The US Ambassador for the United Nations has sent out a message to other countries that, to quote the late Johnny Cash, must be enough to make the “hairs on your arm . . . stand up at the terror.”
The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley has taken to social media, discussing the reaction to the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. She tweeted and also said on Facebook: “At the UN, we're constantly asked to do more and give more - in the past we have. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American people about where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us. On Thursday, there will be a vote at the UN criticising our choice. And yes, the US will be taking names."
It is odd, because in one of his most famous songs, the singer Johnny Cash said, in a gravelly, somewhat out of breath voice:
“There's a man goin' 'round takin' namesAnd he decides who to free and who to blame …”
He continued “The hairs on your arm will stand up at the terror…”
And then he made an apparent reference to Donald Trump Saying: “Hear the trump.”
Okay, that last bit was a little misleading, a fake quote, if you will. Cash actually sang: “Hear the trumpets hear the pipers, One hundred million angels singin'.”
There are those, of course, who think that Donald Trump is some kind of prophet, like John the Baptist, to foreshadow the return of the Messiah. Which is ironic, because the return of the Messiah seems to be precisely what the Johnny Cash song was about – the man taking names was a reference to Revelation 20.12,15, – “Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Cash finished his song, saying:
“And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beastsAnd I looked, and behold a pale horseAnd his name that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him."
Did Haley get all this when she made her reference to taking names? Ms Haley was in fact born to a native American family, according to Wikipedia, she identifies herself today as a Christian, but attends both Sikh and Methodist services. Such a background does not scream out 'ardent reader' of the Book of Revelations.