The way I figure it, there are three kinds of citizens in the United States. I prefer the word “citizen” here rather than “American” because there is a difference. The three groups are liberals/socialists/democrats (LSDs), “moderates” and conservatives. I like calling the first group LSDs because it gives us the commonly used initials for Lysergic acid diethylamide, a mind altering drug that this group behaves as if they’re under the influence of, as what they believe, advocate and advance always leads to bizarre outcomes, failure and destruction. They continually validate Einstein’s definition of insanity of doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.
“Moderates”, so called, are a different breed all together and probably the most aggravating because they generally seem to be the sort of people who are incapable of developing any sort of inner conviction about anything. We know LSDs are nuts and are so far subsumed into their collective that there’s little hope for them. On rare occasions will one escape the mental programming and flee the plantation.
Liberals advance FEAR in order to win converts. Fear of climate, fear of capitalism as it “leaves people behind”, fear of “racism”, fear of an assault on women, fear of conservatives. This fear leaves its mark on the liberal cult members and the “moderates”. Fear is what motivates them as opposed to anger which tends to motivate conservatives, anger that liberals are destroying our nation.
Moderates, out of fear, will gravitate to whoever appears to offer a solution to whatever fear has a grip on them at the moment. The problem with dealing with moderates is that more often than not, they will side with the politician who has the least painful “solution” to the problem, or more correctly, the least painful solution to themselves. The best motto for a moderate is “out of sight, out of mind”.
It must be realized the moderates do very little if any investigation into issues because they would prefer to just bury the issue. Moderates are the ones who prefer to dope up on anti-depressants, tune out and pretend that problems really don’t exist, or at least they don’t want to be bothered by them.
Take any issue. “Everybody” seems to believe that man is destroying the planet. Thus fear is instilled that we are turning our planet into an inhabitable one like Venus where run-a-way “warming” has created surface temperatures that melt lead, greater than 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Polar bears are dying, the ice is melting, our coasts will be underwater in the meantime. Of course, none of this is true, but the poor moderate is bombarded with these fantastical tales constantly and thus come to believe that, indeed, the sky truly is falling.
The moderate view on warming is simple, they really have no skin in the game. They refuse to understand the true motive of the warmers since that invites conflict and anxiety and they really don’t care where their electrical power comes from as long as their light switch works. The simplest way to deal with the warming issue is simply to go along with the warmers just to get them to shut up if nothing else.
Moderates have no idea of what our nation will look like once reliable and cheap power sources are taken off line. Even a superficial investigation into man caused global warming will quickly reveal that it is a hoax perpetrated by western socialists in order to gain control and power over our lives. Control our energy, control our modern lives.
They will be the first ones screaming when the cities go dark and the denizens start burning them down. Fortunately, only a small percentage of Americans believe warming is a very serious issue, about 25 percent, with another 25 percent or so who believe that man is contributing to some warming. As long as it is an issue, moderates will tend to side with the warmers.
On social issues, moderates side with the liberals much for the same reason, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Moderates are easily swayed by pseudo-scientific, pseudo-sociological and pseudo-economic (Keynesian) arguments. Few conservatives and certainly no moderates truly understand the liberal movement and the attempt at a coup that has been afoot in this nation.
Morally, spiritually and culturally speaking we can trace our current situation to events of a century ago. Theological liberalism landed on our shores by the late 1800’s and by the 1930’s, this anti-biblical, liberal theology had captured most of our protestant denominations. The Great Depression and World War II in many ways dampened it, but during the 1950’s the nation began a rapid drift from its founding ethos, principles and fealty to a biblical God and the age of materialism began. The American economy was booming in peacetime, jobs were plentiful and the first generation of baby boomers, rather than being subjected to hardship and or discipline that builds character, were pampered and spoiled.
