“Try to implementing two master rules by silencing Christians and conscious rappers”
Few days back when all of America were facing government shutdown and suffering due to these unexpected circumstances, the debates occurred with a question that who suffered the most? Talking about suffering? After observing a bizarre act in the U.S House by a lady, which proved out rather to be a message for most of the people, we know very well who suffered the most. Yes, House stenographer, Dianne Reidy is the one who came out with a huge message for all in quite not in a simpler way. She ranted all over the house showing her expressions and anger over the certain present conditions of America during shutdown.
She approached the stage of the house and asked the House representative whether the microphones are working or not? Nevertheless House representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who was presiding, replied that she don’t know. It was the time when weeks vote was being conducted on the issue of raising US debt ceiling. Surprisingly when she started to rant, then all the representatives and House members realized that what’s going on. According to one of the representative Peter King, ,R-NY, the sergeant in arms didn’t try to stop her because she was working there and that’s where she was situated as well. Initially they thought that she came there to hand over the microphones or something else to the speaker. But, when she went up behind the podium, she started ranting and that was the time when they realized the real story.
Everyone in the house was having a same thought at that time thinking that Reidy had finally lost control on herself. Possibilities of this existed because sixteen days of government shutdown had been a tough job for Reidy, who had been working hard being a stenographer. Perhaps, she got tired because of her hectic routine and all that stuff coming out from the representatives. Still what we must discuss is the reason hidden behind her message which she was eagerly waiting to address. You might be thinking that what exactly the words she tried to elaborate were? Reidy had a message which was delivered as
“Do not be deceived.. God shall not be mocked…. A House divided cannot stand..He will not be mocked, He will not be mocked, (don’t touch me).. He will not be mocked… The greatest deception here, is that this is not one nation under God. It never was. Had it been… it would not have been… No. it would not have been.. the Constitution would not have been written by Free Masons… and go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ.”
She was ranting about freemasons and her anger was on its peak. After then, when Reidy started to gain access to the podium, she was pulled from the chamber and sent to a local hospital for the mental checkup. The congressman was totally shocked and amazed by listening to her voice that “He won’t be mocked”. After when she was escorted out from the chamber, the progress on this issue made. Allover the media this news was published and the issue were focused by almost all media groups. Some claimed her hectic routine work during the shutdown is the main cause, while some claim her mental instability. Still what’s important is her message which was conveyed through this mean. One of the staff workers who knew her well claimed that “She’s a well-known person, she’s a perfectly nice person, a good colleague, somebody who’s respectable and dependable, and this is very surprising to everybody who works with her,” Still nothing to worry about because Officer Shennell S. Antrobus of Capitol Police told that she was not arrested or charged and was only transferred to a local hospital for further evaluation and checkup.
Dianne Reidy’s husband stated that she did not have any mental issues. All what’s wrong with her is that she has not been slept properly from two weeks of shutdown. Her hard working and tiring job made her react and outburst in this way. Surprisingly when asked about her health, Dianne Reidy replied “I’ve never felt better. I’m glad that I fulfilled God’s mission for me, absolutely. It lifted a tremendous burden. It was a very hard burden to carry as you can imagine.” Her response was amazingly surprising that “I couldn’t be better”
Now moving towards the conclusions from this incident, we may arrive with many questions ahead.
• Who are those freemasons she was talking about while ranting on the House floor?
• Who are these two masters she is talking about?
• What role does the religion play in forming a government?
• Why does she critize those freemasons?
• What are the factors that are making a man away from the God and forming a two rulers system according to Reidy?
• Is Christianity is facing a decline through this system?
• Is the government of America is trying to silence Christians?
• If they are, then who are their next victims?
Could they be the “conscious” rappers who can be the next to be silenced as well?
Let’s make sure that this incident inspired a lot of people all around the World and some even claim Reidy as a New American Hero. Talking about freemasons, they are the members of a guild of skilled itinerant masons during the middle ages part of centuries-old fraternal organization. Freemasons also includes several of the country’s founders, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere as well. These two masters are those whom she considers to be the leaders or rulers. She indicated that one rule must be applied for all, and that rule lies in the Bible. Jesus Christ is the only ruler and only one rule must be implemented by him according to the Bible. No one can serve two masters, and then only one deserves to set the constitution. That one master must be Jesus Christ. Government of America is trying to implement their own rules and this second master will never succeed. God can not be mocked and he is the one to decide and to be a master.
This view turns more towards a religious perspective. The debate leads us towards the issue that how our forefathers were demanding the separation of church and state. There are countless examples which make this government and system a big failure. Millions of babies are still aborted every year in this country, still many people are killed and countless girls are raped everyday. What makes this system prior to God? I don’t find any reason to justify. God is watching us and we all know what the better way. On the other hand, religion teaches us to help the poor, teach others for free, seek peace and learn to tolerate. All you need to do is wonder what is wrong with us and I’m sure you won’t find yourself different from Reidy. That is one of the reason Reidy criticized freemasons because they were the one who initiated this existing system full which makes people heartless and regardless of others feelings. Christianity is facing a decline day by day through this system because it moves a person away from God and shows him other unethical ways to seek pleasure.
The important role of Christianity in the founding of America is now set aside and constantly being challenged. The view of American society is eliminating the faith and belief of the people on Christianity. The voices for the empowerment of religion are being silenced by the government. In a country where killings are routine, babies are being adopted with crucial conditions and legal threats are common, isn’t this all an attack against Faith?
What needs to be considered is that “An attack against Christian principles is a direct assault against God” Talking about the religion, we perceive every single thing happening around us with respect to our religion and social norms. Singing is not only concerned to seek pleasure and enjoy rhythm. It moreover talks about the happenings and gives us the knowledge and understanding of our society as well. I find the most important role in creating awareness through singing is a part of Conscious rapping. It is a sub-genre of creating awareness and focuses on social issues. These conscious rappers focus to decry discrimination, violence and other social ailments as well. These conscious rappers raise their voice on the conflicts and the hardships which are being faced by the needy human beings.
Regardless of any profits, conscious rappers focus over to solve and highlight the dark aspects of our society. The conscious message conveyed through this rap is leaned towards humanity and peace which empowers and uplifts the listener. Therefore most of the conscious rap songs contain positive uplifting and motivational messages which makes one bang his head with enthusiasm along with the beats. This strong reason makes us believe that conscious rapping among other things, might be next in the line to be the victim of government. The silence of conscious rappers might be observed in upcoming days because they raise their voice for justice through rap. That might create a hurdle in between the way of government and their system.
Therefore, I’m afraid, that Conscious rappers in this way could be the next to be silenced as well. In a nutshell, from the above incident of Dianne Reidy, we may conclude that this way of expressing the emotions may be not an appropriate way, but it makes us think over again that who is our real ruler and what is the real cause of these spurious incidents in our society. Dianne Reidy makes us think to identify our real master and save our society and social norms from getting perished.