Soaked Spelt Biscuits 


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This is a recipe I came up with 7 years ago. It’s a tried a true family favorite. 

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These biscuits will knock your socks off! (So you may want to go bare foot before trying them). Also, they are soooo simple to make you’ll get addicted to ’em quick!

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Ingredients

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3 cups of spelt flour (you can use wheat but spelt tastes better)

1 Tsp baking powder

1 tsp natural salt

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1/3 cup plain, whole yogurt

2/3 cup water

1/3 cup olive oil or melted butter

1 Tsp apple cider vinegar

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Sift dry ingredients together, set aside, in a another bowl mix wet ingredients well. Add wet to dry, mix until just barely mixed together. DON’T OVER MIX. Cover with a towel and leave in a warm place for 12-24 hours. Gently pat out biscuits (I like to pat them out thin and then stack two together so they open easily for buttering), place them on an ungreased cookie sheet, pop in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

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Building a Strong, Local Economy for Our Folk Starts With Reclaiming Motherhood 


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I believe each woman makes the best choice she can for her family and I am NOT saying there is anything wrong with *some* mothers working or *some* mothers honestly having to work. Please see this essay as a challenge to the current, post-second wave feminism, corporate dominated, status quo. I am not trying to further the “Mommy wars,” I am simply providing one opinion, one way to look at the family within our society.

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If you are a working mother I do not judge you, I do not pity you, and I do not blame you. When I was younger I was taught that women must work outside the home to be happy and fulfilled. I’ve learned that this is not the case and that being a stay-at-home mother can, and is, a wonderful experience. I’m glad that years ago I read information which challenged what I was taught and now I wish to chime in too, for the next generation of Mommies.

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Personally my deepest calling is motherhood. Being a mother is a true gift and far too often it is a gift that our money-driven society has talked women out of enjoying. A generation ago women pushed for the right to be in the workplace and now, in my generation, we find that right has turned into an expectation from without and within.

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The bond between a mother and child is a deep emotional, biological and spiritual force. To rob both the mother and the children of their natural state of domestic harmony and mutual growth is a crime visited upon our nation by the corporate powers-that-be. After the women’s movement of the 1960’s and 70’s, merchant-corporations, the real rulers of our nation, found that having women in the workplace was great. The extra income meant families could buy more “stuff” and a multi-billion dollar daycare industry sprang up.

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Let’s just consider what would happen if all mothers in our country with children less than 16 years old worked no more than 12 hours per week. 

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The first, most obvious change would be in the job market. Millions of jobs would be freed up over night. The people staffing the jobs would need to replace the mothers with men, single women, childless women or mothers of adult children. I believe that very well may mean everyone who needs a job could have one.

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But don’t mothers need their jobs? That’s a quick defense. This isn’t the 1950’s anymore, things have changed. Yes, things have and many families could not fathom living on only one income. Here’s the second huge bonus of mothers returning home – simplification.

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One of the reasons one income worked in the 1950’s was because people had less. Amazing concept. They also carried little to no debt and housing costs were lower. Many families who bought homes during the modern housing bubble are faced with huge monthly payments.

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There are many solutions to the housing issue. Sharing homes, selling off expensive luxury items such as RVs and boats and doing without that cruise this year may help many put some money toward reducing their monthly payments. Best of all however is the fact that people could down size their homes.

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We have become accustom to these modern grandiose living spaces of one, two or three thousand square feet. The average family home a generation ago was more around 8-900 square feet and those families survived. Sure there may have been a wait to get into the bathroom sometimes. Often siblings shared rooms, guests slept on the couch, and the TVs were *much* smaller.

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This brings me to my next point. Living off one income is easier if you do away with the huge plasma TV (and the credit card bill that went with it), the cable or satellite TV, the fancy internet, the game systems, the constant movie rentals, etc. Imagine if instead of relying on push button entertainment the mother staying at home dreamed up creative ways to spend quality family time where the children interacted with their parents. Card games, board games, charades, block parties, and reading would all find new fans.

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Cutting back on the TV should lead to cutting back on many appliances around the house. Do we really need all those fancy mechanical gadgets? In the 70’s the average family had two things in their home which remained plugged in at all times. Now we have an average of 27 things ALWAYS plugged in! Think about the energy savings once all those things are unplugged!

