Because a train wreck graphic is too clichéd.
“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.
The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty….
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens….” – George Washington’s Farewell Address
Few will read the above quote from our First President and let his warning sink in as we watch the spectacle and debacle of this election cycle play out in front of us.
It’s 2008 all over again, except this time, instead of the mob ascribing all their hopes for change on a man running with a ‘D’ after his name, they do so with a man running with an ‘R’ after his.
As with the author of the following essay writes, I’m alarmed at the mentality that has swept up the people of this nation. Not so much over a single candidate , rather the insistence that a single man running for office is somehow going to save us all from the consequences we have sown for ourselves so handily in the past several decades. This is not a hit piece on The Donald, as this author has been appreciative of the ass-kicking Trump has been giving the Establishment. I’m worried over the mentality that has taken hold of those I at one time thought were on ‘my ideological side’ of the equation.
I ‘m convinced that the Executive will forever now be seen as either a Monarchy or a Dictatorship in the minds of those seig-heiling whatever vaunted political candidate is their messiah. And this is beyond dangerous for what remains of liberty and the tatters of the Constitution that still remain to restrain a federal beast.
For such a people are not capable of freedom or liberty. I perceive this people do not want a Republic or the foundational principles that founded it. They want a king. They want a savior, and they do not want any of us bringing God into this. They tell me to leave God in a box at church and shut up about the bible. They say this is about saving the country, not going to church. We are electing a president, not a pastor they insist.
As if choosing a leader who is not governed by biblical and moral principles is a good thing.
As if there was a shred of hope in saving the country devoid of God or the bible.
This people will not accept the fact that if we are not governed by God, we will be ruled by tyrants. Under the delusion that this people willingly accept, they do not recognize tyranny anymore than they recognize sin. They justify both as good and right and normal, and who the hell are we to judge?
So they rally to men whom they think will save us and make us great again without the need for any kind of national repentance.
Where I disagree in part, with this author’s position – is the focus of his realization of strong delusion on the meteoric rise of Trump. I think if you replace Donald Trump with Barack Hussein Obama – you will conclude this nation has been under strong delusion for some time.
Half the country wants Communism/Socialism.
More than half are comfortable with making a man a dictator or king in order to achieve what they expect their Deliverer to accomplish on their behalf.
… Recently, I have reluctantly come to the realization that Americans, with very few exceptions, are really not interested in facts or logic. We are living among a generation where facts no longer seem to matter.
The truth of the matter is that America is finally under the judgment of God. Our nation has been given over to what it wants. America is under a deluding influence.
Such a deleterious condition cannot be remedied with better and more aggressive public policy arguments. The Scripture teaches that people can go so far in their sin that God finally removes His hand of restraint upon them and finally gives them over to what they want to do. This is the very thing that happened to Pharaoh in the Old Testament. After hardening his own heart several times against God (Exod. 7:13, 22; 8:15, 19, 32; 9:7), God finally hardened Pharaoh’s heart and gave Pharaoh over to what he wanted to do (Exod. 4:21; 9:12).
This removal of divine restraint as a sign of judgment upon a culture is also the key theme of Romans 1:18–32. In this troubling section of the Bible, after people no longer see fit to retain the knowledge of God (Rom. 1:18-23), God is said to repeatedly give them over (Rom. 1:24, 26, 28) to the sins that they are so eager to commit. The prophet Jeremiah anticipated that same type of turning over by God in his own day when he recorded the following chilling words from the Lord, “As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you” (Jer. 7:16). We see the same type of judgment predicted for the end times as people will be given over to a spirit of delusion that will cause them to embrace the antichrist. Second Thessalonians 2:11–12 says, “For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.”
Why do I believe that America is now at this delicate tipping point? Largely, it is because of the meteoric rise of a person like Donald Trump in American politics. The man is a moral and verbal sewer. He has no political resume. Rather, his campaign has been buoyed by empty promises devoid of any real substance or meaningful content. He merely repeats mantras that the voters want to hear similar to the types of statements that Barack Obama gave us back in 2008.
You know the rhetoric: “I’m going to build a wall around America and make Mexico pay for it.” “We are going to make this country great again.” “Believe me, Americans are going to win again.” “We are actually going to win so many times we are going to get tired of winning.” “Trust me, it is going to be great.” This type of rhetoric seems more akin to that of a used car salesman rather than that of a serious presidential contender.
