Regarding Donald Trump's private sexual comments and the Leftist generated hysteria surrounding them, we must understand the indispensable role hysteria plays on the left, said Dennis Prager. The left is always in major crisis mode. And in nearly every case, the crisis is either wildly exaggerated or simply false. For example:
“No one denies that there are racist cops. What is hysteria is the left's claim that innocent blacks are routinely shot to death by racist cops. “ As well, the widespread “protests against the name Washington "Redskins" were pure left-wing hysteria -- ended only by the revelation through polling that the vast majority of American Indians couldn't care less about the name. “ “The examples are endless: from the alleged epidemic of heterosexual AIDS in America and preschool molestation scares in the '80s to the wildly exaggerated dangers of secondhand smoke and the baseless fears about electronic cigarettes. We are regularly forced to endure a new left-wing manufactured, media-supercharged hysteria.” (Trump’s Comments: The Latest Left-Wing Hysteria, Dennis Prager, Townhall, Oct. 11, 2016)
What is Progressive Leftism?
DiscovertheNetworks.com provides the following important background information about Leftism:
“Around the 1830s, a faction of French liberals gravitated toward Romanticism and the philosophy of the late Rousseau, proclaiming that capitalism, private property, and the increasing complexity of modern society were agents of moral decay -- both for the individual and for society at large. This is essentially the worldview that has made its way, through history, into the collective mind of the modern left; it is a worldview calling for a revolution that not only will topple the existing capitalist order and punish its corrupt leaders, but that also will replace that order with a socialist regime where the utopian ideals of perfect justice and equality will reign. Such an ambition can be put into effect only by a totalitarian state with the authority to micromanage every facet of human life, precisely the end-point toward which the policies and crusades of the modern left are directed.”
The contemporary progressive left holds that non-socialist societies are composed largely of racist, homophobic oppressors and their oppressed victims:
"The alleged cause of this social arrangement is the economic system of free-market capitalism, which is viewed by the left as the root of all manner of social ills and vices -- racism, sexism, alienation, homophobia, imperialism. In the calculus of the left, capitalism is an agent of tyranny and exploitation that presses its boot upon the proverbial necks of a wide array of victim groups -- blacks and other minorities, women, homosexuals, immigrants, and the poor, to name but a few. That is why according to the left, the United States (historically the standard-bearer of all capitalist economies) can only do wrong.”
The modern left understands that in order to capture the hearts and minds of Americans it must deliberately deceive them, and because it is thoroughly corrupt, it simply presents,
"...its totalitarian objective -- the uncompromising destruction of the status quo -- in the non-threatening lexicon of traditional Western values; that is, it must cite, as its animating purpose, the promotion of such lofty ideals as “human rights,” “civil rights,” “civil liberties,” and above all, “social justice,” or the “correction” of the free market’s inherent inequalities through political interventions of a Marxist nature.”
Deception is a proven method that works. Thus the socialist presidential candidate Norman Thomas once predicted:
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”
In “The Threat We Face: what is the nature of the adversary we are up against?” David Horowitz argues that Leftists, and in particular, President Obama, his chief operative Valerie Jarrett and his chief political strategist David Axelrod all came out of the same Communist left and the same radical new left as he did, and “all have remained heart and soul a part” of it:
“….and all have remained heart and soul a part of it. As someone who turned his back on that destructive movement, I can say with confidence that they have not. If a person belongs to an organization or is the supporter of an idea that they come to see as destructive or evil, the first thing they will want to do when they leave is to warn others against it, to warn them of the dangers it represents. If a person does not do this – that tells me that he or she hasn’t left the destructive movement or abandoned the pernicious idea but has just put another face on them. Instead of calling themselves communists or socialists they call themselves liberals and progressives. This camouflage is very old. I never once heard my parents and their party friends refer to themselves as Communists. They were progressives – and registered Democrats.” (Frontpagemag.com, October 9, 2013)
Horowitz outlines four defining features of the left:
1. Alienation from country:
“If you ask progressives about their patriotic feeling, they will tell you that they don’t think of themselves first as Americans but as “citizens of the world.”
