Thursday, June 25, 2020

John Bolton --Feeling Self-righteous?

 

The John Bolton-CNN interview Wednesday was an interesting one. The former National Security Adviser to president Trump blamed everybody else for what went wrong with either his tenure as Trump's Security Adviser or the Democrats for 'impeachment malpractice', according to him. One cannot but wonder, is it the age, is it about intellect, or is it about cultural background? He does not seem to take responsibility for anything, but was self-righteous enough to blame others for not doing their job, even though he was conspicuously absent when it was time to perform a patriotic duty, by refusing to show up before the impeachment panel. Ironically, but not surprising, John Bolton sounds very much like Trump--'It's not me, it's them.' Although he was supposed to be exposing the misdeeds of the Trump administration as made available in his book, the interview showed that he was trying hard to rise above the very limited world view of the average American, white, conservative Republican. If being white and Republican blocks anyone from rendering truth and facts without equivocation, I'm afraid you're all going to learn to grow up in a not-too-comfortable process. But it's surely going to happen. You are all going to learn to call a spade a spade.

Did John Bolton succeed in winning over an extra heart? Certainly not this one, he may have been exposing truths, many of which are already known to the public, but he was just as cozy in his corner as those he accused of extreme views. And put side by side, those other views he talked about actually represent the majority of the people, which is what governance should be about. Views like his are becoming obsolete and will not endure. As one of the enablers of the government he is now criticizing in his book, the view is, 'if he's like me, he doesn't have to be held accountable.' Put another way, 'We are not accountable because of who we are.' That is not a righteous position anytime, not by the standards of those whose job positions are informed by integrity, truth, and honor, and certainly not by God's Word which the conservative Republican ironically likes to lay claim to. However, Mr. Bolton should be congratulated for even granting an interview on CNN.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Still Wondering Why?





                                       Be Real!
Cannot and will not accuse Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States of engaging in racist talks because it is obvious he is a man of the people. And that includes everybody. But his "you ain't black" comment directed at black people who may be trying to decide between him and Trump is to say the least an expression out of kilter. He tried to make a great point but without sound judgment. However, it is extremely difficult to impossible to find a white man or person of his age who does not believe in racial superiority. It looks like that's how they were raised--doesn't make it excusable --and when it has been drilled into your head over a long period of time, it becomes the way you look at people who are of African descent. THAT IS REALITY! Yet, some have found it in the goodness of their heart to accept all people as equal even though being accepted as such is everybody's right.

LOOKING BACK A LITTLE

Bill Clinton, former President of the United States was quoted in 2008 as having said of Barack Obama who was on his way to becoming president of the United States, "A few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee." Joe Biden's remark which has drawn much fire recently on Twitter is made in the same vein. It is the arrogance of the white man in connection with slavery. It is not by accident that both Joe Biden and Bill Clinton sound alike in their meanings. Would a person be less white if he was making a consideration between Trump and Biden? No! Sometimes it is to please their white listeners, and sometimes it is out of sheer arrogance. At other times, it is when a black person is winning, like Barack Obama in 2008, and who in the consideration of some was not supposed to win. The way to wound a black person's pride and make him or her feel less than is to remind them of the days of slavery. This behavior will remain for a little longer, even though it is now being openly challenged and those fighting this obnoxious behavior will win.

FOR HOW MUCH LONGER?

We are seeing the last days of this kind of behavior, the rush to give a black person a derogatory name who may be behaving or has behaved like any other human being in a similar situation, and often which has nothing to do with the issue at hand. First, the majority of such people are now looking at the exit, they are getting old. Secondly, it is obvious that there are some in the younger generation who are following their example, but I guarantee you God is at hand to deal decisively with the matter. The challenges America has not seen are more that the ones it has seen, where feeling like a lord will be out of the question.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Unmasking A Traitor




