unnamed-35On Friday, July 21st, a local group of musicians will bring a variety of songs to the ‘HOUSE OF JAMES’

TIMELESS‘ consists of  a group of friends who’ve been jamming together for quite a few years.

                                   Ann Senae, a Mission chartered accountant who has been part of various bands for decades.

                                   Fran Barra who can out-sing some of the original artists on their own songs.  Done lots of entertaining.

                                   Sandie Harper, an avid golfer and guitar and uke player, and a beautiful singer.  Belongs to several music groups.

                                   Faye Reeve had her own band in high school and would give Mary Travers some serious competition.

                                   Fran Andres, an all-around excellent musician who has done a lot of performances with John McLaughlan’s band.

                                   Gerda Peachey grew up listening to WWVA in Wheeling West Virginia, so expect some Gospel Bluegrass

Our music will feature folk, Maritime, gospel, country, and oldie goldies that you haven’t heard in fifty years.

The only cost to you will be to support the coffee shop with a good appreciation for their food and drinks.

Come for a warm and wonderful evening of music.  7 to 9 PM, House of James,   2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford.  Phone:  604-852-3734

Your support will be our only means of advertising.  Listen to Bill Monroe, Dolly Parton, John Prine, Ricky Skaggs, Cookie and the Cupcakes and more,…. for the price of coffee and dessert.

Friday, July 28/17

Well, we did it.  Though amateurs, we did manage to pack the house, ….. standing room only at times.  Lando says they did a fine business, and the audience donated a generous amount of money to send to people up country suffering loss from the fires raging throughout B.C.

Lando asked us to do it again sometime, so now that we’ve learned a few things about being ‘performers’,…..maybe we will try that again.

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Over the years Richard and I have done a lot of music at seniors homes, and for the past few years some women friends and I also brought a mix of music to help seniors pass the long hours of their days.  Those are meaningful times for those of us who still have the health and liberty to do whatever we want with our days.   But many of those residents require medication to make their days tolerable, and life has been drastically reduced to a wait for death,……..the final enemy of mankind.

But when people who have languished for a long time, die, most of us think that at least their suffering is over now.  Only it isn’t.  That is only true for people who love God, who have believed in Him, trusted in Him, and accepted the gift of eternal life offered through the death and resurrection of the only saviour of our souls, ……. Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God.

When my sister Joan was dying, she urged one of my brothers to give his life over to the Lord, but my brother said, “Nah.  If Joan is right, then I’ll believe in God on my deathbed. Plenty of time to think about it till then.”  But Joan told him that if she were not already a Christian, she would be unlikely to make that decision now because she was too consumed by her weak and ill condition.

Can people with severe dementia make the decision to trust in Jesus once their mind is so diseased?  I don’t know, but I think if we love people we should tell them about the love of God while they have the capacity to hear, and to respond to his truth.

From birth the enemy of our souls tries to deceive us and turn our eyes away from the overwhelming evidence of the presence of God, in everything that he has made, and in our own searching souls.

Children, before the brain-washing and indoctrination take them off course, instinctively know that a marvellous creation has a marvellous Creator.  The truth has to be diligently and methodically erased from their minds.

One of the biggest tools in the Devil’s soul-destroying arsenal is the just-so stories of our evolutionary ascent from microscopic life to microbiologist.  Goo to you by way of the zoo. Study those ever-changing stories, read them with your mind alert.  Ask yourself if the claims are credible.  Has anything like those stories ever been proven,……..I mean PROVEN.   Real science is observable, repeatable, testable, falsifiable,…………but evolution is none of those.  It is like jelly, and holds sway over millions of minds through the power of the ruling paradigm.  Evolution is a religion far more dependent on faith, miracles and blind obedience to doctrine than any religion on earth.

You dare not question the faith because it’s purveyors know their false structures will collapse once the public has shaken off the stupor of years of brain-washing and engage the keen minds that God has given.   Other than unfortunate people who suffer birth defects or accidents that deprive them of their magnificent intelligence, all of us can apply critical thinking to every dogma that comes our way, and we can know what is true because God promises to lead us into all truth, if we seek him with all our heart and soul and mind.

