Police, vitamins, children… all invite solutions without Jesus. Nannying through Liberalism and political correctness seem to be the best most can do. As Western society slips into sophistry, Islam is preaching the wisdom of virtue and morality; the most virtuous will survive because, essentially, virtue is about survival.
This is the best kept secret on Sunday Morning. Churchianity is sleeping and doesn’t wake up to tell people to wake up. SCOTUS talked a little about survival as a species during oral arguments on homosexuality and how to have children. Few voices are providing real solutions to our problems.
Maybe it’s good to have society break down, given other choices people won’t reverse. Churchianity wants to keep paying pastors and building buildings instead of paying missions and outgrowing buildings too fast to build new ones. Preachers are talking about positive mental attitude rather than the approaching crisis. Society talks about their “rights” rather than how to survive. · · · →
The US has lost its position of power by pulling back the military throughout the world. But the real reason for the pull-back is lack of money. The country lacks money because we don’t have enough exports. We don’t have enough exports because our own convoluted tax system makes American-made goods more expensive than imported goods from countries with comparable labor costs and because we lack 30 million working taxpayers. And, our tax system is convoluted and 30 million people were never born because Washington thinks that Washington is all that matters.
Banking is escalating to a worldwide problem. But that has not been America’s focus in news. The Bush family, beginning with HW’s father, a banker, Prescott Bush, has an interesting policy: Wage war, without a way to pay the wages of war. How did a banking family not think of financing? Bush family policy seems haunted by ISIS, whether in Iraq or the Mexican border. · · · →
Police violence and opposition are becoming a hot topic in America. The country is divided. Few offer real solutions. Many police are good. Racism is a problem, but is either exaggerated or belittled by politicians, media, authors, and speakers. Police training is a key problem—training must prepare officers to not be so domineering that they lose focus—training must instill habits of short-n-sweet apprehension that doesn’t leave an officer living in regret for taking a life. Eric Garner should not have died for evading cigarette tax.
Priorities are off. Leaders want to obscure political parties with irreconcilable ideologies and to erase political boundaries between non-congruent nations. The Mexican border has been abandoned from a bipartisan Establishment with a de facto desire to force a merger of the US and Mexico. At the same time, ISIS is reported to have a base only 8 miles from our largely abandoned Mexican border. “Amnesty” Republicans are unelectable, as 2012 told Romney. · · · →
Both Right and Left in America have problems. The problem with American Conservatism is that, though it holds to effective values, it uses “tradition” as its defense, rather than wisdom. Not most Conservatives, but many are gruff or condescending on their soapboxes; few Conservatives care. The problem with Liberalism is that it over-prioritizes “permission to play” and under-prioritizes survival through wisdom, self-control, and hard work. Liberals demand more while disallowing what it takes to get more—the Old Testament Pharaoh’s “more bricks, no straw” policy is a prime example. Both Conservatives and Liberals talk about rights without responsibility: the right to work without the responsibility to work, the right to carry guns without the responsibility of high school militia training.
Obama was a learning experience. Elections can have consequences that are not as easy to see as was thought. The Boomers didn’t teach their children about politics. Now, the children are learning the hard way. At least they are learning. Never try, never learn; cheers to trying! Gen Y’s mistakes have taught them more than the Boomers taught them.
Hillary has time on her side, so to speak. Ted Cruz has the truth on his side. Scott Walker has the notoriety of being attacked by Obama and speaks clearly on issues. Rand Paul has a “strategy”, so he told Rush, but the strategy seems to unite Americans in the middle, rather than The People’s Party strategy, which is to promote political values without compromise, yet allow opt-outs. Other nonsense Republicans are tossing their hats in the presidential ring when they should already know that they can’t win.
Police violence is not increasing, but the reports finally are. Public outrage is overdue. Domestic conflict with police could increase soon. Much has gone on behind the scenes that’s unacceptable. Governments have focused on making the police strong, rather than instilling a police culture of humble strength—quicker takedowns and fewer regrets. The police need Jesus. We all do. We’ll find him, one way or another.
The “Memories Pizza” shop in Walkerton, IN drew much attention the week of April Fools’. The controversy will have ramifications that reach far beyond the issues themselves. This could be the beginning of arousing and informing the “Religious Right” in America.
Rush Limbaugh explained that many people are unaware of how the press conducts and exploits interviews. ABC’s channel 57 may receive some backlash from their own industry, or even their own affiliates, as this story has likely reduced general trust that the public has often placed in the press.
Progress toward foreseeable nation-wide revival in America has moved a lot since the last edition of the Encore in August. Michael’s Brown’s police shooter had just been named by the department. The first Ebola victim had been cured. Protests were beginning in Pakistan. And ISIS was on the rise.
Now, this recent Ebola episode seems to have peaked, as police-related “excessive force” protests are still peaking, being reported from New York to Chicago, even DC. Mike Bickle was approached by an influential man with four US Presidents calling the nation to pray. Limbaugh appeared in a rare interview on FOX to discuss the recent national turmoil. Yet, leaders in media and Chicago clergy paint the protests as “race” related rather than “excessive force” and Drudge headlines focused on sex scandals over the weekend. Where have national priorities gone?
Financially, America is spread so thin that it will take a miracle if the nation’s ability to keep world peace doesn’t evaporate within the next two years. · · · →