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A Very Dangerous Game

Christians who are unmoored from the bible and Jesus Christ, are flocking to a cult of personality that they insist will save the country.

History is an excellent teacher.  It repeatedly reminds us about the failings of human nature and how easily an angry and worried people are stoked into making nationalist populists who promise glory, their kings and dictators.

History teaches that in such times, Constitutions  and bounds of morality are redefined and/or abolished altogether to embrace a new morality that their chosen political saviors preach in the name of saving the state and the people from declared enemies from within and without.

America did not germinate from nor did it become established by the dictates of men in positions of power and office. It was not forged from the top on down like the monarchies of Europe.  It was forged from the bottom on up, by a people who were already self-governed by God.  It was grounded and rooted in the biblical and Christian religions that enshrined the concept of liberty as determined from the scriptures.

Our Founders and Framers and men like Alexis DeToqueville wrote that the success of America as an idea and a nation – is based on the construct that the people should be governed by God and the bible in their personal lives, thus making it unnecessary for an all-intrusive government to rule them.  They warned that the moment Americans abandoned the scriptures and the Christian religion, the nation would cease to be great and that tyrants would forge our chains from within.

All of that knowledge has been discarded for political expediency.  As the culture of this nation continues to grow more wicked and evil, leaders chosen to represent the people become more vulgar, crass, self-serving and ignorant of the very documents they vow an oath to uphold. They became a law unto themselves, and established incrementally – an oligarchy that empowered a dictatorship that has been building a police state after essentially perpetrating a velvet coup, right under our noses.

And so the people, fearful and angry and worried – flock and cheer a  strongman this election cycle.  A man who speaks to the things that the oligarchy has refused to touch or declared off-limits to challenge. He too plays upon their base fears, publicly insults specific persons for scorn and ridicule, targets businesses and institutions that must be punished and forced to run and operate their businesses in accordance to the whims of a single man, to ‘make the country great again’. He is the opposite side of the same coin from a party whose ideology is firmly rooted in the Marxist/Communist philosophy.    The people think he stands in direct opposition to the very agenda and politicians that he himself had funded and supported for years because today he knocks down the sacred cows of the Left in boilerplate speeches without specifics beyond the promises that what he will do will be great.

So the people cheer, just as a past generation had cheered a man who spoke in nearly the same vulgar, arrogant  and inciteful manners with similar ideals to make his country ‘great again’.

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In the online forum, bulletin board and social media world – it is becoming an everyday commonality that supporters for such a man are demanding the purging and banning of ‘traitors’ and ‘impure’ persons from myriad online communities.  Some fantasize about actually deporting such ‘dissidents’ along with the illegal aliens that their Champion says he will send back across the border.

Efforts to explain Conservative and Christian principles that mandate a refrain from supporting their candidate are greeted with ridicule, insult and scorn.   Mimicking the very person they idolize by engaging in similar public castigation and insulting harassment.  Mob-like actions of insults and threats occur whenever there is commentary on a news item or blog entry that does not flatter their King-Presumptive, just like the article below has suffered when posted on various fora.  Warnings about future ‘remembrances’ and sometimes subtle and even direct threats of execution for treason are popping up in commentary from the most vocal and rabid True Believers.

I have read the ridicule coming from self-identifying Christians who insist we are not voting for a pastor for president – and that moral behavior is no measure of how a person will govern.  Somehow along the way, brethren have bought the lie sold to us back when Bill Clinton was president, that sexual infidelity, adultery, divorce, false witness, lies and pompous arrogance that would normally define a person’s character, are no longer  a measure to consider.  We have been told they are irrelevant, in the past and no longer important to consider before casting a vote Because the speeches of what their Chosen Political Savior says they will do when in office are more important to the survival of the nation.

It’s one or another we are told, and Donald Trump it is said is better than what we would suffer under Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

And this is the justification and rationalization that many Christians I know and respect are lecturing those of us who have decided to stop practicing insanity – by refraining from voting or supporting any of the two choices we are being presented as candidates.

A whole nation can go off the cliff to support someone who leads them to utter ruin.  Christians are not to be of this world, and when there are fruits that call into question someone seeking leadership over us Christians, we should follow the biblical examples and instructions for selecting those who are supposed to represent us and our values and principles.

This will engender hatred and scorn, but as we are finding in this country today – the truth is hated, no matter if it is insisting homosexuality is a sin, or that grown men have no place in women’s bathrooms – even if they self-identify as a woman.

As Steve Deace so excellently points out below, a dangerous game of compromise is being played by those whom God does not expect compromise from.  Perhaps it is time for us to review what scripture has to say about selecting leaders.

DEAR CHRISTIAN LEADERS, YOU’RE PLAYING A VERY DANGEROUS GAME

By: Steve Deace

DISCLAIMER: I am grateful for the opportunity I have here at Conservative Review to reach those on the broad spectrum of conservatism on several issues, some of which conservatives don’t always agree on. But in this case I’m writing to you, Christian leaders, as s very specific target audience. Since it’s arguable no one faces more of a dilemma with this election than you do, for you represent the sacredness of the Gospel even more than conservatism. 

