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(UPDATED) Gang rapists (who are also Murderers of a 3 yo child), Freed AND Feted

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( UPDATED PARAGRAPHS BELOW).

This affair, Thank Goodness, is very much in the (Indian, English) news. Learnt that

Our 11 freed heroes had raped, not just this Bilkis Bano, but also her 3 sisters. Had killed the 3 yo child by smashing its skull. Had killed, in total, 14 people in Cold blood that day! Now free!

Of the panel that had recommended the release, 50% were of the bjp or affiliated to the gujrat gorement.

They are CONFIRMED to have done all these things. …the fellow distributing the sweets had touched the feet of at least one, as seen in videos.

The Rapists have All been released, and, as You see, Welcomed back with sweets, as above, AND garlanded.

Absolute confidence. Crossed legs. Open knees.

The full group is here.

They were/are all her neighbours; and had also Killed Bano’s 3 yo child.

Am particularly Angry to note that the fellow in the Orange at extreme right above, is Already sporting some sort of Knife; Hence the cross belt. And see How proud he stand!

The family, and particularly Bilkis Bano, are supposed to feel Safe.

Below, pic of a fellow, who is said to be surrounded by a security detail numbering a mere 1000.

One of those, a minister, who had recommended the release, has this to say:

“They are Brahmins; men of good character!” the fellow had said. …Gangraping and Killing a 3 yo behooves them. Had not known that.

To the Vast Majority of the Majority community who keep Silent over things like this: A Sannyasi’s curse: May Similar things (RAPES) happen to you and your families. …Ok, may the rapists be brahmins. Let the

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Hello Again!

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Largely pictorial. Let me start with a toon!

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In my case, have not written Anything on this my blog for… I can’t rememember how long.

Have been fairly busy on facebook, twitter n a thing called koo, which aspires to be like twitter. …And here are some of my gems(!), which I had shared over all above.

On Gun control (in the US):

and a few more in that vein.

Then quite a few on (against) Abortion. These were very much responding to telecasts over BBC and CNN; (Indians generally don’t care so long as the Awl is not up theirs, and the Indian media is happy to cater to them).

no. 4 is important

and

Right on the Independence Day of India, the 15th of August, facebook saw fit to block poor ole me. …It is Very much in the grips of the right-wing bjp, currently the ruling party of India.

Why was I blocked? No info. But I suspect, my posts. Do You find these wrong?

And then, when Twitter Unblocked me (!) and I found my pope‘s mewlings, though in and by himself he is a Very good man (and a Poor leader, in my opinion), I dished off these to him.

Am trying to work more on my Novel. Wish me luck. With Love to You All, Yesudas.

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When Children Aren’t Allowed To Say No

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First of all, children should learn to ‘take’ a no. I accept that there are nut-case parents who should be in jail. Before all this, WHY are children kept in separate rooms? So their parents can have sex ubditurbed?

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Cynthia Bailey-Rug, Christian Author

Narcissistic parents are notorious for not allowing their children to have any boundaries.  They have no problem going through their children’s personal belongings or even breaking or getting rid of things their child uses or loves.  Children are allowed no privacy, & some narcissistic parents go as far as removing their bedroom doors.  Possibly the worst thing narcissistic parents do is refusing to allow their children to say “no”.

Narcissistic parents are too self centered to realize or even care that by not allowing their children to say no, they are teaching their children some pretty terrible lessons. When children learn that saying no is bad & not allowed, this teaches them that others can treat them however they wish. This opens the door for other wicked people to abuse these children. It also sets these children up for a life of misery because they don’t believe they have the…

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The Glorious Free Media in the world’s largest democracy

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I shall confine myself to the TV media and the Social ones.

The Netizens have a name for the TV channels in general in India, namely, ‘the godi media.’

Take, for instance, the TV channels tearing into the 19 children killed in the US, (heinous as it is);

but nary a word about the rabid dog, (see! found a new name for the mad dog) – to continue, nary a word about the rabid dog killing children in the 100s/1000s (? You choose), – in poor ole Ukraine.

I mean buy your effing oil and coal, but Come out and Say putin bombarding from AFAR, on Civilian areas, is wrong.

THAT is the problem. Under the bjp, India has lost her soul.

Everything, and I mean everything that modi does is a masterstroke for his uneducated supporters.

It could mean the media that is modi’s/bjp’s (this latter being the ruling party in India just now). It could also mean that it is modi’ media, but We dont have enough Freedom to say that.

People just blame the media, saying it receives/accepts money from the bjp.

But there is something worse; much more sinister. The bjp simply and Easily resorts to Violence. And People Know that. And are Afraid.

Facebook AND twitter had said that their officials were getting (physical) threats.

So, all in all, India is a democracy yet, and the media is absolutely free.

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On Abortions

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On the ‘Abortion’ issue, (once again).

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This is No simple matter, of course. Rape and Unwed mothers, particularly among the Poor, are a Consideration. But for the ‘Free Sex’ world, ( Who else would say: my body, etc? ), as below.

learn to control your sex urge. SLAP that handsome guy, if you have to, bec, when you go and do it, a ‘third’ party, with Equal rights, gets involved.

