The Times, They Are A Changing

Something is terribly wrong in the world today and if this is progression, I wonder if we were not better off in the Stone Age. Not a day passes without frightening headlines, depictions of mayhem and carnage. Boy, the times are a changing.

Only yesterday the headlines were about Nice, France. Yet another dark day in Europe, at least eighty killed and fifty injured. My heart goes out to France at this time, to its people and to its leaders. Anybody who can drive a truck into a crowd of innocent people, who can load that truck with weapons in order to finish the job off should something go wrong, who can willingly murder and cripple fellow human beings  indiscriminately, is serving the religion of hell; not the religion of heaven. We are talking about men, women and children, ordinary people who were simply enjoying Bastille Day, or la Fête National, ‘The National Holiday.’ People from all walks of life, joined together to watch a firework display. And then…then the unthinkable.

It takes a special kind of evil heart to kill with such enthusiasm, with such vigor and with such joy. It takes an evil far beyond the comprehension of people like you and me. Sadly though, yesterday was nothing new. These death waves are becoming more and more.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016: Brussels was attacked.

Friday, November 13th, 2015: Paris was attacked.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015: Paris was attacked.

Monday, April 15th, 2013: America was attacked.

Saturday, May 24th, 2014: the Jewish Museum in Brussels was attacked.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012: Bulgaria was attacked.

Sunday, March 11th, 2012: again France was attacked.

Friday, July 22nd, 2011: Norway was attacked.

Friday, May 1st, 2009: Holland was attacked.

Thursday, July 7th, 2005: Britain was attacked.

Thursday, March 11th, 2004: Spain was attacked.

The list goes on and on, innocent people being slaughtered at the hands of these terrorists. It really is heartbreaking.

And while this goes on, while the free world is being systematically broken down, our leaders are doing next to nothing about it.

America stands on the edge of a new presidential term and I think it is going to be a pretty close tie between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. America, you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. But for all you members of the free world out there, be sure that we are better off with a strong America. I know that many in Europe are dead set against Trump, thinking that yet another Clinton would be the answer to all our problems. But ask yourselves if you would want to be led by a woman who has lied and lied over and over again? Ask yourselves if you would feel safe in the hands of a woman who has left citizens for dead and who has paid to have those tracks covered?

The free world can hide under rocks or it can stand up and get counted. It doesn’t help to hide though. It doesn’t help to hope and to pray, to pretend everything is going to be okay. We cannot turn the other cheek forever, and with Mr. Obama at the helm, that is what the free world has been doing.

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And while I am here ranting and raving, I guess I better keep the ball rolling. I know there have been some nasty incidents between the police and the black community of late. What happened in both Louisiana and in Minnesota was terrible, absolutely awful. But the police put themselves on the line each and every working minute. They are out there on our streets, putting others first, risking their own lives.  Their wives, husbands, mothers, fathers and children have no idea if they will come home, or if they might have to go visit them at the morgue. Just last week five police officers in Dallas, Texas were gunned down in cold blood, as ‘payback’. What kind of payback is that? An eye for an eyes, a tooth for a tooth, that shooter was no better than the terrorist in France. Nobody is perfect and even the police make mistakes. If a cop goes bad; he or she should be dealt with to the full extent of the law. But it’s a fact that we would be in a far worse place without the police.

And, Black Lives Matter…seriously. Yes, yes black lives matter.  Of course black lives matter. Lives matter! All lives matter…black lives, white lives, brown lives…all lives matter!  Why can’t we all stop looking at color and start looking at lives?

Whether we are in America or Europe, China or South Australia…we need to become family, to unite and to spread out our hands with love. The only enemy we need to defeat are the terrorists who are out to destroy the free world.

May God save America and the free world against those who seek to destroy us.

Take care of each other and have a great day

Gavin