There are really only two kinds of people

If you have been watching the current state of affairs in DC everything you hear in the news would lead you to believe that our president is a Nobel Laureate who is brilliant.  This is despite the obvious deterioration of Biden’s mental faculties even since the end of campaign.   By the same token, Trump, who is a self made billionaire, obviously is of above average intelligence at a minimum  is universally regarded by the media and the democrat opposition as being a caveman mentally who is incapable of conducting any of the  affairs of state let alone even interacting with the press or deep state employees.  In creating these two absolutely incorrect assessments you see the evidence of two completely polar opposite frames of mind of the people involved.   While you can attribute a lot of this to political party agendas the reality is that they point out what I see as two basic states of mind of mankind itself.

On the one side there are people who attempt to be objective and to create evaluations based on facts and obvious situations.  On the other are people who use their point of view to shape a reality that is more created to suit an agenda as opposed to any sense of being honest.  Both sides use honesty but they select how and what they regard as the truth quite differently.  This is not specifically a result of the American government system nor is it the result of capitalism or any other economic format.  I believe that this divide is attributable to the essence of man and perhaps is a measure of quality of character that is often times brutal in how you can judge it.

Getting away from the political arena lets think of how we consider the term honesty  and how willing are we to submit to being critiqued on our conduct.

Most people have some sense of honesty.  They willingly offer honest answers on certain levels of behaviors or issues.  However as you leave basic concepts of right and wrong and enter into more subjective areas involving an individual’s ‘faults’ some people are far more ‘evasive’ in how they respond reflecting a variable sense of their own honesty. In other words, they are comfortable lying about some things and usually those things serve their personal interests and agenda.

One aspect of Christianity is that we believe we are being judged by God and that we cannot lie to either ourselves or to God because God will know.  Those of us who identify as Christian or having true Christian beliefs hold honesty in high regard and expect anyone we are involved with in a sincere way to hold a similar belief.  This way we can interact without presumption of any false premises. This is because we would like our interactions will be frank and direct without any misleading or false pretenses. 

Unfortunately, we live in a world where honesty is a rare commodity at times.  I believe that this is a boundary that we are seeing between those who are saying that our nation is being led in an acceptable manner and those of us who see that it is not.   Some people will believe and spread a lie to suit an agenda and some of us, will not.

One of the reasons that Christianity is under fire from the left is because we will not accept their lies.  We refuse to participate in their charade.  They know we will not and yet, they believe that WE, on the right, are wrong and that we are the liars. 

Yet, you cannot hold the left accountable without hearing a litany of lies and misrepresentations in their in their efforts to spin the facts in order to avoid admitting they are wrong.  They have the audacity to accuse us of lying and being racists and other derogatory things ignoring how moral or virtuous our lives actually are.  The lies spread by our opposition include character assassinations of anyone from our side who dares oppose and worse yet, expose the left and their lies and moral failings.

Our founders knew that there would always be people who would do and say whatever they needed to in order to get ahead and to gain power and privilege.   The system of checks and balances in our governmental system was intended to keep people of this persuasion from getting too much power in our nation.  However, they never foresaw that our nation  would abandon our Christian values. This erosion of our founding core values is destroying our nation from within. It does not matter that our freedom  was born directly from  these basic values of Christianity.  The left wishes to abandon these and then have a society that will do and be whatever they please so that the democrats and socialists can hold complete power over our society.  The conservative ‘deplorable nation’  is holding tight to our core  beliefs as we face the onslaught of the entire government and media system is trying to tear us down and get rid of our values.

History reveals that in almost any society you will have people who will do anything for any reason without any inking of conscience. In some this greed and lust for power and control went too far. Unfortunately these societies that departed living decent Christian values pretty much all ended up in ruins. It took years even centuries for this to befall these nations but once you depart from the path of morality and honesty it is inevitable that the corruption of the people who dwell in these nations will result in their eventual destruction.

So, ultimately we are in a simple conflict that is very plain.  We have people clinging  desperately to power and control by doing anything they have to in order  to maintain that power. The rest of us see their amoral behavior as a negative human behavior and refuse to ignore these failings and worse yet, we call them on this. This makes us their mortal enemies.  

As far as I am concerned, in order to be a liberal you have to ignore truth.  You have to ignore the lies and rationalizations made to advance your agenda.  In other words, liberals and democrats who promote the progressive agenda are lying to themselves constantly. They spread these lies to every citizen in the nation as well as to God while they do it and they do not care.  These are amoral people and in some cases immoral too.