Dear Christian Leaders,

I hope this letter finds you well, and I thank you for the time, talent, and treasure you have given to the cause of Christ and its resulting American exceptionalism. Thank you for putting these words from the Scriptures into practice: “Now the Lord is that spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.”

I’m writing this as a 42-year old believer who has been blessed by the works of so many of you. Some of you I am proud to call friends, or know as acquaintances. Some of you I hope to meet someday to share how God used you to take this son of a 15-year old girl raised in a home of abuse, and give him the strength and courage to break generational cycles of dysfunction. If not for your testimonies and willingness to stand for Christ against the prevailing winds of the culture, odds are I would’ve succumbed to them.

I say these things because I want you to know this letter is coming from a place of concern more so than criticism. I struggle with a critical spirit, which is why I’ve waited several weeks before penning this letter that I have started and stopped several times. I needed to make sure I was in a place I could remove as much of myself as possible, and address these concerns in the spirit rather than with my own, haughty one.

With that long disclaimer out of the way, allow me to cut right to the chase.

If you are supporting Donald Trump, or flirting with doing so, you are playing a very dangerous game. There is simply no moral, biblical, or even strategic case for doing so, near as I can tell. And if I’m wrong, then let us come now and reason together. 

First of all, holiness and character is of more value in the kingdom than ideological correctness. That is not to say ideological correctness isn’t important, because it is, and it’s where I make my living for the most part. But God has often worked through strange ideological bedfellows to accomplish His will. For example, three of the greatest minds in church history were Augustine, Calvin, and Wesley. Yet they vehemently disagreed with one another, even on vitally important doctrines. However, the fruit of their callings remains impactful to this very day.

Some of you will say, “But wasn’t David a man of poor character and morality and God used him in a mighty way?” Yes, that is true, but others paid dearly for David’s sins. His own nation was plunged into civil war. His daughter was raped by her brother. He had a man killed so he could have his wife.

The point of David’s life is not that he’s the hero, but God is. That God so wants to be known He is willing to even use the worst of us to reach us.

So what made David a man after God’s own heart? That despite all his documented shortcomings, David in the end sought God’s forgiveness and repentance when confronted with “Thou art the man.” Trump, by his own admission, does not have a repentant heart. He has not sought God’s forgiveness, because he doesn’t think he needs it. Thus, the King David-Trump comparisons are flawed exegesis and should cease here.

Furthermore, the Scriptures make clear the qualifications for public office:

Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

There is simply no way to avoid the conclusion that Trump violates every syllable of these requirements.

Now that we’ve addressed the biblical case, what about the moral one?

Other than that, Trump seems like a righteous dude.

Of course, Paul writes all of us were these things, because all of us were sinners, too. However, we live differently now – or at least should – because we are new creations in Christ. Unfortunately, this campaign has revealed this is who Trump remains to this day.

Finally, let’s look at the strategic argument. Generally, there are three archetypes of politicians in the Scriptures: 

  1. Josiah – The true statesman. The man who does the hard thing, no matter how hard it may be, because it is the right thing. A man sold out to the cause of righteousness. Sadly, there are very few of these.
  2. Hezekiah – The typical politician. The man who does the principled thing when it’s easy or it suits him. As in when the Scriptures say one of the holiest celebrations of the Passover since Moses came at the time of his ascendancy. However, when it gets hard, or his ego gets in the way, he will serve himself/mammon instead. So that same Hezekiah is relieved that at the end of his reign the judgment to come, which he contributed to with his own arrogance, won’t take place until he’s dead and buried. Rather than humbly repent and seek God’s mercy as a David might have done. Like most politicians, Hezekiah was principled at first, but less so the longer he was in power. Eventually principle gave way to political expediency.
  3. Ahab – A pure megalomaniac whose only motivation is his own ego, elevation, and experiences. A hedonist/narcissist/tyrant whose only ethos is the golden rule: he who has the gold gets to make all the rules. Thankfully, there are very few of these as well, mainly because they’re like the Lords of the Sith in Star Wars. If there are too many of them, they tend go after one other.

Trump is an Ahab. He is not like anything we have ever dealt with before. He is not a RINO, Republicrat, or any other kind of Hezekiah type. He won’t even pander to you on the bathroom issue when it would help him. Why? Because you’re all nothing but marks to him. He is utterly and undeniably shameless.

Trump is merely a conqueror convinced that if he’s calling all the shots the world would be a better place. He is a law unto himself.

He is the sort of figure we read about in history books. Not a raving madman Hitler type, and those making such comparisons are intellectually lazy and should be dismissed. Nor is Trump even the kind of megalomaniac Obama is, with his Soviet-era style ruthless pursuit of Marxism.

Rather, Trump is merely a conqueror convinced that if he’s calling all the shots the world would be a better place. He is a law unto himself.

In our day and age, Alpha Males are few and far between. So much so that many believe Trump is an Alpha, but he is not. Like most tyrants he is deeply insecure. How many 70-year old men are still defensive about their penis size? And it is those very insecurities that cause him to lash out so maliciously. Think of the damaged Commodus in the movie “Gladiator.”

