A time of force verses a time of reason

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught
falsehoods in school.
And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a
lunatic and fool”

Plato

“Love all, trust a few,
Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy
Rather in power than use, and keep thy friend
Under thy own life’s key: be cheque’d for silence,
But never tax’d for speech.”

William Shakespeare


(bad day for a little fish / Rosemary Beach, Fl / Julie Cook / 2017)

I can’t recall exactly where I read it, just the other night…
that we are living in a time when force trumps that of reason.

Meaning that whereas we were once a people of reason and rational thought…
we have now morphed into a people who have decided that force will be the
De Facto rather than De Jure.

Brut force now triumphing over our ability to intellectually reason…
As brut force has become the preferred plat du jour.

And it was reading that little observation that I was hit square between the eyes.

As in…that’s what this has all been about…hasn’t it!?

This madness we’ve been witnessing all these many months…
these protests, demonstrations and attacks against our own countrymen…
It’s all about the loss of reason and the gain of force.

No longer are the masses allowing rational thought to lead us in our governance,
living and thinking but rather they are exhibiting a dangerous proclivity
for the power of sheer brut force…
Brut force in order to yield their desired end result.

For this new growing angry mass has lost all patience for proper procedure,
due process and even free thought as they demonstrate that they have no taste for
the civil, the sequential or the rational…
preferring to use brawn and force against those who they find to be counter
in both thought and belief…

It’s no longer a matter of presentation, persuasion, and civil discourse …
instead it is a matter of beating one senseless, bullying one to yielding
and forcing one into submission…

Then…

NSDAP supporters are fighting on the street against KPD supporters, scene from ‘Horst Wessel’, directed by Franz Wenzler, Germany 1933.

And Now…..


(NBC news)

The pendulum continues to swing…in a most dangerous direction…

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy,
always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason
for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

1 Peter 3:15

13 comments on “A time of force verses a time of reason

  1. davidkitz says:

    Extremists on the right and left have tossed reason out the window.

  2. hatrack4 says:

    Good article. But since the left is using force in the streets to hold the majority at bay, it reminds me of the Communist takeover of Russia in many ways. They are using tactics from Hitler and Lenin, whatever works in whatever situation. We are moving toward a one party system that is left extreme and only the party elite will be rich, because they will destroy the industrial structure and everyone else will live on subsistence. David Kitz is right about the extremists of both sides tossing out reason. But the majority in the middle is mute, afraid of ridicule and afraid of offending others. As Pogo said, “We’ve met the enemy and it is us.”

    • Exactly Mark—I think that is what I try to get at—that those of us, the majority of “normal” folks in the middle, need to be willing to voice our grave concern…we need to speak up by letting it be known that we won’t tolerate this tit for tat craziness…otherwise we will be dominated by the extreme left….
      gotta love Pogo 🙂

      • hatrack4 says:

        That is what has motivated Franklin Graham with his Decision America campaign in 2016, with follow up since. He wants strong Christians to get into politics at all levels. Otherwise, we’ll lose our voice.

      • well I wish some solid candidates would be stepping up to the plate—but they’ve got to be strong because there is such a vehement push against those who are Christians!!! Especially ones seeking any sort of office…

  3. Profound thought, Julie! Much wisdom and truth in your words.

  4. SLIMJIM says:

    Seeing those pictures really makes my heart heavy for our country at times.

    • I know—I use to feel so sick when I was young back in the late 60’s seeing the images of violence from both Vietnam protests as well as the Civil Rights marches…
      you’d think we could learn—but we are a hard headed lot!

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