Will B.

Will B.


Seems like things had died down quite a bit from the counterculture groups until recently. I have started noticing things pop off on social media and in the news once again, not as drastic as a couple years ago but little by little slipping into things again.

What I am noticing now, which was lacking before, is an equal force rising up to meet this next wave of counterculture in the media at every turn. I think we learned our lesson about sitting back and hoping others would battle against evil or not getting involved because it didn’t directly affect us.

A recent propaganda mission popped up on social media showing a young boy at a Chiefs football game wearing an Indian chief headdress and his face painted half black and half red. What the post showed though was a side shot with only a black face showing and made suggestions that it was an outrage to the Native American and Black culture that this white boy had a black painted face and wearing a Indian chieftain headdress and that everyone should protest the NFL over this. What it doesn’t show you is the front shot of the boy who had half his face painted red, not his entire face painted black and that the boy is Native American.

This is just a perfect example of one group trying to control the narrative with miscommunication. There were plenty of people rebuffing the post with facts but before they had the opportunity many were already jumping on the bandwagon of counterculture without even knowing the facts.

It got me thinking about what else we jump to conclusions about and unfairly judge others for the way that we may perceive them just by the way they look or not knowing the whole story.

Matthew 7 says: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way, you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

We need to do better at fact-finding and getting to the truth of a situation and less jumping on bandwagons. I have been guilty of this on occasion and it is human nature; we are born this way and it takes a daily battle with evil or we will slide down the slippery slope into sin and judgment.

This is Will B saying, take time to read the whole book before judging the whole story by what we see on the cover.