The last year has brought America to an extremely dangerous place for her own existence and frankly for the entire world. The Left has accomplished all of the goals that they set forth since the 2016 elections, and for which they began preparing more than 50 years ago.
The America we once knew has ceased to exist. We no longer live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” as proclaimed in our National Anthem.
Two considerations must now be on the table if there is to be any chance of America’s survival and renewal going forward. We must understand where we are and where we go from here as individuals, a society, and as a nation.
The Marxist Left is now wielding near-absolute political power in America
It is not an exaggeration to state that in all aspects of American life the Marxist Left is now in charge. Regardless of how anyone thinks we got here, the takeover of the political realm at the federal level is now complete.
The same is true and has been for a long time, of government at the state level in many of the most populous states in America. Just to be clear, this includes all three branches of our government, executive, legislative, and judicial.
This doesn’t mean that all of these political edifices are controlled by the Democratic party directly. It does mean that there are plenty of people within the Republican party who either willingly cooperate with the Left or are intimidated into cooperation by the Left.
Perhaps the best example of this is given by the United States Supreme Court’s non-handling of the Texas lawsuit against the certification of the 2020 election. There we witnessed the 3 newest justices intimidated into acquiescence with the Left and thus SCOTUS simply refused to even hear the case.
Three supposed ‘constitutional conservatives’ failed to do their constitutional duty, and this was clearly articulated by dissenting Justice Samuel Alito joined by Justice Clarence Thomas,
In my view, we do not have discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction. See Arizona v. California, 589 U. S._ (Feb. 24, 2020) (Thomas, J., dissenting). I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue.”
The same example of Leftist dominance was manifested by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court when they rewrote election laws in violation of their state constitution. The most recent and egregious example has been provided by the House of representatives.
The new brand of instant “Impeachment” introduced with the aid of squishy-backed Republicans is a blatant reminder of the Left’s political power and agenda of revenge against President Trump and all his supporters. Not only was the charge of ‘inciting of insurrection’ absolutely false, but only allowing a one-day “hearing” was simply absurd.
Nor has this thirst for vengeance subsided with Trump now out of office, as witnessed by the attempt to hold an unconstitutional ‘impeachment trial’ in the next few days. Those currently holding a majority of power within the government are eager to pursue a private citizen regardless of the illegality of the effort to satiate their lust for revenge.
The ‘Big-tech’ Left almost completely controls the media and flow of information
The overwhelmingly Leftist-dominated media is itself overshadowed by the Leftist-controlled ‘Big tech’ mega-corporations who now exhibit full control of the dissemination of information throughout the world. Thus we now live in a nation with the insidious coupling of gigantic corporate power and gigantic government power all wielded by the Marxist Left.
Nor are these megaliths shy about using their newfound muscle against conservatives whether in the government or not. In fact, they were brazen enough to silence both the personal and government accounts of the President of the United States, which were given back their voice by Big Tech once the new administration took power.
However, perhaps the most telling example of ‘Big-tech’ Leftists employing their power to coordinate a total shut-down of the free-speech alternative social media platform Parler. Google Play and Apple both banned the Parler app from their online stores and Amazon Web Services yanked the servers from Parler which were needed for the Parler website to appear anywhere and they did it all in one weekend.
There are those who would argue that this is not an example of government power and corporate power being aligned, but rather a case of private businesses in conflict. However, that is not the case.
Here we have on one hand the exercise of monopolistic power to crush a competitor, which is a violation of anti-trust laws. On the other hand, these Big-tech giants are also acting in concert with and even at the behest of entities of the federal government as well, which now puts this in the realm of a violation of free-speech rights set forth in the First Amendment.
This Leftist corporate-government cabal is the stuff of nightmares in dystopian novels and movies. However, this isn’t a novel and the nightmare is on its way to becoming a reality very soon.
An extremely revealing and almost eerie assessment and prediction of the current political and cultural reality in America was set forth 36 years ago by a former member of the KGB who had defected to America in 1970. Yuri Bezmenov gave an interview in which he outlined the current and future American situation based on the Soviet tactics known collectively as “ideological subversion.”
When Mr. Bezmenov uses the word “demoralization” he means it in the sense of removing the moral standards from the person, not making him seem downtrodden and full of despair. This process began in earnest in the early 1960s through the public education system in America and continues with ever-increasing virility through today.
Bezmenov believed this had almost completely been accomplished in 1984, and I believe he was essentially correct. The second stage was destabilization particularly of the American economy and defense and that was not completed in the 6 years or so that he prognosticated. I believe that is because of Presidents such as Reagan and Trump who interrupted the process, as well as entities such as the “moral majority” and “pro-life” movements in the 1980s and 90s.
In fact, under President Trump America was on its way to a semblance of stability economically and militarily until the pandemic of COVID-19 and the flawed response of government to the threat of the virus. This vaulted us and most of the rest of the globe into crisis mode almost instantly, and the Leftmedia along with the ‘Big tech’ oligarchs couldn’t have been happier to see the lockdowns and extreme damage done to the economy.
America now stands at the precipice of plunging headlong into the final stage of so-called “normalization.” Already we have “normalized” things such as mandatory mask-wearing, shuttering of small businesses as well as churches, and sanctioning of Leftist political violence such as what was demonstrated over the summer of 2020 by the militant arm of the Left, BLM/Antifa.
Moreover, since the incident at the Capitol in D.C. on January 6th, which the Left absurdly calls an ‘insurrection’, a push to demonize all Trump supporters as ‘domestic terrorists’ has surfaced. This forebodes a fearful path in America, yet hope remains if we take the best path forward as true patriot conservatives.
