DEMORALIZE

DEMORALIZE

I wonder whether we are taking to heart the concept of demoralization. It is a technique used by powerful minorities and politicians to gain the advantage over the majority and their opponents. Small pieces of pie are generously handed out among the crowds that cause both, acceptance or rejection by confusion. In most instances people with good intentions get hung up on issues that disrupt unity. Particularly, a News Media can become obsessed with policies that hide the opposition’s goals. I recall how I was lead to vote for a third party candidate that unseated a good man. Fortunately, his successor had the insight to change for the good and this nation prospered. That no longer is the case. Our present head of the Union has set forth enough diversity to demoralize several Unions. The voices that are warning us are no longer heard.

We ought to marvel at the conservative statisticians that have already the Republicans back in both houses. Does that not remind us not to count the chickens before they hatch? Like the Ugly Duckling, we are mistaking a swan for a duck. We seem to have many ducks that think their swans. How can anyone possibly believe that a splintered Republican party or a newly disorganized Tea party shall replace even a weakened Democratic organization? With their differences as to what they want, they are demoralizing themselves. By their own disagreements, they demonstrate that they are incapable of solving our problems. All they are doing at the present is to offer to change one government solution for another. When will we realize that government did not make this nation great but individual efforts and private enterprise? It was when government protected those that provided jobs that this nation became an admiration and envy of the world. We can mark our calendar that on the day Washington stepped into the private life of the citizens of this nation, her productivity diminished.

What is happening to us is the same old demoralization practice. Jesus faced the same problem when He walked this earth. He reminded his audience, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand” (Mt.12: 25). This was Jesus’ answer to those that held he was unsettling the people through Satan. Jesus pointed out that it was destructive to unsettle his own domain. His job has always been to demoralize his opposition. Satan is also very skillful in using good people inadvertently. Let us be reminded of what Jesus had to say to Peter, his right hand man. “Out of my sight, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men” (Mt.16: 23). Peter also said, “Even if I have to die with you, I never will deny you” (Mt.26: 35). Satan had demoralized Peter. What makes us think we have not acted as demoralizing agents? Just how demoralizing is a government that seeks to control our bedroom? I have escaped from two such systems and I live in fear that I am in the midst of a third one. Instead of returning to that time when the citizens of the land were free, we keep on demoralizing and splintering into destroying this nation. And what we are destroying is ourselves. There is no other place in the world we can go. We must save what we have even if it costs us our lives.