Grimm's Musings: It's time for a revolution
H.R. Grimm is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.
Some people cannot conform as others cannot progress. Seems like every absolute is up for grabs to the proverbial "highest" thinkers of every generation. Of course, here in the good old USA, we allow people to voice their opinions, rally and demonstrate. This is part of our Freedoms. Just like this column, no one is forcing you to read it and if you're prone to get a tad riled, you have the FREEDOM to write a response (which then everybody else has the FREEDOM to respond to your response.
Eventually, when facts cannot support one's argument it becomes personal attacks. Which is so mature that your Mother should be ashamed she had you as everybody else probably feels the same way). Reminds me of that absolute truth back before microwaves, drive throughs, delivery pizza and take out, "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Alas, too many today stand outside the microwave trying to get it to hurry up--they don't know how to cook, so it makes you wonder how they've survived without someone else taking care of them? Then again, some today take voicing their displeasure as an excuse to blocking traffic, burning buildings and overturning cars. This has always been frowned upon, especially by the other people who have responsibilities in life, like needing to be at work on time because they take personal responsibility for their paying their bills and probably have to pay for the damage caused by the irresponsible masses of like minded social discontents, but I digress.
Back in the 1960s and 70s it was "Overthrow the Government!" and "Down with the Establishment!" When asked what they planned on replacing it with, the answers were as varied as the voices heard chanting. There was no real overall plan of mature thinking just driven distrust, dissatisfaction and disenchantment. I remember enough of the social and National heartache from the aftermath of the Kent State shooting (I went to High School 15 miles south and was in full dress uniform hitchhiking back to Fort Bragg four hours after the shooting). For those who care to recall, a number of students across this USA were assaulting ROTC students, burning college buildings and taking over Administration Buildings. Some of those Ohio Army National Guard members called up by Governor Rhodes to Kent State were college students themselves and not trained for Domestic Disturbances. (Crowd Control experts now tell us that the real agitators were at the opposite side of the students coming toward the Guard Members. The cowards got the crowds worked up into a frenzy and then unleashed them in mass. Think about those outnumbered and terrified National Guard Members, if they were hell bent on shooting people there would have been massive numbers slaughtered that day.)
Solomon in the Bible said, "There is nothing new under the sun" Ecclesiastes 1:9. Same thing applies here and now for us. People being upset is nothing new. Based on history, there has always been a group of every populace who is willing to join in the storming of the Bastille (castle). And if you remember your history this particular approach plunged that intellectual, international reaching France into a head, lobbing-off, bloody revolution for nearly a decade. An interesting note here is that while France was in a bloody revolution the Wesley Revival was sweeping across England. What a comparison to allow our minds to become wrapped around: Loose your head and spill blood everywhere or Save your soul by the Blood of the Lamb? H-m-m-m...
It is time for a REVOLUTION in this USA but I am hoping there are more people wanting a salvaging spiritual revival than a head, lobbing-off bloody overthrow. One just sounds more well thought out and mature. hrg