Billions of dollars are extracted from hard working people to chase after elusive and never attainable proof of our evolutionary past.   There never was a ‘Big Bang’.  You have never seen order and symmetry and beauty result from an explosion.   There never was an initial microscopic proto-life form in some vast primordial soup that somehow, someway pulled up it’s little sockies and though brainless and drifting in a lifeless universe just keep on changing ever upward, ever higher, requiring untold miracles of biology that have NEVER been witnessed in the lab, though we are told that zapping fruitflies into big eyes, wingless and always less fit for survival mutations is proof of evolution.  Evolution is just one lie after another deception after another fraudulent claim.  But for the evolutionists there is no looking back because they cannot allow a divine foot in the door.  And behind the stories of evolution stands Satan, the enemy of our souls.

Jesus Christ is God incarnate, that means God with us.  Jesus took on a human body, so that as one of us, he the sinless son of God could pay the price of our rebellion against our Creator.  Jesus corresponds to the ark of salvation God provided when in His wrath He destroyed the whole earth, saving only those on that ark.  Earth’s geology shouts of a catastrophic, global event that mass buried untold trillions vibrant plant animal and human life.  The rocks cry out, and those turbulent events are so obvious that no geologist will ever be able to stand before God, and say “I did not know your account of the flood of Noah’s day was true.”

God is not just ‘love’, at least not the warped use of that word, He is also a God of Justice.  He warns the world to turn away from sin and live in the light of His word.  He who created us has the right to demand our worship.

“And they that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.   The flood continued forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.  The waters prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark floated on the face of the waters.  And the waters prevailed so mightily upon the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered;  the waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep.  And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, birds, cattle, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm upon the earth, and every man;  everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died.  He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the air;  they were blotted out from the earth.  Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark.  And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.”

I know we need to be good stewards of this earth God has given us, but, you do not need to listen to the climate alarmists at all.  The earth will not end according to their babble which has far more to do with extracting ever more money from your hard labour than it does with the fakery of costly jaunts at your expense to exotic places for climate saviours.   The earth will come to an end, and it will be God the Creator who destroys this place that has fouled its own nest with moral degradation. The day is coming when God destroys it with fire, to make a new heaven and a new earth where righteousness will dwell.

So cheer up, and look up.   While you have the breath of life, you have hope.  Call upon the Lord, while He may be found, cry out to Him while He is near because God is not willing that any should perish.

“Then Noah built an alter to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the alter.  And when the Lord smelled the pleasing odor, the Lord said in his heart,  “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I ever again destroy every living creature as I have done.  While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

Don’t wait until the people you care about are injured, senile and dying.   God is not hiding, so ask with diligence and sincerity and His truth, and your need of Him, will become clear to you.  Then pass it on, even to your enemies because Hell is forever and no one should die into a Christ-less eternity.

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Regina has spent a lot of years trying to resolve the problems facing the homeless, and I’m pretty impressed by her commitment to making life better for the less fortunate.

I’m not convinced the answers can be found in increasing the tax burden, but think people like her are right when they point an accusing finger at those in power.   It seems there are no obstacles in the way for government on enacting policies they like, and so much money at their fingertips to live above the rabble.  At the Federal level, it was nauseating to see Justin Trudeau whip off to Paris with a small army of politicians of every stripe, from every province.  It’s hard to see the working stiffs, who paid for their luxury jaunt, from 35,000 feet.

I wonder how much deliberation went into that exotic expense?  So I too think our tax dollars move too easily in the wrong direction.   And far too much tolerance for the forces that degrade and destroy society.  Like the current push to legalize marijuana, an entrance drug to worse addictions.  

