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In What Do You Believe? (2)

Everyone has some type of belief system which signals what is good and right, and what is bad and wrong

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Jim Cathcart is an authority on the topic of personal and executive development. He is a sought-after professional speaker, and the author of 19 books on career achievement, sales, and business strategy. Here is Part 2 of his article on the power of our beliefs and belief systems:

No one exists without a religion, as observed by that wise sage, Dennis Prager. Everyone has some type of belief system which signals what is good and right, and what is bad and wrong. Every belief system has it “sins” as well: Behaviors and actions that you’re condemned for doing or for not doing.

Race, Race, and Race

In the religion of ‘Racism,’ all things spring from and are measured by race; xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Asian phobia all are sins. Caucasian phobia, however is not a sin in the religion of ‘Racism.’ Somehow, that’s okay.

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If you believe that human lives matter, then you are a racist and probably a white supremacist. If you listen to, say, an Al Sharpton or Maxine Waters, then you’ll be regularly informed about how everything comes down to racial oppression and hatred of blacks, or any non-white group. If you can’t embrace their cause, you are guilty.

According to the dictate of the religion of ‘Racism,’ you may not call your main sleeping quarters ‘the master bedroom’ because having a ‘master’ anything implies having a slave. In New Orleans, ‘Racism’ adherents want to remove a functioning road because it is racist!

Few people know that Conservative Icon Barry Goldwater was among the founders of the Arizona NAACP. He loathed discrimination, but because of his conservative views he was routinely labeled as a racist by others. More recently, Donald Trump has consistently been portrayed in the ‘mainstream’ media as a racist, despite a complete lack of evidence. He is confrontational, but he is not a racist.

The Religion of “Sexism”

Religion of “Sexism” advocates regard gender as the center of the universe and the quintessential issue of humankind. The eternal, constant adversary is male domination, generally referred to as some type of phobia, such as transphobia or homophobia.

The woke edition of sexism contends that genders don’t exist except in our preferences. They encourage parents to let their children decide whether they are boys or girls or “none specified.” Singer Demi Lovato recently proclaimed that she’s “pansexual,” which means, essentially, that she is sexually attracted to all things. (I assume that includes animals, fish, and plants.)

Among the advocates of the religion of “Sexism,” it’s not enough that you accept their choice and go on with your life. They want special consideration and public displays of inclusion, and this extends to trans athletes and cross-dressers.  How dare you object to cross dressers speaking to elementary school classes!

Revolution or Devolution?

Witness the recent required inclusion of gay relationships in movies, television shows, and advertisements. What other group representing 3% of population has an inclusion rate bordering on 50%? To be gay is fine, but why seek to make it a toss-up choice for everyone?

“Sexism” alarmists feel compelled to control language to advance their belief. No more use of he and she, or man and woman. No more use of any related terms such as human, manual, manage, menstruation, or even manhole covers. These zealots assert that male domination is at the root of all inter-gender relations, such as opening a door, holding one’s umbrella, allowing “ladies first,” or even calling a woman beautiful.

Meanwhile, the rest of nature has no problem with gender. Male and female species are everywhere among animals, insects, plants, etc., and have been since creation. For a little perspective, consider this: You don’t have to believe in gravity for it to always affect you. Moreover, denying its existence won’t diminish its pull.

Hedonism on Demand

Satanism is a belief similar to Hedonism, but it has a sinister “god” as its head; Lucifer, the great deceiver. This is primarily a belief that pleasure and domination, or pain and subjugation, are at the core of our earthly existence.

Satanists would challenge you and argue that they don’t believe in the devil. Nevertheless, they do enjoy his plan. Anything good or Christian-like is a sin to them, whereas all other “sins” are merely ‘to do’ list items for them.

The 2021 Grammy Awards displayed hedonism in the most public of ways. Among the most vile ‘songs’ ever produced and recorded, WAP by Cardi B is an appropriate anthem for Grammy producers and fans. Lookup what the initials WAP stand for and try to read the lyrics if you can stomach them. Then, keep in mind that 8-year olds are routinely exposed to this level of filth.