It is the alpha male that is required to confront and take down the tyrant. Men willing to storm the beaches of Normandy, proclaim we have “no king but Jesus,” or face down Commodus in front of a full crowd at the Coliseum. Where are the alpha males in our day willing to do so? I pray God will raise some up among our ranks.

The tyrant cannot be negotiated with. He cannot be befriended. Nor can he show empathy. For all is weakness to him. Therefore, everything is transactional. You are there for as long as you’re useful, and then gone when you are not.

Like what just happened to Ben Carson, and pretty much everyone else that comes into Trump’s orbit once he’s used them for what he needed at the time. Like how my friend Bob Vander Plaats was a great guy when Trump thought he needed his endorsement, and then Trump called him a crook when he didn’t get it.

Like his spirit animal, Ahab, who came home to whine to his wife about how he couldn’t buy this one property he wanted, Trump takes to Twitter and friendly media enclaves to do the same. And then his Twitter following, and adorning media throng, acts as his Jezebel when she told Ahab just to go take what he wants because he’s the king.

Tyrants cannot be loved on. They must be broken. You will only know if they have been broken if you see the fruit of the spirit in their lives. Do they practice altruism, as in the right thing expecting nothing in return? Is there a public repentance, or a repentance of convenience? Meaning they tell you what you want to hear now just so they can get from you what they want.

When you dance with the devil, the devil doesn’t change. He changes you.

Anything short of that and I can promise you, as God Almighty is my witness, you are being played. And once that is revealed it will not be the tyrant that is exposed for scorn and mockery, but you.

Every. Single. Time.

In short, this is a dangerous game. This is not dining with sinners. This is attempting to evangelize Herod’s Court, where even Christ himself kept silent among such godlessness and darkness. You have never been this way before. He is unlike anything you have encountered. He would arguably be the most personally damaged and feckless individual ever to occupy the Oval Office.

He is beyond the milquetoast pabulum the system usually serves up, which is why he was able to crush the system. When you dance with the devil, the devil doesn’t change. He changes you.

He will see your willingness to love on him as weakness. He is laughing at you now, even as we speak, for wanting to meet with him. He sees it as the groveling of the already defeated. There’s a reason he attracts heretical Paula White types who are only in this for personal gain, too. Because real recognize real.

Such a man can be brought to Christ, because nothing is beyond the power of Christ. However, he must be broken like any wild stallion, or a prodigal son. He must hit rock bottom, such as when Nebuchadnezzar was sent to live as a wild animal. He must be shown there is a power greater than he, otherwise he will believe he is that power.

Just as you wouldn’t reward a petulant, rebellious teenager with more power and pleasure, the absolute worst thing that you can do is reward such a man just the same. You will not pierce his heart, but he will break yours.

In conclusion, I urge you to consider these two final questions:

  1. Do you really believe you could look Jesus in the eye at your judgment and justify supporting such a man for the most powerful office in the world?
  2. If you do support him, must we then apologize to the Clintons for the stones we threw at their immorality, as well as to others whose sin we have rightly lobbied against in the past since we’re now excusing it from Trump?

I know what the alternative appears to be, and I do not wish it. If she becomes president, I will oppose her Leftist schemes as I always have (unlike Trump, who lavished praise and financial contributions upon her). But I am not afraid of Hillary Clinton. Let me tell you what I am afraid of.

I am afraid of the message we will be sending this culture by compromising everything we claim to believe in, by supporting a man who embodies everything we supposedly oppose. And I’m afraid the cost for that message could transcend generations, as the culture declares we are the emperor who has no clothes. That when push comes to shove we offer them nothing not already of this world. The same fear-mongering and situational ethics they can get anywhere else. Just minus all that annoyingly sanctimonious moralizing. We will confirm for them they were right to tune us out. That we are who they thought we were. We will write the God-haters’ material for them.

That will have consequences for our fellow countrymen that will last long past the next four years.

I urge you, as a representative of the next generation who will someday take your place, please do not put us any further behind the eight ball with this culture than we already are. They already don’t trust us, nor do they take us seriously, and that’s if they don’t ignore us altogether.

Give us a real chance to reach the next generation, rather than spending years defending the indefensible simply because there is an “R” after its name.

The scriptures say we are not Christians because of our hermeneutically sound systematic theology. Or because we follow creeds. But because we testify to the fact that God supernaturally reached down into history to raise His Son from the dead. The Son who God gave to pay the penalty we deserve because He loved us so. To demonstrate that love, God was willing to lose something of tremendous value to Him, as testimony of His love for us.

His only Son.

We came to Christ because of that testimony. We bowed at the knee to Jesus and chose to follow him because he showed what he was willing to lose for us. Love knows no greater man than Jesus, who laid down his life for his friends.

Perhaps we have lost this culture because we haven’t shown it similar sacrificial love. We haven’t shown them we’re willing to lose anything for what we believe, except the same things of this world they value.

Not to mention maybe, just maybe, God would providentially award such faithfulness in the sort of supernatural ways He has for His people in the past? Perhaps we do not see God move in such ways in our day because we prefer our ways to His?

And where has that gotten us — an election between Hillary and her donor.

This is our rendezvous with destiny. Except this time it isn’t wrestling with existential threats outside of us, but the brokenness inside of us.

