I was cleaning up my blog and reorganizing some posts today and stumbled across this post. After re-reading this blog, I have come to the conclusion that times do change only to remain the same.
Every time I hear a supposedly “peace-loving” human talking about starting or joining any type of “revolution”, I just shudder!
Yes, careless words have deadly consequences. Revolutions are the are the deadliest spillers of blood in human history.
Revolution has nothing to do with peace, or social justice. It is the very definition of tyranny. People that shout for revolution are declaring that they have no wish for dialogue with anyone with a different viewpoint, their minds are closed, and that they support cultural, social and physical genocide. For that is what a revolution is…cultural, social and physical genocide. Revolutions = massive bloodshed.
When people shout “Revolution!” they are not in any way shape or form “cool”, mature, loving, rational champions of the peaceful ideals of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights movement, or a nonviolent supporters of peace and reconciliation. For a call for revolution is always a call to hate and hurt. These folks are not leaders that anyone should follow. Obviously they are dumber than rocks about the history of revolution and have no respect for any opinion or life other than their own.
A person that calls for revolution has no interest in de-escalation or in bringing people together. While they may have never heard, they certainly have never learned that, “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1) However, they have proved that, “The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.” (Proverbs 15:2).
Bringing people together is the only way to successfully implement commonsense solutions to so many of the challenges that face our nation and world. Including protecting the lives our fellow citizens of every age, race, gender and creed from violence.
The people that stand before television cameras calling for revolution remind me of one of my former students…she was three-years old. She wanted her way and I said no. She stomped her foot and crossed her arms and began to have a wonderful tantrum. She then threatened that if she did not get her way, she was going to hold her breath!
As the adult in the room her threat made me grin. Then, in a very quiet calm voice I looked her in the eyes and explained that if she wanted to hold her breath, that would be fine, but here’s what will happen. She’d pass out and when she woke up, the first thing she was going to see would be me and I would still be telling her no.
What our nation needs right now is far-fewer revolutionaries and many more adults.
Words can be loving, tender, soft, kind, gentle, calming, peaceful, truthful, false, wise, foolish, heated, cruel, offensive, hurtful, hate-filled and violent. Words motivate, educate and manipulate. Words are powerful things.
No great revolution or societal upheaval in history began with weapons and guns…they began with words. Divisive and dehumanizing words. Words that lifted up some at the expense of others.
Obviously, we have not learned that lesson from history, for today words such as: hater, godless, nazi, racist, bigot, thug and any number of racial terms including propaganda based phobias are constantly being used to bully and shame.
Furthermore, we live in an age where truth, as defined by God in the ten commandments as not bearing false witness, and the truths revered by our nations founding father’s as self-evident, “that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of…
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