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Esquire magazine: We really do want to take your guns

The Deep State’s relentless false-flag mass shootings are working.

A major magazine has come forth calling for gun confiscation.

Founded in 1933 and published by Hearst Corporation, Esquire is a U.S. men’s magazine with 31 international editions in such countries as the UK, Mexico, Middle East, Russia, China and Japan.

Dave Holmes is Esquire‘s Los Angeles-based Editor-at-Large.

In a May 18, 2018 op/ed, “Okay, Now I Actually Do Want to Take Your Guns,” Holmes writes:

Hey there, NRA:

Listen, I know the moments after a gunman opens fire in a school are hectic for you. You have to get your talking points together, you have to mentally prepare to debate a traumatized yet sensible child, you have to look at yourself in the mirror and practice saying that more guns would have made the situation less deadly. It’s a busy time! And since we are always either in the moments after or the moments before a mass shooting, you’re pretty much always busy, I have noticed!

Anyway, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I now actually do want to take your guns.

All of your guns.

Right now.

It wasn’t always this way. I have responsible gun owners in my family. I’ve never been a fan of shooting at things myself, but guns sure do seem to have brought joy into the lives of some people I love, and as long as they were stored properly, I never had a problem with them being around. I believed that we should place a hurdle or two between a psychopath and an AR-15, but that’s about as ardent as I got. Live and let live, that was my policy. Even with death machines.

That has all changed. And you changed it.

All along, as American life has gotten deadlier, as our kids have gotten less safe in their schools, you have had the opportunity to work with the vast majority of Americans who support the sensible reform of our gun laws. You have had the chance to preserve your own rights as we work together to keep our gun regulations in step with gun technology. You haven’t.

All along, there have been opportunities for sensible, incremental changes. This year alone, we could have banned the manufacture of bump stocks, which turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic ones. We could have raised the minimum age for gun ownership from 18 to 21, or instate a national minimum age for long-gun ownership. We haven’t, largely because you have bought our government.

What you have done is double down. What you’ve done is convince your members that the occasional school shooting, the odd literal slaughter of innocents, is an unfortunate but inevitable quirk of American life, a thing that is necessary to preserve freedom. You have taken to our television screens to tell us that the world is an apocalyptic hellscape, and that the only way to be safe from gun violence is to stock our homes with guns.

You pushed legislation that cut funding from the Centers for Disease Control for research on gun safety in America. Research that might conclude that fewer guns would mean fewer gun deaths, which leaves us with…no meaningful research on gun violence in America. Our ongoing studies on car safety have made cars, roads and highways safer—not without risk, but safer—yet no comparable studies can be done on guns.

Here’s what you get for that.

The young people of America are now expecting to witness gun violence in their schools. They are sitting in trigonometry waiting for the other shoe to drop, except the shoe can shoot 400 rounds a minute. That’s the result of all your hard work. There’s your prize. Stand up and take it! . . . .

This morning, as an active shooter situation unfolded in his town, this guy decided to show up on the scene with a MAGA hat, a full-size American flag and a pistol on his hip, to…I guess attempt to be a hero? This is what your relentless fear-mongering gets us all: an adult human being taking a gun to a school to be helpful.

I was stunned and sad after Parkland. I was heartened by the efforts of the young people who watch their friends get murdered in front of them. I watched you make nice with them on CNN and then, behind their backs, call them terrorists. And then this morning I watched the same goddamn thing happen again, only this time at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, where at least ten people are dead. As though all of the marching and organizing and common-sense talking had never happened. As though this ever growing pile of young bodies is worth nothing.

So now I’m angry. Now I’m finished trying to reason with you. So now I, a guy who was ambivalent about guns just a few years ago, want to take your guns away. All of them. I want to take them all and melt them down and shape them into a giant sphere and then push it at you so you have to run away from it like Indiana Jones for the rest of your lives. I want Ted Nugent to roam the halls of his gunless house, sighing wearily until he dies. I want to end this thing once and for all, so that all of you who have prioritized the sale of guns over the lives of children have to sit quietly and think about what you’ve done. God help me, I want to take all of your guns out of your hands, by myself, right now.

It won’t happen, of course. So let’s meet in the middle. Let’s meet at…literally anything.

It’s happening. We tried it your way, and it really did not work. The ground is shifting. Get ready.

