IF YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM, YOU CANNOT BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

It is not necessarily true that if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

But it is certainly true that if you are part of the problem, you cannot be part of the solution.

So if you are part of the mass addiction to mobile devices (cellphones, iPhones, and smartphones), you cannot be part of the solution to the problem of the mass addiction to mobile devices.

And if you are part of the mass dependence on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, et al.), you cannot be part of the solution to the problem of the mass dependence on social media.

And if you are part of the mass devotion to political parties and factions (Democratic, Republican, et al.), you cannot be part of the solution to the problem of the mass devotion to political parties and factions.

If you are part of the problem, you cannot be part of the solution.

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 1

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 2

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 3

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PENSACOLA’S FIVE-FLAGS DISPLAYS

LET’S DO IT

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

And no person shall be eligible to the Office of President who has not chosen to be completely independent of, and unaffiliated with, any and all political parties and factions.

Of course that last requirement for eligibility for the Office of President of the United States is not in our Constitution.  But Congress can put it there–our Congress can add that requirement as an amendment to our Constitution.

But of course our Congress will not pass that amendment unless we force it to do so–because our Congress is filled with self-serving Democrats and Republicans.

And we can force it to do so–we have the power to force the hand of our Congress.  If enough U.S. citizens abandon both the Democratic and Republican Parties by simply changing their voting statuses or preferences to Independent–thus joining the ranks of us proud independents who have already done so–they can help us force the hand of Congress to pass an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adding the requirement for eligibility for the Office of President of the United States that the President be completely independent of, and unaffiliated with, any and all political parties and factions.

Provided that President Trump doesn’t start a nuclear war before he is removed from office by Congress, we have four years to do this.

Let’s do it.

DON’T BLAME ME, I VOTED FOR NEITHER

Well, I guess I owe an apology to those who voted for Donald Trump in the Republican primaries–he could defeat Hillary Clinton.

And I can proudly state that I voted for neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump–in fact, I cast a write-in vote for an unknown independent presidential candidate named Scott W. Mayo.

Donald Trump cannot serve as President of the United States for four years without starting a global thermonuclear war–directly or indirectly. Mike Pence can. Therefore, it is imperative that Congress come up with a reason to impeach President Trump, and remove him from office–as soon as possible after he takes office–so that Vice President Mike Pence can take his place.

I have already contacted Senator Marco Rubio (for whom I did not vote) and Congressman Matt Gaetz (for whom I did vote)–urging each to vote for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, and his removal from office, as soon as the opportunity arises.

And if you want to keep from going up in radioactive smoke, I highly suggest that you contact your senator and congressman/congresswoman with the same appeal.

Maybe this victory for Donald Trump is just the kick-in-the-ass that Digital-Age Americans need to convince them that they are indeed personally responsible for their government–at the federal, state, and local levels.

Maybe this is a wake-up call for you–if you are a citizen of the United States of America–to do three things:

Abandon the political party that has betrayed your trust–Democratic or Republican–and change your voting status to Independent.

Get rid of your Digital-Age pacifier (your cellphone, iPhone, or smartphone)–and get a landline phone.

Close your Facebook and/or Twitter account–and start a blog if you want to get your message across.

And don’t blame me, I voted for neither.

FOR CHRISTIANS WHO FAIL TO FOLLOW CHRIST

“There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

“And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

“And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

“And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

“And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

“And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

“But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

“And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

“Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:

“For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

“Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

“And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

“And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”

Luke 16 : 19-31

NO TRUTH, NO JUSTICE

Truth and justice are both important.

But though we can have truth without justice, we cannot have justice without truth.

Because all injustice is a product of falsehood–misinformation, misunderstanding, misrepresentation, lies, half-truths, unsubstantiated rumors, deception, deceit, dishonesty, rash assumptions, rash conclusions, rash judgments, manipulation of facts, disguising opinions as facts, interpolation, censorship, ignorance.

So as important as justice is, truth is arguably more important.

Because we cannot have justice without truth.

Truth.

Truth, no matter how much it hurts.

Truth, no matter whom it hurts–even ourselves.

Truth, no matter what.

Truth at all costs.

NO TRUTH, NO JUSTICE.

ANOTHER REASON TO PULL THE PLUG

For a general overview of this Digital-Age hell, read George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (along with countless other literary and cinematic classics).

And for a parody of the place of spectator sport in this Digital-Age hell, read E.B. White’s “The Decline of Sport”.

Yes, spectator sport is as much like war as ever–possibly moreso in this Digital-Age hell.

Yet another development has taken place–definitely more serious than ever in this Digital-Age hell.

War has become a spectator sport.

Another reason to pull the plug on this Digital-Age hell–to shut down the entire Digital-Age system worldwide–somehow.


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