Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Trump Cards

40-something years ago, I learned how to play Hearts and Spades. I do not remember the specifics to the card games, and I did not want to spend the time and energy searching for what is on the web about them. What I do remember, however, is that they involved playing a card that triumphed over the others played during a hand/round. Hence, the shortened name of trump.

I do not know if the last name of the current American president originated from a card game, but I think it would be rather ironic. For he seems very fond of playing games.

No, President Trump is not the only one fond of playing games. For there are trump cards being played by every special interest group.

A lot has been heard recently about the black community playing their race card whenever they meet some resistance to changing things in their favor, but the brown, red and even white communities have their own race cards. Only the Asian community in America seems fairly content to suffer in relative silence while working really hard at moving into position to live a much better life after the others have exhausted all of their resources fighting each other.

No, it is not just in the matters of race that there is a trump card. American women have their gender equality card. The American LGBT community has their gender identity card. American conservatives play their Second Amendment, fiscal responsibility and Christian nation cards while the American liberals/progressives counter with their evolving constitution, women's rights and separation of church and state cards. Ah, but do not they all get lost in the political shuffle?

Take for example the current political issue over professional football (NFL) players refusing to stand during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of a game. For just how many Americans still remember that the protest started out with the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback at the time sitting on the sideline over alleged police brutality of black people?  Are not the vast majority of pundits now talking about it being a matter of having the freedom to disrespect our traditional values or not?

Quite frankly, I do not have a problem with the players kneeling instead of standing at attention. For kneeling has always been a sign of deference to a higher power or surrender during a time of conflict. Does the players now kneeling mean that they have surrendered their position?

I would have a problem with the players milling about on the sideline during the playing of the National Anthem, but I recognize the fact that Americans are supposed to have the freedom to do such ignoble things. Nonetheless, just because you have the legal right to do something does not mean that you should.

Alas, I have I come to truly loathe just how much of “me” our Heavenly Father has allowed to remain intact after He started truly changing me. For I can clearly see that most of our fights over political issues are simply setting the stage for the antichirst to take power over this entire world someday much sooner than later, which is in accordance unto our Heavenly Father's will, but these issues are still upsetting to me. Does this mean that I do not really believe that He knows what He is doing? Be assured that it most certainly does not, but it bothers me even more that I still want to fix things that the Lord God Almighty has broken to accomplish His purposes.    

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! Sounds in-tune to me.

  2. It's funn how there is always someone who is protesting something and everyone is up in arms about it. Then something tragic happens and people all come together to help and support one another. Once the dust settles it goes right back to protesting and people at each others throats. It's all just crazy

    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! I am afraid President Trump will use this tendency to come together during a time of crisis to manufacture a war against North Korea or Iran (maybe both) to insure his reelection. He will wait until around six months before so that it will be far less likely for us to vote someone else into the office while we are at war. I do not think there is another way for him to stay in power, and he knows this better than anyone else.

  3. You are so right when you say that "there are trump cards being played by every special interest group." It's gotten rather monotonous.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Silver Fox!!! Well, I think it gets rather entertaining when the trump cards are being flung at the opposing side like they are ninja throwing-stars. (LOL?)

    2. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Silver Fox!!! I try, but in all seriousness, if evolution is indeed reality, we sure don't show a lot of potential for improvement as a race. For a close examination of our history shows great consistency.

  4. Well I do wonder if the antichrist is coming. (lower case a)
    I believe in Jesus and all the respect we can give Him.
    I voted for Trump. I did not vote for Obama - but when he was president I respected him. I think the same should be true for Trump.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Sandie!!! Please forgive me if I upset you. Be assured that I was trying to be as respectful as possible, which I give our Heavenly Father full credit for. Alas, it would have been far uglier if I was left to my own devices.

  5. "The truth is, I have absolutely no professional credentials - literally, which is why I'm teaching at MIT." Noam
    I am curious  why I have to be someone who is not allowed to have that natural mind
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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Anonymous!!! I think. For your rambling comment does not much sense to me.

      It would if you could accept just who is keeping you and your kind from evolving. Is it on the outside or the inside? If it is really society, this can be overcome with time, but if it is on the inside, if you know deep down that there is something very wrong with your view of things, it can be resolved very quickly. For all you have to do is be as honest with yourself as you can be. This is, of course, a very hard thing to do, but it does not take years of struggle. Just let go of what you already know is wrong.

      Be assured that I have been there. No, not about homosexuality, but my natural issues have been just as traumatic to deal with. For I had to let go of the way I had always seen things while never really questions just how wrong they were. Oh, I had several instances in the past that brought up many questions, but they were easily dismissed.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Anonymous!!! Be assured that all of the credit goes to our Heavenly Father--certainly not me.


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