A sad Mother’s Day tale
Progressives ask, “Who are you to judge?”
The head groundskeeper pulls out his state-issued plastic upon which is clearly printed “D a v i d B l a s k a .”
Which brings us to today’s newsprint dump. Good Progressives that they are, The New York Times is biased toward stories on how “the system” (no doubt dating from 1619) shortchanges People of Color. Which is why they are VICTIMS! In this case, the State of Ohio’s social service system failed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Before she could bury the knife in her hand into another black female she was shot dead by a white (or it would not have been a news story) police officer in Columbus OH.
Another failure of Big Gummint, yet Democrats like the Times and Joe Biden miss the irony.
“Ohio teen killed by officer ached to go home,” is the New York Times headline in our print edition. But Ma’Khia was trapped in the bureaucracy of the state foster care system and it failed her! (That is their story and they’re sticking to it).
Ma’Khia Bryant (center with knife) and dear old dad about to lay a whooping on girl on ground
Put the blame on Mame, boys
“[The State of] Ohio places children in foster care at a rate 10% higher than the national average,” the Times indicts. Now for the Equity haymaker: “Black children like Ma’Khia and her sister account for nearly a third of children removed from homes — nearly twice their proportion in the population.”
Get the pikshah? State bureaucrats be picking on black people. “A review of Ma’Khia’s pathway through foster care shows that it failed her in critical ways.” Now, it’s possible that Ohio Childrens Services has saved thousands of kids. No story there!
And maybe — just maybe — it was Ma’Khia’s parents who failed her! Maybe — just maybe — the breakdown of black families in general is what really killed this teenager, like too many others. (In 1950, five out of every six black children were born into a two-parent home. Today, the number is less than two out of six. Rep. Glenn Grothman has been sounding the alarm bell like Patrick Moynhan before him until progressives discovered critical race theory and blamed whitey.)
Where was dad? The New York Times will say only “Mr. Hammonds did not live with the family.” Must. Not. Judge. Girls don’t have his name. Mother? A judgmental person would call her improvident and irresponsible. (She skipped out on taxpayer-funded counseling.) The Times:
Paula Bryant had moved with her five children — including a teenage son from a previous relationship … where … the landlords did not mind her credit problems.
“Credit problems.” But she was a good mother, right? Except that neighbors report “The girls ran out of the house terrified … screaming while the mom was yelling at them.” Girls were chronic truants, to boot.
You take ’em, I can’t handle them
It was dear old Mom who deposited her kids at Children’s Services located, in the Times’ description “a hulking brick edifice.” (“Hulking.” Not “imposing.” Not “massive” but “Hulking”!)
Eventually, Grandma took on the four kids, sleeping on a couch so they could have beds. Soon enough, “I was worn out,” she recalled. “I was doing all the laundry, all the cooking, and I was working a part time job.” TRIGGER ALERT: More Judgment ahead:
What? The teenagers weren’t helping?
Why did God invent big, hard wooden spoons if not to be laid upside naughty bottoms? In any event, the two Bryant girls wind up at a home where two former foster children from that home, now in the 20s, sometimes helped out. It was with these two young women that Ma’Khia and her sister faced off on 04-20-21 — aided by grandma and — NOW he shows up in his children’s lives! — good old dad!
As Ma’Khia charged, Ms. Craig-Watkins tumbled to the ground and Ma’Khia’s father tried to kick her. Ma’Khia turned to Ms. Bonner and backed her up against a car. Ma’Khia raised a knife and Officer Nicholas Reardon, a white 23-year-old … shot four times …”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Blaming state social services is only a step away from other progressive idiots like MSNBC’s Joy Reid, who blames the cop. Blame the stage, blame the audience, blame everyone but the performers for their personal irresponsibility. Which is how we got to where we are (wherever this is).
Whom do YOU blame?
I blame anyone who is against birth control. It should be free and preferably the long acting variety.
Not ready to say you should need a license to have a kid but the option should be highly encouraged for certain demographics (regardless of skin color).
My uncle who used to work in Milwaukee emergency services always said “the solution is for them to stop fucking”.
I say keep fucking just avoid the consequences …
Dave, ya make it Dang hard to comment RE: your blog post post. Blame concise wording, common-sense and clear thinking. Don’cha know that’s not in vogue any longer? Whirl is King !
