I was reading my scriptures today (as a “Mormon” we are encouraged to read the scriptures everyday) and I came upon this gem. Luke 11:53-54 after Jesus questions the motives and morality of the Pharisees and lawyers. (this is in the King James version of the Holy Bible just in case anyone’s confused)
54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
Does this sound in anyway familiar? Could we perhaps replace the word Pharisees to, I don’t know, MSM moderators, members of the drive by media, certain members of the Hollywood elite, members of the current administration. You. Me.
It doesn’t sit well for me to fell like I’m on the same side with the Pharisees in any way, shape or form. Still after the divisiveness of the last 5 years beginning with Barak Obama’s entrance into the Presidential race, it is where I am. I have been lied to, disenfranchised, down sized, and put out to pasture by my own government. Obama claimed to be different, to be a uniter, a maverick, a different kind of politician. I didn’t believe him then, not with the people he associated with, not with his voting record in the Senate, not with his pastors bigoted sermons, not with his wife’s shame at being an American. At that time I didn’t believe in him, but I did have faith in some members of the political class.
Since then I have come to the conclusion that very few people are honest. Even fewer have integrity or even know what the word means. It is a surety that most people can’t recognize it even when it’s displayed on a 100 ft. screen. I have seen civility extinguished, morality debased and bigotry championed. More people today are voting for politicians based on the color of their skin, their faith and their looks than ever before. Instead of doing any actual research most people will simply allow cretins and oafs like Bill Maher and Bill O’Reily to tell them what to think.
I have become more cynical (and those who’ve visited here before or who actually know me are thinking, how can YOU get more cynical). I don’t believe 99.9999% of what someone tells me. I look it up, research it, find out about until I’m satisfied.
I will tell you one thing I have not seen this much racial tension since Montgomery during the Civil Rights fight. The great uniter is really the great divider and we as a country are more divided than we’ve ever been. We think of “me” much more then we think of “we”. We ask not what we can do for our country but what are country should HAVE to do for us.
If this is what the current crop of cretinist codswallop has in mind I think I’ll pass. Once Obama care goes into effect I’ll either be dead (not useful enough to keep alive) or in jail (not wealthy enough to afford to pay). So I’m looking at what should have been my golden years as the faux gold leaf peels off the walls.
Good Night Moon, wish I was there.