2. Corruption: the key to understanding the left is its instinctive, practiced, and indispensable dishonesty.
3. Contempt for and rejection of the past is the third feature. Progressives contemptuously disregard the past, which is real, and focus exclusively on an imaginary evolutionary ascent or future:
“To understand why this is important, think of progressives as a species of religious fundamentalists planning a redemption. Like fundamentalists they look at the world as fallen – a place corrupted by racism, sexism and class division. But the truly religious understand that we are the source of corruption and that redemption is only possible through the work of a Divinity. In contrast, progressives see themselves as the redeemers, which is why they are so dangerous. Because they regard those who oppose them as the eternally damned. Progressives are on a mission to create the kingdom of heaven on earth by redistributing income and using the state to enforce politically correct attitudes and practices in everyone’s life. They want to control what you do, and who you are, and even what you eat. For your own good, of course.”
4. Since Progressives see themselves as saving the world – or “saving the planet” as they would prefer — they regard politics as a religious war. This explains why they are so rude and nasty toward anyone who disagrees with or dissents against their politically correct panaceas. And of course if they had the power the punishments would be far more severe, and that is why,
“...the politics of personal destruction is their favorite variety, why they are verbal assassins and go directly for the jugular, and why they think nothing of destroying the reputations of their opponents and burying them permanently. And that is why they can perform their character assassinations without regrets – or did I miss Obama’s apology to Romney for accusing him of killing a woman with cancer during the campaign? Why apologize when you did it for the good of a world transforming cause?”
Leftism: A Blood-Soaked Ideology
Paul Hollander's book "Political Pilgrims: Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society” recounts what depraved Leftist progressive intellectuals and apostate priests did for many decades on behalf of saving the planet during the Soviet era. To quote one Amazon reviewer:
"Political Pilgrims is the amazing story of how Western intellectuals embraced Marxist tyrants at the very moment their colleagues were rotting in prison cells, and the common people everyone claimed to be concerned for, were starving. The book relates how cultural and religious leaders from the West, including familiar names, visited the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and other communist countries, and told the most appalling lies."
The blood of millions of men, women, and children stains the hands of progressive leaders from the West who covered up the most monstrous evils with appalling lies, revised history, mind-control techniques and propaganda:
"As many as 7 million Ukrainians were starved in Soviet Socialist dictator Joseph Stalin's artificial, forced famine in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933. This is approximately the total population of Manitoba, Newfoundland, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island." (Inky Mark, M. P. Dauphin — Swan River House of Commons 2 June 1998, Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933)
"Moscow employed the famine as a political weapon against the Ukrainians in the years 1932-1933. The famine was in its entirety artificially induced and organized." (Investigation of Communist Takeover and Occupation of the Non-Russian Nations of the U.S.S.R, p. 35)
"... On one side, millions of starving peasants, their bodies often swollen from lack of food; on the other, soldiers, members of the GPU carrying out the instructions of the dictatorship of the proletariat. They had gone over the country like a swarm of locusts and taken away everything edible; they had shot or exiled thousands of peasants, sometimes whole villages; they had reduced some of the most fertile land in the world to a melancholy desert." (Malcolm Muggeridge, British foreign correspondent, "War on the Peasants," Fortnightly Review, 1 May, 1933)
Hatred of God
Darwin is the progressive left's weird anti-Moses who liberated them from the Cross and led them back into the demon-haunted wilderness where they became the servants of the spirit of death. Thus the serpent first whispered progressive leftism in the garden (Gen. 3:5) and sealed it with the promise of the kingdoms of the world on the condition that progressives bow down to the serpent. (Matthew 4:9) Thus within the philosophical system of leftism and at the blackened heart of their psychology, hatred of the Holy Triune God,
“…is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot.” Solzhenitsyn
In “The Snapping of the American Mind: Healing a Nation Broken by a Lawless Government and Godless Culture,” David Kupelian chronicles the decline and fall of America and shows that it was deliberately orchestrated by God-hating progressives. Compared with the decent, morally ordered, child and family-friendly nation it once was, today’s progressive dominated America is a different country altogether. It is deeply and angrily divided and,
“.... unable to deal with crises foreign or domestic, the world’s greatest debtor nation with 50 million people on food stamps, rampant divorce and family breakdown, unprecedented sexual anarchy with 110 million with STDs, almost 60 million abusing alcohol, and over 70 million taking mood-altering drugs. On so many levels, America is becoming ever more “bizarre”—diametrically opposed to logic and common sense. Although America’s bizarro transformation has been in progress for decades, it burst into full bloom in the age of Obama. ” (p. 10)
Madness in Our Demon-Haunted Wilderness
