Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday Morning Rant 103

A gorgeous weekend with a refreshing rain, cooler temperatures and back-to-back gatherings of the faithful lifted the spirits of everyone involved. We attended a thank-you fish-fry devotional with members of the Fellowship Baptist on Saturday night. The star attraction was the white bass and a hay trailer loaded with fabulous food. I could be wrong about that. Possibly the star attraction was the kids running everywhere. Or maybe, it may have been the remarks from the associate pastor, Bob Clark or the great hospitality shown by Mary and Larry Wood who hosted the event. No, in the final analysis, it was the unseen but strongly felt presence of Jesus Christ that carried the evening.

The wonderful drive to Miami, OK on Sunday was a delightful preparation for the Sacrament Service at our Restoration Branch. Gordon Sevy, from Buckner Congregation, delivered the message with remarks pertinent to the occasion and his good wife Dorothy provided her experienced hands playing the organ. That coupled with an unusually high turn-out carried the good spirit from the night before into an uplifting experience on all fronts.

With that background it is a little difficult to get in the mood to “Rant” but I shall do my best.

Ignorance is Bliss

This would be funny if it were not so tragically sad. Demonstrating their stupidity, fans of the late pop star, Michael Jackson, gathered on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame to morn the passing of their hero. With various trinkets and mementos related to the life of their idol, they set up a vigil on the busy street.

Just one problem here; the star was imbedded in the sidewalk to pay tribute to a long gone radio disc jockey with the same name. After all, the names, neither Michael, nor Jackson are all that uncommon. I should be grateful because it provides a segue to the next topic.


Have you noticed over the last six months that nearly every time there is a critical matter in the nation which might possibly engender some opposition to a further assault on the Constitution, a companion issue arises to distract from the more important matter? Here we must keep in mind that news does not become news until it gains coverage from the main stream media.

Here, I repeat an illustration I wrote previously about a friendship I gained at a lengthy show I “worked” in Las Vegas years ago. My booth at the show was close to and in clear sight of the stage. The magic act prevailed upon me to store some of their equipment in my stall to avoid the long carry back and forth to the dressing room. I was happy to oblige and over the show duration we all became fast friends. They performed 4 shows a day and I became very familiar with their act. I have always been a great fan of really good magicians and had the rare opportunity to carefully study their unchanging routine.

Sometime during the continuation of the show, he volunteered to show me how he did some of the seemingly impossible tricks: e..g. stuffing his wife into a box 18” on each side. I politely declined since I realized that it would destroy my enjoyment of the illusion. I did learn that the success of their act was the use of distraction to cloud the reality of nearly everything they did. They were very good.

They could, however, learn a great deal from the best illusionist I have ever seen—B.H. Obama. I have noted that anytime an issue reaches critical mass and the opposition starts to mount, we find some issue arises to distract the people’s attention from what is afoot. Some are intentional and others just fortuitous. Cap and trade slipped through the house within the chimera provided by Michael Jackson’s death. That was pure chance I imagine. The original stimulus bill was offered under the cover of “saving the economy and the banking system.” The composite “Gates, Crowley, ‘stupid’” remarks came as the support for the new health care (scare?) waned.

The allocation of print space and air time is an editorial decision made by those who are demonstrably in the pocket of the current administration. Magicians, illusionists, crooks, conmen and leftists use the technique with great expertise. What ever the right hand is doing; be advised, the left hand is in complicity with that action. In addition, my old friend also had a convincing constant spiel to further distract from the action of his hands. Does that ring a bell?

An Obama aide once famously remarked, “Don’t ever waste a crisis.” He thoroughly understood the illusionist’s art and continues to use those techniques. When a hullabaloo over a minor occurrence is written or aired; look past it and note what else is concurrent to remove your attention and do lasting damage. With the least transparent administration in recent history, one needs to always keep an eye open for more mischief.

A March on Washington

I am beside myself with joy. This morning I received my tickets for the demonstration in Washington, DC for the rally on September 10, 11, and 12. The tickets are free and limited to the first two million to apply. Actually, there is no limitation on the numbers who may attend. The mall is huge and if the transportation has to park in Baltimore I will be overjoyed.

As time progresses you will hear more and more about the events planned for the occasion. In the mean time, please consider going and mixing with the anticipated throng to protest the overthrow of our Constitutional government under God. You will, no doubt have the opportunity to make friendships which will last a lifetime.

This can be a signal moment in our nation’s history. The greater the number the more terror we can put in our representative’s hearts over fear of their individual potential job loss. For a schedule of events and further information you will find it here.

Attend your local Tea Parties and visits with your representatives. Talk to your neighbors, friends and family. Become aware of the issues and voice your opinions to all who will listen. Become an active patriot in support of the nation we all so love. Prove to our detractors that we all actually do care about the future of this great nation.

I’ll see you there!

And finally

Life continues apace in the Ozarks. The hummingbird continues to defy any attempt for solid identification. After a full year of existence, the deck has finally attracted the first squirrel. He has not quite figured how to get to the bird feeders since they are hanging. I have every confidence that he will.

I am continually amazed by the bounty of God which He has provided for our use and enjoyment. Trust me; this is an un-earned boon. Our prayer is that your life is as full-filled as ours and that you have concurrent joy in His world.

In His abiding love,

Cecil L. Moon

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