America – Land Of The Crybabies

America – Land Of The Crybabies

This past week was a wild one to say the least.  On Tuesday evening, many of us stayed up and watched as the Presidential Election started to unfold in ways many of us, especially the media, did not expect.  By the time 2:30am CST rolled around the next morning it had been settled.  Donald Trump, a man with no political experience, and who has never served in the military, had won the 2016 Presidential Election.

As per previous elections, the winner, Donald Trump, made a very magnanimous speech claiming victory, while at the same time calling for both political sides to bind up our wounds, set the bitterness in the past, and work together, because that is the only way anything is going to get done.  It was quite honestly in this writer’s opinion, his best speech to date.  On the opposing side, the following morning Hillary Clinton, noticeably dejected and it seemed, on the verge of tears, offered her concession speech.  She also called on Americans, especially the ones that did not vote for Trump, to give the man a chance to govern.

Almost immediately after Hillary’s speech, we started to hear news reports of protests.  People taking to the streets to admittedly, exercise their Constitutional right to peaceably assemble and protest the election of Donald Trump as President.  Many students at several college campuses across America, were apparently emotionally upset at the results.  To wit, many of them were having “cry-ins” at their schools as a form of protesting.  One professor of economics at Yale University sent an email to his students stating that if they were that upset with the results of the election, that they could be exempt from the midterm.  You read that right.  Cry-ins and exempt from midterm exams because they were emotionally distraught that Hillary Clinton did not win the election.

As of the writing of this article, the protests are starting to spread to more cities, and are increasing in numbers.  Some of the interviews with protestors are frankly, chilling.  One man interviewed said this of Republicans, “Some of you are just going to have to die.”  That’s right folks, because someone disagrees with who got elected, those who elected the man, need to die.  That is tolerance from the left.

Other protestors that were interviewed spun the same arguments that have been going on since day one of Trump’s campaign.  People called him a fascist, a racist, anti-immigration, and a whole host of other outrageous accusations.  However, the media who were interviewing these people never asked the hard questions like, “Why is it that you say that?”, or “Why do you feel that he is a fascist?”  I will address this in just a moment.

What we are witnessing with all these protests, cry-ins, etc is what happens when you baby a generation of children.  This is what happens when you give out participation trophies, medals, and ribbons to everyone so that their feelings are not hurt.  This is the inevitable effect when you tell every child they are winner, even when they have lost at something.  In other words, what we are witnessing is the result of what happens when you coddle a generation of children away from the real world.  You in turn get a generation of teens and young adults that feel entitled and that their feelings supersede any laws, rules, and rights of others.

I said earlier that these people had a Constitutional right to peaceably assemble and protest.  However, these people are not doing that.  Flipping over vehicles, setting them on fire, assaulting people in broad daylight, simply because they disagree with who someone voted for, or the result of the election did not go their way, that is not peaceably assembling.  Of course, we are again talking about millennials, i.e. the “coddled generation”, many of whom do not even know what the Constitution contains.

Here is a message to any millennial out there reading this:   

Welcome to the real world where you can’t always get what you want, so stop being a crybaby, man up or woman up, and act like an adult.  America, and yes, the rest of the world owes you nothing.  You do not get a participation trophy just for living.  There are winners and losers in this world, and those of us who understand this have all been winners at one time, and yes, losers at other times.  When we lose, we don’t like it the same way you don’t, but the difference is, we don’t throw a tantrum like you are doing right now over a legitimate election process that has long existed since before you and any of us were ever thought of.  To be clear, you are beyond acting ridiculous, but rather, acting like spoiled brats.  Get over the election results, and more importantly, get over yourselves.

Now a message to the parents out there reading this article:

Please take a long look at these protests.  I implore you to look at the behavior of these young adults, because this is exactly what happens when we teach a generation of children that their feelings are more important that the rights of others.  Demanding that your child get a participation trophy, when your kid’s soccer team came in dead last in the league, so that they do not feel bad, will eventually lead to this spectacle that you are witnessing.  Also, telling your child that they can be anything they want to be in life is lying to them.  Not everyone is going to be a pro football player.  Not everyone is going to be an astronaut.  We as parents are to pay attention to our children and encourage them in what they are really talented in, and not give them false hope in areas where it is clear they do not have the “right stuff.”

Throughout these protests, we need to understand why they are growing.  That is because the media is giving these protestors an inordinate amount of coverage.  Why is that you may ask?  If you were watching CNN, MSNBC, even Foxnews, you saw so-called “impartial” journalists visibly upset over the election results.  At CNN, one reporter kept fishing for ways for Hillary Clinton to possibly have a way to the White House, even when it was beyond clear that no such path existed.  One reporter, Rachel Maddow, actually had an on-air meltdown.  To sum it up, the media got this election wrong, they have been in the tank for Hillary Clinton since day one, and they, like the spoiled brat millennials protesting, are upset at the result.

