In Such an Equation

May 9, 2015

Light on a hill(

Bruce Kent

Our political opponents have labored industriously for decades to convince our people of the ostensible reality of gender and race discrimination conspiracies.  With the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 they seemed to convince a sufficient number of our esteemed brethren of the reality of systemic bias, a prejudice that appeared vital only in clusters of communities predominantly in the South.  Meanwhile, the honorable and the undeceived among us had for at least several generations fought to bring into complete fruition those sacred ideals outlined in the Declaration and Constitution, inspired by true Christianity, and manifest in the honorable sacrifices of even some of the slaveholding Founders, including Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.  Within 70 years of the signing of that memorable document known as the U.S. Constitution—a political document undoubtedly inspired by God—the Yankees crushed the outward show of southern bigotry and black men became free for the first time not only in the United States, but American blacks comprised some of the first truly freed slaves among almost every other nation in the history of the world.

Yet those who continually string the party line that whites and the U.S. government, at first blush a colonial power, appear synonymous are neglecting a number of facts.  Dinesh D’Souza has touched on some of those in his powerful documentaries, but he seems to gloss over the superlative detail of God’s existence in the syllogism of American exceptionalism.  I realize how powerless my words seem at convincing enough of our brethren to believe, but the argument for God lies at the heart of liberty.  If God does not live, nothing matters and anything goes, including the progressive party lines advocating for redistribution (theft), victimhood (including historical false dichotomies such as those prevalent under the Bolsheviks, Apparatchiks, Nazis, Maoists, American progressives, and Islamists), subversion of Constitutional law, increased central control, secularism, multiculturalism, and every other deception.

Nevertheless, God lives and because He lives, absolute truths independent of human construction also exist.  Many authors’ works, such as Richard Edwards, Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont, Paul Boghossian, Anthony Weston, and others point to existential absolutism, if you will.  These authors’—most of them philosophers—promote the science of logical reasoning; some of them have the intellectual capacity even to try to show that relativism poses serious risks to not only human thought, but to our ability to (called epistemology by sophists) recognize, think about, and make decisions based on independent and absolute reality, which George Washington rightly argued spells the death of the American legal system (he called it morality).  Based on my studies and the Spirit of God—which gives me my conscience and my feelings–including my exposure to epistemic relativism, multiculturalism, humanism, progressive dogma, and their contrast with scripture and all good publications, I have discovered for myself the reality of God’s existence and of the presence of independent reality.  In fact, for me, science does not eclipse religion because they are the same.

Man did not create the heavens, nor the earth, nor anything in it, although he benefits by these things according to the blessing, condescension, and grace of God; notwithstanding man’s duty and God-given prerogative to manage the earth.  Nonetheless, my point is that because I know God lives, I know the scriptures prove true, as evinced by studying them, making a living experiment of them through application, and by the feelings that come to my heart when considering explicitly their verity.  Therefore, I and those like me, have a sacred obligation to teach these things to others—the truth—with the hope that others may come to a sense of the crafty nature of those ideas forwarded by our enemies (domestic and foreign) that now stand on the precipice, ready to destroy the liberty of our country.  Indeed, such ideologues have from, according to Glenn Beck and David Barton (refer to their rebuttal to the false usage of Founder’s quotes as performed the week of May 3, 2015), at least the end of the 19th century, sought the dissolution of our rights in the interest of political power.  And today our progressive enemies seem closer than ever to achieving total control over our lives; and they will achieve that goal even if it means sacrificing a few thousand more lives by dissolving our borders, denigrating our immigration policy, censoring law enforcement training manuals on the threat of Islamism, and teaching our children that we must impose rigid economic controls for the proper distribution of property between the genders and the races.

I am shocked, truly shocked (although I shouldn’t be) that even members of my own church appear deceived by the crafty propaganda of the master rhetoricians of the left—those who ceaselessly bang the drum for measures nominally designed to bring about equality, but who are instead ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing.  With a little invocation of memory, my brethren should begin to see the light.  For example, while it appears true that Americans seem to have stolen this land from the Mexicans and the Indians, it is surely true that God lives.  Moreover, a careful reevaluation of historical facts in context with the knowledge of God’s interposition in the affairs of men reveals that God had a hand in the formation of the United States of America.  Not only that, but that God intended this country to stand as a shining candle on a global hill, if you will, for all the world to look upon for hope.  And what shall the world continue hoping for if America falls further prey to gender and racialist rhetoric whose authors have in their hearts the design and destruction for American Constitutional principles, including the protection it once offered to Christians for the free public and private expression of godly praise?  We have lost much of that right while some of our other brethren have received special protections under laws originally designed to serve all of us.

