How can people be so blinded by race and be so racially motivated? I am talking about the George Zimmerman Trial. If Trayvon Martin had gone home the events that took place between Zimmerman and Martin would not have happened. George got his head bashed into the sidewalk and his injuries support this. I would feel like my life was being threatened if my head was being bashed into the sidewalk and someone was wailing on me. Yet, the media and prosecution has made this about race and totally avoided the evidence which supports self-defense. And it pisses me off that much of the media has portrayed or tried to portray Trayvon as some sweet, innocent kid by showing a photo of him that was about five years old. The prosecution never had a murder case and they still don't have a murder case. That is why their case is unraveling before their eyes. Do skittles make a person sweet and good or something? This guy in a round table was saying that Trayvon was sweet and innocent because he was carrying skittles. What a freaking loon! What happened is a tragedy. It is sad that a life was taken so young, especially when it could have been avoided. I feel sorry for his family.
What The Media Choose Not To Know About Trayvon
Was Trayvon Martin High on "Purple Drank"?
There is chaos in Egypt. At least 51 people have been killed so far. People being thrown off buildings. There was a coup in Egypt but the Obama administration doesn't want to call it a coup because that would mean the U.S. couldn't continue funding Egypt. Huh? Did you get that? Why is our government going out of its way to fund Egypt which is in utter chaos now?
I am in the middle of reading the new encyclical just released by Pope Francis. It is called Lumen Fidei, meaning Light of Faith. I am really enjoying reading it. Here is a paragraph:
"There is an urgent need, then, to see once again that faith is a light, for once the flame of faith dies out, all other lights begin to dim. The light of faith is unique, since it is capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence. A light this powerful cannot come from ourselves but from a more primordial source: in a word, it must come from God. Faith is born of an encounter with the living God who calls us and reveals his love, a love which precedes us and upon which we can lean for security and for building our lives. Transformed by this love, we gain fresh vision, new eyes to see; we realize that it contains a great promise of fulfilment, and that a vision of the future opens up before us. Faith, received from God as a supernatural gift, becomes a light for our way, guiding our journey through time. On the one hand, it is a light coming from the past, the light of the foundational memory of the life of Jesus which revealed his perfectly trustworthy love, a love capable of triumphing over death. Yet since Christ has risen and draws us beyond death, faith is also a light coming from the future and opening before us vast horizons which guide us beyond our isolated selves towards the breadth of communion. We come to see that faith does not dwell in shadow and gloom; it is a light for our darkness. Dante, in the Divine Comedy, after professing his faith to Saint Peter, describes that light as a "spark, which then becomes a burning flame and like a heavenly star within me glimmers". It is this light of faith that I would now like to consider, so that it can grow and enlighten the present, becoming a star to brighten the horizon of our journey at a time when mankind is particularly in need of light."
Here is an article, Choice and Repercussion by Donald DeMarco.
"Jean Bethke Elstain, an author I greatly admire, made an astute observation when she remarked that “much that comes parading through town under the banner of ‘choice’ is actually a new set of constraints and compulsions.” “Parading” is an appropriately descriptive word since this new attitude toward choice does not come to us through a wise and thoughtful tradition. Rather, it comes whistling into town with much clang and clatter, but with little substance. “More and more women,” she goes on to say, “testify that the ‘choice’ to abort post-amniocentesis if they are carrying a ‘defective’ child is nearly irresistible: they become ‘bad mothers’ by carrying a child to term rather than aborting it! ‘Choice’ and ‘constraint’ always go hand-in-hand.” She penned these words nearly 25 years ago (Chronicles, October, 1989). In retrospect, she appears prophetic. Her words are truer today than they were a quarter of a century ago when she first wrote them.Bad choices have rippling effects. Making bad choices can haunt you in the future. Knowing the difference between right and wrong is very important, recognizing what is morally licit, and making decisions on that basis will help you.
Choices are not without consequences. Bad choices can have unhappy repercussions. Nature cannot be mocked with impunity; it has a way of striking back. Overeating brings on indigestion. Immoral choices are followed by guilt and regret. In the web of life, choice is not free from a multitude of things that are not directly chosen but nonetheless do reverberate. A thief in the night may think that all he is doing is obtaining his loot. But his action puts the whole town on alert." CONTINUED
Now for a bit of fun. Enjoy the music.