I'm all for a government by the people for the people. We don't have that, we never did. Some of us thought we did and I was one of them, not no more.
Closing all our bases around the world and bringing all of our troops home is the kind of small government I believe in. What other country has bases all over the world? Obama promised change, I'm not seeing it. All I'm seeing is a continuation and more of the same. Right now Washington is fighting with the courts so that the president can have the power to detain possible terrorists forever without a trail. He never closed secret prisons around the world that Bush started, he just stopped talking about it. I don't care if Obama approves of man and dog marriage - PEOPLE ARE DIEING. I do recall he promised to make that stop, and he has the power to stop it. Why do you think Bush Sr. was not re-elected while his son was. His father brought the troops home while his son kept things going.
Obama will be re-elected no matter what I do. That's why Romney is making all those mistakes so that Obama will be president. We'll just be so thankful that Romney didn't become president that we won't care what Obama does. Why, because he's increasing military spending. If they tell you that he is making cuts, the truth is, he's just cutting the amount of the increase. You can make numbers say whatever you want to. Its all in how you do the equation.
We don't have a media that asks questions anymore. Good investigative reporting is too expensive and corporate sponsors might not buy advertising, so whatever the government says, that's the news now. We are led to believe by our corporate sponsored media that if we want things to change, we just have to vote. I've been voting all my life and I just keep seeing things get worse.
Marketing is a very powerful tool. Presidents are decided upon before hand and people just vote for the one that receives the most marketing. Like sheep we just follow the crowd, well I'm threw with that and I'm not giving my permission to the government to continue on its merry way.
Turning swords into plowshares and creating zion is the kind of change I'm looking for and that's not to be confused with the make believe Zion that created Israel, who like Satan turns everything upside down making anything bad into good and anything good into bad. If someone can't see that, you can't show it to them, they have to discover it for themselves.
We see only the rose that many in this world don't even get to touch or smell, but we're not seeing the sticker bush those roses stand upon.
Jealousy: a feeling of rightful ownership being stepped on
The bible says that God is a Jealous god. So that should make it ok, right. But you have to understand, the bible wasn't written in English and things do get misunderstood in translations and changing from one culture to another.
I think the scriptures are just trying to tell us to keep our eye on her or him. When we focus upon something else, we tend to get ourself into trouble.
Most people, then and now cannot understand the simplicity of it; but instead require rules/laws with punishments and rewards. People always go to extremes, the greater the rewards and punishments the better. Somehow that makes us feel righteous. We don't questions rules, even if it makes no sense to us, and we believe what we are told even if we don't understand.
Here comes Jesus, he didn't exactly follow those rules, wasn't proud of those who told everyone else to and he showed mercy to those who stumbled over those rules. He explained that those rules were created for us, we were not created for them. Meaning: We could bend those rules to our benefit if we needed to, because they were meant for our benefit. Well now that would mean that the extremists making everyone else follow these rules are no longer righteous. Those who had memorized every letter of the law and could quote them exactly and proudly to everyone else and always would. They are now made naked for everyone to see their ignorance of understanding the true intent of the law. Well that kind of turned things around. That might now mean that those who didn't always follow the letter of the law might actually be better than those who followed every letter of the law. Those who were once called sinners, now are being considered those of a greater understanding. You could imagine, that made some people angry. The way the world is set up, then and still is now. Those who followed the rules would be leaders and those who failed would be loosers. Here is the worst part, the man who was teaching this new thing turning everything upside down, HE CLAIMS TO BE THE MESSIAH. Kill that bastard! NOW! And so eventually they did.
Anyways, this note is about Jealousy. A person in this world today can feel jealous and blame somebody else for feeling like that and be the victim rather than the victimizer. An art perfected by some to control others, accepted and encouraged by all of society. I'm here to tell you right now. THAT'S FUCKED UP. I don't think that the scriptures are to blame for this, I just for some reason thought I should bring that up.