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The so-called “need” for electronic entertainment and gadgets is purely physiological. As a human race we have gone so many years without them it honestly won’t kill us to give them up, I promise, and it won’t kill the kids either no matter how much they feel like it will. Children are marvelous at adjusting, eventually.

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So if mom is staying home guess what other benefits we have – healthier, cheaper food! You would be amazed at the enormous savings there are to be had when Mom spends a little extra time cooking up homemade dishes from lentils, polenta, pasta, beans, homemade breads, cakes and rolls, quinoa, rice, home grown herbs, berries and veggies – and just think of the health benefits!

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These foods would contain no dyes, no artificial sweeteners, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, etc. The mind boggles at the thought of all the better behaved children we will have in our communities once they ditch the Ritalin in favor of healthy food and more attention.

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Cutting back our family spending to meet the income of one bread winner is a great boost the environment too. Less prepackaged food, recycled clothing form the thrift shop instead of always purchasing brand new and brand name, and far less junk we buy on impulse just to make ourselves feel better.

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So the next question might be; wont cutting back our spending mean that less money is going into the economy and we’ll just lose the jobs we created by mothers leaving the work force? Not by a long shot. It will trim the fat for sure. People who make a living exploiting over worked, over burdened families with cheap goods will have to find a new line of work but that doesn’t reflect most good jobs in America. Buying less “stuff” will lead to fewer jobs in China for sure, but not here.

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What will change is this; when you purchase something you buy smaller and outright. You know you can’t afford a Mercedes bill every month so you save up for six months to buy the older model Chevy instead. You realize that if a television set is something you are going to spring for you save up and purchase a modest priced one because you know you can’t afford a ballooning credit card payment.

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What we will lose is the billions of dollars sucked out of us at every opportunity, the ungodly interest charges and their mental manipulation of the masses will cease. If Mom is home she is able to be more active in her children’s lives, the TV is on less or not at all. Billions of dollars in brain warping advertising is missed, money saved and evil businesses tank while local business and community economies thrive.

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Families take a deep breath, they slow down, they do less, they own less and they find out that they are happier for it. The earth has less junk piling up at its doorstep, real jobs take strong root in our local economies, and we all wake up from this corporate orchestrated nightmare we’ve been living in for decades.

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It all starts with moms waking up and saying, “I’m not dropping my kids at daycare today. I’m not slaving away for less money so that I can miss the best years of my family’s life together. I am woman, hear me roar! I won’t take this anymore! I’m staying home with my kids. I’m cooking them good meals, helping them to learn and to grow. My family’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health will no longer be compromised by this anti-motherhood, pro-greed agenda we’ve been sold! Kids get your coats; we’re going to the park!”

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While down the street that mother’s job goes to a man with a family who was just laid off from his job and a bit of harmony begins to re-weave itself into our lives as humans.

🌸 The Top 10 Points of Lady Like Behavior, Are You Hitting All 10? 🌸


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Over the years I’ve read many books from days long past which instructed young girls on how to become ladies because I, like nearly all women in our society, wasn’t taught how to be a real woman so in the early days I came up with this 10 point list. 

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Now, I’m in no way claiming to be the perfect lady myself, becoming a better lady is something I’m constantly working on. None of us will always live up to all the points of lady like behavior all the time but we set the bar high to give us something to strive for and we allow grace to make up for the rest.

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1. A lady does not gossip about others. She has a huge heart and responds to her friends, family and community dearly..

2. A lady takes a few moments in the morning to make herself bright, clean and fresh. She does not shuffle about the house in raggedy, old clothes all day nor does she neglect her appearance. A lady showers regularly, combs her hair, and wears soft, feminine clothing such as skirts and blouses.

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3. A lady does not stomp or lumber about the house. She steps lightly and gracefully when she walks. She stands up straight, keeps her chin up, and her shoulders back. She is graceful and confident.

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4. A lady remembers to smile and smile often; when doing this dishes, when driving the car, at home and on the job.

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5. A lady does not curse or use vulgar sounding language. She speaks as properly as she is able and does not resort to slang or urban accents. She does not shout (whenever possible).

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6. A lady does not proclaim herself to be a “b*tch” in a mistaken attempt to gain “empowerment.”

