For those who are dancing in their pews about this
move of the embassy to Jerusalem, they should maybe take
about a half hour to read Biblical prophecy in context and
they then will have to dash their dreams of seeing an
imminent return of Jesus to planet Earth.
A move of a US embassy to Jerusalem and also
acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not
remotely listed in the Bible as a trigger point for the
Battle of Armageddon.
That non-Biblical gibberish is an example of a brutal
mis-contexualization of scriptures in order to serve a
personal deviant belief.
According to the Bible, Jesus' return is not based on
such a geographical move but rather on a basketful of events
that must gel together before such a return takes place.
To single out this embassy move as the incipient move
is sheer folly and only muddies up the water insofar as
certain evangelicals placing undue emphasis on his return
rather than their righteous living; and not cheerleading an
immoral person in the White House who does not know their
Two: If the Democrats do not wrest control of the House and
the Senate in 2018 and present leadership remains intact,
the GOP will feel embolden to gut and shred monies for both
Social Security (privatize it) and Medicare and Medicaid.
If that were to happen, I think that you will see the
greatest outpouring of citizens both into the streets to
protest this dismantling of the America's social safety net
but also people being more political than ever before
because they finally realize that being asleep while Trump
tweets is dangerous to their finances and to their health.
Three: Also, if the GOP fringe nuts try to oust Bob
Mueller, there will be a constitutional crisis never before
seen since the antics of prior President Richard Nixon.
Any attempted ouster of the person appointed to uncover the
depth and scope of Trump's bromance with Putin and the
rigging of the recent elections will cause this country to
have momentous upheavals that will rival the bitterness of
the Civil War when brother was pitted against brother and a
nation was tortuously divided....due to slavery.
Four: When the full effect of the recently passed draconian
tax laws are known and people experience its boot on their
throat, many who were blinded by all things Trump will rue
the day that they howled at the moon when he was elected
because it will be too late to reconsider. The die has been
Five: With the gap between the haves and the have nots
exponentially growing with each paycheck or record-paying
dividend, the bottom one half of the country's working class
population will start to understand why it is needed and
necessary for a democracy to not have the top one per
centers control the majority of the wealth in this country.
The one per centers are not trickle downers who want to
give away some of their hoard to those who are barely
scraping by with life's necessities.
The richest of the rich are quite content to keep things as
they are and to rely upon their bought and paid for
politicos and police forces to maintain law and order while
they while away their time in Monaco, Mar-A-Largo, Jupiter,
Florida or Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Nothing short of a economic revolution brought on by a
political upheaval will cause them to realize that it is in
their best interest to share a few more crumbs with the
"lower" classes rather than risk being forced to live in
their gated communities for fear of reprisals.
Six: According to certain polls, about 70 percent of
all black babies are now born out of wedlock. It would take
a month of Sundays to even begin to explain the negative
ramifications such statistics have on present and future
family formations for the black community.
You would have thought by now that young people between
the ages of 13 and 30 would be hip to the boat load of
problems that are a result of single family parenting and
the obstacles that can attach to a single mom (let's face
it...it is the mom that invariably raises the kid or kids
when she is not married) trying to swim the ocean without a
It is not without wisdom that marriage was instituted
to take place before one has kids and that the ideal model
is two parents raising kids with norms, rules, respect for
others and knowing right from wrong.
Without those guard rails, everything goes wacky and
society pays for it by more crime, more prisons being built,
higher taxes to pay for social programs, domestic violence,
poverty, drug usage and other ills that can be attributed to
a lack of a stable loving home (black or white) that has
rules and consequences for violating those house rules.
The family unit is truly the incubator that trains a
child, by both word and deed, as to what is acceptable
behavior and which behavior should be shunned or eradicated.
When the family falls, a nation trembles.
Contact Lafe Tolliver at firstname.lastname@example.org