Blurring the Lines
Every single bit of chaos is being created on purpose. Every last nonsensical bit of it.
The purpose is for when the time comes, you will be begging for order. Their order.
Since the early 20th-century, the modern leftist movement of the godless socialists and communists has been hyper-focused on applying their totalitarian principles to four major areas of the American civilization: the family unit, a Judeo-Christian based morality, the Constitution, and the capitalist economy. The reason they want so desperately to apply their corrupted philosophies to these foundational institutions is that they are being driven by unseen spiritual forces bent on destroying them. Who are these unseen forces? Lucifer (Satan), and his countless hordes of fallen angels.
But you know that already. So let's set aside the truth about who is driving who for a moment, and pretend that the dark spiritual forces at work, are not a factor in this scenario. From a purely materialistic and humanist perspective, why do socialists and communists want to destroy the United States (as it was founded)? Why is this hatred for a constitutional republic whose liberties are tied to God and not government, and who is bound to the rule of law, such an affront to them? Again, if one is truly an atheist, then God and religion are all make-believe anyway and it shouldn't matter so long as they aren't personally impacted by it. So why the angst? I mean, do atheists, human secularists, and the rest of the godless ilk get mad at Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny? No. What could they be mad at?
Well, largely because men are fallen and corrupted beings. In our pride, we always believe that the next time, we will get it right. When you remove God from the equation, man is then only left with following after his own reasoning, which is almost always based on his own self-interests. And when everyone follows their own best interests, you get lawlessness. Out of this lawlessness comes the strong, who then take over and gain their strength by dominating everyone else. That has been the normal state of affairs now for the past 4,500 years.
As frequent readers of my articles already know, the reason so many want to destroy those four things, is because these are the institutions given by the Creator for man's self-governance. Since we cannot divorce the spiritual from the natural, Satan is always driving fallen men to embrace these destructive philosophies (doctrines of devils) with the promise that "next time it will work." Satan does this in the same manner as he does in driving a junkie to overdose on heroin. He hates humans, and he loves nothing more than to spread misery and destruction to all the things God cares about. IOW, Satan is committed to destroying everything good about this reality.
Human liberty, as we know it, has never been the norm on planet earth; it has always been the exception. This is what is meant by the phrase American Exceptionalism, which is not speaking about Americans themselves, but rather, our form of government. Our government, which finds its authority in the Declaration of Independence, unapologetically affirms that the rights of its citizens as being both self-evident, and unalienable, are not guaranteed by the government, but by God our Creator.
This idea echoes the ancient Greek proverb that a nation without laws cannot be free. Our system of government is designed to be based on the rule of law, since, without laws, there can be no freedom. In fact, there has never been a government like ours throughout mankind's short history on planet earth. We are an anomaly to the normal order of affairs on earth. By all measures, our government shouldn't exist as it does. We should exist like other nations around the world in our day and age...either in democracy, an oligarchy, a monarchy, or anarchy.
Leftism (Communism and Socialism) always sounds good in theory, but we have enough history behind us now to show that every time leftism has been tried, it has failed...spectacularly. It fails because it neglects to factor in mankind's sinful nature of always serving its own self-interests. So why is everyone setting aside their God-given commonsense, historical truth, and reality to embrace a failed ideology that has never worked anywhere it has been tried?
Because Satan needs the whole world back to the point where it will embrace the coming oligarchy/monarchy. He does this through crisis, subterfuge, and violence. Rinse-wash-repeat.
