Well said NewRas. The beauty of it this is that we dont have to agree on everything here, its the discourse that is important. But yes, we do agree on many things.. I just want to clear a few things up..
I said that "for my personal resolve I completely agree.." meaning that I do not partake in the many freedoms that we have here.. i.e. gambling, drinking, strip clubs, obviously anything LGBTQRS, etc.. And I take a more libertarian approach when looking at the population as a whole, not for my personal dealings.. In that, I think that if we were to make these vices or morally questionable freedoms outright illegal -- even though I hold myself to this -- and impose this onto the population at large, at this point it would cause such a backlash that an even more undesirable situation would unfold.. Take the alcohol prohibition for example. It was a religious and moral concern that led to this legislation and instead of the illegality stopping the usage, the market simply went underground and became more dangerous, unhealthy, and wicked.. I know this is a bit of a simplification but I think it is a decent microcosm of what could happen.. Now as far as what is prohibited in Jah law concerning sexual deviance, I am definitely against gay marriage.. What people do in there own bedrooms with consenting adults is none of my concern.. Leave all judgement unto him.. BUT, marriage is a sacred bond with ancient roots and should be maintained and reserved for man and woman.. There are other avenues, like a civil union, that people who deal in such activities can explore without encroaching on the sanctity of marriage.. Again, I think this is a basic ploy used by the wicked: To use these open avenues to push their twisted intent onto people who otherwise disagree.. But pedophiles, yes, I cannot see why they should be allowed to live when they have committed the most vile and demented act I can think of.. If someone was to harm my child in this way, no punishment from man would stop me from exterminating this scum..
When the I brought up the religious/cultural differences between USA and Ethiopia leading to different laws, it really made me think. I cant say that I disagree in anyway. Following Jah law is always going to be the best for people.. I just see that many, if not most, people do not hold these same values.. Yet they have been granted free will from Jah to do as they see fit, and in their own time may find what is best for them to do.. But by making certain things illegal; are we allowing them the experience of trial and error and personal growth on that level? I see the Bible operating in a similar way.. Jah could have just made disobedience impossible but that would eliminate free will.. Jah could have defeated the devil long ago but that would have eliminated the experience of finding out for ourselves who is most right to follow.. You see what I am getting at? I never used to think like that until the birth of my son.. I COULD simply not allow him to ever venture into a spot where he could trip and fall, picking him up before he could do so.. But I have come to know that by keeping a close eye on him, he can have his own experience and learn from his mistakes with my guidance and advice afterwards.. And this is the meaning I had when I said that "the cream rises to the top".. I was not speaking on inventions so to say, but more on a personal/cultural behavior level.. People grow and mature out of doing things they did whilst in their teenage years.. Certain feelings and actions fade away while the best maintain.. Same could be said about society as a whole.. I do see how what I said earlier was a bit vague and I completely agree that material inventions are hoarded at the top and kept away from the general public.. Yes I
Your Walmart analogy was spot on. Corporate slavery is a reality. It exists even more blatantly in other countries like China with forced labor and lower wages.. When I was speaking on the freedoms that made this country so prosperous, I was coming from the perspective of post-slavery.. Where most of the industry and inventions came from this era.. I do recognize that slavery got the American machine up and running and how this makes ones and ones want to completely distance themselves from the USA.. I think it is important to contextualize that it was a small percentage of population that owned slaves and how those families have concentrated that wealth becoming the ruling elitists of today.. Mainly, from the post-slavery era on is where the vast majority of American prowess comes from.. Look at how much the many early Back inventors have contributed to America and the world once those terrible laws were removed.. Speaking more specifically on the basic freedoms this country pioneered, like the freedom of speech, the right to bear arms for personal defense as well as defense from tyranny, the right to privacy, protest, etc, was like a lightening bolt compared to what was allowed in other countries at that time.. The little bit of this that was established greatly accelerated America into the position it is now.. Just imagine if these freedoms were secured for everyone equally and expanded upon.. Where could we be? But yes Brother, It is a spiritual revolution that will be the next major advancement for humanity.. Not a political one.. But I see that it may take a political act of exposing the babylon ruling class of satanic elitists that charges the spiritual revolution.. We must know we are being deceived before we can act upon the solutions.. I am not placing faith in this country as the solution, but I feel that it could help us realize what could be and inspire that next step.. Like: "If we have come this far with these devils ever present, Imagine what we could do if we were actually completely free.."
ALL of babylon must come down, yes, but not everything in this country is pure babylon.. There are a lot of good people here. There is a lot of beauty to be found here.. Not everything is as doom and gloom as some would have us believe..
I know this was a particularly long post, but I hope it helped clear some things up that I was saying..