HATE, ANGER, and DESTRUCTION…


I had a high school basketball coach tell me, “Roy you play your best when you are a little bit angry.”  There was an element of truth in that because when I was bested or someone did something that pressed my button, I became determined that I would not be outdone.  It pushed me into a different gear and my determination caused me to put out a little more effort or a lot more effort.  I could determine from that that anger is good and desirable.  However, I know that if anger is misdirected and misapplied it can be and is incredibly destructive.

It is one thing to become angry at the devil and allow that anger to cause you to focus or refocus on the Promises of God and the destructiveness of the devil and quite another to become angry at people due to hurts or perceived hurts.  A wounded spirit is like a wounded animal, dangerous. 

I’m sure we have all experienced or noticed that when someone states something strongly and with deep conviction, people pay attention.  They may not agree and may become angry in response, but they pay attention.  In a sense, it is, “the squeaky wheel getting the grease.” 

The anger that I have observed over the past four years has produced a dangerous level of animosity and hate that is proving to be destructive.  The anger and hate that has been leveled at President Trump and all who have supported or voted for him have erupted into demonstrations of violence.  Our entire society has become a boiling cauldron of violence that is about to boil over.  We have become a powder keg of destruction and I stay concerned that someone is going to light the wrong match at the wrong time, and we will have an unstoppable explosion of violence.

I am not a psychologist, nor do I play one on TV, but from what I can glean from their views anger arises when there is a perceived unmet need or demand.  Children have been known to throw tantrums when they don’t get their way.  People get into modes of physical violence when their demands or perceived needs are not met or appear to be ignored.  There are reasonable angry reactions and unreasonable ones.  It is limitedly justifiable to become agitated when you get poor service or are on the receiving end of an injustice.  It is unreasonable to allow that anger to escalate to taking a gun or a weapon and seeking to harm or destroy the object of your anger.

Unbridled anger is irrational and often uncontrollable.  Have you ever seen someone become so enraged that they are uncontrollable?  Jean Kim, M.D., a psychiatrist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at George Washington University, said, “Anger overrides all other moral and rational brakes in the brain because it originates from our primordial, original limbic system: the brain center of our most automatic emotions like fear and desire.  While anger feels good at the moment, it is in fact deeply illogical and destructive; it overrides all other moral and rational brakes in the brain.”

Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW said, “The neurotransmitter chemicals known as catecholamines are released cause a blast of kinetic energy that can last a few minutes.  In a counterintuitive way, feeling bad sometimes feels good.  Like any addiction, anger can induce the discharge of dopamine epinephrine, and norepinephrine.  The adrenalin rush contributes to a sense of strength and invulnerability.  It creates a sense of aliveness.”  That suggests that anger can be addictive as well as dangerous.

I have observed that people who are constantly angry, appear to be addicted to the feelings of anger and the false sense of power it generates.  I find it ironic that many in the liberal community studied how anger becomes addictive in addressing things such as white supremacists and conservatives.  They presented the idea that the anger in those groups was addictive and transformative.  Their idea was that hate could turn normally reasonable people into hate-filled fanatics.  They were not wrong.  The irony is that those in the liberal camp and those following the hate-filled anarchy of today are being so transformed by hate.

I have also observed that a crowd filled with anger and hate becomes contagious and hate and anger spreads through a mob like a virus or a fire.  The Bible has much to say about anger.  In Psalms 37:8 we read, “Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret, not yourself; it tends only to evil.”  In James 1:20 we find, “For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”  In Proverbs 16:29 we discover, “A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good.”  Unbridled anger is dangerous!

Likewise, the Bible addresses hate powerfully, giving warning of its destructiveness.  In Proverbs 10:12 we read, “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.”  In 1 John 3:15, we find the dire description of hate, “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”  Hate is corruptive and not only affects relationships it affects the mental, emotional and physical health of the one given to hate.

Anger is destructively dangerous if allowed to have its full vent.  There are those who seek to agitate and incite a crowd of people and cause them to “see red.”  When a crowd becomes violently angry, they become a mob and out of control.  The result is destruction and violence.  We are witnessing that today and some are drawn into the mania and anarchy because their emotions have been preyed upon and angry and infected with the anger of hate. 

Incitement of riots is a criminal offense, but in today’s rioting and incitement to violence, those in power in the cities have largely turned a blind eye and allowed the anger and incitement to plunge the crowds into a state of uncontrollable rage. 

When you mix all the ingredients of today you have a breeding ground for infectious anger borne in hate and the result can only be chaos and violence.  The inducement of misguided anger and misapplied anger by those who want to see disruption is paying negative dividends in America.  The fear and despair produced by the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the perceived systemic racism and abuse by police have enabled the nefarious to advance their agenda.  The stated objective is destruction and the dismantling of our system of economy and government.  When those seeking that are able to manipulate crowds transforming them into angry out of control mobs the stages are set for destruction.

America, we must not allow this to become the norm and must deal with it as we would a petulant child throwing a temper tantrum.  If you allow the child to continue unimpeded and unpunished you encourage the behavior and give them a sense of entitlement and power that demands that behavior continue.  It gives the idea that the behavior is justified and even righteous.  That is destructive. 

What has been happening is another reason that I will vote NO on all Leftists and vote YES for President Trump as I seek to keep America Free and Constitutional. 

