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Nation divided: Why unity is becoming a pipe dream

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The massacre in Las Vegas perpetrated by Stephen Paddock was the worst mass shooting in American history and the second worst terrorist attack on our soil. Yet it is more troubling that this event emerges as a sign of irreparable damage done to America. As the death toll rose from 50 to 60, so did tensions. Immediately, this tragedy was politicized by those on the left.

Failed Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton didn’t hesitate to politicize this tragedy in the same tweet where she says “politics aside.” But the troubling thing is not only her relevance but also the fact that liberals are all parroting the same calls for gun control. The left is uniting around their cause for gun control and the right is rallying to resist. All this before all the victims have been identified. All this before we have all the facts. And all this while people are still dying.

In our unique history, no matter how divided we are, we come together in times of hurt and suffering. After Pearl Harbor, America united to defeat the Japanese and Germans. On September 11th, 2001, the United States was attacked and shattered by Islamic terrorists. But on that night, we collected ourselves and came together as a country. We have a history of coming together for natural disasters both domestic and foreign. America is most powerful when united. However, recent events suggest that this same level of unity is a mere pipedream of what once was in the current and worsening political climate.

Mass shootings have been politicized for years. The vicious calls for gun control after the Las Vegas attack is nothing surprising, unfortunately. But let’s take into account some other recent events.

Natural Disasters

While in retrospect, Bush is criticized for his response to Katrina, America was united in trying to help. We were fortunate to go twelve years before the next major hurricane to make landfall in the US, yet Hurricane Harvey was politicized by those seeking global warming based policies. To the credit of both sides however, it could have been worse… like Puerto Rico. Donald Trump acted inappropriately as did the San Juan Mayor in an ultimate Twitter/Media war that America would have done better off without. You’d think or hope we’d come together in times of natural disaster but even the ability to unify in this area is fading.

Foreign Threats

Perhaps the other area where Americans historically come together is when we are attacked. Americans couldn’t unite over the Benghazi Terrorist Attack, because some people blamed a video(free speech) and not the actual terrorists(or their ideology). It is amazing how politicized Trump’s handling of North Korea is. Trump is shifting tactics because North Korea is upping the ante. Yet suddenly North Korea is responding to America’s aggression. Suddenly, this is Trump’s fault for addressing an issue that has long been kicked down the road by the inaction of his predecessors. When North Korea threatened Guam, liberals blamed Trump. And now they fancy calling Trump a dotard because Rocketman made it cool for them. It’s disgraceful that we can’t even appear united against a common enemy. We don’t have to all agree on the correct course of action, but we should all be able to agree that Trump isn’t the villain in this scenario.

Presidents

Both Trump and Obama are not going to unite this country. Obama didn’t care to because he had power in Congress and Federal Courts. And when he lost Congress he had executive orders. Under Obama’s leadership, America became more divided. Enter Donald Trump, who capitalizes off the division he creates. Trump did in fact campaign to all Americans, unlike Clinton. But Trump does not have the capability of exercising the self control needed to stay focused on priorities. No doubt the division will worsen under him. We have three or seven more years of Trump, in theory… But will 46 reverse the trend? Hard to say, but smart money is on “No”.

Perhaps a more dangerous threat is people’s inability to accept the election. Trump won fair and square, and Russia isn’t the reason. Democrats ran the one candidate who couldn’t win. Accept the results, blame the candidate, and run someone better next time around like Republicans did after Mitt Romney lost. But the resistance movement was immediately spawned and lingers to this day. This movement prevents us from uniting as a country to tackle key issues, and has facilitated a whole list of issues such as Antifa…

Problem and Solution

The true problem lies in our decreased reliance on our Creator. This core American value is being shelved. Why? Because people don’t want to acknowledge a higher power. If they acknowledge a higher power, then they are accountable to that higher power for their actions. Americans have an accountability problem which is why so many are blaming inanimate objects for the death of thousands of people every year. We prefer to seek scapegoat solutions as opposed to addressing the serious evil that can take place in human hearts. We prefer to blame mental illness rather than believe a person can be so evil. We blame an entire race for the actions of one or few.

In keeping with that theme, instead of identifying as children of God, all equal in His eyes, we identify in our own natural communities. We take pride in our race, as if being born with a set of genes is an accomplishment. Identity politics stems from pride in one’s own identity. But we aren’t identifying as one nation under God, we are identifying as white, black, gay, hispanic, etc.  Identity politics is deepening the divide in our nation. Both the left and the alt-right are guilty of this.

In continuing to rely on ourselves, some have replaced God with government. In one sense, it means people are relying on the government to take care of all their needs. Food, education, healthcare, abortion, birth control, the list goes on. On the other hand, people worship political champions as if they were anything other than sinful people. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, and Rand Paul all had/have a devoted following that replaces God in their lives.

This division and trend is sure to continue, unless we can unite. It may seem grim but there’s always hope. Failure to unite will further send America down a path of ugly politics and division. We can either unite as one nation under God, keep the division, or unite in complete rebellion of God. The former has the best results.

“and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 NASB

“that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address

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Pro-life Trumpservatives praise Trump for protecting unborn babies he isn’t protecting

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Pro-life Trumpservatives praise Trump for protecting unborn babies he isnt protecting

Lately, it seems that not a day goes by where we aren’t provided with another example of how conservative values have been consumed by the fires of compromise on the altar of Trumpservatism. While sacrificing principles for power is commonplace for the GOP priests serving in the Temple of Trump, the sad reality is that real priests, pastors, and other religious leaders have provided the kindling and the oil that fuels the flames.

One of the tragic consequences coming from the rise of the group I refer to as the Fellowship of the Pharisees concerns abortion. In the Age of Trump, these false teachers have abandoned their defense of the unborn under the delusion that Trump is keeping his promises.

On her blog (civilrightsfortheunborn.org), Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote a piece responding to recent accusations made by Omarosa Manigault Newman that Donald Trump often uses racial slurs. *

* NOTE: While her claims may or may not be true, Trump is taking advantage of this “squirrel” moment to let America know that Omarosa is a “low life” even though he frequently brags about how he hires only the “best people.”

After making her case in defense of Trump, King concluded with these words:

“He is keeping his campaign promises. The job market is better for everyone. Unemployment is at an all-time low. Babies and children are safer inside and outside the womb. Prayer is returning to the public square.” (emphasis mine)

King’s claim is not only untrue, but the lives of the unborn continue to grow more perilous … and profitable.

Besides the fact that Trump and the GOP have continued to fund Baby Butchers, Inc. (Planned Parenthood), the byproduct of their murderous practices (body parts) has become another revenue stream, courtesy of the taxpayer—an income stream that has increased under Republican control of Washington.

A few days ago, we learned about a contract between the US Food and Drug Administration and Advanced Biometric Resources (ABR) to acquire human fetal tissue for experiments on mice. In a 2016 Senate Judiciary Committee report, we learned that ABR’s primary source of baby parts was Planned Parenthood.

Trump and the GOP allegedly created the “most pro-life platform ever” in 2016, and they promised to defund Planned Parenthood and bring an end to dismemberment abortions. Despite candidate Trump’s pro-Planned Parenthood sentiments at the time, so-called pro-life activists believed he would fulfill the GOP’s promise. But as we learned earlier this year, they have no intention of doing so.

Unfortunately, those who used to defend the unborn baby in the womb have chosen to defend the unethical baby in the White House. Meanwhile, there will be hundreds of thousands more slaughtered babies, thanks to cowards like Trump, the GOP, and so-called religious leaders.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 


David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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Ben Shapiro on white supremacists

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Ben Shapiro on white supremacists

One-liners have been a staple of Ben Shapiro’s appeal since the political commentator entered the public eye a few years ago. Give him a topic and he’ll come up with something clever and almost certainly true to say about it. The topic of white supremacists was no exception.

“It’s not coincidental that people who spend all day talking about the supposed innate superiority of the white race are invariably brick stupid.”

Source: Twitter

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MSNBC and the Huffington Post would like a new name for Socialism’s brutal oppression and mass murder

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MSNBC and the Huffington Post would like a new name for Socialisms brutal oppression and mass murder

Leftists seem to think that with a brand new label, people will readily accept the carnage and repression that is necessary in creating their wonderful collectivist Utopia.

Brute force is the only way that socialism can function, it can hardly take “From each according to their abilities” without it. But that’s a hard sell when compared to the voluntary exchange of Economic Liberty. In general, people would rather live in freedom than under the boot heel of oppression, so the Left has to lie to convince people to enslave themselves under socialism. It’s a little shell game Leftists have played for centuries with different labels or sloganeering to sell their system of control “to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”

We are now witness to the Left trying to craft new versions of labeling for their ancient ideas, emphasising the goodies without mentioning the mass murder that has to go along with it. It should go without saying that the sales pitch will be long on free-stuff everyone is supposed to vote for themselves and short on talk of the SEBIN hauling people off to La Tumba when the promises run short. Most rational people wouldn’t choose to live under the tyranny of authoritarian socialism aside from the Leftists who get to run the show.

At present, bastions of the principles of Liberty are feverishly writing advice columns on how to accomplish the task. With emphasis on “Free Healthcare”,” Free college”, “Free housing”, “Free food” instead of the fact that everyone loses their Liberty under socialistic slavery – except for the Leftists who are in control.

The claim is that things have somehow changed, for this will be socialism with ‘No gulags’, just all kinds of free stuff paid for with other people’s money. The days of concentration camps, firing squads and Comités de Defensa de la Revolución (CDR) are gone*.  [*Except for China, Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela…] From the  Huffington Post – Relax, Boomers: Socialism Is Good Now.

The Liberty brain trust over on MSNBC discussed this issue while the host mocked everyone who fears the loss of freedom under socialistic slavery as mentioned on the Daily Wire: “But lots of people don’t get into the argument, they just go, ‘Oh my gosh, socialist, I can’t have that. It’s gonna take all my money,'” Ruhle arrogantly said while mocking American’s fears of socialism.

MSNBC’s Ruhle Mocks Fears of Socialism: ‘Oh My Gosh! It’s Gonna Take All My Money!’ 8-3-2018

But we on the Pro-Liberty Right would like to help out our comrades of the National Socialist-Left, They want a new name for their vile ideology of organised evil [Ops.. did we say that out loud..]. So we’re willing to help them out, given the effort will be difficult given the already existing 40 plus synonyms for their 500-year-old ideas:

Anarcho-syndicalism, Anarcho-Communism, Authoritarianism, Bolshevism, Castroism, Chávezism, Communism, collectivism, co-operative society, collective ownership, communalism, Economic Justice, Evolutionary Socialism, Fabianism, Fascism, Fourierism, Guild socialism, Leftism, Leninism, Libertarian-Socialist, Maoism, Marxism, Marxism–Leninism, National Socialism, Neofascism, Ochlocracy, Owenism, Progressivism, Project X, Reformism, Revolutionary Socialism, Rule of the proletariat, Social democracy, Social justice, Sovietism, Stalinism, Statism, State capitalism, State ownership, Syndicalism, Totalitarianism, Trotskyism, Utopian Socialism.

Aside from recycling a few words from the past, the Left is running short on words and slogans to sell Socialistic Slavery. So, in the spirit of generosity, we have a few suggestions for what the Left can do with it’s base ideology.

Notes on Leftist Labels

Leftists do have a penchant for playing games with definitions for common words, with the myriad labels for their base ideology being no exception. The dichotomy has always been between individualism and collectivism, in the case of the main label of their base ideology, the Left’s rationale is that socialism came from being ‘social’ + ism or Socialistic [as opposed to being individualist]. So it’s not beyond the bounds of reason to see them try to pull off the same linguistic legerdemain with other words that mean being nice or friendly.

Please take note of what seems to be the current take of the Left in trying to sell Socialistic Slavery to a new generation. This is the use of __________ ism – not mentioning the name of the ideology, but pushing all of it’s wonders, all paid for by money taken at gunpoint from other people.

New name suggestions.

Here are our suggestions along the lines of Leftist labeling lies, beginning with the granddaddy of them all:

Social + ism Socialism [The mouldy oldie that started it all]

Amiable + ism Amiablism

Free + ism Freeism

Friendly + ism Friendlyism

Liberation + ism Liberationism [If that sounds a lot like Liberalism, you’re catching on to the scam]

Society + ism Societism

Collective generosity (aka compulsory taxation) The collective being generous with your money – Taken at gun point

(h/t Paige)

Well, maybe those made up words won’t help since they are along the lines of made up words of the past that conveyed the same ideas that were new 5 centuries ago. So, maybe they can just bolt on a happy sounding adjective or slogan onto the existing words to help sell it with a reassuring lie that it won’t end as it always does.

Socialism – remember it’s still Democratic even if only the Politburo votes.

New and improved Socialism – now 50% gulag free.

Not your father’s Socialism – trust us, we don’t plan on having secret police or concentration camps….. unless we absolutely have to.

Voting for dollars!

Smiley face Socialism – Firing squad free, we *guarantee!
*For 30 days or 300 dissident arrests, whichever comes first. Your oppression my vary, see Marxism.org for complete details.

Progressivism – Running your life so you don’t have to.

So there you have it, our suggestions to the Left in how they can repackage their base ideology. Or perhaps the people have figured out the game. Just as changing the name doesn’t turn certain substances into something wonderful, so too is the case with socialism. There has to be a good reason that some joined the #WalkAway movement. Somehow a new term of total control over one’s life with mass murder and oppression in the background no longer appeals to anyone. Let us hope that is the case.

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