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Posted On: 2018-04-14 01:21:25
DOES THE BIBLE FAVOR THE WEALTHY?
Three NT authors (MARK, LUKE AND MATTHEW), state that “THE RICH WILL GET RICHER, AND THE POOR WILL GET POORER”. (REF. MARK 4:25, MATTHEW 13:11-12 & 25:29, and LUKE 8:18 & 19:26). Those “discriminatory” parables filled the poor people with sorrow, and despair; because they faced a bleak future, with diminishing funds, affecting their survival.
Do you think that those irresponsible, and discriminatory, parables were justified?
Your comments will be greatly appreciated.
Of course it does. Just look at Trump the Uber Wealthy Billionaire and his Wall Street Billionaire pals that only get Richer, no matter how poor the American Middle class gets. From their multiple $100-Million Privates Jets, to their multiple $50-Million mansions, to their multiple $200-Million Yachts. And having no shame, when a Teacher or Union member asks for a paltry $10K per Year in extra pay, they call them: "Union Thugs" or "Welfare Queens".
Trump the psychopath being President does not mean that the BIBLE FAVORs the Wealthy. But just that Trump's Wall Street Billionaire Pals who control the US Media, aka Fake News, can pull any SCAM you can imagine upon American People. So the Bible FAVORS the Middle class, Farmers, etc. but the Wall Street Billionaire class of course do FAVOR the Wealthy and have been waging Class Warfare on American People via their control of Main Stream Media, aka right-wing LYING Media.
Wealthy people, like President Trump, employ the rest of us. The wealthy are a resource that the Democrats are anxious to severely exploit, putting millions of jobs in jeopardy.
How many here were ever hired by a poor person?
The rich hate poverty, not the poor.
We have just had our 100th straight week of unprecedented job growth. How many of you ever created a job, for someone else? Mr. Trump has employed thousands.
The last president is still looking for ready shovels.
TOS, Your 'right-wing' dissertation is believed ONLY by Trump supporters such as yourself. A mindless group of people who, even with the mounting evidence shown against him in so many areas, are still very much in support of him. Such support goes to a more troubling behavior on your part and that of the average Trump supporter. While I am not poor, I am in no way rich or wealthy, but I know and respect, personally, lots of people who are poor, and I can assure
you they DO HATE POVERTY! Tell me, who are these thousands Trump has employed? Are they the ones at his 'golf courses' whom when the heat was on he had fired? Or, are they the ones in top positions, eager and willing to sell their souls to Satan, who is the one giving him, Trump, and his servants, the power to move forward their unholy agendas? Stop
Okinawa, you have nailed it with:
"Trump supporters such as yourself. A mindless group of people..."
For indeed Trump supporters are either Wall Street Billionaire class or the White Trash, aka "mindless group of people..." who fall for the lies and Mind F***k of themselves by the Wall Street Billionaire class, aka 0.001%, via their control of the Ultra right-wing lying Media such as Fox, CNBC, Rush, etc..
TOS: Do you know that since Trump, the 'so-called' Wealthy one, came into power, he and his entire Orbit, surrogates, evangelicals and White nationalists like Ann Coultier, Shaun Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Steve King, and a whole host of nefarious and racist characters, have been counseling Trump on how to run the government? These same nefarious and racist characters have done much to fortify Trump's own belief that White men in America are under
attack, even though 'hate crimes' against people of color, primarily Blacks and Jews by Whites, are on the rise – exponentially! These same nefarious characters have convinced Trump that the best way to stop Black and Brown people from coming into the country is by separating children from mothers, fathers and/or guardians. Sessions might be gone, but his 'auction-block' tactics role on just the same. Even the government under Trump now admits “it's very likely
that thousands of children will never be reunited with their families. Through the cowardice actions and/or non-actions of MOST of the Republican Party, Trump has been allowed to place this country in great danger. The 'so-called' Wealthy Trump, with the aide of so many of his wealthy and nefarious surrogates and public counselors, have done much to convince 60 to 67% of the Trump base that America's entire intelligence community is not to be trusted,
I seriously believed that you had decided to reject your old racist ways and build something better of yourself.
You will never give up racism if you let the liberal media feed you their biased talking points.
News, free of editorial comment can be had from OANN. Their opinion shows are clearly indicated, but there is no more neutral delivery of news anywhere else.
TOS! Allow me to begin with this: You will never be an honest man until you learn that understanding the truth about yourself can only help to make you a better person. I'm willing to admit that long ago, I was truly a Black racist. Then, like a newborn babe, I understood that hating Whites allowed them to hold power over me. Since then, I no longer hold all White to account for the actions of the many. For that's exactly what they were, only the many NOT all!
And TOS, allow me to end with this: The grown man should know his place in the World, and for the moment the World is filled with high anxiety. While great numbers band together against the left, the far right all around the World push forward for control in their respective countries. Here in the United States of America, the far right continues to be the greatest threat to our democratic Republic. White nationalists, who inculcates all the terrorist racist groups,
continue in the notion of racial superiority. Of course, their notion is false, but Satan's control over them leaves them virtually powerless because they lack the willingness to recognize same. Because of 'so-called' evangelicals like Mike Huckabee who announced to the Trump base and White nationalists everywhere, saying to Fox News: ‘Not chaos!’ the White House is running ‘like a 5-star restaurant.’ Huckabee, like all such White nationalists, is powerless
to fight against Satan's control over him. Instead of recognizing that Satan makes them appear imbecilic, White nationalists like Mike Huckabee helps the Trump machine base stay on course, by feeding it information that only the unreasonable would believe. As I have admitted to being a Black racist long ago, when TOS, will you admit to being a White racist in the here and now?
A racist of ANY color is just a racist. You talk like a racist, react like a racist and yet deny that you are one.
You can say that you have put all of that behind you, but until you can stop leveling the false charge of racism against others, based on biased TV reports, you have a long way to go.
Find anything in Trump's real history that warrants such an insult. His real history cannot be found on TV.
Read his books, his own words, for evidence.
Even 0bama outed his own racism in his books.
You are absolutely in total denial, TOS! Find anything in Trump's history that shows he's a racist, like his father was before he died? You've got to be completely cut off from reality. If you'd pay less attention to the fake news you find on Fox & Friends, RUSH and those other right-wing media outlets, you know these things. Oh, wait.. you already know these things.. you just can't bring yourself to admit it. As far as reading Trump's books in his own words, I think not!
President Trump's IQ stands at 165, 11 points higher than the one before him and only matched by Bill Clinton.
Don't be so afraid of the truth, if Trump is to be condemned it should be by his own words. Read what he wrote.
The charges of racism, foreign birth and Muslim faith, made against 0bama were all substantiated by his own books and early video interviews.
Later in life, he showed a much greater talent for lying.
By the way Rush and FOX represent the centrist political position. (cont).
The left-wing has gone so radically towards totalitarianism that the center appears, to the uninformed, as far right.
Liberal Virginians have now passed a law that allows them to legally murder any black baby, lucky enough to not have been aborted. You must be so proud.
If you know Trump's IQ is 165, I assume you must have been present when he was first tested. As far as Obama that, too, makes you a liar. You are a despicable entity. You lose arguments, and like all cornered liars, you make up crap to feel better about yourself. You know Trump's IQ is two grades below that of a frog's, so you slither back into your nationalist safe area, then insert your hand up your ass and pull out BS.. or should I say nationalist s**t. A rat has more dignity than you!
Apparently you have lost the argument, when all you have left is personal attacks.
How about using facts, Cal? What are their IQs?
You have applied hyperbole to known lies, about this president and denied the simplest negative truths about the last president.
All you seem capable of, is racist insults against your intellectual superiors and and condemnation of those more politically well informed.
You really messed yourself up somehow.
Here are my facts, TOS! These are the only facts I truly care about, because they come from personal experience. I have an IQ of 135. I have held conversation with individuals with IQs equal and greater than mine. The conversations were distinct and came with high levels of common sense. Even in Trump's younger days, I would still question his IQ level. His conversations weren't distinct then, nor are they today! He is all over the place because his mind is filled with all the false
Trump's conversational style reflects a lifetime of interaction with the American construction workers who were down in the trenches building his projects. He talks like them and that resonated with the Democrats smart enough to want a real leader.
If he was less smart, perhaps he would be less wealthy or less accomplished. What president, before him, has done more?
I don't really know my IQ. It was tested when I was in High School. On a much less grand scale, than Mr. Trump, I have owned...
TOS! There are two things I know for sure. One is that you see only what you choose to see when it comes to Trump, White nationalism, etc.. And the other being that I, on the other hand, having come from a place being most affected, see and search for facts that in my mind are indisputable. When it comes to Trump, he not only shows a “willful ignorance” and a heightened disregard for 'up close facts', he literally embraces racism and division, much in the same
ways that you do. Presenting false narratives that are easily “fact checked” and proven wrong, both you and Trump proceed forward, delivering falsehood after falsehood, in a determined attempt to sway others to come over to your side in confusion by distorting the facts, and in many instances, by means of outright lies. But, in all fairness through observation, the two of you are not alone. You are both flanked by those possessing great credulity, the feeble minded who
are most approachable. But you are not insane people. You are people who crave dominance other others, and through lies and distortions, you believe you can achieve the objective. You are even more systemically people made of 'see through glass' which all who are willing to see can see through you. This is why Trump has such a following. Those who have legitimate reasons for concern with our government, are mixed in with 60 to 67% of those seeking power
and control, not caring or concerned with their plasticity. This is how I view the Trump base and his Republican Party. This is how I view evangelical and Republican conservatives – parties of Whiteness seeking power and dominance!
More racism? You said that was all behind you. Cal, you should be ashamed of yourself. It makes your whole presence in these discussions a lie. Your life is all one big lie.
You have said that you have an IQ of 135, even if that were absolutely true it means that you have the potential to acquire more knowledge than over half the human population. You have wasted that potential and allowed the media and the Democrats to play you for a fool.
If you were smart enough the State of the Union...