What Is the best path forward?
There are a few choices we must consider as to how to move forward from this point on in America. What is the best path among them?
Choice number one is to cooperate. This choice amounts to a betrayal of all this nation was built upon, and is an unacceptable and immoral alternative if liberty is to survive.
Choice number two is to ignore the situation. This choice is simply a milder version of cooperation, for though it voices no outward support, it allows the tyranny to continue unabated.
There are some consequences, positive and negative, to adopting either of the first two alternatives. Those that are positive are on the personal level and only exist for a limited amount of time.
As Mr. Bezmenov mentioned, those among the ‘crowd’ of Leftists who are not already at the top of the power structure will find some temporary benefits from being on the ‘winning’ side. Once the power brokers have solidified their victory, there will be no more use for these “useful idiots” as Marx has stated.
By the way, now that the Leftists are in control, they are already signaling that the BLM/Antifa wing is not needed any longer. This is shown by the fact that the riots on Inauguration day in Portland and Seattle have received almost no attention from the Leftmedia especially when compared to the massive coverage given to the Capitol hill riot for almost a solid month.
After all, their role as the paramilitary wing of the Left can now be played by the actual military. The division-sized occupation of Washington DC since January is evidence of this.
Choice number three is to openly oppose this current scenario. Choice number four is to covertly oppose the situation.
Choice number five is a combination of three and four.
I believe this is the best course of action for true freedom-loving patriots at least for the immediate future.
There are a number of reasons for favoring this fifth choice. First of all, this must be opposed.
There is no option for us other than opposition to the Leftist agenda, and it must be opposed openly while we still can through every avenue we have. Though that is increasingly difficult because of Leftist censorship, it is still possible for solid conservatives to speak out online and through cable networks such as One America News and Newsmax.
Moreover, even in the infant stage of this new administration, there has been some strong conservative pushback through both of those outlets and in other places online. Quality conservative radio and podcasts abound on the still free airwaves and there one can find encouragement and wisdom in the open opposition to the Left.
In fact, one of those sources of wisdom is Bill Whittle online at YouTube, and he provides a unique understanding of day one of the new president’s term.
However, we must also be cognizant of the real possibility that it may become necessary to work covertly against the Marxist Left within America. We need to begin preparing for that possibility now.
What shape that effort will take is truly anyone’s guess, but it has to begin forthwith. Yet we must understand that a strong foundation of faith in the LORD will be required for any hope of success in this battle.
Providing that foundation is the task of the faithful Christian Church in America, and any ability to do so will be endangered under the new Leftist ‘paradise.’ It is now only a case of how much danger the church is in, how soon the danger will come and how much damage will be wrought.
Perhaps the worst enemy of conservative Christians and Jews in America comes in the form of the Leftist ‘church of Christian pretenders’ many of whose working theology resembles tracts of Socialist propaganda rather than the wisdom of Scripture. Those within the Leftchurch don’t realize what conservative Christians have known for a long time, Marxists will not recognize any authority but the ‘Party,’ not even the LORD God.
Thus the Leftchurch will eventually have to recognize that the ‘Party’ claims authority even over the LORD and they will dictate the conditions under which the Leftchurch will continue to exist. That is the current model in China where only the Chinese Communist Party approved churches are legally allowed.
Under this administration, free and open practice of Christianity could become illegal. We’ve already seen crackdowns against religious practice during the COVID pandemic panic of 2020. Churches were ordered not to gather under unconstitutional threats from tyrants in states such as California and New York in the name of a continuous ‘public health emergency.’
Anyone who has followed this journal can anticipate what I am saying. It could come about that in America any authentic manifestation of the Christian Church will have to operate as an underground church.
There will be many difficulties in this new American landscape that present significant obstacles to mounting a successful effort to create and operate some sort of ‘underground’ fellowship of faithful believers. One of the most difficult will be even communicating with others of like mind wherever they may live.
However, there is one area I believe will be even more difficult to actualize for believers and that is our lack of real communication with the LORD. I have had experience as a pastor with trying to get church fellowships into a single prayer ‘meeting’ and it has been truly stated that if one wants to ensure an empty sanctuary, call for a prayer meeting.
Moreover, prayer is but one half of the formula of communication with our LORD. The other half is the true study of God’s Word in the Scriptures.
Both of these critical areas have been neglected for far too long in the American Christian community as a whole. There are several reasons for this but that is for another article.
I am aware that there are those who will dismiss this as a nice gesture in preparation for the great and difficult task facing us. However, as Oswald Chambers once said,
“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; Prayer is the greater work.
However, prayer is not the only work needed. It must be accompanied by knowledge and understanding of God’s Word.
This is what supplies clarity to what prayer provides. Prayer is personal communication with God, and the Word helps authenticate and apply that communication in our actions.
In other words, we must seek to do whatever we do God’s way. So we had better know what that is to have any hope of successfully opposing the present tyranny.
We are facing perhaps the greatest crisis in America since the Civil War. As Americans, we should echo President Lincoln when asked if God was on the Union’s side in the war.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side, my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.
If we take historical wisdom seriously I believe America needs another Great Awakening similar to those that occurred before both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars in our nation. In both of those conflicts, America was threatened with extinction and the pathway for her survival was paved in the years prior by a national movement toward the LORD seeking His strength for the coming struggle.
The future holds only bleakness for America, and perhaps the rest of the world if this does not happen. But we have the promise of the LORD for healing if we truly turn toward Him today.
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 [ESV]
Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001
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