There was once a time when our leaders saw the value in helping people OUT of their addictions.  It’s very odd that now the prevailing wisdom is to make it easier for people to stay in their addictions, and indeed that the public should pay for increased access and availability of the demons ruining so many lives.   Be sure of this, there are always sharks making money on ruined lives, no matter what their business card reads.

http://www.rave.ca/en/news_info/212111/all/

and CKNW today:

Vancouver is on pace for more than 400 overdose deaths by the end of 2017.
The Vancouver Police Department reports 27 OD deaths for May.
In a statement, Mayor Gregor Robertson says  “Four people a day are dying from overdoses in B.C. – we are desperate for a new provincial government who will change course and take a bold approach to stopping this horrific drug overdose death toll.”

Here’s Regina:    The following is my reply to the  Paul Henderson article that The NEWS printed yesterday — his article was first printed in theChilliwack Progress several days earlier, and The Progress then printed my letter.

Paul Henderson did an excellent job in his  June 9th article on the dilemma facing us re: marginalized individuals.

Now I realize his daughter is too young to understand the intricacies involved in this dilemma.  Actually many of us several times her age — myself included — don’t have a clue about what’s going on here. Some of us, however, are old enough to remember when people who needed help actually received it.  A time when addiction treatment and mental health services appear to have been sufficient for the population.  A time when social housing adequately served those in need.  A time when literally hundreds of people in our fine Valley did not have to sleep outside.  A time when excuses from politicians were not needed because the “problem” was not such a problem.

However, years of justifying the current system by saying “get off drugs” or “just find yourself a place to rent” haven’t worked too well.  We need the influx of tax dollars — yes, public money — that we saw in the 70s and early 80s to provide both housing and services.

Since politicians have little compunction when it comes to justifying 40 percent raises, or $500 plus stipends for meetings — incidentally, more than the monthly housing allowance for those on social assistance — this should not be too hard for them to understand.

Regina Dalton

http://www.aldergrovestar.com/news/metro-politicians-quietly-take-formula-driven-pay-raise/

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps is not particularly helpful in her suggestion that seniors open their homes, to alleviate their growing tent city plague.

During the war and well into the ’60s people left their homes and cars unlocked. Men who molested children were not tolerated. As a child I could wander the Ontario countryside freely, even after dark. But God was acknowledged in those poorer, but better years.  And while not everyone went to Church, or was a Christian, Christianity had a clarifying effect on the Judeo-Christian western world.

We boast that we have dispensed with our Creator and Lord, and now we are wretched moral orphans. Lisa Helps suggestion that the aged open their homes to people who will doubtless have street-smarts, superior physical strength, and desperate motivation to fleece their hosts, is a very bad solution to the problem of homelessness.

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/mayor-floats-billeting-of-homeless-to-help-ease-victoria-housing-crisis-1.20575410

Helps notes that during the Second World War, newspaper headlines urged residents to billet homeless workers who had relocated to Victoria to help with the local war effort.

“They didn’t charge anything, they just opened up their spare bedrooms and invited strangers in,” she wrote.

Given that no purpose-built rental buildings were built in Victoria for 30 years, and that nearly 6,000 people have moved to the city in the past five years, the city is facing a housing crisis, Helps said in the post.

“What if Victorians responded in the same way to this crisis? What if there was a way to connect people living in vehicles, in motel rooms, on couches, with seniors living in large houses all alone, with retirees with an extra bedroom, or even with families with large houses and extra rooms,” she wrote.

Excerpts from:       (Followed by a wonderful old song done by Doc and Chickie Williams.)

 

Birth control leader Margaret Sanger: Darwinist, racist and eugenicist

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Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood, the leading organization advocating abortion in the United States today. Darwinism had a profound influence on her thinking, including her conversion to, and active support of, eugenics. She was specifically concerned with reducing the population of the ‘less fit’, including ‘inferior races’ such as ‘Negroes’. One major result of her lifelong work was to support the sexual revolution that has radically changed our society.

Sanger did not like caring for her children and grossly neglected them. (From Sanger63).

