Saturday, June 30, 2012

A New Foundation?

In the book “Amateur”, now #1 on the N.Y. Times Best Seller list, there is a story about President Obama calling for a meeting with all the top historians in the country.  With just 5 months experience in the Oval Office, he wanted their advice on what to call his Presidential legacy.  Lyndon Johnson had “The Great Society”.  FDR had “The New Deal”.  He floated the idea of:  “A New Foundation”.  How eerily prescient this name becomes now that we have a better understanding of his new brand of liberalism.  He is truly the Pontificator-in-Chief for the Human Secular movement.  At the beginning of his Presidency, he sensed that the U.S was ripe to move off the foundational Biblical underpinnings our country was securely built on.  It actually appeared quite reasonable for the President to attempt to identify “a new foundation”.  Lord knows, (or Obama knows, depending on your perspective), you simply cannot have NO foundation—everyone would agree that this is patently ludicrous.  It would be complete lawlessness.  Or perhaps that is the underlying objective here.  

In architectural engineering, it is not necessarily just the building strength that survives an earthquake but the integrity of the foundation.  For instance, scientists have studied why some similar structures immediately collapse while others come out virtually unscathed during a major quake.  They found the underlying problem to be improper foundations that are constructed on sandy soil.  When the earthquake strikes, the rocking back and forth literally LIQUEFIES the sandy foundation whereas the firm foundation moves along with the building acting as a strong footing or support.  As a nation we have already moved off the gold standard for our currency, now we are about to move off the “gold” standard of the Bible for our foundational principles.  Will our “new foundation” survive the next political or economic earthquake?  Let’s take a look at the frightening new American foundation proposed by the President: 

Just as there are 7 Deadly Sins in Judeo-Christian Theology, The New Foundation movement has its own 7 Deadly “Sins”. 

1)      The sin of Racism (Played as the “Race Card”)
2)      The sin of Sexism (promoted as the “War on Women”)
3)      The sin of Environmental or Animal Neglect (Green Party/PETA Support)
4)      The sin of Economic Inequality (Entitlement Philosophy/Gov’t Nanny State)
5)      The sin of Corporate Greed (as protested by the Occupy Movement)
6)      The sin of Intolerance (Social Change Support:  Abortion/Marriage Redefinition)
7)      The sin of Worshipping any God other than Self:  or best known as Secular Humanism (requires Individual Obeisance)—The greatest commandment of which is:
“To Thine Own Self Be True”.

On their face, some of these may actually look commendable.  It is upon closer examination of these “trespasses” that we see the deeper problem.  It is the underlying foundational source of these concepts that need to be examined.  If these principles generate from an unsound footing, they will produce instability.  So, just what is the basis of these new foundational values?  Let’s take a look:

The Sin of Racism:  I think all good people can agree that racism is evil.  However, our current obsession with this “sin” comes from fostering hatred between classes.  We see blacks pitted against whites, Immigrants stirred up against Nationalists.  We have all heard the term “Divide and Conquer”.  Guess what?  An America that is divided is very easy to conquer.    

The War on Women: Today “Women’s Rights” now means the freedom to be enslaved.  Have women REALLY advanced in society over the last 4 or 5 decades?  Men expect (and freely receive) sex with no commitments.  Marriage and fidelity are no longer fashionable.  Our children are growing up in broken families with no fathers as we do double duty as single mothers.  Pornography has exploded and we are now told that the womanly ideal is to be immodestly dressed, scandalously unclothed or a 90 pound waif. Let’s face it:  modern day woman is now stripped down, naked and skeletal.  I envision someone in a death camp.  We also get to “enjoy” the “freedom” to dismember our children right out of our womb and toss them in the trash.   Sex selection is the norm in Planned Parenthoods across the country.  Guess who is getting “selected”?  Yes, that’s right—little GIRL babies.  American women have embraced the grim reaper specter of death.  This is the REAL “War on Women”.
Mankind against nature:  Ironically, as I write this the United States is on fire—literally.  For all our good intentions towards “Mother Nature” (whomever or whatever that is)—the forces of nature seem to be combating us.  Maybe we need to realize, it is not Mother Nature that we need to reconcile with, but Father God. 

