Saturday, January 31, 2009

Almost Duped

I'm fretful tonight, I think because I was almost duped. I have a gift of discernment that God has been faithful of since my youth. My mother dabbled in the occult and had mystics around, and I was so afraid of spiritual deception, even as a teen, that it was a gift I prayed for in those days. The gift manifests by declarations and words sounding 'out of tune' to me. I fret. Somethings out of tune here.

Let me know how long it takes you to pick up on this.

Here are the lyrics:
Just a workin’ man without a job
It got shipped off to China via Washington, D.C.
And I know I’m nothin’ special, there are plenty more like me
Just the same
I thought I knew the rules of the game

I stood up for this country that I love
I came back from the desert to a wife and kids to feed
I’m not sayin’ Uncle Sam should give me what I need
My offer stands
I’ll pull my weight you give me half a chance

I went up to a congressman and said to him “you know
Our government is letting people down”
He said he’d need a lot of help to buck the status-quo
I said there was a bunch of us around

I’m a Born Again American, conceived in Liberty
My Bible is the Bill of Rights, my creed’s equality
I’m a Born Again American, my country ‘tis of me
And everyone who shares the dream from sea to shining sea

My brother’s welding chassis at the plant
He’s earning what our granddad did in 1948
While CEOs count bonuses behind the castle gates
How can they see
When all they care about’s the do re mi

It’s getting where there’s nowhere left to turn
Not since the crash of twenty-nine have things been so unfair
So many of our citizens are living in despair
The time has come
To reaffirm that hope’s not just for some

The promise of America’s surrendering to greed
The rule is just look out for number one
But brace yourself ‘cause some of us have sown a different seed
A harvest of the spirit has begun

I’m a Born Again American conceived in liberty
My Bible is The Bill Of Rights
My creed’s equality
A Born Again American, my country ‘tis of me
And everyone who shares the dream from sea to shining sea

It’s clear my country’s soul is on the line
She’s hungering for something that she lost along the way
The principle the framers called upon us to obey
That in this land
The people’s will must have the upper hand

I felt the calling once before and took a sacred vow
And faithful to that vow I have remained
I hear the calling once again, my country needs me now
And to her cause I have been re-ordained

I’m a Born Again American conceived in liberty
My Bible is the Bill Of Rights, all people living free
A Born Again American, my country ‘tis of me
And everyone who shares the dream
From sea to shining sea
And everyone who shares the dream
From sea to shining sea

Such great melody and the making of a great song. I didn't notice it on the first verse and chorus, though it sounded 'out of tune'. By the 2nd verse I knew it was off and I cried before the end.

This collective whining and complaining about what these people think is wrong with America has it's roots at the tower of Babel. Babel is the ancient origin of the modern notion that human collective bodies are more important than their individual members. Thus, it has generally been thought since the time of Babel that an individual's nation, his or her king as representative of the nation, and his or her racial, religious or ethnic group are more important than the individual. Therefore, the individual must be sacrificed to serve the self-defined interests of these groups, if need be. It is the OPPOSITE of what our founding fathers believed. They argued about the size of government too, but what won out was the value of individual liberty and self-reliance. We as INDIVIDUALS pursuing our own self interest, albeit common, we align as our self-interest aligns us.

Self interest, self reliance will be tomorrows sin in this new world order. What does that remind you of? We know what God thinks of this.

Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. Yahweh said,
"Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do. Come, let's go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth...

This new collective Kumbaya is directed to draw in the Christian right, no doubt. Country music, Patriotism, and hi-jacking an evangelical Christian term. Notice how it's "my country tis of ME and not THEE", as if taking responsibility is somehow more important than giving honor to the blessings of God. bible is the Bill of Rights, supplanting the Bible of course, as if our founding fathers didn't rely on God and prayer throughout the drafting of the bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights themselves are an affirmation of the inalienable rights given us by the Creator.

There is no limit to the size of the long as you can sell it.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The closing of Gitmo - how to lose the war on terror

Mr. Barry Soetoro AKA Barrack Hussein Obama has signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo POW camp and to restrict treatment of prisoners to the Army field manual. (I hate when people with no military background, think they know better than the military commanders) In my personal life, I always judge a man by whether I'd be willing to follow him into battle or not. Can I trust him to make the decisions necessary to win the battle, survive, and protect those he's in command of? We're in deep trouble if you think even his supporters would blindly follow this man into battle. Let's make a list, supporters first!!

