On Further Review…
The first videos seemed to indicate a smirking punk in a MAGA hat showing disrespect to the elder.
Social media exploded along confirmation bias fault lines and demanded that the young man be exiled from earth or something close to that draconian.
On further review,(and more video) it appeared the elder sought out the confrontation.
Now, the other side of the confirmation bias fault line exploded and the elders life was under scrutiny and the kids were invited to the White House.
Both sides have spent much time and cyber ink telling us what we’ve seen.
Today we have video that indicates the elder tried to disrupt a Eucharistic service at a cathedral and one of the kids going to the White House was filmed shouting “it isn’t rape if you enjoy it” at a pro choice protester. There is some indication that young man was from another Catholic school.
In conclusion, a lot of people went looking for trouble and attention and found it.
We all went along for the ride… on separate trains, of course.
We continue to speak as if someone was acting righteously and someone wasn’t…in reality, I have my doubts that anyone was.
Tomorrow we’ll find something else to be angry about…
In the meantime, you can now get an abortion up to birth in New York, we have a bunch of kids in cages on the border, and great numbers of government employees are looking for ways to continue eating while they aren’t being paid.
We have the homeless, the addicted, and the despairing.
You would think in a nation this size we would have gifted leaders both in the church and politics to lift us out of this chaos.
Maybe the lack of both is God’s judgement…or maybe it’s our judgement on ourselves.
Looking for blessed peacemakers and uncompromising prophets…