At 10:00 A.M. Marilyn Reed, the President of Inspirational Gospel Choir called me. She began our conversation, this way;
“Are you re………………….”
Two minutes later, she hung up on me. Then, called me back.
“You are s……………………………………………………………”
M and I had a very enlightened hour-long conversation about ‘The Enlightenment’ whose intricate history has been replicated in the legal case of ‘Lone Wolf vs. Little Old Lady Choir’. The reason both Marilyn and Choir Director, Kathy Vrzak, did not call me up and politely ask me to remove their name and information from my conflict with Krysta Albert and Alley Valkyrie, is, they were convinced – I WOULD NEVER COMPLY!
So, why threaten me? Why try to make me comply – if you already know the outcome? My Conspiracy allegation is well-founded! They picked a fight with me!
If they had just lain low. The Beast would have moved on looking for more fresh meat for my blog. The little old ladies could then run out of the den of the Dragon, and gone back to rehearsing songs that mention the name of Jesus a bunch of times. How many groups that use the name Jesus, have felt my full wrath? I have spared THIS Gospel Choir for thirty years! Why?
Believers could suggest God spared this choir because He had special work for them – they did not seek after! Consider Jonah and the Whale.
What they did was INSERT themselves in the heart of the controversy by COMPOSING THAT CEASE & DESIST LETTER – TOGETHER!! I did not know this. This is why Marilyn did not call me for twenty days. She was waiting for the Hex, or the Poison to do its job. This is just like the Witches of Eastwhick. Whose BIG IDEA was it to employ BIG LETTERS at the end?
“This will scare the HOLY B- JESUS out of him! He! He! He! We will make him feel puny, all alone, and……..OUTNUMBERED! He! He! He!”
They did not fire a shot across my bow, they put a cannon ball in the heart of the beast! I came back with a full broadside! They were right about me. After that, they got it all wrong. What to do?
We whittled our conflict down to Individual Rights verses the Common Good, then Separation of Church and State. Alas, we both agreed
“We are the good guys!”
However, we must be careful because Believers gathered in the Sanctuary of a Church-like group do not become exclusive in their dealing with outsiders, especially if they invoke the name of Jesus, who allegedly established the Great Commission, which is not a Passive Mission. Jesus said; “I have come for the sinners not the self-righteous.” Sinners are very rarely found (out) inside the Sanctuary. Victor Hugo pointed this out, employing a hunchback.
Art, Religion, Literature. ARL.
This hexagram signifies on the one hand a break-through after a long accumulation of tension, as a swollen river breaks through its dikes, or in the manner of a cloudburst. On the other hand, applied to human conditions, it refers to the time when inferior people gradually begin to disappear. Their influence is on the wane; as a result of resolute action, a change in conditions occurs, a break-through. The hexagram is linked with the third month [April-May]. THE JUDGMENT BREAK-THROUGH. One must resolutely make the matter known At the court of the king. It must be announced truthfully. Danger. It is necessary to notify one's own city. It does not further to resort to arms. It furthers one to undertake something.
Marilyn and Kathy want to feel good about their work with the choir, that gives them a sense of God, Family, and Community. So far, so good. But when she suggests I am tainting, even contaminating the Sanctuary and Mission, then, we are in living hell. Thus far, Marilyn and I chosen to no longer be in hell. We are talking about having a meeting, the three of us. I suggest we seek professional arbitration, because the issues that have arisen are extremely complex, volatile – and important. Much good can come out of it. I made a joke about us becoming a Reality Show, because we got our thumb on the pulse of extremely crucial National Issues.
Think of the Town of Mulberry and Aunt Bee being the director of a Gospel Choir. They are the tradtional harbingers of Good News. Then, a notorious Blogger moves in, and starts buying up the town.
“But, why is he buying up our lovely town, Andy?”
“Now, Aunt Bee. You know that’s none of our business. High fences do good neighbors make!”
“But , Andy!”
Do our children text like crazy because they can’t find Moral Lessons on T.V.?
We both agreed everyone who seeks to be funded by the Secular Community must know something about the Enlightenment which evolved over fifteen hundred years to give the Lone Wolf THE RIGHT to read and interprut the Bible – any way he/she chooses – and, has produced the Selfish Artist who creates for creation sake: and, who paints, designs, and sculpts for his/her own selfish reasons. WE do not have to explain to anyone – least the church………….what inspires us!
Aynn Rand covered this notion in her book ‘The Fountainhead’ that for very strange reasons appeals to Evangelicals, who preach one should surrender all their power to the church and prepare for the End Time, where all secular stuff is destroyed, and only the Chosen Ones are spared.
The Black African Church of America was not sanctioned, and was an Outlaw! It made slave owners feel uncomfortable. It upset their hierarchy of God, Family – Church! Southern Ministers gave pro-slavery sermons when threatened by Abolitionist. They stated they owned a right to FEEL GOOD about their lifestyle – and THEIR CHURCH!
“Leave us alone. God away. Don’t involve us in your controversies! We all are in agreement! We will keep our slaves, thank you! God has given us a divine right to own our slaves.”
I am thinking free black Americans up North were very interested the Age of Enlightenment, and did spread this idea to black saves in the South, who created a new enlightened church based upon the material and media on hand. This would be an exciting revelation. It would DECLARE FREEDOM FOR ALL – WAS ORDAINED!
Marilyn admitted she and Kathy conjured the Cease and Desist out of thin air without knowing what it meant. This is good news! I told them they should consult an attorney in the future, because most of the time they are going to say;
“DON’T DO IT!”
