All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.



Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!

6/27/2015

Reflection

"May you live in interesting times" is a supposed Chinese curse.  I don't think anyone has ever proven it is a Chinese saying but culturally obtuse Americans can label a saying whatever they want.  Calling it a curse is a truism regardless of the source.

As Susan indicated in the comments of the last post, its been an interesting week.

There is evidence that the Whitehouse is directing private enterprises to ban the sale of the Stars and Bars, also known as the Confederate Battle Flag.  Apparently this flag is "hurtful" to a significant number of Americans. 

I'm not sure the root cause of the hurt.  This flag wasn't thought of as hurtful in 1866.  The conquering Union Army did not ban it during or after reconstruction.  It was not thought of as harmful or degrading by those who were actually enslaved prior to 1865.

The children of black slaves didn't object to the flag, nor did their children, or theirs or even the generation of blacks after that.  It would appear that this outrage is a newly acquired phenomenon.  There has been no legal institutional racism against blacks in this country in my life time.  In fact for over 45 years blacks in America have had the exact opposite of anti-black racism.  They have enjoyed affirmative action and direct money transfers from whites.  Call it wealth distribution or welfare either way white Americans paid money to black Americans, for what no one is exactly sure.

We are told that the word "nigger" is the most offensive thing a black person can be called.  I can count on one hand how many times I have heard a white person say it in a degrading manor in the last 20 years.  For the last 15 years I have been in the company of rednecks.  Yet "nigger" is how blacks talk about themselves.

Another thing I find interesting about America's racial situation:  It is OK for mobs of blacks to attack helpless whites to beat and rob them.  It happens frequently enough that now it hardly makes mainstream national news.  It's OK for blacks to riot at the drop of a hat over police racism, even if they know it didn't happen and they know the white cop was morally in the right. Black leaders say they want "power" so they can "stick it to the man".  Some of them even want a race war.

A doped up white kid shoots up a black church killing innocent black people.  A white women risks her life after she spots him and trails him directing the police to arrest him.  White cops risk their lives to make that arrest.  White people all over the country send money to the black families harmed by this nut job.  A most likely white jury is going to convict him of his crimes.  Whites can't do anything right.

According to the demigods enthroned at Sodom on Potomac what white America needs is to give up our guns and flags that remind of freedom.  Interestingly no blacks are rioting over this shooting.  The one time a white person actually engages in a racially motivated crime, no one wants to take to the streets in a violent attack on the privileged whites.

Actual violent racism, as opposed to the kind that Rachel Dolezal fights against, is scary stuff and prompting a race war and fighting the man is a good fund raiser slogan for Rev. Al (what church does he preach for again) Sharpton, but a really bad idea when whites might shoot back.

Speaking of ancient civilizations destroyed by a fascination for butt sex and other lawless behavior: the Supreme (only in its own imagination) Court of the (once but not for much longer) United States checked their brains at the gay bar before ordering a collective lobotomy from their health (lack of) care provider.

No matter what a group of black robed dictators say, marriage is between a man and a women.  Period. 

So is all of this going to bring about the end of the world?

I doubt it.  That doesn't mean that the United States is going to be around in 50 years, or even 25.  This week the US officially ceased to be a Christian Nation.  Many thought that happened with Roe V Wade, myself included.  After all how much worse could it get?  We now know.  Unless we repent, we are going to face the same judgment that every other hedonistic culture has.  We will decline.

I have no idea if the decline will be violent and fast, or a slow slouching towards sleaze, disease and atrophy. In the long run all cultures die.  Western civilization American style is gasping for breath and going down for the third time.

There is no mention of the United States, or of any people group that can even remotely be ascertained as belonging to The West (new world) in either Revelation or any of the other books of Biblical prophecy.  I don't think its because 400 million of us get raptured.  It's because we will have long since ceased to be relevant.

7 comments:

  1. Susan9:55 AM

    So many things happened last week there is almost too much to comment on, isn't there?

    The gaystapo and the hustlers like Jackson don't care that when they hijacked the very symbol of God's promise to man not to flood the earth to be the logo for their filthy corruption, they are mocking God. He may have promised no more water, but with the court's ruling, He made no such promises regarding fire or earthquakes now did he?

