Category Archives: What Happens When You Think

Another Terrific Covid-19 Conference! (Patrick Coffin)

skyPatrick Coffin on Instagram: “Join people from all over the world learning from over 30 experts from multiple countries about what’s hiding in plain sight. Take the next…”

For another terrific Covid-19 Conference organized by the great Patrick Coffin, .  The Conference will have many wonderful speakers and is free to view at Truth Over Fear Summit II (restoretheculture.com) on April 30, 2021.

See you there!

(The conference was actually held this weekend, on another platform.  It’s a long story…… :-)  But I believe that you can still view the videos — I purchased a premium pass and so can view them for up to a year….)

Truth Over Fear Summit (mykajabi.com)

Educational Resources

DSC_0382Hillsdale CollegeWonderful free Courses on History, Literature, Politics, Philosophy and Religion.

Gatestone Institute- International, non-profit think tank offering insights into important issues that affect America and the world around us.

Leadership Institute– Conservative Leadership Training

Campaign 1776—From the Woodson Center — www.woodsoncenter.org

https://1776unites.com/robert-woodson/

“Independent voices who uphold our country’s authentic founding virtues and values and challenge those who assert America is forever defined by its past failures, such as slavery.

PragerU–https://www.prageru.com/playlists/

Wonderful, often short, podcasts that teach on a number of important issues of the day. Full of wisdom, humor and lots of information!

TurningPoint and Heritage Foundation–Great activist sites, great articles, some grants available, wonderful for those who want to get involved in the fight! I  love the crazy professor watchlist on TPUSA! Fighting back against the garbage that is being taught to the next generation of students.

A list of some Conservative Sites https://rightsmarts.com/top-conservative-websites/

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library — Online classic Christian literature, Bible studies and courses

Shakespeare courses — by Harvard University and EDX (free to audit)

 

 

GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD

Great Books (2)The Great Books of the Western World–

Great ideas that are worth sharing.

(I’ll come back with links to Librivox and Project Gutenberg versions of these books.  We will also have a discussion group—a “book club” on some of these ideas. )

Volume 1

  • The Great Conversation

Volume 2

  • Syntopicon I: Angel, Animal, Aristocracy, Art, Astronomy, Beauty, Being, Cause, Chance, Change, Citizen, Constitution, Courage, Custom and Convention, Definition, Democracy, Desire, Dialectic, Duty, Education, Element, Emotion, Eternity, Evolution, Experience, Family, Fate, Form, God, Good and Evil, Government, Habit, Happiness, History, Honor, Hypothesis, Idea, Immortality, Induction, Infinity, Judgment, Justice, Knowledge, Labor, Language, Law, Liberty, Life and Death, Logic, and Love

Volume 3

  • Syntopicon II: Man, Mathematics, Matter, Mechanics, Medicine, Memory and Imagination, Metaphysics, Mind, Monarchy, Nature, Necessity and Contingency, Oligarchy, One and Many, Opinion, Opposition, Philosophy, Physics, Pleasure and Pain, Poetry, Principle, Progress, Prophecy, Prudence, Punishment, Quality, Quantity, Reasoning, Relation, Religion, Revolution, Rhetoric, Same and Other, Science, Sense, Sign and Symbol, Sin, Slavery, Soul, Space, State, Temperance, Theology, Time, Truth, Tyranny, Universal and Particular, Virtue and Vice, War and Peace, Wealth, Will, Wisdom, and World

Volume 4

  • Homer (rendered into English prose by Samuel Butler)
    • The Iliad
    • The Odyssey

