Fiddling and burning

Baltimore.

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April 2015

Who, what, when, where, why?

Not enough time or paper to answer these queries.

But here are a few thoughts:

Lawlessness.  Media. Miscreants. Fires. Disrespect. Hoodlums. Incitement. Chaos. Despising of authority. Greed. Godlessness. Mayhem. Media. Bedlam. Looting. Justice. National Guard. Sharpton. War. President. Outrage. Pillaging. Policemen injured. Media.

Excuse me, may I add this is the fine result when people declare their own morality. This is the end of road when there is no standard for right or wrong; this is where one ends up when ‘every man does that which is right in his own eyes.’

To those who say (by the way) there is no God, you really can’t blame the fire starters in Baltimore; after all, who cares what they do; morals are a matter of opinion. Yea, ok.

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56 Responses to Fiddling and burning

  1. thetruthisstrangerthanfiction says:

    Not to take away from any of the real factors of human nature that you listed, but I am also wondering Colorstorm, at this point are you starting to detect a larger narrative being intentionally constructed through the net sum of all these sorts of events? Is there some sense in which more people are starting to realize that we are not merely observing a confluence of lawless behavior in a moral vacuum, but that on some level it might be becoming more apparent that an “engineered” direction is also taking place…?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      ‘Starting to detect?’ Ha, truth, for ages I have known the subtle introduction of the bar code is another step, (as is obamacare) in the implementation of the mark of the beast;

      but the riots now while not being directly caused by the ‘powers that be,’ are certainly used to advance a narrative; in this I agree.

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      • thetruthisstrangerthanfiction says:

        Yes. And while I wouldn’t say “being directly cause by the powers that be” either, at the same time, I now have to look at events like the one we saw yesterday, and admit to myself that honestly, it’s not too difficult to “help the chaos along”, if you were particularly predisposed towards seeing a larger riot/damage. (the more “chao”, the more need for “ordo”)

        When I think about the fact that we now know that Western intelligence assets and such were used to kill both protestors and policemen in Ukraine in order to perpetrate the destabilization of that country so we could install our own puppet, well, honestly how much easier would it be to sprinkle in a few agents with some Molotov cocktails etc…

        I was in Seattle in 99 when the same sort of thing happened during the WTO protests, and the whole city was put on lock down/curfew after a couple dozen people broke some windows and did some damage. Thousands of people were there protesting peacefully, yet it only took a small handful to do enough to provoke a “mini martial law” situation…

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        • ColorStorm says:

          The machinery is so well oiled truth, that even when things go south, the overall agenda is not weakened in the least; yea rather its advanced as you stated here.

          At least we know how it ends; this helps to diminish the frustration. 😉

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  2. archaeopteryx1 says:

    But Colorstorm – your god caused Baltimore. You, yourself, believe that he controls everything.
    I make peace and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.
    — Isaiah 45:7 —

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  3. Scarlett says:

    God has a much larger bonfire planned, but He won’t be fiddling around when He kindles it. Amen..

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  4. john zande says:

    “may I add this is the fine result when people declare their own morality”

    Mmmm, if I remember correctly, wasn’t the United States of America born from some disgruntled, downtrodden, fed-up people rioting then declaring their own moral state, at the end of a gun barrel? 😉

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    • Ana says:

      You are saying that these looters, pro-abortist, no responsibility having, high school dropping, baby out of wedlock creating, pot smoking, alcohol drinking, middle finger showing, parent disrespecting, women objectifying,God hating, gang members are actually….good?

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        You’re really making a boatload of assumptions there, aren’t you Ana – what does your Bible say about judging?

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Interestingly, on the evening news, I saw a number of Baltimore residents, of all colors, trying to stop the rioters – one Black mom found her son, in a hoodie, popped him on the head, and headed him toward home.

          Further, despite Ana’s obviously intimate knowledge of gang members, the police in Baltimore are currently working WITH the city’s gang leaders, in an effort to stop the looting, because they know the gang leaders have more influence as to what happens in the streets, than they do – and Baltimore is the gang leaders’ city too, they have no reason to see it destroyed.

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        • Ana says:

          what does Bible say about judging? that saints (saved people) will judge angels and all things of world,so….

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          so….” that would make you a saint? How about if I fling a little scripture for a change?

