You have to listen to the whole song

Posted: January 10, 2017 in Uncategorized
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I’m trying, I’m trying really hard, to understand the world I now live in, but understanding escapes me.

In the Philippines, the current president, Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the execution of thousands of people without trial including feeding one man to a crocodile and he is one of the countries most popular figures. In Syria, the Assad regime has committed mass genocide with Russian military support, causing an influx of refugees from the decimated cities and the international community has done almost nothing and now some of the international communities are closing their borders to refugees and this cold approach is gaining popularity. In the United States, the citizens elected a man to be president who has; referred to his own daughter as a “nice piece of a@#”, called a Mexican judge racist, was endorsed by the KKK, made fun of a mentally handicapped man on television, shoed distrust in almost every government organization (this list continues and does not really get any better). So all theses shameful acts are taking place and instead of shame and compassion the world and its people are bold brazen and it seems just getting started.

What I hear among the bold and brazen is a common thread and it is that, they are not content with the worlds current status quo, they want a revolution. Being a Beatles fan I immediately think of the song Revolution. See the thing about that is this, that song has more lyrics than revolution. Some lyrics I would like to point out follow

But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Don’t you know it’s gonna be
All right, all right, all right

But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell is brother you have to wait
Don’t you know it’s gonna be
All right, all right, all right

See for 350 years the Jesuit priests taught dogma which was that, the ends justifies the means.  This dogma is incorrect and has been denounced by the catholic church and most Christian denominations but it seems that the public is turning back to this dogma. The utilitarian ethics is flawed in the Tyranny of the Majority. It seems we may not be facing a Tyranny of the Majority, people want change so badly that they do not care how or what change they receive. In an effort to avoid the tyranny of majority society and individuals  should always, strive to respect all life and show compassion whenever possible. I think this is a great place to bring up another Beatles song.

See this is how I was raised. To respect all life and show compassion but it seems this is not the new normal. Well I for one will side with the church and reject this ends justifies the means mentality that seems to be embraced all around the world, now and I hope you do as well

peace

john3c

 

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