Commonly referred to as the original leftism, Marxism traces its roots back to two German philosophers and social/economic theorists named Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the mid-19th-century. Although they primarily dealt with politics and economics largely from a materialistic standpoint, their philosophical work has been incorporated into every societal facet ever since. Marx was raised in Christendom, which he abandoned in his youth and pursued the empty, hateful, philosophies of Satan. Read here what he writes in his unfinished poem
… I shall howl gigantic curses on mankind: Ha! Eternity! She is an eternal grief … Ourselves being clockwork, blindly mechanical, Made to be the foul-calendars of Time and Space, Having no purpose save to happen, to be ruined, So that there shall be something to ruin … If there is a something which devours, I'll leap within it, though I bring the world to ruins- The world which bulks between me and the Abyss I will smash to pieces with my enduring curses. I'll throw my arms around its harsh reality: Embracing me, the world will dumbly pass away, And then sink down to utter nothingness, Perished, with no existence — that would be really living!
… the leaden world holds us fast, And we are chained, shattered, empty, frightened, Eternally chained to this marble block of Being … and we — We are the apes of a cold God.3
Inspiring huh? Marxism has brought nearly a third of the world to ruin through its godless, hate-filled philosophy that manifests itself through the varying shades of communism and socialism. While Europe and Russia would take the lead in succumbing to the atrophying effects of leftism, the US would not be far behind.
From the 1920s thru the 1950s, the left’s attempts at subverting the United States politically largely failed due to communist and socialist defeats in WWI, WWII, and the visible rise of the Iron Curtain. With a Cold War of geopolitical containment ensuing for much of the rest of the 20th-century, leftists inside the US were largely constrained to non-sanctioned, secret social/political activist movements. However, they found sanctuary under the cover of a growing US bureaucracy that was quickly expanding with the state and federal governments' ever-increasing appetite.
However, their efforts to introduce leftist ideology and influence society should be viewed as a smashing success, seeing just how far they have managed to infiltrate the US education system, the media, pop culture, and the Democratic Party. Here is how it worked.
From the smoke-filled backrooms of pubs and diners in Austria and Switzerland at the turn of the 20th-century, leftists of varying stripes and flavors used to gather there in small secret groups to discuss their ideas for radical social revolution. Marxism at its root is based upon class struggle and the idea that wealth should be distributive and not hoarded and controlled by the bourgeoisie. This was in direct contradiction to the Biblical worldview that you shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s. Exodus 20:17
While modernization transformed the second industrial revolution era with the likes of the assembly line, automobiles, factories, and harnessed electrical power, the creation of the camera allowed for the creation of a whole new industry. Motion pictures quickly became known as the film industry which took up permanent residence in the temperate climate of Los Angeles, California (aka Hollywood). Between the 1920s-40s, the film industry was becoming flush with money, influence, and popularity. Not content with just entertaining, filmmakers now had a national platform to set themselves out as the moral compass of a nation.
The earliest examples of these are films like DW Griffiths’ Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). Across the pond, the Third Reich used similar propaganda tactics with their Triumph of the Will (1935). As a counter to the rising threat of Adolph Hitler came Charlie Chaplin’s popular The Great Dictator (1940). These movies were meant to either bring attention to or engender an emotional response from their audiences towards the social-political issues of the day.
However, it was not just the political ends they aimed their cameras toward, but societal change as well. The corruption of Hollywood began in its infancy with its loose morals. While the rest of the civilized west still largely operated under Judeo-Christian principles, Hollywood (as well as the rest of the international film communities) promoted a Laissez-faire attitude toward immorality and socialism, especially after WWII. This concerned certain political officials and triggered the McCarthy Trials for the Un-American Activities Committees in the 1950s. While largely ridiculed and demonized in the decades since it appears that Sen. Joseph McCarthy was actually right after all.
Using new information obtained from studies of old Soviet files in Moscow and now the famous Vanona Intercepts -- FBI recordings of Soviet embassy communications between 1944-48 -- the record is showing that McCarthy was essentially right. He had many weaknesses, but almost every case he charged has now been proven correct. Whether it was stealing atomic secrets or influencing U.S. foreign policy both here and abroad, communist victories in the 1940s were fed by an incredibly vast spy and influence network. (Link)
Let us bring this realization of leftist infiltration to our current times. When we look at the presidential election of a political outsider like Donald J. Trump to the office of president, we must view his popular message of drain the swamp through a different lens. Many tend to think that “the swamp” is a recent phenomenon beginning with the Clinton Administration. However, the "swamp" is much older and far more crafty than most could ever realize.
