Who Should be Pointing Fingers and at Whom?

CRISIS is CONSTANT

Who should be pointing fingers and at whom; We the People Should, and the guilty are right in our faces daily!

This mess has been brewing while they all kept kicking the can down the road for decades, and why you may ask?  Because of all the wheeling and dealing going on south of the border with our own elected corrupted officials making boat loads of money playing the shell game and funneling tax money to foreign governments in aid and getting kickbacks in corporate deals or even laundering money!  Why do you think Trump has all the house and most of the Senate doing back-flips and many gunning for him because he called it straight and said you’re all a of bunch of bandits that put the infamous Mexican Bandit Pancho Villa to shame, making him look like a girl scout!

Do you think Lindsey Graham or Adam Schiff and many of the others that have been on foreign relations committees and intelligence material dealings wouldn’t have a clue about all of the hanky-panky going on over the years?  Of course they knew and many were in on it or turned a blind eye because it was just so big and out of control; they all went along to survive, caught up in the inertia of a colossal corruption and failing of our system and now the shit is hitting the fan and then some!  Look how lovey-dovey the Bush’s were with the Obama’s but they piss-on the Trumps, because up to then it was all status-quo, business as usual and keep duping the public; We the Suckers, not We the People!  I know about my own state’s nefarious dealings which have cooperation in DC making it one big Deep State MESS.  Scams up the wing-wang!

This hasn’t been our government “Of the People” for at least 50 years and even more than that depending how you figure it.  It’s just that now it was becoming a freaking nuthouse!  Giving license to screwy policies and fringe groups or even as now illegal invaders getting as much or more rights than you and I the American Patriot Citizens!  This bullshit has to end soon or there must be a REVOLUTION; and I mean the REAL DEAL 1776 REDUX!  But now it’s not the British are coming; they and all the corrupt among us, even of the World; NWO are already here and have the power over us!  They manipulate the shit out of us all.

On top of this some of the same people were in on the media being bought and paid for with no true FCC or Congressional oversight or regulating that would protect “We the People”, it’s been all about those in the inner circle with the agenda and who have the power to dictate to the others how this plane will fly, or it’s all going to come crashing down as they seem hell-bent on making happen!

Things are so bad that people like the greasy, commie, half dead creep Bernie is actually a presidential candidate with the likes of a freak puppet AOC ranting on the news how Bernie is the man and America needs him!  WHAT?  Does anyone in their right mind not see all of this pure lunacy and BS flying in our faces with this narrative orchestrated by the fake mass media and can even think for a millisecond that Bernie could run this country for 5 minutes or that any of the other candidates aren’t equally as flawed and totally not of the caliber necessary to run the greatest country on earth which wields so much power militarily and politically in a time when CRISIS is CONSTANT?  If you don’t see what I’m saying you must be a part of the problem too!

Lawrence Morra

“From Sea to Shining Sea; Teachers Strikes to Foreign Policy”

“Truth and Facts are where it’s at”

The following are thoughts and insights I had today about what is so obviously wrong with America or more specifically it’s corrupted political system!  These words were in response to a major teacher’s strike in Chicago where typical useless negotiations of the same old same old, “Deep State” posturing are doing very little to solve any root problems, which stands in sharp contrast to the highly successful negotiations by our President Trump and his two top members of his executive team; Vice President Pence and Secretary Pompeo in Turkey this week to secure a ceasefire with president Erdoğan’s military conflict that he initiated between Turkey and the Kurd’s in Northern Syria, to drive them out of the region!

Yea right fella, you go boy!  But, you’ve got one big problem with your mantra out of the gate that stands out like a sore thumb so bad that even you yourself should have seen it, so it’s time for some new glasses or maybe even a new head!  So you  say; “America is either a place where everyone has a right to their own opinion,” Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one!

Now I’ll fill you in on something much more important to all True American Patriots. “Truth and Facts are where it’s at;” and in life there are two ways to go, either left or right, not to waffle, and in the world of politics and governance one must choose to do what is Right or Wrong!  The paradigm has flipped since Trump was elected, becoming one of the greatest Presidents this country and world have ever known, not another cheap facsimile like his predecessors of recent memory were and even the former candidate turncoat Mitt Romney would have been too, he would have done no better for America and its Citizens than Obozo did.  Go figure, one a way left Marxist traitor and the other a major status-quo (Deep State) player like McCain was; and Romney still is, the Secret Santa Traitor!  The SS; which he is no better than that WWII SS Gestapo archetype!  Both of these, the old and the new SS use the same rule-book.  Now to further broaden your horizon,  America isn’t a place as you stated; it’s a Constitutional Republic of “We the People” under “God” for which It Stands!  Remember, Truth and Facts are where it’s at!

