Look at that–I almost forgot I had a Newswithviews column for you.
Yes, It’s True, They’re Crazy
I wrote this and sent it in before I learned that a Facebook glitch had revealed that Scold O’ the World Greta Thunberg’s Facebook posts are written by her father and some “climate activist” in India.
No surprise: libs love to hide behind children.
Just like they like to hide their global government plans behind the Climate Change scam.
True, there are poor fools out there who believe the sky is falling.
But the ones who shout the loudest believe it least. They’re the ones who get the private jets and the mansions on the water. And Greta is their tool.
“The Swamp” wasn’t invented in 2008 and is not confined to Washington, D.C. It’s been with us since the dawn of history, and can be found wherever you look.
So R.J. Rushdoony’s 1995 essay, “Empty Suits,” is just as applicable, if not even more so, 25 years later.
We wonder why tiny minorities with truly lunatic, perverse, or wicked ideas ride roughshod over everybody else and always seem to get their way. Well, it’s because no one will stand up to them. “Men,” said Rushdoony, “are everywhere refusing to be men.”
Go along to get along. The churches do it. Office workers do it around the water cooler. Teachers with outraged consciences fall silent in the faculty lunchroom. Go ahead–see what happens to you if you don’t go along with a lesbian “wedding,” or with some bearded man insisting he’s a woman, or with some race hustler demanding “reparations.” These are all perverse and evil notions–but who dares say so? And so they flourish.
Without faithfulness to God, we have nothing and we are nothing.
Meanwhile, a lot of Christians strain themselves trying to serve two masters.
It’s not a crime if no one gets arrested for it.
One can only stand in awe before the towering heights of idiocy attained by liberals. Do they really believe any of the crazy s*** they say?
Now They Want to Abolish Police
“Guess what! Since I took office, the crime rate in our wonderful city is now… zero!” Gee, that always happens when you stop arresting criminals and stop charging them with crimes.
BTW, they’d also like to empty out the prisons. Turn all the criminals loose, to make room for those guilty of brand-new crimes like misgendering or climate change denial.
Liberalism–mental illness with a political dimension.
R.J. Rushdoony published this important essay in Chalcedon’s magazine, in 2000.
“Government” is not synonymous with the state. The state is only one of many spheres of government. Included as separate and equally important spheres are the self, the family, the church, and the school.
Modern statists try to devour or corrupt all the various spheres of “government” so that nothing remains between the individual and the state. In our time we have seen them encroach deeply on individual liberty, undermine the family, hamper the church, and turn the schools into Far Left indoctrination mills. Rushdoony spent much of his time and effort warning us of this–and current history starkly demonstrates how right he was.
I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: the problem with conservatism is too many phony “conservatives” who aren’t conserving anything. But the nooze media are convinced that we don’t know that and will never figure it out.
If they’re going to lie to us, could they at least come up with some believable lies? It’s insulting, the pap they expect us to believe.
“Young Conservatives”–hot dog!
Rev. Byron Snapp retired from writing for Chalcedon shortly before I came on board, so I never had the opportunity to work with him.
His 1999 magazine article, Oaths and Religion, reminds us that in this respect, at least, “religion and politics do mix.”
Bear in mind that this was written back when the Clinton impeachment trial in the Senate provided us with “a real opportunity for our society to see how it defines truth.” And what we wound up with was, “It depends on what is is.”
Now we have “your truth and my truth,” with men insisting that they’re women and all the rest of our current war against reality–a war, we might say, against truth itself.
Our posterity will laugh at us for that.
The lesson we should be learning from this is that The Swamp is everywhere.
The action we should be taking is to stop the creation of Swamp creatures by defunding the colleges and getting government–and teachers’ unions!–out of education altogether.
Because The Swamp is wrecking our country.
There’s a lot of good stuff on the Chalcedon website today, and I hope some of you will visit it. But I’d like to highlight this message Mark Rushdoony wrote, the day after Thanksgiving.
“Without a belief in the certainty of God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven, we could become very discouraged,” Mark writes. That’s putting it mildly. Even the martyred saints in paradise find it hard to wait for that. If you don’t have a Bible handy, here’s the verses:
…I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (Revelation 6:9-10)
We have to be faithful, we have to be patient.
God will do everything that He has said He will do, in His own time.
We have His promise. And we have His Son.
As you read this, Patty and I are on our way to Thanksgiving dinner with my brother and sister, and trying to stay alive on the Parkway. I appreciate your prayers to help us get there and back without any distressing incidents.
Mark Rushdoony wrote and published this piece in 2001, Thanks Be to God.
“The more we recognize what God does for us,” he said, “the more we see who God is.”
The Bible tells us of many ways and occasions of giving thanks to God. Importantly, thanksgiving to God ought to be a matter of personal gratitude. Personal. We are persons because God is a person, and He made us in His image.
We can start with thanking Him for that!