Danger Will Robinson!
This article is a re-edit of a simpler post I had written concerning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "Green New Deal" she had put forward.
As I reread the original post, I found that in some of my comments I came across quite "sharp". I do stand by my observations. And those that will develop more fully in this piece. If someone does not know where I am coming from in the sense of the background of where certain attitudes and lenses developed, it can be interpreted these are just one more example of another "angry conservative" or bigoted Christian. And in today's media climate, more than ever people of different opinions have been trained to shower those very labels against those they disagree with.
Both of these characterizations are very far from the truth by the way. Like..."as far as the east is from the west."
Yes, I am a Christian. Yes, I am "conservative" in my cultural views. There is one more thing that I am as well:
And today, I am going to help you be the same.
Honestly, I feel very sorry for Ms. Cortez. Seriously. When she is not staring down the President with hatred in her eyes, or awkwardly huddling and giggling like a middle school girl on the playground at recess as she was at the February 2019 State of the Union, it seems obvious that basically, she is in way over her head.
Consider the following from the New York Post:
"In the race that caused an earthquake in the Democratic Party, 28-year-old newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset longtime Rep. Joe Crowley, 57 percent to 42 percent.
But only about THIRTEEN PERCENT OF REGISTERED DEMOCRATS TURNED OUT to vote in the 14th Congressional District that takes in parts of Queens and the Bronx, according to a preliminary city Board of Elections tally."
This woman, who had minuscule constituent involvement in her election, has now been thrown into the national and international spotlight! That is a lot for anyone. And the lack of preparation and understanding of the gravity of her position is clear for the world to see. I wouldn't want to be her.
I ardently disagree with most of her ideas. And certainly, the en-vogue expressions adopted by many of her colleagues of anger and hate reflexively demonstrated any time our President is mentioned. Yet I do have compassion on her as a person. I'm telling the God's honest truth when I say that though I vehemently disagree with her ideas, in a heartbeat I can pray and not have an ounce of animosity toward her as a person whom Christ has died for to live with Him forever.
Resistance to a persons ideas is not the same as hatred toward the person. That idea is stupid.
So, in this reedit, I am including more detail of why we should resist her political beliefs and goals wholeheartedly. They are formed in the furnace of a philosophy that despises our way of life and has been engineered to "fundamentally change" our culture and values. They are "antichrist" in their formation, and certainly can be demonstrated they are so in their implementation. We have well over one hundred years of evidence to prove it.
Ding ding...round two:
After reading a few articles and commentary concerning the “Green New Deal" ideas put forward by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I have a few comments I would like to share as we look closer at the "grounds" from which she would submit such things.
It is agreed by many that the proposals were so extreme, even childlike in their naivete, the overwhelming ridicule forced her to remove them from her public thread. It seems the description of "nonsense", may be too kind.
I contend that not only should this woman make you nervous as we discover more the roots of her worldview, so should those including Kamala Harris and others who jumped on board supporting it. Harris tweeted in reference to the article and I quote: "We must aggressively tackle climate change which poses an existential threat to our nation."
This is what I want to discuss.
Let's key in on the term "existential threat", since it is this very comment that instigated my wanting to write about this subject.
First, a few excerpts from the Green New Deal document:
"Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high- speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle."
Gee...OK...let's get rid of cars and airplanes...but there's more!
How about abolishing cows!!!
"We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast."
Yes, "farting cows", is actually part of the document. And the gas filled cow removal plan is in the same sentence as getting rid of airplanes!
That these "best and brightest" lawmakers are concerned with flatulating cows, rebuilding or renovating all buildings in the US, removing all cars and airplanes, and would actually consider these realistic, redefine the definition of "extreme and out of touch". Extreme and out of touch not just with people, but with reality!
And this woman is a lawmaker in the US Congress?
As of right now, there is a relentless PR campaign being waged toward "damage control". They and the media that is complicit with them, are claiming everything from being accidentally posted, to it's only a rough draft, that it's out context, etc. I submit it really doesn't matter if any of those are true. They are not by the way. Each "excuse" is being easily debunked.
The reason I say it doesn't matter, is because what she wrote, and that which Corey Booker and Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren, and every one else that jumped aboard with her, has shown their true colors. What they hold as their worldview and what they want to have happen to our nation is clear for all to see. No matter how much they try to backtrack. The emperors clothes are no clothes at all; and we can see right through.
