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    Here is the song that should be playing for the American citizens who
    are expecting from the “Mueller Report”. Especially the younger generation. :eek:

    Queen - I Want It All (Official Lyric Video)

     
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    I’ve just started reading a new book by Malcolm Gladwell; titled “Talking To Strangers”. It is very insightful. He says: “Belief is not the absence of doubt. You believe someone because you don’t have enough doubts about them.” This was published 9/2019, before the recent situation facing the president of the USA.

    Malcolm introduces the “Holy Fool”. This is someone who speaks the truth when most others would prefer to tell a lie, to cover the embarrassing truth. He introduces the Hans Christian Andersen story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. If you don’t know the story, it’s about a king who’s tailor fools him into thinking that he has a magical suit of clothes. He walks down the street in the nude. People don’t say anything to upset the king. A little boy shouts out, “Look at the king! He has no clothes on!” The little boy is a Holy Fool because he tells the truth, not caring what others think. He tells the truth, not thinking of the consequences. Here is the “kicker”. Gladwell says; “The closest we have to Holy Fools in modern life are whistleblowers. They are willing to sacrifice loyalty to their institution - and, in many cases, the support of their peers - in the service of exposing fraud and deceit.” ( Talking to Strangers, pg 99 )

    The next time I hear a supremacist spouting their rhetoric, I will ask them if they believe in the teachings of the Bible. If they don’t, I’ll stop the conversation there. But, I’ll ask them where they came from. Somewhere down the line, their heritage will come into the discussion. That’s where I bring in the story of DNA. The Bible says: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” ( Gen 2:7 NKJV )

    The Hebrew word for dust is ‘adamah ( ad-aw-mah’ ) = ground, earth, from the root word 'adam ( aw-dam’ ), meaning to be red. Another word is ruddy. So, the first created human was not white, or light skinned. If anything, he was “dark skinned”. Those later humans were identified as “pale faced”. Hmmm. :eek:
     

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