Margaret Sanger (14 Sept. 1879–6 Sept. 1966) was the most prominent leader of the modern birth control and ‘free love’ movements.1 Sanger’s mother was a devout Irish Catholic; her father, Michael Higgins, was an unstable man unable to provide adequately for his large family. Although a skilled stonemason and tombstone carver, Mr Higgins was unable to properly care for his family because he alienated many of his customers with his radical politics.2 He drank heavily when he had the money while his 11 children ‘suffered bitterly from cold, privation, and hunger.’3 He was so anti-Christian that when Margaret was baptized at St. Mary’s Catholic church on March 23, 1893, the event ‘had to be kept secret, as her father would have been furious.’4

Sanger left her unhappy home as a teen, never to return—except briefly to study nursing at a co-educational boarding school called ‘Claverack College’.5 She was reportedly a poor student, skipped classes and neglected her part-time job. She dropped out of school and, after a brief stay at home to help care for her dying mother, moved in with her older sister and worked as a first grade teacher. She taught the children of immigrants but left after only two terms. This unhappy experience may have contributed to her later enthusiastic embrace of eugenics.

About this time she married William Sanger, an architect and painter, in 1902 and soon had three children. Her husband tried everything within his power to please his wife, but she turned out to be very difficult to satisfy. Margaret was also a distracted mother who did not like caring for children, including her own.6 She detested domestic life and grossly neglected her children to the point that neighbours had to step in to care for them.7 The letters her children wrote to their mother vividly reveal this neglect.

Margaret Sanger’s second husband, oil magnate and founder of the 3-in-1 Oil Company James Noah H. Slee, was also very wealthy.8 She wrote to her secretary, ‘I don’t want to marry anyone, particularly a stodgy churchgoer … Yet … how often am I going to meet a man with nine million dollars?’9

Following her father’s footsteps, Sanger became involved in radical politics. When she was formally introduced to Marxism, anarchism, secular humanism, free love and Darwinism, she found her passion in life. Sanger used her husbands’ wealth to support her activities. Her sexual passion, though, resulted in free-love behaviour that neither of her two husbands could cope with.10

Sanger’s writings

Sanger wrote extensively, leaving ample documentation of her life. She founded Birth Control Review, published from 1917 until the early 1940s, and was either an editor or contributor to this publication during most of its existence. Sanger’s relationship with eugenicists was clearly expressed in the pages of Birth Control Review from its inception. Eugenics also ‘soon became a constant, even a dominant, theme at birth-control conferences’.11

Sanger believed she was ‘working in accord with the universal law of evolution’.12 She maintained that the brains of Australian Aborigines were only one step more evolved than chimpanzees and just under blacks, Jews and Italians.13 When arguing for eugenics, Sanger quoted Darwin as an authority when discussing ‘natural checks’ of the population, such as war, which helped to reduce the population.14 Her magazine even argued for ‘state-sponsored sterilization programs’, forcibly sterilizing the ‘less capable’.15 She won many academics and scientists to her cause, including Harvard University sociologists E. M. East, University of Michigan President Clarence C. Little and Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Alfred Meyer.16

Sanger also made her eugenic views clear in her many publications, such as The Pivot of Civilization and Woman Rebel, stressing that birth control was not only ‘important with respect to controlling the numbers of unfit in the population’, but was the ‘only viable means to improve the human race’.17 For example, she wrote: ‘Birth control itself … is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.’18 She boldly proclaimed that birth control was the only viable way to improve the human race.19 And while in her later years Sanger redefined what she meant by the unfit, ‘she increasingly saw feeblemindedness, the bogey of all hereditarians, as antecedent to poverty and social organization in the genesis of social problems.’20

She also opposed charity because it allowed the less fit to survive and propagate more unfit children.21 The influence of Darwin on Sanger’s racism ideas is obvious from her writings. For example she wrote,

‘The lower down in the scale of human development we go the less sexual control we find. It is said the aboriginal Australian, the lowest known species of the human family, just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development, has so little sexual control that police authority alone prevents him from obtaining sexual satisfaction on the streets. According to one writer, the rapist has just enough brain development to raise him above the animal, but like the animal, when in heat, knows no law except nature, which impels him to procreate, whatever the result.’22

