Saturday Stuff

Happy Saturday all.  Hang yer hat up and set for a while. It’s a beautiful day on the porch.

I don’t have much today, so I figured I’d post a few different things for folks to choose one or everything to look at, but mostly it’s an open thread.

First up, Heather’s nephew finished up his internship at their church last week, and last Sunday gave his first Sermon.  It’s really good, I listened to it a couple of times this week, it’s a much needed message in our time when folks seem to highlight God’s blessings and things He does for us, but not so much on His absolute Holiness….

Change up from the Holiness and Goodness of God, to those who deny God while making themselves their own….

Communism seems to always make a comeback of sorts, and new generations of young people ignorant of anything beyond the benefits of American ingenuity, hard work and capitalism seem to embrace the idea of a revamped worker’s paradise and socialist utopia.

I’ve never had a chance to read any of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s works- but his book, The Gulag Archipelago ought to be a must read for anyone about to graduate from high school.  It’s an in depth, dose of reality of the ” Soviet prison camps where people were enslaved, overworked, tortured, and killed for—in many cases—nothing more than opposing socialism, communism, Stalin, the Party, or some other aspect of the vaunted “workers’ paradise.” It’s been described as “an unrelenting indictment of communist ideology.” Terror was the modus operandi from its founding philosophical father Karl Marx to his acolytes in Russia, Lenin and Stalin.”

When one ignores history, one is doomed to repeat it.  I don’t know if it will stave off the power influenced Vladimir Putin, but Since 2009, Gulag has been mandatory reading as part of the curriculum in Russian schools.  One would think American schools would follow the example but for the leftist ideological grip on our public ‘education’ system, media and much of Hollywood and politics.

One of my favorite quotes is from Solzhenitsyn, “When you have robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power. He is free again.

The story of Solzhenitsyn is a fascinating one.  This is a great article, called Remembering Solzhenitsyn by Lawrence Reed.  I hope folks will find some time to read it, as there are a few of the most important quotes from Solzhenistyn’s books included.

OK Last up, this is priceless.  For those of us who love Tim Hawkins, and, especially those of us who really appreciate the group Disturbed– their version of Sound of Silence has been revamped to the….

Oh heck, here’s the song Sound of Silence by Disturbed…  you be the judge whether Hawkins pulled off a great one or not….

Well, the boy and I are out today for the airshow that comes to our neck of the town every year,  so if we get any good footage, I’ll post it later for anyone who’s interested.

I hope whatever folks are doing, traveling, relaxing, running errands or doing chores, everyone has a blessed and safe day.