Jan 24, 2020
Obstacles To Goodwill
Here’s some more good advice from DK to which the Left should pay attention.
“the refusal of that public to face life as it is and to recognize the facts for what they are. The mass of men need arousing to see that good comes to all men alike and not just to a few privileged groups, and to learn also that “hatred ceases not by hatred but that hatred ceases by love”. This love is not a sentiment, but practical goodwill, expressing itself through individuals, in communities and among nations.” Problems of Humanity, Page 173
The major problem in the United States that frustrates the promotion of goodwill as envisioned by DK is the hate of the left toward their political opposites. It was bad under Bush but has reached Biblical proportions under Trump.
“But” says one, “it is the Right that is full of hate not us. They are so despicable that we have to totally reject them and distance ourselves from them. We have to protest them, and more at times, and attack pure evil before it can spread.”
Yes, they promote the idea that they are the righteous ones because the Right deserves to be attacked because they are so repulsive.
They remind me of the opponents of Jesus who attacked him and later his disciples. Of them Jesus said
“They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.” John 16:2-3
Just like the authorities in the time of Jesus thought that the hate they had justified them in severing relationships (putting them “out of the synagogues”) as well as violence even so does the left attack Trump and his voters with everything the law allows and then some. The fact that Kathy Griffin is celebrated for showing a severed head of Trump and many speak of wishing him dead while facing little criticism from their peers is evidence of this attitude.
Now Obama is pretty much the polar opposite of Trump. Most members of the Right disagreed with almost every move he made. Many even saw him and his supporters as outright supporting murder for their support of abortion, even late term abortion. One can see how hate and support of violence could have been supported by them.
Yet we saw no one carrying a severed head from Obama and laughing about it. We saw no one from the Right marching on the homes of leftists banging on their doors and windows, scaring their children. We saw no one from the right refusing to serve Obama supporters or interfering with their dining.
True there were a handful of bad people from the Right also, but when revealed they were generally condemned by them whereas the Left applauded disrespect from the left. Robert DeNiro is a prime example. After showing tremendous disrespect and destructive language toward the President he is applauded and given awards.
I submit that it is the Left that has created the main obstacles to goodwill and if they just relax and assumed a live and let live attitude that we could make a major step toward goodwill as promoted by DK.
I know I am willing and everyone I know from the Right is also. Goodwill is just waiting for the Left to meet us halfway.
Copyright by J J Dewey
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