I ran across the following video here, “Outtayerdaminde” | See, there’s this thing called biology… (wordpress.com). It is a bit vulgar. Not really for children, but by the standards of this age it is hardly pornographic. Mostly, it just ridicules the “woke.”
The comments that follow “Outtayerdaminde” | See, there’s this thing called biology… (wordpress.com) expressed sadness more than laughter. There is a point where the absence of wisdom is far more horrifying than funny.
Consider Happy Pride Month! Celebrating the essential vice and utmost evil – Washington Times. Here Everett Piper quotes C. S. Lewis.
“There is one vice,” he said.,” [a sin] of which no man in the world is free … [That] essential vice, that utmost evil, is pride.
He went on.
“Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison. It was through Pride that the Devil became the Devil: Pride leads to every other vice. It is the complete anti-God state of mind.”
Lewis argued that pride makes you feel you are “better” than everyone else. “It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest.” A proud person is never satisfied. Pride makes us always want more. More influence. More control. More power. “If I am a proud man,” he said, “then as long as there is one man in the whole world more powerful, or richer or cleverer than I, he is my rival and my enemy.”Happy Pride Month! Celebrating the essential vice and utmost evil – Washington Times
Does pride make us partially insane? Does pride explain the irrational behavior of the woke? If so, then what is the cure? Wisdom? Cal Thomas would say yes. So, he writes Can wise Republicans capitalize on Democrats’ progressive overreach in 2024? – Washington Times, a hopeful column even if it is a bit silly. Is wokeness just a fading, political fad?
President Biden has said he wants to run for a second term. He would be 82 in 2024. Are voters ready to re-elect someone that old?
Who on the left has broad public support? Most of the nationally known progressives have loud voices, but virtually no legislative records. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , New York Democrat, is the most familiar among this small group, but some believe she and the others are largely media creations with few accomplishments.
Pre-pandemic, a Republican president and Republicans in general were on a roll. In virtually every category that matters — from the economy to immigration, to foreign policy — Republicans were winning. Were it not for the virus and Donald Trump’s caustic personality, Republicans almost certainly would still be in power.Can wise Republicans capitalize on Democrats’ progressive overreach in 2024? – Washington Times
Was the problem in 2020 the virus and Donald Trump’s caustic personality? I think Cal Thomas knows better, but he ….., but who actually knows what is in another man’s mind?
Perhaps it is best to do what Cal Thomas seems to wish we would do, consult the Bible for wisdom. Let’s begin with a passage from the Book of Job.
You can say what you want about Trump (and I am not defending him) but the difference between Republicans Democrats and a bucket of manure is the bucket
Assuming you are right, whose fault is that?
Im not a Trump follower. For Years the Republicans and Democrats have been the same thing now and always.
Never asume anything.
I did not assume anything. You stated a proposition about the Democratic and Republican parties implying that they are both corrupt and the difference between them is just packaging. I just asked a question, presupposing you are right. Who do you think is to blame?
You dont have to presuppose. Both parties have a monopoly on power not allowing other parties to compete on a Fair scale. No more discussion on this
I don’t have to presuppose, but I think it makes sense to do so.
From your answer, I presume you blame the Democratic and Republican parties. How exactly do these two political parties prevent fair competition from other political parties?
Note that I don’t disagree that the two major parties have contrived to prevent fair competition. However, I blame the citizens of this country for not doing something about it. It is our country. So, it is our responsibility, and we still have the compacity to do something about it. So, I am trying to find out what you think.
Republicans and Democrats have always monopolized the situation. You cant blame the people if both parties have used Ballot Access Laws to prevent other parties from competing in elections forcing them to overcome obstacles non applicable to the main parties. https://www.fairvote.org/.
When you have a person inside the two parties wanting to change, they are swallowed by both parties. You cant blame that on the people. Change at times come from those who are informed and truly want it [these are the intellectual authors], the rest participate when they are directly affected.
The Republican Party used ranked choice voting in its “unassembled” convention. Seemed to work well enough.
