The following comes from a Sept. 30 story on ChurchPop.com.
….Here is a list of a few sins that are widely accepted in our culture as normal, but that we still need to take seriously:
But what if the person never finds out? What if it’s just for convenience? Or what if it’s for a greater good?
Nope, lying is still lying, and it’s still wrong.
Lying is telling a falsehood with the intention of deceiving, and it’s always wrong because it’s an offense against the Truth, which is Christ (John 14.6).
Remember, lying is the native tongue of the Devil, whom Jesus calls “the father of lies.” (John 8.44) And the deuterocanonical book of Wisdom warns: “lying will destroy your soul.” (Wisdom 1.11)
2) Sexual immorality
“Flee from sexual immorality!” (1 Corinthians 6.18)
But can’t we do whatever we want with our bodies? As long as a person consents, anything goes, right?
Wrong. St. Paul says, “Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. […] You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6.18-20)
We can sin against our own bodies. God has made us and our sexuality with dignity, value, and order – all of which should be respected and cherished.
And remember that Christ extended this teaching even to lust in one’s heart: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
“You shall not steal.” (Exodus 20.15)
Stealing is taking something to which you have no right.
That includes copyrighted material: stealing doesn’t become acceptable simply because you’re on the Internet. Everyone knows this, but many of us do it anyway. Yet theft is a grave sin.
Alcohol is a wonderful gift from God. Jesus turned water into wine, and Christian monks used to make the best beer in the world.
But intentionally drinking too much so as to become drunk and lose control is a sin: “Do not be deceived… drunkards… will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6.9-10) “Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but,” St. Paul offers us the alternative, “be filled with the Spirit!” (Ephesians 5.18)
Some have called this the forgotten vice.
We obviously need to eat, there’s a time for feasting, and food can be wonderfully enjoyable. But, like alcohol, everything must be enjoyed in moderation. Gluttony is an immoderate love of food, and it can have not only serious consequences for our health, but also our soul.
“Enemies of the cross of Christ… their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.” (Philippians 3.18-19)
Hah! That’ll get ‘em good!
It’ll also get you, too.
Justice is important, and any justice which isn’t served by the government will be rectified by God in the end. But as for us right now, God calls us to a higher plane:
“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. […] Never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God… To the contrary, ‘if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12.17, 19-21)
Also, keep in mind Jesus’ important teaching about forgiveness: “If you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6.14-15)
“Oh come on, nobody actually advocates murder!” Are you sure about that?
Murder is the voluntary and direct killing of an innocent human life. Even if the person is young and still developing in her mother’s womb. Even if the person is handicapped. Even if the person is sick and difficult to care for. Even if the person is old and may die soon anyway. Abortion and, increasingly, euthanasia are widely accepted and practiced throughout our society.
Yet murder is an offense against God because humans are made in His image (Genesis 1.27).
So let us all repent of our sins and seek God’s mercy in Christ!
To read the original story, click here.
Sounds like your average Prime Time TV Lineup to me, without the specifics of the endemic MISANDRY (Hatred of Men & Boys, Masculinity & Normal Heterosexuality) that also permeates the boob tube – complete with a laugh track so everyone knows what’s funny, and what isn’t allowed to be.
Please take note of number one, Mr. McDermott.
Please take note of who comes to the defense of the mortally sinful acts of active homosexuals every time!
Where have I done that “every time”, this time, RR? Bearing false witness, again?
Your Fellow Catholic: You accuse me of “bearing false witness” against you when you just bore false witness against “Mr. McDermott” by accusing him of being a liar by telling him to take note of number one? Canisius is so right. You are totally unreal and your audacity is beyond reckoning!
Also, Your Fellow Catholic, “this time” you immediately attacked “Mr. McDermott’s” post simply because you are continually attacking him for his stance against the gay agenda in previous articles and posts. You don’t fool any of us here, Your Fellow Catholic.
First, I asked that Mr. McDermott take note of the Number One. I accused him of nothing, and therefore bore no witness false or otherwise.
Second, In other posts, I have proven that Mr. McDermott uses CCD to spread lies. For a witness to be false, it must be exactly that: false. I proved my case with facts, and the facts were never contested with contrary facts (nor could they be).
