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.





Defining the Narrative

26 01 2010

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

Who said it? The quote has been attributed to several including Malcolm X, Ginger Rogers, British journalist Alex Hamilton (not to be confused with the American founder) and Martin Luther King. I would have thought perhaps Will Rogers might have quipped such a wry statement, and it has even made its place into a country music song recently.  But while the sentiment is common and these folks among others have used it in one form or another, it first came into the public record in the chambers of the United States Senate in 1947.  Asking God to give direction to America’s leaders, Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall prayed, “Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.”

The Chaplain was obviously making reference to Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” and a post-war American culture becoming increasingly influenced through academia, media, and politics manipulated by Humanists and Agnostics. The agnostic believes that there are no absolutes, and therefore can’t say whether God exists or not; The Humanist believes he is god.

The Humanist Manifesto dedicated in 1933, defined Humanism as a religion of the brotherhood of humanity to end all theistic religions; those which revere a superior deity or deities. This document came on the heels of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial” which was basically an “O.J SimpsonTrial” broadcast live on radio (the first ever) and brought to America by the ACLU in hopes of driving a wedge between “science and the Bible”, therefore delegitimizing Bible based Judeo-Christian beliefs. Long story short, ACLU had its way even though they lost legally.

Darwinian Evolution consequently got another foothold on society, the greatest since the initial publication of his book “Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life”, (that is the full title) in 1859. (The release of which gave “scientific” credence to the argument by many that the black race was inferior, therefore attempting to justify slavery of the African people. Such is the problem with evolutionary thought; throughout history evolutionary theories have been used to justify many forms of racism resulting in atrocities from slavery to genocide. Evolution by necessity will always dehumanize or subjugate some race or culture. Think about it.)

The Cold War was beginning to heat up in the late ‘40’s and Communism was on the march in Europe and Asia, along with its atheistic ideology. In an effort to thwart Communism within our borders and to re-iterate America as “God fearing”, the words “under God” were added to our Pledge to the Flag in 1954.

The “vision” continued to become more clouded, if not lost, throughout the ‘60’s after Marxist revolutionaries took Cuba and began to infiltrate Universities across the United States. By 1973, the Humanists were no longer satisfied with the original ‘manifesto’ and revised it, stripping the religious nature of Humanism from the old document and redefining the movement’s goal of “a system of world law and a world order based upon transnational federal government. This would appreciate cultural pluralism and diversity”. [Humanist Manifesto II, Section 12] It goes on to promote open borders, environmental controls, redistribution of wealth, and actually closes out reading much like John Lennon’s “Imagine”, released only two years prior.  Aside from the added tenets and the much longer list of signers, the most revealing stroke in my opinion, was the “secularizing” of humanism; that is stripping away the many references to “religious humanism” found in the original document.

Secular Humanism has been the driving force for the last 40-50 years that has resulted in the spiritual retardation of American culture. By pushing Judeo-Christian ideology to the margins of society, the Bible is removed as the basis for ethics, laws, and morals.  Secularization has made possible Pluralism, which basically says that no ideology, philosophy or faith belief system is of higher social value than any other. All are equal and must not only be tolerated, but embraced. This is the last great virtue of a secular society. Tolerance- Which brings us back to the opening quote that I would modify to say:

“By attempting to embrace everything, you can hold onto nothing.”

This is where history finds us, America. Amidst a culture which cannot define itself, lacking a foundation to stand upon, and floating aimlessly in a sea of political correctness fed by the river of pluralism. We don’t know our own narrative.  Could this be the reason that no one in the media, academia, or government can say definitively that America is in a fight for survival? Is it possible that this 40 year drunken binge on “pluralism” has inhibited our ability to see the enemy when he is standing before us, smiling that sinister grin with one hand extended and the other holding a sword?

Second Timothy chapter 3 speaks of “perilous times” when all manner of spiritual and societal ills are magnified and people are “lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof…Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth…men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.”

This is why we cannot identify the religion of Islam as a detriment to American culture.  We don’t know who we are! We are reprobate concerning our faith and our heritage. And although you don’t have to be a Christian to be a patriotic American, those Judeo-Christian principles were the foundation that the Fathers built upon making possible the forging of this country, and are as much a part of American culture as the Declaration,  baseball, and the Statue of Liberty.

We deny the power of the Christian “religion”, so how could we expect to recognize the power of another religion? We have relegated “religion” as a crutch for the weak and soft headed. No wonder we cannot accept the fact that a “jihadist” is wholly committed, body and spirit, to the advancement of his own religious ideals. If Christians were as committed to our cause and principles as Islamic jihadists are to theirs, we wouldn’t have to worry that Shari’a law may be coming to a town near you. (And I do not mean Christians should become suicide bombers! I simply mean be willing to invest your whole being into the Great Commission and walk the walk, not just drop a buck or two in the plate on Sunday.)

Someone said, “If you don’t know where you’ve been you cannot know where you are. And if you don’t know where you are you cannot know where you are going.”  I fear America has sold her soul. Not only our spiritual heritage which I deem as most important, but our national heritage has been wrested from us and revised to tarnish our heroes and motives. America’s pride has been taken and she no longer holds her chin up, facing the challenge. History has ceased to be taught in a manner that children can relate and replaced with social programming in order to create global citizens. No wonder we don’t know who we are. Little wonder a militant Muslim in Lawrence, Ks told a business owner, “We can take America because it’s the land of boys with no testicles”. He actually believes it.

I would echo Chaplain Marshall’s prayer for a vision:  A vision that would show us where to stand and what to stand for, because if we fail to take that stand, we shall fall for anything; and for nothing.

Oh by the way, the chapter doesn’t end there. You finish it.








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