TOS, in the darkest of hours, people of conscience tend to sit back and reevaluate certain positions they have held and/or shared over the years. Good, bad or indifferent, their seems to come that time when people of conscience become unafraid and less unwilling to receive, and ultimately, understand the good, subliminal messaging that comes from a place of both divinity and far reaching. I'm convinced that such messaging came to me back in 1968, when I foolish,
just as you are being right now. I truly do not believe I am wrong by having this belief of you. You have not yet sat back to reevaluate your belief in Trump. You seem to have bought into what I believe to be the false narrative that Trump has been sent by GOD and all the lies he and his surrogates have told, all the indictments and guilty pleas of those formerly in his orbit, all the division he has exacerbated throughout this nation, and around the world, are the products
of 'left-wing' liberals who hate Trump. You've even identified his demeanor as simply identifying with those who voted for him. There are two people who live close to me who voted for Trump. They've taken much flack from others in my area, even me from time-to-time. Both are Latino and in business for themselves. After explaining over and over again and again why they voted for Trump, I've finally begun to understand that there's a distinct difference of why
they support Trump, as apposed to your reasons. As a person, they admitted to not liking Trump. In fact, they now believe he is bad for the country. But, because of the Trump Tax Cut, they are doing better now than they had during the Obama years. They also expressed something I have been trying relay to you and others for quite some time, they believe he's nefarious (a crook as both of them put it), a deliberate liar, or pathological if you prefer, and that he's highly
bigoted. Of course, I, as do most others, call him racist. I won't get into everything else they said of him, but it's everything I've said of him and more. However, there is a couple things they did say that I'd like to convey. They both agreed, it was all about economics, and if they had to do it all over again, they would still vote for Trump. They would still dislike him, but for economical reasons, he would still get their vote! With that, I got a lesson in selfish greed.
To your last statement "What good is intelligence if you fall for every liberal scam, innuendo, rumor and lie? 135, yeah right, when pigs fly." I ask you this question: Were you speaking of me, or yourself?
Of you, without a doubt.
Trump is more honest, effective and pro-American than our last president, which most people can now easily see. He is doing more for We the People than we were told was even possible.
If you don't like him don't go visit him, but if you love America, vote for him.
TOS, You deflect consciousness even more than your Fuhrer, Trump! To even suggest that your Fuhrer is “more honest, effective and pro-American than our last president” [the real President] goes straight to my point. You are irrational and in many ways unbalanced, which I believe is a direct result of your total support of racism and those who support it, like your Fuhrer! And when you say “We, the people,” you're not speaking about all the people, you're speaking
for those who voted for Trump, the minority of America, despite the outcome of the 2016 election. Keep in mind, many Democrats and Independents crossed over to vote for your Fuhrer. They all didn't vote for him because they liked him, they voted for a variety of other reasons, several of which Republicans, in association with Russia, were very effective in demonizing Hillary Clinton, gerrymandering and voter suppression! Which are the only
ways Republicans can win elections, not to mention the 'electoral' being set up in their favor since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Without being effective with such tactics, Democrats will win, hands down, always. Finally, TOS, I love America much more than you will ever know. But I love a multi-colored. Multi-cultured, Black, Brown, White, an all colored America, which is why don't like Trump nor will I ever vote for him or anyone like him,
even if it means becoming as poor as many Americans. Oh, and I do have an IQ of 135, perhaps higher or even lower now. I was last tested between 1988 and 1990. I know I was out of the Marine Corps but hadn't started working for the city yet in 1990. In this case “pigs do fly.”
Cal, all you do is call names, how on Earth can anyone take you seriously?
Man up and prove the charges, you make, against "the real president" who is now in office.
If you are up to a REAL CHALLENGE show 0bama to be anything other than a waste of time and votes.
I didn't think the Corps took in recruits with IQs over 100.
Let's see, TOS! first you say you voted for President Obama, then you voted for Trump. Now Obama's nothing but a waste! Despite everything you.. yes you TOS, have seen with your own eyes. You declare Obama a waste, but laud Trump with greatness. Who's the racist.. and who's the name caller?
You are mistaken, Cal. Please find where I ever said I voted for 0bama. From the very beginning I could see that he had no experience, no credentials and no clue.
I would normally support a former governor or vice president. Senators hold no leadership positions.
Voting for Trump was a small stretch, but Hillary made him a winner.
Two respected polls show Trump's approval at 52% to 56% at a time, in his term, when 0bama had 45%.
Polls aren't racist and neither am I. Check yourself.
Sometimes, TOS, it's important to ask certain questions and/or make certain statements that you may get some of the answers you seek. Let's see, you say "From the very beginning I could see that he had no experience, no credentials and no clue." Oops, you missed one TOS, "he was Black", despite having a White mother. Nevertheless, you could see President Obama (America's real President) lacked all those things, but voted for Trump when he lacked even more, much much more!
Look, you cannot fool me TOS. You and all of your civil rights involvement, just doesn't match your hate-filled rhetoric against Obama. Sorry, it just doesn't match up. You're a racist, plain and simple. At least Steve King has the guts to admit it. He doesn't hide it like Lindsay Graham, You and others. He comes right out and expresses what he feels.. no matter how ridiculous he sounds. But you TOS, you keep going round and round with your Zombie Trump rhetoric
sounding falsehood after falsehood, thinking that somehow you'll convince me and others that you're this honest and conservative person when in truth, you're just another bigot and racist who sees a nation, which most likely many of your own European ancestors helped to steal, as belonging to you and other Whites only. You know it's not true, but like that 63 to 67 percent of the Trump base, you too believe this country belongs only to White people.
Trump lacked much less than 0bama. He was a leader, a deal maker and not a political hack. I would have sooner voted for Herman Cain who I have liked since his Tea Party days.
I am sure you hate him as you would any black conservative.
With you it is all about color. Being racist AND emotional, rather than logical makes you the perfect Democrat. They abhor free thinkers.
Once again you trust that you can read what is in my heart and mine. You can't
I won't back any party that kills black babies
TOS, you know, I'm actually tired of playing with your racist sorry ass! You won't back any party that kills 'Black' babies. Like that really matters to you. Such couldn't possibly matter if you can back and laud a person like Donald Trump! And just like Trump, you label me racist to divert attention from yourself. You won't back any party that kills Black babies, but you will back a party that kills kids and strips toddlers from their mothers at the border. You are a joke!!
I would not be a Republican if I had not first demonstrated against Democrat segregation and gotten to know who those monsters really are.
Have you been marching in front of abortion clinics?
Do you help house and feed the homeless and the hungry?
Have you ever grown a company and given over 100 familes an income?
You have outed yourself as a racist little piss ant. Though you will likely never amount to much, it is people just like you who wake up one morning...
Like 2/3 of the entire Trump base, you live in the dead past of yesterday. John Brown will not rise again, nor Abe Lincoln. The Republican Party as it once was no longer exists. All that remains of it, all that remains in it, are the angry little people like yourself, pretending to care for the poor and helpless, while voting for nefarious entities like Trump who will help boost your company's bottom line.
And just who do you think you're talking to, when you dare to even utter such words to me, suggesting that “it is people just like you who wake up one morning... and bomb a church or shoot up a school full of children. You just love to hate and blame everyone else for your lack of worth.” How dare your immigrant ass suggest such a thing. Though disenfranchised Blacks have at times lost their minds, and have gone on shooting sprees, odds are greatly against
Blacks, Browns and other people of color will ever surpass people like you... those who will believe anything... take any evil and subliminal message and run with it... see Trump every day, listen to him and hear his rhetoric every single day, yet some how you want me to believe you don't see a coward, liar, hateful and despicable person, when the truth is you see all those things in Trump, you just don't care, because Trump is you and you are Trump!
At least admit to yourself that you hate white people, not just Trump and me.
After a waste of time, like Zero, we finally have a president for ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS.
Immigrant? My family has been here for 11 generations.
Do you now claim to belong to the same tribe as Pocahontas II? I would bet you are more the immigrant than I am.
To begin with TOS, and in answer to your false assertion, I don't hate all White people. Truth is, I don't really hate Trump or you. I do, however, dislike the both of you. I dislike Trump because as a man and as the POTUS, I find him extremely lacking in honesty and humanity. I dislike you because you see Trump as some kind of godsend and label progressives/liberals, or whatever you choose to call Democrats, as baby killers, thus placing yourself, Trump and Republicans
on the pedestal of morality.. when we both know such is not true! I dislike you because like Trump, and most Republicans, you will do anything and say anything to deflect away from your own short comings.. in this case, using my past hatred for Whites to add strength to your argument. I believe you are a racist for some of the things you have said about me, and in particular, about Obama. No one, I believe, can say such things as you have about him, and not have the guts
to say one bad thing about a so obviously flawed person such as Trump, without having an unfair and unreasonable purpose for doing so. I believe that purpose is based on the bigotry and/or racism you try so unsuccessfully to hide. It's abnormal for any “fair-minded” person to have such a blind loyalty for such a person as Trump.. someone who is so bad for our democratic Republic! I dislike you, TOS, because based on your various posts here in this forum, you have bought
into the false belief that the Republicans under Trump are GOOD, and Democrats under anyone are BAD. I know you know that's not true, but your disposition reflects you want to believe it's true. I dislike you, TOS, because you believe all news media (except Fox & Friends, RUSH, etc.) are all “fake news”, when the truth is reporters working for MSNBC, CNN, and the like, dig deep into getting at the truth.. truths that you and Trump, and all the 'true' Trumpians cannot abide.
As for you being the products of 11 generations, I'll take your word on that. I do know this, that during Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the Americas, he found Blacks living among the Native Americans. In 1620, the Pilgrims were assisted by the peaceful and indigenous race of Wampanoag people. I mention this because Crispus Attucks, the first man to be killed during the battle of the Boston Tea Party, is said to be of African and Wampanoag descent,
which most historians (including White historians) agree upon. I wonder how many Blacks living in America today can trace their ancestry back to even before 1492. Perhaps even my ancestry can point back that far. I don't know, because I can only trace my ancestry back to 18th century. I can find no other records.
Cal, you have reacted emotionally to facts, not logically. Even die hard Democrats recognize 0bama as a huge and politically crippling mistake. Their dysfunctional party is still splintered, by his presidency, and hundreds of thousands, of black people, are "woke" and off the plantation.
Most have recognized that they have been lied to, not by Trump, but about Trump.
You appear to be "married" to the liars and thus know only the lies, not the realities. You just don't know, what you don't know.
1619 is seen as the first time that Africans came to North America. They were traded away from a Dutch merchant ship, for food.
No evidence has been found that they were ever enslaved. They may have just assimilated.
My Mother's ancestors landed in New England in 1631 and my son is the 11th generation here.
You are moving deeper and deeper into the world of Trump.. a world where truth is removed and fantasy roams wild. Not even to the acknowledgement that Blacks were here in this land before the 1600s will you dare tread. Without a doubt, you have fried your mind with the grease of falsehood! As I said, TOS, you love to deflect and divert, just like Trump. You use the opinions of some misguided Blacks, then transform them as the whole of the race. For example, like the racist choose to believe,
If one is bad, so are they all. I can't force you to come to reality. I can only suggest that you do! Despite the many dark chapters in our American history, White supremacy, slavery, genocide, etc., you and most of today's Republicans are truly a anachronism. You defy logic.. I mean actual logic, by existing in a world of make believe created by greatest anachronism of all, Donald John Trump, or as I prefer to call him “He who was sent by Satan!”
Apparently Cal, you decided to put your recovery on hold. Your current and very obvious racism; prejudicial attitude; blind trust; unwillingness, to face the truth and denial of reality may be related to deeper social or mental issues. Seek treatment, 0bamacare has got you covered. Remember, you get to keep your doctor!