The White Nationalist Fall Guy

Some will lament, “What about white nationalism?” There is no monolithic, all encompassing organized embrace of this concept. There certainly are racist groups of whites and there are non-racist groups of patriotic Americans. Personally, I have not encountered any white nationalists, but I’ve heard scores of critics hurl this label at others.

White nationalism was concocted and exalted as a catch-all term for denigrating anyone who supports border security, voter ID verification, and addressing America’s problems ahead of global problems. The Left desperately wants to tag the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot as a white nationalist movement, with the assumed leader being Donald Trump. The facts, however, don’t sustain this view.

The intrusion was planned, organized, and executed by deceivers expressly to stain Trump, and the ploy worked according to popular opinion.

The term white nationalism actually is a word play designed to prejudice your opinion, somewhat like “Big business,” “Tax only the rich,” “Kids in cages,” “Path to citizenship,” “Pay their fair share,” and “Everyone is entitled to decent healthcare.” It is difficult for the typical person to argue against such phrases despite the underlying deception.

Freedom for All, Not Merely for Some

You are free to believe what you choose to believe, but you’re not free to interfere with the lives of others who might disagree with you. If you are correct in your assertions, then honestly debate the issue, and prove your case. Or, simply go your own way.

Without inhibiting or transgressing upon others, each of us should have the freedom to choose how we shall live.

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A Nation of Unsung Heroes

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The movie, Unsung Hero, is not only a great movie. It’s a movie that captures the struggle and hard-earned survival and eventual success of millions of Americans who have had to overcome struggles to earn their own American Dream. For two centuries, Americans have been known for their resourcefulness and resilience, and we are not done yet!

We are again living in difficult and challenging times. Surveys suggest that nearly 60% of American families are living paycheck to paycheck. Their solutions to their plight won’t be coming from politicians in Washington. Their success, as always, depends on their will and resourcefulness in overcoming daily obstacles, their ability to survive on limited resources, their scrounging for work that allows them to survive another day, and help from those who care.

That common but heart-rending struggle is conveyed in an inspiring way in Unsung Hero. The film focuses on the early struggles of the Smallbone family in the early 90’s. We watch as David Smallbone’s once-thriving music business as a concert promoter in Australia falls apart. They lose their home, their car, and their life’s savings. With no opportunities in Australia, David moves the family halfway around the world to Nashville to secure the only job he could secure. After missed flights and a long and tiring journey to Tennessee, David learns that his promised job had been given to someone else.

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As their dreams fall apart, you watch as the steady faith and creativity of Helen Smallbone, played by Australian actress and mother Daisy Betts, pulls the family through one setback and challenge after another to find a way through. With six children and another on the way, every member of the family is challenged to do their part to keep them afloat. They do yard work, any work that would fill their jar of savings. They couldn’t let it be empty, and they didn’t. They kept finding a way.

They were Australians with no friends, no family, no car, sleeping on beds made out of clothes. To nurture their faith, they began attending a local church. Aware of their needs, church members found ways to help in any way they could. In a foreign country living in a city with over half-a million people, it took finding a loving faith community who cared enough to help. Watch the movie, to find out the rest of the story. Bring plenty of tissue and be ready for a few tears along the way.

America needs this movie right now. Why? Too many people are feeling hopeless in the face of growing inflation and lost jobs. They face frustrating obstacles and enormous challenges, and the answer is summed up by a quotation of Mother Teresa shared in the movie, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Luke Smallbone, the producer of the film, acknowledged the importance of that truth, “That is really the heartbeat behind the film.” It is also the local solution that has always helped Americans find their way through-the power of family and the presence and support of their local “family of God.”

Washington may send you money, but they can’t provide the flexible and persistent support needed. It’s one’s local family, friends, and faith communities who can encourage resilience and help shape a needed recovery. Solutions come from a local community’s caring and support. It used to always be that way, and it needs to be that way again.

Our nation is full of unsung heroes who are helping their family and friends, and they are more needed than ever. If you don’t have anyone helping you, stop looking to Washinton for the help that will never come no matter who is elected President. Get involved again in your family and your community. Call your family and let them know you need help. Get back involved in your church or synagogue and let God work through them to help you get back on your feet. Investing in community is an adventure that allows you to help and be helped to the glory of God and country.

