With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there is disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. James 3:9-18 NIV
What hides behind confusion? If we accept what The Word says, bitter envy and selfish ambition are the root causes of confusion and disorder. Does this explain the situation in the White House?
We know there is a pathological liar in the Oval Office–pretending to govern when he doesn’t have a clue. We know that he suffers from multiple personality disorders and possibly dementia or Alzheimer’s disease–in addition to the cognitive disconnect that has existed for some time. We know that he wants to be the center of attention at all times and will do anything to maintain the focus on him whether it is positive or negative. We know that he will bully and bribe to get his way. We know (at least some of us) that 2016 election results would not have happened if not for the Russian hacking, false propaganda, and complicity encouraged by him with other GOP. We know this and for those who don’t–I suggest having some time alone with God and allowing Him to reveal truth.
The promotion of false propaganda is continuing through various news outlets–Fox News, Breitbart and the Sinclair group and apparently it’s working in its endeavor to brainwash those who watch them. Considering who owns these companies, it is not a stretch to understand their motives. They want to control what gullible Americans think and do and to promote a false narrative that blinds people to the truth–creating mass confusion for any who dare to think for themselves about what news sources to believe; especially since–the one in the Oval Office–keeps screaming “fake news” about anything that doesn’t show him in a favorable light.
If the FBI probe about Russia and his involvement is a hoax–why make so much noise about it? Why try to get others to lie about it? Why fire an FBI director because of it? Why invite GOP members of Congress–who will serve on the panel to question the former director–to dinner two nights before the former director is scheduled to testify about conversations with him? Is this yet another attempt to obstruct the flow of truth by bribery or bullying–yet again?
Will we see integrity and honor return to Washington any time soon? For the GOP to proclaim to be the party of moral values, I haven’t seen any evidence through their actions in a healthcare bill, their proposed budget, the actions of the Attorney General, rolling back consumer protection policies or much else. I have seen (as have others) all the evidence of a group of people trying to amass wealth at the expense of depriving the poor and needy access to assistance and living a healthy life.
I have more questions than answers pertaining to the status quo in Washington and that may continue to hover over my ability or anyone else’s to ignite change in Washington that will benefit all. Not having the answers right now–won’t keep me from seeking them and developing viable solutions for all Everyday Americans.