Socialism amongst other ramblings.

This world and everything that’s going on is enough to drive you mad. Trying to stay abreast on current events is exhausting. Then if you do manage to stay in the know, you must also educate yourself on laws, history and stats. I can not keep up with pace the of being informed, but at the same time I feel as though I can not take the chance of missing some vital information that may ultimately change the course of history for the worst. There used to be a point in time where you could trust that the media and the politicians were there to protect you and keep you informed, but those days are nearly gone.

Who would have ever conceived or believed that America would be under attack from within? Certainly not me. Years ago before I went to college, I would begrudge those who made millions of the backs of others, feeling that its not fair that we have millions living in squalor while others have mansions all over the world with full staffs in each place. After going on welfare and seeing those who bilk the system and have no intention on doing for themselves, I realized these are not the people who I’d want to support even a little bit. So I know full well what it’s like to be a liberal and to view socialism as a panacea for poverty and equality. But that is NOT the answer.

Socialism assumes everyone is willing to work for the benefit of everyone. But that is not reality. Some people will always work harder while others dawdle, many people are geniuses while others are not, so to think that a person who has no skill or drive should be entitled to the same comforts and benefits as the person who applies themself both in education and drive is in itself unfair. The welfare system was not created to support families for generations, it was created to help families through difficult periods. If we continue down this path of social dependence there will be no welfare system left.

So how does one theoretically convince lazy entitled Americans that they’re destroying the very foundation of America with their self-serving greed. Their disdain which is really jealousy for the rich, which in turns gives them the notion that they are entitled to a free ride because the “rich” can take care of them because they are rich and have all the money and it’s unfair, is a crock of crap. Because you know full well if those poor became filthy rich, they certainly wouldn’t be out there spreading the wealth. Jealousy, greed, envy the very reasons why socialism will never and have never worked. This is an imperfect world and you can not create a perfect world with imperfect people.

However, you can create fairness. If you work and pay into a system you can receive benefits from that system or in the case for teen moms they can use their parents benefits. People need to start being held accountable and these feel good liberals need to get some logic and realize not everyone is “equal” as far as drive and ability is concerned. Which leads me to the next point of education. As it stands now, secondary education is paid for by loans, grants, scholarships or family and is available to anyone who has the ambition to go college. So if a person invests time and money into a college degree, how is it fair that they should not receive a better living than someone who has no desire to do the same? The opportunity exist for both and even if the one is not equipped with the same intelligence as the other, how is that the responsibility of the people to provide the same level of conveniences as one who is an intellectual genius?

Life is not about being fair and equal in all things. Life is about doing what you need to do to provide for yourself and your family and making the best out of what you have. Would I like to have a fully staffed home, a personal chef and trainer sure, but I don’t and I certainly don’t begrudge those who do. Do I think it’s a waste of money for movie stars to bathe in Evian, yes I do, but what can I do? Make them stop spending their money on Evian and feed and house six families for a year, no of course not. When rich people do stupid things with their money it is not a reason to excuse the laziness of those on welfare. Nor is it a reason to support socialism.

As far as the children are concerned, instead of feeling sorry for all those “poor” kids, which I no longer do, how about instilling in the teens the importance of education and working before bringing a child into this world. Give the kids the knowledge of responsibilities and commitment, not excuses and mediocracy. In a perfect world I might care, but as it stands people are not interested in working together for the greater good. They are only see what they don’t have, not why they don’t have it. They only see unfairness, not happiness with what they do have. And they have no desire to take positive steps to change their path, they just think of ways to get a few dollars more by cheating the system. And these are the people that the government wants you to share your hard earned money with via the socialization of America. Sorry but in my world, if you don’t work you don’t eat.

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The Obama Quandary!

So I think I may have a solution to my present quandary over Obama. In a desperate search on what to do and how to process the state of our national affairs and to keep within my Christian beliefs which I try to adhere to the Bible as the foundation for answers and clues for many things, I’ve found a number of passages which I believe hold the answer.

1) 1Timothy 2:1-4
…first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

The first step I see is prayer, praying for those who are in authority over us. It says we should pray be thankful so peace and calm may reign, with godliness and holiness… The end result being salvation for all who believe.

2) Romans 13:1-7
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities… established by God… whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted… rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right… the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer… submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience… also… pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give… what you owe… If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

3) 1Peter 2:13-17
Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

What follows next in these 2 passages is submitting to authority and this will serve you well if you believe that Obama or any ruler is in power because of God, I however do not subscribe to that belief. And view our current administration as more of an enemy intent on destroying our nation. So I continued on in search of more scriptures.

