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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Headlines for the week ending May 31, 2008

1) Pupils 'will soon be able to download lessons directly into their brains'


Who will determine precisely what gets downloaded into British kids' brains, if and when this kind of technology evolves?

2) Oil will fall to $60 a barrel, says BDT manager


Some experts are claiming that oil will surpass $200.00 per barrel which will send gasoline higher than the $4.00 a gallon that we are paying now. If so, why? What does your own analysis conclude?

3) George Soros: 'We face the most serious recession of our lifetime.' George Soros, 'the man who broke the Bank of England', tells Edmund Conway of his fears for the economy

4) Dunkin' Donuts pulls Rachael Ray ad after complaints

With all of the problems that we face in the world, the only thing that some people can find to do is to complain about a scarf. Many people have been conditioned to be a bunch of senseless, spoiled cry babies about meaningless matters. This is one story that proves that we have become a dumbed down society.

5) Foreign Ownership of Toll Roads


Public/Private partnerships, huh? Sounds like another way to tax the people and to control this nation’s infrastructure through foreigners. The people need to wake up and see what the politicians are not telling us.

6) Bush supporters denounce McClellan memoirs


A former Bush staffer goes public about the “goings on” of the Bush (43) Presidency. Whether his allegations are true or false, he should enjoy his first Amendment rights to free speech; and those who don’t like his story aren’t obligated to listen to it, or buy his book. The attack of Scott McClellan is coming from the blindly obedient of the Republican Party, so hopefully he takes the attacks with a grain of salt.

7) Forget Bush, Rove and Cheney - Scott McClellan fingers the US media for its complicity in selling the Iraq war


Every claim that Saddam had WMD all came from one source only. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/jul/17/iraq.usa

And at least British Intelligence knew there were no WMDs before the invasion started.

Scott Ritter, Former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq in the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), said that “Iraq possessed no significant weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).”

Swedish Diplomat and Former UN Chief Weapons Inspector Hans Blix said “There were about 700 inspections, and in no case did we find weapons of mass destruction.”

Canada's analysts said there were no Iraqi WMDs.

Former US Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz is on record admitting that the WMD issue was a 'bureaucratic reason' for war.

8) Louisiana State Government to Compulsorily Fluoridate Public Water

Senate Bill 312 will force fluoridation on the whole state of Louisiana. It has already past the Senate (without a single NO vote) and has just passed the House Health and Welfare Committee without opposition. It will go the House floor shortly. To read an article discussing the bill, click here. If the people are asking for their water to be fluoridated, then that is fine. But if politicians are going to fluoridate the public water without presenting full disclosure to the people of Louisiana regarding the effects of sodium fluoride, then that it not what representative government is all about.

9) Vatican celebrates Darwin: The Vatican is holding a conference next year to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of the Species


How can an organization who proposes to be God’s mouthpiece, support and celebrate a publication that totally refutes the reality of God creating humanity? Catholicism is wrong on so many topics of interest.

10) The Chemical Dumbing Down of America


11) San Antonio Cops Force Blood Test on Drivers


I am totally against drunk driving, but taking people's DNA by force is not the earmark of a free society. Drunk driving is inexcusable and should be punished if the driver endangers or injures people or property. But shouldn't the cops focus more on people who are killing, selling drugs, raping and stealing from people? Then once all of those truly heinous criminals are reigned in, then the cops can crack down on those evil speeders, seat belt violators and drunken drivers.

12) Passages in the New Testament Are ‘Classical Anti-Semitism.’ Bible is ‘hate,’ says US State Department Office of Global Anti-Semitism


13) Canton, Ohio fining and jailing people who don't mow their lawns


In the coming months, we will be expanding BG Street to internet radio (BG Street Discussion Group). We will be able to have real-time audio discussion and internet chatting capabilities simultaneously. There will also be achived shows, question and answer sessions, networking and opportunities to suggest topics that you would like to hear discussed. Big things are happening, so tell your friends to tune in and enjoy the information. Live well!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Identity Crisis: A Culture of Low Self-Esteem and Social Acceptance -- Part II; With Whom Do You Identify?

