I remember during my studies how America once supported the Hitler ideas an how Ford himself supported Hitler with great amounts of cash as well as other several American companies and how Ford profited greatly from the war machine providing engines for the enemy. I remember reading, when the war started, they shut down all the Hitler youth camps across America because suddenly it was oh shoot, we are at war with them now.
After several years of study, I sit and watch the news today and I watch as history repeats itself. Across America huge pockets of Americans support the Hitler ideology. I am not trying to tear down America I know many wonderful Americans and it is a fabulous country. But I am attacking the ideas of some. I had followed those same ideas for several years and finally I learned the truth by educating myself.
I watch on the world stage as I see Hitler’s ideas resurfacing across Germany as well as America - exactly the same as before minus Hitler himself. It is such a sick twisted ideology and how soon people forget the death of millions of people. It was humanity’s absolute shamefully worst era. And here we are repeating the same mistakes again as we remove teachings from the schools and we start forgetting history or ignoring as some Europeans do, that it even happened.
Again, I love Europe. I speak only of a pocket of those who remain ignorant. Our world leaders need to start seeing the humanity in the world rather than the power and flexing of military might. When a country like America flirts with the idea that they say they are the most powerful country in the world, well at that point of talk they are opening themselves to be challenged by other world leaders because they are not the most powerful country in the world. Most all of us on a human level want peace and restoration. No one wants to die. We want to raise our families in peace but when powers that be play politics they play with lives and no matter if we are black white or whatever race, we are human and we end up the tragedy or victim of politics. All lives matter. We all will defend our freedom and country but at what cost? So that leaders have more oil or land or power? It’s a lonely place. I know. Hate, as well, is a lonely place. I had both power and wealth in my lifetime and it only brought misery. My hate festered until I destroyed myself as well as many others. It is my prayer that dear Lord, please let us open our eyes and hearts to what is happening on the world stage. Please, Lord, open the eyes of our leaders to see the humanity and the destruction they are causing by making decisions to gain power and wealth over life and freedom.
War happens when we struggle with ourselves and we feel we need power and other motivations for self gain. We need, I pray, to be real warriors and stand up for peace and stand up for solid leadership. And hoping the main goal of leaders is not self - putting their own ideas first, but what is best for the people.
Standing to fight leaders like North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and others must happen but the country itself needs to be educated to keep from this kind of dictatorship in the future. I am aware this is a far cry and humanity will always fight itself but my prayer is, as I said, that leaders open their eyes and seek the good for humanity over self gain. I pray they open their eyes and see how history is repeating itself.
I pray that the world opens its eyes to see it is not a black or white or any race thing it is a human thing and all lives matter period. mbr
HEADING HOME (For a while!)
Really looking forward to my next mission trip to Newfoundland. My home turf.
As usual, it will be an emotional time for me. Always is when I return home. Every time I go back I face a new/old demon, but I have to do it.
Part of my trip this time will be a visit to Her Majesty’s Penitentiary where, growing up, I spent some time. I still have nightmares about that place.
When I’m back ‘ome I will be speaking at 14 outreach events. Can’t wait. I’m looking forward to spending time with my people. I know the welcome mat is always rolled out for me – gets better every time. I feel the love more and more, and you can’t beat that Newfie pride and the respect people show me for what I am trying to do.
I left a loser and a complete failure many years ago but now I return as a winner thanks to the Good Lord above!