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It is never too late to…

To tell someone that you love them
To do something wonderful for a stranger
To extend you hand in peace
To shelter a friend in need
To give a smile and share laughter
To embrace with open arms and an open heart
To forgive when you have the standing to hate instead
To stand for those who cannot stand for themselves
To give of yourself for no other reason than just because
To throw away the pains of the past and move forward with grace and certainty
To allow someone into your heart when you have no room
To challenge others to live up to their highest capabilities
To challenge yourself to go forward when all you want is to rest
To live the best life you can live

The world is filled with so many good people, so many loving people, so many giving people. The world is also host to humans who are evil, humans who care more about eliminating others who do not acquiesce to their demands.

I say that the human spirit is design for good. Most humans want to give to each other – their talents, their love, their time and their precious gifts.

I really do believe that humans want to live in harmony with each other. This evil that exist today in our presence is just temporary. We have the ability to grow beyond the evil desires and fears that live deep inside our human psyche. As a child needs assurances after a nightmare, humanity needs time to take action to do good and to be righteous – for this is the path for survival and for long term existence as a species.

We can do more together than apart. We can make the world a place where all who dwell do so in grace, with prosperity and with love and with peace.

He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure. Your eyes will behold the king in his beauty; they will see a land that stretches afar.  -Isaiah 33:15-17

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When Words Matter

I don’t know, maybe I’m getting old school. In the time I grew up, I learned that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words never will hurt me.”

Back then we were taught to be tough, to ignore idiot adults and stupid children’s taunts. As a kid it is tough to shun the attack of verbal abuse. In today’s world, it seems that it is still difficult to ignore hurtful words that come our way.

But, I still believe after many years of reflection that words only have power over us if we allow them to have power. As adults we can control our impulses to respond to “stupid, dumb-ass” or worse.

But there are times when words do matter.

While reading a thought-thread that started with Neal Bortz discussing an Obama official citing Karl Marx (the communist), I was reading the comment section of the Rick Bookstaber post, the Obama official citing Karl Marx that Bortz was referring to. In the comment section of Bookstaber’s blog post, a commenter named Abe was able to communicate when words matter.

Abe commented:
“Marx was a notable, even preeminent, social philosopher of that time.”
So you believe that’s a good enough reason to constantly quote him, not only in this, but other posts as well?
Everyone knows who Marx was. Nobody claims he was not a notable social philosopher. It’s the terrible impact of Marxs’ philosophy, the millions slaughtered thanks to his ideas, which offends people terribly, and therefore garners so much negativity when you quote him.
So you see, the fact that he was indeed such a prominent philosopher, is what caused humanity so much hurt. If he’d be an insignificant individual with no one paying attention to his philosophy, maybe, just maybe the world would be spared of communist mass murderers the likes of Stalin, Mao, Castro, Che, Pol Pot etc. most of whom are revered and quoted amongst Leftist Academics and main-stream Liberals such as yourself.
Is this really beyond your comprehension? Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the case. White House communications director Anita Dunn famously quoted Mao as one of her “favorite political philosophers.” Yet When Glenn beck criticized her, the leftists came running with their MSM pitchforks and condemned him profusely. Why? Because Ms. Dunn didn’t specifically praise Mao’s atrocities! That’s a mind-boggling feat of ethical line-drawing! The level of your intellectual dishonesty is simply stunning! Yet you don’t see the error of her, or your ways.
Let me put it to you in simpler terms: You can’t separate the man’s political philosophy from the actions that flowed from it. It’s the same as saying you look to Mein Kampf as a masterpiece of political philosophy but don’t support Hitler’s actions.
I rest my case.

You see, words are ideas. Ideas become powerful when men take them to heart and then take action.

“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”
– Luke 6:45

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Shaking Your Fathers Hand…

While reading a story on the recently deceased Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, I had a strange epiphany.

The background story goes that Steve Jobs, an adopted baby, had searched for his biological parents during the 80’s. He found his biological mother and through that relationship found out about his biological father. He didn’t like what he learned about his father, so he never sought out to meet or develop a relationship with his biological father.

His biological sister had told a story to Steve that his biological father related to her of the story of him managing a restaurant in Silicon Valley, where Steve’s offices were near, and meeting Steve Jobs when he came into the restaurant. Neither Steve or his biological father knew at that time of their relationship.

When I read this, an epiphany feeling came over me. You see, for a couple of years now I have been thinking about the relationship of God and man and how he might “talk” to us (The Burning Bush, Are You Listening). What if God was strolling the Earth one sunny day and you happen to come across him and shook his hand? Or you talked to him, but he never told you of his true identity?

Some years later you find yourself in Heaven and you come before God and realize that you had met and Shook Your Fathers Hand

I don’t know if God walks this Earth incognito, but I think it is interesting to think of the repercussions – how do you treat strangers? I think we should treat each other, strange or well known, the same as you never know whose hand you are shaking.

