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Making [ your nation ] Great Again. The Sequel


What are the priorities and practices of man’s nationalistic politics and where does YOUR heart lie?

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

(Isaiah 5)

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

(James 1)

Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?  But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called?

(James 2)

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

(Matthew 6)

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.

(1 Tim 6)

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Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.

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8 Responses to “Making [ your nation ] Great Again. The Sequel”


  1. 1 Marleen
    March 17, 2017 at 3:32 am

    http://www.irishcentral.com/news/politics/rep-joe-kennedy-iii-schools-paul-ryan-on-healthcare?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_1535086

    The Speaker called the White House’s proposal to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act as a “act of mercy”, leading to a viral outburst from the Representative from Massachusetts’ 4th district.

    “I was struck last night by a comment I heard made by Speaker Ryan, where he called this repeal bill, quote, an ‘act of mercy,'” Kennedy told the committee hearing. “With all due respect to our speaker, he and I must have read different scripture.

    ……

    As I was reading through the above article, I had a different association for “mercy” in the context of that for which Republicans like Paul Ryan are pushing — mercy killing.

    And that’s not a random thought. In a Republican primary debate some years ago (I think in 2012, but I’ve heard far right Republicans — who would say in the past they weren’t Republicans — convey the attitude before), the idea that people who haven’t bought themselves coverage should die was applauded.

  2. 2 Marleen
    March 17, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Geert Wilders lost yesterday (time flies, maybe it was the day before) in the Netherlands, and his opponent who won said Geert represented “the wrong kind of populist.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/16/netherlands-after-loss-geert-wilders-says-havent-gotten-rid-me-yet.html
    [Sorry; I’m not sure this article will show that quote. I’m in a hurry to go somewhere.]

  3. 4 Marleen
    March 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    http://player.theplatform.com/p/7wvmTC/MSNBCEmbeddedOffSite?guid=n_maddow_efstate_170316
    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 3/16/17
    Trump’s proposed State Department budget cuts put US at risk

    Wendy Sherman, former undersecretary of State, talks with Rachel Maddow
    about Donald Trump’s proposal to cut the State Department’s budget by [five percent
    more than] a third, and the implications that will have on fighting terrorism and epidemics …

    Duration: 4:54

  4. March 20, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    From the article at the irishcentral.com link.

    This is not an act of mercy. It’s an act of malice.”

    That seems to increasingly be the spirit of the world in the current day: calling evil good and good evil.

  5. 6 Marleen
    March 20, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    There are a lot of mean-spirited proposals being forwarded; in the health care adjustment bill and in other ways. Coming from the party that has touted itself as more Christian, it’s oppressive and hard to take. The “last straw” or “last nerve” they got on with me was complaining about covering maternity care (in insurance plans that people pay into). I mean, there’s been other stupid (or evil) junk in their maneuverings both before that and since, but that was “too much” even for them (might say especially for them — I see no good faith).

    Now I had top-notch insurance that covered maternity care, but chose to have home births with a midwife I paid out of pocket (for all but the first birth [in a hospital] of the five). But that was my choice, and I’m a very healthy and informed person who could handle and appreciate that (besides having the additional money). Hardly anyone really expects a woman to give birth at home or on her own.

    But these people want you to give birth (or do insist), just not on their dime (not even if your dime pays for their heart surgery or Viagra or insulin or anything else). And they don’t want you to have contraceptives either, or any say-so in your own life if you’re poor enough (almost everyone) to be their serfs.

  6. 8 Marleen
    March 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/zealand-expels-us-diplomat-police-probe-stymied-030004918.html

    http://player.theplatform.com/p/7wvmTC/MSNBCEmbeddedOffSite?guid=n_lw_trumpgrandfather_170306
    THE LAST WORD WITH LAWRENCE O’DONNELL 3/6/17
    Pres. Trump’s grandfather pleaded not to be deported

    In 1905, Friedrich Trump [Drumf] penned a letter about the hardships of immigration.
    More than century later, his grandson’s administration pushes anti-family immigration policies.
    Duration: 4:29

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/irish-pm-tells-trump-st-patrick-immigrant-153448784.html

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/03/09/melania-up-moos-pkg-erin.cnn
    I really think the current climate (Trump phenom) is more about
    white identity Christianity (internationally) than nationalism.
    It’s irrational and destructive, but emotionally animated.


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