These sentiments are nothing more than empty slogans since they never reveal exactly how Trump plans to accomplish these great exploits. These are the sorts of trite statements that third world dictators endlessly propagate upon their beleaguered people. In fact, according to Imelda Marcos, the public expression “we are going to make this nation great again” is the very slogan that Ferdinand Marcos articulated just prior to coming to power in the 1950s in the Philippines and prior to Marcos’ imposition of martial law.1
The fact that all the evidence indicates that Trump throughout the course of his entire life really never believed all of the conservative positions that he now supposedly holds2 is really of no consequence to people. When anybody dares to shed light on Trump’s longtime liberal worldview by pointing out that “the king is naked,” they are simply shouted down as a “liar” or victimized by various other ad hominem attacks.
Such was the sum and substance of last Saturday’s Republican Primary debate in South Carolina. The masses really are not interested in information related to Trump’s liberal worldview since they have already made a decision to blindly follow Trump on the basis that he tells them what they want to hear. In fact, the bigger a fool Trump makes of himself on the national stage, the larger his poll numbers seem to climb. This, in and of itself, is perhaps the greatest evidence of the deluding influence that is now descending upon America.
Ask yourself a simple question. How is it possible for Trump to repeat the Michael Moore and Code Pink left wing lunacy that former President George Bush intentionally misled the American people about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in a recent Republican primary debate and in a conservative state like South Carolina, and have his poll numbers rise and not fall as a result? Such public folly would have been sufficient to derail any Presidential aspirations in prior generations. The only explanation is that the voters are no longer being driven by their mental and rational faculties. Rather, they are being primarily fueled by irrational emotion due to a deluding influence.
I realize that a recent poll showed Cruz leading his primary challengers nationally.3 However, this poll is an aberration with the majority of them showing Trump clobbering his opponents in upcoming primaries.4 What Republican primary voters are apparently on the precipice of doing, if the present poll numbers are an accurate indication, is to reject a Senator Ted Cruz Presidential nomination in exchange for that of a show man and a game show host.
Think about how monumental this is. Ted Cruz is an articulate conservative who has a track record of opposing progressivism not only within the Democratic Party but also in his own Republican party. …..Yet, this kind of man with this kind of record is no longer attractive to the majority of Americans voters. They would much rather embrace the progenitor of a reality TV show. What further evidence do we need to confidently say that America is now under a deluding influence given by God himself as a judgment upon this nation?
Further evidence of God withdrawing his hand from America might also be found in the recent deaths of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Theologian Dr. Charles Ryrie. Both of these men were similar in their ambition to honor authorial intent. They were both giants and sources of great spiritual light in their respective fields. What Scalia was to the field of Constitutional interpretation, Ryrie was to the field of biblical theology.
Yet, within the span of a few days, as both men passed, these lights to the culture were removed by the hand of God. In fact, it very well may be that God has raised up Ted Cruz only for the single purpose of being rejected by voters in order to demonstrate once and for all that Americans are under a spiritual delusion.
Like the Ninevites of old, the current generation of Americans apparently are no longer capable of discerning their right hand from their left (Jonah 4:11). Of course, in my heart of hearts, I want to be wrong about all of this. I want to believe that there is still hope for this once great nation. I want to once again trust the good sense of the American electorate.
However, as explained above, I have my doubts.
The Trojan Horse In The White House has been shown to be either insanely ignorant or DELIBERATELY DECEPTIVE. The very day he declares the Islamic State ‘contained’ and ‘not growing’ due to the drone killing of Jihadi John, ISIS Jihadists in Paris engage in a Mumbai/Beslan-styled slaughter on civilians in a theater, restaurants, stadiums and elsewhere.
Of course Obama also declared this week CLIMATE CHANGE to be the greatest threat on the planet.
CLIMATE CHANGE! NOT ISIS – NOT JIHADISTS – CLIMATE CHANGE!
Ask a Parisian about that right now and see what they have to say.
President Barack Obama told ABC that ISIS is not gaining strength and that “we have contained them.”
In an interview aired Friday on “Good Morning America,” George Stephanopolous told Obama that “even your friendly critics … say what you have on the ground is not going to enough. Every couple months you will be faced with the same choice, back down or double down.”
AFTER the Jihad attacks in Paris, the Trojan Horse in the White House again runs cover for his allies:
As this was about to go down in Paris – the Democrats were signaling that they were going to support Obama unilaterally close Guantanamo Bay and bring the Jihadist prisoners here to the US to be placed in our prison systems with access to our court systems on taxpayer dime.
YESTERDAY Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said that while the Obama administration was continuing to examine responses to a refugee crisis that has overwhelmed Europe in recent days, the president has decided to raise the number of Syrian refugees admitted to at least 10,000 in the fiscal year beginning in October from fewer than 2,000 this year.