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.-- Galatians 2:20 (New King James Version)

In Nazi Germany, police officers indiscriminately accosted people on the streets at any given time and forced them to present some sort of legal document to verify their identity. Well, we may not live in Nazi Germany, but spiritually-speaking, we do live in a society that does require us to identify ourselves. If we don’t properly identify ourselves spiritually, then the secular world will certainly accommodate us and identify us by default. We have been given such a great opportunity to do great things in this country, and many times, through ignorance, laziness, etc. we fail to live up to our full potential. Let’s see if we can glean some insights about how we should identify ourselves. By doing so, we can make a reasonable assessment and make the necessary changes in order to become the best person that God intended us to be.

Do you know who you are?

Why is this such an important, rhetorical question to answer? Is it really that important for us to know ourselves? It is important because God created the sun for warmth, light and life; He created the trees to produce oxygen for the planet, and everything else that He created was done so for a specific purpose. So how much more are you and I, who were created in His image and likeness, created for a specific purpose? Knowing who you are, and whose you are is the first step to gaining a true sense of worth and a high level of self-esteem. Who are you? Where did you get the image of who you are? Are you rooted and grounded in Him (Colossians 2:7)?

Do you know those around you or work with you?

Would you let just anyone watch your child, or would it have to be someone or some entity that you trust? I am sure that Barack Obama’s parents weren’t in the delivery room just waiting for him to grow so that he could run for President of the United States. I am sure that they wanted the best for their child, but who knows what exactly God has in store for us unless He tells us. You never know what people’s destiny holds. They may be the ugly duckling today, but they might become the beautiful swan in the near future. Recognize worth in others because God created us all in a wonderful manner (Psalm 139:14); and you never know how someone else’s purpose, gifting, anointing or presence could manifest goodness on your behalf. Encourage someone, be positive and build up someone’s self-esteem today. Remember, you reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7).

Now also we beseech you, brethren, get to know those who labor among you [recognize them for what they are, acknowledge and appreciate and respect them all]. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 (Amplified Bible)

Today, the Church (those who have committed their lives to Jesus Christ) has been given a new spiritual identity. The secular world identifies themselves with things pertaining to their five senses (feel, touch, taste, smell, and sight). Whatever is cool on television, billboards, the latest trends, or whatever the “in-style” people are doing is generally what is accepted as the benchmark of success. Others identify themselves by ethnicity or locale. I just went to Mexico and people support “La Raza” (translated: the race). All races have pride in their culture and land, and there is nothing wrong with being proud of the culture or the homeland that God has given you. But both of these natural demographics pale in comparison to the importance of your identity in Christ.

Order of importance to your identity:
  1. Christian (this is your eternal/spiritual identity)
  2. Culture/Familial (this is your natural identity, and it is one of the many ways through which God expresses who He is)
  3. Locale (this is your geographical identity)

There are other things with which you can identify, but these few are a good start in recognizing who you are and what God has put within you. As God is a three in one being (1 John 5:7, Father, Son and Holy Spirit), so are humans three in one beings (1 Thessalonians 5:23; Spirit, Soul and Body). God is a spirit (John 4:24), and we must first identify with Him as a spirit being, because we were made in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-28). This is the most important thing that any human can do in this life.

If you are not a Christian, then you are currently out of spiritual balance as far as your identity is concerned. Nothing is more important than a positive relationship with God. We ARE all God’s creatures but we ARE NOT all of God’s children. You must become one of God’s children through Jesus Christ (John 1:12); and the gift of eternal life is available to all (John 3:16). Many people try to complicate and over-spiritualize God; but God is intelligent enough to break Himself down so that finite humanity can understand His will.

Some people wish to define themselves based upon their ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or other external categories. All of these temporal, non-substantive, and secular things that people give credence to are very unimportant in the grand scheme of things. Basketball, the latest fashion, celebrities, being in the “in-crowd,” and being privy to the newest trends are not things that are going to make you a better person and increase a positive image of self-esteem in you. Remember, there is a secular way to do things, and there is a Biblical way to do things. If you are a Christian, then your option is a no-brainer.

You are an African-American, a Caucasian, a Mexican, or whatever your ethnicity is secondary! Your ethnicity is the shell of who you are; it’s the outside with which we identify one another externally. We create bonds based upon ethnicity, and that’s great; but your ethnicity didn’t exist before God. Identify with Him, first. Try getting into Heaven based upon being a strong and proud African American, Caucasian or an Asian. You will bust Hell wide open. Believe that!!!!

O Timothy, guard and keep the deposit entrusted [to you]! Turn away from the irreverent babble and godless chatter, with the vain and empty and worldly phrases, and the subtleties and the contradictions in what is falsely called knowledge and spiritual illumination.-- 1 Timothy 6:20 (Amplified Bible)

Do people and the enemy of our souls discern you with a positive spiritual identity? Look at the above picture. That police officer is reviewing that man’s information to verify his natural identity. Change that picture to a spiritual one, and the enemy of our souls is the police officer. What would your paperwork say to him? Would it say that you are a solid, Word-based Christian? That your life has changed for the good, and is continually changing for the good?

You might be able to fool some of the people around you, but you can’t fool God, the enemy or yourself.

  • God knows exactly who you are because He made you. The owner can always diagnose any situation with his products.
  • The enemy knows who you are because you are his enemy. People are familiar with their opposition; and to a great degree he has probably been training you through some of his secular devices for quite sometime now. He has been studying your likes, dislikes, your weaknesses, your pain, and the strength of your spirit, soul (mind, will, intellect), and body. Look at the account of the seven sons of Sceva in the Book of Acts 19:13-20. The evil spirit spoke and admitted that he knew who Jesus and Paul were because there were identified and walking in the Spirit of God. But the sons of Sceva were not proven to be spiritual children of God, and as a result they were defeated by the evil spirit. If you were one of the seven sons of Sceva, do you think that that would have been handled by the evil spirits in that matter? Or are you identified with Christ and could have overcome?
  • You will always know that truth about who you are. You may not want to admit it, recognize it or deal with it, but we all know if we are “on point” or “pulling the wool over someone’s eyes.” Be true to yourself! And as the Greek sage Socrates has been identified as saying, “Know yourself.”

With what or with whom you identify, good or bad, will determine your level of self-esteem. If you don’t identify with Christ first, then you will never have high self-esteem, because your self-esteem must be founded upon truth, the Rock Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 10:4). Self-esteem is a spiritual rooting and grounding. People who are not identified with Christ but seem to be happy and doing well are operating on soul power/emotions. Have you ever noticed that you can feel good about yourself if you accomplish a task, clean your room, finish washing and waxing your car, etc.? It feels kind of euphoric; that’s because God created us with things such as endorphins (natural opiates) to reward us for doing well or completing a task. But feeling good about what you are doing, doesn’t mean that you have high self-esteem. I have met people that do immoral things and make lots of money. But they are experiencing an external and natural satisfaction, not a heart-felt peace in their life.

Things to think about and ask yourself

1. Are you living your life or portions of your life in a way that may prove to be destructive? If so, why?
2. Are you thinking about the ramifications of some of your actions?
3. Are you more in tuned with the natural or the spiritual side of who you are?
4. Does television, peer pressure and other media advertising influence how you think to a great degree?
5. Could you live peaceably without television, radio or magazines for 1 month? Could you replace those things with reading books, thinking, observing your surroundings, planning your future, and mapping out some strategies to achieve success?
6. Do you think that the people that you consider to be your friends are people who will be honest, successful and positive people in the community? If so, why?
7. Do you think that the people that you consider to be your friends are people who are adding to, subtracting from, dividing or multiplying in your life? If so, what and how?
8. How would you measure your self-esteem? On what do you base your answer?
9. How can you build your self-esteem?
10. Is it important for you to love and respect yourself? Remember, you can’t give what you don’t have. You can only love your neighbor as you love yourself. Love, respect and honor yourself today.
11. Women: would you sell you body for money? Would you date and/or marry a man primarily because he could take care of you financially?
12. Men: what kind of woman do you want to marry? Why?

