"live righteously and love everyone"
this is probably next to impossible,
given the world in which we live.
The latest Chicago murder stats, 2018: HERE
Baltimore murder stats, 2017, now surpassing all other American cities of populations greater than 500,000: HERE
And thanks to the growth of corruption and cartels, just south of my home town, lies Tijuana, Mexico -- and with two months still remaining in 2018, this once sweet Baja city, perfect for tourism, offering everything from silly chachkies to tequila to street tacos with just a quick trip across the border, returning home complete with, maybe a velvet painting of Elvis, or a colorful woven blanket for less than 10.00, or even just a handful of Chicklets sold by little Tijuana children, or nuns, as you wait, and wait, and wait, in the long line of cars going back to the USA -- MORE than 2,000 murders have already been committed.
Some of you may know that I follow a minister -- John Gray -- on both television and via Instagram...and he posted this message over the weekend: "A 97 year-old Holocaust survivor was killed for being Jewish yesterday. In the United States. Let that sink in." Apparently, it was first posted by Jada Pinkett Smith... but no matter -- either way we find it -- once it, in fact, sinks in, we are surely left speechless. In shock.
Question -- was the Pulse Nightclub shooting, June 2016, President Obama's fault? That shooter killed 49 people -- at the time, this was found as the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11; and it was just a little over a year ago, the people of this great country experienced the Vegas shooting -- killing 59 innocents, in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival...and yet, to this day, there is still no more information on motive than on the day it happened -- was that Trump's fault, too?
Black Lives Matter formed under the age of Obama -- and in turn, attacks and homicides against our police officers in uniform and protecting our neighborhoods have skyrocketed; is Obama to blame for that?
The Obama administration was linked to an organization/political campaign running against Bibi, no less...what kind of political interference, against a friend of America, is that -- moreover, this attack in Pittsburgh was at the hand of an anti-Semite and Trump hater who seems to have more in common with some of Obama's political allies -- like, Louis Farrakhan -- than anyone else. Shame on who?
This past weekend's tragedy speaks of horrible, unthinkable hatred... killing eleven people in a synagogue, solely based upon their Jewish religion.
"Authorities on Sunday released the names of the 11 victims, all of whom were from Pennsylvania. They included a married couple, a pair of brothers and a beloved physician.
Joyce Fienberg, 75, Rose Mallinger, 97, Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, Cecil Rosenthal, 59, David Rosenthal, 54, Daniel Stein, 71, Melvin Wax, 88, and Irving Younger, 69, were from Pittsburgh. Richard Gottfried, 65, was from Ross Township and Bernice Simon, 84, and Sylvan Simon, 86, were from Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County Chief Medical Examiner Karl Williams said."
But like every other mass murder, or homicide -- the cause goes directly to the actions of ONE person, a person who is clearly not of the right mind -- be its origins from a heart full of bigotry, a criminal mind, an evil intention to do harm, a mental illness or overall lack of well being or ability to cope and live peacefully with others...There is no amount of gun control that will stop this kind of madness. None.
Evil people will find a way to do evil, be it from a gun, a knife, a car, a plane, a bomb in a backpack or mailed....or even with their two hands wrapped around a neck.
But even people like Tom Steyer needs to tone it down a wee bit -- about this hatred towards the entire republican party; don't liberals want to "live righteously and love everyone" like everybody else? What's with the continuing hate against good Americans who only mean well....and that goes double, for this president. Trump doesn't hate Americans or America; Trump wants to make America, all of America, great again. Republicans don't hate other Americans or America; republicans want to make America, all of America, great again. What's not to love about that?
Steyer said --
"I think his response to the tragedy [Saturday] was appropriate, but there's something much bigger than that going on here, which is the atmosphere that he's created -- and that the Republican Party has created -- in terms of political violence," Steyer said. "If you look across the political scene, what you see is routine, systematic lawlessness. ... We see it in a president who has been breaking the law systematically, as a candidate, as a businessman, and as a president."