1 in 3 Americans own guns. Holmes has better get going with his gun confiscation scheme, beginning with these people:

Hillary Clinton gun-control hypocriteNY Gov. Andrew Cuomo with armed guards

H/t FOTM‘s Stovepipe

See also:

~Eowyn

Harvard gives award to Hillary for ‘transformative impact’; Planned Parenthood CEO gets human rights award

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” –Isaiah 5:20

“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers.” -2 Corinthians 4:4

In our upside down America, a massive political failure is given a prestigious award by the country’s premier university, while the CEO of a baby-killing mill is given a human rights award.

Steven Nelson reports for Washington Examiner that this Friday, May 25, 2018, Harvard University will honor Hillary Clinton with the Radcliffe Medal during graduation ceremonies in Cambridge, Mass., for her “transformative impact on society” — whatever that means.

The AP reported that organizers selected Hillary for the award because they consider her a “champion for human rights,” a “skilled legislator,” and “an advocate of American leadership” in the world.

Rapist Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright — who, during the 2016 presidential election, threatened American women that they would go to hell if they didn’t vote for Hillary — will deliver a “personal tribute” to Hillary, while Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey also is expected to participate in the ceremony.

Yesterday, at Yale University, Hillary took jabs at President Trump and invoked the entirely bogus claim of a Russian-Trump collusion. Then, in an apparent reference to Trump, whom she never mentioned by name. she had the shameless temerity and blindness-to-herself to actually say this:

“The radicalization of American politics hasn’t been symmetrical. There are leaders who blatantly incite people with hateful rhetoric. Waging a war on the rule of law and a free press, de-legitimizing elections, perpetrating shameless corruption, and rejecting the idea that our leaders should be public servants undermines our national unity.

Then, this woman — who trashed her husband’s sex-assault victims as “bimbos”, dismissed the Americans whose vote she sought as “deplorables”, and blames her presidential loss on, among others, white people, male chauvinists, and women who only listened to their misogynist husbands — actually said this:

“Healing our country is going to take, what I call, radical empathy. As hard as it is, this is a moment to reach across divides of race, class and politics.”

To no one’s surprise, she said “No, I’m not over it. I still think about the 2016 election.”

Good. I hope she goes to her grave with her failure still sticking to her craw.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards with Obama

Meanwhile, on May 16, 2018, at the 42nd annual Herbert H. Humphry Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner, some outfit called the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights gave its top human rights award to Cecile Richards, who had recently stepped down as president of the abortion mill Planned Parenthood.

The award is in recognition of someone who best exemplifies “selfless and devoted service to the cause of equality.”

LifeNews‘ Steven Ertelt points out:

Under her leadership, Planned Parenthood aborted approximately 3.5 million unborn babies and reaped in billions in taxpayer dollars.

Since 2006, Richards has drawn in a huge, nearly seven-figure salary leading the “non-profit.” During her tenure, Planned Parenthood saw huge drops in patient numbers and actual health services and scandal after scandal involving aborted baby body parts trafficking, sexual abuse cover-ups, Medicaid fraud and more.

At the same time, the abortion chain reaped in record profits, including billions in taxpayer funding, and maintained a corner on the American abortion market. It ramped up its political advocacy and attacked numerous efforts to protect unborn and born babies from abortion.

See also:

H/t Big Lug

~Eowyn

Animal Funny: I’m too pooped to care

These dogs and cats are natural comedians.

Wait till you see the dog and bird at the 1:23 mark!

And here’s a bonus cutie:

thinking cat

H/t Kelleigh

~Eowyn

Dick’s Sporting Goods sales sink after new gun policy

We could have told you so.

Mairead Mcardle reports for National Review, March 22, 2018, that Dick’s Sporting Goods has suffered a surprisingly steep downturn in sales since promising to stop selling certain guns:

  • Stock tumbled to the lowest in four months after the sports store banned assault-style weapons from its Field & Stream stores and raised the minimum age for a customer to buy a firearm from 18 to 21.
  • The company’s shares fell 7.3% after going up 13% this year. Sales failed to hit the projected $2.74 billion, tapering off at $2.66 billion for this quarter.

However, the store has also suffered problems with overstocking and high discounts, as well as increased competition from places like Nike and Amazon.

After the Parkland school shooting last month that killed 17, Dick’s executives were aghast to learn that the young gunman had bought one of his many guns from them, though not the one he used in the shooting. As a sign of solidarity with the student protesters calling for gun control laws, Dick’s announced it would no longer sell assault-style firearms and high-capacity magazines.

Dick’s instituted a similar ban after the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting but rescinded it a few months later by introducing assault weapons to its Field & Stream stores. This time, however, the ban is permanent.

