Smell the cannabis you noses of love and justice

What exactly is canceled culture?  I’m not going to look it up,  but I guess it relates to people who think that whatever they have to say, whatever they have to contribute, must be accepted by everybody else.  People cannot say no to them.  People can’t say “Hey Buster. You’re done”.  Let’s face it some people are done.   There is no longer an empire named Babylon.  There is no Empire named Persia on this planet.   There’s no Empire name Greece.  It is over for world-ruling empires.  What is left of world empires is iron and dirt.  That is Rome today, and we can see where Rome  is heading today.  Exciting revelations are pouring out from Stanley Tucci explorations, so let us see if we can talk culture and cancel without getting trigger happy and loose tongued.  A neo-fascist Italy is not too far from the Rome that built London, and Rome had nothing to do with Washington, or the capitals of Texas, Florida, Michigan, or Arizona. Railing against cannabis is a rotting fish, and the justice sniffers are inoperative, because alcohol, annual killer of thousands, is a favorite of many politicians, one of whom promised citizens beer for a buck.

Make who great again?

If people do not read they can hardly call themselves civilized.  Ask the Iraqis and the Iranians about writing and progress.  There is no spin that can unseat the facts.  Ask the Germans, French and the British about empire and you will discover that watching reality TV and consuming hundreds of poisonous viral videos will end in soiled hands and pants with no water in sight.  Greatness is not an idea; it is the result of honest and courageous persons living where all men can see them.  If you have ever wondered why the 45th president of the United States steals documents, does his best to leave no trail of his communications, ask “Why does wax melt in the presence of a fire?” Who seriously wants Babylon Persia, Greece or Rome to be in charge of the global agenda again?

The gloves are off

America has gone from grand adventure to wild West, to an unending civil war and the theatre of  political games.  What else can a two party state be but a game of all fall down?  So they want to play with official opposition, well, there it is, and the house divided falls.  The readiness with which people deny that humanity contains a standard of goodness, even a potential goodness to one’s enemies is surprising and shameful.  The powerbrokers on one side of the aisles of power are equipping themselves to empty the government of the nation of basic welfare for all.

Serving justice has a new face

Why should using the law to permanently injure people for cannabis use be reversed?  Short answer: cannabis is neither a narcotic nor an intoxicant like alcohol.   Apart from the desire to have abundance (the love of money) we can see what makes siblings of Iran, the United States, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the PRC.  Misogny.    If women, the lynchpin of human existence, can be the target of such a destructive attitude and program, we should not be surprised that racist and xenophobic mindsets also thrive in these places.

We can’t smell justice even right under our noses

These same states that are famous for concocting legislation that outlaws things that are perfectly legal can fool the gullible.    Ronald Reagan’s war on drugs was a verifiable red herring: it targeted black and brown people and ignored the use of synthetic chemicals by white people practically in the open.  Ronald Reagan and the GOP did not close a single bar or liquor store.  Yeshua and his apostles said nothing about what go ornament justice should look like, and no one wants to adopt Mosaic legislation wholesale.  Yeshua’s mother, on the other hand, was cogent and precise about what justice looks like.

And His mercy is upon generation after generation Toward those who fear Him. He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. 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 1:50-53, NASB

When you find a politician who is ready to scatter proud people, ready to bring down the rulers from their seats, ready to exalt the humble and the meek (basically the oppressed people), ready to fill the hungry with good things, and ready to send the rich people away empty-handed, give us a call then we’ll talk about real justice in the 21st century.

Peace a la criminal

Two biggies talking about doing the right thing with their fingers on the assassin’s trigger is trash beyond imagination. The US president and Israeli PM cannot be the architects of anything reliable. Two states with Muslim bias and Jewish superiority is dead from the start. Russia and its alliance will enforce the UN-sanctioned. The US is no longer a credible partner. Bigots with criminal records hanging over them are poor candidates for nation building. Ask David ben-Jesse about building for God.

Israel’s God must be preparing another embarrassment.

Watch out Jerusalem

Here comes the king of the north – Russia – with his valued southern ally just as predicted. I am not looking fur any credit for tagging the Saudi-Russian handshake in Buenos Aires as an omen of the truth famine, but it reveals the absence of American vision and backbone, and the irrelevance of America’s most treasured friend on the global scene.
The difference between the great and wannabe will appear in the interactions of European and Russian heads with the oligarchs and monarchs.
The sparks will fly over human rights and international law and America has no flint.
Jerusalem is never again going to be a toy for bigoted Jew or Gentile, and most assuredly not for the global oppressors of the poor and freedom-loving people.

God’s holiness on display when Israel attacked
You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes. Ezekiel 38:16

Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord God: On that day when my people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not know it? You will come from your place OUT OF THE UTTERMOST PARTS OF THE NORTH, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. Ezekiel 38:14-15

Three Chilling Words

Human. Right. Abuse.
Governments everywhere are expected to be possessed of three characteristics. Humanity. Righteousness. Accountability.
The three are being tested by religious fervour masked as patriotic nationalism.

Canada’s new power

I have never apologized for saying the right thing, and I do not expect the Government of Canada to apologize for having a society where people exercise the right to assemble, express their views, and protest. Canadians do not apologize for wanting the human family to embrace the sanctity of human speech. Some one had to say it.
The Canadian government is doing battle with the Saudi government over Canada’s defence of people whose right to personal expression is depressed. The tempest in the desert centres on the kingdom’s attempt to slow the transition from cruel nepo-despotism to accountable governance for all citizens.

Silence is not appropriate

I cannot imagine anyone not oriented in the Arab world or towards Islam not cheering as women were given the right to drive. A simple thing like personal equality is only news where the notion is taboo. I am certain that the need to speak out against any authority is something the House of Saud recognizes. That need to speak out can be threatened using military equipment bought from the Canadian government, so we have a vital motivation to be heard on this issue.

Saudi Demands

Asking the head of a functioning democracy to apologize for stating the obvious is at least brash and distracting. There is little room here for whataboutism. Human dignity is at risk everywhere and the tardiness of some states is a fitting subject for public discussion. If not brash and distracting the Saudi demand signals the prospect of a nationalism that evokes the manifesto of violent actors and a deadly alliance between unlikely business partners.

When we talk about human our minds go to humane characteristics and ultimately humane treatment of one another.

When we talk about right our minds go to God who made all creatures with the authority to think, act, and reflect.

When we talk about accountability our minds go to all of us who need to explain what we have done when asked.

No one should lose their liberty because they stand up for humane treatment of all humans. No one should lose their life because they spoke words with which we disagree. No one should lose their ability to defend themselves when they ask governments to be accountable to the people.

Pardon us all, we cannot apologize

for saying,

“let’s get our Human Rights record right”.

Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen… John 3:11a