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7. A lady does not argue or forcefully assert her opinions in an uncomfortable way when with her friends and family. Opinions may be shared, of course, as a matter of polite conversation but always with a smile.

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8. A lady eats slowly, chews her food completely and does not speak while her mouth is full.

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9. A lady educates herself either formally or informally. She learns about all womanly arts including healthy living, conception, childbearing, nutritious food, sewing, mending, thrifty spending, gentle parenting, spirituality, etc. Many of these things can be researched online or at your local library.

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10. A lady dresses as beautifully as she can, yet modestly. She knows her attractive qualities are in her grace not her bare skin. This does not mean expensive clothes! You can buy nice, beautiful things at the thrift shop. She regards fashion and trends but does not overdo it. A good tip on beauty and fashion is to find a respectable public figure whose facial features resemble yours and one whose body type is similar to yours. They have experts telling them how to dress and wear their make up, take some cues from them.

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Please share with us your tips for being ladylike!

What Fatherhood Can Teach Us About the Universe 


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The ordinary becomes extraordinary when you’re a little girl with your dad. Any moment can be a memory that stays in your heart and in the hearts of others, forever. 

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Today my guest contributor, American Trucker,  shared…

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“Yesterday I was driving through Great Falls, Montana. A man and his daughter drove by on a motorcycle. The little girl was wearing a pink Barbie helmet. She looked up at me -face freckled, tooth missing – and smiled a smile of shear joy. That smile made my day.

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Was she happy because she was riding a motorcycle? Probably. Was she happy because she was riding a motorcycle with her dad? I don’t think there could be any doubt.”

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The pattern of the universe is based on our Hevenly Father creating a world for us and then we, in turn, take shear delight in being in our Father’s creation, ever eager to be worthy to rejoin His presence when our moment here his done. 

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Are we happy because we are on this wild ride called life? Probably. Are we happy because it’s a life given to us by our Eternal Father? I don’t think there could be any doubt.

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Enjoy your Sabbath everyone! 

What This American Trucker Has to Say About Barns Will Leave You In Tears

This is a submission from one of my Twitter followers. 

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I am an over the road truck driver. I see things and have a lot of time to think about them. What I’ve been noticing lately is all the old wooden barns falling down.  

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I can remember seeing these same barns as a kid when mom and dad too us on road trips when I was a kid. Most of them were still in use one way or another if only to house tractors. They were weathered and old even when I was a kid nearly 50 years ago. My guess is these barns are in the neighborhood of 100 years old.  

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I can imagine when they were built using hand saws and hammers. The men who built them must have been very proud of their work. I would be proud to build a wooden building by hand that could stand for a century. 

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But now just 100 yeas later, a blink in human history, all their hard work is collapsing in the middle of corn fields. What is left of these men who sweated and labored to build these buildings that they must have taken such pride in?   

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Their children, grand children and great grandchildren… are left. The barns they built and took such pride in are falling down, but their descendants are the living monument to their lives.

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You Can’t Culturally Appropriate Yoga If It Was Yours First 😏

Since it’s #ThrowBackThursday I thought I would reblog a blog I wrote here two years ago about the real origins of yoga asanas (poses) and include some ever so cheesy photos from when I taught pre and postnatal yoga about 10 years ago.

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So first the pictures…

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Hey! No fair! I can hear you laughing from here! 😂 Oh, come on, I think it’s part of the liberal hand book, we all have to teach yoga at some point or we can’t renew our liberal card. 😂

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In all seriousness I was fortunate enough to have an amazing training in yoga with Jane Austin, if you’re in San Francisco and want to do some yoga, look no further than her, the last time I checked she was still teaching, she’s a lovely woman.

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What I was never taught when I studied yoga however was where yoga asanas (or postures) actually come from and the answer may be disturbing for some viewers (mostly anti whites). They come from….

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….drumroll please….

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…Europe! That’s right good ole Europe! Now if you’re as surprised as I was let me unload some facts on ya….

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Yoga? Ya, Turns Out That European Too (blog from November 2015)

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With all the modern talk of cultural appropriation the practice of yoga, which has gained rapid mainstream popularity over the past generation, tends to get hit from all sides.

