The Emptiness and Futility of Liberalism :: By Gene Lawley

The demise of the cartoon series called The Born Loser was disappointing to me. The characters were so aptly named to represent their characters.  Brutus, the born loser, had his own problems with himself and his family, but the secondary characters were often the cause of Brutus’ failures. The one named “Hurricane Hattie O’Hara” was a neighbor kid who constantly got under the Loser’s skin.

My favorite is the one showing “Hurricane Hattiee” approaching Brutus with her hands behind her back, asking him if he would like to see her do bird imitations. He looks on with his usual glum apprehension, and she pulls her hands from behind her, announcing, “Here is a mother bird feeding her young,” and proceeds to drop a worm, or the semblance of one, into her open mouth! The next frame shows Brutus turned away in the process of upchucking! But what does this have to do with this article’s topic? Think “born loser.”

When my brother and I were kids, we sometimes found a bird’s nest with young birds in it. At the slightest sound the young birds’ mouths would spring open as if all their heads were one big mouth. Our “benevolent compassion” would lead us to find a worm and drop it in their mouths, bit by bit.

What we did not know, and now I am very sorry for is this: The mother bird was away finding food for her babies, and our actions unjustly interrupted the normal flow of life as God had established it for those birds in the beginning. It is likely that when the mother bird found that her food was not needed, she took leave and abandoned her young, possibly in great frustration. Now, what does this have to do with this article’s titled subject? Think, “the ‘guv-mint’ is here to help you.”

Liberalism can be summed up, in my opinion, in two words, “government control.” The proponents of that philosophy call themselves “Progressives,” but that would mean toward government control and away from individual freedom. So let’s call them “Regressives.”

It is clear that any philosophy that has its roots in state control of its people in the manner, and objective that the “Progressives” embrace is a direct descendent of Karl Marx, the founder of communism. Apparently, few realize that our 16th Amendment that constitutionalized the graduated income tax is right out of Marx’s ten-step platform of his book, The Communist Manifesto.

Conservatism, on the other hand, is an embracement of personal freedom to the extent possible without invading the freedom and liberty of another person. The foundation of the United States began with the Declaration of Independence, which was a rejection of the serfdom control of the British crown, as I understand it. It declares that “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are rights established by God for each individual. Therefore, less government regulation, lower taxes, and restriction of other impositions of state oversight that inhibits opportunity for free enterprise are to be implemented.

However, it is not unreasonable to provide help for those who are unfortunate in their pursuit of benefits God has provided for mankind. We reject and do not embrace Cain’s rebuke of God when he responded to God’s inquiry of the whereabouts of Abel: “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9).

Just as Adam and Eve made a poor choice that day in the Garden of Eden by eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, many of us make poor choices of lesser degree that sometimes result in devastating circumstances. But where is the freedom we are told of in the Declaration of Independence that we can personally seek—“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”—as we view it?

Yet, God has made it plain that we are given the opportunity to make choices, even in regard to finding eternal life. Peter tells us, in 2 Peter 3:9, “God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” The decision to turn away from our embracing of the lures of this world and to seek God’s favor is one that even the Lord seems to “bend over backwards” in order to enable us to make that one-time decision for His mercy and grace.

The often quoted  Romans 6:23 is used to show the ultimate penalty of separation from God for ever and ever, but evidence shows that it reveals a truth that our poor choices begin that “payment of wages for sin” way before we would face that eternal judgment. And even during those days of resistance God is right there with that positive alternative:

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Once I had understood the difference between liberalism and conservatism as I watched the 1960 presidential campaign between Nixon and Kennedy, the contrasts became more apparent. The liberals were excited about the prospect of returning to the royalty and elegance like that of kings and queens, such as is “the just and proper place of the elite.”

It was the “return of Camelot,” they claimed. But there was a thread of integrity in the depths of John Kennedy’s being, perhaps revealed in his famous statement in his inaugural address: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.”

When Kennedy later issued U.S. Treasury silver certificates as legal tender in defiance of the Federal Reserve System, and vowed to reveal the individuals and their shadow government actually running the country, it proved to be fatal for him. [1]

Therefore, he was conveniently executed that November day in 1963. (Much evidence supporting this conclusion is available to anyone who seeks it, yet it is not allowed to surface

by the controlling factions for obvious reasons.)

