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We Cannot Be Suckers All The Time

Updated on January 14, 2022

Yes We Can?

April 12 Today in History

Today is the death anniversary of US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the US of A.

If for anything else, we should remember him as the US President who led his nation, his people and many of the peace-loving peoples of the world through the worst worldwide depression and the most wide spread world war ever seen by humankind.

Come to think of it, today the world is also in a worldwide economic crisis and also fighting a war against terrorist elements worldwide.

History Repeating Itself?

Of course, why not? If the people during the time of President FDR were able to overcome their absolutely more trying times in the 1930 and the 1940s, then there is no reason why we cannot do it as well now at our own difficult times at the start of the 21st Century.

I believe that you will agree with me that we are better equipped, we are better armed, we are better educated, we have much more, better tools and technologies, we have more sophisticated procedures, processes, systems and methodologies, we have better healthcare, we have an edge in every aspect of our everyday living. We should be able to do it, right?

But Why All the Negatism?

Yes, we can!

Even the current US President’s Slogan is almost a non-factor now, even when he has proven many people wrong by doing the near impossible and being the 44th President of the United States of America.

What Is So Different Between The Peoples Of the 1930s And Us In The Year 2010 And Beyond?

With so much more going for us today, than for the people back in The Great Depression of the 1930s and World War II in the 1940s, we should be more optimistic that we can also overcome this time around.

And yes we can.

But we must never forget the lessons of the past. We should never let go of the things that bind us, the things that keep us together, the things that work and the things of God. And yes, you heard right. The concept of God is among the things that helped our forefathers go through so much worse than what we are going through right now.

To them, all this is just a walk in the park. But to us, most of us are almost ready to rob a bank, create a money-making scam or get a gun and shoot ourselves in the head as so many have already done.

Think about it for a minute. What if there is a God who created you and He reached down to you to reveal Himself and have given you instructions on how to live your life the best you can?

You’d probably say, not that again. Don’t you know, there is sucker that falls for that crap every minute. Yes there is of course.

But it should go the other way too, in the sense that if it is true, then there is a sucker that falls for there is no God and I can do it alone crap, as well. And so if you believe in that adage, you should be open minded enough to convince yourself that it does goes both ways. It is either that the sucker is the one who believes in God, or the sucker is the one who do not believe in one.

We cannot be all suckers, all at the same time.

Why Did Our Fore Fathers Believe?

Not because there weren’t free thinkers among them. Not because there weren’t intelligent people among them. Not because there weren't nonconformists among them. Not because there weren’t hardheaded people among them. We have all that and more, all the time, anywhere.

Some of them believed because they first started to believe that there was a man named Jesus who lived in Israel at around the start of the First Century (we even patterned our Calendar after him so that should be at least a non-issue to not believe in).

Some of them believed because they believe in the written manuscripts documenting this person’s unbelievable exploits which survived the ages and which we still read today, much like we believe any historical figure we read about in any history book.

Some of them believed because the people who were eye-witnesses to this man called Jesus some 2,000 years ago who selflessly shared his words even to the point of death because they too believed, because they saw it all first hand.

And now it was the people of the 1930s and the 1940s turn to believe what those who went ahead of them believed. No more, no less. Just the simple truth.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

It is also for all of us to find out if there is some credence to this bold statement or not, and also if we should start to believe in it as well or not, especially if it is indeed true.

Do not be deceived. Most people believe what they want to believe, that is why we have so many things that we believe ourselves to be true that isn’t true. And there are also things that we do not believe in, even if all the evidences for it, are staring us right in the face.

Why do you suppose there are so many people living today who do not believe that the holocaust took place? Why do you suppose there are people who believe the holocaust stories are fabricated or fake?

Why, when it only happened back in the 1940s and that was only 70 years ago. Why, when there are some holocaust survivors still alive today who share their eye-witness accounts. Why, when details about it have been documented in books upon books, in films, in movies, on the web. There are photographs, there are decomposing bodies, there are everything.


Because we believe what we want to believe. And because there is a sucker born every minute. Exactly the same reasoning given to those who do believe in Jesus of Nazareth. Yes, there is a sucker born every minute but as we have already found out, it works in both sides of the fence.

And so “If you (are) hear(ing) God speak today, don't be stubborn.”

Start to have an open mind and try to see if you also can start to believe.

Yes, we can.

Because you see "With man this (might be) impossible, but with God (the Creator of all things, then of course) all things are possible.”

Yes, we can.

Think About It.

Yes, you can.

Hub Number: #016

Date: 2010-Apr-12

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It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.

Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.

Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.

Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality.

Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes we can heal this nation.

Yes we can repair this world.

Yes we can.

We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics...they will only grow louder and more dissonant ...........

We've been asked to pause for a reality check.

We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.

But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. Now the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea --

Yes. We. Can.


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