Sunday, March 21, 2021

Sentiments Mistakenly Consigned to the Tempestuous Teapot

 

But, these are no tempests in a teapot





Intrusions of the Darkness







Old  Tactics - New Faces









The Puppeteers








The Wisdom of A. A. Joe



  

                                                                                                            


Where America Is Going 

  - And Why





Monday, March 15, 2021

Where America Is Going - And Why


             What does it look like when God comes to the end of His patience with a wayward nation and finally steps back?  There is actually a good picture of such in the Bible.  It occurred on the occasion of God’s commission to Isaiah and His explanation of what the prophet was about to encounter.

             This occasion well demonstrates the look of God’s “end point.”  This is that point where a nation has become so willfully indifferent toward God and the principled lives which He would ask them to live, that the Almighty says, “Enough is enough.”  At the beginning of Isaiah’s ministry, Israel had largely become that nation – a people who no longer seriously pursued God or the foundational character issues which He wished them to embrace.

             Isaiah’s account indicates that everything started with a divine question.  He writes, “Also, I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’

            "Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.’

            "And He said, 'Go, and tell this people, hear indeed, but understand not; and see indeed, but perceive not.  Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.’”

 

            It’s important to understand that what God was expressing to the prophet here was not a divine decree of outcome, but a disgusted prediction of it – based in Israel’s previous stubbornness.  The essential idea was this.  Tell this people for Me - One final time, I’m sending you the truth, so one more time, you can close your eyes and shut your ears and insulate your heart against it, instead of embracing it in order to be healed.  Thus, if the reader simply adds the inflection of disgust and sarcasm to God’s voice as he or she reads this passage, it actually adds greater accuracy and understanding to the reading.

           

            Then comes Isaiah’s question to God.  It’s this question which actually leads to a verbal portrait of that point where God finally runs out of patience with human arrogance.  The prophet continues, “Then I said, ‘Lord, how long?’

            “And He answered: ‘Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant, the houses are without a man, the land is utterly desolate, the Lord has removed men far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.’” (Ref. Isaiah 6:8-12)

 

            What Isaiah describes here is a land which is facing a thorough decimation as a result of their great and growing apathy toward God.  And eventually, the trauma described here did come to pass in Israel. It became a fractured land of despair, and widespread decay.  Indeed, it is both sobering and frightening to see how deeply a nation can be impacted by the loss of God’s divine defense and blessing.  Such an absence brings darkness to the very soul of a nation – in short order.

 

            And, on November 3, 2020, America became set to experience this same kind of impact.  That was the day when God finally stepped back from America.  That was the day when God stopped restraining the Darkness.  That was the day when God finally allowed America to begin experiencing the consequences of its widespread, many decades-long, and still growing indifference, and even disdain, toward God.

 

            On that day, Election Day 2020, that critical election was, in fact, stolen by seditious political criminals, in service to the Democrat Party – the most prominent human face of satanic darkness in America.  And, it is very telling as to how widespread this infamous conspiracy had to be in order to succeed.  But, more impressive yet is how completely absent God was from America’s defense against this widespread assault on American sovereignty. 

 

            In each contested state, election officials chose to turn an obviously predetermined blind eye to voting fraud and illegalities – even in the face of compelling evidence.  And, the Supreme Court, in turn, also chose to embrace, what similarly appeared to be, a pre-planned blindness regarding the legal and political misconducts in this election.  And, in doing so, the high court surrendered the very essence of America’s democracy, the integrity of its elections, into the hands of these Satan-owned political schemers.

 

            And, across the propaganda media, the pat reporting was obviously a long planned and well synchronized part of that scheme – the part designed to cultivate a national normalcy bias.  The pitch was essentially this. “What fraud?  Let’s just move on as we’ve always done after an election.”  But, the true reality was that a horrible new “normal” was made entirely imminent for America through the success of that 2020 election fraud. 

 

            Now, having stolen this election with impunity, these dark-hearted political usurpers will simply repeat their seditious formula for doing so in future elections. And now, they can much more easily implement that formula from their seats of power in the government, thus assuring their hold on those seats in perpetuity.  So, our future elections will become nothing more than a sham to provide merely the appearance of legitimacy to what is actually an unseen dictatorial oligarchy operating from behind the scenes.

