In some tiny, feeble ways, I believe I understand how God feels about America — it makes me cry, too.
I warned him before the ceremony he would regret this choice. He understood and took it seriously, but did not turn from the path he had chosen. I performed the ceremony as he requested. I’ve never said anything about it since then, because nobody learns from “I told you so!”
Instead, he has learned from experience. Not as much as he is going to learn before it’s all over, but he at least understands the regret part. I’ve done what I could to harden his resolve to stay on course, to remain committed to his mission as the first priority of life. While he is often distracted, he has not departed from it.
She learns nothing at all. That is, while the situation changes, and her behavior shifts with it, her underlying approach to life has not moved one iota in all these years. The sad part is, her approach is harmful to herself and everyone around her. She fears me, and stays out of my way, but learns nothing from what I say. When I try to explain things according to the Word of God, you can almost see it bouncing off her soul.
So after all these years, today it died. The resources in my spirit for trying to teach her have run out. My mind is not finished, or so it complains, but my spirit knows there is nothing left to offer and the time has come to bury it. Barring something she does which actually threatens my mission (it has happened before), I won’t intervene in her world any more than naturally happens as I carry out my calling. Otherwise, I’m withdrawing. There is no helping her any more, not for me.
That’s how God feels about America. Instead of showing some scintilla of sensitivity, some fragment of teachability, this nation has only hardened in her folly. If anything, she understands even less than she might have at one time. And as there are tears in my eyes writing this, so His wrath will come down upon us in floods of tearful sorrow and regret.
I wonder if she’ll even notice.
Everybody wants to be cool, hip, on the front edge of whatever is the new wave of seeming better than the rest.
It’s what suckered the Judean scholars into Hellenism. It’s what brought the church into government before Rome fell. It’s what made the wild Germanic tribal nations embrace a radically altered “Christianity” and something sold as Roman Civilization. It’s what made Christians embrace the Enlightenment. It’s also what made the budding American nation let a bunch of elitists lie to them about what was going on when they formed a government.
It’s always because at least one charismatic, macho Alpha male stands up and sells some stupid idea to a bunch of suckers who want some piece of that Alpha pie. They want the chicks swooning, and whatever seems to make that happen becomes the law of the land. And you thought it was only in modern advertising.
The idea of doing something because it’s actually right gets you nailed to a cross. Not cool, and your momma is the only chick swooning.
How did we get to the place in America where the rising police state sees only token resistance? No one really believes it’s a police state, yet it has been for over a century. Hint: The War Between the States came after a fundamental shift in philosophy about what makes Americans free. Black skinned slaves were merely the propaganda excuse used by people who hated blacks at least as much as, if not more than, slave owners. This sort of bold faced lying didn’t begin in the mid-1800s. It was there from the start.
America is the quintessential middle-class nation. It’s burned into our mythology. In ancient times there was no such thing as a middle-class culturally, only economically. It was absorbed from the Germanic mythology of the common man, which was at war with the mythology of the mighty nobleman. Nothing in our Anglo-Saxon heritage promotes the shepherd’s heart. Instead it’s crush the peasants because it’s cool and manly, or rise up against them with middle-class numbers and wealth because that’s what women say is cool. It’s the materialistic nesting instinct writ large. This is the heart of America.
It’s one of the biggest lies ever embraced by humanity since the Fall, that we can only choose between the barbarism of Germanic feudalism or the “civilized” materialism of the middle class. All it did was set the stage for a whole raft of lies.
Americans, your government lied to you from day one. The insiders of the 1% sweet-talked their way into being elected to rape your children behind your backs. If you buy the American mythology, there is no hope for you. This massive deception began before they began calling this America.
So here we are today, and precious few realize it. The vast majority just can’t believe it’s all one big lie. It was done in secret only in the sense no one bothered to check on the leadership. The few who did were subverted, deceived in another way, and many were simply killed. Most were simply content to accept the toys and lies about how utterly necessary it was to maintain that middle class lifestyle. Esau traded his spiritual opportunities for a bowl of beans. I think he got a better deal than we.
Hear the word of the Lord: You have chosen, Americans, and the die is cast. You have sold yourselves into slavery and chains shall you wear. They will become more grievous than you can imagine, but you could have known had you wanted. Your police state is the wrath of God upon your sin, and resistance is sin. Your only escape now is to turn away from this world of lies, and stop caring about it all. Trust in God for the peace man can neither give nor take.
Fat chance of that. You have sown against your fears, and your harvest is the sum of all the things you feared. Welcome to the future, Citizen. You earned it, fair and square.