Exploring the Social Imagination

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Its a Fallen Imagination of the World ~ What is an American?

We live in a fallen imagination. What in the World?

We live in a fallen world.  2 Cor 10:2-3 "I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live b the standards of this world. For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does." John 15:18-19 "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world".

What in the world is going on?  Well these days, there is plenty. We have threats of war, economic collapse, plagues, social unrest... etc. The shear existence of the United States causes disparity in the world.  New immigrants cause a brain drain in their country through our economy gains from newbies here and abroad as outsourced labor. We deplete other natural resources as we consume but ironically as we consume the level of poverty in developing countries goes down.

People may not be living in little pink houses for the most part but they may get a new thatching on their roof or get a roof over  their heads. For myself, I wouldn't mind living in the wide open spaces, cooking outdoors, breathing fresh air, eating what is readily available. What is prosperity anyway? Today, many people call for jobs. How can we get jobs  back with so many going overseas? Will they ever come back? Not. So, how to overcome lack of jobs which is the main cause of social problems- social unrest, and what can we do to control people's behavior, to organize good society...right?

Many scenarios come to mind. However, what needs to be made aware is that the US is not about 'people' but about economy which means that economics is more important than people in the sense that money makes the world go around and there is nothing like new blood or new money to keep things going. The US like all economies everywhere benefit from new blood and or any extraordinary person with extraordinary skills/talents and better yet have family backing as in have money. The ruling elite have an agenda and extraordinary people will likely be first on their lists even if they themselves lack in this extraordinary but then again maybe not. America is an idea of prosperity after all... right?

In our fallen imagination, though loving diversity, America fails to protect those within its borders by properly integrating newbies. We fail to see that though the US is some kind of shining star among nations, we can only be that to others in this fallen world by having a clean position, a clear understanding of what makes a person an American. What is an American? It is an immigrant come looking... for a future, for liberty, for justice, for opportunity. What does that require? It requires an open mind and that is what must be integrated into the closed mind of both the new immigrants and the old.

1 comment :

  1. We have chosen to forget God and claim credit for our success. In return we have been turned over to evil. We are about to see that evil come to full fruition which will occur alongside a social/economic collapse. The Party is Over. only in this way can America hear God's loving voice again.