Here is a little extra something I posted on another trend about the teachers strike in Chicago, which is part and parcel of the same DEEP underlying issue causing all of the trouble in America!  Let’s call it the HIDDEN AGENDA!  I point that out because today we have much worse going on right under our noses in our government by our elected officials and their cronies causing as much or actually more damage to our Nation than the Rosenberg’s the American spies ever came close to unleashing yet they were hung for their espionage crimes against America; but now nothing happens except the above the law cabal they keep on doing more of the same, even worse crimes against America!  Do we really believe the Biden’s spent and spend so much time in the Ukraine holding hands like good American Boy Scouts with the political system there or fat cats because they just love helping other people especially in former Soviet Bloc Countries with massive natural resource deposits?  Dirty as Dirt they are!  Joe Biden the epitome of a greasy crooked career politician; never did anything but get better at taking us all for a ride!  Or that Schiff is a straight shooter and respects our system of governance or “We the People” with his nefarious devious mind, hell-bent on destroying Trump’s presidency?  I can tell you Schiff himself will be going to hell!

Problem is TOO MANY Slackers want to be served and not live to serve others!  Its very much similar or the same as what is happening around the Nation in many major corrupted cities and Chicago is a very corrupt one!  In my home state the Dem Gestapo have ruined the place and ruled with actual Gestapo tactics of abuse of power, government overreach, intimidation, harassment, conspiracy and a slew of Constitutional breaches violating my Civil and Constitutional Rights because they had no check and balance system in operation, especially while Obama was ruling the roost for those 8 hellish dark years for America, and his helping them corrupt even more, (while we all were behind the 8 ball)!  Yes, the paradigm has flipped paving the way for justice to be served; then we can get to work repairing America!  God Bless America and all of Her Real Citizens who care!  The crony Mass Media for the most part can go pound sand!”  They’ve been part of the problem all along working for the inner-circle or Establishment politics!  The bad guys have ruined it in spite of the many nice, honest and decent folks like many of you working hard to keep America Great!  I’m fighting the established horror here in my locale like a single voice in the wilderness, because most people just put their hands in their own pockets and walk away not caring enough to fight the good fight even if it kills ya, least of all help me with mine; but they fail to see that what I’m up against is just part and parcel of what is happening to their Government or State, so we will all lose if they keep going on being status-quo!  I have to keep at it because my core has been shaken to my roots by the bully wicked of our civilization, and life means nothing unless I stand up against all of it!  I won’t be a mouse; but a LION that stands for something more, than going along to get along!  Maybe a foolish Don Quixote!

For far too long off the wall practices and policies have been crippling our Republic so poisoned now by all the far left liberal standards put in place especially during the last administrations entitlement parade, has made a difficult situation basically impossible while all the “officials” ride off into the sunset having lined their pockets and built up a fat pension all while the system was imploding!  I will tick some people off but so be it!  Most of this horrendous problem can be laid at the doorstep of the Liberal Left-wing Socialist agendas being perpetrated by the Dem party and some Rino Republicans! We’ve all been had and taken for a ride now the big problems come to roost and the serious PAIN begins!  Look to Venezuela to remind ourselves that what happened there and in other nations that kept slipping toward socialism can very well happen here too, this is a warning already!  If it does continue we will all be worrying about jobs, pay, pension, social security, physical safety and on and on!  This is all the canary in the cave wake-up call!  Mark my words, if we elect a Dem or fake Republican into the White House; you and I can kiss all this goodbye!”

So again I say teachers are too entitled and enabled; poisoned now by all the far left liberal standards put in place especially during the last administrations entitlement parade.  The teachers aren’t in it for the true passion of educating and aren’t interested in working their butts off to meet all challenges to accomplish the teaching mission.  This is just one massive problem we allowed to build up because our elected officials have been way too busy lining their own pockets and serving themselves and special interests, some unions included.  It was mentioned recently that the CPS, Chicago Public Schools, want sanctuary status for students too; that points out clearly how the system has collapsed when we allow foreign people to invade our borders and grab on for the free lunch and ride!  OUT OF CONTROL BS and now it’s said how already taxes went up 40% in Chicago; that’s insane and evil to do that to the longstanding residents that paid their dues and tried to keep a city vibrant and alive to end up being betrayed like that, so the Good Patriotic Hardworking Citizens end up saying enough and leave it to end up becoming another ruined city sewer like San Francisco, which is what is coming to  Chicago and many major cities!  The whole system from federal government down to the municipalities needs to get cleaned up of all the corruption and off the wall practices to eventually make for a feasible program.  The Strike is a Waste of Time!  Bigger fish to fry before any satisfaction will result in the trenches!  I just wrote a comment today that mentioned the Rosenberg Espionage Trial, because I wanted to illustrate how they were punished for a major crime with hanging; but here we see our own government officials especially in the House Dem side of the aisle, that are doing far worse crimes and damage to our Nation and “We the People,” but they walk around entitled and scot-free! There is your hot potato that must be addressed, if any of these other issues are to be corrected!

Then I just had to make the following comments to some internet troll trying to imply that now America will be bombing it’s own military bases as this idiot went on dissing our President Trump and his current negotiations with Turkey!

