Last week’s TIL Journal concluded with an addendum concerning the news that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. On Monday, Oct 5th, after just three days in Walter Reed hospital, the President returned to the White House and will complete his treatment regimen there. Moreover, hospitalization was never required for the First Lady, and she has remained asymptomatic as of this writing. The LORD has graciously answered our prayers, and we thank Him for that. Upon returning from the hospital, President Trump recorded a video statement. With that statement, in less than a 90 seconds he gave the greatest speech he has ever given.
The election rhetoric of 2020 has recently featured a Democratic Party attack upon President Trump claiming that he is responsible for most or all of the 200,000 American deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This attack has, of course, been parroted in screeching fashion by the propagandist division of the DP, the Leftmedia. It is also typical here that the DP and Leftmedia will obfuscate and deceive in order to […]
The enemies of America are emerging and making their moves now, and there are clear signals we dare not ignore. America is possibly on the verge of a far greater disaster than 9/11 should the Left achieve its goal of taking the White House in 2020.
The 2020 national elections in the United States are less than 2 months away. Americans are being flooded with all manner of political ads filled with effusive praise for their candidate and crushing criticism for the opponents. We are now witness to a media war between Leftists and everyone else which is aimed at the destruction of any view but their own. The two political positions for the purpose of the 2020 elections will be labeled either ‘pro-Trump’ or ‘anti-Trump,’ and you and I and everyone else will be included as part of one camp or the other.
In 1988, a reviewer for the Washington Post wrote the following as part of a review of a re-release of the film “The Manchurian Candidate.”
John Frankenheimer’s “The Manchurian Candidate” was a bold venture in 1962, with its flashy technique and political themes. Now re-released after a 15-year absence, its mobile camera and fluid editing still dazzle. And its story of Cold War intrigue, murky East-West dealings, assassination, brainwashing — and the idea of a glorified cue-card reader playing president — resonates today like never before.”
A little more than 22 years later, I would wholeheartedly agree with this reviewer, and the resonance he mentions applies perfectly to our modern-day Manchurian Candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden.
The plot of this tale from the Cold War era involves plans to replace a candidate for President with a look-alike who serves at the bidding of a nefarious group of Communists. This story begins with a fictional capture of soldiers from an American platoon during the Korean War who are taken to a secret base in Manchuria, a region of China, where they are drugged and brainwashed in preparation for their mission.
I don’t want to spoil anymore of the film for those who haven’t seen it, however, it is an outstanding movie well worth seeing for anyone. It also provides excellent fodder for a comparison of the similarities between a candidate fictionally programmed by Chinese Communists and a real candidate who seems to have been ‘programmed’, to favor China today.
I do not claim that former V.P. Biden has been subjected to brainwashing or that he has been drugged by some mysterious group of Communists from China. However, I would suggest that Biden is already easy to manipulate and would be malleable by China as President without having to resort to any extreme measures such as brainwashing.
Candidate Biden is easy to manipulate not because of advanced age or touch of senility, but for the same reason, many lifelong politicians are easy to sway. He is and has been for all his adult life a professional politician, and few of those are not easy to manipulate through special interest, rather than public interest, groups.
Biden Has Always Shown Favor to China
Moreover, Joe Biden already has a favorable relationship with the Chinese Communist Party that was constructed during his nearly 5 decades as a politician.
Joe Biden defends this system [Communism in China] — and has since meeting Deng Xiaoping in 1979, when he joined the first US congressional delegation to the People’s Republic. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the early 2000s and then as veep, Biden helped along China’s geopolitical rise. Bernie Sanders is thus right to criticize Biden for supporting the grant of Permanent Normal Trade Relations status to China in 2000. A decade later, Biden said: “A rising China is a … positive development not only for China, but for America.”
In 2013, then VP Biden leveraged some of that favor with the Chinese government to aid his son, Hunter, in what turned out to be some rather shady business dealings in China. These efforts came to fruition in 2017 when,
…the illustrious vice-presidential son was granted what Chinese commentators described as a Xianchai, a sinecure reserved for offspring of important officials, at BHR Partners. BHR is a $20 billion fund with shareholders that include China Life, China Development Bank and other state-owned entities. China’s State Council calls on BHR to find deals abroad by hiring foreigners with political connections.
A ‘sinecure’ is defined as,
an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.
Sounds like the kind of job Hunter Biden is suited for, given what we already know of his history. In 2019 Biden allegedly resigned from the board of BHR although he was still listed as a member as of March 2020 according to China’s public records.
