The Tale of Two Black Men: The Contrast of Lebron and Kanye in the Public Eye

October 29th, 2019

Lebron is twisted up in his thinking; he clearly hates Trump and resents America. He caves to China, and claims racism to whoever disagrees with him. He’s been led the wrong way by extreme black leaders. He is truly great as basketball, but banks on his Kingship and massive marketing appeal to give him political cred, but when you hear him speak he does not sound intelligent because he is led by the mind of others in group think. His twisted up thinking results in a strange ‘privileged victimhood’ that is untenable. His victimhood in his mind as a black man is still there, inviolable, no matter how much prosperity he gains; he puts no end to it, and there is no forgiveness anywhere in sight. While in reality he has gained everything in America, and all that America is about – freedom, opportunity, democracy, capitalism, fairness and due process, and ‘In God We Trust’. At the same time Lebron denies those in China who are laying it all on the line fighting against real oppression, fighting for their freedom, for the kind of life we have here in America. Because he is so twisted up Lebron can only react with rage at those who point out the truth to him. He can’t handle the truth!
In contrast, Kanye is a real hero. He puts himself way out there to support America, God and Trump. He changed the focus of his career to Give all the credit to God where it belongs. He stands up and tells blacks and all people they are not victims, but empowers people by showing them they can take responsibility for their lives. I profoundly admire what Kanye is doing. Fighting for Jesus in America, inspiring people to see all good comes from God – not self. Lebron is the opposite. He thinks it all comes from himself (which is called proprium and comes out as hubris). Lebron has a real problem in his twisted thinking. He needs to get the knots out, but he seems to have no one who can stand up to him and set him straight. In his mind He is the king. He is insulated by ‘yes’ men.
NBA was at its best when the dream team won Gold for the red, white and blue and captured the imagination of the world. Each player felt great love and honor for their country and the flag. Now that China pulls all the strings the NBA is a far cry from that. Maybe Jordan and the dream team could talk to him, but Lebron seems confirmed in his rage to the flag.

The Art and Effect of Standing Up to Bullies From Love: Why I Think Trump Is Doing the Right Thing By Pulling Out of Turkey

October 17th, 2019

     I think Trump is taking the Right action in pulling our troops out of the war in Turkey. Sanctions have worked very effectively against other countries like Korea, China and in the middle east. And right now the USA has the greatest economy in the world and a lot of leverage to bring the pain to Turkey. Trumps strategy of sanctions and equalizing tariffs transformed our relationship with China, and the Arab countries. We have policed ancients wars and it is very hard to control people’s ancient rage and habits by force. We get in the middle and it is often a mess, because the fundamental cause usually doesn’t get changed. Do dems remember the mess of Vietnam?
      Trump’s priority in foreign policy has been very clear. He said we go in to eradicate hardcore evil and terrorism. We don’t go in to change ideologies and create democracies. The later policy of the past has been an incredible drain on our economy, spending trillions of dollars, and on the lives of Americans, and the results have not been very good. He wants to have an overwhelmingly strong military so that when we go in it is extremely decisive and an incredible deterrent.

     The USA has a conscience in the way we do things and treat others. Our nation is based on the constitution, and the constitution is spiritual intelligence from the Word. This is what has made us a light to the world. Our national emblem shows an eagle holding in one talon arrows, and in the other an Olive branch, which represents that peace is the goal and motivation, and strength is the means. This is the root of what we need to tether our thinking to. I think Trump is following Godly principle in his actions and give thanks for that.

     What is most amazing about Trump’s foreign policy is that it organically causes the people to want freedom and thus democracy and capitalism. When the oppression and evil is taken away from the people an innate desire from God arises in the people. The people to want develop their skills and work out their identity and destiny in freedom. When their terrorists are removed, the desire for freedom in people arises. You see this happening in China right now in a huge way. It is not the expressed purpose of his foreign policy but it is the effect. The same effect has caused major change in Saudi Arabia and in Korea.
       Sanctions have a similar effect in that they put a crunch on the people, the markets, the leader, and the government. This crunch causes a loss of freedom and stimulates reflection on what they would like their life and country to look like. The people are in a position that they must take a stand and fight for change. Basically, Trump’s policy is to stand up to bullies; and with the removal, or the partial dis-empowering of bullies, the fighting spirit in the people is awakened from pain or inspiration to fight for the kind of life they want.
      The incredible love and support repeatedly shown for Trump’s leadership and success is also the result of him standing up to bullies and corrupt leaders. The enthusiasm and huge crowds at Trump rallies is unprecedented in history. The true American identity and use as a light to the world is being profoundly affirmed. Only God can do this.

“I will give children to be their princes”. Analysis of Upside Down leaders, Then and Now.

March 6th, 2017

I will give children to be their princes,
And babes shall rule over them.
The people will be oppressed,
Every one by another and every one by his neighbor; The child will be insolent toward the elder,
And the base toward the honorable. (Isaiah 3: 4, 5 NKJ)

This scripture describes upside down leadership which the picture above is a parody of. Leaders are supposed to put the Lord’s love for the people first in their heart, and this gives them wisdom to serve. Leaders in the ancient world like Herod and the Jewish leaders had great external power, but were like kids throwing a fit inside fighting for their own way and power. They put their self first and delight in dominion over others, which is upside down; the self is full of proprium and evil, full of hate, and in a spiritual way eventually insane without submitting to God. Upside down leaders believe in their own prudence and don’t tether them self to the prudence of God. A child sees itself to be omnipotent which is cute because they have innocence, and it is an appropriate compensation for being helpless; so growing up spiritually is about gradually learning to transfer power back to God where it belongs, and this gives a genuine strength that loves others more than our self – because the person retains innocence and gains intelligence (and wisdom is the marriage of innocence and intelligence). But the self-centeredness of upside down leaders buries the innocence in the soul; like a plant that dies in dry, rocky soil; so they look intelligent and seasoned on the outside but have the emotional intelligence of children inside, insolent and oppressive to others.

         Isaiah’s words describe the destructive constraints that family roles had become in the ancient world and how each person was ‘doing it’ to the other. The verse quoted above gives a picture of insolent children leading the people with ill intent, which is very apt. The religious leaders obsessively kept the people obedient to the law of the Torah, which was stringent and behavioral. Their use of religion for power furthered the grip of evil on the land. But the leaders themselves were even greater victims of evil for in their spiritual pride most hated the light of Jesus, and intentionally sought to kill the real Messiah. Zealots wanted him for political power, but the leaders were profoundly threatened by Him and wanted Him dead at all costs. Some of the common people had enough innocence in them to respond to Jesus, but the leaders obsession to serve their own purposes extinguished charity in them. There were exceptions, of course. Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimethea spoke up for Him in the trials. Nicodemus secretly came to Jesus seeking answers and guidance in the cover of night. But even he, in his interaction with Jesus, barely understood the teaching Jesus gave him. When Jesus told him that he must be born again, he took it literally, asking, “How can a man be born from the womb a second time?”

To keep the trust of the people, the leaders had to keep up appearances and fulfill their roles according to custom. The leaders and the people were unconscious of how evil was using them, and most leaders fought to their dying breath to maintain power. Evil in the honor shame society of ancient times had manipulated the society to the point the people had no internal conscience, and, therefore, no ability to stop the downward spiral into darkness, and this is why Jesus had to be born. It was the work of Jesus to awaken the fighting spirit deep in the souls of the people so they could find their internal life again.