(Reposted by request. Originally penned and posted on September 20, ARSH 2012. You only get one chance to raise your kids. Don’t squander it.)
Last week a cattle industry colleague of mine called to relate his afternoon’s activity. He was driving with his four children, aged 9 to 1, when the following conversation took place in the car:
4 year old girl: Can two girls get married?
6 year old boy: NO, SILLY! Two girls can’t get married. It has to be one boy and one girl.
9 year old girl: Nuh-uh. I saw on TV where two girls got married.
This is what it finally took for this man, this husband, this father, this guardian and protector, to FINALLY understand the full horror of what is being done to his children. This is what it took – having the sword of his 9 year old’s parroting of Marxist-Sodomite propaganda pierce his soul. He could pretend that he had it under control so long as it was only the people on TV saying it. He could lie to himself and tell himself that ”it is all going over their heads” and ”we’re a good Christian family, and we are raising our children in a Godly home in rural America,” … until he heard the Sodomite filth come spewing out of the mouth of his firstborn child, contaminating two of his other children in the process.
This horror was what was required for the Holy Spirit to finally get through. And this is a big lesson: if you need to get your heart torn out of your chest and stomped all over in order for you to comprehend some essential truth, God will permit that to happen. Don’t you doubt that for one second.
As soon as they arrived home, my friend dug out the last satellite bill, called the customer service number, and in no uncertain terms told them to TURN. THE. SHIT. OFF. NOW.
It’s over. No more. No more satanic Sodomite agitprop and pornography will be coming into his house. It’s over. No more Marxist pagan filth. It’s over. No more mind-numbing, soul-killing, innocence-destroying lies in his home. No more open attacks on his children while he sits by and watches. It’s over.
TURN. THE. SHIT. OFF. NOW.
“But sir, what if we offered you two months free? Are you switching to cable? We can beat any cable package. What if we upgraded you to our premium high-definition package at no additional charge?”
TURN. THE. SHIT. OFF. NOW.
Praise God. Praise God. Praise God.
Significant damage has already been done, but that damage can be fixed, and this family is now on the road to healing. The lives of four children and two parents have just changed, and changed for the better in ways that they cannot yet imagine. Games of kickball and baseball will now be played that never would have occurred, forts will be built, books will be read, skills will be learned, adventures will be had and CONVERSATIONS WILL NOW TAKE PLACE that would have all been snuffed from existence by the godforsaken Marxist-Sodomite agitprop and pornography vector that is called ”TV”. Satan’s main entrypoint into this home and family has now been firmly shut, and it was shut by the ACTION of the father in MASCULINE IRE IN DEFENSE OF HIS FAMILY.
Now to the flip side of this anecdote, which happened just this morning.
I attended a conference about Catholic ethics, and toward the end discussion opened up a bit. An upper-middleclass suburban woman (an uber Neo-con Kathy) raised her hand and complained that her 13 year old daughter persistently wanted to dress like Kim Kardashian, I believe the word “”whore”” was used, as the daughter has been regularly watching the Kardashian filth on TV and wants to be just like Kim Kardashian, who is, for those of you who do not know, a sociopathic moral degenerate and de facto prostitute who is also teetering on the precipice of being mentally retarded.
I tend to keep fairly quiet in venues such as this. If I am not ”the speaker” then it is my job to listen, but with the anecdote above fresh in my mind, and since discussion had opened up, I did lean forward and asked this woman why she allowed cable TV into her home in the first place, and why she allowed her daughter to watch evil filth. Some response was made to the effect, ”Well, I can’t control . . . “ at which point I cut her off and told her that she could call and cancel the cable feed this afternoon, at which she bristled and snarled back at me, ”I’m not going to have this discussion. I’M NOT GOING TO LIVE IN A BUBBLE.”
Understand, this woman had no clue who I was, so the bristling and snarling was not because she was intimidated by me – it was an organic response to the thought of taking away her precious Marxist-Sodomite agitporn (new word!) delivery vector – her precious teevee. She then got up and left.
Had I gone blowtorch on this woman, here is what I would have said:
Madam, you just raised your hand and volunteered that your 13 year old daughter is emulating as a role model and dressing like a well-known and utterly shameless whore in an effort to elicit sympathy from this group. When I asked you why you simply don’t do the absolute minimum of what any parent should do, namely removing the evil of TV from your home and thus protecting your daughter, you snapped back that you refuse to “live in a bubble.”
Madam, from what little you have told us, it sounds like your daughter, being 13 years old, upper-middle class, living in the United States in 2012, and already EMULATING WHOREDOM, is well on her way to being lost to hell for all eternity. Her soul and psyche are being formed in profound ways, especially now as she is in the throes of puberty, setting up who she will be and the choices she will make for the rest of her life. And you, her mother, refuse to do what is clearly the BARE MINIMUM to stop your own daughter’s descent into the grips of hell, namely eliminating cable TV from your home, because you don’t want to “live in a bubble?” You would watch your own child be lost to hell before you would go without TELEVISION? Do you realize that in this you are also putting YOUR OWN SOUL at profound risk for eternal damnation?
I don’t know your daughter, and probably never will. I don’t know you, and to be frank, I don’t like you and we will almost certainly never be friends on this earth. BUT, for some reason which I cannot explain, I CARE whether or not you and your daughter go to heaven or go to hell. I am not indifferent to your fate, and am intensely desirous of both of you making it to heaven. In fact, it appears that I care more about the eternal fate of your daughter’s soul than you do. This is charity: not being indifferent to our fellow human beings. (The fruit of the Second Joyful Mystery – the Visitation: love of neighbor) I do not like you, nor am I obliged to, but I am not indifferent to you, which IS my obligation.
Madam, you are the walking personification of the Marxist goal. You are a totally sensuous, self-absorbed person who can only see the world through the prism of your own faux-victimhood, so much so that your self-centered sensuousness even takes precedence over the eternal fates of the souls of your own young children. The last wedge, the wedge between mother and child, has been driven home, and you are the proof of that.
Madam, that “bubble” that you refuse to live in, that “bubble” that simply asks of us that we reject evil, is what the rest of us call “The Sacred Heart of Jesus”, pierced and burning with love for you, your daughter and everyone else. But, if you don’t want to live in that ”Bubble”, then I can promise you Sister, YOU WON’T. EVER. If you find the “Bubble” too boring, too isolating, too embarrassing and too socially awkward; if you hold that “Bubble”, all who dwell in It, all those who seek to dwell in It, and those who are truly desirous of you and your daughter dwelling in It, in scathing contempt, then Madam, I can promise you that you will never, ever have to experience It.