“Because we didn’t have a lot of money when we were first married, and Tom was always on a low-fat diet. And, so we were restricted to eating low fat. I couldn’t, I didn’t have the freedom to go out and just buy what I wanted or what I felt would sustain me and so I lost a lot of weight. I’m sure part of stress, but part of the fact that we just didn’t have the food sources that I needed and, so, I, that is in the rough draft.” – Jennifer Buck, 3:10 mark.
Tom lacks self-control regarding food, something the Scriptures call gluttony, and his wife’s health suffered because of it. The level of control exerted to convince a person that they cannot purchase the food they need is a classic sign of narcissistic abuse.
Tom Buck has turned image repair into a full time job, accusing multiple people, in an apparently insatiable hunger for his pound of flesh.
Zac Evans has taken on the unenviable task of breaking down the Bucks copious video content. What follows is my examination of some of Jennifer Buck’s language. You’ll find the full, unedited video discussion here.
Jennifer: “I have the confidence that he’s not going to let me say the wrong thing in public.” 34:18 mark.
Jennifer Buck is a 56 year-old woman who is being treated like a child.
“…he’s not going to let me say the wrong thing…”
Jennifer: “And, he doesn’t, um (pause) yell at me if I get upset,” 34:36 mark.
Note that Jennifer qualifies each correction from Tom to ensure that we know that he is not harsh. This is not a marriage relationship. It’s a Dominant/Submissive relationship.
Jennifer: “He corrects my mindset…We have to be careful in how we think about these things.” 34:36 mark.
He corrects her mindset. She’s a 56 year-old woman. This is not normal. This is not how a healthy marriage relationship works. This is Dominant/Submissive mind and behavior control.
Jennifer: “I appreciate that protection that he’s given me as we walk through this.” 34:41 mark.
In researching the topic, I’ve learned that in Dom/Sub relationships the Dominant fills the role of leader, enforcer, protector daddy, while the submissive is the pleaser, little girl, servant.
This is an unhealthy, unbiblical relationship model which is rooted in the Patriarchy movement. It is not the relationship design taught in Scripture.
It appeals to narcissistic males and is itself a form of abuse.
During the years of the Nazi regime, German doctors frequently argued that Jews spread disease. Reflecting common themes in Nazi propaganda, these medical professionals repeatedly pushed the false claim that Jews were especially responsible for outbreaks of typhus—a deadly contagious disease spread by lice
The Nazi propaganda poster pictured was created in 1941 for public display in German-occupied Poland. The Polish-language words translate roughly to “Jews are lice; they cause typhus.” Designed to link Jews and typhus closely together in the minds of non-Jewish Poles, the poster shows one of the feared typhus-ridden lice drawn on top of the face of a Jewish man that has been made to look like a skull.
We must remember that the Holocaust did not begin with the gas chambers. It began with bureaucrats creating division among the people by sowing intolerance, envy, hatred and fear.
When your neighbors are dehumanized, it becomes much easier to rationalize
This is slow-roasted beef in a rich mole-like gravy which is shredded and served on corn tortillas. It’s traditionally made by rehydrating dried guajillo peppers which are then blended into a sauce. I couldn’t get my hands on dried guajillos so I substituted with a can of red chile enchilada sauce.
4 lb beef chuck roast
1 large yellow onion
Sazonador Total seasoning
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
10 oz can red chile enchilada sauce
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
3 garlic cloves, minced
Red pepper flakes to taste
Queso fresco, crumbled or shredded jack cheese
Fresh Pico de Gallo:
• Cut the chuck roast into large pieces and season well with Sazonador Total and kosher salt. Don’t trim too much fat. It’s needed for the gravy.
• Heat heavy skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp olive oil and sear roast pieces, about 4 minutes per side. Place seared roast into slow-cooker.
• Coarsely chop the yellow onion. Add another dab of oil to the skillet and sauté until golden brown. Add the apple cider vinegar and deglaze the pan. Pour the onions and liquid into the slow-cooker.
• Add crushed tomatoes, red chile enchilada sauce, cumin, dried oregano, dried basil, chili powder, paprika, garlic and red pepper flakes to a blender. Blend until smooth and taste. Adjust to your liking, add more heat or salt, etc.
• Pour the sauce over the beef and onions in the slow-cooker. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
• When beef is super tender, shred with two forks. Turn slow-cooker off and let simmer for 20-30 more minutes.
• Preheat a large, wide skillet over medium heat. Add a tbsp of olive oil to the pan. Dip a corn tortilla into the gravy to lightly coat both sides. Place the coated tortilla into the skillet and let it “fry” for 30-40 seconds. Using a wide spatula, flip the tortilla over. Fill one half of the tortilla with a few spoons of the shredded beef, a bit of cheese and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. Using the spatula, fold the tortilla in half and gently press down. The edges of the tortilla will be slightly crispy.
• Remove from the skillet and serve with fresh pico de gallo and a lime wedge.
Are we prideful if we think this could never be me? Sadly, yes. That is the personification of pride. In so doing, we become like the Pharisee who prayed, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, crooked, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.” – Luke 18:11 NASB
Any good thing we do, or any wickedness from which we abstain, is purely a measure of God’s unmerited grace toward us. We are fallen and He is mindful of our fragility. There, but for the grace of God, go I is universal.
In this instance, Dr. Strachan has demonstrated callous disregard by selectively applying this truth. In all candor, he’s not alone. It is the practice of many involved in “Online Victim Advocacy” to engage in selective application. To hear them tell it, men are unequivocally guilty and women are eternally innocent victims. Indeed, we all want to portray ourselves as better than we truly are. We’re experts in self-righteousness. Too often we have a right and just cause, but a sinful, self-righteous method.
Proverbs 20:10 NASB tells us that, “Differing weights and differing measures, both of them are abominable to the LORD.” This speaks to unrighteous, unbalanced, unfair judgment. When we’re quick to condemn, or quick to absolve, we engage in differing weights and measures.
Is it prideful to say, that would never happen to me? There, but for the grace of God, go I.
CFollowing announcements that the senate would issue subpeonas to the CEOs of both Facebook and Twitter to testify regarding alleged censorship and election interference, Facebook has retroactively updated it’s terms of service on 16 October, 2020, to take effect 1 October, 2020.
The Facebook notification below was dated 16 October, 2020. These screenshots are from my notification feed at approximately 11:16am central time on 16 October, 2020.