Her conversion to eugenics

Early in her career, Sanger became a follower of Thomas Malthus, the same man that inspired Darwin. Malthus’s disciples—then called Malthusians and Neo-Malthusians—taught that ‘if Western civilization were to survive, the physically unfit, the materially poor, the spiritually diseased, the racially inferior, and the mentally incompetent had to somehow be suppressed and isolated—or perhaps even eliminated.’23

As Sanger stressed in a talk given at the Fifth International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference, the end goal of her movement was to produce a superior race: ‘To-day the average reliance of civilization is based upon iron and steel, bricks and mortar, and we must change this to the construction and evolution of humanity itself 24 ’.

 Right, the cover of one of the many books that Sanger wrote to teach sex-education to young people. This book was written to instruct mothers to teach ‘sex education’ to their young children. It was published in New York by Max N. Maisel, 1916. This set of books openly advocated immoral behaviour such as sex outside of marriage.

Racism and birth control clinics

Margaret Sanger opened her first birth control clinic in 1916 in the impoverished Brownsville section of Brooklyn to help control the problem of ‘over breeding’. The two-room storefront clinic was a great contrast to Margaret’s plush Greenwich Village home, but

‘ … since the clientele she wished to attract—“immigrant Southern Europeans, Slavs, Latins, and Jews”—could only be found “in the coarser neighborhoods and tenements,” she was forced to venture out of her comfortable confines.’32

Sanger once addressed the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan in Silver Lake, New Jersey, and received a ‘dozen invitations to speak to similar groups’.

As her organization grew, Sanger set up more clinics in the communities of other ‘dysgenic races’—such as Blacks and Hispanics. Sanger turned her attention to ‘Negroes’ in 1929 and opened another clinic in Harlem in 1930. Sanger, ‘in alliance with eugenicists, and through initiatives such as the Negro Project … exploited black stereotypes in order to reduce the fertility of African Americans.’33 The all-white staff and the sign identifying the clinic as a ‘research bureau’ raised the suspicions of the black community. They feared that the clinic’s actual goal was to ‘experiment on and sterilize black people’.34 Their fears were not unfounded: Sanger once addressed the women’s branch of the Klu Klux Klan in Silver Lake, New Jersey, and received a ‘dozen invitations to speak to similar groups’.35 Flynn claims that she was on good terms with other racist organizations.36

38 Margaret and the Malthusian Eugenicists she worked with did not discriminate narrowly, but targeted every ‘non-Aryan’ ethnic group, whether red, black, yellow or white. They placed clinics wherever they judged ‘feeble-minded, syphilitic, irresponsible, and defective’ persons ‘bred unhindered’.32 Since, by their estimation, as many as 70% of the population fell into this ‘undesirable’ category,

Sanger’s war against the Church

Many churches opposed Sanger because she championed ‘sex without consequences’, eugenics, abortion and concentration camps for the unfit—all practices that Christianity has historically opposed.42 She stressed that she was against especially the Catholic Church because they opposed ‘science’, evolution, eugenics and race improvement.43 Sanger sought out allegiances with eugenicists to help blunt the opposition to her from the religious community.44 The church’s view that the handicapped, diseased and deformed were all equals in the eyes of God ‘struck Sanger as anathema to the dictates of the Brave New World’ that she wanted to create.45 She even argued that persons ‘whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers’ were ‘irresponsible and reckless’ and that the ‘procreation of this group should be stopped’.46

Sanger ‘attributed insanity, epilepsy, criminality, prostitution, pauperism, mental defectiveness’, and ‘everything from child labor to world war’, to ‘unchecked breeding’.47 The church taught these were sins that could be overcome and had many success stories to support this claim—and followed up on these successes with activities like Catholic charities. Until Hitler was defeated, Sanger did little to support positive eugenics (ie: encouraging the fit to have large families), which may have been supported by the church, but rather until later in her career advocated negative eugenics, the prevention of procreation of the unfit by law and sterilization.

