Saturday, January 25, 2020

Rotten Fruit

Image result for choose the constitution cartoonThere is one thing I am certain of after watching hours of the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

After listening to and attempting to have an open mind to the process instigated by the Democratic leadership and doing the same with the Republican side, it is obvious to me that the Left of this country has and is mounting a vigorous and spirited attempt to overthrow not only this President but to dismantle and disregard the founding principles of this Country.

What bothers me the most is the percent of listeners or followers that not only agree with their designs but are willing to pursue actions despite the overwhelming evidence in support of Donald Trump and the loss of those freedoms that he represents.

Their hatred, their animosity, and hostility toward what is good has infected their hearts to the point of allowing their leaders to demolish and disassemble the Constitution itself without regard to the effects on our way of life, our freedoms, our inalienable rights and the very fabric of our nation.  These mind numb followers, you know who you are, are more than willing to allow blood to flow in our streets just so they can have your moment of power,  Adam Schiff, to name one of the many.

Let us think about this in real terms.  If the Democrats, the Left, the Socialists, etc… get their way the United States of America is finished.  We may remain under the same name but those guiding principles that have sustained us for over 200 years will be forsaken and with it, our very essence, our spirit, and our future will be forever lost.

Beware the man who promises the world for a penny, as those who speak of righteous indignation currently do from the Halls of Congress.  With flowery words they profess nothing, with enraged sentiment they share no emotion, only feigned rhetoric spews from their lips toward those with unhearing ears, from jaws that only move but say nothing.

Desperate, they are in their evil intent to destroy all that is good, defame all those that stand in their way toward total domination and into the cesspool of misery and distrust. 

We are at that crossroads; we are atop the fence that separates good from evil and it is our decision that will affect the generations to come.  We need to step away from that thin barrier leaving behind the temptations that confront us every day through the proximity of closeness and association. 
Salvation for us mandates that we save ourselves first then and only then think about ways of saving those who have fallen.  There can be no compromise, no conciliation, no arbitration.  We are on the fence; one wrong move and we are theirs.

These proceedings should enlighten our view and help us all to understand the motives and intentions of those on the left.

Step away from the fence, before our blind actions find us deep within the confines of those that are selling us the rotting fruit of destruction.  That fruit may look good in the bag but beware of the smell and rancid rottenness within.  

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Civil War 2

Image result for civil war 2020 cartoonWe are in a Civil War and have been for quite some time.  Even though we are not currently in an armed conflict within our borders, a civil war is raging, and the outcome is unknown.  What makes this conflict different is that we are living it now and perhaps like the pre-Civil War of the 1860s our perception of war has not been elevated to the point of concern to understand the predicament of our present and ongoing war.

Our country is divided.  We may walk the same streets and eat in the same establishments, but those divisions are growing more tenuous with increasing instances of polarized groups confronting the opposition in open conflict.  Throughout the country, there are protests and disagreements, some with violence between those of the Right and those on the Left, with those on the Left adamant about their positions and those on the Right equally adamant.

We are in a Civil War because there is no opportunity to mitigate the differences without one side, either side, relenting to the demands of the other.  Those on the Right are convinced of their positions and moralities while those on the Left hold to their position, neither willing to negotiate away or give up what they believe to be true.

As a person on the Right, I cannot mitigate my beliefs nor marginalize my standards to reduce the risks of conflict, nor are those on the Left willing to do similarly.  We are at a standstill and have been for some time.

The question of compromise seems to have taken center stage with both sides yelling for the other to compromise but that has only heightened the fervor and galvanized each side against the other.  The question of compromise was also a question during the 1860s Civil War.  The North was willing to make concessions that would have allowed the South the time to restructure their current economies around slavery but they would not budge from their position, leaving the North without options and the South on the path towards opening the war with an attack at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. 

Like today the options of compromise have been tried or suggested but like the first Civil War both sides understand that when there is compromise there is a fundamental loss of belief, power or position and as we see today neither side is willing to entertain the idea.

Without the ability to compromise the notions of who is right and who is wrong takes hold, furthering the divide with both sides vying for position, both sides establishing areas of power, taking the high ground so to speak.  There are battle lines being drawn and like the Civil War 1, there are divided families, split communities and work areas where it’s safer and easier not to engage at all, in order to keep your job. 

I could go on and list other similarities, there are many, but the point is our country is in the midst of separation, a split from what was to what is to come.  For now, the separation is political with the division in how to represent our collective Constitution.  We both see a moral obligation toward our willingness to follow the intent of our Founding Fathers but in that obligation comes the greatest division.  It is this divide that encompasses our foundational principles of life, our laws and our definitions of freedom and how we wish to see our future.  It is that future that is at the crux of every issue presently before us as individuals and as a country.

