Jesus, please forgive me. I do not actually mean to take your name in vain. But bearing witness to abject blasphemy as the most recent Downingtown School Board Meeting was a bit much. Meet Downingtown Karen (don’t know her name, so I will add her to a general classification of ilk.) She was really, really upset and was exorcising a school board meeting in your good name:
You see dear Jesus, I don’t think you are an angry guy, or would approve. I kind of think these folks would string you right up on a cross again if you were here. Oh I know, these budding exorcists/theologists are an expert on everything, so I am quite sure I have been already cursed to eternal damnation.
But this meeting was yet another study in insanity.
Now the entire meeting wasn’t welcome to crazy town but let’s break down Karen of Jesus Lane: she hates masks. Probably hates COVID-19 shots. Probably believes in banning books AND she had her bestest Stepford Wives for Totalitarianism outfit on last night. Cute vest, bad necklace. It’s a shame she can’t behave in public. But her whole angry Jesus thing? Kind of offensive. Oh and she thought a school board member was turning her back on her to deny her very presence (confession: I would have) but the woman WASN’T, she did what they had been doing during the meeting — the lady turned her chair around to pull down her mask so she could HAVE A SIMPLE DRINK OF WATER! And Karen of Jesus Lane has more balls than all of the men there too apparently. (Good to know, buy her a big ol’ jock strap in pink or something.)
Last night the headline should have been “Local Elected Officials Receive Exorcism.”
“Child you touch me let hell fire rain down on you”
“I have bigger balls then you and all the men up in here”
“In the name of Jesus Christ I bind you child abusers”
Oh and they were fake served too:
Right or wrong, I thought the above “service” video would have been better with the following dubbed in:
But wait, there is more and it was a preamble to the intra-meeting exorcism/service:
Sigh….you can’t make this stuff up. And when they aren’t barraging school boards about mask vs. anti masking, vaccines vs. anti vaccines, it’s banning books, denying alternative lifestyles exist, and on and on and on. I wonder, what do their children really think about all of this? Are their kids amused, embarrassed, groomed, or just exhausted?
This whole mask or not to mask debate is honestly confusing and somewhat conflicting as states are lifting mask mandates, leaving masking decisions up to individual school districts. But these people? They aren’t reasonable in their approach, they see it as their inalienable right to be combative and ignorant. It also gives them the right apparently to get literally physical outside of school board meetings and why the violence? What does that gain them? It is pretty clear from their videos what they started.
These folks are big about the inalienable rights of Americans. Only their views are somewhat subjective because they feel, act, say, and demonstrate that THEIR rights are more important than everyone else’s. How does that work exactly? I don’t get any of it, any more than I don’t get people living with family members who have cancer and won’t get a COVID shot. So sure, it’s their right not to get a shot, but when you are literally putting a loved one at risk, how does that work?
So why are their rights more important than my rights, for example? I don’t see my rights superseding theirs although I would prefer not to be around them. But what gives them the right to be so vile, physically and verbally combative and they don’t even own their behavior and then they wonder why they get escorted from meetings?
Let’s talk respect. And just like we all try to teach kids that respect is earned, these “adults” do nothing to earn it, they merely demand it. Life doesn’t work that way. And someone’s purported Constitutional rights doesn’t actually give them the right to behave as poorly as they do at meetings. And I say that as someone who has indeed in years past lost my temper at public meetings, although I wasn’t screaming at them in Jesus’s name (or dropping the F bomb.)
Then there is their argument that masks are causing mental health issues, well ok I will give them that EXCEPT the mental issues seem apparent ONLY in the adults protesting the use of masks. Most kids don’t care because they are just glad to be in school with their friends and classmates and not stuck at home with their parents complaining. I mean jeez can you imagine living with these self-anointed Constitutional scholars?
The local Stepford Wives for Totalitarianism are also being whipped up by their cult leaders and camp followers from out of state. (Think they know what a camp follower is?) They tag Tucker Carlson and his ilk because they are close personal friends. They wish they could vacation at Mar a Lago one would surmise. And guess what? They can do all that, believe all that. That is their right, even if they are quack pot crazy (and wrong.) But they do not get to tell the rest of us how to feel and think, which is of course so amusing because they are quick to call those with opposing points of view “Communists” and “Nazis.”
These types have been literally been hunting after people like me. And for what reason? Because I think they are nuts or because they are easy to mock? Or both? For having my own opinion? The irony is these folks are responsible for raising their own profiles. We wouldn’t know they existed if it wasn’t for their undying egos and desire to be noticed and attagirled on social media. And then they bully those who they are bullying if they say anything. Me personally? I am a bad evil person and I can’t write….only they are like a human gaper delay: they don’t have to read this blog, yet they practically drool on every word.
And what are they teaching children? Violence and bullying are the solutions? Being mean and disrespectful in public is O.K.? And then they will turn around and lament (and complain about) bullying in schools? And then they proclaim Jesus at school board meetings? How, pray tell, is their behavior Godly or Christian? And why is their God so punishing and angry? And what about the separation of church and state?
I don’t have the answers. Probably because I just don’t understand this brand of craziness that makes everyone’s world, including their own, so unnecessarily stressful and unpleasant.
So please forgive me for going on about this Downingtown meeting, I literally couldn’t believe we are seeing this yet again. I guess when democracy is set back 100 years or so these folks will be happy. Only they won’t be, will they?
America, I cry for you.
Lady Liberty, I mourn you.
Intelligence, normal conversation, and discourse how I miss you.
COVID19 I am sick of you, mostly because of these people who literally make things worse and lengthen your grip on us.
To our founding fathers I humbly apologize for people regressing to the point that they have become the people you originally liberated us from.
And to God, Jesus, and the blessed Holy Mother I am sorry everyone uses your names in vain with the whole fake Christianity of it all. I don’t profess to be super religious, but I know and appreciate my roots. And I know you teach us to turn the other cheek and forgive, but my word it is difficult and some things are somewhat unforgivable. And sorry not sorry what these people are doing and trying to do is not forgivable.
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