UNMASKING THE TRAITOR BEHIND THE VEIL

It was the right thing to do. Michael Flynn was disloyal to the United States. When the well-being and economic prosperity of another nation take precedence over yours in your dealings with them, you are disloyal to your country. In the case of Flynn, that is putting it mildly. His treacherous action on behalf of Trump regarding the Russian invasion of American space in connection with the 2016 presidential election is outright treason. Has anyone ever seen or heard of a security advisor who gave out the details of his country's security secrets to a foreign adversarial nation? Who is complaining about unmasking a traitor, but the traitor-in-chief? 
Nobody asked to unmask Michael Flynn but the traitor behind the veil, who happened to be identified as a traitor once the veil was lifted to see who was giving enemy power assistance against his nation. No, nobody was looking for Flynn but the enemy behind the veil. Trump and the GOP are living the delusion now, but it will become clear later it was a fight they could not win. Michael Flynn was and is a traitor, but so are all Republicans who are now lined up behind Donald Trump to use the resources of the United States to serve Russian interests. At the very least, Putin has got a stooge in the White House and it stinks.
The patriots who wanted to know why anyone would act so treacherously do so for the country they love and are justified by truth now and will be justified by history later.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Michael Flynn Committed Treason!



FLYNN IS A TRAITOR

He worked on behalf of a foreign, adversarial, nation against his own country and sitting president, with only one aim in mind, to elect Donald Trump president of the United States, by fraud. Traitors now run the government of the United States. Whether it is Bill Barr, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Michael Flynn, or their supporters in Congress who saw with the rest of the world the invitation by Trump and interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election by Vladimir Putin and Russian agents, the facts are clear. These stalwarts of Trump are attempting to rewrite history and they can't, because God is interested in the same record of events. In the end, Trump will end up with the stigma of thief, a president who came to office by treason! And who is now attempting to use other means , including Russian agents, to cheat again.
It may look like Trump, a shameless man, has the power to free Flynn now from prison time--does he?--but no matter what Donald Trump does, he remains a traitor for ever. He has mortgaged the fortunes of the United States to Russia in order to be president. In other words, he joined with Vladimir Putin and Russia to attack the U.S. AN ABOMINATION BEFORE GOD AND MAN! To all who are interested in truth and it's role in nation building, find out why Edom is no longer a nation on this planet--Obadiah 1:18. If you think this is ancient history, you are just as deluded as Trump. Donald Trump has inherited the curses of Edom and will become like it. He is living a lie in the presence of the whole world, while daily lying to and deceiving the American people. God is determined to give the victory to the United States and all who stand for justice  in this matter!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Trump And The Coronavirus

Trump's "There will be deaths."                                                                                                                                                                       

 Donald Trump better be careful what he's asking for. He talks about the expected number of deaths still from the coronavirus pandemic in a casual manner. He talks about people dying in a business-like manner, almost cavalierly as if he's talking about things--"There will be deaths." But these are people--human lives. If the roles were reversed and the people around him start to die from the virus, would "there will be deaths" or there are deaths serve that description? How can a human being without empathy be the leader of people? The truth is the worst of the pandemic is yet to happen. Will he then announce to everyone 'there are deaths' when deaths start to happen around him, and can very well happen anytime?

 The truth is Donald Trump maybe a good father or grandfather to somebody, but certainly not a leader of people. He fails at the first test, empathy, consideration. And it is not like he's hiding the quality of fellow feeling for others, he doesn't have it. He is all-round not a leader, whether by conduct, by mannerisms, or by utterances. Neither is he a leader by intellectual, psychological, and emotional balance.The question is how did anybody grow up like that? Was it only money they talked about in his home? There doesn't seem to be much else. And when he says that people hate him, he's unable to see that he is a hater-- a lack of self-awareness, hence unable to lead. It is a case of mass failure. But the problem is he wants to be seen and heard for any and every reason, his acute shortcomings screaming after him. It is a sad American story and will be told for ages to come.

 

 


 
 

Friday, April 10, 2020

Coronavirus Cannot Stop Us

It is amazing and noteworthy how sidewalk manners are changing since the pandemic broke--at least in places where I walk. More than ever before, it appears it's just now about people. People walking in opposite directions on the sidewalk act very deferentially as they approach each other and one another. Those with more space on their side leave the sidewalk to create space for the much needed social distancing. And these days always followed by acknowledgment--by waving at each other, a raised fist, or a simple 'hello' said from a safe distance.
So, where was all this love and consideration prior to the coronavirus outbreak? They were always there but not put to real use. It appears that we have suddenly realized that life can be as fleeting as has been described. 'If for nothing else, let us show consideration to one another if that is the last thing we have the chance to do,' it seems. 
But Jesus was and is always about people, and cares more for us and our needs than we have the capacity to appreciate. God's Word is the only platform on earth that has the ability to bring truth and its virtues to all in a universal way--as meaning the same thing. Even death on the cross for One who did not deserve to die, because "Greater love" can no one have than One who gave His Life for all people on earth. --John 15:13. And He saves from all situations, including one of the coronavirus. If it is a virus or a thing, it is subject to God's Word. It is all in the name of Jesus!

