Tag Archives: values

tar & feathers

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There were loyalists in the 18th century, as well. They were loyal to their birthplace, England, not a generations old enemy. But, they were still recognized as TRAITORS. Mitch McConnell is a traitor who knowingly supports and protects an enemy of the United States.

Just as loyalists were forced to flee angry mobs of patriots, the time has come to force Moscow Mitch to leave office. Impeachment hearings need to be begun against him ASAP…then watch him run.

truth in advertising

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Here are the faces of the traitors leading the destruction of our freedom and the American values many of us still cherish. Their greed and their fear is ripping the heart out of our democracy.

Every single person in the Congress and in the Senate who supports them is complicit, making them as guilty as these two. All of them, every single one of them. needs to be impeached and tried in a court of law.

helping evil win

“THROUGHOUT HISTORY, IT HAS BEEN THE INACTION OF THOSE WHO COULD HAVE ACTED, THE INDIFFERENCE OF THOSE WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER, THE SILENCE OF THE VOICE OF JUSTICE WHEN IT MATTERED MOST, THAT HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH.”                                                                                                   – Haile Selassie

All of us have the awesome responsibility to exercise our rights as citizens. I have long heard that we have the government we deserve. And I have now come to see exactly what that means.

We all need to step up and make our voices heard. We need to stand up and make sure our vote is counted. We cannot allow the plague of fear, hatred, and ultra-right nationalism to continue to spread. It’s up to us to stop the spread of this insidious infection.

And if we don’t, if we are too busy, too indifferent, too callous and uncaring, well… we will live in a country that has the government we deserve.

God will not hold us Guiltless

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Faithfulness to the Gospel demands nothing less. God will not hold us guiltless for silence in the face of evil.

Bonhoeffer was a German theologian martyred for his opposition to Hitler. His words remind us that authentic spirituality requires a real and costly  discipleship.

passive acceptance is cooperation

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says '"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King, Jr.'

It is not enough to silently disagree with the corruption and evil of the current president and his administration. That silence gives tacit approval to the overt racism being spewed. That silence is seen by the predator-in-chief as acquiescence to concentration camps and draconian immigration policies.

We cannot allow our silence to be seen as support. We cannot allow our silence to encourage this cancerous evil in the white house.

Stand up. Speak out. Take action. Resist the evil that you see. In the end it is a spiritual matter.

don’t blame video games

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Our country has a violent gun death problem. We have a mass shooting problem that has reached epidemic proportions. But, it is completely wrong to blame video games.

The charts above show that out of the top ten countries where video games are bought (and played) the most, only the United States has the demonstrable issue with gun violence. And the reason for that is clear.

We have a culture of violence that allows and even encourages mass shootings. We have an inciter-in-chief that stirs up hatred and violence at every opportunity, spewing racist and xenophobic rants to rally his base. We have the Senate Majority leader who has been bought and paid for by the NRA and Moscow. He refuses to even allow discussion on gun control.

The problem is not video games. The problem is rotten leadership.