What did it feel like when Jericho’s walls fell? Either you were the enemy inside, the enemy outside, or the harlot who helped the spies.
Boom! Everything falls, dust everywhere. Is there time to worry about what the guy next to you is doing wrong? Do you still have the luxury of pointing your bloody finger at the hypocrite you chose to live next to?
When the defenses are down, the enemy charges, everyone runs while. All you can do is hold your own. That’s recompense. Whoever did whatever wrong, victory goes to whoever minds his own affairs best. · · · →
Love wins. Reconciliation has power to save us from all kinds of evil. Lincoln said, “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” Sinatra said, “The best revenge is massive success.” Killing, crushing, smearing, destroying, controlling, oppressing—they never silence innocent blood from crying out for justice—they only make the cry louder.
Humans don’t hunger for death. We are only satisfied when friends have life and enemies become friends. If we can’t shine-out the darkness then there’s no point in striving. After all, humans are not the enemy of humans. Our enemy is quite inhuman. · · · →
Opponents are as easy to find as opinions. Neither are worthy commodities since they come in over-abundance. No matter who you are or what you do, however good or bad, someone will always tell you you’re right and someone else will always tell you you’re wrong.
Knowing which voices to heed and which to ignore comes from proof; harken to people who have done and proven that their ideas actually work.
But, that “proof of competence” test should come earlier. First, choose your destination wisely, then heed the voices who want you to get there. They are your true constituency. · · · →
Anyone can think the sky is falling when the “other” guy wins an election. Friends say what we don’t like, we make baseless insults, then we complain about a divided nation.
If you’ve enjoyed the same old, bland, partisan, well-mannered non-progress for years, then a populist like Obama or Trump comes along to rub you the wrong way—well, anyone can go loopy. Some of us grow thick skin before others.
Post-election conniptions are normal. Don’t blame for people having them, don’t join them either. Spread some love. Focus on the problems in the bathroom mirror—not the rear-view mirror. · · · →