 We on the side of truth and belief in God and we see them for what they are.  Even those moral people who are not Christians can see the lies.  In our nation we moral people still are a majority of the population. Despite this, the news media and the left wing politicians all try to assert that we are the liars and are racists and immoral. They claim to be in the majority even though truth be told, they are a small minority.

 I will say this.  If we allow the left to carry on and to continue their movement to remove our values from our society then we will be as guilty as they are in the destruction of our nation.  To sit by and let these lies and immoral policies carry the day and destroy our nation’s future is abandoning our core beliefs and accepting the lies ourselves. This is something I am unwilling to do.

It is time we stood on the basic principles of decency as we know them from our beliefs and insist that our government return to basic concepts of right and wrong. 

Right and wrong are not subjective concepts. Most issues are pretty much black and white and only someone whose agenda is more important than the truth will say otherwise.

Further, if we are to correct the course of our nation we must work to remove any and all in government (elected officials and employees)  who will not ascribe to a basic set of values and integrity that we can all agree upon.  Term limits are essential. It is time that this bloated portion of our federal and state governments all went on a diet.

The rights of parents should supersede any government policy or objectives and the right of the family to raise its children to embrace the values that they hold without interference is essential for a civil society.

Lastly, we cannot allow our nation to be corrupted by foreign money and by the desires of fringe elements of our society. Billionaires with agendas have no place in our political system. They are citizens equal to all the other citizens of our nation and they have no right to use their amassed wealth and corporate control to steer our political process.

Just as we should live and let live with our neighbors in peace, we must also insist on a safe and moral society to raise our families in that protects the people from the criminal elements and also ensures that children are safe from exploitation by those whose agendas are not in keeping with our Christian values. We must safeguard our freedoms and our borders from invasions of all kinds.

Time is running out. We must return to values that support and grow the strength of our nation.

We cannot allow people who play fast and loose with the truth to hold sway in our society any longer. To tell a lie is a sin. So is repeating that lie to serve an agenda. To live these lies and in an amoral or immoral society will serve to destroy this great nation.

‘Racism’ and Crime in America. Destroying the fabric of our society one piece at a time!

The entire ‘Racism’ movement be waged by the left against establishment America is dragging the minorities backwards at an alarming rate. Instead of trying to live to a civil standard, the movement seeks to excuse any antisocial action of one of the privileged class (minority) members as being ‘innocent intent’ even if it is obvious that the actions that preceded any police intervention were anything but.

George Floyd encountered the police for passing a counterfeit 20. He refused to comply with their orders. We all have witnessed what happened subsequent to that. This was outside the place where he passed the bill and the store clerk noticed that Floyd appeared to be drunk and was behind the wheel of the car. We know that impaired drivers present a danger to society. That coupled with passing a counterfeit bill gave the police more than adequate reason to arrest him. It was Floyd’s actions that led directly to his death.

13 yr old Adam Toledo (latino) was shot at 230 in the morning in Chicago after discharging a firearm multiple times. Neighbors called the police out of a concern for their safety and the police responded. They encounters Toledo. He was approached by police (who had no idea how old he was) and told him to stop and drop the weapon. He ran and refused to comply. The presence of the weapon and refusal to stop and drop it gave the police no choice when he finally stopped but refused to show his hands or comply to orders.

The most recent case is the shooting of a 16 year old black girl, Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus who was ready to skewer another black girl with a readily visible knife. She was ordered to stop and drip the knife by police and did not. She was thrusting the knife at a girl she had pinned against a car when the officer shot her to stop the attack. Had the officer not reacted after his warnings went unheeded this girl who was against the car would have been gravely if not fatally injured.

In all of these cases each of these victims engaged in illegal activity willingly and refused when confronted to stop and or comply with orders of law enforcement. I cannot understand how anyone would expect a positive outcome of their interaction with police if they ignore or refuse to comply with law enforcement orders and this is made all the worse when deadly weapons are involved. This is stupid behavior and my only explanation is that either they did not learn that you have to obey laws or that these people are just plain stupid.

To date 103 law enforcement officers have lost their lives this year in the line of duty. That is many times more than the number of lives lost that the race hustlers are complaining about police causing. In reality the number of ‘unarmed deaths due to cops’ of blacks numbers less than ten a year. The fact is that the vast majority of black people who are shot by police are dangerous and armed and non-compliant to orders when they are finally confronted.