Joe Biden’s mental fitness, or lack thereof, will exaggerate the tendency to capitulate to whoever has his ear. It also makes him far more vulnerable to suggestions from other powers in the present campaign.
Biden Seeks to Reward China
Not only has Joe Biden favored China over American interests throughout his political career, but he also hasn’t withdrawn his praise even in the face of the Wuhan COVID-19 threat that the CCP unleashed upon the world. Less than a month ago he had publicly stated that he would roll back the tariffs now in place against China.
Most recently, Biden said he would end Trump’s tariffs on billions of dollars worth of China-made goods before his aides walked the statement back. Likewise, in 2019, Biden criticized Trump’s tariffs on China
It is noteworthy that Biden’s aides had to ‘walk back’ his pledge to remove tariffs from China. After all, it might not appeal to voters if he appeared to lean toward China in the wake of this pandemic and the chaos that has resulted in its wake.
It wasn’t necessary for China to turn Joe Biden into a ‘Manchurian’ candidate. He was already tailor-made for the position.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that because Biden favors Chinese interests, China favors Biden for President. China’s President-for-life Xi would be much happier dealing with a Biden presidency than a second term of President Trump.
China Is an Existential Threat to America and the World
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, China has emerged as the preeminent threat to global stability and the existence of America as a free nation. In less than twenty years, China has expanded its territorial influence in the South China Sea [which it virtually claims as its possession], become the second-largest economy on the planet, captured almost a monopoly on manufacture and supply of medicine globally, have turned stolen technology into a mammoth industry of information and means of spying on billions, all while exercising tyrannical power over its populace, including concentration camps for over a million Uyghur Muslims, and substantially building its military and nuclear capabilities at a blistering pace.
The issues of military and territorial influence in the immense area claimed by China in the South China Sea is a seriously under-appreciated threat to American interests and global stability.
China’s astonishing expansion into the South China Sea’s 1.35 million square miles and its subsequent militarization of the region over the past several years has cultivated a complex security environment. The initial phase of that growing complexity was predicated on geopolitical interest and expansion, notably during U.S. President Barack Obama’s second term in office.
The iron grip of China upon the pharmaceutical industry has come to the fore during the pandemic of COVID-19 which they just ‘happened’ to loose as a plague upon the world. A recent article in “AMAC Magazine” highlighted the fallout of China’s tight-fisted control.
Today…Chinese pharmaceutical companies supply roughly 40% of heparin [a blood-thinning agent] to the United States, about 70% of acetaminophen [Tylenol], and over 90% of antibiotics, vitamin C, ibuprofen, and hydrocortisone. Thus, it is likely that millions of Americans take Chinese-made drugs without being cognizant of the fact.
The fact that China is an existential threat to the entire globe is so evident that, as someone once said, ‘a blind man could see it with a cane.’ That Joe Biden both favors and is beholden to China is just as clear.
The only real question is whether Biden will get the opportunity to exercise his favoritism toward the malevolent CCP machine, and toward the loss of liberty that will be the result. The only answer should be a resounding no to a Manchurian candidate becoming a Manchurian President.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 [ESV]
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At this writing, more than half of America is struggling to live under tyrannical orders requiring face masks to be worn in public at all times. The reason given to justify these edicts is that wearing a face-covering protects yourself and others from the predations of the COVID 19 virus. However, it is becoming evident that the evidence in favor of masking is almost non-existent. Moreover, substantial truly scientific evidence against mask-wearing has also come to light in recent weeks.
In the previous article, we covered how the so-called ‘cancel culture’ operates, as well as how it has sought to erase history, particularly American history, in an attempt to dissolve the American government and replace it with some sort of Marxist-Socialist model. However, there are still some obstacles remaining to a Leftist takeover of the nation.
A critical obstacle to this is the Christian heritage that definitively shaped American history from the very start. Today this is represented by a severely weakened Left-leaning Christian organizational structure in this nation.
