I’m writing this opinion on behalf of a friend who quite innocently lampooned an internet bully in pointing out just how ridiculous and misleading a certain left-wing organization was while claiming to represent the U.S. Constitution, and the establishment clause. Specifically, the separation of church and state often misrepresented by a certain social elite class, who have a disdain for anything even remotely representing the Judea – Christian God of the Bible.
This “new establishment” loathes the “old establishment” (traditional point of view, based on natural law) so much, that their attorneys work around the clock in attempting to kill and intimidate anyone who might dare and speak out against this progressive tide.
Political satire and lampooning the opposition within a free republic, are older than the printing press. The first amendment protects the right of religion, decent, and nonviolent speech in the public square – or at least it used to, before the narrative of “Political Correctness” was born.
The Founders of the U.S. Constitution understood that such freedoms were necessary for the rights of a thinking people to disagree, so as not be enslaved to an all-powerful and overreaching government. The contexts of the establishment clause, written to escape the consequences of a state-orchestrated religion, which many had fled from Europe to the Americas to escape persecution.
This is why the teaching of history is so important because, without understanding history in proper contexts, humanity will be doomed to repeat it! Most of the great U.S. Universities were once based on the Christian ethos, and free thinkers (not rote memorization) until about the time of the First World War. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point continued with their curriculum of chapel services and devotions encouraged to the Lord Jesus Christ, as late as 1963 when atheist Madelyn Murray O’Hare petitioned the Supreme Court to “kick God out” of the public square and every spectrum of Government! From June 1963 forward public prayer has been banned in almost all institutions with the exception of the U.S. Congress.
Additionally, when Jefferson penned the establishment clause, is was not to take away individual expressions of religion, but rather to insure governments could not limit that expression, within the marketplace. Only within the old “Soviet Constitution” were the words “separation of Church and State” ever written, in the denial of personal liberty and activism, against the Supreme Soviet by the Communist Party, as there was no room for any other loyalty than to the State. Carl Marx, a “Satanist” devised the idea that the best way to do away with the worship of God was to flatly deny his existence.
Darwinism and reason soon replaced God and faith, and the State soon became “god” to most within Russia, punishable by imprisonment and even death. The idea of Humanism and philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche’s (a favorite of Hitler’s) ideas swept throughout Europe in the 1930’s and soon a National Socialism, coupled with an evolutionary supremacy doctrine (science) threatened the world and ideologies’ of separate Peoples.
After the Second World War, the United States had a teacher shortage and helped to fill that void with some of the same social doctrines, (Humanism) which had helped to destroy most of Europe. Our schools became staffed with educators who would no longer promote such “antiquated thinking”, as those who based their teachings on the Bible, or even natural law.
This new educational push forward was to indoctrinate the U.S. population to relativism, rather than the absolutes and merits of a faith-based system based on the Bible, or the Lord God.
In order to achieve such a narrative, the dumbing down of western history and culture was required, with the exception of focusing on the west and colonialism as the villain; rather than putting events in contexts with the times, and global development.
Today the cycle is nearly complete, the generations raised with no, or little reference to (the Lord) God, absolutes, or even a sense of “right and wrong” due to the philosophy of relativism, and the supremacy of the human mind above all else, creates a whole new vicious cycle of elitists without a conscience for their actions towards others.
Levity, Satire, and Lampooning such an absolute authority, even legally will soon be a thing of the past. As there is no room for dissent or for the freedom of private thought or expression publicly. Yeah, it is all about power now in creating a new world order devoid of God.
Things will get so unbearable on earth, the scriptures’ teach that the “man of sin” will appear performing many signs and miracles’ so that the world will cry “peace and safety” and worship him “as” God. But only then it will be time to look up – for thy redemption draws near the Bible reads…
The first one ain’t God – no satire intended,