So this has been a sad couple of months.
First we have a spate of police shootings that spark demonstrations all over the country.
Then we have policemen gunned down and everybody becomes angry at the demonstrators accusing them of inciting violence against law enforcement.
Let me just say here that my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones because of gun violence.
My prayers are with all victims of gun violence.
Death by gun is an awful thing – – a tragic thing – – a senseless and needless thing.
I am always saddened when someone dies by gunfire. No one should have to endure such pain and anguish!
But there goes the Right Wing again – – – bitching and moaning about all the tragedy of late.
Most of the bitching seems to be coming from the political Right.
Most of the bitching about everything always seems to me to come from the Right.
I note that the Right never offers any solutions but they do bitch a lot, don’t they”
If they could put half the effort into problem solving that they put into complaining they might become a lot more than what they are right now.
But I don’t think we are going to hold our breath waiting for that one, are we?
I think Hell will freeze over before the Right Wing ever gets its act together enough to actually solve a problem.
In the meantime I believe they try to cover their tracks through the fog of anti-intellectualism by making noise – – by seeing who can bitch and moan the loudest and the longest about the most trivial of things.
My challenge to the Righties is: “Redeem your justification . . . solve a f**king problem once instead of bitching about it.
And do not go around telling people you don’t hold hate in your heart when you and everybody else knows you are eaten alive with it.
I am not being specific here but if the shoe fits, then damn well wear it – – – hypocrites!
Wasn’t it this same Right Wing bunch who was accusing law enforcement of being a pawn in some supposed fictitious conspiracy theory and saying that it would be police controlled by government who would enforce a coming tyranny at the hands of The President?
Either the Right Wing wants to defend the police and their methods or they don’t. They can’t have it both ways.
I know far too many people who claim to be right wing conservatives are double minded and unstable in all their ways.
They have proven that time and again.
First they deny they hate Liberals and almost immediately they say they do hate Liberals and go on to list the reasons why.
Double minded and unstable in all their ways.
O.K., here is my “take” on all the killing going on between police and civilians and vice versa:
The answer is pretty clearly laid out in Scripture where it says “Those who live by the sword shall perish by the sword.” (Matthew 26:52 to start the search)
Let me rephrase that . . . paraphrase that: “Those who live by the gun shall perish by the gun.”
A weapon is a weapon as far as I can tell . . . sword or gun . . . what difference?
I think what is needed in America today is not a blame game accusing first the police and then the demonstrators for tragic occurrences.
The blame game solves nothing and it sure as hell does not restore life to those who have lost theirs so tragically and so senselessly.
What I think America needs desperately is the beginning of a beating of those swords into plowshares.
And that kind of task must begin with the elected representatives of The People of The United States.
Not gonna hold my breath on that one either, folks, are you?
Nothing will change til the gun lobbies and big money no longer control the national dialogue.
Don’t see that change happening anyways soon either, do you?