The Tea Party Movement was peaceful and respectful. No one was beaten, burned, or shot. What did it accomplish? Not much. We still have a weak GOP that refuses to fight back. Yes, there are a few outspoken Republicans, but not enough to counter the Democrat Party mob. Conservatives generally do not march in the streets and make demands. We follow the rules because we know that revolutions lead to instability.
We’re being told today that this matters and that matters, but without God nothing matters. Few people want to acknowledge that what we see happening today is a manifestation of the eternally present without any regard with the eternally just since there is no longer an ultimate Judge to judge. For example: CNN’s Chris Cuomo ended a recent program telling viewers that America doesn’t need God; that what we need is within us.
Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him (Prov. 27:22). Lessons can be drawn from every event in the Bible because human nature has not changed since Cain killed Abel. Consider that Jesus fed thousands, healed the lame and blind, and even raised people from the dead. Even so, there were those among the religious and political leadership in Israel who wanted Him dead (John 8:58–59).
It began with Confederate monuments, now it’s any historical figure who was not perfect, including our nation’s founders who, although not perfect like all of us, created a system of government to fix the imperfect. The latest attack is on Mount Rushmore. Some want it blown to pieces and others want it dismantled piece by piece. Where were all the protests in 2008 when then presidential candidate Barack Obama visited Rushmore?
Black activist and journalist Kevin Powell wants to replace The Star Spangled Banner with John Lennon’s song Imagine, a song extoling atheism and the abolition of private property. It’s a Marxist’s dream anthem. Has he ever listened to the words? Every millionaire black person would have to divest himself or herself of billions of dollars. In addition to imagining no religion, Imagine also includes, “imagine no possessions.” There are a lot of black millionaires and at least five billionaires.
Almost daily I engage in Facebook battles with people who continue to cling to the unbiblical view that we are living in the last days and go through a long series of modifications to what the text of Scripture actually states to keep their end-time beliefs alive. It’s amazing to see the hoops they jump through to maintain their unsupportable belief systems. You can even find such flimsy arguments in scholarly articles.
Finally there’s something that I can agree with the liberal student crybabies. For some time now some students at Princeton University have opposed Woodrow Wilson — a Democrat — who served as president of Princeton from 1902 to 1910 and as the 28th President of the United States. Because of the iconoclasm going on around the country, Wilson’s reputation is coming under scrutiny: Princeton University will remove the name of President Woodrow Wilson from its school of public policy and a residential college, the school said in a statement Saturday.
Glenn Beck’s The Blaze published an article with the following title: “Best-selling Christian author looks for answers about the end times, says ‘Israel being reborn’ is ‘God’s super sign.’” This isn’t a new view, but it is an outdated view that cannot be found in the Bible. The idea of Israel becoming a nation again is a “super sign” leading up to the so-called rapture was advocated by the late prophecy writer and author of the Left Behind series Tim LaHaye.
Every revolution begins with lofty concerns but most often ends in violence, bloodshed, loss of freedom, and long-term despotism — from the French Revolution to the Cuban Revolution and every revolution in between and since (China and Venezuela). David Chilton writes the following in Part One of his review summary of James H. Billington’s Fire in the Minds of Men: In many ways, the French Revolution set precedents for those which were created in its image.
First it was the removal of Confederate statues and monuments. Next, it was Christopher Columbus. Then it was George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and even Abraham Lincoln. More are to come, and they will never be finished. The next target? John Nolte says Mount Rushmore may not survive. All pictures of white Jesus because Shaun King says Jesus was not white, thus, a white-looking Jesus is a symbol of racial injustice:
Dan Cathy, current CEO and the son of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, said that white Christians should repent for racism and fight for their black brothers and sisters. He punctuated his demand by shining the shoes of a black man. “That will stop racial injustice,” I said sarcastically. If you are racist. Repent. If you are not a racist, there is no requirement to repent. If you are treating anyone unjustly, repent.
The latest Supreme Decision Bostock v. Clayton County (Georgia) on homosexual/transgender rights turned Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on its head by declaring that same-sex sexual behaviors and transgender claims are comparable to a person’s race and that there are more than two sexes. The Civil Rights Act was well intentioned but would later open a Pandora’s Box of unintended (and intended) legislation and litigation. The word “sex” was a late entry to the 1964 bill and had nothing to do with homosexuality or transgenderism or 70+ different fictional genders.
Judge John Roberts showed his colors on Obamacare. He was never a man to be trusted. Judge Kavanaugh was always a wild card, but on his latest vote, he surprised me. I never trusted Gorsuch, and I said so when he was first nominated. The following is some of what I wrote on why he was not going to be a good choice for the court. On a side note, the latest ruling regarding a new definition of “sex” related to the 1964 Civil Rights Act was a piece of legislation.
It was 10:45 PM. My wife thought she heard the doorbell ring. She thought she was dreaming. Now wide awake, she heard it again. I had my noise-cancelling headphones, so I didn’t hear anything. I got up. Retrieved my gun and made my way slowly to the front door. Our property has a number of bright lights so it’s easy to see what’s going on outside without having to turn on our porch lights.
What we are seeing happening in and to our nation is nothing new. The ideologies driving the revolution have been around for a long time. The universities are filled with ideological radicals aligned more with Marx and Marcuse than Burke and Kirk. Their radical ideas have trickled down to the high school level where multiple generations have been polluted with dangerous and counter-productive ideas that have crippled the thinking ability of usually rational people.
“For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king: He will save us” (Isa. 33:22). I started watching the opening few scenes of The Matrix to get to the blue pill/red pill scene. The truth is difficult to accept when you’ve believed something for so long and it turns out not to be real. How many of us would have taken the red pill when the world around us seems mostly normal and not too bad?
We all want to change the world. But there is a great deal of disagreement on how to do it without blowing it up. In years past, idealistic revolutionaries turned to The Beatles for inspiration. For example, “The People’s Summit” held in Chicago during a Bernie Sanders rally kicked it off with The Beatles’ song “Revolution.” A laughable idea to anyone who knows how to read or listen to lyrics. (Red State)
Let’s keep in mind that the George Floyd incident took place in a Democrat-controlled police department within a Democrat controlled city within a Democrat-controlled state. How this is Pres. Trump’s fault or the fault of white people generally is beyond me. There is a huge double standard designed to radicalize the United States: President Trump has been criticized and accused of being racist for calling the rioters “THUGS”. First off, that is what they are.
You knew it would happen. Trump stands in front of the historic St. John’s Church, often called the Church of the Presidents, that was just firebombed and holds up a Bible. The pastors of the very liberal church denounced him even though the sign says, “ALL ARE WELCOME,” unless you’re Donald Trump holding a Bible. I guess this means it’s only the Church of Some Presidents. “Rioters are welcome. President Trump isn’t.
I haven’t heard much from Frank Schaeffer, the son of Francis and Edith Schaeffer, for some time. It’s probably because I don’t frequent his new world of leftist politics and anti-Christian screeds. But there he was. Attacking all things Trump and all his supporters in a seven-minute video. What we are seeing is an attempt of a coup d’etat at every level of society, from popular radicals like Frank Schaeffer and the clandestine Antifa crowd and their financial backers to the media and former military men.