In "Another Week In Obama’s War On America" Don Feder notes that Obama isn’t at war with ISIS, the Taliban or the Muslim Brotherhood. He’s at war with the Constitution, the middle class, and, ultimately, with America:
"For our president, the 2014 election was liberating. There’s no longer a need to pretend, for the sake of his party, that he feels anything but contempt for the nation he was elected to govern. " (barbwire.com, Dec. 2, 2014)
Last week was typical said Feder. On Monday, after a grand jury refused to indict Officer Darren Wilson for acting in self-defense, a mob once again rampaged in Ferguson, Missouri. After mouthing a regulation-issue call for calm, the president used the mayhem to push his racist/redistributionist agenda:
"While there’s no excuse for violence, “we have to understand” the rage of the lynch mob, the leader of the free world told us. “We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson (black businesses burned to the ground) speaks to the broader problems that we still face as a nation” – like having a president who condones anarchy?"
Feder observes that tribalism is okay when it’s the Ferguson mob demanding color-coded justice, but not for a majority of Americans, of all races, who insist that everyone obey the law and that people who want to live in America actually become Americans:
"Obama is using “executive amnesty” to help obliterate our national identity. He wants more and more people living and voting in America who don’t speak English, who don’t know our history, who care nothing for our traditions, and who don’t identify with America. If they were Muslims too, it would be perfect. But he can’t have everything. Providing illegals with services is also essential, to make them docile clients of the welfare state."
Obama and like-minded progressives could fix what is wrong with America if it weren't for the stupidity of bigoted American voters:
"Obama thinks the middle class is ignorant and bigoted – a bunch of honky hicks despising people who don’t look like them, while they cling to their guns and outmoded churches."
While faithful and orthodox Christians and Jews pray to the Holy God who created man in His own spiritual image, like all ruling class progressives Obama prays to himself as a savior of the planet and shaper of mankind in his own image. (The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It,Angelo Codevilla, p. xix)
Because progressive power elites elevate science and evolution above the Revelation of God and reject creation ex nihilo in favor of pagan and mystical pantheist evolutionary cosmologies they are enabled to look down upon the hated "masses" and view them not as people but as evolved apish, grunting hominids, so naturally they believe Americans are completely unfit to run their own lives.
Moreover, as transcendent morality and unchanging truth are anathema to them then lying, sophistry and other forms of deception are entirely within reason. According to Codevilla, since no,
"....standard of right and wrong (is) beyond the Ruling Class'....self-conception, its greatest concern has been to denigrate the American people's devotion to God, because the Ruling Class accepts no standard it cannot control." (ibid, p. xx)
As the Holy Triune God is dead in the hearts of the progressive ruling class so too is His Moral Law and immutable Truth, making Big Lies, sophistry, propaganda of the lie and all other forms of deception entirely within reason for attainment of desired ends.
It is God Himself Who tells us what is wrong with the thinking, words and actions of the progressive ruling class:
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9, KJV
Out of the rebellious, God-hating hence unregenerate spirit (heart or disordered thought life, polluted conscience, will turned toward evil) proceed,
"evil thoughts, murders, adulteries fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: these are the things which defile a man..." (Matthew 15: 17-20)
Compare this with 1 John 3:15: "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer."
In other words, and particularly in relation to morals, the thought life (spirit) is what's wrong. It begins with the inner life of mind, it is vanity of the darkened mind from which evil proceeds.
In Ephesians 4:18 we are provided the reason for this:
"Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness (hardness) of their hearts." (True Spirituality, Francis Schaeffer)
In this light we can see that the examples of disordered, inverted thinking provided by Feder proceed from a darkened thought life, depraved conscience and will turned toward evil. At a fundamental level, the common point of departure underlying each example is that most cold-blooded, malicious and murderous sin of all: envy.
Envy is not an emotion but a poisonous and fanged serpentine creature of thought, depraved conscience and will. Envy is not a spur of the moment outburst but rather proceeds from cold-blooded calculation that says, "if it weren't for you I wouldn't suffer the gnawing pangs of envy" and "I hate you because you are you and I am not."
Envy then is spiritual warfare manifest in psychological bullying tactics such as cruel ridicule, character assassination, destructive criticism, labeling (i.e., bigot, racist, homophobe, creationist conservative, traditionalist), spreading lies and accusations of mental illness:
"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study. It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed. Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives...suffer from ‘mental rigidity,' ‘dogmatism,' and ‘uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness." (Social and Emotional Learning, Jan. 26, 2005, edwatch.org)
Scripture provides many examples of the murderous intent and end of envy: Cain and Abel and Judas, the Pharisees and Jesus Christ.
Returning to Feder's examples: each one is a calculated response to envy provided by the envy-bitten. For example, the demand made by the burning Evil Eye focused upon straight males and females which proceeds from "gays," lesbians and transgenders is the teaching of perverse sex education by males in dresses to the children of straight people, "gay" marriage, genderless restrooms, and eradication of gender specific words such as mother and father.
A wicked will and depraved conscience, especially when fueled by murderous envy, are the most destructive, totalitarian and murderous forces in any society. It is only within this context that we can understand why our once family and decency centered Christian-grounded culture of life, moral order and freedom increasingly resembles both Sodom and decadent Rome in its death throes where every man, from king to slave had as many masters as he had vices (sins).