Their "socialism" is naked for all to behold. Actually, it's not theirs. The ideas have been around for a long time. Birthed and owned by those who had great angst and severe hatred toward not just our socio-economic persuasions, but our faith and morality as well. The architects of these things knew quite well that our faith and morality must be assaulted as they were the foundations and lens for the economic positions and practices we hold to. Knowing that this is a barrage against not just how we make money and how it's spent and who gets to take how much from you, but the morality and religion that we hold dear. We must follow the ramifications of their ideology, and what it means to us as a nation if they succeed.
Let me submit my personal opinion concerning how this individual, who is so clearly out of her league, has risen overnight from total obscurity, yet is continually paraded in front of us as the shining example of the new generation of political leadership.
note: We have seen this before. President Obama was exactly the same. Even Hilary Clinton called out his 129 "present" votes. He came out of nowhere with an unspectacular record. But he had a message of redistribution of wealth and the need for radical government expansion with a disdain for common people. Let's not forget the famous line from Jonathon Gruber, the number one adviser concerning health care (Obama Care) expansion:
"Gruber said that “the stupidity of the American voter” made it important for him and Democrats to hide Obamacare’s true costs from the public. “That was really, really critical
for the thing to pass,” said Gruber. “But I’d rather have this law than not.” In other words, the ends—imposing Obamacare upon the public—justified the means." Avik Roy Forbes Magazine (emphasis mine)
Simply, there is enough evidence from history and leftist ideology that this woman (AOC) is being used as a marketing image for what I have no hesitation saying are diabolical schemes aimed at our nation. And it won't matter how many unfounded, extreme, or even impossible ideas she submits; she will be continually lauded as brilliant and "the new face of the democratic party". In the same way marketers join message with image, make no mistake. The image of a younger, attractive lawmaker is being joined to a message. A very dangerous message. As un-American as Naziism and the Taliban.
Yeah...it's that bad. I can prove it.
There is just one small, eenie weenie teensie weensie problem that we should consider with their devices, aside from the fiendish and revolutionary (not in a good way) goal that as Hilary claimed: “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
The world we live in.
THAT IS THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT!!!
I'll begin to explain.
Back to the Green New Deal.
The very idea of getting rid of all combustible engines and airplanes and livestock. Renovating or completely destroying existing structures to go "green". Let alone considering for a second this is even possible, completely ignores the reality of the world we live in. Consider the massive bankruptcies that would result as industries that are the economic backbone of our nation and the people performing those jobs are discarded. No more aviation industry, no more oil, coal, and natural gas industry; untold trillions in cost to upgrade or scrap existing productions and facilities. The domino effect of lost homes and closed real estate.
Take a look sometime at some current photos of whole districts in Detroit, and you will see what that will look like. (Just a quick note...there hasn't been a Republican Mayor in Detroit since 1962)
Since I was in corporate aviation for almost twenty years, I'll provide just one statistic from this one industry.
"The U.S. aviation industry is comprised of a very extensive air transportation network with some of the world’s busiest airports that served a general aviation fleet of over 210,000 aircraft in 2015 and close to 660 million passengers boarded by the largest U.S. air carriers in 2016." Statista (emphasis mine)
Did you get that? With a wave of her hand, and those of course that jumped aboard with her, 210,000 aircraft and 660 million passengers of those aircraft will be just magically whisked away! That's just one industry... JUST ONE!
How can we seriously, and I am not kidding, not question both their sanity and qualifications to be lawmakers for the most powerful nation on earth?
It's just so...OK I'll say it.... stupid!
Chaos would result. Period. (As if this nation right now needs any help having that happen!) And chaos is a breeding ground for very terrible things. Normal people don't like chaos. God doesn't like chaos either.
"The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism." Karl Marx
Yet to the marxist, chaos and revolution is seen as a necessary prerequisite to social change. And what they understand, and most do not, is not a single bullet has to be fired to submit a nation to its knees!
You are probably asking why is it important we introduce and investigate Karl Marx and his disciples and the philosophical "children" he has produced. What does this have to do with an inexperienced, bright eyed, enthusiastic politician who is just trying to make a difference?
That is both an easy question and a necessary one to answer.
"For Marxists, socialism or, as Marx termed it, the first phase of communist society, can be viewed as a transitional stage characterized by common or state ownership of the means of production under democratic workers' control and management..." Wikipedia
Vladimir Lenin himself is credited with the simple statement: "The goal of socialism is communism."
So here is why we need to consider carefully these things:
Ms. Cortez, Bernie Sanders and others as well, proudly carry the label of a Socialist! If they are going to use the term, we must as responsible citizens understand the definitions and history of the term!
Not quite in every breath and soundbite, but certainly getting there, from President Obama to Bernie Sanders and now Ms. Cortez, we are inundated not just with the term "socialism", but those that parade it as the greatest thing since sliced bread!