 

            Nevertheless, in the days following the election, it began to be obvious that the “normalcy carrot” which the media held out to the pubic did start to gain significant attraction across the country.  So, fairness, and justice, and conscience, and principle, and even the rule of law was simply brushed aside in service to less troublesome and more up-close life pursuits for a great many citizens.  Thus, this widespread moral and ethical carelessness simply became the freshest example of why God chose to step back from the nation in the first place.

 

            So now, America is left staring at the end of its identity as democratic republic.  And yet, at this writing, four months after the elections, most Americans are still unaware that their republic, and the liberties and blessings they derive from it, have been mortally wounded – and the death of it all has now been made completely imminent. 

 

            At this early juncture, the vast majority still choose to believe the lie that, indeed, all things will go on as before.  But, by the upcoming mid-term elections, most in the country will certainly know better.  By then, most all will have recognized the ever more threatening nature of the government. By then, most will know that America is no longer being truly governed by the principles of a constitution and the traditional fairness of American jurisprudence. 

 

            And, as the evidence begins to pile up, the country will start to feel the despair of being governed by the whims of those unseen and unprincipled powerbrokers who are using mere figurehead political puppets to reshape American society.  In coming months, Americans will, indeed, begin to realize that their government has assumed this entirely new and very sinister form. 

 

            And, you do not have to be a prophet to know what the attendant downward spiral will look like in the real terms of everyday life.  The real powers-that-be, operating from behind the Biden and, not too eventually, the Harris throne, are truly Satan’s children.  As such, they have no ethical restraints.   They are as cruel and heartless as is Satan, himself.  They hate true good as much as they hate those who stand for and do it.  So, they will ravage the remaining good in this nation without compunction.

 

            Nevertheless, these satanic operatives do, in fact, now control the seats of power in this nation.  And, they are set to do their worst.  Already they are implementing policies and getting prepared to weaponize existing and new laws to force their will upon the population.  And certainly, the previous Covid mandates have already given the nation a taste of the bitterness of this kind of forced, like-it-or-not compliance. But now, this type of oppression is coming to America with an unlimited scope, eventually toppling even the most sacred strongholds of traditional civil protections.

 

            And, rest assured, these children of the Darkness will essentially abolish our southern border and flood this nation with a poor, backward, criminal, and non-invested population to weaken its social and political fabric.  And this will also help assure their perpetual grip on power as they grant blanket citizenship to tens of millions of illegals.   


These dark minded world changers will also finish corrupting our criminal and civil courts, including the high court, as they have already been attempting to do for many decades.  And, House Bill 1, already passed in the House, if passed in the Senate, will legalize election cheating methods of the type done in the 2020 election.


        And they will destroy the ethical trustworthiness of the nation’s police forces by eventually filling their ranks with their own mercenary thugs.  The opportunity for this police overhaul, will be afforded by the quickly and constantly escalating attrition of good but highly frustrated police officers. 

 

            They, will poison the nation economically with reckless, purely ideologically based policies.  The dollar will begin a continuous slip in value and inflation will continue to rise with the printing of more and more of these less valuable dollars.  And, they will certainly enact stratospheric taxes on nearly all Americans to siphon off the nation’s private wealth for government use. 

 

            They will vastly over-empower non-elected bureaucrats as decision makers over our daily lives – including our property, health, financial, and social services issues.  They will weaken the military through economic starvation.  They will continue to encourage class and race divisions so citizens remain disunited.  And, they will come for the guns to prevent any serious resistance or insurrection. 

 

            And eventually, as companies and corporations begin to fail under the weight of ominous government regulations, and jobs dry up, and America’s wealth is very intentionally drained away, the country will fall into widespread decay and disrepair.  America’s many fine neighborhoods and homes will become run down; and, many homes will be entirely lost to their owners due to the severe economic decline of the nation. 

