Friday, July 28, 2006

Wake Up, the American Dream Died!

As I watch current events unfold, I am surprised, at just how much sense the nonsense is beginning to make. Not that nonsense is ever a good plan, but the progression is becoming so clear. I’ve also noticed that all the great leaders and thinkers that have gotten us into this, never have to live out the end results. And I just don’t want to leave a mess to our grandkids and have them say the things I’ve said about the mess my generation inherited. Now, to question our future I'm going back in time. Back to a time, when a proud Indian father looked at his son and pointed toward the horizon and said, “This is for your existence. You can hunt, you can plant, you can cut trees for fire, but . . . Don’t kill what you won’t eat, don’t plant what you won’t harvest, and don’t take what you don’t need. Take care of this land and you will be sustained. You cannot own it, it doesn’t belong to man, but you can make an existence and care for a family from it’s resources.” Then to a time when a proud father of European descent told his young son, “Son, this is the new world, men have died to forge out a place in this wilderness and now it belongs to you. As far as the eye can see, is yours.” Then a little later a young woman to her parent or her husband, “I don’t want the kind of life my mother had, I’m going to town. There is a whole new life in the city that simply isn’t possible, here.” And it was at that place in time that future goals and growth gave way to instant gratification; and leaving a legacy gave way to materialism and self. It was in this time frame that the American culture absolutely repeated the Garden of Eden, with man following woman's lead. This loss to the individual male, however; rebuilt the banks and revitalized the stock market. Since the American Dream had been held in the heart of man and handed down from father to son, it simply and quietly died. It was through this time that the difference came about between productive work that earned a wage or could be sold for a sum, to a time in which productivity is irrelevant and we are now paid for our time, but sadly the result has changed everything. A man no longer works for G~d or to feed his family, he works for money. And women are no longer homemakers, they also must earn a wage, or at least that’s their legacy and they believe it. Man and money have exchanged places. Money used to be a simple way to negotiate a business transaction. It was more universal than beads and easier to carry in your pocket than say milk or eggs. And of course, much easier to tax. So, how is it that now we have people working and SS withheld, while they must contribute to a pension plan or 401K while looking for investment opportunities. Rather than money being a tool for man to negotiate, trade and effectively network amongst themselves in a community, it has become every man for himself and the money is over man?
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve G~d and money.

Friday, July 21, 2006

To Whom it May Concern

It has come to our attention that a problem exists beyond the scope of those making decisions and those making commentary, therefore I have decided to also make commentary.
I've been wanting to write to so many leaders, as if they would actually listen to me. You'd think they would at least consider something beyond what they are already doing. Why keep doing the same thing and expecting different results? It's just one letter or e-mail to one individual won't cover it, so . . . To Whom it May Concern

Dear Mr. President: I realize you penned the Roadmap to Peace. May I please point out two things? One, the Middle East is in too much of an uproar of freedom and democracy to even get to the Roadmap. If there were a little arrow on the Roadmap to Peace saying "you are here . . . " oh, that's right, there's no need for that little arrow, no one is even on the map! And by the way, your country is pretty busy with Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, and Iran, and we're not really doing a whiz bang enough job to be telling everyone else how it's done.

Dear Mr. Olmert: You are not Ariel Sharon and you are not supposed to be. Although Israel has enjoyed some marvelous victories out of overwhelming opposition, those days are history. Remember in the book of Numbers when the children of Israel didn't want to claim the land out of fear, well, giving it away for peace is really the same basic concept. It didn't work then, and it won't work, now. Were you absent the day they taught about "not making deals" with the people that live in the land, because there will be no end to that compromise? Well, there will never be enough concessions offered by Israel to appease those that do not want the existence of Israel.
Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

Dear Arab Leaders; The land of Israel doesn't belong to you and they also have Abraham for a patriarch, as you are claiming in all of this. But I have to tell you something, it seems the only time you aren't fighting amongst yourselves is when you are ganging up on Israel. Ishmael is your patriarch and the angel of Adonai told his mother, you all would not work and play well with others. So we are all aware that you will not be satisfied until Israel gives up every square inch of the Holy Land. Say, if Egypt, Jordan, Saudi, Syria, and Lebanon are all so concerned for the Palestinian people, why weren't the Palestinians welcomed into these countries? Why couldn't they have the Sinai Peninsula or the Golan Heights? I've just been wondering about some of these things.
Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

