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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Happy? Revisited – 19 November 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Last January I wrote a Blog entitled “Happy?” ( after seeing one of those insensitive, deceptive commercials on the TV weather channel early in the morning. Well, something similar happened again this morning – using the word “happy” in a most cynical way to describe breakfast products that are disastrous for the health of people, the environment and, of course, the abused and slaughtered animals.

The very use of the word “happy” makes it obvious that the company is trying to over-compensate for something that they feel needs to be hidden: the cruelty that is part and parcel of the production of animal products. In other words, they “protest too much,” as the saying goes.

Lies repeated often enough are accepted as truth – especially when most people want to believe them and will enthusiastically support the liars. Come to think of it, wasn’t something like this said about a certain notorious dictator years ago?!

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