My position is clear and to me logical.  We have had over 200 years of success as a Constitutional Republic.  Our laws our standards and our ability to adapt to outside influences have succeeded and surpassed the expectations of our Founding Fathers.  Deviation from those principles will destroy the United States of America and in its place will emerge a weakened, socialistic like democracy that will sway and bend to every wind of change.  No longer will the Constitution be the guiding light of our Republic and with it our inalienable rights, our freedoms, and our Nation.

You know my choice, what is yours?

Thursday, January 9, 2020

I'm thinking of thinking

Image result for i think i'm thinking cartoonWhen I let you know what I think, I’m thinking that you will think we can start thinking together, but that very seldom works, I think.  I will still let you know how your thinking is “WRONG”, Don’t you think?

As I have postulated in the past, logic has nothing to do with politics, but it is within the political arena where logic is set aside for the more powerful ability to regulate the attitudes of those who think about others naturally, trying to convince the masses toward their way of thinking.  We all know that selfishness in politics is very rare.  Can you name any Politian that thinks about themselves?
This sounds cruel and divisive and to some extent it is, I will be the first to admit that what I say often separates those who think a certain way from those who think another way, am I being too vague?  Let me lay it out more clearly: 
The left, the democrats, the socialist, the communist’s white supremacist ETC… and yes, some republicans tend to think about themselves more than they think about the individuals within their party or group.  This is one of the singular definitions that separate those that are conservative from those that are not.

I think that even within the terms conservative and liberal we need to be careful of the designation due the crossover and connection to how individuals within each group think about themselves. Rather than how they view others.

I prescribe to the adage of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, meaning that it is imperative to focus your efforts towards another and not only unto yourself.  This entire argument is counterintuitive, it requires a different mindset than the one preached and taught under the premise “you need to take care of yourself first… Then and only if….” scenario.

We are all selfish and we all act selfishly but it is within the how and when that helps us to gauge the true intentions of another.  Are all conservatives selfless?  No.  Are all liberals selfish?  No again.  It is important to recognize the good in all peoples and then gauge that good by the motivation of the individual.

A good example is the Chicago Gangster, Al Capone.  Too many, he was considered an angel of mercy as he donated to hospitals, schools, etc.… So from this perspective he was a good man, if you only consider what he gave away or to those he helped.  He liked the attention, and he liked the power, but his reign of terror was demonstrated by one of the bloodiest gang reprisals in history, the Valentine’s Day Massacre.

History has shown that even though he said, “I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want.” He may have had delusions about his inner self but what he did to others was a culmination of his attempts to gain power and control within the system that was trying to control his illegal distribution of alcohol to market.  Sounds a bit like the Cartels of today, are the modern-day Robin Hood, giving back to society what the local and federal governments have taken away?

Selfishness controls the actions of those who commit a crime.  Selfishness is not a respecter of persons or position; it infects equally the minds of all who succumb to its influences.  Politicians it seems are more vulnerable and those on the left of the political spectrum seem more willing to partake.  They shroud their ideology in grand gestures, charitable chicanery, and social manipulation but in the end, it is that basic need for power that motivates them.

Conservatism is less prone to those influences but not entirely immune.  It is, after all, human nature to be selfish and the process of overcoming those tendencies is within the realization that one can never relent, that thought must be foremost in the minds of those who wish to overcome those natural tendencies.  We all understand that the natural man is an enemy to the selfless beings we can become.
The slippery slope of rationalization is often the precursor to a lifelong process of selfishness.  When we espouse a position, a belief or a standard and then allow ourselves to negotiate with others regarding those positions we are in effect diminishing our positions.  When we use the word belief, these negotiations become critical.  Think of it this way:  If you claim to believe something but are willing to negotiate those beliefs, how fervent were your beliefs in the first place?

Beliefs and selflessness go hand in hand or at least they should.  When you have a belief, that is a form of faith that has not been fully revealed, yet you believe!  If you rationalize those beliefs you're thinking inward, being selfish about how you think you should feel rather than exercising faith and continuing to believe. 
When you consider our religious beliefs these negotiations, these compromises become even more critical.  It is therefore imperative that we sustain our beliefs in order to uphold our selflessness and our desire to serve others as opposed to wanting to be served.

Politics, it seems has become a club for those who want to be served by obfuscating the rules, by rationalizing the behaviors and supporting those who cannot hold to their promises and oath of office.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

What good is the Oath of Office if the Oath is not taken seriously and obeyed?