What do John Lennon, Glenn Beck, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn all have in common? The answer (and question) appears to be something no major political party in America appears able to grasp. While the GOP is looking for the leak in the roof, selling out conservative values to include more in the “big tent”, the big tent (the new and improved fiscal responsible one of course, sans “social values”), is swiftly being washed downstream, heading for the perilous cliff.
Splash, crash, there goes another one!
9-9-09 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A Republican state lawmaker from Southern California was ousted Wednesday from two legislative committees after he was caught on tape bragging about having sex with female lobbyists
The short answer of course, is an attempt to save man from himself. The only ‘revolution’ that will ultimately matter is the one fewer and fewer Americans understand. It has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with morality.
All of America’s problems are rooted in immorality; a consequence of course of throwing out God from the public square; a loss of conscience.
Being that morality is rooted in conscience, it would behoove us to remember Chuck Colsen’s “Cop and Conscience law.”
Colson’s Law states that the only alternatives to conscience are cops or chaos. If the inner shield of a community is lowered, the outer shield must be raised to stave off chaos. Therefore, a community, especially a free democracy, that loses its conscience, will necessarily become a police state.
It’s worth noting that no secular society has ever survived more than 72 years, the former U.S.S.R. being the best example. America will be no exception.
Even John Lennon saw it coming. He might have been misguided, and may not have ever personally found his own inner piece, but even in his ‘Maharishi TM altered state’ at the height of the radical 60’s, Lennon inherently knew that ‘peace’ was more than the absence of war, that the “real revolution” was within. Imagine!
“You say you want a revolution.
Well, you know,
We all want to change the world.
You say you’ll change the Constitution,
Well, you know,
We all want to change your head.
You tell me it’s the institution,
Well, you know,
You better free your mind instead.
But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao,
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow.
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right.”
Here’s a piece of little known Beatle Trivia regarding ‘Revolution’:
Lennon really wanted this song to be the ‘A’ side of the single instead of “Hey Jude,” and kept changing it around to come up with something that would make Paul see it his way. He basically wrote the song because he felt like he was being pulled in so many directions by different people, all of whom wanted his backing, politically. It was also him questioning his own belief in the revolution that was going on… whether he was “out” or “in.” In truth, he was writing about a revolution of the mind rather than a physical “in the streets” revolution. He truly believed that revolution comes from inner change rather than social violence.
If Lennon doesn’t resonate with you, how about Solzhenitsyn? After all, who could know better than an intellectual Nobel Prize winning Russian Novelist who personally experienced horrors of communism? As I’ve written many times, the Harvard elite booed “the prophet” after he dared to go beyond literature and into the realms of morality, not to be ‘out ousted’ by the NY Times, who condescendingly dismissed his “hectoring jeremiads.” In all the reviews I’ve read since the death last year of Solzhenitsyn, Dinesh D’Souza nailed it better than anyone; ‘The Prophet at Harvard’. Here’s an excerpt:
On what has happened to the rule of law: “People in the West has acquired considerable skill in using, interpreting and manipulating law….If one is right from a legal point of view, nothing more is required, nobody might mention that one could still not be entirely right and urge a willingness to show restraint or sacrifice. Everybody operates at the extreme limits of those legal frames….A society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed, but a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.”
On the rights of criminals: “Legal frames especially in the United States are broad enough to encourage not only individual freedom but also certain individual crimes. The culprit can go unpunished or obtain undeserved leniency with the support of legions of public defenders. When a government starts an earnest fight against terrorism, public opinion immediately accuses it of violating the terrorists’ civil rights. There are many such cases.”
On the abuses of freedom: “Destructive and irresponsible freedom has been granted boundless space. Society appears to have little defense against the abyss of human decadence, such as misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, motion pictures full of pornography, crime and horror…Such a tilt of freedom in the direction of evil has come about gradually but it was evidently born out of a humanistic concept according to which there is no evil inherent to human nature.”
On freedom of the press: “The press, too, enjoys the widest freedom. But what use does it make of this freedom? The press has become the greatest power within the Western countries, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. One would then like to ask: by what law has it been elected and to whom is it responsible? How many hasty, immature, superficial and misleading judgments are expressed every day, confusing readers, and without any verification? Thus we see terrorists made into heroes, or secret matters pertaining to the national defense publicly revealed, or shameful intrusion into the privacy of people under the false slogan: everyone has the right to know everything.”