"It Is Finished!"

He said, "It is Finished!" Done! Mission accomplished! Now we have access to God as human beings never had prior to the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is the same who tells us His own part of the deal is done.
What then are we waiting for who have not learned to trust in the Word of God, and who do not depend on it to live life on earth? Use it! It is available, because, "It is finished!" --John 19:28-30. And put all your cares on Him, because, He cares! --1 Peter 5:7. There is no more to be done for the salvation of humanity, no other Messiah. The work is done. Jesus did it. IT IS FINISHED!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Ministering Peace And Comfort


Ministering  peace and comfort in a coronavirus ravaged world. God's Word is still available and its truth remain the same, no matter what is going on. Be encouraged! Have peace!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Joe Biden A Candidate of Opportunity

Joe Biden is a candidate of opportunity. Everything appears right for him to be in the 2020 presidential race and to win. He is not a candidate of opportunism, but of opportunity, and that picture will only enlarge.
It is amazing to watch the transformation, from a man who in his previous runs for the presidential candidacy did not even leave the ground, to one who appears ready to become the next president of the United States.

What Happened?
Timing! Timing can be a result of several factors, some visible, others not so much. But one thing is obvious, since his win in the South Carolina Democratic Primary about two weeks ago, and of course with subsequent wins in the following Super Tuesdays, up to and including the March 17, 2020 Super Tuesday, Mr. Biden has grown increasingly confident. This can be seen in his speeches to supporters and to the nation covering different topics, most important right now being his address to the nation on the coronavirus crisis. Seeing the quality of the content and delivery of his speeches, he seems to have suddenly overcome his stutter and what might be called the folksy tenor of his utterances. His team is obviously doing a good job of preparing him and he appears to be adjusting faster than many would imagine, in preparation for the presidency.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Bernie Sanders--Do Or Die?

Is Bernie Sanders a credulous old man or is it just zeal for his campaign? Is there any reason for him not to believe the Intelligence that Russia is trying to help his campaign win the Primaries? Even Trump has said so much during at least one of his rallies--that his supporters should vote for Bernie during the Primaries and of course vote for him in the general election. The position of the Trump-Putin ruse cannot be clearer. And if that is the case, why does Bernie Sanders keep defending his position, which is that he is quite sure he will win in the general election against Trump.

Bernie Sanders has openly denounced Putin and Russia in recent days asking that they refrain from any interference in the 2020 presidential election. Not only are his words barely enough, they also do not carry the weight of conviction that should come with such denunciation considering that a foreign power is trying to help elect a president of the United States a second time. The truth is Russia is trying to use the Bernie Sanders' campaign as the sacrifice to help Trump re-election. But the initial response of Sanders to the Trump/Putin beckon to him was shocking. Asked about Trump's encouraging tweets about him, he said he "did not see it that way." He did not see Trump's tweets as encouragement to him? If not, what are they? Trump wanting him to win the general election? Certainly, Sanders cannot be so credulous as to believe that, or that Putin is in love with him?

There is only one response from Bernie Sanders that will be adequate. Look into the camera and denounce both Trump and Putin, asking both to take their hands off your campaign because they are in this together. Sanders should ask himself this question: "What happens in the general election after Trump supporters have voted for me in the Primaries?" The answer is that they will desert the campaign and go over to vote to reelect Trump, hence both Trump and Russia are trying to help you now. That seems pretty straight forward to any objective onlooker.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Trump-Russian Ruse!

