Is It Worth Ostracism From Family To Speak The Truth?

ABeast

Robin
I was forwarded a copy of a suit against my brother from his ex who is trying to get full custody of my niece and nephew. It included some of my blog posts about Sweden's herd-immunity strategy and my mentioning that I didn't wear a mask when I went to the grocery store. Also there was a picture of me counter-protesting at a rally to remove a Columbus statue from downtown with my American flag and my mask on my forehead. Along with many Facebook posts she also misrepresented a conversation we had a couple of months ago when I was living alone (my brother left town to go stay out in the country during the full NYS lockdown) when I had said that I wanted to get the virus since I could easily quarantine myself and then be immune. In her version I was trying to become a super-spreader to help the population achieve herd-immunity! She tells the court she is not happy that my brother doesn't encourage his son to wear dresses and is giving them religious instruction on morality and the fundamentals of normal marriage. Apparently she had told him not to take them to church without getting her approval. I have witnessed her tell him that he can be a princess at the "princess party" she was throwing back in the fall with her radical lesbian friends and their 4 year old "trans" kid. He said "Can I be a real princess Mommy, like [doomed-kid's name]?" to which she gave him a big smile and answered in the affirmative.

She has moved in to a "commune" nearby the house we restored, which is basically two boomer families with their houses and a third rental who call themselves a "household" and therefore they have not been quarantining or distancing during this whole fiasco. Being self-righteous liberals in the extreme, they have no problem casting aspersions at us plebes who actually have to deal with weeks of isolation (in my case), or even worse are stuck in crowded apartments with room-mates. In the court filing she claims that it would be unsafe for the kids to return to their normal schedule living with me and my brother because we wouldn't wear masks around them and they wouldn't be able to see their new "family," since some of these boomers are keeping their demented 90 year-old mother with them (who must be kept alive in constant torture at all costs, apparently). I actually introduced her to these people who knew me from childhood and indoctrinated me into a sort of psuedo-cult and tried to get me into a leadership role, though I decided to become a pot-smoking hippy instead. Needles to say, I have been shunned by everyone I know in this community because I don't think Trump is literal Hitler and have become an organizer in the local lockdown resistance.

The incredible selfishness of my family and most of friends in this"crisis" is almost beyond belief and has caused me to re-think my previous views that they are essentially good people who just drank a bit too much of the liberal cool-aid. The mother is getting a free-ride to college and free rent and has suffered not a bit from the "pandemic," except that she can't attend the BLM protests which she was utterly devoted to (though they wouldn't let her attend meetings, she is just their pack-mule organizer, babysitter, ect.) I guess now she wants child-support too. My Father is retired and just pouring money into perfecting his house in the ghetto that he will never sell, wondering why my generation doesn't want to buy the crap that he has accumulated and stored in the unoccupied house (hint: they don't have a house to furnish). At least he has paid me to work on it though, otherwise I don't know what I would have done when I got fired thanks to Daddy Cuomo. My Step-Mom just rakes in the unemployment from her government job and visits her boomer friends to swim in their country pools from a safe social-distance. Naturally, she is completely terrified of the Corona Monster and believes everything she hears on NPR and DemocracyNow!. They all seem to think that nothing particularly important is happening and as soon as the virus magically goes away everything with just return to normal instantly. The thought that they are complicit in the misery and destruction of millions of people less fortunate than them never crosses their TDS-addled brains, though they are very concerned about the public health crisis of police brutality and the devastation it wreaks upon Black Bodies.

Meanwhile the city is going to utter crap before our eyes; 13 year olds on ATVs and dirt-bikes prowl the streets in gangs unmolested by the police, while the colleges that fuel our meager economy are closed and going bankrupt along with all the small businesses. The city itself has been bankrupt for years and may become a model of how to privatize everything under the rule of EU-style technocrats soon. Despite all this they have high-hopes that the socialist revolution is finally nigh, we just have to give up some more of our freedom first. Although the situation is darkly hilarious, it is a perfect picture of impending doom and I desperately want to find a way for my niece and nephew to be allowed to grow into normal adults. I know all too well about the trauma the public schools here inflict on White children, it gave me long-lasting PTSD and Stockholm Syndrome and turned me into a self-hating liberal drug addict for many years. Only through luck and faith have I managed to get clean and be able to devote my energy to others.

I know that embracing my faith in Christ was a crucial realization that may never have happened without this latest round of alienation. The madness forced me to hold my own prayer circles with total strangers who happened to join my mailing-list amid the silence of a prone city. None of my friends or family have been willing to discuss the data we have on COVID and I have developed a small network of Christian support in my resistance, but now that they are keying-in on the Blue Lives Matter angle I am realizing that I am at a crossroads. Do I simply abandon my family and remain focused on my blogging and fighting the good fight or am I just being a dreamer? Are these the end times and I'm just wasting my energy? Or does God need us to fight for more generations to come? Now that I am being denied any access to my niece and nephew permanently my life choices are coming into question including my faith.
 

DanielH

Robin
That's really rough. I don't have advice but a couple passages from the Bible come to mind.

2 Timothy 3:1-15
3 But know this, that in the last days [a]perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.
10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Luke 12:51-53
51 Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. 52 For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. 53 Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”
 

bmw633

Robin
For me, being around my toxic family emotionally drained me. If your family is worth being around, you should feel good about being around them, not worse.

A break might be worth it. Block them on SM, keep a phone line open to the less offensive ones.
 

ABeast

Robin
For me, being around my toxic family emotionally drained me. If your family is worth being around, you should feel good about being around them, not worse.

A break might be worth it. Block them on SM, keep a phone line open to the less offensive ones.
I like being around them, but I can't handle people who are living in a state of constant fear. My dad came over today to give me some mail and he wore a mask the entire time, it just creeps me out!
 

Gradient

Kingfisher
I like being around them, but I can't handle people who are living in a state of constant fear. My dad came over today to give me some mail and he wore a mask the entire time, it just creeps me out!
What else can they do? If they are trapped in the fictional reality of CNNNBCFOXABCCBS et al, then they are living as they believe they must in order to live. Most people still believe that the Government actually wants to help them, rather than rule over them utterly.

Freedom is "scary". And nothing is more so than an invisible ultra deadly virus that lurks behind every bush, and every masked face. Fear is the ultimate power of the tyrannical State, and the slothful ignorance of the people is their greatest ally.

I won't post the link to the scene in The Matrix again, but the fact is that until people unplug from the synchronized propaganda of the media - social and mainstream - they are now and always will be, little better than lemmings.

So have a little pity on them. They are scared to death because that's easier than recognizing that the system they believe in, is a complete lie.
 

ABeast

Robin
Man
I hear you. I can't imagine what you are going through.
Stay strong, try to do the right thing - as you see fit. It is your life.

We are here for you, as much as we can.
Let me knw how I can help, if I can
It helps to rant and I appreciate this forum. I guess I am an easy mark because I have felt increasingly uncomfortable blogging since BLM came on the scene and now that I am seeing my blog in court documents it effectively silences me. Maybe I shouldn't let it, I don't know. Ironically the people in my immediate community that I have the easiest time connecting are Black, they know that God is here for us and the mask is all about fear.
 
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