Mooney recounts the searing images she saw in her mother’s native Cuba, beginning when she was a junior at Yale.
It is the humble man whom God protects and liberates; it is the humble whom He loves and consoles. To the humble He turns and upon them bestows great grace, that after their humiliation He may raise them up to glory. He reveals His secrets to the humble, and with kind invitation bids them come to Him. Thus, the humble man enjoys peace in the midst of many vexations, because his trust is in God, not in the world. Hence, you must not think that you have made any progress until you look upon yourself as inferior to all others.
From Foreign Affairs:
The Venezuelan state has mostly given up on providing public services such as health care, education, and even policing; heavy-handed, repressive violence is the final thing left that Venezuelans can rely on the public sector to consistently deliver. In the face of mass protests in 2014 and 2017, the government responded with thousands of arrests, brutal beatings and torture, and the killing of over 130 protesters.
From The Public Discourse:
Rumors of God’s death may have been greatly exaggerated, but the prevalence of a materialistic philosophy that cannot give an adequate account of human freedom and moral responsibility has put in jeopardy many of the core ideas at the base of our civilization. Without metaphysics we are left simply with physics, and physics is about power, leverage, and force.
You get rich off of dope if you let them tell it
Get a scale and a bowl, weigh it up and sell it
They got rich off of kush if you let them tell it
But it's two sides to the game and they ain't gon tell it
From Robert P. George:
When people forget God, when they come to suppose that they don’t need Him or His grace and guidance, when they fall into the hubristic error of imagining that they are too smart and sophisticated to believe in Him, a catastrophe always ensues.
"I told them I am not for sale I won’t promote evil / They told me I can give you murder, but no Jesus / These devils in the game are hand picking your leaders / That’s why you get a hundred dope boys and no preachers."