Therefore, they are giving these protests a lot of press coverage.  Think about it, they are protesting what I said earlier was a legitimate election process.  While these protestors are calling for Trump not to be put in office, something that Constitutionally no one can stop from happening, the media gives them air time.  It is there way, the media, throwing a tantrum like these brats.  They are already working to sabotage the President-Elect’s administration long before he takes the oath of office by drumming up civil unrest.

The best thing that we can do as citizens is to not be afraid to call this for what it is.  That is, spoiled brats throwing a tantrum.  A bunch of crybabies that did not get their way.  We do not say that to provoke people, but rather, to speak the truth.  These millennials, and even older generations of Americans, have been living in a land where people literally avoid or get visibly upset at truth.  Yes, millennials do not know what this is by and large, and their realization of what reality is will not come overnight.  However, there is no reason that we should continue to tiptoe around them so that their feelings are spared.  That is not to say that we should be hateful and ugly, because we should not.  What I am saying is that the shielding from the real world needs to end, and it needs to end immediately.

One thing that I am confident about this generation of emotionally fragile people is that in the coming years, the light bulb will turn on.  These young adults in college will graduate from their safe-zones and they will need things like a real job, a place to live that is not their parent’s house, a car, health insurance, and to be able to cook something for themselves that does not involve the words “Hot Pocket” or “Ramen Noodles”.  When they get their first paycheck and see all those deductions that the government likes to take from them, it is at that point that they will realize that maybe, just maybe, all those “mean conservatives” were right about that whole, “You should be able to keep more of your money” type of thing.  There will still be some Kool-Aid drinkers that will never see it that way, but then again, those people do not contribute much to society with degrees like “gender studies.”

At this point, all we can do, as those of us living in reality, is to speak the truth to these people (protestors).  Never stooping down to their level, which usually involves political points of view punctuated by the F-word.  Instead, articulating what form of government we have, and that the rights of others do not end where your hurt feelings begin.  Stop being a bunch of crybabies America.  It’s embarrassing, and the whole world is watching you.

 

Shalom

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You Have A Choice Tuesday, So Why Not Vote For Real Change?

You Have A Choice Tuesday, So Why Not Vote For Real Change?

 

As of the writing of this blog, we are just two days away from Election Day in the United States.  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is a date that will long be remembered in the annals of US History.  This Presidential election season in many ways started as far back as 2014 and has dominated the headlines ever since then.  Many are tired of it all and just want it to end, and then there are those that even when it comes and goes, it will not be over for them.

I am 43 years old and I have seen many Presidential elections come and go.  However, this year’s election has been one of the most tumultuous and frankly, nasty elections that I have ever witnessed.  The field of candidates from either major party have all fought with one another on the issues, but the personal attacks were outrageous.  Of course, who can forget the “small hands” comments from Senator Marco Rubio, and also Donald Trump calling Ted Cruz, “Lying Ted Cruz”, as well as making disparaging remarks about his wife.

On the Democrat side, we saw a fierce fight as well that honestly was not very well covered by the liberal media.  That is because the liberal media does not want to show the world it’s hand, in that, there are just as many people disenfranchised in their party as there are in the GOP.  We now know that there was an active campaign at the DNC level to deep six the campaign of Bernie Sanders, and that was accomplished through the use of Super Delegates.  While I totally disagree with what Bernie Sanders stood for, which is basically communism, having your campaign sabotaged by your own party that you are running under is underhanded.

The Presidential debates have been lack luster to say the least.  Very little discussion on the issues and nothing but personal attacks.  However, since the final debate, we have seen a swath of hacked emails from the group Wikileaks that shows exactly what was going on in the Clinton camp when she was Secretary of State.  Essentially, every assertion she made before Congress under oath has been proven through her own emails as being a lie.  Also, as of yesterday, it has been proven that the Clinton Foundation received 1.1 million dollars from the country of Qatar, a state that sponsors terrorism, and she never reported like she stated she would.  This woman is a liar of the first order, and what is worse, she does not care that she lies or what you think as long as people vote for her.

On the other side we have Donald Trump, who is a successful businessman and charismatic to say the least.  His style of speech literally shook the GOP’s foundation to its core in that he showed himself as a man that could not be bought or persuaded by the establishment members of the party.  However, Trump’s campaign is much like Obama’s was in that, there are a lot of platitudes and a lot of promises, but when pressed for details, people like myself are still waiting for answers.

He has conducted himself as a bully, using slanderous speech both in person and most notably his Twitter wars have been nothing short of a spectacle of thin skinned behavior.  We have leaked audio from several years ago speaking of women in a disgusting sexual fashion.  To his credit he has apologized for that, but when considering his past which has mostly been of a playboy type of behavior, it sort of falls on deaf ears, especially people like myself.  However, the most egregious thing that I have witnessed from this candidate is his shameless pandering for votes from the evangelical community.  He has spun himself as the greatest thing for evangelicals, and as I have previously written on this, been no shortages of so-called evangelical leaders rallying believers to vote for this man.  Again, a man who says he has never asked G-d for forgiveness.  Let that last part sink in a bit.

