(I know, right??? If I call you stupid, I am being a jerk and full of contempt. But if St. Paul calls the Galatians stupid… well, that’s just the inspired word of God. Hey… if the shoe fits…)
I live in Lubbock, Texas. We are just about as “conservative” as it gets here. And honestly, I am okay with that – to a large degree. I am a conservative, and I am more at home among conservatives. Ninety five percent or more of my family and friends are conservative. I grew up conservative, and I hold many basically conservative values as well.
But somehow this lifestyle has become bitter and mean and stupid. It’s become a political powerplay to champion “conservative” values for a mean spirited, hateful and fearful political agenda to lord it over “liberals” and rub it in their face.
And the church has weighed in with a thumb on the scale supporting this tawdry trashy unchrist-like agenda. The church.
(Can you feel my contempt?)
The political ploys, in one sense, are not really all that new, but the intensity of it, the shrillness, has definitely surpassed any in my lifetime. And it is making us stupid. Smart people I otherwise admire and love getting just as stupid as stupid can be, getting shrill and hostile about it in my face, all to out-conservative the other conservatives.
Here’s what I mean:
Don’t bet on any liberals winning anything in Lubbock, Texas. Okay? Feel me?
We are conservatives here, and the few liberals we have are a joke. So, it’s a foregone conclusion that we will elect conservatives to represent us. But when you have three, four, or more conservatives all vying for the same seat, they have to fight it out, and politics being what they are, that means getting dirty.
So now my TV and radio is filled with conservative people calling other conservatives liberals. Meanwhile, they all cling to that Trump name for all they are worth too. They try to out conservative each other and out Trump each other. Even if Trump endorses the other candidate! Don’t let a little thing like that mean anything!
Oh… and don’t bother counting the votes either. That just means you are a loser. Only losers count votes. (Recounts excepted, right???)
But here is where I finally lost it:
We have one conservative now going after the other because he was born in… drum roll please… New York City!
How can you claim Trump and criticize THAT?
Oh man, I know every dumb little thing about every conservative in this race because all the other conservatives in this race have absolutely destroyed each other in out Trumping and out conservativing each other. They are all butchered scraps of their former selves carved up and left for the trash heap thanx to each other.
Oh… and that’s how the “Christians” are treating each other in an election year!
God help us.