Volume 5

  • Aeschylus (translated into English verse by G.M. Cookson)
    • The Suppliant Maidens
    • The Persians
    • Seven Against Thebes
    • Prometheus Bound
    • The Oresteia
      • Agamemnon
      • Choephoroe
      • The Eumenides
  • Sophocles (translated into English prose by Sir Richard C. Jebb)
    • The Oedipus Cycle
      • Oedipus the King
      • Oedipus at Colonus
      • Antigone
    • Ajax
    • Electra
    • The Trachiniae
    • Philoctetes
  • Euripides (translated into English prose by Edward P. Coleridge)
    • Rhesus
    • Medea
    • Hippolytus
    • Alcestis
    • Heracleidae
    • The Suppliants
    • The Trojan Women
    • Ion
    • Helen
    • Andromache
    • Electra
    • Bacchantes
    • Hecuba
    • Heracles Mad
    • The Phoenician Women
    • Orestes
    • Iphigenia in Tauris
    • Iphigenia in Aulis
    • Cyclops
  • Aristophanes (translated into English verse by Benjamin Bickley Rogers)
    • The Acharnians
    • The Knights
    • The Clouds
    • The Wasps
    • Peace
    • The Birds
    • The Frogs
    • Lysistrata
    • Thesmophoriazusae
    • Ecclesiazousae
    • Plutus

Volume 6

  • Herodotus
    • The History (translated by George Rawlinson)
  • Thucydides
    • History of the Peloponnesian War (translated by Richard Crawley and revised by R. Feetham)

Volume 7

  • Plato
    • The Dialogues (translated by Benjamin Jowett)
      • Charmides
      • Lysis
      • Laches
      • Protagoras
      • Euthydemus
      • Cratylus
      • Phaedrus
      • Ion
      • Symposium
      • Meno
      • Euthyphro
      • Apology
      • Crito
      • Phaedo
      • Gorgias
      • The Republic
      • Timaeus
      • Critias
      • Parmenides
      • Theaetetus
      • Sophist
      • Statesman
      • Philebus
      • Laws
    • The Seventh Letter (translated by J. Harward)

Volume 8

  • Aristotle
    • Categories
    • On Interpretation
    • Prior Analytics
    • Posterior Analytics
    • Topics
    • Sophistical Refutations
    • Physics
    • On the Heavens
    • On Generation and Corruption
    • Meteorology
    • Metaphysics
    • On the Soul
    • Minor biological works

Volume 9

  • Aristotle
    • History of Animals
    • Parts of Animals
    • On the Motion of Animals
    • On the Gait of Animals
    • On the Generation of Animals
    • Nicomachean Ethics
    • Politics
    • The Athenian Constitution
    • Rhetoric
    • Poetics

Volume 10

  • Hippocrates
    • Works
  • Galen
    • On the Natural Faculties

Volume 11

  • Euclid
    • The Thirteen Books of Euclid’s Elements
  • Archimedes
    • On the Sphere and Cylinder
    • Measurement of a Circle
    • On Conoids and Spheroids
    • On Spirals
    • On the Equilibrium of Planes
    • The Sand Reckoner
    • The Quadrature of the Parabola
    • On Floating Bodies
    • Book of Lemmas
    • The Method Treating of Mechanical Problems
  • Apollonius of Perga
    • On Conic Sections
  • Nicomachus of Gerasa
    • Introduction to Arithmetic

Volume 12

  • Lucretius
    • On the Nature of Things (translated by H.A.J. Munro)
  • Epictetus
    • The Discourses (translated by George Long)
  • Marcus Aurelius
    • The Meditations (translated by George Long)

Volume 13

  • Virgil (translated into English verse by James Rhoades)
    • Eclogues
    • Georgics
    • Aeneid

Volume 14

  • Plutarch
    • The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans (translated by John Dryden)

Volume 15

  • P. Cornelius Tacitus (translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb)
    • The Annals
    • The Histories

Volume 16

  • Ptolemy
    • Almagest, (translated by R. Catesby Taliaferro)
  • Nicolaus Copernicus
    • On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres (translated by Charles Glenn Wallis)
  • Johannes Kepler (translated by Charles Glenn Wallis)
    • Epitome of Copernican Astronomy (Books IV–V)
    • The Harmonies of the World (Book V)

Volume 17

  • Plotinus
    • The Six Enneads (translated by Stephen MacKenna and B. S. Page)

Volume 18

Volume 19

  • Thomas Aquinas
    • Summa Theologica (First part complete, selections from second part, translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province and revised by Daniel J. Sullivan)

