Named after the Sacred Heart encyclical of Pius Xll
Author: Mary Anne
Retired R.N Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin, and a searcher for the Truth which is God, and, a seeker of His grace through Mary Mediatrix of that beauty and brilliance of Grace ... which gives wholeness to humanity.
I wrote for our small home town newspaper, covering selectmen's meetings and, features, after retiring from nursing and becoming an 'empty nester' with my husband of 57 years.
‘The totalitarians are mad. Don’t eat this food. One group is offended. Don’t say that word. Another group is offended. Then it was masks because of some trumped up pandemic. Now we’re all on our way to permanent solitary confinement.’
‘I know,’ Monahan replied. ‘All our language and history have been rewritten~roads and vehicles restructured too, so there’s no Escape.’
Just then, promptly at noon, the sun went down for the night.
Clancy snuck an old book into their cubicle, and they looked at it, observing where the exits once were.
Darwin Ramos was born on December 17, 1994 in Pasay City (Philippines). He spent his early years with his poor family in a slum on P. Villanueva street. In order to help his family, Darwin became a scavenger (waste picker) in the street, with his younger sister. They spent their day going through garbage to recover plastic waste which they sold.
Unfortunately, the initial symptoms of what will later be diagnosed as Duchenne muscular dystrophy appeared. Progressively, Darwin could no longer stand and his muscles weakened. Poverty pushed the family to live on the street. His father was leaving Darwin every morning at the Libertad station to beg from passers-by who were taking pity on the boy. In spite of the terrible shame felt by Darwin, hundreds of pesos fell into his hands which he held out painfully. Darwin did not say anything as long as a sufficient portion was…
Tarcisius was a twelve-year-old acolyte during one of the fierce Roman persecutions of the third century, probably during that of Valerian. Each day, from a secret meeting place in the catacombs where Christians gathered for Mass, a deacon would be sent to the prisons to carry the Eucharist to those Christians condemned to die. At one point, there was no deacon to send and so St. Tarcisius, an acolyte, was sent carrying the “Holy Mysteries” to those in prison.
On the way, he was stopped by boys his own age who were not Christians but knew him as a playmate and lover of games. He was asked to join their games, but this time he refused and the crowd of boys noticed that he was carrying something. Somehow, he was also recognized as a Christian, and the small gang of boys, anxious to view the Christian “Mysteries,” became a mob…
“The White House’s attempt to turn the issue around on Republicans comes in the context of rising violent crime rates in cities across the country. In Minneapolis, where George Floyd’s death de facto began the defund the police movement … “https://www.national review.com/who-wants-to-defund-thepolice/
WHERE DID THE IDEA ORIGINATE OF DEFUNDING THE POLICE?
According to DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) web page in an article titled ‘Abolish Police and Prisons July 24, 2017, it is stated:
“As DSA grows and takes up more ambitious campaigns, we will confront state repression in entirely new ways. Prisons, the police, and a growing array of semi-private security contractors are all repressive forces. They are clear existential threats to any movement for socialism and justice.”
“Within days of taking office, Donald Trump declared “this will be a law and order presidency. In the same statement, President Trump made a direct threat against Black Lives Matter, saying, “The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.”
Therefore, the idea of defunding the police is Democratic in nature !
EVIDENCE OF DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE CALLED FOR FUNDING TO BE STRIPPED FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADING UP TO THE PASSAGE OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN
Vice President Kamala Harris:
June 2020: “We really do get to a point where we agree that the status quo way of thinking about achieving safety is really wrong when it assumes that the best way to achieve more safety is to put more police on the streets. It’s just wrong … Right now what we’re seeing in America is many cities spend over 1/3 of their entire city budget on policing. But meanwhile we’ve been defunding public schools for years in America. We’ve got to re-examine what we’re doing with Americans’ taxpayer dollars, and ask the question … are we getting the right return on our investments. Are we actually creating healthy and safe communities?”
Rep. Ilhan Omar
June 2020: “The ‘defund the police’movement, is one of reimagining the current police system to build an entity that does not violate us, while relocating funds to invest in community services. Let’s be clear, the people who now oppose this, have always opposed calls for systematic change.”
Rep. Rashida Tiaib
April 2021: “It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently and intentionally racist. Duante Wright was met with aggression and violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militazization. It can’t be reformed.”
Rep Ayanna Pressley
“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget in the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools.
Rep. Cori Bush
November 2020 “So yes, defund your butts. Defund you”
Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta
June 2020: While front-end system changes are important, it is also critical for state and local leaders to heed calls from Black Lives Matter and Movement for Black Lives activists to heed calls from ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Movements for Black Lives activists to decrease police budgets and the scope, role , and responsibility of police in our lives. While many of these changes must be centered at the state and local levels, success will require the leadership, support, and commitment of the federal government, including Congress. Every year, Congress provides millions of dollars to law enforcement agencies through federal grant programs to support police. This moment requires Congres to conduct oversight and reexamine how those funding streams are supporting discriminatory policing practices and eroding community trust.
Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh
June 2020: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has submitted a revised budget for the 2021 fiscal year in which he calls for diverting some police overtime funds to support police reforms and bolster social services … the new budget involves reallocating 20, or $12 million of the Boston Police Department’s overtime budget to invest in equity and inclusim after Walsh on Friday declared racism a public health crisis.