On the atrophy of the spiritual life: “Mere freedom does not in the least solve all the problems of human life and it even adds some new ones….We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life.”
How many more sex scandals, how many more tax cheats, traitors, communists, and porno kings within the White House; how many more radicals, hidden agendas, corrupt ‘no accountability czars”, and how many more lies from our “elected by the blind’ sophist, elitist, “I really don’t care about you America” President is it going to take before America wakes up to the fact that it’s all an illusion? Isn’t the only ‘problem’ not the act but getting caught in the act? Imagine how much we DON’T know; how much gets suppressed by “the thugs.”
Sex, lies, greed, thieves, tax cheats, thugs, Marxists, phony Christians, sycophants, and cowards; the sins of our elected, (to name a few). How is it that Glenn Beck (and Sarah Palin also to be fair) is the only one with an audience big enough to matter, has the guts to yell, “STOP, wait, at least ask the bold questions.”
It takes being in the light to see the light, and right now, America is looking pretty dark. How can a country that calls itself “Christian” remain so “voiceless” while infested with the sins of pornography, homosexuality, abortion on demand, euthanasia, easy divorce, and embryonic stem cell research? How can this same “Christian” country not know the perils of pseudo new age “Christians” like Oprah and feel-good evangelists, who have hijacked Christianity for “Christ without a cross?
How can that same country remain for the most part silent while the mainstream Protestant Lutherans allow “homosexuality within the clergy?”
9-21-09 After an emotional debate over the authority of Scripture and the limits of biblical inclusiveness, leaders of the country’s largest Lutheran denomination voted Friday to allow gay men and lesbians in committed relationships to serve as members of the clergy.
To not know the consequences of homosexuality on the family and society is simply not to know God. It certainly isn’t Christianity (or Judism). Congrats to the Lutheran Church of America for also joining the ranks of the illusionists.
Isn’t it a bit strange that the same MSM that turned this country upside down over the Catholic Sex Abuse scandal, which was for the most part a “gay problem”, not only has no problem with gays within the Protestant clergy, but celebrates the gay lifestyle?
Where’s the “equal outrage?”
Sexual perversion destroys lives, undermines civilization and ultimately wounds us all. The problem that unfolded in the Roman Catholic Church has its roots in homosexuality, not pedophilia. It is an important distinction. If Pope Benedict XVI can’t bring moral clarity on this issue to a world rapidly descending into homosexual acceptance, then who can?
(Since this article, Pope Benedict DID change and address homosexuality; details outside the scope of this post-another time)
If we allow ourselves to see outside of the illusion, it’s not a stretch to understand two things: God and family are the two big obstacles to Marxism/Communism taking hold; a concern we just might want to take seriously if we can ever get beyond the rose colored glasses.
Why do you think Obama is encouraging “moms” to go school, homosexuality and transgender is the new “norm”, and the Catholic Church is the last acceptable prejudice in America? For any real “truth seekers”, you might find it interesting to understand how and why the Catholic Church is under so much attack (recent article in American Thinker).
That too is another topic, another time, except to say that the “Divide and Conquer Catholics in America” has proven most effective, much thanks to George Soros and friends. After all, it was the Catholics who put Obama into office. Had Catholics voted like Catholics, Obama clearly could not have won
And that brings it all back to Glenn Beck, the Mormon (although, like Sarah Palin, does have the seal of an indelible Catholic baptism).
It’s my belief that God is using Glenn Beck in his all of his brokenness, as God himself has revealed to us that He will use the “weak to humble us.”
Besides, the Catholics, especially those in high office, have failed him. I would argue that Beck is more “Christian” in his Mormonism than most Americans are in their “feel good Christianity.”
Never under estimate who God might use in his “fly swatting”, especially in courage and humility. This last thought can only best be summed up by the great American Philosopher, Dr. Peter Kreeft.
Who are the fly-swatters? Not censors, but saints, the heroes who embody Colson’s Law. Love makes more waves than hate. Wicked men will hate and fear you more for loving them than for hating them. They will forgive you for being wrong, but never for being right.
Saints always go into the ghettos, especially the moral ghettos. They make waves. Moses made waves. Jesus made waves. Muhammad made waves. The waves make the garbage come to the surface, and the waves of garbage often drown the saints and make them martyrs, white corpuscles that give themselves up to fight an infection. Saints are society’s white corpuscles, society’s saviors. If nobody wants to crucify you, you’re not doing your job. Or else your job isn’t His work
St. Glenn? Who knew!