Jonathon's Closet

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Where are YOU looking?

Sadness looks back.
Worry looks around.
Hope looks forward.
Faith looks up.

Monday, February 26, 2007


Being shared here on the Closet at the request of a friend of mine, Dawn, who is a wonderful advocate in the movement to protect our children:

Please make sure your friends see this information. It matters.

I am sickened almost to the point of violence by the systematic -- yes, I said SYSTEMATIC -- hunting of children in this country and around the world. Ever heard of NAMBLA (man-boy love association)? They were represented by the ACLU in 2000 (here's a link to a Washington Post story about that case) -- and possibly since, I haven't done the research.We live in a world of shadows. There's the happy, light-filled world we want to acknowledge to the exclusion of evil. And there's the dark, shadow-filled underworld that hunts and preys on our children.

Here's the problem. The bad guys are organized. They have systems. They don't just go out there and act strictly on impulse to quench their evil desires. They hunt and scheme and work hard to find the most vulnerable of our children and then weaken them until they think they are finally ready (the children, that is) to engage in the "prize." Our babies are the prize. Their sexual innocence is the prize.

The bad guys also have lobbyists. Yes, that's right. LOBBYISTS. They are cloaked in other names and operate under different organization's names. But they do exist.Children, on the other hand, do not vote. They do not have lobbyists. They don't have money to use to promote their causes...they only have us.


As I was composing a note, complete with some links to sites that I think matter , I was looking for a link for NAMBLA. They are a cagey bunch, though -- the evil among us often are -- and don't seem to have an easily found site that just anyone can access. So, totally by accident, I came across this:

Butterfly Kisses:

Here's a little something from their actual site:

Obviously, the information presented here is of an open and frank sexual nature and there is no "tap dancing" around sensitive topics. Hopefully, this will actually be a comfort to everyone because it will present "touchy" subject of female childlove to people to think about, without having to be influenced by sex-oppressed media, religion and governments. The topics discussed, articles/essays posted and the stories/poetry written on this site are different from what society's expectations of women and girls are, and as such this site strives to liberate women and girls from the oppression imposed on their sexuality.

Within the pages of Butterfly Kisses you will find sexual issues and topics of female, and particularly lesbian pedophilia, and some of them will probably make some people uncomfortable. Some people will be pleased and some will be angry. But ALL should make you THINK. Our society needs to learn how to discuss highly controversial subjects without the "knee-jerk" reaction so prevalent today. Many of these topics, if we will just stop over-reacting to them and calmly, rationally think about them, may turn out to be less controversial than we thought. We might even see a side to the issue that we had never considered before, which helps us to better understand the controversy. It is only when we understand the various sides to an issue and are ready to discuss it calmly and rationally, that we can begin to effectively deal with it.

This web site is divided in several different sections to make it easier for everyone to navigate through its pages. In "Speaking Out" you can read about real life stories and about female desires and love for little girls. You can also do your own research into woman/girl love by exploring our "Media Guide" archives or "Library" where you can find many examples of women's attraction to little girls, either written in books, painted on canvas or acted out in the movies.

And here's something else (the legalese they plan to use to defend themselves part) from their site:

The International Female Girllovers Collective (IFgLC) was formed in 2001. It was inspired by the struggle of many women and girls through the years to have their love recognized and accepted by society, governments, religions and the law.

IFgLC's goal is to end the extreme oppression of women and girls in mutually consensual relationships by:
1. building understanding and support for such relationships
2. educating the general public on the benevolent nature of woman/girl love
3. cooperating with lesbian, gay, feminist, and other liberation movements
4. supporting the liberation of persons of all ages from sexual prejudice and oppression

Our membership is open to everyone sympathetic to woman/girl love and personal freedom.
IFgLC calls for the empowerment of youth in all areas, not just the sexual. We support greater economic, political and social opportunities for young people and denounce the rampant ageism that segregates and isolates them in fear and mistrust. We believe sexual feelings are a positive life force. We support the rights of youth as well as adults to choose the partners with whom they wish to share and enjoy their bodies.

We condemn sexual abuse and all forms of coercion. Freely-chosen relationships differ from unwanted sex. Present laws, which focus only on the age of the participants, ignore the quality of their relationships. We know that differences in age do not preclude mutual, loving interaction between persons. IFgLC is strongly opposed to age-of-consent laws and all other restrictions which deny women and girls the full enjoyment of their bodies and control over their own lives.
IFgLC does not provide encouragement, referrals or assistance for people seeking sexual contacts. IFgLC does not engage in any activities that violate the law, nor do we advocate that anyone else should do so.

We call for fundamental reform of the laws regarding relations between youths and adults. Today, many thousands of women and girls are unjustly ground into the disfunctional criminal justice system. Blindly, this system condemns consensual, loving relationships between younger and older people.

