Talk Radio Died With Rush

One of two things has happened.  Talk radio was so distraught with Rush’s passing it has committed suicide or those trying to fill his void are actively engaged in the murder of the medium.  Rush’s popular proclamation: “Talent on loan from God.” was truer than we thought.  It is painfully obvious that God has indeed called in that note.

The three guys dividing up that sacred 12-3 time slot into two competing shows are either benefactors of the suicide or co-conspirators in the murder.  And as karma punishes, all three are suffering from over-exposure to the elements; tattered and frost-bitten by the stark comparisons to a talent so much greater than their own. 

After his death, months passed of milking what was left of the Rush bull with a hybrid of live hosts DJ-mixing Rush sound bites with their own rap.  This stop-gap measure apparently led to the conclusion that it would take multiple mere mortals to replace the man his fans affectionately called “El Rushbo.”  And so it was decided that the continuation of the Excellence in Broadcasting (or EIB network), would carry on with co-hosts Buck Sexton and Clay Travis.  After the dust settled, the Rush/EIB Dynasty of some 650 radio stations was whittled down to about 400.  As other stations looked for alternatives, Dan Bongino popped up on the Cumulus Media radio platform with his own version of the 12-3 replacement for the iconic Limbaugh, sucking up another 300 stations as the vacuum Rush left behind was begging to be filled.

After listening to all three men conduct what must be their best efforts in this space I can only conclude one thing.  They all suck.

In their collective effort to not copy The Great One, they have succeeded in failing miserably in the effort to replace his iconic wisdom and voice.  Whatever it is they are delivering, I can’t imagine the Rush faithful will stay tuned.

Joni Mitchell reminded us in the 1960’s that, “you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.”  Boy was she ever right.

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Schooling the Woke

The following is an article published recently in the Oswegonian campus newspaper at Oswego State University in Oswego, NY.

What follows are my comments sent back to the newspaper.

 

 

America’s Hatred For Immigrants Is Disgusting

Posted By: Eurokah Sejour  0 Comment

America does not stand as the pillar of land of the free and home of the brave, but instead the place with opportunity where people look to exchange their blood, sweat and tears for the crumbs of a decent life. 

It does not come as a surprise that Haitian immigrants were next on the list and it might as well be said that they will not be the last. Looking at those pictures of border patrol officers chasing migrants on horseback, regardless of whatever excuses that people are looking to make, is disturbing to say the least. The fact that human beings needed to be wrangled together by people on horses with lassoes is animalistic. In one video circulating, a border patrol officer can be seen hurling insults at migrants telling them “you use your women! This is why your country is sh*t because you use your women!” It is simple, the humanity is just not there. Garcelle Beauvais, an actress and presenter of Haitian heritage, said that seeing the pictures was as if she was watching a slave movie happen in 2021. 

At this point, it is beginning to register as complete and utter stupidity when people act as if they cannot be empathetic to someone else’s situation. There always seems to be an ease with criminalizing black and brown immigrants. People who are anti-immigrant tend to act as if they are incapable of walking in someone else’s shoes but it is not true, it is just easier to view them foreigners, aliens and labeling the situation as trying “to control the invasion,” as stated by Hugo Gurdon of the Washington Examiner, because then they get to sleep a bit better at night with their dirty conscience. 

Why is the visibly terrible treatment of immigrants so polarizing? 

When did looking for survival and attempting to seek asylum become criminal?

Something that is often omitted in this topic is asking how some of the people who were deported back to Haiti are going to cope after having left and fled to Chile, Brazil, Panama and other Latin countries for years trying to look for opportunities.

Though I can understand that there were a lot of migrants, the situation did not warrant the treatment they received.

Whether it is Haitians today, Asian people tomorrow and people of hispanic descent the day before, the perception of migrants of color as invaders or a caravan of inferior beings will continue because this is the ideology in which this country is founded upon. Unless, of course, it benefits them.

It is beyond preposterous for people to continue to promote the idea that when immigrants come here they are somehow taking anything from anyone. That same courage that it took to leave their home country and families, is the same tenacity they use to clean the bathrooms and do the peasant jobs that they find beneath them in order to provide for their families and give their children a better tomorrow.

