Friday, August 31, 2012

A Hurricane Of Hate

GOP Convention: A couple of thoughts from last night. Marco Rubio is a dynamic young man. We all know we will see more of him. I thought Clint Eastwood's best line was, "We Own This Country."

Two best Romney comments, in my opinion: "As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion."

And.

"President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. MY promise...is to help you and your family."

As Hurricane Isaac bore down on the gulf coast this past week, bringing destruction and loss to those in its path, I couldn't help but notice a hurricane of a different kind attempting to bring destruction not only to the GOP Convention, but to the country as well.

It was a hurricane of hate.

And it was driven by none other than the secular left progressives. That's right, the guys who are the "champions" of love, tolerance, inclusion and open-mindedness. And apparently, also of deceit.

The hurricane force spasms of hate directed, not only at a political party, but toward anyone who holds traditional, biblical values, were well above the category 1 of Isaac.

This cultural storm of hate toward virtue and faith and goodness is of far greater concern and consequence than any political convention...in my opinion.

Here are some of the hateful storm surge remarks that were thrown at the public during this past week.


Arnold Ahlert wrote a comprehensive article on this subject. I have drawn from his research and comments.

Former movie star, Ellen Barkin (who has a significant following on Twitter) re-tweeted a tweet last Sunday that read, "C'mon # Isaac! wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC."

This is tolerance?

A few weeks ago Barkin took on the people who were objecting to NBC's new show, "The New Normal," which is a weekly sitcom about a homosexual couple who want to have a baby using a surrogate mother, etc., etc.

When Christians and conservatives objected, Barkin tweeted, "I love everybody...except right wing F**king morons" [sic].

Yeah Gary, but she is no big deal any more. That's not the way most progressives think or talk.

How about Chris Mathews at MSNBC? During the convention he was telling their TV audience to watch for the word "welfare," explaining that when it was used, it would some how be connected to racism, claiming that voters will be treated to a "relentless dog whistle" that "treats black voters with disdain and treats white people like well, well like canines."

Hypocritically, MSNBC cut from airing or simply talked over them as they gave their speech, a number of black and Latino speakers, including Joe Cruz, Artur Davis, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno's wife, Brian Sandoval and Mia Love, who gave a brilliant speech.

Some were more nuanced, but no less hostile.

NBC's Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd said on the air, "As this storm moves closer to Louisiana, the specter, the sort of shadow of Bush and Katrina does hang over this convention." Andrea Mitchell chimed in, there is a "political challenge here with this approaching storm, especially for the Republicans. No one here can easily forget the iconic picture of President Bush flying on Air Force One...looking down at New Orleans during Katrina."

But it was progressive David Chalian with Yahoo News, Washington bureau, who gets the "biggest wave" prize.

Making the point that Mitt and Ann Romney were unconcerned about the people of New Orleans, who were enduring "Isaac" said, "They are happy to have a party when black people drown."

That's the face of progressivism. And I'm not imagining their bias and animosity.

I will never forget when New York Times columnist Arthur Brisbane left the paper after years of writing for them. In his last column he said that the paper's "political and cultural progressivism...bleeds through the fabric."

Progressivism also bleeds through education, media and entertainment and even the religious left. And it is choking the America our Forefathers built and our parents knew.

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Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

13 comments:

  1. "Former movie star, Ellen Barkin" Really???

    I don't even know who she is, but she doesn't represent the progressives I know. I don't think you really want to start using obscure Twitterers as the face of one side considering what we all know is out there on the right.

    Chris Mathews, Chuck Todd, and Andrea Mitchell just made a factual statements. Period.

    The real darkness of the convention was the incredible dishonesty.

    Repeatedly misrepresenting Obama's 'you didn't build that' quote when anyone who speaks english understands he was referring to the infrastructure that supports all business he had just mentioned. Just a blatant and despicable lie. How do you hang your hat on something like that and claim to be moral?

    They repeatedly claimed he removed the work requirement from welfare. Every fact checker on the planet has said this a pants on fire lie. Yet it was a main part of the convention. I could go on and on.

    It's pretty disgusting that the republican party only has two paths to victory -

    1 - Rile up the base by lying to them
    2 - Keep the other side from voting

    If you think Abaraham Lincoln would want anything to do with this modern republican party, you're just deceiving yourself.

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  2. If you separate church (Christian morality) from state (the behavior of government employees), both are corrupted and our nation falls. Romans 13:3-4. Christianity is being attacked by renegade government employees, communist pseudo-intellectuals, and a degenerate media. This must stop immediately. The social collapse we are experiencing is mainly due to the erosion of our moral foundation. Deadly totalitarianism cannot exist in a Christian nation, so the wannabe dictators actively try to suppress Christianity.

