Preserving the City on a Hill

5 05 2021

I recently began reading “None Dare Call it Treason”, by John Stormer.

I am finding jewels and nuggets on every page. While the author specifically targets Communism, the modern euphemisms ‘Democratic Socialism’ (DS) and ‘Progressivism’ have served the propagators well in convincing a preconditioned populous into acceptance of Marxist philosophy.

Karl Marx

One such ‘nugget’ this morning reads, “Marx was a self proclaimed scientist. His ‘scientific’ theories explained the entire history of man and his future…Being ‘scientists’, communists [i.e. DS/Progressives] have certain basic ‘scientific’ laws which underlie their beliefs and teaching. They include: ‘There is no God. When communists [DS/progressives] deny God, they simultaneously deny every virtue and every value which originates with God. There are no moral absolutes, no right and wrong, the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are invalid.’”

[I nearly laugh out loud every time a Marxist uses quotes from Jesus of Nazareth to validate government redistributing material goods.]

“…Marx taught that man was entirely an evolutionary animal, without significant individual value or eternal life….Man is an economically determined animal. Qualities of human intelligence, personality, emotional and religious life merely reflect man’s economic environment. The evil a man does is just a reflection of his environment.”

Marx’s ‘dialectical materialism’ philosophy is based in the idea that conflict is the engine of change and if the “material needs of man are satisfied, then there will be no conflict resulting from capitalistic evils of greed, profit taking, avarice, and hate, which would lead to the lack of need for laws, or the need for a police force…Man’s nature would be magically transformed. Each would work according to his ability. Each would desire to receive only according to his needs.”

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Alinsky

That “conflict” theory shows up in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”, when he adjures the “Organizer” that, “Nothing is sacred…He is challenging, insulting, agitating, discrediting. He stirs unrest.” (p. 73) “In the beginning the organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems.” (p.119) “The first step in community organization is community disorganization.” (Barack Obama worked in Chicago as a Community Organizer before he ran for the Illinois State House. He also taught Mr. Alinsky’s methods as a Professor.) Alinsky goes on, that when society calls the Organizer “an ‘agitator’ they are completely correct, for that is, in a word, your function–to agitate to the point of conflict.” (p. 116-117)

Any of this sounding familiar yet?

“Communism is commonly believed to rise out of poverty.” Yet the movement is never spawned in the fields or the sweatshops, but in the elite halls of Academia. The historical push for Communism has come from states and cities with the highest per capita income, not the poorest. The poor are always used as pawns by the elites to accomplish their objectives.

“Communism promises Utopia. It has delivered mass starvation, poverty, and police state terror to its own people and promoted world wide strife and hatred by putting race against race, class against class, and religion against religion. Treason, terror, torture, and Moscow [Beijing] directed wars of ‘national liberation’ spread communist ‘brotherhood, peace, and social justice’ around the world.”

Vladimir Lenin, the self proclaimed Democratic Socialist, understood that in order to achieve the communist Utopia of Karl Marx, weapons must be used to control the people, and that opposition to the movement must be eliminated.

History

It has been rightfully said that those who fail to learn from it are doomed to repeat it.

History is the most important subject that can be taught to young people. It is so important that dictators and revolutionaries for centuries have edited it to suit their own designs. Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, just name a few, all knew that education/indoctrination of youth is how a society is changed long term, and how power is assured for future generations.

Even Michelle Obama said, “Barack knows we have to change our history, our traditions…to move into a better place…and he is the man to do it”.

But where does this “fertile ground”, this “golden opportunity” come from that allows a false narrative to convince a society that it is fundamentally corrupt and desperately wicked? That there is no hope for reform and must be radically transformed, even as Barack said, “fundamentally transformed”.

It does not begin when radical revolutionary Marxists tweet a hashtag and found an organization to take to the streets in protest, and rioting because of a cop shooting a young man who was trying to take his weapon. It doesn’t begin with a political party adopting revolutionary policies.

