Saturday, April 23, 2011

Indian Nation Conundrums

I would like to know everyone's opinion on this topic

for myself,I get extremely agitated when someone says something like,"oh well,the Indians deserve it, because of what we did to them." I am a strong supporter that the Indian nations should assimilate themselves into America.(forget the reservations)

Monday, April 11, 2011


Progressivism,If you look it up you will probably see headings like,"reform","better living conditions",and "government responsibility". I agree that progressivism did some good things,but no one ever mentions the side-effects it has imposed on our society.

First,I will would like to look at the movement itself.The Progressive movement was a furor of reform that occurred around 1890s-1920s.It emphasized betterment of society through government reform.The progressives attacked large Unions,Trusts,and corrupt businesses;during this era,in fact,American trade increased due to better quality in products.Universal Suffrage was emphasized,and a number of helpful associations were created to help people express their political views(e.g:secret ballots).To the American worker,the Progressive movement was a common-man movement;to the middle-class the Progressive movement was a way to increase the overall prosperity.

Now that we have seen the progressive movement's good side it is time to look at it's flaws.Do not misunderstand.The Progressives did indeed accelerate the living conditions of Americans,but they did it at a cost,and perhaps may have sown the seeds of current problems; large government,broken taxes,and the breaking of the family nucleus can be seen beginning in the Progressive Era.The central belief of progressives were that the government should remedy the problems of society,for government to do this it needed to increase it's size and create areas directly specialized to handle these problems.The drastic increase of government offices,occupied by fallible men and women,did two thins:(1 It further separated the main government body from the people with more bureaucracy(2 It caused the seeds of further corruption throughout society by forming up appointed/isolated powers.All this reformation required one main thing,money!The need for money spurred the government to increase taxes and institute an income tax.The logic behind this thinking is faulty:(We need more money to better the people,so we tax those who are bettering themselves to give to the needy,so we can tax THEM too!)this had the result of creating an unsteady foundation for that economy.(which may have contributed to the depression)The final legacy of the progressives was their insistence that the responsibility of teaching and raising children should be regulated by the government.hence public school curriculum,and many other restrictions on public school.
But in the end,all the problems with progressivism can be seen in their basic belief,the BETTERMENT of society through THE GOVERNMENT;the answer to society is not government,but God.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Signs of the times

On the 11th of March 2011 The fifth largest in the world earthquake since 1900 and the largest in Japan's recorded history hit just off its coast. At 8.8 on the Richter scale it pushed the entire Island of Japan 8 feet ,moved the earth’s magnetic north pole 2 inches and increased the word's rotation speed  1.6 microseconds.
All this caused a tsunami  like a shock-wave to literally explode out of the ocean and hurl in every direction, at speeds faster than a jumbo jet and slam in to the shore. I can't even comprehend the kind of forces that would be unleashed when that happened, but we're probably talking hundreds of nuclear bombs worth of energy. The amount of damage done by these two events is hard to grasp think in terms of thousands of lives and billions of dollars and you getting close the exact extent of the damage is still unknown.
And this isn’t the only catastrophe going on wars, revolutions, famines, earthquakes, and hurricanes just to name a few, are beginning to seem to be the norm.  So a lot of people are asking What In The World Is Going ON? And possibly even more importantly, why? Why is God letting these things happen to them, or us for that matter.
Matthew 24:7-8  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
I believe that we are in the last days and that the disasters we are witnessing are a final prelude to the beginning of the end. God trying one last time to turn the world back to himself.
So why am I saying this? Because we need to be aware of the Days that we live in and how to react to them. You see the famines of this time aren’t just physical ones.
Amos 8:11  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
We need to learn to hear what God is saying to us personally right now!
People, as Christians we shouldn’t be concerned when we hear about this kind of thing.
Luke 21:28  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
                                                                                                                          Rennuke Atrawes