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The Wages Of Sin

“For the wages of sin is death;” God 

“Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:” God 

I am here writing this as Judge Kavanaugh a grown man is crying on the television after being accused of sexual assault. 

poverty  photoWe must accept that we live in a broken world. That bad things happen to people and that these bad things have profound effects on others. The world is not black and white but it is gray and full of colors. Of course, rape, under any circumstances is wrong. So is manipulation. I try to be honest and objective in everything. This supreme court nomination has turned into a circus. The senator who presented this letter at the last moment is clearly motivated by politics and nothing else. I can see no other conclusion in this matter. If the senator was sincere about getting the facts out this letter alledging rape would have been presented at the beginning of the process, not at the last minute.

The woman who accused the nominee of the crime is also a victim. It is my understanding that this woman can identify who made the assault but not the location. If I was sitting on a jury and I heard that evidence presented I would have to doubt her testimony. Not necessarily that she wasn’t assaulted but the fuzzy details involved.

What has happened is that in the “me two” movement it appears that the pendulum has reached its zenith and that it will soon be swinging the other way. This exposure and rejection of sexual exploitation for women have produced a climate where the mere accusation of a woman has changed. In the past, such things were not taken as seriously as they should be. In this present age, it seems like now the mere accusation of a woman is sufficient to incriminate a man.

Now as I type this the drama is being played out before the whole country and even the whole world. The nominee is now saying that “my family has been destroyed.”

Who wins, or even is that an appropriate question to be asked. Maybe it is easy to see who loses. Clearly, Judge Kavanaugh if he happens to be innocent. His name has been permanently soiled and disgraced. If he comes through this and still goes on to the supreme court it might be a personal victory.

As far as proving the politics just bring up the sexual allegations against Bill Clinton. If this is brought up almost everybody’s perspective flip flops. It would be laughable if the situation wasn’t so serious. Unfortunately, the women involved must face the shame of being a sexual victim and having to expose her personal affairs to the entire world.

Now on the television, the talking heads are breaking this down trying to prove their points by emphasizing certain aspects. I must emphasize that the people are not trying to objectively discuss the matter but trying to make points for their side. It seems to me that this nomination for the supreme court is more like a football game than a trial as people are simply rooting for their own team.

It is very interesting that Kavanaugh’s past is getting scrutinized while Donald Trump’s similar past hasn’t caught up with him yet. The president still hasn’t released his taxes, yet another broken promise or an outright lie. Not that Trump is any worse or for that matter better than his predecessors.

All in all, this is a grand distraction. Something to fill up the news and occupying the minds of the people of the United States. We are distracted from the endless wars we are waging. There is almost no mention of the Federal Reserve raising the interest rates. The bitter poverty and homelessness are forgotten as is the precarious situation of our veterans committing suicide.

Let me make a prediction when the voting comes in this nomination to be made it will pretty much be by party line with the Republicans voting in favor and the Democrats voting against. I think that the senators are looking ahead to the midterm elections. Kavanaugh and his accusers are being sacrificed on the altar of politics.

Here is the final word on this matter. I just got a text on my phone, presumably from a political organization. The text urged me to contact the Senate to tell them no for the nomination. At this point, the testimony hasn’t even been concluded. I can confidently say that they are severely biased.

Life is a struggle and a fight. Please check out my personal struggle in life in my memoirs “More Than The Madness.” https://amzn.to/2xL8faQ

The Wages Of Sin

John Kaniecki

John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his wife Sylvia. He is a published writer and works with the Church of Christ. John has lived with bipolar for over thirty years and has been hospitalized nine times, three of which were committed. John has chronicled his life story in his memoirs "More Than The Madness". Also of note is John's book of poetry "Murmurings Of A Mad Man" which are poems written about being committed in Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. John believes in the power of words to change the world for the better. His website can be seen here. His books can be seen on Amazon. You can visit his personal blog "Turn A Page Or Two" here.


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Kaniecki, J. (2018). The Wages Of Sin. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/fragments/2018/09/the-wages-of-sin/

 

Last updated: 27 Sep 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 27 Sep 2018
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