Buddy

My best friend Buddy crossed Rainbow Bridge tonight. He was all heart, but his heart could hold on no longer. When he came to me the vet thought he was about 6 years old, which would make him 22 tonight. He has been faithfully sitting on my lap while I work at my computer or watch television, happy with nothing more than to enjoy my company for all these years. And I have so enjoyed every minute of this faithful and sweet soul, and he is on my lap yet tonight as I cherish the last bit of warmth and love his small frame can provide, as I write down my memories of him. He was my last living link to the good times in Parker, before my world imploded around me. My life will seem awfully empty without his eager company.

Buddy

Beloved Buddy

Many years ago he was hanging around my house in Parker, but  I didn’t realize it. A neighbor who had moved had abandoned a cat that looked just like him named Miles and we were taking care of him outdoors as he didn’t want to come in. Finally someone bought the house next door and we explained to them that the house came with a cat. Fortunately they were amenable, and Miles moved back into his former house. We stopped putting food out and life went back to normal. However one day Miles was in our driveway yelling at me for some reason, so I asked the neighbor what was up with Miles. She said, it’s not Miles, we think it is his twin brother, and he was some kind of upset that we weren’t feeding him anymore. So I got him some food and went back to feeding a stray black cat.

Our neighborhood south of Parker was pretty wild for a suburban housing development. We had plenty of fox and coyotes and even an occasional mountain lion roaming the forests. Once I heard a commotion and I went out to see what was going on and it was Buddy faced off in the driveway with a fox. The fox was clearly looking for a meal but it was obvious to him that Buddy had no intention of becoming a meal. The fox dared not take another step or I’m sure Buddy would have turned him into mincemeat! During one commotion I couldn’t find him, so I just turned Klondike my 90 pound Samoyed loose and the commotion stopped and never came back 🙂

Later on he got into a couple of cat fights and had to get patched up at the doctor, which was when the doc figured he was about six. Not too long after that one day, he came to our ground level sliding basement window, so I opened the side that didn’t have a screen and he sauntered on in. He strolled around the basement for a while locating the kitty box and the food and water… After a while he went back out, but it wasn’t long before he was spending his nights safely indoors on the basement couch. He still enjoyed going outside during the days to sun himself on our deck, but I guess he knew nighttime was not a good time to be out.

Finally our time in Parker came to an end and we packed up and moved to Woodland Park. Once we got Buddy moved here, he didn’t like going outside anymore and fully retired from his outdoor escapades. From then on he was content to spend every minute of his time sitting on our laps at the computer or watching TV with us. Turns out some old Sonny and Cher episodes were his favorite. He would never fail to return from his wandering through the house when he heard the familiar jingle of those old episodes playing.

So for six solid years I have had Buddy on my lap by day and on my chest by night. He is at peace now, it looks like he is curled up asleep. I’m sure he is basking in the warmth of Heaven tonight, eagerly awaiting my arrival. I will miss him terribly until that day.

 

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What’s Wrong With This Picture

CNN has recently written a blatantly disingenuous article, claiming Neo Nazis march in Sweden, possibly the most peaceful country in the history of the world. The article describes what is obviously a black woman standing in the face of a demonstration of the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM), which wikipedia describes as a violent political movement in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark that wants to end non-white immigration.  So you have the CNN article  showing these three guys whom CNN calls Nazis walking past the black woman.

Now these guys don’t look much like Nazis, they look more like a few bummed out looking computer geeks protesting the lack of Snickers Bars in a vending machine. There is no violence in this picture, nor is there any reported from this march. The black woman is the only one raising a fist in “Sieg heil” fashion. The article describes the woman’s terrible fear as she stand in the way of the marchers. But they aren’t even paying any attention to her as they simply walk around her. The cop standing off to the side looks bored, like he would rather be doing something else.

I could find nowhere online where the NRM calls itself Nazi or socialist, however CNN calls the political party a right wing National Socialist group. That’s another thing wrong with this picture, using the words right wing and socialist while describing the same group. Right wingers are not socialists. Socialism is a left wing idea. In fact the very definition of Nazi means National SOCIALIST German Workers Party. Despite the modern narrative, the Nazis were left wingers. And I am sure that if you examine the policies of the Nazi Party, you will quickly discover the roots of the ideas of the modern so called progressive movement. So what were the defining policies of the Nazis? They are well documented of course, if nothing else, the Germans were very thorough with their publications.

The most obvious of course is that they were anti Jew. Less known is the fact that they were pro Arab, and quite intertwined with the early Muslim Brotherhood movement. They were anti bourgeoisie, and one of their main goals was to destroy this class of people and make the government the champions of workers rights. The Nazis were famous proponents of birth control, thought control, income redistribution, political correctness and state sponsored education, or if you want to use a more accurate term, indoctrination. The Nazis were masters of political correct speech, masters of masking reality by just changing the meaning of common words. In fact they are famous for their entire “Ministry of Propaganda”. Concentration camps were renamed work camps. Jews were called rats to dehumanize them. The Nazis were known for imprisoning and even murdering political dissenters

Now what modern movement do those policies most represent? It doesn’t sound right wing to me, it sounds more like the policy of socialism to me. Who is the biggest proponent of the public school system? What is the group most in favor of birth control and abortion? Which party is pro Israel and which party is pro Arab? Which party gave us the political correct propaganda of New Speak, A baby is a “blob of tissue”, illegal aliens are now “undocumented workers”, and of course the entire point of this article, National Socialists are somehow Right Wingers, and the list goes on. Recently there was a call from the left for lawmakers to pass a law to imprison scientists who refute “Climate Change”. And which party during this election season has used violence to shut down groups who disagree with their policies? How many Republicans were on scene disrupting Bernie rallies, none of course. In fact the only Bernie protestors turned out to be other left wingers.

And of course the point of this article, the CNN Ministry of Propaganda trying to turn this simple picture into something it isn’t. An image showing violent right wingers terrifying a courageous dissenter. In fact I looked up the history of violence for the NRM and found only a few instances of what would be classified as minor scuffles over the last decade. No one has been murdered, no one sent to concentration camps, no Jews gassed. In fact there were more acts of violence perpetrated on our society by the anti-Trump protestors in this one year than I could find committed in total by the NRM.  When the facts are examined, it is clear that the NRM may have more to protest than the lone Sieg Heil woman in the picture. Coinciding with Sweden’s rapid population growth, mainly due to immigration, particularly Muslim immigration, has been an increase in the frequency of rape and sexual assaults against women. Sweden is now called the “Rape Capital of the West” and it is not because because indigenous blond haired blue eyed men have suddenly decided to start raping their neighbors wives. But of course these days we are not allowed to state the obvious, it might make somebody feel bad.

It is not racist to want to protect your way of life, your women and children and your society from a hostile invader. It is not racist to expect immigrants to behave like civilized people, and if they prove they cannot it should be no big surprise that they are not allowed in. I know the lefties think they are somehow more intelligent and advanced than the neanderthals who are starting to become fed up with the crimes committed against their loved ones, but the facts do not appear to support their opinions. I think maybe the Apostle Paul when looking ahead to our time defined the insane policies of our leaders and so called intellectuals best in Romans chapter one, “Professing to be wise, they became fools”.