Do you think the Canadian premiers do not know that charging for necessary health services contravene the national act? If you do, you might also think that Palestinians are not real, Ukraine is just part of Russia and conservatives across the planet are not eager to build societies based on the prevalent influence and superior rights of corporate power. As a dispersed African, I can smell a slave economy as the winds blow past the debate about healthcare services and providers.
Opinion kills as certainly patriot bullets
I have always thought that making idols of free speech and the right to bear arms was a suicidal venture. A practice we put at the top of our list ought to be absolute. No such scope applies to free speech and bearing weapons. The framers of the American constitution were deep thinkers who did not foresee that generations would arise who take any portion of their words defining the national character and turn it into tools of tyranny and rebellion. Free speech and the right to bear arms have come into focus as the prime corroders of government’s best efforts.
Who are they keeping safe for the enjoyment of life and liberty
It is not mere slogan wielding when heads of state affirm their sacred duty to protect the nation. History has shown that failure to do so distinguishes the records despots, kings, presidents, and even tribal leaders in the jungles and deserts. Every leader comes from a clan that can exert pressure on the leader to place its unique practices above all else. We have allowed the value of plurality to weaken the indispensable unity a nation needs in order to be strong and survive. The people Moses loved and led have a testimony in this regard and we advance the cause of good government if we take note of the deliberate division of the nation into the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, two and ten tribes respectively. The kings that succeeded David were not expected to repeat what David achieved; they only needed to keep certain aspects of his administration alive. Evil kings were the ones who departed from David’s example. They exposed their people to Yahweh’s anger by so doing and the promised consequences were insecurity, famine, exile and death.
So where are the reliable speakers of truth and warriors of mercy and justice
News ought to be factual, and the widespread use of experts to shape the news – they call it “giving context” – is as malicious as pushing outright fabrications. When the source of information is either hidden or not stated news is as good for consumption as what spews from disturbed stomachs or rear ends. BBC, FOX, CBC, Facebook and Twitter are not innocent purveyors of information the public needs. They push whatever improves their market share of followers, and they bombard the public with their stupid slogans (ads) about their ability to connect people. Free speech is not absolute because every one knows that not only is untruthful speech dangerous it is punishable in the courts. The right to bear arms has not only been in the hands of undeserving individuals it has also been the means for terrorizing innocent citizens. The proclamation of truth and the war to foster justice and mercy have barely begun.
The dead giveaway
Political speech, religious traditions and tribal tenets have been allowed to pollute the social fabric by being placed above the simple facts. Fully one third of most populations laps up the venom of politics, religion and tribal tradition without so much as a second glance. People give heed to foot doctors talking about the brain and regard science as magic, despite the knowledge that the human body is equipped to heal itself with our cooperation. The deals politicians make with manufacturers to exact exorbitant prices for their products from the consumer show that the maintenance life is not a priority. Sick people with little access to healing regimes cannot pursue happiness. We might pity the preacher, the politician, the pundit and the jurist, and it might be wasted, because they remedy is to reject every such person who worships the right to free speech and the right to bear arms. In addition to the ballot box for politicians there should be a day for lying and homicidal politicians and their television and print personality allies to go to prison. When the heads of government are allied with and dependent on media types who have little regard for truth and facts, free speech and Patriots kill instead of promoting life. When speakers and warriors are interested only in affecting large audiences with their moronic slogans and buzzwords Idolatry rules the roots and kills the innocent.
When the devil threw his best pitch at Yeshua God laughed, not because a joke was in the air, but because the attempt was pathetic, like watching a ⅛ gram ant flexing his muscles before lifting a 5-ton elephant. The devil was no match for Yeshua. All the evil angel had was slander, accusatory interrogation, murder, and false witnesses to cover up the resurrection. Yet he took his activities seriously, and even today carries on his opposition as a substandard adversary.
Ridiculous opposition and stupid showboating
Make no mistake. Politics is not a game. The “substandard” minister happens to be in government and people’s rep calling the minister “substandard” is a member of the house, a member of the party that failed to convince electors to put it in charge of the government. Fraud seems to apply whoever fails to win the majority.
“Stooges”, a Pollievre word for two ministries of the crown, shows the latrine and catapult that define political intelligence in some circles
Michael Chong, MP, is probably compromised as a Canadian patriot. CSIS, calling for public accounts, is likely to be infiltrated by fascists, misguided religious bigots, and nationalists, and all the national institutions that Canadians have found to be complicit in the murder of First Nations children and women are known to be towering examples of failure and surreptitious malfeasance.
The new substandard
It is nauseating that Members of Parliament cannot ask a question in the house without loading up on emotional and unsubstantiated drivel. So let substandard be the proprietary designation for individuals whose party failed at the polls.