Matthew 7:16-20 -
You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits.
God and 52% of the people approve of President Trump. Satan loves racism, abortion & same sex marriage. That is your side.
I don't know what poll you're looking at, but I bet it one you made up yourself. You can distort any and all Biblical quotes you desire to. It won't change the reality you're living in. The 52% you mention must be 52% of Trump voters, because it sure isn't 52% of America. Like I said, you must have made that up yourself, or got from Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, Hannity or Ann! You didn't get it from a reliable news source. You did say one thing that's accurate:
Today, the "wealthy" POTUS went on a WH lawn rampage, spouting lie after lie, and as a last dutch effort, declared a "national emergency" over a WH manufactured crisis on the southern border of Mexico and the US. Even going as far as to wrongfully state that "many many presidents before him have done the same." When the truth is that only the words "several presidents before him" should have been used. Then, in addition to that rationalization, proceeded to use President Obama's declaration
as justification for his decision for his manufactured crisis. And true to form, began ranting and raving and blaming Democrats and everyone else for his short comings. And I'm sure, every voter of his base (except for maybe 27%) believed every word that came out of his lying mouth! Is there anything this person will not say or do?
That 135 IQ has been totally wasted.
You failed to know the current approval rating of the best president since Reagan.
You failed to know that "division, hate, overt racism and danger" were put in place by Barach Hussein 0bama.
You failed to recognize the crime wave caused by illegals, who came across our southern border.
"For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required," - Luke 12:48
Failed and ignorant, with an IQ of 135, is about as hopeless and useless as anyone can get
even if it means becoming as poor as many Americans. Oh, and I do have an IQ of 135, perhaps higher or even lower now. I was last tested between 1988 and 1990. I know I was out of the Marine Corps but hadn't started working for the city yet in 1990. In this case “pigs do fly.”
Whether you like them or not, the Koch Brothers pay wages that support 120,000 families directly and many more thousands indirectly.
Donald Trump did the same for 22,450 families.
Wealthy politicians, entertainers, athletes, and lawyers generally help no one but themselves. Nancy Pelosi has nearly 30 million dollars and no employees.
Who among these do you think will find favor with God?
Cal, please back up your statement. You are essentially saying that no Trump employees are black or brown people and that his employees are all white.
Where is your proof? Time to put up or shut up, Cal.
TOS, I submitted that post 2 weeks and 5 days ago, and you are only now replying to it. I had wanted to take a step back, collect myself and then move forward in a greater awareness. I've decided to break away from that intent just this one time, that I may give you the courtesy of a reply. My original reply to your post is based on the ongoing rhetoric of Donald Trump that can be traced back by me to the 1970's. Trump has never illustrated to me any support of Black people
Cont'd>> except and unless there existed personal and selfish gain. Obviously, TOS, Trump has Black and Brown employees. Based on that fact, it's only logical, particularly in this day and age of law suits and activism, and in referencing an old military war term – there would be unavoidable 'collateral damage' in the wake of helping those he has shown only to care about – which, in my most observing opinion, happens to be White people. Understand, I never confuse Trump's
Cont'd>> willingness to go after Whites who disagree with his policies and/or him as a person – to suggest, even for a New York minute, that he is some kind of equal opportunity hater. Based on everything he has said, past and present – things you must be aware of – I submit to you that Trump could care less about Black and/or Brown people. The very very few who may benefit from within the threshold of those “22,450 families” you mention, are a small price for him
Your suggestions, general statements and concerns are so far unburdened by any facts.
Cal, your deep hatred of a man, brought about by hearsay from unreliable sources is troubling. Your baseless accusations suggest that it is you who have the problem.
You seem unwilling to know the truth or incapable of grasping it.
We have prayed for you, but prayer without action seldom works.
I believe that your high emotional state has affected your mental health, to the extent that you might benefit...
TOS, just one final word before I retire into the completion of my "step back." The mere suggestion by you that my "accusations are BASELESS" indicates to me that you are completely without rhyme or reasoning. It's as if you have completely washed away all evidence showing Trump to be what he has always been.. a loathsome and nefarious person. It's not me who is psycho, TOS, it is you. You can twist and turn it any way you want.. but it will come out the same, always.. that it is you who
No it does not, the Bible shows that God's heart cares for the financially less fortunate but also shows how being obedient to Him can make you wealthy through wisdom, discipline, patience and hard work.
No. The fact remains that the rich will always invest his money to grow bigger and greater but the poor will always be afraid to invest rather they prefer to eat the little they have ..... The poor is afraid to take a risk but the rich is not.....Their were saying the truth.
No. Wealth can be measured in many ways. If you have millions of dollars but cannot see, hear, nor walk, are you more or less wealthy than the beggar who has no money but can do all of those things with ease? Who in that case is more wealthy? Financially the 1st person but I personally would prefer to be the beggar who is wealthy in other areas.
Yes BIBLE does FAVOR THE WEALTHY. Just look at USA where a bunch of Wall Street based Billionaires run the Country, leading to the Wall Street based Billionaire Trump being the President spewing the most vile Hate and Social depravity 😡
Knuts, has the People's Liberal/Progressive Front of Amerika (aka Democrats) set up a propaganda outlet where you live?
The fascist tactics and pretty sounding words, they utter, seem to cause those outside of the U.S. to make uninformed assumptions about our President. These fools seem all too willing to utter the most vile and hateful things about him.
Educate yourself, so that you don't make such a stupid mistake again.
Knuts, you must be very young or incredibly stupid to think that any anti-business regulation, anti-tax, pro-free speech, pro-Bill of Rights president is a fascist.
The far left-wing iteration called fascism controlled the means of production, through regulations, created high taxation and took away the people's individual freedoms. That sounds like 0bama, not Trump.
You do know that fascist 0bama is thankfully out of a job, don't you?
TOS, reading what you're saying surely brings you within the realm of the MOST uninformed. Think about what you are saying! Who greater than the POTUS himself, along with his Fox News/right-wing conservatives, have spoken more "pretty sounding words.. uttered more vile insults" against others than those you, yourself, support. The old adage "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" seems to conveniently get lost with you. This POTUS that you continue to defend
Cont'd>> grows more and more unhinged with each passing day. Not because of the “pretty sounding words.. utterances of vile insults hurled at him by the so-called 'Liberal/Progressive Front of Amerika (aka Democrat) that you say have 'set up propaganda outlets' throughout liberal neighborhoods.'” This POTUS becomes unhinged by each passing day because he is a liar, he is nefarious, with willful intent he, along with his surrogates,
Cont'd>> attempt to circumvent a well established system of government for his, and their, own selfish wants. By what you are saying, it's become obvious that not only do you continue to defend this POTUS, but like so many others who are willing to give 'blind loyalty' to him, with the prima-fasi Korea situation, I'm sure you are among those who are shouting “Nobel.. Nobel.. Nobel!” At the risk of inserting
Cont'd>> 'liberal propaganda' the current N. Korea Situation should bring joy (no matter how premature it might be) to all 'peace-loving' people. Unfortunately, however, I can't help but feel that Kim is much smarter than Donald, and because of Donald's lack of knowledge in almost everything, he, along with America, is being played.. played in part because we have a POTUS who is more interested in self than he
Cont'd>> is with the overall welfare of America. Face it, TOS. Even with the prima-fasi developments in N. Korea, Donald Trump, POTUS, is a shining example that even the most imbecile, nefarious and criminal, if they last long enough, put forth just the right rhetoric, can stumble into a good situation!
Truth is TOS, and as you well know it, Obamacare, even with certain flaws that could have been corrected, was a lot better than what we had. If you and Trump weren't such Obama haters you'd also admit that the entire program was being sabotaged by Republicans right from the very start because it had Obama's name attached to it. In my opinion, you shouldn't use Obamacare as an example for propaganda, since many Trump voters are using it.
Those little flaws in 0bamacare were costing payers much more money every month with deductibles too high to meet.
The people who couldn't afford it (approx. 13 million) could have been helped under Medicaid, which is a government obligation and the provision for doing so has existed for years.
As you well know Cal, 0bamacare was a grab for the Medicare funds (taxpayer money specifically earmarked for contributors) by the 0bama administration. This was the last untouched non-government money...
...left to steal. The Democrats looted Social Security in a similar fashion over the last few decades.
The program isn't "being sabotaged by Republicans" it is systematically being disassembled before it causes further harm. It should never have existed.
So far 0bama's name, on any program, has come to mean nothing more than failure, ineptitude, cowardice, anti-Americanism and socialism on a grand scale.
It's unfortunate you feel that way, TOS, for it seem only you and like-minded Obama haters feel this way. From whatever fake site you copied this information, you should try another. There are 3-other really good bipartisan websites you can go to. I won't give you the links, since I'm certain you'll only discard them in favor of those sites that coordinates with your hate for Obama. Nevertheless, should your unwarranted hate for Obama ever change, these particular sites will appear before you
Additionally, TOS, let me weigh in with this. I believe for you and others like you, Obama's first election in 2008 came as the GREAT 'culture shock' over previous centuries. For the people of 'like mind,' it was the tale of foreboding, the upsetting of the old “Dixie Cart” that spelled doom and gloom for an old America. I believe you are a living part of that old America. You talk a lot about Democrats wanting to keep Blacks in chains, when in reality it's Republicans like you, the self-pro
Cont'd>> freedom fighters, who want to keep Blacks in chains. You don't think I realize that, TOS? Haven't you come to understand by now, that there is no way I can be made to believe that a person spitting out so much venom against a Black man such as you, isn't consumed with racial animosity? After all, how can someone be so appalled with a Black President, when anyone with open eyes could see he's not an inherently evil man, yet so loving and appreciative of a White President,
Cont'd>> whose evil is well above water and so pronounced? For sure, Obama has flaws, but in no way does he deserve the very biased assertion that you have bellowed “So far 0bama's name, on any program, has come to mean nothing more than failure, ineptitude, cowardice, anti-Americanism and socialism on a grand scale” particularly as you praise someone who is all those things and MORE.. much MORE! When I hated all White people many moons ago,
Cont'd>> at some point I honestly believed I had good reason to hate them. I guess you must feel about Blacks now, as I felt about Whites then. I have to admit though, I utterly despise Trump. To me, he represents most of what is wrong with America. I believe he has brought to surface millions of people like you, eager to lump the bad with the good, to believe and, then, assert the same false narratives hoping to pass them on to others for the purpose of keeping a never ending flow of
Cal, it looks as if you took in the Democrat lies "hook, line and sinker".
You are not the first victim of the Democrats, if you remember they imported African slaves for over a century, defended chattel slavery for two centuries and have defended segregation ever since.