Socialism is the embryo of communism. And these people and more are now elected lawmakers in our government!
Once we understand this, it will become clear that what would seem totally out of whack to the average westernized citizen, makes perfect sense to her and those who believe as she does.
Let's investigate the ramifications of these things a bit further. There is a necessary reality I don't think is being considered at all and seems being completely ignored:
The world the United States cohabitates with has vast amounts of people, whole nations and alliances, that hate our guts and would blow us up in less time than to spray the air freshener after the cows went "boof"!
Consider again as mentioned above, the military, financial, social, and culture disarray that would result from such a revolution (Marxists like that word by the way). The result would completely turn upside down our industry and natural resources. Trillions of dollars in damage.
Here's the the next question:
Are you ready to start speaking Farsi or Mandarin or North Korean?
I am not being an alarmist...but a realist. Consider what the Master told us:
"And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains." Matthew 24:4-8
Though I cannot fault people for dreaming of a world full of "peace...love...and tie dye..."...if Jesus/God Himself in the flesh was clear that war and news of war is a part of life until He returns; we cannot be negligent nor handicap our ability to win the inevitable. War is a fact of life. And as unfortunate as that is, any sane and responsible leader will ensure their nation is prepared.
There are vast numbers of very well educated people that submit we are at war right now. I am one of them. Not with bullets and bazookas, but ideas, Ideas that if followed would change the United States as we know it and create a hybrid of Socialist and European models. Even more evidence is coming your way next.
(Personally, I'll breath in a little extra carbon if it means we can stay focused on defending our way of life for my children and now grandchildren).
The rabbit hole goes deeper and deeper.
Nikolai Khrushchev is famously reported to have said:
"We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism, until they suddenly awake to find they have communism." (emphasis mine)
This quote is very well known and cited multiples of times...including President Reagan.
"Small doses of socialism." Hhmmmnnn. Wait a minute. Not only has Ms. Cortez and Harris and Bernie Sanders prided themselves on the association, but it is clear the cancer of these things has metastasized to where folks actually welcome and vote for it! Marxism is "smoked" and enjoyed as much today on our university campuses as the Kool-Aid I sold on the street corner on a hot summer day when I was a kid!
"The majority of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist, communist or fascist nation rather than a capitalistic one, according to a new poll.
In the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s “Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Toward Socialism,” 58 percent of the up-and-coming generation opted for one of the three systems, compared to 42 percent who said they were in favor of capitalism.
The most popular socioeconomic order was socialism, with 44 percent support. Communism and fascism received 7 percent support each.
Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, said the report shows millennials are “increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”
“This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism and the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction, and misery caused by communism since the Bolshevik Revolution one hundred years ago,” Mr. Smith said in a statement." Bradford Richardson Washington Post
Ms. Cortez, and Harris, Sanders, and all "progressives" who know darn well where their ideas come from; are putting us in harm's way.
Do you not understand Ms. Cortez:
The socialist/marxist ideas that you so joyously embrace and ardently defend, were developed with the purpose of destroying and re engineering nations like ours! Socialism/communism is a virus designed in the laboratories of minds of men that desired to destroy western values of nationalism...faith in traditional family and God...and the idea of market capitalism.
Christians, you better wake up! Tomorrows leaders are infatuated with and willing to employ an ideology THAT IS NOT ONLY AN ECONOMIC IDEOLOGY....BUT A RELIGIOUS ONE AS WELL WHICH HAS PROVEN THROUGHOUT HISTORY TO BE PARTICULARLY DISDAINFUL TOWARD CHRISTIANITY!
Green Dream...or Bold Lie
Let's see what the senior adviser to the U.N. had to say was the motive behind climate change agenda:
"Ottmar Edenhofer, lead author of the IPCC’s fourth summary report...Speaking in 2010, he advised, “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IS ABOUT HOW WE REDISTRIBUTE DE FACTO THE WORLD'S WEALTH. (emphasis mine)
Or, as U.N. climate chief Christina Figueres pointedly remarked, the true aim of the U.N.’s 2014 Paris climate conference was “to change the [capitalist] economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”
Did you get that? Thinking climate change is about the environment is an ILLUSION which we must be freed from! I'll make it simple for you. In reality, out of their own lips, "climate change" is about taking one person's labor from him and giving it to someone else. It is just being clouded in language that most will not see the real purpose of the agenda!"
You do not get any more Marxist than this. Wealth redistribution is a main ingredient in communism in the same way as flour is to bread!
By now you should understand why I am not apologetic for my passions. Furthermore, I have the conviction that we need to educate people to know what is happening!