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.-- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (New King James Version)

You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for by Christ]; then do not yield yourselves up to become [in your own estimation] slaves to men [but consider yourselves slaves to Christ].-- 1 Corinthians 7:23 (Amplified Bible)

To know your own self worth is a great treasure. But in order to get a proper identification of yourself, you must go to the One who created you. There are many imposters and imitations that will make you feel good about yourself. But why settle for a generic version when you can have the real thing? Why should Jesus have settled for the devils empty promise in Matthew 4:8-9?

“Again, the devil taketh him [Jesus] up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto Jesus, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”

He didn’t fall for the devil’s lie because Jesus was well-versed in the Word of God and knew that all of the earth and the fullness thereof was promised to Him anyway. The enemy had nothing to offer Him. Besides, if Jesus would have accepted the devil's deceptive offer, Jesus would have sinned and could have never redeemed mankind from sin.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”--Isaiah 9:6-7
The Bible admonishes us in 1 John 4:17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.” As Jesus is, so should we follow His example in all areas of life, including knowing God’s Will for our lives. It is simple, yet profound. No matter what you may think or what someone has told you, you are better than what the world says that you are. You aren’t a pimp, a whore, a hoochie mama, a b*tch, an idiot or anything else that is negative. You may be acting these roles out, because the media and this world system has trained you to disrespect and hate yourself; but that isn’t who God made you to be. Love your brown skin, your white skin, your wide nose, your pointy nose, your wide hips, your skinny frame, and all of the unique characteristics and traits that God has given you. Get in tuned to the real YOU and find out all of the wonderful blessings that God has in store you. Madison Avenue and all of the advertising agencies want you to pay them close attention to them and their propaganda; however, we are instructed to watch out for contrarian viewpoints.

“See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes you yourselves captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit (idle fancies and plain nonsense), following human tradition (men's ideas of the material rather than the spiritual world), just crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding [the teachings of] Christ (the Messiah).”-- Colossians 2:8 (Amplified Bible)

You are beautiful, but you have to believe that. People can only suggest who you are, but if you accept it, then you will become what they say you are. Be real and true to yourself. You are God’s beloved creation. Know that, and Live well.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Insight for Today Part II

For I will give you and mouth and wisdom, which all of your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” Luke 21:15

You and I are stronger than we realize. We are wiser, and have more capacity than anyone has ever told us. Some of us will continue to deny this, without even verifying this claim. Why? If you are stronger and wiser than you realize, then your ego may become damaged from the “what if” syndrome; you know what that is: “What if I would have found out about my greater capacity sooner?” Then after you realize this to be true, then you will be faced with an even greater task of stepping out of your status quo comfort zone, and you will have to start destroying some of the Goliaths that have kept you enslaved. Some people prefer slavery because everything is taken care of by the master. Everything is provided for you, or you may live in lack when you operate in mediocrity; even though God has given each one of us the innate ability to grow, to develop and to succeed.

I will use the theoretical example of a football game to further illustrate my point. A football game consists of 11 players from each team (22 players on the field simultaneously). The quarterback always gets the ball to initiate a play. Since the game is always evenly matched (11 players on each team), then in theory, the quarterback or whomever has the ball only has to avoid one person if everyone else is taking care of their assignment. So if the player that has the ball avoids his one opponent, yet doesn’t score a touchdown, then some other player didn’t fulfill his obligation to block his man. Did you catch the analogy? If we miss our assignment from God, then something in the game of life is going to go lacking and/or incomplete. We are God’s mouth, hands and feet in the earth. If we don’t do God’s Will, then who will? You and I must succeed, because God isn’t going to run for the mayoral seat in your city; God isn’t going to drop money out of the sky on people; God isn’t going to start a business in your community; God isn’t going to feed the poor. But He has commissioned us to do these things.

