We’re at a crossroads, GOP: Time to stand up to Trump

We saw these things coming well over a year ago, but were gaslighted, told we weren’t seeing what we saw with our own eyes, weren’t hearing what we heard with our own ears, that we were conspiracy theorists making it all up, brainwashed by the media/Hillary’s campaign.

Trump is a raging malignant narcissist, and those of us familiar with narcs recognize him and everything he’s doing.  We see his false apologies, his deflections, the way he love-bombs and then devalues and discards, but keep hearing “give him a chance to govern” or “you libtards are hilarious” or “you’re just listening to fake news.”

Now Andrew Anglin (the Daily Stormer guy who apparently has a lot of influence) has declared war.  Anonymous has threatened him and other Nazis with blood vengeance.  Anglin has also been deriding the Nazis’ victim and suggesting they go disturb her funeral.

We can’t depend on our president to lead us because he insists on casting blame on the patriots who were fighting these Nazis (usually considered a good and right thing to do), which further emboldens the Nazis and other white supremacist groups, who see Trump as their glorious Leader.  Meanwhile, Trump has been threatening and stirring up a deranged dictator who has nukes.  He keeps doing things that dictators do to seize power.  But he calls the news “fake,” feeding into the narrative that our Constitutionally provided check on power is not to be trusted when they call him out.

I’ve been studying the Third Reich as research for my novel; I started this project two years ago, having no idea that these histories of 70-80 years ago would begin happening all over again before my eyes.  I’ve been learning how a radical group with small numbers took over a Christian nation.  I told myself it couldn’t happen here, but then Trump proceeded to dismantle our checks and balances, while Congress let him.  There are a few Republican Congressmen standing up to him, but the majority has sold their souls for political gain.

Now the rest of the world is looking on in horror because these things don’t happen here in the USA.  And because if we fall prey to this, Europe is next, with their own rising alt-right.

I want to turn off the TV and the Net and tell myself that it’s not really so bad, that I’m just making too much of it and everything will be better in the morning.  But I turn the TV back on and there it is again, more crap daily.

Will the GOP finally stand up against Trump?  Or will they keep falling all over themselves to suck up to him so they can get their political objectives?

GOP, don’t make the same mistakes as the Junkers and the military generals did when Hitler finagled his way into power. Stand up and stop this.

World to Trump: Stand up against racism, neo-Nazis

“Nazis must be confronted”: World leaders accuse Trump of “glossing over” racist violence

“He went rogue”: President Trump’s staff left stunned

Trump should come to Europe and see what the Nazis did

On current events….

I haven’t been blogging about politics much lately.  I do, however, often comment or retweet on political matters on my Twitter, https://twitter.com/nyssathehobbit/.  There’s just too much going on, I don’t want to turn my blog into all-politics, and I’m trying to focus my writing efforts on my novel at the moment.  I often work on my book for a few hours a night, and let’s face it, posting on Twitter is much quicker and easier than writing a blog post about everything that happens.  😉

So if you want to know what I think about current events, you can follow me on Twitter.  (Yes, stalkers, that’s you, too, if you behave yourselves.  😉  )  You can also keep up using the Twitter feed I post on my blog here.

I also have an author Twitter, focused on my books and writing:  https://twitter.com/NyssaMcCanmore.  I had been neglecting it, but I’m trying to get it going again.  You can also see the Twitter feed on my writing blog, here.

 

Oh, what a shame….

We had to cut down a cedar bush-tree in our yard.  It was tall and big and a favorite of all sorts of birds.  A flock of finches has been gathering there for weeks, chattering away and pooping all over.  I put out leftover bread, they swoop in and pounce on it.

But the trunk was rotting away, putting the house, garage, etc. at risk.  And the condo association wants to replace the fence; the tree was in the way.  Certainly good reasons to get rid of it.

But now they just finished cutting it down, I looked out there, and–

I feel so exposed.  😛  I’m used to the big bush-tree hiding us from the neighbors.

Ah, bush-tree, I will miss you.

And now I expect the flock of finches to give us the stink eye.

 

“Kingdom Come”: Left Behind Review, Part 3–Egypt’s Rich History is Now Declared an Abomination: Repost from 2014

Part 1

Part 2

On page 89, Egypt has failed to send representatives to attend the Feast of Tabernacles.  So, as King David says,

It should be no surprise that this has kindled the wrath of the Lord.  One of the reasons He decreed mandatory involvement in these observances was that these nations had reviled His chosen people in generations past.  [Talk about a grudge!]

The Feast of Tabernacles allows all nations to pay homage to the Lord, in His house, for the annual harvest and provisions.  The Lord has been faithful.  Egypt has proven unfaithful.

So the Lord will slay the two Egyptian elders who led the others not to send representatives, and send drought to Egypt.

Um….What, more wrath, and Old Testament style on your a**?  I thought we were past that now in the Millennium?  UGH!

Rayford and his men are chosen to rebuild Egypt and brainwa–er, evangelize the Egyptians into seeing this abusive tactic as their just punishment, and repenting.

I mean, all this suffering and death because they didn’t send some people to a feast?  Sounds like a man who beats his wife for burning dinner….

On page 110, we read that “Since the Feast of Tabernacles in Israel several days before, no rain had fallen in the entire nation of Egypt.”

