As a general rule I believe life should be viewed from a lighter side. Don’t take yourself too serious because nobody else does. It is my observation that too many people make drama a part of their daily routine. Obviously there are many situations that are not laughable but most things just aren’t that serious.
One grand drama that played out in 2016 was the Presidential election. The media lost it’s collective mind when Trump was elected President and has been steadily shouting “the sky is falling” ever since. In the days surrounding the election the stock market did what it so frequently does and that is unpredictable swings. First it went up and the news media claimed it was in response to Clinton being the predicted winner. Then it went down and the claim was because Trump was winning. After the election the market steadily went up and the new Prez is the only one trying to claim it was because he won. My guess is there are people way smarter than me that found a way to make a lot of money at a critical time. Let’s face it folks most of us wish in retrospect that we had investment money right after a market swing.
To really show what a bunch of sniveling pansies the American public has become there were protests about the election outcome. Even now the people that oppose not getting their own way are trying to blame anything but reality on the election. Even the Russians are being blamed for the election outcome. Honestly I quit worrying about the Russians destroying America just a few years after learning the truth of Santa Claus. Actually I’m still holding out hope for Santa being real…
To be sure this is nothing new about humans. If you took the time to read the story of Moses leading the exodus from Egypt you would see drama played out by the woe-is-me folks of the time. Even after being rescued from the oppression of a truly wicked Pharaoh the people frequently cried out “we’re going to die, we’re going to die” every time things didn’t go their way.
Here’s where I am going with all this. The only hope we will ever have of being truly free does not lie in a political entity. The only hope for freedom is found in an absolute truth that many people have abandoned. Is it worth it? Is it worth giving up your so-called personal rights and surrender your life to an almighty God? Is it worth it to live by a standard of morality not accepted in modern culture? The answer is an absolute yes! But it isn’t easy and it is not popular.
I will no longer be writing this blog from a teacher perspective. The time has come for me to state my views about the world we live in with hard hitting truth. I am no longer concerned about being offensive to the over sensitive population that has to find someone to blame whenever reality sets in. You are welcome to comment in opposition to my views I just ask that you leave the drama out.
Rev. Burt Schwab