What do you believe? Who do you believe?


Here is what Trump wants his Deplorables to believe; “It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!”

Trump spent the entire weekend selling one lie after the other, one tweet at a time. “There was no Russian Collusion”, “The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and cruel legislative agenda”“The IG Report totally destroys James Comey”, “Democrats are good at only three things, High Taxes, High Crime and Obstruction”, “Our economy is perhaps BETTER than it has ever been”, “Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border”.

The facts are really very simple, I mean very simple, so simple that someone with eyes to see, ears to hear and a minimal number of brain cells could cut through the bullshit, if they wanted too;

  1. Democrats ARE NOT responsible for ripping children out of the arms of their mothers and fathers at the border. They have zero policy control. ZERO. How hard is this to understand, ZERO.
  2. There WAS Russian Collusion in the Trump campaign as proven by the guilty pleas and indictments to date. And the evidence is conclusive and gets more undeniable with each passing day, just ask Trump confidant Roger Stone the latest to admit he “forgot” about a meeting with a Russian during the campaign who offered him dirt on Hillary Clinton.
  3. The IG Report DOESN’T destroy James Comey or the FBI nor does it exonerate Trump or the need for Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. This simply isn’t true. There really isn’t anyway to spin this other than to say what Trump and Fox News are selling, what they are attempting to pound into the heads of Trumps base is an unequivocal lie.
  4. Some sectors of our economy are doing simply OKAY while others have seen little to no improvement. Yes the stock market is up (who does that benefit?) but so are gas and food prices and interest rates while wages remain very low.

So why can’t people see what I see? Why don’t they want to? I simply don’t understand. What kind of magical spell has Trump cast over people? Are they just stupid? Are they just that racist? That cruel? Why can’t they see that this egotistical madman is leading them further and further away from the message of Jesus? Further and further away from the truth? What kind of pain will they need to experience, what kind of despair will they need to see to accept the facts?

My wife and ventured into the woods Saturday. I needed an escape. I needed to see something real. Something nature created. Something more powerful than what a mere mortal could create or destroy. Something pure. Something holy. Something truthful.


But I had to return to the world. I had to see the faces of children torn away from their parents. Children in cages, in warehouses, under traps and tents. I had to read the lies “our” President is propagating. I had to listen to his talking heads on the Sunday news programs playing a shell game with truth, following the script. And still they believe, support and worst turn a blind-eye from the despair of others in the name of something. Something that is unholy, hateful and deceitful.

The Israelite’s wanted a King and the prophet Samuel warned them to be careful for what they wished for. A King will tax you he told them. He will take your sons to be soldiers and your daughters to work in the royal court. He will take your best produce, your best animals and your best servants. You will end up being enslaved to support this King of yours. But the people refused to listen to Samuel and demanded a King because God’s love and guidance wasn’t enough for them.

The Evangelicals and Deplorables believe that God gave them Donald J. Trump. But the day will come when they will “cry out because of your King, whom you have chosen for yourselves; but the Lord will not answer you in that day.” The rest of us will need to prepare for that day because despite how we feel about them right now, despite how they are treating us and others today Christ would implore as to help them, to care for them with compassion and grace. If we don’t we are no better than they are or their King.

AP News: Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas





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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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9 Responses to What do you believe? Who do you believe?

  1. William Tell says:

    I don’t like it, but I Liked it. A fleeting thought from this morning: maybe the border thing will finally bring him down.

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  2. Suze says:

    Maybe it is the anguish of little old ladies, young men, the middle aged.speaking directly with senators and revealing their fears, their anguish…that will slowly turn the tide of hatred. One senator from Oklahoma has decided to turn against the Trump dictate and will promote legislation with his democratic colleagues to stop the child abuse at the border. Last week he was not willing to even think of doing such a thing. Get peace wherever you can find it, we need you to continue speaking out.

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  3. (Sigh) You had to go and say that last part, there, didn’t you? To show compassion to these folks will be extremely tough but, as you said, must be done.

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  4. Nan says:

    To me, this pretty well sums things up: Are they just that racist? And the answer is … YES!

    In the few conversations I’ve had with tRumpsky supporters, it never fails that Obama’s name comes up with a plethora of negative remarks about him, his presidency, his decisions, his actions, etc. IOW, no matter WHAT tRumpsky does or says … he’s white and a (professed) Christian and THAT’s what matters first and foremost. The rest? Not a big deal. It’ll all work out because this WHITE guy is in charge now.

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