 

            Our commercial buildings will begin to show the ravages of our poverty in their cracked glass, broken doors, and elevators with permanent out-of-order signs.  Our roads and highways will become chronically shabby with potholes, and long broken traffic lights, and other unattended issues of decay.   

 

            And many will die and be imprisoned at the hands of these merciless overlords.  They will do these supremely horrid things because they must do them in order to impose their draconian political and social will upon this nation.  They will need these measures to silence their opposition and to relieve themselves of the burden of those whom they view as some sort of liability – often swallowing up even their own in the harshness of these actions.

 

            Also, the foundational things, which Americans have been able to take for granted for so long, such as freedom of movement, freedom of ownership, freedom of thought and expression, and the sanctity of legitimate religious convictions – these will vanish.  Our health care will have only a fraction of its former efficiency and effectiveness due to overcrowding, doctor shortages, and diminishing federal financial support. And, even the more mundane things like standards for the quality of food, medicines, and commercial products will become undependable.

 

            And, when all of this, and much more like it, has come to pass in the lives of rank and file Americans, surely they will wonder how it could possibly have done so.  And, many will then, almost certainly, begin to recap the political twists and turns of the nation’s recent past in search of answers.  And, doubtless, they will also point fingers of blame even as they curse the Darkness – but, only in low tones for fear of reprisal. 

 

            Nevertheless, I wonder if this nation will ever understand that these troubles were actually, most essentially, just the outflow of their arrogant dismissal of the God who gave birth to the nation in the first place.  And, I wonder, when Americans finally come to this time of soul searching, if they will see the need to admit their mistake and repent of their conceit before Him? 

 

            But, be all of that as it may, in that too-late hour of their musings, without a doubt Americans will have come to know one thing with absolute certainty.  For, they will know this thing from their own deeply heartbreaking experience. They will know precisely what it looks and feels like when God does, finally and decisively, step back from an incorrigibly arrogant nation who has so long and so willfully gone away from Him.

 

            “Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant, the houses are without a man, the land is utterly desolate, the Lord has removed men far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.”

~

             And, lest the reader think all of this, just the rantings of one more doomsday lunatic, consider these three compelling questions.

 

1.      Can any democracy, no matter how vibrant, survive the systemic corruption of its election process?

2.      Can any democracy survive the unfettered power of its government to weaponize its laws and its law enforcement facility against its citizens?

3.      Can any democracy survive a corrupt and irredeemably evil political party which becomes totally and perpetually empowered? 

 

            In fact, these are the essential conditions which have now been set up in America by the 2020 election – the point where God finally stepped back in resignation.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Binding Aspirations

 

In my 72 years, the only America I’ve ever known has been an imperfect America. But, it has also been the least imperfect nation on earth across all of those years. So, the America which I have seen, and which is portrayed in our history books, is not a perfect nation, but a maturing nation. Indeed, America has clearly demonstrated her willingness to grow beyond previous mistakes to a better national condition. For that reason, I still find it very easy to deeply love, respect, and admire this somewhat “warted” ideal that is America.


Unlike some in our more naïve generations, I do not require a new American penance which insists on reaching far back into our history to cleanse our national soul. Rather, I more reasonably require that the nation merely presently exhibit an orderly and systemic responsiveness to its own higher good. And since, except in the unhinged minds of our more radical citizens, that is, indeed, the case, I remain devoted to this nation and her traditional pursuits: Personal Freedom, Personal Prosperity, and Personal Goodness. 

Before these times, those simple pursuits were considered noble. It was largely unheard of that Americans would willingly embrace an idea where government was to become our daily and detailed overlord. Rather, the typical American intent was to remain as free of government interference as possible in our personal pursuit of happiness. 

Nor have Americans previously been intimidated, shrinking from the competitive nature of Capitalism. Rather, they typically chased its broadly available treasures. And, history proves that vastly more often than not, they won them. 

And traditionally, Americans have always, ultimately, embraced the right thing – moved by the reality that it actually was that. It is only very recently that we have fallen so far as to allow the pretentious and angry cursing’s of violent street mobs to stand as a thoughtful conscience. 