Let’s be honest, America only likes people of different backgrounds when they get to go and visit them in their “sh*thole countries” to examine and take pictures of them like zoo animals. It is like going to Africa to see the wild elephants and feed them. They only like it when they are the one’s in the front seat, with the bag of peanuts saying “aren’t you a good boy.” Only then is it okay to feed the wild bastardous animals. 

Former President Donald Trump was only saying what half of the country was already thinking. And until that changes and people like Mitch McConnell and people who share those views start to recognize the humanity in others who look different and have less than they do, then things will start to change. 

THIS IS MY RESPONSE

This is in response to Oswegonian staff writer Eurokah Sejour’s article appearing on October 1, 2021 titled America’s hatred for immigrants is disgusting.

Sejour is the product of a corrupted educational system that has rendered him and others in that system less capable of thinking and reasoning on their own, and more prone to being indoctrinated and cajoled into the group think of today’s “woke” world.

The young writer makes wild accusations accusing the border patrol agents of using lasso’s and “wrangling” those illegal aliens attempting to trespass into the United States.  That story has been completely debunked and Sejour is simply making it up as he goes along.  Shame on the Oswegonian editors for not fact checking their own writers.  Agents on horseback use reins to control their animals.  That is the truth.  No lassos no wrangling, just US border agents attempting to do their jobs.

The United States is a country of laws.  The rules regarding immigration are long established and millions of law-abiding people from all over the world have respected our laws, followed the rules, and entered our country legally.  The United States has taken in more legal and illegal immigrants over our history than any other country in the world.  Our young scribe tells us our country sucks while hundreds of thousands risk it all to come here.  Ironic.

What is being done at our southern border is the antithesis of lawful.  Without a border you have no country.  Without laws you have no order.  Without country or order, you have anarchy.

Sejour and his ilk can be forgiven for being too young to know any better, too inexperienced to have a good frame of reference and too cowed by a failed educational juggernaut, but be aware, you are being taught what to think and not how to think and that my young friends, will lead you away from and not towards the truth.  Question your assumptions and always have a healthy skepticism towards those attempting to sway you or convince you of something.  If ideas cannot stand up to questions, criticism and the test of reality, then the ideas themselves are failed ideas.  Accept the fact that the truth may not be that which you are assuming.  You are a student.  Be ready to learn and keep an open, skeptical mind.  The university system is turning you into a good soldier of their ideas, not a student of your own.

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Distractions

A young woman went missing some days ago and the media went nuts.  If you Google Gabby Petito, you’ll get over 38 million hits.  Three weeks ago, 22 year-old Petito lived in an ordinary pool of family and friends likely only a few hundred people deep.  If you weren’t a family member or went to school with this young woman, she was just another drop in the humanitarian ocean that is the USA.

It is nearly unthinkable for me to imagine anything I agree with coming from the mouth of Joy Behar, but something she said this week about Petito is not only true, but very sad and very telling about the kind of society we have become.  Quoted on her TV show, The View, Behar said, “People are also calling the obsession over Petito’s case another example of Missing White Woman Syndrome. When people of color go missing, it’s barely covered by the media and mostly ignored by the public.”

Behar is right but with a caveat.  When anything is “barely covered by the media”, by definition it does not get out to the public, not ignored by the public, but simply not disclosed to them.  The media defines what gets blown up and what gets blown over.  Media mogul William Randolph Hearst famously said, “If it bleeds it leads”, not only a crass catch-phrase but true then and today.

It’s what doesn’t piss-off Behar and other Leftists that is most telling of their own biases.  Every day some 1800 people are reported missing according to the National Crime Information Center, (NCIC.)  Almost 700 of those every year are found dead.  That’s two nameless, faceless and forgotten people per day, on average.

But Behar, the race-baiting pimp that she is makes it racial in her criticism.  Two unpublicized and anonymous people a day, every day, gone, never mind their race, age or sex, still someone that others loved.  Behar doesn’t address this, just like she doesn’t care about or address the fact that every day, (if you want to go racial), black on black crime, shootings and homicides are decimating the black community.