We don’t need Barabbas the zealot. We need Jesus. And we have the means to give them Jesus, if only we have the faith and courage of conviction. When we came to Christ did we know for sure how it would turn out, or did we have faith? Let us stop trying to manipulate outcomes as our adversaries do, and instead show real faith that while we do not know what the future holds, we know who holds the future.

Duty is ours, but outcomes belong to God.

Thank you for reading my letter and at least considering these words. I pray you will fight the good fight, keep the faith, and finish the race.

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Obama SOTU: “We’ve Laid A New Foundation” – Remaking American Liberty Into A Third World Tyranny

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On ‘fundamentally transforming the United States of America’, Barrack Hussein Obama declares that he has ‘laid a new foundation’ for the country, ‘to remake America’ into the self-evident Despotic Fascist Marxist state we warned you was coming.

“Fifteen years into this new century, we have picked ourselves up, dusted ourselves off, and begun again the work of remaking America. We’ve laid a new foundation.” – Barrack Hussein Obama, January 20th 2015

If you are like the overwhelming majority of Americans who refused to waterboard themselves by watching or listening to the Soviet Party Speech given last night at a joint session of the politburo – eerrr….Congress, you missed nothing that your discernment and imagination already told you Obama’s speech would likely be.

It was a given His Heinous would channel Fidel Castro while sounding like Santa Claus and display the pompous arrogance of Benito Mussolini on crack with none-too-subtle threats for any opponents of his agenda.  There was only one single surprise, that came at the very end of his vomitous bilge.  That surprise being an admission that most will  refuse to believe he actually said or meant.

You see, the only thing that matters in the entire “State of the Union speech” which was really just a neo-Nuremburg Rally from a teleprompter for the Obama Party – was that Dear Leader actually told the truth at the very end at the second-to-last paragraph that he read aloud.

He stated openly that he was remaking America, and had laid a “new” foundation for the country.  A foundation intended to replace the Constitutional Foundation the Founding Fathers established and bequeathed to this nation.  And like trained clapping seals, the entire Congress applauded that outright boldy-stated treason.  For the oath to the Constitution Obama had sword to uphold, was admittedly broken by his own admission that he has replaced our existing foundation with this ‘new one’.  Not to mention harboring an Illegal Alien that he flaunted in front of the nation so as to demonstrate his being above any laws he does not decree himself.

In that admission, after ninety minutes of ridiculous out-of-this-galaxy Bovine Excrement and Barbara Streisand, Obama finally told the truth of what he has done and is doing.

Obama just told us that he has replaced our Constitutional foundation for the purpose of REMAKING America.  Never has there been such an in-our-face-moment of treason in our nation’s history .   However, the stupidity, lukewarmness and ignorance of a majority of Americans makes lawlessness and treason from the highest office in the land, non-existent unless you are a Conservative Tea Party person that must be considered evil and dangerous for nothing more than demanding those governing us be restrained by the law they swore to uphold.

Not even the Soviets could have dreamed of conquering us in complete totality as Obama just demonstrated he has done.  Admitted to the whole world that the nation is being remade with a new foundation instead of the one we had for 238 years, and an entire nation being sold into despotism, is absolutely clueless to what just happened to it.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: – II Thessalonians 2:11

And to quote cultural entertainment for a prophetic quip that sadly, can be carved onto the tombstones of every Republic that came into existence (including our former Republic):

 

 

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Obama Dictates He Will Act On His Own – Launches Fascist Initiative

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Obama creates “Partnership” between government, business and colleges upon his own decree, institutes Mussolini-styled Fascism as official U.S. policy.

I’ve listened with fascination to several Conservative commentators rip Obama’s tripling-down on his decree that he will rule as a dictator – bypassing Congress when he deems it necessary because he has “a pen and a phone”.  Obama again asserted he will ‘act on his own’ during this week’s Radio Address and this was the subject of warnings from several Conservatives I read and listen to that Obama is no longer hiding the fact he intends to rule as a dictator.

What I find fascinating is that while the outrage and incredulity is directed at His Heinous’ authoritarianism, none of these commentators noticed or mentioned the subtle fact that Obama is establishing abject Fascism as official U.S. policy.  Fascism being the marriage of government and business via collectivist regulation and partnership as an established model ala Italy’s dictator Benito Mussolini.

Obama proudly announces he’s “launching America’s second ‘manufacturing innovation institute’. It’s a partnership between companies, colleges, and the federal government”.

Manufacturing innovation via a government partnership? That’s Fascism folks.

What has government innovated besides endless miles of red tape regulation and business suffocation?  What product does government create besides criminals, misery and fear? Oh I know – they have already decreed that government invented the internet and cell phone technology.  But when corporations and business willingly ‘partner’ with government for subsidies or relaxation of regulations not afforded their competition, you have fascism as Mussolini defined it.