What about the Rights of the Child?

Search for pictures of Children thrown out into the garbage bin after abortions, before supporting the children of Ukraine.

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Love this, but

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Came across this in Facebook, which gladdens my heart.

which is as it should be. Even (religious) leaders have to be corrected. Then Why do I say But?

The question of Racism persists in my mind.

To me, ALL are God’s children. Among humans, parents may love their children differently. But the All Perfect God would not be doing this. For Him (no gender bias intended) All His children would be Equally Precious. We have to take our cues from that.

All that being so, what irritates me is that I have not seen my papa speaking thus strongly for the Boat people, Other Refugees, Syria, Yemen, …the list is long.

Question: Is the pope more Pro Westeners?

Question: Are not the North Americans and Europians more Pro Westeners?

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Which Worse?

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2 issues. Both concerning the catholic church. Prompted by a movie I watched y’day, namely: Spotlight.

Speaking on the movie, neither enjoyed it nor understood it well. Give me Jackie Chan’s Rumble in the Bronx any time.

Spotlight dealt with Pedophile priests in the cath. church, saying the malaise reached farther than individual cases. Organized? Peculiar. But the idea that it ‘lives’ on the support of the Laity is Well said.

Sadly, I am a person personally acquainted with a lot of pain, and not just mine. A whole batch of young nuns who had been raped had come to the ashram of ***, in ***, while I was there. Some of them spoke to me too.

I know 2 grown up men, one of them a priest, victims of sexual abuse when young, and how ‘destroyed’ they are.

I know a number of children, victims of same.

As for myself, a man, in present day Mumbai, but Many years ago, had kissed me on the cheek, (and how! he had ‘sucked’ my cheek into his mouth, the very memory of which revolts); and a senior seminerian, (today a respected member of the clergy), as per his usual practice, had run his hand over my bum while a whole bunch of us were on the stairs. I would bring up, if I were to dwell on it.

Coming back to the cath. church – (let others take up and comment and try to clean up their own groups) – part of the malaise lies with the church which lays so much stock on celibacy. This itself is trying to satisfy the expectation of the Laity!

What I mean to say is, from the Extreme Resulsion I feel from these memories, and from the sharing I have received, I can understand just How Affected victims of sexual abuse feel.

For all that… While the number of those affected by sexual abuse, even within living memory would be Large,

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WHOLE PEOPLES are affected by Caste discrimination.

Unconnected with the cath. church, here’s the latest from India. A boy, a Xth class student (that would make him about 16), upon asking for his mother’s wages for work done, (that means it was being denied), was made to Lick the feet of the so called upper-caste fellow’s feet!

https://www.onmanorama.com/news/india/2022/04/20/dalit-boy-in-up-forced-to-lick-feet-8-held-as-video-goes-viral.html

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVcBmi9AXeM

Talking Only of castes, how is the situation in the cath. church?

A young catholic woman, was surrounded by about 40 young men and ragged. I personally know of this.

A young man, accused of ‘riding his motorcycle fast,’ (false charge), had stones thrown at him while he was riding. He had been injured in the process. …Once, while he was taking me to the bus stop, I saw the so-called upper-caste boys pick up stones. They desisted only after noticing me.

A very highly educated man (being of the so called lower caste), now about 65, is in shambles because of the way he is treated, again by the so called upper caste. Case personally known.

Let us come to Priests. Priests of the so called lower caste All but Weep.

Tamil Nadu is Most infamous in this. Even the bishops are chosen with caste in mind.

But it is not only India and its castes. As I have asked earlier, Has there ever been a Non-white pope?

So what say, which is worse: Sexual abuse in the cath. church or the Racism in it? 😦

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On Will n Chris, again.

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Additions below:

My comment on this post on the following blog:

dtp, I am an Indian. A catholic priest aged 74 yrs. that shd say something. …whatever the backgrounds, I appreciate Will for standing up for his wife. It is Chris n the Oscar committee that should apologize. if somebody talks of violence, it is Chris who is guilty.

The blog here: https://dragthepen.wordpress.com/2022/03/31/a-moment-of-shame/

Additions:

Somebody has questioned whether Will would have slapped a white man in the same situ.

But for me the issue is: Do I have to smile/swallow it, if somebody insults my wife? Let me go the whole hog and say what if somebody blatantly misbehaves with my daughter?

…Long topic. Cannot be dealt with in a blog post.

politicos calculate whether they will get votes, or not, by a particular statement/action. most people calculate whether their words/actions will land them in trouble/jail.

I live by the standard that that is No way to live. For me Love, Decency, Courage, Justice, Freedom, Democracy, etc, to name a few, count more than life.

I will Die on my feet, rather than live on my knees.

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Something Solid on Ukraine.

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Browsing, came upon this.

Particularly liked this excerpt:

Putin fears that a free, democratic and prosperous Ukraine will encourage Belarus and Georgia to follow the same path, and before long Russians too, the end of Putin and his oligarchs. This is driving his brutal, criminal war on Ukraine, not some made up, phony story about Ukrainian and Russian brotherhood.

For full article: https://macleodpost.com/2022/02/21/ukraine/

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