The Divided Mind of a Nation – Robert Foster.
I think it was Martin Luther King jr. Who said something to the effect of; “America has a schizophrenic personality.”
As time marches on and I grow older. I see more and more every day just how schizophrenic, not only America has become. But also the world.
There is now, hardly a subject out there that is not “powder keg” to someone. And to make it worse, it’s become obvious to many Americans that certain groups are working very hard to keep it that way.
If you’re a person who like to see that everything is getting better and better. Then much of the violence and actions of the world do not make sense to you.
If you are the type of person who see devils and angry monsters around every rock. Then everything dangerous and you feel the need to stockpile and hide everything for the end of the world.
Much of those types of thinking, I have already covered in an article last year called, “Preparing for what’s ahead.”
Click here to read it.
So I won’t bother rehashing out some of those points right now.
One of the so called powder kegs that various groups are currently pushing is Gun Control. The fact that we as a nation are even having this argument is evidence of our short sighted narrow vision. We easily forget our past and are willing to destroy our future in order that no one is offended.
We do not need Gun Control, we need Gun education.
I want to share with you a story with you first.
My parents had me late in their life. Dad, who was born in 1927. Lived in Arkansas and Utah growing up as a boy on the farm during the great depression.
During those days, young boys often carried.22 rifles to school. They would place them along the wall in the back of the room, or where ever the teacher decided. And then walk home with them. Only to return the next day and do it all over again.
The point was, that food was scarce and sometimes people often did not get to eat that day. It was expected of the boys to keep their eyes open to find any squirrels or rabbits. Shoot them and bring them home so that the family could have fresh food. Times were hard and this was just a part of life.
When my brothers and sister went to high school (late 1950’s to middle 1970’s) The schools often had a “Gun Club” as a part of the high school.
They taught things like gun safety and took the kids shooting. The kids brought their shotguns and hunting rifles into the school. And pictures were often taken of kids lined up (in the school) with their gun and added to the yearbooks.
In my day (graduated in 1983) gun club was no more. But kids still kept bringing their guns. Many guys had gun racks in the back windows of their trucks.
Every duck season, like clockwork. Shotguns would show up in the back windows. The guys would walk into school, dressed in full Camo. As soon as the day ended, they would all head out as fast as they could go duck hunting.
And the same scene was repeated during Deer season. As well as during bear season for the hound hunters.
There was never anyone getting shot. Or a school lockdown. If anything ever got close to “out of hand,” then it was taken away. And they could have it back at the end of the day or the parents were called.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t long after that. That school’s, driven by newspaper, T.V., politicians who looked to make a name for themselves mucked things up.
Driven by fear and departing from common sense. A few hundred years of gun safety and wisdom was tossed out the window.
Many T.V. news casters now see guns as the one great evil of this nation.
I often find myself thinking about the symbolism between today and the movies, “Lord of the Rings.”Here is a quote from Gandalf after Pippen got a close up look of the government of Gondor.
“They guard it because they have hope. Faith and fading hope that one day it will flower. That a king will come and this city will be as it once was before it fell into decay. The old wisdom that was borne out of the West was forsaken. Kings made tombs more splendid than the houses of the living and counted the names of their descent dearer than the names of their sons. Childless lords sat in aged halls musing on heraldry or in high, cold towers asking questions of the stars. And so the people of Gondor fell into ruin. The line of Kings failed, the White Tree withered, and the rule of Gondor was given over to lesser men.”
I included more than needed, just to give you context. But the main part that sticks out to me is, “The old wisdom that was borne out of the West was forsaken. Kings made tombs more splendid then the houses of the living and counted the names of their descent dearer than the names of their sons.”
In forsaking the old wisdom of our nation. The wisdom that was woven into the foundation. Our vision has now been given over lesser things.
Our press and politicians parade before us an unending collection of people and events to hold our attention. All the while training us to ignore the things that really matter.
What does that mean? It means our children are treated as second class or expendable.
I have to say thank you to groups like, the center for medical progress. For there video exposing Planned parenthood. But in reality, every part within me feel that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Sense, 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution came into being. People have generally accepted that slavery is an issue of the past.
Here are eleven facts about the Sex/slave trade. From the website; dosomething.org
1. Globally, the average cost of a slave is $90.
2. Trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms, including: forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography.
3. According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.
4. There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today.
5. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children.
6. The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14-year-old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.
7. California harbors 3 of the FBI’s 13 highest child sex trafficking areas on the nation: Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.
8. The National Human Trafficking Hotline receives more calls from Texas than any other state in the US. 15% of those calls are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
9. Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.
10. Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking). It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion every year. Of that number, $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries.
11. The International Labour Organization estimates that women and girls represent the largest share of forced labor victims with 11.4 million trafficked victims (55%) compared to 9.5 million (45%) men.
Now think about this for a moment, 600,000 to 800,000 US citizens are enslaved and sold to other countries every year. Let that sit with you a moment in your soul. Does that make you angry? By some estimates, there more people enslaved in the US now that before the civil war. Do you see that on CBS or ABC.
These are only a few of the issues before our nation that we are kept blinded to. Here is what I am learning. If you poke around long enough, you’re going to find out some stuff that going to mess with your mind about what you believe about our world today. Our medical industry as well as our food chain and this “refugee crisis” are all subjects worthy of a closer look. They are not what they seem.
Our world is asleep and it’s time to wake up. Does any trust the press anymore? Or the voices in Washington? Or snopes.com?
I heard a local politician over the weekend talking about the hard position he was in regarding the refugee that the president wants to bring in. He visited a local Muslim camp here in the south. I can sympathize with the hard spot he’s in. That is until he said the following, “They are just like us, The worship the same god of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.”
At that point I knew he was still asleep, lost in the dream that everyone can play nice. Sorry, Christ made it very clear when he told his follower that you judge people, according to the fruit of their lives.
And at that point I can say the fruit is bad, the tree is rotten. And Churchhill was right, “The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property—either as a child, a wife, or a concubine—must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”