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All of mankind fell as the result of one original sin. The lie was told by the serpent, who was somehow trusted by the woman. It was passed on to the man by the woman, who was trusted by the man. It represented a failure, of both man and woman, to properly think, keeping in mind the clear instructions of God, and thus properly discerning the wrongdoing right in front of their eyes. A lie is opposition to truth, and God is the center of all truth, and indeed is the Truth. Sin is opposition to God. All sin, of whatever variety, involves acceptance of a lie.
The sin of Adam and Eve was the first inheritable sin, which is called Original Sin, and which remains an inherited sin staining the soul of all unbaptized people today. An inheritable sin may be thought of as a cultural sin, because it can infect a whole people, or a whole nation, or a whole culture, just as the sin of Adam and Eve infected all of mankind.
In the days before the flood, men turned from God, they practiced iniquity with increasing impunity, they raised their sons in iniquity, and they all became so disgusting to God that He destroyed them with the flood.
Something similar happened with Sodom and Gomorrah. Some may argue that the children there didn't know any better, but the bottom line was that a whole people had been made disgusting to God, and He destroyed them all. The children knew only what their elders taught them, and what they were taught was the goodness of sin and the joyful practice of iniquity. Thus, they were disgusting.
The Jews, led by Moses, only entered the Promised Land after undergoing a purification, or purgation - a worldly sort of purgatory - in which a whole generation had to die off before the remnant could enter. It required forty years of penitential suffering and wandering in the desert to sufficiently train and purify the remnant. Even Moses himself was denied entry, for nothing unclean could follow Joshua and enter into the Promised Land of Israel.
There are many, many other similar Scriptural stories related to people turning from God, being punished, returning to God, being rewarded, all seemingly related to physical, earthly success and failure being tied directly to spiritual goodness and sin. When people align their will with the will of God, they are successful, and when they oppose the will of God, they fail, in the physical world.
The example of America follows the pattern exactly. This Christian Nation is the one that drew Alexis de Tocqueville to write his Democracy in America, a treatise on the sudden and unparallelled "greatness" of the new nation of America on the world stage. What he found, through careful study and observation, was that the astounding ascent of American economic power stemmed from the "goodness" of the American people. And that goodness of the American people stemmed from their open, unabashed and even proud following of Christian faith.
The American people, he found, lived their Christian faith.
And he then predicted that when the American people ceased to be good, America would cease to be great, as a nation. You have only to look around to see that he was right.
While most European nations were either being
America was, at the same time, encouraging all Christians to worship as they pleased. Even the original Colonies, which were officially established as Christian denominational theocracies were radically different from their European counterparts. America's colonial theocracies were established to prevent government from interfering with the practice of religion, not the reverse. The Colonists didn't want any government to one day order the people of the Colony how or whether to worship God.
New immigrants to the American Colonies were left to worship as they pleased.
Today, all of this is reversed. The American government, quite officially, opposes all open Christian religiosity and all open religious expression and public religious practice, even despite the Constitutional right to free religious exercise. This trend has fed cultural rot to the extent that it is no longer obvious to any objective observer that the American people are "good." Nor is the current American economy worth more than a plugged nickel.
So the two Inheritable Lies that undid European goodness and greatness, and that the new nation in America avoided and escaped, were:
Religion is the source of morality, and the once common guiding ethos of the American people was Christian at its core, and that was the source of American national greatness. When our moral standard began the long slide into the gutter our national greatness went right along with it.
By now it should be crystal clear to everyone still capable of critical thinking that Comrade President Obama, peace be upon him, is and always has been a Marxist. You show me a Marxist and I'll show you a MEJTML14 . No one should be surprised at this late date over the discovery of yet another of his official pronouncements that is discovered to be a lie. It is in his nature to lie; lying is what Marxists just naturally do.
Less well recognized, at least yet, is his affinity for Islam, which he clearly prefers over Christianity, Judaism or any other religion, but not as much as his love of atheistic Marxism. This is a dichotomy he wrestles with, but history has shown close linkages between Islam and Marxism in the past, as weird as that may seem to some. Again, as with Marxism, you show me a well schooled Moslem and I'll show you an IEJTML15 . Moslems, like Marxists, have to lie, lest all the non-Moslem world discover too early the true conquering goal of Islam.
Besides his own personally invented lies - and they are legion - Obama has and is capitalizing on every inheritable lie told in the last hundred years or so, since the ascendency of the Progressive strain of Marxism in America.
The Cornucopia of Well Established Lies that preexisted the ascent of Obamunism enabled and supported the Obamunist demolition of American Constitutional law, civil law, religious freedom, cultural morality, the American economy, American national credit, the free market, private health care, private business, the job market, etc., ad infinitum, over the last five years. These may be thought of as cultural lies or inheritable lies, because the larger culture had already become so imbued with them that they seemed natural, true, and axiomatic. Not thought about any more; just accepted as true.
