The Reason for Political Dysfuntion

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.      Ephesians chapter 6 NKJV

Dinesh D’Souza, author of The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of American Left, and Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, refutes the notion that the ideologies of tyrants like Mussolini and Hitler belong on the right of the political spectrum.

The “fascist” rhetoric is the “basis for the action of the mainstream and the left in the Democratic Party.”  Fascism has connotations of the Holocaust, gas chambers, Dachau, and Auschwitz.  “What a clever move it is for the left to take fascism from the left-wing column and move it into the right-wing column”, he said.  “It gives them kind of a moral license to do whatever it wants to do to fight the right.”

He noted protesters on college campuses who have succeeded in shutting down conservative speakers call themselves “anti-fascists” or ‘antifa’.  If you ask the antifa protesters what gives them the right to stop people from speaking on campus, they’ll say “Oh, that’s because we’re fighting fascism.”

Ask the Democrats who didn’t show up for Trumps inauguration why they did that, and they’ll say “well we don’t want to normalize Trump in the same way that the Germans should never have normalized Hitler in the 1930’s.”

It’s basically the same answer.

D’Souza describes the all-out war on Trump as a coup carried out by the alliance of the Democratic Party with the media, Hollywood, and large parts of academia.  Here’s their reasoning:  ‘Wouldn’t it be justified to oust a Mussolini in the 20’s or Hitler in the 30’s even if you had to do so on bogus premises? Think of all the cataclysm that could have been averted.  The German people failed.  The Italian people failed, but we the American left, are going to succeed.’

The political debate is the tip of the iceberg.  Beneath that is a moral debate that is about fundamental moral issues and how we should live our life.

“But underlying the moral debate is the spiritual debate— or what evangelicals call spiritual warfare — which is to say a kind of deep struggle in which we get that sense that our own life and our own politics is a larger [arena] for spiritual forces that we don’t control.”

The Founding Fathers believed there was a Hand of Providence at work even if the immediate results were not plainly seen.  They lived and acted in faith, believing God would bless them and the new nation to which they pledged their lives.

This is D’Souza’s advice:

“I urge people to see themselves as sort of ‘dangerous Americans’, because we’re living in a kind of abnormal time in which we are called upon to do more, both in the spiritual sense as well as in just the normal political sense.”

Social media gives people the means to expose myths perpetrated by the Left.

Unlike Republicans, the Left shows “no interest in finding any good things about you, and, in fact, they only exploit your good will in order to damage you.”

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”  Matthew chapter 5 NKJV


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