Recently, in an Email Exchange I had with a Conservative Supporter in Houston Texas, I wrote to her, THAT I DON’T FORGET . . . NOR DO I FORGIVE, to which she Replied, that she also doesn’t Forget . . . BUT SHE DOES FORGIVE.
So I Gave It Some Thought . . . Since this was not the first time my Philosophy on this Subject has been Called Into Question – and as usual, my first thoughts go to Nazi Europe, and how it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to either FORGET or FORGIVE even a REPENTANT Nazi or Nazi Supporter for the HOLOCAUST.
BUT . . . The argument against my philosophy of NEVER FORGETTING & NEVER FORGIVING, given the Nazi Analogy, always comes down to . . . That Was Then & This Is Now.
THIS IS JUST ONE OF A GAZILLION EXAMPLES:
NOT THAT MANY YEARS AGO . . . in 2007, Michael Vick, the Philadelphia Eagle’s Quarter Back, was Charged with DOG-FIGHTING & CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, for which he was found Guilty & Imprisoned. Afterwards, Vick Begged for Forgiveness.
I CANNOT FORGIVE A PERSON . . . who Committed such a Heinous Crime, no matter how much he Begged for Forgiveness . . . because I don’t believe that anyone so EVIL as to Torture Animals For Pleasure, could be TOO STUPID NOT TO KNOW BETTER.
I CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND . . . That Good People Make Honest-To-Goodness Mistakes, but MOST BAD DECISIONS have nothing to do with Mistakes.
I BELIEVE . . . That someone who Commits a Crime WITHOUT Just Cause, and even at that, will do it Repeatedly until Caught, Convicted & Punished. And even after Punishment, I wouldn’t holdout for that person not to repeat again.
Our Prisons Are Packed With “Repentant” Repeat Offenders:
I KNOW THAT NOT TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK IS NOT THE CHRISTIAN THING TO DO:
But I also know . . . that once you get Slapped on one Cheek, and you turn to the other Cheek, prepare yourself for the Second Slap.
Child Sexual Predators . . . Are NEVER FORGIVEN, otherwise they wouldn’t be on a National Public Sexual Predator Watch List for the Rest of Their Lives, primarily, because Child Sexual Predators are likely to Repeat, and that their Crime(s) is so Grievous, that there really isn’t Room for Forgiveness.
EUROPE HAS HATED JEWS . . . For Almost 2,000-Years, yet after every Genocide caused to Jews, whether during the Crusades, the Inquisitions, the Pogroms & the Holocaust . . . not to mention all the In-Between Injustices – Europe’s Jews keep on FORGIVING Europe, while coming back for more.
AND NOW . . . Once Again – Anti-Semitism In Europe Is Open Season.
Between 1915 & 1917 – The Turks Massacred 1.5-Million Armenians . . . Where do the Armenians begin to Forgive the Turks, as we’re now watching the Turks do their Best to Massacre Kurds?
Millions of Ukrainians Starved to Death in what was a Man-Made Famine between 1932 & 1933, in what is Considered an Act of Mass Genocide known as the HOLODOMOR, caused by the Russians, who Played Fast & Loose with Ukrainian Food & Grain Crops, through Direct orders of Stalin . . . Where’s the Reason for Forgiveness by the Ukrainians, as the Russians have once again Invaded Ukraine?
In 1994 . . . In Rwanda – Hutus Massacred close to 1-Million Innocent Men, Women & Child Tutsis, using every means possible to Commit Mass Murder, including Child Soldiers armed with Machetes. How does anyone forgive this?
AS EVERY INDICATION POINTS . . . THE LEFT IS TRYING TO COMMIT A COUP D’ÉTAT:
PLEASE TELL ME . . . If the LEFT and their RINO Co-Conspirators are doing all they can, through Lies & Innuendo, Promoted by the LEFTIST MEDIA, specifically to Overthrow . . . NOT JUST PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, but in Fact, the US Constitution, and all the People who Voted for President Trump, in order to Form a Communist Style New World Order . . . WHERE DO WE BEGIN TO FORGIVE?
WHERE DO WE BEGIN . . . to Forgive the LEFT for Surreptitiously Stealing from the MAKERS to give to the TAKERS?
WHERE IN OUR HEARTS . . . can we find it within ourselves to Forgive those on the LEFT, who’ve taken away so many of our Individual Freedoms, while Pretending to be Defenders of our Rights – in Trade for their LEFTIST Collective Political Support?
HOW DO YOU THE PEOPLE . . . Forgive the NSA for Spying on the People, Invading the Privacy of the People & Ignoring the 4th Amendment as if it didn’t exist?
How do you forgive the IRS for Targeting & Punishing Conservative Non Profit Corporations, only because of their Political Bent?
Where do you begin to Forgive the FBI & Justice Department for Creating Two Levels of Justice . . . And a Government that consistently Lies & Misleads the People?
Is it Possible to Forgive the NAZIS for the way they Desecrated the Rights & Freedoms of their own People, or the KGB, or the East German STASI, or the Chinese Secret Police, the North Koreans, the Cubans . . . ETC?
I Don’t Think So . . . So Why Should We Forgive Those Amongst Us?
SORRY – I WON’T FORGET – I CAN’T FORGIVE . . . & I WON’T TURN MY CHEEK:
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