Above is the picture of a man who is convinced he is a tiger trapped in a human body. He has gone to lengths almost unimaginable to make his belief manifest into some kind of self-imposed, alternate reality. His face and body have been tattooed with tiger stripes. He has gotten his teeth, lips, cheeks and nails surgically redesigned to look like those of a tiger. His ears have been surgically changed to resemble tiger ears, he sleeps and lives in a cage and he even wears contact lenses to make his eyes look like those of a tiger. It really is quite bizarre but he has succeeded in being inducted into the “Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not” hall of fame.
He has quite a following around the world and in some primitive tribes he is actually venerated as being a genuine tiger-man. It is amazing to me how people will embrace what conforms to their own belief system, rather than look at the facts, and accept the truth. When all’s said and done, all the surgeries are over and all the alterations to his ears, nails and body are finally complete, one fact has not changed. He is still a man, a fellow human being, who has wasted a lot of time and money to deny an undeniable truth. Every cell in his body contains DNA that identifies him as a human male. He is not and never will be a tiger! No matter what this man does, or what he believes, he cannot transform himself into that which he is not designed to be. He may believe he is a tiger trapped in a man’s body but it just is not true.
This is truth in its pure and raw form, and it is an unalterable reality that is immovably fixed. He can do whatever he wants, but the truth is still there for all to see. Even if he stubbornly refuse to believe it, the facts are still the facts and they don’t go away. Until he is willing to face the truth, he is nothing more than a tragic caricature, a fake tiger who is held hostage in a cage of his own making. He is the keeper of his own prison and even though he holds the key of truth that can unlock it, as long as he refuses, he will never be free and become who he really is designed to be.
In todays decadent society we are continually bombarded with this same kind of blatant, self-denial. We have men that believe they are women trapped in a man’s body and vise-versa. We have children that think they are adults and deserve adult privileges. We have criminals that think they should be free to do whatever they want with whomever they want. We have godless radicals that kill those who voice differing opinions, yet they demand everyone listen to and accept them. We have millions who refused to get an education but think they should get a bigger paycheck than those who have earned it. Most tragic of all we have rioters who openly defy the law with mayoral sanctions and think they are justified in robbing and destroying what other law abiding citizens have worked their whole lives to secure.
We have career politicians refusing to uphold their oath of office to serve and protect, and vote as they wish ignoring the wishes of those who put them into office. Even those in the highest office of the land openly defy or brazenly reinterpret the Constitution to make it fit their current agenda. Hated agencies like the IRS, have been caught flexing their muscles to illegally target, control and regulate those who politically oppose the ones in power. Now more than ever people live together in open sin rather than marry and form a godly union to raise healthy, well balanced children. What do all these unconstrained people have in common? All of them think their own beliefs outweigh the truth !
Until America returns to the truth that made it great, we will continue down this twisted, dark, slippery road of destruction. It is the lie that multiculturalism can replace the truth that our nation embraces all cultures, yet it still must remain distinctly American. We are Americans first, English is our national language and all ethnic diversity must come second. It is the lie that our own beliefs and thoughts outweigh the truth of who we really are and what really is. This means that men are men, and women are women by DNA not ideology, surgery, hormone shots, manor of actions or personal dress. It also means that children don’t rule their parents and marriage is for life between one man and one woman who love, honor and fully commit to each other. Most of all it means that we really are one nation under the God of the Bible, and He alone looks over the affairs of all mankind.
If we want answers to this nation’s problems, we must seek the truth because it has the power to set us free. If we want clarity in these confusing times, we must seek the truth because it contains all the wisdom we will ever need. If we want the liberties our founders secured by their blood and fortunes, then we must seek the truth and it alone can set us upon the bedrock that is so desperately needed. If we refuse the truth, and continue to embrace lies in this critical hour, this nation is all but done. We will become a nation of fake tiger-men living a false reality of our own creation that will never bring true satisfaction.
It’s time to wake up and face the truth America. It is time to do what is right, and do what is responsible, rather than what works for us. I believe this next presidential election is the tipping point for our nation. How this election goes will determine the fate of our national heritage and individual lives. We either vote responsibility, and elect those who will make the changes needed to rescue America, or we will elect those who have the same self-promoting, empty promises that don’t address the real issues and never work. If that happens we will be nothing more than a nation of fake tiger-men, living a self-satisfied life that will soon come tumbling down.
I see Dr. Ben Carson as the man that can change this nation. He has the character, integrity, dignity and ability to restore America and bring the healing that it so desperately needs. He loves this country and has a proven, established ability to assemble and lead teams that can solve complex problems. With the right political team, his solid leadership skills will correctly deal with the issues this nation is now embroiled in. I will not cave in to the current negative reframing of America, and I will not give up the dream of having national leaders who serve and protect the people ,rather than serve their own political careers and self-interest. When you look at the facts Ben Carson is the only one who has these presidential qualities.
You can believe what you want, but the fact is your vote is your voice. In 2016 we must all be sure our voices are speaking for the right candidate. If not, we will join the ranks of the tiger-man. It certainly is not what we were designed to be, but it will be what we have chosen to become. Think about what each candidate is really saying. Consider the truth of their track record and their personal dealings.Ignore the political rhetoric and false posturing that is sure to come and examine their true character. Really look at the facts and one candidate will surely rise to the top. That is the one who has earned our trust and deserves our vote.
God help us if we fail to point this nation in the right direction. Unless we elect the one He has raised up for just such a time as this, America as we know it will cease to exist. Ask yourself, what legacy do you want to pass on to your children and grandchildren? Do you give them a welfare mentality that thinks it is entitled to take what others have worked for, or do you give them a work ethic and self respect that compels them to earn and build their own American way of life? May we have the courage and conviction to embrace the truth that will make a difference.