Jealousy is a feeling. We associate feelings with God because we were told we were made like God, or it just helps us to be closer to the original creator God gets angry and he hates and some of us can believe that, and still believe that hate and anger are dark feelings that are never to be encouraged and always discouraged, but we all ofcourse have these feelings and you can't help it, and we have to deal with it and there are ways, many ways to deal with it. Jealousy however is a feeling that is not considered a dark feeling. When someone feels jealous, it is not discouraged, rather, a pity party is put together as punishments are designed and created. It is because of jelousy that some are shunned, battered and tortured, emotionally and physically to a point that they may even become defective themselves. All because Jealousy, like hate and anger, is a dark feeling, and like hate and anger, it should be discouraged and we need to deal with it.
To my last breath, as if I was put here for no other reason, I will preach this from the mountain top. PEOPLE DO NOT BELONG TO PEOPLE, PEOPLE ARE NOT PROPERTY. And just because you are proud of someone, look up to them or love them, you do not have the right to feel victimized by what they think, feel or do. Everyone has the right to feel for others, believe differently and do things that you would never do. They cannot be your carbon copy, are not meant to meet your exprectations or always be there only for you. You do not have a right to expect this from another person. This feeling of rightful ownership being stepped on is a wrong feeling, and it should be discouraged and you need to deal with it. And if we all understood this, there would be a whole lot of fewer problems in this world.
The Urban Farming Guys go to India
I'm watching America's got talent with my wife last night. Pierce Morgan is in his rare mood, insulting every act he gets a chance to. Why he is given the stage to do such things is beyond me. Then we get to the last act. They weren't bad, and it was kind of good. A large group of people from little kids to adults make shadows on a curtain. But they got a standing ovation. Not because they were talented, but because the theme they chose was "God Bless America" They were doing this to thank the troops. I got angry and said to my wife, see, this is why I don't like TV, this is what TV does to people, I said, what about God bless Pakistan, God bless Iraq, we bombed the hell out of them, or God bless Africa, they're starving to death there, and how bout God bless Palestine.
I now my wife didn't understand why I was angry. I am a veteran and a proud veteran, but God does not bless America. God does not bless nations and if you just happen be a part of the right one, God does not bless you because of it. God blesses people and God's blessings are not of this world. Satan offered to have all the nations of the earth bow down to Jesus if Jesus would worship him. I know there is a scripture that says that it is God that causes one nation to fall and another to rise. But I'm sorry I don't believe it, because if God does this, how than can Satan offer them to Jesus. I think that's just one of those scriptures that was added by a nation during the dark ages to justify a conquest for the world which of course the church approved and blessed.
God's blessings are spiritual blessings and to understand that more, look and see and you'll find rich people are unhappy and poor people are smiling. While we are led to believe that the more we have the happier we will be and Peace Pilgrim, if you have ever read her book explains that the more things you have, the more things you have to take care of, protect and hold onto making your life miserable. There is a verse in the Koran, I'm not that good at the Koran, so I don't think I could find it or quote it correctly but it went something like this, "all the people of the earth are apart of the same nation."
For those of you who hate religion. I'm on your side with this one. When people run around saying things like "God Bless America." These are statements that justify war and killing of innocent people, because it's ok, God has blessed us, the troops are doing the will of God. The reality is so very far from this theme that we all so willingly salute and I'm disgusted by it. Not one innocent person should ever die for a nation and it's not ok, it never is, God does not bless it and to imagine such a thing is a complete fallacy of truth.
Rev 22:16 (NIV) "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."
Isa 14:12-15 (NIV) How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High." But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit. (It is believed that this happened in 1914)
Job 38:7 (NIV) while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
To: The State Department:
If we are sending Billions in aid to Israel, shouldn't we require that they recognize the human rights of the Palestinians. Whether you believe in two states or one state. If we are going to support any state, shouldn't it be only because they are a humanitarian state. How can we sit ideally by as Israel bombs innocent people in Gaza.
Yes I heard about the bomb on the bus, one person was killed. But I haven't heard that was ever proven that this bomb was set by a Palestinian and even if so, it wasn't set by innocent children who live in Gaza.
We should be outraged, I am, and I expect you to be as well.