Perservere, GOP, Persevere

November 27, 2012

The Republican Party can’t miss! With the brilliance of Carl Rove, the compassion of Mitch McConnell and the legacy of George W. Bush, only greatness lies ahead for the Party of Lincoln. In fact, read what W said about PERSEVERANCE during Perseverance Month at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire. The following four sentences were quoted in the LOS ANGELES TIMES, January 28, 2000:

“This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It’s what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.”

Note: The voters of Texas elected this man as their governor. The electorate of the United States “elected” him to serve two terms as President.

James Wilson Beaty
November 27, 2012
Jeremiag 22:16

If the subject is war, nation against nation, or the strong against the weak, Berrigan cuts to the chase. When on November 1, 2012, All Saints’ Day, we remembered 43 people who had died homeless the previous year on or near the streets of Atlanta. I read aloud from atop the Peachtree Pine Building where hundreds last night found refuge from the cold November night. Atop that structure rests a roof garden that boasts twwenty-five beds where grow vegetables and flowers. On November 1 the tillers and planters of that garden, all residents of the Peachtree-Pine facility, planted 43 plants (chard, lettuce, kale, collards and mums in loving memory of those who had gone home.

Daniel Berrigan’s life message counters oppressors who make war. His message counters also those who make war on the poor. Forty-three citizens of Atlanta died at the feet of Atlanta’s draconian leadership whose only mission is to remove rather than comfort them.

The following quote is lifted from Berrigan’s commentary on the book of ISAIAH. Berrigan’s title is, ISAIAH, SPIRIT OF COURAGE, GIFT OF TEARS. The following he writes while commenting on Isaiah 25:4,5:

“The outcome of moral crisis rests in other hands than the powerful of this world. The nations will one day see. Pride and chariots and spears and all their military hardware and vaunting claptrap go – – exactly nowhere. Is this salutary lesson perhaps the beginning of the end.

“Then they will see that God is the God not of the big achievers and half-believers, but of the helpless, the needy, the victimized, the distressed (25:4,5). God is shelter and providential shadow. Such this God is for those who have no chariots to trust in.”

Note: Berrigan’s translation of the two verses he sites perfectly portrays the essence of those warmongers who incessantly make war against the poor.

“You, strength of the hapless,
you, refuge of the poor.
The violent wreak havoc!
their reign – – a torrid blast,
a desert, a windborne plague
But you, you put to silence
boasts of the hard of heart!

James Wilson Beaty
Jeremiah 22:16
November 15, 2012