If you’re still convinced there is no significant media bias in this country, fathom why the media is mute on the fact that on average, every day in the United States of America seven black men are shot and killed by other black men, this according to FBI Crime statistics from the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, (2016.)

Behar, her ilk, the pseudo-intellectually lazy-Left and their hand-maidens in the media squelch this reality because of the blood it splashes onto their rose-colored glasses.  The logical explanation for Gabby Petito becoming a media star only in her walk with death is the fact that the media cares more about pretty, upper-middle class white girls than they do about murdered minorities.  Before you’re too quick to blame the media exclusively, take a good look in the mirror and remember they play to a willing audience of the consumers of that product.

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Shut It..

Here is a shout-out to all the asshole, social-justice, self-righteous, virtue signaling dip-shits posting crap about being vaccinated.  SHUT THE FUCK UP.  Your little emojes, your banners, please, gag me with your silver spoon.  ALERT:  No one gives a shit what you think.  Quit projecting your I’m-better-than-you-are bile onto others.  Who the fuck do you think you are, lecturing anyone about anything?  You don’t know DICK about pharmacology, virology, immunology, infectious diseases or anything else (with the possible exception of who might be the next American Idol,) so with that in mind do everyone a favor and sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.  Your opinion is of no useful intellectual value to others. 

Hundreds of Navy Seals are refusing the vaccine, along with 48,000 Marines, and tens of thousands of health care providers.  Are you vaccine robots all smarter than they are?

Social scientists tell us that most of you self-righteous pricks are also the pseudo-intellectual perverts that love abortion while despising the death penalty, (which demonstrates your depravity when it comes to irony,) so, again, do everyone a favor and just close your pie hole.  Do what you think is right for your pathetic self and leave the reasoning, the thinking, the rational thought to those of us who don’t have our heads jammed so far up our asses that we can’t see daylight.  #douche-nozzles, #good-little-soldiers.

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The Greatest Generation

I recently attended a funeral for a friend’s father.  Gene Chrysler was 94 year of age when he passed; wife, children and grand-children by his side.  The hospice doctor and staff were amazed at the outpouring of love and care they saw from the family, never leaving his side until the end.  The hospice doctor commented that there was little need for their presence.

As I listened to the children and grand-children speak at the service, there was a reoccurring theme.

Family.

Each person spoke about the happiness and strength they found only in each other.  None believed they could have endured it alone, but truth is, all of them could have, given the strength and temerity they were bred with, but they didn’t have to because all of them were there for each other.

Through tears, they celebrated fond memories, milestones and tragedy past, all the time crediting each other and professing their collective faith in God.  One speaker said it best when he exclaimed how his faith was the only thing allowing him to move forward, and wondered aloud how the faithless face such adversity.

In that little Baptist church in Marathon, NY, family weddings, baptisms and funerals punctuated the normal Sunday services of several generations of a loving, tight-knit family that wanted little more than to raise their kids, work their farm, celebrate each others triumphs and victories while supporting themselves when sorrow and hardship visited.

Gene and Wanda, his loving wife of 70 years set forth a road-map for how to make a family by demonstrating every day how to do it.  Only their faith in God was stronger than their faith in each other.  When you live your life with that kind of clarity of purpose and with that intensity of a focused objective, those around you can’t help but notice.

It was clear by listening to the folks speaking about Gene just what kind of man he was even if you had never met him.  I had the good fortune to know him and his family for over 25-years and even though I knew all of the goodness, the graciousness, the quality of life reality they created, it was comforting to hear that his grand-children and his great-grand children will carry with them whatever was able to be transferred to them by word, deed and genetics.

Author and television news personality Tom Brokaw coined the term, “The Greatest Generation” in his book that told the stories of World-War II veterans.  Gene fought in that war as well as the Korean conflict and he was indeed one of the best of the best from that wonderful group of men that snatched freedom from the brink of fascism.  Rest in eternal peace my friend.  It was my honor to know you.  You set the bar very high, and hopefully within families all over this great country similar values will carry us onward on the backs of children forged into honorable men by warrior forefathers like you.

