“The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” ~ Ronald Reagan
By Alden L. Benton
I live in the deepest of blue la-la land called California. However, even in the cesspool of sanctuary cities, Governor Moonbeam, and Hollywood, there are enclaves of conservatism.
I live in a small city in eastern Los Angeles County that is generally conservative. I go to a conservative, faith-based church, and most of my friends are conservative, and the rest lean slightly left but are not the foaming-at-the-mouth wacko’s we see on the news in Berkeley and elsewhere.
That being said, in my daily life I rarely have the “pleasure” of meeting any of the safe space-seeking, hypersensitive, pseudo-educated members of the eternally offended class, called snowflakes.
To be clear, this is not a racial reference. This is a conservative label attached, primarily, to a specific subset of leftist: the deranged, undisciplined, self-centered campus cowards who demand censorship and safe spaces where they can color and hide from real life.
It finally happened. I had my first close encounter of the ugly kind with a snowflake.
Believe me; it was indeed like dealing with an alien from another planet. Then again, that is insulting to any intelligent life form that may be out there somewhere in the expanse of the cosmos.
I offended my not-so-friendly local snowflake by not acknowledging her royal highn-ass by saying hello. This prompted a self-righteous, patronizing lecture on my manners punctuated by foul epithets.
A snowflake and a hypocrite. So much for extending the respect and manners demanded in her little politically correct bubble world to anyone else.
As a Christian, I try to follow the rules of life Jesus gave us. One of those was to love your enemy. This is perhaps one of his most challenging dictates. I have great difficulty loving self-involved fools.
Jesus, suffering the torture of the crucifixion, forgave those who were murdering him by asking, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34 KJV) If Jesus could forgive his killers, I think I need try much, much harder to forgive my enemies.
In trying to obey his teachings, I have come to realize from where our problems come.
For at least the last 65 years our institutions, the media, the courts, Congress (with some brief relief), and the tax-funded school system have been controlled by the secular (read Godless) progressives otherwise known as Democrats and RINOs (Republicans in Name Only).
The Godless progressives have systematically removed God, and the principles he gives us, from a large part of America. You see this every day with their disrespect for others, their disregard for the sanctity of human life, the foul epithets, their lascivious libertine lifestyles, and economic tyranny.
The best hope for the future of America is through a new awakening, a nation-wide awakening of the Christian faith. The principles that once made us great sprang from the principles, teachings, and morality of Jesus.
I applaud churches that send missionaries abroad. However, it is time to send missionaries among us here in the United States. As Christians, we need to control the narrative. We need to get our own house in order; now.
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ~ George Washington
“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom — and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
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