Thursday, July 14, 2016

We Should Be Thanking President Bush For That Rare Flash of Inspiration!

As I watched live, I wondered.. how will this moment play out on social media?  I didn't time the discourse, but I woke up to it, this morning.. About this moment in time, when President George W. Bush, the only one wearing bluehands adjoined to Mrs. Bush and FLOTUS, was marching in place & swinging his arms and singing along, to The Battle Hymn of the Republic, performed a capella by the Combined Interfaith and Dallas Police Choir on the televised memorial service, for the police officers murdered in Dallas last week. Whew! Mouthful!

Listen. I expected it but am in utter disbelief that after all we've been through in the past week, we can still seek & find a demon under every rock.. with headlines like, "George Bush Dancing During Hymn.." and .."What Exactly Was Going on With George Bush Dancing.." and "George Bush Bopping during Dallas.." and Facebook shares of the 20 seconds of video and its 11,957,660 views, of.. "Oh Dubya, what art thou doing?"

At first glance, it was awkward to watch him, only because everyone else seemed still sullen and morose.  Instantly, I knew he'd be mocked in the media. But in the grand scheme of what was going on; It was the pomp and circumstantial segment of the memorial, invited by an upbeat patriotic hymn.  In my astute observation and sanctimonious open-mind.. I thought... how wonderful! A rare flash of inspiration for us to change our mood.

Instead, a lot of  us ridicule and judge Mr. Bush's childlike expression in this moment of "glory," as anything but Godly.  In my Gomer Pyle voice, I say... Shame. Shame. Shame.

And so.. for you Bible thumpers out there, who partake in this scorn, remember this verse from Matthew 18:3,

Then he said, "I tell all of you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.
 just sayin'

Anyone can teach you about love... but I can make you good at it.
| This original commentary by Jackie D. Rockwell | 
| Photo: my screenshot of that 20 second video
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