- The results---Death. We have mass carnage that we have to deal with. We have families that are torn apart. We have children who are traumatized for life. We have schools who feel unsafe and fear grips us. Others get angry and start to blame the factors or symptoms. We offer prayers. We grieve. And then we move on until it happens again.
- The factors---Blame. We tend to blame these and feel as though dealing with these is the answer. This is not to say that we should not be dealing with these because we should, but this will not solve the whole problem. We shouldn't just blame these and feel justified. Mental illness is a factor. We live in a world that has fallen and mental illness is a result of that. Bullying is a factor. We live in a world where the stronger feel that they can control others through intimidation Worshiping the famous is a factor. We uplift those who are famous and want to be like them. When others get attention it causes some to desire that infamy. People get famous for the news they make. Some even do it on social media and get paid millions of dollars for posting videos of how stupid they are. That brings in the fact that social media is a factor. It just adds into the infamy, bullying and worshiping that has already been mentioned. And perhaps that biggest factor is how lazy we have become with parenting. Adults who have children are no longer in the lives of their children. They don't get involved. They don't ask. They don't share in their feelings. And they don't know what is going no in their lives. Children have no guidance. But all of these are results of the symptoms.
- The symptoms---Selfishness. Guns are a symptom. But it's not what you think. The argument of "guns don't kill people, people kill people" and "yes, but if the person didn't have a gun then the gun wouldn't be a problem" is always brought up. Look, both have good valid points. If there were less guns then there would be less gun violence, period. And yes, the gun in and of itself sitting there will not kill anyone. All should know about gun safety. Blah, blah, blah. Overall the gun is not the issue. Freedom to own a gun is not the issue. The issue about guns and what makes it a symptom is the fact that some feel the need to have a gun. Guns have been around for 600 years. It's only the last 50 years that the problem has been around and has escalated in the last 20 years. The feeling we need to have a gun is the issue and a symptom. The entitlement attitude is a symptom. Some feel they need to have things and that they deserve things and the should have it now. This causes self and instant gratification. We become disrespectful of traditions, order, wisdom, and authority. The main symptom is our selfishness. But this selfishness is caused by the disease.
- The disease---Our culture. We live in a world that has lost its purpose. This disease has a cause.
- The cause---We lack love. But even more we don't know what love is. We have masked love as tolerance and acceptance. We say that we love our partners, spouses, significant others, but too many times it's only lust. We have so many distorted ideas of love that we feel love is only temporal. Love is conditional. We treat love as though it is okay to be apathetic.
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February 19, 2018
October 29, 2017
- The problem with this way of thinking is that we are setting up false hopes. Everyone thinks they will succeed because they were part of something. We are setting an example for these millennials to not have goals. They end up having no desire to do any better because they are "already winners". Competition is too difficult for them so many just don't try. They are afraid of actually losing. And when they do they make so much drama about it as if once loss destroys all they have done. That means they only try things that they know they will "win" at. And because of this they always feel like they are right. Remember they are never a loser, so they are never wrong. Try and tell a millennial what they have done wrong and they will answer with some smart remark or give up. They need to understand that life needs work. They need to know that sometime things don't go right but you have to keep trying. Sometimes you are wrong.
- The problem with this way of thinking is that one day if all we do is rely on someone else having the answer then no one in the near future will be adding anything new. We will have run out of those who have already did this and done that. And because of all of this millennials do not know how to have a real conversation. Emojis are not real life answers. They do not know how to read people correctly. There is no inflection on words. People do not know how to actually express themselves since they are limited to 140 characters. Then when they do talk to people they don't know how to control the volume or demeanor of their voices. Everything sounds like an argument or a misunderstanding.
- The problem with this way of thinking that if everything is a right, then there are no such things as consequences and we can all do what we want. Lifestyles can be whatever you want because there are no absolutes. That is absolutely wrong. There are absolutes in this world. But this generation has erased many of those lines we used to have drawn. Things like abortions, sexual immorality, drunkenness, and drug usage on one side and then omission of caring, inactivity, and tolerance on the other side all hidden in the argument of "basic human rights". It's not about abortion, it's about a woman's right to choose--wrong. It's not about one man and one woman, it's about love--wrong. It's not about using drugs, it's about feeling good--wrong. The worse part is when you ask them about tolerance, they are only tolerant if they agree with you. And if they don't agree with you then go back to the first issue above.
- The problem with this way of thinking is life doesn't mean you deserve everything. They feel they should get it no matter what. They don't have the motivation to be any better. They forget that somehow, someway, someone will still pay for these things. How do you get food? Someone grew it. How do you get education? Someone is using their talents to teach you. How do you get contraceptives? Well, first of all, have sex when you are ready for the consequences.
- The problem with this way of thinking is without religion we have lost the last thing to believe in. Yes, there are problems with "religions". That is why people need to find the right thing to believe in, which is a different topic. But we lost faith in our government. We lost faith in our parents. We lost faith in our systems. The only thing left is our actual faith. And now we are losing that too. Without faith in something we lose hope.
August 17, 2017
July 6, 2017
One could say they are fighting for equality. Then all flags of all groups should be raised in the picture. But wait, we already have that flag. It has 50 stars and 13 stripes on it.
Yes, theirs has been a struggle to become more than 2nd class citizens. That is understood. Yes, there has been discrimination to this group of people. That is understood. Yes, there is a feeling of not belonging. That is understood. It is completely understood that this is not a perfect country or that not all people have had a voice in the past. But that is NOT what this is about. It is wrong and in poor taste because of who it replaced. Nothing more, nothing less.
May 27, 2017
April 6, 2017
December 3, 2016
"The Republican Party has seen the end of its existence as we know it. The party of Lincoln, Roosevelt (the good one), and Reagan is vanishing from the face of the earth. What happened to it? It lost its principles and its fire power. Too many GOP candidates are allowing the media to beat them up. They are allowing Hollywood to take over their campaign. They have given up on traditional conservative values thereby alienating the Christian base it once held close. It had been said that the Christian Right-wing conspirators put George W Bush into office. Pew Research Center says that 78% of "evangelical" White Christians voted for Bush in 2004. While 13% of Black Christians also voted for Bush. Adding these together the Christian vote may have been strong enough to carry Bush into a second term. The numbers for this election are not final but some sources say the number of white Christians dropped to around 70% while Black Christians dropped even more significantly. Race is not the issue but this is how media separated things for us. Undoubtedly, the only reasons why most Christians even stayed with the GOP was due to Sarah Palin. But in the end many saw her as not ready. The GOP also lost many due to Sen. McCain's maverick position. Many felt he would not stick to conservative values when needed. Then there are some who felt President Bush lost touch with the American people and if McCain was going to take his place it might end up the same. And then the last group voted for Obama as a protest against all of President Bush's policies. All of these added to the defeat of Senator McCain. But the bigger picture is the GOP might go down with him. The Constitution and Libertarian Parties may see huge rises in their support. The only way the GOP can gain momentum is by consolidating with other conservatives and/or by courting the so-called religious right or by completely changing its core values. But it is the opinion that we have seen the death of the GOP."