Why’d you do it George?

George W. Bush thought he could make Iraq into America. He wanted a democracy. The problem with democracy is that it’s majority rule. In this case, it’s Shiite oppressing Sunnis because Shiites are the majority.

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Democrats’ Childlike Tactics

I noticed that the Democratic party has a powerful tool in smearing their opponents. Back when the Tea Party was getting started, Nancy Pelosi went out after a successful ruling for the Democratic Party carrying a giant gavel trying to get a reaction from the Tea Party. Sounds extremely childish, right? Well it doesn’t end there, André Carson, a U.S. House Representative, accused the Tea Party of calling him a racial slur 14 times at a public event. Video footage of the event came out: there was no evidence of a racial slur being said even once. That’s a congressman lying, to the public. Don’t get me wrong, Republicans lie too, it’s just that lies about racism are a big problem and have big consequences since we do not tolerate racism in American society. Note that the same issue does not come up with Republicans: no one was accused of being sexist for not supporting Sarah Palin and no one was accused of being racist for not supporting Ben Carson.

Valentine Shock

I know a girl who is more amazing than any other. But oh so sad, right now it’s a bother. But you know what they say all’s well that ends well. Still it’s sad to see it end so much like hell. Still it’s not the end. You know the secret goes:

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning.

Well I’ll wait as long as it takes.

Normalization

It seems to me that people in the social justice business, have endeavored to make violence a necessary part of social activism and life. I can see this only leading to more problems for America and eventually to its divide. Love, not hate, will defeat hate, not the normalization of violence.

Kubo and the Two Strings: Christian Review

Kubo and the Two Strings is a good movie. It’s a story about life and loss. The story has some spiritual elements to it, but they don’t go very deep. Rather the emotional elements are much deeper. Kubo is a story about a boy who has lost most of his family. His father is gone, and his mother is not available most of the time. Despite this, Kubo has fun doing a magical show for the villagers in his town, but he must return before night comes, as his mother commanded. Ultimately, Kubo and the Two Strings is a very spiritual movie, spiritual in that it touches on the issue of the loss of life and it’s relation to a child. It gives children an understanding of how to cope with losses, and that people are never really forgotten. I would recommend this family to any Christian parents wanting to show this to their family.

Racism and America

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matt 7:13-14 NIV)

Today in America, racism is a big issue. No one wants to be seen as racist, except for those souls who hopelessly seem to be proud of hating others. That being said, a new curse has awoken in America. That curse is pseudo-anti-racism.

What is pseudo-anti-racism? Good question. Think about it.

Done thinking? What did you guess it was? Alright I’ll tell you: anti means against and pseudo means false, therefore pseudo-anti-racism is a false attempt to fight against racism.

Why is it false? Because it tries to fight discrimination with more discrimination. Someone is racist? Better hate them. Someone is sexist? Better hate them. Someone is homo-phobic? Better hate them.

Of course, this seems pretty reasonable to most people. People who like to hate deserve to be hated. It is the truth.

Actually no, it’s an ancient moral system of “hate your enemies” which is pretty, in fact, worthless. How can we know its worthless? Let’s see what the most famous anti-racism activists had to say:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King. Jr.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.  -Mohandas Ghandi

(Martin Luther King Jr. fought for Civil Rights in America and Ghandi fought the caste system in India as well as the systematically racist British rule of India, all in all they did a pretty good job of fighting racism wouldn’t you say?)

 

Moana

So I watched Moana. It was a fun and beautiful movie. The art was fantastic. However, I feel like the end really didn’t deliver. Also they made Maui kind of lame. Which was kind of a shame. The important thing though was that he was played by the rock. Ultimately this movie felt like  going to a fast food place to order food and then the food not being as great as you had hoped. 😦

The Boy and The Beast

I watched The Boy and The Beast. It was pretty alright. It has a lot of pros, but perhaps the end could have been better (honestly the first 2/3’s of this movie is like perfect). It features the best fight scene out of any movie I have ever seen. Furthermore a lot of this movie had me squealing with delight… not a lot of movies do that. Also the movie does a great job about focusing on the father son relationship. Also, if you’re Christian, you’ll notice this movie has an emphasis on two people becoming one. I thought this was very reminiscent of the Holy Spirit. Anyway, I suggest you check it out.

Catholic means universal.

Orthodox means true.

I suppose I would consider myself a true universal Christian.

Does that make me a Catholic Orthodox Christian?

All jokes aside. Language is an interesting thing. In whats his name’s book, 1984 (written in 1948, published in 1949 by the way, I think, I’m not gonna check), the evil Oceanic government has modified the English language to keep people from rebelling against said government. I think they got rid of all words that people could use to rebel or something like that; I was in high-school when I read it I don’t remember. Anyway, it’s interesting isn’t it? Words are how we communicate ideas and yet, some words mean multiple things, and people can get confused. I’m not talking small stuff here, I’m talking whole world views can be shifted just because someone went to church and a pastor used a word that meant something else to a person and all of sudden a crucial part of how they see life has been changed (provided they received his message). Now he thinks he has to give poor people money in order to secure his entrance to heaven. Hmm… perhaps we should be more careful about the words we use. Same goes for presidents.