Will this comment in the news help motivate or snare you to support economic reparations or the agenda of BLM?
The Chicago Tribune columnist article titled, Reparations are about economic stability, not a looted pair of Nikes, contained the following statement made by a BLM organizer that the writer disagreed.
“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Macys or Gucci store. because that makes sure that person eats. That makes sure that person has clothes. That is reparations. Anything they want to take, take it because these businesses have insurance.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb to the above comment.
in the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice () Proverb 29:6)
there is a snare in sin to man himself; one sin leads on to another, and a man is snared by the works of his own hands, and is implicated and held in the cords of his own iniquity, and falls into the snare of the devil, out of which he is not easily recovered;
but the righteous doth sing and rejoice
What’s My Point?
The columnist commented that the statement was ridiculous for reasons she explained in her column.
The comment could also be argued on ethical, moral, and religious beliefs. My point is to explain the reasons why it is folly according to the wisdom of King Solomon.
History has recorded numerous instances of people who stole a loaf of bread to feed a family has often been recorded in history. Hopefully in our contemporary times, it is no longer necessary for anyone to have to steal a loaf of bread, or someone caught doing so will have is arm cut off of be sentenced to jail for a long period.
My point is any reason to justify an evil action is in effect a snare to commit more evil actions.
And the reason is the belief in an action that is righteous will bring about something joyful and evil singing for both parties in any argument.
For example, looting someone will not be joyful for the store owner, his insurance company if indeed the owner had insurance, or for the future customers who will have to pay higher prices for the store owners’ goods when the insurance rates are inevitably increases as a result of a looting.
In other words, the proverb gives advice to anyone who believes it is justifiable to loot is likely to become snared to believe in another evil deed in the future is justifiable too.
In My Opinion,
If the BLM movement is seeking economic reparations and support in a Democrat Republic, they need to enlist people to become motivated to support their agenda with their support mainly by votes in an election.
And if their agenda is based on a wise and righteousness foundation rather than evil agenda, when or if they achieve their goal, it will be a joyful occasion to sing about instead of moan or groan and even cry about.
Sadly, in my opinion, the person who made the comment was probably never taught the wisdom of King Solomon in the school she attended.
Read the source links below.
Have there been any news reports about the store owners who were looted being joyous or singing out to support BLM agenda after the looting?
Was the comment to justify reparations by looting a wise or foolish statement based on King Solomon’s proverb, or ridiculous for the reasons given by the columnist?
Do you believe in school choice or school vouchers to allow parents to choose what religious values (Proverbs, Tenth Commandment) they want taught to their children to prevent them from making a similar comment to justify looting?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune August 17, 2020
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