You formerly walked according
to the course of the this world, according to the prince of
the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in
the sons of disobedience.
from the second chapter of the
letter to the budding church in Ephesus
I got guns in my head and they won't go / Spirits in my
head and they won't go
- words from a popular and now quite common anthem of
disaffection among millennials
The 2016 presidential election
is just days away, this home page piece
posted on October 29th with the election November 8th. Should a
reader come across this at some time in the next couple months
we'll already know who Americans have made president.
A brief article appeared in the New York Times yesterday revealing precisely what the powers-that-be want us to believe
about who that should be. Timothy Egan made one last, final,
desperate attempt to convince us that if you vote for Donald
Trump you are a racist, sexist, xenophobic Klansman-type
individual. It was all there,
you can read it.
it was nothing different than what the Times and all its
— the major television networks and
journalistic organizations — have been told they're supposed to
tell us for months and months now.
At the first presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton, there was outside in the hall a placard informing attendees
that counseling experts would share with them some encouragement
should they be triggered
— you know, forced to get unduly
emotional if they felt offended in some way
— you know, because Donald Trump is
such a racist sexist greedy bastard he is very likely to do offend
I thought, huh, what if I felt triggered by what Hillary
I wonder if the conversation might go something like this.
Me: I felt very offended by what Hillary Clinton said tonight. May I
have some counseling?
Them: Umm, and what did she say?
Me: She called me a sexist.
Them: Ahem, um, how exactly did she do that?
Me: It is because I support what Donald Trump says he wants to do
regarding the full protection of unborn children, and Clinton thinks that's
Them: Well, it is really about protecting women's
reproductive health rights, and if someone isn't for that
— if he isn't for women in that
regard — then that person is certainly a sexist.
Me: Excuse me, but calling me that makes me emotionally distraught,
and you didn't give me a trigger warning. How are you expected to
counsel me against the very thing you are doing to me?
Them: I'm confused.
I'd venture to say if the "counselor" is honest in sharing what he
or she truly believes, the exchange would probably not be much
different than this. The point is all the talk of protecting people
with trigger warnings and safe zones and speech protections and all
the politically correct blather only goes one way.
Please know that I have no illusions about what Donald Trump will do
to stop abortions
— it will be absolutely nothing. The point is
those horrifically mystified as to why evangelicals can
support Trump when he's such a brutish lout simply cannot understand that
Trump represents the potentiality of some temporal power to
push against what I will for these purposes call the Hillary Clinton
This agenda is hellbent on making sure something like abortion is
made available at any cost, because those who revere it believe it is about women's
rights protections and couch it in that language. The problem is
that half the babies aborted are females, so are they truly doing
what they say they'll do on behalf of all women? It goes without
saying the other half are males, so is not this agenda a sexist one
if women insist on murdering their unborn male children?
What about the men who get abortion-minded women pregnant?
Because of the radical feminist track that runs through much of
society today, men have been absolved of their responsibilities
in this area, and as such is it not just as sexist to refuse to
hold them accountable? To be honest, Donald Trump himself does
not appear to be someone who would do much about that either.
Funny, those children. They have no safe zone, do they? Imagine, a
mother's womb is one of the most hazardous places for someone to
speak freely about their desire to live. Seems to me they have a
pretty good case against the flourishing intolerance expressed against
them. I'd say one could be considered "triggered" when attacked with
a dose of acid and a pair of forceps.
Evangelicals are livid about dozens of items populating the Hillary
agenda, and they are legitimately concerned about their
If someone censures a person of color for something completely
unrelated to their skin color he or she is still called a racist.
Don't think this is hazardous? Just look at hate crimes laws
— more and more of them are being put in
the books for more and more behaviors officially labeled "racist".
If someone watches the value of their productive labor unduly or
excessively confiscated to support a massive influx of those who
will destroy their communities and livelihoods
— the very things that generate the
capital investment and charitable support for those where they
are — he or she is told
they are a xenophobe.