Dave and Gentile Readers,
We shouldn’t be so selfish assigning the blame for our societal evils. There’s an abundance of evil. There’s more than enough to go around. But a big heapin’ helpin’ should rightfully be laid at the feet of the wrong-headed progressive policies that have destroyed the black nuclear family, encouraged sin, rationalized bad behavior, justified bigotry and appeased evil, i.e., The Great Society, The War on Poverty or the misunderstanding of Separation of Church and State).
But I digress.
Have you ever noticed that situational-ethical/morally-relative Lefties are always quick to (mis)quote
The Book, and say, “Thou shalt not judge.” ?
“Thou shall not judge” like “loving your enemies,” or “turning the other cheek,” (all very hard things for me to do) is Jesus’ command for individuals in personal relationships. It’s not a command for governments or for individuals put in grave bodily harm. We’ve the Christian duty of self-defense for not only ourselves, our families and our property, but for our deeply held religious beliefs, as well.
(Here’s where the Proglobotic Pharisee will whine we’re forcing our beliefs on him. Pish-posh.).
As with most slogans shouted by secular-progressives, the truth is exactly opposite to what they claim. Low-flow Lefty Luddites take the judgment statements of Jesus out of context, because they want to avoid any moral condemnation for their own actions, and they don’t want you to notice that they are making judgments too.
Let’s seek an understanding of “judgment” in the source material and take a look at what Jesus actually said. “Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, … first, take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” — Matthew 7:1-5.
Jesus isn’t telling us not to judge, … Jesus is telling us HOW to judge. He actually commands us to take the speck out of our brother’s eye, … that involves making a judgment. (something you’ll eventually have to do, … when you finally get woke from your dystopian dreams). But He also commands us to stop committing the bigger sins ourselves so we can better help our brother. In other words, when you judge, … do so rightly, … not hypocritically, mon freres.
Jesus expressed this same idea when he said “stop judging by mere appearances and make a right judgment”. Jesus would never tell us to stop judging, … that would be suicide!
Just think about how impossible life would be if you didn’t make judgments. We make hundreds, if not thousands, of judgments every day between good and evil, right and wrong, dangerous choices from safe ones. You’d be dead already if you didn’t make judgments.
What does this have to do with politics?
Every law is a judgment about what’s best for society. LBGTQIA activists are making a judgment that homosexual marriage would be the best law for society. Abortion rights activists made a judgement that the baby’s life is expendable. Social Justice activists make a judgement that it’s OK to violently redistribute wealth. These are wrong judgments, but they are judgments nonetheless. So in addition to being self-defeating, the belief that we “ought not judge” is completely impractical and even dangerous.
Making judgments is unavoidable both personally and politically. If you want to meet a sudden and premature demise, just stop making judgments. Unfortunately, Proglibocrats are propelling our society toward a premature demise by making the disastrous judgment that we ought not make judgments about their behavior. Proglibocrats, of course, can virtue-signal and pretend to occupy some imaginary moral high ground, (sacred soil on which they’ve never set foot), and judge our behavior as immoral when we oppose homosexual marriage, the killing of unborn babies or unfettered crony Socialism, but we’re not allowed to judge their behavior.
This is exactly the kind of hypocrisy that Jesus warned against. The passage they quote actually condemns them! For folks so concerned about the “separation of church and state,” it’s amazing how fast liberals quote the Bible when they think it helps their case.
I can’t let them get away with that. If they believe the Bible when they think it condemns judging (which it doesn’t), then ask them why they don’t believe the Bible when it condemns homosexuality. If they want to use the Bible as their standard, then they will be judged by that same standard.
This is most certainly true. Amen.
The Most Right Reverend Doctor Good Dog, Happy Man
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Good Dog, Happy Man,
You make some really, really good points in your thoughts on this subject. As someone, myself, who struggles with my own faith, or lack thereof, I find myself wondering about our politicians who say they are people of faith. Especially our current President. For a walk down the road of intellectual and spiritual honesty take a gander at this talk given by Father Billy Kosco.
In this talk, he points out that if Mitt Romney, who is a member of the Mormon faith got elected as President of the United States and was seen smoking a cigarette and drinking a cup of coffee, the Mormon Church would very publicly disavow him and say that he was not a Mormon.
