Castro Dead; Pope Grieves; What’s Next?

What a month for liberals! President *Batteries Not Included leaving office. Crooked Hillary kept out of the presidency. And now the loss of that beloved communist dictator and all-around nice guy, Fidel Castro.

Great Lenin’s ghost! What next? The UN runs out of money and has to close its doors? Al Gore buried in an avalanche? Bill Maher converts to Christianity?

And the pope, the Red Pope, Francis I, grieves El Comandante‘s passing. ( In the name of all the priests and nuns and lay Catholics murdered or imprisoned by the Castro regime, Pope Francis drops a tear for Castro. I thought only Methodists did that.

O Lord our God, do to us as you did to the Prodigal Son: who came to himself and understood his sin, who turned from his folly and went back to the father who loved him, and was saved: so do to us, O God.

Gee, What Should Dems Do Next?

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As always happens whenever they lose a presidential election, Democrats are out there bellyaching about the Electoral College, boo-hoo it ain’t fair, snivel, snivel, etc. But of course the main business at hand, for them, is to figure out how to win the White House back in 2020.

As usual, the loathsome Michael Moore has the answer. Democrats, he says, should run even farther to the left than they do now ( ). Even the Marxist pipsqueak they’ve had in the White House for the past eight years isn’t far enough left for them.

They simply cannot conceive of the American people rejecting their socialist, globalist, idiot program.

Well, I don’t know how they could get any farther to the left of where they are already; but Democrat consultant Friedrich Engels already has some ideas for the next party platform. “This will push us over the top,” he said. “Here’s where we need to be, four years from one.

“One, a 100% tax rate for everyone except the party’s top donors.

“Two, compulsory attendance at at least three gay weddings a year by everyone ten years old and up, and we will check to make sure you go!

“Three, free public housing for all illegal aliens. If necessary, confiscate the homes of anyone who didn’t vote for Hillary.

“Four, all American foreign policy to be decided by the United Nations.

“Five, a Constitutional amendment giving the president the power to do absolutely anything he wants, if he thinks it’ll be good against Climate Change.

“We may also want to throw in some planks about legalizing just about everything, outlawing Christianity, and setting up luxury safe spaces on every city block in America,” he added, “but we’ll have to see how the money holds up.”

Finally, he said, “We only lost that election because of Hillary, she blew it, there is no way the American people reject liberalism and Big Government, otherwise we never would’ve had a President Obama. You’ll see–next time, we win all the marbles. All we need is a presidential candidate who is black, lesbian, and here in the United States illegally. And it shouldn’t be too hard to find one!”

Here Comes the Pushback

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I make no pretense of interpreting Bible prophecy in terms of today’s current events. I don’t pore over Revelation and try to draw up a prophetic timetable. God will do what He does, when He does it: and most prophecy is only understood after it’s come to pass.

But I think a lifelong study of the art has given me some ability to interpret history, even the ongoing history that we are living through.

I read a provocative column by Michael Barone the other day ( ) in which he discussed sort of the same thing that has happened in two very different countries, Britain and Colombia. In both cases:

*There was a public policy at issue, strongly favored by the nation’s rulers and by voters in the capitol cities;

*Opposition to the issue came from the people in “flyover country” who are always ignored by the bigwigs;

*In both cases, polls predicted that the issue would win, hands-down;

*And in both cases, it lost. Hands-down.

We have something similar going on right here in America. We have policies eagerly pushed by our bosses–open borders, sweetheart trade deals with not  altogether honest trading partners, and whatever can lead to bigger and bigger, more and more powerful government–seconded by the whoopee crowd in Washington and Hollywood… and hated and opposed by the regular people. And the Donald Trump candidacy, like the TEA Party movement before it, is strong evidence that the American people are getting good and fed up with their leadership. And may be just about ready to do something about it.

Throughout the whole world it becomes increasingly obvious that the interests of the leaders and the interests of the people aren’t even in the same area code, and that the leaders, the Davos crowd, have their own agenda which is no way, no how, our agenda.

When the Soviet Union collapsed, the infection of communism spread all throughout the West.

By now, maybe, God has provided us with antibodies.

Let us put our heads down, do our duty, and occupy until He comes. Whenever that may be.