TODAY – “The Obama administration is moving to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon, administration officials told Reuters on Friday. The move comes after President Barack Obama pledged in September to admit an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, torn by four years of civil war and disorder.”
What happened in France, is just a matter of time before it happens here. Obama is IMPORTING THEM. Perhaps his own personal army for when he needs to ‘stand with the Muslims should the political winds bode ill”.
So Jihadists slaughtered over 100 people in the Bataclan theater alone this night. Attacks still ongoing as of this writing. And Fox news radio says Obama just announced he was CANCELING his big speech that announced the closure of GITMO. I expect he will just postpone that action and do it quietly next month as a Christmas gift for his Jihadist allies.
It’s only a matter of time before what we saw in France happens here on a much larger scale. We have an open border and they are ALREADY HERE.
Europe on the other hand – is likely toast.
Europe may have already sealed it’s fate with it’s open borders for millions of military aged-men from “Syria” as “refugees”. They opened their borders and just let the Caliphate’s army just walked on in. This is just the consequences of that stupid and moronic policy.
Before we have this same type of Islamic attack happen here, we best be getting serious with the fact that even though we do not have the guts to declare war on Jihadist Islam, Islam has certainly declared war on us.
CLOSE THE EFFING BORDERS NOW! DEPORT ALL NON-CITIZENS NOW!! Before we suffer the same thing here.
Listening to all the griping going on in the latest upheavals on America’s College campuses, one cannot pinpoint what it is precisely that has the student bodies in an uproar. Apparently the Race War Pimps of Only Black Lives Matter and their Community Agitators from Obama’s White House have stoked their mind-numbed Marxist Brownshirts at America’s Ivy League and major Universities across the nation to start the Red Revolution early. So they are setting fire to the cribs of Socialism in order to tear them down before moving out to do the same with the rest of the country.
The common mantras of this new zeitgeist being stoked across the country on college campuses are:
• White people are evil and inherently racist.
• White Privilege must be admitted to – and then Whites must be punished.
• The Constitution must be overthrown.
Oh yes. You read that right. They DEMAND the Constitution be overthrown and ‘rewritten’ for Blacks.
The multi-university Afrikan Black Coalition is calling for black people to engage in revolution and overthrow the Constitution, citing the need to “stop white people” in the “white supremacist world” of America. The Coalition declares, “White people have historically had problems making too many “mistakes.” White people need to be stopped. Period.” The Coalition goes on to declare that institutional racism (the same ‘evil’ the student protestors at the University of Missouri claimed to be combatting) can’t be overcome unless the Constitution is overthrown.
Then, when you take a look at what the Useful Idiots for the Commies at Mizzou demand – you find a disturbing meme:
• They demand freedom from anything they deem to be offensive.
• They demand freedom from anyone that thinks differently than they do.
• They demand a free ride, Free tuition, Free loans, Free grade point averages, and the freedom to wage mayhem on everyone else’s dime. And they have free coverage from Obama’s Praetorian Pravda Media.
The common denominator is race and that White’s who are not goose-stepping Marxists or who do not practice race pimping in solidarity with the Only Black Lives Matter mob, are to be protested and punished. Free Speech? Go to hell.
There is no winning. Worries over censure of free speech is met with charges of insensitivity to blacks who demand censure of free speech and expression.
The 1,000-demonstrator strong “March of Resilience” followed several racially charged incidents at Yale, including allegations that a fraternity turned away minority students from a “white girls only” Halloween party and video of an impassioned student screaming, “Who the f–k hired you?” at a professor over their disagreement.
Absolutely ANYTHING that these cultivated Marxists find upsetting is fair game for protest – and the idea of applying common sense no longer applies. In Obama’s Amerika – no dissent or contrary thoughts and opinions will be allowed or permitted.
Dare to defy their demands, and in true Brownshirt fashion – the Mob will be incited to rend apart those whom they are set upon:
Obama has to be laughing his sick Frank Marshall Davis arse off at watching the collapse of the civil society he almost single-handedly has pushed off the cliff.
So where does this Ferguson-esque stoking of unrest on college campuses go? Everywhere, according to the Soros-funded outside agitators being sent in like Hitler’s Brownshirts to stoke unrest. The 60’s Marxists who are now running the country are no doubt beaming with pride to see their past upheavals being relived in a nation of youths they have cultivated to hate the country.
As in all Socialist Tyrannies, these mantra’s will become the policy that subjugate the people to the dictates and whims of The State and whatever agenda it champions: Race, Climate, Sex, Religion. Even if it’s provable Bovine Excrement – it does not matter. The Left was never about logic in the first place. Like Satan, the Left broadcasts it’s poison via emotion, and finds many gullible dupes willing to seig-heil whatever and whomever they make a talisman.
