Recent Posts

Sunday, November 30, 2014

On Thankfulness; From a Longtime Reader

Gratitude is sorely lacking among people these days. You would think, since life is so amazingly easy now, that people would be filled with gratitude for their comforts.There are at least a couple of very prominent reasons why people seem to be so much more ungrateful than in times past.

The diminution of the belief in God is probably the most important one. If people believe they have lives endowed by a Creator, then they are likely to have a sense that their Creator is due some gratitude. The concept of a benevolent Creator, one benevolent enough to create individual life and be concerned with the  positive details of that very life, establishes a specific focus for gratitude and thus a sense of gratitude is cultivated continually throughout the course of life, through it's trials and successes.
  
Secondly, and perhaps most immediately pertinent, is the cultural aspect of individual expectations. We are born into a life so free of dire travail and consequences  (compared to previous generations) that everyone seems to expect health, wealth, and gratification - which is not the same as happiness - as a matter of birthright. When these ideals are not forthcoming, as they obviously will not be without great effort, people feel as though they are "burned", or betrayed by life; and a selfish petulance or ingratitude takes root. This is a childish and dishonest response, of course, but our societal wealth is now producing more and more spoiled and self-entitled souls (actually they are pathetically lacking in soul). Barack Obama is a terrific living example of this very thing.
  
An equally important part of this cultural base of ingratitude comes from the political left, or Grievance Left, as I call them.  They are always about the business of creating crisis and complaint. They continuously promote the notions of unfairness and oppression brought down upon individuals by the "established order". They seek constantly to broaden the base of the "aggrieved" and "discriminated against". They seek to promote the idea of the powerlessness of the individual, and the hopelessness of life's struggles - without government's assistance, of course.
   
From the leftist point of view, everything is stacked against the individual, and we are prevented from happiness by the unseen, uncontrollable powers that inveigh against us. But all of these problems, naturally, could be solved by an all powerful force of governance led by elitists of impeccable wisdom and unimpeachable authority. 

Who can dare be grateful when there is so very much wrong with the world as they see and describe it?; according the the leftist theme promoted everywhere throughout the culture. Even churches now are in this game.

In short, society, and therefore life - according to them - is an exercise in failure, unfairness, and misery, which equates life as nothing more than a broken promise. And how can any fool be grateful for that?
  
Again, this leftist grievance view is not only false, but it is really a form of blasphemy against the miracle of creation, of which all living things are a part.
   
Pathetic, miserable, and ungrateful fools. Some perhaps, are worthy of forgiveness, but those who promote these sad and selfish sensibilities most certainly are not. 

The traditionalist/conservative elements of society are far more humble than the ruling elites or the underclass takers, whose whole lives are often based upon the charity and goodwill of the doers and the enterprising majority.

- D. R. W.

Friday, November 21, 2014

America Crucified

All great nations rise and fall, some by violence from a neighbor, or from a foreign shore, and some by suicide.

The Ancient Greek democracy of 500 B.C.E. was overwhelmed by mob action over time, because it had no system of buffers between the whims of the crowd and its rulers. They continually made hasty and unwise decisions that brought destruction and grief upon themselves, even though they knew full well the nature of tragedy and wrote timeless dramas about it.

The Roman Republic of 60 B.C.E. crashed in a similar way due to the actions of Julius Caesar and the charismatic Mark Antony; who triggered a civil war between the poor and discontented on one side, and the aristocracy and the wealthy on the other. The Julio-Claudian family defeated Antony and Cleopatra, and the magnetic and talented Octavian became the first Emperor Augustus Caesar. Never again did common people exercise political power in the Empire.

We have a new example today, and the time honored tragedy plays out once more. The Emperor Barack Obama has just seized power in the United States. Since he was elected in 2008, he said 25 times in public that he didn't have the power to override Congress and create amnesty for foreign invaders who have flooded into America for decades. Just a year ago he said on Spanish-language television, "I'm not an emperor", and that he couldn't violate the Constitution of the United States.

Last night, November 20, he did just that, and with glee and celebration. He declared himself the de-facto Emperor Barack, and said he has the power to do whatever he wants to do. Congress is "too slow" to give him what he wants, so he issued another executive order, one more of hundreds since his election. This marks the end of America as it has been since its founding as a Constitutional republic in 1787. The newly-elected Congress is almost powerless to respond until January, 2015, when it will be sworn in. The new Republican majority - just elected on November 4 - would have blocked Emperor Barack if it had the power.

In the final days of the 2008 election, candidate Obama said to a cheering mob, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America!" Since then he and his cronies in the Democrat Party have done just that. They've destroyed or corrupted the racial harmony we once had; the market economy that used to provide abundant jobs and wealth for everybody; our national sense of greatness hard-won by generations of workers, inventors, and warriors; our record of success in every arena; our global stature as a superpower; and the confidence we once had to resist evil, corruption, and spiritual rot. This is why the foreign invaders have come, because they know how good we were. But no nation can exist without secure borders.

