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Today is the last day of winter. Spring arrives bright-n-early tomorrow morning at 8:33.

Timestamp Worldclock Saturday 19 March 2022 at 3:19 pm San Diego time

So today seems like a much better day to publish this particular entry than tomorrow.

I want to be done with this nasty shit when spring arrives. I want this thing to be dust in my rearview by sunrise tomorrow, when all good vampires must go to bed.

Spring is the time, you know, of new beginnings .. for life here on planet Earth. (Or, at least it used to be.)

The Mark-of-the-Beast .. this is an old story about death and shit so bad that you will have to actually live through it .. in order to fully appreciate the cruelty of the beast.

There are certainly incentives to accepting the mark of the beast .. but these socioeconomic advantages do not come free-of-charge. No, sir.

There are obligations that come with accepting the mark of the beast. These obligations can be considerable and even daunting at times.

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Why Wait 400 Years? Page Three

This page continues from » Page Two (2 Feb 2022).

» But for the Grace of God

This makes me feel sad for the white evangelical. I knew some white evangelicals. I knew some of them quite well.

Evangelicals can tell you what the scriptures actually say and what they actually teach .. to a degree.

But they do not put into practice these things that they know. It is a strange, perplexing thing. I mean, they have their excuses as to why they do the things they do.

And yes, some of them do indeed put into practice the teachings and the principles found there .. more than I ever did.

But this was relatively small percentage. Maybe 20 percent of them. And that is being generous.

Most of them were not very nice people, I'm sad to say. I mean, they were not even what I would call 'nice people' compared to your average acquaintance ..

.. particularly in a general human-being sentient-soul sort-of-way.

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Why Wait 400 Years? Page Two

This page continues from » Page One (2 Feb 2022).

» Is a Leader with a Functioning Moral Compass Too Much to Ask for?

This is why I cannot support the Democratic party. They are currently led by someone with a broken moral compass and a badly mangled value-structure .. and she doesnt even realize it. (Because she doesnt get it.)

Katie Porter would make an infinitely better Speaker than Nancy Pelosi. Because Katie Porter still has a functioning moral compass and a value-structure that hasnt been warped and mangled.

Katie Porter asks billionaire bank CEO Jamie Dimon why he can't find the money to pay his employees a livable wage. NowThis (16 Apr 2019)

Surely Katie Porter is able to see those things that Nancy Pelosi obviously cannot.

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Why Wait 400 Years? Page One

This page consists of a section that was lifted out of an entry titled » Nobody Does It for Me Like She Does (2 Feb 2022).

I have just been so busy chronicling the end of the world, you know, that I haven't had the time to flirt with you like I want to, and in the way that I know a woman like you deserves.

I'll make it up to you .. you'll see.

It is not as easy to chronicle the end of the world as I had anticipated. No, ma'am. It is proving much more difficult than I was expecting.

I was thinking, "Hey, I'm the greatest writer whoever lived. This will be cake."

I may indeed be a kick-ass writer (at least, that's what everybody keeps telling me) .. but this is not cake. I can see that now. I can see things now that I couldn't see before.

Speaking of the end of the world .. that reminds me.

» But First I Got to Do This Other Thing

I think it is important that you know, dear reader, that before I could even begin working on this page, I first had to do this other thing.

This other thing that I am talking about .. happens to be a section that I added in a page titled » How Can QAnon Still be Such a Powerful Delusion? - Page Three (19 Aug 2021)

This is a page, by the way, that begins with a picture of Trump holding up a bible in front of a church. Now there is something that you don't see everyday, folks.

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This page continues from » Page One (1 Jan 2022).

» A Mystery, Wrapped in Hypocrisy, Living Inside a Political Cult

Speaking of trying to understand the inner-workings of insanity .. I want to begin today's entry by exploring a question I find particularly vexing.

Why is the exorcism of the specter of racism from the soul of America resisted so vigorously by the white evangelical?

This is a valid question, no?

Confederate battle flag inside U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 article by Jordan Brasher (14 Jan 2021)

Shouldnt the evangelical be the one resisting racism? Should they be familiar with the difference between right and wrong? As the scriptures so plainly teach?

Shouldnt they know the difference between moral and immoral? Between ethical and unethical? Yes, of course they should. Russell Moore will back me up here.

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This page continues from an entry titled » The Heart of the White Evangelical has Become Calloused and Hardened and Morally Unfeeling (21 Dec 2021).

Normally I would begin today's entry ..

Timestamp Worldclock Saturday 1 January 2022 at 1:01 am San Diego time

.. with the standard greeting used to wish you-n-yours a happy New Year. After a while, you do it without really thinking.

