING PONTIF
Former Pope Benedict blamed pedophilia in the church on the 60s, on ‘free-love’ and ‘homosexual cliches’ and the ‘lax morals’ of the hippies. Unsurprisingly, the Catholic patriarchy is not self-reflective.
“Why did pedophilia reach such proportions? Ultimately, the reason is the absence of God,” Benedict wrote in the 6,000-word essay published on Thursday in the German monthly Klerusblatt, the Catholic News Agency and other conservative media.
Wow, 6000 words. I try to keep my posts down to 1500, and even then I worry I will put my readers to sleep. But, then again, the Bible has always been a great cure for insomnia. Try the King James Version.
But if it takes a crisis in the Catholic Church that’s good enough for me. Whatever initiates change is good. If an ex-Pope is provoked into coming out and exposing his true bigoted colors, I for one say whatever eggs Benedict on.
i like what I did there, too.
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