My Thoughts

“Stupid is as stupid does” is a rather ingenious metaphor for the cupidity of those guilty of the foolish sin of absurdity. No one should be so rash as to presume they are stupid—it is a metaphor, not a measure of intelligence—though their actions often prove the point with unerring precision.

According to a recent post on anti-social media, “Not ONE Democrat supports murdering babies, open borders, letting non-citizens vote, taking away all guns, …” Not one? Really? You may choose to agree, disagree or simply shrug your shoulders and shake your head in disbelief, though, I can tell you how I read it which is to say if “not ONE” then “more than ONE” or “ALL”, but definitely “not ONE.” Perhaps the intent was to say “No Democrat supports …” but that would be conjecture on my part and I am not of any mind to conject so casually lest I seem too judgmental.

I do, however, have a few questions which, no doubt, will have no answers. In the interest of not appearing melodramatic, I inquire merely for clarity to the statement posted by a dedicated left-leaning Democrat. Had the statement been from the right foot instead of the left, the questions would remain the same, only the name would be changed to charge the guilty.

Are Democrat minds so easily read that anyone can know with absolute conviction what one or two or all are thinking? If that which a Democrat supports is such an open book, so easily read, what happens when or if they were to change their minds; or is it simply assumed that that never happens?  Or perhaps I presume too much, and not ONE Democrat is born with a cookie-cutter mind-mold filled with cured cement? Should a poll be taken of every Democrat would it confirm such a single-minded monomaniacal view (100% of all Democrats?) I suspect not, but then, who am I to question a Democrat? There are more questions, but why belabor the obvious.

Not to be outdone in the stupid joke department, did you hear the one about the Chicago-area leaders calling for the State of Illinois to eliminate history classes? They are pouring gas on the past. Why is it that politicians and teachers’ unions (not the majority of teachers) are so adamantly averse to teaching our children, especially honest history?

And, this is no joke, a coalition of ten teachers unions and the Democratic Socialists of America is demanding that their governments:

  • Ban new charter schools
  • Ban private school choice
  • Ban standardized tests
  • Provide police-free schools
  • Provide more federal funding

This, from a group who have consistently failed our children, their teachers and our future. Here is just one example of how miserably public schools have failed. From a math-challenged Twitter twit:

There are two factories. Each factory has 2 fully operational machines, as well as half the parts to build another one. If the two factories were joined into one and the two halves of parts were built together, there would be 5 total machines. A case where 2 + 2 = 5.

In an Op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2020, The Captive Mind and America’s Resegregation, Andrew A. Michta wrote:

The radicals have turned race into a lens through which to view the country’s history, and not simply because they are obsessed with race. They have done so because it allows them to identify and separate those groups that deserve affirmation, in their view, and those that do not. What is taking place is the resegregation of America, the endpoint of which will be the rejection of everything the civil-rights movement stood for.

The agitprop is overwhelming our common sense of country, our national pride, and our spirit. Wake up America!

Just my thoughts for a Thursday, for what it is worth.

Deacon Chuck

About the author: Deacon Chuck

Deacon Chuck was ordained into the permanent diaconate on September 17, 2011, in the ministry of service to the Diocese of Reno and assigned to St. Albert the Great Catholic Community. He currently serves as the parish bulletin editor and website administrator. Deacon Chuck continues to serve the parish of Saint Albert the Great Catholic Community of the Diocese of Reno, Nevada. He is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Homebound Ministries for the parish, conducts frequent adult faith formation workshops, and is a regular homilist. He currently serves as the bulletin editor for the parish bulletin. He writes a weekly column intended to encompass a broad landscape of thoughts and ideas on matters of theology, faith, morals, teachings of the magisterium and the Catholic Church; they are meant to illuminate, illustrate, and catechize the readers and now number more than 230 articles. His latest endeavor is "Colloqui: A journal for restless minds", a weekly journal of about 8 pages similar in content to bulletin reflections. All his reflections, homilies, commentaries, and Colloqui are posted and can be found on his website: http://deaconscorner.org. Comments are always welcome and appreciated. He is the author of two books: "The Voices of God: hearing God in the silence" which offers the reader insights into how to hear God’s voice through all of the noise that surrounds us; and "Echoes of Love: Effervescent Memories" which through a combination of prose and verse provides the reader with a wonderful journey on the way to discovering forever love. He regularly speaks to groups of all ages and size and would welcome the opportunity to speak to your group.

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