Sunday, March 22, 2015

Are you nuts?!!!


Are you nuts?!!!
(by R.P.Edwards)

Mess with Turkey
Mess with Spain
Mess with Thailand and Ukraine
Mess with Norway
Denmark too!
Japan and China
These will do
Mess with Germany
That's just fine
Mess with Russia
Canada, Sweden
Make the list
Great Britain, France
Well, I insist!
Mess with Iran
Korea, North
Don't be afraid
Get up!
Go Forth!
Yes, mess with countries
Far and near
Just mess away
And have no fear!
Every continent!
Every race!
Get in their business!
Get in their face!
Yes, mess with gusto!
Grit and guts!
But mess with Israel?!

Washington will "re-assess," its options concerning Israel and the UN, following the victory of Benjamin Netanyahu in the recent elections.

What exactly does that mean? I get that the Obama administration isn't too pleased with the outcome of said elections, but what does this UN threat flesh out as? NOT voting against one of the numerous resolutions that decry Israeli positions? Voting YES when a resolution appears to recognize the Palestinian state? Removing what little cover the US affords at the "what good is it?" UN headquarters that overlooks the East River?

As the president and his followers barrel ahead with a suspect "deal" with the "not to be trusted" Iranians, the "rift" that this administration has created and broadened with our staunchest middle east ally grows bigger still. As a supporter of Abraham's offspring I am more than appalled and, if the "elected" powers that be in THIS country continue down this disrespectful and DANGEROUS path; perhaps the relief longed for in the 2016 election needs to be hurried. Perhaps "impeachment" is an option after all.



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Another Selma needed

Selma sight
(by R.P.Edwards)

Selma sight
Is needed now
For clarity
And cure
To shock the righteous
Full awake
For actions
And pure
For murder mingles
In our midst
While Christians choose
To sleep
And mercy's measure 
Nears its end
When justice says,
"Now reap!"

At the time of "Bloody Sunday," (a summary) I was a prepubescent white child, living in the north. We didn't have a 24 hour news cycle and, even if we did, I didn't like the news. Sure, there were some black folk around, but I had no idea what kind of hardships others of this race were undergoing in the south.

Well, the other day I somehow became aware of Selma. I suppose it was because of the 50th anniversary; the anniversary of peaceful protestors that were beaten because they thought that "all" men were indeed created equal.

Anyway, I wasn't looking for it, but as I channel surfed I happened across a response by Rev Alveda King (niece to Martin Luther King Jr) to the interviewer's question as to her thoughts concerning President Obama's Selma speech and how things have changed since the actual event 50 years ago. I jotted them down:

...I also heard what the president did not say. Of course many things have changed and we can admit that and we're glad that some things have changed. I'm so delighted that we can all vote; this is America and I urge everyone to get out and vote. However, what the president did not say; there's a whole group of people--over 55 million--who have been denied the right to vote because they've been denied the right to live; the little babies in the womb. Legally, what has changed in the last fifty years; 55 million babies have legally lost their lives by abortion, and denied the right to vote, and yet the largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is getting 2 million dollars from our tax dollars every day. That's one thing that has changed...However, I believe that its very important for the young people to know, and I'm not going to play the race card; I'm going to play the "In God we Trust" card; I'm going to play the "one nation under God" card; and say, young people, you have a right to life. You have a right to liberty. You have a right to the pursuit of happiness. The doors of opportunities are open. We must vote to ensure that every American, born or unborn, can come through those doors. So, some things have changed. Some things have not...

My thoughts: I watched the president's speech. As usual, it was very well done (a gifted speaker), but, sadly, as is often the case he interwove his extra-biblical views into the oration while, at the same time, seasoning with scripture as if to validate. Shameful. And, to those whose acquaintance with "thus saith the Lord" is superficial, the blasphemous irony is lost; as will our Republic be if a course correction is not soon coming.

Concerning Reverend King's remarks; I have nothing but praise and, on behalf of the multiplied millions whose sacrifice was and is the natural consequence of the pseudo-religion of the Elite. I say to her, "Thank you for giving us a voice."

And concerning the opening poem; Congressman Lewis, in a recent interview, noted that Selma (the pictures of, rather) woke the American people up.  Another Selma awakening, in the area of the plight of the needed now.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Purim redo?

