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What is virtue?

The dictionary defines virtue simply as “behavior showing high moral standards”, but people have many different ways or defining what morality means to them.

Thus, it pays to define terms carefully before judging or debating with others.

Jesus preached personal charity: ““Whoever has two tunics should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” Luke 3:11 [NABRE]

But Immanuel Kant said the opposite. He preached that it was unjust to do anything for one needy person and that true justice was only found in doing the same thing for every needy person.

Since the definition of “every” is up for grabs, this strikes me as being not just anti-Christian, but anti-human.

Every who? Every needy person on my street? In my city? In the world? What a convenient way to justify being a greedy, self-centered, son of a bitch. Never mind that each person’s needs are unique. I’ve got personal experience with how the Left’s penchant for jamming everyone into predetermined, government-program, pigeon holes denies the needy the dignity that God says we all have. Sheesh!

Reading about Kant’s philosophy today went a long way toward explaining for me why so many Leftists claim the moral high ground, preaching pompously about our responsibility to help the needy, while living lives that are demonstrably less charitable than Christians in every way.

Arthur C. Brooks’ research demonstrated (against his “I was brought up Liberal and wanted to prove Liberals are better” desires) that politically liberal, secular people around the world are far less likely to donate blood, give money, or volunteer time than are politically conservative, church-goers.

I always thought Leftists were being hypocritical to equate voting Democrat with being compassionate and charitable. Now I see that I was wrong. They were being Kantian.

Kant’s philosophy also explains Democrat efforts to persecute those who attempt to do personal works of mercy.

E.g., Obamacare actually imposes fines on hospitals for giving pro bono care to those who cannot afford the medical care they need. Ditto soup kitchens. I remember reading about one 80-year old man who was arrested for feeding homeless people in his city. The Democrat mayor ordered the arrest, because he believed that being hungry would encourage the homeless to seek out government aid.

Below is the introduction to the Roman Catholic Catechism’s section on virtue. The Catechism goes into more detail in the pages following. It’s good reading and is available free on-line at the link below.

Virtue - Cath Catechism

BTW, Phil 4:8 is one of my all-time favorite Bible passages.  I read it every day during my morning Bible, prayer and meditation time.

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It’s All Good

Pinky promise. Consider this post as a kind of palate cleanser. Nothing heavy, nothing racial… had enough of that already. Nothing political, except a link to Ted Cruz’ vote to ban dildoes.
To all the lurkers, shirkers and midnight twerkers (apologies to the Steve Miller Band)…. most of you stop by here for Chrissy’s stuff and almost none of you comment. No problem, you’re all welcome. But you would do yourself some good if you check out some of the links I’ve provided today like:

Americans step up to thank a lonely veteran who passed away
Chicago cops lifting up a 6 year old cancer patient
A young military wife getting a surprise at Chick- Fil- A

plus whatever goofiness I can come up with.

THIS GAG BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOURS TRULY

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Trans-Racism for Fun and Profit

She’s back. Our old friend, Rachel Dolezal, apparently unable to find a gig since she was forced to give up being a honcho with the NAALCP, has come out with an honest-to-goodness book. With words and everything.

‘Trans-Racial’ Is Back, Pushing Book On ‘Racial Identity’: ‘I Have No Regrets’

I’m still me – a liar, racial opportunist, acceptable to media despite lies because social justice warrior. Buy my book please!

The rise and fall of Shaun King, former Black Lives Matter darling


Five former JT30 state directors who worked closely with King, as well as two former members of “Justice. That’s All.” (JTA), a previous activist organization he founded, told NTRSCTN that he didn’t hold himself to the same standards—namely, transparency and accountability—that activists aim to hold police and government institutions. Instead, multiple sources shared similar stories of a man who kept members in the dark until Justice Together’s abrupt end.
http://ntrsctn.com/irl/2016/01/shaun-king-black-lives-matter/

HE’S RUMORED TO BE WRITING A BOOK ALSO: BLACK AND WHITE LIKE ME

SHAUN KING,CLASS OF 1987
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NOW I NEED A BATH

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The Daily Raacciisssss

This meeting of the White Privilege Society will now come to order.The reading of the minutes from the last meeting will be waived,due to the secretaries absence.He’s a paramedic and was called to Utopia University to administer CPR to a Snowflake who,upon seeing “Trump 2016” scrawled in chalk on the sidewalk fell to the ground,convulsing and mumbling incoherently.She had to be rushed by whaambulance to her Safe Space for a group hug with other affirmative action devotees and trust fund juveniles who all try to get into politics so they don’t have to do anything useful.They refer to John Kerry as The Godfather.
We are faced with cries of racism on a daily basis.While there has been some level of animus and distrust between the races for a very long time it has been ramped up a hundredfold since they feel they got one of “theirs” elected president.The incidences of blacks running from,attacking and trying to kill policemen.With every instance of a black suspect killed by police the paid anarchists stand at the ready to riot,burn and loot…..just for fun and profit.

Analysis Of Crime Data Links Murder Spike To #BlackLivesMatter Anti-Police Protests

Spreading the lie that police are out to get you, police being reticent to defend themselves or to affirmatively enter more dangerous situations is a recipe for disaster and crime explosion.

A new FiveThirtyEight analysis of crime statistics out of Chicago reveals the recent spike in gun violence in the Windy City is directly related to the release of a video that shows the police shooting of Laquan McDonald and the protests, activism and reforms that followed shortly thereafter. The analysis provides strong evidence in support of the idea that Chicago is experiencing its own “Ferguson Effect” — a theory that says the recent increase in violent crime is the result of rank-and-file officers taking a less proactive approach to policing due to increased anti-police sentiment.

