What clue is needed to help end gun violence in the USA?
In the Previous Post,
I stated I will explore the aspect of hypocrisy or wisdom of Machiavelli and the politics of fear, Christian wisdom of fear and love, and USA government justice for gun violence victims.
A Chicago Tribune columnist article titled, Column: What we learned from the execution of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee: Chicago’s cycle of violence may be unstoppable, contained this statement about what to do about solving gun violence in Chicago.
“Even though we don’t have a clue, we have to keep on fighting as though we have a strategy that we are confident will lead to victory.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to question what clue will lead to victory. I surmise the writer’s use of victory is meant to end killings and provide justice for victims.
Sadly, understanding wisdom is there will never be justice for a dead victim once they are dead.
The purpose of this post is to hopefully bring up a conversation about the hypocrisy of political leadership who on one hand claims the use of fear is oppressive and violates Rights, and on the other hand seeks justice for dead victims.
For example, this statement was made about the Machiavellian Philosophy of Fear.
“Christians must reject Machiavellian leadership and take a different view. While Machiavelli’s approach may prove effective at times, Scripture teaches that these methods must be rejected. Proverbs 3:31 says, “Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose his ways.”
I said to myself, “God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.” (Ecclesiastes 3:17)
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. (Proverb 21:15)
For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. (Ecclesiastes 9:4)
What’s My Point?
There is nothing new under the sun about the fact that there are good and bad guys in the world who disobey both God and man’s laws. There is nothing new either about the element of fear and love being used by leaders such as described by Machiavelli in his novel “The Prince” written in the middle ages.
As for a dead victim of a crime, there will never be personal justice in life for him or her.
King Solomon wisdom explains this fact about the futility of justice once a person is dead in his verse comparing the life of a dog, a symbol of scorn in ancient times, is better off being alive than a dead lion, a symbol of a someone loved in society.
In My Opinion,
When people have no fear of either God’s or human laws, anarchy results.
The only way anarchy can be avoided is the use of two methods. The use of fear in the short term and love and knowledge in the long term.
For example, a song verse explained it this way about love and marriage, you can’t have one without the other.
There is nothing new under the sun is the clue leaders need to understand and implement to end anarchy.
In My Next Post
I will summarize this series and end with a profound question, in my opinion.
Read the Source Links Below.
If after reading the links and previous posts, is fear a pragmatic clue to end the violence in the short term and love and wisdom the long-term solutions.
Is there an element of hypocrisy by political and religious leadership in regard to wisdom of Rights, vs. Justice for dead victims of gun violence in the USA?
Regards and good will blogging.
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