The 30 Year Old Cultural War Is Really A Spiritual War Directed At Our Self-Identity. Faith Is The Tool Now Used To Steal The Heart.
By Perry Hicks and Keith Burton - GulfCoastNews.com 6/29/08
"When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community." - Adolf Hitler
Barack Hussein Obama’s triumphant march to his party’s nomination for President of the United States has electrified the minority community in general and his fellow African-Americans in particular.
Regardless of his politics, such exultation is understandable. After all, it is within the memory of a single lifetime that African-Americans have gone from billy clubs and police dogs at Selma, Alabama to having a real chance at the White House in 2008.
Considering the above span of time is but a mere 43 years, any initial skepticism blacks may have had for Obama is also understandable. Even recent history would tell us that any black man attempting to rest control away from some of the white elite would have a high probability of failure; and should that elite be as determined and ruthless as the Clintons, that probability is elevated to an almost certainty.
So believing in Obama from the beginning took far more than just hope, it took faith. And Obama’s campaign has endeavored to take full advantage of the faith poured into his run for the presidency. His campaign correctly recognized faith as something that is not just an esoteric or nebulous concept to be used as a ploy; but a powerful force with very strong religious overtones.
As such, Obama's use of faith has the ability to steal into hearts without rhyme or reason, and in so doing can undermine a person's sense of identity- even to compromise one's sense as to who he is as an individual. For if faith may be defined as an allegiance to duty or a person, it may also be defined as a fidelity to one's promises, and within the religious context, it is also a trust in and loyalty to God.
Young people, who are already compromised by their exposure to the political indoctrination that passes for public education, are particularly vulnerable to Obama’s employment of faith and hope. They listen and believe that they are being swept up into some great new movement, with fresh ideas to bring about hokey concepts such as “bringing people together,” “saving the planet,” or “bringing about world peace.” To them, this is both personally and collectively “their” time to effect “change.”
Parents of these young people seem to have forgotten history, and have failed to teach their children the struggles of their grandparents who experienced World War II and what led to the conflict then that changed the world. Obama is not the first to use skillful oratory and "change" as the keystones to popularity and power.
They do not see that his is but the crowning achievement in a long effort to steal their cultural identity and debase their national, racial, sexual, and religious heritage. His "new" ideas are not new at all, but well established in the Left's liberal agenda. It is reminiscent of a similar cancer that led to two world wide conflicts years ago.
Their true culture is all being displaced and transformed according to the will of anti-Western, and particularly anti-Christian, special interests. The artisans of this "change" are using a playbook created years ago to subvert a nation. These special interests endeavor to use the power of the Federal Government in ever new clever ways to deny American citizens their Constitutional Rights and undermine the safety, security, and possibly continuance of the Unites States of America itself.
Hearts of Darkness
The day of individual happiness has passed - Adolf Hitler
As frighteningly mad as the anti-Western, anti-Christian, special interest statement sounds, it does make rational sense. Individual rights must be undermined because as the cause to remake America into a diminished state advances, ever greater levels of coercion will be needed to implement change. At some point, the middle class will correctly perceive they have been duped and so will begin to resist government efforts to further deprive them of their freedom and prosperity.
Thus, future resistance can be preempted by eliminating rallying points now. The obvious starting point would be to deny America’s unique culture. Furthermore, to better reorder America into the “open society” envisioned by globalist billionaire and naturalized citizen, George Soros, the very things considered religiously moral must also be redefined as “inappropriate.”
The standard bearers of the old morals- the traditional churches- must be branded as ancient and corrupt institutions that insist on dispensing hateful superstitions unacceptable to a modern, educated, and socially aware citizenry; likewise for any secular institutions that support those same views, such as the Boy Scouts of America.
For example, what was sexually immoral must now be redefined as normal, and even healthy. The nuclear family in particular must be utterly broken down and rebuilt to include same sex, or even the next phase, multi-sex couples, whether they are married or not.
Drug use becomes acceptable as does fatherless homes, promiscuous mothers, children having children, aborting unborn babies, and euthanizing the old and infirm.
All of these things would be aberrations in healthy societies, but the proponents of Liberal orthodoxies treat them as if they were the norm, and in most cases, even preferred. Of course, all of these changes come at the expense of the majority who ultimately are forced to sacrifice and change to meet the squeaking wheels of the minority.
As the shaft, if not the actual tip, of the special interest’s spear, the modern Democrat Party does not live up to its self-promotion as the great unifier and liberator. When one examines their modern dogma, it becomes plainly evident that it is the Democrats that are the party of exclusion, the party that takes things away, and certainly the party of division.
Barack Obama’s nomination and assumption of party leader is then wholly appropriate because he genuinely represents of the power elite controlling the Democrats. Consider a few of his more infamous statements:
Michelle Obama’s quotes are just as revealing:
Any other quotes the Obama’s have made to the contrary in order to “adjust” their position, the above quotes still expose their inner most biases. Clearly, the Obamas stereotype Caucasians and likely assign permanent race guilt for past offenses individuals in the present could have no part.
The Obamas also do not appear to understand wealth creation and ascribe to a closed and static economic model that says for one to gain prosperity another must lose. As such, America had to deprive others along its way to becoming the world’s premiere nation.
