Just What Do We Mean by ABUSE Anyway?Written by Rosella Aranda
For most people, word abuse implies violent and malicious behavior. In fact, most mistreatment does NOT fall into that category. ALL MISTREATMENT LEAVES EMOTIONAL SCARS There are several basic types of mistreatment, but one thing that all types of mistreatment have in common is that they all cause great mental suffering. It’s important to realize that this damage occurs even if abuse is committed out of ignorance or exhaustion or any other mitigating factors.
Children have no way of discerning between intentional or unintentional harm. To them, it all hurts just same. PHYSICAL MISTREATMENT AND NEGLECT Physical abuse includes any kind of corporal punishment: hitting, pushing, slapping, burning, biting, and even yanking. You often see parents yanking their children by arm as if they were dragging something by a leash. These behaviors may or may not leave physical scars, but emotional scars always remain. There is also neglect, which is a deprivation of basic necessities: food, clothing, shelter, medical attention or adequate supervision. Leaving children alone who are too young to be in charge of themselves and their own safety is not only dangerous. It is cruel. The child might assure parents that it’s okay with him because he senses that that’s what his parents want. In reality, child may be terrified of staying alone and even more afraid to say so. WITNESSING PHYSICAL ABUSE IS EQUALLY ABUSIVE Most people do not recognize that just witnessing physical abuse is also horrifying and extremely damaging. If parents beat up on each other and kid is forced to watch or hear or even witness aftermath, no one gets out of that scenario unscathed. SEXUAL ABUSE IS NOT CONFINED TO INTERCOURSE Sexual abuse occurs when a child is forced, tricked, or threatened to engage in any kind of sexual behavior. It is not limited to penetration or fellatio or fondling. It includes even watching or listening to any kind of sexual activity. Most people do not realize that sexual violation also occurs when there is a distortion of boundaries: • Grown-ups walking in on kids without regard for their intimate space • Grown-ups being too seductively clad or unclad • Ogling child in a state of undress • Making sexual observations about someone’s body These are all inappropriate behaviors and they leave child feeling very confused and uneasy. They might not understand why they feel bad, but it becomes a great source
HITLER’S POSITIVE CHRISTIANITY… Written by Doug Krieger
HITLER’S POSITIVE CHRISTIANITY… Unleashing Patriotic Church By Douglas William Krieger NEVER IN AMERICA? This article was written by one of German ancestry whose forebears on his mother’s side can be traced to Martin Luther himself; thence, incessant interest in rise of Adolf Hitler and, in particular (through years of research) under girding support he derived in his ascendancy from Christian religion in heart of Europe. How could this possibly happen? Alas! Could we in America be as deceitfully predisposed to such a malevolent curse—driven by same demons? Do we today witness camouflaged strategies designed to accomplish a greater horror of unimaginable consequence and upon Christendom of like vulnerability? The remotest thought of such an evil plot akin to what seduced German people could somehow be foisted upon our beloved America boggles senses . . . yet, each day, each month, same cultural polarization eerily divides; similitude of its military-industrial complex mirrors that of Rome’s expansions; its cries for greater and more restrictive security for its citizenry clamors; its tenuous economic factors now threatening globalism it created as a result of insatiable consumption of all things luxurious persist—all this while within walls of our crystal city, party is oblivious to multitude of wretched outside who admire and distain its opulence. Are there comparisons? Be not quick in your rejection that alleged “systems” now in place—with histories of wide disparity—insure Americans absolute relief from extremities of Nazi Germany . . . look again, look carefully, very carefully . . . history’s mercurial habit at repetition seeks to warn us all . . . “broad is way that leadeth to destruction and many there be that go in thereat.” THE INTOXICATING APPEAL To understand appeal, absolute, mesmerizing, and intoxicating drive behind Hitler's success, one must go beyond inequities of Versailles Treaty and delve into mysterious association that Herr Hitler placed upon Christian religion. Don't think that Adolf was way off into some cultic, overtly demonic world of fantasy and influence. True, occult most assuredly was deeply engaged in his thinking and outlook—but use of legitimate Christian imagery was his forte. He both understood need to mobilize masses and religion that alone could sway their fidelity to his cause. Furthermore, throughout his declarations and apparent pontifications, is a unique ability to uplift and galvanize German people—to so highly esteem them, and to generate within them self-esteem that would produce a people whose image reflected one who had so unalterably changed and transformed them into awesome enunciation of der Fuhrer himself. They became transfixed and transported into another state of mind and being—from despair and rejection, to an exhilarating euphoria and total acceptance. They could BE ALL THAT THEY COULD BE and then some. Here is no buffoon strutting upon stage of German dejection cavalierly riveting German mind and will upon himself—no, no, no! Here is uniqueness of Adolf Hitler—one who could so verbalize with utter clarity what German soul could be in its fullness and creative genius. Neither did his spoken word proclaim his own commitment and genius—it climaxed within Germany he envisioned in such a rapturous expression and discovery of who they were, and what they could become, with God Almighty vindicating every breath they would take! Hitler injected into nearly every German heart a DIVINE SPARK, which regrettably morphed into an inferno of destruction and death unforeseen in human history—but its initial dissension upon its benefactors was replete with a baptism of power and light utterly transcendent that it captured an entire nation in heart of Christian Europe. Its pristine message created IMAGE of DAS VOLK, a people who were destined by very triumph of their corporate will to be consummation and commencement of Kingdom of God—DAS THOUSANDE JAHRE REICH! (The promised millennial reign—one thousand year kingdom)! But, firstly, Weimar Republic's failure was predictable. Its liberalism was far too watered down, far too immersed in its diversity and acceptance to galvanize enthusiasm and concerted consecration of common folk, who longed for a winner, a leader, a "national champion." Democracy, gone awry, alone can produce dictatorship—de facto, or elected! Ultimately, Left (Weimar or Hollywood)—again by its very nature—simply cannot SUSTAIN caliber of commitment and vision that can be produced by absolutism and rigid conservatism to which we allude here. Today a growing number of truly evangelical faithful observe Christian Right in America, assisted by its current allies among so-called neocons (i.e., neoconservatives—pragmatic politicos), forging a formidable alliance of convenience that wholly supports rise of New American World Order System. Its striking resemblance to Hitler's appeals is frightful! Liberalism may rant and rave about societal freedoms and renounce governmental restrictions—but their voices and challenges are hollow sounding and even adjudged fallacious, when triumph of his armies have so prevailed upon Plains of Shinar! Libertarians and Constitutionalists—you do well to listen to this diatribe. ADOLF HITLER—THE GERMAN SOLUTION IS A CHRISTIAN ONE The tone and substance coming from mouth of Herr Hitler, although context is, of course, unique to European Christianity, is eerily compatible to what we are increasingly hearing today from certain political leaders within American New World Order System. What you are about to read will shock many of you—will utterly cause you to have a spiritual seizure; a revulsion akin to a full-blown, stomach-bending, vomit—but you must come to terms with why this is happening and how religion—the Christian religion—is most powerful tool that can be utilized in order to capture "believing" masses and to promote, through "moral covering" and political dedication, an agenda that resounds within heart of common man in context of Western Civilization. Hitler, like today's champions of Americana, knew that "believing masses" had been beaten down; had suffered their World War (Viet Nam), had their beloved Germany (America) battered about with moral decline and "radical secularism" that caused "moral fiber" of nation to collapse—something had (has) to be done—someone with guts and glory had (has) to arise to capture imagination of nation to arise from its depravity and crimes, from its vulnerability (be it from "them socialists" or "terrorists"), from its self-inflicted and debilitating social ills . . . someone is needed to alter our self-perceptions!