Obama is hiding his imposition of fascism in the clever word “Partnership”.  The ‘partnering’ of government and business should frighten every single American.  It means some businesses will be subsidized and marketed as ‘preferred’ by government and others, NOT.  Take for example, this announced ‘partnership’s Michelle Obama joining the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and SUBWAY 

Quiznos, Blimpie and East Coast Subs won’t get this government seal of approval.  Neither will they get FREE ADVERTISING PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS :

In fact, these ‘partnerships’ and many of his statements regarding business are almost verbatim to Benito Mussolini’s Labour Charter of 1927 that establishes the tenets of fascism.  I’m going to post some of the articles of Mussolini’s charter and contrast those with statements made from His Heinous Hussein Obama and his spokesidiots:

Article 1 – Labour Charter 1927

“The Italian Nation is an organism having ends, life, and means of action superior to those of individuals, singly or in groups, of which it is composed. It is a moral, political, and economic unity, realized wholly in the Fascist State.”

“…individual salvation is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country.   Unfortunately, I think that recognition requires that we make sacrifices and this country has not always been willing to make the sacrifices that are necessary to bring about a new day and a new age.” – Barrack Hussein Obama

Article 2:

“Work, in all its intellectual, technical, and manual forms, is a social obligation. To this end, and only to this end, it is safeguarded by the State. The totality of production is unitary from the national point of view; its objectives are unitary and comprise the well-being of the producers and the development of national strength.”

“…government and businesses have mutual responsibilities; and that if we fulfill these obligations together, it benefits us all,”

“…We know that’s our strength, our people, our communities, our businesses. But government can’t stand on the sidelines in our efforts. Because government is us. – Barrack Hussein Obama

Article 3:

“There is freedom of professional or union organization. But only the union legally recognized by, and subject to, the control of the State has the right to legally represent the entire category of employers or employees by which it is constituted […]; or to stipulate collective labor contracts binding on all those belonging to the category; or to impose on them dues, or to exercise on their behalf delegate functions of public interest.”

“I do not view the labor movement as part of the problem. To me, it’s part of the solution.”

“The Task Force on Middle Class Working Families and the Executive Orders are the first step in a long road to restore balance between workers and corporations” – Barrack Hussein Obama

Article 7:

“The corporative State considers private initiative, in the field of production, as the most efficient and useful instrument of the Nation.”

“What is absolutely the case is the private sector does some things very well and better than the government can, and running effective websites may be one of them, is one of them,” – White House press secretary Jay Carney

Article 9:

“State intervention in economic production may take place only where private initiative is lacking or is insufficient, or when are at stakes the political interest of the State. This intervention may take the form of control, encouragement or direct management.” 

“What the Affordable Care Act demonstrates is that it is important for government to take action in order to, for example, do something the private sector has failed to do” – White House press secretary Jay Carney

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.” – Barrack Hussein Obama 

Article 13:

“The duty of employment is under control of the corporate organs. Employers have the obligation to hire workers who are official members of the appropriate trades, and have the power to choose from the rolls of membership, giving precedence to the members of the party and the Fascist unions according to their seniority of membership.”

“Businesses have a responsibility, too.….They should set up shop here, and hire our workers, and pay decent wages, and invest in the future of this nation. That’s their obligation.” 

“…government action time and again can make an enormous difference in increasing opportunity and bolstering ladders into the middle class…. “laws establishing collective bargaining, and a minimum wage — these all contributed to rising standards of living for massive numbers of Americans”.  – Barrack Hussein Obama 

Obama is not only imposing his dictatorship on America, but imposing an entrenched Marxist-Fascist ideology as official policy that few are recognizing.  Despotism does not begin to describe what is being erected upon us all.

But for those of you who do not remember history – this is what happens to a people under fascism:

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Fascism – A Progressive Construct: From The French Revolution To Obama’s Age of Tyranny

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History reveals Satan’s fingerprints on the ideology that spawned the worst miseries and genocides in modern history.  Obama and the Democrats in America are imposing upon us, a similar fate.

One of the two greatest lies that most Americans have bought lock-stock and barrel from decades of liberal Left indoctrination is that 1.) Our Rights come from government which is the greatest good; and 2.) That European Fascism and Hitler’s Nazi’s were a product of Right Wing Christian Conservative Nationalism.

Nothing could be further from the truth, and the Left has always known this which is why they worked so hard to achieve success in the minds of easily deceived Americans that Fascism is a Conservative/Right/Christian ideology.  The meme that “fascism will come carrying a cross and wrapped in the flag” is the fear and loathing the Leftists have for Christian Conservatives, and it was convenient for them to convince as many as possible that liberty has nothing to fear from the Progressive Left, but rather from the Conservative Christian.

The abject truth of the matter is that Fascism along with Nazism and Marxism are bastard sons of Socialism, which is not a Conservative/Right wing ideology.  Rather, they emanate from the top-down controlling aspect that Statists of Socialism and Communism demand.

What Obama and his MarxoFascist Democrats are fundamentally transforming America into, is a Fascist totalitarian state that ensconces the Ruling Class into a position of power that micromanages every single aspect of our lives. How we live, what we think, what we eat, what we learn and teach, to what kind of health care we will be allowed to have is all part of the agenda to subjugate liberty to Statism.  Do not marvel at the charge, for this is what the Progressives have sought to do to this country for a century.

The fingerprints of such tyranny stretch back to antiquity – but the modern strain of Satan’s imprint on man’s government are found squarely in those who in name of ‘fairness’, ‘compassion’, ‘equity’ and ‘common salvation’ impose their tyranny and rule their subjects with an iron fist – exterminating any and all who stand in their way.