Volume 20

  • Thomas Aquinas
    • Summa Theologica (Selections from second and third parts and supplement, translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province and revised by Daniel J. Sullivan)

Volume 21

  • Dante Alighieri
    • Divine Comedy (Translated by Charles Eliot Norton)

Volume 22

  • Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Troilus and Criseyde
    • The Canterbury Tales

Volume 23

  • Niccolò Machiavelli
    • The Prince
  • Thomas Hobbes
    • Leviathan

Volume 24

  • François Rabelais
    • Gargantua and Pantagruel

Volume 25

  • Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    • Essays

Volume 26

Volume 27

Volume 28

  • William Gilbert
    • On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies
  • Galileo Galilei
    • Dialogues Concerning the Two New Sciences
  • William Harvey
    • On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
    • On the Circulation of Blood
    • On the Generation of Animals

Volume 29

  • Miguel de Cervantes
    • The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha, (translated by John Ormsby)

Volume 30

  • Sir Francis Bacon
    • The Advancement of Learning
    • Novum Organum
    • New Atlantis

Volume 31

  • René Descartes
    • Rules for the Direction of the Mind
    • Discourse on the Method
    • Meditations on First Philosophy
    • Objections Against the Meditations and Replies
    • The Geometry
  • Benedict de Spinoza
    • Ethics

Volume 32

  • John Milton
    • English Minor Poems
    • Paradise Lost
    • Samson Agonistes
    • Areopagitica

Volume 33

  • Blaise Pascal
    • The Provincial Letters
    • Pensées
    • Scientific and mathematical essays

Volume 34

  • Sir Isaac Newton
    • Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
    • Optics
  • Christian Huygens
    • Treatise on Light

Volume 35

  • John Locke
    • A Letter Concerning Toleration
    • Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay
    • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • George Berkeley
    • The Principles of Human Knowledge
  • David Hume
    • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Volume 36

  • Jonathan Swift
    • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Laurence Sterne
    • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Volume 37

  • Henry Fielding
    • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Volume 38

  • Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu
    • The Spirit of the Laws
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    • A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
    • A Discourse on Political Economy
    • The Social Contract

Volume 39

  • Adam Smith
    • An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Volume 40

  • Edward Gibbon
    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Part 1)

Volume 41

  • Edward Gibbon
    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Part 2)

Volume 42

  • Immanuel Kant
    • Critique of Pure Reason
    • Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals
    • Critique of Practical Reason
    • Excerpts from The Metaphysics of Morals
      • Preface and Introduction to the Metaphysical Elements of Ethics with a note on Conscience
      • General Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals
      • The Science of Right
    • The Critique of Judgement

Volume 43

  • American State Papers
    • Declaration of Independence
    • Articles of Confederation
    • The Constitution of the United States of America
  • Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • The Federalist
  • John Stuart Mill
    • On Liberty
    • Considerations on Representative Government
    • Utilitarianism

Volume 44

  • James Boswell
    • The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Volume 45

  • Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
    • Elements of Chemistry
  • Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
    • Analytical Theory of Heat
  • Michael Faraday
    • Experimental Researches in Electricity

Volume 46

  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    • The Philosophy of Right
    • The Philosophy of History

Volume 47

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Faust

Volume 48

  • Herman Melville
    • Moby Dick; or, The Whale

Volume 49

  • Charles Darwin
    • The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
    • The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

Volume 50

  • Karl Marx
    • Capital
  • Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
    • Manifesto of the Communist Party

Volume 51

  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    • War and Peace

Volume 52

  • Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
    • The Brothers Karamazov

Volume 53

  • William James
    • The Principles of Psychology

Volume 54

  • Sigmund Freud
    • The Origin and Development of Psycho-Analysis
    • Selected Papers on Hysteria
    • The Sexual Enlightenment of Children
    • The Future Prospects of Psycho-Analytic Therapy
    • Observations on “Wild” Psycho-Analysis
    • The Interpretation of Dreams
    • On Narcissism
    • Instincts and Their Vicissitudes
    • Repression
    • The Unconscious
    • A General Introduction to Psycho-Analysis
    • Beyond the Pleasure Principle
    • Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego
    • The Ego and the Id
    • Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety
    • Thoughts for the Times on War and Death
    • Civilization and Its Discontents
    • New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis