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Some Christians claim that Yoga is too Hindu, that the health poses and stretching forms cannot be removed from their Hindu roots and thus the practice is unChristian at best and sinful at worst. Alternatives such as Praise Moves and Christian Yoga have sprung up in response to this idea.

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On the other hand some claim that Yoga is an ancient and traditional practice of Indian origin and that white Westerners have committed the ultimate sin of cultural appropriation by taking Yoga, modernizing it, and setting up a white owned Yoga business on every hipster street corner in the Western world.

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It turns out that both outlooks may be very wrong. Yoga is neither anciently Hindu, and thus inextricably linked with a non-christian theology, nor has it been culturally appropriated from Indian culture, in fact, evidence suggests the reverse may have happened. 

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In 2010 author and researcher, Mark Singleton wrote the book The Yoga Body (published by Oxford University Press) After much research he discovered that a few a yoga poses can be found in Hindu sacred texts but they are nothing like the Yoga we know today which is a physical practice. Nothing resembling a physical practice can be found in Hinduism.

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So where then did Yoga, as we know it today, come from? Singleton tells us that in the middle of the 19th century a man named Per Henrik Ling had a system of Swedish gymnatics which quickly spread throughout England and Europe. Ling’s approach was not dissimilar to that of the YMCA’s, that is to say, that it was geared toward the developing of the “whole person,” as opposed to just the body. It became a popular system for exercise because it required no weights or machines and could be practiced anywhere at land or sea. 
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When Swedish gymnastics met Dane Niels Bukh’s rhythmic exercises at the YMCA in India, along with some Hindu pose names, it seems Yoga, as we know it, was born. Singleton is clear in his research that when the YMCA brought its message of social transformation through bodily transformation to India, they found “no ‘system’ or ‘brand’ of physicalalized yoga that could satisfactorily meet India’s need.” So they simply created one from a fusion of a few posture-based practices found in India at the time, along with gymnastics, calisthentics, and body building. 

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But how much influence did the ancient Hindu poses have on what is modern day Yoga? It seems they had very little influence. Many of the postures and practices similar to our modern yoga were very popular in Britain, but we’re derived from the Scandinavian system of gymnastics. In fact, when one reads Niel Bukh’s Primary Gymnastics (1925) they will find that “at least 28 of the exercises in the first edition of Bukh’s manual are strikingly similar (often identical) to yoga postures occurring in Pattabhi Jois’ Ashtanga sequence or in Iyengar’s Light on Yoga.” 

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Does that mean that those early Hindus who claimed to be teaching first, the Indian Royal Court, and then the Western world “Yoga” knew they had culturally appropriated Scandanavian Gymnastics? Most likely not. In that day and age the trail of how information was spread and adapted was not easily traced by the average person and it’s reasonable that Jois, Iyengar and other Yoga pioneers honestly thought Yoga was an ancient cultural practice of their nation. 

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So where does that leave us today now that we know the true origins of Yoga? First, I think we can rest assured that removing the Hindu names and using the English names for poses erases that stigma that may have been preventing Christians from partaking in the practice. Second, I think it leaves us Europeans with a wonderful legacy of Scandanavian Gymnastics to research, explore and revitalize. Lastly, the next time you’re headed off to Yoga class you can tell everyone you’re actually headed off to Danish Gymnastics class and watch everyone furrow their brows. 

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And maybe we can skip the yoga pants too? 

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Now THAT’S better! 👌

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Sources Cited

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Mereorthodoxy
Neils Buhk 
Transitional Exchange and the Genesis of Modern Postual Yoga Asa
Yoga Journal, Roots of Yoga
Most Yoga Asanas Are 120 Years Old (and European)

New Video! What I Believed When I Was Leftist 

So many people have been coming to me the past few days with their amazing stories of how they went from Leftism to Traditionalism/Alt Right. Here I share a few anecdotes of my own as to what I believed and what changed my mind. I asked people to comment about their journeys and share them in an effort to help other people put a foot on the path out of a Leftist brainwashing. You can watch the video here

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Feel free to comment on the blog post as well! 

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Good Grief! I’m NOT Gay and I Didn’t Cheat on My Husband 🙄

I’m currently dealing with a crazy stalker. She ran across my Twitter a year and a half ago. She’s a liberal, San Francisco boomer who hates all representations of traditional motherhood (I’ll leave you to guess why that is). I ignored her, blocked her, etc. but she’s obsessed. Nearly every evening she gets high as a kite and starts trolling me on multiple accounts on Twitter. 