And we’re next.

French Revolution and the triumph of Liberal Fascism

“There are only two parties… the people and its enemies. We must exterminate those miserable villains who are eternally conspiring against the rights of man… [W]e must exterminate all our enemies.”

~ Robespierre

For the progressive left, all roads lead to the French Revolution (1789-99) which was the first totalitarian revolution, the genesis of modern totalitarianism, and the spiritual foundation for the Russian Communist, Italian Fascist and German Nazi revolutions. A nationalist-populist rebellion, it was established and controlled by a small intellectual braintrust hellbent on killing God, Christianity, capitalism and objective truth thus devolving Western civilization into a savage society based on a political religion that deified “the people,” anointed the revolutionary elites as their priests, and destroyed the rights of individuals. As Robespierre put it, “The people is [sic] always worth more than individuals… The people is sublime, but individuals are weak” – or collectively, dispensable.

In this case, I believe that American presidential history over the last 100 years has (or soon will) establish the Wilson, the FDR, the LBJ and the Obama administrations as the direct descendants of the world’s first fascist movement: the French Revolution.

Since history is the final judge of our deeds (JFK), it’s incredulous how any rational person today would doubt the fascist nature of the French Revolution. Few doubt that it was tyrannical, terrorist, nationalist, conspiratorial, and populist. It created the first modern dictators, Robespierre and Napoleon, and functioned on the foundation that the nation had to be ruled by a progressive avant-garde, a pagan oligarchy who would personify as the authentic, organic expression of the “general will” according to the political philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78). The fanatical Jacobin character made the revolutionaries more vicious and evil than the king they supplanted. Some fifty thousand people eventually were murdered in the Great Terror, a majority in political show trials that British historian Simon Schama defines as the “founding charter of totalitarian justice.” Robespierre summed up the totalitarian nihilism of the Revolution: “There are only two parties in France: the people and its enemies. We must exterminate those miserable villains who are eternally conspiring against the rights of man… [W]e must exterminate all our enemies.”

Jonah Goldberg, in his essential treatise, “Liberal Fascism,” connected modern liberalism directly to the French Revolution writing:

      But what truly makes the French Revolution the first fascist revolution was its effort to turn politics into a religion. (In this the revolutionaries were inspired by Rousseau, whose concept of the general will divinized the people while rendering the person an afterthought). Accordingly, they declared war on Christianity, attempting to purge it from society and replace it with a “secular” faith whose tenets were synonymous with the Jacobin agenda. Hundreds of pagan-themed festivals were launched across the country celebrating Nation, Reason, Brotherhood, Liberty, and other abstractions in order to bathe the state and the general will in an aura of sanctity. As we shall see, the Nazis emulated the Jacobins in minute detail.

The American right and classical liberals embraced the American Revolution (1775-83), which was fundamentally conservative, while rejecting categorically the evil deeds and fanaticism of Jacobinism. However, if the French Revolution was fascist, then subsequent generations should have deduced that this diabolical movement rightly as the fruit of this poisoned tree and fascism and be relegated to its proper place in history as the genesis of political liberalism. This would lead to a major paradigm shift in the leftist worldview; therefore, liberals turned to the irrational and willingly embraced to cognitive dissonance and revisionist history rooted in pseudo-scientific ideas like Social Darwinism, scientism, scientific racism, evolution atheism and postmodernism.

Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744-1803), the infamous theologian, philosopher, poet and literary critic is perhaps unjustly credited with establishing the intellectual foundation for Nazism, borrowed heavily from Rousseau’s neo-pagan political arguments returning mankind back to his original savage state of nature and reformulated them into an existential cultural struggle (e.g., Kulturkampf of Otto von Bismarck [1871-78]). According to Herder, Rousseau’s “general will” was exclusive in each nation since its history, culture and traditions were unique to a particular Volk (people). This Romantic, nationalist worldview led different intellectuals and artists to champion the individuality or supremacy of races, nations, and cultures leading inexorably to scientific racism and race-based genocide against minority and religious groups.

Rousseau’s utopian society is not expressed by ethnicity or geography or tradition, nevertheless, Rousseau’s deification of the nation under the rule of the dominate State, his glorification of neo-pagan ideas led directly to the Golden Age of twentieth century tyrants (e.g., the Ottoman Turks, Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Franco, Mao, Pol Pot, Iranian Ayatollahs, etc.) all who systematically implemented Rousseau’s savage utopia worldview as public policy leading to democide – the government sponsored deaths of people in the hundreds of millions – and that’s just in the twentieth century alone.

Rousseau’s ideals established by the general will and the dogmas of what he called a “civil religion” was controlled by the omnipotent God-state (e.g., Nietzsche’s “Will to Power” and “god is dead” philosophy). It’s effect meant that Jews, Christians, critical thinkers, intellectuals and people who rebelled against Rousseau’s collective community (spirit) of the society are forced outside the State and have no claim on its protections (e.g., Mussolini:Everything inside the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State). In reality, the pagan State is not only required to identify and guard against unsociable individuals or subcommunities (i.e., the church), it is mandated to eradicate them (e.g., Darwin’s natural selection, survival of the fittest, Galton’s eugenics, Hitler’s holocaust, abortion, etc.).