No law enforcement officer goes to work with the idea they are going to kill someone that day. The likelihood of a law enforcement actually removing his or her weapon from their holster is remote and in many careers this never happens in the line of duty. To make it sound like this happens all the time is just wrong.

I think that in today’s society the outcry of the left and the media about any police using excessively violent tactics upon minorities has emboldened many in the minority communities to challenge them and their authority instead of complying. This has had deadly outcomes as we have seen and as long as the left keeps beating this drum it will only get worse.

I was raised to not break laws or act in ways that harmed others. In my long life I have had encounters with the police in traffic stops and other situations and have complied and been as polite as I could be in that moment. At no time did I resist or refuse because that is not how I was raised.

My only conclusion is that these people who run, resist, brandish a weapon openly at a police officer or otherwise disobey our laws and the orders of law enforcement are anti-social at a minimum and criminals at worst. For whatever reason they did not learn the decencies of life and the importance of the rule of law. They intentionally run afoul of the law and then become indignant and resistant when caught. I cannot say if it was their home life as a child, education or lack of moral living that have brought them to these situations but I can say that as long as people continue to act in manners such as this they will encounter law enforcement and the outcomes will not be good more often than not.

Thing is, our conduct in society is not part of some role playing game. It is real-time and real-life and very dangerous if you are acting with violent intent. Holding a firearm in your hand while fleeing law enforcement is ‘violent intent’. There is no reason to not drop a weapon when commanded to by law enforcement and if you are fleeing even more so. Law enforcement are going to stop because you are suspected of having either committed a violent act or show violent intent. If anything they will increase the number of police seeking to stop you. Lesson: DROP THE DAMN GUN AND DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD!!!!!

One possible solution to all of this.

Stop policing black and latino neighborhoods and let them kill each other. Why put the entire nation through these trials which play out not only in the courtrooms but in our living rooms as well. Let these illiterate and antisocial idiots play the game until there is only one left standing. I cannot see how we can justify the risks to our law enforcement in trying to bring civility to these neighborhoods if the people there cannot appreciate the effort. Unfortunately this punishes those who do abide our laws by subjecting them to the antisocial behaviors of those who run afoul of the law. Thus, even though this would minimize the interactions of police and violent offenders it would do nothing to stop the violent acts these people commit.

Ultimately I believe this all stems from two major problems rampant in our society that can be fixed.

One is single parent families where the father is not in the house (if he is known to the children at all) and these kids are not mentored in ways that provide them with the social tools to succeed in life. Adding a father figure restores a degree of hierarchy and discipline in the home and helps build strong character and better work ethics. Having discipline in the home increases the odds of the children raised there to be positive and good citizens of their communities. Outcomes are better and there is less crime overall as a result.

Another is to get back to Christian morals and values. So many families these days do not have a religious affiliation of any kind and do not attend services at all. These practices instill moral values and offer parables of the virtues of respectful living. These teachings and values underpinned the founding of our nation and allowed us to live in a peaceful society that flourished until the notion of Christianity became a no no to the left. With the drive to push Christian values out of our homes, schools and communities we have seen the degradation of our social lives with the ever increasing rise in violent crime in our nation. We are reaping the harvest of antisocial and immoral behavior as a result of our turning away from these essential and proper values.

If we continue to follow this path into socialism and anarchy we will see crime proliferate in our society.A fractured society serves the purposes of the left as it makes it easier for them to split us apart as a society and then they can institute socialism as the cure for our societal woes. Sadly, socialism is even less morally grounded than where we are at present.

Time is running out and we are headed into a maelstrom of violence and increased hatred in our society and we need to return to our long held values and morals in order to restore our nation to true long term prosperity. To do anything else is to continue tearing this nation apart.

The rise of the Dark Side of Politics and Society: Americas obsession of the things that go bump in the night and more

I am old enough to remember the day JFK was assassinated and the worst years of the conflict in Vietnam.  I am old enough to remember the worst days of the late 70’s with the Iran hostage crisis and the return of American greatness of the 80’s.  I worked hard through those decades into the 90’s.  I look back and have noticed a substantial shift in our national mindset and pre-occupations.  It is as simple as day and night.  We have moved from the grateful, proud nation to one in crisis and now one in turmoil.  Our political debates and our entertainment all follow or lead this trend.  From the heady days of Reagan, the triumph of American forces during Bush the elder to the controversial years of Clinton to the darkness of 9-11, to the pseudo hope and change and now to make America great again, I have seen a steady shift of spirit and purpose of our American society.  As I said I am an observer.