The company virtue-signaled in a statement: “Thoughts and prayers are not enough. We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens. But we have to help solve the problem that’s in front of us.”

CEO Edward Stack said the decision to stop selling assault-style firearms and high-capacity magazines is “not going to be positive from a traffic standpoint and a sales standpoint. There’s going to be some pushback and we expected that. There are going to be the people who don’t shop us anymore for anything.”

Dick’s still plans to open 19 new stores this year and hopes it will boost their brand.

See also “Dick’s Sporting Goods to destroy all firearms pulled from shelves“.

~Eowyn

Black man in MAGA hat harassed-threatened by Florida Cheesecake Factory staffers

Liberals are just so tolerant!

Ryan Saavedra reports for The Daily Wire that on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018, employees at a Cheesecake Factory in Miami, Florida, verbally attacked and made threatening gestures toward a black man who was dining with his girlfriend’s family simply because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to multiple witnesses interviewed by The Daily Wire.

Eugenior Joseph

According to multiple witnesses and 22-year-old Eugenior Joseph‘s own account, a woman who worked at the restaurant walked up to him and started pointing at his hat, signaling for the other employees to come over. About a dozen or so employees approached the table and began making comments about the hat, with some saying they wanted to punch Joseph in the face. Witnesses said some of the employees also referred to Joseph as a “n**ger” in their conversations among each other.

One witness told The Daily Wire:

“Her finger was literally on top of his head, we were all looking at her like ‘what is happening?’ She was pointing at him, calling her other coworkers, telling them to look at this guy wearing a Make America Great Again hat. So then all the employees started standing there, saying things out loud, like, ‘I’m going to knock his head in so hard his hat’s going to come off.’

One of the employees gave Joseph intimidating looks, clenching his fists and making hand gestures that appeared to indicate that he was ready to engage in a fistfight. Employees at the restaurant continued to mock and intimidate Joseph after he got up to use the restroom.

Joseph told The Daily Wire that one employee “got behind me and another coworker came by and they were staring at each other and he fist bumped him and then he started looking at me, balling his fists, smacking his fists, trying to scare me. I got up and went to the restroom, my girlfriend followed me, and as we were walking back, a group of [the employees] came out from the back and they just started clapping and yelling, and just screaming things at me.”

Another witness verified Joseph’s account, saying that the employees in the kitchen were loudly booing Joseph as he walked by. The event was so traumatic and threatening that an elderly female diner had to take medication to calm herself down.

Multiple witnesses said that as Joseph and his companions exited the restaurant the manager followed them out and told them that some of the employees admitted to their actions and that one of the employees had been sent home. By now, police had arrived, documented the incident in the police report, but did not file any charges.

The Daily Wire contacted the Cheesecake Factory and spoke to a manager who refused to answer any questions and instead took down reporter Ryan Saavedra’s contact information. When Saavedra asked the manager whether or not he could confirm the incident had taken place in the restaurant, the manager’s tone became slightly hostile as he reiterated: “I’m going to have someone get in touch with you.”

The Daily Wire viewed multiple video clips and photos that validate the claims made by the witness:

  • One of the photos showed the man described by the witnesses as being the one who made the threatening hand gestures, making the fist bump with another employee.
  • A video showed a young girl crying at the table, afraid of the hostile environment created by The Cheesecake Factory employees.
  • Another video showed Joseph in a state of disbelief over what had just unfolded as other witnesses were visibly angry over the way he had been treated.

Joseph says he has not heard from anyone at The Cheesecake Factory about how he was treated. Joseph says that he wears the MAGA hat because he thinks Trump “is a really good president,” and that he is disappointed that a black man can’t wear a hat to support the president without being attacked.

In a statement issued the next day, Alethea Rowe, Senior Director of Public Relations at The Cheesecake Factory, wrote:

No guest should ever feel unwelcomed in one of our restaurants and we are taking this matter very seriously. Upon learning of this incident, we immediately apologized to the guests in person. We are conducting an investigation and will take the appropriate corrective action.

How come the recent Philadelphia Starbucks incident (of two black men being arrested because they refused to leave) is all over the media, but the MSM gave scant, if at all, attention to the abuse received by Eugenior Joseph, also a black man?

~Eowyn

Please pray for a brother who’s lost

My heart is heavy because a reader of FOTM has lost his way, and I need your help.

K. and I have been in email correspondence for several years — a correspondence that he initiated. He sends me jokes and news tips, and is supportive and complimentary of FOTM.