This article is going to be the encouragement that you need to keep going, or to go to the next level in your walk in this earth. The Bible says that David encouraged himself in the Lord (1 Samuel 30:6), but you can use this encouragement as a “pick-me-up” whenever you need it. Below is a compilation of some fabulous insights from a lot of famous people that want you to know how important you are. Actually, you’re unstoppable!!!! But you have to believe that.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most...We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson, American author and lecturer

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.-
Robert F . Kennedy

The power of an aroused public is unbeatable.-
Dr. Helen Caldicott

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power. -
Henry George

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.-
Ferdinand Foch

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.-

If you don't like the news, go out and make some news of your own. -
Scoop Nisker, radio personality

But the [people], if only they could somehow become conscious of their own strength, would have no need to conspire . . . They need only to rise up and shake themselves like a horse shaking off flies . . .-
George Orwell, 1984

You let one ant stand up to us - then they all might stand up. Those puny little ants outnumber us a 100 to one. And if they ever figure that out, there goes our way of life. -
Hopper (a grasshopper speaking to fellow grasshoppers in the Disney/Pixar movie A Bug's Life)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.-
Margaret Mead

We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
-Sonia Johnson

What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.-
Alexander Graham Bell

Men habitually use only a small part of the power which they actually possess.
Williams James

You're in the midst of a war: a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you cannot do, and that part of you that knows -- and has always known -- that we are more than our environment; and that a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival. -
Anthony Robbins

Most of us can learn to live in perfect comfort on higher levels of power. Everyone knows that on any given day there are energies slumbering in him which the incitements of that day do not call forth. Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. It is evident that our organism has stored-up reserves of energy that are ordinarily not called upon - deeper and deeper strata of explosible material, ready for use by anyone who probes so deep. The human individual usually lives far within his limits.
- William James

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.-
George Bernard Shaw

In these words lies all his power: He chose the path along which he is walking and so has no complaints.-
Paulo Coelho

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (New Living Translation)

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Constant dripping hollows out a stone. Lucretius

For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again,
but the wicked are brought down by calamity
. Proverbs 24:16 (New International Version)

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Oliver Goldsmith

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. Louis Pasteur

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success. Henry Ward Beecher

No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Isaiah 54:17

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.-Albert Einstein

Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].- Hebrews 11:1 (Amplified Bible)

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. George Santayana

"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."-- Matthew 19:26

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. Thomas Paine

And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (New International Version)

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. Albert Einstein

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body. – Seneca

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.- Proverbs 27:17

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller

Ability is sexless. - Christabel Pankhurst

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
- Mark 11:22-24

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. - Stephen Covey

You haven't failed until you quit trying. – Anonymous

You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour. - Anonymous

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. - Isaiah 40:29-31

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. - Jim Rohn

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. - Anonymous

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. - George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Political Correctness (PC): the Enemy of Liberty and Common Sense

“Political correctness is just tyranny with manners.”--Charlton Heston

As I write this article, I am so disappointed in what I see; it’s like history is repeating itself on a more sophisticated level. The mainstream media (MSM) and the social architects are craftily spoon feeding a subtle form of slavery to the unsuspecting public; while the public begs for more. Meanwhile, your humble correspondent, BG, is being labeled as a kook, intolerant and pushy because I love liberty and hate to see people suffering unjustly. I am passionate about my beliefs in the Word of God, goodness and wholesomeness. But shouldn’t everyone else be passionate about liberty to some degree? I know that my heart is genuine and my motives are in the right place; but it is hard for me not to speak out when I know that the Wizard of Oz is behind the curtain fooling people. Political Correctness (PC) is the main culprit to this dilemma, and because the general public is either ignorant to what it is actually going on or not can be debated; all I know is that there must be an across-the-board awakening in this nation or we are going to suffer dire consequences.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”—George Santayana

What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles.”—George Wilhelm Hegel

We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.”—George Bernard Shaw

The Dangers of Political Correctness

First, it employs emotion, rather than reason and logic.

