I won a prize just for being myself!! Yaaay!
And the reason I got the prize is....
See, as an artist, I love creativity. You can't be creative and keep doing the same thing over and over, so of course, I'm a Democrat. It doesn't mean I dislike all Conservatives, quite the contrary, I agree with much of what they believe in, but its how they go about it that is offensive to my nature. So, I'm liberal and proud of it, too.
I said it as a quick, smart-ass quip about the absurdity that "Firearms were part of God's Plan" in the first tweet, seen in the second picture. I really didn't think about it, but sometimes wisdom flies out of our mouths when we least expect it. Someone saw it:
The story as I have studied it: a New Guy, a new thinker arrives on the scene with all his new ideas for a better way to live and to view the world. New Guy knows there is a group of people highly intertwined with the way things ARE and they are highly invested in SAME. Any change effects this group, this Status Quo, because this means for them all the things they've hitched their financial hopes and power dreams onto is in the beginning stages of reform, if this new guy has his way. (Here's a secret you already know: What they don't know is that true change happens over a period of time, not sudden.) So it was with this New Guy and his gently growing brand of change. Doesn't matter, change is not good for Status Quo and they don't like it.
And could we say this is true for the GOP? GOP stands for Grand OLD Party- representing the old way of thinking, old cigars, old money, old traditions. Much like the group that crucified Jesus (the harbinger of change), it is the change they fear. They had a way of doing things that just didn't work for everybody. But it worked fine for themselves.
Perhaps, then and now, it was the thought of giving up the power and control they are fooled into thinking they have that was just too much to handle. Maybe that finally sealed the deal for this New Guy? Sure, behind the scenes, there are additional reasonings, but "how it is" is "how its supposed to be" doncha know it?? Probably enough to kill someone over.... ? (Human nature hasn't changed that much).
So, to make a long story short, in the end, the Status Quo made sure they discredited all the new things this New Guy spoke of. They called Him a false prophet among other things. The leaders of Status Quo pressured the powers that be at the time so much so that eventually He was killed for wanting to change a system that was only working for the Status Quo. Translated: It didn't work for everybody. Translated again: Then, it doesn't work at all.
So what are we doing now? With our new firearm laws, we are bringing new reform that scares a group that has a long and firmly held system of beliefs. The problem is that this belief system puts other people in jeopardy because the ones holding these beliefs cannot control anyone but themselves... and they are in so much fear that they, themselves, will be controlled. As in the story above, fear makes people dangerous.
So, if Jesus were the one to bring about new firearm laws (since He was prone to do new things), how would the Right react to that?
Are there some so entrenched in their beliefs that they would shoot Jesus? Want my answer?
Since so many similarities exist between both Status Quo examples, perhaps. It is entirely possible. I stand by my tweet.
Here are the last two tweets on the subject and what I wrote in response to winning today's Grand Old Prize from the Grand Old Party: