Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Of Rabbits and Republicans

The Youth
(by R.P.Edwards) 

The "Youth"
They have their good points
Vitality and verve
Passion and compassion
Unmitigated nerve
But often there is ignorance
A blindness in their sway
And choosing these to lead us
Then we'd surely rue the day

It was a Reese's Rabbit (not to be confused with a Rhesus monkey) and, as I peeled away it's outer layer--skinned it, so to speak--the darned thing just kept smiling.

The story: one of my offspring has a "thing" for Reese's peanut butter cups. It's a "go to" gift idea. A no-brainer. However...the proportion of chocolate to peanut butter must be exact. Too much chocolate (which NEVER happens in the normal sized cups) and the offering is rejected. Enter the Easter holiday. Yes, we put in the forefront the resurrection of the Christ, but the wife decided that some candy was in order, AND, a Reese's Rabbit seemed logical for this particular child. Alas, it had too much chocolate, and I, the compassionate fixer, offered to remove the offense (eating as I went, naturally). the poem. Watched a blurb concerning Presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio's thoughts as to gay-marriage and how the "youth" overwhelmingly support it. He sided with his faith. Good for him.

You know, I've spent not a little cyber-ink on the subject; giving my two bits as to how God didn't get it wrong. But...many, especially the young, bend their "believing" another way. 

Here's my point: I don't look to the young...for wisdom (especially if it struts across a university quad). There's a reason there are age requirements for office holders in the Constitution. And, since even I have worn the shoes of a know-it-all know-nothing, I give the "youth" vote little weight. Nothing personal, they just need a few more scars and whiskers. 

Now...back to the rabbit.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Breakout time?

Breakout time?
(by R.P.Edwards)

Breakout time
It's not your skin
It's not the pimples 
On your chin
It's not pubescent
Fear and dread
It's Iran's ambition
Millions Dead

The Federal Investigator had the assurance that the Police Chief (though critically wounded) could answer a few questions before going into surgery to remove the shrapnel from his back and what was left of his right leg.

"Chief Chamberlain, can you hear me? Chief, chief (he leaned close to the blood-smeared left ear) "Sam, Sam, talk to me. Tell me what happened."

The middle-aged chief of police slowly turned his eyes to the voice and his pained expression eased just a bit as doctors and nurses scurried about trying to keep this small-town cop from being added to the list of the already two hundred dead from a madman's killing spree. "Agent glad to see you."

"Sam, what happened?"

"It was Xerxes. That old guy who's been threatening for years to avenge his people. We've been keeping an eye on him. Watching what he bought; where he went. We thought he was all talk."

For a moment the officer's eyes glazed over, but information was essential! Crucial! The Fed shook his old friend as the gurney was nearly ready to go. "Sam! Sam! What happened!"

"Somehow he put together some bombs. Placed them by the police department, the mayor's house, the elementary school. Somehow he got an automatic weapon, body armor (looking directly now into the agent's eyes); honestly, we thought he had nothing; NOTHING! If we knew he had all that stuff we would have taken him in a long time ago..."

"Who stopped him, Sam? Who killed him?"

"He was going for our local synagogue. He hated the Jews. HATED THEM! When he started that way a perfectly placed round went through his skull."

"Who shot it, Sam? Who do I have to thank?"

"It was Bibi. He'd been warning us all along. Should have listened. Should...have...listened..."

Agent Huckabee watched as his old friend was quickly wheeled away. He turned and walked down the crowded hallway as Sirens blared, and helicopters hovered, and all around were the sounds of people screaming, and weeping, and pleading.  He exited the front door and pushed aside the media leeches. "Could have been prevented," he said to himself. And then, before closing the door of his armored SUV he reached down to wipe some of his friend's blood from his patent leathers. "Could have been prevented."


A little fantasy; a small scale prediction of what happens when you measure madmen by "breakout" predictions.  Imagine, knowing that your neighbor wants you dead and its only a matter of time before he has the means to do it. Your solution? Make sure he doesn't put his "kill you" weapon together too soon, even pushing it off to the far future so that it's your kids...he kills.  Absolutely nuts.


Monday, April 6, 2015

Unrecognized Israel?!

(by R.P.Edwards

The millions of souls?!
The children of Abraham?!
The Nation?!
The Whole?!
The home of the prophets?!
The patriarchs place?!
Where David wrote Psalms?!
And the Cross showed God's grace?!
How crazy!
How stupid!
 How patently vile!
To deal with the devil!
Acquiesce with a smile!
Expecting the truth!
From the tellers of lies!
Who recognized fear...
When they looked in OUR* eyes

"The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal, on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won't sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms and that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgement."

President Obama
April 6, 2015

How about looking at it this way: since the Iranians are going to lie anyway, why not make them tell a whopper? Sure, they'd fume and fuss; they'd stomp their feet and rattle their scimitars; but, in a grand display of acquiescence...they'd finally agree and say Israel has a right to be. "Hooray!" say we and the western world. "Hooray!" say our allies and enemies far and near. And then, when the mullahs finish the bomb (secretly, of course) the Persian powers would attempt to use it on Zion. I say "attempt" because although WE don't think recognizing Israel is such a big deal (see the above quote), there IS a divine entity that will make sure ALL give her her due. A shame we didn't choose that the first place.

Speaking of Israel:


* This "OUR" began as a "your." But, since these individuals (one in particular) represent "us," I changed it...hesitantly. Understand, I don't like it and, I may change it back. But... this distaste is the flavor "we" voted for. And although that "we" didn't include me... it does because "we" is "me" when majority rules. Oh my...can you tell it's late?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Church under fire

The Agenda
(by R.P.Edwards

Jesus in the crosshairs
Christians under fire
False religious hopefuls
Calling God a liar
Disputing with the doctrine
They choose a different way
Beginning in their sinning
By beginning
"Did God say?"

He (the serpent) said to the woman, "Did God really say...?"
(Genesis 3:1)

In the news; a major denomination joining apostate others by, in essence, saying that it wrong. And, a feeding frenzy of sorts over legislation(s) that some fear will hinder the promotion and acceptance of the gay lifestyle (let's be honest).

Not much to add. The culture has taken a turn that the founders could not have, in their wildest dreams, imagined (again, let's be honest).

So, my somewhat lethargic advice: Christians, offer your services to all and share your love. And, since so much of our turmoil comes from a legislative court; how about the--still a majority of states--band together and do that "constitutional thing" whereby overreachers...are reined in. 


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