Cry, our beloved America
Sliding Down the Communitarian Slope
By Berit Kjos - March 2, 2010
Emphasis added in bold letters below
It's not quite
It's certainly not AmericanCapitalism!
It is (blow the trumpets)Communitarianism! The Third Way! And it changes everything, just as our president promised.
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Daniel Henninger illustrates this new system well in his recent Wall Street Journal article titled "Obama's Business Buyout":
"It made perfect sense for President Obama to speak yesterday to the Business Roundtable. Businesses big and small could use a pep talk just now.... But instead of giving a speech about reviving business confidence in the economy, Mr. Obama gave a speech about reviving business confidence in him.
"The evening before this speech, Mr. Obama held a small White House dinner for some CEOs from household-name corporations, such as AT&T, Xerox, State Farm, Verizon, PepsiCo and GE. The reason for a linen-tablecloth dinner followed by a big speech to really big business is the White House has concluded it is wrongly seen as anti-business.
"I agree. This White House is pro-business. In fact, it's so pro-business it's proposing a virtual merger with the private sector. Ladies and gentlemen of the business community, meet your new partner—Uncle Sam.
"Under the terms of the proposed deal, the White House will drive the locomotive of the American economy and U.S. business will ride in the passenger cars. You're being told to get over it."
No longer will American freedom, initiative, incentive and common sense inspire new ideas, build new companies, multiply jobs and reward hard work. As President Obama (an Alinsky disciple and a former member of the Marxist "New Party") explained,
"For the better part of three decades, a disproportionate share of the nation's wealth has been accumulated by the wealthy. Technological advances and growing global competition, while transforming whole industries—and birthing new ones—has accentuated the trend toward rising inequality."
"I take this to mean," wrote Mr. Henniger, "that while the tax and economic policies of the past four presidencies worked for the economy—birthing whole industries—it was bad for society as Mr. Obama understands it."
That's scary. While Mr. Obama assured his listeners that this new policy is not a "government takeover," he has something even worse in mind. It could even "work" in a twisted sort of way. The government may own GM, but it won't own everything. Instead, it will control, tax and manipulate everything. That means it can crush or strengthen any company at will. It's far easier to give the commands when it's free from the responsibilities of actual ownership.
The crushing hand of Communitarianism
If you doubt the reality of this spreading agenda, please read our series on Reinventing the World. It shows the three main elements of the Communitarian structure:
Part 1: The Seamless Communitarian SYSTEM -- Conforming schools, communities, corporations, nations and churches to the global agenda that rules out Biblical truth and Christian lifestyles.
Part 2: The Mind-Changing Dialectic PROCESS -- Training the masses to think collectively and to serve a Greater Whole.
Part 3: The Rising Wall of Global STANDARDS -- Managing the masses through Global Standards and Continual Assessments.
Those standards are already outlined in major UN treaties, initiatives and declarations. To understand their restrictions on freedom, read these four articles:
Trading U.S. Rights for UN Rules
The UN Seizure of Parental Rights
Local Agenda 21- The U.N. Plan for Your Community
The U.N. Plan For Global Control: The Habitat II Agenda
The tentacles of this controlling web are spreading around the world. The corrupt United Nations with its regional branches (European Union, African Union, etc.) provides the governing framework. Like a wolf in sheep's clothing, it speaks kindly, but has sharp teeth. It exists largely for power-hungry elite leaders with few qualms about mass murder. In fact, its "peace-keeping forces" are better known for killing and raping than for achieving peace.
Back in 2003, Thomas Sowell wrote this wise warning, which our administration largely ignores:
"When you see a four-year-old bossing a two-year-old, you are seeing the fundamental problem of the human race -- and the reason so many idealistic political movements for a better world have ended in mass-murdering dictatorships. Giving leaders enough power to create 'social justice' is giving them enough power to destroy all justice, all freedom, and all human dignity.
"Most people who read 'The Communist Manifesto' probably have no idea that it was written by a couple of young men who had never worked a day in their lives, and who nevertheless spoke boldly in the name of 'the workers.' [Actually, Marx had little sympathy for "the workers"] Similar offspring of inherited wealth have repeatedly provided the leadership of radical movements, with similar pretenses of speaking for 'the people.'"
Hope in the midst of Tyranny
Like my little classmates in Norway, I once memorized a popular poem called "Flugten til America" (Fleeing to America.) It's a funny story about a little boy who has a bad day and decides to run away, follow his utopian dream and head for America. He packs his favorite things and starts his journey. Before long, his tummy gnaws and his legs are tired. So he abandons his dream and returns home to live with reality.
Today's global "dream" is fast becoming a tragic reality. And there's no simple way back to the America that brought genuine hope and freedom to people around the world for more than two hundred years. But don't say we weren't warned. God told us in His Word:
"...when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them... your heart is lifted up and you forget the Lord your God. ... you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’
"...if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods... you shall surely perish. As the nations which the Lord destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the Lord your God."
Many claim to know God, including President Obama. Yet, few seem to really know the Biblical God who speaks to us through His Word. Obama illustrates this confusion well:
"I am a Christian.... I believe that there are many paths to the same place.... I am a great admirer of our founding charter... and its resolve to prevent disruptive strains of fundamentalism from taking root in this country.... I think Gandhi is a great example of a profoundly spiritual man who... never slipped into intolerance or dogma."
Even churches that proclaim faith in God are twisting the truth to fit popular culture, just as He warned us long ago:
2 Timothy 4:2-5
"The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thessalonians 2: 9-12
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables."
"...false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect." Matthew 24:25
Perhaps, if God's people will truly "humble themselves and pray... and turn from their wicked ways" -- putting aside the corrupting idols of our times -- He will have mercy on us and grant us a reprieve from the judgment we deserve. But, even so, the global process will eventually move ahead to its conclusions.
Yet, through the coming darkness, the Light of God and His eternity will surely shine ever brighter for those who delight in His Word and "seek His face." Just as the night sky lights up when we leave our well-lit cities, so His unwavering promises will be all the more precious when the world's illusions fade away. In the face of dangers, persecution and loss, His peace and provision become all the more precious!
"...in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:37-39
Note: This article's title is a reminder of Cry, The Beloved Country, a bestselling book by Alan Paton, a white, Christian South African schoolmaster, who loved his country deeply and grieved over its racial divisions. When he died in 1985, millions of copies had sold in over 20 languages around the world. He didn't live to see the end of apartheid, but in the years that followed Mandela's election, his beloved country didn't get "better." Instead it faced rising violence and lawlessness under its new socialist/Marxist leaders. In 1998, having faced repeated burglaries, assaults and terror, his widow, Anne Paton, moved to England.
Two memorable statements from the book:
"I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they are turned to loving, they will find we are turned to hating."
"The truth is, our civilization is not Christian; it is a tragic compound of great ideal and fearful practice, of loving charity and fearful clutching of possessions."
1. Daniel Henninger, "Obama's Business Buyout," Wall Street Journal, 2-25-10.
2. Thomas Sowell, "Random Thoughts," Townhall, 11-27-03. http://townhall.com/Common/PrintPage.aspx?g=87a24713-9408-4f45-8b09-0be8c795f1ef&t=c
3. Cathleen Falsani, Interview with State Sen. Barack Obama, March 27, 2004. http://blog.beliefnet.com/stevenwaldman/2008/11/obamas-interview-with-cathleen.html.
4. 2 Chronicles 7:14
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