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Not My Doctor

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 12, 2021 by andelino

“Fraud-In-Chief”  Joe Biden mandated vaccines for a wide swath of Americans, noting that this isn’t about “freedom” or “personal choice.”

If it’s not it’s only because we have embraced the left’s proclivity for  word redefinition, along with their comfort with authoritarianism as long as they get to call all the shots.

Accordingly, there has been nothing but praise for senile Joe from the mainstream media.

The radical left seems quite alright with this new progressive “naked authoritarianism.”  For the rest of the country however it’s chilling, the “Fraud-In-Chief” of the United States imposing unconstitutional mandates without even a flicker of acknowledgement from the left as to what’s happening here. But they will have you believe that it is the Deplorables bringing totalitarianism to our shores.

Also duly noted in yesterday’s “Fraud-In-Chief” diatribe. Two days before the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks the weakest American President in history finally bares his teeth and lashes out -not at Al Qaeda, ISIS or the Taliban but rather, and oddly, at his fellow Americans who refuse to bend to the will of the Nazi Socialist Democratic Party.

Something seems to have gone terribly wrong in America.

Principles of Leftism

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 17, 2020 by andelino

How can a leftist believe the fundamental principles of leftism without contradicting other fundamental principles of leftism? For example: “Should you stay locked down at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus? Or should you join the crowds in the streets to protest systemic racism?”

Recent weeks have exposed a stunning “paradox.” They’re not as different as they seem. In fact, they’re two sides of the same “evil” coin.

First was an unprecedented exercise in “authoritarianism.” With covid-19 as a justification, governments implemented unprecedented authoritarian oppression, closing businesses, restricting travel, shutting down schools and churches, enforcing empty streets and public places, mandating social distancing and mask-wearing, imposing massive fines, and arresting people for such crimes as going to the beach. They invaded people’s privacy; they followed them with drones; they tracked their movements through cell-phone data.

They said this was needed for society to heal. Governors and other officials flexed their muscles, talked like dictators, and showed people who was boss. They spoke the language of law and order; they directed that all people do exactly as they were told. They replaced constitutional rights with their own directives. Their word was the law. Anyone who violated it was ignorant, irresponsible, anti-science, lawless and dangerous.

Then suddenly came an unprecedented exercise in “anarchy.” These same people turned on a dime. They told us that since George Floyd was killed, it was imperative not to respect the law, but to defy the law. It was not time to comply with every detail of every absurd, confusing, conflicting government directive. It was time to rise up in protest, in anger, in violence against even the most basic, fair, uncontroversial laws. Mobs moved in great throngs to smash windows, loot businesses, burn cars, attack police, destroy cities and create mayhem, and law enforcement was ordered to back down.

The same police who had been told to stringently enforce quarantine measures against citizens who committed crimes of walking down the street or failing to wear face masks or visiting family members were now told to stand down and watch as citizens committed crimes of rioting, vandalism, arson, robbery and assault.

For weeks people have been permitted to hold a miniature insurrection controlling several city blocks in Seattle. As anarchy has reigned, government officials are explaining to us how this is all justified, appropriate and necessary. They say this is what is needed for society to heal. They actually say the need for violent protest outweighs the need for containing covid-19.

Just days before, containing this virus was worth shutting down entire sections of the national economy. But overnight, the opposite was true: “Containing this virus was not worth shutting down these destructive, lawless protests. Peaceful economic activity had to stop, violent subversive activity could proceed.”

At the snap of a finger, the “authoritarians” turned into “anarchists.” It makes your head spin. How is this possible? How does the same mind harbor these two seemingly “contradictory” convictions? How can the left in America simultaneously believe in “tyranny and rebellion, in totalitarianism and revolution?” 

There’s no longer a question about that. And yet, at the same time, they desperately want to control America more than anything, and that leads to the most basic of all questions: “Can you really lead a country that you hate?”

 

This is an important question, because what has happened here actually reveals a lot about the nature of American leftists. What seems like a paradox is actually quite consistent.

In some ways, “authoritarianism and anarchy are two sides of the same coin.” To truly grasp what is happening and what a threat our nation is under, you have to understand a few things about God.

God created human beings. He created us for a marvelous purpose, with an incredible potential. He gave us intellectual ability and creative capacity that He did not give to animals. He gave us emotion, relationships with others, love, a sense of morality, of right and wrong. He created us to learn to think, plan, design, produce and even create as He does! And He has thrilling, exciting plans for our future.

To help us grow in our capacity, our capability, our responsibility, our character, He gave us dominion over the material world. This gives us opportunity to learn how to build and care for things. He created marriage and family to teach us how to care for others, to develop teamwork and unity, selflessness and sacrifice. He also gave His law, governing our relationships within family and in society, and even how we take care of the Earth and material things. He created an economic system based around private property ownership to teach us opportunity and accountability, stewardship and hard work, industry and creativity, and voluntary charity toward our neighbors.

Our Creator wants to help us grow up. By being accountable for our own choices, we learn to strive for excellence, to grow in duty, authority and capacity to help others. He wants us to live productive, noble lives, where we build strong families, prosperity, right ambition, strong moral fiber and solid character. As we do that, we are preparing for the wonderful future He has in store for us. God is a God of freedom. He wants people to be free to fulfill our fullest potential.

