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So-called “reality czars” and perhaps a version of the Ministry of Truth are on their way to America very soon. At least, that is if the New York Times and at least one Congressional representative have their way.
A Proposal for Government Approved “Truth”
A few days ago Representative Sarah Jacobs suggested that official “truth commissions” should be a part of cleansing the nation of those “racists” and “white supremacists” that supposedly threatened their very lives on January 6, 2021.
Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) has called to use identity politics to shut down free speech and freedom of the press in America. “We haven’t really done the reckoning with the racial injustice and white supremacy of our past that we need to do,” Jacobs stated. “A truth commission, a lot of people will think of South Africa, we’ve used them in countries around the world.” …It’s communities all the way up to the national level having conversations about both the gory and the glory of our history and what happened,” Jacobs said. “Both throughout the history of our country and leading up to and on January 6, so that we can come to a common narrative, moving forward, of what we want our country to be.”
A question. How many of you knew ‘we’ have used “truth Commissions” in South Africa and around the world?
I don’t remember hearing much about that if this is a factual statement. More importantly, if this suggestion is even remotely entertained in the United States Congress, our nation is on a fast track toward tyranny and total government control.
Note that she also stresses that the goal is to come to a “common narrative” about both American history and the January 6 so-called ‘insurrection.’ That sounds a lot like the government trying to determine for us the version of history and truth they approve of and permit to be told.
What ought to be apparent at this point is that the truth the Left approves of is Marxist at its core. The only differences are the nuances in the class system that Marx identified.
Instead of just pitting the poor working proletariat against the rich corporatist bourgeoisie, today the Left also uses race and identity politics to pit political groups against each other. However, the Marxist/Socialist methods remain the same as the solution that is always called for is the empowerment of government over the life of the individual and the family unit.
The latest bills put forth and passed by the House of Representatives, most especially the so-called ‘COVID-19 relief bill’ and the revived “Equality Act” are stark evidence of the desire to increase government influence in literally every area of individual and family life in America.
The ‘COVID-19 relief bill’ is a $1.9 Trillion package designed not to provide real ‘relief’ to beleaguered Americans who have suffered enormously under COVID-19 government tyranny. It is instead designed to enrich and enlarge the influence of the Left’s ideal of perpetual government power in their hands.
Only about 5 percent of that total is funding public health efforts related to the pandemic, according to the nonpartisan number crunchers at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB). There are a few other things in the bill that could be counted as “relief,” like the $7 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and another $40 billion in emergency loans for restaurants, bars, music venues, airlines, and other industries. Those payments and programs aren’t all necessary but, as The Wall Street Journal notes, at least recipients will have to demonstrate economic losses to get the money. Beyond that, however, this bill is a steaming pile of government handouts and special interest giveaways.
Moreover, there are still about 1 trillion dollars from other COVID relief bills passed while President Trump was in office that hasn’t even been spent yet! This means that 2.9 trillion dollars are supposed to be spent on relief from the COVID-19 for Americans.
Here is a proposal that I heard from Kevin of Kevin’s Corner on YouTube. Kevin is a Black Conservative who specializes, as he puts it, in “making sense out of nonsense,” and he is well worth listening to as he promotes common sense in an insightful and entertaining manner.
Kevin stated that if the government just took that whole amount of 2.9 trillion and divided it up equally between all American citizens, he would be fine with that money and the government could just leave the rest to us. I decided to do some math and find out how much money that would be for every citizen.
Based on the latest census figures and projections since then, the best estimates of the current U.S. population are all about 330 million people. If we assume that all of them are citizens, which is very difficult to know for certain, each individual citizen would get almost $88,000!
I believe that the overwhelming majority of Americans would agree with Kevin’s proposal. In fact, I believe that if the federal government had real wisdom, they would do just that and then get out of our individual lives and watch a true economic stimulus rocket the economy to new heights of prosperity.
HR5 is titled “The Equality Act,” however, it is more concerned with creating inequality than fostering any shade of equality. This ridiculous and tyrannical bill was first passed through the House in 2019 and thankfully rejected in the Senate. Unfortunately, we cannot count on the Senate to block HR5 now that the Left has control.
However, HR5 is not even the worst of the bills passed by the current House. The absolute worst power-grab for the federal government is found in HR1, the deceitfully titled “For the People Act.”
As pointed out in the video, this bill seeks to federalize all elections which is completely contrary to the U.S. Constitution. Should it pass there must be a flurry of lawsuits put forth flooding the courts and demanding it is struck down as unconstitutional.
The danger this bill poses to the very existence of America as a free nation cannot be overstated. This would give the federal government the power to determine who gets elected and re-elected at every national office virtually forever.
Thus, the Left is trying to cement its grip upon power that would enable it to control what ‘truth’ is accepted and what ‘truth’ is not tolerated. It is easy to contemplate a future government department in charge of official versions of ‘truth,’ something very like Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth,” from the novel 1984.
Advocating Government-controlled ‘reality’
A few days prior to that ominous statement about “truth commissions,” a columnist for the New York Times wrote of the need for something called a ‘reality czar.’
[An essay] penned by Times technology columnist Kevin Roose, accuses “millions of Americans” of embracing “hoaxes, lies and collective delusions” before questioning how to unite a country where these millions “have chosen to create their own version of reality.” …The author then states he contacted several “experts” seeking what actions the Biden administration could take “to help fix our truth-challenged information ecosystem, or at least prevent it from getting worse” and then provides the answers he was given. …[A] recommendation Roose claims to have received from these experts is for the Biden administration to create a task force to “tackle disinformation and domestic extremism” and be led by “something like a ‘reality czar.’”