No exit strategy. Fight to victory
The slaughter of millions of humans in the pursuit of power, territory, and treasure might pass as necessary moves by any authority protecting its people’s future. The regional fights for values have seen the planet descend into the abyss of cultural priorities and, frankly, politico-religious garbage. We cannot make idols of military prowess, or make a moral standard of ethnic insularity superiority, or make the fear of resident foreigners a reason to unleash mass murder, destruction of property, uprooting of communities, and the imprisonment of entire populations, and think that such treachery escapes the eyes that do not sleep. Three months ago Forbes Breaking News was citing surveys that show half of the GOP were telling anyone who would listen that the US was doing too much for Ukraine. Their aversion to what they call endless wars. American wisdom in the area of war-making is supposed to include an exit strategy, aimed at ensuring no repeat of the conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. One assumes that the reluctance to put American boots on the ground in Syria and a host of hot spots is the offspring of that policy. In February 2023 Republicans are on air standing with President Biden on conducting support for Ukraine for as long as it takes. When a dog tells you he’s going to eat his vomit, do not cringe when he does. When a weather vane rotates in a dead calm something sinister and demonic is on tap, and reading “until Ukraine wins” as fuzzy exit strategy is right on the money.
Why else do people declare war and prosecute them if not to win? The GOP is a satanic beast, and this is not to say that Republicans are demoniacs. The idea that parties who lose elections are duly authorized to oppose the government and the winning party is as outhouse as Popeye and spinach. In the British empire and its colonies we have seen Her Majesty’s loyal opposition show themselves desolate of decency and nobility by their mindless attempts to overthrow the party in power by outrageous and nice-sounding slogans. No family, corporation, or civic entity can claim to be stable with even one member acting as avowed opposition. Forget the notion that opposition parties have as their priority offering sound advice and recommendations to the party in power. Forget the notion that any of household will tolerate a spouse or child acting as critics with a goal of ending the appropriate bonds and functions of any stakeholder.
It is diabolic operational priority to slander, oppose, and destroy. A professor who advocates burning of books is a fool on an errand. The Christian who champions law and order, from any source, is like the ox who does not know his owner, is like the ass who does not know his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.” (Isaiah 1:3) No-one needs to be actually possessed by an evil spirit (a fallen angel) or the leader of the fallen angels himself to be found slandering, committing murder, stealing, or destroying. In one of the truly eye-opening predictions about demonic influence we find a people in the latter days who are clearly being influenced, but not identified as demoniac. Their activities include:
- Speaking lies in hypocrisy
- having their conscience seared with a hot iron; (read “messed-up conscience“)
- Forbidding to marry (ethnic discrimination and tribalism)
- commanding to abstain from meats (dietary nonsense)
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” (1 Timothy 4:1-3)
Flip flop, hawk-dove
Every day eyes are being opened to view the follies of human heroes, people putting their lives on the line for inconsiderate theories and policies. There will always be poor people, naive and gullible people. Exactly how childish the conservative aligned people are will appear again when the GOP starts pushing for an exit strategy from support for Ukraine against Russian aggression and for the United States to withdraw from the Asia-Pacific arena to let China have its draconian way.
New generation of hypocrites
Former governor George Bush was a thunderous old boy. Former governor Haley will be a thunderous old girl. Sharing the stage with John Hagee should send shivers up the spine of everyone who discerns what is good, does justice, loves kindness, and walks humbly with God. (Micah 6:8, NASB)
Where was the light of this new GOP star when 45 and the Congressional Republicans plotted and executed an insurrection? Where was Nikki Haley’s voice as the MAGA Republicans gut and demolish democracy did nothing to end – yes, end – the racist banking and real estate industries’ terrorism of Black and Brown people? Her record is a fireman’s record: reporting for duty at the station. Her association with John Hagee leads to the long overdue exposure of the popular support by Christians for the state of Israel as a flawed supremacist last hurrah. Some people have no spine and inserting the rebar of fine speeches of national pride will not prevail as the present truth. No-one gets away with nice talk and miracles to cover an abomination.
Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’Matthew 7:22-23
Let all the nations currently crumbling under the rubble of their religious and cultural pride be a warning against the new brood of vipers.