But this year, this New Year's greeting does not feel right. The thought of saying, "Happy New Year," rings false to me.

And let's be honest, folks. Let's all make like good existentialists for a moment, and not hide our heads in the sand from the ugliness that life can sometimes be.

Because this happens to be one of those times.

Because there are many reasons that would lead any sane, rational person to feel less-than-thrilled about the prospects for the future.

Who does not know exactly what I am talking about?

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It is written, doncha know, in the book of Isaiah, that Yahweh, the living God Himself, sent the prophet to tell the people that their hearts had become calloused. 

See for yourself.

Better yet, let me go grab those verses for you. Here you go.

Isaiah 6:9-10 (NIV, NAS) Yahweh tells Isaiah that the heart of this people has become calloused and insensitive

That is the New International Version (NIV, rev. 2011) on the left, and the New American Standard (NAS, rev. 2020) on the right.

» What Does It Mean when the Heart becomes Calloused?

The term calloused is defined as » 

  1. Emotionally hardened; unfeeling
  2. Hardened in mind or feelings
  3. Deadened feelings or morals
  4. Toughened
  5. Unfeeling or indifferent to the sufferings of others

Callouses, I am sure you know, are patches of skin that have become tough and thick and leathery and hard and deadened to feelings over time, usually due to much heavy use.

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It is still only Saturday the 18th, but I am posting this entry with tomorrow's date » 19 Sept 2021.

Worldclock timestamp San Diego 9:19 pm Saturday 18 Sept 2021

I want to get a headstart. I want to hit the ground running.

The term zeitgeist is defined as » The spirit of the age; the spirit characteristic of an age, or a period, or a generation.

Some synonyms offered are » The feel, the feeling, the flavor, the spirit, the tone.

Looks like autumn arrives Wednesday, 22 Sept 2021 at 12:21 pm local time. Look at all the 1's and 2's there.

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This page continues from an entry titled » How Can this Impossible Thing Feel Like the Thing I've been Looking for My Whole Life? (21 June 2021).

Today is Friday-the-13th.

Well, it is actually Saturday-the-14th when I am posting this HTML page live.

Worldclock timestamp for Saturday, 14 August 2021 at 9:38 PM San Diego

But Friday-the-13th seems like so much more an appropriate date for a page with a title like this one. No? (It doesnt really matter in the end.)

[ Remind me to talk about what is appropriate vs what is not appropriate .. because it ties in nicely with today's topic.

The term appropriate is defined as » Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.

The reason why I mention this particular word right here is because .. what might be fitting or suitable to one person does not necessarily mean that such-a-thing is suitable or fitting for another.

To another. With another. You feel me.

Because values and priorities comes into play here when you start to define what is or is not appropriate.

Nietzsche was very much about » values, you know.

Values are funny thing, my friend. But not the kind of funny that makes you laugh out loud. No, sir. 'Fraid not. ]

» I Hope My Friend Elena and Her Team Girlfriends are Okay

I hope that my friend Elena ..

Elena Fraules, ooh la la | choreographer, dancer, Fraules Dance Studios, Novosibirsk, Russia (est 2010).

.. and her team girlfriends ..

Elena Fraules and her team dancers performing Watchacha (31 Dec 2018)

are okay. I saw this thing where Siberia is on fire more than all the fires in the world combined.

Siberian wildfires now bigger than all other fires in world combined ABC News (11 Aug 2021)

The frozen tundra of Siberia is on fire. That's how you know that the apocalypse has arrived.

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Fuck It .. Let's Do This Thing

You didnt think I would let our anniversary pass without notice .. did you, girly?

Especially seeing how it was such a cool date » 19 Mar 2021, with the sequential » 19 » 20 » 21.

Timestamp Worldclock San Diego Friday, 19 March 2021 at 3:19 am

I didnt forget .. even though I might have "a lot on my plate" right now .. as both cousin Patti and my therapist have said.

I guess I do have a lot on my plate. But I tend to respond well to plates piled with these kinds of things.

I am actually feeling happy of late .. for a number of reasons. (More on that later.)

I even had the thought a few days ago that I might be feeling "too happy" and maybe I should cut back, or even quit taking the antidepressants altogether. All the meds. I mean, why pussy around?

Now there is a thought that I have never had before. It's a foolish thought, to be sure .. because you never want to change anything with your meds without first consulting a trained mental health professional.

And I have already begun tapering down my dose of Zoloft .. for a few months now .. from 200 to 150.

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