Tokenism Now Runs Washington
Tokenism: The practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, especially by recruiting a small number of people from underrepresented groups in order to give the appearance of sexual or racial equality.
When the Biden Administration took over from the Trump administration, dozens of African Americans were hired. A year and a half later, 21 of them quit their jobs because they were never given anything to do. They were token employees whose only job was to sit there and be black.
In most career fields, a company or organization will seek out people who are best qualified for a job. Time and time again, Biden has publicly stated he is going to hire a woman or minority for a position. If you are a white male and very qualified for a job, you are more likely to be passed over by someone who is less skilled than you.
President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court because he said he was going to select a black woman. Jackson was a bit shaky as she spoke before the Senate. Since it was a race and gender matter, the Senate had no real options in judging if she was actually qualified for the job. Their duty was to vote for another token milestone.
Pete Buttigieg was likely selected to be Secretary of Transportation because he is a homosexual. My problem with him is that he chose to take 12 weeks of paid parental leave right in the middle of a crippling supply-chain crisis. Cabinet secretaries do not qualify for paid parental leave. President Biden allowed Buttigieg to take time off obviously because it was the politically correct thing to do.
We now have a new press secretary at the White House. Karine Jean-Pierre clearly got the job because of tokenism. She is black, an immigrant, and a lesbian. Karine has very poor communication skills. When speaking to the press about her own bio, she read from a card. When the press asks her questions, she turns to pre-selected statements that often barely match the question.
The strangest moment in Jean-Pierre’s tenure came when the boy band BTS appeared at the podium with her. Only one member of the band spoke English, and he said, “Hi, we’re BTS, and it is a great honor to be invited to the White House today to discuss the important issues of anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian inclusion and diversity.”
I think it’s incredibly insulting to Asian-Americans to have a boy band represent the issue of hate crime. Ten years from now, the vast majority of people won’t even know who BTS was. If anti-Asian hate crimes are resolved, it won’t be because of the 2022 BTS/White House summit.
It’s too bad Jeffrey Dahmer was killed by one of his cellmates. He would make a great member of the Biden administration. Joe could give Jeffery a presidential pardon and appoint him to a cabinet position. He would be the first gay serial killer and cannibal in history.
Consumer price inflation is currently at 8.3% — the metric’s highest level in four decades. Gas prices are soaring past $4.75 per gallon — with no end in sight. Yet Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen found time to raise the rainbow flag.
“For the first time in our history, Treasury is displaying the Pride Flag to express our solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans during Pride Month,” Yellen announced last week, adding that her department “remains committed to diversity, equity, and equal opportunity for all.”
There is nothing positive about diversity. Many people claim that America’s racial diversity makes our nation great. We fault a civil war over race. America is great despite its racial diversity. The Indian subcontinent has all types of religious diversity, and millions of people have died from wars over religion.
Tokenism really shows that our leaders don’t care at all about the difference that divides us. To have the President putting people into various offices based on their sexuality, race or gender shows that he doesn’t think they are capable of achieving ranks based on their own skills. Once white males realize that they are being unfairly discriminated against by tokenism, they will rebel, and we’re back to the days of Jim Crow.
One of the glorious things about heaven is that there is no diversity. We will all be primarily seen as children of God.
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!'” (Revelation 7:9-10 ESV).
We think of the heathen of the world in terms of their knowing little to nothing about God’s truth with regard to the only way to redemption–to salvation. This brings to the lips of some the accusatory rant that God is unfair. They accuse that He sends people to eternal punishment who have never heard the gospel.
But God’s Word tells the following about those in even the darkest regions throughout human history.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. (Romans 1:18–23)
In other words, mankind has no excuse because God reveals to all, no matter their uncivilized regions of the world and/or lack of information. God will never be unfair. All have enough inward information to know they need Him. When people instead carve out idols for themselves, they are deliberately rejecting the God who plants in the hearts of His creation called man the innate ability to know Him for their personal redemption.
The same is true of “civilized” heathen. I think of the Hollywood cabal who push God aside. They know Him, yet don’t know Him—that is, they don’t know Him as their Heavenly Father. They deliberately ignore and even, in some cases, cast Him and those who are Christians in derogatory roles.
Proof that they are made aware, however, comes through in the films they produce. We remember the Cecil B. DeMille movie, The Ten Commandments. It was quite accurate in its depiction of the Exodus account.
In Herman Wouk’s The Winds of War, the script writers had American naval officer Victor “Pug” Henry say something like, “Mankind is destined to kill each other in war until the Second Coming of Christ.”
The Hollywood people are aware that this fictional statement has played out in fact since World War II as murderous conflicts continue to this day. Killing in war is prophetically scheduled to become even more prolific as time moves forward toward Christ’s Second Advent. All of humanity’s interaction points starkly at Heaven’s foretold intervention into the affairs of mankind.
Hollywood was and is thoroughly aware of Jesus Christ and His coming again. They are without excuse.
There are no people on earth more under God’s assessment of being “without excuse” than the people of the United States.
There are churches on many corners of most cities. There are means of communications that pour out the gospel message every hour of every day. There are so many Bibles that it is the most published and sold volume ever in America and the world. Yet, it is probably one of the fewest read and studied.
But it is not only America that comes under God’s condemnation of being “without excuse.” Europe has long ago shut down most of its churches. Many are merely now museums for tourists to photograph while on vacation.
The results of this dismissal of Heaven’s authority are blatantly obvious in all the world, not just in our country. As pointed out in recent commentaries, Paul’s words tell of the foolhardiness and results thereof regarding people who turn their backs on the God who created them.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. (Romans 1:28)
Can there be any argument of substance against the proof that the Creator has turned this generation of God-deniers over to a “reprobate mind”?
The things we have witnessed in recent years offers evidence that would convict in any sane court of justice.
Government and the ideological left claim everything we do must be to protect the most innocent—the children. Regulations of every sort—in food production, medicine, and other such things—are in large part for children. Proposed gun control is so that the children can live happy and, above all, safe lives.
Yet that same government and leftist, hypocritical ideology declares it is their right to slaughter babies by the millions while still in their mothers’ wombs.
This, folks, is what qualifies as a prime example of what the God of Heaven calls the “reprobate mind.”
And we could go on and on telling things like teaching kindergartners about adult sexual activity, about letting porn-star transvestites who commit the most disgusting acts in film come before children as young as five to teach them about their abominable lifestyles.
So, mankind is without excuse. And all who do not know the Lord Jesus as Savior will suffer eternal condemnation because of their unbelief. Thus, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither was thankful.”
You, I—we all are without excuse. We all must come to Christ, for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No person comes to the Heavenly Father but by Him (John 14:6).
Here is how you can make sure you are not under the condemnation “without excuse”:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)