Impartial justice, like Mitch McConnell’s in the senate

The lovers of truth know that everything that is called “God” may give people comfort or at least a place to hide, but God cannot be reduced to a shifting panorama of political expediency and religious superiority. When the morality of Islam, Judaism and Christianity combined create the new society we will know that justice has no more masks. Presently, there is no evidence that the warring parties in anyone’s politics will form such a coalition. However, when the goals of decency and simple justice allow people to create good government we may all be dead, but the ever-living disciples of the man called The Way know that McConnell’s commitment to do the will of the accused 45th president ranks with the lowest and most acrid and deadly examples of smoke without fire.

Said McConnell, “Everything I do during this, I will be coordinating with the White House counsel. There will be no difference between the president’s position and our position…” (from the Atlantic, citing McConnell on Fox network). I suppose a great Christian leader can coordinate his journey along the way of the kingdom of God with the fallen angels. That kind of justice simply does not cut it.

This just in

Saul of Tarsus, on his way to Damascus to terrorize followers of the latest messianic hopeful, has been arrested and is blind. He was last seen being helped into the city by his squad.

The learned rabbi, going all out against the teaching and counsel of his teacher Gamaliel (Acts 5:34ff), is in deep trouble. After hearing Yeshua’s disciples state what they had just seen over three years the council, chaired by the High Priest, decided that the disciples deserved to die. Opposition against God is not the only adversarial arrangement that does not work. A household divided does more than not function. It crumbles. Did not the Lord Christ himself remind his audiences that a divided house will not thrive? Does not the prophet question how can two walk together without agreeing? Well then, we cannot keep believing that the place where government – all the civil servants and all the honourable members – does its business with unswerving allegiance to the crown (read the Canadian people) needs an opposition.

“And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand.”

Matthew 12:25, NASB

Alas and woe it is that members of parliament swear allegiance to the crown not to their party then spend their time (a) opposing the agenda set out by the winners of the election and (b) place their party’s rhetoric above that all important interest of the Canadian people. It may be time to get rid of the farce that we can have a Satan in the house – loyal opposition – let’s get very real Canadians.

It’s on TV! It’s global

A certain TV channel calling itself The New Forum was observed today labeling the brazen assault on Ottaws’s residents an expression of joyful giving.  If one  guest had said it might have slipped by as an item for which the host forgot to show the video.  When the very next guest says the same words- verbatim  – I knew that the station’s frequent legal expert guests are nothing more than a smoke screen for alternate realities like the happy tourists at the American capital on January 6th 2021.

It is on TV! The conservative sore losers are freedom fighters

These freedom loving occupiers of capital cities never heard about Caesar’s domain and Christ’s domain. Who believes that?

I am hoping that someone else notices and figures out how to get the CRTC to examine the station’s license.  I am pretty sure that when Canadians discuss justice these days the topic is no longer focused on a juvenile attempt to imitate ancient Israel’s figleaf, or the wave-ruling Britannia, or the uniquely Canadian justice that colours our most recent holiday.  How naive it is to think that the world is watching Canadian news and that people all over the globe are jumping on the insurrection bandwagon!

On the Staircase Down

When the unmarked graves of First Nations children were discovered there was a whispered outrage for about as long as it took to endure the reports. Canadians are in wonderland over the right to protest science, the right to shape public opinion, the right to call ourselves good people. The facts are mounting to corroborate our greatest concerns about a homicidal gene in our DNA. It takes two years to reveal that all humans are deceitful and rebellion-prone. When the judges and their “long arm” stop negotiating with criminals, re-imagine the world without people calling themselves fundamental and extreme, and uproot the purveyors of the fuel for nationalism, religious bigotry, financial terrorism and the mishandling of our food and drink supply. When imitating the United States of America with its right to free speech and the proliferation of weapons becomes popular or even the focus of the media we are on a staircase down.

Resurrect the fathers

If you believe the dead are alive we ought to be interrogating the politicians, police departments, the priests, and anyone who heard the children and their families complain about their school mates. Gosh, are there not records?

