No, I’m not talking about my weight, though I did see the lady doctor today (don’t think too hard about that) and she asked me how my diet was going. I think we can safely assume she knew the answer before she asked. She told me to start back on low carb today. Today? Isn’t there a law against starting a new life style on a Friday? After listening to her run down the list of all the terrible things in my future if I continue to eat sugar, I realize I simply must take personal responsibility for myself. Monday's coming.
Judge Aaron Persky. Wow! Two separate petitions with over one million signatures each calling for his removal from the bench. Aren’t sure who he is? He’s the judge who sentenced convicted rapist Brock Turner, a former Stanford star swimmer, to a mere six months in the county jail (to serve only three months with good behavior, and he will be in a protected area due to the “nature of his conviction.”) He is scheduled to be released September 2.
The light sentence was due in part to a presence of alcohol and lack of prior convictions. The judge decided sending Turner to prison would have a “severe impact” on him. Does it matter that the Judge Persky graduated from Stanford and was involved in sports? Does it matter that Turner’s “twenty minutes of action” (how his father described the rape) had a severe impact on his victim?
The victim wasn’t careful with her own personal safety and drank her way into oblivion at a party where she didn’t know many people. That gives no one the right to assault her, but it did open the door to her attacker, who dragged her unconscious body behind a dumpster and violently violated her. It’s never a good idea to drink until you are at a pass-out level, if for no other reason that there are Brock Turners and Aaron Perskys lurking about. She was allowed to address Turner in court, reading a lengthy statement to him, a statement so heart-wrenching, Vice President Biden wrote an open letter to her in response. It was the first time I ever took Joe Biden seriously.
And these distractions? Eleven children so far this year (which means since it got hot again) have died, having been forgotten in hot cars by their distracted parents.
While the world is distracted by dead gorillas, six month sentences, our leaders, candidates, and the false teachers of the world are sowing dangerous seeds of untruth.
For they will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2 Timothy 3:2-7)