The High Priest of Obamanation and Socialism urges changing the free market for the “common good”.
One of the greatest dangers besides the Marxist in the White House that our culture faces is the Christian Socialist Movement. Combining Leftist (Progressive) politics with selected parts of the New Testament, Red Letter Christian Sojourners seek to equate Christianity with Socialism – and therefore Christian duty.
Along with attacking Biblical Christian stands against Homosexuality and Abortion, this week Jim Wallis decided to give religious weight to Obama’s plan to nationalize the banks by regulating their size and activities. I’m still trying to find the scriptures where Jesus said Christians should empower the government to order businesses to give charity and to regulate their business to ensure ‘righteousness’.
I’m going to comment on this backwards religious Marxism as prompted by the article.
When you breach the sacrosanct wall between church and state, and use religion to promote policy, bad things happen. At least, that’s what the left has been telling us for years.
But Rev. Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and author of “Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street and Your Street,” sees it differently. Wallis used his interpretation of religion, particularly the Bible, to play the populist card and categorize portions of the American private sector as greedy on MSNBC’s Jan. 21 “Morning Joe.”
“These bank bonuses, I would say, are a sin of Biblical proportions,” Wallis said. “But to pick on the banks alone misses the point. It’s a symptom, I think of a real erosion of societal values because new maxims have taken us over – ‘greed is good,’ ‘it’s all about me and I want it now.’”
Yes, this is true. Especially if you are a Marxist like Obama or a Christian Socialist like Wallis, who see no problems with being greedy with YOUR business, YOUR property, YOUR money. It’s all about THEM and they want to tell you what to do with your money NOW. Greed is good if you can disguise it as government charity.
Wallis suggested our society adopt a values system that sounded more like socialism than the rugged individualism that has made American great. He proposed using the economic downturn to implement these “values.”
Wallis is a known Socialist who has been busy creating “The Christian Left“, an amalgamation of Socialism and Community Leftist Activism coupled with their insistence that Jesus was a Socialist due the red letters He spoke. They use the Sermon on the Mount as a proof text to justify their assertion that being a good Christian means being a good Socialist.
“To those, I want to propose some old virtues like ‘enough is enough,’ ‘we’re in this together,’ and I love the Native American notion that you value decisions today by their impact on the seventh generation out,” Wallis said.
Yes, he’s proposing pagan virtues not found in scripture. I do not find any translation of either the Hebrew, Greek or Chaldee that says “enough is enough” or “We’re in this together and therefore the government should nationalize your business”
“Now that would change things. So, I think we need to use a crisis to recalibrate and to think, if we miss the opportunity, all pain, suffering – my hometown of the Detroit, I was just there to launch a book, launching a book in the worst city in the country but it was the right place before going to New York. We don’t do this, we won’t redeem this crisis. So, let’s use the chance to rethink our values here.”
Hmmmm, “use a crisis to recalibrate what we think”? Who was it that said “Never let a crisis go to waste”? Oh yes, Obama’s very own Rahm Emmanuel. It’s interesting that Wallis is of the mind we should use this crisis to ‘rethink our values’. Didn’t Obama suggest something similar in his crusade to “change the foundations of the country”? If you do some digging on their website, you’ll discover what those ‘progressive’ values actually are. They are not biblical. They are massaged to appear biblical.
But I’m curious there Mr. Wallis, in the spirit of ‘rethinking our values’ – the profits you are making from this book of yours – I assume you are sending them to Haiti or to someone who needs to keep his house in Detroit being foreclosed on?
From a policy standpoint, Wallis suggested America use these reassessed values to create this so-called “new economy.”
“Well, wealth doesn’t trickle down,” Wallis said. “We’ve learned that. But bad behavior does. And so, I think underneath this economic crisis there is really a values crisis. And how we get a moral compass for a new economy and I’m hearing this from business people, from unemployed workers.”
I do not find Jesus asking His disciples to use their values to create a ‘new economy’. Make disciples, baptize – yes. Make a Socialist economy? No. In Wallis’ estimation, Capitalism is of the Devil, Socialism is of God. In his mind, Capitalism and the Free Market are the ‘values crisis’ that needs to be changed. Socialism is the new ‘moral compass’ in his liturgy.
Wallis related a story about a protest in which he participated in Dec. 2009.
“I was standing on the steps of the Treasury Building with people that were being foreclosed upon and they talked about what happened,” Wallis said. “And they began to cry and I get up as the religious leader and I just got mad. I said, you know, we extended grace to these big banks because we are afraid after meltdown. They’re extending no grace to the people who need it – small businesses need help to do jobs. That’s right.”
I thought Grace was the province of God? I was not aware that grace is about extending money to people who owe on mortgages they could not afford in the first place. All Wallis advocates here is irresponsibility and the religious virtue of helping people be irresponsible.
As for the Wall Street bonuses, which banks are contractually obligated to pay and some employees rely upon in lieu of a regular salary – Wallis said to send them to Haiti.
“And these $150 billion, these bonuses, this could erase the budget gap in 50 states. this could provide health insurance for 30 million people. A quarter of it could prevent and postpone foreclosures until 2012. This is a lot of money. I say send the bonuses to Haiti or something like that.”
So, a “Christian virtue” is to have others dictate and tell you what you should do with your own money? Matthew 20 more than counters this envious and tyrannical mindset, for Jesus Himself says in His parable of those who want to tell the Estate owner what he should do with his money “Am I not permitted to do what I choose with what is mine? Or do you begrudge my generosity? Is your eye evil because I am good?” Matthew 20:15
Wallis channeled his inner-Ellsworth Toohey to bash the market system and called for the change for “the common good.”
Yeah. Marx, Engels, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot and Obama all said the same thing.
“We lost, Mike [Barnicle], the notion of the common good,” Wallis said. “The invisible hand of the market let go of the common good. How do you restore a sense of community again? That’s I think the issue before us.”
“Morning Joe” panelist and CNBC “Closing Bell” anchor Maria Bartiromo asked Wallis if the American dream was still achievable.
“The chances of that are less than ever because of how the debt is stacked from the top,” Wallis said. “That kind of opportunity is what we need.”
The “common good” Mr. Wallis? James 1:27 defines what pure and undefiled religion is. What you mean by ‘common good’, is not the same thing James or Jesus advocated.
‘Common good” to you is “Communism”.