What’s Missing in the Editorial on illegal gun carrying Chicago 2020 spike other than trust access, and jobs?
The Chicago Tribune Data Points full page 0article titled: Illegal gun gnarring in Chicago spiked in 2020- and deadly violence followed, posed three what to do opinions.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb, Scotoma, and my opinion of what the article missed in providing the statistics data, and discernment of what to do now.
9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (Kings 3:9)
Wine is a Mocker,
…25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly, only later to reconsider his vows. 26A wise king separates out the wicked and drives the threshing wheel over them. Proverbs 20: 25-26)
Scotoma- Why you can’t see what’s right in front of you
“You put it right in front of them, or give them the answer. And yet they don’t see it. Or, they still don’t hear it? – “Or they believe the answer needs to look like something else.”
What’s My Point?
“It’s the economy, stupid,” Clinton’s campaign advantageously used the then-prevailing recession in the United States.
My point is Clinton discerned was successful in politics to win a presidency in the beginning of his term which later ended in a bubble recession.
My point is what is needed now is the same thing that King Solomon observed 3000 years ago when he asked his Creator for discernment.
In other words, the same wisdom and discernment of what is missing from the writer’s article and our present government leaders to lessen the gun violence and illegal gun carrying issue.
In My Opinion
The writer what to do listed trust which I agree is the main issue why, but the real problem in our contemporary times in the USA, we have changed from trust in God to trust in legislators to believe they can discern without God.
For example, when King Solomon asked God for discernment, God was pleased and rewarded him with wisdom, riches, and long life in the beginning of his reign. King Solomon later in life changed to believe he was wise enough to observe and solve by himself all the problems of the world, same as our government leaders believe and ended his reign ended in high taxes, dissatisfaction, and Israel after his death Israel divided into two separate kingdoms.
What is missing from the article is the two main elements which are the main reason for people no longer trussing government to protect them and the reason more a buying gun both legally and illegally.
The majority of violence is being filled by the growing use and profitable markets of recreation drugs. For example, the writer listed the need for jobs but if a young person has a choice of working for minimum wage or selling drugs and profiting by doing less work and much much higher pay, adding jobs is not going to stop the violence for drug profits which is the main motive for most of the shootings in Chicago and the Nation both directly by the drug sellers for profit and the drug addicts’ criminal acts to obtain money to support hair drug habits.
Add that it is illegal to teach a child any religious beliefs that were taught to King Solomon who to ask for wisdom, the young in the USA have no concept of God or any incentive to discern “right from wrong” ways to live a life based on wisdom and love as taught in the Bible.
In other words, what is needed now in addition to love is wisdom to discern the only two alternatives to change the USA from repeating the same folly as King Solomon. That is to believe our legislators know better than God and that high taxes will spur the economy, stupid, and solve all the problems for the poor and middle class. Same as Clinton discerned to win an election that ended in a recession.
As for trust, based on how our Nation founders’ beliefs in writing the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and laws at the beginning our beginning Nation, are our present leader leading us on the Nation same path of repeating King Solomons folly which ended in the Nation becoming divided into two?
Was wine the mocker in ancient times, same as recreational drugs is a mocker in our contemporary times, that is fueling the end of trust in our Democrat Republic human laws, many opposite Gods laws, that is fueling gun violence in the USA??
Have our legislators set a trap by supporting legalized marijuana to add more young people to experience drug pleasures and wind-up drug addicts.
Will school vouchers or school choice help reduce the gun violence in the future by reacquainting God to trust same as our founders, when the wrote the laws in our Constitution, and what is missing in our contemporary times and contributing to the wickedness of violence and omission of justice for the wicked in our contemporary times
Will this post help the writer and readers problem with Scotoma of what is really Missing What Should We Do About Gun Surge?
Read the article and previous posts in the Source Links below.
Regards a goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune Data Points
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Wikipedia – It’s the Economy Stupid
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