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Letter: Our country is being systematically dismantled from within

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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013 12:00 am

Symbols are powerful things. Words are symbols that paint a picture in our mind. They can lift up or tear down, they justify and they condemn. They tell the story.

The 43-foot-high white concrete cross on Mount Soledad overlooking San Diego is a symbol with myriad meaning. Because this monument is on federal land, and because of the idea of “separation of church and state,” it has been condemned to the wrecking ball and will be demolished unless redeemed or reprieved. This symbolism opens to question all crosses on all government property, including cemeteries. It opens to question anything that refers to Jesus of Nazareth, including words.

Our nation is being systematically and progressively dismantled. We crumble as we speak. The Mount Soledad cross couldn’t be any more portentous and/or prophetic then the fall of the Twin Towers by crazed Muslim homicidal bombers. The crazed rulers of this world are hellbent on the demise of Israel and the U.S., but it is not within their power to accomplish.

However, it is within the power of these fools and petty tyrants to lie and murder, And it wouldn’t be surprising to see in the near future a much taller replacement for the Mt. Soledad cross in the form of a flag pole with a huge banner paying tribute to American phallicism and Planned Parenthood Inc.’s child sacrifice of 63 million aborted babies.

There is a judgment for this, cross or no cross.

William Van Amber Fields


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  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:35 am on Mon, Dec 30, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Sorry, Ed, I don't get your Britney Spears reference. Apparently, I'm not up to speed on teeny-bopper idols like you are.

    Also sorry that my incomplete posts annoy you. My new-ish laptop has Windows 8 which means it has a mind of its own and posts comments when I'm not finished writing.

    I don't pre-write my comments in Word and then cut and paste like some here - not many, apparently as evidenced by the gross misspellings and bad grammar.

    Hate? Do you mean that you do not detect the slightest bit of hate in each and every WVAF letter? If detecting hate is a disability for you, I guess you don't know who your enemies are then. Better sleep with one eye open.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 6:19 pm on Sat, Dec 28, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Michael Hartung, are you saying if it doesn't happen in Lodi it isn't relevant? This kind of cavalier mindset is totally irresponsibleas an American citizen. No longer can we afford to ignore national an international events as they eventuall influence what goes on in Lodi. Then what? Too late,

  • Joe Baxter posted at 2:38 pm on Sat, Dec 28, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Heh, heh......

  • Ed Walters posted at 1:41 pm on Fri, Dec 27, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 638

    OOPs- I did it again, Bobin you sound like Britney Spears. Your comment should have been finished before it was submitted. I might not like a few people, however I do not hate anyone, though Barry is not held in very high reguard with me. Now it seems it will be Rodham vs. The Fat Guy for President in `16. I see a bad moon rising.

  • Michael Hartung posted at 2:05 pm on Thu, Dec 26, 2013.

    mhartung Posts: 25

    Worry about what happens in our area and relax. The world is still standing big guy!

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:29 am on Thu, Dec 26, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    OOPs - again. My comment was submitted before I finished.

    "American phallicism? Again - scary are the things that pop into WVAF's head.

    Actually - I had to look this up to see exactly what he was talking about. Mr. WVAF might be surprised to know that my dictionary defined "phallicism" as an illustration of the "generative principle," i.e., procreation - so his juxtapostition of "American phallicism" and Planned Parenthood representing the opposite is pretty much self-cancelling.

    And once again - as with WVAF's "Merry Christmas" letter in the Religion section, he can't help himself from slipping in dig against Muslims. Must be sad for such a "religious man" (I use the term quite loosely) to harbor such hate.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:17 am on Thu, Dec 26, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    It is frightening really - the places this man's mind runs to. How does a self-proclaimed religious man justify the multiple perversions that he is seemingly compelled to include in all of his letters?

    Although it would be a shame for this iconic cross to be dismantled, Mr. WVAF should KNOW that from 1954, when this incarnation of the cross was first constructed, all the way to 1989, the cross represented the statement by the residents of La Jolla that theirs was a Christian community.

    No big deal, you say? I wouldn't have been if realtors hadn't pledged to NOT sell property in La Jolla to Jews. Yes, Mr. WVAF. Jews were discriminated against in the United States in order to keep the exclusive La Jolla n


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