I was asked again today why I as a Christian vote the way I do.
I won’t try to convince you to vote the way I do but I can tell you why.
There are two basic interpretations of the world that have shaken out (loosely) into two national parties. Neither is perfect: neither is “God’s Party” but the distance between the two is powerful and worthy of a bit of history.
The present lock down is a general strike of the kind that had been practiced by the Democrats hundreds of times through American history, generally alongside violent rioting.
It’s a shock to people to find out this has been a preferred method for the Democrats to bring about policy changes without due process, but do a few searches and you will be satisfied that it’s true. This tool of conquest has been used through the history of our nation, often causing economic collapse and precipitating war.
In theory, if the economy is not shut down by strike and violence the people will not revolt and overthrow the government. They need to be hungry and afraid and so businesses being destroyed grants both at the same time.
We all feel bad when Democrats burn down family businesses but it is crucial to their method. Businesses create wealth, and wealth gives the individual independence from the state. The intent can range from scientific oligarchy to an agrarian utopia but the means is the same: systemic collapse.
These means were commonly applied in the days of Stalin (in the U.S.) and were still incredibly popular through the 1960s. Burn things down, blow things up, kill people, get woke, force change.
The American people, especially as manifested in the Republican party politics for 160 years, have avoided the disintegration of the nation and the abrogation of individual and personal rights. These rights are prohibitive to a truly anarcho-socialist utopian revolution.
As all know, these revolutions, those principles of government, they don’t work. They don’t work because in reality they are just another form of monarchy and totalitarianism. (In the final analysis what they want is a cultic heresy, a religious community draped in the language of sharing and equality when in truth it demands a universal servitude to a centralized power.)
In the end, the American people and not the government, eventually put an end to it. We’ve just never been crazy enough as a people to drink the poisoned cool aid and give up being free people for the reich or the soviets.
The nazis (nationalistic socialists) and the communists are mere inches apart theoretically (currently available in the form of ANTIFA and a hundred splintered, supporting factions) but the two have always been at war because both want to rule the people after the revolution. (Sometimes battles between groups are not ideological; they’re just about who gets to be King when the blood is dry.)
In the United States, both have been folded into the Democratic Party by political necessity.They simply don’t have the numbers to be effective as distinct political parties or groups.
They had always been sympathetic movements but until then the civil rights issues had kept them apart. Republicans were for civil rights but powerfully against communism, socialism and encroachments upon constitutionally protected freedoms. Once the Democratic parties intent to maintain segregation and Jim Crow laws failed, the socialist and communist movements we’re absorbed into the historical party, contemporary examples being Bernie Sanders, AOC and the Squad.
The Democratic Party is the party of slavery (agrarian socialism), the party of segregation, the party against civil rights and against the free market economy. The party that worships as ideal the learning of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome as opposed to Christian civilization.
As to how the Democratic Party slid so far to the social left, after moderates Kennedy and LBJ sided with the Republicans in the early 1960s during the civil rights movement, it forced the Democrats to absorb social liberals and progressives to save the party.
African Americans had until that time, voted uniformly Republican. The shift took place during that era as the ideology of the nation moved toward seeing the economic divide between business and labor as being definitive of politics in general, something that was never true.
Reagan of course was the answer to this shifting Democratic synthesis that arrived in the form of Jimmy Carter: a southern, baptist, socialist, progressive, liberal, peanut farmer that nearly destroyed the country.
Reagan, a republican, presbyterian, free market, anti-racist, pro-life, free speech, law and order governor from California was the answer to Carter’s socialist ideals.
The Reagan era was an era of remembering. Remembering the real history of the country and confronting the false narratives of the left.
The Republican party hasn’t changed significantly in any of its fundamental policies for 160 years: Anti-slavery, anti-racism, freedom of the person, freedom of thinking, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, a free market, strong businesses for a happy and wealthy people (this kind of thing can actually be planned), protecting the church as beneficial institution, a strong national defense, strong law and order at the local level (to support the market and so the general well being and personal affluence of the people), scientific advancement in service of the economy, opportunity for personal advancement, strong and protected families with a parents rights intact, and a civil society conducive to those ends.
The Democratic Party these days does not support the Jim Crow laws they created but still support many revised segregation policies especially in the universities. Segregated dorms for example, are back, and supported by Democratic colleges, judges and legislators. It works within the present democratic confederacy of socialists, LGBTQ, communists and anarchists because the fundamental worldview, the most basic assumptions about people and the world are still the same.
Which is why the fundamental pivot, the key that holds the entire political frankenstein together, is abortion.
If not for abortion rights the entire monstrosity would fall apart.
If not for the devaluation of human life and the government protected right to kill violently the weakest and most vulnerable among us there would be no such party.
It is what holds them all together.
Why do so many Biden voting Democrats hate Pelosi and Shumer? Because they along with Biden are the old, pre-merger Democrats that still hold some fascination with traditional Americanism.
It is still the party in which people can bind themselves together against the lives of innocent children, the integrity of the nuclear family, against God and country, to protect human trafficking through its legitimization, tacit approval of the opioid epidemic destroying our children, defunding the police but then taking away the weapons we use to protect the weak and the innocent, the encouragement of violence in the streets as the means to the advancement of their agenda, of a general fear that every person has to have of their neighbor because the social environment created through their policies creates a provocation for division and aggression.
Be very clear, abortion today is justified at the heart of the Democratic Party in the same spirit as American slavery. The only thing that has changed is the object of their dehumanization and predatory behavior.
In the old America, there were slave states and there were free states. The free states and the people of those states never owned slaves nor did they permit slavery. Their thinking was different and so their laws were different. Our thinking needs to be different now.
At the end of the day, I think in the most important ways – both parties have remained largely the same, one of them tragically so.