Are We Americans Too Arrogant

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The National news is filled with articles about President Obama being out manipulated by Vladimir Putin. Now, people that were opposed to getting involved in Syria are having second thoughts because of an Op Ed piece that Putin sent to the New York times.

Really? Are we as a people really that shallow?

Here is exactly what Putin wrote:

“My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”

People, if we are insulted by this then our skin is way too thin. Putin did not verbally attack America. He basically said what any good parent tells their child, any good coach tells their players, any good boss or co-worker tells their employee/co-worker, and what any good friend tells their friend when that person gets too “full of themselves”…that you should not see yourself as “all that” and think that you are better than anyone else.

If we see ourselves as exceptional, as better than other people, then we are basically being arrogant. The definition of arrogant is: “having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities.”

Even the bible talks about how we should not be arrogant…scroll to the bottom of this article for some quotes from the Bible on this subject.

Now, back to my original point. It was arrogance on Obama’s part to want to strike Syria to start with. Think about it, this man said that a red line for us would be if Syria used chemical weapons. He also used the term, “it would change my calculus” in that same q/a regarding Syria’s use of chemical weapons. During Obama’s first term Bill Clinton once described Obama as an “amateur.” Truer words have never been spoken. Obama painted himself into a corner by going “off script/teleprompter” talking about the red line and changing his calculus. Then, when pushed on whether this issue with Syria would tarnish his credibility Obama had the audacity to say that his credibility was not on the line. He said that the international community, Congress, and the American People’s credibility are on the line but that his credibility was fine. So basically, Obama pointed fingers at everyone else for his mistake. Talk about the epitome of selfishness, arrogance, and stupidity. Obama has it all…in spades.

Now we have both Russia and Syria saying that the United States is helping terrorists by supplying the rebels. You know what, let’s just admit it they are right.

My point in all of this is so what, Obama was out manipulated by Putin. Sometimes we have a dud as a President and Obama is certainly that. He has held less cabinet meetings, he takes more vacations, he plays more golf, than just about any other President that we have had. He either does not take the job too seriously, or he just doesn’t know what to do. Either way, as a President of the United States Obama is an amateur. But do we really want to deploy our military to get involved in Syria, where our enemies are killing our enemies and there is no “end game” in sight for us just because our President is an amateur and we got our feathers ruffled because the Russian President out manipulated him in the international media?

I certainly hope that we, as Americans, are not that arrogant.

Read what the Bible says about arrogance and think long and hard on this, my fellow citizens. If you agree with me that the United States needs to not get involved in Syria (I think that we should not even be supplying their terrorist rebels either) then call your representatives in the Senate and Congress and tell them so. Let’s not let our Amateur President start another war that we have no business being in.

Bible quotes on arrogance:

1 Samuel 2:3 ESV / 131 helpful votes

Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Romans 12:3 ESV / 81 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 75 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Isaiah 13:11 ESV / 54 helpful votes

I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. …

Are we too politically correct with Ariel Castro?

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I am watching the trial of Ariel Castro and he has plead guilty to save his life. Now, he will spend the rest of his life in jail without the chance for parole.

Now, some people feel that death would be too easy on him. They think that the best revenge is that he rot away in jail and be tormented, beaten, raped, and possibly mutilated or even killed by the other prisoners.

Really? Is that who we are as a society? Now, we want someone to suffer? We want revenge and are willing to spend money that we do not have on it?

In my opinion, they should take him outside and hang him right away. Why spend millions of dollars of taxpayer money to house, feed, and clothe this sick guy? Whether he is evil, or crazy, or sick, whatever…he is useless to society and we should not spend any resources on him other than a good rope or a bullet.

This is why our prisons are full. This is why our country is in debt…we spend money on useless things. If he lives 40 more years, and it costs over $100k per year to keep him in prison, that is $4 million that we have invested in him…for what purpose? Do you know where that money would be be better spent? No where…we should not spend it at all! A rope, a bullet, that is all that we should invest in him.

The truth about Trayvon Martin, Skittles, and Iced Tea

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Was Trayvon Martin hopped up on drugs that are made with Skittles, Robitussin, and the watermelon tea that he had the night that he died?

Watch this video and decide for yourself:

Is Racial Prejudice still a problem?