Third, in McDermott’s first post on this particular board (Oct 2 at 5:37 PM) he attempts to hijack the thread with statements that, while they more judgements than provable facts or falsehoods, are nonetheless vile attempts to smear other people.
Forthly, I am not trying to fool you, RR, or anyone else. I am just highlighting the fact that McDermott and some others here do not simply disagree with civil rights for LGBT people, they use lies to perpetuate false negative stereotypes about gay people. Why lie and say such vile things if the underlying sexual orientation and the love that can derive from it is so bad? Just tell the truth! Hence, my admonishment for him to pay attention to the first point in the original blog post. The only people trying to fool anyone are the ones who actually tell lies and innuendo rather than facts and logic to promote their ideology.
‘The only people trying to fool anyone are the ones who actually tell lies and innuendo rather than facts and logic to promote their ideology.” = There is nothing new under the sun. St. Peter Damian was not telling lies.
Saint Peter Damian (1007-1072)
Doctor of the Church, cardinal and a great reformer of the clergy, Saint Peter Damian wrote his famous Book of Gomorrah against the inroads made by homosexuality among the clergy. He describes not only the iniquity of homosexuality, but also its psychological and moral consequences:
“Truly, this vice is never to be compared with any other vice because it surpasses the enormity of all vices.… It defiles everything, stains everything, pollutes everything. And as for itself, it permits nothing pure, nothing clean, nothing other than filth.…
“The miserable flesh burns with the heat of lust; the cold mind trembles with the rancor of suspicion; and in the heart of the miserable man chaos boils like Tartarus [Hell]…. In fact, after this most poisonous serpent once sinks its fangs into the unhappy soul, sense is snatched away, memory is borne off, the sharpness of the mind is obscured. It becomes unmindful of God and even forgetful of itself. This plague undermines the foundation of faith, weakens the strength of hope, destroys the bond of charity; it takes away justice, subverts fortitude, banishes temperance, blunts the keenness of prudence.
“And what more should I say since it expels the whole host of the virtues from the chamber of the human heart and introduces every barbarous vice as if the bolts of the doors were pulled out.”
Factually incorrect, Catherine. Saint Peter Damian was not referring to the sexual orientation of homosexuality, but to the rampant sexual practices of priests sworn to celibacy. The Church recognizes the difference between orientation and activity, especially among those sworn to celibacy. You do to, right?
Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Commenting upon Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans (1:26-27), Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor, explains why the sin of homosexuality is so grave:
“Given the sin of impiety through which they [the Romans] sinned against the divine nature [by idolatry], the punishment that led them to sin against their own nature followed…. I say, therefore, that since they changed into lies [by idolatry] the truth about God, He brought them to ignominious passions, that is, to sins against nature; not that God led them to evil, but only that he abandoned them to evil….
“If all the sins of the flesh are worthy of condemnation because by them man allows himself to be dominated by that which he has of the animal nature, much more deserving of condemnation are the sins against nature by which man degrades his own animal nature….
“Man can sin against nature in two ways. First, when he sins against his specific rational nature, acting contrary to reason. In this sense, we can say that every sin is a sin against man’s nature, because it is against man’s right reason….
“Secondly, man sins against nature when he goes against his generic nature, that is to say, his animal nature. Now, it is evident that, in accord with natural order, the union of the sexes among animals is ordered towards conception. From this it follows that every sexual intercourse that cannot lead to conception is opposed to man’s animal nature.”9
Again Catherine you quote a saint speaking about an activity, not about the homosexual orientation. But if we follow the last line of the Thomistic quote, then post menapausal sexual activity would also be prohibited, which clearly it is not.
YFC, none of this happened when you were in Europe.
Glad you missed me anonymous!
YFC, your audacity is beyond reckoning…..unreal
Thank you Michael McDermott for not lying and giving continued attention to the promotion of #2.
Remember Campers – the ‘Anonymous’ Trolls here are following Alinskyite Rules:
1. Always Avoid the Actual Subject
2. Always Attack the Person – Make it All Personal, not Topical
3. When 1 & 2 Fail – its Tantrum Theater Time, and try and shift the focus BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) to Disrupt the thread.