The next generation of vipers
February 8, 2023 was a good day. The wingless birds of prey in Canada and the United States are bouncing on the pogosticks of misinformation hoping that people will mistake their motions for flight. Goodness gracious, what did you expect from a professional adult woman, who grew up in the Christian church, and spent the first years of the 45th president fabricating for him daily before the Press? I did not waste my time listening to that chunk of coal fantasizing about being a diamond. Whatever the Arkansas governor had to say as a response to President Biden’s State of the Union speech had to be hatched in the same web of lies that has 33% of the American population ensared. Racist, nationalist, quasi-Christian morality gets no spotlight except in the lairs of Herodian foxes and the white-washed tombs of homicidal rulers.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.”Matthew 23:27
“Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”Luke 13:35
The Pharisee and Sadducee will not go away
“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” (Matthew 3:7, NASB)
We see, as clearly as John the Baptist, the poverty of mind that defined the zealots of his times There was no cold war in the Judea of New Testament times. Scribes, Sadducees, elders and ruling priests conducted a hot war for the full three and a half years of Yeshua’s public life. John sees the Pharisees as doing the same thing; pretending to be responding to God’s voice and sharing- relishing – their descent from Abraham (Matthew 3:7-9) but violating the law to maintain their influence over the people. The zealots are still around, replicated all over the globe.
Time is not on the side of the viper generation
The people who are not nauseated by the GOP venom are today’s vipers. The Arkansas governor is a representative of the generation that sees the mass murder of children in their classrooms as unresolvable, immigrants as criminals, women as property of men, and law and order as the means to advance the monstrous Judeo-Christian priorities of the colonial empires the American Revolution was supposed to have rejected. If you love the truth, facts, shun all cults, and uphold the dignity of all human beings you can expect viper venom to be aimed at you. We will hear the Arkansas governor and her allies for the foreseeable future because the devil is exceedingly angry because his time is running out.
“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.”1 Peter 2:13-15
“Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;”Romans 13:1-3
These two statements by two of Yeshua’s witnesses, Peter and Paul, represent a drop in the ocean of legislation, instructions and prophecy populating the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament. It is perhaps less well known that the Lord Jesus Christ insisted that his domain as Lord of all be distinct in the minds of everyone from the domain of civic power, whom he labeled as “Caesar”. He did this when he was confronted with the question of paying taxes or not. The right to avoid paying taxes is now an issue in the United States because tax law is being used to slap the wealthy on the back and burden the average taxpayer. The Lord Christ said that people – Jewish people – should tithe, but not “…neglect[ed] the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; …” (Matthew 23:23, NASB)
What Christ taught about government
He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble. He has filled the hungry with good things; And sent away the rich empty-handed.Luke 1:52-53
The nature of accountability of governments to people is not discussed by the four evangelists. The pastors and missionaries do not discuss it. The most cogent statement about government is left entirely to his mother. It is Mary alone among the witnesses in the New Testament who spoke about the commitment to remove powerful people from power and conversely to put into power humble and meek persons. That White religious men in the United States are still clinging to power and the privilege of wealth is evidence against which no-one can argue. Crooked sheriffs, bribe-prone justices, angry, privileged and unprincipled young people are all part of the goon structure that takes, for example, a lie factory like Sarah Huckabee-Sanders and makes her governor. So let the political and priestly dynasties exit without too much protest
High-sounding intentions, especially of bipartisanship, are not a rallying point in a country that proudly calls itself “United”. Independence of thought is a given in a country where representing diversity is necessary. Small pockets of people, most the wealthy and the police, are holding their nation hostage with violence, nationalist and insurrectionist demands. It is happening with ethnic majorities calling the shots, with tiny political parties in Israel, and even nineteen members-elect of the House of Representatives in the United States. People who have been observing human trends for an extended period of time are aware that the most heinous deeds by people in seats of authority were designed, modeled, given a badge of acceptability, and cheered on by people who we suppose were trained by good citizens, not to mention noble people with spiritual pedigree. Not even a post-secondary education seems capable of preventing monstrosities like the Florida governor, DeSantis. What on earth gives an optometrist like Senator Rand Paul the right to attack the scientific processes of viral control? What makes a pastor think he can ignore what the Biblical texts say and make up doctrines about faith, wealth, and national security. What light are people collecting when they study the Bible?
The goons have no solution to the situation where parents know that a mass murderer is likely to show up at their child’s school, and we have to suspect that what the goons really want is for fewer and fewer people to go to school. All the world apparently needs is goons bent on savagely repressing the people whose land has been stolen. Blacks in the United States and Palestinians in Israel have every reason to fear when government flexes its muscle. Israeli theft of Palestinian land will never pass the smell test, and the administration of Mr. Netanyahu does not deserve the label government, not when the security chief is a known brutal fascist. An explanation an apology is overdue for a tainted politician to be acclaimed as king of Israel. The claim of an undivided Jerusalem is itself an atrocity, not to mention the futile fantasy of rebuilding a temple on temple mount. The temple was not twice demolished by hateful foreigners, but by God’s express decree. Let me reproduce the destiny of Jerusalem and Zion from the pen of the sons of Korah.
