June 25, 2018 I read this opinion piece –
White Extinction Anxiety – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/24/opinion/america-white-extinction.html
And I reflected on the CBS News article my colleague sent me The message “86-ing” Sarah Sanders sent to conservatives – https://apple.news/AFUXCTyw5RS668F_2_ElK0A
When he and I we spoke earlier today, the following statement created the impetuous to write. He said the Sanders incident was “the step to far” I would argue it is simply another step in the wrong direction. Have we stepped over the line? Maybe yet all we have to do is read @realDonaldTrump tweets to wonder where the line is. I then think about:
- The incident in Colorado, due to a difference in religious beliefs.
- What happened as a result of white supremacists marching in Charlotte last year.
- What is happening in restaurants in the DC area.
- What is happening along our southern and northern borders.
- What has happened to our legislator and our two-party system.
- Trump and other conspirators issue over Obama and his place of Birth.
- Pro-life versus woman’s rights.
- The puritan right versus the socialist left.
- Urban versus rural dwellers
- Globalists versus nationalists
- The issues of Palestine, Jerusalem and the Sunni Shite divide.
- Pakistan, Israel, India, North Korea, Libya, Iran and all those others who sought, acquired or are seeking the power of the Atomic bomb.
- Capitalism gone terribly wrong, with off-shore labor arbitrate killing American Jobs.
Adam Smith, I think, spoke in respect to a village economy. What I will call a closed system. Yes, this village can be free market. It is the ability to separate and push, that which is not part of our village, out; that defeats the equity built into that village.
This is further complicated by the divide between the rich and the poor, between the haves and have not and now between the Republicans and the Democrats. I could have spoken of race: Angle Saxon versus African versus Asia versus Japanese or Chinese and I am sure we could add a myriad of other point of contention. The issue is we are becoming less divided not more
It feels like we have devolved into a world that thinks – “If you are not one of us you are not my neighbor. How then do we find and restore balance? How do we merge these two Christian thoughts into one?
“The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
“How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come.”
Earlier I was going to use the word Jihad. When I looked to the definition I had to hold that thoughts and use it in a different and more informed way. If I look at the two definitions 1. is what I planned to speak of. While 2. is what all of this is about.
Definition of jihad
- a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also:
a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline
- a crusade for a principle or belief
When Obama came into office our legislators found every reason not to work together. The Tea party emerged. The left drifted farther left.
Hillary divided this nation. There were those not willing to see the Clinton dynasty survive. There were those who wanted to turn inward, a protectionist state. There were those afraid of the future and the implications of the Fourth Revolution. There were those who did not believe in any form of social welfare, be it universal health, education or wealth.
All of this leaves me adrift.