An Irregular Heartbeat
I’ve waited long enough to speak about two things that’ve been weighting on my heart. The descent of America into the ‘church of chaos’ and the propagation of Stand Your Ground Laws which seems to lure us away from reaching our eventual state of the ‘goodness’ of humankind. How did we get here you ask? Well let’s start with the easy ones. When humans possess power that’s passed down through generations, they tend to believe that power will always be in the form they recognize. As the arc of time publishes an impending list of changes, the majority race in power tends to foolishly stand underneath that arc as it races across the sky heading for a ground impact that will shake the entirety of all life. Yes, believe it or not, some in the majority race will attempt to divert, delay, or blunt that landing. I laugh about it too, so go ahead. It’s funny. Change can’t be stopped.
How has change impacted humanity? We no longer ride horses to work in mass quantities because we ride in motorized transports. Our water comes out of the tap instead of a bucket drawn from a deep hole in the ground. We can communicate and pass knowledge across vast oceans with devices unimaginable before the invention of the computer. New industries are pulled from under the forger’s anvil and shaped into life enhancing products on a regular basis. Tell me then, why do people still believe (falsely) that they have the power to halt that gigantic arc of crackling, electrical change that has never failed to complete its course?
This current ‘church of chaos’ slithering its way across America, like a snake lying in the Sun, will crawl back in their holes soon enough. Yes, you are right if you saw those Black preachers, one sat there and said this President is a friend to Black people or people that don’t look like him is the height of heresy. His congregation deserve him if they didn’t scold his butt when he returned to church. News flash, members of the clergy, you don’t get to point to anybody and bestow remission of sins because it’s an individual’s responsibility to repent! Does anybody remember reading Saul on the ‘Road to Damascus’? Anybody?
The heart must pump at a normal rhythm or the body becomes distressed. Listen, I embrace change. Do you think I want to still be living in the projects at middle age? I must know my efforts are going to improve my life and by extension the lives of all humanity. After 400 plus years and 200 plus as a nation, the evidence all points in one direction. America has set a course for the betterment of humanity. Anyone that believes we can still go back to the dark days of our birth are delusional along with all those foolish enough to believe that crap. Who in the hell takes children away from their mothers and calls it deterrence? Who tells coal miners their jobs will be coming back knowing we need to take better care for the planet? Who starts a trade war with sovereign countries under the false belief they would capitulate? Listen to me now, either you take solace and safety in the principles that dictate sound governance of business and civility of discourse, or fall for the ‘snakes sunning themselves’ because sooner or later they are going to crawl back in their holes.
Stand your ground. Boy, I’ve honestly racked my brain for years compiling all the instances where lives were taken and this law invoked as the reason behind these killings. Back up, first let’s figure out the pressing human need that justified the creation of these laws. Were there innocent people being killed in significant numbers? Was it because of a plague of human deterioration these laws needed to address? What did Stand Your Ground laws seek to remedy? I can’t put my finger on it either. I’m reluctantly forced to conclude that the catalyst for these laws must lie in the motivations or life experiences of the legislators that put them forward. Assuming these are more than likely males, I wonder, were they abused as children? Were they bullied on the playground at school? Could it be they suffer from inadequacies in areas of their lives as men? Maybe they were always picked last for games that involved playing with balls!
When I was growing up, we settled disagreements with words and if necessary a fistfight. Now we have authorization to settle disputes with weapons. Tell me how that gets humanity to its higher form? Okay, let me lay out what most people want from other people in this world. They want to see the good in people consistently displayed because everybody watches everybody and trust me they know who represents their values. So, figure out what you want to do and follow that path. I hope it’s the right path as I will always live and die for humanity’s higher aspirations.
P.S. Forgive my unkindness in that I didn’t track with my readers where this information was gleaned and expounded upon.
:The Holy Bible: King James Version: Proverbs Chapter 28 verse 4. They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Galatians Chapter 4 verse 16. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Remember these words carefully and your growth will not be stunted. No one gets a pass because you’re only concerned with the needs of your household. Take a look at an historical map of the world during the time of ‘Roman’ Catholicism. Know this, did the citizenry under Roman rule feel their leaders govern with integrity or a strict moral code? Yeah, if they did the Roman empire would be ruling today, but the Caesars didn’t have any written rules to follow. The Caesars governed by whatever popped into their minds and frankly what came out was decadence spawned power driven insanity laced with enough fools feeding and egging on their madness.
Also, America is not immune to the same fate as the Romans, Ancient Greece, The Persians, and many more great societies that we discuss from what was saved of the history of this world. Who knows what else existed and how they destroyed themselves? Just a thought.