Thus, it isn’t so much that whites and the U.S. government prove synonymous as much as it is that any people, regardless of gender or race, who earnestly endeavor to bring their lives in line with God’s merciful commandments must inevitably become again a free people by His blessing.  And this is the crux of the conservative, Christian argument our secular brethren do not wish to accept.  Some of them, because of the deception of their cultural leaders, honestly believe that the so called white establishment just has it in for the black man, women, and minorities generally.  Of course they want us to believe that, for such is the nature of their character and of the character of that dark being who inspired such spiritual jesters from the beginning.  Saul Alinsky himself admitted the truth of this argument as he lauded praise—not on God, the source of truth, light, wisdom, and goodness—but on Lucifer (a.k.a., Satan) whom Alinsky complemented in Rules for Radicals for “having the audacity to start his own kingdom.”  Make no mistake, those who use race, gender, and class to exploit political crises in order to affect the unlawful expansion of central power, including redistribution, are not our friends; nor are they friends of God, of truth, or of our security.  They have and will continue sacrificing our property, our rights, and our very lives in order to obtain filthy lucre unless the true Christians among us raise our voices against them and begin again to not only learn the truth, but live it and teach it with boldness.

Furthermore—taking excerpts from the Book of Mormon—the prophet Moroni (among others) contended with similar forces in his time and place when his army bled, fought, and sacrificed to preserve his country from invading forces while also having to hedge against subservice domestic forces within his own ranks.  The passage reminds me of America’s fight with the Communists in Vietnam, as described by Ann Coulter and Phillip Jennings, or of the fight against socialism generally in World War II, as described by Diana West.  In both those cases Americans were fighting a foreign enemy while having to contend with subversive dissenters here at home.

Moroni finds himself troubled by a lack of supplies and manpower from the central government.  His country’s army is, in fact, on the brink of suffering greater losses, up to the loss of territory and even his entire army because of the neglect of the government in sending him proper supplies and manpower.  Upon investigating, Moroni learns of a parasitic, subversive faction that has taken control of the government.  (That sounds an often lot like the times in this country’s history when progressives became the prevailing power, such as when the Democrats reneged on Nixon’s commitment to offer the South Vietnamese air support to keep the socialist parasites out of their country; or, when FDR, under Harry Hopkins’s tutorship, sent materiel to Russia instead of to our troops in the Pacific.)

As a result of this faction, the Nephite nation nearly lost its liberty.  Moroni writes the executive officer of his country, lamenting the unnecessary deaths that have resulted from this faction and the negligence of his government in carrying out its constitutional obligations to the people.  (Remember, John Locke wrote that people cooperate to form governments for the protection of their lives, rights, and property; that when the government becomes destructive of these ends, the people owe such government no fealty.)  In this letter, I am reminded of all those unnecessary deaths we have witnessed as a result of that faction in our midst now threatening us with our own destruction; that faction whose ideology led to virtually every loss of American blood to Islamic terrorism since at least the 1990s.  Remember in the wake of 9/11 and the most recent terror attack in Garland, Texas how our progressive brethren blamed the people of the United States, including Pamela Geller, for those offenses rather than placing the blame squarely on those who perpetrate such crimes and on those whose rhetoric contributes to the conditions necessary for said crimes’ execution?  That’s important to remember as Moroni writes in Alma 60:

  1. Do ye suppose that, because so many of your brethren have been killed it is because of their wickedness? I say unto you, if ye have supposed this ye have supposed in vain; for I say unto you, there are many who have fallen by the sword; and behold it is to your condemnation;
  1. For the Lord suffereth the righteous to be slain that his justice and judgment may come upon the wicked; therefore ye need not suppose that the righteous are lost because they are slain; but behold, they do enter into the rest of the Lord their God.
  1. And now behold, I say unto you, I fear exceedingly that the judgments of God will come upon this people, because of their exceeding slothfulness, yea, even the slothfulness of our government, and their exceedingly great neglect towards their brethren, yea, towards those who have been slain.

Part of that neglect includes revising history so that an adequate memory of the sacrifices of the slain becomes omitted when instructing the rising generation about exceptional Americans and the history of their country.  No one but God and the prophets know what will come of this country.  But if God lives, if the Book of Mormon is true, and if history as we know it is also true, then the past indeed serves as the best indicator for future outcomes.  Thus, we can safely conclude that the destiny of our nation and that of those who follow us, rests firmly on the hinge of obedience to God’s commandments.  Race, gender, and class play the lesser part in such an equation.



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