If Trump decides not to run in 2020, my top presidential picks are Condi Rice, Nikki Haley, Herman Caine Rudy Guiliani and Trey Gowdy. I guess you believe Rudy and Trey made my list because I am a racist.
To quote you a...
..."NON-HATER" "I utterly despise Trump" you shouldn't be picking up the first stone, even though you reach for it constantly.
I see that you remain over-sensitive to anything negative about 0bama, not matter what harm he did to America, both internally and externally. He even seems to have re-energized your long suppressed racist tendencies as witnessed in your posts.
I have asked you to site the laws that Trump has broken or anything in his Oath of Office he has ignored. When I did the same..
...for 0bama you were reduced to name calling and repeating CNN talking points.
0bama left us in a weak position with China, Russia, North Korea, Mexico, Iran and who knows who else. He will be lucky to stay out of jail.
If you can come up with anything unlawful on Trump's part - GO FOR IT!
About Obama leaving us "in a weak position China, Russia and North Korea" has nothing to do with any nefarious plot or reasoning. Nothing to do with having no desire to improve upon relations. It was about lack of cooperation from those in question and, of course, his unwillingness to kiss their asses. But instead of me wasting my time trying prove anything, your own eyes and ears are fully aware of the kind of person Trump is. You ask me to prove "anything unlawful on the part of Trump"
Cont'd>> when the fact is I can't.. anymore than you can prove there is nothing. That verdict has yet to come in, and it will come in despite whatever disinformation is put out by Trump's republican army, some of the most evil diseases ever to infect the White House. Proof, TOS? Hopefully, we will all have it by September.. and if 'what goes around comes around' is factual, then, perhaps, Trump will get what any sane person already knows is – what he deserves!
Won't shock me, I've always known it would be Trump and this nefarious cabinet. If you'd stop participating in conspiracy theories and "far-right wing" propaganda, you'd know it too. But you won't stop because you believe Trump and his evil alliances are edging closer to achieving their goal and your happiness, which is to make America White again, as it was when you were but a little boy. To even whisper the idea of Obama being in the criminal class of Trump should be considered as Blasphemy!
The evidence is mounting that 0bama had a hand in trying to help Hillary undermine the Trump campaign. They already have emails claiming that he asked to be kept in the loop.
They can prove that the DNC and Hillary's campaign paid for the bogus dossier and that the FBI procured FISA warrant under false pretenses.
0bama officials will see jail time and Hillary might also. This 0bama scandal makes Watergate look like grade school stuff. Zero is going down.
Yeah, I heard that on Fox News, too! Some more of the right-wing conspiracy theories floating around. I wonder if you know Nunes and other Trump Republicans compiled these lies. Keep dreaming TOS, keep dreaming and hoping for that final blow against President Obama. In the meantime, jaw on this: I have no doubt that you must be elated over the fact that the former Senate staffer Jame Wolf was indicted for leaking information. Too bad, that's such a great crime!
Yes, it looks as if Donald Trump got his victory (revenge) by getting his loyalists at the DOJ to indict former Senate staffer James Wolfe. But as you laugh, smile, or do whatever it is that you Trumpians do, keep this in mind, “What goes around comes around” again and again and again! As was reported, Wolfe leaked information to the New York Times, but he was actually indicted for the crime of lying about it to the FBI. If he did lie to the Feds, then it’s hard to defend him, so I won't t
However, TOS, your Trump 'gods' may have bit off more than they can chew. By this maneuver, your Trump 'gods' just very stupidly set a precedent that will ensure Trump's people will go to prison. If it has bothered you at all that the Trump administration’s top officials and members of Donald Trump’s family wouldn’t be charged and tried for transactional crimes, this changes everything. Evil Trump and his own DOJ just set the precedent. Don't believe it, TOS? Well dwell on this for awhile!
Now that a Senate staffer has been indicted for lying to the Feds, it means Attorney General Jeff Sessions will also be indicted for lying under oath to the Senate during his confirmation hearings. Now, it should be clear to you by now that Trump doesn’t care about Sessions. But it also means Donald Trump Jr will be indicted for lying under oath to the House Intel Committee. Only that's just the beginning. Now, TOS, we have to factor in that despite the mountain of evidence against
Cont'd>> Trump Jr, it was always going to be a complex task to try and convict him for conspiring against the United States, I've always known that, because those kinds of charges are qualitative. However, now we know that Trump Jr will go down for perjury, because Trump Sr just ensured that perjury charges are on the table for everyone who has lied to the Feds. Boy O boy, TOS, I wonder how many other people close to Trump have lied to the FBI and/or Congress? Quite a few,
Cont'd>> wouldn't you say? I've actually lost count! So, let's cheer for the POTUS who got his 'victory' (revenge) having his 'brodies' at the DOJ take down a leaker. Oh, by the way, before you either believe or promote the lie of 'Classified Information.' there was no Classified Information leaked out!
No, I didn't dream this up. The fact that you even asked the question, shows to me you've done something I didn't believe you were capable of doing - reasoning it out to be true. And, 'Yes,' I was affected by a drug - "The drug of Truth!" Something you and the vast majority of Trumpians are unable to see or, rather, choose not to see. It's a shame too.. Truth has a way of turning liars into righteous subjects. That is, if they choose to accept it!
One thing for sure TOS, I doubt if you will ever know the truth since you only listen to Fox News, right-wing talk, fall prey to Russian and White Nationalist Trolls. Check out some real news for a change!
There is something called Truism. An infallible fact that needs no argument to prove.
This statement by the apostles is neither irresponsible or discriminatory. They have only pointed out an eternal truth. And also, this is not a parable! It is a fact. Talk to a few hedge funds manager. He will tell you that your financial clout matters where exponential profit is concerned.
Talk to real estate developers or and successful business man. They will tell you, that the more you have, the more opportunities flock to you to marshall them.
Good morning everyone.
Let us look at James 2; 2 My brothers, practice the faith of our Lord Yeshua, the glorious Messiah, without showing favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your synagogue wearing gold rings and fancy clothes, and also a poor man comes in dressed in rags. 3 If you show more respect to the man wearing the fancy clothes and say to him, “Have this good seat here,” while to the poor man you say, “You, stand over there,” or, “Sit down on the floor by my feet,” 4 then
creating distinctions among yourselves, and haven’t you made yourselves into judges with evil motives?
5 Listen, my dear brothers, hasn’t God chosen the poor of the world to be rich in faith and to receive the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him? 6 But you despise the poor!
Aren’t the rich the ones who oppress you and drag you into court? 7 Aren’t they the ones who insult the good name of Him to whom you belong?
In the U.S. the distinctions between the rich and poor are less visible. Oftentimes the poorer man is better dressed and driving a fancier car than the wealthier man.
The U.S. also has people who will choose to have less money, if they can avoid working for it. Here the poor have cell phones, cable television and nice cars and no one starves. Here the generous rich man may be in a much better position to enter the Kingdom of Heaven than many of the "poor".
50% of Americans live Paycheck to Paycheck while Wall Street Billionaire Puppet masters of Trump/Obama fly in their 100-Million Private Jets to their $50-Mill Mansions in South of France, Israel, etc., waging one multi Trillion War after another
Gosh, TOS, don't you ever get tired? You say, “In the U.S. the distinctions between the rich and poor are less visible.” You then go on to say, “Oftentimes the poorer man is better dressed and driving a fancier car than the wealthier man,” And sense those two “dog whistles” weren't hateful and egregious enough, you finish your assault by saying, “The U.S. also has people who will choose to have less money, if they can avoid working for it.
Cont'd>> Here the poor have cell phones, cable television and nice cars and no one starves. Here the generous rich man may be in a much better position to enter the Kingdom of Heaven than many of the 'poor.'” As a poor man myself, I own a cell phone, have cable television and I, too, am not starving. Like so many people I know, who are among the poor and working class poor, many of them are well educated
Cont'd>> but most of them aren't, and the ones who aren't, but are of the working class poor, have families they are raising, and are doing the best they can to make their situations better, without stealing and robbing from others. Some of them are Republican, but most of them are Democrat here in Philadelphia. More of them than not, push their children towards getting a better education with the hope that their kids
Cont'd>> will fair better than they have over the years. If the poor and working class poor people I associate with, family included, are an indication of most poor and working class poor people in America, I can assure you, TOS, they don't choose to have less money, any more than they choose to avoid working. I do, however, know some who fit the disposition you expressed. They, I believe, are among the relative few
Cont'd>> who would much rather spend their time exploiting the welfare system, and doing little to nothing in trying to better their lives, both spiritually and economically in any way. But they are not the majority. And they should not be mentioned without mentioning all the others who don't choose to live their lives in such a manner. I find myself having to voice my disappointment to those I know personally
Cont'd>> who are exploiting the system, not just because I feel what they are doing is wrong on so many levels, but because what they are doing helps to create people who become masters at stereotyping!
Only a brain dead fascist, like WT, who is one of America's enemies within would defend the impoverishment of millions by the left-wing 0bama administration.
It seems to offend WT that President Trump is creating new jobs in America.
He is one of those people who defends the NHS, which refuses to let the parents, of a young child take him to another country to be saved. They killed Charlie Gard the same way last year and WT approves of slowly killing children.
The NHS is anti-Christian.
Cal, you use all those words and cheap shots, just to end up verifying that I was telling the absolute truth, all along.
Cal, do you consider yourself smarter than Kanye West? Please, try to confine your yes or no to a single panel.
TOS, "single, double nor multiple panels" would be enough words for you. You are one of those people who are afraid to acknowledge a good point offered up against anything you've fixated your mind to as truth. What I've also noticed about you - you, like so many others, including Trump, are an advocate and promoter of the effective weapon known as disinformation. When President Obama created policies that hurt African American and other minority communities economically, I, too, resented
Cont'd>> the affects they had on these communities, particularly the Black and Latino communities throughout Pennsylvania. But by observing him over the years, no one could ever convince me that Obama deliberately wanted to hurt Blacks, Latinos, nor any other minority or White communities in any way. After observing Trump as a citizen, as a candidate and as president, it's obvious to me that he cannot make that claim. The 8-percent of Blacks who voted for Trump did so because people like
Cont'd>> you (Republicans and right-wing conservatives) were able to convince that 8-percent that Obama didn't care enough about them to lift up their economic, educational and other social conditions that were putting a strain on their communities. That 8-percent Black vote that Trump got made up those who were foolish enough to believe that Trump would willingly and deliberately lift up their economy during his presidency. Fact is, based on all credible economists, Black unemployment
Cont'd>> is sitting around 6.5 percent, whereas White unemployment sits at 3.32 percent. The economy has been on the rise since 2010, and like with all economies, not everyone feels its positive affects. Some communities flourish while others suffer. I won't try to convince you of all the reasons why this is. I don't believe you would acknowledge agreeing with anything I have to say. Perhaps if Trump would admit his focus is not on all Americans, Blacks and Latinos specifically, but only on the
Cont'd>> privileged few, then maybe you will believe that even he can make a mistake. Let me end by saying “Sorry for using more than one panel.” And to answer your question, “do you consider yourself smarter than Kanye West?” To that I say, Kanye is his own man. What he believes is what he believes. Nevertheless, he makes some sound points. But he in no way speaks for the Black majority, that has already been established. But let me as you a question:
Cal, apparently, you have arranged with the corrupt and criminal Democrats and their far left-wing media to get your news intravenously.