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Coward in Command

Joe Biden is a coward and like most garden-variety milksops, he is a loud-mouthed bully that embellishes everything in order to concoct what he dreamed he could have been in order to mask that which he actually is.  Most indicative of this cowardess is the fact that Biden sacrificed human life in Afghanistan in order to meet a self-imposed deadline and to retain the ability to claim, on the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, that he had finished the job.  American’s lives, Afghani’s lives, billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment now being used to kill innocents under the color of our left-behind vehicles, aircraft, armaments, uniforms, helmets, rifles and ammunition, all in the name of preserving the ceremony of Biden being able to take a victory lap on 9-11.

A scheme that discards and dismisses human life today while making political points on the corpses of those 2,996 people who died on 9-11 as well as the almost a quarter of a million people who have died in Afghanistan since 2001 is a misdeed of such epic proportions that only God in heaven can judge.

And like most hapless bullies, Biden used the platform of his post-exit from Afghanistan speech to yell at and intimidate listeners and viewers as he doubled-down on his decision-making, even using the word “wisdom” in self-describing his own, well, wisdom.  Graduation from the U.S. War College is not a requirement to conclude that when winding down a war, you get the innocents out first, then you remove equipment, then you destroy whatever is left that could be used offensively, and then you get your troops out.

What has happened to the leadership of our military that this chain of events could possibly have happen?  Not one high-ranking General had the balls to fall on his sword to prevent this from happening?  Is this our new, “woke” military?  It took some Lieutenant Colonel on Facebook to tell the world what everyone knew to be true:  We were abandoning Americans and other friendlys’ in the name of optics and politics.

Biden yelling at the teleprompter in justifying his choices speaks to his own delusions, which are evident every day as this dazed old-man shuffles away from the podium, unable to answer questions.  What kind of a leader, let alone the most powerful man in the world says this to reporters before a news conference?

BIDEN: Ladies and gentlemen, they gave me a list here. The first person I was instructed to call on was (pause) Kelly O’Donnell of NBC.

Or again at another news conference Biden says: “I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions”

Or this troubling exchange.  BIDEN: I’m not — I’m not supposed to take any questions but go ahead.

REPORTER: Mr. President, on Afghanistan —

BIDEN: I’m not going to answer Afghanistan now. Okay.

REPORTER: — can you say if there’s still an acute risk?

BIDEN: Thank you.

Joe Biden is clearly suffering from cognitive decline.  Agree or disagree with Biden’s politics, he is without question, incapable of being the President.  Anyone who doubts this is either simply not paying attention, or is delusional to the observable truth.

Biden is a plagiarist, a liar, a principle-less adulterer and a pervert all easily verified by watching him steal a speech from Neil Kinnock, (fact) tell reporters about his law-school successes, ( multiple lies), how he had a well-documented affair with then-married-to-someone-else Jill Stevenson, (now his wife), and finally, well just scan the internet for the disturbing pictures of “Uncle Joe” sniffing hair and groping in ways that make normal people cringe.

 How could a man like this become the President of the United States?  Clearly the election was rigged.  Not by ballot stuffing, or secret-agent nefarious poll-watchers, or any of the ordinary and popular theories of street-level wrong-doing, but by technology experts armed with keyboards, passwords, programs and software patches.

Average American’s may have their moments when it comes to sound decision-making, (think Carter and Obama), but no honest assessment of what seemingly magically happened on election night passes the simple smell test.  Trump winning at 9PM on election night and Biden running the table in the wee hours of the morning with no news coverage?  Almost 82 million votes, literally overnight?  Take a whiff of that.

But now that we’re stuck with him, the question becomes, how did this happen, how do we ferret-out the bad actors, how do we assure American’s of the fairness of the voting process and most importantly, who is behind all of this?  Who engineered this and who is calling the shots?  Clearly Biden and Harris are at most useful idiots without a scant chance of hatching such a scheme, but simply place-holders, too dumb, and necessarily completely principle-less, in order to take orders, but from whom?

This is really the 6-trillion dollar question and until and unless we find this out, nothing else we do will really matter.