Oh wow, the kid thinks he’s funny!  Look where you hail from, Feinstein’s and Pelosi’s shit-hole of America; now that’s funny!  Yea you keep spewing fella!  Libs are so demented just like Dr. Michael Savage pointed out so well for many years from that very  city of San Francisco on his radio program when that sewer you’re in was still half-way decent; “Liberalism, is a Mental Disorder!”  Day late and a dollar short there kid!  In ya planning ya might try harder in moving toward the annexation of California from America, then we could export all of the progressives and Marxist traitors from the rest of the Republic to your door step; ya know the same deal Nancy is pulling off with Soros sending in all those invaders from Central America that your once great city is providing sanctuary for, I for one wouldn’t have any problem with it, as long as we kept ya new Happy Leftist Land contained!  But, if ya state can clean up its act soon which is a VERY tall order, then I say the more the merrier!  I don’t gamble, but, if I did I would say the likelihood of any positive change occurring in your neck of the woods in the next 100 years; let’s just say I would give it the same odds as a snowball’s chance in Hell.  You do have a big jump on the hell; now start making those snowballs!

Yes Sir; lets tell the clowns and commies about TRUTH and FACTS!

Lawrence Morra

Was I One Tin Soldier?

“to even lay down my own life,”

Great story line for a film back in the 70’s called “Billy Jack.”

Just had some interaction with a friend on the posts and her thoughts suddenly got me thinking about a film I remembered seeing when I was a kid that had a good theme and message derived from the dealings of Billy Jack with bad people so much like today but it’s even worse now all over the place and way more vulgar and sinister!  I could visualize how this all connects to my actual life experience in the very recent past and things that mean so much to me and should to the country!

The term One Tin Soldier comes from the book “Mere Christianity” by CS Lewis.  Jesus is the One Tin Soldier.

Then in the 70’s they tailored this movie role for Tom Laughlin “Billy Jack.”  His character was an “ill-tempered, karate-chopping pacifist” who battled racists through four movies. The first film, released in 1971, also produced a hit song: “One Tin Soldier.” I figure some thought was there about this character being a pacifist, making him a bit Christ like and he did step up to protect the innocent and vulnerable!

He was up against the haters or bullies and that correlates well with what is going on in our society presently extremely well; as mentioned I even know from firsthand experience in my own dealings with the bully government full of Nazi like thugs and conspirators that even went against me when I was trying to protect the environment and nature, the unprotected innocent, that they were trampling upon for greed, power, smoke and mirror crony agendas; negligently!

In the movies he had crowds with him in support of his voice and actions but I was totally stand alone, nobody else wanted to get involved or cared enough; but the times had a lot to do with that too, the 2000’s are not the 70’s!  Much had changed especially in the mind-set of people since back then!  Now we have the digital age and monster communication entities like Google!  Google is evil they support terrorist threats and accusations not peaceful accusations which is the flip-side of that 70’s era, it’s even blocking the internet from peaceful songs and ideas in some instances seeking to manipulate the public for nefarious agendas.

But the big contrast with this Billy Jack was that I wasn’t in a movie and had to be very careful and use my wits to face the harsh reality or I would have been crushed like a cockroach by what I faced alone, and they would have enjoyed that too much!  I never gave them that satisfaction!  Besides using my wits the thing that helped me Most of all was I had Jesus in my heart and thoughts always as I pushed through the lies, deception, corruption and dirt!  I never gave them that satisfaction so my head stood thick in spite of them; and out of the line of fire!  Jesus was my shield from even death that lurked nearby!  Even so, I took a lot of abuse and pain; I guess I had no choice!  When we serve God’s will it won’t always be simple or without consequence, but if I must suffer any consequence, “to even lay down my own life,” “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13.  I can’t think of any other reason or purpose that is more appropriate and worthy.

Yea, maybe I am a Tin Soldier; I’m also a faithful servant of God’s in the name of Jesus Christ.  It’s been hard as nails and mean and ugly; doing so much damage to my life and body but so what, look at what He was willing to do for me on that cross, He the most innocent being ever to be in this world!

Lawrence Morra

“One Tin Soldier Rides Again”

What Did the Skunk Tell Me and You?

having Faith is always the key to never give up the ship

I bet you like me would never have thought that a skunk would give a person a valuable lesson or message.

On Saturday September 28th at approximately 2 AM I awoke from a sound sleep to the overwhelming pungent odor of a skunk having sprayed something which I thought must have been a nocturnal battle between a skunk and some other animal because it had to be an all-out attack of some kind as the windows were all sealed up tight, so for that odor to permeate the home inside to such a degree meant the skunk had to have released “all its got” upon the adversary.  I put on the AC to cut down on the odor and went back to sleep.  After waking again around sun rise I got up and made some breakfast for both me and my dog and soon after instead of heading outside for a morning walk I instead decided to make a trip to the super market early, and on the way back would stop at a discount store to buy some suet cakes for the birds because I had ran out of them and like to put them out for all the birds that come around my home.

