Can We Give it a Rest?
The 2014 midterm elections brought about many firsts. I’m thinking perhaps now the “War on Women” mantra should declare a “cease fire”, and maybe “race-baiters” can now be called, “stink-baiters”.
The old “standby” attacks from the Left on conservatives are getting rather threadbare indeed. Maybe our nation can get back to what really matters in politics; the notion of character.
Tim Scott is the first black Senator from the South elected since Reconstruction, Mia Love is the first black Republican Congresswoman ever, Joni Ernst the first woman to represent Iowa in Congress, and Shelly Capito became the first female Senator from West Virginia.
Now, let’s maybe turn back the clocks oh, say FIFTY years BEFORE all of the race-baiting began, and we were still drinking in the peaceful message of Martin Luther King Jr. How disappointed he would be to see the goings-on in Ferguson. He would probably shake his head at the antics of “riot vultures” Jesse and Al, who descend on a “hot-spot” only to fan the flames and stir up dissension. FYI, division is ALWAYS from Satan; that makes for a pretty handy-dandy rule of thumb. Unity is of G-d.
Let’s look at some divisive comments thrown out by the Left in recent history….”This is a vast right-wing conspiracy”~Hillary Clinton, “They’re gonna put y’all back in chains”~Joe Biden, “You didn’t build that.”~Barack Obama, “If you call it a riot, it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason. I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable. So I call it a rebellion.”~Sheila Jackson Lee
What did MLK Jr. have to say on the matter?
“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
“… I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
“Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.”
There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.”
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Sooo, can’t we just get along?