I am a Christian and do not use profanity so none of those choices are options for me. Also, I ask that if you comment on this post, please do not use them. I have searched for the best word to describe the toxicity of progressivism, liberalism, and the modern Democratic agenda today. I am not sure that I have found the best word but one that is apropos.
The word that I have chosen is ‘Dystopia.’ Let me define the word as defined by WordNet 3.0 of Princeton University. Dystopia – [n] “A work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror.” [n] “A state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror.” Merriam Webster defines it: “an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized fearful lives.” The New World Encyclopedia defines it: “the vision of a society that is the opposite of utopia. A dystopian society is one in which the conditions of life are miserable, characterized by human misery, poverty, oppression, violence, disease, and/or pollution.”
Since the inauguration of Joe Biden in January of this year, we have seen the rise of the United States of Dystopia. We have the insanity of open borders where there is a flood of human flesh entering this nation with no safeguards for the citizens. The unvetted horde that is arriving daily includes some of the most despicable dregs of humanity and those who desire to destroy this nation. Yes, some people are trying to find a better life, but some desire to do harm and are taking advantage of the weakness of the current administration. I call the condition Dystopia.
We have witnessed unsustainable spending and massive increases in the size, scope, and power or control by the federal government. We have witnessed the spending that could only come from a delusional mindset, which is reckless and is crushing our economy and hope of survival. We have witnessed the demonization of anyone not adhering to the political correctness of the Left, embracing the agendas of groups that demonize those not, like themselves, and the branding of the police as systemically evil. We have watched as identity politics has risen to the podium, cancel culture is prevailing, censorship is the norm, and socialism the goal. I call that condition Dystopia.
Someone rightly said, “America is becoming unhinged.” As always, I ask, “Who is to blame?” I always ask, “At whose feet can we lay this?” Many who agree that the toxicity of the progressive left is dystopian do not agree as to whom we should blame. There is blame aplenty for all politicians, the media, the educators, the super-rich power brokers, and beyond. I also believe that some if not much of the blame must be laid at the feet of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Before you seek to tar and feather me or have me drawn and quartered let me explain that last statement. I believe that the Church (believers) slept while Rome (America) was dismantled. We believed a lie and as we sat in silence the politicians engaged in politics that banned God from the public square. We watched as they took more and more control and infringed upon our liberties and freedoms. We allowed personality preferences to determine our vote rather than Party Platforms. Therefore, we must share some of the blame.
But who is the major culprit in creating this condition? I could say, rightly, the devil but let’s bring it to humanity and address it. I believe the prime candidate to receive the scorn and blame is the super progressive liberal wing of the modern Democratic Party. They are now in control of what is often called “the beltway”. They have Congress, the Courts, the White House, the bureaucracy, many mayors, and city councils of our major urban centers.
If the progressives actually embraced positive progress they would not be in the Democratic Party. I hear from those on the Left and some on the Right, the words of R.P. McMurphy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – “A little change never hurt anyone.” I disagree that there are times when change is disastrous. World history is replete with examples of change that destroyed nations and lives.
Dare we forget the damage done by the rise of the U.S.S.R. via the Bolshevik Revolution or the rise of Adolf Hitler via the National Socialist German Workers Party. They were deemed to be progressive and the promised changed did immeasurable harm and destroyed millions of lives. Dare we omit the direness of the Cuban people under Fidel Castro and the utter chaos of Venezuela?
We are allowing the followers of the toxic liberal progressive totalitarians of the Left to create the United States of Dystopia. The fundamental transformation declared by Barack Hussein Obama is upon us and it does not bode well for the Republic or its citizens.
How can eradicating our borders be beneficial for our national sovereignty or the American citizens? How can defunding the police help reduce crime and protect the citizens of their domain? How can the emptying of jails and prisons, increasing the national debt, and engaging in censorship bring about the progress that is good for America? The willing ignoring of the dangers of COVID by the illegals entering America is dangerous. Human sex trafficking and the influx of dangerous drugs such as fentanyl is destroying us. How can arming the Taliban and ISIS be good for America? I call that Dystopia.
If you disagree with the purveyors of this toxic brand of politics you are shouted down and deemed, racist, sexist, misogynists, homophobes, xenophobes, fascist, deplorable, or some other derogatory term. They do not argue from a factual basis but an emotional one. They do not allow empirical evidence to be displayed only that which produces a warm fuzzy feeling in their disillusioned minds. I call that Dystopia.
When a nation suppresses speech, restricts the free exercise of religion, demands adherence to draconian edicts that nation is on the brink of destruction and the people or doomed for a life of misery. The segregation of people by skin pigmentation, political or religious ideologies, and dividing us guarantees our demise and difficulty.
Will we wake up and reclaim America? That is a question that only God can answer and is rooted in the choices of the people. If we will return to God and band together, we can overthrow the tyrants and those bringing Dystopia to America. I stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom and ask that you join me in the trenches as we pray for and fight for America, the Free Constitutional Republic.
God bless you and God bless America!