Unshackled

Just when it seemed as if the world was spinning out of control and that the crazy and confused culture of subjective reality was about to prevail in the United States, it all began to collapse.  We have witnessed a repeat performance an ancient drama that has been played out again and again on the stages of human history. The tyranny of wickedness cannot triumph indefinitely.

The fatal flaw of all sinister ideologies and false religions—from mythology to Islam and from liberalism and socialism to communism—is that leaders become so obsessed with gaining power and control that they overplay their hands until righteous people, burdened by their shackles, finally cast them off.

The last gasps of the Obama administration were silenced with the release of Robert Mueller’s report concluding the Democrat-concocted Russia probe. New battles are now being waged in statehouses across the Midwest and South against infanticide. Now, humane restrictions on abortion and regulations ending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood are being passed in one state after another. Court challenges are assured, but the brutality of abortion is finally being exposed and confronted.

In order to guard against a resurgence of liberalism, it’s important to recognize how American culture became so corrupt. Public schools and universities, along with Hollywood leftists and dishonest media have certainly been the prime movers, but widespread ignorance and apathy helped to pave the way.

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One fundamental mistake is made repeatedly by many Americans, even some professing Christians. We foolishly confuse liberalism with compassion and kindness instead of seeing it for what it really is—the promotion of sin leading to misery and death. Once challenged and questioned, liberals invariably reveal themselves for what they are.

Teens and young adults raised in turbulent homes are inherently prone to cast off all restraint and adopt some or all liberal ideals. But unless they establish careers with the Public Broadcasting System, an animal rights non-profit corporation or some other self-affirming organization, life in the real world quickly demonstrates the lie that liberalism can lead to a blissful existence and personal fulfillment free from turmoil.

The most common means of influence used by progressives are deceit, distortion, division and destruction. Deceit and distortion are common tools of our news media. Perhaps the most direct methods of presenting false information is the use of euphemisms and our culture is saturated with it. Abortion is repackaged as reproductive freedom and women’s healthcare, perversity is framed as sexual orientation and illegal immigrants are called undocumented workers, migrants or refugees.

News media also hide relevant facts about crime in our neighborhoods, especially those committed by illegal aliens. Self-styled national and local journalists habitually neglect to reveal the immigration status of drunk drivers and sex-offenders when there may be clear cause to question it. Neither will media outlets divulge the sexual orientation of an assailant or victim when the one’s lifestyle may be a factor in a crime.

Predictably, media networks are duplicitous in their distortion. If a violent crime can possibly be considered a hate crime, the label will invariably be implied if it is revealed that the victim is gay, lesbian, a racial minority or some other preferred class.

Progressives are behind most all conflict and contention in the United States today. Democrats in Washington and the media gleefully instigate division between races, religions, the two genders and economic classes routinely exaggerating inequality, with no regard to contextual circumstances. In doing so, they present themselves as guardians of fairness while shielding themselves from scrutiny and personal accountability.

Under the auspices of breaking down barriers, liberals undermine the very foundations of righteous government and cultural wholesomeness surreptitiously using their positions to benefit themselves. Barriers protect the good and the innocent and impede the infiltration of evil. And even the most vociferous Democrat opponents of a wall along the Mexican border rest securely behind austere walls and steel fences for protection.

Americans are by nature, tolerant of different cultures and perspectives, even those which are fundamentally dangerous and destructive. But there must be a healthy limit to tolerance. There simply is no virtue or sanity in tolerance of vice, crime, corruption or terrorism, as intelligent thinking people readily acknowledge.

One principle of human nature is now working to reverse decades of deceit, division, death and destruction perpetrated by insidious liberal Democrats. Once someone comes to see and know the truth, he cannot un-know it. Radical liberal extremism is being expressed from one end of the United States to another. President Trump has helped to pull back the curtain behind which the  dark motivation of liberals has been hiding. At last, ordinary people are discovering numerous other destructive schemes within our culture and shouting them from the rooftops.

A pastor friend once told me:

“Outside of the protection of God, there is no absolute security.”

Evil makes empty promises, but delivers only death and destruction. By this we know the source and character of liberalism and other forms of tyranny. The only effective antidote to the deceit, division and destruction of human ideologies and the sole cure for death is truth.

For those who may ask, “Where is truth?” It’s right where it has always been—in the infallible Word of God. Wise men and women seek Him and henceforth they are unshackled.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Timothy Buchanan is a US Navy veteran and the author of two published books, “The Threat from within: Denial of Truth” and “The Boobonic Plague.” He’s a former defense contractor, broadcast engineer, and he currently lives with his wife near the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.

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