"The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight. Because once they've got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don't knowhow to handle is non-violence and humor."
— John Lennon
What a dear man. Yet, there is a certain security in knowing buses will be on time, your favorite restaurant or theater will be open, and there is someone with whom to speak who has a certain expertise or experience with what you know little. So, establishment is useful to this extent.
Violence is for hornets, and they are best to be avoided.
The establishment is not God but our government for the people.
Kenna, while is there a department of violence or none violence to teach the people violence or none violence?
Should the government be responsible for morality?
Kenna, they is a ministry or department of religious affairs in every government. That is they responsibility. Even the police learned as they are will pull a beard to pin down a person and beat him to death. Kenna, have you easily forgotten last week's Friday riot? What is the cause? I think the govenment agent pull a beard! Lol!
"The only thing they don't know how to handle is non-violence and humor."
There are a few bad apples in every bunch. There are only a few bad ones among the police. I have known very good policemen who are willing to lay down their lives to protect us. For example 9/11 policemen were the first in the towers to try to rescue people. The media is just too eager to publicize the few bad ones in order to promote their liberal agenda.
Morality and religion is a private affair. The government should not try to regulate it. I am a committed christian who believes God created the world. Yet I will not try to legislate away the rights of the atheist or wicka or muslims because I know that in order for me to have my freedoms, others freedoms must be protected too. I do not like how christinaity is limited in schools yet atheism and recently muslims have been promoted.
I agree. There is a reason for the separation of Church and State.
I think in todays world John Lennon is wrong. The liberal establishment will scare you to death to keep you passive and controlled, such as COVID19, shutting down peoples businesses and threatening to ruin them, and then hauling you off to court when you try to open your business in order to keep your means of a living you have put years of hard work into from being destroyed. Other such things have happened recently and over the last few months.
With COVID19 millions of deaths in the US were predicted, and there have been less than a quarter million. A big depression was predicted, but instead there have been an increase of jobs by 250 million. For the last 3 months we have been warned to carefully social distance to keep from spreading COVID. Now people are being encouraged to to rub shoulders in protest marches. I guess a COVID19 death doesnt count in Black Lives Matter.
I just meant the jailers are puzzled about how to handle the situation. If it were violence, it would've been different. Just that. Sorry if the creativity of the prisoners is not your sense of humor. To me it is.
I do not think the government should look the other way when anyone violently clashes. And as far as I am concerned, christians violently clashing is definitely non-christian. It goes against the character of God as revealed in the Bible. I know it has happened many times in history, but as far as I am concerned it is a terrible shame and does not reveal who God is. And by the way, so-called-Christianity is not the only religion guilty of violence. Many other religions are also.
Doneta, I agreed with you. So the establishment can exercise some control. If that is not the case, anarchy is the result. Penple agreed together to form government and to stop that evil. So if government encourage that, it should go, right?
In florida and arizona which have opened up, the Covid case rate is shooting up again. what are we going to do? we cannot stay shut long term or else we will become a third world country. Plus staying home long term drives many people nuts. We were not made for that. The medical people do know a lot more about it now and know how to deal with it better. That is the advantage of shutting down short term. we are better prepared to face it. But we are still facing a pendemic. But I have heard on the news that the case rate and death rate has been inflated by many. This is a very complicated issue.
I would check those stats because of the media and spin and spin. What are they basing their stats from? Are they adding on to the overall cases or starting anew? Most reports for the media is adding on to the total cases and not starting anew. So, spin and spin.
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