I am a picker and chooser of entertainment.  I do not watch broadcast anything.  I use a couple of popular streaming services along with the web for my enjoyment.  Funny thing.  In the 4 years this has been my norm (Since I abandoned broadcast TV), I have noticed that the nature of the content has decidedly omitted values based stories (Christian values especially) and has slanted firmly to the darker and more sinister tone.  So many deal with magic, evil incarnate, vampires, and things that would have been considered to macabre 20 years ago.  There are stories and series available that are not of this bent but it seems that the good stories of good triumphing over evil are pretty much gone.  There are series where good fights evil but none really that show good defeating evil.  I know that in life you never really beat the evil or negative things in your life but you do get to a place where you can acknowledge you have done a task worth remembering.  Not so with the fodder of the times.

 

I believe this reflects the narcissism of our age.  With the rise of the current version of liberal thinking there is also this element that has emerged of embracing the most extreme aspects of life and any person who champions these becomes a god like figure.  I am speaking directly of Obama in this sense.  His ascension to the presidency was a validation for the fringe elements of our society that if they demanded recognition he would comply.  As such he was considered the messiah of marginalized persuasions.  Obama embraced the fringe aspects of all orientations and preferences and did disdain those who thought this to be excessive in terms of establishing special protections for these truly minute fractions of society.  All the while the Christian qualities and nature of those upon which we built this nation have been denigrated and demeaned for their adherence to the American ideal.

As I look at today’s state of affairs in our nation both political and social I see a total departure from where we were when I was in my 20’s (a while ago I will admit).  Gone are the morals based stories where by persisting in being good the hero would prevail.  These have been replaced with struggles and nothing but.  What was once a bright and shining view of the world has descended into a dark and brooding place that has little sunshine and much to fear.

Our political climate reflects this social climate.  The party for the outcasts: democrats, (self proclaimed in this respect) has decidedly joined the gloom and despair of the constantly aggrieved and have predicted doom if their plans are not fulfilled.   This pervades their campaigns and political positions.

The right has a champion in President Trump who is the personification of the good white knight on his charger heading into the battle to stop the evil in its tracks.  As such, the evil (democrats) have determined that he must be stopped at all costs.  Such is the setting of our political stage play.  The forces that oppose the American ideal are aligned against President Trump and all those who believe as he does and support him.   This is not merely a battle for the day.  It is a battle for the future of our nation and there is much at stake.

As history has taught, all political and social movements come and go.  The variable is when these occur.  The common aspect of this is that time is indefinite.  In some cases change occurs in years and in some, centuries.

With the present prevalence of dark storytelling you can count on the continued doom and gloom of the candidates of the left all playing into this negative and evil mindset of a significant portion of our society.  In the same vein, I do believe that the entertainment we see is neither the result nor the cause of this but is actually an integral part of a larger plan to move our country away from the Christian values and strengths that built this nation.   The only reason to do something like this is that by removing the founding values you can substitute new ones that are more suited for a different community and type of governance.  People who aspire to Christian values and morals believe deeply in the freedoms we were endowed with by God that were framed and protected at the outset of our nation’s founding.  To the dark side, this all must be stopped and changed.

Maybe it is the dismal nature of many regions of the world that has skewed the minds of those who seek to influence and alter the paths of nations that prosper.  These people who are the power behind the power are working to create the belief that our success is illegitimate and stolen in contrast to those lesser developed nations.  As such, we find ourselves falling into the pit of shameful self loathing that seems to be the basic mantra of the candidates for the democrats who preach policies of destroying our nation by condemning what we are, removing those aspects of our country and replacing it with a far less successful and productive society.

As our days move toward the election of 2020 expect the doom and gloom of both the political predictions and the media that is purported to be entertainment to continue moving steadily towards the darker side as the goal is to so shift the focus and goals of society away from goodness and virtue to merely surviving in the face of evil capitalism.  As long as the heritage of Christian values and role models are either ignored or defamed we will see darkness hovering over our society growing like a cancer that cannot be easily eradicated.