Send in the troops and clowns

Is that an answer to the mass of humanity’s rising up to say no more to suffering under  thinly disguised fascism, to dying because of racial supremacy greatness, to burning our consciences with religious zeal,  and to honoring the dishonorable as patriots.

The success of any movement depends on the people taking a hard cold look at the leader’s accountability at the top. Incompetence tolerated leads to disorientation. Not even the high priest in Israel was immune to folly. The prophets were often just shallow pools with no fish, and the kings were the true experts at dithering. These faces of authority, ugly and sinister, are on the screen right now in the melee of our 21st century quest to be diligent and vigilant.

Patriotism is no basis for establishing identity. Ethnic, tribal, national, or linguistic values do not count towards the resources we bring to bear on our human fellowship. Who cares where you were born? You do of course. There is alwsys our mother’s connection to the land as a pure emotional and spiritual home. The person who takes interest in your birthplace had better be kept under the scope, micro or tele.

But patriotism is also all of those things that define people who live together, whether for decades or centuriesm Those activities they pursue, the goals they set, and the vigilance each of those people exhibit in their time frames constitute an important patriotism; an unspoken but lived patriotism. The sons of Israel lived in Egypt for four centuries, all the while patriotic to Abraham and his dream. The state used violence against them. Pharaoh used his military against civilians. There is no reason for us to tolerate one more day under the threat of violence to civilians by a head of state.

Patriotism notwithstanding

How much we love our hometown!

And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. ,

Matthew 11:23

Vigilant against vigilantes

The wild west in United States of America history is a Satanic initiative. It is the natural outcome of poor character, the manifest destiny of thieves and robbers, and the undoing of a vision of Israelite-wamnabes. You are so in favour of life that you think that a man can put semen into a woman without her permission and leave her no recourse to expel it and eliminate it’s effect. You think that guns in the hands of as many people as possible makes a nation secure. God does not approve of vigilantism. We condemn taking the law into our own hands from every quarter.

You are in popular but shameful company. People who want to kill innocent children are your heroes. Preachers and prophets who are dumb watchdogs, who have nothing to say to change racist and hateful words and practices (at home and abroad) are your heroes.

Since when does God want his will written on stone? Since when does God turn his administration of justice over to religious leaders? Both the Old Testament and New Testament are witnesses

When Muslims, Christians Jews profess the same readiness to ban, proscribe and execute violators of law who can deny that they are feeding the beast?

These three groups love the label people of the book but they only want the notoriety of the designation and will have nothing to do with the central necessity for human life to thrive. Loving one’s neighbour is not a priority.

My observation is that religious and political leaders in 2019 all over the world have Donald Trump written on their foreheads and hands. They do not have the courage to distinguish Peter from James, a Benz from a Ford, God from man, condemnation from grace, or thief from shepherd.

You support the murder of Palestinians, Muslims, Jews and hope that noone notices that the United States and the United Kingdom are destined to betray the cosmopolitan destiny of Jerusalem, the city of God, and pursue their own prostitute’s vision of the world.

You want monuments to the Ten Commandments and you cannot even recognize your death in them. You think you can buy righteousness with your own filthy deeds and leave Abraham behind.

Vigilantees have the means to elevate Christ but choose to play the part of terrorist and disclose the soiled clothes and darkened imaginations of a Christ-rejecting generation.

See for a thorough view of the demonic majoring in minors and the terrorism of law as the peace that the world needs. These are the people who lie to their children about law and justice then expect them to see the virtue in Christ.

The devil in the details

Their arrival is not an accident. God wanted us to see them in infrared and ultraviolet light, and therefore inspired Paul to tag the phenomenon.

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 1 Timothy 4:1-3

Murder and rape are in the DNA of culture and religion. It needs to change. The authorities can put people into reservations and prisons but they have not yet successfully taken the truth out of God’s elect.

They answered him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said to them, If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. John 8:39-40

If you are not this guy defined above tell yourself “how great is our God” to have separated me from the perishing.

The Supreme Court and Infernal Injustice

What did we really think about the squeaky clean Judge Kavanaugh? I thought …

All the picks of the 45th president are tainted with misogyny, bigotry, greed, and prostitution (literally and figuratively) and a titanic white evangelical righteousness parrotism (the new TWERPs). The administration of the 45th president is on record as the least diverse.

Who dares think they can tell a victim of crime when to lay a charge and if to lay a charge. The GOP and #45 have convinced many oppressed people to say things are going well – “We’ve come a long way” they say – when in fact they are not. America’s First Nations and Black and poor people are still seeking justice from the courts and all courts are famous for two things: justice and injustice. The Judeo-Christian composite that western societies claim as the ideal (some say the foundation!) still looks more like the village mob dragging a woman out to be stoned for a two-person violation and like celebrating the entry into Canaan apart from recalling the death of the Exodus generation as faithless.

In the world’s supreme courts and in the small town sheriff’s office people have seen both the nobility and the trash of human aspirations. As the US deliberates the nomination of an alleged rapist to the supreme court we watch the spineless and amoral Republican representatives do everything except the decent thing.

The few words we will hear from Dr. Ford’s supporters will thoroughly expose the current supporters of the high court nominee as a den of injustice. Beyond the wall of shame and fear, beyond pushing for the feet of pharma-money (drugs and medical care) to be kept firmly on the neck of the American people, and beyond the support of the old froggy behaviour (Fascism, Nazism, oligarchy) Americans are going to be seeing in black and white, the face of injustice.

Kavanaugh and #45 have lots to hide. 90% of Kavanaugh’s work with the White House remains withheld. What could be more relevant to discovering Kavanaugh’s character than his collaboration with the White House just at the same time when the Moral Majority was crafting its plans to build a Christian caliphate?

We will see justice’s new face as a mob of cowardly senators put their cold hearts on the record again. Justice that takes long is not justice. Telling the police to stop shooting Black people is not justice. Justice is paying Black people for the work our ancestors did. Justice is telling the world at the UN that the slave trade is wrong. Justice is telling the American people that government has begun dismantling the secret societies and codes that have kept racism alive.

Still think we know what justice looks like? The pervading view is that governments dispense justice all the way to wielding the sword (punishment including executions) on God’s behalf. When Christians attach supremacy to the state’s justice apparatus they deny Christ his role as King, though all things are not yet fully subject to him. However, Christ’s justice finds no place in a Judeo model. The temple and its services tell us that atonement and forgiveness are available but it also shows us that (a) total cleanliness was not achieved (b) the means of atonement, animal blood was inadequate.

Two or three witnesses are sufficient to move the hand of justice and we have seen that without the perspective of God justice can turn out to be a shameful travesty. The blood of Abel and the blood of Zechariah spilt in the

That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Matthew 23:35

The reference is to the murder of a prophet.

And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the Lord, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the Lord, he hath also forsaken you. And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the Lord. 2 Chronicles 24:20-21

It was the solemn judgment of the supreme court in what was the best-endowed nation on the planet that a blameless and philanthropic individual should die for questioning and exposing a cruel and capitalist regime. This should give us pause when we evaluate the rulings of courts at any level. If we believe that there is no wickedness in the power halls of our times then we can end our campaign for the peace and satisfaction that Christ cane to bring.

Let’s hear our Saviour’s mother’s revolutionary views on justice before she had a change to experience the majesty of her son. This is inspired speech.

He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. Luke 1:51-53