This time around, Russia and Putin seem to have found a convenient smoke screen to aid their effort in the Trump re-election bid--Bernie Sanders! In 2016, Donald Trump made a direct appeal to Russia, aside the covert operation to help him win, and he won. In 2020, both Trump and Putin are trying to use the Bernie Sanders campaign as a deflection for another operation to help Trump remain in the White House.
Truth is Donald Trump is not interested in helping Bernie Sanders for any reason other than to deceive him into believing that he cares about fairness. Neither is Putin interested in having Sanders in the White House for that will not pay what Trump owes to Russia. Bernie Sanders should not be deceived. It is not Bernie Sanders that Russia wants to help, it is Trump, and they think their strategy will work. But the smoke screen is hardly hidden from view. It is quite obvious.

The Trump administration officials have said publicly that Russia wants to help Sanders but not Trump. A laughable proposition! People who have adopted a lifestyle and administrative style based on lies and falsehood cannot imagine in their small thinking that other people can see through their schemes. The Trump-Putin smoke screen is hardly effective, in fact, it is not at all. Behind the attempted cover-up can be heard loud and clear,"Russia, if you are listening ..." And that was not too long ago. AGAIN, GOD IS WATCHING!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Trump And Putin Want Sanders?

Isn't it curious that Donald Trump is encouraging Bernie Sanders and urging him on by his tweets. What other reason can there be than that Putin has telegraphed to Trump that he should draw Sanders out by some "kind" words? All of a sudden, Donald Trump cares about fairness? What about fairness to those who speak truth in his administration, but who he is now hounding in order to expel them?

Does anyone believe for a second that Vladimir Putin wants Sanders to win the 2020 presidential race? There is a conman's game being played here. The entire world should ask why Bernie Sanders' name even appears as one whose campaign is being helped by Russia? That is a conman's game! It is a smoke screen. Russia is not helping Bernie Sanders, he is just a name used by Russia in order to help Trump. It is obvious at this point that they regard Bernie Sanders as a candidate they can easily beat. Trump and the Republicans are aiding and abetting Putin and Russia once again to interfere in the next presidential election. AND GOD IS WATCHING!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Found! --One Republican Leader

Mitt Romney goes a different route from Trump's worshipers in the Senate. Maybe there's one leader yet left among the Senate Republicans. For standing with truth and not with lies and falsehoods regarding the Trump impeachment, Mr. Romney shows that he can stand alone if standing alone means doing the right thing--a great leadership quality. Unfortunately though, that is one thing missing from the "Republican leadership" today. The fact is, they are not leading. Whether in the House or in the Senate, all the Republicans are concerned with is how to play catch up with their god, Donald Trump. And although they will tell anyone who cares to listen that they are very smart people, any person of any level of discernment can see that they are in bondage. The sad story is that they are not just in bondage to Trump but to the power that controls Trump. Their fear of Trump is not only unnatural, it begs the question of what or who they are really afraid of, and for what reason. But the good news is that even though just one, somebody is ready to stand up to all of that.

Monday, February 3, 2020

McConnell Leads GOP To It's Death!

Truth is dead from the Republican Party! It may seem a light thing right now, indeed they all think they are smart, to absolve the guilty and try to frame opponents, but the end of the story will be very ugly for the Republicans. The death of truth in the Republican politics is the end of the party. No government can be sustained on lies, falsehoods, and deception--not even the United States government. It is going to come crashing down. There are fundamental issues that will lead to the demise of the GOP.

First, there are treacherous Republican agents of government, Senators, and Representatives from different districts who are in on the conspiracy against the United States. Why conspiracy? Because they are in a plot to subvert the government of the United States, by attempting to help one man perpetuate himself in office against the laws and constitution of the United States. 

Secondly, this relates directly to the power Russia and Putin wield over the United States right now because the head of the United States government has been compromised, and his helpers aim to help him cover up the truth.

Third, the most important offices of the government of the United States are in on the conspiracy, and sadly, including the Department of Justice under the leadership of Bill Barr. The plot? To have Trump remain in power and by the privilege of the Oval Office settle his debt to Russia and to Putin, being the very basis of the problem. The entire Republican Party is in on this scheme and so they will defend Trump no matter what it takes. So, right now, the word integrity is dead to the GOP.

