Last Sunday evening I was humbled.
I decided to take all four granddaughters to the latest “Captain America” movie, which began at 7.15pm. I sat there through over two hours of film, not comprehending what was going on. I was totally bewildered.
Leaving the movie theater at 10pm, we all drove home in my daughter’s RV. It was very dark outside. I was driving as all the girls are 9, 10 and 11.
Suddenly, a voice in the back yelled out, “Will my dad be up this late?”
I shouted back, “Which dad?” Two of the girls belong to our son, Kurt, and two to our daughter, Alix, and her husband, Mike. And they all have similar-sounding voices.
“MY dad!” was the response.
Again, I asked, “Which dad?”
This time, two girls shouted back, “OUR dad!”
“Look,” I said, “I can’t see who is asking and there are two dads here. There’s Kurt and there’s Mike. Which dad do you want?”
This time, the response was clear. “Kurt.”
Silence followed for a few seconds, then I heard our nine-year-old granddaughter, Elena, turn to her sister and cousins and observe: “I’ve heard that when people are old, they get very confused!”
Perhaps there is some truth to that.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is a few years older than me and said something last week that showed she is very confused. Either that, or she was deliberately misleading people.
She said in a speech that Donald Trump’s call for an end to Muslim immigration would increase terrorism.
If this is true, how does she explain Japan? They have received no Muslim immigrants – and have experienced no Islamic terrorism!
There was no mention on any news program of the religious background of the man who killed the UCLA Professor a few days ago. Earlier, he had also murdered his ex-wife. A “hit list” found at his home showed he intended to kill two professors but the other one was gone for the day.
The man, Mainak Sarkar, was a Bengali immigrant. Bangladesh is a Muslim country.
Once again, we see the need for a complete overhaul of the rules relating to immigration and naturalization. Confusion (Babylon) has been the result of the last fifty years when it comes to immigration.
There’s also a lot of confusion over in England, too, over the EU Referendum taking place on June 23rd, less than three weeks away. The debate has gotten nasty and the country remains very divided.
It’s becoming the norm for foreign leaders to butt in. US President Obama, Mrs. Clinton, and Donald Trump have all expressed their opinion. Mr. Trump has brought forward his visit to the country by two days, now arriving the day before the vote, rather than the day after. The head of the International Monetary Fund, the German Chancellor, and European Union bureaucrats are all warning of disaster if the country leaves the EU.
Although there are peripheral issues, the fundamental question is: do the British people want their country administered from London or Berlin? 75 years ago, Winston Churchill knew the answer. Does England need another Churchill to figure it out?
A very important secondary question is: do the British people want their country to remain British, or become a European mix? The EU’s open borders have led to millions of people from other EU countries flooding into the UK, for its more generous welfare benefits and it’s better economy. There’s nothing can be done about this as long as they remain in the EU.
The future of the UK is certainly at stake.
The worst possible result is a close vote, with the majority of Scots voting to “Remain” (in the EU) and the majority of English voting to “Leave.” This would lead to Scotland calling for a second referendum on independence from the UK. Going it alone could work with help from Berlin and Brussels, the capital of the EU.
It would mean the end of the United Kingdom.
In today’s world where only money seems to matter, I don’t think anybody really understands the full implications of this. “Grey hairs are here and there upon him, and he knows it not.” (Hosea 7:9).
It’s not just the elderly who are confused!
A final comment on the US presidential election comes from our 11-year-old granddaughter, Paris, who was half-watching the news with me. Following the usual five-second sound bite from both Trump and Hillary, she suddenly asked: ‘Why do we have to have a president anyway? Whey can’t we be like other countries, with a king or a queen?”
After watching this election, it’s no wonder she’s confused!