Okay, maybe it’s just me. I certainly take no joy in seeing
I am no real believer in Karma.
I do appreciate many of the concept of Hinduism and the theory of the Transmigration of Souls, but for me the traditional Hindu belief of Karmic destiny restrains free will and the hope of atonement for past wrongs without overwhelming consequences. I much more prefer the ‘Karma-Light’ version of the concept that most Americans who have no real concept of Hinduism espouse, that is: What goes around comes around.
The basic theme of Karma, which is cause and effect of deeds, be they good or evil are universal. Biblically we can see this theme in Galatians 6:7, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. “(NKJV)
This universal rule can also be generational as seen in the Ten Commandments, the second commandment being: “You shall not make for yourself a carved image: any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.” Exodus 20:4-6 (NKJV)
Now according to Jesus , the greatest commandment (Which means literally the most important) is: “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40 (NKJV)
As spiritual people we are commanded to love God and to live in peace with one another. If we do not do so there are consequences.
The early European Settlers and their leaders were Christian in name and belief.
They swore loyalty to God and King.
But they had a little problem with the ‘loving your neighbor’ part.
It usually started with a little dispute that escalated into violence by one part or the other.
In taking a honest look into historical texts neither side had unstained hands, as a whole.
But then the Government stepped in and under the auspices of God and Country made oaths and promises to the Native Americans who were usually the ones who held the losing hand in the final deal.
And over time and circumstances that made rich men richer, and the poor and impoverished either dead or MORE impoverished, the politicians rescinded on their promises and tried to renegotiate the treaties and oaths their forefathers made so they could make a tight profit on the land and blood of those whom they had once pledged before the almighty.
Under the auspices of God and through signed vow of man the
The ungodly practice of stripping the land from the poor and selling it to the highest bidder in order to line the rich man’s coffers has been standard practice of Governmental Ascendance from the foundation of this country.
And it stands in stark contrast to the individual pilgrim who by sheer will power, ingenuity and faith forged a path in the wilderness to reach out in love and faith to others who might not share the same skin color as they do, but still have a love for faith and kin.
At the writing of this article
It started with the hopes of raking in mass profit from the poor and working class in the area of land ownership.
The rich would get richer by exploiting the poor and their innate desire to have a place to dwell.
And the end result is a nightmare that dares to tear apart the very fabric of what we as Americans rely upon most as our daily world view: free market capitalism.
It was torn apart by those who dared to exploit those who had little more than faith to rely upon. And as greed and corruption spread by the wealthy to exploit the poor who had no real way of financially fulfilling their hopes and desires, I truly believe God’s Judgment has been poured out on the iniquity of the privileged few.
Now I am not a socialist.
Socialism is just the Government in more control, and the Government has been the problem since the foundation of civilization.
Or as the adage says, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I am actually a Conservative in many ways.
I am actually a Liberal in many ways.
Am I a Moderate?
I’d rather be called Wishy Washy.
I am a person of Conscience and Principle who loves God and strives to love his fellow man.
Probably a lot like you.
And we are the ones who are unfortunately caught in the middle.
Is there a curse upon
There were many who strove or even gave their lives to reach out in love to the indigenous peoples of this continent without the fleeting consideration of exploitation.
But still there were those who made a fortune in land stolen from the naïve and downtrodden of this country.
And I feel their sins have found them out.
Are we in the End Times, and is this but one of the knells of Doom for both
Only God knows.
All I know is the solutions that are now being presented by those who are in power for the current financial crisis is going to make an America that in the future will be hard to recognize as the one that I grew up in, let alone the one that our forefathers fought and died for.
Reflect upon the following and pray about it:
Are they real?
While factual accounts may vary the psychological burden upon us shows a reality that there is a spiritual debt to be repaid by our Nation as a whole, one that has not been acknowledged by those who sit in the power elite.
Let the bowl be poured out, and may all that have an ear, let them hear.
God help us all.
May God Bless
Remember, the blessings begin with YOU.
Until next time,