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The End of a Great Civilization

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I have never in my life seen anything pushed like “transgender” is being pushed today. And it makes me wonder, “What’s next?”

We never get to a stopping place with “liberation”–which is what they call it when they want to mainstream sexual aberrations which used to be called, and with damned good reason, sins. There’s always something else. The moment they clinched “gay marriage” at the Supreme Court, they opened the throttle wide for “transgender.”

To be sure, there are other perversions they can work to normalize–I would rather not mention them by name–but it’s difficult to imagine how any of them could be any crazier than “transgender.” Remember, it’s always got to be something that appalls normal people: and then the fun lies in beating them over the head with it, day in, day out, until they finally give in and say it’s acceptable, and anyone who’s still against it is a Hater and mustn’t be allowed to earn a living. There must be something tremendously exciting about addling other people’s minds–to say nothing of subjecting them to the humiliation of having to say things they know are untrue. This is the kind of thing that makes a liberal’s life worth living.

So let me tell you what I think comes next.

They’re going to try to make it compulsory.

Look, it’s already sort of compulsory–you can be stripped of your job, publicly denounced, sentenced to “sensitivity training” or “rehabilitation”–if you were really an American, that should make your hair stand on end–just for saying the “wrong” thing or not saying the required thing. How big a step is it from forcing you to say you like and “celebrate” “gay marriage,” to forcing you to attend such an event? Not a big step at all, and we’re already at Step One.

Eventually the only place left to go will be to force people to undergo a “liberation” experience whether they want it or not.

And then our civilization totally collapses and an awful lot of people perish in the wreckage.

Because, you see, our intellectuals and politicians and judges aren’t really smarter than God.

Pray He puts them down before they can finish the job they’re doing on us.


‘Your Truth, My Truth, and the Progressives’ Magic Trick’ (2015)

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When are normal people going to get tired enough of this to put a stop to it?

https://leeduigon.com/2015/12/11/your-truth-my-truth-and-the-progressives-magic-trick/

Yep, there ain’t no true truth, but somehow their truth always wins and ours always loses–and we always wind up paying for it.

But if you don’t want God’s truth, then you’re stuck with man’s–and that ain’t good.


So Where’s the Christmas Candy?!?

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Grrr…! Lemme get this off my chest.

I love seasonal candies. I love Christmas candy. So today I went out to Walgreen’s to get some. Several traffic jams and detours later, I arrive to discover that there is no Christmas candy for sale at Walgreen’s this year. There is only chocolate. You know–like anybody can get, every single day of the year.

Oh! But it’s got special Christmas wrapping! I do resent being taken for that big a butterball.

I complained to the store manager. “Look! It’s only chocolate. It doesn’t matter what color wrapping it has! There’s nothing seasonal about it. ”

“But they only stock us with what everybody is buying,” was his comeback. Could it possibly be that people are buying chocolate because there is nothing but chocolate to buy? That seems not to have occurred to him.

Then I drove home through the traffic jams amid the wilderness of McMansions that used to be some rather lovely country, until Democrats got hold of it.


‘Supremes Set to Judge God’ (2012)

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Remember how happy certain pro-family/Christian groups were, years ago, when the Supreme Court decided to take, finally, a “definition of marriage” case? Some of ’em were turning cartwheels over it.

https://leeduigon.com/2012/12/11/supremes-set-to-judge-god/

How did that turn out, then?

Sometimes I feel like Ian Malcom in Jurassic Park: sometimes I really hate being right.

Could we please not let the Supreme Court rewrite any more of our most ancient, sacred, and God-ordained societal institutions?


The Doctrine of Despair

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The first thing that greeted me this morning was an email from a Newswithviews reader–one of those emails carrying the cheerful message of “We’re doomed, we’re cooked, the bad guys totally win, the ones you thought were good guys, they’re the bad guys, too,” and so on.