I was just getting back after the errands and pulling up in front of my house when suddenly this guy who also lives in the area and walks by often with his Chihuahua yelled out, “hey Lawrence I just saw this skunk over there near that old car,” which is parked by a neighbor’s home and some open space next to some large hedges separating the properties.  I told him thanks for the heads up and went on into my house to get my dog so we could have a morning walk, when I noticed that another neighbor down the road had come outside and was talking to the fella that advised me of the skunk which in turn led these other neighbors to call the police who dispatched an animal control officer.  When I got back from the walk the animal control officer was looking around near the old car so I put my dog in the house and went out to talk with the officer!  I told her that over the years I’ve noticed the occasional skunk or raccoon during the twilight or early morning hours in the area mostly foraging and then as suddenly as they appear they usually disappear probably moving on as they tend to just pass through the area.  I mentioned how during the night hours I had woken to the skunk odor so maybe some animal tried to tangle with this skunk and this skunk will probably just be moving on, but that I’ll keep an eye open during the day just in case; if there is an issue with this animal I’ll let them know.  The officer looked around a bit more and then she decided it looked like that may have already happened and the skunk disappeared.

After I had gone into the house and taken care of a few chores inside I again headed out to do some chores around the property so with my dog by my side we went out front when suddenly I saw the skunk heading toward us from across the road.  I quickly brought my dog inside to avoid her becoming agitated and of course didn’t want to get the skunk feeling threatened and possibly my dog or me getting sprayed.  After putting my dog inside I went out to investigate and suddenly the skunk started out from some large shrubs along the front perimeter of my home heading straight for me as though it had intent on coming right up to me!  I’m very friendly with all of the wildlife in the vicinity of my home and especially in the winter when the animals are stressed with the ground frozen and covered with snow I like to put out seeds and nuts for them at the base of trees so that any squirrels, rabbits, birds or whatever little critter is hurting for a meal can stop by for a free one.  Sometimes when out there putting out a few treats with my dog, as I often do I will be talking to my dog and because the animals know my voice and scent of  course  they  start coming out or down from the trees and approach me, but not usually the skunks because they are more nocturnal and we don’t even have much opportunity to run into each other except on an occasional evening when I might be sitting out back with my dog who is very used to accepting all the animals well enough to sit calmly with me and won’t budge unless I say to.  During daylight hours sometimes a squirrel, rabbit or bird will practically come right up to us and be looking for a treat.  But with this skunk I knew this wasn’t the reason it approached especially during daylight hours, so of course I knew something was wrong but because there is the potential of the animal being rabid I had to be stand offish, along with the possibility that some other factor of territory or fight/flight reaction was in play and I sure didn’t want to get sprayed.  That actually happened to one of young dogs long ago and in just washing the powerful odor out of my dogs coat I became as permeated with it for days, a lesson well learned so as not to let my pup go running into a neighbor’s property when off the leash doing some business and tangle with a skunk that I hadn’t seen but the dog did!

But, what I became aware of as this all unfolded and I watched from outside and when inside my home as well, was that the odor at 2 AM wasn’t due to a fight between animals but that this frantic skunk I had been observing had in fact had a mate that was hit by a car during the early morning hours and that the injured skunk had somehow crawled off the road after being struck or the mate dragged her into these bushes that I was now beginning to notice him doing as the afternoon progressed but he was actually dragging his dead mates body under the old car and once there he began digging, I’m sure to cover her from the predators or any scavengers which was heart breaking to watch.  I decided right then to help and knew I needed some mint oil I could buy at a local Ace Hardware store so I jumped into my Jeep and drove there right away!  While there I ran into a guy I used to be acquainted with who worked for an International Corporation that I used to work for and we just talked about those good old days and how there were lots of great guys we knew working there and got caught up a bit. This guy Jeff knew one particular guy I used to work with out on the road driving interstate for some years on and off and how he was a great family man who also liked helping nature and animals so I felt this all added up to being a God Sent to keep on; that this was the right direction and that God wanted me to keep following this path!  We said good bye after checking out of the store and had exchanged numbers so we can talk again sometime.