One of the more unfortunate phenomena that have come to fruition in modern society is the so-called ‘cancel culture.’ The main thrust of this Leftist effort is seen through the influence of social media minions and the main targets are leaders in society, politics, the media and, big business. The power of ‘cancel culture’ has increased almost exponentially in 2020. The catalyst propelling this Leftist tactic was the murder of George Floyd and the immediate response with riots and by the impetus of Leftist organizations such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
The daytime peaceful protests concerning the death of Mr. Floyd in cities across the nation have almost inevitably degenerated into violent riots, looting, and wanton destruction as well as cost many other lives in the process. Media coverage of that development has swept the COVID-19 crisis off the headlines and it is now acceptable to come outside in massive crowds despite the former hysteria concerning masks and ‘social distancing.’ The rioting that has exploded throughout America and in many other nations has also exposed the fragility of our civilization, and that, with the right impetus of a critical event or events, the Left will try with all their fervor to unravel the delicate fabric of society. Make no mistake about this, the Left isn’t interested in solving any problems that exist within America including racial bias.
There has been a rash of protests erupting against continuing the foolishness of “lockdown” in various states across America. In turn, there has also been a different bunch of people attempting to fearmonger and shame those who are engaged in such protests. The battle has been waged across social media between the ‘pro-lockdown’ and ‘end the lockdown’ camps, and within the Leftmedia the universal opinion is that these draconian tyrannical […]
The last segment of the previous piece in this series cautioned preparation for further encroachments upon individual liberties in the continuing response to the threat of the Chinese Communist Party caused pandemic of COVID-19. The final part of this series focuses upon some large overall threats, not from the virus, but from the Left’s political ambition to gain even more power over the rest of us.
This may seem like an extreme claim to some, but it is not. In fact, the evidence easily supports such a claim and more, as will be seen. With that in mind, here are some final considerations concerning the Leftist government figures and media apparatus that supports them.
In the previous article, we examined some of the changes that may await us as the cloud of pandemic panic and lockdown slowly lifts from the global atmosphere. We have seen that the reactions to the pandemic, such as the ‘lockdown’ are even more perilous than anything the Chinese Communist Party has inflicted upon the world with the coronavirus. The colossal failure of the certified government ‘experts’ and the faulty […]
The White House has released its three-phase plan “Opening Up America Again,” to deal with the restarting of the economy nationwide after April 30, 2020. The plan is as detailed and precautionary as possible and commits to a very measured pace of the states coming online economically with the aid of the federal government. The task of restarting everything that has been shutdown is perhaps the most difficult task America […]
Sunday, April 12, 2020, is the annual celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead within most of Christendom. It is safe to say that this Easter season is unlike any other in almost everyone’s lifetime around the world because of the global Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, Coronavirus pandemic. However, this pandemic is also another example of the reality of death in our world. And Easter, or Resurrection Day, shouts out the power of God to overcome death with life.
There is an old curse attributed to the Chinese that states, ‘May you live in interesting times.’ It is somewhat ironic that the entire globe is going through some very dangerous ‘interesting times’ because of the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP Coronavirus. The obvious danger is the danger of death from the disease. The less obvious danger is what is happening within the government, particularly in America, at various levels […]
In America, President Trump is voicing a strong desire for the economy to begin moving once again and the sooner the better. He is facing severe criticism for such sentiments from various outlets in the Leftmedia and all its incarnations on the internet. These attacks are fueled by the fears of the CCP virus spreading and causing widespread death in America. However, as is increasingly becoming clear, the Left seems invested in ensuring that the level of panic over this disease is raised as high as possible and that America is kept under lockdown and out of business for many months to come.
Now that most of the world appears to be in lockdown mode over fears of spreading the CCP virus, aka the Coronavirus, COVID-19, or Wuhan Flu, etc., it seems prudent to use this global “time-out” and assess, or re-assess as the case may be, our standing with God. For one of the things which scream out at humanity at this moment is that we have taken ourselves far too seriously and taken God far too lightly for far too long.
The 2020 American national presidential primary season is in full swing and will continue until the respective political party’s national conventions this summer. The nominee of the GOP is going to be President Trump. The Democratic nominee is not yet certain, though “Democratic Socialist” Senator Bernie Sanders, a registered Independent from Vermont, is leading at present. However, if he somehow doesn’t get the nomination, the contest will still feature a Socialist, no matter who is chosen to oppose the most successful President in decades and likely fall in ignominious defeat.
Most of the reflection done on Presidents’ Day in the United States [not that there is an overabundance of reflection about it] is reserved for contemplating who should be named among the greatest Presidents in our history. Around the 2019 President’s Day holiday, I did just that in this journal with my “top ten” greatest Presidents. Before moving on to the somewhat different presidential category that is the subject of this article, I want to reiterate that the current President, Donald John Trump, is not eligible for inclusion in any ranking at present simply because current office-holders are ineligible. It is better to include the entirety of presidential tenure before making any decision about that person’s performance as President. It is also prudent to wait a substantial amount of time after a former President is out of the office to render an informed opinion from a historical perspective. Thus, former President Obama is not in consideration for this list, just as he was not considered for my list last year.
