This is a word that can describe an act that is career ending. It describes a state of excommunication or a person that is ostracized. The act, state of mind, condition, or habit that is done, causes irrevocable damage to such a degree that no reconciliation is possible. It is unforgivable.
Isn’t it amazing how many ways an average person can do the unforgivable? Even how it may be simply by living life as an intelligent, independent thinker. The need to conform everywhere we go, is so ingrained in our culture that we accept it as normal. Yet at the same time, we rebel against conformity in order to express our individuality. Culture at the same time will celebrate extraordinary achievements from individuals, but train our children to conform to a lower and lower standard of sameness that parents can see, but feel powerless to combat.
Decisions about textbooks and curriculums are not made at the local level any longer. Whether we like to admit this or not, these decisions are made at the state and national levels now. Our children are being taught in public schools that “there is no God” simply by ignoring and banning the subject altogether as religion. So the mention of God in our culture is becoming more and more an unforgivable subject. Especially when flawed and sinful men and women mention it.
Our preachers and teachers of religion care expected to maintain a level of superior “spirituality” and moral integrity that is impossible to maintain. Anyone who is human and flawed will eventually sin. And then the imperfection is publicly displayed as reason to reject that person and all they do as worthless. That person has committed an unforgivable sin simply by being human.
President Trump has been the current target of Liberal hatred since he defeated Hillary Clinton at the polls and became the President of the United States. Yes, he is an insufferably arrogant individual will little regard for Parliamentary diplomacy. But he is running this country just as he promised, like a business, and he does have a successful business record. And just like most of us average people, he has also experienced business success and business failure. He has shown his humanity in his failures but has also shown his resilience by rebuilding and rebranding himself time after time. His sin is his success and the media has chosen to ignore everything that he has accomplished in order to promote a single perceived failure.
At the beginning of the impeachment proceedings, a single statement was made that set the tone for the entire procedure. “It’s all about storytelling and perception.” All of the witnesses were handpicked for their hatred against the President. All of them had an axe to grind and the questions were carefully chosen to present the “story” that Mr. Schiff had already determined to be the only story that would be told. The Republicans have called the impeachment a partisan attempt to remove a legally elected President, and a kangaroo court. They’ve been given very little latitude to present any other story or witnesses than that which the Democrats want the American public to know. President Trump’s only defense was to find flaws in the prosecution’s story and the flaws that are revealed will make no impact upon a predetermined outcome. This was not a “fact finding” procedure to reveal the entire story, but a “cherry picking” procedure to present the acceptable story that the Democrats want every American to hear.
It was a propaganda procedure to promote anti-Trump sentiment because President Trump did clearly bypass acceptable political procedure and people. He committed an unforgivable sin by injecting one of his own people into the negotiating mix that was outside of the career political process. This is no longer a battle between Liberals and Conservative values. It is a vengeance move from Liberals because Donald Trump defeated the favored career liberal in his election. They are trying to show that he is a human that makes mistakes and use a single perceived error as a basis for impeachment.
The real question is not the right or wrong, but the perception of personal gain. They made no attempt to discover or reveal the real motive behind the request for investigation. They know that Joe Biden bragged about stopping an investigation already by having the lead investigator removed. What investigation was stopped by that removal? Was there a political motive already happening when the Vice-President accomplished that feat? Is the real story all about a Trump coverup that the Democrats hate or a Biden coverup that the Democrats support? So we’re back to “storytelling and perception” without any real desire for actual “fact finding.”
The only thing that was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt in the impeachment hearings is that President Trump had two lines of information and negotiation happening at the same time. One official line using career diplomats and the acceptable political process and one unofficial line involving Rudy Guiliani. The first line posed no problems with Liberals or Conservatives. The second line is the real unforgivable sin for politicians. It bypassed the protocol and importance of career politicians, those who are never voted into their positions and do not answer to the American voters.
So, has our President committed the unforgivable sin in Washington politics? Has he ended his career in the White House? If it were up to the Democrats, the answer is yes! However, the jury is still out for the rest of America, most of us choose to consider what we hear with a open mind and this clearly partisan, political sideshow is still in progress. Maybe we’ll get a chance to hear the rest of the story as Paul Harvey used to say in order to gain a more complete perspective.