Jonah Goldberg continues his historical critique establishing the French Revolution as the first fascist movement:

      Fascism is indebted to the French Revolution in other ways as well. Robespierre appreciated, as did Sorel and his heirs, that violence was a linchpin that kept the masses committed to the ideas of the Revolution: “If the spring of popular government in time of peace is virtue, the springs of popular government in revolution are at once virtue and terror: virtue, without which terror is fatal; terror, without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country’s most urgent needs.”

“For the first time in history,” proclaimed historian Marisa Linton, “terror became an official government policy, with the stated aim to use violence in order to achieve a higher political goal.” The paradox seemed lost on the Bolsheviks – self-proclaimed heirs of the French Revolution – who championed fascism, rather than their own method, as an “openly terroristic dictatorship.”

The usefulness of terror as a proven strategy to seize and maintain absolute power to the Jacobins as to modern day liberals, socialists and progressives was totalizing, but amid its dominant objectives was its penchant to preserve a permanent sense of crisis – Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) called it the “Perpetual Revolution.” Saul Alinsky (1909-72) and his acolytes Rahm Emmanuel, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Democratic Socialist Party use existential crisis which is historically identified as a central role of fascism because it ends debate and democratic discussions (e.g., “never allow a crisis to go to waste”). Therefore, all fascistic movements put forth considerable effort to extending a perpetual state of emergency – a perpetual revolution that never ends. Historically speaking, the French Revolution was the direct descendant of both World War I and II and in our present era has established the rise of radical Islam, thus spawning a new, globalist Age of Terror (9/11-present).

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Crony Capitalism? No Rush, Let’s Call It What It Really Is

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Conservative Talk Radio hosts are willfully missing the truth of what America is being transformed into.

Perhaps they do not want to sound like a ‘conspiracy freak’.  Perhaps they do not want to sound alarming or cross an invisible line they know the Left will go berserk over.  But for some reason, the voices of Conservatism are using a term to describe the corruption and perversion of business and corporations by the Obama regime that gives the radical Left in this country – more ammunition to pummel their ideological hatred of our former core mechanism of wealth creation.

The term they keep using is ‘Crony Capitalism’.  That’s a term I’m formally taking issue with, because what is occurring is something far more sinister than just a simple case of political graft and corruption.

I am fond of hearing the Conservative radio hosts espouse the fact that ‘words mean things’.  Good.  Because yes, they do.  Losing our language is one of many reasons this post-Constitutional Republic is foundering.  Our society led by the Obama media machine refuses to call sin what it is,  refuses to call Jihadists what they are – but incessantly call what we used to consider to be good, evil, and celebrates evil as good.  Something the Bible says woe to those that do (Isaiah 5:20).

Plain words and their meaning are something the Left in this country have bastardized to their advantage by controlling the language and crafting the narrative to fit their agenda. They twist words to pervert their meaning and then use them as a bludgeon on their opposition.  At the same time, the Conservative Movement, being attacked by not only the Left, but the Ruling Class of their own party – are growing timid in calling things what they are, as if walking on eggshells is going to win over anyone to our ideological side.

The Left employs a rule weapon of their own design that says that the moment someone invokes Hitler or Nazism to make a comparison – they automatically lose the argument.  Well – I never agreed to any such rule in the first place – and we’re at war with the Left as far as I’m concerned – so to hell with their rules. I never granted them such authority as to dictate how an argument must be made.   I prefer to call things what they are.  However, I think many are cowed by these types of ‘rules’ the Left sets up and they sometimes do not call things what they are to avoid an insult or a label.  Others may refuse to make such comparisons because doing so they estimate is somehow an affront to history and trivializes the horrors suffered.  I say nonsense.  Such comparisons should serve as a warning of history repeating itself because we forget history.

Why am I taking issue with Conservatives using the term ‘Crony Capitalism’ to describe what the Obama regime and the Ruling Class are doing?  Because that term is not what is actually taking place.

Leftists are succeeding in convincing America that the entire concept of Capitalism is evil, flawed and wrong. They will point to pundits like Limbaugh and Levin who use the term ‘Crony Capitalism’ as some kind of ‘proof’ that Capitalism is not only evil evidenced by the term itself, but wholly corruptible and therefore must be discarded.  While certainly cronyism is at play and has been an issue in politics in America for as long as anyone can remember (Cook County, IL anyone?) – Obama and his Democrats have taken it to a level far above and beyond cronyism and graft.

Rush made a comment on his radio program on Wednesday that triggered this essay.  As he was describing what is being institutionalized across our nation at the local, state and federal level, I recognized it as something other than what he did.

Now, folks, I don’t want to be misunderstood.  I’m a capitalist.  Don’t get me wrong.  But look at all the bailouts that have taken place.  Part of capitalism is when something fails, it fails.  When an investment doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.  You can’t bail out everybody.  And once you start picking people you’re bailing out, then you’ve got crony capitalism, and that ain’t good.  And what we have now, you have these various bailouts, you have government funding, chosen industries which can’t make it on their own and often can’t even make it with government help. All the Solyndras, for example, and right now the electric cars. I don’t mean to harp on them, but you take your pick.  Industries that can’t make it and therefore shouldn’t, the market will always tell you the truth about things.  Industries that shouldn’t make it then get propped up.  That is not capitalism, and it’s artificial.  It isn’t real.

