Word Prompts

America’s Days for Vaunting are over, it seems!





From my email today very telling, I fear! A Word Prompt for today is VAUNT! Pray for the World!

 
Excellent portrayal of our lonely planet. Copied from an unknown Facebook page. Author unknown, yet quite erudite.

“Men, like nations, think they’re eternal. 
What man in his 20s or 30s doesn’t believe, at least subconsciously, that he’ll live forever?
  In the springtime of youth, an endless summer beckons.  As you pass 70, it’s harder to hide from reality.

Nations also have seasons: 
Imagine a Roman of the 2nd century contemplating an empire that stretched from Britain to the Near East, thinking: This will endure forever….
    Forever was about 500 years, give or take.

France was pivotal in the 17th and 18th centuries; 
 now the land of Charles Martel is on its way to becoming part of the Muslim ummah.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the sun never set on the British empire; 
 now Albion exists in a perpetual twilight. 
 Its 95-year-old sovereign is a fitting symbol for a nation in terminal decline.

In the 1980s, Japan seemed poised to buy the world. Business schools taught Japanese management techniques. Today, its birth rate is so low and its population aging so rapidly that an industry has sprung up to remove the remains of elderly Japanese who die alone.

I was born in 1942, almost at the midpoint of the 20th century – the American century.  America’s prestige and influence were never greater. Thanks to the ‘Greatest Generation,’ we won a World War fought throughout most of Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
 We reduced Germany to rubble and put the rising sun to bed.  It set the stage for almost half a century of unprecedented prosperity.

We stopped the spread of communism in Europe and Asia, and fought international terrorism.
 We rebuilt our enemies and lavished foreign aid on much of the world. 
 We built skyscrapers and rockets to the moon. 
We conquered Polio .  
We explored the mysteries of the Universe and the wonders of DNA…the blueprint of life.

But where is the glory that once was Rome? 
 America has moved from a relatively free economy to socialism – which has worked so well NOWHERE in the world.

We’ve gone from a republican government guided by a constitution to a regime of revolving elites.
 We have less freedom with each passing year.
 Like a signpost to the coming reign of terror, the cancel culture is everywhere. We’ve traded the American Revolution for the Cultural Revolution.

We can’t defend our borders, our history (including monuments to past greatness) or our streets. 
 Our cities have become anarchist playgrounds.
 We are a nation of dependents, mendicants, and misplaced charity. Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.

The president of the United States can’t even quote the beginning of the Declaration of Independence
 (‘You know — The Thing’) correctly.
 Ivy League graduates routinely fail history tests that 5th graders could pass a generation ago. 
 Crime rates soar and we blame the 2nd. Amendment and slash police budgets.

Our culture is certifiably insane.
 Men who think they’re women. 
People who fight racism by seeking to convince members of one race that they’re inherently evil, and others that they are perpetual victims. 
A psychiatrist lecturing at Yale said she fantasizes about ‘unloading a revolver into the head of any white person.’

We slaughter the unborn in the name of freedom, while our birth rate dips lower year by year. 
 Our national debt is so high that we can no longer even pretend that we will repay it one day.
 It’s a $28+trillion monument to our improvidence and refusal to confront reality. 
Our ‘entertainment’ is sadistic, nihilistic and as enduring as a candy bar wrapper thrown in the trash. 
Our music is noise that spans the spectrum from annoying to repulsive.

Patriotism is called insurrection, treason celebrated, and perversion sanctified.  

 A man in blue gets less respect than a man in a dress.  We’re asking soldiers to fight for a nation our leaders no longer believe in. 

How meekly most of us submitted to Fauci-ism (the regime of face masks, lockdowns  and hand sanitizers) shows the impending death of the American spirit.

How do nations slip from greatness to obscurity?

• Fighting endless wars they can’t or won’t win • Accumulating massive debt far beyond their ability to repay •
 Refusing to guard their borders, allowing the nation to be inundated by an alien horde • 
 Surrendering control of their cities to mob rule • 
Allowing indoctrination of the young •
 Moving from a republican form of government to an oligarchy • 
Losing national identity • 
   Indulging indolence • 
Abandoning faith and family – the bulwarks of social order.

In America, every one of these symptoms is pronounced, indicating an advanced stage of the disease.

Even if the cause seems hopeless, do we not have an obligation to those who sacrificed so much to give us what we had? 
 I’m surrounded by ghosts urging me on: 
the Union soldiers who held Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg, the battered bastards of Bastogne, those who served in the cold hell of Korea, the guys who went to the jungles of Southeast Asia and came home to be reviled and neglected.

This is the nation that took in my immigrant grandparents, whose uniform my father and most of my uncles wore in the Second World War.
 I don’t want to imagine a world without America, even though it becomes increasingly likely.

During Britain’s darkest hour, when its professional army was trapped at Dunkirk and a German invasion seemed imminent, Churchill reminded his countrymen,
 ‘Nations that go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished.’ 

The same might be said of causes. 
If we let America slip through our fingers, if we lose without a fight, what will posterity say of us?

While the prognosis is far from good, 
"only God knows  if America’s day in the sun is over”

Lens-Artists, Photo Challenge

A Time to pray, a time to play, a Get Away!

Can color change? Color is beautiful as Life is beautiful and valuable to all!

Images below reflect the best way to GET AWAY!

Getting away through Lens-Artists. Advice from an elderly, an old woman, me!

We can’t stop the world and jump off!
Even if we could, where would we land
Our place is here; it’s not quicksand!
Life is beautiful; happiness is at hand.
Seek your peace of soul, a gift given!
Relax and pray the only get away!

Find a time to pray
Time to relax and play
Meditation a good source to get away
Stop, listen someone is calling!

Always remember the color of your world changes!

dVerse, poetry, Politics

Is therapy the answer, I think NOT

I wrote this poem over a year ago, and as I am inspired by dVerse to write about “LOVE” while admitting;  I love my Country U.S.A. and when I see the news today this poem is how I feel!

I begin today
Should I climb on top a hill
Or just kneel to pray
Will He answer presently

Or should I choose therapy

 

dVerse on LOVE

Politics

Calling all Catholics PRAY A NOVENA OF ROSARIES. Halt this Communistic Hostage.

https://tinyurl.com/ybh752mx

President Trump on Monday laced into Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) for failing to break up a group of protesters who have occupied a portion of the city, though he declined to offer specifics on when or how he might intervene.

Trump has fixated over the past week on demonstrators living in what has been dubbed the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in downtown Seattle, ridiculing the movement as a group of radical anarchists. He has focused his ire on Inslee, a former Democratic candidate for the White House who has previously tussled with Trump, and Durkan, accusing the two leaders of being weak.

“You have a governor who doesn’t do a damn thing about it, and you have a mayor that doesn’t know she’s alive,” Trump said Monday.

“If they don’t do the job, I’ll do the job,” Trump added.

 

Ah! Another Challenge

Temper Tantrum

I took the challenge… prompt is IMPERVIOUS in just 99 words.  

*********

I feel horrible today for the “Never Trump” folks; honestly, I do.   (hee hee)

They are so impervious to Truth, and I wonder why that is?  I don’t quite understand, someone, please enlighten me.  I do relate to their emotions and how disappointed they must be today, I know because I have been there.  Remember Obama who will always be known for his famous words, “If you like your doctor you can keep him/her.”

It will soon pass, and you will feel better, I know been there done that, not the temper tantrum, prayed instead, try it!