I get a lot of messages like that, embracing–and, it would seem, trying hard to pass it on to the next poor guy–a doctrine of despair. “Game over, man! And it never was a game in the first place, we lost before it even started!” Woe is us.

And he goes on to tell me that everything and anything we try to do is futile because every single thing that happens in the world is totally planned and micro-managed for the benefit of [anti-semitic adjective deleted] “bankers” and the like–all-knowing, ubiquitous, all-powerful… and yet curiously unable to conceal their subtle machinations from Joe Blow on the Internet.

It’s true that there’s always some gavone, or group of gavones, trying to rule the world–or at least as big a chunk of it as they can grab. That’s a dynamic of history. Once upon a time it was the likes of Caesar, Genghis Khan, or Hitler. They tried to do it by force of arms: mostly someone kills them before their career is quite over. Nowadays it’s dorks in suits who want to set up a world government with themselves in charge, and think they can do it with Science instead of armies. Give us absolute power over every minute aspect of your lives, and we’ll save you from Climbit Change.

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. (Psalm 2:1-4)

God is laughing at these globalist big shots! They are, in His eyes, less than a bucketful of tadpoles.

True, it’s not so funny for us, when some wannabe master of the world starts a war or a famine, and a lot of us die. But there is no conqueror who ever stood alone. A crowd has to march behind him if he’s going to get anywhere. And they all have crowds of supporters–until the crowd turns against the leader and starts pulling down his statues.

To ascribe total power, omniscience, and omni-competence to people whom God is laughing at seems to me both unwise and impious. They do not know everything, they do not control everything, their plans are as full of holes as Swiss cheese, and God always smacks them down before they can finish their work. That these individuals and their pals are rich, powerful, and evil is true. That their fate is to be cast into Hell is also true.

The only right to world government belongs to Jesus Christ: and God the Father is jealous of His right.

By sitting around moping, giving up, throwing in the towel, giving way to despair, we only help the villains do more harm than they could have done if they’d been vigorously opposed from the beginning. I mean, really–look at them! The best they can do is Hillary Clinton? George Soros? Crazy Joe Biden?

Why aren’t you laughing?

It’s true that wicked leaders in the West have, in our own lifetime, managed to debase and corrupt their countries more than any of us would have thought possible. Those things were accomplished by very small minorities working fanatically, tirelessly, single-mindedly to get what they wanted. They weren’t more intelligent than us; they just worked harder.

Learn the lesson. And let’s prove we’ve learned it by annihilating Democrats in the next elections.


‘Humanizing Christianity’

Secularists love to pat themselves on the back for “humanizing Christianity.” Excuse me for a moment: this deserves an appropriate response.

What do they mean, they “humanize Christianity”? I think it means they invent a new-improved model–with Christ taken out of it and replaced by man-made idols, the State and Science, and humanist pseudo-sacraments: abortion, combating “Man-Made Climate Change,” same-sex “marriage,” sex change operations, hate speech trials, and every conceivable variety of fornication. They take away the judgment, take away accountability to God, and set up their political masters and scientific oracles as gods.

How does a secularist even know what’s right or wrong? Mostly they’re content to keep some of the moral law handed down to the human race by God, to the Jews first, and then the Gentiles. But no secularist can actually explain why it’s wrong to commit a murder. We can, but they can’t. For convenience’s sake they retain much of the law and tradition amassed over the centuries by Jews and Christians, who received it from a righteous and infallible God who is a person, who made them in His image, and who loves them.

Yeah, they made Christianity nicer. That’s why more people were murdered by their own governments in the 20th century alone–Red China, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and a host of others–secularist governments all–than were killed off by all the religions of the world put together in all the other centuries put together. This century is only 18 years old: give it time to come up with new and exciting deviltries all its own.

It is true that God endows all people, even atheists, with common grace, which is an inborn attraction to what is right and good. And so it was always possible for people who had never heard of God’s laws to keep those laws regardless. Common grace is the law written on our hearts. Humanity wouldn’t have survived for two hours without it.