You are so lost that you cant say yes or no in less than a thousand words. That is a pity, you could have made a good pro-American.
I've been more pro-American than you could ever be, TOS! Not just me, but my entire family. As far as the 'so-called' corrupt and criminal Democrats you mentioned. Let's just wait and see how things turn out for Trump and this administration and for certain Republicans over the next few months. There - I only used on panel!
It looks as if it will be much more interesting to watch the Democrats, many of whom will be indicted in the next few months. They tried to criminally undermine a legitimately elected president. A lot of those (D)ummies will be behind bars.
BTW, comparing yourself to me, on any level, but especially in service to America, will just leave you feeling inadequate and feed into your substantial inferiority complex. So you shouldn't go there.
As I alluded to earlier, a lover of disinformation. Trump Republicans, and their 'watered-down' reports. The only ones who will end up behind bars, are those who chose to hitch their wagon to Trump. After all you have witnessed come out of this White House, I am absolutely perplexed by you blind support for someone who's not only nefarious but severely suffers from a Narcissistic Personality Disorder! The idea of it seem almost criminal!
PARABLE OF THE SOWER
The subject is about WISDOM (1 Cor Ch1-2 ,New American Standard Bible).
A “disciple” is one who disciplines his life to the teachings of the one he is following. Disciples of Jesus’ teachings separate from the great multitude to live like Jesus (Mk4:9-10).
This is the KEY PARABLE. “If you don’t understand this parable, how will you understand all the parables?” (Mk 4:13).
The explanation is to His disciples – who choose to hear (Mt 13:10-16).
The disciples are blessed because they see/hear (Mt 13:16).
Your heart is the garden. Hear. (Mt 13:18-19, Lk 8:12,15)
Take care what you listen to, by your standard of measure it will be measured to you (Mk 4:24-25).
Since this parable is not about physical wealth – but spiritual wisdom – it is NOT DISCRIMINATORY or irresponsible (Mt 13:22).
They picture our FREE CHOICE to resist Satan to choose to show our faith and loyalty to our Lord!
More details of Satan’s schemes th
THE BIBLE Surely does not FAVOR THE WEALTHY, since as Jesus said:
"it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
This means Trump Republican and their Wall Street Puppet masters whom wallow in Billions, flying in their $100-Million Private jets to their $200-Million Yachts to sail to their multiple $50-Million mansions, in NYC Palm Beach and Israel, while at same time the Middle class is stuffed like c***k roaches in Coach class seats, and is living one pay check from another and in USA 100-Million have NO even Healthcare, all so Trump Republican and their Wall Street Puppet masters can make Trillions more off back of American People. All of which wrong they sell via the right-wing Media cabal they control from CNN to CNBC to Fox to psychos on TalkRadio, will NOT be "entering the kingdom of God”.
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verichip, well said man. It is amazing how the Wall Street having no shame put in place this Uber clown of theirs Trump after putting in place that fake clown of theirs Obama. SO the SCAM on US during Obama Admin, to do nothing for the People was that:
"We have a Debt Crisis", "Fiscal Cliff", "We are borrowing from our Children", etc.
and now during Trump is:
"Russia Russia Russia, Porn Star Porn Star Porn Star", etc.
while Wall Street is hitting record high after another. Sick :(
I believe you are missing the entire objective of Jesus' parable at Matthew 19:24. The object of it, I believe, is to point each and every one of us in the direction of the kingdom of GOD, wherefore if we are focused on the kingdom, with heart and mind, seeking riches and/or material things don't become our primary goal. Riches don't become our master (or god). Should riches find their way into our lives and are used to help others with intent and without the expectation of more wealth,
Cont'd>> it is the kingdom of GOD that we are focused on, not riches. GOD favors those who are meek-minded in their approach to life and to the idea of reaching for the kingdom of GOD. Whether we are rich or poor, GOD favors those who seek HIM out. The problem with certain wealthy beings (perhaps even MOST), they allow wealth to control them. Once controlled, they seek more and more wealth for selfish reasons. Their hearts and minds are focused solely on power and control and their primary
Cont'd>> love becomes the dollar. They literally allow wealth to become their master. We should always thing of the operative words, particularly in this particular parable, which is "easier." Easier "to go through the eye of a needle" instead of thinking it is "impossible" for a rich man to enter the kingdom. GOD favors anyone who seeks HIM out first of all things!
The Good Samaritan was used by Jesus to illustrate kindness and love of neighbor. Would a poor man have been able to help the crime victim?
Wealth exists to help others AND ourselves. Government has no part in the process.
Sorry TOS, but as to this, I couldn't disagree with you more. Government has everything to do with it! In fact, it is the primary duty of government to help the people. When the first true government was established, it wasn't established to merely hand down laws upon the people of Israel, but to aide them and to make them more loving (and helpful) towards their neighbors. You asked, "Would a poor man have been able to help the crime victim?" I'm sure once you
Cont'd>> read over your own question, you found it to be an unacceptable question. Who would you say by today's standards, especially, were poorer than (materialistically) than the nation of Israel. But as a peoples government, ruled under GOD, the poor helped the poor. In some parts of the world today, even in our own dysfunctional country, there are poor people who still help the poor. What makes some of the wealthy stand out, is the fact that their wealth provides
Cont'd>> more to the, as you say 'victim', because of the almost instantaneous support they provide. Good government takes care of it people, just as our government should, by providing aide to the helpless. It should be reasonable, yes, of course, but not blinded by bigotry and racism, thereby forgetting the ones who truly need and rely on government help because there are those who may illegally usurp from it. No disrespect intended, but there are
Cont'd>> those today who have a warped sense of righteousness who are quick to lump those who are truly in need, in with those who desire a free ride at generosity of good government. They deliberately choose to punish such people in true need along with the ones who lay back having little to no desire to make their lives better. Instead of creating programs that can eliminate such abuse, without punishing the truly needy, they desire to create legislature that buries
Cont'd>> the needy even more, because of their own biases. Let's face it, with proper vetting and closer observation through government field agencies (by the way, more meaningful jobs), those who are unlawfully and/or selfishly usurping from government, can be weeded out and made to, figuratively speaking, GET A LIFE, without hurting those truly in need. Of course, this will require even the true and sincere vetting of those engaged in the vetting of the
Cont'd>> welfare recipient because of the heartfelt bigotry and biases of people even in high places. No, TOS, I cannot subscribe to your assertion that “government has no part in the process.” They do, as do any and all good governments. For what is government but the people elected to govern? That's my belief about government – Of the People, By the People and, of course, For the people!
Actually, the International Monetary Fund: GDP (nominal) in 2017, ranked Israel 33 out of 191 countries - NOT a 'poor' economy by any comparison. Israel has a technologically advanced market economy with cut diamonds, high-technology equipment and pharmaceuticals among its major exports. Never-the-less, like so many 'world leaders' in the Western world, significant gaps between the rich and poor still exist. It is ranked 30th overall in terms of “Best Countries". Saudi Arabia is ranked less.
The point about government needs clarification similar to ‘immigration’ where people tend to generalize opinions, NOT properly designating between ‘legal’ & ‘illegal’. While government is beneficial in some cases, when it becomes too BIG & regulatory, corruption begins to corrode it from within & it no longer exists “For the People” – but for itself. In the US we currently face a problem only half the voters realize. Government must conform to the Constitution, NOT evolve into
Understood, MJ, but my illustration was meant to demonstrate that government should play a part in helping not only the poor and legitimate needy, but all of its people whose duty it is to serve them, with reason and effectively, and that the poor are able to help the poor overcome certain victimization. Not as instantaneously as the richest and wealthiest of Americans can, but over time, through careful planing of legislature, the bugs in our welfare system can be flushed eradicated
It appears that my statement was cut off.... The last sentence should read - NOT evolve into a communist regime with merely capitalist imagery.
I agree with you, Cal about the appropriate role 'good' government should assume. The poor CAN help the poor - I once was poor, but mow I am rich. Government didn't 'help' me, in fact, it worked against me. In the name of 'Affirmative Action' I was denied several jobs I was well qualified for because I was NOT a 'minority'. I was once a blue-collar
Democrat for 15 years. I became part of 'management' & received a totally different perspective on the 'plight' of the poor. The point TOS made about the 'rich' helping the poor was NOT properly comprehended by me UNTIL I became part of management. A 'whit-collar worker with integrity can do much more to help the poor than an uneducated less affluent person. Of course, too many who hold management positions fail to maintain integrity. In government, even fewer possess it. THAT gov. needs to be
replaced. But they (crooked politicians) want to pretend they're helping the under-privileged when the persons with integrity in management are really the ones BEST fit to help. Bad gov. regulations & entitlements actually do the OPPOSITE of what they claim.
The government's primary duty is to protect the country and enforce the law. Until displaced by Johnson's welfare state people helped one another as the Good Samaritan helped the victim of robbers. Private citizens took care of those who couldn't care for themselves. I work with the St. Vincent dePaul Society in a small town. We have had over 120 cases of people in need just since the New Year.
The government uses up, in salaries, travel, etc. more than the poor get.
TOS, you speak of things that are already known. It is for just that reason why I consistently referred to "good government" not the kind of partisan government we have today. And I must say, it's true the governments primary duties are to "protect the country and enforce the law." No one in their right mind can disagree with that. But the 'operative word' is "primary" not ONLY! And this government doesn't even do that well.
Over the decades the government has increased taxation, to discourage personal charity, in an effort to replace it with welfare and the Nanny State.
The harm to many charitable groups has been tremendous and the government has grown huge in an area where they are particularly unsuited, unknowledgeable and inefficient.
Many of the ills of today's society, including fatherless homes, teenage pregnancies, school dropout rates and generational poverty are direct results of bad government policies.
Agreed, in part. But you must still factor in - Individual responsibility in many of those matters. This is why we need new blood to enter the political arena. New blood with true integrity accompanied with a sound mind and a good heart. Not what exists now. Too many criminals!
You HAVE new blood in the political arena and you can easily see how the forces of evil and government corruption have allied themselves against him.
President Trump has as much integrity, a sound a mind and a good heart as anyone posting in this string. What he has and you don't is rich and powerful enemies, on the left, who control everything the public hears. The Nazis came to power the same way his enemies did.
If he is destroyed you may be among the first to weep.
