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Animals

Defining moments are the lightning strikes of history. At times, the sudden flash of illumination passes to leave a smoking crater in the ground. So it was this past week with kerfuffle as the President’s opposition attempted, as is tiresome and usual, to spin one of his comments into a thread of advantageous narrative.

Mara Salvatrucha, composed largely of Salvadoran, Honduran, and Guatemalan thugs, are more commonly referred to as the notorious MS-13 gang. They are also a focus of immigration enforcement in the current administration. Their repertoire of people smuggling, robbery, larceny, human trafficking, extortion, murder, money laundering, prostitution (including child prostitution), racketeering, battery, kidnapping, and arms trafficking is international in scope. The premise that these bipedal targets care little for the rule of law as it relates to national borders is extrapolated from their demonstrated disdain for every other aspect of civilization.

So, when President Trump referred to them as animals, following his characteristic rhetorical idiom, the man’s political opposition jumped on another perceived opportunity to occupy unearned moral high ground and pander to an assumed voter base. It’s unlikely that the members of MS-13 are politically active to the point of voting. Regardless, if so their support for Democrats indeed would be expected. As with most positions of the political Left, though, imagining this stretches the boundaries of sanity, much less common sense.

True to form in competing with the man his country elected to oppose them, the blue cancer in our American political system as a result suffered another in a long and wonderful series of setbacks. Defining moments. Lightning. Smoking crater in the ground. Repeat as necessary, natural law whispers.

Leftists exist as a result of efforts from better folk. Strong people, as the cycle of history shows, produce good times. The vagaries of human nature ensure good times produce a preponderance of weak people, who afterward enable the bad times producing a saving number of leaders and doers to tow their fellows out of the ideological morass of extended, and afterward institutionalized, false premises. So do good times reappear … for awhile, at least.

Following its part in these processes, the Democratic Party found itself in the same week twice defending Nancy Pelosi’s feigned outrage. Once, it was over purported disrespect shown the “divine spark” present in members of deceased Hamas terrorists littering the border between Gaza and Israel, and again prompted by his denigrating a criminal gang whose members are documented to have killed a man’s family in front of him using a chainsaw. The apparent lack in comprehension of essential concepts marking an appreciated differentiation between philosophical alternatives has seldom been so starkly displayed.

Writing purposefully in vehicles of fiction as I do, contrasting the state of humanity and its antithesis is a constant. The guiding philosophies of my actors and the consequences of their decisions comprise the supporting structure of more than a dozen novels to date. Humans are found there, and animals in human form:

Muhammad Qasim al-Khafji dedicated to a faulted vision of revelation.
His brother Omar Ali served himself in the indulgence of revenge.
Abdur-Razzaq ibn Ali ruthlessly pursued power.
Ubayd Syed Sulayman made a more honorable man a prisoner for advantage.
Yameen Amjad al-Khobar and Mikhail Ivanovich Smolin chose greed.
Minister Liu Chunwang assumed highest the authority of his Central Committee.
Valka Gerard valued too much the same ideology of accumulated power.
Colonel Berislav Borojevic fully embraced ends justifying means.
Maxim Osip Kakhovsky made death a profession in a living world.
Nasir Murad Houthi yielded to a voice declaring him an arbiter of judgment.

To call them animals is a rhetorical device. I’ve known animals with souls. I saw that of G. Gordon Kitty through its windows, while he was sitting on my chest doing the same with me. I’ve known people whose lack of attendance to their essential questions generated the amalgam of decadence manifesting in my ability to write a despicable antagonist. They are not animals, but vessels of a corroding soul; indeed a spark of the divine, if only in the sense that they risk enduring forever the sentence of righteously rendered judgment.

The stewardship to which we were commissioned involves edification of upright folk and the management of those who refuse to take up the attributes of humanity: validation of the effort having gone into our appearance. Humanity is a cause taken up to hold and not an inheritance; it is, as faith, the evidence of things unseen.

To see, often we first need to look. Since trilobites scrounged the beds of primordial seas, creatures have acted on the information at hand to good and bad results. Humanity descends from clarity, the farsighted vision to which one’s ears also contribute. Clarity remains free from the deceptions of optics, engineered steering toward a deceptive narrative so often strategized by those whose obsession is to direct the lives of others.

To see what is, one must perceive the natural order accurately: One’s God and Creator, followed by allegiances to righteous government descending from his delegated principles and bestowed rights, followed by the love of family given to ordering and propagating healthy and vital society. It is a prioritization, in descent, of dedication.

Dismissing a slow-to-anger Divinity and replacing His authority with the self or the state comprises the sin of usurpation. As with all others, it pays in death rather than whatever other currency—power, pleasure, or plunder—is promised.