I drove back home and I went to that neighbor that has the old car parked by the hedges and pointed out what actually had happened in detail now that I had all the pieces to the puzzle and we watched from a deck staircase area as I explained and pointed out where the skunk was.  Then as he heard our voices talking he came toward us I’m sure because he recognized this voice of mine like animals do here and I think he was seeking my help or at least something to give him a sense of direction. perhaps even comfort as I’m sure he felt crushed inside to be sporadically traumatized seeing his dead mate; from how peacefully things had been before this fateful previous night.  The neighbor hurried back inside wanting to make certain of not being sprayed as I watched the little guy and said, “Just don’t spray me; I’m going to help you with this now.”  As he walked around just a couple of feet from me under the wooden steps to the deck I sprayed some mint oil around into the air and near the steps which did act as a mild repellent and he went off toward my property and out of sight behind some fencing.  I jumped into action and ran home into my garage and got a shovel and sprinted back to the car because I knew the skunk could be back any moment and being confused perhaps not understanding what I was doing with his mate he may very well instinctively spray me.  I had asked my neighbor already if I can retrieve the dead skunk from under the car and could I just dig a hole a few feet down to bury it and probably that will end this dilemma doing us all some good and she said, “by all means sure, absolutely!”  I did it quickly and mission accomplished in time, because then as I continued to monitor the situation I saw that the skunk was spending time on my property and then on some adjacent land, which seemed to indicate he may have caught on to my intervention and was making some kind of adjustment internally and felt a good change coming or in the air.  Also, after the burial I had ran back home and on my concrete driveway I dossed the shovel with gasoline and lit it up to sterilize it and just as it lay burning which drew most of my attention there to it, the skunk came hobbling or almost lumbering as they do as fast as he could toward me and the burning shovel catching me by surprise.  I was a bit startled just as he must have been to see fire dead ahead of him; and never having seen it or known what it is or how dangerous, it still went up to it until the heat and reality of a danger struck him in the face.   He didn’t run from it but to my surprise walked as close as he could to it like a fighter to face it and then went around it and on to his continued trek up and around the front of my home as I called to him saying, “its going to be OK now little fella!”  As a sister of mine said to me in a conversation about battles we face in life and some I personally have in recent years and how she thought I have brass ones, which I have to say I think the skunk does too or at least he does now after interacting with me for the short time he did, “knowing I was there the whole time to back him up” but still maintaining a distance all the while my watchful eye wouldn’t be going away and ultimately “we worked together” to get through this difficult time and in the process learned so much more about each other!

So night would be coming soon and things were calming down when as I walked around the front of my home toward the road I looked up and perhaps a hundred feet away a man was walking in my direction and yelled out, “hello!”  He had a paper in his hand and I said, “what are you selling,” and said, “nothing,” when all of a sudden I realized I know this guy and we used to talk several years ago when he would walk by on his way from his parent’s home about a mile away to one of the Catholic churches about another mile away from my home.  I said, “oh wait it’s you John wow; I haven’t seen you in ages and how are you?”  He said, “Yes I’ve been away and lived in Boston for a while and still working toward becoming a priest!”  I told him, “fantastic and so good to see you again,” so we talked there about the ordeal I just experienced and he said while we talked he saw the skunk just as we began talking and I hadn’t mentioned it yet, so he thought it was like a pet because it got up fairly close behind me as if it was used to me and belonged there, so he didn’t think anything odd of it, as it then went off into the bushes and shrubs.  I went on to tell how the skunk kept sadly circling around all afternoon and I buried his mate but he many times during the experience kept coming right at me and John said, “aw he wanted some love,” and I said, “you know you’re right he just wanted to get some consoling and to know he is loved!”  I didn’t want John to be late to church so I said, “hey if you don’t mind I’ll take the walk with you to the main road which isn’t so far and going in your direction so then we can get caught up on the way!”  We went over some of the major events that had occurred with me and how had to do a lot of studying and work with the church and now was back to stay here at least for a while and we agreed to keep in contact better from now on.

Later after nearly a couple of hours had passed since parting ways with John and nightfall was approaching, when I went outside after having a little dinner and caught the young guy with the Chihuahua again who was walking passed my home, so I had to let him know how it all worked out and how the skunk apparently was adjusting back to his more normal behavior and that he wouldn’t have to be too concerned when walking by that old car with his little dog but just to keep an eye open until we’re sure.  I was then talking to this guy about God which actually came up naturally in the conversation and how with faith we get though all things this life can toss our way and God is in charge so we just need to try our best to follow His will.  Suddenly coming up on the road behind me as we talked as I had just turned slightly to see if the skunk was still being resolved now as it was getting dark and he may be more prone to show up following his paths again; when who shows up behind me this time not the skunk but it’s John going back to his parents from church.  At that instant I said, “and speaking of God as we just were, this is another man I know John,” and introduced them to each other as they shook hands.  It seems like the God connection to every bit of this daily journey was complete, but as we all realized it was getting dark and need to call it a day we all said have a good night and John and I talked a couple of minutes and then he walked off.

I went inside my house and got ready to install a new garbage disposal under the kitchen sink and as I got into it I had to stand up and get another tool when I see out on the open property to the rear of my home a dog running like the wind all over the place and noticed a van with the obvious owner standing by it so I wanted to check to see who it was as it was very low light and hard to make out who it was for sure from the distance we were apart; but no matter who, I was going to mention the distraught skunk and to keep an eye open so they don’t confront each other.  When I approached I could see it was another old neighbor going way back who I hadn’t seen lately but he has family living nearby even were the skunk had  made some paths.  Turns out he wanted to see what had happened with the skunk after hearing about it via his relative and brought his dog an Irish Wolfhound for the ride and was letting it stretch its legs as it did occasionally near his own home.  I thought there seems to be some freedom and natural order in the air now and this dog just showed us the joy of life that God created to cap off the day!