          “1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
          2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
          3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
          4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
          5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
          — Matthew 7 —

          And although it wasn’t added to Matthew until the 4th century AD, there’s the story of casting the first stone.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          There is this sticky little word there called ‘brother;’ so the issue is ‘rightly dividing the word of truth……………….’

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        • Ana says:

          I’m very amused to see your “intellectual ” comments, as you judge me then you say why are you judging ana? As one video that i watched yesterday from an american guy asks where did the real men go?, i see that in you mister archaeopteryx1 as you seem to be a keyboard warrior only, with little to no discerment.

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  5. You’ve opened up a rather complex can of worms there, ColorStorm. 😉

    Before the fires and looting, the people had the moral upper hand, the law was with them, the majority of the country was with them. Very few people condone such outright abuse of authority. The battle was won, victory was all but assured! And than entered Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, whose rather appalling leadership encouraged people to take to the streets, encouraged accommodation of an element sure to wipe integrity off the entire issue. And they did. The desire to be perceived as victims, something her crappy leadership encouraged, trumped even victory itself.

    This is a good lesson on why we should often be patient and wait on God. When you have the moral upper hand, victory is all but assured. To take matters into your own hands, is a sure fire way to foul it all up. There is a time to fight. It is not when you are already winning. What they seek, they now destroy. It never fails.

    “…may I add this is the fine result when people declare their own morality.” Amen. Also, peace and justice is now farther away than ever.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Complex you say? That’s for sure insanitybytes, in all the nasty tentacles, but it isn’t hard to see the rotten fruit (must be careful, don’t want to judge here 😉 due to a complete disregard for authority.

      A whole lot of rebellion going on these days, (may I politely include they who say ‘there is no God’ as the ultimate act of rebellion?)

      You said too: ‘there is a time to fight, not when you are already winning.’ Love that.

      Can’t remember the exact quote, but similar along the lines of ‘never interrupt your enemy when he is making mistakes’ 😉

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  6. Ana says:

    All these people say how whites are racists, yet mostly black people are in power in Baltimore.I have seen these looting pictures and they are stealing toilet papers lool, i mean these lawless fools even lack intelligence.What are they doing with their lives excpect destroying neighbourhoods? I am getting sick and tired of this looting and destruction. Are these real men who are responsbile and know God? No way.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Ana! So good to hear from you again. Hope all’s well.

      Destruction in a country that has given so much to so many, yes, it is tragic.

      I am certain that Martin Luther King or Norman Rockwell would hide his face in shame at this ‘display of justice.’

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      • Ana says:

        They would certainly hide their faces and the issue is that so many blacks have been brainwashed into hating USA because of past slavery that most wear as chip on their shoulders.Funny how slavs,Irish , asian people don’t do that, and Obama is a destruction bringer. I bet ya he will be jumping over chandeliers if Supreme Court allows gay marriage in all states soon. 99 percent of these looters voted for him.Go figure.

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  7. God is never to blame when man acts upon himself.
    Sickened, sad and even frightened as I stare helplessly at the events unfolding before me on the screen of a television while chaos descends over Baltimore. . .
    Was it not just Ferguson, Missouri or was it Sanford, Florida?
    City after city, town after town. . .humankind spirals inward to the abyss of lawlessness, selfishness, anger, greed, corruption, and violence. . .violence for the sake of violence.
    Simply put, a civil society enacts and maintains laws.
    Laws are created in order that a civilized society may provide stability for the well being of its people / citizens. We have attempted to create a society that provides laws, representatives, law enforcement, structure, justice, voice, representation, rules. . . all the while allowing for civil disobedience and that of “peaceful protest. I have yet to see much good come from violent confrontation. . .as such confrontation leads to the escalation of the confrontation—with little to no positive outcome or good.
    Some argue that rules, which are equated to laws, are made to be broken. Perhaps that would read better that laws, as well as rules, are made to be perfected. . . that as societies grow, learn, and re-learn, change. . . a civil society amends, expands, encompasses, as such growth and learning dictates.. .yet there are those who do not respect the well being let alone the lives of others black, white, asian, latino. . .it matters not.
    Sadly we continue witnessing the tragic loss of a life spiraling into madness with the perception that the tragedy, the seemingly senseless death, in turn issues a license to one and all for the blatant and wanton thievery, hooliganism, thuggery, lawlessness, overt violence, disrespect and hatred playing out across this country.
    These masses, of primarily young disenfranchised African Americans, along with others who just live for the opportunity to exploit a tragic event, are not helping to extinguish but are rather fanning the flames of bigotry, racial discord, hated and anarchy. They claim to be angry over current events of the perceived police brutality and racial profiling. They justify looting, stealing, taking, destroying, burning. . . everyone and everything in their path—as their actions breathe of selfish destruction and pure hatred for everyone and everything which in turn requires more law enforcement and counter defensive measures to quell the violent madness. It is a hopeless no win scenario which, like a vacuum sucks all who are merely trying to live within the confines of the laws, those innocent members of society, into the melee.
    Change and dialogue within the justice system is obviously needed. Yet we are witnessing much larger problems than police brutality with the massive destructive actions of these violent masses.
    Back in December having grown weary of what was taking place here at home in the US as well as globally, I wrote the following post . . .my opinion obviously—as well as my opinion of our need for a spiritual awakening–but that is but one small observation