Economic Inequality:  Rich against poor.  We now promote laziness and lack of personal responsibility as a virtue.  Ironically, our nation has achieved the absolute highest standard of living EVER RECORDED on planet Earth.  So…WHY are we so angry with successful people?  The only answer I can seem to come up with is plain and simple ENVY.  There is also a complete lack of thankfulness and gratitude for the many and multiple blessings that we enjoy as Americans.  We are not only seeing the glass as half empty—we are petulantly throwing the other half in the face of our fellow Americans.   

Corporate Greed:  This pits companies against individuals.  Remember the statement--“Corporations are people too”?  Mitt Romney got slaughtered in the press for this comment.  However, it happens to be the plain truth.  Take note of how corporations are doing very poorly in Obama’s economy.  Unfortunately, for the “little guy” this also translates into lack of employment opportunities, loss of pension funds and declines in their stock market portfolio.  The suffering is widespread.  While I am certainly not defending grievous actions such as Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scam, suggesting that we discard our historically successful Capitalistic society and exchange it for Socialism does not advance the cause of the middle class.     

Intolerance:  This sets social “progressives” against people of faith.  Suddenly you are a “homophobe” or at “war against women” because you refuse to sanction a particular behavior.  Why is it OK to ask a person to abandon their FAITH but not OK to ask a person to abandon their harmful LIFESTYLE?  Very strange reasoning.  The only intolerance I see today is intolerance towards people who won’t adopt the human secularist position lock, stock and barrel.  Almost ANYTHING or ANY type of behavior is tolerated today EXCEPT—God forbid—saying something is a SIN  (ssshhhhhhh!).  That simply will not be tolerated.  You will be tarred and feathered and run out of town.  The Scarlet Letter we brand today is not “A” for adultery, but “A” for Anti-American if you don’t acquiesce to the human secularism standard.  Our 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion should at least afford us the protection of not having to endorse something we find morally objectionable.  It is no longer an issue of “tolerance”.  It is complete and total intolerance to any other position other than the new one being promoted by human secularists.  You will either comply, or they will MAKE YOU comply.  The HHS mandate forcing the Catholic Church to pay for aborti-facients is a clear example of this.  This is not about birth control.  Birth control has been readily accessible and easily obtained by every single person in America that can walk into a drug store.  This is about complying with the new religion of Human Secularism.  Even if it violates the most closely held tenet of your own faith—such as “Thou Shalt Not Murder”.  All the arguments pretending that these are not equivalent are patently false.  It is the same arguments given by the German people during the execution of 6 million Jews.  “Well, I didn’t put the Jews in the gas chamber.  My only function was to cut the lawn at Dachau.  I really had no clue what was going on there.  What smoke?  What chimney?  I don’t know why people went in but never came out.  I just minded my own business”.  Before you know it, you are promoted to Director in Charge of putting the people in the oven.  The really, really, evil guy is the one who actually turns on the gas.  You had nothing to do with it.  Go home and have dinner with your family while you assuage your conscience. 

This is the same justification of paying for abortifacients.  You say:  “Well—I didn’t make the women take them”.  No, you just supplied the murder weapon.  If this was a court of law, you would be getting a hefty sentence as an accomplice.  According to the Obama administration, all we need is a little “accommodation” to shut us up.  Unfortunately, the “accommodation” is an adjustment of your morality and conscience. 

And then the ultimate:
Humanism:  Man against God.  As we slowly and insidiously remove any mention of God from our public sector, we can almost feel the blanket of darkness descending upon our nation.  The light recedes and the darkness advances.  Ironically, we call this “enlightenment”.  The atheist movement now calls themselves “the Brights”.  I have a scripture for them:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.~Isaiah 5:20

So…if Americans want to embrace more tension, strife, class warfare, weather related disasters, economic failure, global chaos or simply enjoy seeing Maletov cocktails thrown at innocent businesses by the Occupy movement,--we should immediately adopt these new principles.  Anarchy is the net result of the doctrines of Human Secularism.  If the Judeo-Christian ethic is replaced by these new Presidential ideals, they will become the cracked and shaky foundation for our next Brave New World. 

The next “earthquake” is coming.  What will our foundation be?  Pray for the U.S.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
~Words: Edward Mote cir­ca 1834; first ap­peared in Mote’s Hymns of Praise, 1836.

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?
~Psalm 11:3

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