Same result
(by R.P.Edwards)

Don't need no Aryan
master race
Don't need no Hitler
mustached face
Don't need no German
industrial might
Don't need no shock troops
to lead the fight
Don't need no SS
evil ways
Don't need to murder
a thousand days
Don't need so long
for millions gone
Just need some time
to build that bomb

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father's house will perish. And, who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?
(Esther 4:14)

Saw the speech given by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to Congress yesterday. Grave, sobering, historic. He laid out, in easily digestible chunks, one of the truths of our time: Iran is currently run by not-to-be trusted Jew-haters, and their OBVIOUS ambition is to build nukes...and use them.  And we Americans, in our far away delusion, seem to have trouble adding 2 + 2. In times past our naivety led to an initial bloody nose and knockdown, and then an eventual rising and steeling for the task. However, with nukes on the table, an initial "knockdown" could possibly be a "knockout." 

The speech and its rippling aftershocks are currently being analyzed ad nauseam, but a small segment of what the statesman said caught my added attention. He mentioned that on the morrow (today) the Jewish holiday of Purim would be celebrated; a memorial commemorating the saving of the Jewish people from a Persian hater through the intercession and efforts of Queen Esther. If you don't have a Bible handy, here's a safe link. Doesn't take long to read (Esther).

Anyway--since I think along these lines--I mentioned to one of my sons that, in the grand scheme of things, God doesn't need America. Yes, I love my country. And yes, I want the Almighty's blessing on this land, but...BUT, we have strayed much in recent years and, to expect his continual blessing in light of unwise. AND, if we choose to abandon the seed of Abraham and, by our inaction, aid its enemies; well, this is tantamount to suicide. 

To conclude, as the above scripture alludes; I have no doubt that Israel will survive the current crisis with, or without American aid. However, given our deserving-of-judgement apostasy, perhaps doing the right thing for Israel...will buy us a little more time. I'm praying in that direction.

By-the-way: it turns out that today is also a memorial of Lincoln's second inaugural address. Unlike Mr. Netanyahu's, this speech speaks of the "already happened" horrific consequence of not dealing with an issue (slavery) earlier. Perhaps a little reflection here...will help us avoid yet another horrible mistake. Here's a link:  Lincoln's 2nd inaugural address


Monday, March 2, 2015

The Preview

 Got a minute?
(by R.P.Edwards)

I beg your pardon
I mean to live
So could you please
One minute give?
Put down your phone
And cease to chew
The words you hear
Might just 

American Israel Public Affairs Committee..AIPAC. Never heard of it...until today.

I had just returned with my numb-mouthed child (dentist appointment) when I saw on the turned-on telly, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime minster of Israel, addressing the audience of said committee. Now, I knew of the looming address to Congress, but this was a welcome preview. Following is a tiny excerpt:

I've been Prime Minister of Israel for nine years. There's not a single day; not one day that I didn't think about the survival of my country and the actions that I take to ensure that survival; not one day.

I turned to my encouched son and said, "This is part of your school today," and then he and I watched...and listened.

Yes, the world is a dangerous place. Iran, a nation known for terrorist outreaches and the rhetoric of hate is on the verge of building the bomb. Supposedly "we're" negotiating some sort of "slow down cowboy" agreement with the Iranians, but Mr. Netanyahu has been invited to give a perspective born of a people who have sacrificed so much in their fight for survival. A perspective we complacent Americans need to hear.  

I've heard some Democrats may boycott the speech because there was an "offense" at the scheduling. How foolish. The lit match is literally next to the powder-keg and some may stay home over hurt feelings? If they do I hope every voter of conscience takes note and removes these from their seats. 

As I said, the speech is tomorrow, and I look forward to hearing it.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Edelweiss and me

Little Songs
(by R.P.Edwards)

Funny how a little song
can weave through castle walls
and find and pierce
the hardest heart
until the castle...falls

Probably at least thirty years, perhaps more since I sang Edelweiss with the autoharp accompaniment. 

The sweet Rodgers and Hammerstein's ballad from "The Sound of Music" (the last joint effort from this talented duo) has been an aid, from time to time, for the calming of infants past and has resurfaced this decade as a lullaby for the first grandchild. And, even now, as he approaches two years of age, it has a way of soothing and quieting the little motor that makes tiny boys run, and jump, and cry, and resist the pillow's call.

Anyway, it's usually sung with the tyke in my arms, but I thought a simple rendition with the autoharp would be nice for the internet. Depending how long the thing stays intact (meaning cyberspace) it may be a source of pleasant memories...for years to come.