God bless you and God bless America

HOPE, ANGER, FRUSTRATION, and CONFIDENCE…


I can hear someone asking, “What in the world is he talking about?  How can all those words fit together?”  Let me explain what I mean and why I have Hope, find myself filled with Anger and Frustration but continue to have Confidence in today’s upside-down political climate. 

I see things emanating out of Washington, DC, various state houses, and in some polls that cause all four of the sentiments, emotions, and positions to rise in my heart.

I have Hope because little by little we are seeing more and more exposure of the corruption of elected officials, bureaucrats, and member of the FBI and other federal agencies being exposed.  I am not saying that anything will ever be done to them or even that everyone in America will wake up and realize how deep the corruption is or that those devotedly against president Trump will change their position.  Rather I am saying, it gives me Hope that some and maybe many who pay attention and vote will finally realize the depth, breadth, and extent of sham, fraud, and corruption.  If that happens there is Hope the Swamp can be drained and the Deep State can be dismantled, at least a little. 

The former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe has admitted, on live television (60 Minutes), that he orchestrated or ordered the obstruction of justice investigation and the counterintelligence investigations involving President Trump and the Russians.  Mr. McCabe claimed that there were serious discussions in the Justice Department whether the Vice President and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president from office under the 25th Amendment. 

He confirmed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was ordered to wear a wire in his meetings with President Trump.  That exposes the previous claim of the Justice Department that Rosenstein had made the offer sarcastically, but McCabe said it was taken seriously.  That is a revelation of the depth of the corruption and how far they were willing to go in their efforts to ‘get Trump’.  The law and the constitution seemed to be absent from any thoughts they might have had.  The long-term consequences of their actions seem never to have entered their minds. 

Please understand that revelations such as the McCabe admission both Anger and Frustrate me but they also give me Hope.  In the natural, a rock is worn away by the steady drip of water and over time a hole is bored into that rock.  I am hopeful that if somehow, we can keep a steady stream of exposures going we can break the rock.  I am fully aware that the Main Stream Media being party to these revelations are not doing so to help Trump but to attempt to sway public opinion that he is the menace they portray him to be.  That is their purpose and intent but sometimes the best-laid plans of mice and men go astray and what they intended backfires on them.  I have Hope and cling to my Confidence in the American people.

A Poll that I saw recently, conducted by Fox News gave a picture of America’s view of Socialism in a different light than the Leftists Polls of late.  In this Poll, it was revealed that of those polled 55% wanted the government to “Leave Me Alone”. That was an increase from 51% in 2018 and 54% in 2016.  Only 34% wanted the government to drift or run toward Socialism and that was down from 41% in 2018 and 39% in 2016. 

I am still flabbergasted that 34-41% of Americans would even consider Socialism versus Capitalism or the Free Market but while I get Angry over the “Freebies Plan” and “Government Confiscation of Wealth Plans” it gives me Hope.  My Frustration boils over when I hear people who are supposed to be trained in Economics propose plans that would destroy the economy and ultimately destroy lives but little by little I see a few waking up and that gives me Hope.

That same Poll indicated that 25% found Socialism favorable and 59% found it unfavorable while 28% found Capitalism unfavorable and 58% found it favorable.  There were about 16% that didn’t know what they thought.  Those are the ones that concern and frustrate me the most but there will always be a percentage of people who have no inclination or possibly ability to think for themselves. 

Another dimension of the Poll indicated that 38% believe that their family has achieved the American Dream and 40% believed or viewed themselves as being on the right path to accomplishing that dream.  It is somewhat frustrating but also encouraging that only 18% believe it is out of reach for them.  It is that group that concerns me greatly for when people lose hope they sometimes do things they would not otherwise do and can become dangerous.  That often comes through envy which produces a level of bitterness and hate that can become demonstrated in violence.

I have Hope because of the little victories in the war of exposure on the DC corruption and because of my Faith in God and Confidence in the American spirit that I believe still exists today.  It has been tarnished and hampered but I believe the flicker of that flame is still burning in the hearts of millions.  I become Angry and Frustrated when I watch the New Democratic Socialist in actions and hear their proposals.  I become Angry and Frustrated when I witness the willingness of millions to follow those pied pipers as lemmings over the cliff into the abyss of destruction.  I become Angry when I see legislation that legalizes infanticide and calls it a matter of women’s health.  Yes, I have Anger and Frustration, but I have Hope and Confidence. 

The Presidential Election of 2016 prognosticators gave Donald John Trump no chance of winning, but he won.  He won in spite of the concerted efforts and collusion by the Clinton Campaign, the FBI, the Department of Justice, and other entities to prevent his victory.  He won in spite of the voter fraud that has been uncovered and limitedly reported on.  He won in spite of a sitting President using his influence and power to damage if not destroy him.

The tactics and illegalities by the Left Anger and Frustrate me but the fact that millions woke up and exercised their constitutional privilege to vote and voted for Trump gives me Hope and causes a new level of Confidence to solidify in my heart.  Do I think that we have won the war?  Heaven forbid that anyone should think that. 

We have won some battles, but the war still rages, and it is incumbent on all who pray to Pray, Pray, Pray and the Pray some more.  It is incumbent on everyone who Loves America and Freedom become involved and Vote.  No, I did not say Vote, Vote, Vote, as some on the Left have a propensity to do but VOTE!  If we remain silent and do not vote we facilitate our own destruction. I cannot do that and pray you feel the same.

God bless you and God bless America!