PraiseNet Essentials: 2013 Retrospective
Trust, loyalty, honor, support, faithfulness, absolute confidentiality:
all core values of both the Christian faith and the
Mob. How many of those ideals do we actually
practice? Somewhere along the line we have lost our way. In that respect, we
could learn a lot from the Mob--at least the way the
Mob is supposed to work.
As President Barack Obama completes the first year
of his second term, here is a collection of essays
about this historic and turbulent presidency, and
this president’s constant uphill battle against
irrational conservatism and racial hatred, from
Election Day 2008 to the present.
It’s important to point out I’m not talking about
dumb people or even uneducated people. Making a
conscious choice to not better ourselves, to not be
better informed or more rational, makes a virtue of
intellectual laziness. I blame most of this on Bart
Simpson, who made under-achievement a kind of ersatz
virtue. We are no longer stigmatized for being
stupid which is, in and of itself, stupid.