Although God did create our emotions for us to express ourselves, we are not supposed to use them all of the time. There is a time and a place for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1). For example, there is a time to think logically (left side of the brain); and a time to think creatively (right side of the brain). PC has taken reasoned debate and thought, and turned it into an emotional roller coaster where everyone is unnecessarily careful about the words, the tone and the references they use. Everything is offensive, and everyone wears their feelings on their sleeves. This type of behavior destroys intellectual conversation that deals with real issues. A free flow of communication never happens, and people spend more time trying to figure out how not to offend people, rather than putting substantive issues on the table, in order to find some viable solutions.

What do you think would have happened if the Biblical account in Mark 9:14-29 happened today? The Bible says that there was a “great multitude” of people around the disciples. When Jesus came to the disciples, one man asked Jesus to cast a demon out of his child since His disciples failed to do it. Personally, I would’ve been embarrassed if my boss commissioned me to do a job, and I failed to perform the job satisfactorily. Then, if my boss had to do the job for me in front of everyone would have been a true morale and confidence breaker. I would have gotten over it; but today, the some members of the Church would have sued Jesus for defamation of character, because His actions would have embarrassed someone and hurt their feelings. Sounds crazy, but this is the type of PC society in which we live; emotions and feelings rule the day. I respect the disciples because they were learning and they didn’t lose heart. It appears to have been an intimidating situation. But they obviously learned from the experience and moved forward, because they ended up doing many great things in the Book of Acts and beyond.

What do you think would have happened if the Biblical account of Acts 15:36-40 would have happened today? Paul and Barnabas were going on a second missionary journey. Barnabas wanted to take John Mark, but Paul didn’t want him to be included. Tempers flared to the point where John Mark and Paul had to be separated from one another to avoid a physical altercation. The resolution: Barnabas took John Mark with him, while Paul took Silas, and they went their separate ways. In 2008 PC, Paul would have been ostracized and rebuked before the entire congregation, silenced and told that he couldn’t serve for a while. After that, many Christians might have distanced themselves away from his ministry, and tried to blackball him. But since that didn’t happen, thank God Paul was able to write ¾ of the New Testament, even with his character flaws. We live in a different time, but we must always be people of principle and truth, and never have our decision making clouded by PC and irrational emotions.

What do you think would have happened if the Biblical account of Matthew 26:69-75 would have happened today? Peter denied that he knew Christ, and that he was one of His disciples. Today, people would have scandalized Peter’s name, and the MSM would have ran headlines like: “Witness for Christ Bears False Witness.” The PC MSM is masterful for building up and tearing down when it is convenient for the ratings. But they wouldn’t be able to get away with it if people didn’t tolerate it. I don’t necessarily blame the PC MSM, I more so blame the people. But thank God that Peter and the people got passed that, because he ended up being a great Apostle of the Lamb.

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”-Eleanor Roosevelt

What about the recent sports story of a collegiate softball game between Western Oregon and Central Washington? In the second game of a doubleheader, Western Oregon’s, Sara Tucholsky, hit her first collegiate home run deep to centerfield. However, while rounding the bases she injured herself and was unable to get back on her feet. Two of Central Washington’s players, Liz Wallace and Mallory Holtman, demonstrated a true act of sportsmanship by carrying Sara around the bases to complete her at bat. If the Central Washington players were selfish and emotional, they would have just gotten mad because Western Oregon won the first game and was on their way to winning the second game. That would have been the emotional response, but they chose the reasonable response, and helped her to celebrate her success.

We have to always be reasonable, because PC and our emotions can always get the best of us if we let them. We can be up today and down tomorrow. Emotions are a means by which we express ourselves, but we have to know how to and when to properly express ourselves emotionally; otherwise, we can possibly do more damage than intended or necessary. PC is always a bad deal!

Second, it only allows us to see things purely on the surface, rather than the substantive roots of a matter.