The 2020 election season in America has thus far demonstrated that not only is there a radical divide between Leftists and conservatives in politics but there exists such a divide in culture as well. Nowhere is that divide more exhibited, nor the contrast so stark as in the view of families and most especially children between the Leftist and conservative camps. In the next few articles, we will explore how the Leftist treatment of children is not only the opposite of the conservative view but amounts to an attack on many fronts to the very concept of a child’s identity and necessary place within a family. The Left is ruthlessly waging war on children in America, and around the globe. The single most incriminating evidence of this is found in the vast gulf between each camp’s views and actions concerning legalized abortion. A piece of this evidence was on display on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building on March 4, 2020.
There is an incorrect assumption fervently adhered to by the Socialist Left idealists of the world. Simply stated, they believe that the principles of Socialism would work, regardless of the historical record, if only the right people of principle would implement it. However disillusioning this may be to such idealists, that is false. Socialism has never succeeded and will never succeed as a form of governance because the system itself is evil and fatally flawed.
On February 4, 2020, I listened to the best State of the Union address ever given by a President of the United States of America. It was so exceptional that I did something I never do, I listened to the speech again. The speech itself began with a notable moment of enthusiasm from the Republican contingent in the House chamber who chanted “Four more years,” for about 30 seconds before the President even began speaking. One might have thought this would be a rare highlight during a speech that is traditionally lengthy. However, as President Trump began speaking it soon became clear that he had many more significant highlights to follow. The theme of his speech was “the great American comeback,” and he provided more than enough substance to justify adopting this theme.
January 22, 2020, was the 47th anniversary of the infamous United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision which granted the federal government’s imprimatur to abortion on demand as a newly ‘created right’ suddenly discovered hidden within the U.S. Constitution. Since that horrible decision, over 60 million babies have been aborted in America. The devastation extends to the millions of mothers who are damaged physically and emotionally, many of whom die themselves as a result of abortion. Friday, January 24, 2020, was the annual National March for Life in Washington DC. President Donald J Trump made history at that event by becoming the first president to address the March in person.
America is currently buried knee-deep in the muck of the ‘Impeachment’ trial on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The next item of business after President Trump’s defense team makes their case will be debate and a consideration of whether or not to allow witnesses. The inevitable and tedious demands of the Democrats for witnesses should be rejected outright by the Republican majority. Moreover, they shouldn’t even consider continuing after that point.
January 20, 2020, was the official recognition holiday of the life of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is intended to be a time of remembrance and celebration of a life courageously given to make a simple but monumentally profound dream into a reality. However, MLK Day should not stop with a moment or two of reflection, though the reflection is appropriate. As noted in this journal previously, King was a childhood idol of mine, and I was crushed when he was assassinated in 1968, less than five years after he gave voice to his righteous dream in the nation’s capital. Rev. King’s most famous speech is known as the “I have a dream” address on August 28, 1963, in front of 250,000 people in Washington D.C. at the official end of the “March on Washington.”
The current conflict between America and Iran is the rightful spotlight and concern in global news. The hope and prayers of the sensible among us are that this can be resolved peacefully, though the methods recommended by the Left and conservatives to accomplish peace are polar opposites. While pondering what the future might hold, it occurred to me that I was aged enough to remember when America was an ally of Iran. I can recall a time when Iran was a modern western nation and former Presidents JFK, Nixon and even Jimmy Carter met with the Shah of Iran regularly.
As we approach the end of one year and the dawning of another, it is customary and prudent to examine the past year’s events and their effects upon the world today, as well as what that might portend for the future. 2019 was a tumultuous news year dominated by the Left’s efforts to take down President Trump and concluding with the House of Representatives sort of impeaching him. However, there were many other newsworthy stories in 2019 that got little or no coverage from the Leftist MSM. With this in mind, here are my picks in no particular order for seven important news stories that were undercovered or ignored in 2019.
The retiring Editor-in-Chief of Christianity Today, Mark Galli, penned an op-ed piece on December 19, 2019, arguing that the “Christian” thing to do is to call for the removal of President Trump from office. The title of the article was “Trump Should Be Removed From Office.” Of course, this piece set off a firestorm of controversy among the evangelical community, many of whom objected to CT’s characterizations. The most prominent among these was the blistering response of Franklin Graham, the son of CT’s founder, the late Billy Graham.
