I literally do not know what to do to stop this on a national level, but I can do something locally. Every incident further divides our nation.
Is this how Germany started in the late 20's and early 30's?
Much of the power grab in Germany began in medicine, a.k.a. health care. As I've read the atrocities that began as medical experiments or disease control, I can't help but see a correlation. Of course, digital history and revision will play a part as well, but we really are heading into a society that will seek the solutions of man to be "saved."
The concern I have, now, is the fact that we have access to world wide information, and that somehow seems to cushion the fact that these seemingly isolated incidents are really at our own back doors already. After reading about the authorities throwing the children's lunches away, I began to really contemplate just how far this could go, and . . . how far it's already gone. The heaviness is nearly overwhelming.
I called the local school in my area, and they have a program in which donations can be made specifically for families who make too much to qualify for free or reduced, but sometimes fall a bit short. Whether this new program and the headline are a manipulative coincidence or an opportunity, I don't know and I don't care. I cannot just read, report, blog and stand by, when the words of Martin Niemoller are coming to mind so often.
Martin Niemoller is credited with the following:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
I realize this parallel may not necessarily set well with everyone, but Messiah fed thousands and healed many. Remember He was politically accused as a dissident against "The Empire." He was the son of a "trade" carpenter. He clearly was a Jew . . .
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8