Theological liberalism, does among a number of adverse things, divorces what they believe to be the “real” world from the ethereal world of the spiritual. Liberalism breaks the true connection that exists between a true God and his creation, man. By the 1960’s, the “God is dead” movement was in full swing. The opening paragraph on the movement from Wikipedia sums it up very well,
—“Is God Dead?” was an April 8, 1966, cover story for the news magazine Time. A previous article, from October 1965, had investigated a trend among 1960s theologians to write God out of the field of theology. The 1966 article looked in greater depth at the problems facing modern theologians, in making God relevant to an increasingly secular society. Modern science had eliminated the need for religion to explain the natural world, and God took up less and less space in people’s daily lives. The ideas of various scholars were brought in, including the application of contemporary philosophy to the field of theology, and a more personal, individual approach to religion.—
So, as God was losing “relevance to an increasingly secular society” by the 1960’s, we witnessed the “revolution” of that decade. The boomers, now of age, and a significant number thoroughly secularized, had lost their way. Their minds could not tolerate the contradictions of their lives. Without religion, without Christianity, where were the higher ideals? Where were the higher standards? Where were the goals, where was the meaning of life itself?
It was and isn’t necessary to say there is no God (atheism), it was only necessary to say that God does not care about nor is he involved in the affairs of man; God has his domain and mankind has its (deism). It has as a result the deleterious effect of reducing man to despair, simply because he doesn’t see a God attempting to interact with his creation in a personal way. Man does not reject this truth in a vacuum, there are consequences to suffer as a result. Man loses his sense of worth and meaning. Being told he is nothing special, that he is merely a speck of nothingness in an immense materialistic universe has the effect of convincing him that he is of no value.
Whether he knows it or not, he then engages in his own “individual approach to religion” in an attempt to attain a higher meaning to life by attempting to make something of himself because he can’t stand the nothingness into which his own belief system has cast him. They proclaim as Lucifer did once upon a time, “I will be like the Most High”. This has led to all of the various radical ism’s that we are confronted with today.
Homosexuality, radical feminism, transgenderism and all of the sexual deviations and even racism are all cries to be heard, to have the right to be an individual in their culture of despair. I suspect that many of our deranged “mass killers” (almost all of them, by the way, belonging to the liberal “camp”) perform their final deed of killing as many innocents as possible simply to be seen, to be validated as a real person. As they pull the trigger they are in effect screaming, “I am my own god, I am here, I exist, I am real, I have meaning”.
In the remarks above describing the God is Dead movement, notice the critical words, “application of contemporary philosophy”. The “contemporary philosophy”, while always existing throughout human history to some extent, we can trace to the European mainland philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries who institutionalized the belief that God was dead.
That group ranged from atheists who totally rejected the notion of God, to deists who at least allowed that there may have been a creator but was now silent, and further, rejected any supernatural intrusion into the affairs of man. If man was to improve, then he would have to do it himself. These teachings provided much of the philosophical undergirding of the French Revolution and wormed its way into Christian theology over the next century, particularly in protestant Germany. As stated above, this corrupt theology reached America, corrupted the Churches, corrupted much of the American citizenry and began bearing its damaged fruit in the 1960’s.
What was viewed as something new, was simply the end product of something that began nearly three centuries earlier. Those corrupted by it replaced God with the “individual experience” or as the quote above states, replaced a faith in a biblical God with “a more personal, individual approach to religion”. Christian orthodoxy was replaced with whatever it took – mysticism, sex, drugs and rock and roll, in order to fill the void left by the rejection of spiritual truth in an endeavor to seek meaning.
The rejection of True Truth, made the minds fertile ground for everything else, which would logically then be things that are not true. The past things that were held as true, right, good and beneficial were replaced with things that were not true, were wrong and detrimental. Wrong in all areas, that’s why liberalism never works. Detrimental in the sense that not only is truth ignored and shoved aside, but evil is embraced and our nation began its rapid descent into moral darkness and choas over the next half century to today and now on course for eventual oblivion. The great error of America isn’t, as bad as this is, a rejection of God, but rather now it actively is an enemy of God. It is one thing to be neutral concerning God, and another entirely to work to destroy God and any Christian influence that exists in America.
