The Real Nazis

“Those on the Left characterizing anyone not standing with them as NAZIs need to look in the mirror. They are not interested in such and know the truth. They as wolves are condemning mostly peaceful sheep. That’s why these cowards are rising up when they would normally be afraid. That is the real story going on here. The worldly condemnation and judgement of a circumcised heart and spirit.” Robert Simmons September 30, 2017

NFL Ignorance

So…about two dozen NFL Ravens Jaguars players took a knee Sunday during the National Anthem before a football game in London. And then rose to their feet for the British National anthem. I find this amusing only because it goes to prove that these people taking a knee have no idea of what history is or what they are protesting against.  If they are truly protesting white supremacy they should have taken a knee during the British national anthem.  You can not cherry pick this stuff.  From the Abolition Project:
“Only the Portuguese, who carried on the trade for almost 50 years after Britain had abolished its Slave Trade, carried more enslaved Africans to the Americas than the British (the most recent estimate suggests just over 5 million people).

Estimates, based on records of voyages in the archives of port customs and maritime insurance records, put the total number of African slaves transported by European traders, to at least 12 million people.

The first record of enslaved Africans being landed in the British colony of Virginia was in 1619. Barbados became the first British settlement in the Caribbean in 1625 and the British took control of Jamaica in 1655.

The establishment of the Royal African Company in 1672 formalised the Slave Trade under a royal charter and gave a monopoly to the port of London. The ports of Bristol and Liverpool, in particular, lobbied to have the charter changed and, in 1698, the monopoly was taken away.

British involvement expanded rapidly in response to the demand for labour to cultivate sugar in Barbados and other British West Indian islands. In the 1660s, the number of slaves taken from Africa in British ships averaged 6,700 per year. By the 1760s, Britain was the foremost European country engaged in the Slave Trade. Of the 80,000 Africans chained and shackled and transported across to the Americas each year, 42,000 were carried by British slave ships.

The profits gained from chattel slavery helped to finance the Industrial Revolution and the Caribbean islands became the hub of the British Empire. The sugar colonies were Britain’s most valuable colonies. By the end of the eighteenth century, four million pounds came into Britain from its West Indian plantations, compared with one million from the rest of the world.”

I don’t think I would be standing for the British national anthem.

Right to Protest

Daryl Maddox -Granted, one may certainly be pointed at for bashing another’s right to protest. After all, it is part of being “American”. But I’ve been taken aback by the absolute permeation of FB with this topic and the uniformity in reaction. It speaks loudly about something else, I think. 

The return of a deeper care for the nation is driving the left absolutely insane. Does it never fail they have a hateful message to send, typically based on nothing of substance, not reflecting any reality whatsoever? 

Now, we might hear how so-and-so has the right to say this or that, to do such and such. Great. Good for them. Likewise, we, the American people, have the right to shrug them off and declare our intolerance of any furtherance of their hatred and spite for not simply the nation but the very people who, turns out, make up the majority of it. 

Their baseline is fiction. Their reasoning is superfluous, empty. The more they attack the ‘common’ person out across the country, the very people who have afforded them to be semi-literate multi-millionaires, the more firmly set America’s resolve becomes to reclaim her standing, rebuild what was so badly torn down around us. 

It may strike some in the country as a silly thing. Perhaps it is in and of itself. But what it represents deeper down is not silly at all. For years so many have had to sit and watch as the attacks came non-stop against their livelihoods, their culture, their heritage, their very identities. All the traditions that gave us meaning were lambasted and flogged, everything from saying a simple “Merry Christmas” to wanting designated restrooms. It was one hell of an onslaught we’ve been through. 

So, I understand where people are coming from. We’re still trying to dig out from the massive unemployment, the astronomically inflated and increased cost of healthcare, the unprecedented, unimaginable cost increases in energy. Who can blame folks for being on-edge and resentful as hell against a privileged group of entertainers who swim in luxurious wealth then have the audacity to shove it in our faces? 

At least there is some benefit to all the turmoil being brewed up these days: we can readily see where the primary sources of unrest and trouble are originating, who the nation-destroyers are. The question then becomes: what are we going to do with that knowledge? I’m applauding what I’m seeing that turn out to be. Don’t be dissuaded. Keep going. A huge difference is being realized whether those who hate us and their nation realize it or not. 

Anti American Athletes

“It’s been a time honored American tradition to this past half century to avoid discussing religion and politics and escape into sports because it is not seen as devisive and universally American as mom, the flag and Apple pie. And now by this protest America and the American flag you are attacking family, freedom, and comfort which they hold most dear and sacred. But now when you make sports anti-American you now force fans who avoided those subjects their anger and their wrath. Want to destroy a career? Want to destroy an entire industry speak and demonstrate against the United States in a way everyone sees it where they cannot avoid it. I personally want to thank the NFL, and athletes who make their statement by kneeling in protest of the American flag. Cause they now have offended those types who avoided politics out of fear of preserving the peace in a bid to be liked who retreated into sports as a safe comfort. And now they are not even allowed that. And they don’t like being disrespected. What took the better part of a century to build in public popularity this bringing politics into sports killed all the time, money and personal investment by players, coaches, leagues and the entire franchise. From the bottom of my heart thank you. You succeeded where I have failed. In smacking and getting the tune out sports crowd’s attention and anger to where they will backlash against those who are trying to destroy our country. Because if the league and owners and players don’t condemn these anti American statements they will all go broke overnight. This is another glorious example of me literally thanking God for my enemies.” Robert Simmons September 27, 2017

The Aroma of Coffee and of Praising God

No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils. – Henry Ward Beecher

Such an interesting observation.  Now I know there are a few people who do not like coffee and therefore cannot quite relate but for the majority of us as we think on the wonderful fact related to us let us also ponder a spiritual parallel.  When we offer our sacrifice of praise it is an aroma that is more pleasing to God than the wonderful aroma of fresh coffee in the morning is to us.  

Now that is biblical.  It is said in a slightly different fashion in Scripture but God is thrilled by our little demonstrations of genuine love for Him.  He actually looks forward to fellowship with us.