POLITICALLY CORRECT OR BRIDLED TONGUE

In our current political environment we keep hearing the phrase, “We are too politically correct.” This jargon portends that we have a constitutional right to freedom of speak. In fact, the first amendment of the Constitution says, “The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak…”
“Politically correct” isn’t the phrase that we despise. “TOO!” is the villain. We think that we have the right to get it off of our chest. We feel that we should be able to say what we feel any place, anytime, and to anyone. Regardless of the other person’s feelings!
A video I saw on YouTube, and the news, validates that statement. It was a video of a melanin deficient woman screaming racial epithets at a melanin abundant woman, and her little children. The woman said, “It’s my constitutional right to call you the ‘N’ word.”
She went on to call the mother ‘ignorant’ and ‘unlearned’. When in fact, she was the one who lacked understand of the 1st amendment.
She went on to challenge the mother to go back and read the constitution. I venture to say that her language was not the intent the 1st amendment had in mind. I challenge her to do the same thing she told the mother to do. Read the 1st amendment. If she were to do so, she’d find her understand to be lacking, and perverted.
She would find that the 1st amendment was designed to protect Americans from retribution, and tyranny; when speaking against the politician leadership. Or the powers to be!
However, she isn’t the only one lacking in knowledge. Across America, and on every social media outlet, we spew nasty, mean, racially slurred hate filled rhetoric.
We use fake names to hide our identity, and no one is safe from our rabid tongue. It has become our most coveting friend, and our most vicious weapon. We denigrate those we know, and those we don’t know. And not only everyday Americans do this…
Our Politicians stand before the cameras and large crowds; and disgracefully slander each other, and their constituents; without remorse. They look directly in the cameras and tell lies, and half-truths, about their opponents; and the underprivileged. The so-called reputable news outlets jump on their bandwagons.
The meaner their tongue, the more coverage the news gives them. They draw large crowds of like-minded people. Those who enjoy denigrating others flock to the loudest obnoxious voice.
The blowhards, and the likeminded, all claim to love the bible; and to be Christian. In truth, they are nothing more than sounding brass! Talking loud and saying nothing! They deceive the crowd, and themselves. I venture to say they are liars, and the trust ain’t in them. The word says:
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is WORTHLESS! ~James 1:26NIV
Their arrogance won’t allow the possibility that they just might be wrong. Their arrogance won’t allow them to consider other people’s feeling. Their arrogance won’t allow them to understand that ‘the spoken word’ is a living entity. Their arrogance won’t allow them to believe that their words sweep across the ether, like the chaff on the wind.
It lands on the likeminded mean-spirited, and validates their mindset. It also lands offensively on the innocent, and angers their spirits. Both of those were the divisive speaker’s intended targets. Both of those targets are now motivated. They go to their own corner and plot to take him down, or lift him up!
But here’s the thing; it also lands on those who are at the precipice of mental illness; and those who are consumed with hate. All they need is a little push and bam…

• Nine innocent people killed while having bible study.
• Low lives attacking a homeless man, only because he’s Spanish.
• A teenager attacking a Sikh because he has on his headdress.
• A beautiful little Black girl punched in the eye, because her class-mates didn’t like the color of her skin.
• A beautiful little White baby punched, by a grown woman, for that same reason!
• A young student is arrested because he wanted to show off a clock he designed!
• Division between the community, and the police.
• The list goes on and on…

When will it stop? I tell you. When we learn to bridle our tongue! When we temper our oratory! When we think, before we speak! When he see the other person, for who they are, and not what they are!
UNTIL America truly embrace the Declaration, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”; we are doomed to implode.
IF we don’t turn this thing around, we won’t have to worry about ISIS, or anyone else destroying us. We will do it to ourselves, from the inside out. ”If a house is divided, against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” ~Mark 3:25

EJ Brock, Author
A Spirit Mate Love Story & Paranormal Romance Series
A Sanctioned Mate Seri

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