Lies repeated, renegade dies

Whatever we say defines human failure we cannot deny that people who want to be something unprecedented are locked in on failure.  The nature of all created things includes uniqueness.  None of us need to press any buttons or develop any process to become holy or uniquely qualified or gifted.  The media bombards us with the “first this” and “first that”, the most rain or snow, the fastest car and train, and we humans are still the last to acknowledge the facts of life and the essentials of life.  Meanwhile the domesticated animals continue to reveal just how phony human priorities are, and the bank accounts of the right and left wing manipulators of destiny, as impressive as they are, are signs of certain death.  Twisting the facts over and over results in death whether the renegade is pauper or prince.

Sixth century BC media

We can hear the full range of the rumours, we can see  the waves of nationalistic pride washing over the powerful and the weak nations, and feel the anguish of mothers losing their children to another violent upheaval.  Contrary to the mindboggling first century AD buzz about Israel/Judah never being in bondage to any foreign power the Romans had their fingers around the throats of the ruling priests, we find that (a) the local king was a Roman appointee, and (b) the Roman governor had the final say about whether a convict of the Jewish court system died or lived.  A people ought to know their history as well as they know the popular buzz, because Hezekiah, a king recognized as a good man, had the following response when the Assyrians came calling (2 Kings 18:13)

“Then Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria at Lachish, saying, “I have done wrong. Withdraw from me; whatever you impose on me I will bear.” So the king of Assyria required of Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.”

2 Kings 18:14, NASB

15) Hezekiah gave him all the silver which was found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasuries of the king’s house. 16)  At that time Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the Lord, and from the doorposts which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.

2 Kings 18:15-16, NASB

Do not believe the story punted by modern evangelical scholars about Israel-Judah being a superpower because she had the ark, or the still treasured narrative about the sons of Israel defeating the natives of Canaan-Peleshet and have exclusive right to residence in the promised land.  The man of God Elisha seems to have taken a page from David’s book when he advised an Israelite woman to go into Philistine land to find relief from famine.

1) Now Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go with your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn; for the Lord has called for a famine, and it will even come on the land for seven years.” 2) So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God, and she went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.”

2 Kings 8:1-2

I have been at this for 34 years, pushing through the muddy waters of organized religion, and keeping my gaze on the facts, sometimes even wondering how could such lies have taken root, even as a whole new set of lies prevail in the modern era.  The belief that the temple, in the 6th century BC, by its mere presence alone, would shield Judah from incursions by foreign powers was manifest nonsens.  They knew and were told repeatedly that the more reliable raincoat was homegrown justice.  Justice for Jewish people and resident foreigners in the Holy Land was not a big deal at all. Never was and never will be.

People, especially wannabe prophets used to die for lying

These days, removed from the good old days of judges, kings, and priests, bring us face to face with a resistance to truth and nobility of character far more ingrained than anything the sons of Israel concocted.  People in the most powerful nations conveniently do not know how to separate a fact from a fantasy. Like the ancient world ruling powers the principalities of the media world will have no warning, no evidence they deem credible to bring them to a new attitude, and  like Israel and Judah, the revolutionary, no matter how convincingly the patriot and nationalist explains his cause,  the renegade dies.

Falling short of glory

What makes you most anxious?

It happens often enough to confirm that I am human and not some amped up version of a good citizen or exemplary judge.  Watching someone walk away from an encounter with me and I suddenly realize I could have said or done  something profoundly caring.  The thought that my contact also recognized the missed opportunity is less rattling .  A heart that recognizes that a moment of glory just slipped by is in good shape. So this kind of anxiety has an accompanying comfort. Even the criminal and uninformed person wants to be known as caring for another person. The brightest lights of human life shine with caring activity.

Rich fool

Here is a parable that surprises us with its disregard for the processes of the commercial world. The parable is triggered by  someone in a crowd accompanying the Lord Yeshua inviting the Lord to order the division, the redistribution of the family inheritance.   To which the Lord replied, “Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?” Then He said to the crowd, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” (Luke 12:13-15, NASB).

Abundance of goods is hardly life

Yeshua told them a parable, saying,

  • “The land of a rich man was very productive.
    • And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’
      • WHAT HE DOES.Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 
      • WHAT HE SAYS. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; 
    • take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”’ 
  • But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ 

Based on the opening line a person needs to be aware of how positivity or increased productivity can negatively affect him.  Apparently, the landowner crossed the line.  His planning and self-talk were defining.  When the sun rose the next day he had nothing.  As the saying goes, he departed this life with as much as when he arrived. It goes to show that God judges people by what they say, even to themselves. Based on the closing lines, more of everything and greed for it brings attention that does not end well. We need to clean up our self-talk.  Our self-talk can sink our boat.

So is the man who // this is what happens to selfish and greedy people.  Business men should pay attention to their plans for increasing production with the proceeds not destined for others.  

So is the man who 

  • (a) stores up treasure for himself, and 
  • (b) is not rich toward God.”” (Luke 12:16-21, NASB)

Perhaps it is better to have no pillow, no business, no investments that might constitute a temptation to build bigger warehouses.  In conclusion, we might take another look at the lesson about the difficulty of rich persons finding a way into God’s kingdom.  This parable is about a person in one of the few risky situations affecting kingdom access.   This person could be any believer who sees himself as rich without actually being rich. 

Canada’s family

You listen to people like to the Bloc Quebecois leader and you will think that Canadians can find no-one to trust with the nation’s business, and we need to look outside of our family, while the Bloc itself absolutely refuses to recognize the Canadian family, namely, our Aboriginal people and all of us who have come here from anywhere. The Bloc is lost in its separatist and “distinct people” rhetoric when it rejects an unimpeachable former Governor General as the Prime Minister’s choice to head up an inquiry. The BQ is out on a limb with opposition for opposition’s sake. This Bloc objection is simply another perfectly transparent political manoeuvre that has “fail” written all over it.

Healthcare fraud in plain sight

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.

Inflation Differentiated

Blame Russian aggression against Ukraine for the high and rising prices we have to pay.  Blame the covid 19 pandemic for disrupting supply chains and causing shortages and higher costs. Listen to the money and economy experts and  blame inflation for the higher and prohibitive cost of living.  Find the entities exempt from any of those causes and meet specialized inflation, like food inflation, lodging inflation, travel inflation, contracting inflation, housing inflation and betting inflation, each with its own explanation of victims and no culprit.

A bigger pot of crack will be hard to find.  The butcher, the baker and the LED lamp maker will have a story to tell, and only the paperwork work for the period in question will tell the public whether inflation is like the weather; very diverse, inevitable and not subject to manipulation. I am willing to predict that the gouge-kings have been busy.

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.

Substandard adversary

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.