Redford and Streisand helped lead us into the midnight darkness of our cultural effeminacy with “The Way We Were”. Well if the photo up top doesn’t catapult you into “The Way We Are”, please have another cup of coffee. The Midnight Mission is literally struggling to feed the starving consequences of Liberalism in California…much the same as the EMT and Emergency Room doctors and nurses are struggling to save the victims of Liberalism in Chicago. Guns aren’t killing young black kids in Chicago. Corrupt Liberal and Establishment Politicians are!
Liberalism is like the abusive parent who beats and starves the child, and then blames the child for her own bruises and starvation. EXACTLY the way they mercilessly savaged our President during his first 300 days, and then have the audacity and gall to try and hang their failings on him. All the while, the circle of their devastation grows wider and deeper. It’s almost as if they have grown completely oblivious to the vortex of death they are sucking the rest of the world into. And it is a spiritual fault line that makes the San Andreas Fault seem like a mere fissure, ripping apart relationships, destroying families, and ruining lives like no plague on earth ever could. How in the world did we get from the way we were, to The Way We Are? I know…
But before I share what I know, I thought you would get a chuckle from this timely note from Tim yesterday. (Paul is my real name)
I’ve heard some of you ask, “is it possible for those on the left to change their beliefs”?
I know it often feels like they won’t but today I wanted to share an encouraging story with you.
A few weeks ago, Ken Stern, the former CEO of the liberal National Public Radio, talked about his move from the left to the right. In his interview he cited a speech Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham had given as influencing the start of his thinking shift.
“I read at one point a comment by the fellow who runs Heritage Action, and he did a speech in which he said, ‘The problem with the people in the Acela corridor,’ which speaks to me, ‘is that they don’t know the awesomeness of America.’ And I said, ‘I want that. I want to see the awesomeness of America.’ So I asked a friend, Tucker Carlson. I went to him and said, ‘Tucker, where am I going to find the awesomeness of America?’ And he said, ‘Go pig hunting in Texas.’ And that had not occurred to me. …”
Stern later went on to write the book “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right.”
I share this story as encouragement that even far-left leaders can change their beliefs.
Thank you for letting me be your voice in Washington.
Chief Operating Officer
Heritage Action for America
I don’t really believe that one has to go pig hunting in Texas to find the awesomeness of America, but I am attending a hog roast in Ilion, NY next Saturday to protest Cuomo’s nefarious and unconstitutional Safe Act. So maybe Tyler’s onto something? By the way, I’m assuming we all know by now that when the Left tries to sell us something, they label it the polar opposite of what we actually end up paying for.
It’s a three-part answer to the question of how we’ve gotten ourselves to The Way We Are; Vatican ll, Roe v Wade, and the replacement of Prayer with Communists in the classroom…all three represent the most direct and horrifically grotesque affront and obscenest gesture imaginable to the very One our first President acknowledged as the “great Lord and Ruler of Nations” in his 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation (posted here on Thanksgiving). All three the work of Satan himself, via the Left…wittingly or otherwise. I can safely assure you that the Black Friday Mobs, weekly mass shootings, and opioid epidemic would disappear like the leper’s sores Jesus healed over two thousand years ago if we turn as one society and right our three most egregious wrongs. Because our disease did not exist before these sinful transgressions! Behold the fruit ~ 1) The Seat of Peter has been turned into a Gay Bath House. 2) Babies are murdered for their organs…and worse. 3) The children who survive are civically illiterate and taught to hate their country!
THINK> We now have a President who loves us, and especially those of us who love our country enough to die for her. But what good does that do if we don’t love ourselves enough to honor the blessings we have been given by allowing the Left to set the narrative and call the tune we’ve all danced to for the past fifty years? That’s not Love my friend, that’s self-loathing.
“In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human success, but rather on how much we have loved.” ~ Drawn from the Barnhardt Well. Drink to the very last drop, and then drink, and drink, and drink again. Then and only then will we finally arrive to The Way We Are.