    What the liberals and the gays refuse to contemplate is that the court gave itself the right to interpret or ignore any law they choose to now when they issue future rulings. I have seen comments from people who are interpreting this ruling as the legal foundation for a serious attack on the 1st amendment, with regards to religious conscience.

    The left thinks their pet agendas are inviolate, but they truly are not. They are as subject to a decent legal goring as the issues of the right are. I suspect that they are now realizing that they may have poked the sleeping bear majority one too many times, and it is now waking up. When it does, it will push back. Example: the race card. That is now as useless as used tissue, so they had to come up with a new one. White privilege is now the insult of choice. Problem is, the bear is getting so riled that this particular card may not work so well either.

    I will give Al Sharpton credit for one thing last week. He told the pathetic clown brigade led by Malik Shabbyazz to get out of Charleston. I guess that particular blind squirrel found his once a decade acorn.

    Did you see the headline about Obama having the affrontry to actually suggest that Christians should now cave on their principles since the court issued this ruling?? I bet he won't ask his fellow muslims to do that, will he?

    Something I have to wonder about, maybe the good Rabbi B will offer an opinion. But I wonder if God gave the example of Ninevah being saved from total S&G style destruction because He was giving this country a warning somehow. I know Revelation will happen if America and the world doesn't repent, but if America had a serious repentant revival, would not God honor what He did at Ninevah?

    Like a post today over at Vox's blog says, it is amusing to watch the Left frantically claim that it is all settled now. Is the subject of abortion settled?? After all, it has been what 40 years or more since the ruling?

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  2. I know Revelation will happen if America and the world doesn't repent,

    That's going to happen anyway. What the USA does or doesn't do won't change that time line one whit. FWIW my current take on end times agrees with Barnabas.

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    1. That was why I mentioned Ninevah. God said what was going to happen, but because they repented en masse, it did not. I do agree that some kind of punishment would still happen, but not as harsh as what is mentioned. After all, S&G would have been saved if 10 righteous men had been found.

      To totally crush people even if they repent kind of defeats the whole purpose doesn't it? I am not trying to make trouble, but I just notice things in the Bible and it makes me wonder.

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  3. "But I wonder if God gave the example of Ninevah being saved from total S&G style destruction because He was giving this country a warning somehow."

    I think there is some merit to this point. Nineveh was a non-Jewish nation who responded to the preaching of a Jewish prophet by repenting fasting in sackcloth.

    Nineveh's response certainly served to bring out in even sharper relief Israel's refusal to repent, although many prophets, rising early, had been sent to Israel over and over again for a great number of years before the L-rd finally sent us into exile.

    Y'shua makes a similar point when he speaks at a synagogue in
    Luke 4:23-30:

    He said to them, "You will surely say this proverb to Me, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Your country.' " Then He said, "Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.

    "But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land; "but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.

    "And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian." So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff.

    Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.

    We know that Nineveh was eventually judged and destroyed (cf. Nahum), but,nonetheless, one of the lessons is that G-d is compassionate, His long-suffering is salvation, and folks foolishly mock and deride His long-suffering and patience to their peril.

    2 Peter 3:1-7

    Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the L-rd and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming?

    For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation." For this they willfully forget: that by the word of G-d the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.

    But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

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  4. Susan1:20 PM

    Thank you for your thoughtful response Rabbi B. I did not think about how it made Israel look at that point in time though. Good perspective.

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  5. I am not trying to make trouble, but I just notice things in the Bible and it makes me wonder.

    You are no trouble at all. We are supposed to be curious and explore scripture. I noticed several years ago that I would often think about scripture differently than other people. At first that concerned me, because I thought there was only 1 "right" way to view everything. As I got older I realized that a unique aspect of scripture is that it cannot be fit into one of man's boxes.

    I believe on of the reasons to meditate on the bible is that we will always discover deeper meaning than what we thought we understood the first time.

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  6. Exactly Res. It is like how you view life, depending on your age. Experience can change a person's perspective in many ways. Plus God also opens our minds and gives us a new meaning and perspective when He knows we are ready to hear it. Viewing through a child's eyes, or viewing through an adult's eyes.

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