Er….Isn’t that perfectly normal for EGYPT?  And most other places as well, except maybe for Seattle or the rain forest?  Far more significant is the drying up of underground springs and rivers, which I assume includes the Nile, the main source of water in Egypt.

Page 94 is kinda weird.  Pretty, young Ekaterina starts calling Kenny (Buck and Chloe’s son, now an adolescent) “Mr. Williams” because, “If I’m going to work for you…I mean, not that I’m saying I’ll get the job…”

Er, even if you do get the job, why on earth would you not call your boss by his first name?  You know, like people normally do?

Page 118 is especially painful for anyone who knows anything about Egypt: Tsion Ben-Judah goes into the parliament building and begins haranguing like some prophet:

“Woe to you, says the Lord God of Israel, for helping to scatter His people throughout the generations.

He healed your land and reestablished you, populating you solely with believers until your offspring were born.

Yet you kept the name of your nation, a stench in the nostrils of God. Egypt: ‘temple of the soul of Ptah,’ indeed!  Ptah a pagan deity from generations past.  Where is he in your time of need?

You deigned to rebuild this structure after the global earthquake, somehow believing God would be pleased by an edifice that looks nothing like a temple dedicated to Him but rather harks back to your days worshiping patron deities?

Still, all He required of you was to observe the sacrifices and feasts, and you thumbed your noses at Him.  Is it any wonder He has cursed your land?

Where was your backbone, your leadership, when unbelievers persuaded you to commit the affront of absenting yourself from the Feast of Tabernacles?”

ARGH!  There is so much wrong with this!  Where do I begin?

First of all, it’s such an affront to not attend a feast one year, that God wants to smite them all?  Is this a loving, merciful God, or the blasphemous idea of a god so jealous of his own honor that, like some medieval tyrant, he must kill and torture to satisfy his wounded pride?

Second, how is it so horrible to want to honor your nation’s colorful past with a temple built in the style of ancient ones?  Egypt is rich in history, culture, monuments.

What, were they supposed to destroy the pyramids, the Sphinx, their old temples, their artifacts, etc., because they were pagan? 

This isn’t directly stated, but this whole rant against them–for not changing their name and for building a temple in ancient style–suggests that they should have done this, too.

Basically, the Egyptians are made to feel ashamed–that they have horribly offended God–for using their culture’s rich architectural past!

Also, quite a grudge!  Egypt has not been pagan for 2000 years: First it became Christian, then, during the Islamic migrations, became Muslim.  The Coptic Church still exists there.

In any case, the nation worships Allah, NOT Egyptian deities, yet here it’s treated as if it never turned away from worshipping Ra, Ptah, etc.  So Egypt is still being punished for the slavery of the Hebrews, which happened some 4000 years ago!

And that leads to the most ludicrous and offensive part of this rant: EGYPT IS NOT THE EGYPTIAN NAME OF EGYPT!!!!!!  Tsion is so ignorant it’s laughable: Egypt is an English name, taken from a Greek name.

Tsion is verbally abusing the Egyptians for a name they do not use.  The ancient Egyptians called their land Kemet, or black land.

The country’s name went through various changes down through the centuries before Christ, as the language and practices changed.

Sure the later Egyptians used a name derived from Ptah, but it wasn’t “Egypt,” and they were pagan, so would see nothing wrong with it.

The Ptolemies took over and could not pronounce Hwt-ka-ptah, so it became Aegyptus.  The land became Christian, and then Arabic Muslims took over and could not pronounce Aegypti (changed to Copti).

Christian Egypt used these Ptah-derived names, and the Egyptian church is still called Coptic, so why can’t the Millennial Egypt?

But modern Egyptians don’t use any of these names, but Misr, an Arabic name which refers to the land, the same as Kemet did.  (See The Origin of the Name Egypt by Nermin Sami and Jimmy Dunn.)

But, just as with anyone who is being unfairly attacked and verbally abused, somebody tries to speak in their defense–but is not allowed.  A young man stands up and says, “Sir, if I may argue our side of the issue–”  And this is the result:

Your side?  You are accursed!  Or are you a believer, confident you shall live past your hundredth birthday?”

“It merely happens that I respectfully disagree–”

“Respectfully?  You are fortunate you remain on this earth, for God willed that your young compatriots become examples for the rest of this nation.”

“But, sir, that is precisely our point.  What kind of a loving God is so capricious that He would–”

“Demolish this building!” Tsion roared.  “Rebuild it as a temple to the Lord.  Delight in His ways.  Seek His face.  Follow His statutes.  Never again disobey His commands.  And henceforth this land shall be known as Osaze, ‘loved by God.’  Lest you fear that His wrath evidences something other than His love, imagine what He could have done in the face of this ultimate insult.”

And still more threats if they don’t do what they’re supposed to do.

LET THE MAN SPEAK!  The young man said the same things I thought as I read this, but he got the typical abuser response: “I went easy on you!”

And Egypt is to turn its back on its wonderful cultural heritage, act like its history is worth nothing but scorn and contempt, because 2000 years ago, they were not a Christian country.

Well, neither were any of the European countries, or Latin America, or even our good ol’ USA, which back then was filled with Native American culture and religions.

This is tyranny, plain and simple, yet we’re supposed to accept it as the rule of a loving god, and consider it okay, that Osaze–er, EGYPT–got what they deserved?  This sounds like brainwashing in order to mob bully anyone who disagrees!

To be continued.

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