Things You Can Rely On Part 2

     Just as “environmentalists” (who should really be called “anti-humanists”) are reliable in their opposition to anything that supports and enriches human life, vocal “diversity” activists are absolutely reliable about certain things. Most prominent among those things is their hatred for any manifestation of Christianity or practices associated with it:

     This happened in Dedham, Mass., population 25,000. Back on December 2nd, librarian Lisa Desmond posted a comment on Facebook saying that a decision had been made not to put up a tree this year because unidentified people were “uncomfortable” with it.

     I found out today that my beautiful library will not have it’s Christmas tree this year. Zero explanation. When I asked, I was told “people “ were made uncomfortable last year looking at it. I’m sorry WHAT? In my 28 years at the Dedham Public Library, I have never heard a negative comment…

     Those who know me know I lead with positive intentions.

     I’m not feeling very positive today.

     Please bring Christmas back to my beautiful library. And always lead with love in your heart.

     Plaintive and touching. As it happens, the “unidentified people” who were “uncomfortable” with the tree were exactly one person: a crazed LGBT activist named (incredible but true) Diane Loud:

     Lisa Desmond: F**K YOU. You knew what you were doing. You spent days batting aside the people who asked you to ratchet this back. “Everyone will tell you I’m the most inclusive person ever!” Everyone will tell me that you are a selfish f**king b**** who does not care about anyone but herself. For a tree? For a motherf***ing TREE? You have put people’s lives in a lot of danger. A LOT of danger. For a motherf***ing Christmas tree…

     I hope this is worth it. All. I hope the fact that you— who claim to believe in Christ and Christmas or whatever happy horseshit you’re trying to hide behind— are the least gracious, most hateful, most disgusting trash in the world. Is this what you think your magic sky daddy wants? Where in the Bible was this again?

     In closing I would like to add a final round of F**K YOU, YOU PIECES OF TRASH. I hate each and every one of you and I do wish great suffering on you. You are terrible, terrible people.

     Yes, it’s an extreme case…but note that that sole “extreme case” managed, albeit temporarily, to get the Dedham library to eschew its traditional Christmas décor. That is why “extreme cases” are noteworthy, especially in our current sociopolitical milieu.


     There’s some “love” for you, eh, Gentle Reader? Real “inclusivity” from Miss Loud…unless you happen to love Christmas and the many manifestations the great majority of us enjoy and have grown accustomed to seeing at this time of year. And it is rampant within the LGBT crowd. Yes, there are exceptions – I’m personally friendly with two transwomen, as I’ve said before – but overall, this hatred of anything even peripherally Christian is powerful in that community.

     It must be exhausting, but that’s not my concern. I look at developments such as this in an evidentiary light. What does it tell us about what’s happening in our society?

     My principal deduction is unlikely to raise any eyebrows:

Angry voices continue to have disproportionate influence over the behavior of “public” institutions.

     It’s basic Public Choice theory. We’ve known it for decades, but it’s upsetting nevertheless. Hatred evokes counter-hatred. A minority group that’s already provoked substantial backlash should be aware of the danger from that effect. It should discipline its unruly members, the better to stay on acceptable terms with the rest of the nation. Failure to do so gets the group identified with the unruly and their most extreme behavior. What follows is seldom pleasant.

     (Can you hear Tom Lehrer singing “National Brotherhood Week” in the distance?)


     Christians are taught to “turn the other cheek” in response to insult and offense, but each of us has a limit. Christ Himself counseled His apostles to buy swords. At some point those instruments will be employed. It won’t be to slice the Christmas ham.

     Christians are still a national majority. And mirabile dictu, many lapsed Christians are returning to the active practice of the Faith. What do you suppose would come of a mass movement among Christians to bring the LGBT community to heel? Do you imagine that it would be utterly peaceful and tolerant? I don’t.

     Note that antidiscrimination laws and policies work only one way, de facto. It doesn’t matter how they’re worded if the enforcement of them is one-sided – and it is, Gentle Reader. Coupled to the acceleration and accumulation of behaviors such as Diane Loud’s, this will bring about consequences that no one will like. The Redeemer whose birth we commemorate nine days hence certainly won’t approve of them. But that won’t restrain some people once their limit has been reached.

