Friday, April 19, 2013

Genetic Melting Pot

So who and what are you? I have been doing a lot of reading about America’s genetic melting pot and thinking about how unique we Americans are. Many of us put a hyphen in our genetic back ground saying, “I am a German-American or an Irish-American. You can list almost any thing that way; Asian, Latin, African, Native and the list goes on and on.

For a lot of us the genetic hyphens are many. Checking my family back ground is well mixed European German-English-Scottish-French and who knows what else mixed together. I just have to make it easy and say I am an American period and not claim the myriad connections of ancient ancestors. I have met people who are more mixed and melted than that. I know a light skinned black man who also claims Korean, White, Cherokee, and South Pacific.    

As the generations of US citizens add up the melting together become more pronounced. All of us who have families living here for a hundred years or more may be quite shocked at how much of the melting has been done in us. I have noticed that the younger generation has dropped much of the bias of my parent’s generation so that racially mixed marriages are more pronounced. The future of the melting process is clear and the idea of racially purity, at least here, is gone.

Lets get over the name calling and claim the title American human.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Evil People

Since the day that Cain killed his brother Able there have been people who do evil things to other people. History is full of horrific misdeeds committed on unsuspecting populations. Hitler was not the first nor was he the last person to try and kill off whole groups of people.

My religion, as most religions, teaches that such persons will face eternal punishment for such evil deeds. Society also provides punishment for evil deeds if the perpetrator gets caught. The ancient Jewish law called for an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Some countries cut off the hand of a thief and even will kill one who murders another. Tough penalties are often seen as a deterrent to future crimes.  It deters future crimes by that person but other evil people will still do evil things.

Most of us refrain from doing evil simply because we have a deep seated desire to be good. About ten percent of us are not bothered by a desire to be good and the only thing that keeps us in check is the fear of getting caught. There are those few who think that they will get away with doing evil things. They can not conceive of getting caught or that they are so important or powerful that it won’t matter.

We can never totally stop evil people from doing evil. Always there will be the con artist that tries to seal our money, an angry person who is willing to kill another person or a sick leader who wants to start a war. Society needs to try to stop them but always there will be evil ones who will find a way to destroy our peace and peace of mind.  Our personal response needs to be rooted in our faith so that we  have the internal fortitude to recover spiritually from such actions every time they occur. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Training ♀ Girls and ♂ Boys

Training Girls and Boys

I have been thinking about how we need to train our girls and boys in this dangerous age where children can be kidnapped and sold in to the slave sex trade for the perverted pleasure of dirty evil men.

Through the ages ♀ girls have needed to be protected from perverts and some cultures keep them hidden away until they are married. The American culture does not do that but most parents warn their girls about the problem. Most women report that they have had to put up with men who hit on them and try to grope them.

Small ♂ boys are also victims of sexual assault and some times by high profile football coaches and priest. So we need to train our boys as well as girls how to defend themselves and how to report an assault. Then parents need to believe their children and investigate.

Our boys also need to be trained from an early age to respect girls. All too often our boys grow up learning that they are expected to “sow their wild oats” before they get married. They often continue that after marriage. Many feel that it is their god given right to have sex with any girl they can. When these boys become old men they often wind up paying prostitutes for sex they can not get any other way. Many times the prostitutes are sex slaves who work for a pimp that totally controls them.

Train your sons from an early age to respect women and girls as children of God that they must protect and never harm or degrade.