When the government can officially control ‘truth’ and ‘reality,’ they can officially control each person’s life. Should this come about, it would signal the end of the greatest national bastion of liberty the world has ever known.
The implications of trying to impose a preferred version of ‘reality’ upon society are already being manifested. A recent video by Bill Whittle is very enlightening about our current reality ‘confusion.’
Once the barrier between reality and fantasy becomes blurred to the point of being almost unrecognizable in one area, the cancer of this Leftist nightmare metastasizes, and delusions are transferred onto all kinds of everyday realities until no one knows the truth or has the courage to challenge the lie. We are already witnessing this phenomenon in several arenas of society.
The “transgender rights” push is the most prominent example of the reality-twisting Left in America. This journal has on several occasions highlighted the dangers of giving credence to the idea that individuals can somehow choose to be male or female according to their own comfort level.
If as a common-sense human being you object to affirming this unreality as real, then you are labeled a ‘bigot.’ Moreover, if you do not approve of a person as young as three being able to begin the process of “transitioning” from one gender to another you are supposedly inflicting terrible harm upon that child.
It doesn’t matter to the Left that the reality is that once a child is put on that path of ‘transitioning’ he or she will suffer far more than if the condition of a child who claims they should be a sex other than that which their biology dictates is treated as a childhood phase. The scientific evidence shows this to be a preferred treatment as over 90% of children who have these desires grow out of them during puberty.
However, this is not limited to the area of gender as we see this affirmation of unreality throughout society. For instance, take the example of mathematics being declared “racist” by a professor of education in 2017.
This is, of course, a ridiculous notion. However, that didn’t stop the Seattle, Washington public schools in 2019 from proposing an education program that teaches children that very ridiculous and unreal idea.
Students will be taught how “Western Math” is used as a tool of power and oppression, and that it disenfranchises people and communities of color. They will be taught that “Western Math” limits economic opportunities for people of color. They will be taught that mathematics knowledge has been withheld from people of color. If you are struggling to understand the logic of this, you are not alone. For the life of me, I don’t know how the Pythagorean theorem, for example, or Euclidean geometry, more broadly, oppress people or communities of color, or how these foundations of mathematics have been appropriated by Western culture.
When public schools begin brainwashing children to accept that mathematics is somehow racist, they will produce children and later adults who will accept whatever the “authorities” insist they accept as ‘reality.’ This is a recipe for perpetual slavery and all of this must be opposed through every avenue available to us, beginning with and continually pursuing fervent prayer to our LORD for ourselves, our nation, and our world.
Fervent Prayer is Necessary and It Begins with Us
Perhaps the most evident signal that America as a free nation is truly in mortal danger comes from the recent speech by our newly selected Chief Executive, Joe Biden. He uttered two especially disturbing statements concerning the future “guidance” of our federal overlords.
In the coming weeks, we will issue further guidance on what you can and cannot do once fully vaccinated.
This was followed by a plea that all of us get the COVID-19 vaccines.
I need every American to do their part…I need you to get vaccinated when its your turn and you can find an opportunity. …If we do this together, by July the fourth there’s a good chance you, your families and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or your neighborhood and have a cookout and barbeque and celebrate Independence Day.
After further emphasizing that we must “wear a mask,” Biden also pointed out that there might be some rather severe consequences if we supposedly free people of America did not obey these “guidlines.”
If we don’t stay vigilant and the conditions change, then we may have to reinstate restrictions to get back on track.
These statements infuriated and frightened me at the same time. I thought to myself, ‘Who do you think you are to tell me what I can or cannot do in response to this pandemic-panic?’
How dare you speak to adult Americans as if they were stupid children who couldn’t choose for themselves whether or not to take this vaccine of yours. If I had been on the fence about taking the vaccine before, this would have pushed me strongly toward a resounding “No!”
It is also frightening to think that this administration has such power and will seemingly stop at almost nothing to enforce its tryannical will. Biden is magnifying the federal government as if they believe they act in place of God.
This is the idolatry of the Left, that the state is God in place of the true LORD of the universe. This mandates warfare on the spiritual level with the power of fervent, righteous prayer.
It is time for Christians in America to come together in sustained personal, public and systematic prayer for our liberty as a nation. One of the best places to begin this effort is at Intercessors for America, and I would urge you to visit their website and use the resources they provide.
However, even before that step, I believe that each of us as Christians must take stock of ourselves before the LORD. That is because of what I call the burden of prayer.
Sincere prayer is many things including a real abiding joy as well as a supreme privilege. However, sincere prayer also carries its own burden.
Each of us should understand that if we join in prayer for America, we must also ask ourselves if we are ready for God’s answer to that prayer. That means we must be ready to join with the LORD in the task ahead which will require both courage and faith on our part.
We must have the courage to ask God not just that He will save our land, but also what part we might play in this task. God does not need our participation to accomplish this task, but He does desire our cooperation.
Moreover, we must have the faith to step forth in assurance that the LORD goes with us, empowering and encouraging us through the struggle. If we come in courage and faith continually calling upon the LORD to work His righteous will in, around and through us this challenge to liberty can be met and overcome.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13 [NASB]
Sources – The New American Standard Bible, Lockman Foundation, 1981
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