This led me to of course contemplate the day’s events and again being an animal lover as I am, appreciating all of God’s little creatures and this Joy of Life we and they feel I couldn’t help but focus again on my little skunk friend!  How he went from being lost and frantic reaching out to a tough and even cruel world for some help or like John said, “aw he wanted some love.”  That little creature went through the full spectrum of emotions or what it is to be happy and sad all in one day!  I could now see clearly he had needed to find balance again!  But he was feeling so much loss and separation and seemed to be aimlessly wandering and wasn’t; he was retracing all of his recent footsteps and paths that he walked in the night with his companion or mate and was truly stuck in that mode to be doing it in broad daylight when he is a fairly slow moving target for predators or anything else that might come up in the man-made world; but even so he was compelled to search and not give up trying.  He like all the animal critters  in my immediate area for at least a quarter mile radius know me as the friendly caring human  that talked to the wildlife when  they are being close up and more personal toward me, knowing I have rewarding treats like getting a free snack the way we humans starting as children to adulthood like a piece of pie or free fruit and candy, so too the animals can appreciate something they don’t get easily on their own or at all; but is so delicious they can’t pass it up.  So they overcome general instinctual distrust or fear and give hope a chance to take root.

While this traumatized mammal walked it seems aimlessly over and over again all the trails it followed nightly on its foraging expeditions it was seeking balance and as it saw me out there it kept trying to come to me for what the man John I hadn’t seen in a few years said when he saw was going on; it was “looking for some love,” a helping hand in time of need!   Yes, as the animal actually knew of me and didn’t feel lack of trust but believed enough in me to know I would do him no harm he kept looking for me as he went in what seemed circles struggling to make heads or tails out of a horrific traumatic end to his happy relationship with his mate.  As the day progressed I did get closer but never so close that I would do what I wanted to do which was to cuddle and pet the little guy and tell him everything will be fine in time you will have a mate again and you will have young kits of your own to enjoy with your mate and help a new generation begin.  But him knowing I took care of the deceased mate gave him comfort and he didn’t have that dead body in his face reminding him that something tragic just happened and how ill equipped he felt or was to fix it all.  That is us too; without our Creator we are suffering and at other times so happy to be alive and when in doubt or confused and broken in our hearts we seek out the one we know will do right by us and never would harm us, our Maker!  We are all learning and helping each other to learn what God wants us to learn, yes even sometimes from a skunk!  I see a demonstration in this event of God’s telling us that having Faith is always the key to never give up the ship as the Captain would say and we all know that perseverance and hanging in there is first and foremost to anything that lives so I was there to reassure the little critter in a time of great need and then he was able to carry on and do what God intended he do which is to live his life out as a skunk the best it can and just accept the good with the bad so that the optimum good will be derived from that life and in the end result of all of this world God will have the final say in every single thing, no two ways about it; He is the all-knowing and all powerful Creator who will have His accounting for everything He made out of His eternal infinite love!  Trust in the Lord and turn it over to Him so you can each day get up and say, thank You God for all You have given to me and this world, I thank You in the name of Jesus Christ as I have complete faith in You and that You will direct my paths until You are ready to take me from here to where You dwell forever!  Amen.

Lawrence Morra

What did the Skunk tell me and You; not Peeyew!

“Smokes & Boots”

I say they wanted those brand new cowboy boots I was wearing, Whaddaya Think?

A lovely little story from “Puss & Boots” to “Smokes & Boots;” only in NYC folks!

Life is full of challenges that along the way generates countless personal moments of self-refection, and some are inconsequential and others are revelations; but all of it part of a big test.  God isn’t planning out our days for us and setting us up with a certain person or circumstance.  If we travel with the Holy Spirit whatever does come up will be something we can deal with the way God wills us to in serving Him.

I had to shift gears in more ways than one in life and literally between gigs or even changing career paths to maintain my life, paying all the bills and saving for the future, I found that commercial driving filled in many gaps.  Throughout my life I’ve driven commercially over a million miles and thank God without being in an accident or worse. How I negotiated that 18 wheeler through all conditions, snow storms, highway grid lock, thinking ahead at all times as to the four wheelers all around and what stunts they might try to pull to get past or around the big truck made for a very dicey and stressful situation.  On top of all the driving I had to be in all kinds of environments, from Fulton Fish Market in Manhattan to various rail yards like Croxton in New Jersey to International Airports like Logan, Bradley, Newark, Manchester and JFK, or on the waterfront of several key fishing port locations up and down the North East Coast.  Any of these locations could be on the schedule at any time of day or night so when most people were sleeping I might be hooking up double trailers or a 53 foot one in a dark roughneck part of the city or during regular business hours when the streets are full of people and their cars they congest the streets with.  I met more kinds of people and in more varied environments than one can shake a stick at, and sure I saw humanity and sometimes fleeting human connections in our travels while in passing one another when stopped at one of these varied locales having short interactions in our travels; but there was nothing better than being back home in my place where I belong and where I’m loved and needed. Out of necessity I was all over the map but does God want me for some other reason to be bopping all over like that to find connections, I think not!  The man-made world is in a sense from the perspective of a single person a chaotic place; and so focus on one’s own particular life and close family or significant relations is enough to deal with and I see meeting strangers as that just meeting strangers.