The DNC knew what is was doing when it took God out of its party platform in 2012. As you recall He was only put back in after it made the news and democrats were roundly criticized. It’s not that the democrats were much on honoring God anyway, the platform’s only mention of God in 2008 was “We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”
As ABC News reported at the time,
“Moments after convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa gaveled in day two of the Democratic Convention, the hall burst into chaos as Democrats voted to amend their party’s platform to include the word “God” and name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Villaraigosa called the vote three times. The first two voice votes, which require a two-thirds majority to pass, were tied between “ays” and “nos.” On the third vote it was still hard to tell whether the “ays” were audibly louder than the “nays” in the half-full arena.
When Villaraigosa announced “the ays have it,” loud boos erupted across the arena.“
Other onlookers reported that the Nos overwhelmed the Ays and in no wise did the Ays come close to the 2/3rds required. God, even as pitiful a reference as it was, was put back in at the insistence of Barry Obama who realized the negative impact this move to totally remove any reference to God had. While the democrat party is a coalition of disparate groups, most of whom are Godless, they aren’t all like that. Millions of blacks, Hispanics and dumbed down whites who are enslaved on the democrat plantation are people of faith.
Getting back on point, this is where we find the moral and spiritual state of America today. True liberals, the children of the ‘60’s are nothing more than godless heathens – materialist, hedonistic, despisers of the truths of God and bent on the transformation of America in order to control all levers of power. Moderates are functionally near identical but lack the intensity of liberals on these issues.
Liberals are rigid ideologues who work tirelessly to advance their godless philosophies and Moderates just don’t want to have intrusions by the issues of the day into their lives that make them feel uncomfortable. Moderates have no sense of discernment, no sense of wisdom to carefully weigh options and draw logical conclusions, therefore they always take the paths of least resistance.
In order to win over moderates, conservatives must approach them from an emotional angle, or at least understand that moderates will evaluate and react emotionally. You must convince the “soccer moms” that you won’t get little Johnny (and now Janie, thanks to Obama) killed in a war.
You must convince them that you really don’t hate minorities, that you only put America and our minorities first and really don’t see any need to overrun their communities with the dregs of the third world. Conservatives must realize that moderates are typically incapable of decision making and may vacillate between a radical leftist like Barry Obama and a decent, though flawed Romney up to the very day of election. They cannot understand the great gulf that exists between the two camps and why it exists. “Can’t we just all get along”, is their motto, not realizing that the differences between liberals and conservatives are irreconcilable.
Our third and remaining group are the conservatives. How do you go about defining modern American conservatism?
Wikipedia gives an opening definition that just about sums it up, at least for me anyway.
Historically, the central themes in American conservatism have included respect for American traditions, support of republicanism and the rule of law, Judeo-Christian values, anti-Communism, advocacy of American exceptionalism and a defense of Western civilization from perceived threats posed by moral relativism, multiculturalism, and postmodern ridicule of traditional culture. Liberty is a core value, with a particular emphasis on strengthening the free market, and opposition to high taxes and government or labor union encroachment on the entrepreneur.
The wiki article goes on to quote William F. Buckley who at one time was just about the only conservative voice in America on a national stage. In the first issue of his magazine, “National Review” in 1955 he defined his conservative movement as-
Among our convictions:
It is the job of centralized government (in peacetime) to protect its citizens’ lives, liberty and property. All other activities of government tend to diminish freedom and hamper progress. The growth of government (the dominant social feature of this century) must be fought relentlessly. In this great social conflict of the era, we are, without reservations, on the libertarian side. The profound crisis of our era is, in essence, the conflict between the Social Engineers, who seek to adjust mankind to conform with scientific utopias, and the disciples of Truth, who defend the organic moral order. We believe that truth is neither arrived at nor illuminated by monitoring election results, binding though these are for other purposes, but by other means, including a study of human experience. On this point we are, without reservations, on the conservative side.