President Joe Biden
July 2020: Question: “Do we agree that we can redirect some of the funding?
From: ‘Who Wants to Defund the Police? Isaac Schorr June 29, 2021 https:www.nationalreview.com/news//who-wants-to-defund-the-police/
Within days of taking office, Donald Trump declared “this will be a law and order administration. In the same statement, President Trump made a direct threat against Black Lives Matter, saying, “The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.” https://medium.com/@DSA_Praxis/abolish-police-and-prisons-fa263c44b3cb
The idea of defunding the police did not come from Donald Trumpwho wanted a “law and order” administration” It seems to have originated from The Democratic Socialists of America and filtered down to the Democratic Representatives and Congressmen.
What a terrible idea! Imagine our country without police! Over the past few days there has been whisperings in the logia of Capitol Police branching out to Florida and California with offices planned in other states. Is the plan to replace local police with Capitol police? Anything is possible in this climate in Americawhere a policeman goes out the door to work, bids goodbye to his wife and children and doesn’t know if he will get home again ….
`The third grade children, students of Jane Elliott, had just named him “hero of the month” when they learned of his brutal death a few days later. It was April 6, 1968 and the country had been suffering from the effects of racial discrimination accompanied by violence. Martin Luther Kings’s words and sacrifices had given balm to the souls of all.
The children, who attended school in the small, all-white town of Riceville, Iowa came to school the day after the shooting at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, visibly upset. Their “Hero of the Month” was dead. Martin Luther King had been shot. Killed by the bullet !of an assassin! Why? The children didn’t understand.
Television videos had been widely shown depicting the scene of the crime and pictures of the Hero speaking his last words: “I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land…” they had seen the throngs of people passing by his casket … the shooting … it was more than little minds could take in.
Ms. Jane Elliott scanned the little third grade faces sitting before her at their desks. Somber they were! The usually happy smiles were absent and the faces were serious, some with red rimmed eyes. Sad.
Ms. Elliott came up with a plan to teach her children a daring lesson in the meaning of discrimation. What does it feel like? What can it do to people.She divided her class by eye color – those with blue eyes and those with brown. On the first day, the blue eyed children were told that they were smarter, nicer, neater, and better than those with brown eyes. Throughout the day, Ms. Elliott praised them and allowed them priveleges such as taking a long recess and being first in the lunch line. In contrast, the brown eyed children had to wear collars around their necks. Their behavior and performance was criticized and ridiculed by Ms. Elliott.
On the second day, the roles were reversed and the blue eyed children were made to feel inferior while the brown eyes were designated the best group.
What happened over the course of the unique two-day exercise astonished both students and teacher. On both days, children who were designated as inferior took on the look and behariour of genuinely inferior students, performing poorly on tests and other works.
In contrast the ‘superior’ students – students who had been sweet and tolerant before the exercise – became mean spirited and seemed to like discriminating against the ‘inferior’ group.
“I watched what had been marvelous, cooperative, wonderful, thoughtful children turn into nasty, vicious, discriminating little third-graders in a space of fifteen minutes” says Ms. Elliott. She said that she realized then that she had “created a microcosm” of society in a third-grade classroom”
Ms Elliott repeated the exercise with her new classes in the following year. The third time, in 1970, cameras were present.
Fourteen years later, FRONTLINE’S ‘A Class Divided’ chronicled a mini-reunion of that 1970’s third grade class. As young adults, Elliott’s former students watch themselves on film and talk about the impact which Elliott’s lesson in bigotry has had on their lives and attitudes. It was Jane Elliott’s first chance to find out how much of her lesson her students had retained.
“Nobody likes to be looked down upon. Notody likes to be hated or discriminated against” said Verla, one of the former students.
Another, Sandra, tells Elliott: “You hear these people talking about different people and how they’d like to have them out of the country. And sometimes I just wish I had that collar in my pocket. I could whip it out and put it on and say “Wear this, and put yourself in their place.” I wish they would go through what I went through, you know”
In the last part of ‘A Class Divided, FRONTLINE’S cameras follow Jane Elliott as she takes her exercises to employees of the Iowa prison system. During a day-long workshop in human relations she teaches the same lesson to adults. Their reactions to the blue-eye, brown-eye exercise re similar to those of the children.
“After you do this exercise, when the debriefing starts, when the pain is over and they’re all back together, you find how society could be if we really believed all this stuff that we preach, if we really acted that way, you could feel as good about one another as those kids feel about one another after this exercise is over. You create instant cousins” says Ms. Elliott. “The kids said over and over, “We’re kind of like a family now” They found out how to hurt one another and they found out how it feels to be hurt in that way and ….
they refuse to ever hurt one another in that way again….”
Additional Info: We have learned that China is indeed “slipping” money to the Vatican in exchange for the silence of the Pope. Whistle Blower Miles Guo (Chinese billionaire who has fled China)
Faithful Catholics of the Underground Church can no longer refuse on the grounds that they recognize only the Pope’s Church. Why? Because Francis himself has validated the orders of XI’s party stooges.
The Silent Pope
But the Holy Father has done more than that: he has ostentatiously failed to condemn China’s savage assaults on human rights, the worst of which is its attempt to eradicate the country’s Muslim Uyghurs ethnic minority by herding them into concentration camps and forcing Uighur women to have abortions.