     There’s little good in pointing fingers. We’re all sinners, regardless of the measure by which we measure others or ourselves. And I have no doubt that there are Christians who fail to distinguish between the sin, which we are permitted to deplore, and the sinner, whom we are charged to love and protect. That too must cease. Good Christians must rein in their not-so-good fellows just as civil, courteous LGBTers must do with their comrades who are given to intolerance and hatred. Else we’re in for some very unpleasant developments.


     A final observation: Christ, during the Sermon on the Mount, counseled His listeners to “Love your enemies and pray for them that persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44) The practice has more than one effect. Among other things, it really irritates the worst among “your enemies” to be told “I’ll pray for you.” It drives them to ever greater degrees of intolerance…which ultimately rebounds against them from within their own ranks.

     The Son of God was a canny dude. Take his advice. And enjoy your Christmas season to the hilt.


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  1. Something worth noticing that appeared in your source was this:

    The town released a statement last week which decried online threats didn’t single anyone out or mention some of the threats had come from a member of their own Human Rights committee.

    When did the disinclination to name those involved become common? Clearly the trend serves those in power who tend to let the lunatics take the heat for them willingly hiding their own wishes that we can only infer. It turned out that only one person dropped the mask, and the rest of the committee felt the need to oust her. But her vote was only one vote on that committee. Someone proposed the bill; and someone else seconded; it was passed by at least a majority. But no names are disclosed.

    A good journalist will expose who decided Diane Loud’s wishes should be heeded as if she were a monarch. Look, even now that Loud has been ousted, her whim stands. Why haven’t the name or names of those in power been brought into the light?

    Sorry for the redundancies above. It’s too early for much more than a rant.

    • Butch DuCote on December 16, 2022 at 8:42 AM

    The World Turned Upside Down (To the Tune of, When the King enioys his own again.)

    Listen to me and you shall hear, news hath not been this thousand year:
    Since Herod, Caesar, and many more, you never heard the like before.
    Holy-dayes are despis’d, new fashions are devis’d.
    Old Christmas is kickt out of Town.
    Yet let’s be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn’d upside down.

    The wise men did rejoyce to see our Savior ChristsNativity:
    The Angels did good tidings bring, the Sheepheards did rejoyce and sing.
    Let all honest men, take example by them.
    Why should we from good Laws be bound?
    Yet let’s be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn’d upside down.

    Command is given, we must obey, and quite forget old Christmas day:
    Kill a thousand men, or a Town regain, we will give thanks and praise amain.
    The wine pot shall clinke, we will feast and drinke.
    And then strange motions will abound.
    Yet let’s be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn’d upside down.

    Our Lords and Knights, and Gentry too, doe mean old fashions to forgoe:
    They set a porter at the gate, that none must enter in thereat.
    They count it a sin, when poor people come in.
    Hospitality it selfe is drown’d.
    Yet let’s be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn’d upside down.

    The serving men doe sit and whine, and thinke it long ere dinner time:
    The Butler’s still out of the way, or else my Lady keeps the key,
    The poor old cook, in the larder doth look,
    Where is no goodnesse to be found,
    Yet let’s be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn’d upside down.

    To conclude, I’le tell you news that’s right, Christmas was kil’d at Naseby fight:
    Charity was slain at that same time, Jack Tell troth too, a friend of mine,
    Likewise then did die, rost beef and shred pie,
    Pig, Goose and Capon no quarter found.
    Yet let’s be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn’d upside down.

    • Nitzakhon on December 16, 2022 at 9:56 AM

    I remember being that obnoxious and angry as a newly-minted atheist.  But I mellowed, in part because I’m not generally an angry and hateful person by nature.


    I wear a kippa.  The other day someone said “Merry Christmas” and then saw it; they practically bowed and scraped being apologetic.  WHY????  I told them “You just wished me peace, love, joy, happiness, etc.  Why would I take offense at that”?


    Speaking of, Francis and all, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    • Steve on December 17, 2022 at 10:46 AM

    (Can you hear Tom Lehrer singing “National Brotherhood Week” in the distance?)

    This is one of the reasons why I love your site, you never fail to impress! A friends father had this record lying around when we were in HS and it always made me laugh!

    “Step up and shake the hand of,

    some one you can’t stand,

    you can tolerate them if you try!”


    Merry Christmas everyone!


    • shirley ewjeste on December 17, 2022 at 12:48 PM

    So….it looks like Random Citizens at Large will have to step up and start delivering Christmas trees to the library.


    Assuming, of course, there are any of those in Dedham.

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