Apparently I’ve barely blogged in 2019.
Actually, that’s not true. I’ve done a lot of work on my church’s site, The Point.
Since my last post on this site in February, a lot has changed. I left Blue Sky Entertainment and Sunny 97.9 FM on May 1. A huge business opportunity collapsed, and in a major career shift, I became a chaplain for Interim Healthcare Hospice of Texas and New Mexico. That job has not only transformed me, but has also given me a new lease on life.
I have backed away from politics. I still believe in limited government, personal liberty, and the right to pursue your dreams and advance your station in life (a.k.a., the Pursuit of Happiness.) However, watching, and engaging in the political arena over the past two years has taught me a lot.
- The political parties have lost their minds. They advocate for policies that are unworkable at best, and downright sinister at worst. The Democrats are trending more toward socialism, and the Republicans want to abolish CPS. (Seriously, it’s in the Texas GOP platform.)
- Politics today is not driven by a desire to move our country further toward peace and prosperity. It’s driven by hate toward the other side. Both major parties’ platforms include planks designed to undermine their opponents.
- Lip service is king. Action is non-existent. When the GOP assumed control of the House, Senate, and White House in 2017, the mantra of “repeal and replace” in regard to the Affordable Care Act was exposed for the farce that it was. The GOP had no plan to actually repeal and replace, and the electoral victory of 2016 shined a spotlight on that hypocrisy.
- Tribalism reigns supreme. It’s our side versus their side. And you’re either with us fully, or completely against us. If you plan to be involved in the work of a political party (GOP, DNC, or Libertarian), prepare for a never ending regiment of loyalty litmus tests.
- The debate went from analyzing facts vs. facts, to facts vs. feelings, to feelings vs. preconceived notions. The truth no longer exists in mainstream forums.
So, I have stepped back from the day-to-day political fury, and have focused my efforts on my Spiritual walk, my ministry, and furthering my education (pursuing a business degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.)
My silence since February has given me time to think. And I look forward to sharing those thoughts with you in the coming weeks. God bless.