I had plenty of opportunity to meet new people in these working circumstances and even my personal travels but to me looking back its all like passing ships in the night and inconsequential.  As I’ve stated many times to many people, I’ve found my greater insights and purpose to my life when alone and depending on nothing more than my own abilities and the paramount guidance of God Almighty’s Holy Spirit that watched over me and indeed protected me.  I’ve studied acting and did a bit here and there so I’m fully cognizant of the idea of taking risks.  Doing so on a stage or in front of a camera can be helpful in creating a visceral characterization but as far as taking real risks with my life, I prefer to pass on that.  Unnecessary risk can become habit forming and we know this by the numbers of adrenaline freaks or junkies in the world! I see our individual lives as so precious to God who gave them to us that we should not take unnecessary risks with them and flaunt them in such a way as to be caviler with them.  Am I guilty of doing so, damn straight, I confess I did some pretty stupid things with my life over the years when not thinking the way I am now.  One little mishap or miscalculation and I wouldn’t be writing this now, that’s how dangerous it was at the time!  I was on a fine line of doing something for whatever reason on the one hand and sheer stupidity or foolishness on the other.  I thank God again that I made it through all the things I did to be able to share now with others, “that you are always better off keeping things in order of priority and your purpose for living in the first place;” the important mission to not fail the test.  I tend to see Monks and Nuns as being closer to serving God more accurately daily by a humble and meeker style of living and serving with focused mission and more restraint and not freewheeling the way many people do actually live in this time and age of pleasing self!  I don’t see risk if not absolutely necessary or even fully appropriate as being anything positive at all. “Common sense and practicality rule!”
Lawrence

PS I know I point out harsh reality here and in quite a few things I say or write about, because I know firsthand just how much danger and evil lurks around any given corner, and not that one should be paranoid but in this world today foolishness abounds and I attempt to counter that mind-set.

“Thank you for sharing that. yeah, Thank you Jesus that you were kept safe on the roadx”

Oh good! I’m glad you liked my little short story (autobiographical vignette).  Yea, plenty more where that came from, I sure stretched my envelope of protected space or comfort zone in my driving travels in my car cross country through 46 states, staying for long periods in about a dozen.  Talk about NYC I thought you might like my connection to Fulton Fish Market, now there’s a place that I met some characters during ungodly hours of the night.  Nefarious from the first looksie!

There was this time I had a hell of an experience taking a train into NYC during the wee hours of the morning arriving in town wearing my cowboy boots as I jumped off at Penn Station and decided to walk street-side on to my destination via 7th avenue in the wee hours when a group of bad hombres almost got the drop on me, I felt like I was in some surreal scene of the French Connection giving them the slip on the subway with some good faking body language that said I might be the heat!  I got away from them by fractions, and sure was good I did; because I know they weren’t gonna discuss Jesus or different parts of the hood with me, no matter how well-spoken or genuine I was!  Yeah, I got AWAY!

I say they wanted those brand new cowboy boots I was wearing, Whaddaya Think?

Or maybe, they just really had to know what I was doing walking around the Big Apple at 3am alone wearing new cowboy boots!  Hey what can I say I do lots of things alone. Maybe they figured I was related to the Marlboro Man and they wanted free smokes!  Oh well, these are questions for inquiring minds that we’ll probably never know the answers to; or will we?

Yes, thank Jesus I’m alive and kicking still!

Lawrence Morra
Amen

“Free smokes 😂”

Don’t forget the Marlboro Man Boots, sorta like the hood version of “Puss and Boots;” “Smokes and Boots,” great deal when you can get it!!! OMG only in NYC!  Hahahahaha! See I can laugh about it because it went the right way for me, at least in that little way, hehehehe!  But oh the things that could have been, I mean good things!  I shoulda done stuck it out!  Not my neck mind you; but maybe my personality?  And, I don’t mean with those bad hombres; but the people with the opportunities!  I guess I was a boy with the wanderlust!  A Rambling Man!  I talk up a powerful storm let me tell ya!

Lawrence Morra

 

PS Ya know folks I should count myself blessed and lucky I did all that and made it out alive in one piece!  The thing that doesn’t sit well with me is that I got through the gauntlet many a time being no worse the wear in spite of it all but then later life; the nefarious bastards stabbed me in the back!  I think they were so damn jealous!

Alive and Kicking You SOB’S.  One of my Hero’s “Papillon,” Steve McQueen!  He was a Marlboro Man!  He made it off “Devils Island” the only one to do it!