Exporting eugenics and sterilization

Sanger also worked hard to spread her eugenic ideas about ‘human weeds’ to the rest of the world.

Sanger also worked hard to spread her eugenic ideas about ‘human weeds’ to the rest of the world. Trombley claimed that eugenics, sterilization and birth control projects on a large scale were an Anglo-American export.48 He notes that Sanger’s birth control movement was the most powerful in the world, and in England its head offices were based at the London Eugenics Society. Sanger’s movement became a ‘truly international organization with the bulk of its multi-million annual budget coming from the United States.’49Most of the money came from taxes; the rest was donated by large corporations such as General Motors.

Sanger’s movement had an impact in many nations, including India, Singapore, Japan, China, Korea and much of Europe. Her programs involving sterilization of the unfit were adopted by Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and, most infamously, by Nazi Germany.50 Planned Parenthood today boasts three-quarters of a billion dollars in annual revenue, most paid for by taxpayers, and is active throughout the world.51

Her role as an icon

Margaret Sanger is still widely admired for her work in the birth control movement. She was listed as one of the most influential persons of the twentieth century by Time-Life52 and was given many honours during her lifetime including an Honorary Doctorate of Law by Smith College.5

Rewriting history

Although Sanger’s involvement in eugenics and radical politics is well documented, many people today are attempting to whitewash her past eugenics involvement. Her ‘hagiographers, and her most devoted followers in the abortion rights movement, deny and gloss over the eugenicist nature of her program.’50 Reasons for rewriting (or ignoring) history include the fear that ‘exposing birth control’s political history to hostile lawmakers and anti-choice lobbyists’ could affect their political goals.56 Other persons hid her past because they were concerned about tarnishing her ‘perceived labors on behalf of gender equity, self-determination, and redress of economic and personal privation’.56 Even many reprints of Sanger’s writings select sections that give a very distorted picture of her beliefs and goals.57

Today Planned Parenthood stresses ‘family planning’, but the fact is ‘Sanger sold birth control as the crypto-eugenicist Marie Stopes had, as offering “freedom from fear” … which in aggregate would contribute to the wider social good. The reasoning was straightforwardly eugenic.’49 To the end of her life she supported eugenics. In one of her last speeches she ‘attacked welfare programs for not eliminating the “feeble minded and unfit” and proposed “incentive sterilization”’, a program to bribe the ‘unfit’ to be sterilized.58

It was only after World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust that Sanger abandoned her dream of producing a socialist, perfected eugenic society. She then played down her eugenic and socialist ideals and increasingly stressed the goals now advocated by Planned Parenthood. In Trombley’s words, ‘after the Nazi atrocities’ she clothed her movement in the words that Planned Parenthood advocates use today because the ‘Nazi’s eugenics became a word to strike fear in the hearts of ordinary people. Thus eugenics re-emerged from the doldrums of the post-Nazi period to exert an influence on a much larger scale than had ever been previously imagined.’60 Partly because of her past association with known racists and a history of several decades of racist and eugenic rhetoric, the name of the American Birth Control League was changed to Planned Parenthood during World War II.11 Unfortunately, despite the name change, the racism of her movement lingered.43

Summary

Sanger was openly influenced by Darwinists and various radicals in her highly successful campaign against Judeo-Christian morality and in support of eugenics. She worked hard to produce a socialist state based on eugenics, and her movement thrived because it partly fulfilled a real need in the early 1900s. Her movement played a major role in loosening sexual morality, contributing to the current high rate of illegitimacy and sexual immorality. Her goals for society may not have worked in her own life: Flynn claims Sanger died an alcoholic addicted to painkillers, a bitter woman feeling both abandoned and alone, a victim of her youthful, selfish hedonism.61 She lived and died by her credo published in the Woman Rebel, namely ‘The Right to be Lazy. The Right to be an Unmarried Mother. The Right to Destroy. The Right to Create. The Right to Live and the Right to Love.’62

 

Here’s a nice nostalgic reminder of a different day,  Doc and Chickie Williams.  Polka Dots and Polka Dreams.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vshknfsQMkA