Second edition

Additional volumes from a 1990 update

Volume 20

  • John Calvin
    • Institutes of the Christian Religion (Selections)

Volume 23

  • Erasmus
    • The Praise of Folly

Volume 31

  • Molière
    • The School for Wives
    • The Critique of the School for Wives
    • Tartuffe
    • Don Juan
    • The Miser
    • The Would-Be Gentleman
    • The Imaginary Invalid
  • Jean Racine
    • Bérénice
    • Phèdre

Volume 34

  • Voltaire
    • Candide
  • Denis Diderot
    • Rameau’s Nephew

Volume 43

  • Søren Kierkegaard
    • Fear and Trembling
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Beyond Good and Evil

Volume 44

  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Democracy in America

Volume 45

  • Honoré de Balzac
    • Cousin Bette

Volume 46

  • Jane Austen
    • Emma
  • George Eliot
    • Middlemarch

Volume 47

  • Charles Dickens
    • Little Dorrit

Volume 48

  • Mark Twain
    • Huckleberry Finn

Volume 52

  • Henrik Ibsen
    • A Doll’s House
    • The Wild Duck
    • Hedda Gabler
    • The Master Builder

The contents of the six volumes of added 20th-century material:

Volume 55

  • William James
    • Pragmatism
  • Henri Bergson
    • “An Introduction to Metaphysics”
  • John Dewey
    • Experience and Education
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    • Science and the Modern World
  • Bertrand Russell
    • The Problems of Philosophy
  • Martin Heidegger
    • What Is Metaphysics?
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    • Philosophical Investigations
  • Karl Barth
    • The Word of God and the Word of Man

Volume 56

  • Henri Poincaré
    • Science and Hypothesis
  • Max Planck
    • Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    • An Introduction to Mathematics
  • Albert Einstein
    • Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
  • Arthur Eddington
    • The Expanding Universe
  • Niels Bohr
    • Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature (selections)
    • Discussion with Einstein on Epistemology
  • G. H. Hardy
    • A Mathematician’s Apology
  • Werner Heisenberg
    • Physics and Philosophy
  • Erwin Schrödinger
    • What Is Life?
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky
    • Genetics and the Origin of Species
  • C. H. Waddington
    • The Nature of Life

Volume 57

  • Thorstein Veblen
    • The Theory of the Leisure Class
  • R. H. Tawney
    • The Acquisitive Society
  • John Maynard Keynes
    • The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

Volume 58

  • Sir James George Frazer
    • The Golden Bough (selections)
  • Max Weber
    • Essays in Sociology (selections)
  • Johan Huizinga
    • The Autumn of the Middle Ages
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
    • Structural Anthropology (selections)

Volume 59

  • Henry James
    • The Beast in the Jungle
  • George Bernard Shaw
    • Saint Joan
  • Joseph Conrad
    • Heart of Darkness
  • Anton Chekhov
    • Uncle Vanya
  • Luigi Pirandello
    • Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • Marcel Proust
    • Remembrance of Things Past: “Swann in Love”
  • Willa Cather
    • A Lost Lady
  • Thomas Mann
    • Death in Venice
  • James Joyce
    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Volume 60

  • Virginia Woolf
    • To the Lighthouse
  • Franz Kafka
    • The Metamorphosis
  • D. H. Lawrence
    • The Prussian Officer
  • T. S. Eliot
    • The Waste Land
  • Eugene O’Neill
    • Mourning Becomes Electra
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • The Great Gatsby
  • William Faulkner
    • A Rose for Emily
  • Bertolt Brecht
    • Mother Courage and Her Children
  • Ernest Hemingway
    • The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
  • George Orwell
    • Animal Farm
  • Samuel Beckett
    • Waiting for Godot

 

Logical Fallacies

1) THEY SAY….

