Dogs & the Muslim With Short Pants
By TLB Contributing Author: Ken LaRive
My old dog Dutch, rolling in the grass. I miss him.
A few days back I deleted someone on FB who had been commenting positively on many of my essays and postings. I went no his page and he was posting what I consider abject horror. A young black man sticking his finger in a bowl of lighter fluid and lighting his finger, and as he picked it up almost the entire bowl spilled on his lap. It was horrible to watch as he and a friend tried to put that out. He and his friends thought it was so funny, but I could not get his screams out of my head.
There, on the side bar, there seemed to be an endless stream of such videos, and I clicked on one. It was a little dog hurt on a dusty road and unable to stand. A car slowly turned it wheel and rolled over its legs. I can’t get the image out of my head. The dog at first whimpered and then tried to bite the tire, and they did it again. I turned it off, but it isn’t off, and even though I unfriended him, blocked him, that image is still there.
But I have one thing to say about that. Here in America we love animals and dogs especially. I could he hear the men who were doing this and they seemed to be speaking Arabic. I see that there is a concerted effort to get us to hate Muslims. Just like my father hated Japs, and Kikes, and I hated gooks.
I have traveled to four predominately Muslim countries as I drilled for oil, and I worked with all kinds of cultures, form Nigerians, Filipinos, French, Mexicans, Scotts, and hundreds more. I have sat and talked with them all, giving them respect, as they gave it back. I have seen dogs in every country, even the Muslim countries, like Saudi, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, and India.
Once I was walking with a friend in Equatorial Guinea returning from a produce market, and a dog got hit on the street by a speeding truck. It broke his back leg, and he hopped to the sidewalk holding up a dangling led. I looked around at the people. Everyone on the street, hundreds stopped what they were doing and looked horrified. Good and loving people full of empathy, and all of them Muslim.
Don’t be coerced to believe that all Muslims are evil. I once had a boss who broke out into tears as we talked into the night. He said: “I can’t believe that Americans have three thousand abortions per day. How can they kill those children?”
A few days later I saw him coming to the pits to visit with me, His pants were so short they came over his work boots, and I asked him why. He thought the question was incredible, and he stood there thinking about how to answer it.
“It is because I love Jesus.” He said. “Jesus is our most revered prophet, and very well respected. We try to emulate his amazing Love for humanity, and his humbleness as well. He was a humble man. Not God, just a good and Loving man, and when he washed the feet it stays in the heart of all Muslims. My short pants are a reminder of that.”
Do not be fooled. Not all of what you see is real. Learn by travel. Learn by asking empowering questions, and waiting for empowering answers. Give respect for anything you do not understand, and take the time to attempt to learn it. It will open a facet in your mind and heart where the light of truth will enter. The world is complex, and we are being played on our presumptions based on ego and ignorance. It is taught in both the Christian Bible and the Koran, to love your neighbor as yourself, and yet there is a duality in both. Both also say to Judge not…
God bless us, one and all.
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From the Author, Ken LaRive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
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