This truth about God is beautifully expressed in America’s Declaration of Independence: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” 

In modern times, God has used America to give more freedom and prosperity to more people than anyplace else in history, people of every race, color and creed, it should be noted. This is something that all of us in these nations should be extremely grateful for. With the Creator’s goals and purposes in mind, turn your attention again to the two seemingly contradictory trends at work right now in this country. Do you see the common denominator? Both strip people of the freedoms God gave us. Both prevent people from fulfilling their God-given potential.

First let’s talk about “anarchy.” It is clear how the people running around destroying everything are enemies of civilization. They indiscriminately tear down what others have painstakingly built. They do not know how to build, only how to destroy. There is nothing positive or uplifting or godly about this force. It plays to the worst in human beings: “It is antithetical to reason; it is fueled by anger and hatred.” To whatever degree this force actually succeeds in toppling the existing order, it is incapable of replacing it with anything better and will leave only ruin in its wake.

History shows that civilization is actually a fragile thing. It is always threatened by the forces of barbarism. God wants to keep these forces in check in order to guarantee people’s rights and to help us attain our potential. One tool He uses to do that is the national governments He has allowed human beings to form. These governments keep the barbarians at bay. We should be thankful for that and pay heed to those authorities.

The Apostle Paul writes about this in Romans 13. He says in verse 1 “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” That is an extraordinary statement. In Daniel 4:32 we read “You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes.” The Bible shows that this is not God’s world, it is actually governed by Satan the devil. But even though God does not directly govern, He does rule! He is involved in choosing who rules over other men.

“Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” (Romans 13:2) Paul calls the authority of human governments “the ordinance of God”! This is what holds society together.

“For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” (verses 3-4). God wants these governments in place! Society without government is chaos. If there were no government, this world would look like “Lord of the Flies.”

Anarchy seems like the ultimate freedom. But in reality, it is the opposite, because there is no structure in place to protect freedom, to secure it and defend it. The strong do what they will at the expense of the weak. “So the prime task of government is to establish order, organized central force is the sole alternative to incalculable and disruptive force in private hands” wrote Will and Ariel Durant in “The Lessons of History”.

Thus, this passage in Romans 13:6-7 tells us to be subject to those authorities, “This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.” God’s Church and true Christians set an example in this, even in response to the covid-19 massive government overreach. We proclaim the truth about what is actually behind those directives, but we also submit to them as long as they do not conflict with obeying God.

Have you thought about government officials being God’s ministers? Obviously they govern quite imperfectly. But imperfect government is better than no government. The forces of “anarchy” aim to undermine God’s plan and debase human beings, denying them the blessings of an ordered society that enables all people, of every color, old and young, strong and weak, great and small, to thrive. It is fundamentally an anti-God movement and force.

Authoritarianism looks like the opposite of anarchy, but its fundamental goals are the same. And in most cases, authoritarians use “anarchy and chaos” as a tool to impose their authority.

Everything God seeks to accomplish in the lives of human beings, authoritarians work to dismantle. God encourages freedom within His moral law, true liberty that comes from strong individual character. Authoritarians often encourage moral license, permitting all sorts of immorality that debase individuals, fragment families and destroy lives. But such behavior destroys true freedom. As Jesus Christ said in John 8:34 “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.”

The weaker the families are, the more they need to rely on the government for support. Authoritarians encourage “dependency”. They always tend toward socialistic and communistic practices, taking decision-making power away from individuals and families and transferring it to government officials. As governments take people’s wealth and redistribute it as they please, this inevitably suppresses people’s personal motivation and ambition. It strips people of responsibility and makes them shiftless and idle. Rather than striving for excellence, people settle into self-satisfaction and mediocrity.

And the bureaucratic process of redistributing wealth always costs a lot of wealth, which causes the overall standard of living to drop. It also kills off the opportunity and desire to demonstrate individual charity. The government takes care of the poor and it’s taking your money to do it. There is nothing voluntary about it. And when the poor receive such charity, rather than feeling gratitude, they feel entitled, and get very agitated and angry if anything interrupts the flow of those benefits.

By contrast, God encourages private property ownership and thereby industry and stewardship. This prepares man for ever greater capacity, duty and authority. It also obliges people to be accountable for their choices. But socialist government insulates people from the consequences of bad decisions. It robs people of their individual dignity and turns them into wards of the state.

For example. What’s a CNN host to do when confronted with a guest who doesn’t accept “The Narrative?” In the case of Don Lemon interviewing former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, the answer is: tell him to “keep it down, refuse to listen to what he is saying, and then abruptly cut him off.” It’s not as if they are interested in anything that doesn’t support the n

arrative. Much less explodes it with data on cops being killed.

At heart, authoritarians aim to put themselves in place of God. They want people looking to them instead of to God. The more authoritarian the leader, the more he creates a kind of religion of the state. On top of that, the greater the role the government plays in people’s lives, the more power it has to trample economic and social freedoms. Which is exactly what it inevitably does. This is all exactly the opposite of what God wants for us.

And that exposes the true nature of this two-headed monster, this movement that is somehow simultaneously anarchic and authoritarian. Leftists embrace both tendencies because both express the same satanic impulse to destroy people, strip them of freedom, and prevent them from growing, building and creating as God intends. Satan always comes as an angel of light and couches everything he does in marvelous language about social justice, equality and compassion. But at its core, this movement is anti-God. It is against God and destructive of God’s plan for human beings.

The better you come to know God, the easier it is to recognize a counterfeit like the one taking over our nations.

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