So, to list these traits of American conservatism we find –
1) Respect, modellings one’s life after American traditions.
2) Support for our constitutional government as created and intended by our founders.
3) The rule of law, every citizen should be treated equally under it and that all law should have the consent of the governed.
4) Judeo-Christian values. Our nation was founded by Christians for Christians and it was these values that compelled our revolt against England.
5) Anti-communistic. Communism was the great enemy of our nation for many decades. America fought a long hard cold war and some hot wars to stop its encroachment upon the world against nation enemies such as the Soviet Union, China and North Korea as well as our domestic enemies the liberals who have much more in common with commies than traditional Americans.
6) Conservatives are proud of our country and see no need to “transform” it. By nearly any standard, America is exceptional, not as Obama would proclaim just as any other nation considers itself exception, but truly exceptional and unique.
7) Conservatives are opposed to forces attempting to destroy what America is and represents. Conservatives, therefore, oppose moral relativism, multiculturalism, and postmodern ridicule of traditional culture.
8) Conservatives do defend the free market, entrepreneurism against government intrusion and growth beyond constitutional boundaries.
The plight of Christianity today in America reminds me of a Star Trek episode, “Who mourns for Adonais”. On a routine expedition to a planet called Pollux IV, they encounter a very powerful being who had visited earth with others of his kind thousands of years in the past and were worshipped by the Greeks as their gods. Only Apollo remained as the others had long departed this plane of existence.
Upon encountering this group of earthlings, Apollo believed he could force them to stay on the planet, populate it. Apollo promised to meet their needs and be a benevolent god. All Apollo demanded was their worship, but humanity had outgrown its need for a god. Kirk and his landing party weakened Apollo to the point that he suffered defeat at their hands and decided to join the other gods who had been long departed.
“I would have cherished you. Cared for you. I would have loved you as a father loves his children. Did I ask so much?” Apollo
“We’ve outgrown you, you’ve asked for something we can no longer give.” Kirk
Apollo then addresses his kind,
“you were right, there is no room for gods”, then asks them to “take him” into the plane they now inhabited and he slowly disappears.
McCoy “I wish we hadn’t had to do this”.
Kirk “So do I, they gave us so much, the Greek civilization, much of our culture and civilization came from a worship of these beings. In a way, they began the golden age. Would it have hurt us, I wonder, just to have gathered a few laurel leaves?”
My point is that even the non-Christian, who shudders to see America crashing and burning in every direction, should recognize the importance of Christianity to our once great culture and be willing to “gather a few laurel leaves”. Now that culture is shattered. The democrats have worked tirelessly to destroy it. It, more than anything else is their target, because they know they gain power by fracturing what was once a monolithic nation that honored god and forging the various groups they’ve convinced are disenfranchised into a voting block motivated by hatred, envy and class warfare.
Western Europe, America and the rest of the Christianized west have lost much by forsaking Christianity. Even for the sake of argument, if we allow that God doesn’t exist our nation and our culture sacrifices what made it what it was. When John Adams observed that “our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”, what exactly did he mean by that? He meant, our founders meant, that the newly formed central government of the fledgling United States of America was never intended to micromanage the lives of its citizens.
The 18 enumerated powers we find in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution severely limited the new central government. Those powers mainly provided for the new government to conduct international affairs, regulate certain activities between the states to ensure a level playing field between them and as touching the individual citizen, citizenship and bankruptcy laws.
The founders, or certainly the anti-federalists who appeared to have their way with the constitution and the additional Bill of Rights, had no intent of ever allowing the new government to overly meddle in the lives of its citizens. The constitution was intended to allow the freest citizenry on earth. However, radical individual “liberty” to do anything one may choose to do leads to anarchy. Therefore, as the culture was Christian at the time of the conception of the new nation and it was unthinkable that it would never be so, the founders intended then that the civilian institutions would compel the citizenry to conform to uniform societal standards based on Christian teachings found in the Bible.
