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.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Opus 2018-206: Two Can Play the Race Card

Ron DeSantis used the word “monkey”.  Evidently this is supposed to be a racist thing to do.  The Social Justice Warriors went on the warpath.  It was a repeat of what the left has been doing for years.  In the process of accusations the left repeats its habit of ignoring truth.  The internet is full of posts quoting Democrats and other servants of darkness repeatedly using the word monkey.  Never is there a link to racism, but we are used to this.

The big question that time will answer is, “Has he learned the Trump lesson?”

The Trump lesson is the way in which Donald Trump responds to the ridiculous claims of the left wing press.  He doesn’t cower.  He doesn’t apologize.   He doesn’t sweat or tremble in fear.  He laughs at them and throws it back in their face.  Does “Fake News” ring a bell?  DeSantis needs to take that lesson to heart.

I learned this lesson in front of a middle school class, not in national politics.  Middle school students have learned to play the race card and to be honest, it works very well for them.  It is amazing how many teachers are afraid of being called a racist.  I responded differently when they wanted to play.  Instead of folding, I chose to raise. 

Let’s say that a student is sitting in his seat quacking like a duck.  I might tell him to stop acting stupid.  Often if it is a black student he will say, “Are you saying that I am stupid because I am black?  Are you a racist?”  He has anted.  Now it is my turn.  Instead of pleading that I am not a racist I turn it on him.  I point out that I did not say anything about being black.  I talked about acting stupid.  Then I ask him why he assumed that acting stupid had anything to do with being stupid or black.  Then I would tell him to stop being a racist.  It doesn’t take much to shift the conversation.  After a few tries the race card went back into the deck to be tried on another teacher. 

Republicans need to learn from the lesson Trump is giving them.  It will make a difference in our country.

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