Lockdown the criminal meister to save the republic
IF THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE does not indict, convict, and imprison the 45th president for planning, inciting, and calling for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation's Capitol, it's the beginning of the end for the USA. Perhaps this is why America is not mentioned in prophecy in the Book of Revelation of the Holy Bible. Students of the Bible know what I mean.
America, the mightiest nation in history, is conspicuously absent from the prophetic final and greatest military battle in world history—Armageddon; the Battle of Megiddo, a coming great war campaign between the forces of good and evil at the end of time, when the Kings of the East march on Israel. Revelation 16:16.
Many Bible scholars believe the Kings of the East are Russia and China. Those familiar with geo-politics know the USA is Israel's staunchest ally of any nation on Earth, and would never allow Russia or China to attack her without intervening—unless America is severely weakened by some kind of implosion from within.
Remember the oft-quoted phrase, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." The origin of the phrase is a warning to the scribes and Pharisees in Matthew, 12:25:
“And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”
America is severely divided. It escalated in 2016 when the 45th POTUS was sworn in, and deepened when he was defeated in a re-election bid in 2020, after which he plotted to overturn the election with a scurrilous scheme of lies and deceit that exploded with a violent seizure of the Capitol.
The DOJ must shackle and lockdown this criminal meister if this democratic republic is to survive.
Nury Martinez' racist wag of the tongue wasn't the first
Whether racist flip or 'Freudian Slip,' California Lieutenant Gov. Cruz Bustamante set the high bar 21 years ago
By JARRETTE FELLOWS, Jr., Editor
LOS ANGELES—As the US struggles with racial tension, and people quite literally wear their emotions on their sleeves in a multi-racial society—many men, women, and children utter racial epithets all of the time ... beneath their breath or in their hearts, and thoughts.
Lieutenant Gov. Cruz Bustamante in 2001.
But in an era of political correctness, only the most stout ethnic purists racially denigrate others with impunity. Those more civil reap scorn and embarrassment when a racial slur emanates from them and is recorded or videotaped, then released publicly on social media and widely distributed.
Such a thing occurred 21 years ago in the small California hamlet of Emeryville between Berkeley and Oak- land, with a border on the shore of San Francisco Bay bearing a population shy of 13,000. It was here in Emeryville, home to Pixar Animation Studios, and software giant Norvartis, that, then Lieutenant Gov. Cruz Bustamante would commit the mea culpa of his political life.
Bustamante, then the state's highest ranking Latino, was the keynote speaker at the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists annual awards dinner and scholarship fund-raiser during Black History Month. During the opening half of his speech about the Black union movement, Bustamante slipped and uttered the word "nigger," paralyzing the 400-member audience, one-fourth of them immediately storming out in protest
Bustament, himself was mortified by his Freudian Slip, which he later called an embarrassing slip of the tongue.
A Latino Democrat who had focused on improving race relations, Bustamante said he meant to use the word "Negro," but inextricably said the n-word.
"I was appalled he would even say it as a slip," Gwendalyn Bello, who attended the event, said at the time. "You don’t make a slip like that unless it is something you say normally. It simply shouldn't have been said. In any context, it shouldn't have been said."
Bustamante said he tried repeatedly to apologize.
"I know it came out of my mouth, but it is not how I was taught. It is not how I teach my children. I've struggled to explain it to myself; how can I explain it to you? I just can't—couldn't—express the humiliation and regret. I gave my sincerest apologies," he said at the time.
Lawanna Preston, then staff director for Local 790 in San Francisco, said she was shocked by Bustamante's comment.
"It is very unfortunate that someone in [elective] office would use that word," she said. "It demonstrates a lack of sensitivity that reminds me race is still a problem in this state and this country."
Don't lament for Robert Kelly
PLEASE, stop the nonsense!
Don't lament for Robert Sylvester Kelly now. The white man, the system, the courts. you, me—we didn't do this to Mr. Kelly; he did it to himself. He molested those young girls all by himself. He reveled in the satisfaction of his ill-doing. He knew it was heinous, but thought his wealth and celebrity would shield him.
I am not gloating in what has befallen the singer. He is an immense talent. The tragedy that now grips him, predated those underage girls many years ago. Justice activist Najee Ali stood up and cried foul re Kelly's immoral, disgusting behavior years ago, bringing it center- stage. The singer thought his fame gave him immunity to sexually abuse minors.
Looks like Ali's actions and some others did not return void.
Yes, there is racial injustice in America. This is indisputable. However, this is not case with respect to Kelly. Why do you lament for the mauling grizzly alas caught fast in a bear trap?
"Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap." It is written.
Robert Sylvester Kelly has reaped the whirlwind
COVID masquerading as the predator in 1 Peter 5:8
‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour’
It is past the time for clergy in America to stop playing Russian Roulette concerning COVID-19 with the lives of their congregants.
The writer is not a member of the ordained clergy, but rather a lay Christian believer in the Word of God bearing due diligence in its study and meditation with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our Creator also endowed each of us with a mind and common sense.
With respect to the COVID pandemic, the faith community is divided—a mirror of the national optic; some advocating vaccinations, social distancing, and the wearing of masks, while others assail any and all protective measures, relying instead on their God-faith for complete protection. The latter is what many of their pastors are preaching to them on Sunday morning from the pulpit. What’s at work here is Faith and Foolishness.
Now consider the incontrovertible truth.
Those who professed a belief in a living God are numbered among the more than 1 million COVID fatalities in the US, alone. Presumably, that number swells around the globe. Bishops, pastors, priests, and missionaries have perished from COVID, which is acting like the predator spoken of in 1 Peter 5:8, none other than Satan: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.”
COVID is a predator, re-creating itself as ever more aggressive killer variants seeking unprotected humans to devour like unprotected sheep by bears, wolves, and coyotes.
The clergy must not side-step the warnings of the Bible contained in 1 Corinthians and John 8: 44:
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” 1 Corinthians 14:33
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8: 44
Pastors, urge your congregants to get inoculated so that those that may be carriers of the virus, but asymptomatic (not showing any signs) will not transmit the virus to the most vulnerable among them—seniors with conditions, and children.