WEIGHED AND FOUND
By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.
December 4, 2008
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin
To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men
--Ella Wheeler Wilcox
AT THE GATES OF PERDITION
On January 20th upwards of four million Americans are
expected to gather in the nation’s capitol to celebrate the swearing in to
Presidential Office of the one that they have anointed as their savior,
and to drink of the golden vessels containing the fruits of the victory of
their exalted elect and praise the secular gods of this nation.
In solemnization reminiscent of the great celebratory
spectacles of the Third Reich, four million voices will be raised in
adulation to the greatest con man to grace the political scene in the
history of the nation, a seeming apparition without credentials who
wandered onto the American political landscape ostensibly out of nowhere,
and who has - along with his wife - expressed only a deep abiding disdain
for the traditions and values of the Republic of which he is an unverified
part. Unable to produce a certificate of birth he appears to be a
stateless nomad. No records were produced by his campaign to confirm his
place of birth or the name by which he was registered at Columbia
University. His academic registers are as blank as his record of political
accomplishments and as vacuous as his promises.
How is it, one might ask, that such a man could be elected to
the Office of Presidency of the United States? The answer is easy the
level of ignorance in this nation has reached a saturation point that
brings a flush of shame to the countenance of knowledgeable thinking
Americans. A solid majority of those who voted for this king of
prestidigitation have a cognition level of near zero. Poll after poll has
revealed that his most rabid supporters were so intelligence deprived that
they had barely the ability to comprehend or communicate at a fourth grade
When queried, these were unable to supply the most basic
information about their nation, its origins or its governing institutions.
Most could not name their elected representatives, they could not name any
of the cabinet members, they did not know the powers and functions of the
three branches of government in fact they didn’t know that there were
three branches of government, their knowledge of the Constitution was nil,
and they couldn’t differentiate between the revolutionary and the civil
war. The Electoral College is a mystery to them and when the campaign
programs of their candidate’s opponent were put to them they inaccurately
identified these as the platform of their own preferential candidate.
Their abysmal ignorance extended to their own home localities, the
majority could not name their mayors or their governors, and about
international issues and personages they had not a clue.
These mentally challenged souls, products of a perverted
education system, do not view the inauguration as a swearing in of a
president, they view it as the coronation of a great and benevolent king.
They actually believe that they have in the person of Barak Obama a
worshipful savior who will deliver them from the obligations that accrue
to their status as citizens. They now expect that they will be able to
tell their creditors to go fly a kite, that they will be disengaged from
mortgage and rental payment obligations, that food will magically appear
on their plates and that medical, educational, and a host of other
services will be free, paid for - they hope - by those who voted against
their chosen one. I wish that I could state that this was written
satirically, but unfortunately I cannot.
Ah! You say, but what about those of academia, the national
media and the entertainment community who so fanatically supported Obama
as a messiah and potential savior of the nation? Surely these are not
ignorant. To this I would say that to be able to comprehend and to
understand and profit from experience one must be possessed of two mental
attributes, general knowledge and guiding commonsense. Many of the former
have knowledge, but are sadly lacking and direfully short of an ability to
make sound practical judgments, in short they have not a lick of common
sense. They, like those who are deficient of both knowledge and
commonsense, are the product of an education system that indoctrinates
rather than educates. It was indeed an unholy alliance of the dimwitted
and the deceived that put this man into office.
SICK SOULS – SICK WAYS – A SICK NATION
This week a number of grim news stories appeared that very
prominently pointed up the increasingly perverse and depraved nature of a
significant portion of the population of this country.
The first of these had to do with a male pedestrian who was
struck by a hit and run driver, and then laid along the roadside for hours
in plain sight and expired from his injuries while thousands of vehicles
passed by, the drivers of which neither stopped to render assistance or
bothered to phone in a report of the injured man to public safety
authorities. This coldness and lack of compassion defies an explanation
except to say that the majority of our people are seared of conscience and
lack even a smidgeon of awareness and sympathy for another's suffering.
The blood of this unfortunate man stains the souls of those who had no
pity for a fellow human being.
In Florida a teenager committed suicide in full view of
thousands who watched him on their computers, via his web cam, as he
progressed through the stages leading to his death from a deliberate
ingestion of prescription pharmaceutical drugs. The watchers were
enthralled by the young man’s macabre progression from cognizance to
stupor then to a comatose state and finally into the hands of the grim
reaper. Some of the watchers exhorted him on in his grim departure from
life. For ten hours they urged him to continue with his suicide endeavor
with taunts of, “Take more that is not enough to kill you” and “Go ahead
and do it”. That such as these claim membership in the human race is
discordant with reason or logic. They have more affinity with the evil
spirits of the demon world, their apparent mentors in life, than they do
with the human race.
What has happened to human decency? In Long Island, New York
a young temporary worker who had been assigned to security duties at a
Wal-Mart Store was stomped and trampled to death by a “Black Friday”
rabble of wild-eyed so-called shoppers with the mentality of a herd of
hollow-horned ruminants with mad cow disease.
As the young man prepared to unlock the doors for the day’s
business nearly two thousand of these half-wits surged forward and burst
through the doors ripping them from their hinges and shattering the glass.
Then with the intensity of a herd of demented bulls with the smell of
blood in their nostrils they trampled to death this young man who was
trying to shield a pregnant woman from the savagery of their onslaught. To
add to their ignominy they roared around the store, in the likeness of
sanity deprived Neanderthals, filling their carts while totally ignoring
the suffering of the injured and the endeavors of the rescue people.
After describing the wretched event a TV station invited
listeners to call in. I tuned out quickly with the strains of a whiney
woman’s comment that it was all Wal-Mart’s fault echoing in my ears. Lord
deliver us from such in the coming time of retribution.
A recent news report of a survey of thirty thousand high
school seniors disclosed that eighty percent of them admitted to cheating
and lying, sixty-four percent admitted to cheating on tests, and thirty
percent admitted to stealing from stores. Another new report just out
indicates that one in five young adults in this country have serious
personality disorders that interfere with their daily lives. One has to
wonder where these young people acquired their values and their mental
disturbances. Was it at home or in the schools? And what part did the
church play in their lives, if any?
A JUST RECOMPENSE
Following is the prophesy of Nahum given unto Nineveh of
Assyria prior to the complete destruction of that great city by the
Eternal Most High God. Think not that such Biblical prophesy is confined
strictly to whom it was originally addressed, in this case the Assyrian
residents of the capitol city Nineveh. It instead identifies God’s wrath
upon a people of depraved hearts and minds, worshippers of the lusts of
the flesh rather than worshippers of GOD, and our people fit the bill of
particulars perfectly in this regard.
am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts
upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms
And I will
cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as
shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from
thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I
seek comforters for thee?” (Nahum 3:5-7)
The sack of the city of Nineveh by the Babylonians and Medes
in 612 BC effectively put an end to the Assyrian Empire; and, although
some of its sections were later inhabited, Nineveh never again regained it
power and affluence. Take heed - a similar fate awaits this nation.
am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in
the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off
thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be
heard.” (Nahum 2:13)
Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff
with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites
States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany,
and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes
six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.