Sooo Please – Don’t Feed the Trolls; even if they ask pretty please, with artificial sugar on top, just Stop.
They won’t go away – but they can’t hijack the Topic unless others Aid them.
Not feeding the TROLLS is very important.
Ignore them (even if it may be difficult).
No matter how many times you prove something to them by using the Bible or the CCC (on a Catholic web site) they will ignore your posts.
Why – – – because they do not care, and they love their selfish sin.
They want everyone else to go to HELL with them.
Here is a link to additional information regarding Saul Alinsky’s
“Rules for Radicals” – https://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm
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That being said, Trolls are not the only ones who “hi-jack” threads.
There are several who post about topics NOT RELATED to the articles.
If you are guilty of this – please “STOP”.
McDermott – save your gay info for articles about homosexuality only.
It has gotten to the point where I no longer read anything you post, so if you want to be effective – stick to the article topic.
Carl – I will not participate in a ‘nyah nyah’ flame war to satisfy you or the resident harpies.
I disagree with your analysis – and simultaneously recognize your right to ignore what you choose (I scroll past the harpies without bothering to read them) – and you are free to do the same.
However – Calling Me Out Personally – to say you are Ignoring Me, is rather paradoxical. So perhaps it is just best you ignore me without the reminders you are doing so – and I will reciprocate.
Thank you for your logical answer to Carl. I trust that if CCD did not want your very informative posts on any particular thread then they would not post it. Carl has never received the prized insult of receiving a personalized Bingo card.
The reason that you have received this bingo card is because you are exposing the truth. I saw your name talked about on the homosexual websites. There is even a website titled ‘Queering the Church’ and the person who started this website occasionally posts here on CCD. These deniers of truth do not like the fact that you are removing the rainbow veil to view the reality that takes place.
Please search Roman Catholic Faithful’s website and read Father G’s letter titled ‘A Few Blunt Words To Catholics’. This was written by a Catholic priest who was helping Stephen Brady battle the lavender mafia within the Church.
Father Alfred Kunz was close friends with Father Hardon. Both priests were trying to help Stephen Brady. Perhaps Carl is not aware that Father Alfred Kunz was murdered when he tried to expose the lavender mafia within the Church. Father John HardonSJ warned the faithful to be careful because exposing this could cost someone their life. Father Hardon said these exact words. ” I want to warn you to be very careful. I know this because they murdered my friend.” So thank you Michael McDermott for consistently exposing a significant part the problem. This is just as important as discussing a new topic thread.
But then ‘Anonymous’ Trolls have a low Yuck it up’ Factor Too’ although their muck it up rating is right up there with the Abomination of POTUS ‘Down Low’ Soetoro & his Savage Lickspittle band of “Frothy Mixers”
So called Laugh Tracks are nothing but the Pavlovian principal being applied on human beings and should be outlawed. How many times have you watched a sitcom and wondered what they were laughing at! Well THEY weren’t laughing! Chances are a moral misfit was just flipping a switch to enforce his own sick beliefs!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Kenneth M. Fisher
It crazy that what used to be considered good is now viewed as “bad” and what was considered “bad” is now viewed as good. The world has been turned upside down by evil!
CCC: ” 2467 Man tends by nature toward the TRUTH. He is obliged to honor and bear witness to it:
“It is in accordance with their dignity that all men, because they are persons . . . are both impelled by their nature and bound by a moral obligation to seek the truth, especially religious truth.
They are also bound to adhere to the truth once they come to know it and direct their whole lives in accordance with the demands of truth.”
And all the other sins mentioned in the article are also covered in the “CATECHISM of the CATHOLIC CHURCH, Second Edition”.
Jn 8:44 – JESUS Words.
CCC ” 2482 A lie consists in speaking a falsehood with the intention of deceiving.”
The Lord denounces lying as the work of the devil: “You are of your father the devil, . . . there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
Particularly for this time, a lie told to the border agents may result in the deaths of hundreds when one has been in contact with a deadly disease like Ebola. So, let us practice the truth and never end up in the kind of lie that is now leading to the spread of a deadly virus and the panic of so many of our citizens.
