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The Devil is in the Details

There is a danger growing in our nation that too few Americans have recognized for its potentially lethal consequences to the future of our American Republic. We were quite fortunate to dodge the bullet this last election with a miraculous and unexpected win by President Trump.

However, the Dragon never sleeps. Even now the Alt-Left is growing strong, and as bad as Hillary would have been for our nation, we are now seeing Elizabeth Warren, who is to the left of Hillary and is nothing more than a younger version of Bernie Sanders, is positioning herself to be the next Democratic Presidential Candidate. 

Do not underestimate the seriousness of their political power. 

They have long been planning and entrenching themselves in the universities and in positions of power within the Federal Government. Our youth have been brainwashed, and President Trump has discovered that those who are supposed to work for him have been quite efficient in undermining him, even before he was sworn into power. 

How did we come to this point in our American experiment with self-government?

It is because our culture has moved from the idea that God exists that Postmodern Man has become intellectually arrogant, presuming that his finite brain can be the final authority in the determination of truth and justice. 

Relativism- the foundation for Progressivism/Socialism/Collectivism has become our new national religion. It has led the liberal elite to ridicule those who espouse absolutes as anachronistic and antiquated “moralists.” The word, “moralist,” is now a derogatory term that implies a narrow and closed-minded person, who is unthinking and unenlightened.

In the place of God’s moral standards, they have attempted to fill the void with the pragmatic concept of “situational ethics.” However, the very concept of situational ethics is an oxymoron, for “ethics” cannot exist in a vacuum. Where there is no God, the word, “ethics,” is meaningless. All actions are simply neutral when there is no absolute standard to measure against. All that exists is power. All actions are permissible and morally neutral. Pragmatism and power become the true vehicles of change in such a culture. For this reason, the progressivist that sees himself as a more enlightened human being is adamant about forcing his elitist ideology on those of us they consider unenlightened.

Their attempt to fill the void with their own perception of correct ethics is an unwitting admission that ethics are required in our society. This instinctive movement is the intrinsic evidence found in all human beings that belie the image of our Creator in us. We all possess an intrinsic need for justice. But, without a personal God at home in the universe, the very idea of ethics and justice is nonsensical and merely delusional.

We can see this tendency in the tactics of the progressivist radicals that have been working to transform our nation since the 1930’s. As a prime example, let us examine Saul Alinsky’s work. Alinsky began a training factory for so-called “community organizers” that were thoroughly indoctrinated in the Hegelian relativistic ideology. The impact that these community organizers have made in our political system cannot be underestimated. In fact, our nation has not only voted one of his disciples-- Barack Obama, as our President, but Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders now represent the new direction for the Democratic Party.

Just what is a community organizer? In explaining this ideology of the community organizers, Alinsky writes:

“To begin with, he does not have a fixed truth- truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing. He is a political relativist.” (Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, Vintage Books, New York, 1971, pgs. 9, 10)

This is not merely a scientific matter, nor even just a philosophical or moral one. It is the underlying ideology that undergirds and fuels the Hegelian collectivist ideology which has brought so much death and suffering to countless nations in our world, such as the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba, to name a few.

Do not imagine for one moment that this is not an American concern. If you are frustrated at the great polarization that is dividing our nation and wish to know its root cause, all one has to do is read the words of the master “community organizer.” But you will notice that even though he clearly refuted the idea that absolute truth exists and staunchly promoted relativism, he cannot help but to make religious sounding motives which imply that the radicals are on the side of goodness.

“The organizer must become schizoid, politically, in order to not slip into becoming a true believer. Before men can act an issue must be polarized. Men will act when they are convinced that their cause is 100% on the side of the angels and that the opposition are 100% on the side of the devil. He knows that there can be no action until issues are polarized to this degree.” (Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, Vintage Books, New York, 1971, pg. 78)

However, goodness to the Radical is the destruction of the Judeo-Christian worldview and the establishment of a collectivist new world order. The devil is in the details of their redefinition of good.

To accomplish their revolution, they must first undermine the constitutional principles that were responsible for making our great nation the freest nation in human history.

“The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization is the first step in community organization… The organizer dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act… Enter the labor organizer or agitator. He begins his ‘trouble making’ by stirring up these angers, frustrations, and resentments, and highlighting specific issues or grievances that heighten controversy… and so the labor organizer simultaneously breeds conflict and builds a power structure.” (Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, Vintage Books, New York, 1971, pgs. 116, 117)

We have seen first-hand in 2016, the fruit of this polarization ideology in the streets of our nation as a wave of cold-blooded assassinations of police officers have claimed the lives of countless husbands, fathers, wives, and mothers. This is not some empty intellectual sophistry. It is at the very root an ideology that impacts every aspect of human existence, and we, as Jews and Christians, must know how to oppose it intelligently.

The senseless orchestrated violence in universities when a conservative speaker comes (the very institutions which are to be the promoters of free speech) is the real evidence of the intransigent and violent radical leftist mentality that specializes in destroying any who intellectually oppose their agenda. There is no pluralism and tolerance in the militant progressivist agenda.

But, Mr. President, those progressivist/establishment swamp lovers are not limited to the university campuses. Those in the White House that are urging you to attack the Freedom Caucus are doing so to cause your legislative agenda to be compromised from the promises you made to “we the people.” Every artificial deadline they have pushed you to adopt in the Health Care Bill has been implemented with the express purpose of ensuring that the establishment agenda is not being opposed by the Freedom Caucus, who is, in fact, your real support base for your agenda and the promises you made us.

The devil is always in the details. Do not allow them to rush through and ignore them just to claim a victory. If Republicans fail to really repeal and replace Obama Care with a health care system that is: 1- truly free market based; 2- allows for competition across state lines; 3- and is actually affordable to the public, 4- as well as usable by Physicians, then you will be positioning the Republican Party in a very perilous course for 2018, as well as 2020.

If Republicans fail to pass a meaningful tax reform that will help the middle class, they will be paving a trail of flowers for Elizabeth Warren. Much is at stake in the next few months. May the Lord grant you wisdom to see through the subterfuge of the swamp-dwellers.

 

 

 

 

Written by Henry Patino

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