When you get involved, you most likely will not make any headlines. That is left for terrorists, violent demonstrators, and other disasters and threats out of your control. But America is strong because of millions of unsung heroes who make it all work and seldom get acknowledged. This column is dedicated to you. You deserve to be honored and applauded for all you have done and will do to keep America the country it has been and must remain. May it continue to be so in your adventure!

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Let’s Reclaim America’s Optimism Advantage

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On this New Year’s Day, America needs more than a parade and great football games; our people need renewed optimism in living our American Dream. Instead of looking for government fixes or some magical new president who will make things right, we need a kick in the pants to get busy making America work no matter what obstacles we face.

At the 1992 Republican Convention, Ronald Reagan shared what he considered the secret of his success as our President: “I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence, rather than your doubts.”

Oh, how we need leadership like that in America today. As we start this year, too many people feel powerless. Inflation may be coming down, but high fuel and food prices have taken their toll on far too many Americans. Watching the invasion on our Southern border means too many of our cities are being overwhelmed with no end in sight. We wonder if there is anything we can do but watch. The sense of despair and helplessness is contagious, but so is optimism. What attitude do you spread?

There is more than you think within your control. Every day, you make choices to make your situation better or worse. Studies of optimism find that optimism comes from a track record of overcoming obstacles. If you have had obstacles the last few years and are still making it work, pat yourself on the back. Be a proud survivor, not a victim so many seem to take pride in claiming to be.

Make each day count by starting your day doing one thing to make your situation better. Find one way to cut expenses. Find a way to increase your resources. Make a call or visit to nurture your network of colleagues and friends. Learn from your mistakes and celebrate your successes, both big and small. Nurture your faith realizing that God gave you gifts and give thanks every day for the blessings you have. Lest you forget, you’re blessed to live in America. People risk everything to come here, and few want to leave.

Yes, this is an election year, and it would sure be a gift to have a leader who would nurture the hope and optimism of all our citizens. So as the campaigns progresses and you listen to potential leaders vying for your support, ask yourself a few key questions:

Do they want to control your choices or ensure your freedoms?

Do they want to make you more or less dependent on government?

Do they want to increase the size of government and entitlements and the taxes needed to fund them or decrease them?

Do they want to force your children to go to public schools that don’t’ get the results your children deserve, or are they willing to give you the freedom to pick the schools your children need?

Do they disagree with their opponents and state why, or do they demean them and call them names?

Do they want to grow the size of government and its debt, or do they want to decrease both?

Do they believe in the citizens they represent, or do they convey that they are the answer to America’s future?

Do they take responsibility for their mistakes and actions or quickly deny responsibility and blame others?

No President is perfect. It’s easy to promise and a lot harder to deliver. Reagan focused on three things: an optimism based on free-enterprise innovation, smaller government, and lower taxes. He delivered on all but smaller government. As Reagan advisor Arnold Laffer confessed, “When it came to cutting welfare payments and school lunch,…it was very hard. Someone would come over and say, ‘How can you cut school lunches?’ Reagan would reply, ‘I guess you’re right; I’ll tell them not to cut that one.’”

The pressure to keep growing government is tempting and easy to understand, but it is not what America was created for. America’s form of government was designed to protect citizens from an over-controlling, over-taxing government. We need to reclaim that passion for freedom and self-reliance. Our founding citizens wanted the opportunity to pursue happiness, not happiness given to them at the expense of other taxpayers.

The election is months away. So I’m going to borrow on the optimism of Ronald Reagan to inspire us all on this first day of 2024: “I’m not taking your time…to ask you to trust me. Instead, I ask you to trust yourself. That is what America is all about… It’s the power of millions of people like you who will determine what will make America great again.”

Reagan wouldn’t want us to wait for the next election. We’ve had enough of eloquent politicians who think they have all the answers. We need to believe in ourselves and get busy living our own dreams. Then, in November, let’s elect a leader who will stay out of our way and give “We the People” freedom again—freedom to fail, succeed, and thrive in our own American Dream!
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