BLOG POST 4 - Forgive Them

Those words of Jesus, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” are germane to today’s Democratic Party and their nonsensical pursuit of Socialism, Open Borders, Abortion on Demand, and shredding the Constitution.  I cannot believe they truly understand the “can of worms” and the “demons” they are unleashing in their pursuit, so I pray that prayer.  However, if they know and are doing it willfully and intentionally I have a different prayer as identified in Romans 16:20.  I pray, “Lord, our God of Peace, please crush Satan under your feet and do it quickly.”

Some time back, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for VOX explaining the movement’s objectives which included ENDING CAPITALISM and BRINGING ABOUT RADICAL CHANGE TO AMERICA.  An extension of Barack Obama’s desire to “fundamentally transform” this Republic into something other than the Constitutional Republic established by our Founders and Framers.  That article and declaration, in normal times, would not elicit much notice coming from a fringe party, but in today’s political climate, it demands notice.  WHY?  Because people within the Democratic circle including Bernie Sanders, and their new proclaimed face of the party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez touting the virtues of Socialism it bears watching.  Include in that number the DNC announcing that Ocasio-Cortez is the new face of the party, it bears watching.  Polls have been released that indicate that 57% of Democrats prefer Socialism to Free Market Capitalism yet only a smidgen of them can define either, it makes it important to note.

Bernie Sander’s brand of Socialism in 2016 caused me to take note of the incredible support he received from Democrats across the board and had it not been for the corruption of the DNC and the Clinton campaign he might have won the nomination and possibly the election.  THAT MAKES IT SIGNIFICANT and worthy of watching.  The VOX article was a ‘manifesto’ of sorts for the Socialist and is being embraced by the Democrats on a national level.  Megan Day, a member of the DSA took exception to the MSM attempting to identify the Democratic Socialism as simply a rebranding of New Deal Liberalism.  She openly declared that unlike the New Deal Liberalism the Socialist want to END CAPITALISM!  She stated, “Social democratic reforms like Medicare-for-all are, in the eyes of DSA, part of the long, uneven process of building that support, and eventually overthrowing capitalism.”  WOW!  No more hiding, I guess, and we will see how this plays out in November and beyond.  I pray that America will reject Socialism regardless of what package it is wrapped in and recognize the inherent dangers and failures of that product.

Ocasio-Cortez expressed an amazingly illogical and dangerous ideology, “capitalism has not always existed in the world, and it will not always exist in the world.”  In their attempt to win acceptance of Socialism, Sanders, Day, and Ocasio-Cortez must use the tactic that engenders them to basic human greed and envy Redistribution of Wealth.  They have for a very long time, attempted to paint anyone with money as being inherently evil, uncaring, and failing to pay their ‘fair share.’  They ignore the reality that those at the upper echelon of the tax bracket pay the lion’s share of all taxes and are the providers of jobs for those on the lower end of the spectrum.  The idea that someone will “take from the rich and give to the poor”, a Robin Hood of sorts, appeals to human greed, envy, laziness, and a sense of entitlement.

Not only do the Socialist and many of the Leftist Democrats want to end Capitalism they have little regard for our American Republican System of Government or any Democracy for that matter.  In fact, there are hints from this bunch that they are going to drop “democratic” from their name and simply be known as Socialist or American Socialist.  Ms. Day, is a writer for the New York-based Socialist magazine called “Jacobin”.  Why is that significant?  The Jacobins were the most violent and radical political group of the French Revolution.  They were led by Maximilien Robespierre and executed anyone their so-called Committee of Public Safety deemed insufficiently loyal.  HOW DOES THAT GRAB YOU?  I hope it grabs you by the neck, shakes you and causes you to wake up and say NO, NO, NO!

History indicates that almost 40,000 people were killed by these self-proclaimed enforces of societal safety.  They purged those who disagreed with them or posed a threat.  I hope that is sounding eerily familiar and you connect some dots as to what is transpiring, or the groundwork is being laid.  The play, “Dialogues of the Carmelites” is a moving true story of the Carmelite nuns who refused to denounce Christ at the peak of the Reign of Terror. The French Revolution was essentially anti-Catholic and many churches were closed and reopened as “Temples of Reason” presenting the Jacobin propaganda.  The nuns were beheaded and just before the guillotine dropped, they displayed the power of God’s love by singing hymns and renewing their vows.  I am not Catholic but am moved by anyone naming the name of Christ demonstrating that resolve, faith, and commitment.  Another account in Christopher Hibbert’s “The French Revolution” the Jacobins charged a woman with the heinous crime of weeping at her husband’s execution and was forced to lay several hours with the blade of the guillotine suspended over her dropping her husband’s blood on her before they killed her.

History records that the Jacobins eventually turned on their leader, Robespierre and executed him.  I guess it is possible that this tyrannical despotic group known as the DSA with followers such as Bernie Sanders, Margaret Day, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Keith Ellison might find they implode as the pressure to fulfill their promises caves in on them like an old mine shaft.  All, I can say for certain is that if America is so foolish, misguided, ignorant, and/or greedy as to elect Socialist to Congress or the White House, we deserve what we get.  NO, I will never vote for them and pray that you will not either.  However, if the Never Trump Crowd, and the Republicans that choose to stay home because they don’t like the candidate or Trump succeed in their efforts allowing the Leftist to reclaim power, we just might get that very thing.  Hate me if you please.  Call me any name that you find in your vocabulary, but know please THINK ABOUT IT.  Consider the Cost of Withholding your Vote and by that action allowing the Leftists to regain control.  My prayer is simple – WAKE UP AMERICA!  My hope is clear – A CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT where the Rule of Law is followed, and the Constitution kept intact.

May God bless you and God bless America!

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