Archive for August, 2011

Our Next Stop on the Road to Hell

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

           The reason it’s called “the bottomless pit” is because it has no bottom.  Once you start down the road of discarding God’s Law and doing what seems good in your own eyes, it seems there is no stopping the process until you are destroyed.  America collectively has clearly chosen to cast the Law of God behind its back and head into the pit.

            First there was fornication, an embrace of “free sex” and an abandonment of the restriction of sex to marriage.  Then there was abortion to make our fornicating more convenient.  When abortion faced only the mildest and most tepid opposition from the Church in America, we moved on to legalize sodomy.  With sodomy established as a new virtue, we have pushed to have same sex relationships receive the same honorable name as actual marriage, forcing all Americans to pay homage to this particular sin and legally punishing those who demure.  And just to show the thanks of a grateful nation, we pushed acceptance of this behavior on an unwilling military, singing “God Bless America” every step of the way.

            So what’s next, as we wipe the residue of our latest unclean meal from our mouths?  Well sex with children of course.  Oh I’m sorry.  Did I say sex with children?  I meant to say lowering the age of consent so sexual freedom can be extended to more Americans.

            The push began in earnest in the past few weeks, beginning as always with a UN call to extend the right to choose to have sex with adults to all children and continuing with a symposium in Baltimore this month to pressure the American Psychiatric Association to redefine pedophilia as OK the same way they did homosexuality. Meanwhile, three men convicted of sexually abusing and murdering three Cub Scouts in Arkansas were let go in a bizarre legal maneuver championed by the usual sympathetic celebrities.  (Arkansas is also where the infamous Dirkhising homosexual pedophile murder took place.  The media buried that story deeper than the poor boy’s body.)  The point here in case you missed it is that our elites are far more sympathetic to pedophilia than you think.

            All of this should be understood in the context of several events in Europe, where we often get a preview of things to come here.  In 2000, England enacted laws lowering the age of consent for homosexual acts from 18 to 16.  The whole argument was in terms of the rights of the minor to have sex with whomever he wanted, disguising the fact that this was to benefit older male predators.  In 2006 a new political party, NVD, was started in Holland for the sole purpose of legalizing sex between adults and children.

            Of course the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) has been operating in America for years.  They used to march as part of every Gay Pride Day Parade and participate in Gay Olympics until the homosexual lobby figured out it was bad publicity.  Look for them to be brought back into the fold once the lobby secures its priorities of marriage and tougher hate crimes laws.

            And of course we must not forget the gay sex clubs operated and sanctioned in many of our public schools as hook-up sites for confused children and predatory adults.  The clubs are sponsored and protected by elected school boards with never a peep of protest from area churches.

            This continued decline of America is not inevitable.  It is a choice.  It is a choice made day by day by millions of Americans as they “micro-vote” the country one way or another.  Far more damaging than the homosexual and pedophile activists who push their agenda is the passivity of the Church that withdraws from the political sphere and only wants the world to like them.  The passivity of Christian parents and grandparents to these assaults on their children and grandchildren will resound to their shame forever.  Want to avoid this eternal blot on your name?  As a first step I recommend going to your pastor and asking him what he is going to do about it.  If you are too afraid to do that why would you expect courage from him?


 

The American Titanic

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

“Not even God himself could sink this ship.”

– Employee of the White Star Line, at the launch of the Titanic, May 31, 1911

 

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad

– from the Greek play Medea by Euripides

 

            As it turned out, the confidence of the White Star employee regarding his ship’s ability to defy God was misplaced.  Is America’s confidence that it can defy the laws of God with impunity similarly misinformed?  No, it’s worse.

            The difference between the Titanic and the current financial situation facing America is that the Titanic’s crew was merely reckless for travelling at high speeds through iceberg infested waters at night.  They did not actually see the iceberg until it was too late to take effective action.  At least when they saw it they tried to avoid it.  America has seen the iceberg of insolvency for many years, and has not only ignored it but increased speed toward it.  Furthermore, this has been done with all passengers on deck looking at it and loudly insisting that the captain maintain course and increase speed.

            Our on-books debt is almost equal to our total national income.  Our budget plan is to run trillion dollar deficits forever.  But this is our little “ice cube” problem.  Our off-books debt, consisting of our promises to pay “entitlements” such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and various public pensions is much worse.  If we were to have enough money in the bank today to cover this future stream of expenses the amount would be somewhere between five and ten times our national income.  The actual amount we have set aside is zero.  This is our iceberg problem.

            Nonetheless, the recent debt ceiling deal that created a “super committee” includes a provision to automatically slash defense and non-entitlement domestic spending by something like $1.2 trillion over ten years if the super committee cannot come up with something better.  The design of the committee means it will either deadlock or raise taxes.  In this economy, raising taxes will probably reduce federal income through reduced growth.  For Tom McClintock’s thorough but depressing take on the deal read here.

            So even after the great Tea Party rebellion of 2010 the balance of political power is still one that will let illegitimate entitlement spending devour the legitimate functions of government.

            What will the metaphor of “hitting the iceberg” look like in real life?  Here are the general features we can expect:

  1. The economy will slow and unemployment will rise.
  2. Government services will be cut back.
  3. Social disorder and crime will increase, over whelming the underfunded police, courts, and prisons.  Something like in London.
  4. Pressure will grow to soak the rich, not only of income but of assets.
  5. Defense will be crippled and rogue nations and terrorists will be emboldened.
  6. America’s credit rating will be cut to junk.
  7. The dollar will cease to be the international currency.  There is no viable replacement on the horizon.  International trade will shrink.
  8. Polarization will increase.  Local areas may start being under the control of local government and non-government entities.
  9. At some point the federal government will resort to serious inflation, followed by a replacement of the “old dollar” with the “new dollar” to steal the money out of your pocket and bank accounts.

10.  The ability to do business internationally and within our borders will be severely impacted by all of this disorder, resulting in a massive reduction in living standards world-wide.

11.  Radical political groups will emerge as the established power centers lose all credibility and legitimacy.

None of this is good, and none of it to be hoped for, any more than running into an iceberg just to punish the captain for being a bad captain is.  But it is hard to see any other scenario.

Many Christians are counting on being raptured out of this kind of situation.  I wouldn’t count on it.  I think the Church is responsible for this calamity for its refusal to stand up for the Word of God, its compromising with the world, and its fantasy world escapism.  One example: Abortion was “legalized” in 1973.  Since then, less than 1% of pastors and churches have said one word or lifted one finger to resist this travesty and stand up for justice.  Innocent blood pollutes a land and brings divine judgment.  “Memo to file” opposition to abortion does not cut it.

At this point the question that emerges is what the individual can do to hopefully weather the storm.  It is important for there to be a core of people who preserve both some assets and the right values and ideas if we are to emerge o the other side.  Let me suggest a mental framework of three big things we each must do:

Get right with God.  In a time of divine judgment you will want your prayers to be heard.  You can have all the guns and gold you want, but it is God’s protection that will matter.

Work on your relationships.  When the formal systems break down it is the informal ones that remain.  When the police do not show up to save you from rioters you will want your neighbors to stand together.  Patch up, expand and maintain your relationships with family, church members, neighbors, and business relations.

Get your act together.  You do not want to bring unnecessary baggage into a tough situation.  Work, hard, save money, and pay off debt.  Make sure you are the last employee your boss would ever let go.  Have a decent reserve of cash, food and emergency supplies on hand.  You don’t want to run out of food or medicine (or ammunition) when the streets are unsafe.