Dear Dr. Rice: Still no date, eh? Seriously, you can't go over there talking "long term and enduring peace." Your father was a minister, don't you remember what the Bible says is required to have peace in the Holy Land? The Messiah has the peace plan, and no one else. So, when he makes his trip to the Holy Land, then we're talking lasting peace. But that won't be until after the Big War, the real war to end all wars - Armageddon. Please keep in mind that humanity is laying the groundwork for that cataclysmic event. We do not want America to be one of the main contributing factors. Please take the time to get the view of a man of G~d before your trip.
In Messiah,
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

At the "Risk" of Sounding Apocalyptic without Apology

For years I wasted time in the "great debates" about why America wasn't mentioned in Scripture. I mean, really, "great G~dly nation that we are . . ." Well I've believed for some time now, that America is in fact portrayed in Scripture. As current events continue to unfold, it seems easier to recognize this country, we're just not the heroes that we see ourselves to be. Scripture mentions "peace and tranquility" before sudden destruction and we have had nothing but political marketing better known as "spin" tell us how we are winning the war on terror. Every time I turn around I hear "staying the course" as I hear a higher death toll and a new cell of insurgency or now even more terrorists groups and more attacks everywhere. I was wondering just how much more democracy must be spread around before our young men and women in the military even have a chance to take a breath that is not under fire. I checked out a site that lists the world's countries and the number of democracies that already exist and the number of constitutional republics and the number of parliamentary democracies and republics. In that search, I discovered something very interesting. When I was in high school and it's been awhile, I learned we were a Constitutional Republic. Well according to this site I visited; our status appears to have changed. I can't say whether it's an upgrade, but I do know, it isn't the same as I was taught. As war looms on every horizon and the weather gets more out of the ordinary, I'm telling you - Moshiach is on His way, and America isn't where she thinks or portrays herself to be.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places . . . Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Nothing to Hide

All of my new blogs are not necessarily as positive as I had hoped to maintain, but even in the negativity, I am attempting a different slant. And this week is no different. I want to talk about the Patriot Act, well actually, I want to talk about the attitude of those against the Patriot Act. Now, I really do disagree with most of it, but who am I in the grand scheme of things? I remember when Mr. Ashcroft was the Attorney General and he was all about staying on top of things, and I don't really think Mr. Gonzales seems much different. Being from Mr. Ashcroft's home state, I had already lived under some of his decisions as governor, so I was possibly a bit more relunctant about the Patriot Act than perhaps others were. But as life has progressed, I realize Mr. Ashcroft really didn't get any more intrusive than the average American believes they have a right to be. He really was representing the "interests" of America. The republicans want their government in everybody's business, until it gets close to home . . . The democrats think the republicans are invasive and controlling, but I happen to know many democrats that have taken it upon themselves to invade people's privacy and believe they have the right to do so. Now, here's a fun fact about "nothing to hide" while blogging. I find I can make very specific statements with impersonal references and if someone takes it personally, well; I have a fairly large circle of acquaintances, so I guess that's their choice. I did a Google Search about links to obtain personal information about someone and there are over a billion. So how can so many say Mr. Ashcroft overstepped or invaded privacy, when invading people's privacy is big business? And I know, big business goes in the same sentence as republican, but who's buying? There are democrats who have tracked and enquired activities of their ex-spouses and exes of the new spouses, people that are dating that check financial statuses, politicians of both parties find all sorts of things out about each other and tell it, through campaigns. There's always at least one in the church, at work, in the family, in the neighborhood, that feel it is their right to be privy to the personal information of others, but the interesting coincidence is; they are also always the ones that demand "no comment" on their lives. There are always people that think they can and should hold someone else in account, yet they remain elusive. I'm amazed at how many non-republicans obtain invasive information, while mouthing their opposition to loss of rights and invasion of privacy. And I'm also amazed at the many, many republicans who have "nothing to hide" and also own paper shredders.
An ungodly man diggeth up evil . . .

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