As we approach the day that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, many of us are engaged in a swirl of activity to prepare businesses, homes, and churches for this important day. This is both traditional and understandable in most western cultures around the globe. Most of these traditions and much of the activity is our human effort to both honor and praise God for sending His only Son from His heavenly home to be born as a helpless infant so that all could have the opportunity of the hope of salvation. However, many of us, including myself, can sometimes ignore the meaning of Christmas for lack of reflection amid the hustle and bustle of the season.
The 2019 Christmas season is once again being corrupted by the Leftward churches of ‘mainstream’ Christianity. The story of God’s only Son being born into the world is being used to fuel a TDS inspired political statement against President Trump. The latest example has been provided by Claremont United Methodist church just outside of Los Angeles, California. In a leftist ‘edited’ version of the Nativity, the church displayed Jesus, Mary and Joseph separated in three “cages” with a clear explanation from its pastor that it is a critique of Trump’s immigration policy.
The television series “The Walking Dead” has been running for 10 seasons on AMC, and was recently renewed for an 11th season to begin in 2020. The series was set in a dystopian future where zombies, known exclusively as “walkers” in the show, threaten the mindless destruction all of human civilization. These “walkers” are almost totally brain-dead and yet survive with one instinctive drive remaining within them, the drive to eat those who have not become zombies. Since this defective instinct is all that remains in each “walker”, they are not able to understand that should they prevail, they will ultimately die of starvation.
Part one of this series examined the deterioration and demise of mainstream journalism in America and the west as a whole. One reasonable challenge to that premise is this: If MSM journalism is dead, why are there so many large Leftmedia organizations still operating?
December 7, 2019, was the 78th anniversary of the attack by Imperial Japan on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In 1941, it was a typical early Sunday morning an entire lifetime ago. Families were getting ready to head to worship services all over the Hawaiian islands. Others were enjoying the blessing of another day of beautiful weather in Hawaii. That included the Naval personnel not on duty at […]
The four Sundays prior to Christmas are traditionally known as “Advent,” within most Christian churches. It is a time of both anticipation and preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth into our world more than two millennia ago. December 1, 2019, is the first Sunday of Advent on the “church” calendar. Many churches feature special events prior to or even as a part of congregational worship gatherings. These usually include the introduction of Christmas “hymns” or special music selections familiar to most of the people who will attend.
Thanksgiving as a holiday is a day traditionally set aside in America to reflect upon and “give thanks” for the multitude of blessings we enjoy as Americans. Most businesses are closed, at least for the morning and afternoon hours, before plunging us all into the mayhem of the Yuletide season. For most, a large part of such reflection involves family, feasting, and football. For many, that often means enjoying our abundance of these items as a prelude to the Christmas holiday. However, Thanksgiving can suffer from a familiar ailment of such days of celebration. It is the ailment of the holiday aftermath.
Watching the performance “journalism” of the supposed ‘Mainstream’ media during Trump’s presidency often evokes reactions from laughter to rage among supporters of the President. However, this is a significant moment in the history of journalism itself, for we are witnessing the death knell of the MSM, and are on the precipice of an entirely new era of media journalism which is rising to fill the void.
As this aberrant movement has grown in influence in society, the push to legitimize ‘trans-rights’ has rapidly moved beyond cultural acceptance and now reaches to acquire the federal status of law. As noted in this journal, the first stage of the process is already finished with the passage of HR-5 in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill was sent on to the Senate in May of this year, where it now sits in the Judiciary Committee and no further action has been taken. No hearings or debates or votes have yet taken place.
The first part of this series examined the horrible sacrifice of very young children and their futures that are a tragic consequence of the newly ascendant ‘trans-rights’ movement as a so-called civil rights cause. There are other, widely-spread societal consequences which threaten to remake western culture wholesale and send us careening toward oblivion. There are three primary areas of concern within our society that are negatively affected by ‘trans-rights’ advocates in our time. These areas are all forms of the Leftmedia, the world of competitive sports, and the monolith of both primary and secondary public education.
