Monthly Archives: March 2013

Our Pledge

Each of us and all of us must and, I pray, will take the Soldiers of Love pledge:  “I will try to love and help create a Heaven on Earth.”  We all have a role in this ultimate drama.  It’s not an adversarial role, but one of kindness to ourselves and to all others.  It is actually more than a role—it’s a task for everyone for the rest of our lives.  I certainly accept that exciting, wonderful and worthy goal—the pursuit of a Heaven on Earth.

Heaven and hell

I don’t know and I don’t have any ancient writing to prove it, but I believe or think that perhaps our hell is in all the bad things that happen to us during our lifetimes; and I also suspect that Almighty God loves each of us and all of us with an enduring, steadfast love that will eventually lead to a Heaven on Earth.  Additionally, I believe that, because Almighty God created us and each of us and all of us have a little piece of God within us, He will welcome us all with loving arms after death.  He wants us to love one another—worldwide.  We can have a Heaven on Earth, and the operable word is “can.”

We need a can-do attitude when it comes to a heaven on earth.  President Reagan had an optimism and strength to move the world into a much better place.  We must adopt his fiscal frame of mind and reach into ourselves for truth from birth until death.  We must also, day by day, develop self-discipline, character and resilience.

The future is all we have ahead of us.  We must leap toward innovation because this is and must be the Innovation Age.  It’s important to develop a faith in that little piece of God within us and Almighty God.  The ancient books contain much wisdom and truth, but there have been vast changes in humankind since they were written.

The Golden Rule is essentially in all the great religions of our world.  So are the prevalent and critical values such as justice, peace, honesty and compassion.  We must, day by day, improve and strive to help others.

I believe that prosperity is in great jeopardy now because of the debts and obligations of our country, Japan, many nations in Europe, and elsewhere.  That’s an important and vital reason why we must innovate in our government and education systems.

We can and we must reach toward a Heaven on Earth.  We must not settle for a chaotic world and a desperate state of existence for anyone.

That certainly doesn’t mean collectivism that President Reagan so wisely opposed.  It means the all-out effort to educate people globally, and it means inspiring people to reach their potential, in every way—mind, body and little piece of God.

We must not live our lives pointing and understanding with human labels such as slut, whacko, etc.  We must learn to accept all others as gifts from Almighty God and somehow try to walk in their shoes.  As the song goes, “Love is the Answer.”  We are more alike than we are different.  We should recognize that and live by it.  We must spread kindness day by day, year by year, and lifetime by lifetime.  That’s how, in essence, a Heaven on Earth will be achieved.

It’s essential to the progress toward a Heaven on Earth that our government gets its spending under control.  We cannot sustain a budget deficit of $1+ trillion while so many have sacrificed so much; how can we let it trickle away with trickle-down government?  We must innovate in government and education.  It’s essential to reach toward a heaven on earth and avoid a depression and/or hyper-inflation.

We all have our roles in the journey toward a Heaven on Earth.  I believe it is something that we should think and pray about to understand our own role.

Government based on Marxist principles does not work!

As I try to read my sociology assignment, I find it hard to accept that Karl Marx’s teachings play such a prominent role in the textbook.  His views are fundamentally flawed, based on class warfare and the negative values of hate and envy.  That is just not right.

Look at Communism.  In the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, the governments founded on Marxist principles committed genocide, killing twenty million human beings, and in China a staggering seventy million people.  And the rot of Communism with regard to their central planning and collectivism was graphically shown in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.  Until China started adopting free market and capitalistic practices it was a country with widespread abject poverty.

We must be truthful in America.  Why in the world are we teaching the outdated, outlandish and, in my opinion, completely wrong ideas of Karl Marx, a very pitiful excuse for a person in terms of positive values?

Karl Marx promulgated conflict between classes.  I believe we are all one people, all human beings, and that we should love and respect all other human beings.  Quite frankly, the governments of the developed world keep increasing their nation’s debt, deficits, obligations and regulations which are weighing down on our economies.  And it has, is and will hurt the poor and middle class the most.  President Obama was reelected with class warfare and unprecedented campaigning as an incumbent—eighty trips to Ohio alone—I understand.

We must fight for our country and the world, not violently or with class warfare, but with a genuine understanding of how wealth for all is created—not by trickle-down government but by individual effort, character, self-discipline, wisdom and a search for truth from birth until death.

Why are we teaching Karl Marx in American schools?  Why try to expand on an ideology that has failed miserably?”  On the other hand, capitalism tempered by democracy with free, fair trade has been the engine of America’s growth to the largest economy in the world.

We need, and soon, a united bipartisan approach to our country’s fiscal problems.  According to U. S. Senator Tom Coburn, our country’s debt and obligations are diminishing growth in our economy by twenty-five to thirty-three percent.  And I firmly believe it can get worse; maybe I was too optimistic.  I really believe it will get much worse unless we unite and embrace far-reaching fiscal reforms.

It’s not only us who need reform—it’s Japan and much of Europe as well as us.  We must be kind.  But class warfare is a hollow and totally outdated and unproductive avenue of action.

Our role throughout the world is to seek truth.  What economic system really has worked?  I say capitalism tempered by democracy with free, fair trade.

We can’t all completely have a serious understanding of our economy or that of the world.  But we can try to at least ensure that our vote won’t be based on news clips and class conflicts.  We must love, not envy, hate or foster greed.

Prosperity

I have a vision of a Heaven on Earth, and prosperity is one of the ten elements of that vision.  On my website I have detailed general steps that must be taken.  I have not changed my mind on any of those recommendations.  The poor and middle class will be hurt the most by a worldwide depression, both domestically and throughout our whole planet.

A World War III could erupt during a depression, one that is especially horrific because so many countries now have nuclear weapons.

I don’t want a future of depression and warfare.  It’s imperative that we come to a bipartisan compromise to address our nation’s fiscal ills, for our own good and for the future of the world.

The role of all of us within the United States is to read with serious attention everything that I have posted on my website and try to understand the gravity and dire state that we are now trapped in.  To the best of my abilities, I have been honest, candid and insightful in what I write, including the blogs, the book reviews, home page and the recommended responses to President Obama and those in Congress.