Report Subversives! Heil Obama! Heil Hillary!
Gleichschaltung! American Style with a hard Red twist.
In truth, America’s Universities are doing nothing but churning out a nation of helpless Communist pussies that want to hide behind Mommie Government’s Red Skirt. They see offense in every person not their color or creed. They demand the silencing and removal of all ideas and opinions that are not in comport with their political religion.
Genocides are fertilized in such ground as what the United States now sits in.
I’m going to laugh myself silly when Jihadists and Sharia Law come up against these cowards. Their Mommy Government won’t save them then and to Islam’s advantage – they have already been taught how to submit to tyranny.
Now they are being taught to report anyone who says anything they don’t like. Islam too will find that practice most useful.
A generation of Communist cowards being raised to submit to authoritarian rule. These at the the last gasps of a dying nation.
The Missouri University Police Department (MUPD) sent an email to students Tuesday morning urging them to call them and report any hurtful speech they encounter on the campus.
In an email that was flagged by several Missouri-based journalists, the MUPD asked “individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to call the department’s general phone line “to continue to ensure that the University of Missouri campus remains safe.” They suggest that students provide a detailed description of the offender, their location or license plate number, and even to take a picture if possible.
Look at that picture again. That is the future for biblical Christians in America – prison…. or worse. All to the cheers of a hedonistic mob that worships the State and holds whatever an Activist Supreme Court says as Holy Writ, rather than abide what the Living God of scripture says.
The First Amendment is officially abolished… for biblical Christians – by default with this act of tyranny. Yesterday it was bakeries and photographers who refused to comply with the homosexual agenda. Today it is elected officials. Tomorrow – it will be you. Already there are calls to ban devout Christians from running for or holding public office.
How long before there are calls to put Christians in camps or make them wear yellow crosses on their lapels?
Don’t roll your eyes. History teaches this is exactly where all of this goes.
See, it is not enough that accommodations are made for her faith – as Genesis 19 clearly illustrates, you MUST approve, condone and even PARTICIPATE in wickedness that an evil mob and society says you must take part in.
District Court Judge David Bunning says Kim Davis will remain in jail “Until she complies” with the order and the “law” of approving homosexual marriage by affixing her name to marriage licenses.
After U.S. marshals took Davis into custody, she is expected to remain in jail until she agrees to comply with Bunning’s order, whom ordered her six deputy clerks to stand before him and state whether or not they would comply with his order to issue marriage licenses, at the risk of facing their own contempt penalties.
These creatures in government – who advocate defying laws when it does not suit their agendas and ignore those laws they disagree with – now demand compliance with their agenda.
So what we had here was a modern-day Nebuchadnezzar moment, an Activist Supreme Court has erected a giant golden statue in the image of homosexual marriage – and has decreed that everyone must bow down and give obeisance to it. Kim Davis has refused to bow to the godless image of abomination. She was brought before the Court of men, and threatened. In essence she has said that God is strong enough to save her out of the fiery trial, but that EVEN IF HE DOESN’T – she STILL WILL NOT BOW DOWN to their “law”.
So into prison she was cast, and will remain there it is said, until she complies.
America has become an evil and wicked nation. It murdered an entire generation of Americans in the womb as a fundamental ‘right’, to the tune of over 55 MILLION infants. It sells their body parts for millions of dollars in an industry that would make the Nazis blush. It is forcing all to accept homosexual abomination under penalty of law while declaring it good, right and holy.
This country deserves EVERY horrifying thing that is about to happen to it, and I for one will not lift a finger or offer a single prayer to defend it. It deserves the Judgment that is coming and we will all suffer for it.
So be it.
Vengeance is the Lord’s, and let it come. America deserves what God says He will do to a nation of His people who forget their God and practice evil in His sight.
“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.
“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion.
“In dissent, Chief Justice Roberts rightly observed that the Court’s marriage opinion has nothing to do with the Constitution. Justice Scalia observed that the Court’s opinion was so contrary to law that state and local officials would choose to defy it.
“For every politician — Democrat and Republican — who is tut-tutting that Davis must resign, they are defending a hypocritical standard. Where is the call for the mayor of San Francisco to resign for creating a sanctuary city — resulting in the murder of American citizens by criminal illegal aliens welcomed by his lawlessness?
“Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?
“When the mayor of San Francisco and President Obama resign, then we can talk about Kim Davis.
“Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office. That is the consequence of their position. Or, if Christians do serve in public office, they must disregard their religious faith–or be sent to jail.
