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“Truth exists when what is, is said to be, and when what is not is said not to be. Falsity will consist in the excess, when what is not is said to be; or in defect, when what is, is said not to be.” Thomas Aquinas
Addressing the UN this week, President Obama said “I draw strength from young Americans…who are remaking our nation once again, who are unconstrained by old habits and old conventions and unencumbered by what is, but are instead ready to seize what ought to be.”
One probably wouldn’t want to fly in an airplane with a pilot who had such a view of reality. And yet the man who sees himself as the most important person in the world, and is acting on it, has such a view — while the wreckage piles up, from the burning of Charlotte to the burning of Syria.
President Obama’s legacy will be a nation and world more divided and self-destructing than when he came into office, with his untruthfulness a key factor.
Aren’t we all slaves, the question is are we submitting to Love or to sin?
Love begins at home.
When advancement is unearned the community is diminished. To be healthy in a community people need to be of one mind and one heart, on the way to God. They need to leave behind all self-seeking in order to find happiness in love for the other.
‘Take envy away, and what I have is yours. Take envy away, and what you have is mine. Possess love, and you possess everything.’ St Augustine
The same diabolical energy that is behind the destruction of Libya, Syria, and Ukraine is now driving the Black Domination Movement in America — which will likely end the same way, with the U.S. Justice Department on the side of disorder.
The best hope for overcoming the new tyranny of selfishness and hatred, brought on by Marx-inspired activists corrupting the African-American community, is for good black men to step-up and confront the lies and distortions. Sadly, many black women have been seduced by the propaganda and miseducation, of said activists, and are channeling hatred (“Get’em”) rather than wisdom in these days.
America’s aversion to truth (including humility and purity), especially among political leaders, has paved the way for evil and madness to fill the void, as the presidential campaign aptly demonstrates.
It’s worth noting, at the birth of the nation,”most people in the early 1790’s did not want (political) parties. Not only the exalted George Washington, who was trying to be president of all the people, but Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison railed against the spirit of party. ‘If I could not go to heaven but with a party,’ Jefferson explained, ‘I would not go there at all.'” The Deadlock of Democracy, (Prentice, 1967)
With suicide the leading cause of death among gay and lesbian youth nationally, extremism in the LGBT community, and larger society, is keeping people with same-sex attractions and identity issues from the help they need to be truly free.
America’s rights revolution — born of the tendency to absolutize the subjective, can fail to recognize the demands of solidarity, and thus lead to new forms of slavery and poverty.
Human identity, in all it’s aspects of solitude and communion, is anchored in the reality of “made in the image of God.” Rebelling from that starting point, and original unity, has led to widespread disorder within and among persons.
With a new consciousness, in communion with the Father, humanity is formed again as the communion of persons.
“Cause us to return, O our Father, unto thy Law: draw us near, O our King, unto thy service, and bring us back in perfect repentance unto thy presence. Blessed art thou. O Lord, who delightest in repentance.” Afternoon Service, The Standard Machsor, 1925
The American presidential candidates are making “untruthfulness” a front and center issue. This after years of bipartisan rebellion from truth that has seen the country go dark, turning it into a beast that devours souls at home and abroad.
Growing wine consumption by American Millennials (42% of all wine sold in U.S.) might be seen as a positive sign — of young people trying to break free from the culture of untruthfulness in America (in vino veritas).
“…Grieve at the falling away of ‘the things’ which had once been the repository of the Spirit and are now being ousted by an empty ‘doing’ done in the image of nothing…” Erich Heller, The Artist’s Journey into the Interior (Random House, 1965)