Can you explain why you believe what you believe? Have you really thought through it? Do you know the reasons behind your beliefs?

Everybody thinks….experts agree….we all know…..all the cool kids believe….all the smart people think…..

The anonymous “they say” is used quite often to lie about things, and is used extensively in propaganda.  It works particularly well when someone doesn’t  have an evidentiary basis to convince people of some idea that he wants them to espouse, like that a product works or that a politician is correct about everything and his/her opponent is wrong about everything.   It’s an easy way to con unsuspecting people into believing things that aren’t true or are highly suspect.

Facebook is notorious for using this approach and often ends up convincing people into  believing things that their Facebook friends or promoted sponsors, especially political sponsors, want people to believe.  Facebook users end up making decisions about complicated and important issues based upon cute quips or memes, or a joke from their favorite performer.  They base their opinions on an emotional reaction to a 2-second view of a post.   They just assume that everyone in their Facebook group of “friends” supposedly believes the same thing, or that some random “expert” somewhere can explain why what they say they believe is true.  And it doesn’t matter to the Facebook viewers that they themselves can’t explain why or whether the idea is true, because they have the “backing” of this “they say” group,—the “all the cool kids think,” “experts agree” “everybody  believes” factor is enough for them to not have to think about the issue on their own or to form their own opinions based upon any real thought or evidence.

https://youtu.be/DQ5QWclTfac

https://www.prageru.com/video/how-socialism-ruined-my-country/

This might be the reason why so many believe that Socialism is a great thing when they don’t really know what Socialism is.  Or why they are so quick to judge someone with an opposing viewpoint without knowing exactly why they disagree.  All that they know is that their “group” or at least someone in or behind their group believes this and so they are with the cool kids, they believe what the anonymous “everyone” knows so they don’t have to consider the issue further.

That is dangerous.  It is dangerous because it makes you vulnerable to being manipulated by other people.  It is dangerous because until you learn to think for yourself, you aren’t really living the life you ought to live.  It’s dangerous because there are people out there who have reasons to want to deceive you, whether it’s because they want to sell you a product, or because they want to take away your freedom and have total control over everything that you do.  Especially now, it’s time to put down the phone and step away from the social media, or at least pause to give yourself a chance to think vs. react to things

Especially today, it is also important to question your teachers, who may not be telling you the truth about things like history, philosophy or morality.  There are some teachers who have been hired by universities who teach ridiculous things, especially lately.  There is some curriculum that is being shoved down the throats of students today that is pure trash—completely deceitful and even manipulative. Students of today come out of college heavy laden with monumental debt, possessing useless degrees and less able to handle the real world than when they went in.  Some students have even been manipulated into a kind of paranoia about the world around them. They think  that they are eternal victims and that the rest of the world is oppressing them. They believe that they have no power to determine their own lives, and that any effort to do so is futile.  Such students end up with psychoses and even as violent criminals.   The graduates of yesterday built America and were a blessing to their families, their communities and themselves.  Today’s graduates firebomb cars. Don’t get caught in that hopeless web of lies. You are worth much more than that.  Think for yourself and determine your own future. You were made for this time and you have a purpose to fulfill.

QUESTION EVERYTHING!

It is so important to THINK and not just blindly accept ideas that are presented to us, especially when we don’t really know that background of either the people who are presenting it or the details of why they espouse what they espouse.

REMEMBER TO:

THINK FOR YOURSELF

DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH

READ ALL SIDES OF AN ISSUE AND THINK ABOUT IT ON YOUR OWN BEFORE YOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS

READ, THINK, ANALYZE A SUBJECT BEFORE YOU FORM AN OPINION.

This will keep you from being deceived or tricked by people who may not want the best for you.

 

We Can Change the World

CSC_0431“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Can you guess who said this? It was Margaret Mead, the anthropologist.

Wise words indeed.

And it is so true.  As I look at the news tonight, and see that the House Democrats just voted in a bill that checks off another Communist goal, “transfer powers of arrest from police to social agencies,” my heart begins to pound and I feel panicked.  The truth is, looking at how many of the goals the Communist movement has already achieved in this country  and the weird things that are happening right now, I am scared.

