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Civilization and anti-civilization

Civilization can and will rise again in America, because the enemies of civilization are resorting to desperate, and futile, measures.

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America must decide, in this and immediate future elections, whether she will live or die. America in fact seems to suffer from an illness that plagues every civilization sooner or later. Sadly, this illness usually proves terminal, as happened to the Roman Empire in 454, and the Byzantine Empire in 1453. But the enemies of civilization are getting desperate, and that desperation alone shows how American civilization can come back.

Recent events regarding American civilization

The desperation of the enemies of American civilization shows up in two reports over the last twenty-four hours. First we hear from CNN that Barack Obama will refuse to campaign actively this Midterms. He says he wants to focus more on a new foundation that bears his name, and on something called a “Democracy Forum.” What he really wants to avoid is the humiliation of endorsing candidates who will go down to defeat. If he genuinely thought those candidates could win (by any means, fair or foul), he would campaign. This alone shows further proof that the enemies of civilization, whom he represents, have lost their baseline. And he knows it.

He goes so far, as do his Democratic Party friends, as to say that democracy itself is under threat. Well, let’s examine that statement critically. Whoever makes it, doesn’t realize – or wants Americans to forget – that America is not a democracy. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for dinner. Furthermore, democracy inevitably falls apart and leads, in worst case, to oligarchy. And that is how Obama acts and thinks – as an oligarch. So when he says “democracy is under threat,” he admits that people won’t obey him anymore.

Obama declares his enmity – in lying words

Why we won’t obey him anymore, goes to why CNAV calls him an enemy of American civilization. Because we also have a transcript of an “executive session” that took place after the Copenhagen Democracy Summit in June. The summary of that transcript comes from Eric Thompson at the newsletter Finish the Race. To a small group of fellow globalists, he allegedly said:

Sometimes it just turns out they’re mean, they’re racist, they’re sexist, they’re angry. And your job is then to just beat them because they’re not persuadable.

By to beat Obama means to defeat electorally. That is, if he doesn’t mean to defeat in some other way, by bringing false charges calculated to disqualify someone from seeking office. The FBI is trying to do that to Donald Trump, after the Democrats in Congress tried to disqualify him on impeachment for, and conviction of, an offense tantamount to treason. (They didn’t have two thirds of the Senate.)

“Mean,” “racist,” “sexist,” all these adjectives come from Critical Theory. Which is a classic Marxist attack on any civilization, with a view to replacing it. But notice that he says we are “not persuadable.” That means he cannot persuade us. The CNN report said he once hoped he could. No more. How else to interpret this evaluation of him:

His pitch is a more dispirited take on the hopeful pitch he used to make – that Democratic ideas are more popular and that the more people who vote, the better Democratic candidates will do.

The detailed lies

Actually Obama gave more details a week and a half ago, again according to Dan Merica at CNN. Much of what he said then at a fundraiser in San Francisco is not worth mentioning. But this excerpt from Merica’s piece is:

Obama argued in San Francisco that elections in the United States and around the world extend “beyond any particular issue” and are actually “a contest between those of us who believe in a vision of society in which each individual is treated with equal worth and equal dignity” and an opposing side “that has everything to do with tribe and race and sect and power and violence.”

Did he really think he could sell the notion that globalism is about treating “each individual … with equal worth and equal dignity”? No, sir. Globalism is about a handful of the wealthiest people in the world creating one government, which they can control. Everything else Obama says about “tribe and race” is more Critical Theory. But when he mentions the word sect, now he’s talking about the one philosophical force that threatens globalism the most. That force is Christianity.

Christianity does urge its followers to treat “each individual … with equal worth and equal dignity.” Thomas Jefferson echoed that in the Declaration of Independence. “All men are created equal,” he said. Obama doesn’t believe that. His program was about organized theft. And in embracing globalism, he has allied himself with bigger thieves.

Attack on the engine of civilization

Which brings us to the second report that came out early this morning. Mr. Erick-Woods Erickson, who still doesn’t quite understand what he’s looking at, nevertheless identified another attack on American civilization. He might not recognize it for what it is, but he does see it as a source of conflict. He also knows that the Democrats, who are simpatico with it, are making a mistake.

To be specific, he sees “pregnancy centers,” which are the Christian answer to abortion mills, coming under physical attack. Happily he describes those centers accurately, for what they do – and don’t do – for the women who come to them. But to the political left, they are somehow engaging in fraud – precisely because they will not end a pregnancy. So we hear of Democratic Party office holders actually saying the law should not allow them to exist. And, as is typical of the left, certain people – you know the type; they were the school bullies – take that matter into their own hands. They spray-paint obscene slogans; they break windows; they throw firebombs, and sometimes they threaten the staff with murder.

Yet the FBI refuses to investigate, saying that is a local law-enforcement matter. But they do investigate anyone who protests outside the other kind of clinic, that ends young lives. In fact they break down doors and scare their families out of their wits, charging violation of a law that is itself selective.

Population as theater of war – once again

Mr. Erickson sees this as radicalizing. What he doesn’t see is what the physical attacks, and this selective application of the law, represent.

Childbearing and child-rearing are the engine of civilization. Everyone eventually dies, so the members of a civilization must raise up new generations and pass along their values to them. The enemies of civilization – meaning the globalists – know this. That is why they support anything and everything that discourages childbearing and child-rearing. That includes the “right” to end a pregnancy at any time, for any reason or no reason.

The globalists had one complete success among the countries over which they now hold sway: the United States of America. The decision in Jane Roe v. Henry Wade (1973) made America the most “permissive” country on earth in this regard. Then came Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (2022), which erased that success.

The attacks on pregnancy centers date from that decision, and that cannot be a coincidence. Nor can anyone of good heart, excuse these attacks. More than that, the selective application and writing of the law can have one motive only: to prevent childbearing.

Remember Representative “AOC” lamenting that “we’re not having kids”? She was really lamenting that those on her side were not having kids, but we are. So forget her lament; it’s totally insincere. Otherwise she would never sign on to a bill that codifies abortion on demand for any reason or no reason.

Civilization rises

If the enemies of civilization must take such drastic measures, they’ve already lost. They’ve lost because enough of us have discovered the false lessons the globalists have been teaching our children. But to make sure they lose, we must actively embrace Christian precepts of governance and law. Complacency is never appropriate, and is an ever-present hazard.

In fact, complacency kills civilizations. Rome grew in numbers and strength as long as Rome remembered that she had adversaries. Beginning with Emperor Commodus, Rome forgot that. So Rome’s people gave themselves over to the pleasures of the flesh – with the result we all know.

Today the globalists promote the pleasures of the flesh, and anything that stalls the engine and weakens the structure. They get away with this because too many people consider them part of civilization. But they’re not, and we know it. Donald Trump was the first President in recent memory to remind us.

The challenge is that they now know we know. Hence Barack Obama’s lament that “democracy is under threat.” Hence also the deliberate provocation of the pregnancy center attacks. But again, these are desperate acts by a losing side. Now we must press our advantage, and look beyond this election. The future belongs to us, so long as we do not lose sight of it.

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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.

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