Sunday, March 25, 2012


Occupy correction.

4 Correction; from Ps.51

The day is coming.
Government will be fair.
The house
will form resolutions.
The senate
will promote equity.
Debate will be used
to formulate fairness into law

Prior agreement had been formed
for deliverance from slavery.
Slavery was made illegal.
Cruelty was reduced in punishment.
Correction became the object of the law,
but injustice had not been changed into justice.
The government will be
for the people.
The law will be with us.
It will be written in our hearts.
We will be responsible
for liberty with justice
for all.

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your love and your power.
Forgive all that is forgivable.
Help me to correct that which
needs correction.
I know that I have transgressions.
Sin has clouded my power.
I have sinned against you
when I have harmed others.

History shaped my birth.
Inequity created injustice.
Injustice conditioned outcomes.
Behold, you look for truth deep within me.
You will help me to understand wisdom.
You will let your will be done.

Purge me from my sin. I will be purged.
Wash me. I will be clean.
Let me hear of joy and gladness.
This broken body will rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my transgressions.

Create a clean heart in me, O God.
Renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not from your presence.
Take not your Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help.
Sustain me with your holiness.
I will not favor either the rich
or the poor.
Jesus did not proclaim himself as Christ.
He was glorified by his sacrifice
and the divinity of his person.

He did not call for an army.
He did not seek to overthrow the emperor
or the king by force of arms.
He allowed himself
to be put to death
for the love of God.
He suffered crucifixion
for redemption from injustice.
He became a priest forever
according to the order of Melchizedek.
His death redeemed human nature
for the government of justice in the world.

Nature’s God rules providence
with provisions for peace, prosperity, liberty
and justice. Basic needs will be satisfied
in accordance with the rules
for safety and health.
Happiness will be enjoyed
by those who show respect
for human rights.
(Jer.31:31-34; Ps.51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-9)

The list is growing. Harold Simmons, Sheldon Adelson and Foster Friess can be added to the Kochs and Murdochs as members of the ”elite” who are promoting elitism based on their possession of wealth.
Harold Simmons on Obama

Obama is not a socialist. Socialism controls business with a single party system. People who support programs for people in a democracy are not socialists. Social programs are a means by which reparations are affected to correct the excesses of capitalism. They help to correct the unfair advantage that has been afforded to the wealthiest.
Florida has seen the ravages of elitism in action for the last ten years. Money paid for the redistricting that favored the votes from the wealthy. A two for one majority was installed that serviced the “spending cuts” for social programs in the state. Spending cuts ran unopposed for the duration.

High stakes testing had been introduced to “reform” education. Public outcry against the FCAT held it in check for five years.  The value of the test as a measure of performance kept it intact, but the high stakes aspect was allowed to run its course after a show had been made of correcting some schools that were struggling.
Fifteen schools were closed in Pinellas County alone. How is this associated with elitism? The money was released from public service so the wealthy could charge more for products and services. The tax cuts were touted as a benefit to the public, but the cost of living went up along with the prices for property insurance. Sadly, they have no intent to stop cutting. They are still trying to unfairly redistrict the voting for the advantage of the wealthy.

Elitism has taken its toll on the economy. Poor people suffer more in general, but there is a larger percentage of racial minorities among the poor. Elitism contributes to racism.
Elitists wreak havoc on the justice system as well.

Trayvon Martin was a young American. He was unarmed. He was walking home from the store with skittles, iced tea and a cell phone. He was shot by a man who called the police and reported him as “suspicious.” It was called an act of self-defense by the shooter, but it was assault with a deadly weapon.
The police have not arrested the man who acted as the shooter even though he had pursued the youth. Florida statutes have been cited to defend him. They just don’t fit the case.

George Zimmerman was driven by the dark urge to take the law into his own hands. Favor for increasing the wealth of the wealthy made competition for limited resources more pronounced at every level of the economy. His sense of competition and justice was clouded and misdirected by racism.
Justice for Trayvon has not been served. No charges have been filed.

President Obama said that he thinks of family when he thinks of Trayvon. He could have been his son. I think of black friends, family who have had black friends and black students in the schools where I work.

Healing won’t be affected if nothing is done to correct the wrong that was done. As the song says,

“These wounds won’t seem to heal.
This pain is just too real.
There’s just too much that time cannot erase.”
Evanescence – My Immortal

Justice is the remedy for injustice. George Zimmerman needs to be put on trial for murder.
Another black teen, Nicholas Lindsey, was convicted of first degree murder in a case where he was acting in self-defense. A report from the trial said that Nicholas had shot first. This says that the situation had rapidly degenerated into an engagement where Officer Crawford had drawn his weapon and was aiming to shoot Nicholas.

Another black youth had been killed by a police officer for evading arrest not long ago. The release of important information regarding the case was repressed from release. Officer Crawford looked like a racist cop.

Occupy correction. Take responsibility for justice. Cry out against injustice. Work for improvement in your state of being.
Steve K.

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