Winners and losers are being picked by the government and you no longer have capitalism and you longer have free markets.  And now there are corporate entities who care about immigration for one reason only:  cheap labor.  What happens in the country, couldn’t care less.  They’re citizens of the world.  They’re gonna have customers wherever.  So they’re not ideologically sympathetic any longer.  So, folks, we have to admit here that despite all the talk about the middle class and class warfare, big government, crony capitalism, crony socialism, seems to be the objective of both parties now.

What Rush describes here is something far more sinister and oppressive than the term ‘crony capitalism’ conveys.  What Rush described is not crony capitalism.

It’s fascism.  A Mussolini-styled form of Fascism.

And that IS the objective of both political parties and any business or corporation that stands to make a profit by getting in bed with government.

Fascism in it’s purest sense is Socialism with a Capitalist facade, continuing the illusion that wealth and property are still sovereign in the hands of the individual, while the state regulates and directs it.

Sheldon Richman at the Library of Economics and Liberty defines it this way:

Where socialism sought totalitarian control of a society’s economic processes through direct state operation of the means of production, fascism sought that control indirectly, through domination of nominally private owners. Where socialism nationalized property explicitly, fascism did so implicitly, by requiring owners to use their property in the “national interest”—that is, as the autocratic authority conceived it. (Nevertheless, a few industries were operated by the state.) Where socialism abolished all market relations outright, fascism left the appearance of market relations while planning all economic activities. Where socialism abolished money and prices, fascism controlled the monetary system and set all prices and wages politically. In doing all this, fascism denatured the marketplace. Entrepreneurship was abolished. State ministries, rather than consumers, determined what was produced and under what conditions.

Is that not exactly what Rush described on his radio program excerpt above?  Compare the institutionalization of what we see happening by the Ruling Class and business under Obama and what Sheldon defines here as Fascism (my proofs in parenthesis):

Under fascism, the state, through official cartels (IRS, EPA, DHS, OSHA, USDA, et al.), controlled all aspects of manufacturing, commerce, finance, and agriculture. Planning boards set product lines, production levels, prices, wages, working conditions, and the size of firms (are you paying attention?  ObamaCare anyone?). Licensing was ubiquitous; no economic activity could be undertaken without government permission. Levels of consumption were dictated by the state, and “excess” incomes had to be surrendered as taxes or “loans” (Tax the rich, ban large sodas, eat more arugula, etc.)

Any of this sound familiar?  It should. It’s the transformational process we are currently witnessing taking shape by the hand of Obama and his ‘cartels’ in all the Alphabet agencies of government.  What Sheldon defines of Fascism is already being implemented in full by Obama.  And the Drones and the Welfare Class are cheering for it.  But there’s more in Sheldon’s definition of Fascism, and this is essentially what Rush himself was describing:

Fascism embodied corporatism, in which political representation was based on trade and industry rather than on geography. In this, fascism revealed its roots in syndicalism, a form of socialism originating on the left. The government cartelized firms of the same industry, with representatives of labor and management serving on myriad local, regional, and national boards—subject always to the final authority of the dictator’s economic plan. Corporatism was intended to avert unsettling divisions within the nation, such as lockouts and union strikes. The price of such forced “harmony” was the loss of the ability to bargain and move about freely.

Corporatism, cartelizing firms,  government boards, always subject to the final authority of a dictator’s economic plan.  This is what is being done under Obama – a true Imperial Presidency burgeoning on a defacto dictatorship.

Benito Mussolini established Fascism as Italy’s economic model.  As a Marxist, he modified the aspects of full government control by using Class warfare and declaring individuals who resist the ‘collective’ as being ‘selfish’.

“The citizen in the Fascist State is no longer a selfish individual who has the anti-social right of rebelling against any law of the Collectivity. The Fascist State with its corporative conception puts men and their possibilities into productive work and interprets for them the duties they have to fulfill”. – Benito Mussolini, Biography (p. 280)

The overall theme of Obama’s economics and the Democrat party itself is embodied in what Mussolini himself wrote.   The Left in this country declares those who do not embrace them and their policies as ‘anti-social’ (racists, bigots, homophobes etc.). Anyone recall Obama lecturing us about “collective salvation”?

“The citizen in the Fascist State is no longer a selfish individual who has the anti-social right of rebelling against any law of the Collectivity”.

This is what Obama is actually talking about folks; Fascism.  It’s what ‘collective salvation’ means.  He’s transforming America into a Fascist state right before our eyes.

Using the term ‘Crony Capitalism’ diminishes what is actually taking shape.

So let’s call them what they are – and what they are institutionalizing what it is.

If we want to be original – since much of what the Obama regime and the Democrat party is doing is a hybrid of Marxism, Socialism and Fascism – I choose to refer to Obama and the Ruling Class in this country as MARXOFASCISTS.

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