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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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Afghan Earthquake

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Saddened to hear, over the BBC, that No help is arriving.

This, despite a situation like this.

That reduces my belly to a jelly. But no matter.

WHY isn’t even the (Chritian) West involved? …Have noticed, over time, that helping ‘Others’ does not seem to be a priority for Hinduism. …But why not even Arab, and Muslim countries like Indonesia, et al?

As I see it, NOBODY seems to be liking the Taliban‘s policies.

Yet the taliban is belligerent.

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Terrorism

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A much Mis-understood, Mis-used and Maligned word.

It is Terrorism ONLY WHEN People (even things), totally Unconnected with the Military, are Harmed/Killed/Destroyed.

One of the Best examples I can think of is the Jallianwala bagh massacre.

“The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919. A large PEACEFUL CROWD had gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh in AmritsarPunjab to protest against the arrest of pro-Indian independence leaders Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew and Dr. Satya Pal. In response to the public gathering, the temporary Brigadier generalR. E. H. Dyer surrounded the protesters with his Gurkha British Indian Army unit and Sindh regiment. The Jallianwala Bagh could only be exited on one side, as its other three sides were enclosed by buildings. After blocking the exit with his troops, he ordered them to shoot at the crowd, continuing to fire even as the protestors tried to flee. The troops kept on firing until their ammunition was exhausted.[4]

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre

Above: Peaceful crowd emphasised by me.

That having taken place in Punjab, India, my next example is also cited from there. Between 1960 and 1970, I think. Northwest India had seen terrible wranglings over WATER. I think this later turned into a call for separate statehood by some Sikhs. but this rambling, and quite possibly inaccurate lines are not the point.

The point is that I distinctly remember my hearing reports of some people even gunning down people (mere bus passengers) during those days. There it is. Killing Civilians (people having Nothing to do with the military; politicians being different, as they control the military).

To repeat, Killing Civilians Intentionally is Terrorism.

The purpose of terrorism is to make the authorities give in, change their mind.

Here We see how things can be used for the same intention.

There have been tyrants who have killied, maimed, tortured, millions. Leaving out long histories, We have hitler and mao.

They induced Terror. But TerrorISM is a bit modern concept, and has ‘limited’ applications.

putin, bombing the eastern parts of Ukraine, (even without killing civilians), is carrying out Terrorism.

(Totally destroyed buildings, towns, villages, factories… of what physical use can this be for him?)

Here’s a further, and important point.

The condition in all above three graphics is the result of long-range shelling and missiles, which, coming from afar, would not have pin point accuracy.

For the querelous, putin seems to have either lacking, or run out of ‘cruise’ missiles.

(The above was also possible by bombing, though I do not know whether putin used this method much).

This lack of accuracy on the part of putin’s method of attack is what has unnecessarily destroyed so many buildings, and worse, cost the death of so many civilians, including the mother of these sweet children. These effects would be well known by all military minds; and putin would have known this too.

If these do not make putin a terrorist, what would?

And,

I beg to state,

modi is the friend of a terrorist.

(particularly because modi has not condemned putin’s actions).

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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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Can someone tell me Why

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Speaking only about India, everything, from biscuits and tea, – on which I heavily rely; to bus fares even in good old Tamil Nadu, is costlier.

economists who come on debates on such things Invariably say that inflation is global, and that the gorement can do very little about it.

These so-called experts always fall over themselves to protect the politicos, because, otherwise, they will not only cease to be experts, but will also simply cease to be.

They stopped speaking about Siberia, and just Nobody speaks about India, Freedom wise. The judiciary talks the gorement way.

India’s then chief judge gogoi, now a member of parliament. supposed to be a very high post. and ‘this’ is how he got that post!

Rajiv Gandhi had suggested, among other things, that India’s union gorement give The People, a monthly grant of, if I remember correctly, (it had been at the beginning of the pandemic), Rs. 7,500 pm per family. Given India’s population of 1.3 Billion plus, and even just 70% given that, it would have been a whopping sum.

But it would have given Buying Power to the Poor, and Merchandize Sold for the Uppers.

But the modi gorement decided to dish out to the mega rich. …They can justify this on the ‘trickle-down’ effect. But did that happen?

We had the Bapu, the ‘Father’ (of India) who was from a Well-to-do family (community of merchantsbankersmoney-lenders, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bania_(caste), …following https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi, at Early life and background), who took up a Loin Cloth.

modi and co, giving rs. 6000 per YEAR to the people, are Eating and Dressing in the MOST expensive ways,

travelling similarly,

Created with GIMP

and Worse, a Useless and Unnecessary (at least at this juncture) Second parliament building, bullet trains,

and Worse Still, BILLIONS and BILLIONS of grants, loans and Write Offs for modi’s Cronies, The Indian Oligarchs.

(1 rupee = 100 pice).

When my UPS starts beeping, telling me that the reserve is getting low, I plan what all to keep On, and what to Switch off.

Aren’t there PRIORITIES?

SO WHY, IS INDIA’S MONEY BEING SHELLED OUT TO THE OLIGARCHS, TO USELESS PROJECTS AND FOR POLITICOS?

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On Abortions, Again

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Read that a Woman has been jailed for 30 YEARS for having had an Abortion. https://amp.dw.com/en/el-salvador-woman-handed-30-year-sentence-for-abortion/a-61753704

I call this STUPID and SINFUL.

I Do hold Abortions to be sinful. Sinful is The Strongest word for me. [ Ladies, once you have allowed a child, even in the Most Miniscule degree, into your womb, it is no longer a question of ‘your body.’ ]

But…

This is Stupid. [ What worse can We say? ]

Abortions being Wrong (in no small degree), a 30 year sentence is equally wrong. 2 wrongs will not make a right.

Abortions become Problematic only when considered as Ending a life, a thought which is not just sociological, but also much influenced by religion.

catholics being in the majority in El Salvadore, is this a returning of the Inquisition, of sorts?

AND, What did the pope say about this 30 year sentence?

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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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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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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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