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Let Him Who is Perfect…

I was not going to enter this horrible race war when Paula Dean had her problems with the past.  I wasn’t going to get into the mess with all the white policemen when they started getting into trouble.  I wasn’t going to say much for or against Hulk Hogan when he got dragged (or dragged himself) in to the race war.

Then, I read this article about a woman of 4 who accidentally left her child in a carrier in the grocery cart at the store for 45 minutes when she got home, realized, and drove back.  By then police had been called and she was charged with child endangerment.

Now, I have to say something for all of these.  Ferguson may be the exception, but the rule still fits a little.

First, here’s the article:  http://my.xfinity.com/video/mom-charged-for-leaving-child-in-shopping-cart/516308547709/Comcast/Today_in_Video?cid=hero_sf_TIV

Now here’s what I found on FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/search/str/istandwithcherish/keywords_top

I am not going to stand up particularly for any of these people or situations.  What I am going to do is to take a second and yell at all the people who made instant decisions to “hate” all these people, policemen, celebs, whoever.  I understand the horrible feelings if your loved one was killed and it looks like prejudice or bad judgment or even selected error.  But, people, where did all your compassion go?  Where did the treat people like yourself go?  Where did your positive feelings go?  The network has dropped Hulk Hogan because of one thing said, something he has apologized over and over for and has said where he was at the time and how low he felt.

Paula Dean has fought to climb back a little from something that, may have been said, but was brought about by a disgruntled employee who may or may not have been totally accurate.  I won’t get into the Ferguson deal.  Sorry…that one’s a bomb ready to go off…

Then, here is this mother, horrified and mortified that she made a mistake.  Sure, it could have ended up very badly.  The child could have been hit or kidnapped, or died.  Yes, it could have happened.  But, she did everything she could as quickly as she could to fix it.  And, in the end, because of people with feelings, the child is okay.  I am not saying that the parents (or, at least, Mom) should not have some sort of punishment, but, hey, in this case couldn’t we make it a minimum thing, write it up, file it, make sure she can’t make another mistake like this, but ease off…

People lately must be really scared for themselves, because they jump at the first chance to “put someone away”, “make them pay,” “show them who’s boss”.  And, it is, mostly — CRAP!

Help each other a little, smile a little, yep, you may get knocked down once in awhile for being nice, but the world in general raises up a bit with ever nice thing that happens.

I better stop and let you speak your pieces, good or not-so-good.  I don’t judge and I am not here.  I just notice and speak my piece, too.

Namaste,

Scott

Ferguson – Again?

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I, normally, do not allow myself to become enmeshed in big news stories.  It is a preference.  I don’t feel that the spin given on most of them is very fair.  I mean, nearly every source leans one way or another.  I just allow things to come into my life through the Internet, people, and circumstances and that nearly always balances out after a time.  This is what I have done with Ferguson.  I am not going there; I have never been there.  So, my personally affecting what is going on there is slim.  I do need an opinion on it, but, as with all major items, that opinion becomes clouded, hopefully clearing up with time.

I saw this clip this morning and it helped to bring things into perspective.  I am not saying it is the ALL-TIME, ANSWER EVERYTHING clip.  I am just saying that I have already heard the big hype from both sides.  This just pointed some things out.  First, here is the clip.

Now, assuming you watched the clip, I can pretty well guess a lot of the reactions to it.  Unsurprisingly, a lot of my opinion on how you took the clip was based on your race.  But, what I ask here is:  Is this clip biased?  Before you give me a resounding answer either way, let me just remind you of this:  Ferguson IS racially biased.  IT IS!  The problem gets really bad when you really that it is racially biased on TWO fronts.

This is a national spot in which the white people swing one way and the black people swing the other.  I know this is not surprising, but what may surprise you is that when I asked if the clip was biased, both sides probably hollered “yes” for one reason or another.

My feeling is that minorities (speaking mostly of black here, but that isn’t the whole story anymore) are not always given a fair shake.  There is a movement, however, that is seeking to rectify it.  And, the interesting thing is, a lot of white people are trying to help with the rectification.  The world (at least, the US) is going through a very tough time racially.  We have been for a long time, but the problem is approaching some kind of head.  My hope is that, when the time for decision-making, swings full around, that we don’t end up with the same situation and just different players on both sides.

Please everyone, all races, pray for us to figure this deal out and solve it in such a way that future violence is minimized and that, in the end, all races can hold their heads up high and say:  We all did it!!!

Just a thought, just my opinion.

Namaste,

Scott

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