Common Sense 101 :: By Holly Spate

Those behind the scenes and those doing their bidding in the open have done a bang-up job of deceiving. They have caused confusion, unleashed strife, twisted truths, propelled false narratives, and been masters at labeling. They have silenced opposition, directed divisiveness and turned people once united against each other. They have made a fine art of virtue signaling, political correctness, and “progressivism.”

These three tactics are just some of the weapons in their arsenal which they claim will help move us forward in society. It all sounds so good, doesn’t it? Being progressive, taking the guilt for someone else’s sin, acting humble for humble’s sake, etc. It frames a cozy, albeit false picture, like we’re all moving ahead in unison, hand in hand…one big happy family.

Like all things this group pushes, however, is an agenda…an agenda that’s irrespective of a person’s wellbeing and opportunity for a better life, but rather one laced with false hope for anyone wishing to keep their freedoms as well as any semblance of morality, protection, sanity, and peace.

These individuals have used every tactic in their dark little book to stir up controversy and cause division. They have told us we must make amends for the sins of others. We must bow down to those we’ve never met and have done nothing to because of something someone else did. We must apologize for our skin color, even though none of us chose our skin color at birth. This thinking lacks common sense.

As people, we’re to treat everyone equally and with respect and kindness. As Christians, we are to be Jesus’ hands and feet. However, too many in society have forgotten about the concept of personal responsibility and accountability. There are too many who feel they need to apologize and make personal amends for the actions of others. We can learn from the past and make sure it’s not repeated, but to feel guilty and personally apologize for the sins and actions of others when one is innocent of those actions is wrong. Anyone apologizing for something they never did or anyone asking for an apology from someone who did them no wrong just adds to the division and helps the left propel their narratives. Again, common sense and taking personal responsibility for one’s own actions, not the actions of others, is not part of their narrative.

Instead, they want us to embrace and believe in labeling, name calling, stereotyping, collective guilt, false personal guilt. They want us dumbed down… replacing rational thought and intellect with a “sheeple” mindset that’s emotionally charged. They don’t want civility, maturity, compromise, and calm. They want childish behavior, bubble-gum conversations and tantrum-throwing tirades. They can’t have anyone be mature, level-headed and think for themselves. They want us broken. They want us not to be self-sufficient, but dependent and beggars. And they want to defund one of our only sources of protection, the police, while making null and void the 2nd Amendment.

Many have given into their demands and have said a resounding “good riddance” to self-control, the police, treating people respectfully, having calm conversations, diving into facts. Instead, they have allowed themselves to be controlled by those who tell them it’s okay to lose control…it’s okay to intentionally hurt others…it’s okay to apologize for something you never did…it’s okay to believe in your own version of the truth…it’s okay to destroy businesses, set things on fire, beat people up, etc.

These people have allowed themselves to be turned over to a depraved mind as Romans 1:28-32 addresses:

Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

It’s insanity. It’s truly a sign of the times-

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people” (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers” (Proverbs 6:16-19).

Unfortunately, society has, over time, been dumbed down with luxuries of comfort and ease. We simply cannot let our guard down and afford to become too comfortable or too complacent…ever. We can’t take our eyes off the hen house or be lulled into believing good people are always at the helm, commanding the ship. We are not to be sheeple led to slaughter, but rather we’re called to be wise.

Something we all need to realize, if we haven’t already, is the following truth:

The people pulling the strings, funding the fury and cheering for chaos are the same people who could care less about “We the People.” They view “We the People” as the enemy simply because we’re good, we want order, we want a peaceful existence where we can live free, and have control over our own lives. And that simply doesn’t fit into their plans. These are the people the Bible describes in Isaiah 5:20: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

Again, those pulling the strings want power. They want control. They seek to diminish good and uplift evil. They have an agenda and are hellbent on seeing it come to fruition.

This is why we need to exercise common sense and be wise in understanding that they use tactics to turn “We the People” against each other. In order to stand against this, we can no longer let things be distractions. Left vs. Right, Democrat vs. Republican, Poor vs. Rich, etc., are distractions that divide. We’re stronger together, and they know that. Which is why they work overtime pushing their narratives and the propaganda machine so citizens will turn on one another and collapse under the weight of controversy, rendering themselves powerless and ineffective.

It’s time “We the People” wake up!

Now is the time to put differences aside and find common ground together. We have to stand united as “We the People” or we all fall. And, as Christians, we need to lean heavily upon our Heavenly Father and put the power of prayer in action as we individually and collectively pray for our country, its leaders, and every citizen. And, as difficult as it may be, we’re called to pray for our enemies…those who are against us, hoping that they will seek truth and change their ways, as this is God’s command:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:43-45).

And while we pray, we must remember:

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12).

Let’s open our eyes. Let’s educate ourselves in truth. Let’s stop catering to those who wish to tear us apart. Let’s be smarter.

This is a battle for YOUR freedom. This is a battle for YOUR voice.

This is a battle for YOUR life. This is a battle for Future Generations.

Let’s get back to common sense. Let’s get back to using our brains and searching for truth. Let’s get back to personal accountability and responsibility. We’re adults, and many of us are adults raising others who will one day become adults.

No one is immune from responsibility. We’re all called to be wise, mature, responsible and to use the good sense God gave us to be rational in our thinking and our actions.

Let’s rise up and pray. Let’s ask God for divine intervention against the powers in high places. Let’s pray for changed hearts. Let’s unite together as We the People.