So many very strange things have been happening recently: the dangerous suspension of our rights and transferring of  almost whimsical power to low level bureaucrats, the weird collaboration of government agencies and the media to do things that are unthinkable, such as  looking at rioters who loot and destroy and kill and doing nothing to stop it or to keep us safe.  The government sits on its hands and the media praises the mob. If that’s not weird, I don’t know what is.

And then there are the “swatters,” the ones who  destroy people’s lives, their jobs, their reputations on very, very flimsy evidence as if they are trying to get these people out of the way.  And the media is complicit in the beat downs to the level of providing the supporting propaganda.  Some call it Cancel Culture, others call it terrorism. Whatever it is called, it is a horrible injustice for these people, and no one is standing up for them.

Then there’s the annihilation of our history and our culture by vicious mobs tearing down and burning our cities and monuments.  In the back of my mind I know that cultural annihilation is an integral part of  every fascist-socialist revolution— including Hitler’s in WW2 —since time began. This is not good.   Add to that the unremitting stream of bizarre events that seem to be orchestrated to keep us all off-kilter and  frightened, even imprisoned— when it is common sense that society should be starting to open up, freedoms should be restored and life should be getting back to some semblance of normalcy right now.

And now tonight the House votes in a bill that will decimate the only protection that we have on our side, the local police, and gives the power over us to a social agency whom I’m sure will be made up of the same people who are trying to bring down our society and our culture.

When I look at the Communist goals that were listed so many years ago and see how many of them have already been accomplished, and one more tonight with the Democrat’s vote to transfer the local firepower of the police who are there to protect us to a social agency run by Communists -(-actually, two more goals accomplished as it also fulfills the Communist goal of takeover of at least one American political party), I am terrified that we are at the tail end of a very long quest by the Communists to take over this country.  I fear that we are in the middle of a Communist revolution that shows no signs of abating and  I wonder where we will be by next year and under whose control. Maybe the Democrats don’t care that Joe Biden can’t put two coherent sentences together because they know there will be no election in November.

But I’m trying to look at the bright side.  I also see that what this means is that I need to step up and take a stand.  Maybe the people in charge of the mainstream media have taken it irrevocably to the left and become a part of this problem, but that does not mean that I can’t use my voice to oppose them.  With comments and blogs and any other way to get my message across, I can be a part of the solution, not just by  defending America from the Communists who want to destroy it, but by taking the offense and pushing back on the goals which they think they have a lock on right now.

If their plan was to infiltrate the schools and teach anti-American garbage, my plan is to do whatever I can to teach the truth to people in every way, including about the greatness of our country and her founders.

If their plan is to take God out of our culture, my job is to bring Him back as an integral part of our lives, and to do whatever I can to help to bring us back to Him in order to restore the goodness in our souls.

If their plan is to tear apart families and small children in the womb, to take fathers out of the home and demoralize and belittle men and their role in society, then I can push back and show how important men are to our society and how vital the family is to the integrity of — to the very survival of — all of us.

I remember people used to say that promiscuity doesn’t hurt anyone.  But they were wrong.  The truth is  it destroys everyone, because a part of the reason why we are being attacked by Communists is due to the decay of our integrity, which has severely weakened us a nation. Communists are hyenas, vultures, roaches—feeding on the dying carcass of our American culture. They could not have gotten this far if we were a strong, good and moral country.

“America is great because America is good,” said Alexis de Tocqueville. “And when America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

It’s time to regain that goodness and that greatness be a part of the new American movement—the Resistance.  It’s time to push back, take a stand, start talking, start acting, and start combating the evil. . Time to organize and send those darned Communists back to Hell where they came from. Time to turn around, to turn back to God, to our roots, to our values, back to the freedom that so many have sacrificed their lives for and back to the laws that were put in place so many years ago by brilliant men who were aware of the evil that is trying to encroach upon us and that threatens to swallow us up whole right now.

