Done Quit Preaching and Gone to Meddling

I mean, I'm the furthest thing from a xenophobe. I've lived abroad in many places, and I make a point of befriending the immigrants I encounter and trying to make them feel welcome here. I have concerns about large-scale illegal immigration, and I think that even a nation of immigrants should manage its immigration so that it tracks with successful assimilation.

On the other hand, there are limits to patience and tolerance.

By the way, do you get the reference from the headline here? It's a story that used to be told by the late, great Lewis Grizzard. It's probably been told by others. It's about a new preacher who shows up in Appalachia, and is warmly received by his new congregation. The first Sunday he preaches on the Ten Commandments, and they love it. The second Sunday he preaches fire and brimstone on chastity and marital fidelity, and they love it. The third Sunday he preaches against the sins of drinking, and the evils of men making their living by moonshine. The congregation gets quiet for a while, and finally one man in the back stands up.

"What is it?" says the preacher.

"Son," answers the man, to the silent but clear approbation of the assembled, "You've done quit preaching, and gone to meddling."

1 comment:

Ymar Sakar said...

Y'all got on this boat for different reasons, but y'all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this - they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave.

Captain Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) Serenity

I got just the thing for those Islamic Jihadist invaders, rapists, and raiders with their bans on alcohol and pork, right here with me in this room. It's shiny too.

The funny thing is, I don't even utilize alcohol all that much. Danger of potential berserker episodes. Watching other people get drunk is pretty funny though. Watching Islamos go crazy watching people get drunk, can also be fun in its own way.

But Scandinavians like the Anders guy, true born descendant of the vikings almost, have something else in store for the Invaders. And their own domestic traitors selling out the next gen.