The puppeteers need a puppet to front for them, and whose strings they can pull to turn him in whatever direction they deem necessary. Lyndon Johnson, who claimed to be “the liberal of all liberals,” created the “war on poverty.” And now we have more people below the poverty line of income than ever before, especially with Obama’s obvious influence over the years. Johnson also quietly merged the Social Security tax receipts into the general fund to hide the deficits, and now we have “entitlements” that run the budget out of control on a continual basis.

For some reason liberals are staunchly intent on maintaining the right of a woman to choose to have an abortion and for any reason and at any time. Since the Roe vs. Wade decision in the 1960s there have been at least 58 million, perhaps many more, abortions in America. And when they complain about losing their Social Security benefits because the fund is broke, I think of what those 58 million could have been contributing to the Social Security fund had they been allowed to live.

It is clear that the goal of the puppeteers is to destroy the middle class, for they are the source of “free thinkers” who treasure freedom and the desire to pursue their own destiny. They plan for a reduction of population to a more manageable level of perhaps one billion. Millions of bond-slaves would serve the elite, and it would be a happy and perfect world…for them.

It is amazing how this spiritual warfare—and it is spiritual, for Ephesians 6:12 says, “…We do not war against flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness in high places”—has openly progressed so well while its proponents purposely remain hidden to the broad public. And as well, how many followers are embracing the anti-God faction, just like they crowded around Nimrod, the alleged builder of the Tower of Babel centuries ago?

Just as God judged the people in that day, He will also do so with this generation, for “He sets up one and puts down another” that He might bring His judgment into play at the proper time, according to Psalm 75:6-8. 

As former President Obama muttered last April 30, 2016, at the Annual Correspondence Dinner, “The end of the Republic has never looked better.” He was sure that his intent to “fundamentally transform America” had almost been achieved, and Hillary Clinton was in place to finish that purpose, apparently the destruction of American sovereignty for the introduction of a New World Order.

Both Obama and Clinton are followers of that radical leftist, Saul Alinsky, who was born in Chicago in 1909 and educated at the University of Chicago where he later promoted his Marxist ideology as a professor at the University.  Clinton wrote her political science term paper in 1969 with the title, “All That Is Left Is…the Fight – An Analysis of the Alinsky Model” which no doubt was based on his book, Rules for Radicals.

Some might say, “So what is the problem; what’s wrong with progressive thinking? Those with a southern flavor may understand this illustration: If you have a pot of beans cooking, they look really good and their aroma can almost be tasted, yet there is some amount of poison in the pot too; it would be deadly to eat the beans. Likewise, Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom….”

If wisdom begins with a respect and reverence to God as the judicial sovereign of the universe and God is rejected as a non-entity, not to be taken seriously, what kind of wisdom will be the result? The goal of the New World Order (as it rises out of the ashes of its necessary destruction of individual freedoms), is that its leaders will be a god unto themselves. Unfortunately, that is exactly the goal of Satan, the master deceiver and opponent of the God of righteousness.

Barack Obama declared himself to be a Christian, and the main line media and its leaders took him at his word. Yet the Bible tells us that “we can know them by their fruits [of godliness].” That can be said, too, of Hillary Clinton if honest and objective consideration is made.

The continuity of Obama’s goal was not to be, however—for God’s time-frame for this generation is drawing to a close. And when Jesus comes as a thief in the night, it will be when  there is no desolation in the economies of the nations and social activities will have no let-up due to an end of the USA Republic.

God “sets up one and puts down another,” just as it says in the Psalm. President Donald Trump is committed to restore and make right that which Obama very clearly has “fundamentally transformed.” Donald Trump is not the pure and righteous person so many demand that he be, but I think of the obvious alternative. 

And who among us are any different? For God says, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23). At the least Trump has re-introduced God to a nation that had chosen to rule Him out of its life, for many. And also, God says, “Those who honor Me, I will honor” (1 Samuel 2:30).

By these events we must realize that the age of the Gentiles is very near its end, for Jesus said, in Luke 21:28, “When you see these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draws near.” Without any hesitation, the last statement of the Bible says, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”

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[1] (JFK)

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