Rage in the Nation

I think Peggy Noonan did a good job writing about the hatred and anger coursing through our country today in her article “Rage Is All the Rage, and It’s Dangerous“.  Put an exclamation point on the “It’s dangerous” clause.  I encourage you to read the article, and take my words as a quick addendum.

I also will refer you to blog entries I’ve recently written observing this behavior:

During the Barack Obama presidency a great many things occurred I not only disagreed with, but recognized how detrimental they are to our country.  Obama Care, Benghazi debacle, and worst of all giving Iran a green light to start making nuclear weapons. What the #^%!?

As a good citizen concerned about my country I sat back and watched it, chomping at the bit for my next time to vote. And I did. But up to that point you didn’t see me, or anyone like me, out protesting, smashing windows, making fun of people, being derogatory, mean spirited towards people – for making their choice in both 2008 and 2012.

But for those on the left, once Donald Trump was announced winner, they’ve become unhinged, Angry, Violent, Dangerous. Even those in the church – Jesus’ body here on earth to do the will of the Father, directed by the Holy Spirit – have succumbed to the  zeitgeist of our culture.

  • I have seen neighbors
    • … state on their social media accounts that politics supersedes relationships.  (Mind you Jesus wholeheartedly disagrees – people are first.)
    • …  call out they need to get to know and love people with skin other than caucasian.
    • We have fellow church members who
      • … take to giving cold shoulders, an unlistening/uncaring ear when they discover you flow contradictory to their favored political issue or movement
      • … will argue their point almost mercilessly on Social Media – posting edgy statements as they argue back and forth.

        [My wife has started to ‘unfollow’ people for her sanity]

  • I’ve seen community-leaders seemingly rage on Social Media against the straw-men they’ve drawn up as the bigots of our time.

    The Sudanese refugees  have been a hot topic recently  The recent terrorist attacks in Europe coming out of the group have not appeared to have any effect on their “snobby-American” bashing for not loving on these poor people (with Terrorists in their midst.)

All of these folks don’t me in entirety, or my day-to-day situation, but I leave their messages (whether off the stage, on a street corner, or from a web browser) feeling as if they’ve sized me up as the biggest mysoginistic-bigot offender ever.  And as they write or speak, I can sense the rage.

They get all angst’ed up over Donald Trump overlooking Barack Obama’s outright race baiting. Before him, Bill Clinton was misogynist in chief.  But both men are heralded as Great Democrat Presidents from the past.

I made clear my choice this time around (actually each time around) in the enthusiastic hope my choice would be the winner.  There was spirited debate on and off social media. But the difference this time is their rage hasn’t subsided.  I keep waiting for them to run out of energy, but as a group the Left has a LOT of energy.  And they will support a lie as well as anyone could.  And as for friends.  They want to stay cold as they look down their nose to those they consider politically and ideologically inferior.

I Consider God’s Word in these matters.

  • Ephesians 5:21 – Submit to one another out of reverence of Christ
  • Philippians 2:3-4  Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-8aLove is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    Love never ends.

It would be nice to see less toxic rhetoric, more abiding by laws, and more love and tolerance coming from the left.  We’d have a whole different outcome to our modern day.

UPDATED 6/20 – Bachelor in Paradise: “It’s not my fault”

Sex in the modern age

So there was some alleged “Bachelor in Paradise” sexual misconduct that shut down production.

Now a gal has stepped forward, Corrinne Olympios, saying she is a victim and she hired a lawyer.

UPDATE 6/16/2017 – I Made the point in the original post the guy in this matter will be demonized, and according to this yahoo story, this has started: DeMario Jackson says he lost his job amid scandal.
 
UPDATE 6/20/2017 – And now it was proven no misconduct occurred: Bachelor will resume filming; no sexual assault occurred … but seriously, DeMario’s life has been sent in a tailspin. He is young and I hope he recovers well.
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I watched a silly TMZ Gossip clip on YouTube about the incident which effectively summarized the event (anonymously labled) and followed up that the cameras were rolling and the gal appeared totally engaged despite her claim otherwise.
 
Corrinne is attempting to play the victimized innocent girl card. And there are social internet comments already coming out trying to play the race card.
 

I dont really care about the ins and outs of the event or the participants. But what we have here is somebody who put herself in a compromising situation and she wants to blame everybody else except herself. The problem of the situation is exacerbated with we sprinkle in the schizophrenia of our culture’s “values”:

  • We should be free to have sex with whomever we choose
  • You cannot have sex with someone who doesn’t consent
  • If someone is too incapacitated to conset, you cannot proceed
 

So here is a gal riding dirty on a guy getting him all pumped up to rock it.According to reports (Fake news is a real thing mind you), she appears totally in control and aware of the events

After the fact she claims she was blacked out, unaware of events

Bluntly, the guy in this matter is getting the raw end of the deal. If she agressive towards him, she has no resonable expectation for him to back down.
 
Now, having said that, there is an overriding law that is being buried by the increasing display of depravity in our culture, which is God’s Law. “Oh No!” you may say, here is the Holy Roller. And maybe so. But I guarantee one thing. If they (even just “she”) were careful to guard themselves in any way, this would not have occurred and this show could’ve gone on, selling commercials, getting ratings, and everyone walking out as if it were happily ever-after (or at least the way things ought to be.)
 
God tells us fidelity is His character and he expects us to abide according to that. That fidelity is to be to the (future/present) Marriage Bed. Most of us have failed in that way, but let us acknowledge that fidelity for both parties would’ve averted this situation.
 