To think that those parables are irresponsible and discriminatory is NOT justified. Believing the Word of God to be eternal truth, that God is absolutely just, responsible, and non-discriminatory, there can be no such conclusion regarding the ‘justice’ of these Scriptures. Living in a world under the curse of sin, injustice reigns WITHOUT discrimination – EVERYONE is affected. Scripture offers a solution to the sin problem, but ONLY for those who accept it – the atoning sacrifice of Christ. When the Bible declares FACTS (of which poverty, wealth, and related consequences are a part), objection or rejection of them does NOT invalidate them. FACTS are FACTS. As long as the Earth revolves around the Sun, there will be day & night. As long as the Moon orbits the Earth, there will be ocean tides. As long as the wind collides with opposite currents, there will be weather changes. We have No control over these or other unpleasant facts under the curse of sin.
We do not choose where or to whom we are born into this world. Some are born rich, others born poor. Some are of one ethnicity, color, race, or culture. These are a CONSTANT and will never change. Nevertheless, each and every individual can change their attitude and future based upon their personal understanding and acceptance of these FACTS. To think that poverty, sorrow, and disdain are proof of injustice elevates the opposite to a position of superiority and preference.
That being so, every individual has the God–given grace to choose what his or her personal preference is. I’ve ministered to the ‘under-privileged’ in my community for 40+ years. Some respond to assistance and change their ‘plight’. Many do not, preferring to remain destitute (for reasons of their own that I cannot fully comprehend) – but those are the FACTS.
The political system and who runs it are the greatest determinants to financial success, in a country with all the required infrastructure and resources.
All else being equal, many in the U.S. will never have anything because they have been convinced that the majority hates them and holds them back.
I, myself, have never believed in the 10% concept of racism in America. It has always been considerably higher. Nor do I believe in the "dog whistles" that the "majority of America is filled with hate towards those who have nothing." Those who have nothing or "may never have nothing" exists in that status for a variety of reasons, not isolated to just one!
I believe that remnants, of the majority, may still be overtly racist, it is easier to find racism among minority populations. This may be traced to negative political activism or a victim complex (also probably from community organizing).
Racism is now a tool for community division, wielded by ill-intentioned and most often political groups, bent on sowing discord.
I have to laugh at racists playing the 'race-card'. I'm white, but i'm discriminated against because I'm NOT a member of a minority? I'm called a 'white supremacist' yet I have bi-racial grandchildren (whom I love & live in my home). Our community has been a happy 'melting-pot' of ethnic & racial diversity for decades. Suddenly, we're chastised by our state politicians for not being 'inclusive' simply because we oppose a state sanctuary policy? Its criminals, NOT minorities or LEGAL immigrants
that cause problems among us. Interestingly, my grand-kids first learned that 'black lives matter' when members of that org, intimidated them for NOT joining their protest. Since they were not in agreement, they were bullied & ostracized publicly,leaving the issue of racial discrimination to be flaunted as the reason for hatred? Do as I say, not as I do apparently.
And, MJ, I can think of no better reason for bringing in new blood, people with much more integrity than what exists now in government. As you know, despite ancient Israel's constant disobedience to GOD, the Israelites, for the most part, were a GOD-fearing people, who were once satisfied with barter, until the concept of coin was introduced, and jealousy, coveting, control and power became more important than obedience to GOD. Although our own country was marred in its creation,
Cont'd>> there was once the element of true worship held by tens of thousands. The idea of equality was represented by such people. And for a time in certain parts, and well before the American Constitution, such equality was clear in plain view, until what took hold of the ancient Israelites, also infected the colonies. We became as the Israelites, filled with jealousy and selfish greed, until equality was gone from colonial America, and in its place was formed a system so diabolic and
Cont'd>> selfish, that even today its systemic affects are still felt by millions. Our governments, high and low, have likewise operated in much the same fashion. To the credit of the Republican Party, as it was in the beginning, the yoke of oppression was greatly lifted from the backs of the oppressed. Such lifting helped produce such men as Daniel Hale Williams, who performed the second successful heart surgery in the United States – second only to Dr. Henry Palmer whom Williams
Cont'd>> apprenticed with when Palmer was the superintendent of the St. Louis City Hospital, and later a professor of abdominal and clinical surgery at Marion Sims College of Medicine, which is now part of the St. Louis University School of Medicine. With support from Republicans, initially, many such stories became part of Black history. Still, such history can never be enough, when men like Steve King, congressman of Iowa, a Republican, makes such overt statements as
Cont'd>> “I'd ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you're talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?" Later, on cable tv, King would down grade his statement by limiting it to Western Civilization. But congressman King isn't the only Republican and/or Trump Administration surrogate to voice such. I must admit, however, while I truly
Cont'd>> do not believe most Republicans are racist, there are still too many allowed to hold office, especially with regards to legislature. And while Democrats are responsible for much of the hardship brought upon Blacks and other minorities, today's Democratic Party is much less racist than it once was. That's due to the pilgrimage of former Democratic racists into the Republican Party. This, MJ, is why American government needs new blood. People with moral integrity, and unselfish
Cont'd>> pragmatism. Those willing and able to leave selfish ideology at the door, holding tight to fair play and having a heart for equality for all. Perhaps then the “able-body” poor can have hope, and good government to turn to.
Cal, if only the USA could find such “people with moral integrity, and unselfish pragmatism”! Sadly, even when we agree on principles, we allow party affiliation to keep us separated. We can even agree on the perfect solutions, but fail to incorporate them because of a lack of trust in certain candidates. Funny that we both want “new blood” in our government, but can’t agree on WHO that “new blood” should be. Peace!
I’m interested in seeing evidence that supports your claim about = “the pilgrimage of former Democratic racists into the Republican Party.”.” Most former Dems (like me) who became Republicans did so because they discovered fraud & hypocrisy & reverse discrimination. Dems have always recruited voters from the ranks of the so-called under-privileged. They prey on the naïve & innocent by promoting a false narrative of prosperity & equality when in reality their true radical agenda
is only self-serving. In the name of eliminating racism they actually perpetuate it. An objective research of sanctuary cities reveals Democratic leadership, NOT Republican. Supposed to protect the immigrants & improve relationships with local law enforcement, instead known convicted felons are given refuge. The hope being that even more naïve & innocent voters emerge from the illegal immigrant population – allowing citizens of other countries to vote for America’s “new blood” politici
...politicians. Legal immigration requires applicants for US citizenship to learn American history and the Constitution. Then they are given voter rights as now rightly informed & educated Americans. The Dems want to by-pass all that. Persons illegally in America know little about the way our government is designed to function, why should they be allowed to vote?
The Democrats gave up three or four racist politicians to the Republican Party, but required them to take an oath to give up racism and fight against it.
The rest stayed Democrat and fought against the passage of Civil Rights legislation, only ever written and introduced by Republicans.
MJ, legal immigrants, and I know quite a few, are fed the same liberal revisionist history that our children hear in school. They aren't being made into Americans; they are being indoctrinated into the Democrat Party.
The current Dem platform is leaning further left, causing many moderates & conservatives to rethink their party affiliation. Socialists like Sanders are the faces of Dems “new blood”. Cory Booker & Kamala Harris are 2 Young Democratic Socialists of America preparing to take leadership of the party. Like Clinton, Pelosi, & Schumer, their ideology is taken from the radical philosophy of Saul Alinsky, Russian author who advocates 8 steps to topple a nation and create a socialist state. Wake u
The current Dem platform is leaning further left, causing moderates & conservatives to rethink their party affiliation. Socialists like Sanders are the faces of Dems “new blood”. Cory Booker & Kamala Harris are 2 Young Democratic Socialists of America preparing to take leadership of the party. Like Clinton, Pelosi, & Schumer, their ideology is taken from the radical philosophy of Saul Alinsky, Russian author who advocates 8 steps to topple a nation and create a socialist state.
The Dem platform is leaning further left, causing moderates & conservatives to rethink party affiliation. Socialists like Sanders are the faces of Dems “new blood”. Cory Booker & Kamala Harris are 2 Young Democratic Socialists of America preparing to take leadership of the party. Like Clinton, Pelosi, & Schumer, their ideology is taken from the radical philosophy of Saul Alinsky, Russian author who advocates 8 steps to topple a nation and create a socialist state.
TOS - "they are being indoctrinated into the Democrat Party." As long as the only version of history young people receive is Liberal revisionism, a socialist state is the future for America. . Current illegal activity in government needs to be curbed & prosecuted – NOT celebrated by book tours of those flaunting their abhorrent behaviors!
TOS – “they are being indoctrinated into the Democrat Party” As long as only. Liberal revisionism is being taught in schools a socialist state is the future for America. Current illegal activity in government needs to be curbed & prosecuted – NOT celebrated by book tours of those flaunting their abhorrent behaviors!
"I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform." - Norman Mattoon Thomas (Socialist Party Presidential candidate, from a 1944 speech)
Mark – TOS, this is not intended to argue you down in such matters, but I make no apologies to what I have known, and believed, for a long time. In recognizing the Republican strategy in the South, you need only point to the electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by the Republican Party appealing to racism against African Americans. I, Mark (MJ) and TOS, and like many others, have known for quite some time, that it was Republican
Cont'd>> politicians such as presidential candidate Richard Nixon and Senator Barry Goldwater who were among the MORE visible parts who developed strategies that successfully contributed to the political realignment of many white, conservative voters in the South that had traditionally supported the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. What's more, their efforts also helped to push the Republican Party MUCH more to the right.
Look, it was the perception that the Republican Party had served as the vehicle of White supremacy in the South, particularly during the Goldwater campaign, and the Presidential Elections of 1968 and 1972, times during and after I had let go of my hatred for Whites, that made it difficult for the Republican Party to win the support of Black voters in the South in later years. It wasn't because Blacks and minorities were being misled by Democrats, but because of the direct
Cont'd>> actions of Republicans like Nixon and Goldwater. In fact Mark and TOS, their actions were so profound, that in 2005 the RNC chairman, Ken Mehiman, felt he had to apologize to the NAACP for exploiting racial polarization to win elections and ignoring the Black vote. I've known for quite some time, Mark and TOS, that Trump (nor his surrogates responsible for the push in 2016) wasn't the first to use this tactic to gain the White vote, just as I believe now, Trump
Cont'd>> is no miracle from GOD, he's merely a product of the times. An anachronism, perhaps, at least in terms of how we are used to seeing our Presidents represent the throne of America, but no miracle from GOD. Yet, for some reason, we humans, tend to suggest all manners of rationale to explain why we are this and that.. why we have done this and that.. even with the proof so glaringly staring in our faces. For one to overlook the shame that lives within
Cont'd>> what he/she supports, or in slight passing acknowledges it, yet boldly tears down the support one gives to another, to me Mark and TOS, reveals a selective acceptance of what is knowingly bad. If you were to go over some of my previous posts, you'll find that I have often boldly acknowledged the bad that I see in what I support. And like you, I make exceptions for what I believe to be of the greater good, in a country – a World – where there are no lasting solutions to
Okinawa, I am well aware of the Democrat mythology and its attempt to conflate different events into one great platform shift between the pro-racist Democrats and the anti-racist Republicans.
