Rambling: that is what you all get in this post.
I notice that the culture and modern morals of the United States closely resemble the culture and morals of the ancient American culture and morals, as depicted in the Book of Mormon, when they were at their worst. Lying, deceit, hatred, destruction of people and property and generally all those things which most societies and religions consider “evil” were prevalent then…and are now.
What is reported about for a majority of our elected officials is the abundance of lying. Some of the foolish things said by people like Sheila Jackson Lee and Nancy Pelosi I no longer believe are the simple mistakes I use to give them credit for. What they say now is so outrageously opposite from the truth I conclude they must be outright lying.
President Barack Obama, Speaker John Boehner, Senate Leader Harry Reid, some of our statewide elected officials (two past attorneys general), our local state senator say one thing in carefully selected words, describe it as something different,and mean something completely opposite to deceive a public unwilling examine them.
Racism, a subject which most people can’t even define, is perpetuated by elected and appointed officials, the media, and far to many people. It is seen in our unnecessary “hate crime” legislation. Such legislation, although promoted as an attempt to “protect” people, is in essence only legalized segregation or reverse apartheid. From the US Attorney General down to our state attorney general refuse to enforce laws that may hurt their fund-raising efforts, even though enforcement would benefit all people. Our state senator proposes legislation to protect classes of people rather than all the people, even though he proclaims it to be for equity. The media from the ultra liberal MSNBC to the ultimate right-wing FOX drive wedges of intolerance among people. But worst of all, too many, far too many people express all forms of hatred toward people seeking a better life here than in their own country.
DESTRUCTION OF PEOPLE AND PROPERTY
Our streets have too many gangs and unaccountable people punching each other, stranger, and the elderly in some acts of bravado masquerading as bravery. We see husbands and boyfriend of popular celebrities beating of their partners. Just the other day was a story about a man throwing a baby out the window of a moving car…because he was he was upset at the bay’s mother, his girlfriend. I ask myself, “what led a mother of a child to even be with such a person, rather than with the child’s father?” From pole to pole, as the saying goes, the norm is killing and destruction. I am reminded of the final scenes from the Book of Mormon. The people were so filled anger that they howled in despair, not because of their impending doom, but because they could not return fast enough to killing and mayhem.
All of those behaviors have been taught against for THOUSANDS of years by religions and social orders of every inclination. Yet, I hear some people openly advocating the old cultures and norms are obsolete.
In reality all that is becoming obsolete is the humanity of humans.
That is The WAY I See It.