What does a mob of Catholic priests, none of whom have had trials, and most of which are beyond the statute of limitations have to do with the Pope’s statement on the death penalty?
JoeyB, bless your heart, we, as a nation, have had men locked up, without trial, without charges, for very nearly 20 years now. And our Congress bends over backwards to keep them locked up. Despite those very same freedoms guaranteed in the US Constitution. When we can do this, even though we promise, in the Constitution NOT to do them, even though we KNOW better, and even though there is no longer any reason, those freedoms, and our greatness, don’t mean shit. Yes, they are bad men, but we allowed their badness to be stronger than our goodness. Excuse me, our ‘greatness’.
Forgiving the ignorant is easy. Forgiving the ones that know better, that’s the difficult part.
Jesus wept, indeed.
She probably won’t. But we’ll still need to look anyway. Not because I want to, but because there MIGHT be something we need to know. Good thing we’re all grown ups, right Mike?
We speak of greatness, and we achieve greatness, but we are not great. We’re not even good. We are flawed, with many failures and failings. To not be able to recognize that we simply are not as great as we claim to be dooms us to mediocrity.
Other nations are creating triumphs of modern life. Effective mass transit, literacy, health care and so on. And yet we sit, like a third world nation, making excuses, and extolling our greatness.
Our priorities are twisted. Our idea of what greatness truly is, is childish and skewed.
We are closer to failure, than to greatness. And the longer we claim a greatness that does not exist, the closer we get to that failure.
Good grief Mike, you’re kidding. You messed up. Man up and admit it. Those are not only all male arms, they’re all white collar suits. Sure, you sprinkled in a few arms of color, because you’ve trained yourself to be careful and think that way. Time for you to start learning how to draw female arms as well. You can claim check, and check mate, but that’s just childishness.
And that right there is the problem with American voters. They vote for who they LIKE, and vote against who they dislike. They don’t take the time to think about things like intelligence, experience, qualifications or moral character.
Trump got elected because ignorant people saw him on TV and he appealed to them. While Hillary may be vastly more intelligent, competent and experienced than Trump she’s also abrasive, caustic and difficult. And then there are all the grown adult males (not men) who won’t vote for her because she’s a woman and we end up with an unqualified, ignorant racist in the White House.
The follow up question is, who hired that crazy old man?
If you go along with it, if you condone it, if you don’t say something against, you’re a racist.
The days of just looking the other way are over. It’s time for all of us to take a good long look in the mirror.