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Grimm's Musings: ' "Who is Responsible for This?'

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March 6, 2016 | 1,697 views | 9 comments

To some people, the following might make sense, if so, keep reading through to the end. For those who this won't make sense, you'll stop reading before the end and you may be part of the problem for the mess we are in today.

I grew up in a family and a time that expected me to think for myself. I was told and shown that I alone was responsible for my own actions. I could try to blame someone for any unacceptable behaviors but ultimately, even if enticed by someone else, I was at fault. I was taught about God, the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, "the only begotten Son" & the Holy Spirit. I was taught to pray out loud. I was read the Bible until I could read it on my own. I had a drug problem as I was drug to church for Sunday School, morning worship, 6pm youth Sunday evening service AND then Sunday night service, Wednesday nights and revival meetings. I also was made to bathe, dress myself and chew with my mouth closed. Both of the above sentence carry the same weight in my decisions.

My growing up years were wrought with fear. I feared that if I did something stupid I would get caught. I feared growing up knowing that when my parents would hear about something I or my friends did I would be asked about it and I had to give details. I feared parental intervention worse than any other policing authority. Even as far back as my early school years I was expected to tell the truth, pick up my own clothes, play fair, be respectable and even help around the house. Those who I hung around were not off limits to my parent's inquiries and I actually had to vouch for my friend's credibility. My parents held me to the unbelievable level of expectation that I had enough brains to be capable of possessing common sense. My parents expected, NO, let me reword that: my parents DEMANDED that I use common sense!

On more than one occasion I was challenged to consider that in the event my friends were jumping off a cliff, would I by that very fact, feel compelled to jump too? There were abstract concepts that I had to comprehend and presented to me that only came through their keen observation. Like when someone did something blatantly stupid they were compared to a goose as in "ain't got sense God gave a goose." When someone was dishonest or something was obviously misaligned there was a natural gauge as in, "as crooked as a dog's hind leg". Maybe someone was more than slightly confused, well, they were "just as lost as a goose in a snow storm". If someone was severely sight challenged they might be "as blind as a bat". For someone who was repeatedly lazy, a boar hog was the comparison as in "as useless as..." Well, you get the picture.

Now, as horrible of an experience as this childhood sounds in every conceivable way, it may totally shock you to know that I repeated this twisted sense of reality onto my own children. My own children are now repeating these same type of expectations onto their children.

Of course, if you've kept reading up until now you may be shouting "Amen" as you were raised the same way and you're praying for God to save us. Then again, maybe you're from the other homes where people like me pay for all your "freebees" because it's your "right" to sit on your assets and feel offended about everything but taking personal responsibility for yourself and your inability or unwillingness for self responsibility.

So can anyone tell me what possible explanation justifies these last seven years and this current election? Talk about trying to choose between the pot and the kettle! Has the whole majority of Americans become dumber than rocks?

LORD, have mercy on our souls if you don't beat us within an inch of our lives for allowing this embarrassing display. It's an embarrassment before the whole World and everything holy!

Have you ever got so close to something that you had to take a couple steps back to see it? Somebody tell me it'll all be over soon!

"Even so, come, Lord Jesus" (Revelations 22:20)
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Your Opinions and Comments

New Guy  
Wilson County  
March 10 at 9:26pm
Telling a subordinate chop off the header and fax using the unclassified fax is well within her authority if she thought the information was unclassified. You shouldn't believe everything on the web. Have you send that E-Mail?... More ›

Facts only please  
March 10 at 9:20pm

Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
March 10 at 8:59am
"Clinton by executive order is allow to declassify and classify material" That's funny! She denies she knew it was classified - although there's an email to a subordinate telling them to just chop off the... More ›

Martin Kufus  
White Sands Missile Range, NM  
March 10 at 7:45am
Thank you, New "Guy," for taking the bait and demonstrating just how desperate Hillary's minions are to somehow excuse or justify her treasonous conduct.

New Guy  
Wilson County  
March 9 at 9:36pm
Martin, if it is true you had a TS then you should reread the rules for classified material. The rules are different for DoD versus DoS. Clinton by executive order is allow to declassify and classify material, you were... More ›

Martin Kufus  
White Sands Missile Range, NM  
March 9 at 11:25am
"Has the whole majority of Americans become dumber than rocks?" Well, I lack the data with which to answer that question, Grimm, but I would suggest one segment of the public--Hillary Clinton's ardent supporters--is... More ›

HR Grimm  
La Vernia, TX  
March 8 at 1:38pm
Bob Pitts, Thomas Jefferson was more elequent. Most ppl today seem to be satisfied to be "willingly ignorant" which makes them "dumber than rocks" as even the rocks knew when to speak (a reminder... More ›

Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
March 8 at 11:56am
HR. "Has the whole majority of Americans become dumber than rocks?" I would prefer to say that they are vastly uninformed, ignorant, and scared, and don't know what to do about it. So, they are choosing a 'bully'... More ›

Deci Murphy  
Floresville, TX  
March 8 at 5:23am
Amen! a great way to start this Tuesday morning.

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