A classic example of individuals with all the answers is Hitler in the past, and Putin in the here and now. But, we all know that there has only been one individual throughout human history with all the “spiritual-answers” to every socio-economic-societal-problem: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Societal injustice is indeed a spiritual problem, because “JUSTICE” is spiritual (fairness). Individuals rejected Jesus and chose the thief/murderer: Barabbas (Matthew 27: 16-27). And, we all know why? Some individuals want to “play-god”. Even though, we know that no individual can ever become God, since God does not die, but “all” individuals die. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27). The time honored folklore statement that “death and taxes are certainties” has been debunked by the “Trumpster”. It seems as though he has not paid any federal income taxes in years. “Trumpster” please pay your fair share of federal taxes in order to provide for domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare, provide for the national defense of America’s borders, and redevelop America’s crumbling infrastructure.
Without a doubt, one of the most dangerous forces in the world is an individual that thinks “he” knows, but knows not. This type of thinking is as dangerous as a “category-five” hurricane. But, what is potentially more catastrophically dangerous are the followers of a “so-called-know-it-all-personality” who declares; trust me “I” can fix it. The personal pronoun disease “I” is more often than not the “I” that is in the middle of SIN. As a nation-state, we embrace the “Ronald Reagan Doctrine”: Trust but verify. Show us, talk is cheap, because six bankruptcies are economic-indicators that you cannot handle your own personal finances. Why then should the American people trust you to handle “public-business-tax-revenues”; especially since you do not pay your fair-share of federal income taxes?
The “MORAL” will of the Preamble to the Constitution, as well as, the Articles of the Constitution should be done in all three branches of America’s governmental system. It is not about a “clown-show” or a “puppet-show”, but American families. Let’s not dismiss the social fact that economic life in American society has been on the decline. But, workforce psyche preparation for twenty-first century job opportunities has been dismally lacking as well. Walk with me now through the reality of intellectually understanding how American society was transformed from an industrial society to a high-tech-society. Computers and machines can do ninety percent of societal work; resulting in manual labor becoming obsolete. It is extremely difficult for individuals with only a high school education to adapt to twenty-first century technological workforce needs. Cost effectiveness and the profit motive created the impetus for multinational corporations to take jobs overseas for cheap labor, and create sweat-shops on foreign soil. The federal government and trade agreements are not the problem. Corporate greed is the problem. Many minority-manual-labor workers got caught-up in the mix of this old adage: “The last hired and the first fired”. It is this process primarily that has escalated high-minority-unemployment. Minorities did not cry, moan, and complain like the “Trumpster”: “Make America great again”. Many minorities simply are going back to school, seeking new skills and knowledge, and re-training-opportunities to meet the workforce-skill-demands of the twenty-first century. Neither the “Trumpster” nor his followers can deny the “writing on the wall” (Habakkuk 2: 1-3). The moving “finger” writes and moves on. Progress stops for no individual (s). Technology marches on, on, and on. And, individuals must learn to adapt to twenty-first century technological advances. The devil is busy. He is even up at 3 AM in the morning; while most individuals are sleeping, because the devil does not sleep.
Question: How do we spiritually, socially, politically, and economically change the “political, greedy-mindset-madness” landscape of American society? Individuals must stop doing the “same-ole-same-ole”, and expecting a different result. It was tried by Hitler and it failed. It is being tried by Putin, and it still will not be successful; unless American leadership yield our democratic way of life to Putin. Be careful American voters you just might get what you want, but absolutely not what you need. Change for the sake of change is not an answer. And, sowing the “seeds of discord” is not an answer. The answer lies in the book of Proverbs written by one of the wisest “spiritual” men to have lived, because he asked God for wisdom that he might lead others into the path of righteousness, because: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34). America is truly in a time of “GREAT” need: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4: 16).
Democracy is about maximizing the best interests of “ALL” citizens; not maximizing the insatiable “GREED” of the corporate few. Republican Party Officials (RNC) who “spiritually and intellectually” know better ought to be “heavenly” ashamed of themselves for allowing the “Trumpster” to blow-up the Republican Party. Thank God for a Billy Bush who possessed enough “godly-character” to allow Donald Trump to tell the world, in his own words, out of his own mouth, just who he really is: A man who “utterly” disrespects God’s gift to men. “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” (Genesis 2: 18). Without a doubt, men need women to help them meet their sacred obligations to God in order for there to be peace on earth, and good will toward all men. Adam is the only man that did not have an earthly mother, but all men need to “spiritually understand” that Adam did need a woman (Eve). Of course, Eve is the only woman who did not have an earthly father or mother. But, “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.” (Proverbs 18:22).
All individuals are free to choose doing wrong, because sin is a choice. But, God desires that individuals choose to love him, in order that they might learn to love each other. Loving God is the answer, not “glorifying” Donald Trump, because of “perceived” wealth. Obviously, the “Trumpster” only selfishly loves himself. All Americans should remember: “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:22). America, “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.” (1 Corinthians 15: 34). Trust your God consciousness; Donald Trump is not America’s Savior: Christ, The Righteous One is the Savior. Selah!!!
Bobby E. Mills is an accomplished college professor and public sector administrator. He earned a B.D. degree in Theology from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York and a Ph.D. degree in Sociology from Syracuse University, New York. He has written and published numerous professional articles concerning the pressing social ills confronting American society.