by Robert Arvay
The flaws in modern liberalism are so huge, and so obvious, that one wonders how anyone could possibly be fooled by it. Perhaps liberals are not fooled. Perhaps they are not victims of shoddy thinking, but rather, opportunists hoping to cash in on a perceived train wreck.
The current liberal policy dominating our national economy is breath-taking in its absurdity. It rests on three obvious blunders:
1. Spend more money than you have
2. Borrow more money than you can repay
3. Print more money to cheapen the value of what little you have left
No intelligent person can reasonably think that any of these are good ideas. Taking all three together, they are not a program of anything except national destruction. One need not be an economist to understand this.
I would rather believe that liberals are stupid, than to believe that they are greedy, but with few exceptions, the evidence is growing that greed, not naïve altruism, guides liberal thinking. They have twisted the noble principle enunciated by John F. Kennedy into its opposite, which is this: ask only what your country can do for you.
The liberal talking heads on television seem always to be smiling, polished in their delivery, and well informed as to the facts, but their facts are cherry-picked. Their arguments, however polished they are, are as nonsensical as that of the accused bank robber in court, who, when told that 10 witnesses saw him commit the robbery, replied that he had a hundred witnesses who would testify in his favor – that they had not seen him do it. A gullible public nods in agreement.
Conservative spokesmen, on the other hand, often appear unsmiling, and clumsy in their delivery. They present the facts, but somehow manage to understate them, as if “everybody knows that.” Only a few erudite conservatives, mostly women, hammer home the points that need to be made.
Why? Why would seemingly intelligent people defend liberal policies that are so obviously destructive to the nation? Alas, many of them are expecting to survive the crash, to not only survive it, but to prosper from it. As evil as that is, at least one can recognize a perverse sense of reason in that expectation.
More mysterious, however, is the fact that intelligent people can actually ignore the facts, and remain loyal to a personal ideology, even when those facts are counter-productive to their stated ideology. For liberals, this ideology is called, “fairness.” Barack Obama expressed it best during his first national campaign. He was asked by a reporter why he would raise taxes, when history demonstrates that raising tax rates results in less money to the government, whereas prudent tax cuts have always increased money to the government. Obama’s response was typical of the liberal attitude: lowering taxes is unfair, because it benefits taxpayers (duh), especially the rich ones. People who never pay taxes do not get tax cuts. In other words, Obama considers it more fair to sink the ship for everyone, than to keep it afloat, because some people reside in the expensive cabins, while the rest live in second class quarters. That way of thinking is an error of (pun intended) titanic proportions.
It is not only the insanity of it, but more so, the moral bankruptcy of liberalism that is destroying America. A so-called abortionist who literally murdered innocent babies, born alive, is ignored or downplayed by most major news media, while the killing of a baby seal for its fur is considered little short of a war crime. The killing of a seventeen year old black youth by a “white Hispanic,” during a struggle, is denounced by liberals as murder, while the blatantly obvious murders of thousands of black youth by black people receives little or no coverage at all.
A Christian wedding photographer, citing his religious beliefs, refuses to accept as customers two homosexuals, and he is held up as an example of Christian bigotry. Meanwhile, the policy of countries governed by Islam is to kill homosexuals, but you would never know that based on liberal news sources, because Moslems are portrayed by the press as “peaceful.” It seems the ultimate irony: liberals condemn the very Christians who practice forgiveness, while applauding the very Moslems whose eventual aim is to kill or forcibly subjugate liberals and homosexuals.
How can we understand this? Is there any explanation? There is none, at least not in the physical world. None. It is physically impossible for seemingly sane, rational people to adopt insane, irrational beliefs to the degree which liberals have done. The only possible explanation is spiritual.
We find that explanation in the Bible.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” (1 Timothy 4:1, 2)
Is there any better description than this, of those who are destroying America? If so, it is yet another excerpt from the Bible, this time in The Revelation Chapter 17:
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
The irony of which is this: the very beast upon which the harlot rides will, in the end, kill even her.
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Can liberals actually believe that they will “cash in” on the destruction of America? Here is a clue:
Rev 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, . . . she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
This is the grand deception, the willful self-deception of liberalism and those who follow it. Mystery Babylon is indeed a mystery, because there is no physical explanation for it. Only with our spirit can we make sense of it all.
We cannot persuade liberals with facts and logic. We can only pray for them, that they will “resist the devil” (James 4:7) and make him flee. Until then, God save us.
Robert Arvay is a Contributing Writer to The Patriot’s Notepad