Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Opus 2015-122: It Is Rodney King All Over Again

Remember the Rodney King riots?  Remember how the poorest parts of LA were decimated?  Remember how stores that had braved the inner city to bring resources to the lower income people were destroyed.  Remember how the police did nothing when they could have stopped the violence in its tracks? We have seen that again in Baltimore.

I watch people on the left trying to draw parallels with the Patriots of the American Revolution.  I see them comparing this event with the marches of Martin Luther King.  I read all kinds of nonsense written by people that should know better.  But they don’t. 

The American Revolution was not a looting and destroying spree with lawyers lined up to keep you from suffering the consequences of your actions.  It wasn’t about stealing TVs and toilet paper.  It wasn’t about dancing on top of cars while you grab your genitals.  It was an attempt to establish liberty at the risk of life, limb and property.  While there were what we would call “terrorists” on both sides they were usually renegades and considered criminals by civilized people. 

To link these thieves, arsonists and haters with Martin Luther King, Jr. is nothing but a total disconnect from reality.  If it were a religious issue it would be considered blaspheme, here it is degrading at best. 

Yet the Progressives keep acting like this is an issue of justice and opportunity.  They talk about the high unemployment in the area of the arrest.  I wonder why I don’t hear about the number of high school drop outs and absentee fathers.  How many houses in the area have no books library cards in the house?  These are the results of choices made by the people who live there, no oppression.  The problem is not a lack of opportunity the problem is training an entire generation that they deserve the affluent life-style without the element of hard work.  If the race baiters and success haters keep being successful then we will have ring side seats to the end of civilization as we know it.

Coming to a city near you?  Already there?  Thank your local media people, teachers and Democratic politicians.  After all you never want a good crisis to go to waste.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.