IFgLC is a political, civil rights, and educational organization. We provide factual information and help educate society about the positive and beneficial nature of woman/girl love.

Don't believe me? You've got the link. If you have the stomach for it, check it out.See, it's not a gay rights issue. Gays are not child predators. Some child predators prefer to prey on their own gender. Some don't. But that doesn't make them gay and that doesn't make gay people child predators; it's another thing entirely. But part of the lies, smoke, mirrors and subterfuge is to make us THINK it's a gay issue (in the case of this Butterfly Kisses group and NAMBLA and others) -- it's how they try to legally protect themselves. And it's not a women's rights issue -- "we have a right to do as we please with our own bodies!" -- as the above legalese might suggest.

And, by the way, it is NOT a freedom of speech issue -- though they like to hide behind that precious right -- either. That's just one more lie they'd like us to believe.
It's a good vs. evil issue. It's us vs. them. It's our kids -- and the bad guys/gals want them just as bad as we do.

Don't let it happen. Don't let them succeed.And -- as I have been reminded of today -- don't make the mistake of thinking you only have to protect your precious babies from bad "guys." There are plenty of bad "gals" out there, too...if not, this evil, disgusting, sickening Butterfly Kisses site couldn't exist.

So if you really care -- not in an "oh, that's disgusting! I can't stand to hear about this" bury-your-head-in-the-sand kind of a way, but in an "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to ignore it!" kind of way, here are a couple of DECENT sites that can help you get information and take a stand:

Andrew Vachss' (warrior against child predators) site

PROTECT (National Association to Protect Children) site (these good people actually DO lobby for our children!)
What can we do?

Start by joining Protect. They are the only lobbying group that exists for our children and their well-being. If you don't support that, then you're just blowing smoke.

Don't make the mistake of thinking that shutting down a website makes the problem go away. It doesn't stop there. And it claims to be an international site, btw. It's a global problem. But DO report the site to your local FBI.Get -- and stay! -- Vigilant! Teach your children what is and isn't okay. Let them know that there is NOTHING they can't tell you -- and that they won't be in trouble if someone hurts them.Give your kids lots of love and supervision b/c the ones who don't get enough are particularly vulnerable.Keep your computer in a family area, with the screen facing out. No secrets are allowed when it comes to what your kids do on the Net.

VOTE for your children! If you don't know where someone stands -- and what they plan to DO! -- for your children, don't give them your vote. And let everyone know this is how and why you vote.


Friday, February 23, 2007

Grief and Loss in Cyberspace

When I lost the love of my life, I felt as if my own heart had been shredded.

I needed a community to wrap around myself against colder winds than fortune had ever blown at me before. And without looking, I found I had one in the virtual world.

As humans have since words were first uttered, we shared a common human experience, death, with an open-heartedness that would have caused grave uneasiness in physical America , where the whole topic is so cloaked in denial as to be considered obscene.

Those strangers, who had no arms to put around my shoulders, no eyes to weep with mine, nevertheless saw me through. As neighbors do.

Many will find, as I have, a much richer appreciation of physical reality for having spent so much time in virtual reality.

In hopes that you realize that you have "neighbors" right here, who care very much.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Things to do today ...

Walk in the rain, splash in puddles, collect rocks, smell flowers, blow bubbles, build sandcastles, say hello to everyone you meet along the way.

Go barefoot, go on adventures, go fly a kite, hold hands and hug and kiss, listen to music, dance, laugh, cry, wonder and wander.

Feel happy and safe, embrace your innocence, feel scared, feel sad, feel mad, give up worry and guilt and shame, say yes, say no, and ask lots of questions.

Ride bicycles, draw and paint, see things differently, fall down and get up again, look at the sky, watch the sun rise and sun set, watch clouds and name their shapes, watch the moon and stars come out, trust the universe.

Stay up late, climb a tree, walk in the woods, swim in a lake, daydream, learn new things, be excited about everything, do nothing and do it very well.

Tell stories, save the world, make friends with the other kids on the block, and do anything that brings more happiness, celebration, health, love, joy, creativity, pleasure, abundance, grace, self-esteem, courage, balance, spontaneity, passion, beauty, peace, relaxation, communication and life energy.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Thought for the day ...

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Restoring your soul...

There are segments of our lives that resemble the pieces of a puzzle: those things that when all put together make us who we are. Every part, no matter how large or small is as elemental as the next. But for each of us there are unique experiences that move us, stir us, give us perspective, provide clarity and speak to our hearts in a way we long to hear.

Sometimes it's music that brings me a sense of joy or peace; sometimes a smell conjures up some sort of comfort or contentment.

And what about visual elements that do the same thing? Like photographs. Or nature. Or the perfect moment in time, the kind of moment that when unexpectedly stumbled upon makes your heart literally skip a beat. Those images that somehow unexpectedly take your breath away. I know that for me, when I come across them it's undeniable.

Where do you seek your soul's restoration?