“Kim Davis should not be in jail. We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression and seeking a land where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so.
“I call upon every Believer, every Constitutionalist, every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis. Stop the persecution now.”
The hits are coming fast and furious now, daily even – as this news is like, so last week. All by design of course in application of Saul Alinsky’s Rule No. 8. You are so baffled by yesterday’s outrage that you miss the one or two the Obama regime dumped on America today.
In the avalanche of despotism and lawlessness, the Obama regime is not bothering to make pretenses anymore. They are becoming proud of this Fascist Dictatorship it is establishing, with or without support from the Ruling Class Oligarchy, whom are just useful idiots for the moment: making a despotic coup legitimate. This will become more clear in the days ahead as Obama furiously imposes his agenda to fundamentally transform the nation into smoldering ruin.
While the American people are all upset over the death of a lion in Africa thanks to the incessant Praetorian media’s attention to it, baby’s are harvested at taxpayer expense for their parts and tissue and the American people yawn at industrial extermination, while begin ruled by a dictatorial regime that demands obeisance to it’s ideology. I’ve read and seen something similar happening to another enlightened and industrial nation about 70 years ago. Still the people slumber.
Fascism is back in vogue, and an ignorant populace have no clue this is what now rules them.
How very fascist. So, Obama is saying that if Congress doesn’t play ball on approving the Iran deal, he might just go ahead and do it anyway. That violates the Constitution and the law. Technically he can’t do it – oh, but he will. Notice how Kerry sidestepped the issue? If Obama does this and isn’t made to answer for it or stopped, that’s the end of our Constitutional Republic and the actual beginning of a dictatorship. Even if a conservative is elected in 2016, by then $150 to 200 billion will have gone to Iran, effectively arming our enemies for our destruction. This president has gone rogue and we must reign him in – legally and physically if need be.
When you eliminate impeachment as a possibility and both sides of the political aisle are complicit in a Marxist agenda, you get this type of behavior. Obama is a narcissist with delusions of grandeur and a pen and a phone. Of course he won’t obey the law… he’ll flaunt it whenever he can get away with it. If leaders won’t go along with him, he’ll blackmail them or use leverage of some sort against them to get these so-called leaders to see things his way. This type of bowing before our enemies such as Iran, Russia and China will get millions of Americans killed. Obama knows and doesn’t care. This is treason you are watching unfold in the Oval Office.
A senior House Democrat at Tuesday’s Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran deal, asked Secretary of State John Kerry if the Obama regime would follow the law if the Senate rejects his Iran nuke deal. Kerry would not commit that the Obama administration would follow the law if Congress shoots down the deal by a veto-proof majority.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) asks John Kerry, “But let’s say Congress doesn’t take your advice and we override a veto and the law that is triggered then imposes certain sanctions. Will you follow the law even though you think it violates this agreement clearly, and even if you think it’s absolute terrible policy?” Sherman asked.
“I can’t begin to answer that at this point without consulting with the president and determining what the circumstances are,” Kerry replied.
“So you are not committed to following the law?” Sherman pressed.
“No, I said I am not going to deal with a hypothetical,” Kerry said. “That’s all.”
But if that doesn’t blow your mind, how about more insanity from Obama’s point man on handing the Iranian Mullah’s nukes and billions of dollars to make their pledge of ‘Death To America’ a reality? He really, really said this when questioned about the rallies and chants led by Iran’s leaders:
At no time was he made aware of an Iranian plan to destroy America.
Secretary of State John Kerry is still seeking a nuanced explanation for Iran’s government saying, “Death to America”. He called the Iranian government’s cries of “Death to America” “not helpful” and suggested that the Supreme Leader might not really mean it.
And now Kerry would like to emphasize that aside from the “Death to America” chants and the nuclear bombs and constant threats of war, at no time was he made aware of an Iranian plan to destroy America.
Yesiree bob. The Clown Jester heading the State Department really said all of this under testimony. This is why Obama and his Jihadist pals are laughing their asses off at us. They believe we are stupid enough to believe what Kerry said, and that there is no danger to the world with a nuclear-armed Iran.
But it’s not just the Dimwitted John ‘D. Student’ Kerry that says “Do not believe your own eyes and ears”- Obama’s CHIEF at DHS insists the following:
So we have an Obama Regime that will hand Iran’s Mullahcracy billions of dollars, a free pathway to nuclear weapons, defend their nukes against our allies AND at the same time,INSIST that ‘Death To America’ does not mean they want to kill us. Because after all, Islamic Terrorism has nothing to do with Islam according to the Obama Dictatorship.