Freedom, Prosperity, Goodness – a nation doesn’t bring such noble aspirations to its citizens. Its citizens bring them to the nation. But, in these troubled times, too many American citizens no longer traffic in such treasure. May God help us.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Washington's New Color, "SCOTUS YELLOW"

 Recently the Supreme Court ruled that the President had no standing regarding fraud in the 2020 election.  How completely lame.  It is impossible for me to imagine a circumstance where the President of the United States would not “have standing,” on any issue which he chooses to raise - based in the sheer gravity of his office.  So, sadly, my cynical side now suggests that there are more sinister forces than mere legalities at work within the present high court.  And, in that case, I think the court should be reminded of what has ever been a defining American ideal.  It’s “courage.” 

 

            Our soldiers, our first responders, and the vast majority of our ordinary citizens all regularly face down life’s most fearful intimidations.  They choose courage to be the ideal which first defines them.  They do not typically even attempt to conveniently invoke some such cowardly approach which suddenly makes them mere spectators to life.  Rather, they insist on being people who very purposefully attempt to shape life for the better – every day – come what may.  I am, today, so profoundly sorry that this present court is apparently not cut from that same cloth.  

 

            In fact, all but the most naïve among us, now know that The American Republic was mortally wounded on November 3rd by seditious political criminals who very methodically corrupted our election process.  And, they have now done so with impunity, thus insuring they will repeat their formula in all future elections. 

 

            As a result, the failure of our republic is now completely imminent – though it would seem that most, even now, have not comprehended that reality. But, the nullification of its election process is the sure death knell of even the most vibrant democracy. Elections then become merely a way to legitimize unending dictatorial power.  And, this is what has been essentially achieved, in this 2020 election by these seditious criminals. 

 

            Nevertheless, at this critical moment in history, the court has chosen to make America’s Lady Justice “blind,” in a new and very ignoble way.  To my eye, her blindfold no longer signifies Fairness – but Cowardice.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Weight of This Moment by A. A. Joe

They think that America’s Average Joe, of which I am one, is simply too dumb and/or too ill-informed to know what’s really up in America these days.  But, we’re not really that dumb or that ill-informed.  In fact, we do know what’s really going on.

For example, we know that what we are presently watching unfold in America is an actual coup attempt driven by people who might be very accurately described as “World Class Sociopaths.”  They are, indeed, a people with serious personality disorders which are now expressed every day as extreme antisocial attitudes and behaviors, all while demonstrating an utter lack of conscience.

It is true that these groups and individuals from the Left are not as easily defined and identified today as they once were.  They are not simply holdover Fascists from the 30’s and 40’s or old style Russian and American Communists types of the 50’s and 60’s.  Now, their identifying banners are a jumbled sea of social and political labels, disingenuous front organizations, and activist pet peeves. 

It is also true, however, that all of this jumble of craziness does eventually coalesce along a Marxist / Socialist axis. And, this axial Marxist connection is confirmed by at least three things. 

First, the Marxist connection is confirmed by their educational exposures.  All of the real players on the Left read the same warped thoughts of angry, hateful men who, themselves, were world class sociopaths – Karl Marx, Howard Zin, and Saul Alinsky, to name a few. 

The second Marxist identification is the actual, street-level tactics which these treacherous people employ.  The seditious tactics which they are presently using in this nation have been previously employed by Marxist around the world over the last century to bring down other nations, leaving more than 100,000,000 dead in the process.  Their playbook of divide-and-conquer, rabblerousing, pot-stirring, community infiltration, pretentious front organizations, and the subversion of legitimate organizations, is the typical Marxist take-over template.

And, the third Marxist identifier is their human resource structure – the types of people they employ to carry out their mission.  These useful human operatives are easily classified by the nature of their actual awareness level of, and devotion to the Marxist cause. 

There are always the “Dupes.”  These are typically naïve pawns, usually deceptively drawn into the Marxist ranks under the banner of some righteous sounding purpose like women’s rights, or one type or another of a social justice cause, etc.  These dupes are usually much more aware of their own little cause than the much more sinister intent of the Marxists which they are actually ignorantly serving.  