That is reckless rhetoric at it's greatness.
Really? The republican party is responsible for the atmosphere of political violence? Shameful.
And just where, in fact, is Trump committing systematic lawlessness? By obliterating Obama's leftist Executive Orders? By obliterating Obama's climate change redistribution of America's wealth? By obliterating the under the cover of darkness deal with Iran and the nuclear agreement, which somehow paid Iran billions of dollars in American cash?
Or how about when the entire Obama Administration fed Americans, and the United Nations, and the rest of the world, this lie -- that the Benghazi terrorist attack was all because of a video; which, if you all recall -- during the night of the attack -- Obama had the audacity to exit the war room, just to get a good night's sleep before flying to the Left coast for a fundraiser the very next morning...American forces were willing and able to fly over from Italy that night, and they were told to stand down....Shameful.
Oh Steyer -- "You can't find prominent Democrats who are leading chants with violent overtones. ... all the kinds of attempts to play to people's strongest emotions." That is hilarious.
Um, you mean like, Ms. Maxine --- make'm pay and get in their face--- Waters? Or like, Hillary Clinton's cat call for continuing the incivility until such time democrats are back in power? Like that? Like Eric Holder, insisting on kicking back? Like Obama once said in a rally, if they bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gun? Stuff like that? Shameful.
I will take actions by Tea Party for 200 dollars, please; prayers and all, any day of the week and back again, there is a right side to stand and I know exactly where it begins and ends.
The thing is -- I'm just sick of this nonsense. Just sick of it.
So live it up, leftists. Live it up. For the world you are creating -- by way of mass media propaganda, building big government dependency, establishing illogical economical solutions that has basically ruined America's healthcare system, along with your latest leftist flip-flop -- with the insistence of open borders subjecting Americans to unimaginable costs of millions of illegals, and of course, the general, all-round hostility towards conservatives and republicans, making character attacks upon an entire political party -- is all thanks to you.
I feel sorry for you, Steyer -- and all. IF this is how you play nice with others; if this is how you show your tolerance; if this is how you argue on the specifics and the merits of our differences, then there is no hope for us.
Here's Trump, with some of his last twenty four -- "The Fake News is doing everything in their power to blame Republicans, Conservatives and me for the division and hatred that has been going on for so long in our Country. Actually, it is their Fake & Dishonest reporting which is causing problems far greater than they understand!"
and this -- "There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame..." "...of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must End!"
Truth is -- no matter the occasion, no matter what is happening around you -- you are either on the side of right action, choosing to do the right thing, choosing to love everyone, choosing to live righteously -- OR you're not. There is no line in-between; you are either there, or you're not there. You are either doing the right thing, or you are not. You are either saying the right thing, or you are not.
Ripping an entire political party for political gain -- and blaming an entire party for the political violence and instability -- is not only juvenile, it is wrongheaded.
At the end of this day,
all I can do or say is pray.
May God bless the friends and families of this horrendous attack; and may all of America one day make peace with this, and most especially, with each other.
It's not lip service.
It is just the direction we -- ALL of US -- really must go.
It is not okay for you to hate me just because I live and vote and have my being wrapped around conservative ideals under the Republican party. I voted for Trump and more than any other time in my adult life, am really proud that I did. And I support democrats, and the Left, as a whole, to be continue to be wrong about nearly everything, and to continue to argue public policy on the merits.
I love my party; I love what the republican party stands up for; I love what prominent republicans have done for this country -- like, Abraham Lincoln, like Ronald Reagan -- two of the very best presidents America has ever had.
We MUST find a way to live righteously and love one another, or else. Or else.
But come to think of it -- I have no interest to see what "or else" actually looks like, or acts like, or talks like. No interest at all.
[But much obliged to my muse on the day -- for this girl's fire is expressly due to that Tom Steyer...suddenly, he's like the blind sheikh of leftist elitist socialist dreams, with the media fawning over him like nobody's business...keep it up, dude, keep it up. I can do this all the live long day.]
Make it a Good Day, G