His foundation is in the holy mountains. The Lord loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah. I shall mention Rahab and Babylon among those who know Me; Behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia: ‘This one was born there.’ But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; And the Most High Himself will establish her. The Lord will count when He registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” Selah. Then those who sing as well as those who play the flutes shall say, “All my springs of joy are in you.”Psalm 87
Right wing government wrong from inception
Democracy has taken hold in a few states, despite people having access to a private vote. It is not democracy when a portion of the population are subject to oppressive and exclusionary treatment apart from any officially legal sanction. When a government has to bring police and military resources to prevent the just participation of some of their citizens in society then it would seem that Nazi atrocities have become mainstream. If you do not believe that nationalism, religious zeal and extreme tribalism is what drives the most pervasive elements of evil on the planet then right and wrong for human beings may need a new canon. The hardest thing for anyone to admit is that they are wrong from the start, whether thousands of years or dozens of decades have passed. For perspective, Canada has had over a century or so to correct Sir John A’s madness, the USA over two centuries to embrace the preamble of its constitution, and Israel has had more than three thousand years to make justice real for Israelites, migrants and foreigners.
Making a decision to identify oneself with popular political movements on the right or left is one of the red herrings of our times. The so called left and right wings of politics have been responsible for a lot of upheavals, including wars, extrajudicial killings, coups d’etat, flooding the courts with rogue judges, and fostering ongoing animosity between communities. People are allowed to have and express their views without having to face ridicule or personal attacks. The wings of politics are red herrings because there is no agreed upon centre. Homo sapiens, after reviewing the failures of both left and right wing governments, would have to be renamed, because of how long we have been limping between the extremes of political theory, homo insipiens. Nowhere is this homo insipiens more active and popular than in those nations desperately trying to copy Israel’s duplicitous dance with law and order and in Israel itself. It is no accident that a Muslim house of worship crowns Temple mount at this time.
Wings that have nothing to do with flight
People who are willing to continue saying and doing what their ancestors have “always” said and done are not a few. They include our neighbours, people we work with, people we are willing to say are good citizens. Most disturbing is the alliance of diverse groups with a sometimes clearly stated goal of making life miserable. God may be said to have given Canaan to the sons of Israel under Joshua’s leadership, but who is so wingless as to fantasize about God’s regard for people other than the sons of Israel? Christians have so neglected the serious study of the sacred record of the Jewish people’s history that all they can come up with is the same Sinai and levitical arrangement. A bird that refuses to leave the nest behind is as impoverished as the mind that clings to the elementary things of human life on the planet, namely, blessings of the hill, mountains, valleys and the deeps. Mental and spiritual flight should mean the discovery of new realms. Do not let ancestry traced to Abraham fool you. Let us simply be certain that the lad who accompanied Abraham to Moriah cannot be both Isaac, ancestor of the Jewish people and heir of the land of Canaan and Ishmael, the father of Arabian tribes.
Jail homicidal settlers
“Kicking out” is what the Jewish people would like to say is the method by which Abraham’s descendants got possession of Canaan. Abraham and his great grandchildren lived in Canaan as pilgrims. Settler privilege and violence has never been curbed, despite the fact that the treasure of the Israelite kingdom is a shrine built on land bought by David from a Jebusite. Until a genuine community emerges in the mountains of Judah the state of the nation will be racist and xenophobic war. If the Palestinians are mere tools of Islamic interest then the people taking over Palestinian land, especially in East Jerusalem, are Chinese tanks mowing down citizens in Tiananmen Square or homicidal and brutal police officers. God sees right through the zionist rhetoric, anger, and scholarship.
Not a flare-up
If Benjamin Netanyahu cares more about friendship and commercial ties with Arab and Muslim nations than about Palestinians whose land Israel keeps stealing in plain sight, it is because he has rejected the discernment the God of his fathers gave to David of Bethlehem and his son Solomon. If Mr. Netanyahu does not recognize that David was King long before Samuel poured the oil and put the crown on his head, it is because he thinks a political party barely able to garner a majority can make a man an honorable man.
Does Bibi read Arabic? Read Quran, Bibi: Muslim nations will never be your friend and neighbour, and you owe the Palestinian people an apology, the return of their property and a seat at the table. Residence matters, my brother. לשבת לספר
Who is in charge when communities anywhere on the planet find themselves on a carousel of homicides, illegal destruction of property, and facing mounting walls of judicial cover-ups and criminal government officials? Nobody besides the blind will believe that a God is backing Netanyahu’s sixth kick at the can, or ponder more than briefly that a right wing government can represent the divine interest.