More grist for the mill – and well worth grinding through:
The Challenge of the Church’s Social Magisterium
So I wrote this piece a few weeks back on the Church’s social magisterium and this friend writes to me (who pretty much only writes me when she’s got a bone to pick) and says:
“Hey, terrific piece, but. . .[I pretty much knew that ‘but’ was coming]. . .but I wish you’d follow up with how one interprets the social teaching, because a real problem is the utter hijacking of the social teaching by the Left such that you can’t, often even in Catholic circles, have an open, honest conversation about the country’s economic problems.”
This Video is Distufbing – as is the Behavior it discusses. It is not recommended for those who cannot handle ‘icky’ Facts, although ignoring them does not make them go away.
However, Homo-Anal Transmission of Disease IS a threat to the whole world (particularly as treatments fail, and treatment resistant strains from those rejoining the ‘Conga Line of Buggery threaten to pass to the population at large)’, although the vast majority of new cases are still Young Men.
Pandering to such objectively disordered Evil is Evil in itself – and nothing can come from ‘tolerating’ such Evil, save more of the same.
Lying is not always a sin.
What if a terrorist breaks into a nuclear weapon’s facility, and asks you, “Which button do I push to set off the nuclear weapon? You tell him the button that causes all the fuses in every nuclear weapon in the facility to become completely unusuable is the button that sets off the nuclear weapon.
Obviously, this reply is not the truth and is also not a sin.
Dear JonJ, at least you are admitting, or at least intimating, that you and McDermott lie in order to deceive readers about gay people.
When have I lined up with McDermott on an issue. Have I not always, consistently blasted Christians and Catholics for how they have treated gay people—especially for the blatant gay bashing in our society that was mostly ignored?
I’m sorry, JonJ, I misunderstood. I thought you were defending McDermott and his use of lies in defense of his indefensible positions.
JonJ, your assertion that lying to protect another under direct attack is “clearly” not a sin, is simply that, an assertion. Saints have argued both sides, Aquanis and Augustine argued against yours.
The conflict is recorded in the differences between the first and second edition of the CCC. The first edition, paragraph 2384 reads “To lie is to speak or act against the truth in order to lead into error someone who has the right to know the truth.”, while the second edition drops the clause relating to the right to know.
Exactly what constitutes a lie continues to be of theological controversy, and the Church continues to entertain different schools of thought on the matter. My advice – in the unlikely event you are shielding people in your cellar – is to react in the way you feel most likely to protect them, and confess to a lie if one was required.
More obvious examples of lies that are not sins:
1) The Gestapo knocks on your door and asks if there are any Jews in the household. You lie and say, “No” In truth there is an entire jewish family hiding in your cellar.
This is a case where telling the truth might be considered a sin.
2) Telling the inquisitor during the Spanish INquisition that your neighbor in not home, when you know he is hiding in the cellar. Except, you also know teh Inquisitor intends to torture your neighbor because he is an accussed heretic.
Obviously, torturing an individuals is immoral, and setting the Inquisitor after your neighbor is a sin.
Father Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR, passed away on October 3rd at 11 PM.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may he rest in peace!
A New Voice – Worth Hearing:
To March into Hell for Heavenly Cause?
Along with you and millions of others, I’ve tried to follow Timothy Cardinal Dolan on his path to Parade Grand Marshallhood, if you will. I tried to properly write about this issue but up until now haven’t found the right words-those being condemnation and commendation-because there are both applicable to his public statements.
I recently found an article by a moral theological with great credibility. His name is Fr. Peter Dugandzic of the diocese of Rockville Center in New York. Fr. Dugandzic wrote a very revealing article detailing a full and truthful explanation of this important issue on his blog post “To March or Not to March.” It it he states:
It was Cardinal Dolan who said just before being elevated to the office of Cardinal, “The new evangelization is urgent because secularism has often choked the seed of faith, but that choking was sadly made easy because so many believers really had no adequate knowledge or grasp of the wisdom, beauty and coherence of the truth.”