I vow to resist the Communists, no matter what it takes.

In Genesis 18:32 Abraham bargains with God, asking Him to forego His wrath on the city.  Abraham asked God, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten (good people) can be found there?”

And God relents and agrees that for the sake of the 10, He would not destroy the city.

I’ve always envisioned this as a kind of magic wand thing.  God  could bring it down to smite the city,  but because of those 10  He decided not to use it.

But after looking at the situation we are in now, I wonder if this is really what that passage means? Look at the Communist goals; every single one of them is about attacking our integrity, our morality, our connection with God and each other.   The goals that they accomplished made us more promiscuous, broke apart our families, broke apart our relationships, made us no longer desire goodness, truth and beauty, and got rid of our connection to God and our duty to follow His laws. In other words, the goal of all of these things was to destroy our integrity in order to get us to crumble into decay.  And at the point of decay, when we were so weakened by our lack of integrity,  they began their attack in earnest, certain that we would be too weak to overcome their attempts to crush us.

Look at what is going on right now. I will explain more about the con job that the Marxist trained organizers are playing on us in later posts, but it’s kind of easy to see the absurdity of the things that deceive us.  We fall for manipulated words—for reacting without thinking to their gaslighting of us. We fall like lemmings for the propaganda, for actually very silly, very obviously false propaganda that they’ve convinced us of because of a few tricks they learned  in community organizing school.

And we’ve got real problems with morality beyond not being able to think clearly.  We kill our children so that we can have unrestricted pleasure, we are too cowardly to speak out against injustice or even take a stand against human rights abuses by just refraining from buying cheap trinkets from a country with a horrible record of that sort of thing.  We allowed God to be removed from every aspect of our culture and are even codifying immorality and child murder in our laws.  We did not object strongly enough to the removal of the 10 Commandments in the public square because we thought we’d be good people without them, and we were so wrong. Why not steal and burn and kill? Who is to say those things are wrong without God’s word?

Poor countries are generally poor due to corruption. Poor countries in fact are often rich in resources, but everything gets stolen, no one is safe  and there is no order.  Transactions can’t be trusted because  laws aren’t followed, no one trusts anyone else enough to make contracts with them.   In corrupt countries crime goes unpunished and no one is safe.  That’s exactly what makes those countries so poor–it’s the corruption, it’s the decay.  And this is the kind of country that the Democrats are leading us to—that the Communists behind the masks are trying to turn America into.

So I look at Abraham’s conversation with God and I think–maybe virtue is its own reward.  Maybe if just 10 people are God-fearing enough and good enough—if just 10 people have  integrity, it will keep the bottom-feeders from swooping in on us to feast on the decay.

Maybe we are not in the midst of  a fascist-socialist revolution. Maybe this is just a small minority of people who are using the media to appear larger and more powerful than they are. And Maybe there are lots and lots of good people in America—many more than 10 —- and we will overcome this challenge because of it.

Or maybe we are really that far gone. Either way,  the only thing to do is to turn back to God.  All of us right now, we are living in this place at this time for a reason.  And it truly only takes a committed group of people to turn things around and change the world.  What have we got to lose by trying?

I vow to be a part of the resistance. How about you?

 

 

 

 

What Happens When You Start to Think for Yourself

Here is a video of two of my favorite people in the whole world:

https://youtu.be/yPxslHw5cK4

What happens when you start to think for yourself?

1) You get attacked.

2) You become the person whom you were meant to be.

It reminds me of Jesus’ words in Matthew 10:39

“He that findeth his life shall lose it and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.”

You can’t be afraid of standing for the truth, of doing the right thing.  If you try to hold on to your old life of sinking in to the routine and going along with the world in order to keep yourself safe and comfortable, you never really live, you never do what God put you on this earth to do and your time on earth doesn’t really make a difference.

But if you are willing to lose the comfort of an easy life, and you are willing to think for yourself and stand up for the truth, knowing that you will face hardship and that you will be attacked for your faith and for righteousness,  you find your purpose in life, and you fulfill the reason why God put you on this earth at this place and at this time.