Asked whether McCarthy had understood all the forces arrayed against him, Professor Arthur Herman said no, that McCarthy hadn't realized he'd be fighting against much of the Washington establishment. President Truman was fearful that exposures would reflect on key Democrat officials, he said, and big media and the academic world were very leftist, a heritage of the Depression and World War II. High government officials also feared investigations of their past appointments and associations with people who turned out to be communists or sympathizers. (Link)
As you can see, the swamp has been around a long time and they will not go quietly into the night. But even the idea of what a swamp is has largely been conflated. To the political left, the swamp is/are the capitalist cronies on the right (the bourgeoisie) lining their pockets to keep the proletariat down. To the political right, the swamp is brimming over with career politicians and bureaucrats. However, what the swamp really is, are the bureaucratic ideologues (left and right) who only care about staying in power. They would sell their own mother down the river to keep their fiefdoms in place. The swamp is no more concerned about the Constitution (at least here in the US) than they are about Little House on the Prairie.
Leftist infiltration in American culture has been like cancer growing silently in the American body for the last 100+ years. Not just in the American body, but in the body of Western Civilization. It silently emplaces its people into prominent positions of power and then uses that power to remove threats to their globalist agendas. So what is the left’s ultimate agenda? Global domination in a singular, socialist, atheistic, world-system.
To achieve that end, they have moved forward with three overarching strategies:
Dumb down the masses (courtesy of public education, mainstream media, and pop culture)
Redefine language and history (courtesy of leftist education systems, seminaries, and media) largely through the lens of political correctness (See Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism)
Divide and conquer. Pit classes against each other so they are too busy fighting each other to see the big picture.
Apply the Dialectical Method to implement rapid, draconian laws. IOW, legislation through crisis. [Hegelian] (Thesis-antithesis-synthesis)
The first step (thesis) is to create a problem. The second step (antithesis) is to generate opposition to the problem (fear, panic, and hysteria). The third step (synthesis) is to offer the solution to the problem created by step one: A change that would have been impossible to impose upon the people without the proper psychological conditioning achieved in stages one and two. (Link)
From Lenin to Hitler, from Mao to Biden, the political left uses the same old tactics time and again in implementing their overarching strategies.
Propaganda messaging. If you repeat a lie long enough, people will begin to believe it.
Divide the masses. Get one group pitted against the other, or create a scapegoat that the public can channel their anger towards. In Vladimir Lenin’s day, it was the bourgeoisie, in Hitler’s day, the Jews. These days, the left has increasingly channeled its angst towards Christians and conservatives. Use culture wars to distract from the growing chasm in economic classes.
A natural precursor or even an outcropping of dividing the masses is creating identity politics. What this does is create victimhood classes who demand retribution for real or imaginary slights, crimes, and abuses committed against them.
Harass, sabotage, protest and use violent tactics to intimidate and silence your opponents.
The leftists are in this for the long game and any election, judicial ruling, media loss, or anything that does not advance their cause is automatically deemed illegitimate. If a judicial ruling is emplaced that advances their cause, it has been written in stone (ex. Roe v. Wade). If it does not advance or help their cause (Defense of Marriage Act), they will work relentlessly until it is changed. Either way, those in charge will use whatever hot button culture issue to keep us fighting and dividing in order to continue to distract us from what they are really doing.
Why is the left so fixated on teaching kindergarten through twelfth grade about gender identity, transgenderism, and homosexuality? Two reasons: 1) because they are running out of issues to divide the American people over, and 2) in order for them to cement these changes into the framework of our society, they have to destroy the traditional family unit. This is why they have been so adamant about incorporating Common Core, Darwinian Evolution, multiculturalism, progressive sex education, etc. into preschool and elementary level education. Children are impressionable and the younger they can reach them, the better. Even better for them, if these children come from impoverished and broken homes.