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Quitting: The New Virtue Signal

Like people needed another excuse not to succeed, US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles celebrates giving up as a virtue.  It would be understandable if she retired in order to go out as one of the best ever, but she made the decision to train as a member of a TEAM  representing the United States of America in the Olympics.  As a member of that TEAM, she failed them as well as the American’s sponsoring and supporting her.

The timing is suspect.

Recently tennis Olympian Naomi Osaka made it OK to avoid questions from the press and then went on to lose in the early rounds of the Olympics based on her alleged fragile state of mind.  After observing the fawning adulation and high levels of support for Osaka’s “bravery”, Biles found a new strategy; failure sold as strength.

Lincoln penned one of the greatest speeches ever written under the pressures of a civil war, a battle at Gettysburg with 50,000 casualties, his 11 year-old son dying only a year earlier, and a wife suffering from severe mental illness.

Imagine what the Gettysburg Address would look like had Biles, (instead of Harriet Beecher Stowe) been around to influence President Lincoln.

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Drop the Hammer on Gwen Berry

US Olympic hammer-thrower Gwen Berry generated wide-spread publicity this past week-end by turning her back on the US flag at the awards podium during the Olympic trials.  Berry, a well known prejudiced race-baiting malcontent has acted out in the past, earning a sanction from the US Olympic Committee two years ago for her grand-standing at the Pan American Games, and she has also been suspended for violating the Olympic anti-doping regulations.

Berry has an absolute right to exercise her freedom to speak.  She is free to say anything she wants to say any time see chooses to say it.  That freedom however does not rule out consequences.  The people and organizations that sponsor her, pay for her training, transportation, living expenses, food, medical care and the like have that same liberty to exercise their rights as well.  Rights for example under the area of contract law.  It may require that in order to compete in the Olympic Games as an athlete representing the United States of America, participants must agree to certain curtailments of those speech rights in exchange for accepting a position on the team.  Berry better read the fine print on her otherwise free-ride to stardom paid for by her fellow Americans.

Let’s be real; obtaining the glamour shot as a hammer-thrower is unlikely, especially when you take one look at Berry.  Her abundance of hate-filled attitude defines her image perfectly.  Where a Sharapova in tennis or Biles in gymnastics serve as terrific athletes and role models that are also aesthetically pleasing click-bait, images of the snide and bitchy Berry won’t make most spam folders.  Acting out may generate for her a Kapernick moment she might hope to ride into a gravy train but again, Berry is performing on a stage she doesn’t own, in a sport that doesn’t add one ounce of revenue or viewer excitement, (read advertising revenue) to the bottom line.

Hammer-throwing shouldn’t even be an Olympic sport.  The only people throwing hammers are Olympians or those trying to become Olympians.  This should have been thrown out of the modern Olympics long ago, along with the likes of Berry.

Although speech is “free”, so is speech in reaction just as free.  Berry devoid of the Olympic stage is just another anonymous self-loathing; prejudice mean-spirited ugly human being looking to blame others for her miserable existence. 

The next time 3rd place hammer-thrower Berry makes her throw, she might best be advised to attach to that hammer her crappy attitude and the gigantic chip on her shoulder and throw it all out into the cesspool of her own despair.

I believe that freedom loving Americans would rather lose an Olympic medal than to have it obtained by the likes of Berry.  Her achievements would only taint the trophy case with her poisonous hatred of America and sully the goodness of her fellow athletes that best represent this great country.  While Berry is hateful of America, she is slimy enough to use what she can from that which she hates for her own enrichment.

Before Berry ever competes again, the US Olympic Committee ought to drop the hammer on her.

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Just the facts please..

The US population is more-or-less evenly split between men and women yet 90% of those incarcerated are men, according to FBI crime statistics.  Nearly 75% of NBA players are black while 97% of professional golfers are white.  From these FACTS it is reasonable to conclude that men commit more crime than women, blacks are better at basketball than whites and whites are better at golf than blacks.  This isn’t sexist or racist, these are observable FACTS reinforced by reality and observable in the world around us.

The lunacy of the Left argues that prisons and professional sports are inherently racist because their numbers fail to match the demographic distribution of men and women or blacks and whites in society.  The Left doesn’t seek equal opportunity for all; they seek equal outcomes regardless of talents, choices and ambitions.  The Left doesn’t seek the level playing field they claim, but instead a scheme to fix the game and dictate the score.