Here’s how retired Marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North describes America’s demon-haunted wilderness, where according to the U.S. government North is a racist, bigoted extremist (state enemy) because:
” I am a Christian and meet regularly with other Christians to study Gods word. My faith convinces me the prophecies in the Holy Bible are true. I believe in the sanctity of life, oppose abortion and want to preserve marriage as the union of a man and woman. I am a veteran with skills and knowledge from military training and combat. I own several firearms, frequently shoot them, buy ammunition and consider efforts to infringe on my Second Amendment rights to be wrong and unconstitutional. I frequently support the sovereignty of the United States, am deeply concerned about our economy, increasingly higher taxes, illegal immigration, soaring unemployment and actions by our government that will bury my children beneath a mountain of debt. Apparently, all this makes me a ‘right-wing extremist.’ At least that’s what it says in the April 7, 2009 ‘assessment’ issued by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security.” (Ibid, pp. 14-15)
A key indicator of demonic influence is the inversion and reversion of truth and reality. Thus in our demonically inverted, reversed, and increasingly lawless Leftist/Liberal dominated and debauched America, many key Biblical, political, and cultural concepts actually amount to their opposite. For example, the Genesis account ex nihilo is backward, anti-science superstition; the two-sexes, male and female and traditional marriage are slavery; the words 'discernment, discrimination, and judgment' conjure up clouds of negativity and foreboding; sin is not sin but self-actualization; tolerance means mandatory celebration of vice; charity is entitlement; envy is righteousness; theft is economic justice; abortion is choice; faith is ignorance; Lucifer is mans’ genetic creator, and the world we live in is a computer simulation in the minds of Robotic Overlords who are using humanity as playthings. This is the “scientific” theory put forward by a number of progressive physicists and Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom, one of the founders of the World Trans humanist Association.
Progressive leftism/liberalism is an irrational, God-hating, murderous ideology from hell that is responsible for the slaughter of in excess of 130, 000,000 Russians—more than half of them Christian-- on behalf of attaining ownership of the serpent's promised ‘heaven on earth.' And it is into this crucible of hell on earth that the GOP establishment seeks deliverance from Donald Trump.
It is the Word of God that exposes the madness, malice and hatred hidden by the masks worn by the serpent's leftist servants occupying most positions of power and control throughout America's political, religious, educational, economic, legal, entertainment, music, and other information dissemination institutions. The Word of God says leftists are,
“dead in [their] trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1). They walk “according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience” (v. 2) "And because they did not think it worthwhile to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong. They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, disputes, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful. Although they know full well God's just sentence - that those who practice such things deserve to die - they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them" (Ro. 1:28-32)
In "A Nation Abandoned By God" John MacArthur explains that a depraved mind is one that's been tested by our Lord and found useless, therefore disqualified for its intended purpose:
"The reasoning faculty has been corrupted by the influences that surround it.... And when that happens and your entire sense of morality is warped, then your conscience is ill informed and it doesn't function. So you have unconscionable behavior.... A depraved mind, reasoning faculty so corrupt that it must be rejected as non-functioning. And as a result of that, what happens? God gave them over, verse 28, to a depraved mind. So as a result, they do the things that are not...what?...proper, fitting, sensible, reasonable." (A Nation Abandoned By God, John MacArthur)
While the serpent's leftist/liberal servants see the breakdown of the family, the unrelenting slaughter of the unborn and just born, the apostasy of the church into humanism, signs of addiction to pornography and other vices, together with the lawlessness and insanity over-spreading our nation as signs of victorious progress, some Americans choose to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to what is going on while still others, lacking hope, foresee only disaster. Ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn however, offers a weary, spiritually disconsolate, frightened people their only hope.
Most of what contemporary Russia has to tell us about its' 20th century Communist empire of evil--its' demonic reality---can be seen in Solzhenitsyn who warns that once the God of Revelation has been removed from men’s lives, it means the logical end of modern Western and American history. In other words, totalitarian Communism and Gulag were not merely Russian experiments but rather the end of all people who remove the God of Revelation from the center of life.
Atheism said Solzhenitsyn, is based on the evil in man’s nature, and relativism, violence, murder and Gulag are the natural expressions of this evil. Gulag is an essential part of atheist society as it reveals the evil of man’s nature and the folly of the modern humanist dream of earthly happiness apart from the Holy Triune God.
In his 1983 Templeton Prize address, ‘Men Have Forgotten God,’ Solzhenitsyn warns us that all attempts to find a way out of our progressive-induced plight are fruitless unless we redirect,
“...our consciousness, in repentance, to the Creator of all; without this, no exit will be illumined, and we shall seek it in vain.”
@2016 Linda Kimball