There are also the “Mercenaries.” These are street level people, sometimes thuggish, sometimes “dupish,” who are actually completely disinterest in any cause but the money they’re being paid to be on the street at the right time and place. 

And, then there are also always those highly aware and deeply “Devoted Ideologues.” These are people who do, indeed, understand and believe in the ideological message and mission of Marxism / Socialism. Though typically, most of these are but useful, mid-level puppets to the real puppeteers of the movement.

The face of this dark conglomerate is, of course, the Democrat Party.  Having fallen prey to Marxist ideology and control, this now long-subverted political party presently affiliates a wide array of seditious groups and individuals.  And, like the party, itself, most all of them presently masquerade as patriots, nevertheless, their true, overarching devotion is to the utter demise of America as a free, democratic, and opportunity based nation. 

The constituents and fellow travelers of the Democrat Party now include American Communists, Socialists and, so called, Progressives.  Also, joining the Democrat parade at the street-level are their agitating community organizers, and their “dupish” activists of the “higher conscience.”  And, not to be overlooked are their very valuable devotees in the media and academia, their deep-state bureaucrats, and their wealthy elitists and Hollywood types.

And, this present coup which the Dems and the Marxist Left are now attempting is not just about removing Donald Trump from office.  He is but a troublesome, and yet also a very convenient, strawman by which they can generate division and hate within the nation. 

But, the real agenda of the Left is much more basic and far-reaching than merely removing Donald Trump.  The real agenda is to grab and permanently hold power with the intention of turning the American people into another Marxist/ Socialist slave nation.  The ultimate aim is that the American people should finally be made to bow before a completely oppressive Marxist oligarchy, on the order of those in China and Russia, as a part of the new, Socialist world order.

So, Average Joe is not so dumb and/or ill-informed as the sociopaths on the Left think.  And Joe already knows that this coup attempt can only be dealt with in one of three ways.  The first, and no doubt the best, resolution would be for a true Christian revival to sweep across the nation. 

As with other such revivals in the past, this would once again restore a personal devotion to the divine values in large numbers of Americans from every quadrant – the values which built this nation in the first place.  And that faith restoration would, of course, save many souls. 

But, beyond that most important thing, a Christian revival would also restore to that large number of citizens, a world view based in the divine perspective.  And, that would then, in short order, numerically and philosophically defeat the Marxist power base in America.

The second possibility for defeating this on-going coup attempt is to really “burn down” the Marxist Democrats in the upcoming election.  Certainly, the usual 52/48 split among the electorate will simply not do the job.  It has to be a real “burn down” of the Democrat influence in all political quadrants, from the federal level to the city council and school board level. 

If by their present lawless and seditious behavior, these people, who have made “America” a dirty word, do not come to be one themselves in the mind of the electorate, the coup will simply continue in an ever more militant way.  And that will bring us to the third and least desirable possibility for dealing with their take-over attempt.

This third option is simply a widespread blood bath.  You don’t have to be a political or social prophet to know that if you plant the seeds of violence in a population, as has been done by this Marxist Left.  And, if you then continually cultivate the emotions of that violence every day, as happens in the media arm of the Left every day.  Then, barring some intervening circumstance, violence is precisely what you will reap as the end product. 

And, as is typically the case with widespread civil violence, it will almost certainly be horribly unpredictable, touching the innocent and even those who smugly think themselves to be untouchable.  No violence is ever easily contained, even when you are its instigator. 

So, in this case, the Marxist pretenders among us, who hate this nation and all that it stands for, should actually steel themselves for what’s coming.  Average Joe is not as unaware as you believe.  And, he is already prepared for this possibility. 

This is easily confirmed in our stores.  Notice, the ammunition shelves are always all but emptied every week.  And gun sales and concealed carry permits are at an all-time high.

Nevertheless, hopefully, before this bloodletting occurs, we will, indeed, come to our senses, humble ourselves, and once again, in large numbers, begin to truly embrace the Lordship of Christ with His attendant divine values based in love and faith.  This is absolutely the best way to find a very thorough, effective, and far-reaching healing for the nation.