Asians SAT scores are the highest of any race, blacks the lowest.  27.9% of Blacks are on food stamps.  7.6% for Asians.  Black unemployment is 9.7%.  For Asians, 5.6%.  As a group, Asians are better educated, more employable and less likely to be on welfare than are blacks.  Again, FACTS.  Because of this, a certain segment of the black community hates Asians because in spite of similar histories, obstacles and prejudice, their overwhelming accomplishments and successes are an embarrassment by comparison.

Asian achievement begs the question to the black community; we did it in one generation, why can’t you seem to do in 5? 

Blacks kill each other at a rate 10 times higher than they die at the hands of the police.

Over 90% of black homicides are committed by black men.  Black men are about 6% of the population yet they commit over 50% of all murders and robberies and represent over 5-times the prison population of whites.  Unless you’re allergic to the truth, it is logical to conclude that black men are more violent and more likely to be criminals than their white counterparts.  Even though black men make up only 6% of the US population, they represent about 32% of lethal encounters with police resulting in justifiable homicides.  Being killed by a cop if you are black, is less likely than being struck by lightning.   Oh again with those awful FACTS.

Those who find FACTS as racist are not thinking or rational enough to have an intelligent conversation.  President Biden swerved into the actual truth of modern liberalism when he said in a speech:  “we’ll take truth over facts.”  The point of playing the race/sex/ card is not to encourage dialogue and consensus, but to censor and stop further discussion because on the facts, these arguments can’t be won. 

When one finds FACTS as offensive, then the truth must be offensive as well.  This way of thinking requires one to live in a world of lies.  The many American’s who have failed themselves by clinging to ignorance while rejecting reality puts the future of the United States on a dangerous and self-destructive trajectory.

The United States of America isn’t made up of groups; she is made up from individuals.  Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are characteristics of people, individuals, each of us.  We are all free to accomplish what our own qualities, possibilities and aspirations encourage us to pursue.  These decisions come from within.  Self actualization is a unique and wonderful gift to Americans, underwritten by a Constitution that guarantees our access to the possibilities as we see them for ourselves.  Outcomes are not guaranteed but our ability to try is.  Setbacks are certain, we learn from them.  They make us stronger, more resolute, more determined and more grateful.  Failure isn’t permanent or fatal; it is a part of a bigger and greater process as our lives go on and we build on our experiences.

Americans are a giving and generous people.  We will help everyone who is striving as best they can to help themselves.  What we do not do willingly is to suffer fools, the lazy or opportunists and the Left today is mostly made up from heavy doses of all three. 

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Crazy

My company provides services to insurance carriers.  Recently, a large, nationally operational third party administrator issued the following directive, excerpts of which I have included.

Hello Team, 

We wanted to send out a note regarding this, as the Carriers do not want to see the word “tranny” or “trans” manually entered when referring to a transmission or transmission fluid as it is a Political Correctness issue.  We understand that it has been used for a while and is considered industry slang however, in today’s society it can rub some the wrong way and create legal issues. Please be make sure going forward you are not using these slangs on your estimate.

If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you.

After about 3-minutes of thoughtful consideration, I dashed off the following in response.

In a world of insane, hyper-sensitivity, wouldn’t the phrase “rub some the wrong way” also have sexual overtones for those sad people that have nothing better to do than see if they can figure out a way to be offended?  Instead, normal, high-functioning people ought to rise up and tell that sad, 1% of the easily offended to go and piss up a rope.  Tired of the PC BS.

Having been in business for over 35-years, I can afford to make such pronouncements in protest to a world gone crazy.  I do so on behalf of all of the younger people and their fledgling businesses that are too afraid to stand up to this nonsense and fight back.

I hope I’m not alone in my quest to fight-off this oppressive fog of compulsive submission to unorthodoxy, but regardless; I’ll not be cowed into compliance from the fringes of a society that has lost its way.

This is what happens when we dismiss, discourage and dismantle the family and un-tether ourselves from God. 

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