From Edenhofer's biography (just so you don't think this guy was some unknown hack):
"From 2008 to 2015 Ottmar Edenhofer served as Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Nobel Laureate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In this capacity he led the fifth assessment cycle and edited the report on "Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change" and the “Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation”. The Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change Mitigation has been considered a landmark report."
Folks, this man knew exactly what he was saying concerning the real purpose behind their climate doctrine. So, I suggest we take his advice:
Let's not be deceived that climate change agenda is about the environment. It's about taking the wealth of one nation and giving it to another. And this by those who have at their own whim the power to take and transfer your wealth with out your consent.
What's the saying..."Follow the money?"
I Can't Believe You're Saying These Things!
"Hey Pastor Joe"...you say, "You should only be talking about the love of Jesus!"
Well. I'll tell you what. Maybe it's not me you should be talking to. Why don't you tell that to the hundreds, yes, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE massacred in the name of secular government; primarily marxism/socialism!
Multitudes of those millions of lives were Christians by the way. Now dead. As a side note. How about we remember that figure when a politician tells you we need to take God out of our country or by having a religious litmus test that is more and more becoming pronounced in nomination hearings.
"How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?' Romans 10:14
I'll be blunt. It's difficult to be heard to get folks to believe the gospel when your six feet under!
Even a cursory study of Marxism demonstrates clearly that the methods, including the promising a utopia that can never exist, ultimately enslaves people to the point that oppression, imprisonment, and even slaughter, are all accepted "for the good of the many".
note: I have friends from Venezuela. Don't for a second try to convince us that "they just didn't try it (marxist/socialism) our way."
I am submitting Ms. Cortez, that you cannot be trusted. The DNA of the worldview you embrace wholeheartedly, has been developed with the purpose to destroy men's lives as a necessary cost to social upheaval and then conformity to a new one. You've been lied to. And when you repeat marxist tenets, you are lying to me.
And I'm not listening.
I'll address another mentality of some Christians concerning whether we should even be involved in these discussions. At all. Like, "Whatever will be will be, so why bother?"
This stems from a worldview that to oversimplify, believes that since God is Sovereign, there really isn't anything we can do anyway. In other words:
"If Communism is how its going to be, let's not fight it. It must be God's will to allow His beloved children to be slaughtered and imprisoned. I guess in this case, isn't communism a wonderful tool in God's hands? Martyrdom is the seed of revival you know!"
That saying has been out there a long time. It certainly sounds spiritual. Myself, I don't buy that as much as I do what Jesus Himself said were the "seeds" that bring the Kingdom of Heaven to the earth.
"And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” Mark 4:26-29
Jesus is clear. The seed that brings His Kingdom power to the earth is His Word that is acted and believed on, and patiently waiting for its fulfillment. Jesus Himself is that one Martyr whose Blood was more than sufficient! His Blood, not mine, is the authority that allows this to work through us on the earth. The words of the Kingdom of Heaven are what Jesus taught us act as seeds. Words that though heaven and earth will pass away, His words would never pass away.
I think I will keep with His definition!
Here is something else to think about. Tell me if martyrdom is so awesome, why did the Apostle Paul himself escape being killed multiple times? He actually allowed others to help him avoid being killed at the hands of those opposing the gospel? Jesus Himself passed through the murderous crowd to escape when they tried to kill Him by discarding Him over a cliff. (Luke chapter four) Oh, and let's not forget that Lazarus died and stunk up his tomb four days because Jesus would not go back into that town until it was safe to return! (Gospel of John, chapter eleven)
If restriction of speech and involuntary death were such treats, why did these two and more escape premature death even allowing others to assist at times! (Don't get nervous. Yes, martyrdom glorifies God. That's another subject though.)
If I'm going to be martyred, fine. But not until it's time and I have finished the assignment God has given me in my generation. Until then, I'm just sayin':
I am eternally grateful for a country, the United States of America being one of them, that gives us the freedom to "preach away"!!!
I believe it is crucial we have the perspective that this is about "business". The Fathers business. And where we can have the most "business friendly" environment. Frankly, as much as we are making a mess of things here in the US and the threats against religious liberty increase almost daily, there are still more monies and technologies and freedoms available here to reach the world for Christ. The United States of America is still one of the leading "business friendly" environments to communicate the gospel around the world.
And Ms. Cortez...you are dangerously encroaching on our abilities to do the greatest work known to man: Preaching the good news that God is not confusing, that He loves us, and through Jesus we can live with Him forever.
You are messing with the wrong things, our young novitiate!
I've said enough. I guess my final advise is this:
Ms. Cortez, and Harris, and Sanders, go find another country to destroy. I heard Venezuela may be looking for good help! Your resumes are proving how qualified you are!