Builders and Destroyers

Builders and Destroyers

*** Revised on 2/3/2017 ***

Yesterday at the University of Berkley, a young girl wearing a Trump hat was sprayed with pepper-spray in her face and eyes by a man who was clearly not a student. This man was not a protestor, nor was he a liberal or a Democrat. He was a paid thug, part of a widely metastasized and heavily funded movement hell-bent on dividing America and undermining our Constitution. This man can and should be identified.  What he did was criminal.  In the past, these thugs who were paid to destroy property and incite rioting seemed to just disappear back into society. Let’s see if maybe this time, one of them is finally prosecuted?

Similarly on Inauguration Day, hired anarchists broke windows with hammers in Washington DC and burned the limo of an immigrant trying to start a small business. If you are a peaceful protestor, please explain to me how these destructive, rioters-for-hire help your cause?  In Berkley last night, someone threw a bike-rack through a window. Are we, the sane folks in America, supposed to believe that this violence was really in response to a conservative speaker coming to give a speech?  Whatever happened to simply not buying a ticket and not attending his lecture?  Ya see, I think these paid rioters are threatening ALL of our free speech and our right to protest and demonstrate peaceably. People on TV see this, and they lump the peaceful protestors in with the violent ones; guilt by association.  THINK about this.  Isn’t it in EVERYBODYS’ best interest to expose and stop the violence, before things really get ugly?

Speaking of guilt by association, I reject the grossly inaccurate labels of liberal and conservative, Republican and Democrat, gay and straight, black and white. These labels serve only to further divide us. They are tools used by George Soros, Michael Moore and others who seek chaos and a country divided by hateful fabrications. As Mark, Matthew, and Abraham Lincoln once said, a divided house cannot stand. I suggest instead that there are two types of people in our society: builders and destroyers. Which are you?

The other day, a friend of mine asked me how I’m holding up in this crazy world. There is a heavy burden of frustration building up in America. Outlets like cable “news” and social-media are being used as propaganda tools to weaken the spirit of the builders and recruit the gullible destroyers.

So, when I think about how I might “hold up” in this crazy world, I guess I have two choices: try to change the crazy world, or change how much of it I let into my head. I choose the latter, but as you can tell by reading this blog, I’m having trouble diverting my eyes from the bloody car-wrecks lining the shoulders of the highways, as I rubber-neck my way through life.

I will keep trying to limit my exposure to the propaganda. I’ve also made a donation to the political party I support, and wrote a letter suggesting they prosecute the rioters and “follow the money”. Until we cut off the head of the snake that seeks to obstruct and destruct America, chaos will continue to reign. If you’re a Builder, and not someone who uses hate, violence, obstruction, and slander to get their way, keep the faith. The Destroyers, those who call the rest of us fascists, want to unravel us with their hysteria, chaos and intimidation, but we will prevail.  To quote Rudyard Kipling, “If you can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you,” then, my homies, you are a Builder.  Peace.

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