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, July 10, 2021

Opus 2021-220: Headlines: The 40% Majority

By now most people have seen the headlines about the exodus from San Francisco, at least I have seen it in multiple places.  It always surprises me when people say they are not aware of certain links on the internet, but then I don’t know the latest skinny on the current hot celebrity either.  I refer to the “study” which showed that 40% of the people living in San Francisco are planning on moving out because of the quality of life.  Again, if you are paying attention, certain things come to mind such as feces in the street, free drug needles and the current ban on arresting shoplifters.  

I have two questions for the 40%.  The first is, “Why are you still there?”

The second is, “Are you a registered democrat?”  If the answer to this is yes then I would be in favor of a law making it a capital crime for you to go outside the city limits.  If we can lock down the country for a minor virus it would seem to me that quarantine for people suffering from terminal stupidity would be in order.

Do a little thinking about numbers.  According to the San Francisco Department of Elections there were 503,899 registered voters in the city in 2020.  Round that off to 500,000 and the city population to 800,000.  The voter turnout was roughly 61%.  Now comes the hard part.  If 40% of the population are unhappy and 61% voted, why were the same people, or class of people, reelected?  Is it a stolen vote or an attack of the stupids?  Do the math.  61% voted minus the 40% unhappy.  That leaves 21%.  The 40% of the population would have outnumber the ones who liked it there 2 to 1.

The mindless woke mobs that inhabit our cities remind me of the apartment dwellers who move regularly because the trash is piled too high in their apartment for them to get to the refrigerator.  And then they complain about the poor living conditions.  It reminds me of the middle school kids I worked with who would drop their trash all around the can but never in.  The problem is that all they can see is the shiny and clean where others live and feel like they are entitled.  They are a living example of that terrifying slogan, “Coming to a theater near you.”  

Fortunately most of these people will never get up the nerve to leave.  If they cared enough they would change it where they are.

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