There is a war on for our minds, and the people who run the system understand this very well. To give you a visual analogy, think of the earth as a chessboard, and humans as the various game pieces. The chess players (the powers that be) own the chessboard, the table, the chair, the house in which the game is being played, and unfortunately they own the game pieces, as well. The players of the game carefully strategize and calculate moves well into the future (maybe 3 or 4 moves ahead). They play simulated games to determine possible outcomes before the moves takes place, based upon human nature and past experiences. They extrapolate the information from various scenarios and they form or modify their agenda for the pieces on the chessboard. Did you catch that? If I may say so myself, that was a very succinct and accurate explanation for the events for our personal lives and for the world, at large. This explains the game in a nutshell, and PC won’t tell you this! PC will tell you this is absurd, because the explanation is deeper than what the PC promoters want you to know. So they will marginalize anyone with an alternative and more substantive thought, because there is an agenda at hand that doesn’t have your best interests at heart. If that isn’t true, then why are they always trying to sugar coat things? If the bridge is out, just tell me plainly and I won’t drive down that road!

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Politicians and most rich people are pawns in the game, as is the general public. Please don’t misunderstand, just because you have money doesn’t mean that you are free, and it doesn’t mean that you are a player in the game. This game is much larger than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. These guys are not the chess players, but the PC promoters will tell you that they are. Let me give you something else to think about economically-speaking: in this world you are an investor, a manager, or a worker. Which are you? You can only be one, but you can be a higher version than others in your same group, i.e. an NBA player (a worker) makes a lot more money than a bus driver (a worker), but they are both still workers.

  • Investors finance industry and sectors of the economy. These people are the lifeblood of commerce. They make the most money, and they do the least amount of physical work. Everyone works for them, and they make all of the rules. Bankers, investors, investment firms, etc. fall into this category (less than 5% of the population).
  • Managers take the money and make commerce happen. They direct the way that business is conducted, and they make sure that systems and protocol are followed. This is where the million and billion dollar salaries are, but also the smaller, yet more sophisticated business owners are here, as well. Business owners, lawyers and other business professionals fall into this category (less than 15% of the population).
  • Workers make sure that everything that needs to get done in our society gets done. They control very little, provide a service and get a paycheck. Celebrities, entertainers, professional athletes, hot dog vendors, construction workers, teachers, etc. fall into this category (+/-80% of the population).

PC won’t tell you that this how things really work. But until people understand this simple breakdown, they will continue to think that they “have arrived” financially with their $300,000.00 home, two cars and maxed out credit cards. Look beneath the PC surface of how things work.

Third, it covers up the truth and makes an excuse for a lie.

In John 8:32, Jesus taught “and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” That’s pretty simple and self-explanatory: there’s freedom in truth, and knowing truth will make you free. PC isn’t a fan of freedom, because PC has an agenda to enslave you. This may sound harsh, but just follow along and think about what you are reading. People can only have power over you if you let them dominate you, whether it’s physically, mentally or financially.

PC has been used in times past to makes excuses for irresponsible behavior, and rewarding it. For example, healthcare costs are going up and we have frivolous lawsuits being filed and won, because we live in a nation full of simpletons. People have lost the ability to think and use common sense, so if you: burn yourself with hot coffee, you can sue someone and get millions of dollars; if the dry cleaners misplaces your pants you can sue for tens of millions of dollars; if you willingly smoke cigarettes and get cancer you can sue and get a large settlement; and if you willingly eat unhealthy food, you can file a class action lawsuit on behalf of New York children claiming McDonald's food caused health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. How ridiculous is all of this? But this is the age of PC where no one wants to be responsible for their own actions. The media feeds PC to the general public, while the lawyers and the public relations people hype it all up.

This type of behavior enslaves you because you will never know how to stand on your own and be responsible. God has equipped us with what we need to be successful, with things like reason, truth and common sense. But if we let people strip us of these things then we are a willing accomplice to our own demise. I liken it to de-clawing a house cat and sending it into the wild. One of your main survival mechanisms has been removed and you’re expected to perform as if it was business as usual. No, we can’t and we shouldn’t allow ourselves to become the victims of their game.

Fourth, it confuses intellectual dialog.