If someone respects the truth that wealth redistribution at the
point of a gun merely eviscerates the incentive for anyone
to labor to produce the wealth so there is indeed enough for the
most disadvantaged in society, he or she is told they are a
If someone asserts that Darwinian descent through modification
is a fantasy merely because it has been proven
scientifically to be false (confirmed by hundreds of
reputable Ph.D.'s bold enough to see the truth) thus demolishing
the materialist world view that still thrives and drives much
of the godless activity that devastates family, community, even
nation, he or she is told they are a dangerous ignoramus.
If someone insists that sexual activity outside the marriage
relationship between a mature adult man and a mature adult woman
destroys the lives, bodies, and souls of those engaging in it (along
with a quite few people around them), he or she is called a bigoted,
homophobic, backwoods bucktoothed Neanderthal.
If someone firmly objects to rescuing people from the continuing rotten
choices they make because they'd rather graciously teach them righteousness, and perhaps even the One from whom it comes, he or
she is told they're cold and heartless when they refuse to join the
Hillary Clinton fire brigade (and contribute a good portion of
his/her income for the "privilege").
People in this country who respect righteousness, truthfulness,
and plain common sense behavior are very nervous that they are going
to prosecuted in some way for the crappy things other
people do because the nation's mandarins consider those nervous
"someones" didn't do enough to stop it.
All of this nonsense is powered by a philosophy that breeds
and thrives in the hearts and minds of devout humanists:
postmodernism. It was born in the Jesuit-powered university where
even its own scholars acknowledge its logical incoherence but still
gleefully watch it produce a bountiful harvest.
Postmodernism is the idea that each of us have our tribes, and the
most powerful ones (usually those occupied by older white males) use
claims of truth to oppress everyone else. Thus no truth claim is
— all such assertions of truth are merely
billy clubs used to pound
others and must always be summarily dismissed. There are only
"interpretive communities", places where you are hypnotically
inculcated with "truths" that help you survive and as such, must be
embraced by all other tribes unless they are implicitly oppressive,
as most Eurocentric hegemonies dominated by white males have been.
The patent silliness of this idea can be seen in the answer to the
questions, Which tribe has the truth that makes this world
view claim valid? Why should this particular tribe (precisely the
academia and media nexus) hold the cherished "metanarrative" that
supersedes all the other ones
— and on what basis? And isn't that,
according to this precept,
merely a power ploy to oppress those who disagree with them,
particularly when in their view nothing can be truthful?
You even see this incoherence in a proud claim from Hillary
Clinton herself. She expressly extols the notion that the white
power structure has an "implicit bias" and is responsible for
"systemic racism" and that she is the one to fix it.
How can that be when she herself is a white individual and a
prominent member of the reigning hegemony?
Either there really isn't this wonky-qualified racism
she speaks of, or if there is then she isn't qualified by her
own definition to address it. It cannot sustain itself
logically, it commits suicide as a fine apologist once
The reality is postmodernism is simply the predominant excuse for
people to practice godlessness across the board. If Darwinism, as
renowned atheist Richard Dawkins once said, makes it possible to be
an intellectually fulfilled atheist, postmodernism makes it possible
for an atheist to browbeat others with the proud boast that you
shouldn't browbeat others.
This philosophy has been fully institutionalized, and while I'd
say most don't even know what it is, they do know what its
effects are. Look around. The heaping slough of racism, sexism,
— and all the deceit, destruction, and
death that results — isn't there for any reason than it
willfully festers in the hearts of evil people and because it
is such low-hanging fruit the mandarins feed and nourish it
then smile and spew how splendid they are at addressing it.
That's how Cain works. It is all about making things so abjectly
wretched that people without God will actively rebel against the
ordained potentates. It is proficiently accomplished by deep
background World operatives legitimizing Caesar's work, and what
is so heartbreaking is that so many Christians are in the mix of
Hey! It's a political reality show! Full of all the sneering and
screeching and throwing of folding chairs at each other! In real
reality! Why can't we be a part of it! I mean, if Hillary wins,
we can all have a real-live revolution! Throw in the pitchforks,
shotguns, and torches! Woo-hoo!