In his youth, he went to Bible college but did not become a minister. He became an expert mechanic who specializes in British autos.

He is long divorced, has grown children, is emotionally needy, and often complains of being lonely.

Three days ago, he startled me when, out of the blue (we weren’t discussing Christianity or any religion), he declared that he no longer believes but thinks Christianity to be illogical, irrational, bogus, deceptive, and oppressive.

I wrote back, that I am sorry for him that he’s lost his faith, and that I will pray for him.

He responded with venom, accusing me of being mean, “condescending and insulting” to him, and described me as a fool who is “duped,” among other insults.

I pointed out that it is he who is mean and insulting, and asked that he cease emailing me.

He responded with more venom, accusing me of not forgiving him as a Christian should while, at the same time, redoubling his trashing of Christianity and flinging even more insults at me, calling my Sunday Devotional posts “crap”.

I replied that his behavior, consistent with previous incidents, displays a Jekyll-Hyde, passive-aggressive quality that I find frightening, and informed him that I’ve instructed Gmail to delete his emails to Spam.

I am heart sick and at a loss to account for his sudden change of attitude and behavior.

Please pray for our brother who is lost.

Thank you,

~Eowyn

Pentecost Sunday: The Holy Spirit

John 14:19, 18, 16-17

“the world will not see me anymore…
I will not leave you as orphans;
I will come to you.
And I will ask the Father,
and He will give you another advocate
to help you and be with you forever….”

Last Sunday, the universal Church remembered and celebrated our Lord Jesus Christ’s Ascension.

Having created us, He knows full well our psychology — how bereft His followers would be by His leaving: “grief has filled your hearts” (John 16:6). Loving us deeply, Jesus promised “I will not leave you as orphans” and that the Father would send “another advocate” to help and be with us forever and “always until the end of time” itself (Matthew 28:20).

What a comforting thought!

Today, we celebrate the miracle of the Pentecost — the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles.

Acts 2:1-4

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Given His importance, it is distressing how little we actually know about the Third Person of the Triune Godhead.

The Holy Spirit is mentioned in these places in the Bible:

  1. Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you….”
  2. Acts 2:1-4: “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
  3. Acts 2:38: “Then Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
  4. 1 Chronicles 12:18: “Then the Spirit came on Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: ‘We are yours, David! We are with you, son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you.’ So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands.
  5. 1 Corinthians 2:13: “And we speak about them not with words taught by human wisdom, but with words taught by the Spirit, describing spiritual realities in spiritual terms.”
  6. 1 Corinthians 6:19: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”
  7. 2 Corinthians 3:17: “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
  8. Ephesians 1:13-14: “In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised holy Spirit, which is the first installment of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s possession, to the praise of his glory.”
  9. Ezekiel 36:26-27: “I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you so that you walk in my statutes, observe my ordinances, and keep them.
  10. Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
  11. Isaiah 11:2: “The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD
  12. John 3:6-8: “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
  13. John 14:16-17: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but you know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you.
  14. John 14:26: “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
  15. John 15:26-27: “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.'”
  16. John 16:7-15: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”
  17. Judges 3:10: “The Spirit of the LORD came on him, so that he became Israel’s judge and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him.
  18. Luke 11:13: “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!
  19. Luke 24:49: “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
  20. Matthew 12:31-32: “And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
  21. Micah 3:8: “But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.
  22. Romans 8:2-6: “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
  23. Romans 8:26: “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
  24. Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

From the above passages, these are the attributes of the Holy Spirit:

  • He is a gift from God the Father, through the Son.
  • He is the first installment in our inheritance toward redemption, which implies there will be more gifts following the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • He is in-dwelling: He dwells in us and abides in us forever.
  • He enabled the Apostles to speak foreign languages.
  • He enables us to observe God’s commandments.
  • He teaches us “all things”, especially “everything” Jesus told us.
  • He glorifies Jesus.
  • He tells us “the things that are coming“.
  • He gives us “power from on high” — not power to do what we will, but power to do justice and to declare transgressions and sins.
  • He helps us when we are weak, and intercedes for us.
  • He is “the spirit of truth” who guides us to all truth, but whom the world neither knows nor accepts. That implies that when we follow the Holy Spirit and proclaim the truth, the world will also reject us.
  • He fills us with hope.
  • How do we know when something is of the Holy Spirit? These are His fruits: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

And all we have to do is to ask the Father and He will send the Holy Spirit to us! How marvelous is that?

A Prayer to the Holy Spirit, by St. Augustine:

Breathe into me, Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy.

And may the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

~Eowyn