02 May: Cancel Crime

On page 217 of his book, LA Justice, Robert Vernon wrote, “when wrong is defended, when right is attacked, the pillars of social structure crumble and fall.” This new cancel craze is not in the least bit about human rights and stopping any form of oppression. It is a growing crusade supporting that which is wrong and opposed to that which is right. Feel like it is wearing you out? It is. That’s the goal. Law-enforcement officers, soldiers, preachers, teachers, trainers and others are being monitored for every single word or deed as critics look for a gotcha. Good is scrutinized and demonized. Bad is defended. Those who have stepped forward to dedicate themselves to a life of protection service are fighting not only against deeds of deviancy, but against those bent on protecting the doers of those evil deeds. Cancel craze is like a gale-force wind in the face…

24 Apr: LOGS OVER A WATERFALL

Every year I hit a new bustle level. There is so much to do; only so much time to do it. A friend told me once before when I was burning the midnight oils, that he saw me as a man intensely working a log jam in a river trying to save every log from going over the waterfall. “Sometimes,” he said, “take a breath, stop scrambling and let a few go over.” It’s a waterfall week. I can’t write a thought this week except to pass on that little piece of advice as I let this weekend’s “Think About It” go over the waterfall.   Think About it Maybe you too should take a breath, stop scrambling and let some logs go over the waterfall. You can go back and get them later if you must. The world won’t end because you took a break and you will probably return…

18 Apr: Leave the Buildings to the Bats

Very few singular scriptures address all needed actions. Just because I believe and ascribe to that wonderful passage from Romans 12:17-19 (“…as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone…”), doesn’t mean there isn’t a time to stand with our feet planted and voices raised. I am sick of having immorality shoved down our throats, then us being characterized as “intolerant (x)phobic (x)ist bigots” when we stand against it. I have no tolerance for that kind of threatening idiocy. There is right and wrong. There is a leader (ruler) of both realms. Christ is the ruler of good and Satan the ruler of evil. Each ruler uses people to accomplish their missions. There is a continuing assault on scriptural / moral values that is now a depravity crusade. You cannot legislate common sense, but you can sure legislate idiocy. Things like H.R. 5 (the Equality Act) are…