You can not make peace with monsters who deliberately attack children. Ever. This Presisdent is out to destroy Israel. The God of Abraham will not allow it.
BurkeanSon was introduced to Percy Jackson books at the age of 8 and he has been reading them ever since. I would not have wanted him reading House of Hades that young, or even as old as 10, the books recommended starting age. So it is only fair to warn parents that what seems like a fun adventure series with an Ancient Greece theme, will turn into yet another leftist propaganda push in the 4th book of the 2nd series, House of Hades.
Rick Riordan has decided to jump on the left wing bandwagon and turn Nico, a boy previously enamored of a girl, into a character enamored of Percy Jackson. The BurkeanSon is old enough now to understand the left’s agenda and the never ending blitzkrieg of that agenda. But if I had known 6 years ago where this series would lead I would never have let him get sucked into Percy’s world. If your kids haven’t started this series, I would suggest keeping it that way.
It is fascinating that Nico is not the only character doing a 180 in this book. Every character undergoes a transformation and becomes someone completely different. Hazel who always hated magic is now a witch, Jason the ultimate Roman leader is now not a leader and not even Roman, and so on. Characterizations firmly established in previous books are thrown out the window and everyone, not just Nico, is an entirely new character. There was nothing foreshadowing these new characters, no warning. Calypso was gentle and kind, bam, now Calypso is a shrieking harpy. Nico had a crush on Anabeth, now bam, Nico has a crush on Percy. It is as if Rioridan knew there was no explanation for Nico’s homosexuality, so all the other characters had to reverse course as well.
I decided not to bring up the PC plot point, and waited to see the Burkeanson’s own reactions to it. When discussing the book the Burkeanson started by mentioning the change in the other characters before saying “and Nico, where did that come from?” Burkeanson may be young, but he knows bad writing when it hits him on the head. The book is horribly fragmented, jumping from one character’s point of view to the other in the most intense moment. The book is nothing but a series of cliffhangers, jumping onto another cliffhanger in a totally different place with a totally different character. In some cases there isn’t even an explanation for the last cliffhanger, just jumping in not where we left off. Some of the worst writing I have ever seen. Perhaps Riordan decided to leap aboard the PC bandwagon to distract from the awful writing.
So desperate for all the validation, and publicity, that goes with bowing to the left’s agenda, Riordan doesn’t even know he has played the predator’s favorite trump card. Nico’s homosexuality is presented in House of Hades as starting with an 11 year old boy’s hero worship, after Percy saves Nico’s life. Same sex hero worship is quite ordinary at that age, and every predator knows this, and exploits it. This is why so often the molester is the trusted coach or teacher. To place into a child’s head the idea that admiration of someone of the same sex is equal to homosexuality is an evil little trick, placing even more adult sized burdens onto young souls.
It is part of the perversion and deviation of our age that we can only see love in erotic terms. Abraham Lincoln told his male friends he loved them, Lincoln was gay. Emma Woodhouse thinks Harriet Smith is beautiful, Jane Austen’s Emma is about lesbian love. Somehow in our age the only love is erotic love. Friendship, admiration any emotion for a person of the same sex must be erotic. Perhaps past ages weren’t terrible, homophobic places in which homosexuals had to hide their true feelings. Perhaps past ages just understood there is more to love than eros.
Listening to the RINO Christie and Roger Simon’s “idealistic nine year old” Rand Paul, http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2013/07/30/libertarianism-and-the-nsa/ , swatting at each other like spoiled brats in a playpen, I can only hope they are eliminating each other from contention in 2016. They have both proved that not only do they not possess a serious ideological foundation, they neither have the temperament for a Republican President of the USA. Though they would of course make excellent Democratic political operatives.
Considering we have such accomplished reform minded Governors as Jindal, Walker, Brewer and Perry, I can’t even imagine why either of these two are ever even mentioned in the same breath as 2016. Hopefully they will take each other out and we will be done with them both soon.
I have no idea where the myth that liberals like cats came from. There never was anything so devoted to the Burkean principles of ordered liberty as a cat. I never knew a liberal who had a cat. And go to the zoo with a liberal, they head straight for the monkey cage to visit their ancestors, and won’t go near the tigers.
You’ve all seen the Greenpeace commercials about the poor dying polar bears. There are more than a million polar bears in the wild. Do you ever see Greenpeace go on hysterically about the cheetah? There are less than 10,000 cheetahs in the wild, but when they go extinct liberals will cheer. Bears kill cause they are hungry. They would prefer begging at state parks or eating out of garbage cans, no wonder liberals love them.
But cats enjoy the hunt, the chase, the kill. A well fed domesticated cat will still kill any mouse or bird it can get its claws into, just for fun. Liberals hate that.
Our Truffle is gone now, gone to the great hunting grounds in the sky, where hummingbirds are not too fast to catch. But when she was just a year old, she tried to kill a raccoon three times her size. The raccoon was on our porch and Truffle kept leaping up on the patio door trying to get out to it. The raccoon was huge and had much longer, scarier claws, but it stared frozen in horror at the dangerous wild beast determined to kill. Truffle got so mad that we wouldn’t let her out to kill the thing, that was much bigger than her, she bit us. No way a liberal could love something that committed to pre-emptive strikes.
Cats don’t believe in participation trophies. Cats are firm believers that the race should go to the swiftest; and if the gazelle or the mouse wanted to live it should have been faster. Cats are nature’s perfect killing machines. Proof positive that Tennyson was right and “nature is red in tooth and claw.” They ruin all the liberals’ sacred fables about Mother Gaia. They are the conservative’s natural ally. But they will still scratch us, so we know who’s in charge.
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