Saturday, May 20, 2017
America's Thanatos Libido
"I am the way, the truth, and the life."
I can't stand watching the news anymore.
Aside from the arrogant, condescending, often smug, and usually pretentious anchors and their supporting casts, it's sooooooo nauseating to watch politicians mugging for cameras and making Narcissus look humble.
Noting an increasing disdain for media and political types is undeniable, they are irrelevant to most Americans.
With the dumbing down of our culture to bytes, tweets, texts, and Facebooking, reading more than a fragment or listening to more than a cameo is rare.
Writing enough non-best-selling books to get the hint, I remember a gap-toothed poser enlightening me while trying to hawk I Just Wanna Ride in Sturgis, "Doh, uh, yeppah, I'd buy that there book of yourn but don't read much anyhows."
Collegians can't spell Shakespeare and think the Bill of Rights means they're entitled to free stuff.
Whether it's print journalism or the alphabet soup networks on the dope box, their audiences are shrinking and mostly consist of self-gratifying peers.
Politicians rank even lower than media types and even clergy in polling public estimates.
If they're not pandering for votes or voting like Pavlovian dog drones as their Skinnerian box parties dictate, they're ripping off producers for looters or their own self-indulgent appetites with no apologies to Ayn Rand or truth, justice, and the American Way.
Bobby Knight may have been a boorish Hossier on occasion, but he got it right in a recent blurt to Tucker Carlson: "To hell with the Republicans and Democrats!"
Well, I don't want that literally for 'em because I'm with Jesus who wants everybody saved; yet our politicians in Springfield, D.C., and wherever two or three of 'em are not gathered in His name like mainline denominational meetings are "making people twice as fit for hell as they are themselves."
Along with the mindless, feckless, reckless, shallow, superficial, and emotionally fragile cupcakes to their left and right, their blathering on and on and on about everything that they know nothing about apart from their own stomachs laced with ignorance is blurred by hysteria, histrionics, innuendo, gossip, and mostly, redundantly, again, unseemly self-righteous narcissism.
For example, have you listened to the left on Trump or right on Clinton?
If anyone with any real authority took 'em seriously, we'd execute Donald and Hillary before sundown!
Fortunately, and I may be wrong on this, most Americans, and maybe that's only a slim majority anymore, don't believe Hillary would make Nazis blush as the architect and advocate of mass murder via partial birth abortion and aren't convinced Donald is a Russian spy conspiring with Putin to reincarnate the Soviet Union.
Sadly, with the relentless help of our government and media enabled by public education, entertainment, and clergy who think it's better to quote Jonathan Livingston Seagull than Jesus, America's self-loathing thanatos libido seems to be gaining traction as our collective national prayer is muted: "Long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light. Protect us by Thy might, great God, our King!"
Is there any hope for America?
Is there an answer for what's ailing us?
Jesus is the answer to every question; but we'll never know if we don't ask, seek, and knock.
That may be the greatest symptom of America's thanatos libido.
Blessings and Love!
Shatter the sound of silence!
Wake up! Look up! Stand up! Speak up! Act up for Jesus!
Salt! Shine! Leavenate!