To be human is to tend the soul. Humanity manifests in undertaking a long work of life, one founded, as is that of our Source, in love when the alternatives are indifference and hate, a premise presented in my character Jon Anthony’s enduring tripartite.

The first assessment you should make of another human being is whether they truly are alive, or merely living. As I saw in Gordon, the eyes are where one may go for that, being the lamps of the body as Jesus taught in Matthew 6:22-23:

(22) “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. (23) But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

Seeking guidance for the maintenance of one’s soul, the undertaking we generalize as the attribute of humanity, is the business of the spirit. Its gravitation toward the Creator is engineered, and the lifelong circle it travels homeward is an irresistible beckoning and destiny awaiting us each and every one. Some arrive to that court finding their shortcomings compensated by grace, while others encounter only the judgment reserved for the downside of free will. Enabling the choice of love through embrace of its rivals, those culpable find their unwilling place in a perfect plan to have been acting as the load-bearing work making His righteous souls strong. What lasts is best, and we have its promise from Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:13:

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Life is found there, and in knowing this the dullest spark among us may share that much of the mind of God. Hold out your hope for them, for that is what will bring you joy … and the fulfillment of your treasure of true humanity.

Choose to love, -DA

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In production news, the fifth title of Boone’s File, A Garden in Russia, is approaching the halfway point in production editing and remains on schedule for a September release. Nearly every surviving character you remember from chronologically previous titles is there—contesting for the democratic process during a constitutional crisis in the Russian Federation—as the series approaches Maximum Boone in epic fashion. Our redheaded spitfire and dynamo of resilient feminine strength wouldn’t have it any other way.

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What have we learned, America?

Eight years is a long wait for something to be over. Faith leads to endurance by the promise of James 1:3, and so those who hope also cultivate patience for the sake of what will become apparent eventually.

What have we learned in the interim of what is so close to being a lost decade? Left to drift away, these lessons will be lost, and we will have further diminished rather than rallied. That is not the American way.

Historically, societies trend downward in a cycle leading from decline to slavery. Through revolution and revitalization, perhaps, a people may rise again. The efforts and achievements of the capable produce comfortable complacency and lay the seedbed of decline anew through overproducing the idiot children of success. People survive such times, but nations of the past in many instances have not. This, supposedly, is the Information Age, though; we need not follow the same stumbling path yet again. Toward that end and amongst many others:

Lesson One:  Angry crowds do surprising things
We’ve learned that the American people, put to the hard choice, will choose the deeply crass over the utterly corrupt. Such impertinence is the fruit of having the GOP elephant and the Democrat donkey morph into the statist ass-weasel, an invasive species currently dominating the swamp habitat of Washington, D.C. Legislators, rediscover integrity and heal yourselves.

Lesson Two: Iconography is a poor substitute for competence
Going forward, the electorate needs to demand results from the beneficiaries of its populism, rather than serve as cheerleaders for any cult of personality. To take up the duty of preserving our constitutional ideals in the face of arrogant elitism of whatever stripe must become a consuming, national passion. The spice of Americanism must flow.

Lesson Three: Do Not Feed The Tyrants
Empowerment will only intensify a compulsion to direct the lives of others. Affliction with ideology assigning citizens servitude to government rather than the reverse cannot be sated, only isolated, vilified, and shunned by honorable folk. Meeting or failing recurring challenges of the magnitude encountered in the outgoing administration will define us for future generations. Those defective souls who eventually lead government past the bounds of humanity may only be put down by force of arms, and technology is leaving good men with rifles nearly out of contention on the modern battlefield.

Lesson Four: Situational awareness
Enemies domestic thrive on the disinterest of honorable folk. Matters recently progressed to the edge of tolerance because the majority of the population had their heads down and their eyes closed. Our founders constructed this system of government with the assumption its citizenry would look after their own interests, as would the co-equal branches of limited government. Patterns of power leaving this righteous construct must be corrected or excised going forward and without exception, despite any lure of contrarian pragmatism.

Lesson Five: Be the People
Character remains the primary issue in politics and life generally, and needs to be cultivated in expectations held for ourselves and others. A disciplined population will elevate substantive people, following the advice of Jethro to Moses. Those fear God, are trustworthy, hate dishonest gain, and enter public service appreciating the duty of servant leadership. While they are empowered we must watch them carefully, and, should the lure of privilege take hold, dismiss them as warranted. Term limiting is a great place to begin, but will need to be enacted over the squalls of currently entrenched officeholders.

So here we are, at another end and beginning as has been the construct of history since we became a literate species. But who reads, right? Beyond prayerful supplication, one may only hope for the best, check the household inventories for shortfall, and know that God will be glorified at the conclusion of our days.

Choose to love, -DA

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In production news, the fourth title of Boone’s File, Meat for the Lion, has passed through story-line refinement in Content Edit and now stands twenty percent complete in primary editing. We currently anticipate a summer release!