This may be a short post, but I hope you will understand the magnitude and scope of what it means for America (and the Western world in general). You may not have heard, or even care, but the media is going after the New England Patriots football team over alleged rules violations concerning the air pressure in the balls they used in last week’s game. There have been calls for their coach to be fired and even jailed. In one interview, a reporter openly questioned the coach’s character to his face. All of this concern is over something as trivial as an accusation that a team broke a rule in a football game. Yet, these same media people who want to throw someone in jail for breaking a rule — not a law, a rule — these same people don’t give a second thought to the President of the United States not only breaking the law, but publicly boasting about it. Now, ask yourself, what sort of society can continue when it does not care about its leaders breaking the supreme law of the land, but makes a national crisis out of an allegation over a rule in a game? Or more importantly, what does it say about us, as individuals?
I beg you to not just think about this, but act on it. Look inward. Ask yourself where you stand on this issue. If you think not caring is better than taking a side, you are wrong — it is worse. But, either way, decide what side you take and why, and what that means for you. Then use that information to make changes in how you live your life because, if we cannot use reason to decide what is and is not important, and to choose how we will live, then we really are little more than animals. Now I ask you, when animals are allowed to run the nation, how are the people to survive? How does civilization survive when our leaders ignore the law and just do whatever they want? And how do animals get into a position of leadership unless there are animals supporting them? So — again — I ask you: what does all this say about us — individually, and as a society?