Jan. 20, 2019

Your partiality is showing...

“For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.” Colossians 3:25

When you sit in the middle, the view is always interesting. The past few weeks has made me remember the old saying, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” This saying was coined as a subtle way to point out double standards and discrimination between men and women. You know, “subtle,” has never been a word used to describe me.

I am amazed the group that supported an outspoken, crass, crude, hateful 70-year-old man is whining about a young woman from New York for being so outspoken and crude. <clear throat> Uh, goose. Gander. Get it?

I am also equally amazed about the reactions to the teens who stood their ground with the Native American Elder. One group wants to watch and listen to the video condemning the lack of respect among our young towards the original inhabitants of this land – you know, our land? The land we are so desperate to protect that we are willing to see American families go without their paychecks. Remember…that land?

Of course, the opposing side wants to post and spread a write up defending the young men. It wasn’t their fault. They are just making America great again. The Liberals picked on them.  One friend even posted, “Shame on you!” to the people commenting the young men’s behavior was disrespectful and rude. I don’t know about you, but if I am asked to pick between a video and someone else’s written commentary, I’m most likely going with what’s on tape. Of course, back to partiality, many of us didn’t care what was on Access Hollywood’s tape. It was just locker room talk.

Young woman from New York – “crude.” Old man from New York – “refreshing.”  Goose. Gander. Get it?

I’m just curious.  Yes.  I know…I’ve asked this before: Who opened the flood gates of hatefulness? Again, sitting in the middle and watching both sides opens me up to the observation that we’ve lost our minds. Our partiality is definitely showing. My mom and dad brought me up to believe rude is rude regardless of which side of the aisle you favor.