“Destructive Isolationism”…

More than 2 billion people now struggle to survive under totalitarian or authoritarian dictatorships. The growing alliances and collaboration among these terrorists is a serious threat to every nation that wishes to enjoy freedom. The United States cannot be beaten, but it could be destroyed, if it turns its back on the oppressed peoples of the world. There is no good thing to be gained by our total political isolation. David L. Rosenthal

Meditation: The “America first” politics, or “America only” politics will backfire. The US government pretends to stand up for the forgotten coal miners, while under this disguise it truly abandons the poor and the disadvantaged inside and outside the US. Abandoning the world community in the shared effort of preserving our planet is a scary symbol of isolationism. The acting politicians are part of the upper class in the US in an misguided attempt to only preserve and increase their own riches and privileges. In reality this isolationism is shortsighted “destructionism”.

Prayer: God of all nations, God of this world, many of us are horrified. We are devastated. How can this happen? How can the US start isolating like this? It feels like deformed cancer cells attacking and disrupting the larger organism. How can our “immune system” as our basic moral, legal and ethical values as a democratic country fail us this badly? How can it be that once again Your Name is being twisted, used and abused for political and material gains? God, have mercy!

 Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord… You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. James 5:4-6