Friday, December 20, 2013

Giving It Up (Again)

Two times before, I’ve said that I’m going to quit posting political stuff on Facebook and my blog and just stick with history, stories and whatever else I think is interesting. I planned to also mention one ESSENTIAL truth on occasion—if you ain’t got Jesus, you’re gonna burn! However, both times, I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut and slipped back into my old ways. I just can’t fathom the number of people who are completely out of touch with reality. Those would be the ones who did such things as vote for Obama the first time. Neither can I fathom the number of people who DEEPLY DESIRE to REMAIN ignorant. Those are folks who do things like continue to support Obama. There are many other things that can be used to separate realists from useful idiots, but Obama is the current litmus test.

You will NEVER change the mind of someone who desperately WANTS to remain ignorant. My hope, for many years has been to sway those in the mindless middle that lean whatever way the current breezes are blowing. You CAN change THEIR minds, for all too short of a time. Then some strong breeze will blow from some other quarter and they will throw away everything that you thought they had learned and go to the polar opposite side of whatever the current issue may be.

I remember a few bloggers who quit entirely when Obama was re-elected, figuring that intelligence was dead in America. I tried my best not to lose all hope for the future of our nation, but it has become more and more apparent that this nation reached its moral zenith about the end of World War II, and it has been rolling downhill ever since and is currently reaching mach 1.

The clincher was the other day when I spent several minutes speaking to a charming, well educated, supposedly Christian fellow who seemed normal in every way, until he mentioned that he still likes Obama. I felt complete shock, but I managed to remain polite. If such a person still supports Obama after all of his MANY unconstitutional acts and uncountable number of lies, what chance would there ever be in educating those of less intelligence?

The socialists quit running a man for president many years ago, stating that the democrats had taken up every single one of their causes, and the socialists no longer needed to waste their energy. Since then, that party has taken up the work of Satan himself with just as much vigor. If you think not, consider what Jesus would think about abortion, sodomy and the destruction of the “God-given” rights of Americans (and ALL people, even if they are denied them).

In case you think I’m pro-republican, you’re wrong. Though their party platform still makes perfect sense, the party leadership is in lock-step with democrats and fails to follow its own platform. I used to be a republican, but left that party long ago to be unaffiliated with ANY party whatsoever. Some will try to say that I simply hate Obama, but that isn’t true either. Back in my 20’s, I hated two people for a while for completely justifiable reasons, but I soon learned that I was the only one hurt by it and gave it up. Obama simply represents all that is wrong with Americans and is leading the charge to tyranny. Knowing from his actions where he will probably spend eternity, I actually feel a little sorry for him, AND for all those who blissfully follow him. A few folks will blame my bad-mouthing of Obama on racism, but I voted for a black man for president in 2000 when he was running against George Bush in the primary. Sadly, he didn’t win. Yes, he was imperfect (as are ALL candidates) but he made more sense than ANY of them.

So, having given up on a nation that is hell-bent on self destruction, I’m once again swearing off politics on Facebook, and to a slightly lesser degree, on my blog. The difference this time is that I’ve already “unfollowed” those news-feeds from which I got most of my information. Some folks will probably appreciate the sometimes bland blather that will remain. Others will say there’s entirely too much religion left on it. Unfortunately for them, they probably won’t realize their error until they feel the flames licking their feet. © 2013


Sunnybrook Farm said...

I know how you feel, I just mainly put up photos and talk about the animals and what not. I see many intelligent people who can not see what is happening, I'm not sure it even matters if you are intelligent but more on the inner person. I don't remember Jesus ever talking about how intelligent his followers were.
I think a lot of bloggers who have been trying to help people have pulled back some as in the coming trouble, you don't want to be visible, it will be a time to lay low. So it may be wise to prepare yourself and those who want help and leave the world to what it seems to crave.

Gorges Smythe said...

I suspect you're right, SF.

Lady Locust said...

Good to know others (you) realize the corruption of both parties. I liken it to gang wars. It doesn't matter which gang; it's still a gang.
Keep warm & merry Christmas.

Chickenmom said...

Some people will always be blind to what is going on around them. Nothing you can say or do will change that. You are good man Gorges and I am honored to know you.

Michael Silvius said...

This one that I got from the web somewhere and posted the day he got reelected spells it out most clearly for me.
It is really difficult not to loose heart. I heard it said that the greatest loss in life isn't death, its what dies inside of you while you live.

Gorges Smythe said...

Sad, but true, LL.

Thanks, Cm. I'm blessed to have so many nice folks like you for friends on blogger.

Thanks for the link, Michael. I agree with saying. There's a verse in the Bible that goes something like "with wisdom comes sorrow." I understand that now that I'm older.

Pumice said...

Not that you are in the same category, but the masses didn't listen too well to Jesus either. I respect your right to avoid politics but I expect you will not be able to do so. Remember that there will always be a faithful remnant.

Grace and peace.

Gorges Smythe said...

You may be right, Pumice. I reposted someone's post on Facebook this morning that was political, but it was also amusing. I told myself that I was posting it because as a (true) joke! lol

Scooney Adrift said...

Thanks for this post, you said exactly how I feel about the current state of affairs. It is sad to see that the American people for the most part have turned into sheep, and can be so easily led. Gorges, at least we got to see what a great nation we used to be growing up.

Gorges Smythe said...

You're right, Scooney, we DID see the GOOD America. Though I still miss him, I'm almost glad that my father, who served during the war, never got to see what she's turned into.

Mamahen said...

I agree with your last statement.....Dad and so many uncles as well as a cuz or two were in WWII. and I feel they would be sickened to see her as she is now!

Gorges Smythe said...

Yeah, no matter what political party they were, Mh, I think it would shock them.