What are you enamored with?

Rocky Mountain Buffalo Herd  SOLD © Laurie Pace 2015

Rocky Mountain Buffalo Herd  SOLD © Laurie Pace 2015

“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

I refuse to be labeled by anyone and I refuse to be apart of the herd concept.  Henny Penny flew through her town crying "The Sky is Falling... The Sky is Falling". Many lives became endangers as animals flew into a fearful frenzy. Some versions of the story have an unhappy ending and others an ending where Henny Penny realizes it is important to be brave and figure things out. 

Do not believe all you hear on social media or the news. This election was not controlled by the parties participating in it as much as it was controlled by the Media. Words cut deeply and sometimes it is more valiant to keep your opinions to yourself or shared quietly with your friends. 

Read about the Fable of Henny Penny Here.   

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” ― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

Exodus 23:1 - "You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness."

No matter who originates the accusation, we should not repeat and spread it unless we have substantial evidence it is true. The fact that someone simply made an accusation is not enough. Anybody can make accusations. Lots of innocent people, in the Bible and since, have been falsely accused. We need to know what the evidence is.

1 Peter 2:1 - "Lay aside ... all evil speaking."