The Color Purple

Hello fellow lovers of Christ and Merry Christmas to you all.

It’s been a while since I have been out here. Everyday stresses have kept me quiet but with this red and blue crisis taking over America, I thought I would come out and talk about the color purple.

The color purple is the middle ground, which is something that has been lost in our culture. Those of us who wish to see each situation judged on a case by case basis basically have no voice. Kind of like Jesus in the days he walked this earth. His voice was not heard by the masses. He looked at every situation as it came. He didn’t just pick a side and stick with it out of loyalty or stubbornness. Yet, in all his open-mindedness, it was the goal of the masses to silence Him.

His fate was sealed by our Holy Father God and scripture, but it was the politicians who signed his death warrant here on earth. We did not learn much from that time, because we are still stubborn and take sides based on political righteousness and stubbornness. There is not much purple in this mix.

Everyone wants to feel good and feel victory, even if it seems the victory is false. When Jesus was murdered, political factions felt like they were victorious … well, for a few minutes anyway. They did not look at the big picture ahead of time and they failed to see that their actions would lead them down a sorry path.

On December 18, 2019, our United States House of Representatives continued with the discourse between red and blue and have further infuriated and inflamed an already bad situation by impeaching the president. Now, I am not here to defend the president of the United States, because anyone who knows me knows exactly how I feel about him, but I am here to defend the color purple. The color that does not hold on to one side for the sheer fact of holding on. The color that looks at each situation with open eyes and ears and makes decisions on how one action affects the next. You know … cause and effect?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried in vain to keep the rabid pack of congressmen and women at bay, knowing full well the outcome of an impeachment of the president. She basically had no choice but to go along with a fruitless exercise that will lead to nothing more than further chaos and hate in our country. News reporters have broken their first vow of news journalism, to be unbiased, in their joy of this impeachment, and celebrities are celebrating like they just scored $20 million movie roles.

Are they serious?? Do any of these folks really understand what an impeachment is? Do they not know it is no more than an indictment and unless convicted, the charge goes away and only the label sticks? Does anyone really think that a Republican majority senate is going to find its Republican president guilty?? So, what was the purpose? To feel victory … short lived, kind of like the short-lived victory of those politicians who watched Jesus die on a cross.

So, the battle of red and blue continues, while purple people are forced to sit back and watch the destruction of this country get worse by the day. Congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard stood in the middle of the impeachment floor and she voted “present,” which means she did not see enough evidence to take the impeachment to the next level but did not think the president was innocent either. She used common sense instead of holding on to a stubborn belief of what her party thinks is right and wrong and surly she will be labeled a Russian operative by her own party over her decision. It is sickening that blue and red folks are not allowed to have minds of their own without repercussion.

So, for everyone happy about an impeached label being put upon the president, I hope you got the most out of your joy, because your angst is only going to continue through 2020. Rather than focusing on a candidate who could beat your rival at the ballot box, you approved of a method that will not see you win, but instead you have driven the red support into a frenzy. Good job.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to everyone. Enjoy watching the country descend to a new low, because instead of our elected officials doing anything for the people who have elected them, months have already been wasted on a go-nowhere exercise to make some people feel good, and some feel bad, and more months and tax dollars will be wasted while the other side gets its revenge.

Sounds like it is going to be a rockin’ 2020.

I will leave you with some words by Kenny Rogers

The Gambler

On a warm summer’s eve

On a train bound for nowhere

I met up with the gambler

We were both too tired to sleep

So we took turns a-starin’

Out the window at the darkness

The boredom overtook us,

And he began to speak

He said, “Son, I’ve made a life

Out of readin’ people’s faces

Knowin’ what the cards were

By the way they held their eyes

So if you don’t mind me sayin’

I can see you’re out of aces

For a taste of your whiskey

I’ll give you some advice”

So I handed him my bottle

And he drank down my last swallow

Then he bummed a cigarette

And asked me for a light

And the night got deathly quiet

And his faced lost all expression

He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy

You gotta learn to play it right,

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em

Know when to fold ’em

Know when to walk away

And know when to run

You never count your money

When you’re sittin’ at the table

There’ll be time enough for countin’

When the dealin’s done