Here I go again! Selfishness is one of my biggest pet peeves, so everyone can hear it again.
“I have a RIGHT to my opinion.” As long as your RIGHT does not reflect your selfishness. PERIOD.
We all need to take a stand for OURSELVES, defend OURSELVES, and protect OURSELVES. There is no question. But we have gone extreme. Now we have “Stand your ground with guns.” Extreme selfishness based on false fear, rather than reaching out to our neighbors as Jesus Christ said. Jesus said, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” Extreme selfishness and insisting on our individual rights to such EXTREMES has caused us to laugh when someone says, “Do unto others before they do unto you.” What do you accept? The first words emanating from Jesus Christ or the second words of bestial barbarism based on Ayn Rand’s stupid virtue of selfishness?
Most of my opinions are for the good of the overall society, not necessarily for MY individual good. I am going to be rather presumptuous when I say, my opinions are worth more. PERIOD. Because they consider, “we the people,” not “me, myself, and I – and ONLY me, myself, and I.” “Me, myself and I” is dead wrong and the case of Zimmerman and Treyvon Martin is proof. Many are saying this, but the loudmouths who think ONLY of “me, myself, and I” drown out the reasonable, sensible, and rational ones, such as Charles Barkley.
George Bush and President Barack Obama continue to use the word, “democracy,” when dealing with other nations. Where is the “democracy” in Iraq, Mr. Bush? Will we see “democracy” in Egypt. In both cases, the missing element is not democracy, but to establish a lack of selfishness and greed and recognizing secular governments. Nice thing of Mr. Bush to tear apart a secular government, then leave a vacuum for selfish Muslims in several sects to fight – with SELFISHNESS AND GREED – for POWER AND CONTROL and attempting to negate any efforts of secularism.
In Egypt, the military government there is attempting to keep order with a secular government.
In each of these cases – Iraq and Egypt, were the secular governments really “democracies?” NO. They were made up of selfish men, but they were men who were able to keep the peace with some semblance of order – through secularism, which allows all religions to co-exist.
In the case of Iraq, one could argue this notion, due to the treatment of the Kurds. I suppose everything under the Egyptian secular government was never perfect, either. The same in America. Look at how the white man has treated the black, brown, and red men. Not good at times, for a “secular” government. Men are not perfect, that’s all I can say. But to impose theocracies based on one religion is insane. And that is what the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt had intended to do. Yes, Muslims are in the majority there. So all the more reason for these people to grasp President Obama’s notions about “democracy,” right? That big bad government which wishes to silence selfishness and greed which comes with a majority of the people. The government is good. This time around, the protestors are greedy pigs wishing to impose THEIR religion on everyone else in Egypt. And if the Muslim brotherhood intends to use martyrdom to prove their case, well, they do it to themselves, rather than working to produce a secular government.
The so-called “christian” right-wing nut fascist community in the USA and Western Europe is just as bad. The inevitability of creating fascist christian theocracies and Muslim theocracies is nothing but insane and leading to the “Armageddon” and “doomsday” these christian jerks keep thrusting upon us, rather than attempting to coexist.
I believe GOD is disgusted with all such people, not with the ones these jerks keep claiming are abrasive to GOD.
“Do not covet [pride, jealousy, envy, materialism].” “No adultery [broader concept – DECEPTION].” “No graven image before GOD [worship of money].” These are what is important, not the greed and selfishness perpetuated by Ayn Rand, the atheist. She does a great job in dividing the world and bringing on a “doomsday,” does she not? No where in the Bible does it say human beings should create the environment for a “doomsday,” you nut jerks in both christian and muslim communities.
Even efforts to divide this USA with selfishness within the races, cultures, and ethnic groups of America are doing damage. Should I stand up and demand a WASP heritage month? All cultures have their foibles and their honors. But the point is, this is ONE America with a secular government which has worked for several centuries. The U.S. Constitution was set up with secularism and balance in mind. The U.S. Constitution begins with the words, “We the people…” It does NOT begin with, we the corporate oligarchy… or we the Anglo Americans … or we the Hispanic Americans … or we the African Americans…….. or we the … whatever group…
Let me say it again, plus MORE: “WE THE PEOPLE of the United States of America, in order to form a more PERFECT UNION…”
Shed this world of selfishness, rather than one another, and just see how much better things could be. But don’t listen to those of us who suggest this and just continue to say, “I have a right to my opinion!” And watch how bad things will become.
Continue with the more costly law-and-order approach – once guilty always guilty and never implement the words of forgiveness as suggested by Jesus Christ – and we continue on a downward slope which ends in fascism, tyranny and genocide, as with Hitler who forced the morality of a church upon a population. Love of money drives the people running the jails. Love of money drives those hardline criminal justice people who lack any sense of humanity. Therefore the costs to our society are high – in terms of finances, resources, and people. And I don’t advocate, as many liberals do, to put people in jail with cushy materialistic surroundings, either. I advocate a FIRM and FAIR rehabilitation system which admonishes those who cling to law-and-order subversive devices of NON-FORGIVENESS which causes recidivism. Selfishness and greed on the part of law-and-order advocates who sabotage rehabilitation, in the name of power, greed, selfishness – and the loudmouths which cause fear and intimidation in the process, is a lousy sleezey, scumbag way to proceed. The hardline approach is wrong, just as the selfish ruling class in Haiti and other insane corrupt and selfish countries are wrong.
Coexist is one of the best bumper stickers I have seen because it means we need to shed our selfishness and greed. When do we begin?
Douglas W. Cornwell