No, the process that leads to rewriting and replacing one historical narrative with another happens when a society falls for an Evolutionary theology which tells them they are better than their ancestors. Darwinism.

Interesting Facts About Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

And speaking of Charley, how many “Woke” “Social Justice Warriors” out there today know that evolutionary theory is fundamentally racist? That Evolutionary thought actually sought to justify Slavery using Darwin and Marx’s “Science”? Actually, they wouldn’t even have to read his most infamous work; just the full title:

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

Cheapen human existence and remove the Creator from the equation and teach kids they are equal to animals…they may just start acting like it.

The spiritual dearth resulting from two generations of revisionist history, secular humanism, and relativism has left America adrift in a stormy sea of pluralism and confusion, while being pursued by pirates, with no lighthouse to provide a bearing and no wind of common purpose in her sails. Foreign philosophies and ideologies have ripped the rudder off and unchained the anchor. God has been replaced by a godless government and a new religious “Cult of Woke”, while a politically correct media is playing the part of a “false prophet”.  The ship has no captain and the crew is devouring the remaining provender.  The passengers have been sleeping below decks and rats are infesting the ship with disease.

American Dream

A good friend of mine recently included a point in a speech that “The American Dream is still valid.” In America you don’t have to let your environment define you. That has been the overarching draw of America to the rest of the world; the uniquely “American” ideal, for the last 250 years. A place where the individual, the minority, is valued and preserved so that the “collective” may succeed. That’s the difference; that’s why people come here from around the world. The Marxist ideal places the Collective as the priority, and the individual’s duty is to the Collective.

“City on a Hill”

While President Ronald Reagan is credited often for that phrase, he was quoting John Winthrop from a sermon in 1630: “For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.”

If America is lost, the entire world loses. In the words of Lincoln, America is still “the last best hope for Earth”. Today, the only hope for her survival is her people turn to the only source of hope; Faith in the God of our Fathers.

I have said before:

“When the Land behind the Great Statue looks like the rest of the world, to where shall those huddled masses flee?”

Our responsibility as Americans to the rest of the world is not to facilitate their transformation. It is but to preserve a Haven of Liberty to where they may find refuge and prosper themselves, as Americans, one nation, under God.





The Patience of the Muslim Brotherhood: “Community Organizers”

18 02 2011

As we watch events unfold in the Middle East, more information is coming to light about events leading up to the Revolution in Egypt. While there are many factors to consider, including the obvious that Mubarak was not too concerned with the economic welfare of his country or the Egyptian people, there has been a constant throughout the history of Egypt for over 80 years now. One thing that Mubarak was concerned about was the growing power of an outlaw group which has always had the Egyptian government in its sights.

In 1928 the formation of Al Ikhwan Al Muslimun, or “The Muslim Brotherhood” (MB) began a slow, diligent, and determined move by fundamentalist Muslims to influence governments around the world beginning at its birthplace, Egypt. It’s objective, to revive Islam and call Muslims from Jahiliya, “the condition of ignorance”, and re-assert global power and re-establish the Khalifa, that global Caliphate, which was the high point of Islamic civilization from the 7th Century until the fall of the Ottoman Empire after WWI.
There has been a lot of arguing about what the Ikhwan is and what it is not. I prefer to allow it to identify itself. The creed of the Muslim Brotherhood pretty much says it all: “Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our guide; the Koran is our law; Jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our inspiration.” Anything we add to that mission statement is supplemental.

Another point of clarification could be those who are currently and have been involved in the MB. Besides Hassan Al-Banna, the founder of MB, the chief narrative has come from Seyyid Qutb, author of Milestones, which was intended to be the vanguard document for global Islamic Revival, returning Muslims to a fundamental adherence to the “one true religion of Allah”. Qutb was very disappointed in his fellow Muslims and declared that they had fallen into a state of ignorance not matched since Muhammad himself had pulled the pagan, idolatrous, Arabs out of “jahili” and into the true place of Islam, “Submission” to Allah.

