Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. How is everyone doing? I pray that this blog finds everyone in good health and spirits. Things are going good at the Jones household. I got home early Friday mornings and left back out on Saturday. It was a very productive day at the house though. I worked to get things set up so that my family was able to stay warm while I am on the road. I sure can't wait to get a local driving job though so that I can get things done with the house. The house is in need of some major work and I just don't have the time to do it all. It really kills me. The good news is that I may have a job with a company that has an extremely flexible work schedule. It is a temp company that hires truck drivers and they pay real good. The person I am talking to at the company really wants to hire me. I filled out the application and now waiting on her to contact me.
I hear lots of people that complain about the children and young people today and that complain about the government not being honest, making deals with corporations, and doing things that are not moral like the many sex scandals that we hear about. I remember years ago while sitting at a truck stop, a female truck driving and I was talking about the young people today. People start getting defensive when I start talking about this topic because guess who I blame for the lack of morals in America today? Us. People start out disagreeing with me until I explain why it is all of us that created this mess.
It seems that after we hit a certain age, we forget how we all were born and how we acted at young children. I am sorry if I destroy anyone's fantasy, but none of us was born with love or morals. That is correct, we were all born greedy. It is shocking that anyone who had children wouldn't know this. No one has to teach a child how to have a tantrum when they don't get their way. People will talk about a young child giving a hug or a kiss but do they do that because it makes you feel good or because it feels good to them? I believe it is more because it feels good to them. Now, this isn't to say that children are terrible. I do look at my children as angles. But it is very important to understand human nature and that we are all born with it. We must understand this in order to understand what it takes to have a moral society. The good news is that we are all born ABLE to love. But love has to be taught because we are not born with it. In fact, we don't even know what love truly is. We have to be taught what it is. Don't believe me, go around and ask people what love is. Of course, you have to know what love it yourself. Same thing with morals. How many children under 3 years old knows morals without being taught what morals are? Honestly. A funny word to me is the word "Common Courtesy." Is courtesy common? Are we born knowing how to be courtesy? So, how can we show love, be moral, or show courtesy to others or society if we are not taught it? If we don't remember that we were taught these things, than we don't realize that we must teach our children these things. Now, most of the responsibility does fall onto parents but we as society are teaching people that children are born loving and to let "children be children." We are telling government (who is immoral) to take over the raising of children. We are even using psychology to tell us how to raise our children instead of using knowledge of human nature and our own childhood. So, we are indeed all to blame.
We are also telling people that it is OK to be greedy. If you don't have something and you want it, use the federal government to take money from someone else and give it to you. Yes, I am talking about socialism and communism. This creates two problems. It promotes laziness and it also makes it easier for us not to show love to our neighbor. Without socialism and communism, people would help one another. Remember, love isn't just a feeling, it is an action. If you truly love someone, you don't look to someone else to help them, you help them yourself. Socialism and Communism gets rid of this love. It is human nature to be selfish and take the easiest way out. It is much easier to say that you care and let someone else actually do the work to help those in need. But, being forced to give money to the poor isn't love at all.
Another thing that we accept, is to end human life for our own selfish greed. Yep, abortion, the morning after pill, and birth control pills. We justify this by saying, "Well, if a woman doesn't want a baby, she shouldn't have to have it." Did we forget how babies are made? We want the gratification of unprotected sex and are willing to end life to have it. We don't hold guys responsible at all for preventing the female pregnant. He can have all the sex he wants and doesn't have to worry if she gets pregnant. Society has left it up to her to either be on birth control pills, take the morning after pill, get an abortion, or raise the child by herself at the expense of the tax payer. No morals, no responsibility. Are you wondering why our children and government are the way they are?
It is real simple to me. Our children learn from us and our elected leaders come from society. We elect the people who are in office into office and they are going to be an example of what society is. We can blame TV, Clothes, the Internet all we want but the real problem is us. There is no way around it my friends. If we want to change our children or our government, we must change ourselves first. If we don't, our country will just be another memory in the history of once great countries.
Take care and God Bless.
The Oklahoma Tomcat