Today I was thinking about what it takes to form a more perfect union, under God. Unfortunately, our nation has streaks of betrayal and greed that have created hate and malice between and towards people of race and color – some due, some not. I understand that community formation starts with safety and the ability to trust. In recent years I have been ripped off by people looking to get their fill and also been greatly blessed by people and their kindness. I hope that people of ethnic backgrounds, especially the Hispanic population, not create a world of terror because ultimately that will be their undoing if they pursue those paths. We need to respect individuals and understand difference as tolerable.
Tragedy is evident with the rise of racism. But, there is truth to be known in the midst of hate: evangelical white folks founded this nation and we have a populous of diversity that thinks they can take advantage of this nation. Caucasians have been too generous to minorities, with some exception but not much. Exceptions are the Mexicans have commonly earned their wage and the African Americans have endured the advancement of a nation. How can we create a society that respects difference and gives people freedom to pursue life and happiness?
The last few years I have noticed an increase in social experiments and subtle terrorism, especially using sound equipment – like concert venues that target people’s hearing ability by producing a sound loud enough in one spectrum to destroy the ability to perceive it. Society cannot afford deaf people and doctors will be broke because of it. The ear is vital to hearing, balance, sight and perception – if we lose those this world will fall apart because people will close off to forming community. Sound engineers and disc jockeys need to stop making sound that is too loud.
I am a tall and skinny guy, retail stores don’t sell my size and I am thankful that the industry obliges to making short pants cool. To get my style in a size that fits I have to special order online, which isn’t too difficult or costly in the contemporary age. I recently ordered undergarments from Target and they were not delivered, their supply chain logistics is one of the finest in the world and I just noticed one of their few mistakes. They make life so affordable it masks the question of what it costs. Brands like American Apparel have restarted the fashion industry in the United States and as the cost of Asia increases, I hope the we continue to innovate on our own soil. I recently ordered a pair of Bluer jeans from a Portland, Oregon denim company: I am looking forward to seeing some American quality fashion. I hope the fashion industry adopts the food industries standard of revealing sources and qualities, it will inform consumer decisions for the making of a more responsible world – with only the down side of the revival of brand loyalty. Looking forward to fashion innovators being smart and classic with a touch of avant-garde.
The strength of a nation is the respect of their leaders, under God. Former President Carter is a great man that is a legend cleverly hidden in time, wishing him clarity of mind to see the truth and purpose of life, which I believe is the grace of Jesus in our hearts and minds.
There is much to say about the United States Armed Forces as a positive for peace. But, in modern times, they can be an enemy to freedom by being a financial burden to the system. Not only are soldiers paid a lot, they might be paid way too much. I hope that the military is reconsidered to fit the budget of the United States of America, there are intelligent options like not giving them battle pay.
I met a beautiful black girl the other evening, not super black but black. Considering Portland is over Eighty percent white, it was a bit of a rare occasion and appreciated. Growing up in greater Los Angeles, I understand diversity to be clear and unobtrusive but in Oregon I started to notice race and ethnicity. It brings up important issues of relationships and integration but I was proud to be able to say that Los Angeles is one of the most incredibly complex integrated and culturally diverse cities that are seamed yet unobtrusive to the pursuit of freedom. I hope that society will understand race and cultures as distinct and unobtrusive to living – ultimately securing freedom, but it is nice to have places that are culturally distinct like the Pacific Northwest.
With a Trump presidency we have a unique opportunity with his executive power. The forty fourth President was a powerful executive but did not exercise as much bold executive action. The American church is at the end of a trend of low threshold building and I see it as a success that has made heavy damage to the foundation of the church. Trump’s presidency should be advantageous of the world’s fluctuation and evoke the American Church to action to appropriately reestablish it’s conservative roots and foundations, which includes pulling back Asian mission support and bring back some of the missing American leadership – back home.
As a kid I was a fan of the Orlando Magic and still have a high regard for their team. Penny Hardaway was the coolest. We live in a world that is defined by sport and some individuals are icons, and I think Penny is one of the best icons as a smooth team player with mad skills. Life has seasons for everything, a time for celebrity and time for reality. I hope that as we pioneer a new America by just existing, that we create healthy places for people to thrive in a culture that works together. The United States will remain on top if we continue to form strong and healthy communities that encourage healthy living and relationships that are intelligent and progressive with a conservative hierarchy.
While it is tragic every time a collision happens whether it is a Navy battleship, a boat or a car, the Navy has some work to do. Wishing them the best as they try to fix their mistakes.