Two Americas

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Two Americas

Lou Holtz

The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have-nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society and others don’t. That’s the divide in America .

It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.

That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display a couple of weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just. That is the rationale of thievery.

The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit.

It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America. It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.

The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope. The president’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful–seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. Because, by and large, income variations in society are a result of different choices leading to different consequences.

Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.

Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income. You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college – and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.

You have your children out-of-wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course. Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.

My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an in equality of effort. While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than mine. Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.

It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and short-sighted decisions.

Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort.

The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.”

Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity. He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.

It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.

What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit. That’s what socialists offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow. Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

Lou Holtz

Lou HoltzLeo “Lou” Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker.

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Yesterday I watched a YouTube video produced by YouTube user FidockAve  entitled “Three Minutes To Midnight”.  FidockAve does an amazing job of collecting news clips and footage from the web and extracting a potent distillate of current events that give the viewer a sort of condensed “snapshot” of the progressive breakdown of global order per (approximately) every two-to-four week  time-segment that passes.  The purpose of the videos is to serve as a warning that the Tribulation Hour is coming upon the inhabitants of this Earth.

Rising Evil

Evil is rising at such an alarming rate, as ISIS continues its reign of terror across the Middle East, and Boko Haran in Africa slaughters Christians with no regard to age. This particular video comes with a WARNING of graphic content that advises viewer discretion, but I found the content too graphic to post at all on this Christian blog.  Aside from images of  assassinations and blood-saturated floors of an elementary school in Africa, there are also images of a reprobate Miley Cyrus concert and debauched homosexual activity, near nudity, and vulgarity.

Despite the fact we must acknowledge just how depraved this world is, Ephesians 5:12 calls it shameful to speak of evil things done “in secret”.  Further disseminating those images brings no glory to God, however, the video is a very realistic and accurate portrayal of the state of morality of the present world,  the demonic bloodshed of Islam, as well as the extreme weather aberrations.

The title “Three Minutes To Midnight” refers to the “Doomsday Clock” devised by Nuclear Scientists of University of Chicago in 1947 to indicate the nearness of inevitable “global catastrophe” that came with the advent of nuclear weapons. At the end of January, was when the hands of the clock were moved forward by two more minutes.

Reuters nuclear clock

With the World Economic Forum in Davos winding down at the same time, reports from there indicated palpable fear on the part of world leaders, some admitting having their own “bug-out” plan, and the end-times “hoarding of wealth” that scripture foretells, being very much in evidence.

Although there has been a surge in reassertion of States Rights with the recent election cycle, Obama and his Socialist Agenda have done massive damage that doesn’t bode well for the that “Half of America” that is doing their duty and carrying on to preserve all that America has traditionally stood for.  And with the massive influx of illegals being handed amnesty, and work permits, and the “right” to file for tax refunds on  all the past work that they performed while illegally in America, the number of “takers” just increased significantly.

Alinsky’s Influence

On a more global-context note, the Socialistic Saul Alinsky “Eight Levels of Control” have all been initiated and partially implemented at this point in America, which points to a world-readiness for the loss of Americas super-power status.

1) Control of healthcare to control the people

2) Increase of Poverty level and therefore, government dependency

3) Unsustainable Debt, necessitating tax increases

4) Gun Control and subdue the masses via Police State

5) Welfare state control of all Food, Housing, and Income

6) Control of Education

7) Removal of the belief in God from the Government and schools

8) Class Warfare for purpose of wealth consolidation, stripping wealth from those who have it, putting wealth in the hands of the elite with false pretext of providing for the poor.

There are Two Americas.A house divided against itself cannot stand. That phrase originated not with Lincoln, but the Holy Bible. And the chaos that characterizes the U.S. at this point in time, is also echoing across the Middle East, mirrored in nature, and clamoring in the hearts and minds of a human race who know intuitively that a day reckoning is in the works.

Two Americas are better than no America
I believe that the best case scenario for America rests in the faithfulness of a remnant who not only continue to stand for what is right, but also who know the Biblical implications of our times. They are folks who have no aspirations of heroism, who truly do and will count the cost, and having put on the full armor of God, having done all, will continue to stand. Even while, in their private prayers, they weep in surrogate repentance for this largely unrepentant nation, and plead that God remember mercy, even in His rightful wrath.
The Earthly Doomsday Clock has been adjusted 18 times since its creation in 1947. It has been set as close as two minutes to midnight, in 1953 when the United States tested a hydrogen bomb, and as far as 17 minutes from midnight, in 1991 as the Cold War expired.source

Will God’s clock be turned back? I personally do not believe so.  Two Americas will someday become no America (as the world has known it). The only remaining question is whether that momentous development will take place while the church-age saints are still here. And that really hinges on the rapidity of further developments surrounding and concerning Israel, which is the Heavenly “doomsday clock”, if you will.