Truth will set you free
The Good Book tells us that the truth will set you free. That it will first make you miserable is not much discussed save among those who recognize that they are not free and desperately wish to be so. Shackles of the mind are always antecedent to shackles of the flesh. Living in freedom is a constant discipline of crucifying the flesh, that is, subordinating it to the truth. This is true for individuals and organizations from families, to companies, to nations.
The war that recently erupted between President Trump and Representative Cummings is happening precisely because Trump told a truth about Cummings’ district in Baltimore. Baltimore is a disaster. Upon hearing this, to no one’s surprise, Cummings and his cronies immediately got miserable. The entire orchestra of wailing and gnashing of teeth is an exercise in attempting to silence, in this case, Trump the truth teller in preference to embracing the cross.
Embracing the cross means accepting responsibility, in the immortal words of W.C. Fields, “Take the bull by the tail and face the situation.” Nobody likes that, and nobody likes that less than politicians, and among politicians none hate it so much as those who have colluded for years in creating, maintaining and amplifying the situation. Cummings and the Democrats had the chance, still have it, to admit the truth rather than fight to keep their cover from being pulled.
But Trump yanked the covers off Baltimore and now Baltimore, and Cummings and the Donks, are exposed to national humiliation. Their first response was to restore their cover by crying Racism! If you didn’t know it, racism is the new wolf. All it really means is “I don’t like the truth you told so I’m going to call you names till I make you cry and run home because I don’t have a rational counter argument so I’ll pretend to be morally superior so shut up, you bad man.” But Trump won’t cry, won’t run home and won’t shut up.
But even while the spotlight’s pitiless glare exposes the horror that is Baltimore the Left still tries to keep some part of the situation under wraps. Dr. Ben Carson, Trump’s HHS Secretary, went to Baltimore to help continue to keep daylight shining in that dark and awful place. NPR covered the story, but interestingly they left out part of Dr. Carson’s remarks.
Dr. Carson suggested that an important part of the solution to Baltimore’s problems should be handled at the individual level. But his recommendation doesn’t fit the Narrative that 1. Government is the solution for every problem and 2. the values of the sexual revolution are the only values. Here is Dr. Carson’s solution to poverty that anyone can work on the individual level:
1. Finish High School.
2. Get married.
3. Don’t have children until you have accomplished #2.
This is what needs to be promoted in our schools. Instead we have the LGBQT-whatever-the-hell agenda being shoved down everybody’s throat. Yes, it promises easy and consequence free sex – but it is a trap and a train wreck for the individual and for society.
NPR, a wholly owned subsidiary of Commies-R-Us, doesn’t want us to know the fundamental truth of happiness in this life: the disciplines of accomplishment, faithful love, and family.
So right. Two words missing from most people’s vocabulary:
Sing it loud and strong. Freedom means discipline respect and love.