 

The New On The Waterfront

unlike street thug pistoleros
cronyism out of control

Ruin and destroy in a few ways.  What do you call it when you have a government job with crooked politics and cronyism out of control, and you’re not like them so you become more of a liability to have around but they try getting you botched up to fire you but you out think them and keep your cool so you always prevail where others in the past transferred or quit. Then an evil boss who had been there almost 25 years straight out of college because he had  the big political connection, mind you a punk who never had to struggle to get a break like I did, and he decides to put you in a hazardous environment to do a procedure alone that you never had to do before and didn’t see anyone else ever doing it; figuring you won’t take his BS and quit or walkout and get fired for insubordination, and just weeks before this creep was badgering a mechanical shop manager that he hated to jam him up, but that guy resigned before things got ugly; so you  just do the job and end up almost getting killed and end up sick for years after with a long recovery; but no OSHA investigation of an industrial accident or  any accountability and it’s an environment under DEM and EPA oversight.  Politics kept the lid on it and then you end up having to fight your workers comp case yourself with a rigged system and the political machine looking to see you fail so you lose it all and have to move on to someplace other than around them and the crony capitalist project you’ve been vocally against and made suggestions to officials to preserve the environment, because the actual DEM isn’t doing jack.  So you fire the phony lawyer who will appease the system and fight it yourself with enough moxie to make sure the judge knows it will be better to allow you to succeed than to not in getting a fair settlement which others don’t want you to get; but because you make them aware of how things could get ugly for them if they push you any further and this mess ends up in the court of public opinion;  especially when a high ranking public official is about to be advanced to the highest level just before retirement, which is a much heftier pension.  All the while you wrap your head around the medical science and get one of the best lady doctors in the field to make the case medically speaking airtight!  That’s just one piece, then so many more of antagonizing, harassment, intimidation, conspiracy with even some medical people involved to trip you up more if possible.  In a way like the old classic movie “On the Waterfront” just not all the beatings or street thug pistoleros; but all white color crooked crony politics and tactics that lead to physical damage worse than a beating because of nefarious methods employed to injure.  Needless to say I went from being fairly confident in government and persons of high position to not trusting any of them not even a little.

Lot’s more to come!

Lawrence Morra

Thanks to God for My Suffering and Cross

“I can be made whole in Him,”

I believe and feel in my heart that I’m truly blessed to be suffering.  I thank God for my suffering here in my sinful life, here on earth.  For over a decade I’ve been suffering more than I did in all the years of my prior life in totality.  They say God never gives us more than we can handle but He does give to us what we need most, as He is our heavenly Father and knows with absolutism what each of us needs specifically in order for us to complete this earthly journey intact, that is our souls being worthy of being in His presence on our judgment day.  And just like the Good Shepherd knowing his lost lamb when found and it knowing the Good Shepherd we will know our Master and Good Shepherd Jesus and He will know us as His.  Then we pass through the narrow gate with Him in all of His glory into eternal paradise.

I know through this suffering now as difficult as it has been and is that all of my suffering only scratches the surface of what suffering Jesus withstood just on His journey to the cross, being hated, ridiculed, beaten and spat upon; then nailed to a cross to die slowly in agony!  My suffering is so little yet it is a heavy burden which I struggle with only as a mere sinful man to get through it to hopefully better days ahead.  After all who am I that I shouldn’t suffer, I’m like any other sin riddled human being and should suffer, especially if I want to be deserving of an eternal glorious existence.  By giving me this suffering God is reminding me of what waits on the opposite end or wrong choice if I so choose, of the God man paradigm that must be soul based on faith and obedience.  I have been faithful all of my life, but not strong enough in that faith at all times as I should have been.  And why, because I disobeyed my heavenly Father who knows all things and always knows what is best for me, but I thought I knew better at times and went off on my own not consulting with him or perhaps being even half-cocked and unprepared for the subsequent consequences of my own foolish actions and even stupidity because I was foolish enough on my own to think I knew what I was doing.

Then there were quite a few other humans that attacked me or in the least antagonized me in my suffering but remembering and seeing now that all of it was nothing compared to Jesus and what he must have felt.  We must realize when he took up His “everlasting covenant” he was here as a man, a perfect one but still a man with flesh and all the accompanying pains and sorrows that come with being human.  To that was added all the sins and death from sinful behaviors of all kinds by all humans which was dumped upon Him, He who was the supernatural God Almighty, but also for a time an earthy man carrying that entire load and burden of sin and suffering!  And through it all He called out to His heavenly Father consistently and directly asking for strength and “divine providence” in each step he resisted all temptations to follow His own will as a man avoiding and conquering every human sin that we have committed making Him blameless, so that He could carry out His Fathers will, not his own even though he was a flesh man and could have resorted to His own devices or stray from the mission; no instead He faithfully called out to His Father to help Him get through it all and complete His one soul mission, saving all of mankind His children, the lost lambs.  He loves us that much and more than we can imagine!  He is so happy to give this gift of eternal life to us, as long as we are willing to be obedient and faithful to Him, allowing Him to lead our way.

Today I suffer greatly my heart sorrowful and my body is wretched; but someday maybe soon or many in many years to come that will all pass away and “I can be made whole in Him,” a complete and perfect child of God, that is what He promised me and you!

Lawrence  Morra

John 1:16 “Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.”

 

John 1-6

The Word Became Flesh

1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

6 “There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.”

9 “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”

John 1: 26-27 “I baptize with  water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. 27 He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”