According to Webster: “af·fin·i·ty,” (in context) n., A natural attraction or feeling of kinship.
Due to the abounding condemnation of “my character” from the racist, and/or, (ignorant community) for being so bold as to share the truth, this morning I respond with; …
As I prefer to believe that the folks in (my generation) have acquired the knowledge to rise above stupidity, I will forge straight ahead to the (me) and (millenniums), and/or, (in my opinion), the unfortunate, or lost people that grew to adult dimensions without parents.
Truth: No matter how many times a preacher or a politician tells you that you are responsible for your neighbor, you are not.
An adult human being is responsible for him or herself and he or she, if (applicable), are “responsible” for the children they create.
Beyond this basic truth, people are empowered by God, not by people, to choose what they want to be responsible for.
If an individual, man or a woman wants to be responsible for a government, the choice is theirs, not the government’s.
Governments are created by people, people are not created by governments.
In fact and in truth, when you shine a bright enough light on a government, you will find that the only thing it has created, is corruption.
An excerpt from the Meditation XVII, a literary work of John Donne, 17th Century British poet.
“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.
Neither can we call this a begging of misery, or a borrowing of misery, as though we were not miserable enough of ourselves, but must fetch in more from the next house, in taking upon us the misery of our neighbors.
Truly it were an excusable covetousness if we did, for affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
No man hath affliction enough that is not matured and ripened by and made fit for God by that affliction.
If a man carry treasure in bullion, or in a wedge of gold, and have none coined into current money, his treasure will not defray him as he travels.
Tribulation is treasure in the nature of it, but it is not current money in the use of it, except we get nearer and nearer our home, heaven, by it.
Another man may be sick too, and sick to death, and this affliction may lie in his bowels, as gold in a mine, and be of no use to him; but this bell, that tells me of his affliction, digs out and applies that gold to me: if by this consideration of another’s danger I take mine own into contemplation, and so secure myself, by making my recourse to my God, who is our only security.”
John Donne was a head-on Dude.
Question: So what happened to all the head-on dudes in the world like John Donne?
Simple: They were all eaten by selfish greedy progressives.
Homo sapiens, and/or, “human beings,” and/or, “people” are quite amazing creatures when you take the time to look past “our” shortcomings.
Man has journeyed from eating carrion left by more skilled hunters, to walking on the moon, and sending “technology” beyond the stars, ..but to what avail?
According to Webster: “in·fin·i·ty,” (in context) n., Unbounded space, time, or quantity.
I was raised to believe in God, not a cathedral, consequently (in my opinion), a man or a woman that needs a cathedral to commune with God doesn’t understand God, or themselves.
God doesn’t hang out in cathedrals, people do.
Man’s reach is infinite, yet his grasp is sorely lacking.
When ministers and monarchs place their well-being above the well-being of the people, they have no godly purpose.
Quote du jour, Jack Dunphy, @proofpositive.blogspot.com provided by “our” friend Bob.
“Yes, the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown are unfortunate and worthy of discussion, but will Chuck Todd and the rest of the chattering classes spare a moment to address the deaths of Scott Patrick, Joseph Dunn, Michael Pimentel, Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi, Daryl Pierson, Nickolaus Schultz, Jason Harwood, Joseph Matuskovic, Bryon Dickson, Michael Norris, Joe Naylor, Danny Oliver, Michael Davis, Eugene Kostiuchenko, Jesse Valdez, Shaun Diamond, David Payne, Robert White, Matthew Chism, Justin Winebrenner, Christopher Smith, and Edwin Roman-Acevedo? Who are these men, you ask, and what happened to them? They are the 22 American police officers murdered just since the day Eric Garner died. There were 33 others killed earlier in the year.
Don’t look for any of their widows to appear on Meet the Press.”
Animals, (that we humans categorize as animals), learn their “survival skills” from their parents, and/or, parent, depending on nature’s chosen path?
According to Webster: “path,” (in context) n., The route or course along which something travels or moves.
Teaching a survival skill.
Question: What knowledge does a new-born human being possess?
He or she knows that he or she is hungry or uncomfortable.
Beyond those two attributes, a human child might as well be a lump of clay, because everything after hunger and comfort is a learned feature that “we” will learn, ..or not?
Just for fun this morning, less liken a new-born child to a new, (in the box) computer that you might purchase from Walmart or Best Buys.
(Human brain – without instruction manual).
Unlike a computer from Walmart or Best Buys, the human brain does not come with a book of instructions.
Since you’ve had prior experience fondling a keyboard, like the Lions share of our species, you skip the instructions and jump right into “surfing or hacking” as you’ve had (your own) key to the front door since you were five, accordingly no one ever pointed out the difference to you.
Observation; An individual that has no respect for America’s furniture, (in this writer’s opinion), has no respect for America and he has no character.
If truth and “reality” still have any validity, statistically what a child learns or doesn’t learn in the years between the age of one and five, will dictate that child’s character until that child assumes room temperature.
A pertinent Question: Do the parents of black children teach their children something that white parents don’t teach their children?
In a recent interview with New York City’s current mayor, Bill de Blasio, Mayor de Blasio heralded how he, (a white man with a black wife and black children), felt obligated to explain to his son that white police officers would treat him differently than white boys and white people.
According to Webster: “ra·cism,” (in context), Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
If Mayor De Blasio’s warning to his son is not the epitome of racism, ..I’ll eat a pair red shoelaces on network television.
Considering the public outcries made by both of the fellows imaged above, (factored against the article by Jack Dunphy @proofpositive.com), how many (white police officers) will have to be laid to rest to satisfy these two hate mongers?
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow