To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Passive–aggressive behavior is characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct confrontation. ~ Wikipedia
I have a slightly different observation on the passive-aggressive where Christians are concerned.
The passive-aggressive Christian is characterized by the direct surrender to the demands of the Progressive Left in order to avoid a direct confrontation and/or risk offending those that are in the process of savaging, brutalizing, and destroying them.
If you’ve seen the Al Pacino movie Scarface, the bloody scene at the very end of the movie where Sosa’s army swarms and overwhelms Tony Montana’s compound is the perfect metaphoric visualization of Progressivism’s (Communism) destructive infiltration into a once strong and vital American culture. I have three recent experiences to share that will hopefully help to shed some corrective light…Remember that the Left is in lockstep & organized!
The Community 2000 “Trojan Horse”
The Marxist Principles are so completely antithetical to our “American way of life” they could and would never be applied or accepted by direct, above-board, open and honest means. So, pay close attention to groups and organizations popping up with “green”, “sustainable”, “community” catch words that appear to be for our own good. Nothing could be further from the truth! These are all fronts they use to pass through the community defense systems and build trust. They come bearing gifts…exactly as the ancient Trojans did. Behind the scenes they are working the soil, sowing the seeds of class warfare, along with the volatile mix of identity politics, envy, resentment and distrust. Here in Warwick they turned the April 20 Student Walk-Out into their own “Teach-in on Gun Control” as a voter registration event BEHIND the backs of the school administrators, supervisors, mayors, police officials, and THE PARENTS! http://www.warwickadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20180426/OPINION03/180429966/Are-political-groups-targeting-Warwick-children?
The “Progressive” Troll
In the very same week, two “Progressive” Trolls wandered onto the very revealing article Shorty authored for our Oath Keeper site, “What is Their Goal”. (scroll to comments) To the uninitiated and unsuspecting eye, Rich and DG appear to be nice fellows offering sage advice on how to avoid being played by those seeking to divide us. In reality, they are doing no such thing. In reality they are looking to muddy our waters and divide our ranks. To some degree they are successful to the extent Charlie questions my Christian values in how I dealt with their subterfuge.
The Wolf in Shepherd’s Clothing
Similarly, over at a great site for Catholic thinkers, Father Murray (no relation) put up a wonderful piece entitled “Of Truth & Idols” exposing the methods of a Pope whose reign has been tragically riddled with scandal, confusion and chaos surrounding his very words and deeds. Please link to Facebook at the bottom of the article and scroll to the most recent comments to find the exchange between my self and Francis-defender Mark Mallett. How clever the devil must be to cause us to disown our own senses and continue our grazing ever closer to our own slaughter.
Ann Barnhardt captures the “Nature of His (Devil’s) Game” in her usual brilliant fashion (MUST READ). And Zero Hedge puts up a great piece illustrating the important lesson of the day:
“Forced unity does not create peace, it creates conflict. Oppressive inclusiveness tends to escalate until a movement ends up devouring itself.”
We are in the fight for our lives brothers and sisters. We had better start acting our part…soon!
Blessed be the Lord, my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. ~ Psalm 144:1