The mythological switch consisted of the Dixiecrats running Strom Thurmond against Harry Truman for the Democrat primary in 1948 and the FBI moving into the South and ending lynching.
Lynching was a crime reserved as punishment for any man suspected of being a Republican. Black suspects were usually...
...badly beaten if it was the first offense, white women were shot and white men were lynched (there was no first offense for race traitors).
When the FBI set up field offices throughout the South in 1964 they were to make sure that the CRA was obeyed, which included the end of lynchings.
Without the fear of being lynched many closet Republicans came out. Both Rev. M.L. Kings included. The Democrats got away with a few atrocities, but largely their hateful days of lynching were over.
The great exodus from the party of slavery and segregation wasn't the racists and the four white Democrat politician who switched swore an oath to uphold the CRA and disavow racism.
There never was a racist migration. If you would read up on the Dixiecrat politicians you would find that only those four out of over 100 made the switch.
The Democrats are still the party of racism, they just wield it more subtly these days.
Cal – as always, I sincerely respect you & your perspective. I like to think that you’ve been instrumental in broadening the scope of my research. I’ve wondered from past comments you’ve made regarding the political ‘right’ why it is you find the ‘right’ opposed to the principles preserved in our nation’s Constitution. I agree, many individuals who claim affiliation with the ‘right’ have shown corrupt & perversions of the intent of the founding fathers . However, there are
& have consistently been, many more who sincerely & faithfully protect the proclaimed will of the original framers of the charter. From THAT perspective, I have understood ‘conservation’ to mean “one who conserves & holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion.” The opposite is the ‘liberal’ view. When I was a Democrat, I was a ‘conservative’ that held a
high priority on civil rights & social justice. But as a more liberal ideology became prevalent, I saw traditional (godly) values evolve into a modern worldview that eliminated God, family, & unbiased justice for all. While attempting to promote a ‘one for all, all for one’ premise of quasi-unity, the Democrats evolved into a progressive socialist party. Now, while not ALL subscribe to such an extreme view of radical resistance, the national platform is predominantly anti-Christian,
anti-capitalist, anti-traditional values. I understand that if ‘traditional values’ is discerned as merely antiquated outdated taboos of an ignorant society that ‘progressive’ movements to enlighten & correct such lack of superior knowledge. But when you regard ‘traditional values’ as ordained by God & consistent with the mandate revealed in Scripture, the result is disdain for the liberal resistance. While we may agree – there is a true GOD, and a permanent solution is coming,
, I cannot agree with the many distorted views & misinterpretations of the Judaeo/ Christian principles upon which America is founded. We can also agree that there are scoundrels & deceivers in both parties ( & in many religious organizations). But we dare NOT because of the sins of a few ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’ by confusing the aim of the party as a whole. As I read the candidate statements in the recent voter information booklet,
I see claims & aims of each posted in their own words. The ones that promote ‘traditional values’ get my vote – Democrat or Republican, Independent, etc. I also look for endorsements by other prominent groups & leaders. When they are known to oppose my beliefs as a Christian (such as planned parenthood, anti-Semitic, gay rights, etc.) I DO NOT vote for them. Only those who have my support based upon these values deserve my vote. Sadly, I mostly abstained for voting in recent elections.
Mark (MJ), for sure, you make worthy arguments, particularly when it come to traditional values which ought to be the cornerstones of any society. I cannot argue with the fact that the Democratic Party, because of their willingness to promote gay-marriage, abortion, etc., can/should in fact be labeled as anti-Christian. For there are but two values in life to consider – those of Christ or Satan, there are no others. That being said, I cannot disregard or ignore how these values are being
Cont'd>> put on display by the 'right' and the 'left' of politics merely for the purpose of gaining power and control over the people. Perhaps part of my disdain for the Republican Party is due to the fact that I cannot separate Donald Trump and most of his administration from it. Nor can I separate from my mind the same ideals that made it possible for Anglo-America to exist, Trump, Sessions and others, want to take away from others under the guise of national security, those who pose even
Cont'd>> less a threat to our national security, because of our vetting process, than those of the KKK, White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis, far-right conservatives who represent America's 'home-grown' threats to Judaeo/Christian values, despite the Party they may have originated from. They too have anti-Christian values, and they back our current POTUS who I cannot separate from the Republican Party, and its congressmen and senators who are willing to “virtually” turn a 'blind-eye' to every
Cont'd>> nefarious act he and many of his loyal subjects are charged with, some who have already plead guilty, all being led, not by a madman, but a cold and calculating POTUS whose main concerns are for personal wealth, power and control. Again, it has proved difficult for me to separate him from the Republican Party nor it from him. But I am not unsympathetic to men such as McCain, Flake, Corker and others who are visibly depressed by much of the current actions of
Cont'd>> this administration, nor am I fooled by the countermeasures rolled up against our Intelligence Agencies and the 'long time' men and women who serve in them. These are not the actions of patriots, but the actions of schemers and manipulators who are willing to stay in line with the POTUS for reasons beyond patriotism, and who, perhaps unintentionally, threaten to tear down the democratic fabric of our Republic. Mark, you see it as the “sins of the few” which in your
Cont'd>> mind legitimately separates them from the well established platform of the GOP. Of course, I can agree with your premise. As I have stated before, I support the Democratic platform because it conforms to the “Free-Will” concept of GOD, which in my opinion, and except for the most obvious reasons for law, both religious and man-made, should not be tampered with through legislation, such as fornication, being a homosexual, gay marriage, abortion and/or all other
Cont'd>> direct religious violations established under the Old Testament which are no longer punished in the same fashion as they were established under Moses. As was the case then, but even more so now, we are judged individually for our encroachments, which will lead us into GOD'S final judgments. As a result, I feel no man-made constitution should determine the fate of someone (in this regard) that is reserved for GOD'S final judgment, in this regard. Still, I can understand why
Cont'd>> you may feel by supporting the Democratic platform I, subsequently, support all those things I say I am apposed to (gay-marriage, homosexuality, abortion, etc.). Well, truth is I do not mentally support those things. I can only say that the privilege they have in being and engaging in such, has been granted to them through a power far greater than any constitution.
I have the feeling that God would think less of us for NOT following the U.S. Constitution, which was founded in the wisdom that He gave the Framers.
1 Peter 2:14 "...or to governors as sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right."
Romans 13:1-2 "Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority...
Let us not lump the U. S. Constitution with what you may believe GOD gave them the wisdom to create. Shall we then say it was out of the wisdom of GOD that the system of non-religious slavery was inculcated within its framing? Would not GOD had given them the wisdom not to inculcate the brutality of their slave system into the constitution's framing? Furthermore, I believe the "condemnation" brought down upon those who "oppose" the authorities GOD has put in place, is the authorities themselves
Okinawa, could you please show me where, in the U.S. Constitution, there is any pro-slavery passage?
Jesus Christ never once railed against slavery and in fact, used slaves in His parables. Is He too condemned?
Please stop, TOS! You know exactly what I am explaining here. In order to have the constitution, a compromise with the southern colonies had to be met. John Adams and others relented to that compromise, and the constitution was born. There lies the "pro-slavery" passage. It would be nice if you would read to want to understand. If you would, you'd have seen where I said (somewhat in like to you stating, "Jesus Christ never once railed against slavery")
Okinawa, now who is being obtuse? The U.S. Constitution is a contract, as evidenced by the Bill of Rights.
NO wording enshrining slavery exists in the U.S. Constitution because the Framers were writing it for the future of America. Without that document, the Republicans would have been disabled from freeing the slaves or writing all of the civil rights legislation.
It was an act of personal courage that many of the Signers took against their own interests to provide a path to freedom...
..., for enslaved people, sometime in the future. It was still a hard sell with New York, North Carolina being the last to ratify. Rhode Island hasn't ratified it yet!
The U.S. Constitution is different from all other such documents in that it is a true contract, which spells out the powers of the government balanced against the absolute rights of the governed.
Okinawa, unless you have some special knowledge of slavery during the first century, then I would suggest it was no different than...
Of course it doesn't.. I never said it did! What is wrong with you? It exists in the compromise made, not in wording, specifically, but in ideology. However you choose to interpret what is in the constitution, that's fine, but don't twist my words in order to give your Republican conscience the only benefit of doubt. I stand by what I said and what you know I meant. Repeating things I have heard many times. Always twisting and bending my words to make your Republican stand!
...in our South. We know the Romans blinded Greek slaves to make them dependent. Try to remember that the Romans practiced chattel slavery, just like the southern Democrats. Slaves were not considered human. You could do as you pleased with them.
A slave in Egypt might be buried (not always killed first) with their dead master or mistress. In many societies, male slaves were castrated as a norm.
Did you know that if a slave was a troublemaker, was mentally deficient, deformed or too ugly...
Okinawa, YOUR biggest mistake, besides being attitudinal is in claiming to know what I think or that such and such is why I say anything.
Perhaps you could learn more tolerance and hopefully put aside your prejudices so that they no longer keep you so defensive, biased and antagonistic.
...the South American or Caribbean purchaser would return the undesirable slave to the next slave ship in port and they got one final chance if they were bought by Americans? Otherwise any unsold slaves were thrown over the side of the ship in the Atlantic.
Cal, You say, “I cannot separate Donald Trump and most of his administration from it” indicating a view that their claims are merely hypocritical, & not genuine. When most of the media has reported negatively 90-95% of the time, obviously the majority of viewers are influenced accordingly. Trumps protests of ‘FAKE NEWS’ have been largely ignored or ridiculed as ridiculous. But since taking office he has accomplished more than most media reports. The news outlets that do report his favora
ble achievements are discounted as biased & shunned by the entertainment industry as well. As a pastor I learned that as they hated Christ, they hated me, Now I’m NOT inferring that the Trump administration is staffed by saints, but when I see ANY people being persecuted, made fun of, disrespected, & purposely maligned in the public forums – I am immediately suspicious of the tormentors. Those who well know the pain of discrimination (racial or religious) abhor injustice on every level.
This past year has been the worst political division & subsequent display of resistance, squelching of free speech, & feigned concerns for the under-privileged I have ever witnessed in my 65 years as an American. I pray for our nation, knowing that no one is perfect & certainly not our leaders. So, just as in the last election, I have to choose between the not so good & the imperfect. When my knowledge & personal experience cause me to slightly favor one over the other, my conscience demands
that I commit to the better choice. If the ONLY news acquired is already terribly slanted in resistance to one, then I’ve got to examine why. When my objective research results in irrefutable evidence that contradicts those oppositions, I separate myself from the crowd. Additionally, recent dismissals & ‘reassignments’ at the DOJ & FBI & investigations into Uranium One & Fisa Court abuse are beginning to slowly swing the pendulum back towards the right.
