My Thoughts

I’m sorry, but is it just me or did I get up way too early and miss the last train back to the asylum? I don’t know about anyone else, but as Yogi Berra would say—did say—it’s seems like déjà vu all over again, and again, and again, and again…. Even a broken (analog) clock is right twice a day, but seems as though things have gotten so broke, I am beginning to doubt whether it is still possible for broke to be true or is it woke?

Seems as though to be sane is to be utterly insane, to claim insanity is to prove one sane; on what planet in what time zone is anyone’s guess which is as good as anyone else’s, not that it matters in the least to anyone at all. Up is down, down is nowhere in particular; right is immoral, wrong is right, therefore left of moral, or is it an immoral morality play, no one knows for sure.

Read an essay: “When Men Say ‘Yes’ to the Dress.” Are you kidding me? Really! The essay refers to a New York Times article entitled “The Boys in Their Summer Dresses” with an image of a tall, hairy-chested man wearing a strapless sundress accessorized with earrings, necklace, bracelet, and purse. I am sorry folks, if I offend anyone, but this is straight up queer gender-bending lunacy, total madness. I like dresses, but, only when they are worn by biological[1] women. The sight of a dressed-out hairy-chested biological man with lipstick and mascara disparages women; it caricatures and demeans what it means to be uniquely female, or male for the matter. I do not know for sure, but, if I was a woman, who I most assuredly am not, I would be insulted and embarrassed by the sexual misappropriation of a man strutting his stuff in a dress.

Not that long ago, a man who dressed as a woman would have been offered therapy; today, a man who dresses as a man, is accused of exhibiting toxic masculinity and strongly advised to seek karma readjustment, if not outright neutering.

Another image perfectly illustrative of the descent into total madness: a video of a woman twerking over a duck! Of course, it has gone viral, but not a word or warning from the social media censors. Enough said. As Candace Owens said recently, “America has gone from aiming for diversity toward aiming for perversity.” Any remnant of virtue, morality, or sanity has left the station. Will it ever return? Who knows? Don’t hold your breath.

Just my thoughts for a Tuesday for what it is worth.

[1] It is a sad state of affairs when it is necessary to adjectivize “women” or “men.”

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: 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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