I don't remember WWII first hand, but my father spent the war in a Japanese POW camp, my mother in an Indonesian Internment camp and I've met with Japanese families in California who spent the war in Internment camps. I'm not pro-war, or prison for civilians, but I know that all of it was necessary for America to win the war!! My parents and the Japanese families who experienced internment during the war, know that as unfair as it was, it was part of the nature of war.

Do we now think that war is fought only by soldiers in uniform... and with guns? When did America get sooooooo stupid? (I think it's too much influence from the organization that needs to be disbanded). What precedence is there for that kind of strategy? I just saw a YOUTUBE video of Cynthia McKinney as she SLAMS Israeli Navy, screaming foul about being rammed and stopped by an Israeli patrol boat for trying to bring aid to the enemies of Israel. She called it "humanitarian aid"... and wants Obama to immediately look into the humanitarian needs of the Palestinians...citing MLK quote that America is the root of these problems around the world. Shouldn't she have been shot for aiding and abedding the enemy of Israel? Wouldn't that have been justified in WWII... a war we finally won?

War is won and lost in the hearts and minds of a people. When their fight is no longer worth it, they will give it up. When the cost is too high!!!! Isn't that why we lost in Vietnam? Because of the television coverage of the war, the American people learned first hand the cost of war, and they protested to end the war...even if it meant defeat. Even if we lost face. Americans think that losing face is a 'silly, outdated and chauvinist' pretense of bravado that isn't worth considering in civilized society. Well...when it matters to your enemies, it needs to matter to you. When they see your weak actions, it gives them the courage and morale to think they can win. Ask any athlete or soldier.

Americans can be soooo naive it won't last through the new warfare tactics of our enemies. We don't have a problem, "losing face". We don't care if the world thinks we are too cowardly or humane to actually stay in battle to victory. If they can't win the war on the battleground, they can win the war in the hearts and minds of Americans who cry over collateral damage; In the US courts, which give their soldiers more rights than Sharia Law would; in the United Nations where every little dictator gets to break bread and spout deceit with real world leaders.

You may yet see Sharia Law in the midst of our war with mideastern cultures because war on terror is already a cop out. We should be comfortable to say that we are at war with Afghanistan and Iraq and when we weed out the terrorists harbored there, we may be able to provide the same aid and support to those countries that we did with Iran and Germany after WWII... but anything short of that is too soft to win. We didn't set up internment camps, but should have. We can start with mid-eastern males between the ages of 18 and 29. Will it turn them all against us, or will it weed out the chaff from the wheat? Consider for a moment Mosab Hassan Yousef. He was the son of a Hamas leader and detained by the Israeli's in a camp reserved for Hamas. He saw first hand the coercion and brutality of Hamas against their own. He's now a Christian, living in Newport Beach.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Peace in the holy land

I'm convinced that we will never see peace in the holy land until either Muslims’ convert to Christianity on their own, or Christ comes to ensure it. I've been listening to Aljazeera radio in English via their website. I wanted more detailed information from a source closer to the situation. Between their newscasts and British press you can get a sense of what is going on in the Gaza strip.

The world condemns Israel, not because they are wrong, but because they have the means and the resolve to protect themselves. It doesn't seem to matter how hateful the Palestinians are toward the Israeli people, or that the rocket fire has not yet ceased, there seems to be pressure from all over the world that Israel should be more tempered in their response.

Consider Oceanside, CA. Let's just say that Republicans in Oceanside started hurling rocket fire, randomly into San Diego, and it's outlying suburbs. They aren't very powerful rockets and not all citizens of Oceanside are republican. However, they were disappointed in the election results, they don't think they have enough representation in the state or federal system and they have vowed to not rest until San Diego is wiped off the face of the map.

The republicans in Oceanside don't speak a different language or dialect. They live amongst democrats and at the schools or grocery stores, you can't tell what political party they embrace. But every night, from their homes or local schools or churches, Republicans are firing rockets into the midst of San Diego.

Does the government have a right to invade Oceanside, until the rocket fire stops? Do the 'innocent citizens' of Oceanside have a responsibility to help flush out these republicans? Can you think of one reason why they wouldn't? Would they just cry into the camera over the unnecessary hostilities of San Diego and Camp Pendelton against their fair city...?? For this reason, I don't believe there are innocent civilians in Gaza. Are they organizing and reporting rocket movement by republicans? Are they giving up positions and intelligence? Are they resisting the republican influence in the city?