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Never Follow A Leader Who…

#1 – Never follow a leader who seeks to build their platform through constantly tearing down the platform of others.
#2 – Never follow a leader who constantly makes excuses as to why they compromise their character and who refuse to admit, apologize, address and rectify such compromises.
#3 – Never follow a leader that constantly talks about how gifted they are but refuses to serve in areas that requires them to get their hands dirty.
#4 – Never follow a leader that refuses to declare their moral and spiritual existance because doing so might cause people to feel uncomfortable.
#5 – Never follow a leader who always has to make every decision.
#6 – Never follow a leader who isn’t willing to admit their mistakes, but are always quick to point out yours.
#7 – Never follow a leader who is always quick to throw you under the bus and never has your back when you mess up.
#8 – Never follow a leader who is not willing to let you excel beyond their own limitations. True leaders find, build, mentor, exhault and most importantly thrust new leaders into leadership positions!
# 9 – Never follow a leader who has no vision for the future of the endevor for which you are both striving to accomplish.

This has been adapted from Perry Noble’s list. As I come up with new items I’ll post them here. Do you have any suggestions? Let me know in a comment.

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A Purpose Filled Life

All human beings have a purpose – ALL!

Without any doubt, no matter if you believe in God or have no belief in a higher power, each human life has a purpose for living.

What is your purpose?

Here’s an interesting discussion on the subject…

http://www.ted.com/talks/rick_warren_on_a_life_of_purpose.html

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I’m With Coco

I posted this on my Facebook wall and thought I’d post it here as well…

I don’t watch a lot of late night TV anymore as I’m pretty much done by 11:00 these day… But when I do watch and watch Conan O I do enjoy his humor… From what I know I don’t like what NBC is doing to him… I knew when Jay went to prime time it wouldn’t last more than a year… I guess I’m not so smart cause it didn’t last longer than three months… No wonder NBC isn’t fairing so well in the ratings…

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Enslaving the Masses

So, if you were an evil person or very aggressive, money hungry, entrepreneur business person or a politician in search of wealth, power, fame or all three, you might find yourself thinking to yourself “How can I guarantee future wealth, power and fame and ensure that I can repeat success time and time again and that people will look at me as their savior?”

How would you do this in today’s world of “democracy” and “freedom?”

How would you control people’s lives without them even realizing that they were indeed being controlled?

In a modern world where slavery is detested as an evil activity of a bygone era, how would you by proxy enslave your fellow human beings?

I think you could achieve these goals by making life so comfortable by providing to the masses the basic necessities of life so that they would eventually choose to be provided for instead of providing for themselves.

Once people were dependent on you for the real necessities of life such as food, clothing and shelter, you would then re-educate them into thinking that secondary wants and desires of life like a new car every three years, iPods, expensive clothes, big screen LCD televisions, destination weddings and other similar things are of course necessary for “the good life.” And this is where your master plan really takes hold. Incrementally you condition the masses to desire the “good life” even though they don’t have money to pay for it. You would make it easy for them to get credit and to purchase these “lifestyle necessities” now. This would in turn put people into debt for things that have no lasting value, not to you personally, but to the system that YOU created, control and derive great profits from. You have created a perfect system to enslave the masses while you never have any direct attribution for the deed!

Now, at some point in time, since some of the masses are not totally blind and dumb, you would have to have diversions for them, else they figure out the truth. Within the enslavement system, you create diversions to distract their attention so they have someone, something, or some group to blame for their ever decreasing quality of life. For part of the deception that you created relies on the enslaved masses to feed their selfish egos to further their belief that they deserve the good life and someone is taking it away or holding it back from them.

Ironically, and in a flash of brilliance you figure out how to divert your slaves attention to your true enemies. You see, your real enemies are those who understand your enslavement system. They teach your slaves how to be truly free from the bonds of debt,  uncontrolled desires, addiction, ignorance, stupidity and despair. They teach your slaves that personal accountability and individual achievement is the only way to break the shackles of the slavery that you have created.

Although you have amassed great fortune, fame and power, you still desire more from your slaves. After some time you realize that fortune, fame and power don’t really fulfill your own real needs. You realize that you need love and adoration from your slaves. So, you look for and create opportunities for which you can become their ultimate savior from the uncertainties and harshness of the natural world. Besides being their benevolent care giver who provides all for them, you save them from impending disaster and from their enemies and they love you.

After reading this you may think to yourself that it is impossible for this to happen in today’s modern societies – think again. There is more personal and governmental debt today than at any time in the history of the US and the world. People routinely pay on credit for things that neither provide substance nor add lasting value to their lives. Millions of people are admittedly one week to one month away from loosing everything if they lose their job. And in a country where opportunity to educate one’s self to be anything one desires, the US has one of the worse primary education system.

In my opinion, the masses have become takers instead of givers, whiners instead of winners and blamers for their personal failures in life.

I see the spirit of freedom, personal choice and accountability slowly dying and being replaced with the invisible shackles of slavery and bondage.

But their are beacons of hope in this chaos of slavery who try to enlighten and educate… Howard, Ramsey, Cuban, Robins and Boortz just to name a few who will help you not become one of the enslaved masses.

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