“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s hard to think of two Americans who made a greater mark representing the soul of America and what it means to be American than Mark Twain and Martin Luther King, Jr. One for his remarkable insight into our nature, and the other for his willingness to give everything he had for the cause greater than himself…for being the very patriot Twain described.
These men came together to my mind in a 1+1=3 synergistic way this week. I imagined it as that precious cavalry bugle sound to those on their last thread of hope. The very generational blessings Dutch has been drawing our attention to. If 1776 was the times that try men’s souls, as Thomas Paine wrote then, how would he describe these times now? On one hand, none of us are enduring the harsh barefoot winter at Valley Forge. On the other, they weren’t burdened with the insanity of “Cancel-Culture”. They not only knew who they were, they were ready to die to pass it on. Look at us now…
I have lived in the Warwick Valley since 1987. This week a friend sent me the most absurd, slanderous and hateful article I could ever imagine reading about the town I love. I’ve never met Farrell Greenwald Brenner, but she has clearly been psychologically disordered by masters in the arts of Marx and Alinsky. Racists will succeed at projecting their own hatred on to good people as long as good people continue to consent by their own silence. PLEASE contact your local community leaders and public officials and tell them this has to stop. This is nothing short of Journalistic Terrorism!
First they came for the (Café Owners), and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a (Café Owner).
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. ~ Martin Niemöller
In the very same week, I read of another attack on a good American by this very same evil. Gina Carano was fired by Disney for simply expressing her opinion on this disturbing trend in American Society. “Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews,” her tweet continued. “How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?” The good news is that good Americans are learning how to respond. My Pillow founder Mike Lindell’s sales are through the roof since the Cancel-Culture Mob went after him for his support of President Trump.
Scott Kesterson did an amazing job this week in his BardsFM, The Temples of Syrnix by connecting Ayn Rand’s classic Anthem written in 1937 to the Canadian Rock band Rush’s prophetic album 2112 to the dystopian madness we find ourselves in today. Rand sums up the enemy’s end game with “I”…
“The word “We” is as lime poured over men, which sets and hardens to stone, and crushes all beneath it, and that which is white and that which is black are lost equally in the grey of it. It is the word by which the depraved steal the virtue of the good, by which the weak steal the might of the strong, by which the fools steal the wisdom of the sages.
What is my joy if all hands, even the unclean, can reach into it? What is my wisdom, if even the fools can dictate to me? What is my freedom, if all creatures, even the botched and impotent, are my masters? What is my life, if I am but to bow, to agree and to obey?
But I am done with this creed of corruption.
I am done with the monster of “We,” the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood and shame.
And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride.
This god, this one word:
The Cancel-Culture’s favorite weapons are censorship and fear. I’ve found Dutch Sheets’ Give Him 15 daily ministry to be a very refreshing well of light in these dark and dangerous times. He addresses the censorship issue this week, and our duty to “Stay Informed”. The best antidote to fear is faith. This week’s prayer from Intercessors for America tells the powerful story of faith over fear by Admiral Jim Stockdale, who Never Lost Faith in the End of the Story.
Finally, it all comes down to you and me. We need to dig deep to find our inner David. God prepared him for the giant by first sending him the lion and the bear…when nobody was watching. When nobody is watching, history is being made. Because if you will make history when nobody’s watching, (God) will make history through you when everybody’s watching. ~ Bill Johnson
Friends, Gina Carano is 100% right when she says They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them. You and I, we are the sons and daughters of Twains and Kings. They’d have a much better chance of canceling the sun! In the beginning of a change…we will come together to turn this world right-side-up again. Believe it!