Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Folly and Naïvety

Yes, yes I am angry; I am quite incensed about it all!

From my fellow Citizens, to my Leaders I have voted to represent me and my Government, to foreign entity’s and their Citizens, in fact every Human on this planet is at fault.

At fault for what?

At fault for letting things get out of hand, and I am at fault too, but at least I am working towards trying to fix those things that are wrong.

Not many are, in fact not many even realize there is a problem, let alone that the problem is very deep and how high up the ladder it really goes.

People only see what they want to see, that is the greatness and problem of individual perception.

Perception is though very easily swayed in Humans, especially now in an age when we at least in “1st World” nations have nearly everything at our finger tips. We are fed all sorts of garbage via our Television sets, our Radio waves, our Corporations, and our Leaders, all to keep us distracted from the true reality around us until at least we can't defend ourselves any more.

We are trained now from a very young age that we need things that are unnecessary, albeit fun. We are filled with dogma in our schools and in our advertisements and many other places; that sets in a belief that our Government is our Parent and will fix and do everything for us.

We are told who is wrong and what is right; our Celebrities and politicians do illegal and unconscionable things, some apologize but many never learn; and because they have power and money that somehow voids them from Justice and the laws of the land.

And then many go ahead and do it all over again.

Of the five Main Religions of the World three I am going to point out and give rant to; you first have the faith of the Judeans, then their offshoot the Christians, and later in History you have the Muslims. Their roots are very much the same, even having many of the same prophets and leaders. The reality of it all is that all three Religions have roots that go back to the 12 Tribes of Israel + Levi. The Jews, the many Arab nations and even many who encompass Christianity came from one of the 12 Tribes or Levi.

But each has their own version of GOD and each has it’s own sub-groups and each has it’s own path to enlightenment, and each teaches whether in their Holy books or outside of that they are the only true faith and destruction will befall all the others.

Many even push for and many times force others to follow their faith; Jews generally don’t want anyone but themselves in their Religion though you can with approval buy your way in: (This is against principles taught by their prophets and Jesus.)
Christians in General welcome people to accept their faith, but Catholic, Mormon, and some other groups have and still at times use force, coercion, and deception to convert, and in the past even death as a tool for such, (although this again is against the teachings of their prophets and Jesus.)

Muslims follow guidelines set down by the prophet Muhammad, similar to what Christians follow from Jesus and Jews follow from G-D. But many of the verses in the Quran seek vengeance similar to Jewish Old Testament, however the Christians are told to turn the other cheek.

Muslims though tend to be polar opposites of the rest of God’s “people” when it comes to compassion; they only see strength and power as goodness and compassion as weakness, so when you are taught to Love thy enemy, they are taught to respect thy enemy but only as far enough to get them before they get you. This is the problem America faces since we are a Nation still built mainly on compassion even in times of war; but specifically after the wars, where we rebuild and tend to shed pity on the conquered, (This isn't a bad thing, but when dealing with religions like Islam you are up a creek without a paddle unless you become aggressive, No matter what you will always be the infidel).

In any case, this fracturing of God’s word has been the bane of Humans on Earth for over 2000 years.

This and the hating and berating of any other religious form on this planet by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike; This is and has been a huge problem, it causes only strife and sadly no one seems to follow the simple principle Jesus Christ talked about; about being concerned for only your Soul and let others be that be, (Otherwise known as the ‘Dividing Christ Sermon’).
And even now it seems to be a crime to even try and understand your “enemy”, let alone sympathize, whether that sympathy is founded in right or wrong.

A crime in a society that was originally built and founded upon principles of free though and Free Faith, but it is because things have gotten away from us. Things are this way because there are those that deem it so and have been causing such things to occur over the past many years.

Sadly there are those Humans in this World who seek only power and riches, and they have been given power over us by wit and whim, deception and malaise.

And have done so for the whole written account of Human history, but most specifically for about 1100 years or so.

I call them only ‘Humans’, (even though they don’t seem to have that element to them either), because calling them People or Persons would give them Rights, it would allow me to acknowledge them as well.

I say this because even though I believe all Humans are born with a certain set of in-a-lienable rights, none of us has the Right to subjugate another, kill without defense, and or take from another that which is not ours.

