Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Reply


Dear George,

Thank you for your post on my blog. I was touched by it. Basically what I see coming up is a repeat of the Carter years. I'm sure you remember them. Mr. Carter who stated "peace must be waged like war," left our kidnapped citizens high and dry in Iran for over 400 days while he conducted "diplomacy."

I see the Iranian government using the Obama presidency as an excuse to stall while they complete their nuclear bomb. Israel will attack, will not be successful because the facilities are located well underground, the Obama government will condemn Israel, and Iran will respond. And, to put it in words, there goes the neighborhood. Earlier this year, a North Korean government cargo jet was stopped at the border of India. Its destination was Iran and it was suspected to contain nuclear bomb parts. This was the reason I chose the graphic on my previous posting.

Now I don't like war. I hate it. I hate the war in Afghanistan, and I especially hate the war in Iraq. There was a scene in the Lord of the Rings that left an impression on me. Frodo at one point has for the most part given up hope. Sam is speaking to Frodo, about why they are on this dangerous mission to take the ring to the mountain, and to resist the evil hordes of Sauron. Sam states "Mr. Frodo, there is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for."

I see a lot of corruption within our government, from both parties. As I stated in an earlier blog entry, it was basically a choice between the lesser of two evils. One of the reasons I was so strongly against Mr. Obama was his promises of money to the masses *at the expense of others.* To bring out in the character of our citizens the most vile of motivations, greed and envy. To me, this seems to be a blatant attempt at spreading corruption. And it worked. I guess that is why I am still stinging. I had thought better of our country than this.

I will pray for our president. Mr. Bush listened to his cronies who told him the presence of WMD's in Iraq was a slam dunk, that there would be no problems with the occupation of this foreign country where factions that hated one another were kept in check by Saddam's sadistic military police, that literally fed people into paper shredders. Bush initiated an unprovoked war, and we see the results of it today. Evil can take many different forms, not just war, and I wonder what the people who surround our future president will tell him.

Sincerely yours,
Glenn

1 comment:

George Everson said...

Glenn

You chose a very moving part of the film "Lord of the Rings". It's very apt given our current situation.

As much as it pains me to say it, we need to give Obama a chance to prove himself. He may disappoint us. He may anger us, but he is the one the American people chose. Living in a democracy means "we the people" get to choose our leaders. Obama is the one who was chosen. The Bible calls for us to stand behind our leaders and pray for them.

Glenn, I say this to myself as much as I am saying it to you but we need to be reminded that the leaders at the time those words were written were such illustrous figures as Herod, Caligula, and Nero. No. I am not equating Obama with them. I am simply pointing out that throughout history we as the Body of Christ have had to deal with earthly rulers who were not the best in character.

I reiterate, we need to pray for Obama. We need to be there to speak up when he does something we disagree with. But, we need to remember as a Church and as a nation we are greater than what one man may or may not do.

Again, I write this to myself as much as I write this to you.

Your Friend,
George Everson