What makes McConnell's role crucial in this move? He is to ensure that nothing leaks of the massive amount of evidence against Trump by defending his side of the fort--the Senate--like he just did in the Senate impeachment trial. And he and the entire Republican Party, acting on behalf of Trump have the backing and support of Bill Barr, who is subverting the laws and constitution of the United States to aid Trump's re-election. Has anyone ever wondered why 'a private detective' in the name of Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, openly and illegally crossed the line, by asking a foreign nation to investigate a US citizen, and for no other reason except to help the Trump re-election campaign? Have you heard a word from Bill Barr on this? They are all in on the scheme and it is the death of the Republican Party.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Dershowitz's 'Wisdom of the wise'

Alan Dershowitz, a long-standing Constitutional lawyer playing defense for Trump in the Trump Senate impeachment trial came down on the side of the 'wisdom of the wise.' The 'wisdom of the wise' does not require truth, ethics, or integrity, you just have to win--at all costs! So he actually put his Attorney ethics aside and made an argument that denies God and truth. In their place, he made a case for lawless and unrestrained presidential power. He seems to be making that case only for Trump though--a celebrity who became president. There is hardly any reason to believe that he would take such a stand for some other individuals if they became president. Some of his colleagues have referred to his views on the impeachment trial as crazy and irresponsible.
But what he was arguing is what the Bible calls the 'Wisdom of the wise.' The wisdom of the wise does not have to be rooted in truth, fact, or integrity. It mostly serves selfish and worldly purposes, like the cause he is speaking for on behalf of Donald Trump.

The wisdom of the wise, the type championed by Alan Dershowitz is self-serving and opposed to Godly wisdom. Under this kind of wisdom, he can make a claim one day and go on TV the next to deny it or rephrase it. And most popular for people like him, blame the press for his shifting positions even when video clips show he said exactly what has been reported. A double case of errant wisdom?

"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure ... without partiality, and without hypocrisy." James 3:17.

God has a remedy for the shameless and boldface falsehoods and dismissal of fact and truth perpetrated by people in high places, and so the Word says in 1 Corinthians 1:19:
"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." It may not always come fast, but that is the destination of such wisdom.
However, while it serves their purpose, they put their intellect to work in an ungodly manner, almost always for immediate and personal gains, for themselves and for those around them. Such efforts always bring about ungodly results procured in ungodly ways!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Separation!

The Bible warns that perilous times shall come--2 Timothy 3:1-5. Well, they are here. Let's pay attention to what Scripture says about this. 
Every line in verses one to five contains words describing people who have separated self from God. Words like boastful, proud, unholy, slanderous, conceited, treacherous, and phrases, like lovers of themselves, lovers of money, without self-control, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (verses 1-4) all tell a story that is visibly on the surface today. But even more important is what verse 5 says: Having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. This is the point of separation and God will use it to effect, not because God wants us to be divided but because, He will separate truth from falsehood, and fact from fiction.

But should you have a 'grace defense,' this is what the Word says:
"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! ..." -Romans 6:1-2. Scripture further says in Isaiah 26:10:
"But when grace is shown to the wicked,
 they do not learn righteousness;
 even in a land of uprightness they go on
 doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the
      LORD."
That is the problem, "they do not regard the majesty of the LORD." The separation will come with regret and a lot of sorrow for those who trample the Sovereign and everlasting name of God--a most serious matter!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A Year of Grace And Favor!

Welcome to 2020, a year of grace and favor. But a year of grace and favor for who?
 For those who understand God's role in their lives, seeing what amounts to grace and favor is not so difficult to understand. When holes get closed for example, which used to prevent blessings from staying around, the one who has believed will know for certain that The Lord God has been at work on his behalf. When certain avenues suddenly open up that make for a blessed movement forward, the child of God understands that to be the Lord at work on his or her behalf. It is not difficult to see when God is in the equation for the person.

On the other hand however, outside of Christ, the glory is given to human efforts and connections for successes and victories achieved. But God's Word tells us what He says about that. 
"I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." -- Isaiah 42:8. Is this for one situation or for all? A Christian person will understand that this is for all situations.

The separation is coming however. You can call it a movement, where the one who has believed will be able to declare publicly how the grace of God has been at work in his/her life and what favors they believe to be in their lives therefrom. God desires more than 'I think God did it.' The grace for that work is already in motion, and will achieve its purpose. And 2020 may very well be a remarkable starting point.

Monday, January 20, 2020

That He Lived... MLK





























That he lived is a testament to God's grace. He showed up when he was most needed. It is a glory to God. And you too brother and sister celebrating today, can render service to the brethren which praises God.