Raise Your Hand

I may have said this before, but I’m really, really, REALLY tired of being told that because I’m white I’m racist. I’m tired of being accused of being a “white supremacist,” a “white nationalist,” and because I’m a white man I’m the root cause of all that ails America. I’m tired of being fed the idea that I’m “unconsciously racist” ,i.e. I’m racist but I don’t even know it, and there’s not really anything I can do about it short of dropping off the face of the earth.

Which is exactly what some out-spoken “social justice warriors” want, along with the abolition of police departments, the court system, the penal system, and plain old law and order.

Unfortunately, white people are not the only ones who now have a target on their back. Asian-Americans (I do not like to use hyphenated names, we are ALL Americans, but I’ll do so to make my point) are being attacked almost daily because less-informed “woke” people believe they’re all Chinese and had a direct part in the spread of COVID-19 which originated in China. The thing to remember is a lot more innocent Chinese people died from this virus than any other country. We’ll never know how many. It wasn’t their idea; they’re victims as much as the rest of the world.

How many people have stopped eating at Mexican restaurants (I’m not talking about Taco Bell)? I haven’t. (Well, for nearly a year I didn’t eat out anywhere.) I believe it is important to have secure borders because it becomes a national security issue on so many levels: Economic, terrorist infiltration, health care, welfare, education, all are impacted. That’s why there are ways to legally come into this country. You can’t blame anyone for wanting to improve their life and the lives of their family. The issue comes when they are encouraged to ignore the laws of America and refuse to become real citizens. Instead, they seem to want to change America into a country similar to the one they just left. It just doesn’t make sense.

Some years ago I spent 11 days in Mayo Clinic. I met a young doctor, a woman, and I knew she was from the Middle Eastern region. Her English was excellent. I commented to her that she apparently wasn’t from the area. She made a casual comment, but it was clear she didn’t want to tell me what country she was from. I said tell me the capital or your country, and see if I know what country it is.

She said “Tehran” and went quiet.  She was from Iran!

I said, “You know what I think? I think the governments of countries should not tell their people who they can or cannot like or associate with.”

She looked at me and said “I agree” and was visibly relieved.

And, she is an excellent doctor!! She was the one who correctly diagnosed the extent of my breathing problems (bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis).

So here’s the deal: Everyone who had the choice of being born white, black, brown, yellow, red, (green, blue, purple, gray, indigo) — raise your hand. Did you make that decision? Raise your hand if you were given the choice of being born a man, a woman, a twin, a triplet, etc. Did you get a choice? Take a vote?

No. None of us did.

So what gives us the right to judge another person by their skin color, or whether they’re a cop, a priest, a garbage collector, a lawyer, a judge, a teacher, or if they’re a man or a woman? (And here’s what’s going to offend some: we ALL are born either a male or a female.)

We can – and should – judge right from wrong. That’s the basis of our entire legal system. And though some deny it, the basis of our legal system in America is the Word of God (Exodus 20:13-16).

“The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.” — Hosea 14:9

“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

6 This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 9We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. – 1 John 5

 

Do you have life in the Son of God?

Raise your hand.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Raise Your Hand

  1. My hand is raised high!!! Well said, if this country doesn’t get back to the Biblical principles it was founded upon it will soon cease to exist!

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