As the nation has drifted from its moorings over the past century, first the people forgot what freedom was and then became ever so willing to turn more and more control over their lives to the government. As conformity to religious ideals faded to be replaced by decadence and vice, the government has been eager to step in and fill the void. America traded constructive freedom for the balls and chains of government.
What did Obama truly mean when he said he was about to “transform” America? Let’s define “transform”. From the Merriam-Webster dictionary we find this rather chilling definition –
-to change in composition or structure
-to change the outward form or appearance of
-to change in character or condition
Now, I will concede that America is in dire need of repair. Returning to our Christian and constitutional roots would cure, almost overnight most of our problems or at least get us back on the road to recovery. However, I think all would agree that that was not what Obama had in mind when he spoke of his upcoming transformational agenda. Obama has roundly criticized biblical Christianity and our constitution. He believes the constitution is seriously flawed. He decried the fact that the constitution was a document that limited government, as he put it,
“But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.”
Liberals, certainly including Obama and Hillary, would have been much more at home participating in the French Revolution than the American one. Liberals believe the government should guarantee property, a “living wage”, and the necessities of life in total contradiction to the American experiment of merely providing an equal playing field to allow one’s own talents and gifts to take one as far as one can go. They believe in as much government as possible, a “nanny” state, cradle to grave care, along the lines portrayed by the Obama campaign’s fictional characters depicting the typical American drones known as “Julia” and “pajama boy” cared for by the beneficent government under the careful guidance of liberals.
Obama’s opposition to biblical Christianity is so well known and documented, there’s no need to go into great detail here, just do a search on the subject and read away, you will remember many of Obama’s episodes and the objections from true Christians over his outbursts. To list just a few of his beliefs you will find, we note the following –
-He doesn’t believe the bible is inspired.
-He believes man evolved from lower life forms and rejects the biblical account of creation.
-Obviously he is the most powerful advocate for sex deviants and the confused.
-He attended a Black Liberation Theology church for 20 years. BLT is nothing but Marxism disguised in the trappings of religion. Feel free to read up on that movement.
-He doesn’t know if there really is an afterlife.
-He believes that man is “saved” based on how he treats his fellow man.
-He believes that all religions are valid and simply worship god in their own ways but will all end up in heaven (apparently if one actually exists at all).
-Obama never criticizes “Islam” and always defends it against Christianity which he never misses an opportunity to criticize.
There’s much more to learn about Obama’s religious beliefs but rest assured, when using terms familiar to us such as “bible”, “God”, “Jesus Christ”, “baptized”, etc he means something entirely different from any sense an orthodox Christian understands them, i.e. God hates white people, Jesus was black and any god not “down for the struggle” is no God, according to Jeremiah Wright and Black Liberation Theology.
Understand that Obama and his merry band of LSD associates do have every intention of changing the “composition” and “outward form” of America by importing as many third world socialist democrat voters as possible. He is changing the “structure” of America by creating an imperial presidency presiding over a nanny state and the worst, he is changing the “character” of America from a prosperous and free society to a European style totalitarian bureaucracy or technocracy, from a nation with at least nominal moral standards based on Judeo-Christianity by advancing atheism, depravity and hedonism.
I’ll close with a chilling assessment of Barry Obama, who does well represent the democrat party, by Deborah C. Tyler who authored an article for the website Americanthinker.com, entitled, “Why People Can’t Face the Truth About Obama”, December 28, 2015. I would encourage you to read the entire article.
“…The antecedents of Barack Obama’s hatred of America are now well understood. Obama was groomed from the womb to abhor this white majority, predominantly Christian, free enterprise Republic. From his expatriate, capitalism-hating mother, from his alcoholic Communist father and his perv Communist mentor, detesting America was in his mother’s milk and the blood in his veins…
America is Barack Obama’s prey. He is tearing America apart and feeding the pieces of her life to his foreign and domestic fellow travelers. He is not transforming the nation but terminating it.”