    Our freedom is based on morality, not money. It is our responsibility to do good works AND fight evil to guarantee the exercise of our God-given unalienable rights. Freedom without that responsibility is a nation-killer. It will deprave us and enslave us, as we are witnessing.

    All of the atheists I’ve known are cognitively, spiritually, and morally disabled. All of the communists I’ve known are atheists. Not all atheists are communists, but that suicidal ideology is their natural inclination. The communists who say they are Christians are liars playing the Sojourner-Gamaliel/liberation theology/social justice/humanist/Christ-was-a-communist scam. Consequently, discussing God with atheists is like discussing the color green with those blind from birth. Just as the blind should not drive school buses, atheists should not drive governments. Not surprisingly, even atheists survive better under Christian-led governments than under atheist-led governments.

    Communists/Progressives are haters of God and His people. They know that hatred makes it easier to destroy someone. King David knew it also, that’s why he said he hated God’s enemies with a perfect hatred. Psalm 139:22. Jesus said He hated the practices and doctrines of the pharisaic Nicolaitans. Rev. 2:6, 15. Don’t let anyone neutralize you by shaming you into not hating God’s enemies, their practices, or their doctrines. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 8; Amos 5:15.

    "There are consequences for forgetting God." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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  3. Thank you, Gary, for helping people be informed about the issues and what people are saying.

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  4. 9:34 There is apparently a lot you don't know. Barkin is an activist who speaks often at far left meetings and is quoted in the press as it is helpful to them.
    It's interesting how easily you label anything that differs from the progressive story line as lies. Progressives practice relativism. Everyone has their own truth. How do you distinguish what is true, when you preach there is no absolute truth?

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    1. "It's interesting how easily you label anything that differs from the progressive story line as lies."

      No, I didn't label them as lies, independent fact checkers did. I just concurred based on evidence.

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  5. The formula of 1. Riling up the base by lying to them and 2. Keep the other side from voting comes next week. You have perfectly described your own Dem. convention.

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    1. I understand how you'll perceive the dems as lying, but I challenge you to come with any democratic voter suppression activities like the republicans are doing. Making it hard for your opponents to vote is pretty much a republican tactic.

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  6. OH, they are liars on both sides. This really is now only about "the lesser of 2 evils".

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  7. Rock, Spokane North11:20 AM, August 31, 2012

    The waves and tsunami of just financial debt we, as in ALL of us are inundated with, represents more than just dollars and (s)cen(t)s. Just to "follow the money" shows what is important to The Spenders. What's the use of having Oceans & Forests if Families are sacrificed Progressively?

    There are none perfect, not one. Together Everyone Achieves More. Our Founding Fathers, perhaps especially Benjamin Franklin, understood that having a Republic could only be maintained by a Religious People. We ALL serve Somebody.

    We elect those most like ourselves. Facts are established by 2 witnesses. I heard the testimony of a Fire Fighter and his wife. I heard the testimony of a mother share about what an unpaid servant wrote for a 14 year old in his Will.

    If someone doesn't do their job over and over, without effort to change, the family business, any business, would go under.

    We are under a Sea Of Debt. We are in a Hurricane of Conflicting Worldviews. Still, we seek to bless, those with God, and those opposed to God.

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  8. Very well said, Gary. There is a hurricane of hate and one of competing world views. These are stormy days. Progressives are in the storm, helping create the storm, without a compass or a rudder other than themselves. God bless you.

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  9. The Obama camp would know a lot about lies.

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  10. Really???

    The lot of you "christians" are going to vote for a priest in a Satanic religion - a priest of Satan... that is who you are rooting for.....

    HOW FAR HAVE YOU FALLEN INTO EVIL!

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  11. Gary

    Literally every word you say is meaningless, partisan tripe. If you swung the sword both ways - you would at least have some credibility.

    However, scripture calls us to be quiet and work with our hands and let God judge those without. The nation of the true disciples of Jesus Christ is NOT America - our nation is a heavenly city. You "evangelicals" are earthbound and worldly - and hate the things of God as you demonstrate so avidly here in your rejection of His Word and Spirit.

    Looks like you and a few others need to first make a real decision for Jesus Christ and seek first His Kingdom rather than your phony, hypocritical moralizing than any two bit idiot including this one can see right through without breaking a sweat. I recommend letting the politicking go and come to Jesus Christ.

    Sincerely,
    In the Lord Jesus Christ
    Patrick

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