    https://cookiecrumbstoliveby.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/turning-point/

    with another look at the cross roads we find ourselves
    https://cookiecrumbstoliveby.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/turning-point-2/

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  8. Ashley says:

    “to those who say (by the way) there is no God, you really can’t blame the fire starters in Baltimore; after all, who cares what they do; morals are a matter of opinion. Yea, ok.”

    Can I take this to mean that the reason you or any other god-fearing person would never start a riot is because god has instilled morals in you that would you prevent you from doing such a thing?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Ashley,

      How do you as a non believer, know it is wrong to steal your neighbor’s cow?

      Some things are hardly a matter of opinion.

      You would be pleased to know I am Capable of things far worse than starting a fire and looting………………and you are capable of believing the gospel..

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        How do you as a non believer, know it is wrong to steal your neighbor’s cow?” – Because if I did that, I’d have to feed it – as it is, my neighbor feeds his cow and I steal his milk.

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      • Ashley says:

        CS,

        I know it’s wrong to steal my neighbor’s cow, because I would not want him to steal my cow. The application of the Golden Rule. But under no circumstances I would consider this an absolute rule. It’s a very good start but must be applied with a measure of proportion. For example, I would want someone like your garden variety murderer treated more harshly that I would like to be treated because he deserves it and it’s required to maintain an open, free, just society. We can’t have murderers running around doing as they please.
        But you never did answer my question. You said “You would be pleased to know I am capable of things far worse than starting a fire and looting”. Ok. Can you explain why you don’t do anything worse that starting a fire and looting?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          As to your last ques: God given conscience, same as you.

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        • Ashley says:

          Good. That means, as per my original statement, that you don’t do such things because your god as told you not to, or as you put it in your last statement, he’s given you a conscience so that you don’t.
          Now my question is this: If god hadn’t given you that conscience, would you be able to figure out for yourself that you shouldn’t be rioting and looting – that it would be bad?

          And please if you could speak for yourself in the future. I don’t acknowledge that god has given me a conscience. No one’s ever been able to prove that or demonstrate it to any reasonable degree. It is nothing more than an assertion on your part.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Empathy, Ashley, the ability to care what others feel, is an evolved trait that has allowed our species to survive as a social group, vs, the now extinct Neanderthal, that has been demonstrated to have been a far less social animal. Societies that cooperated with one another were stronger, ore united, increasing out survival potential as a species.

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  9. ColorStorm says:

    @ Ashley

    Sure I’ll speak for you that God has given you a conscience. Like it or not, it is a fact, and hoop jumping does not change what is true.

    What, you are no different than a cockroach or a possum? It’s all there free for the taking. In the beginning…………God……………

    There is no alternative.

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    • Ashley says:

      “Sure I’ll speak for you that God has given you a conscience. Like it or not, it is a fact, and hoop jumping does not change what is true.”
      No sir, this is not a “fact”. It’s is an assertion made by you on the basis of your faith. There is no possible way you could know this to be true and there is no possible way you could ever hope to prove it.
      “What, you are no different than a cockroach or a possum?”
      Oh but I am very much different from the cockroach or the possum. As arch pointed out, humans are capable of empathy. We are also capable of reasoning and logic and critical thinking and emotions, etc, which massively differentiates us from other species of life.
      But in any event we have very much strayed off topic and you haven’t answered my question. If god hadn’t endowed you with this conscience, would you be able to figure out on your own that looting and rioting is not acceptable behavior?
      I don’t need god to tell me that this is unacceptable behavior. Do you?