Or, less beneficial, but yet still a peaceful ending to this coup attempt would be that “burn-down” at the ballot box option.  Such a truly decisive electoral statement by the country would restore good order in a bloodless way by simply stripping these sociopathic rebels of their political and social influence.  It would also send a clear message to our determined enemies abroad, who are presently smelling blood in the water.

But, if neither of those first two outcomes occur, the third will.  It is not even in serious doubt. 

This is true because, without that decisive statement from the electorate in these upcoming elections, no matter who actually wins the election with but a narrow margin, the Marxist will then remain emboldened to continue to employ an ever increasing militancy.  And, in response, patriotic Americans who are devoted to a free, fair, and opportunity based nation will eventually be forced to respond forcefully.  

And, it is lunacy to believe that they will do otherwise.  America’s patriots never have, and never will, go quietly into the night in the face of an existential threat to their beloved nation. 

Every few decades, it seems the whole world goes crazy at once; and, humanity then starts to drown in its own blood – typically at the behest of only a handful of sociopaths who stir it all up.  We are now, if we cannot secure a better way foreword using cool heads and common sense, arriving at such a moment and such a needless and insane circumstance. 

So, in this anteroom of the coming elections, we should ask ourselves, “Do we really want to blow up the great goodness that we have in America, such as exists nowhere else in the world.  And, do we really want to do it for a relatively few, but highly manipulative bunch of Marxist sociopaths.

Must we take their every exaggerated accusation against this nation as unchallengeable truth?  As a people, are we now so emotionally blinded and/or mentally unbalanced by their propaganda that we cannot recognize their “frame job” against the fairest, freest, and most widely prosperous nation on Earth?  And, it is that, a frame, constructed from highly skewed exaggerations, half-truths, outright lies, and non-full disclosure of the real historical facts.

Could we not simply pause in this obviously weighty historical moment, take a breath, and recover our national sanity long enough to simply ask, “What are we really being enticed to sign on to, here?   If the hate filled rantings and the lawless intimidation tactics of Marxist-cultivated mobs in our streets is to become our new political process – then are we not, indeed, already a banana republic – less the republic? 

Is this the message we would send ahead to future American generations as to how best to govern ourselves?  Because, that is precisely what the political Left is pushing for with their cultivation, glorification, and protection of these lawless methods.

The better message to send to our posterity would be one of just change through the orderly use of our long proven system for doing so.  Our system and our laws have served us exceptionally well across our national growth process.  And, they can certainly deal with our present issues very effectively.  But, only if we do not allow a few sociopaths to cause us to break faith with their brilliant efficacy. 

Even America’s Average Joe knows that what is first being decided in this American moment is not the complexities of our national history or the issues of racism.  Rather, the first issue that we are now deciding is this.  “Will we, going forward, seek to be an ever more just nation by law and good order?  Or, will we choose to govern ourselves and guide our course by a constantly flaring mob militancy which will ever push aside that more noble and beneficial way?” 

There is really but one sane answer to this query.   And, in this present weighty moment, it really has become imperative that we stand against the seditious Left, in unison – black, white, red, yellow, and brown – to decisively make that good choice with both our voice and our vote.

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Foolishness Of Freedom

Consider the voice of oppressive governance. It is the voice of czars, and kings, and emperors, and tribal chiefs, and despots of every kind.

Many of them have died among the previous pages of history. But their voices still echo across those pages to join such voices in the present to question and detract American ideals. And from those voices, one thing is clear. They all failed to understand the grandeur that flows from empowering people instead of oppressing them. So, this is what they all might say of America, "America, you are such a fool!"



"You believe in basic human equality. And because you do, your lowest becomes eligible for your highest offices of power. No one is restrained from intruding across class lines. All may participate in the civil franchise. How, can you run a country in such a way - and still control the outcome?"

"America, you do not suppress speech. And because you do not, your national conversation becomes an unwieldy dialog of immense dimension. Every sort of citizen has input. How can you fail to control the flow of opinion and information - and still control the outcome?"

"America, you allow your citizens to have guns, many guns, all types of guns. And because you do, your citizens are not so easily intimidated. They may even use them to defy the state. How can you allow your citizens to have guns - and still control the outcome?"