The broadest range of news sources will provide ALL perspectives objectively, leaving opinions to the listeners, NOT the commentators. When I read & hear similar facts from numeral sources I find a quite different consensus than being lauded by the liberal media. My circles of influence are predominantly conservative with an admittedly strong bias toward traditional values & Constitutional Law. On every point, the liberal left staunchly opposes those values. On Christ the Solid Rock I stand,
ALL other ground is sinking sand! I know who are with me by the outcry of those obviously against me. There is a right & a wrong, good & evil, one or the other in ALL of life. My God-given responsibility is to properly discern between the two.
"I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live" - Dut. 30:19. Peace!
Mark, I am in agreement with most of what you posted. With regards to your belief that Trump has done more than the media reports, or gives him credit for, to that I say Yes, of course he has, because he's been allowed to accomplish more. And, I believe he'd accomplish even more, if all he himself hoped to accomplish was more than rolling back everything Obama and his administration put in place, which seems to be his overwhelming obsession from start to present.
I make no apologies for my loathing of the current POTUS. I believe he deserves every ounce of my loathing of him, just as I feel you and others believe Obama is deserving of whatever bad feeling you have for him – to which I'm sure you make no apologies for either. It's difficult for me to believe that an eight-years president like Obama could have been the all-round disaster like Trump and his surrogates (including most Republicans) pushed forward from (mainly) 2010
Cont'd>> until he left office in January 2017. Now, the creators of obstruction, are angry and calling Democrats obstructionists. As a former military man, serving in three components (four if you include the Navy/Marine Corps together), unlike most Americans, who really didn't want Obama to commit additional forces to Iraq, and particularly to enforce the 'red-line' drawn in Syria, which at the time the American people voiced a true weariness to the war. But when Obama
Cont'd>> went before congress asking for their blessing, I must admit I felt proud – proud that finally the United States was going to show Asaad he couldn't get away with murdering innocent women and children, bombing hospitals and killing his own people. And when Republicans and Democrats refused to give Obama their blessings, I was mortified. But my greatest anguish came when Obama didn't tell them all to go straight to hell, and did it any way. Instead, he catered to
Cont'd>> the majority of the American people, and now he's the only one blamed for Syria, and Republicans, including some Democrats, never let him forget it. This was my major disappointment in Obama. All the other crap you can have. Like when he pulled most of our troops from Iraq. To hear Republicans say it, Obama should have known his plan to supply the Iraqi's with training and weapons wouldn't work. Obama should have known that more than 500,000 of those
Cont'd>> Iraqi troops with the best military training and weaponry would turn tail and run from less than 30,000 ISIS murderers, leaving so much equipment in the hands of murderers. Yes, I can admit to holding Obama to his share of blame for Syria, and for much of his foreign relations, but I refuse to blame him for the sun not shining, or for the unusual cold of Spring. He gets enough blame for that from Trump and his followers all over.
That being said, with regards to the news media – particularly those like MSNBC, CNN, whichever news sources Trump and the right deems as 'Fake News', I can only say – each to their own! I can honestly say, that the few times I watched Fox News, or listened to right-wing conservative talk radio, I have never had the displeasure of listening to so much disinformation – ever! The reporters of medias like MSNBC and CNN dig deep to the sources. They are labeled as 'Fake News'
Cont'd>> partly because of that and because they refuse to give Trump the blind loyalty that Fox News and conservative radio are willing to do. Those who claim they are 'Fake News' do so because they, too, are disappointed that such blind loyalty isn't afforded to Trump. These same people even refuse to see Trump for what he is – the most nefarious president to ever sit in the chair!
Cal, in my eyes you are the victim of liars and you have believed them. I can tell who lied to you, but they did lie.
The Democrat party has been plotting and working hard to regain control over black Americans, ever since they lost the Civil War.
They have also done everything possible to destroy the victorious Republicans, including the lynching murders of over 4,000.
Would God want you to be quiet if you knew someone who had been the victim of a horrible, vicious and corrosive lie?
I haven't lied to you NOT EVEN ONCE. You may not like the truth, but that will not change what I say. I am not asking you to be grateful. I only ask that you put REAL research into what I say and what you believe.
The book "Cause" by Tonya Bolden is a great place to start.
TOS, if you believe all of what you have just posted, would you then say that Feinstein, Schumer, Pelosi, Perez, Jason Rae, Inslee, Meng, Munoz, Lorna Johnson, Martin, Blake, Peterson, and many other honorable Democrats, no more or less honorable than any Republican you can name - are all part of this plot? John McGraw, 78, a Republican-White Nationalist who sucker punched Rakeem Jones at a Trump tally, should I discard him and set my mind on the Democratic Party that is trying put me and
Cont'd>> other Black people in chains once again? What's more, TOS, Tonya Bolden isn't the only one with lessons on reconstruction. Her's is but one of many I have read. She mixes truth with conjecture, but, nevertheless, things I already know.
Cal, while yes it is a plot the Democrats appear to be choosing Party over country.
The Democrats tight allegiance with entities, like Organized Crime, the former Soviet Union and George Soros has had more to do with their policies than the good of U.S. citizens.
They only need their millions of useful idiots to show up at polling places and vote for anything with a (D).
I'll trade you one John McGraw for a whole chapter of SEIU thugs, who invaded and violently disrupted peaceful Tea Party...
...events.First of all "Republican-White Nationalist" is a racist anti-American term invented to hurt, no differently than the term "honky" once was used.
These new Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist groups have been tied to men, like Jason Kessler, befriended by the last administration, from the occupier's group.
What a slick move - Democrats secretly start a fake movement that attracts morons and then have it try to support President Trump. It is one of the tricks Organized Crime taught them.
Now, who being antagonistic? Not only antagonistic, TOS, but also downright foolish and ignorant to the fact that all you have just said describes how I believe you truly feel about Trump and your own Republican Party. Awe, TOS, you almost had me fooled for a while. It's a pathetic shame, you are still quite delusional. Who's been found to be in bed with the Russians than Trump and his 'swamp creatures' he was suppose to get rid of? You've got to do better than this post TOS!
Cal, you just cannot be so ill-informed and attitudinal. I have given you credit for average intelligence but that doesn't square with your political beliefs.
I wish that I could speak to you in parables as suggested in Matthew 13:13:
"The reason I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding."
Maybe then, you would finally see the light.
I would much be one of the poor than being one of the rich. Look what Jesus says about the Poor: Luke 6:20
20 Looking at his disciples, he said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Now for the Rich Jesus says:
24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Do not worry about material riches...they will become your gods.....but seek the TRUE GOD FIRST and you will receive eternal life in heaven which is far better than any material wealth here on earth.
God loves you and so do I!
IseeJesus and CollegeMHCoom, Greetings! Luke and Matthew do paint a beautiful picture of the poor. But I ask you, If the poor man steals, lies, commits adultery, murders and continues to SIN daily, how favorably will GOD look upon such a poor man? And if the poor man seeks riches because he is poor, but understands Luke and Matthew, and desires NOT to make wealth his god, will GOD look upon him favorability? I say YES and NO, because it still depends upon the true heart of the man!
If I might add to that. How badly might a rich man seem to the Almighty after a life lived giving men work for their hands, bread for their tables and a pension when they can no longer work?
The wealthy are the biggest reason that this planet is not a desolate wasteland, run by roving bands of marauders.
You might be surprised to find out how big that needle and its eye have grown in the past 19 centuries.
TOS, I agree, in part, mainly because of the role government should play in the lives of those who vote people in to serve them. In this case, the "rich man" should be the government, creating the best plans that will support and satisfy everyone. Each plan created must serve to support the current condition of every citizen. The rich man, in the instance of government, enforces laws that are common sense and just for all.. not diminished and made only to serve the relative few.
IJ, is this really the Truth that Jesus said:
"I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
If that is True, that explains why USA is such a screwed up place, leading to our lives and treasure wasted on War after War after War, and other wrongs, thanks to the Wall Street Billionaires (Rich) that rule USA, leading to their Billionaire pal Trump being the POTUS. That explains it all then. Dont you think?
TOS, I have always supported Republican points of view, but in the ways you and others don't seem to understand. I also support the Democratic points of view, many of which I strongly feel supports mankind's "GOD-given" freedom of choice separate from man-made constitution. If we are judged by what we are doing, then for sure, based on what we are doing, GOD will judge us, individually, and individually we will answer to HIM when the time comes. Because I believe such,
Cont'd>> I'm not afraid to tell Democrats that it is only because of GOD-given free will that I support the concepts of the Party, and that its members will be judged according to their works. It's the same with Republican/conservatives and Evangelicals. Regardless of whatever their rationale, GOD sees through it all.
The Bible has always exalted the industrious and hard working. Though the poor may inherit the Kingdom, that will likely not include those who COULD sustain their families through their own labors, but instead live off the taxes, levied against the industrious.
I do not believe that God will look favorably upon the Hollywood elite; any people, who gained their riches through politics; welfare cheats; those who use their wealth to undermine, otherwise moral and just societies or many trust fund babies.
I firmly believe that allows some to get rich and employ those who value and need employment, just as I believe that any employee who does less of a task than they are paid to do - is a thief and theft is also a sin against God.
TOS: You state that you “do not believe that God will look favorably upon the Hollywood elite; any people, who gained their riches through politics; welfare cheats; those who use their wealth to undermine, otherwise moral and just societies or many trust fund babies.” My 'two-fold question' for you is, “Who are the Hollywood Elites, and who of them uses their riches for the good of mankind?”
It is my understand that GOD evaluates each person based on works and deeds. Welfare cheats, those who use there wealth to undermine otherwise moral and just societies or many trust fund babies as you express it, are unique unto themselves. Throughout my lifetime, I have never visited, lived in, or known of a “moral and just society.” I have, however visited, lived in and/or known of just and moral people who live in them.
Those who cheat on welfare, are no different than those who cheat on taxes. Trust fund babies who grow up undermining through the use of their wealth, are no different than non-trust fund babies who grow up, create wealth for themselves, and undermine through the use of their wealth. My point is, and to reiterate, GOD evaluates each person based on works and deeds, irregardless of wealth and/or status. Whether part of the Hollywood Elite, Sports Elite,
And WHY is it easier for a camel to do that as opposed to the rich entering the Kingdom of God?
Quite simple. For most rich people money is their god making it nigh unto impossible for them to humble themselves before God. Just look at ego busting DT. Everything he says is "I, I, I" giving NO credit to God who PUT HIM WHERE HE IS.