An American copycat will fizzle

If the silent and numerous pastors are any indication of progress it is netherbound. The name of Christ can be flashed in a violent overthrow of duly constituted government but it is certain that forked tongues are leading the intellect of many. They are silent about the difference between telling people what the Bible says and showing what it means. Freedom is absolute in our minds, but on the street Christians care about all their neighbours. They are silent about the plate they pass to support insurrection and lawlessness. Canadians are not buying American duplicity because the direction of the staircase is unmistakably down.

What I see

Is the interim Conservative leader trying to intimidate the Prime Minister by looking straight at him while addressing the Speaker of the House?

Guess who is shouting incessantly when the government has the floor to answer questions from members of parliament.

It is my considered opinion that the BQ and Conservatives are twins in their denial of their racist heritage and recent history. My mother is neither France nor England. I see the outrage and the right to protest barely rippling the pond when First Nations lives are being shattered by the discovery of more unmarked graves. What a time to be talking about the absolute right to shut down a city and commerce!

The Heckles and Jeckles of Canadian history have their hearts duct-taped, and the sounds coming from those hearts are getting more muffled, just like the tones in the nationalist and (necessarily) bigoted theological and insurrectionist constructs now popular in the capitals of some of the former imperial rapist nations. The Bloc and the Tories should seriously consider a makeover before the next generation grabs them by the ballot. Bullies never win.

Nazis and Terrorists Look for friends Canadian Streets

We are not intolerant for saying no to insurrection and holding cities and a nation hostage.  Sober people all over the world know the difference between a protest and a malicious mob.  It is good thing the Queen’s loyal opposition have shown us their preference when it comes to holding the line against chaos, and, in parliament, their readiness to listen. Taking parliamentary opposition to illegal and disruptive levels is about as low as military discipline can go, and profoundly disappointing for a citizenry that understands the price Canadians have paid resisting authoritarianism.

Using their children as shields?

The truth and our courage prevents Christians from seditious sentiment, and it is a rogue bishop who entertains poor rich heroes like the 45th US president, and I can hardly wait to hear the intellectual refuse spewing from their social media groups.

Surely there are better options for dialogue and solving problems.

Let them listen to bigotry

Conservatives ought to apologize to Canadians for wanting a vicious and vile mob to dictate the nation’s future. I am not surprised that the loyal opposition failed to declare that we want nothing from Fascist, Nazis, and peddlers of disinformation. Absolutely nothing! Canada is a great land and state, despite the open shame of the founding father, the silence and treachery of successive generations of religious and law-enforcement authorities, but freedom of speech is not absolute, and Canadians may want to make jokes about women, ethnic groups, religious communities, but separatist sentiment, nazi-cuddling and insurrection-proneness are neither amusing nor Canadian. In the world of political prudence and judicial accountability there is no angry benevolent bigotry.

Send in the good citizens to trash the capital

I cannot think of a blueprint for civic society that involves prioritizing the interests of one group, and especially the homeborn, the rich and influential (that includes corporations, which are the next surprising deep dive in people-recognition). The lessons of history just do not seem to be of any interest to the next generation. “Me, me, me” will kill us. A capital city has a sacredness that should be common knowledge. At least the national monuments in Ottawa are clear enough. If you do not understand what has been important to Canadians perennially is honesty and service. Those two guarded treasures mark this flashpoint in continental history. The opposites, deception and domination, have been the pursuit of ancient and modern heads of state or government, prophets, cities, warriors and mercenaries. History’s flow allows a dustbin. A prime example is the fate of Capernaum. I should not need to elaborate about the related landmark careers of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, Great Britain and the United States.

“And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades!”

Luke 10:15, NASB

Whether Capernaum persists as a city in northern Israel or not is not the point. Capernaum is one of many locations on the plant that had the privilege of being the hometown of an extraordinary person, and did its best to disown him. Having heaven’s gaze or ranking above others (exalted to heaven) are not guarantees of stability. Some pretty awful things are happening in Capernaum today. In God’s justice scheme up can become down just as easily as down becomes up. This is why we should stop pretending that there are any political ideologies that are natural partners with the kingdom of God. So sorry, my intellectually astute fellow believers: the kingdom of the Lord Christ is not of this world. I suppose that even the documentation of the experiences Abraham, Moses, David, John, Peter, Melchisedec, Pharaoh, Saul, and Herod, are insufficient to dissuade the creation and deification of a less than cosmopolitan society. Honest love and service are to be recognized by all, but keeping an eye on the ball is equally important if anyone wants to be free from the tabloid environment and its downward slide. But guess who is ready to die, even for a great cause or a great guy? Nobody and all his kin. People are way more valuable.

