Friday, October 12, 2012

Don't Suffer Fools Gladly

“Don’t make me get up”.  How many parents can admit to using this classic line?  If the children were smart, they would immediately cease the activity in question that instigated this parental response. 

This month is Halloween.  Every year my kids come home with their Trick or Treat bounty after a few hours of door knocking.  They spread their “loot” all over the family room carpet and separate the goodies into various categories.  Now, mind you, no child could possibly even begin to eat the amount of candy that they’ve collected.  It’s just the joy of getting free stuff that seems to appeal to them.  Invariably, sometime before the beginning of the New Year, we would end up surreptitiously discarding the overflow unbeknownst to them. 

Nevertheless, sooner or later that evening, the bickering would start.  "Hey! You have more Milky Ways than me!”--Or some other such nonsense.  When the pitch level exceeded the parental tolerance level, the inevitable line would result:  “Don’t make me come in there.” 

Sometimes this threat was enough.  If not, one of us would slowly rise and stealthily, yet swiftly, intervene in the ungrateful commotion.  Generally, we would give the kids one final warning as they heard our footsteps approaching:  “You’d better run”.  And they would scatter in different directions, leaving candy behind them being confiscated and put away until better behavior was the result. 

Sadly, we are at this point in America today.  We are the out of control children with a surplus of “free candy”.  This free candy is poured out in the form of government goodies and has resulted in more and more division and in-fighting.  Does Sandra Fluke really NEED the American public to pay for her birth control while we spiral into dangerous debt levels?  Seriously?   

My kids used to watch a show when they were very young called “Veggie Tales”.  In one of the episodes, the theme taught small children, through veggie characters, the inherent problems with jealousy or covetousness.  The little veggie kid says to his veggie father indignantly: “Billy has more toys than me!”—to which the father replied:  “Who’s Billy?”  The kid replied:  “I don’t know, but he has more toys than me!”  Today, this line may not get a very big laugh since it is the same philosophy of covetousness and greed that is being sold to the dazed and confused masses in America.  It doesn’t matter who has more stuff then you—simply that they dare to have more stuff than you!  It’s the “hamster wheel” of ignorant thinking. This is a never-ending rabbit hole.  There will ALWAYS be someone that has more than you.  How childish and juvenile to think any such other condition could possibly exist?  Even a child’s story can easily explain this to a five year old.

By any measurement or standard of living in the entire recorded history of mankind, we enjoy a quality of life that is the envy of the world.  Even those least fortunate among us live significantly better than the abject poverty that is known through out much of the world today.  Our poverty line would seem like paradise to some.  What we have in the United States today is a serious lack of gratitude. 

Today, in attempt to appeal to these base instincts of mankind, the current administration is giving away loads of “sweet” incentives that continue to sicken us.  I bet much of it is probably going to waste (can anyone say “ObamaPhone”)?  Some of it is downright dangerous—guaranteed to make a deep cavity in our very souls.  Now that we have upwards of 47% of Americans on some sort of government hand out are we happier?  More satisfied?  Getting along better? The current administration in Washington stokes this covetousness and jealousy with words like:

“They’re gonna put you all back in chains”
“The middle class has gotten buried in the last four years” 
“The rich need to pay their ‘fair share’.” 

This is foolish talk by fools.  At the recent Vice Presidential debate we saw our elected official laughing and smirking through much of the evening as serious issues were discussed. However, we are beginning to see the prayers of the faithful taking effect.  God, indeed, has arisen.  The fools will be dishonored and their “candy” taken away.   

There’s a scripture:
Rise up, O God, and scatter your enemies.
~ Psalm 68:1

Here’s a message for the laughing, smirking “Candy Men” in Washington:

God is on the rise.  You’d better start packing.    

After all, you think you are so wise, but you enjoy putting up with fools!
~2 Corinthians 11:19

GOD who rules in the Armies of Heaven, and without whose Blessing the best human Counsels are but Foolishness
~John Hancock, 1775 (signer of the Declaration of Independence)     

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