The entire world is now a much more unstable and dangerous place since Emperor Barack and his minions took over. Our enemies know what's happening to us and celebrate. Obama goes over to those countries and has parties with them.

Meanwhile, Iran is building a nuclear weapon, Islamo-Fascists are on the march in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, Putin is placing Russian troops in Eastern Europe, Israel is targeted by haters everywhere, and all of this is perpetrated with assistance and cover provided by Emperor Barack.

It's gruesomely ironic that a black American who received every benefit and gift our nation could provide him, and which has made him, his family, and his cronies wealthy, should gleefully destroy his country.  Obama received the best education any American could have - for free. He was employed in easy jobs at a high salary, along with his wife,  and was elected a Senator for his state with ease and lavish assistance.  His presidential campaign collected hundreds of millions of dollars from all over the world, and he glided into the White House. Since that day he has undermined and sabotaged everything he laid his hands on. He and his associates have behaved as though they were the foreign agents of our worst enemies.

Don't forget that Nobel Peace Prize he received before he even took office.

This is unique in human history; a bitter irony of epic proportions. The malice and ingratitude he, his cohorts, and the Democrat Party have practiced will be seen for what it is eventually, and for all time. They even had help from a lazy and dull-witted Republican Party, a very bitter pill we all must swallow.

This man is the long-prophesied "man of sin, lawlessness", the Anti-Christ, spoken of in Second Thessalonians, 2:3.

Abraham Lincoln, the most prophetic of our presidents, warned us in his Lyceum Speech of 1838,

"Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer. If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide."


Saturday, November 8, 2014

America Pulls Back At The Cliff's Edge

The November 4th election in the United States saw the biggest reversal from so-called "liberal" Democrat policies, and toward traditional conservative Republican principles, in well over a hundred years. It was a political Pompeii for President Obama and his dictatorial administration, and a figurative Second Coming of Abraham Lincoln - who created the anti-slavery Republican Party in 1860. Two diametrically opposed and irreconcilable theories of government are now facing off with each other. Nobody knows what will happen next. The problem now for Republicans is they lack a charismatic leader to rally and direct them. But a new Lincoln may arrive soon. "Comes the hour, comes the man", say the prophets.

Democrats suddenly are bereft of trustworthy leaders. Polls show a deep public disgust for the federal government (only 18% say they always trust it), and 75% of voters say America is on the wrong track after six years of Democrat rule.

Not only did Obama Democrats lose the Senate to Republican control, but they lost more House seats; and lost governorships in almost every state that had a race. Twenty-nine incumbent Democrats lost their national or state offices to Republicans.

Why did this happen? Because since 2008, every single Democrat promise, plan, and initiative failed to deliver as advertised. They sold voters on a coming Utopia, and delivered a slum. They praised the socialist model of Europe, spent a trillion dollars, and the national debt doubled. They divided Americans by race, class, and gender in order to win elections. Now everyone is angry and upset. Never in American history has an administration sowed such discord, wasted so much time, and so badly worsened American prosperity and strength; both  domestically and overseas. Voters are getting poorer, and they see socialist failure and collapse globally.

Why did the Democrats fail so badly?  Because they believe in a fantasy where God is replaced by reason and science. Politics is God to them. They only pretend to believe in their country and pretend to want it to succeed as it always has. Obama said it best to a wildly cheering crowd just before the 2008 election: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America!" At their core, the vast majority of Democrats are agnostics, atheists, or anti-theists. They are also materialists, skeptical of Faith. Yet the core documents that formed the United States - the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution - presume entirely that a benevolent God gives us our rights and dignity; they don't come from the consensus or wishes of men. All great American presidents until Obama had faith in God. A person who doesn't share that faith will never really succeed and understand American thinking nor its government. They don't want to be "transformed".

It's abundantly clear to all who will see that a large majority of Americans reject the materialist, agnostic, atheist, and anti-theist philosophy of modern so-called "progressive" or "liberal" politics. They reject the European Union, socialism, and Marxism in all its deceptive forms.

Americans believe that a free people can organize, govern their lives, and create prosperity far more effectively than any centralized bureaucracy can. The Soviet Union fell in 1989, Maoist China followed, and now so has the progressive/socialist Democrat Party.

This is only a beginning, however. Obama and his cronies are vowing to hang on, to "squeeze every last bit" of power and authority from their offices. They don't see, or pretend not to see how much they're distrusted and disliked. The twenty-year-old Cold Civil War continues to a bitter end.

God be praised. There's nothing better in this world than to be on the side of the Great Creator in the Final Days.

"All the great things are simple, 
and many can be expressed in a single word: 
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
- Winston Churchill