Sunday, July 10, 2022

World Changers


Every so often the sociopolitical plates of our world are forced to undergo a tectonic shift.  And what makes it all so completely ridiculous is that this militant upheaval can invariably be traced back to a psychopathic epicenter.  From Attila to Genghis Kahn to Stalin and Hitler to the arrogant militants of today, such violent social misfits believe their will should govern the world – no matter the cost in blood or treasure.

             In the times when these radical world changers rise up from their birthplace in the underworld, the more peaceful and manageable status quo of life begins to evaporate.  And, with it goes life’s positive outlook.  And, all begins to trend downward, until finally, one more time, our world is again drowned in its own blood and starved through its deep poverty.

             In my view, we are now facing another such uprising.  But this time, the world is being assaulted by an invisible oligarchy of psychopaths.  Nevertheless, while this group of social “puppeteers” is largely unidentified in the public eye, at the end, I’m sure their impact will be every bit as deadly to the human race as before – and then some.

             But, what I cannot grasp is the insanity of it all.  Why can we never identify this pattern of recurring social apartheid – the few forcing their will upon the many – and stop allowing it?  Why do the violent, the elitists, and the social experimenters, being in the great minority, get to rule over the rest of us at the expense of everything we hold dear:  peace, safety, prosperity, and the very lives of our children. 

             And who, besides themselves, declared these social manipulators to be gods?  And, when did so many of us become so idiotic as to empower their schemes which ultimately destroy us in mass?  Yet we continue to buy in with our political, philosophical, and material support so they can? 

             Obviously, we don’t really need the dark leadership of dime-a-dozen world changers.  What we really need to invest in, what’s truly valuable, are peace-filled lives fashioned by our own thoughtful will and principled deeds.

Friday, February 4, 2022

The Cost of Rose


Humility – the willingness to bow. Faith – the willingness to bow before God. Love – a sense of responsibility for the well-being of others. Duty – the willingness to engage responsibility. Honor – the willingness to be accountable to the higher conscience. Honesty – the determined embrace of objective truth. Morality – a willingness to live nobly. Temperance – the willingness to confront the worth of your own desires.

The phrases written above are not precise dictionary definitions of the virtues mentioned there. They are more a practical description of the real character impacts which those virtues produce in us – and ultimately, in our world.

But lately, it seems we’ve started to believe that we can just dismiss the Godly requirement of a virtuous heart which actually produces virtuous living. It seems we’ve started to think of such character issues as just too much trouble and not really that necessary to these “digital” times. So seemingly, we feel we can do fine without that inconvenience.
At this point, Dr. Phil would probably ask, “Well – how’s that working for you?” And, in the sane reality which always has the last word over the rose colored one, the answer would have to be, “It’s really not.”

Merely for the lack of virtuous hearts, our national government has mutated from protective to threatening. Our Justice Department and its FBI minions have entirely lost their ethical way. Our national identity is being drained away through our southern border. And, the “home of the brave” has become filled with Covid obsessed Chicken Littles.

Due only to the absence of virtue in the heart of those who have the power to make a difference, the value of our dollar is plummeting. The price of our goods and services is skyrocketing. Our educators no longer do. Our medical system has sold its soul to the bottom line. And, our work force is out on a long, lazy, government subsidized break.
It is true. A devotion to virtue does have a cost, but not nearly the cost of the upheaval which results from its absence. And virtue’s paybacks are proven and priceless.