My mother always told me, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” It’s a good axiom to live by, although her son would grow up to be an investigative journalist who had a lot of things to say that some people may not consider nice. Hey, I try. One of the horrible things that has happened in our country is the nonsense, visceral, slanderous culture of late where it seems that my mother’s saying has been twisted to: “If you can’t say something mean, don’t say anything at all.” Now there is enough of this ill-will being pushed into the 24/7 news cycle that very few people can escape the poisonous impact of the things people say, and who is saying them. Here are just a few; judge for yourself.
During CNN’s “Situation Room” Monday, Representative Denny Heck (D-WA) said, “The president hates all immigrants, except his mother- and father-in-law and his wife, evidently. He hates them whether they’re here without documents, they’re here with a green card, they’re here seeking asylum. He hates them all.”
On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” 2020 presidential candidate former HUD Secretary and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (D) said, “This administration is not just against undocumented immigrants, it’s also against legal immigrants…And it goes back to what he’s displayed from the beginning of his political career, from birtherism, to the way he started his campaign, to those comments about the Mexican-American judge, to his comments about Ilhan Omar and her colleagues. He wants a whiter, wealthier nation.”
The Washington Post, owned by billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, released an editorial this week blasting enforcement of national immigration law as “cruel” and said U.S. businesses should not be deprived of employing illegal alien workers.
Bette Midler tweeted Sunday, “After two years, we are all experts on Donald Trump!!! A racist, white supremacist nutjob with a coterie of criminals to enable him.”
Monday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” network political analyst Zerlina Maxwell said, “If you are supporting a president that is caging brown babies and you are okay with that, then I’m sorry, that is supporting racist policies, and that is not distinct from supporting a racist president. I think that often we try to get into this semantic game because people take the label of racist so personally as if I’m saying that you’re a terrible human and that you’re evil.”
[Yet, Obama had those cages built during his administration, not Trump].
Presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) Sunday said Trump, “has been fueling the flames of hate. I said recently on the issue of El Paso…when people ask me is he responsible for these killings? Well, no, he obviously didn’t pull the trigger, but he’s sure been tweeting out the ammunition.”
Actress Sophia Bush tweeted about the recent mass shootings: “Trump is to blame. His incitement of hate is grounds enough for impeachment.”
On Thursday, 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) said that Israel shouldn’t ban visits by Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for their anti-Semitism, and then blamed President Donald Trump for “literally exporting intolerance.”
In reading these quotes, and they are just a small sampling, who is spewing forth the hate and incitement? Notice how the media is a willing vehicle.
As Jesus said in Matthew 15:18-20, “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart…For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
Fauxcahontas Speaking with Evil Tongue
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), also known as Fauxcahontas for lying about being of Native American descent among other things, has gone on the race warpath against President Donald Trump. Breitbart reports that Warren claimed Trump wants citizens to blame people of color for all their failures in life, and by the way, Michael Brown was “murdered” by police officers in Ferguson, MO, in 2014. At her campaign stop in New Hampshire, she was asked what she would do as president to unify the country, and she basically dodged the question and went on to incite racial tension by attributing a race-motivated blame game to Trump.
Breitbart quotes Warren’s response to how she would unify the country: “Look, Trump has a message. He says if there’s something that’s bad in your life, something that’s not working for you – you’re not making much money, you can’t cover your expenses, you’re worried about your kids – blame them. Blame people who aren’t the same color as you. Blame people who don’t sound like you. Blame people who weren’t born where you were born. Blame people who don’t worship like you. Blame them. And that is his message. That is it, at heart. And he thinks if he can stir up people against people, keep people fighting each other enough, then nobody will notice who’s actually picking their pockets. And that the folks at the top are just getting richer and richer and richer, just scraping more and more of the wealth for themselves.”
Warren also saying Michael Brown was murdered in Ferguson, MO, five years ago, appears to be nothing short of using a false narrative to stir up racial issues. After robbing a store, Brown physically assaulted a police officer and, during the struggle, reached for the officer’s gun. Brown was shot six times–twice in the head and four times in the arm. None of the bullets were from behind, as “eyewitness” reports suggested that the policeman shot Brown in the back as he tried to surrender. The Grand Jury ruled that Officer Darren Wilson did not shoot unarmed attacker Mike Brown in cold blood, but in self-defense.
Political commentator and author Bill O’Reilly tweeted earlier this week, “Mr. Trump’s statements against illegal immigration, Muslim terrorism, and the economic failure of some third-world countries are being used to create a racial theory, but theories are not facts and are often wrong… While researching my upcoming book “The United States of Trump,” we could not find one example of the President discussing skin color in a pejorative way or promoting Caucasian dominance.”
O’Reilly was then ridiculed in the twittersphere for his poor research.
One of the Ten Commandments addresses accusation: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” Proverbs 25:18 says such a person is a “maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.” In Hebrew, it’s called “Lashon hara,” or evil tongue. Pay it no mind.
Warren, and the other Democratic Party presidential candidates are twisting facts, lying, and promoting false narratives to incite division while blaming Trump for dividing the country. But this is exactly what these people have done all along. They stir up strife by blaming others for it, all the while enriching themselves with money and power through their congressional votes.
All week long, Americans have heard the “hate” claims against Trump. They wax worse and worse, to the point one has to suspend disbelief to believe them. Truly a prophetic time where truth is claimed as a lie, and lies are held as truth.
This is a prophecy by the Apostle Paul about how in the latter days perilous times shall come:
2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
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