Qutb repeatedly scolds them for succumbing to Western influences of prosperity, nationalism, and capitalism, and reminds them that the collective, that is the “Ummah”, is priority. It is the Muslim’s duty to bring all governments under Islamic control, as one Islamic Nation of Muslims, and in 1965, Seyyid Qutb was executed for sedition against the government of the United Arab Republic of Egypt.

The interesting thing about Egypt is its own Constitution declares in Article Two that Islam is the official religion of the land, and that all laws must be in compliance with Islamic Jurisprudence, i.e. Sharia Law. Ever since Egypt gained its independence from Great Britain, the Islamists have struggled to gain power and hold the government in compliance with their own Constitution.

President Gamal Nassar (1954-1970) allied himself with the Soviets during the Cold War in exchange for military aid and power guarantee. He was brutal to the MB and those not executed were jailed indefinitely. Anwar Sadat succeeded Nassar in 1970 after Nassar died, and began moving away from Soviet allegiance and courted the United States, instituting Western style capitalist economic policy, encouraging foreign and private investment.

In 1973 Sadat tried to recover the Sinai, which Nassar lost in the ’67 war, but was again defeated by Israel. Finally, Anwar Sadat was successful politically in regaining Sinai in exchange for a formal peace treaty with Israel in March 1979. This made him famous in the world scene, winning the Nobel Peace Prize, but also got Egypt ejected from the Arab League of Nations.

The MB had been severely held in check by Sadat, but this treaty with Israel would cost Sadat his life. A MB operative within the Egyptian Army gunned down Sadat and several other Egyptians along with foreign dignitaries from many countries, including the US, during a military review in 1981. Wounded in that attack by MB was one Hosni Mubarak.

In spite of Mubarak’s persecution of the Ikhwan, they have steadily gained power politically and socially across Egypt, making hay with Mubarak’s poor economical policies, until currently at least 20% of the population identify themselves directly with the MB. That’s over 16 million people…

In a short recount of current events concerning MB, recent facts reported by Florida Security Council show that changes within MB’s leadership may have accelerated the events unfolding in Egypt.

Muhammad Badie, a lifelong associate and leader within MB was actually imprisoned with Seyyid Qutb in 1965, and served 9 years of a 15 year sentence before being released. Badie married the daughter of a Brotherhood pioneer named Mohamed Ali Alshenawy, who also served life in prison, avoiding a death sentence given in 1954.

On 10/10/2010 Dr. Muhammad Badie issued a declaration of jihad on the US and Israel. In December the uprising in Tunisia began. January 8th, 2011, Al Ahzar University at Cairo’s Dr. Imad Mustafa issues a statement legalizing “offensive jihad” against all governments which resist Islamic rule, visa vi Sharia law. On 1/16/2011Badie was selected as MB Supreme Spiritual Guide. Within days the first protests began in Cairo. There have been repeated calls by the MB to eliminate Sadat’s treaty and attack Israel.

As we continue to monitor events in the region, Tunisia and Egypt are being joined by Yemen, Jordan, and Bahrain, with Saudi Arabia becoming very concerned. Just today, Friday February 18th, a new face not seen in Egypt for 40 years has emerged from Qatar. MB’s own Yussaf al-Qaradawi makes his return appearance as a new spiritual leader, dubbed Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, in Egypt. He is much more charismatic than Badie (not replacing Badie as “Supreme Spiritual Guide”) and has the potential of emulating the very charismatic Ayathollah Khomeni of Iran in 1979.

As I have reported last year, Turkey is currently being Islamized, dropping its long standing alliance with Israel, and has been entering talks with Muslim Brotherhood representatives as well.

A new day is indeed dawning in the Islamic world. In a matter of just a few weeks we shall see where all this is leading. Western media is still euphoric; spouting “democracy for everyone!” while misunderstanding that democracy in other Islamic revolutions has led to places like Iran, and Iraq’s Saddam Hussein regime.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what they are going to enjoy for dinner…One other thing. Keep your eye on Turkey.








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