It was at this point where he reminded us of the urgent need to “combat catechetical illiteracy.” In this regard, we have to take the opportunities given us to share the Splendor of Truth with those in our care.
Many Catholics in the United States do not know me, but they surely know Cardinal Dolan. Those who expressed dismay to the Cardinal know something is amiss, even though they cannot say what it is.
I hope and pray that at some point Cardinal Dolan reread 1 Corinthians 8 and recall how important it is to avoid giving scandal to the Christians in his care, whose faith may be weak.
Pray for the church and Cardinal Dolan.
There can be no “NEW EVANGELIZATION” when far too many people do not know their Faith – therefore they can not evangelize even if they do sit in the pews fro Sunday Mass.
Cardinals/Bishops who refuse to encourage literate Laity to read the Bible and CCC at home, are merely giving lip service to evangelization.
These same Bishops complain that they can not keep people in the pews.
And they complain to the Pope, while ignoring his request.
These same Bishops ignored Pope Benedic XVI – during the Year of Faith – regarding reading the Bible and CCC.
None of this makes sense, that they are too blind to see their own sins of omission.
Is this what the fictional devil ‘Screwtape’ had in mind ?
“….. let us ask ourselves if we have actually taken a few steps to get to know Christ and the truths of faith more, by reading and meditating on the Scriptures, studying the Catechism, steadily approaching the Sacraments.” – Pope Francis, May 15, 2013.
Encouraging and promoting the continual sacrilegious bashing of Our Lord in exchange for the unfair bashing of anyone was quite a clever plan of the father of lies. Many have swallowed the bait of false charity, hook, bashing line and SINKER.
Taken from one of our Doctors of the Church, Saint Alphonsus Maria de Ligouri
‘The Dignity and Duties of the Priesthood ‘
Malice of Impurity in the Priest.
Let us, in the first place, examine the malice of the sin of a priest who violates chastity. A priest is the temple of God, as well by the vow of chastity as by the sacred
unction by which he was consecrated to God. He that hath anointed us in God, who also hath sealed us. 1 Such is the language of St. Paul, speaking of himself and of his associates in the ministry. Hence Cardinal Hugo has said: “The priest should not pollute the sanctuary of the Lord, because the oil of the holy unction is poured
out upon him.” 2 The body, then, of the priest is the sanctuary of the Lord. ” Keep thyself chaste,” says St. Ignatius, Martyr, ” as a gift of God and the temple of the
Holy Ghost. ” : St. Peter Damian says that the priest that denies his body by impurity violates the temple of God. He then adds: ” Do not change the vessels consecrated to God into vessels of contumely.” What would you say of the man that should use a consecrated chalice at table? Speaking of priests, Innocent II. has said: ” Since they should be the temples of the sanctuaries of the Holy Ghost, they are disgraced if they become addicted to impurity.” How horrible to see a priest that should send forth in every direction the light and odor of purity, become sordid, fetid, and polluted
with sins of the flesh ?
continued from October 7, 2014 at 10:55 am
St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori – The Dignity and Duty of the priesthood
“The sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire? Hence Clement of Alexandria has written that an unchaste priest, as far as in him lies, contaminates God himself, who dwells within him. 3 Of this God himself complains by the mouth of his prophet: Her priests have despised My law, and have despised My sanctuaries, . . . and I was profaned in the midst of them * Alas! says the Lord, by the incontinence of my priest, I, too, am defiled: by violating chastity he pollutes my sanctuary, that is, his body which I have consecrated, and in which I often come to dwell. It was this St. Jerome meant when he said: “We defile the body of Christ whenever we approach the altar unworthily.-” 5 Besides, the priest on the altar offers to God in sacrifice the immaculate Lamb; that is, the very Son of God. On this account, says St. Jerome, the priest should be so chaste as not only to abstain from every impure action, but also to avoid every indecent glance. 6 St. John^ Chrysostom likewise has written that a priest should have purity which would make him fit to stand in the midst of the angels in heaven.”
Thanks for the heads up about my making yet another Gaystapo Stalkers List, which seem to multiply like STDs in the Castro during ‘pride’ week.
