If I were advancing a Progressive revolution …

I might (hypothetically):

  • leverage Trump’s big mouth against him
  • conduct unrelenting media campaign to paint him as racist and irrational
  • scale proven tactics of machine politics nationwide through Dem dominated election staff
  • establish voting methods easily susceptible to fraud
  • create fraudulent ballots in large numbers for crucial precincts
  • pressure courts to ignore violations of state law
  • select “electable” Joe Biden to serve as figurehead candidate
  • select running mate committed to radical agenda who can raise vast sums of money
  • keep senile Biden under wraps and spend money on key congressional races
  • count on Trump’s ego to refuse to accept election results
  • count on Trump’s ego to rally partisans, including “deplorables” willing to “fight”
  • secure National Mall with fencing and troops against non-existent threats to inauguration
  • keep adequate security measures in place while Biden dismantles Trump EOs
  • at appropriate time, invoke 25th Amendment and install Kamala Harris as President
  • eliminate filibuster in Senate so Dems can pass legislation at will
  • as protests mount, declare national emergency and martial law, suspend constitution, Supreme Court, and Congress (pending new “elections” and appointments)
  • expand Covid restrictions to increase unemployment and drive more people onto welfare rolls
  • open borders to flood of immigrants (who will credit Dems for their entry to US)
  • declare amnesty for illegal immigrants (who also will credit Dems)
  • open welfare entitlements to former illegals
  • issue national ID that will allow former illegals to vote
  • give DC and territories status as states and increase Dem House representation
    (these last five steps will both greatly enlarge Dem voter base and increase Dem House representation, should ensure Dems never lose another national “election”)
  • dramatically raise federal taxes on fossil fuels
  • enforce “green energy” transition to eliminate fossil fuel industry
  • guarantee success of new “green” technologies
    (in which progressive elites already are heavily invested)
  • diminish US as global power and allow China to extend dominance
    (promote Chinese “state capitalism” and “social credit system” as models to imitate)
  • nationalize means of production
  • establish national sovereignty over bank deposits
  • raise tax rates on productive citizens to fund “equity” programs
  • reward supporters, punish dissidents through “entitlement” programs
  • mandate psychological treatment for “racist” and “homophobic” dissidents
  • establish employment regulations to push “racist” and “homophobic” dissidents out of workforce
  • mandate high federal tax on private weapons and ammunition
  • mandate high federal property tax and seize properties of “wealthy” unwilling to pay
  • establish “income equity” level: subsidize those below, tax down those above

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‘Not my king’ — ‘Not my president’

The Israelites probably said Sennacherib was “not my king.” The Judeans no doubt felt the same about Nebuchadnezzar. But the pagan armies of Assyria and Babylon overran both kingdoms, destroyed their cities, and dragged the people into exile.

“Flight of the Prisoners” by Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)

And God’s prophets were clear: The fall of the kingdoms was the fault of God’s people themselves. They repeatedly refused to live God’s way. They stubbornly insisted on living like their pagan neighbors. For their disobedience, God finally delivered his judgment and the kingdoms were destroyed.

The United States are anything but united. This election proves it once again. But the blame for division and hatred should not be laid on the pagans (of both parties) overrunning the country. The blame lies with God’s people, and their refusal to obey his commands, their insistence on blending in with their pagan neighbors instead of living “set apart” for God’s purposes.

We have chased the American Dream, instead of pursuing the Kingdom of God. We have preached a fragmentary Gospel in search of converts, instead of making disciples who make disciples. We have not loved our neighbor the way we love ourselves. We have not even loved each other the way Christ loved us. And when the Spirit of God left our temples, we cooked up circus experiences and told people their emotional highs were the work of God’s Spirit.

It does not matter who wins this election. The barbarians have conquered the country. Like the people of God carried off into exile, we worship money, power, and sex — just like our pagan neighbors. And the collapse of our religious institutions mirrors the destruction of the Jerusalem temple. When judgment begins, it begins with the people of God.

Perhaps you voted for Sennacherib. Maybe you cast your ballot for Nebuchadnezzar. It doesn’t matter. We have taken on the Lord’s name in vain. We have dishonored the Almighty by tolerating — even participating in — the slaughter of innocents, the indecency of promiscuity, the normalization of perversion, and the oppression of the poor. The barbarian conquest will proceed, and (once again) the righteous will be swept away with the wicked.

Destruction will be our reminder of the majesty, holiness, and power of the Almighty. Humility before him will be the fruit of our humiliation before the world.

Yet there is hope. God’s judgment must be completed, but a remnant (again) will survive. And the healing of the land will await the confession, repentance, and obedience of those who would be his people.

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