Saturday, November 9, 2019, was the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the day the world changed forever in a way unimaginable for the seven decades preceding that historic event. It was also the first world-changing event I was aware of as an adult and the most significant until 9/11 in my lifetime. Therefore, it is prudent that time is remembered and the events reviewed […]
The recent case of one James Younger has once again brought critical attention to the so-called ‘transgender rights’ movement madness which has gripped society with astonishing speed. Perhaps some of you haven’t heard about James, a 7-year-old boy embroiled existentially against his will in a divorce settlement with some very unusual details. This case takes place in Dallas, Texas with James’ biological father, Jeffrey Younger who is trying to keep his soon-to-be ex-wife from forcing young James to “transition” to becoming a “girl.” In a Dallas family court, it was ruled by a jury on October 21, 2019, that sole custody of James should go to the wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, which would make her the sole authority over medical decisions for her son.
In the past few weeks, the world has witnessed a series of historically unique political events courtesy of the Leftists occupying the United States Congress. All of these events are honed in on their last-ditch, desperation shot to stop the juggernaut that is President Donald J. Trump. It is evident that the Left realizes the truth of the situation heading into a presidential election year in 2020. Each day Trump succeeds in any area, whether a speech electrifying mammoth crowds or his foreign policy victories, hammers home the understanding within the progressive psyche that no Democrat can defeat the President in this election.
Recently the increasingly desperate Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke lashed out at Christian churches and some other non-profit organizations who oppose same-sex ‘marriage.’ While appearing on CNN’s ‘town hall’ about LBGTQ+ ‘rights,’ on October 10, 2019, …His statements have received significant pushback and O’Rouke will ultimately regret his response, if he isn’t doing so already. The majority of his critics have honed in on this as an attack against religious freedom. I do not believe this is properly characterized as a threat to religious liberty.
The recent ‘impeachment inquiry’ farce has revealed the corruption of the Leftist Democrat machine to a greater degree than perhaps ever before. Moreover, in recent weeks it has also once again brought forth the darkness the Democrats matron of evil to haunt us as we head into the 2020 election year.
It is fitting that in October of 2019, the political horror of 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been revived from near-death. Many doubted she would ever recover from her embarrassing thrashing at the hands of that despicable Donald Trump and his “deplorables.”
The latest example of Leftist using children for their ends starred 16-year-old Swedish social media sensation, Greta Thunberg. Her performance at the U.N. was highly emotional and generated much controversy, though it was also notable for the lack of facts, as is typical of all advocacy for the fairy tale of “man-made climate change.”
Some very recent revelations of actions within two mainstream Protestant church denominations are manifesting levels of idolatry and impurity which are unprecedented and extremely disturbing but are also unfortunately not unexpected. They are but the latest logical extensions of the philosophy the Leftchurch has been operating under for many decades.
This author has been ardently pro-life for about 40 years or so. Along the way, I have participated in some protests by marching with thousands and in others by praying alone in front of Planned Parenthood clinics, as well as helping establish Crisis Pregnancy Care centers in two communities. During this time, I have also followed the antics and proposals of the “pro-choice” crowd closely and written much about the evil nature of the “pro-choice” philosophy. Earlier this year the vile doctrine of the Left plumbed the depths of evil to the very bottom by politicians in New York and Virginia promoting killing the baby up to, and even beyond, leaving the womb.
Or so I thought. I should have known better. I actually underestimated how grotesque “pro-choice” actions can, and have become.
Those who were of the age of perhaps 8 or 9 and up could probably remember and recite where they were on the Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001, when the first plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York. I was considerably older at that time and I precisely recall where I was when I heard the news.
I was in my office at the First Baptist Church when I heard the unbelievable over the radio. I rushed home and spent the rest of the day in front of the television watching the horrible scenes unfold.
Lately, there have appeared some statements by certain church pastors extolling the ‘virtues’ of Socialism and claiming its endorsement in the Bible. Nor are they the only class of religious leaders who have been publicly and strongly advocating the Socialist way. Though this phenomenon has been very visible recently, it is hardly a new thing. Various portions of Christian church bodies have been enamored with and even actively practiced forms of Socialism in America more than 150 years ago.
It is called “The 1619 Project,” and it is a deliberate attempt to revise American history and portray America as founded upon slavery itself. It is a series of articles, a photo essay, and poems presented in the New York Times Magazine that total 100 pages. This ambitious effort carries its title because 1619 is the year when the first slaves were sold at the Jamestown colony in what would become America. This publication happens to be both 400 years later and just in time to begin maligning the nation prior to the 2020 elections.
Why can’t reason sway a Leftist? Why is it that using reasonable speech to counter a Leftist talking-point is met with verbal, and sometimes beyond verbal, attempts to silence you? After much consideration and observation of Leftist behavior, I think I have at least a partial answer.