When I was growing up I was taught how wonderful it was to have a two-party system. That is not in the Constitution. That is something the two dominant parties connived to freeze out competition. The issue here is the right of the people to assemble and petition the government. With things like primary elections and ballot access laws, the government favors certain political parties over others. The First Amendment is clear enough. Congress is not supposed to be making any such laws. If the 14th Amendment’s EQUAL protection clause doesn’t prohibit states from favoring one political party over another, then what good is it?
Is this problem the fault of the people? Of course, it is. We get the leadership we deserve.
1. We have an education system that is failing children because we put politicians in charge of the education of our children. When nobody trusts politicians, why do we trust them with our kids?
2. We allowed politicians to create ballot access laws? When nobody trusts politicians, why do we trust them with help us to select the electoral competitors?
3. We allowed politicians to spend more and more of our money and issue gobs of regulations on “charity,” our medical treatment, our retirement, our indoctrination, and so forth. When nobody trusts politicians, why are we allowing them to do things they have no business doing?
4. When we have bad leadership, we the people can pray for a solution, but God usually works through us. His spirit may guide us, but we still have to make the effort. That’s probably because when we have bad leadership we chose to have that leadership instead of allowing our hearts to be ruled by our Creator.
When I grew up, I also had the same education and was taught to believe that the two party system was beautiful. I never believed it and would actually tell the Republicans and Democrats what I thought of them. I also did the same with Communists.
I never fell into any of the indoctrination maybe because I read the Bible, lived in countries that had a Multiparty Culture and because I listened to Shortwave Radio [long before there was an internet] since the Media was closed minded then as it is now [although no one knew it].
I am of a belief [and I learned it here in America] that humanity is divided into 20% [those that had a belief, a backbone [and open mind] for peaceful discussion] and were able to act on their beliefs] and 80% [those who went through life accepting everything at face value without reasoning and questioning]. This 80% are brainwashed to the point that they need a celebrity or a so called “influencer” to make their decisions.
The changes come from the 20% who are able to make their point of view heard and convince the 80% or at least the majority that they are right.
This 20% can be a force for good or bad via their viewpoint or via manipulation of 80%. This happened in previous chapters of humanity’s history and it is happening now.
Instead of waiting for others, we [who think] must not be afraid to ask the uncomfortable questions to our politicians, media, and others. We must not be afraid of repercussions. Jesus Christ and Paul were never afraid to make the elite uncomfortable and we should emulate them.
Laura Loomer [who I admire] has done the same thing and much more for America then any of us combined. It is the 20% that must make the difference like it did in America and other countries in the world.
If we are at fault for America, it is because we turned away from God. Thank you for your time and patience.
Thoughtful comment. Our major political parties are still not quite as awful as the Communists, but too many of our leaders do lust for power for its own sake.
I think most people are apathetic. I doubt if 20 percent care enough or know what to do if they do care. Most of us are busy with other concerns we think more important. Why? We can speculate, but in a republic we must motivate more voters than our opponents. So, we have to try to overcome apathy.
Over the years I have been many times guilty of procrastination and/or ignoring a bad feeling until a problem became serious and very difficult or costly. Most people ignore the duties of citizenship, and the so-called mainstream news media is quite happy to tell us how to vote. So, far too many go to the polls misinformed, trusting reporters to tell them how to vote. Most of these people won’t wake up on their own. So, I yell as loud as I can, trying to get people like myself to pay attention. That includes factchecking those fake news reporters.
Thanks for your reply. Even though I was born in América and had the other background as mentioned, I have family who escaped Communism in Cuba 1950s, Spain 1930s. I lived in Venezuela during the 1970s before Chavez when they tried to mix Socialism and Democracy. This is where I have been able to form the other opinions that I expressed. I am hoping it is not too late but I am leaving everything to God but doing my part. Thanks again
So long as we believe in God and trust ourselves in His Hands we can be confident that all will end well, if not in this life, then in the next.
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