Monday, 3 October 2016
Fixing Blame or Taking Responsibility?
Fixing blame is what we do best. Taking responsibility seldom occurs to us.
It is human nature to resist admitting our own failures. We would much rather fix the blame on something or someone else. It all started in the Garden when God challenged Adam. He said, "The woman you gave me did it." Eve then took her cue from Adam and said, "The serpent (Devil) made me do it."
Today we criticize the lack of justice in the criminal system; we complain about the out-of-control spending in Congress; we condemn the unilateral actions of the President. Everything wrong in our lives is due to someone else. We are certainly just in all our actions, have our spending under control, and never hurt others by seeking our own pleasure.
We are practiced at fixing blame.
Years ago, a London newspaper asked its readers to give their opinion on "What's Wrong with the World?" Many responded with lengthy essays fixing the blame on various causes. But journalist, lay theologian, literary and art critic, G.K. Chesterton replied, "Dear Sir: Regarding your article 'What's Wrong with the World?' I am. Yours truly, G.K. Chesterton."
A firm note of honesty amongst a wave of finger pointing. "I am." He took responsibility.
We are more attentive and excited about SEC sports than the loss of our personal liberties. The rule changes of NASCAR officials draw more attention than the actions of our elected officials. The media spends more time concerning the ridiculous actions of a second-string NFL player than on the traitorous actions of high government officialsâ€¦and we go along with the finger pointing.
We will criticize the actions of those who would destroy our heritage and symbols while we do not accept any responsibility and sit at home watching our wide-screens while those officials are being elected.
Taking responsibility seldom occurs to us.
Black Lives Matter is all about placing blame on white people. They learned their lesson well from white folk. White folk have been fixing blame on other groups or other classes of white folk for a long time.
It is time to take responsibility.
The Southern National Congress is all about encouraging and helping our State legislators clean up their (and our) act. To effectively accomplish our goals of liberty and independence for our Southern States, we need more men and women who will take responsibility-who will get involved in the process; who will give of themselves and their substance to make our goals a reality.
As I said at the beginning Fixing blame is what we do best. Taking responsibility seldom occurs to us. Walt Kelly's cartoon character Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us." We are our own worst enemies as long as we fix blame on others.
Resolve today to take responsibility and become active with the Southern National Congress.
Posted on 10/03/2016 3:35 PM by David O Jones
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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
What is liberty without wisdom and without virtue?