Hey I’m sticking with more observations about Reuben.  (If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, you might want to go there first.

Now, why do I say Reuben was woke.  I’ll tell you.

1. He started out with an abundance of support, everything a guy needs.  Even good intentions.  In fact, he probably had too much of “everything a guy needs.”

2. He came out of the closet.  Touted his sexual prowess in a perverse way by incest with his father’s concubine. Didn’t try to hide it; everybody knew.

3. He suffered no discipline from his father.  From that I would conclude that he had no respect for authority.  He was mocking God and God’s laws.

4. He was likely well educated and easily bored. On the other hand, he could sit and listen to the shepherds flutes, lacking motivation.

5. He was not  patriotic; he did not join forces with Israel’s army led by Deborah.

6. He would not be opposed to dabbling with drugs.  I say that because of his giving mandrakes to his mother to help her conceive.   Mandrakes are said to have “magical properties” causing hallucinations if eaten.  They are poisonous and can cause death. 

Now doesn’t he sound like he could buy an old minivan and head out to San Fran?  He could park his van and distribute mandrakes.  Get some excitement when someone hands him a sign to march in a protest.  He doesn’t care what protest.  Something to do if he wants to.  George Soros has already paid him, he doesn’t have a time clock, he can stop when he wants to.  Sounds woke to me.

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ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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