How to Respond to Blackmail

If you interact with enough people, speak offensive truths, or stand up to the powerful, it’s inevitable you’ll eventually be blackmailed. Extortion and doxxing are related techniques you may encounter as well.

If your first thought on reading those words is to say to yourself, “You can’t be blackmailed if you haven’t done anything wrong”, well, you’re delusional.

For one, we’ve all done something wrong, it’s simply a question of there existing the right kind of evidence to be employed against you at a certain time and under just the right circumstances. Your crime or sin could be very minor, but if you were to state under oath that you had never committed a crime, and then a blackmailer reminded you that at age 16 you exceeded the speed limit, or you lied in a phone call you made to a girlfriend and mailed across state lines, or you wore an American flag as a piece of clothing to a political rally, or you trespassed while protesting outside an abortion clinic, well, you have not just empowered the blackmailer, but you may have perjured yourself and be subject to additional criminal penalties.

Secondly, it doesn’t really matter whether you are guilty, because the blackmailer perceives that you fear the allegation, and not just the truth of it. Since most people are inclined to believe the worst of others, especially someone they already dislike, the revelation of negative information is almost certainly to be damaging, even if much later it is … Read the rest

I Still Can’t Believe I’ve Never Been to (Facebook) Jail

NC17 warning (this may be the post that gets me into FB jail after four years of tempting them daily).

Don’t scroll down unless you are an adult comfortable and mature enough to deal with references to the female body -found here on Facebook, BTW. To my sons, that means: this is not for you.
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I just saw a video on FB showing a cult of Feminazis who host “Vagina Watching Workshops” (actually I think they mean genital-watching workshops, since little to none of the vagina was visible). The women view themselves with mirrors and cameras, other women gaze into their labia and clitoris, and then they create plaster casts of their…inner thighs and external genitalia.

Now, let’s face it, they’re all more or less alike. Like people, they come in different shapes, sizes, colors and…well, you get the point. So why the obsession with them?

Yeah…so I’m not going to say anything more about women at this moment, although a great deal *could* be said. Here’s the REAL reason for this post:

Why is Alex Jones too dangerous for FB but these Feminazis and their genitalia are fine? (No, don’t ask me for a link to the video. It showed up on my timeline b/c I’ve been invited, but not accepted, an invitation to join a certain group of Meninists here on FB).

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The Protestant Revulsion to Mary

For a variety of reasons, I tend to avoid arguing with my protestant friends. For one, I stay busy teaching and defending the Catholic faith with fellow Catholics. Secondly, I’ve found that a person really needs to be open to hearing a different perspective for the possibility of productive dialogue.
 
However, when a friend says that a devotion to Mary is more repulsive than atheism, I’m inclined to speak up. (Yes, it was a Calvinist).
 
It has always struck me as illogical that protestants are so eager to ask one another-not just sinners, but those predestined to hell-to pray for them, but consider it idolatry (literally), to ask those *already in heaven* to pray for them.
 
This obstinance regarding Mary is all the more unusual given that even the most extreme fundamentalist would proclaim belief in the 10 Commandments, which even in abridged, modern translations includes the obligation to “honor father and mother”, and would even go so far as to admit that imitating Christ-the perfect, sinless man-would be a good thing (1 Cor 11:1)…so long as we don’t imitate too perfectly His honoring of His mother.
 
They recoil at statues to the mother of the King of Kings, but erect statues of earthly royalty, reformers, Masons and warmongers. They abhor pictures of the mother of God but cover their timelines with pictures of family, friends and acquaintances, all of whom are alienated from the righteousness of God and at least some of whom are no doubt completely depraved.
 
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