While PC plays on emotion rather than logic and reason, it also creates a polarizing effect on meaningful discussion. Today, people are so much into PC and don’t want to offend people or groups. Hence, they have created monikers and false groupings to categorize people and their ideas. For example, if you ask serious questions about controversial topics then you are labeled as a conspiracy theorist; if you expose the wrong doings of the Democrats, you’re labeled as apart of the right wing attack machine; if you expose the similar wrong doings of the Republicans then you’re labeled as a socialist. This is truly insane, because things are what they are. If you are a socialist, then you are a socialist. A socialist isn’t a bad person, like being a rapist; it’s just an ideology. This labeling is all done to confuse people; I liken it to the communist agitators of the 1960’s who would protest and people wouldn’t know against whom the protesters were protesting. It would make you want to ask them, “Whose team are you on anyway?”

The name calling and labels is also a means to demonstrate that one cannot intelligently refute or support a principled argument; so the PC people resort to disinformation tactics, propaganda, marginalizing and name calling. Remember, the PC people rarely use reason and logic, and you can spot them very easily. They typically “parrot” some talking point or someone else’s thoughts, and if you take the conversation onto another path away from their comfort zone, they will get uncomfortable and start the disinformation and name calling.

Fifth, it dumbs down society to accept the status quo.

I read an article a few years ago about how school districts across the country have ended the traditional valedictorian award at the graduation services. It was done because the faculty and some of the families felt that school is becoming too competitive and can hurt a student’s self-esteem. This is to what we have been reduced, to a bunch of emotional softies who can’t recognize the difference between unhealthy competition and rewarding effort. Well if we follow this logic, then maybe all of our jobs should stop handing out yearly performance bonuses and raises. We don’t want to offend anyone. Right?

The fact is that life is full of examples rewarding a job well done. God rewards us with Heaven and treasures if we do a good job on the earth (The Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30). Some service companies will reward you with a rebate or discount if you pay your bills on time. So, it is ridiculous for these school districts to rob these children of the opportunity to work hard, to achieve and to excel pass the status quo. I remember in high school I briefly considered wanting to go to Yale University because they had a pass/fail system, as opposed to A’s, B’s and C’s as grades. My logic said if 60% and above is passing, then why beat myself up to make a 90 or 100%? This was a part of my status quo thinking. But thank God I replaced that with a Biblical worldview. Many more of us need to change our perspective, as well, because PC will cripple you.

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.”—Gustave Flaubert

Look folks, we can’t skirt around the real issues of the day to the point where we miss the intent of what needs to be said. How is PC helping matters in our society? It isn’t helping, it is hurting. You can always tell someone the hardest truth, if it’s done from a loving and genuine heart. If we continue to do things according to PC, there is no guarantee that the audience will always receive the message in the manner that is conveyed. There is no guarantee that people will rightly grasp the message if we say it in love either, because Jesus was misunderstood, as well. But you can rest assured that if you do speak the truth in love, you will have a clean conscience of trying to genuinely inform people; and God will back you up. Would you appreciate it if your friend told you that something smells badly? Later, you find out that they were embarrassed to tell you that your breath was horrible, and you were talking to all of those strangers who smelled the nose hair burning scent.

Rather than offending the person cleaning your home by calling him/her a janitor or a maid, why not say that the person is an executive supervisor of domestic affairs and residences.”—BG

If you genuinely care about people, just be real and tell them if there is a problem. If we continue to sweep things under the rug, sugar coat rotten eggs, and dress pigs in three piece suits, then we are going to continue to fool ourselves. Jumping in an oven doesn’t turn you into a batch of biscuits, nor does calling me crazy mean that I am. The people must take a stand on this issue of PC, because it is hurting our society more than we realize. The MSM doesn’t care, because as long as the sponsors continue to advertise on their networks, then they will do whatever it takes to keep that money coming. They don’t care about you; to them, cash is king. But when the masses do nothing about this and other issues, then it is as though we are co-signing for our own destruction. Don’t shoot the messenger, but ponder the points that were made and make an informed and intelligent decision about how we should handle issues of importance. We should also keep in mind that there should be some repercussions for those who continue to perpetrate this injustice against us. Don’t just blow this off, because there are many issues that need to be addressed that aren’t because people are afraid of being labeled by the PC crowd. Go out there and make a difference. Live well!!


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