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PrideDay18“A man’s pride will bring him low. But a humble spirit will obtain honor.” Proverbs 29:23

Father'sDay18Since the French Revolution, succeeding¬†generations have been intent on questioning, even demolishing paternal authority (fatherhood) — especially Heavenly Fatherhood — with the result being an epic crisis of identity.

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A bit of a donnybrook is playing out in the FDNY as ‘progressive’ politicians seek to fill the ranks (previously dominated by Irish males) with greater numbers of women and people of color — lowering standards in some cases to do so — thereby jeopardizing public safety. In recent weeks there have been numerous fatalities in fires throughout NYC, where FDNY response may have played a part, with possible causes ranging from incompetent newbies to dispirited vets.

When the Irish came to New York they were treated worse than black people, doing work that slave owners wouldn’t let their slaves do. Some advanced and climbed out of their misery through education, hard work, and being excellent. Sure there was corruption (see Tammany Hall), but mostly the Irish got ahead by deserving to get ahead, which should be true for everyone, especially in life and death jobs. But for that, leaders need to teach goodness. Relying on fraud and force, to deliver illusory progress, is harmful for everyone.

The good news is that some of the newbies are up to the job, and salty Irish vets of the FDNY, perhaps inspired by St. Patrick (himself a former slave), are making them welcome.

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“To perceive the healing of your brother
as the healing of yourself…” The Course

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StreetArt18c.JPGStreetArt18eAs with Black Lives (BLM), the #MeToo movement, under the guise of seeking justice, is multiplying division, oppression, and madness within and among people.

Young people are being misled, by infantile elders, with dialectical thinking — tempting them to believe that identity and freedom are achieved through continuous negation (“We fight, and kill, therefore we are”) —¬†leading only to more evil, absurdity and nothingness.

At a time when it is de rigueur to question the mental fitness of the American president, one can say that those who fall into ‘identity extremism’ (IE) have lost it too.

RumseyCentralParkTurn hearts of stone into hearts of flesh.

“In the final analysis, the establishment of justice and peace in the world finds its solution in the human heart. And when the heart is not centered on God, man reverts to his original state of slavery and is subject to every kind of oppression from his fellow creatures.” Francis Fernandez

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MexicanCoupleThis couple from Mexico, on their first visit to the US, checks out Times Square, 11/29.

PlayerWhile it’s true we are in end times — have been for two thousand years — contemporary man is less prepared than ever to meet his last (divine) end in the consummation of human history, because he has broken the right order that should reign within himself as well as between himself and other men and all creatures. Only when that order is restored can contemporary man be truly the new man.

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