When the Foundations Are Destroyed
Restoration and courage begin with recognizing spiritual reality.
“When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” —Psalm 11:3
What we are seeing happening here in America is not something new. We are seeing the results of decades of careful planning and subversion by a far-left vision to destroy the religious foundations of this nation. Our spiritual heritage goes back to the Mayflower Compact.
In 1620, the Pilgrims made a covenant — this new nation would be a holy nation in covenant with a Holy God. For centuries, we tried our best to live up to this ideal, failing often, but still trying. When we drifted from God, He used revivals to bring us back into relationship with Him (the First and Second Great Awakenings).
Yet other powers have been at work. At the turn of the 20th century, a group of about 100 people met above a restaurant in New York City. Their goal was to overthrow our Christian worldview with a “new” doctrine called Marxism. The new organization called itself the “Intercollegiate Socialist Society.”
The members, young at the time, would become very well known in years to come. They included Upton Sinclair (godfather of the organization), Jack London (author), Clarence Darrow (attorney), Walter Lippman (author), Eugene Debs (future Socialist Party candidate for president), and Walther Reuther (future president of the UAW), to name a few. Their goal: Establish socialist chapters on as many college campuses as possible.
The organization changed its name over the years, but its purpose never changed. It was to remake America by destroying the spiritual foundation of the nation. Future members of the organization were literally the “who’s who” in America. They infiltrated pulpits, businesses, universities, courts, unions, newspapers, and politics — every aspect of our nation was targeted. One member, Roger Baldwin, a communist, founded the American Civil Liberties Union.
Since 1905, these Marxists have succeeded in convincing several generations of our youth that America is corrupt and evil. They control Hollywood, the media, universities, and Big Tech. They bully people who will not bow to their ideology. They are masters at blame-shifting, accusing their political rivals of doing what they themselves are guilty of.
Remember the “collusion” with Russia that Donald Trump was accused of? In reality, we know now it was Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC that funded the propaganda. That’s sometimes called a “false flag” operation. The Left uses “psychological projection” and fear tactics to get Americans to do what we would not normally do. Think of mask mandates and total economic shutdowns to “save us” from the pandemic.
German philosopher Georg Hegel, an early socialist/Marxist, said, “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.” All the mistakes made by world leaders in the past — some with disastrous results — are being repeated today. Recall British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlin making a deal with Adolph Hitler thinking it would result in peace. It was not long before Hitler invaded Poland and World War II began.
Today, our president will not hold the bad actors of the world accountable for anything. China unleashes a global pandemic? No worries; he’s got your back. Russia, Iran, and North Korea clearly see that America is weak and vulnerable.
But it’s not too late. When Americans restore their spiritual foundation, we will have the courage and resolve to face our enemies. History bears this out.
Something to think about?
Correction: The ACLU was cofounded by Roger Baldwin, not Robert, as originally stated.
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