Such notions reveal hearts beating in darkness. Not surprisingly, by the establishment of a webpage designed to engender sympathy for Obama by correcting the many negative quotes attributed to him and his wife, establishes the possibility that such opposing negatives were actually planted specifically for that purpose.
However, within the realm of spiritual warfare, darkness cannot be successfully fought with more darkness because darkness has no power within it: Instead it must be countered with light.
For example, the Biblical reproach to not strike back at one’s aggressors, but instead turn the other cheek, is an oft misinterpreted passage. Turning the other cheek is not intended to give one’s antagonist a fresh surface to strike, or act as a kind of spiritual self-defense.
The command is given to turn the other cheek in order to look away- to not give one’s antagonist the attention they seek, nor look into their eyes and be drawn into their evil web. Instead, looking away avoids being entrapped and is symbolic of envisioning an alternative viewpoint of how things should be- flooding the darkness with light, if you will.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge - Adolf Hitler
Certainly Obama has never overtly claimed he is any type of messiah, but it is crystal clear he has been pushing people’s subliminal buttons to connect him with his audience’s emotions; and no emotion runs deeper than then those connected to a person’s spirituality. What seems evident is that Obama’s faith-oriented oratory is designed to provide him an aura of integrity.
The desired outcome is then for Obama to have an image that he is an inspired faith-based rather than a mere principle-based leader, thus putting him above other candidates.
Consider one of Obama’s campaign tag lines and its delivery:
“I AM ASKING YOU TO BELIEVE.
Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington…
I’m asking you to believe in yours.”
This message of inspiration encourages his followers not just to believe, but believe in their own individual ability to change Washington through Obama as a focus of their belief. Of course, the “inspiration” doesn’t go as far as revealing just exactly what that change might be.
Even without the content, Obama’s words appeal to the emotions through the actual rhythm of its delivery as if it were almost a kind of music; familiar to the rapturous oratory found in many churches. In this way, it touches without having to actually say anything, such these tag lines:
“This Is Our Moment” and “This Is Our Time.”
Just reading these words can bring on a swell of exultation as if one feels that they are the threshold of some great historical triumph- until you think about the words; just who constitutes the group labeled “Our?” Furthermore, just what is the significance of this particular moment in time?
Hope is a desire accompanied by an expectation of fulfillment, or if personified, someone on which hopes are centered. Faith is believing in allegiance to duty or a person, fidelity to one's promises. It is also a belief and trust in, and loyalty, to God.
By cleverly interchanging the context in how these words are used, Obama and his campaign handlers have sought to morph the individual’s “hope” and “faith” for change into a spiritual message that Obama himself is the best “hope” for bringing “change” to America. This artful manipulation of words transforms his campaign podium into a virtual pulpit.
The experience of history is that the greatest leaders are in a sense the greatest followers. That is, they see something greater than themselves to follow. The question is, just what is it that Obama sees greater than himself?
Faith and Hope say that there is a God and he is the final arbiter, but Obama’s use of faith & hope are misleading. Again, we are forced to ask, on what does he place his hope, and where does he place his faith? What is Obama’s vision for America?
It is not comforting to project Obama’s image for America’s future from his viewpoint of where we are now. While most of us would say God Bless America, Obama’s former pastor and “sounding board” says God D@%$ America!
Thus, when Obama preaches from the podium moralizing about our supposed national sins and how Progressives will remake America, all should behold his unspecified “change” with great trepidation.
Our strategy is to destroy the enemy from within, to conquer him through himself - Adolf Hitler
Even a partial list of events that has brought America to her present situation, makes it plainly evident that the Left has been working to destroy the nation from within.
While it is important to point out the strategies used to bring about the loss of these things, it is easy to be drawn into the darkness that the Left has outlined for why they do what they do. To argue with people who believe their minds are enlightened, but instead are so profoundly dark is foolish.
In the case of Obama and his vision for America, what is necessary is to set a different vision rather than flail away in the darkness trying to get the upper hand, arguing against their vacuous claims and assertions.
The Left will never accept a point of view outside their own no matter how many or how solid the facts are against them. The Left simply has a hidden agenda that preclude honest and forthright debate. Their efforts to pass laws on "hate-speech" and restrictions to free speech are proofs of their deception.
The truth is that America is a noble nation, a hard working nation, which cares about others because that is what God commands us to do.
America has spent more treasure, spilled more of her own precious blood to free more of the world’s tyrannically oppressed people than any other nation in history.
America has never done this for profit, although some individuals have, but because this work is seen as a duty to a cause and to an authority greater than ourselves. The cause is always liberty and the authority is always God because it was He who made us all free.
And it is in this freedom that America has prospered. Through our ingenuity and our individual industry, free to be the best we can individually, and as a nation, we have grown to be the envy of the world.
That is the truth about America of which we can be proud. That is the light which displaces the Left’s darkness. No one is afraid to enter a darkened room after the light is on.
About the Authors.....
Perry Hicks is a former Mississippi Coast resident and was a correspondent for the old Gulfport Star Journal. He has appeared on Fox News Channel. Perry has also hosted his own radio talk show on the auto industry with a mix of politics. Perry is a former college professor and is GCN's Washington correspondent on stories of national importance with local interests. His articles can be found in the GCN Archive.
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Keith Burton is the owner and editor of GulfCoastNews.com, which is based in Biloxi, MS.