WEIGHED AND FOUND WANTING
By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin
To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men --Ella Wheeler Wilcox
AT THE GATES OF PERDITION
On January 20th upwards of four million Americans are expected to gather in the nation’s capitol to celebrate the swearing in to Presidential Office of the one that they have anointed as their savior, and to drink of the golden vessels containing the fruits of the victory of their exalted elect and praise the secular gods of this nation.
In solemnization reminiscent of the great celebratory spectacles of the Third Reich four million voices will be raised in adulation to the greatest con man to grace the political scene in the history of the nation, a seeming apparition without credentials who wandered onto the American political landscape ostensibly out of nowhere, and who has - along with his wife - expressed only a deep abiding disdain for the traditions and values of the Republic of which he is an unverified part. Unable to produce a certificate of birth he appears to be a stateless nomad. No records were produced by his campaign to confirm his place of birth or the name by which he was registered at Columbia University. His academic registers are as blank as his record of political accomplishments and as vacuous as his promises.
How is it, one might ask, that such a man could be elected to the Office of Presidency of the United States? The answer is easy the level of ignorance in this nation has reached a saturation point that brings a flush of shame to the countenance of knowledgeable thinking Americans. A solid majority of those who voted for this king of prestidigitation have a cognition level of near zero. Poll after poll has revealed that his most rabid supporters were so intelligence deprived that they had barely the ability to comprehend or communicate at a fourth grade level.
When queried, these were unable to supply the most basic information about their nation, its origins or its governing institutions. Most could not name their elected representatives, they could not name any of the cabinet members, they did not know the powers and functions of the three branches of government in fact they didn’t know that there were three branches of government, their knowledge of the Constitution was nil, and they couldn’t differentiate between the revolutionary and the civil war. The Electoral College is a mystery to them and when the campaign programs of their candidate’s opponent were put to them they inaccurately identified these as the platform of their own preferential candidate. Their abysmal ignorance extended to their own home localities, the majority could not name their mayors or their governors, and about international issues and personages they had not a clue.
These mentally challenged souls, products of a perverted education system, do not view the inauguration as a swearing in of a president, they view it as the coronation of a great and benevolent king. They actually believe that they have in the person of Barak Obama a worshipful savior who will deliver them from the obligations that accrue to their status as citizens. They now expect that they will be able to tell their creditors to go fly a kite, that they will be disengaged from mortgage and rental payment obligations, that food will magically appear on their plates and that medical, educational, and a host of other services will be free, paid for - they hope - by those who voted against their chosen one. I wish that I could state that this was written satirically, but unfortunately I cannot.
Ah! You say, but what about those of academia, the national media and the entertainment community who so fanatically supported Obama as a messiah and potential savior of the nation? Surely these are not ignorant. To this I would say that to be able to comprehend and to understand and profit from experience one must be possessed of two mental attributes, general knowledge and guiding commonsense. Many of the former have knowledge, but are sadly lacking and direfully short of an ability to make sound practical judgments, in short they have not a lick of common sense. They, like those who are deficient of both knowledge and commonsense, are the product of an education system that indoctrinates rather than educates. It was indeed an unholy alliance of the dimwitted and the deceived that put this man into office.
SICK SOULS – SICK WAYS – A SICK NATION
This week a number of grim news stories appeared that very prominently pointed up the increasingly perverse and depraved nature of a significant portion of the population of this country.
The first of these had to do with a male pedestrian who was struck by a hit and run driver, and then laid along the roadside for hours in plain sight and expired from his injuries while thousands of vehicles passed by, the drivers of which neither stopped to render assistance or bothered to phone in a report of the injured man to public safety authorities. This coldness and lack of compassion defies an explanation except to say that the majority of our people are seared of conscience and lack even a smidgeon of awareness and sympathy for another's suffering. The blood of this unfortunate man stains the souls of those who had no pity for a fellow human being.
In Florida a teenager committed suicide in full view of thousands who watched him on their computers, via his web cam, as he progressed through the stages leading to his death from a deliberate ingestion of prescription pharmaceutical drugs. The watchers were enthralled by the young man’s macabre progression from cognizance to stupor then to a comatose state and finally into the hands of the grim reaper. Some of the watchers exhorted him on in his grim departure from life. For ten hours they urged him to continue with his suicide endeavor with taunts of, “Take more that is not enough to kill you” and “Go ahead and do it”. That such as these claim membership in the human race is discordant with reason or logic. They have more affinity with the evil spirits of the demon world, their apparent mentors in life, than they do with the human race.
What has happened to human decency? In Long Island, New York a young temporary worker who had been assigned to security duties at a Wal-Mart Store was stomped and trampled to death by a “Black Friday” rabble of wild-eyed so-called shoppers with the mentality of a herd of hollow-horned ruminants with mad cow disease.
As the young man prepared to unlock the doors for the day’s business nearly two thousand of these half-wits surged forward and burst through the doors ripping them from their hinges and shattering the glass. Then with the intensity of a herd of demented bulls with the smell of blood in their nostrils they trampled to death this young man who was trying to shield a pregnant woman from the savagery of their onslaught. To add to their ignominy they roared around the store, in the likeness of sanity deprived Neanderthals, filling their carts while totally ignoring the suffering of the injured and the endeavors of the rescue people.
After describing the wretched event a TV station invited listeners to call in. I tuned out quickly with the strains of a whiney woman’s comment that it was all Wal-Mart’s fault echoing in my ears. Lord deliver us from such in the coming time of retribution.
A recent news report of a survey of thirty thousand high school seniors disclosed that eighty percent of them admitted to cheating and lying, sixty-four percent admitted to cheating on tests, and thirty percent admitted to stealing from stores. Another new report just out indicates that one in five young adults in this country have serious personality disorders that interfere with their daily lives. One has to wonder where these young people acquired their values and their mental disturbances. Was it at home or in the schools? And what part did the church play in their lives, if any?
A JUST RECOMPENSE
Following is the prophesy of Nahum given unto Nineveh of Assyria prior to the complete destruction of that great city by the Eternal Most High God. Think not that such Biblical prophesy is confined strictly to whom it was originally addressed, in this case the Assyrian residents of the capitol city Nineveh. It instead identifies God’s wrath upon a people of depraved hearts and minds, worshippers of the lusts of the flesh rather than worshippers of GOD, and our people fit the bill of particulars perfectly in this regard.
“Behold, I am against you,” says the LORD of hosts; I will lift your skirts over your face, I will show the nations your nakedness, And the kingdoms your shame. I will cast abominable filth upon you, make you vile, and make you a spectacle. It shall come to pass that all who look upon you will flee from you, and say, Nineveh is laid waste! Who will bemoan her?” Nahum 3:5-7
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The sack of the city of Nineveh by the Babylonians and Medes in 612 BC effectively put an end to the Assyrian Empire; and, although some of its sections were later inhabited, Nineveh never again regained it power and affluence. Take heed - a similar fate waits this nation
“Behold, I am against you,” says the LORD of hosts, “I will burn your chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall be heard no more.”
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