In the same way the Catholic Church should say that Joe Biden is a Catholic but should not receive the sacrament of holy communion as he and his policies support abortion. That he should as a public figure go to confession and renounce his tacit support of the abortion industry.
Joe Biden has also shown us his support on Critical Race Theory. This is a Marxist theory that has no place in a free society as Marxism is not meant for a free people. Communism and Catholicism are not compatible, period.
I am also a member of the Catholic Faith. I pray that Joe Biden renounces his support for abortion and communism but I also am realistic enough to say that he probably won’t. For he has shown he is neither hot or cold but lukewarm and only describes himself as a Catholic when it is suits his needs in public.
More importantly, as Father Kosco points out, the Bishops, the Cardinals, and I would say even the Pope of the Catholic Church, should all join together and call upon Joe Biden to renounce his support for abortion and communism. But they won’t. Given some notable exceptions, for 60+ years, especially the American Catholic Bishops and Cardinals have not been the shepherds of the true Catholic Faith and have remained virtually silent on these matters.
Well got to go to work. I would encourage those of you who are Catholic to say your rosary every day. (Brings you closer to your faith. The way to know God is to know His Son and the way to know His Son is to know His Son’s Mother.). Monday is the Joyful Mysteries. You can find it all right here. https://www.rosarycenter.org/homepage-2/rosary/how-to-pray-the-rosary/joyful-mysteries-without-distractions/
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Powerful stuff, mano. Da holy fadder knocks it out of the park. Although he’s didn’t ask us to go out, be activists and protest, however, many of us are in fact Protestants.
I’ve re-imagined Christianity and my good friend, Hey-Zeus. When Christians ask, “WWJD?”, … we know that making Himself a whip and driving the money-changers from the temple, is not beyond the realm of possibility. It’s my favorite image of Jesus.
God Bless ya, Brudder Bill. I’m not Catholic, but I admire your commitment to your faith in Nature’s God, your deeply-held beliefs in the Sanctity of Life and other absolute truths.
All Christians, (even Unitarians) are united, because we’re all created equal in His
Fr. Billy isn’t afraid complain about his church. Neither am I. Here’s where the GBLC, … the Great Big Lutheran Church (aka: the ELCA) has gone wrong:
I favor Christian clarity, the muscular manly Christianity that used to be commonplace.
Finally, FYEE, … for your edification and enjoyment, … let me share this, too.
“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense.
Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over, … a weary, battered old brontosaurus–and became extinct.”
― Malcolm Muggeridge, Vintage Muggeridge: Religion and Society
This is most certainly true.
You should hear this. https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6253329329001
Good Dog, Happy Man,
Exactly! Couldn’t have said it better myself.
We are at the end of time. God only knows what is next, but deep down inside me I know it won’t be good for the many that are on this earth.
Pray, Pray my brothers and sisters that when the time comes, you are ready. Ready to stand before the Lord and be judged. Judged as all of us will be judged.
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Well, that’s a deep subject, … time.
If you spend it, spend it wisely. Get some bang for your buck.
“Time is too long for those who hate. Time is too short for those who love.
Time is just right for those who laugh.” — ‘Time’ by It’s A Beautiful Day.
It’s like the old philosophic wise men always said, … “tempus fugit”. ,
but I’ve always said, “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.”
Sooner or later Joy Reid, NYT, & Co. are going to run out of people to blame. The maybe them they will have someone to hold responsible… there’s half baked policies of enabling.
Or hell will freeze over first.
A cogent, if sorta scattered (keep scrollin’ down), view of the Bryant event, but also the typical lies (sorry, that’s what they are), by parents and relatives in these ongoing situations. As evidenced by other comments here: Read it & weep. It’s only gonna get worse…
I miss the “gotch”
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Perhaps we can conjure him ala Beetlejuice or Candyman.
Cornilius Gotchberg chose not to participate anymore.
Although he was a frequent flyer here at Blaska’s Blogge and commented a lot,
he was tired of getting mediated and moderated by a moderate.
You can still catch his stuff. He occasionally waxes wise at Spoons’ WP site, …
“Society’s Building Blocks”.
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Thank you sir ..
GDHM , what pray tell is Spoons’ WP ? Thanks in advance , JP
what pray tell is Spoons’ WP ?
Answer: Steve Witherspoon’s web page.
“Society’s Building Blocks” (in the side bar)