Thanks again to Oscar and Dick and especially to the author of all things good.


Monday, February 16, 2015

What Constitution?


Judge Callie Granade                   vs                           Justice Roy Moore

(by R.P.Edwards)

What do we do 
when judges rule
and the people
have no say?
What do we do
when they make the law
and our vote
is thrown away?
What do we do
when they reign as kings
and the covenant ignore?
Well that "when" is now
So let's kowtow 
Yes, lean and kiss the floor

I'm disturbed on two levels. One; as a Christian I find myself taken aback--doing one of those "I almost can't believe it" gasps--at the utter defiance and contempt shown for the author of our liberty by so many (even some Christ proclaimers) by the elevation of homosexual coupling to the level of God-ordained marriage between a man and a woman. How foolish to tempt the one who holds your breath; and yet we as a nation shake our collective fists in His face and say, "I dare you!"

But, on another level, and perhaps one that has more universal appeal, I am appalled at the "overreach" of a federal judiciary that not only renders their "opinions" but, these musings are then given the weight of law. 

Case in point: Recently a lower federal judge ruled that the Alabama Constitution's ban of same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Chief Justice of that state, Roy Moore, on Fox News Sunday, responded in part: "This is about an extension of power beyond Federal authority...we've got to understand that what a judge says is not law...there is no law right now that overcomes the Alabama Constitution." Later, responding to some words on the subject by President Obama, he said, "...but what this Harvard Professor, who is President of the United States, does not understand; a trial court's decision on the constitutionality of a federal question is just that, an is not overturning the Alabama Constitution." And finally, near the end of the interview: "This power over marriage--which came from God under our organic law--is not to be redefined by the United States Supreme Court or any other federal court."

And so, while many are giddy over their perceived achievement of "equality" through the courts and, as many like Judge Moore are pushed aside; categorized as backwards or worse, bigots, the nation continues to suffer from the will of the few who wield power to which they have no right. 

Call me a dreamer, but I am hopeful that there will eventually be a universal uprising (in a constitutional way) to put a leash on the black-robed abusers and, as far as "mocking" God...I reckon He'll let His will be known on the matter sooner or later.

I was contemplating including a youtube link to the interview, but, as is often the case, some of the comments were vile. A reflection of what we have become, I suppose...


The Supreme Court Song

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Darwin, Lincoln, Blumenthal, Himes

Darwin and Lincoln
(By R.P.Edwards)

Darwin and Lincoln
Born the same day
One brought us death
One freed the slave

S.Res.66 - A resolution expressing support for the designation of February 12, 2015, as "Darwin Day" and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.

Um, Senator Blumenthal and Rep. Himes, Sirs; we ALREADY have an important remembrance on February 12. It's referred to as LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY!!!!

Now, perhaps the good legislators have forgotten the birth memorial of our 16th president. After all, we've lumped "all" the presidents into a February weekend add-on. That means individual acknowledgements, no matter how warranted and deserved...are unnecessary. Washington? Too bad. Lincoln? Tough luck.

As to the resolution and the "recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity;" I don't have a problem with the premise, however, when we speak of "science" that benefits, that's the empirical kind. You know, the "scientific method" kind; hypothesize, test, observe, retest, observe, etc. Well, "that" kind of science has nothing to do with the "guesswork" of evolutionary thought; which, naturally, has been evolving (pun intended) as one supposition after another falls by the wayside.

But, rather than spending time trying to counter the true believers of the Darwinian faith, let's just add some casual observations. Slaves: thought to be inferior by some. Even sub-human. Did Darwinism bolster this view, or weaken it? Another: Those who tried to refine the "master race" and eliminate others deemed inferior (to the tune of multiplied millions); did Darwinism aid, or dissuade, such a vile idea? Another: since the collective "we" are the result of blind, impersonal forces, has Darwinian thought, yea or nay, contributed to the cheapening of human life (merely an animal after all) and made it acceptable to end this "non-person's" existence while still in the womb (again, to the tune of multiplied millions)?

Yes, rather than celebrate the man, let us rather mourn the multitudes murdered in his name.

And, if one still wishes to set aside a time of honoring, I have a suggestion; since we no longer choose to observe the actual birthdays of people of notoriety, why not celebrate Mr Darwin's birthday along with National Atheist Day...April 1st?

For further reading: Ken Ham's view