What is it about fear that causes people to freeze in place and not take interest in the nation affairs? Once in a trance like state, fear causes people under its spell to cower and a nation to stand still as if time itself no longer existed. Saul Alinsky knew the power of fear and even wrote about it in his book, Rules For Radicals. What is going on today in America sickens those of us yet taken under fears spell in this politically correct world seemingly gone mad. Everywhere you look, people are abandoning their values and morality, judges are using their benches for immoral practices and legislation, and politicians are using fear as a weapon against the people. It is time to face our fears and rise up.
On March 4, 1933, at his inaugural address, Franklin Roosevelt quipped the phrase, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” as a means of reassuring the American people, that things would get better, once the people stopped panicking over the state of the economy and the run on the banks. Sound familiar? In 2015, nearly 82 years later, the White House insists that the economy is getting better, yet workers’ wages are stagnated and American workers buying power is greatly diminished. So why is it that a nation cannot provide jobs to its people? Is it the fear of the world markets, or is this fear now weaponized as a means to control the people based upon a progressive ideology that America is not exceptional? I believe the answer is the latter and that scares a lot of people including myself. The fear of what we have allowed ourselves to become is what holds us back.
In the Tactics chapter of Rules For Radicals, Saul Alinsky details a series of rules that when properly imposed, become the Progressive means to wage class, race, and anti-capitalist warfare against an unsuspecting nation and people. According to Alinsky, the fourth and fifth rules to make a person or organization do something are shown below.
“Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity; and
Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who react to your advantage.”
Today, there are many things to be fearful of. Terrorism, the economy, illegal aliens violating our borders, lack of job growth, the selling of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood, sanctuary cities, discrimination, sexism, over taxation, data mining, burdensome regulations, religious persecution, the nuclear Iran deal, the growing threat from an expanding China and Russia, and last but not least the very close and present danger of our own government. So, of all the things to be fearful of in the short term, I believe that our out of control and lawless government poses the greatest threat to the American people, to their freedom and to their liberty. The telltale signs are everywhere, yet people seem to be paralyzed by their own fear, or more concerned about their own self-preservation, then that of the greater good, which is exactly what our government officials are counting on.
The use of powerful words such as racist, sexist, misogynist, or other freezing phrases such as anti-muslim and anti-gay, are the weapons of choice by progressives to force social change and make you care. It is not about debate and the rule of law. It’s their way or the highway. Conform now or else. Take the ethnic movement, “Black Lives Matter” for example. Now, because of the stigma associated with this movement, most people are afraid to call them out for the racism they spout and the hate that they profess.
Hatched out of the Ferguson riots false narrative, “Hands up don’t shoot,” the “Black Lives Matter” movement has been allowed free reign to shut down free speech, block traffic and directly influence unstable individuals through social media to take violent action against law enforcement professionals. All of this madness really scares people, but fails to get at the heart of their alleged grievances because people realize this movement is unfounded, will not help people of color and quite frankly, hope it will just go away in time. Bad actors and actions never go away easy as we’ve seen previously, and we will have to face this darkness with the truth.
Here is the case in point where flipping the “Black Lives Matter” movement on its head is useful in exposing them for the fraud that they are. Specifically, if “Black Lives Matter,” why are the black-on-black crimes in places like Chicago, Baltimore, Washington and Los Angles up in epic proportions? Additionally, if “Black Lives Matter,” why are so many black babies being aborted? So, if people of sound minds would peel back the onion, they will all see that this movement is solely based in hate and racism, and nothing else.
On another front this past week, an elected official by the name of Kim Davis in Kentucky made the headlines on most news outlets across the country, after she objected to issuing a marriage license to a gay couple, based upon her religious right of conscience. Subsequently, and in typical Chicago style strong arm politics, a liberal judge ordered Ms. Davis to issue the marriage license to the couple or face going to jail. Ms. Davis voted her conscience, stood firm, and is now behind bars.
The actions against Ms. Davis are unprecedented and were taken as a means of sending a strong arm message to the American people. Get on board with gay marriage or else. Today, people in this great nation are now being forced to choose between their jobs and their religion, the exception being of course granted to members of today’s politically correct “protected religion.” For people of the Christian faith, the action against Ms. Davis is a direct attack on all of us. We must realize it, face our fear and rise up against the progressive hypocrisy that aims to marginalize who we are and what we believe. It is time to openly ridicule progressives for the charlatans that they are and expose their hypocrisy. We will use their rules against them and they will not be able to counterattack.
[mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] this past week came out in support of Ms. Davis and her choice of invoking her religious conscience. Why is it that a person has to give up their freedoms when they work for the government? Isn’t this concept actually counter to the very principles of freedom and liberty defined in our constitution which men and women have fought and died for? I believe they are. However, progressive hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Take the examples of Mr. Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, and our President, Barack Obama, who have refused to enforce immigration laws, having established “sanctuary cities” for illegal aliens. Why has a Federal Judge not ordered them and other elected officials to uphold their oath and enforce federal law? Why have they not been told if they do not do so, they must resign or face going to jail, just as Ms. Davis has. Speaking of a Federal Judge, take the instance of openly gay Texas Judge Tanya Parker, who refused to conduct straight-couple marriage ceremonies in her state until same-sex couple could wed. Why then was she not administered the same justice as Ms. Davis? The answer is clear. Today, elected officials [including judges whether elected or appointed] selectively enforce the laws that are important to them and ignore the ones that are not. As I said earlier, you will be made to care or else. Now if that does not make you afraid, it should. The question that remains is deeply personal. So if you don’t face your fear and rise up today to fight for freedom and liberty, what will you think of yourself tomorrow? What will you say if tomorrow is your judgment day?
Fear is just a word in the English language to describe the feeling of a perceived threat. Today, the threat is real and it is not “over there,” it is right here, right now. Bad policies by progressives are coming home to roost and they are using this conflict to fan the flames of hate, racism and deny the rule of law. I believe there are two types of people affected in this fight; those who will forget everything and run and those who will face their fears and rise in support of freedom and liberty. Where do you stand?
Colonel (Ret) John D. Vernon, USA, is the author of “Angels Watching Over Me” and the CEO, American Warrior Press. Learn more at http://americanwarriorpress.com and follow him on twitter @JOHNDVERNON1.