You have to consider the current woke crowd as part of the progressive government: if they are not the children of the elite, they are the useful idiots of them. They work by shaming, mobbing, doxing and making up accusations. This has engendered anxiety and shame. People are afraid to speak the truth, and many people duckspeak the Pravda of the day in private, and keep their thoughts private.
Because they don't want to be shamed. The times are evil, and courage is now rare.
It is interesting that shame is the biggest concern of church-goers, while shame is the weakest motivator among the general populace. The fact that the consciousness of shame increases with the frequency of church attendance leads us to question the overall effect that participating in organized religion has on a person.
The author notes that shame has not been a significant social motivator since the 1830’s, and I’ll point out that this happened to be a particularly godless age in American history.
Well yeah, that's fairly obvious. The Colour revolution is being pushed everywhere. I'm not American. We do things differently in NZ -- and exporting this over here has not gone down that well.
< a href="https://www.menofthewest.net/when-the-rules-no-longer-apply/">And rather than let the country come together and try to change things for the better, a bunch of marxists instead have spent the past month attempting to shove critical race theory and a full blown color revolution down our throats.
We’ve seen this gameplan play out before, but never in such a widespread, organized, and clearly premeditated way. It’s clear to anybody with eyes that the left has been stockpiling money and resources and just waiting for something to happen to act as a flashpoint. Then, they coopted protests over George Floyd’s death to engage in a campaign of terror.
Meanwhile, the cops, instead of keeping the peace or enforcing the law, totally checked out. Most of this was at the behest of Democrat governors and mayors. Who wanted to let their little demonic hellspawn run roughshod over various communities. Black folks were doing too well in the Trump economy, their neighborhoods had to be burned down.
In doing this, the various Democrat mayors and governors made it perfectly clear that there’s two sets of rules in this country. One set for the right, and the other for the left. Everybody knows it. The lefties have been given free reign to vandalize and pull down statues to their hearts content. But if one right-winger dared to torch an abortion clinic, we all know that the full power and fury of the government would not just fall down on the head of the culprit, but they would use it as an excuse to round us all up.
This is all part of the play of the attempt at the color revolution. Everything they have done has been a psychological operation designed to isolate and demoralize Americans. It’s a clear message that we don’t belong in this country anymore, that we are not welcome in the lands that we were born in.
But there’s just two little problems with this. The first is, as Reagan so aptly pointed out so long ago, the United States is freedom’s last stand. If it falls, there’s nowhere to flee to. The second problem is, these places are OUR homes. We are Americans. We crossed a frozen river in the dead of night on Christmas to kill German mercenaries. Are we really just going to roll over and die because a bunch of third rate communist agitators throw some bricks in some Democrat controlled cities?
Yes, a long and quite political introduction to what is supposed to be a lectionary post. The omitted part of the text today is King Ahab setting up a property owner so he is accused of blasphemy and treason ... and killed... so the King can get his vineyard.
If in doubt, follow the money, and always mistrust your leaders. They employ sophists with law degrees to pervert the Justice that should flow from God.
161 Princes persecute me without cause,
but my heart stands in awe of your words.
162 I rejoice at your word
like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor falsehood,
but I love your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise you
for your righteous rules.
165 Great peace have those who love your law;
nothing can make them stumble.
166 I hope for your salvation, O Lord,
and I do your commandments.
167 My soul keeps your testimonies;
I love them exceedingly.
168 I keep your precepts and testimonies,
for all my ways are before you.
I used a long version of this song yesterday, but it applies here as well. Our power does not come from us: it comes from God. He is love, and those who and destroy cannot stand against him.
9 Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, 10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
We are not here for our glory. We are here to be tested, and in this struggle to bear witness and give glory to God. And this feckless leadership, that will not ever protect the most poor and vulnerable?
Do not be them, and do not be like them.