"America, you allow your press to intrude upon and challenge public officials. Because you do this, the state is threatened, high officers are exposed, and the agenda of the state remains constantly subject to public scrutiny. This does not allow the state to operate "efficiently." How can you possibly grant such exposure - and still control the outcome?"

"America, you allow your citizens the vote. Do you not understand that this means they ultimately hold the power. Do you not know that the state then becomes subject to the masses, instead of the reverse. How is it that you believe you can invest the citizens with this great power- and still control the outcome?"

"America, you allow your citizens to amass private wealth. In allowing them to do so, they become confident, and influential, and in many ways uncontrollable. Do you not understand this danger. How can you allow the threat of personal wealth - and still control the outcome?"

"America, you allow your citizens unlimited freedom of movement. As a result they are exposed to other cultures, they consort with people of differing viewpoints, they are able to elude state scrutiny. Surely you see the inherent liability. How can you give such freedom of unaccounted movement - and still control the outcome?"

"America, you allow your people to practice religious choice. Do you not understand that this creates diversity among the citizens. It diminishes order and commonness. Such choice may set them against each other, or worse, against the state, or the god of the state. How can you allow such choice - and still control the outcome."

*****

The criticisms of the despots are telling. Their insecurity denotes an ignorance regarding the human destiny, which Americans have  known and embraced from our beginning.  It is this.  Each man owns his own destiny as a gift from God. No one - no king, no prince, no despot of any kind has any title or claim to it.

America did not invent this idea. But, America has certainly given reality to it as no other nation on earth. And, every day she confirms this principal in the best possible way - in the liberties of her every citizen.

And, America has proven herself to be the nation most willing to risk the implications of this idea. Every day, we risk what our citizens will lawfully do, where they will collectively take us as a nation. We risk their whims, what they will say, and what new things they will devise - both good and bad. 

We risk their equal access to power, the influence of wealth or position. In fact, in America, we are not just willing to risk the swift current of our individual, and in turn, our collective destiny. In fact, we embrace that doing with some passion.

This unwieldy risk is the very thing that the despots of history have never been willing to take. But, in America, we do not control the outcome, we do, indeed, risk it - under God. 

Every day, when the sun comes up on this matchless, and magical, and God blessed land - every lawful thing is in play. It's what we call - Freedom.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Militancy

These days, it would seem that angry militancy is imposing itself on the American culture at very high levels on all fronts.  So, gays, Progressives, Socialists, Democrats, and Communist are all now raging activists.  

The gun haters and the Never Trumper's are all salivating with anger.  African Americans, Hispanics, Muslims and university students are all at a take-it-to-the-streets level of militancy.  And on it goes until it seems everybody has gone militantly mad.

But, in fact, they have not.  In truth, the preceding paragraph is a blatant exaggeration on all fronts.  It is merely a “head shot” of the caricature which the liberal media, a cadre of hate filled activists, and a bunch of arrogant elitists are constantly attempting to sell to the American people as a tactic to aid their seditious intentions. 

In reality, however, in all of those people groups mentioned above, the great majority remains peaceful, reasoned and concerned about, not just results, but about the justness of how we achieve those results.  And how do we know these good people are out there?  Well, by the math for one thing.  The population of the United States is 325 million people.  So those subversive “pot stirrers,” even with the few off-the-rails extremists and ne’er-do-wells which they may actually represent, don’t compose even a drop in the bucket of that number. 

And, there is another way that we know that the vast majority of Americans are still strongly bound together by real sanity.  It is the anecdotal evidence of our daily lives.  Indeed, in our common values, we continue to widely cherish the nobility of our humanity, and thus, the nobility of our behavior.  We share a deep love of country which allows us to beam with pride even while we work together to remove her warts.  And, we continue to believe the long proven idea that mutual respect is the precious norm which truly yields peace, brotherhood, and quality of life; whereas, hate is never anything more than a disabling character flaw.  

So, fortunately for America, the vast majority of Americans still embrace sanity over subversion.  Praise God!  View The Exhibit