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I think the answer to the question, “Is Racial Prejudice still a problem?” is a very simple, Yes and No. Let me explain.

No matter what race you are, think about the last 5 times that you went to the movies? Now, try to remember how many black people, white people, Hispanic people, Asian people, etc were in the movie theater with you. Now what about the last time that you went out to eat? Think about public places that you go where like minded people go and consider this question.

Now, I know if you go to the mall you will notice the teenagers…of all races. They don’t count.

If you really ponder this, if someone was acting civilly in public, they are dressed appropriately and have manners, you really didn’t notice what race they were. If you have a casual encounter with someone either holding the door open for them, or vice versa, did it really make an impression as to what race they were? Or did you just think, “What a nice person…I wish more people were like us.”

A casual conversation with a stranger from another race in a public place, was there any racial tension there from you or that person?

Of course not.

Normal, every day Americans do not have racial prejudices anymore.

Now wait a minute, you say, I’ve used racial slurs when I see those “you know what’s” in the mall, or at a gas station, or whereever showing that they are “low lifes” so even I am not 100% non-racist.

Really?

Do you look down upon the nice lady or gentleman of another race that was a total stranger that let you go first at a 4 way stop? What about the one that you waved to go thru first and they waved back? When you walk your neighborhood or ride your bike, or drive your car thru, and that same neighbor of another race waves at you and you wave back, are you being fake or do you sincerely have good wishes towards that person? Do you believe that they actually have good wishes towards you?

Everyone has used a racist word when describing someone that is doing something that they do not approve of. It doesn’t mean that you are racist. If you get mad at someone of the opposite sex, do you sometimes call them (even if it is just in your mind, or under your breath) a “bitch” “dick” “asshole” etc? How about a fat person that aggravates you in public? Ever think or mutter something about their weight? A bald guy pisses you off, do you ever even think something disparaging about him and use his baldness in your mental tirade? And the list goes on, short people, old people, young people, people with bad haircuts, people with bad teeth, with pimples, with a rash, whatever.

We all do it. It does not mean that we hate fat people, too skinny people, people of other races, old people, whatever. It means that we are just human.

I pose this to you, normal every day citizens of the United States are not prejudiced against someone strictly because of their race. So, in part the answer to the first question that I asked is no but with a caveat, racial prejudice is not a problem anymore…for the majority of us.

However, there are still narrow minded individuals that are racially prejudiced. Well, you think, there you go…white folks still hate other folks because of their race.

Well, yes, some white folks. But I suggest that you pay attention to the news, both local and national for a while. Look back over old news stories.

Who is out there giving off racial vibes. Who is out there stirring things up? Who is out there inciting people emotionally and sometimes inciting them to riot?

The people who have something to gain from it. People like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

What good have these men ever done? How many innocent people have they “prosecuted” in the court of public opinion? When it turns out that they were wrong do they apologize? No. They ignore it. They refuse to admit that they were wrong. These men are doing all that they can to try to enhance racism.

All good people should first of all, ignore anything these race-mongers have to say. We should encourage others to do the same.

There was a Star Trek episode back with good old Captain Kirk years ago where an EVIL BEING manipulated other creatures to hate each other and to fight. The evil being actually fed off of the feelings of hatred. When Kirk and his crew figured this out, they convinced EVERYONE to lay down their weapons and focus on feelings of togetherness and happiness. When all of the combatants did this, the EVIL BEING was forced to leave them alone because it got no benefit from their feelings of camaraderie.

Well, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, politicians that use their race as an issue or a weapon, organizations that focus on their color or race, anyone that tries to promote their race over others…these are the EVIL BEINGS that we all need to ignore. When we can come together and tell these folks “enough is enough” stop the race baiting and we are going to ignore you anytime separatist, hateful, racist words come out of your mouth then, and only then, can we begin the end of racism.

The video of the New Black Panthers offering a bounty on George Zimmerman is over a year old

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Ok,

I have seen numerous posts on Facebook and on other websites trying to incite Conservatives and various racist factions in to thinking that the Black Panthers have offered a bounty for the capture of George Zimmerman AFTER he was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. This is not true. This particular video is from early in 2012.

Take a look below at the video on YouTube…if you search for it you will see that it is dated “1 Year Ago”

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