Family says boy, 16, fatally shot by cop had scrapes with law but no major trouble (Chicago)
THERE WAS ANOTHER INSTANCE YESTERDAY OF A “YOUTH’ RUNNING FROM AND SHOOTING AT POLICEMEN. BAD IDEA.
But she still can’t understand how her 16-year-old nephew ended up shot to death after allegedly confronting a Chicago police officer with a gun Monday evening.

“Once again, we’re looking at environment, this community. How some of these young boys are just plagued with certain influences,” Winters said Tuesday. “But not to this extent, by no means.”

Escalante said Loury had “prior contact” with police and that police considered him a documented gang member.

His family said Loury was the oldest of five children, an aspiring rapper who attended Community Christian Alternative Academy in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood.

THERE IS A VERY LARGE FAMILY LIVING IN OUR URBAN CENTERS….THE NUFFIN FAMILY. MAYBE YOU’VE HEARD OF THEM…DINDU,DONNO,DINSEE AND AINTELLIN.

Officer shoots hatchet-wielding woman in Wisconsin Wal-Mart

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a developmentally disabled woman inside a western Wisconsin Wal-Mart after she refused to drop a hatchet she had grabbed from a shelf, authorities say.

WE NEED MORE HATCHET CONTROL!!
THIS WOMAN RUSHED A POLICE OFFICER WITH A SKULL-AXE. SHE ALSO HAD A SWORD UNDER HER SHIRT. MAYBE SHE JUST WANTED TO AXE HIM A QUESTION.

Wisconsin girls soccer team targeted by Trump wall chants walks off
BELOIT IS 10 MILES NORTH OF ME IN ROCK COUNTY. ELKHORN IS IN WALWORTH COUNTY, JUST EAST
A girls high school soccer team in Wisconsin walked off the field after they were the target of Donald Trump chants from people on the sideline, according to WISC-TV.

It was the Beloit Memorial girls varsity soccer team, which took on Elkhorn Area High last Thusday. Reportedly there were kids on the side of the field yelling “Donald Trump, build that wall,” toward Hispanic and African American players.

According to The Now, kids who chanted will be punished, though school officials have not stated what type of punishment they will face.
NO DOUBT THE KIDS WILL BE FORCED TO UNDERGO SENSITIVITY TRAINING
APPARENTLY “ILLEGAL” IS NOW A RACIAL SLUR

Southern Illinois University Investigating Claim of Racism After Video Decries Pro-Donald Trump Meeting

I’D BET A THOUSAND DOLLARS THIS IS A COMPLETE LIE
“They said the Black Lives Matter movement was retarded. They told us to go back to Africa. They saying the ‘N’ word, calling us ‘n**gas,’” an emotional Bartlett said in the three-minute video that has garnered more than 150,000 views since last Thursday.

“You’re not going to make me feel uncomfortable at a school I pay $22,000 to go to,” Bartlett said in her video. “I went down there, and I confronted all of them. Y’all want to have an open discussion and an open forum about black people? Let me pull up a seat.”

Student Beat for Being White: Punched, Hit with Chair, Called Cracker

A white student at a predominantly Hispanic and black Long Island high school says he was targeted for punishment over his race — punched, hit with a chair and repeatedly called “cracker” and “white boy” — while administrators did nothing to protect him.

Lawyers for Giovanni Micheli, now 23, aim to convince a federal jury that their client was singled out as a “minority” in Brentwood High School and then told by school officials, most of them white, to either “project more self-confidence” in order to stem the beating and berating — or leave.

AFTER THE MEETING,WE’LL BREAK INTO SMALL GROUPS TO DISCUSS HOW TO COPE WITH OUR WHITE PRIVILEGE AND WHAT WE CAN GIVE THE MINORITIES WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE JUST SO THEY’LL FEEL BETTER

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Sesame Street Introduces New Muslim Muppet ‘Zari’

From The Barbed Wire.

The popular children’s show Sesame Street has a new Muppet character, hijab-wearing “Zari,” who will be introduced on the Afghani version of the show. In PBS’s effort to remain as politically correct as possible, the character is an Islamic girl who will teach children about female empowerment and education, among other things.

Advertising posters for the character show her playing with Elmo and Grover. You can bet though that since Zari will live on the Sesame Street in Afghanistan, life will be a little different than the Sesame Street Americans are familiar with.

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First, you will notice that Zari only has four fingers on each hand. Clearly, she has had a finger on each hand cut off for stealing, or some other violation of Sharia law. The mean streets of Afghanistan are no place for a Muppet.

Viewers of the Middle Eastern version of the show will get to meet Zari’s 49 year-old husband, even though Zari herself is only 10 years old. She, with the help of other characters on the show, will teach young girls the joys of being a child bride and sex slave.

Some episode plot lines that have already been announced include:

  • Zari finds out Muppet genital mutilation isn’t as fun as it sounds.
  • She accidentally allows some of her hair to come out from under her hijab, resulting in her first stoning.
  • Miss Piggy makes a surprise visit, but Zari feels that Piggy makes the local deli unclean so she straps on her suicide vest to solve the problem. The deli needed remodeling anyway.
  • Zari gets educated on homosexuality in a special episode that ends with Bert and Ernie getting tossed off the rooftop of a tall building.
  • Zari’s refugee cousins arrive from Syria and proceed to gang-rape Big Bird.

In no time, Zari will probably be migrating to the American Sesame Street, where she will teach American children how wonderful her culture is.

The episodes will be brought to you by the letters I, E, D and by the number 666.

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More great stories from The Barbed Wire:

Hillary Thinks It’s Cute the Way Bernie Keeps Winning States

Trump Tells Boston Globe to Leave Satire to the Pros

Music Concerts Cancelled Until Communities Meet an Artist’s Political Demands

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