Hewbrews 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

 
God also reminds us to avoid getting drunk (for you nitpickers out there I didn’t say God commands us to avoid drinking a glass of wine or beer) for it leads to debauchery (as in this case.) And that alone condemns this Corrinne as not being a victim but a willing participant. She got drunk willingly. She was acting on her own volitions (lack of inhibitions.) Don’t put this off on the poor guy.

Ephesians 5:17-18 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Seriously, this gal has no standing. Our culture may rally to her defense, and this poor young man (black, white, hispanic, asian – doesn’t matter) will get the butt-end of a public bat because he is a guy who got drunk, and messed around with an aggressive drunk gal. And now she’s whining.
 
In God’s court of Law they are both guilty and need to repent. Thankfully, God came and died on a cross for our sins, then rising from the dead he conquered death. If we repent (turn away from ) our sins and turn towards God, in faith, he will wash our sins away and give us the victory over death that Jesus won. And we will be counted innocent in his eyes. Even this situation can be cleaned by God’s healing hands.
 
Lastly, do not listen to the court of deceivers in our culture. Go to the truth. It will set you free. And watching this stuff transpire will give you a headache wondering why people do such depraved stupid things. I send you to Genesis 3 and the Fall of Man for that answer.

A Prayer for Alexis

To whomever will be a prayer warrior: I follow this site called Quora (Quora.com)
There was an answer to a question:

What is the most psychologically damaging thing you can say to a child?

The question has sparked over 100 answers to date (June 10, 2017), but there was one particular answer that drew my attention, one from an Alexis in Australia.

I am the adult daughter of a teenage rape victim.

She was 15 years old when it happened, and he left her for dead. This was in 1988, she didn’t have the emotional capacity to comprehend that trauma …

Would you pray for Alexis?

Pray that God would lead the right influences into her life and show her she has worth in God’s eyes?  Pray also God breaks her heart for her own sin so she can truly experience:

  • The true love of Jesus – total forgiveness, complete acceptance at the cross.
  • The ability to forgive her mom’s neglect and abuse (Through Christ’s power)
  • Forgiveness of her own problems that must be weighing her down.

Satan is a crafty accuser. He will remind us of how unworthy we are every waking minute to keep us from approaching God’s throne of Grace and Mercy.  His time is short and he knows he cannot do anything to God himself, so he is left to trashing God’s creation – and he’s doing a mighty fine job of it (within God’s sovereign limits.)

(James) The prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective as they are working. God is at work around our Globe. Please send up a prayer that God would rescue this soul that has seen way worse than anything I’ve experienced in this lifetime.

Jim Comey’s “‘House of Cards”

There are two narratives that came out of the James Comey hearings on Thursday 8, June 2017:

1) James Comey made Trump look really bad
or
2) James Comey made the Russia Debacle look like a “Nothing Burger” and he himself looks really bad.

Watching House of Cards of Netflix, this whole affair in Washington is beginning to be reminiscent of the dirty-feel-politics of House of Cards.  Real Life is truly becoming as-crazy, or crazier, than fiction.

My first exposure to James Comey came from the Hillary Clinton email server scandal – which of course itself came to nothing.  By no means was this due to lack of criminal evidence (See this LA Times article published June 2017 re-combing through the statements) as detailed by then FBI Director Comey in press conference.  Rather, he would not prosecute because there was no intent to commit a crime (awww shucks, Hillary is just a hick from Arkansas.)  For me his credibility was shot at that point.

Of course he pretended to reopen the investigation after Loretta Lynch secretly met Bill Clinton on the tarmac  in Phoenix, Arizona.  Comey “lost faith” in the DOJ investigation – which again came to nothing.  Credibility getting even lower.

Now there’s this whole issue of Comey is fired and now he is testifying before congress that

  1. He leaked memos he took of one-on-one conversations he had with President Trump (misrepresenting the actual meeting content based on feelings)
  2. He didn’t confront the president on anything he thought suspect because he was cowardly (Comey’s testimony words, not my own)
  3. He was trying to get a Special Investigation going into Russia and Trump

From my point of view (for anyone who cares) on the Russian Election Involvement – its opposition party politics trying to make up another lame excuse why Hillary Lost.  The problem is it is being used to tear up the country, anger another country (Russia), and waste millions of tax payer dollars and time when there is so much other desperate need in our country.  But the #Establishment of our Government (even the so-called “Deep State”) doesn’t care.  All that matters is their power.

And this is the house of cards.  James Comey has been seemingly LOVING this spotlight attention.  He can feel important to the cause for his 15 minutes of fame, not knowing those truly in power are going to use him up, spit him out, and move on to the next “big thing” that will help destabilize the President, leaving Comey on the side of the road to lick his wounds and even stand up and walk away in solitude on his own.

But this is a situation almost of his own making – or at least orchestrated by someone he wants to please, but Comey will take the fall.  He already looks like crap to the rest of us Flyover-NonEstablishment country folks.

So I come across this rather lengthy article, as posted by @Brit Hume on Twitter, A Federalist article by Sean Davis.  It was a good read and even confirms what we suspect of Comey – a partisan opportunist who will use any situations and pervert it to his advantage.

Read here: http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/17/former-attorney-general-on-comeys-integrity-jims-loyalty-was-more-to-chuck-schumer/ 

So this brings me to my final thought on this whole house of cards.  God gave some very clear commands to the kings of Israel in Deuteronomy, one of which I captured as Verse-Image in my YouVersion account today:

{The King} 18 “And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, 2 Ki 11:12

“>hhe shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, Dt 31:9 Dt 31:26 2 Ki 22:8 2 Ch 34:14