And those that do, do not really even deserve the classification of Human Being; because even though they may Reason and be intelligent, (as the classification ‘Homo Sapiens Sapiens’ entails), they do things as such that cause the disparity and injury of others on a consistent and quite frankly very public manner and therefore find themselves in a league of their own, A league that is in-Humane in action and cause.

These ‘Humans’ many would want to destroy because of their behavior of which is destructive, and I almost would want to agree, because it is [Easy], it is the easy path to kill, to destroy, to erase from existence that which we do not accept, like or even understand.

I do not have the answers on how they might be dealt with, even though I agree something must and should be done with them.

And yes it does just sound like I am another Person rattling their saber but not willing to step on the field.

But how can one do to another what is morally wrong, what in many belief systems is supposed to be the sole decision of the Creator or like Deity.

Many cannot and that I gather is the problem which is presented to and by many of us who see only one real course of action, but are bound or grounded by our set ideals of Moral constitution.

It is because really the only ones willing to do that which is against the moral code are those who have no morals to begin with or are severely lacking of such.

It was stated by Burke and Einstein both in similar fashion that it is unconscionable to stand by and do nothing, yet Christ said to love thy enemy because love and kindness are more powerful than any bout of vileness and hatred.

But people do not seem to know how to love their enemies and protect themselves and their families at the same time.

Such is the dilemma of Mankind, or so I think.

What really is unconscionable is that we have been duped by our leaders, here at home and around the World.

They work day and night to take away Rights that they never had any rights to take away in the first place.

It is a very sick thing that wraps our World up in and it finds us in a bind.

Things have gotten out of hand and it is because We, and our ancestors turned a blind eye, it is because we were too happy to not see past our own noses and ignore the truths because of assumptions that things weren’t as bad as they were and that there is no evil conspiracy.

Americans specifically forgot that they themselves were given the task by their founding fathers to be the Guardians of Liberty, Freedom and Justice.

It was and is our duty! What happened? Where did it all go wrong?!

The blame game continues and nothing much seems to be done about the real issues, and I guess that is what the powers that be want.

Divide and conquer and in time all conflict, wars and struggles will be won.

It doesn’t take a genius to see how to control another Human being, how to steal, how to fight and or how to kill; but many, many intelligent people are yet still being led astray by some very dubious characters, with extremely ridiculous persona's; some of whom are quite lacking in intelligence.

This is very sad, since if everyone could just see those follies, then just maybe we would have a better chance at seeing the ones in the shadows leading the many leaders that so becomes our angst.

In the end I am still very angry, and I am still incensed by everything that is going on and the helplessness I feel at times.

I tell myself, I have to believe that the Pen is mightier than the sword, because if it isn’t than we Humans are really nothing more than just animals surviving on instinct and we are then no better than the beasts of the field.

R. William Holzkopf Jr.
Copyright © 2010 R. William Holzkopf Jr.

I leave with Three quotes to mull over:

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
-Edmund Burke [Irish orator, philosopher, & politician (1729 - 1797)]

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
-Albert Einstein [German-Jew Scientist, Physicist, Mathematician (1879- 1955)]

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
-Titus 1:15 NIV [Assumed to be written by the Apostle Paul to Titus (66-67)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11th, 2010

So today is the 9 year anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, as well as the plane hijackings; there are going to be a lot of events going on around the United States today for the remembrance of those that died.

It is officially a national holiday called 'Patriot Day'.

However, besides taking a moment of silence to remember all those who died on September 11th, 2001, if you are able in this rough economy see if you can give a little help to those organizations that help the victims families.

http://www.wearechange.org/

http://www.fealgoodfoundation.com/

http://www.americas911foundation.org/

http://www.national911memorial.org/


http://www.911helpamerica.com/


If I missed any it is not because they are less important, I just don't know of them.

So take the time and have a moment of silence today, and remember all those that died 9 years ago.

I know I will.

R. William Holzkopf Jr.

Patriot Day Links:
1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/09/10/presidential-proclamation-patriot-day-and-national-day-service-and-remem
2. http://www.holidayorigins.com/html/patriot_day.html
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Day