Shunning - not just a JW thing - Cancel Culture - Boycotting

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Shunning - not just a JW thing - Cancel Culture - Boycotting

#1 Post by Marina » 1 month ago

What is going on is evil. Just evil. Have our children been caught in evil's trap?

I'm afraid so. The sad truth is that behind the strategy of the left is an admiration of, and devotion to, Lucifer, also known as Satan. Proof of this is in the preface of Alinsky's book, where he praises "the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer."

And leftism is cultlike. It demands that young people give up God. Then they are required to convert their parents — remember how President Obama told kids to go home and talk to their parents at Thanksgiving — and, if they will not convert, children must distance themselves from parents as punishment.

David Horowitz writes about the evil of the left and about how the left is intent on building a Utopia on Earth to meet their vision of a great society. Of those from the suburbs who have been activated, he writes, "In his own mind, the radical is building his own kingdom, which to him is a kingdom of heaven on earth. Since a kingdom of heaven built by human beings is a fantasy — an impossible dream — the radical's only real world efforts are those which are aimed at subverting the society he lives in. He is a nihilist."

What comes to mind are the faces of Antifa thugs we have seen in mug shots on the internet over the past year. They look like so many sons and daughters of suburban families. Heartbreaking.

You might be thinking, come on, you are just bad parents who were abusive, and you are just making excuses. Your kids were justified in canceling you.

I am confident that we were good parents. Not abusive. We are somewhat meek people — good folks according to a neighbor — who were devoted to our children, who invested in our children and then cheered them on through their education and as they left to travel the world and begin careers on the East Coast.

Oh, wait! Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. That's Matthew 5:5. But let's go on.

When Donald Trump was running for president, my husband voted for him, but I could not. After he was president, we both supported him. Our kids did hate Trump with a passion, the same passion those around them expressed, an almost demonic hatred.

When the pandemic hit the USA, we did everything we were supposed to do to take care of ourselves, so our kids would not worry, and then we got vaccinated as soon as we could. However, we did express concern in Colorado to our governor about lockdowns. That upset our daughter, who was working on the pandemic response. We apologized.

When the riot at the Capitol happened on January 6, 2021, that was the last straw for our children, or should I say, that was the best excuse. They canceled their parents. No calls on Mother's Day. No calls on Father's Day — even though we were not in D.C. that day, we were not at the Capitol, and we condemned the riot.

Nothing we did or said helped, and the children, perhaps to justify their decision to cancel their own parents, let it be known in one of the last conversations we had that they were now going to look at childhood issues; in other words, they would be finding rationale for their decision. Six months out from January 6, we are still canceled.

It is a spiritual battle. For sure. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Caryn Boddie writes for Meadowlark Press, LLC in Colorado. ... ldren.html

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#2 Post by AmosAU » 1 month ago

Hi Marina,

Thanks for posting this. It truly is quite sickening, particularly as some of us here are being shunned by family and former friends.

Regards, Amos.

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