Speaking from the perspective of a believer in Yeshua, neither of these candidates is acceptable nor qualified to be President of the United States.  Both are morally corrupt, both clearly show that lying is totally acceptable to either of them in order to obtain whatever they desire be it votes, money, and power.  If we are to use the words of Yeshua who said, “by their fruits (actions) you will know them.”, which our L-rd is telling us how we will know if someone is a believer in Him, most assuredly both of these candidates show they are not followers of Yeshua at all.

So who do we vote for as believers?  I have heard many people say, and mostly evangelicals, that we have to vote for Trump, because the country will be worse if Hillary Clinton is elected.  Many try to use the Supreme Court argument that the next President may be appointing as many as 3 additional Justices along with the empty spot left by Antonin Scalia who died earlier this year.  They of course use the point of view that Hillary is just “so corrupt” while at the same time ignoring and dismissing the faults of Donald Trump like his womanizing past, his foul mouth, and his racist leanings.

There are plenty of candidates out there running for President of the United States, but you may not hear or see anything about them on the local nightly news, on the front webpages of major news networks.  These are referred to as “third-party” candidates and they are just as serious about running for the highest office in the land as those in the GOP and DNC.  One of those parties that I happen to support is the Constitution Party.  I encourage all believers to goto www.constitutionparty.org and read up on the candidate Darrell Castle and what their platform is.  You will find that is is a constitutionally conservative party that hold true to the Bible and it’s teachings.

Of course there are the naysayers out there that state, “voting third party is throwing your vote away”, or my favorite, “a vote for anyone else but Trump is a vote for Hillary.”  Both are silly and frankly insulting statements to make.  Why should honorable men and women feel forced into voting for men and women who are dishonorable?  The answer is they should not and they do not have to.  Ask yourself this question, “Has voting for men and women into office, be it Congress, local city councils, and President of the United States, who continue to not keep their word once in office changed anything?”  If you answered no, you might be on the path to recovery.

The fact is as believers, we need to take a serious step back and look at who we vote into office.  Are we voting based on “being on the winning team”?  Are we voting the way we do because that’s the way our parents voted?  Are we voting for a political party because we consider it the “lesser of two evils”?  What we should be doing is voting for candidates for office by lining them up with the Word of G-d.  Do we pray and seek Yeshua for answers on who we should vote for?  If the past century, and this current one that we are in are any indication of what that answer is, the resounding answer is “no.”

I have stated this before in previous blogs and I will say it again, continuing to vote for the “lesser of two evils” is still choosing evil.  Continuing to vote men and women into office who clearly demonstrate that they are not men and women of their word, i.e. liars, is not representing us.  In fact what we are doing is shooting ourselves in the foot.  That is why we have legalized abortion in this country.  That is why we have arrived at the point where grown men who declare they identify as a woman, can walk into a restroom with women and young girls, and have lawmakers endorse what they are doing as a “right” instead of calling it what it is, which is perversion.  This is why our nation has endorsed the gay lifestyle to the point of accepting it as “normal” even putting it on equal ground as allowing homosexual marriage.

Of course through all of this we have believers wringing their hands with concern about the direction this nation is heading from a moral standpoint, and all the while voting for men and women who show zero fear of G-d themselves.  These same people chastise other believers that have the audacity to bring up the points that I have mentioned in this blog as to why we should stop voting for these immoral people.

Imagine the change we could bring about as believers if the evangelical community of America were to stand up and say to our leaders, “Enough is enough.  We are tired of your empty promises, your lies, and your double talk.  We elected you to office to represent our views and to stand up for what is right, what is moral, and what is just.  If you refuse to hold to your word, if you refuse to hold to the truths of the Word of G-d, we will show up en masse and vote you out of office.”  I am quite certain that organizations like the GOP would see this as a bluff.  But imagine for a moment what would happen when we as believers actually follow up that threat with action, by not voting for who they tell us to vote for?  The political avalanche that would ensue would be newsworthy to say the least, and quite possibly, would bring about the death of such a party.

That leads me to the final point which is, maybe it is time for the GOP to be consigned to oblivion?  The GOP, by and large, is supported heavily by evangelicals, but again, they have not represented us at all in decades.  There is no real change happening within the halls of the Republican Party.  Therefore, on this Tuesday, why not cast your vote for real change?  Imagine if a write-in candidate beat out members of both parties?  It would make worldwide news overnight, but more importantly, it would send a strong message to Washington, and to all 50 states that the “silent majority” is silent no more.  Or you can vote for either of the two major parties, and we can have another 4 years of the same song and dance that has droned on for decades.  The choice is yours.

Shalom