Happy Easter everyone.
For those following this blog: I have not fallen off the face of the earth.
I simply haven't been pressing the publish button after writing posts.
I've concluded that the way people are blogging, engaging in forums and tweeting is actually making the political problems faced by the world worse.
I don't want to be blogging unless I feel that I am making things better.
This, being Easter, one might ask: Would Christ be writing a blog?
I suspect that he would be reading other blogs, shaking his head and muttering: "They know not what they do."
The story of Easter is one in which all of the players in our community are engaged in their various mind games and end up executing an innocent man.
Christianity holds that, not only was Jesus innocent of the accused crimes, the Christian belief holds that Christ was the Son of God. The people didn't just execute an innocent man. They executed divinity.
I started this blog simply as a flow of conscious. The driving idea behind a blog is just to write out opinions for the sake of writing.
The idea behind this style of blogging is simply that if millions of people write down their observations, that the world might find a better path forward.
The actuality is that flow of conscious blogging seems to be leading to greater conflict and less understanding.
Notably, one of the most bellicose politicians of our age in on the verge of obtaining the GOP nomination. The Democrats are gleefully nominating the wife of an impeached president.
The activism on the left and right is leading us into a more dangerous world with the worst of both parties running rampant.
Until I can figure out a way to show that both sides in this partisan divide are wrong, I want to temper my writing.
Unfortunately, demanding compromise and bipartisanship is not a solution. The compromise between two wrong positions is an even worse wrong.
The term "bipartisanship" implies that one should proceed by advancing the factors that the parties have in common.
The factors that both parties have in common is a desire for concentrated power and intellectual corruption.
Bipartisanship only works when the common factors of the two parties are positive. When the common factors are simply the desire for power and corruption, the bipartisanship is an evil.
In the last decade, Americans have been acting like the crowd that called for the death of Christ. While individuals may have good intentions, the shrill noise coming from us is leading to injustice.
While the political landscape looks bleak. I believe it is possible for people to find a positive direction.
The first step to finding this positive direction is for people to ask if their individual actions are helping lead people in that right direction.
Simply denouncing partisan opponents is not sufficient.
Obama rose to power simply riding on the deficiencies of Bush. Trump hopes to gain power on the deficiencies of Obama and Clinton hopes to regain power by riding on the deficiencies of Trump.
The result of this methodology is an overbearing government that is simply deficient.
The story of Easter shows that this type of political game has been played out since antiquity.
So, Happy Easter. It is the beginning of Spring and things might get better despite our politics.