While many things have been attributed to Oscar Wilde (mostly debauchery and disease) – he supposedly once quipped: ‘The only thing worse than being talked about, is Not to be.”
I eschew such narcissism, and prefer to be known for service simply as a worker in the fields – hoeing the weeds and weeding the hoes as appropriate.
Still – My Parents were Married in Holy Redeemer Church and I retain hope it will turn around one day, after driving from the temple the male drag queens and their grotesque mockery of Catholic Nuns, amongst others.
If Not – then a ‘Catholic Church’ that banned a picture of Pope Benedict the Wise because it offended the mau mau artistes using it as a stage for their tantrum theater of the absurd, should be considered on the short list for closing – as we move forward to a More Authentically Catholic Church.
Although I did not make the short list of targets (lacking any official group to lead, nor funds to do so) the following article dovetails with your expose of the ‘Anonymous’ Harpies pecking at the Church and Faithful BAMN – By Any Means Necessary.
I recommend its insight in to their goals, which will probably soon escalate to using Bogus Lawsuits invoking Judicial Contempt to Silence the Un-Good.
The Gay Bullyboys Want You Jailed
You should be kinder to Oscar Wilde, who famously requested and was given Last Rites.
According to the priest who attended him:: “…when I repeated close to his ear the Holy Names, the Acts of Contrition, Faith, Hope and Charity, with acts of humble resignation to the Will of God, he tried all through to say the words after me.”
You might also read De Profundis which is a long melancoly apology.
I did read ‘De Profundis’ – and round it rather tedious as opposed to confessional and repentant, but interpretations may vary.
May I recommend in return the following essay – which dissects the Wilde phenomenon much more directly and with greater candor:
BTW – the “repressed Victorian Era” was largely a response to the widespread scourge of Syphilis and its ravages on the culture as a whole, would that something similar had helped slow Aids – which still accelerates amongst young homo-anal males:
“On Rabelais: A precursor to Oscar Wilde and the celebrity culture
…The fall of Oscar Wilde
Tragically, as meteoric as his rise to fame was his outrageous narcissism and self-promotion would be his demise. Although married with two children Wilde was an overt homosexual during the sexually repressed Victorian era and from 1895 to 1897 was imprisoned for two years of hard labor, for “gross indecency,” after having an ongoing affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, the son of the Marquees of Queensberry, the man who wrote the rulebook for the sport of boxing.
Wilde might have avoided this fate, but after the marquess made his anger public writing on a card that he was a “Sodomite,” Wilde sued him, notwithstanding the fact if he lost the case he could go to prison. “The man who had so presciently devised a winning – and lasting – formula for how to become a modern celebrity had failed to see a crucial pitfall of the new culture of self-promotion: the danger of believing the hype, especially your own,” Friedman writes.
Carson, a leading barrister, cross-examined Wilde on how he described the moral content of his works. Wilde responded with typical humor and frivolity, asserting that there are no bad or immoral books only bad writers,…
Catherine Said: “The reason that you have received this bingo card is because you are exposing the truth.
I saw your name talked about on the homosexual websites.
There is even a website titled ‘Queering the Church’ and the person who started this website occasionally posts here on CCD.
These deniers of truth do not like the fact that you are removing the rainbow veil to view the reality that takes place.”
Curiouser and Curiouser… I know that I am on several Stalkers List (the first biggie was the “Lavender Liberal” list of CA Prop-8 Donors); but given that I try and avoid the bunchabanannas anyway, I don’t do ‘ego searches’ looking for my name anyway.
However – I would be interested in any names (not links – which can lead ti virus traps) for these sites, and how you manage to tell one ‘anonymous’ mous dropping from another?
When dealing with the Gaystapo – Forewarned is often part of the Alinskyite intimidation pogrom, as one is supposed to be filled with dread when the Thought Police will strike – kind of like ‘Judgment Day’ only more ideologically ruthless.
Myself I shall try to stay focused on the One Judgement that Really Matters, which is not so much a single Day – but as one before said ‘a summary court in perpetual session’.
Still – Knowing the ‘players’ is often indicative of the scam of the play, no matter how tawdry.