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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Opus 2016-240: Headlines: Anti-Bullying Campaign Comes to Washington

President Obama moves from one humiliation to another but what can you expect from someone who is a soul-sister to the people leading the anti-bullying thrust in our public schools.  One of the hallmarks of the campaign is that you do not retaliate against a bully.  You are supposed to get the school counselor to intervene for you and make the bully see reason.  It all seems so sensible and safe.

Unfortunately life doesn’t work that way whether the bully is Brutus or Vladimir.

The president thinks that Putin will care about Obama’s need for a safe space.  He thinks if he plays nice then Putin will play nice.  From the Washington Times,

“But he suggested that he doesn’t want to retaliate.

“‘Our goal is not to suddenly in the cyber arena duplicate a cycle of escalation that we saw when it comes to other arms races in the past, but rather to start instituting some norms so that everybody’s acting responsibly,’ Mr. Obama said.”
School bully’s don’t respond that way.  Business bullies don’t respond that way.  Politicians don’t respond that way.  Tyrants don’t respond that way.  I learned that lesson in elementary school.  Some people never learn.  Obama is one of those.  Maybe he always had body guards.

Read your history.  The example has been run into the ground but that doesn’t make it any less true.  European leaders kept giving Hitler little chunks of other people’s countries in hopes that a little more would satisfy him.  It didn’t.  Appeasement just made him lust for more.  If they had stood up like men and mobilized their armed forces then Hitler would have backed down.  That is the way of bullies.  A one sided arms race can only have one result.  It makes the whole country a “No Gun Zone” in a world of thugs.

Obama wants to appease the tyrants.  That is the good spin.  The bad spin is that he is doing everything he can to weaken the leader of the free world.  He does not want liberty for all, he wants the elites of the world to run everything and of course he considers himself one of the elite. 
He knows what is best for you.  I hope we can survive until January.

homo unius libri

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