4) Matthew 5:43-48
“You have heard… ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

5) Luke 6:27,28
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

6) Proverbs 16:7
When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Now in complete honesty my intention was to “heap coals” upon the administrations head.
However the verse, Proverbs 25:21,22
“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, And the Lord will reward you.”,
didn’t really make sense in regards to an entire governmental entity. I mean I certainly am not going to feed and provide drinks for everyone in the Obama admin, besides Obama has a food taster so idk how he’d even be affected!
So I tossed that one aside and looked for others on praying for enemies and the above 3 are what I found.

7) Proverbs 24:17
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;

This will be the hardest to abide by, maybe, if somehow if only by the grace of God our country miraculously recovers, socially, economically, environmentally, democratically, historically and any other “lly” that’s relevant, I will be jubilant. But not to hopeful in that. I guess the more realistic outcome will be Obama falls flat on his face and our nation is ruined on every “lly”, I’m not quite sure I’ll be rejoicing if that’s what his fall brings! Only time will tell.

My conclusion is thus… If I trust in God, then I must trust in God. Whether Obama is in power established by God or not, I’m still instructed to pray for those in authority and remain faithful to God. And since I view the Obama admin and the majority of democrats in Congress as enemies destroying our nation, or so it seems to me, again I’m instructed to pray for my enemies.

Condemnation is much easier than praying for those you oppose, but my trust in God is my strength and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Yes even pray for Obama and the democrats in power to be influenced by God to put our Nation back on the track to prosperity and re establish our national mantra of “in God we trust”.

Innocence stolen, trust destroyed

At least 10% of the women I know, as children, have been violated either by molestation or rape, including myself. That 10% represents only the ones I know about. Rape and molestation are often not reported for many reasons including but not only because of shame, disgust, self-loathing, fear, no one to tell, and threats. And having been molested as a child, 7yo-11yo, I’ve had years to learn and grow and get past it’s oppression. Being sexually violated wreaks havoc on your mind in so many different areas, I’ll leave that for later, and everyone recovers or deals with it differently.

However, I’m not writing this solely to help those who have befell victim to these crimes, but in hopes to prevent or even possibly give courage to those who are currently be victimized to be encouraged to stop it.

First I would caution all parents to teach your children that their private area is private and to start it as young as you feel comfortable with. Next I would also compel you to drive home the fact that there are people who exist in the world who are “freaks” and are not nice to kids. And that sometimes these people will try to touch children’s private parts and tell the kids that if the kids say anything that they will hurt their mom or dad, or they(the kid) will get in trouble, etc… The lies they tell are endless as is the debase mentally of these freaks. So talk with your children and give them the knowledge and truth to try and combat these advances before they happen.

Next for those who maybe stuck in such a situation, there is nothing, no part whatsoever that is your fault! None! Any person who takes sexual advantage of a child is deplorable and unfortunately is probably a victim themself, but that doesn’t vindicate their actions. If someone is sexually abusing you and they are threatening you, by saying they will hurt your mom, dad, sister, brother, pet, or telling you no one will believe you, or whatever hold they have on you, don’t believe them. Tell a teacher, cop, friend, friend’s parent, your parent, someone you can trust, and if you have no one call 911 and tell the them. It will not be easy, and you will most likely have to go to court, but if you don’t stop the person after you get to old for them they will go and start molesting or raping someone else. Have courage and faith and know that even though it seems hopeless and lonely only God can get you through this. I can’t quite explain in this post how or why God lets this type of behavior exist but I can tell you God will get you through it.

Now a thought for those who have been violated and have not yet come to terms with it, I would say to talk about it, get it out. So much confusion and confliction builds up and remains when we don’t confront our fears and don’t understand why we think or feel the things we feel. Not saying you need to run out and seek professional help, but just open up and let it out, even writing a letter to yourself can be a starting point for healing and understanding. It took years for me to get to this point, but if it saves even one child from being sexually assaulted or helps even one person who is suffering from guilt associated with a sexual violation, I have done something good.

Last thought and I mentioned this only because sadly there are a few who will lie about being raped or molested. To those I say falsely accusing any person of touching you in a obvious sexual manner: molestation, rape, groping, you are worse and lower than those I find to be the lowest form of scum on the planet, you rank yourself lower than them. Do not ever falsely accuse anyone of sexual abuse, assault or whatever charge if it is a blatant lie! That lie is far worse than any act a child molester does. I did not say this to discourage any real claims, you know when you’ve been violated and if you are unsure again talk to someone, a cop will always take your claim seriously as will 911.