It is so enticing, it really is. This is why many
Christians are what I've called Catholicists. Even if
they dwell in the most evangelical sounding churches and worship
communities, if they vote and campaign and rant and holler about
the temporal political things that are merely Cain's duly
authorized political activities, they are simply doing what Rome's
System operatives want them to do.
The glories of the real, true, bountiful Kingdom of God cannot come through Caesar.
As much as Donald Trump appears to be a savior for those who do
desperately want to push against the Hillary agenda, he will do none of
what you think he will do.
Please, it will be perfectly fine if Hillary Clinton becomes president. Yes she
is gargantuously corrupt. Yes she is a complete lightweight with
scant leadership ability. Yes she will do despicable things as
Caesar's top executive of U.S. governance. The truth is even if
shortly Clinton is forced to drop out in favor of someone like
Elizabeth Warren or later gets impeached or something
happens that takes Hillary out of the equation, the Hillary
agenda will still be driven with break-neck force by its
The agenda's legion of Hillary voters and System rent-coveters are
so seduced by the humanist
materialist dogma that they will fight tooth and nail
to protect it because they feel so threatened by the Catholicist
version of churchianity that to them represents the worst of
judgmentalism, hypocrisy, and mean-spiritedness. Never mind that
they are just as much all over these things themselves,
especially when their devotion to the Hillary agenda explicitly
involves more of a commitment to "re-educate" those foolish
The culture war now raging bigger and brighter and bolder, and it
is so because it is made to be that way. The key is that from those things
perhaps people would see how plainly harrowing it all is
and seek out the only One who can save them.
What if you actually did come to Christ as He is? As
the One who'd like to make His home your heart? Allow
Him to bring healing and wholeness into your life? Allow Him to
give you a life full of mercy, forgiveness, and peace? How about
Thing is, in this politically venomous environment, what will
happen to you when you do share the Kingdom with grace and
truth? When you do confess that you're a sinner saved by grace
and want others to know that racism and racialism, sexism and
sexualism, and any other sin may be taken out completely but
only by Christ? What will happen when you extend His gentle hand
to others with a glowing countenance and a joyful heart?
Jesus said people would drag you away and flog you. That they'd
kill you and say they're doing it for their god. That they'd
hate you simply because they hate Him. Ouch, sounds harsh.
But you'd rapturously abide in Him and abundantly dwell in
now you're already being viciously marginalized, with the most
extreme prejudice. If you believe Clinton and Trump are really
going to save you, you're being played
— you can always see one of the most
visible demonstrations of that at the Alfred E. Smith dinner
held every year where the candidates for president yuck it up
with the institutional celebrities who do Cain's ecclesiastical work. To
them you're just a tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy nut —
accompanied by the commensurate uproarious laughter all around.
At least some people are happy.
I wonder about the truly marginalized, like the unborn child in
an abortion clinic.
I'd like to close simply be referring you to
a nice piece from a fine web endeavor, The Federalist.
I don't agree with everything they write, and they are still
infected by some Catholicist thinking
— it is rare to find anything that isn't —
but it is still one of the most sincere, thoughtful, articulate
webzines I've found. I opened this home page piece with a
reference to a
frightening piece from a New York Times about how your devotion
to Cain must involve doing what the writer (and his
huge cohort of handlers) say or else.
This piece by Gracy Olmstead is a wonderfully lucid case for
understanding about what happens when we give too much of our
devotion to Caesar. Again, it isn't about remonstrating against
— he does his job as he must. It is merely
about making your devotion to God, truly, richly, fully — and
understanding that whatever happens in any given election will not matter
if there are a good number of followers of Christ being Him
I encourage you to read it, and my prayer is that these home
page words and Olmstead's words will provide some measure of
intellectual comfort and spiritual strength for you over the next