Ready to be taken advantage of and magnified for evil motives.
The "Racist America" lie is perhaps the most pernicious and successful inheritable lie ever foisted upon the American citizenry and upon the larger world. The original Democrat Party was born promoting slavery and racism, and the original Republican Party was born promoting abolition and racial equality. The Democrat Party would later metamorphosize into the Marxocrat Party, and the Republican Party would later metamorphosize into a pure political Party with no particular guiding principles, other than to try to win political contests against the Marxocrats, always from a purely defensive posture.
Yet, today, the original Party of slavery and racism has used Marxist-dominated educational indoctrination and Marxist-dominated news media propaganda to turn the tables and make themselves look like the sole champions of racial equality against a nation and a world full of white racial animosity.
It's all a giant, destructive, class-warfare lie.
Slavery was forced upon the Colonies in the first place. The Colonists abolished the slavery practice, only to have their anti-slavery law overruled by the King of England, and so the great moral debate over slavery heated up and culminated in America ending slavery, at great cost in human life and national treasure.
Here's a little research assignment for you: What other nation, in all of world history, ever fought such a long, protracted, bloody civil war with itself for the sole purpose of freeing slaves?
What? None? Not even one?
How is it then, that America is always held to be racist, with a completely racist history, even after American white men were killed and disabled in action, by the tens of thousands, going to actual war against their own brothers and fathers and sons, all in order to free black men from the cruel bondage of slavery? America is the only nation in world history to ever do such a thing.
Please don't give me any crap about Secession as the reason for the Civil War; the sole reason for the whole Secession position was the slavery issue; slavery was the only thing Secession was about.
Here's another one for you: What British or European nation ever elected a black man as President or Prime Minister? What African or Asian nation ever elected a white man as President or Prime Minister?
What? None? Not even one?
How is it that predominantly white America elected a black man as President, twice, and yet America is universally held to be somehow racist, while all these other nations are not? Could it be a lie?
How about British and European nobility - was there any racial intermarriage there, any non-white noble titles, any non-white kings or queens?
What? None? Not even one?
So why do they all seem to hold America to be uniquely racist among nations? (It's a lie.)
The truth of the matter is that all nations and all races have individuals who are racist, and who are anti-racism, and who are lukewarm on the issue. Within any nation and within any race, as within any population, racism will be strong where morality is weak, and racism will be weak where morality is strong. As we've said before, the best morality in existence is found within the Judeo-Chrisitian Ethos. Racism, like any other sin, can never be eliminated, but it can be ameliorated, and that is best done when and where high morality is supported.
The Marxocrats falsely claim that their political Party will, if the voters allow, absolutely eliminate racism, and perfect mankind, remaking man in a new Marxocrat image. They lie. What their lie is covering up is the Marxocrat incitement to racism, to keep racism alive as another form of Class Warfare in America. They seize any opportunity, and in fact they will manufacture opportunity to point to any white on the Right and scream "RACISM" for the cameras. Race mongers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have made lucrative careers out of keeping American blacks alienated against the nation in general and white Americans in particular. It's job 1.
The "Haves" versus "Have-Nots" class lie is right in there with the Racist America lie, stirring animus against another non-existent "class" of citizens. It's the old rich-get-richer while poor-get-poorer song, falsely implying permanently fixed classes of the rich and the poor. Which is, in and of itself, another lie.
Almost everyone who is rich, by whatever means you define rich, was at some time in his life, poor. Many who are today poor were once rich. Wealth itself, whether at the individual level or the national level, is not even fixed and permanent, so there can be no such thing as a rigid, never changing "class" of rich people or poor people. At least not in Constitutional America.
The "rich" people this year, according to the IRS, are not necessarily even the same people who were "rich" the year before. Marxists see wealth (incorrectly) as a fixed pie in need of being "fairly" divided up so that everyone gets an equal share. In truth, wealth is not fixed, but extremely variable and constantly changing, both at the individual and national levels.
The minute you seize it and divide it up, you kill it, and thereby impoverish everyone.
In point of fact, America was founded, intentionally, as the first classless nation with no nobility and no special privileged classes, in order to guarantee American citizen equality. The hidden purpose behind the Marxist lie creating the "Haves" and "Have-Nots" straw-villain classes of citizens is to:
As I said, that is precisely what the Founders sought to avoid, as shown by the Declaration. And that is what the Framers specifically made illegal through the Constitution.