Moreover, if children are not the primary target, then why is this movement working so hard to introduce gender confusion at such a young age by making gender identity an option, rather than what it is, a birthright?
Although the normalization of transgenderism and the grooming of children are national tragedies, these are merely the symptoms and not the causes of what ails this nation. The cause is that our nation is in a moral free-fall because leaders have rejected God. The root of that rejection is that the more men and women reject Jesus Christ, the Bible, and Biblical truth, the more impossible it becomes for them to come to a saving knowledge of the truth (see Romans 1). They are in the process of being given over, and we are watching them slowly lose their sanity. It is precisely why Paul stated that in the last days, perilous times would come (2 Tim 3). I expect, as the great Victor Davis Hanson concludes, that we are not just living on a knife's edge in 2022, but on borrowed time as a nation
The common denominator in all of this is ideology overruling empiricism, common sense, and pragmatism. Ruling elites would rather be politically correct failures and unpopular than politically incorrect, successful, and popular. Is not that the tired story of left-wing revolutionaries from 18th-century France to early 20th-century Russia to the contemporary disasters in Cuba and Venezuela?
The American people reject the calamitous policies of 2021-2022. Yet the radical cadres surrounding a cognitively inert Joe Biden still push them through by executive orders, bureaucratic directives, and deliberate cabinet nonperformance. Why? The Left has no confidence either in constitutional government or common sense.
So as the public pushes back, expect at the ground level more doxxing, cancel culture, deplatforming, ministries of disinformation, swarming the private homes of officials they target for bullying, and likely violent demonstrations in our streets this summer.
Meanwhile, left-wing elites will do their best to ignore Supreme Court decisions, illegally cancel student debts, and likely by the fall issue more COVID lockdowns. They will still dream of packing the Court, ending the filibuster, scrapping the Electoral College, adding more states, and flooding the November balloting with hundreds of millions more dollars of dark money from Silicon Valley.
When revolutionaries undermine the system, earn the antipathy of the people, and face looming disaster at the polls, it is then they prove most dangerous—as we shall see over the next few months. Victor Davis Hanson, Imagine the Unimaginable (my emphasis)
Unfortunately, the only natural recourse I see the democrat party and the deep state steering our nation toward is not national reconciliation, or not even some kind of totalitarian oligarchy, but rather, some kind of civil war and then collapse. Remember the main tenet of Marxism? Divide and conquer.
Regardless of who wins this coming civil war (i.e., the left vs. the right), ultimately, the globalist wins because a weaker and fractured United States was their desired end state all along. We will no longer be the United States, but just a bunch of regionally/ideologically aligned territories located in North America. Once they break the stronghold of the Constitution, the gig is up and the dream that was America is dead.
What is a believer to do?
From a political or pragmatic standpoint, there isn't a lot we can do while the lunatics are in charge. We are, however, to keep our own houses in order and pray for our leaders (even democrats). We are to remain wise as serpents and gentle as doves in our communities, being busy about the Lord's work until He returns. I would venture to say, each of us has enough people in our own social circles who need to know Jesus Christ, that we don't have time to get caught up in all the geopolitical machinations that distract us from that.
That is not to say we don't get involved in politics, because we should continue to be salt and light in our communities, but getting involved in our local and state politics shouldn't supplant sharing the gospel with a lost and dying world. Just make sure that you/we don't lose sight of what God's desired end state is for our presence here; that the lost are brought to the only One who can save them and fix this fallen world. You've heard the scripture that says "what does it profit a man that he gain the whole but loses his soul?" Mark 8:36. Well, let's bring that closer to home, because what does it matter if someone gets their politics right, but loses their soul in the process?
Lastly, we are to be cognizant of the Holy Spirit's calling to "come out of her" before judgment falls. I can't tell you what, where, or when that is, but you be sensitive to that heeding and pleading by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6