Because we have tentatively agreed we will not resort to lawsuits, I feel I can now show my reader my Art Happening, where dressed as the Grand Contrary Wizard, i do a shout out of the Mim’s house. I understand this video can be used in a Court of Law to prove I am dangerously insane, and the FBI should get on my case.
I understand Kathy and Marilyn were using extreme peer pressure, to make me look like the villain, and ultimately see myself as the villain, especially since Marilyn refused to talk to me for twenty-two days. This was part of their sophomoric plan – before I got their threat! This is why I dressed as ‘The White Devil’ and cruised by the Mim’s house on the day on the Choir fundraiser. This video is proof I will never lick white dog-doo in front of a judge to prove I am sane and controllable.
I get on Kenny Reed’s case because Marilyn was doing a
“See how many friends my husband has! How many friends do you have?”
I don’t think President Obama has any friends, white or black. This is because he has a GIANT BRAIN and calls everyone out on their bullshit. He is a Mixed Race. I really don;t know when to quite while I am ahead, which is why producers will use this clip in selling OUR Reality Show. Marilyn laughed when I suggested we get paid the BIG BUCKS for our ongoing fifty-five year old argument!
Two days ago, White Lives Matter protested outside a NAACP chapter in Texas! This ain’t over till the fat lady sings! You got to let the Prophet do his thing. The Odd Fellows employ all kinds of costumes.
‘Never Make a Deal With The Devil’
White Lives Matter staged a rally outside the NAACP’s Houston headquarters on Sunday, sparking controversy and counterprotests in a city where racial tensions remain high after a string of recent incidents.
Clutching Confederate flags, white supremacist signs and, in several cases, assault rifles, roughly 20 White Lives Matter members stood on the sidewalk of a historically black neighborhood to denounce the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
“We came out here specifically today to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter and other pro-black organizations have caused the attack and killing of white police officers, the burning down of cities and things of that nature,” organizer Ken Reed told the Houston Chronicle. “If they’re going to be a civil rights organization and defend their people, they also need to hold their people accountable.”
Reed, who was wearing a “Donald Trump ’16” hat and a “White Lives Matter” shirt with white supremacist symbols, said protesters were “not out here to instigate or start any problems,” despite the weaponry and body armor on display.
“Obviously we are exercising our Second Amendment rights but that’s because we have to defend ourselves,” he told the Chronicle. “Their organizations and their people are shooting people based on the color of their skin. We’re not.”
A cease and desist letter is a document sent to an individual or business to halt purportedly illegal activity (“cease”) and not take it up again later (“desist”). The letter may warn that if the recipient does not discontinue specified conduct, or take certain actions, by deadlines set in the letter, that party may be sued.
Although cease and desist letters are not exclusively used in the area of intellectual property, such letters “are frequently utilized in disputes concerning intellectual property and represent an important feature of the intellectual property law landscape.” The holder of an intellectual property right such as a copyrighted work, atrademark, or a patent, may send the cease and desist letter to inform a third party “of the right holders’ rights, identity, and intentions to enforce the rights.” The letter may merely contain a licensing offer, or may be an explicit threat of a lawsuit. A cease and desist letter often triggers licensing negotiations, and is a frequent first step towards litigation.
Receiving numerous cease and desist letters may be very costly for the recipient. Each claim in the letters must be evaluated, and it should be decided whether to respond to the letters, “whether or not to obtain an attorney’s opinion letter, prepare for a lawsuit, and perhaps initiate [in case of letters regarding a potential patent infringement] a search for alternatives and the development of design-around technologies.”
Cease and desist letters are sometimes used to intimidate recipients and can be “an effective tool used by corporations to chill the critical speech of gripe sitesoperators.” A company owning a trademark may send such letter to a gripe site operator alleging a trademark infringement, although the actual use of the trademark by the gripe site operator may fall under a fair use exception (in compliance with, in the U.S., the protection of free speech under the First Amendment).
The Renaissance and the Enlightenment name two distinctly different periods of European history. They both heralded major changes in culture, art, philosophy, science, and mathematics. The Renaissance is associated with advances in literature, architecture, humanism, and a world economy, while the Enlightenment is associated with the scientific method, industrialization, rationality, astronomy, and calculus.
The Renaissance occurred during the 14th-16th centuries, following the Middle Ages. In French, the name translates as “rebirth,” meaning that this was a Golden Age of artistic, cultural, and intellectual thought and production. During this era, great contributions were made to music, astronomy, painting, architecture, poetry, drama, and philosophy. Some famous people of this period include Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Niccolo Machiavelli.
Financial, political, and technological innovations contributed to this explosion in civilization. The Black Plague killed many people but ended up redistributing wealth, remapping cities, and establishing a literate middle class. The Gutenberg press allowed people to translate and widely distribute written material. Advents in ship building and ocean navigation enabled closer economic ties between all of Europe and the East, not to mention the New World. Knowledge was accessible when Greek and Roman texts were translated from Latin into Italian, French, and English, so scholars could expand upon Ancient wisdom.
The most influential publication of the Enlightenment was the Encyclopédie (Encyclopaedia). Published between 1751 and 1772 in thirty-five volumes, it was compiled by Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d’Alembert (until 1759), and a team of 150 scientists and philosophers and it helped spread the ideas of the Enlightenment across Europe and beyond. Other landmark publications were Voltaire’s Dictionnaire philosophique (Philosophical Dictionary; 1764) and Letters on the English (1733); Rousseau’s Discourse on Inequality (1754) and The Social Contract (1762); Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations (1776); and Montesquieu‘s Spirit of the Laws (1748). The ideas of the Enlightenment played a major role in inspiring the French Revolution, which began in 1789. After the Revolution, the Enlightenment was followed by an opposing intellectual movement known as Romanticism.