A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
A whirlwind is a vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth. Think about that for a moment.
Now. Consider this: "For they sow the wind; and they reap the whirlwind." That is from the Old Testament book of Hosea chapter 8 verse 7.
Like so many of the conservative commentariat, I am STILL trying to analyze why America deliberately decided to turn a corner, or choose a path, that will unquestionably lead to its own destruction.
The choice to forsake a constitutional republic for a socialist, collectivist, Marxist, form of government is surreal. It's like something from a bad science fiction movie in which the population is entirely controlled by some malevolent entity intent upon controlling the world.
I must confess: I made a terrible mistake in that I assumed the American people still had enough common sense, enough discernment, enough honor left to do the right thing.
Last November the American electorate proved me wrong. Woefully wrong.
Our ship of state was (is) (so obviously) headed toward the jagged rocks I assumed we would remove the less-than-adequate helmsman and replace him with a real mariner who would stir us away from certain destruction on the shoals and rocks. I was terribly wrong.
The reelection of Obama was a grand victory for ignorance. It is the pay-off for years of indoctrination in our public schools. The old Judeo-Christian ethics have been purged from our public education system in favor of secular humanism. You can lay the blame for paving the way for it at the feet of our leftist, radical, Supreme Court and the Court's rulings from as far back as the 1960's.
Abraham Lincoln is given credit for saying: "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." Whoever said it -- it was spot on.
The old Proverb -- "As the twig is bent, so grows the tree" is absolutely correct. I think the ultimate source of this old proverb is from the Bible: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22: 6. We see ample proof of the wisdom of this proverb in our public education system today.
If you, perhaps, thought those of us who warned for decades of the trouble ahead for America due to the secular (and even religious) humanism being taught in our public schools were just blowing smoke -- consider the following carefully: "Expanding upon the role the public education establishment should play to bring about the goals described in the Humanist Manifesto II, John Dumphy wrote: "I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being...The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved." (Emphasis by underlining is MINE.) SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanist_Manifesto
The generation of Americans who elected -- and then reelected -- Obama were graduates of this public school system. They were programmed to act as automatons, to choose loyalty to the state over loyalty to God and their family. They marched to the polls and did as they had been told, indeed, had been taught, programmed, -- indoctrinated to do.
Author Ron Taylor, in his book "Agenda 21: An Expose of the United Nations" in which he writes of the "Sustainable Development Initiative and the Forfeiture of American Sovereignty and Liberties" says the following: "It is their stated goal...to steal one generation of children and teach them to place loyalty to the state above loyalty to family."
See, this generation knows almost nothing of American history. They know next to nothing about the Judeo-Christian origin of America. They are ignorant of our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. The only thing they know about capitalism and the American system of free markets is what they were taught -- that capitalism is bad. They know far more about the benefits of Socialism and Marxism and "equality."
"Those coming out of years of humanistic brainwashing masquerading as public education know little of the Bible, America's Christian origins and founding documents, and the blessings of free-market capitalism. Instead, they know a great deal about sex education, values clarification, moral relativism, Darwinian evolution, Socialism and Marxism, earth worship, multiculturalism, one-world globalism, Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, and appeasement foreign policy. Products of these schools comprised the Obama voters in 2012." SOURCE: http://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2012/11/there-arose-another-generation-after.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BibleProphecyBlog+%28Bible+Prophecy+Blog%29#
The definition of discernment is: The cognitive condition of someone who understands. It also means: The trait of judging wisely and objectively. We learned on November 6th, of last year, that "discernment" is something that is "verging" on extinction in America today. We no longer know our right hand from our left -- nor good from evil. Thanks to moral relativism, better known as political correctness, modern Americans believe there is no such thing as good and evil, or right and wrong. Everything is, well, relative.
It no longer matters what scripture teaches us, what history teaches us, what experience teaches us, what common sense teaches us, nor what plain old morality teaches us. No. Now it is -- how do I feel about it. "I," and/or "Me," is at the center of their very existence.
For a perfect example of this self-centered life, one has only to listen to one of our President's speeches. Try to keep a running tally of the number of times the words "I" and "Me" and "MY" are spoken in a single address. What is equally troubling is how effective the narcissism indoctrination of our young scholars has been. For the most part, they don't even notice the over-abundant use of those personal pronouns "I" and "me" and the "possessive" adjective "my," because, to them, it's NORMAL! How inexpressively sad that is.
Some years ago, I left my church when I "discerned" it was swinging away from the Gospels and embracing the apostate teachings of the leftist political agenda. Now, we have social justice, environmentalism, inclusiveness, tolerance, multiculturalism, all lovingly spoken of from the pulpits of our religious community.
With all the respect I can muster for those of America's religious community who have sold out to mammon, allow me to ask: Are you REALLY surprised that the leftist agenda you supported, and led your flocks to support, would come back to bite you? As you have now learned, you cannot pick and choose which parts of the leftist agenda you will support and which parts you will not. It is all -- or nothing!
The reason so many are so concerned about America's future under Obama's second term is not JUST his Socialist/Marxist agenda only. It is the sudden understanding that this was a culmination of all the work the progressive left has done in our schools and our churches since, at least, the late 1940's.
The progressive left has successfully created a hybrid American. They have created a society wholly dependent upon others for, well, everything. Easily led these new Americans can be made to do, say, and believe anything their masters want. They are the perfect slaves. And they are self perpetuating.
Ultimately, it means the death of America as the stabilizing force on the planet. Without America, chaos will reign on planet earth. We are already seeing ample evidence of this all over the globe today.
This is why so many of us on the right are so troubled and upset by the results of the election last November. Obama's reelection was the final step toward a single world-wide government or "global governance."
For many decades we have sown the wind. Now, we shall reap the harvest from that which we have so blithely sown -- the whirlwind. And having no choice now, we must learn to ride the whirlwind we have created.
© J. D. Longstreet