The words of Jesus Christ and His apostles don’t need “humanizing,” and never did.

God defend us from being conformed to this fallen world.


Woman Murdered in London–with Crossbow

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This really is a sad story.  In the East London suburb of Ilford, a woman, eight months pregnant by her second husband, is innocently washing dishes while her crazy first husband sneaks into the backyard toolshed with a–a crossbow! And with it he shoots her dead (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7746015/man-appears-in-court-accused-of-shooting-heavily-pregnant-ex-wife-dead-with-a-crossbow/). They’re now trying to save the baby.

London, where having a gun for self-defense is against the law, recently overtook New York City in the murder rate sweepstakes. A lot of people getting stabbed, these days: they’re seriously pondering knife control.

Are they gonna need crossbow control, too?

Here is what humanists and other leftids simply refuse to understand. The will to murder comes not from the outside, but from within. Gun control, knife control, yatta-yatta–when it comes to murder, where there’s a will, there’s a way. If they can’t shoot you, they’ll stab you, and if they can’t stab you, there’s strangulation, poison, the old blunt instrument a la “Mrs. Peacock in the Conservatory with the Lead Pipe”… or a crossbow.

The problem is not insufficient government, improperly written laws, or Science that just hasn’t found The Answer yet (but surely will, someday soon). The problem is sin; and the only solution is personal regeneration through belief in Jesus Christ. 

They can pass laws till they’re blue in the face; but as long as they demand a culture that rejects salvation, there will be no salvation available. Only more murders.

 

 


Bad Culture… Bad Politics?

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I find myself puzzled by how tame and flaccid–with a few dramatic exceptions, notably the election of Donald Trump as president–the American people show themselves in the face of brazen campaigns to tear down our culture and turn our country into, well, God knows what.

Does it have anything to do with millions and millions of people thoughtlessly consuming a popular culture that never seems to run out of disgusting innovations? What we like to call our “entertainment”?

Bad enough that public education, owned and operated by the Far Left Crazy teachers’ unions, education theorists, and all sorts of academics a few fries short of a happy meal, force-feeds whole generations of Americans with non-stop lessons in socialism, sexual hyperactivity, self-hatred, and cultivated ignorance. Beyond the schools, the people continue on a lifelong course of passive self-education in the form of “entertainment.”

Can this be why our national politics is increasingly characterized by mob rule, censorship, a raging hatred of any opposition, bizarre court rulings, and speeches made, and policies proposed, that would have been unthinkable, not so long ago? Why people have come out of the woodwork, and taken charge, who would have been very small and quiet, once upon a time?

You know I always say, kill the culture and the culture will kill you back. I think I see that happening now, in our politics. Open borders, transgender “rights”–ideas that are dangerously preposterous, that can’t possibly do anything but hurt us, are routinely offered to us today as a new normal.

Most of us have noticed that the Left–that is, the Democrat Mob Rule Party–is getting crazier and crazier, more and more extravagant in its fantasies, more violent in its tactics, and less and less inhibited in what it will do to get back into power.

Are we truly becoming the kind of people who accept this?

If we are, a great deal of effort has been expended in making us so.


‘The Difference Between Us’ (2014)

Now let’s see if I can avoid botching it again, and post this yesterday and schedule it for publication today.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/03/29/the-difference-between-us/

What they believe is several orders of magnitude sillier than anything that we believe.


My Newswithviews Column, Oct. 25 (‘Transgender Movement on the Warpath’

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Y’know what would be great? If this whole damned transgender thing just went away and I never had to write about it anymore, except maybe in a moment of half-incredulous historical reflection.

Meanwhile, they never stop. The beat goes on.

https://newswithviews.com/transgender-movement-on-the-warpath/

If this “movement” is not Satanic, then what is it? What’s its purpose? What good can it possibly do?


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