After introducing you to the "Pro-Life 'Possum" last week, I kept thinking of all the things that I was not able to say for the sake of space. There are many concepts and ideas to discuss surrounding the "'Possums" around us and our very own inclinations to play the possum in a difficult situation. All through the week my mind has been thinking of a plethora of examples and new concepts that can be articulated with the "'Possum."
In the "'Possum's" world Christianity is theoretical, but we do not want to be Christians or Pro-Lifers in theory, rather than in practice. As far as I have progressed toward being a mature christian, this seems to be the problem, the deception we buy as Americans in general. Agreement is not enough, and neither is intellectual ascent.
There are a few essential examples to hold onto to test ourselves against. The positive models are Jesus Christ, second His Disciples, third the "History of Victory" in social revolutions, and fourth what God does in Heaven. (The "History of Victory" is generally the account of the Church played in social revolutions triumphing over evil, or simply, good triumphing over evil.) So far the one negative model I have presented is, of course, the "'Possum."
We all need a measure or a scale to know where we are and a model to follow to know where to go. Learning how to be a “good judge” and “judging right” is a theme throughout the Holy Scriptures; to put divine wisdom into practice. Ultimately we must discern more readily what the quality of our own and others actions are and what our own and others actions would/could/should be. This is where we all benefit from an objective perspective.
Alright, let me refer back to the definition of the Opossum. It is a creature of the night with lowly intellect, a scavenger feeding on the dead, a coward that will play dead or simply feint in an unavoidable conflict, a hunter of more noble creatures young, and a rapid reproducer of its kind often carrying a clan of its cowardly offspring on back or in pouch wherever it travels.
Reading this definition instantly reminds me of so many "pro-life" Members of Congress, save a few exceptions. How can anyone call themselves Pro-Life and not rebuke or even "chirp" in protest at members of congress, or really any person in a position of authority, who sells-out innocent babies? How does any human not resent the apathetic and sluggardly manner those in authority have towards ending the murder of innocent babies? I guarantee, they would not be so calm and reasonable if it were their own lives. Just refer back to the way the hypocrites all acted after a catastrophe like "9/11" or hurricane Katrina.
The scandal here is manifold. On one hand, or should I say claw, the House of Representatives controls spending, meaning if the GOP controlled House does not appropriate the funds for Planned Parenthood there are no government funds for them. The Budget and spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives. Be honest, how Pro-Life is the GOP leadership? Not sure, look at how many of them have voted for the Budget with Title X funding in it for years on end. (Title X uses our taxes to fund Planned Parenthood.)
Now on the other hand, er…claw, the "Pro-Life Club," filled with "'Possums" and "'Possum Groups," does not dare squeak a bit of dissent since the "club" has endorsed, swooned, and defended "pro-life candidates," and most importantly, used these elected members to fundraise for them. Did you hear Susan B. Anthony List raise their voice in protest when Speaker Boehner used the victims of child-killing, murdered babies as a bargaining chip to leverage less government spending? Nevermind the fact that we keep funding Planned Parenthood even to this day, thank you GOP. The classic "'Possum" playing dead maneuver, Speaker Boehner lies, telling us he did everything he could.
The greatest deceptions and damages to our movement appear to originate from the "'Possums" within the movement being silent when they should speak or in rare instances of a true threat, going nuts. A "'Possum" will go nuts when cornered as Stevie Ertelt of LifeNews.com did. Stevie Ertelt was exposed and trapped. The only thing he could do was defend his tail and that meant to start defending the traitors of our cause while maliciously attacking and slandering a true Pro-Life candidate, as he did with David Lewis, read here
There is a symbiotic relationship between "pro-life" elected and organization which provides clear reasons for both sides lying to us. Both sides claim to be Pro-Life. One side needs credibility, volunteers, and votes to be elected, money does not hurt either, while the other side needs to appear to be accomplishing their subjective and ambiguous goals, to look like the champion and to raise money to fund their tail-chasing organization. We are being used and abused like mistresses by those who claim to be Pro-Life.
Oh it gets worse, National Right to Life and Susan B. Anthony List ignore Randall Terry, Missy Smith, Angela Michael, and David Lewis who are true Pro-Life candidates. No support, no mention, and certainly no assistance was received from National Right to Life, LifeNews.com or Susan B Anthony List for any of the candidates above. (In fact, a 2nd Amendment group helped more than then these three organizations mentioned, combined.) These candidates are uncompromising, speaking the truth boldly, and running ads with graphic images of murdered babies. Who covered Randall Terry announcing Missy Smith as his Vice-Presidential running mate this week? This is a big deal for our movement and our country, or so thinks the humble Washington Post, read here
The "'Possums" cannot talk about these candidates or acknowledge them because it will blow their cover. A "'Possum" hates to be found out, that is why they scurry in the darkness of night. The last thing any of these "'Possums" want is to really take any risks, to sacrifice, and to fight, and why would they? They do not need to risks. They have it made living off the dead victims of "abortion," raising money to do the minimum, and looking good to their "'Possum" buddies because they rub shoulders with the powerful and famous.
Let us refer back to the test I spoke of with Jesus, the Disciples, the “History of Victory” by social-revolutionaries, and God's Will in Heaven. Asking the right questions is important here. If the Disciples were elected now to congress, what do you think they would do in regards to child-killing? How would Martin Luther King Jr., William Lloyd Garrison, or Samuel Adams respond to the murder of babies? Would God allow child-killing in Heaven? This is just a start; a place to begin. We must regain our senses and use our minds in this movement. We must think and act as the righteous have in the past. Truth, Laws, Principles, and God are still the same as the have always been.
We do not have the luxury to be careless with our actions in this time of duty. There should be no mistake, we are at war with a very powerful spiritual realm and the evil spiritual forces have allies which are manifested physically. This physical world is our main stage and the actions that take place here on earth will be our judgment here and possibly for eternity, good or bad.
Until my next posting, consider the Law of Noncontradiction. Also consider that a person cannot say, "I am Pro-Life," and not whole-heartedly fight for the criminalization of child-killing and Just penalties for any and all who participate in the murder of a child. It is up to us whether we end up like Judas or Peter or John. Our decision is not whether to fight, but how and where. Satan wants to destroy us all. Our decision is what yoke we will wear, Jesus Christ’s (Matt. 11:30 + Luke 9:22-24) or one that will destroy us (Matt 16:23-27).
There is still so much to say about the "'Possums" in our midst, and I am eager to write more and will, because we shall prevail.