America and the whole world may benefit from German ingenuity but who wants an affair with the architect of the Third Reich? Who wants to even pretend that a marriage with the manufacture and use of weapons of mass destruction is a good thing? I do not know. I do know that people who have spent centuries in the dark, wallowing in superstitions and origin theories, blindness and imitations of wild and ravenous beasts, are the least likely to help humanity cope with life under the sun. Indeed, people are vigorously demanding a platform for things that have been kept carefully in the closet and secret assemblies. Whatever you chose to listen to, be aware that without a sure anchor for your own thoughts, attitudes and desires, you are likely to adopt the rubbish as the best thing since sliced bread. The opposite of brotherly love and justice are literally being pushed, in the guise of freedom, by the algorithms of the brokers of corporate and personal information into our faces every second we open our ears and eyes. Be very careful with that idea that everybody deserves to be heard. A lot of time will be wasted listening to everyone because there are no upgrades to the ideologies of our recent or distant past. So, let the bigots listen to bigotry. I prefer to stand with Ottawa’s residents and their elected leaders. We just want to live, and it is a good thing that conmen and unstable leaders do not triumph.

God told us, now Amnesty

Virulent racism and xenophobia in Israel are perennial nightmares, even when the victims are part of the family of Abraham (father of the Hebrew people), namely the family of Lot (Abraham’s nephew), and the family of Esau (twin brother to the man whose name the people and the land have inherited). Palestine is a fact, and everyone who lives there is Palestinian no matter what other name anyone acquires. People do not morph into another species because of where they live. Now that Amnesty International has published its findings of how non-Jewish Palestinians have fared in a nation whose law is globally recognized as central to morality.

Palestine is God’s chosen real estate

This comes down as a respected African American public figure speaks in ignorance about the attempted genocide of Jewish people, exposing the undercurrent in many communities. The facts are simply not circulating as extensively or vigorously as the misinformation. I have seen reference to the Palestinians as nobodies, people who merely call themselves by that name without a lock on any ancient people of the land. That only puts into clearer light the sentiment that foreigners can never be fully integrated into the Israelite (or Israeli) community. As long as Moses remains the sole authority in matters of history and identity that will be the case. Did not the rise of the Way (Christianity) successfully challenge the view that God has different strokes for non-Jews than he has for Jews? The prophets agree, and David in particular sings loudly, that the Holy City is a place for all humans, with pointed reference to Egypt, Babylon, Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia. Do we have to mention Ireland, Papua New Guinea, the American continent and the Caribbean island?

The wilful misbehaviour of the State of Israel is unmistakable when we see how the leaders of Jewish communities in North America sever their links with xenophobic foundations. Equality in modern societies may be often unrealized but it is a noble goal. Only the most depraved will keep up the narrative about superiority and resort to violence to maintain it. Women and children are not second class citizens, and citizenship can only be withheld for very specific class of criteria, to which ethnicity and nativity do not belong.

I am reading Amnesty’s report of Israeli apartheid and crimes against humanity because there is no nation that can place itself beyond scrutiny by appealing to a failed tradition. It is a big read. I would be pleasantly surprised if it changes my mind about our friends in Israel, Jew and Palestinian, or at least gives me reason to hope that goodness does triumph. We – Christian believers – the vast majority of evangelicals excluded – believe that justice running down like water is perhaps the most noble goal for rulers in all nations. Israel can deny all she wants, but the facts about walls, theft of land and destruction of homes, crushing curfews, covering up crimes in East Jerusalem, and assassinations will make her a laughingstock. The last laugh will be the Heavenly Father’s, and he insists that his king, established in Zion, deserves a kiss.

1) Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? 2) The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, 3) “Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!” 4) He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. 5) Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying, 6) “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.” 7) “I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8) ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.” (Psalms 2:1-8, NASB)