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Thank you Ashley; a brilliant case for the Creator.

        Think about what you said. In a court of law, you would have prosecuted yourself.

        Btw, apparently the looters in Baltimore didn’t get the memo in their conscience; gee I wonder why…

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        • Ashley says:

          “Thank you Ashley; a brilliant case for the Creator.
          Think about what you said. In a court of law, you would have prosecuted yourself.”
          I am afraid I don’t understand CS. What is it that I have said that’s made “a brilliant case for the creator”? What is it that I have I said that would “prosecute myself in a court of law?” Please explain.

          “Btw, apparently the looters in Baltimore didn’t get the memo in their conscience; gee I wonder why…” That is a question you should be asking yourself. I thought god gave everyone a conscience? So what happened in Baltimore then? Where’s their god-given conscience that would prevent them from looting and rioting?

          And again, you STILL have not answered my original question. I will repeat it for a 3rd time. If god hadn’t endowed you with this conscience, would you be able to figure out on your own that looting and rioting is not acceptable behavior?

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          And again, you STILL have not answered my original question. I will repeat it for a 3rd time“- This is the part where CS does the “Teaberry Shuffle” —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          At least the vid was good.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          @ ashley

          For goodness sake, how many times will you not see the answer?

          Do wolves know it is impolite to hog all the food while the other wolves starve?

          How are you different than the wolves? Answer that correctly, and you will get your answer which is as clear as a bell.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          How are you different than the wolves? Answer that correctly,, and you will get your answer which is as clear as a bell.

          I know! I know! We’re bipedal apes, while wolves are quadrupedal canines!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Right arch-

          With no more relevance than a maggot I suppose. You must be a barrel of laughs at funerals.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          With no more relevance than a maggot I suppose.” – Yes and no – we have relevance, in varying degrees, to each other, but beyond that, no, none.

          You must be a barrel of laughs at funerals.” – Actually, I am – we celebrate life, not death. I’ve got about 15 minutes of standup, and am in great demand.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          wow arch-

          I wonder how many of your friends wish you would keep your mouth shut after a comment like this…………

          If you were drunk when you said this, it could be excusable…………….then again………..

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I suspect they would laugh, as they do at you.

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        • Ashley says:

          “@ ashley
          For goodness sake, how many times will you not see the answer?”

          For as long as you continue not to answer me.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I repeat, see previous comments for your answer.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Ashley – word to the wise – he specializes in never directly answering questions. Instead he flings scripture, as though that is supposed to answer anything —

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        • Ashley says:

          I asked you a direct question. If god hadn’t endowed you with this conscience, would you be able to figure out on your own that looting and rioting is not acceptable behavior?
          YES OR NO?
          What is your answer?
          Feel free to expound as much as you like, but I would like an answer to my question. You either think you need god to give you a conscience or you don’t. Which is it?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Your question is cloaked with insidiousness; as He has no competitors with your imagined one of many ‘gods.’

          Your own conscience accuses you.

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        • Ashley says:

          In other words “I refuse to answer your question.”

          Thank you for your time.

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  10. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Btw, apparently the looters in Baltimore didn’t get the memo in their conscience; gee I wonder why…” – Because “conscience” is a man-made construct to differentiate learned intra-species behavior from behavior that deviates from such learning. The looters in Baltimore clearly weren’t raised with the benefit of a strong relationship with a caring family unit in which such learning is disseminated in a loving fashion.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      You are getting closer there arch-

      So you see the value of the FAMILY as the divine architect intended. What’s next, the defending of Marriage?

      Yep, your conscience is not this little crawling mass that just so happened to glue itself to ‘humans.’ Man made construct? You contradict yourself by saying the conscience is guided by ‘men.’ Give it up already, as the excuses are tired and useless.

      In the beginning…………….God. There ya go.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        So you see the value of the FAMILY as the divine architect intended.” – I see no indication of any architect, divine or otherwise. I see a mode of behavior that contributed to the survival of one species of ape, while other species of ape, which had not developed as strongly this particular cooperative behavior pattern, went extinct.

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