Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



Sometime between WWII and Korea, my dad was stationed at an Army base somewhere in Virginia.

It was segregated.

While playing with some black kids on their side of the base, MPs picked me up and said, "You're not supposed to be over here."

As they were hustling me into the jeep for my transfer back to whitey's island, I asked, "Why?"

They did not have an answer that satisfied me.

They never do.



I don't know if it was my conversion or conditioning, but I've never liked people who think they're better than other people by color, class, or culture.

Yeah, I have tried to love the hell out of 'em; but I don't like 'em.

A seminary professor put it so well for us as we paid no attention, "No matter how good you think you are or can ever become, you'll never be good enough not to need Jesus to save you from your sins."

That's why I get into trouble with those self-righteous types in the church who see everyone's faults but their own, Outlaws/Mongols/Whoever who think they have some kinda right to tell me not to wear an 81 support shirt, and jingoists of any other denomination, ethnicity, nation, or mob.

Matthew 7:1-6 comes to mind.

That's the charge.

Romans 16:17-18 is the strategy for dealing with 'em; and I've become pretty good at identifying and isolating the self-righteously irregular and irascible over the years.

It's the only Christian thing to do.



David Horowitz, formerly a whacked-out leftist who has become a whacked-out rightest but always captures my attention because he likes to think about stuff, likened PBHO to the "Manchurian Candidate" over this past weekend on Frontpagemag.com: "Just eight months into his presidency, a new BO has begun to emerge. With unseemly haste, PBHO has nearly bankrupted the federal government, amassing more debt in eight months than all his predecessors combined. He has appeased enemies abroad and attacked America's intelligence services at home. He has rushed forward with programs that require sweeping changes in the American economy and is now steamrolling a massive new healthcare program that will give the government unprecedented control of its citizens."


He goes on to say PBHO as the "Manchurian Candidate" is a tool of the far left to implement an agenda that will destroy America.

While I don't doubt folks on the far left want to destroy everyone/everything that's made America great, I'm not so sure PBHO is the "Manchurian Candidate."

If he were, he wouldn't be making so many mistakes during his 24/7/365 muggings on TV: "Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh..."

Besides, as my favorite high school English teacher says, "Michelle is extraordinary" (translation: uncontrollable).

I've said it before and I'll say it again until I'm proven wrong.

PBHO is a nice young man who reminds me of a junior college philosophy professor: innocuous, ideological, well-meaning, and totally unqualified for the post.

This is OJT 101.

My hope/prayer is he'll catch up with what's really happening beyond the ivy; and because he's bright, he'll make the transition from unqualified candidate who got elected because his opponent was so awful to a President who esteems/enables America's highest ethics.

His response to the murder of anti-abortion hero James Pouillon exposed a heart that I think may not be as good as the left says but ain't as bad as the right screams: "Whichever side of a public debate you're on, violence is never the right answer."

Go Gandhi!

Well, at least it's not Marx or Mao.


Anyone who thinks there ain't some/lots of racism involved in the right's criticism of PBHO think Marilyn Manson, Brittney Spears, and gangsta rappahs have talent on loan from God.

I'm not saying this President doesn't have some serious flaws; and if you think I am, then you're really ignorant because I've been quite clear about my reservations/concerns/fears related to this Presidency (scroll down to previous editions).

And though I've always liked hyperbole as a literary technique, the criticisms as well as lauds for this dude have become increasingly hysterical.

Again, and I may be wrong but, if you love America, you're hoping I'm not, PBHO is a decent guy with some real ___holes in his administration who we pray/hope will be exorcised before it's too late.

Uh, did you ever see that movie called The Manchurian Candidate?


Quick hits!

Oklahoma: "Can we fix the world? No, probably not. Can we make a difference in parts of the world? Absolutely yes! And that's what we're called to do if we love Jesus!"

Minnesota: "You've scratched my itch with these last few KDs...I'm afraid that civility is waning and we are losing our moral compass. We're even revering people who call the highest elected official of our land a liar! Shame on us!"

South Carolina: "America's health care problem is, well, Americans. Trying to fix health care isn't nearly as important as trying to reform ourselves...our lifestyles...My wife and I see lots of folks who contribute more to their own chronic health problems than doctors and insurance companies. So how will health care reform help if we keep doing the things that contribute to our poor health and fitness?"



911 Aerial Photos.recently Dis Classified


That clip from my sister is a reminder that we better start rallying around the flag together before...


Blessings and Love!

Maybe it's time for KD to beg for donations. O.K. Please, please, please...


Anonymous said...

Hi--I enjoy your blog. Except I am always a little put off by your use of @#$%. To me that reads like a swear word. If that is what you intend, why? If it isn't what you intend, why do use it? (or what is wrong with me?)


Dr. Robert R. Kopp said...

Dear Anonymous,

While I'm sorry that you're kinda put off by @#$%, I addressed that long ago with someone else who assumed - hmm - it was my way to express profanity or something else pejorative. Actually, it's just my way to separate sections of KD. But I'm thankful for your concern. It allows me to repeat why I use 'em. I was going to use a cross or something; but I felt that was too presumptuous on my part; kinda like clergy who put "The Rev." before their names.

Blessings and Love!

Justaservant said...

Your most recent post reminded me of a great line from a (late) Rich Mullins song:

"Ain't nobody so bad that the Lord can't save 'em --
Ain't nobody so good that they don't need God's love."

-- "To Tell Them," The World as Best As I Remember It, Vol. II

Thanks for your witness --

Dr. Robert R. Kopp said...

Thank you, friend, for noticing!