From Article I Section 9 of the American Constitution:
What this means is we will have no kings, no queens, no nobility, no special classes of privileged aristocrats or anyone treated differently before the law. Including government officials and employees.
Show me the Marxist or Socialist, or any other nation that has no ruler and no ruling class that is treated differently under the nation's laws than the common citizenry.
I'd like to see it.
(The only reason that current America has a ruling class of government officials and government employees, and a subservient class of everyone else, is that the Democrat Party is Marxist, and the Republican Party is completely devoid of principle. The Constitution forbids it, but there is no one in Washington who will even so much as try to do anything at all about it.)
The Absolute Social Justice Lie is such a long lived, multifaceted inheritable lie that it is difficult to pinpoint its true origin. As soon as you say Marx invented it, you might remember the social Egalitarianism promoted by the French Revolution. But then, you might remember similar sounding "equal rights" expounded by Luther and Munzer in the Reformation. But, why stop there?
Was not the original lie of the serpent in the Garden, promising the victim that she would " ... be like gods ..." a false promise of achieving a sort of social equality with God?
Our Social Justice webpage was inspired by Pope Francis' call for global Marxist redistributionism in his Evangelii Gaudium, which we discussed in Evangelizing for World Communism. He indicated in paragraph 190 that the whole of the planet is for the whole of humanity, and that the "more fortunate" of the planet should renounce property rights for the benefit of the less fortunate. He prayed for politicians, financiers and giant programs to achieve equal distribution of income, jobs, health care and education, everywhere. Pure Marxism, coming from a Pope of the Catholic Church.
What I fear this Pope might do is sell off all the Vatican art and treasure and use the proceeds to feed the poor. If he does that, the very next day, what he will have is the same (or greater) number of hungry mouths needing to be fed, and an already impoverished Church.
Marxist Social Justice, or absolute Social Justice, is, of course, beyond impractical; it is impossible. Communist Utopia is and always was a silly pipe dream. We said as much in the Great Communist Lie page. This is not charity; far from it.
Again, like racism, inequality of property and social status can never be fully achieved; it is a problem that can only be ameliorated by the application and encouragement of high morality. Again, the highest morality in the world is from the Judeo-Christian Ethos, which is born of Judeo-Christian religion.
The very best example in world history of Social Justice for a national citizenry would be the American Civil Rights established first in the American Declaration of Independence. FDR muddied the American Social Justice waters with his Four Freedoms, followed closely by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, all of which were inspired by impractical yet popular Marxist social thinking. And all Marxist social thinking is intended to promote envy and eventual class warfare. That's all it is.
The unrecognized menace of Marxism is an inheritable lie. Almost nobody seems to see Marxist ideology as any serious threat to liberty, property, even life itself. Marxist redistribution and social justice is seen as nothing more than another political opinion among the many. The fact that Marxist notions predominate in the Democrat Party and are not absent in the Republican Party alarms no one. There is no widely recognized threat of Marxism. No one sees the true threat to national and world freedom that Marxism represents.
Certainly not the moron vote.
The unrecognized menace of Islam is another inheritable lie. Everyone believes the "Islam is a religion of peace" lie, even despite what the Koran has to say about itself. There is no widely recognized threat of Islam in America, and that fact presents another mortal danger to America, and to the whole world.
The unrecognized threat of cultural degradation presents a myriad of inheritable lies working their poison. No one sees the threat of moral degradation as affecting every other aspect of human existence. What has happened to our once proud national ethos?
It is gone, replaced by the ethos of BMDFP10 and Marxocrats. Having abandoned America's Founding Principles and her Constitutional Principles, we have largely replaced them with MPAV16 , and no one seems to see any problem with that. We now even have multiple Popes seemingly encouraging the creation of a new WBESSWG17 system, and actually believing that it will be good, as in, better than everything we see now.
What can I say?
What we need is a religious highly principled leader who can lead us into a No Party America, and who will boldly take it to the enemy and turn this situation around. It will require taking both Houses of Congress and the Presidency away from the Political Parties. It will take guts.
There is no pleasant or non-painful way to break the social addiction of all of the entitle-istas, who have been indoctrinated, propagandized and literally trained to expect a life-long train of ever increasing government benefits.
Pray for Sarah Palin, that she might be the one, and that the Lord increase her discernment, judgment and call.
Pray for Col. Alan West, that he might be the one, and that the Lord might increase his discernment, judgment and call.
Pray for Ted Cruz, that he might be the one, and that the Lord might increase his discernment, judgment and call.
Pray for Mike Lee, that he might be the one, and that the Lord might increase his discernment, judgment and call.
Pray to the Lord for you and me, and all of our contemporaries, that we might have a better worthiness of such a leader, and the strength to support them and get behind them.
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