10505898-happy-mixed-ethnic-children-stock-vector-children-school-cartoonAlternate title:  RED AND YELLOW, BLACK AND WHITE, THEY ARE PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT.  JESUS LOVES THE MANY COLOURS IN THE WORLD.

Media, free and unshackled is a bastion against the manipulation and lies of oppressive rulers.  Knowledge is power, and of course the powers in control know that, so keep the general populace content in their ignorance. Unfortunately for humanity, the pattern tends to be the same story throughout the ages and across all cultures,……’power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely’.  (Lord Acton, in 1887, wrote:  

{7}I cannot accept your canon that we are to judge Pope and King unlike other men, with a favourable presumption that they did no wrong. If there is any presumption it is the other way against holders of power, increasing as the power increases. Historic responsibility [that is, the later judgment of historians] has to make up for the want of legal responsibility [that is, legal consequences during the rulers’ lifetimes]. Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it. That is the point at which . . . the end learns to justify the means. You would hang a man of no position, . . . but if what one hears is true, then Elizabeth asked the gaoler to murder Mary, and William III ordered his Scots minister to extirpate a clan. Here are the greater names coupled with the greater crimes. You would spare these criminals, for some mysterious reason. I would hang them, higher than Haman, for reasons of quite obvious justice; still more, still higher, for the sake of historical science. . . . 

But the print media is losing money to the internet and so there is less money for investigative reporting, therefore less objective news.  Less profit necessitates more reliance on advertising, and it’s with dismay that we hear talk of private media possibly turning to government subsidies to keep them afloat,…….like the CBC.

Maybe that’s why the papers have become so annoying,  following the latest fads, often at the head of the line, ready to embrace and endorse the newest current politically correct dictates.

One of the worst examples of otherwise brilliant people sacrificing their intelligence, (in order I presume to hold on to their employment),……is the hushed, suspenseful question on their lips upon breaking news of some horrific crime……“Was it (gasp)  a HATE CRIME………?”…more…hushed, emoting.

It must be a tremendous relief to the bruised and bloodied victim to hear, just before he leaves this world, the first responders kneel down beside him and say, “Good news friend, you are not the victim of a hate crime.”

Is the pain, the fear, the terror, the loss, any greater or less because the damage done is motivated by the colour of your skin, or by the fact that you were a sitting duck for a madman, or an opportunistic thief, or by someone set on revenge because of a perceived grievance,……..Whatever the reason, address the gravity of the crime itself, and stop the ridiculous psycho-babble  currently all the rage.  Criminals just need good lawyers to produce some expert mind-reader to declare the crime was not ‘motivated by HATE, ’cause boy oh boy,……if you smashed up a fellow human being, because you were motivated by hate,….ooohh …..you’re ‘gonna be in big trouble.  However, if it was only the manifestation of a common, ordinary sinful nature, you’ll walk freely among us in no time.

Who cares?  Will the dying man say,….“Tell my wife and kids not to grieve,….It wasn’t hate that took me from them.”  Now, we can all breathe a bit easier. This is just the old-fashioned, familiar sort of thing, “What causes wars, and what causes fightings among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members?  You desire and do not have; so you kill.  And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war.  You do not have, becase you do not ask.  You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.  Unfaithful creatures!  Do you not know that friendship with the world in enmity with God: Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”– James.

What we need is leaders with brains and backbone.  All crime hurts others.  Determine what steps are needed to remove the criminal from causing further harm to others, and how best to rehabilitate offenders, but stop the nonsense about crimes ‘motivated by hate’.  Isn’t it enough that someone has caused pain or loss to others?  Does a white, red, brown, yellowish skinned person feel more or less suffering than any of their fellow humans?   Is any ‘colour’ of human immune from suffering and pain?   Total nonsense.

There are no races.  There is only the human race.

Population isolation emphasizes certain physical features, and the pigment melanin varies from one person to another, with more melanin generally in Africa and eastern countries people groups.  But there are no separate races.  Our blood all flows red.

God created us, the human race in his own image.  Male and female, he created us.  Adam and Eve are our ancestors and they had within their perfect bodies the DNA for all the diversity of skin colour, height, eye colour, hair colour, bone density, everything was within the genetic code of our first perfect parents.

God destroyed that ancient world because of their awful sin and rebellion against his perfect plan of their lives, so the human race started all over again.  We’d lost that perfect image of God, and we’d lost some of that diversity that passes along from parents to their children, but our ancestry started over again.  Genesis 10, ….. all of us now trace our family lines to Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, and their three wives.

We’re all one big family, but we sure squabble a lot.  Only looking to our common Lord and Creator will sort us out.