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The thing she hates most about me is that I left liberalism and now speak out against it. At first she tried to shame me by digging up pictures and blog posts about my past but that didn’t work so recently she connected with a few other people online and helped create a blog to “out” all my liberal past the problem is they don’t stop at the truth they take 10% truth and just make up the rest, going to such extremes as faking YouTube comments, faking screen shots, faking blog posts and splicing my podcasts together to make fake voice recordings of me.

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She’s posted my address online as well as my familiy’s names, she’s begun posting aerial shots of my house online she even photoshopped an image of my 10 year old son to make him look fat. How cruel can you get yo try to shame a kid who’s actually thin as a rail? I’ve documented 8 months now of harassment and abuse. I even had a private investigation done to try and get her to back down. Her MO is to take some true things and mix them with fake things, or to deliberately leave out crucial details to make something I wrote a decade ago seem like a recent or more dramatic event. My next step is legal action. Yes

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The most recent attack on me is the claim that I’m gay and that I recently cheated on my husband with a woman (and then blogged about it for some reason?)

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The story behind the whole thing is simple. My first husband cheated on me and left me when our baby (my oldest son) was 7 months old (in spring 2004). I thought an open marriage next time around would be a solution to avoid what had happened in my first marriage and all the liberal books I read backed this up. My second (and current) husband (I met in fall 2004) comes from a polyamorous commune. His dad had multiple wives who had multiple husbands. I was deep into liberalism and so were some of our friends. About a year and a half into our marriage my husband’s, best friend’s wife and I dated for a few months with both of our husband’s approval.

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We barely did anything physically at all, so don’t go thinking it was some scene from a porno movie, it wasn’t. I thought I would enjoy being with a woman like all the media pushed (this was at the height of the TV show The L Word about lesbianism) but I hated it, I hated every second of it. I was scared to break it off because I didn’t want my husband to lose his best friend but after about 3 months I couldn’t stand it anymore and I broke up with her. I felt like a failure for not making this hip lifestyle work. All our hipster San Fran liberal friends knew about our “open” marriage and hence, we couldn’t ever make friends, they always wanted to sleep with us and we were always making excuses not to, going home early from parties, sometimes literally hiding and pretending we weren’t home. We didn’t want to do it.

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I thought I was doing the “right” thing, don’t all men want an open marriage? That’s what the media told me, but no, my husband told me he hated it too so we vowed to never to do it again. All these blog posts this stalker is getting are over a decade old and they are screen shooting and cropping them to take them out of context and they are purposely obscuring the dates.

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I’ve always been 100% honest about my past as a San Francisco liberal and the mistakes I made. I’ve made my life an open book and I’ve referenced my former liberalism on nearly every interview I’ve ever given. I’ve posted tweet after tweet about being a former liberal, with pictures included of me with blue hair and hippie jewelry, from a decade ago. I’ve always had “former liberal who became trad life” first thing in my Twitter bio. When I shared the opening of my Trad Life book I’m writing it says, “I can offer this knowledge not because I am a success but because I was first a failure.” My first YouTube videos were about how I was a liberal feminist in grad school in San Fran and how I saw the horrors of that lifestyle and left it. I’ve exhaustively referenced my past at every opportunity.

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Progressive Leftist Liberal Marxism is a death cult. If it’s lifestyle doesn’t literally kill you early it kills your genetic line when you choose dogs over babies, sex over marriage and the shackles of regressivism over the freedom of tradition. I was in that cult. I was in “the belly of the beast” as I often say. I put the Kool Aid cup up to my lips but I refused to drink, I threw it down and ran for freedom and now I am haunted by the zombies of the people who didn’t get out in time and now shuffle around, stiff, lifeless and with no hope. They hate me because my life is a testimony of the freedom and redemption they still, ideologically, refuse to accept.

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I was saved and redeemed by Christ in the waters of baptism in 2008 some of my progressive ideology lingered a few years after that but eventually it all gave way to TRUTH. 

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The TradLife message is powerful. How else could a homemaker amass a Twitter following of 30 thousand people? They are scared to death and are trying desperately to silence me.

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I leave them with these words: THEY WONT.