by John Haskins
In addition to challenging the redefinition, as Don Hank suggests, we have to challenge the redefiners themselves, especially the ones on “Our Side.”
We have to identify relentlessly — and as fiercely as Jesus would — the spirit of lazy, sloppy smug, unconscious capitulation. There is a tragic underlying cause behind this decades-long, and still unrelenting, thoughtless, stubborn, compulsive, even prideful capitulation to the redefinitions offered to us by Satan that have made our “leaders,” pundits and lawyers into very effective servants of the revolutionary left, despite their own certainty that they are heroic, principled, clear-minded defenders of the law and all that the law was meant to protect against the ravages of barbarism.
For several decades the barbarism that has defeated all our efforts even before they began is the barbarism of the civilized, the clean-cut, “whitewashed tomb” conservative, the sometimes devoutly religious “conservative” elites dripping with professional hubris and imagined moral authority. But not only the “leaders, lawyers and writers and radio personalities. Yes, it’s also the grassroots on “Our Side.”
Jesus “got it.” He was not fooled by the external appearance of a godly people united against the Greek, and Roman pagan barbarians closing in on all sides. He exposed the hypocrisy and willful blindness of the supposed people of God and their scribes (writers), religious leaders and experts in the law. That’s why they hated Him. That is why Jesus, like the prophets of the Old Testament, had to be killed by the self-proclaimed servants of God. Jesus got to the heart of the matter. He had to be taken out so the spotlight could be put back on the other barbarians, the pagan ones.
These devastatingly destructive redefinitions of legal terminology and of reality itself are actually just the symptom of the true disease. They are manifestations of the great heresy of our age, sometimes called the “Prosperity Gospel,” which has permeated almost the entire “church” and includes even the vast majority of the believers who criticize the “Prosperity Gospel” as theology. To adapt the famous saying by Nixon about Keynesianism, “We’re all Prosperity Gospel adherents now,” in the way we live and think.
That’s why Alliance Defense Fund, Jay Sekulow’s ACLJ, Mat Staver’s Liberty Scoundrels, Tony Perkins’ Family Research Scoundrels, Hocus Pocus On the Scamily, Wendy Wright’s Concerned Wimps for Amerika, Wildmon’s Amerikan Scamily Association, National Right to Make a lot of Money On Abortion Activism and their allied groups will continue sucking every last dollar out of their donor base until their base either has died off or is in concentration camps wondering when Jay Sekulow, Tony Perkins, ADF, the Heritage Foundation and Focus On the Scamily leaders will score a major victory and get them out. “Folks, we have to fight this out in the courts!” shouts Sekulow on national radio, as he gives out the call-in number for donations which will go to fuel the private jet, the Maserati, and the real estate for his family. Focus on the family, right?”
Their endless surrendering of terminology, “Our Side’s” blind, stubborn, smugly inflexible use of terms of propaganda ingeniously provided for us by Satan via the always generous revolutionary Left — and the resulting obliteration of legal and other concepts are merely symptomatic of a deep pathology.
There’s a horrible surrender underway. It has been under way for several decades. And it’s being carried out by the very same “pro-family” “pro-life” and “conservative” leaders, pundits and “legal experts” who make their living “defending life religious freedom, parents’ rights, freedom of speech and constitutional self-government. It does no good to expose just the redefinitions. You have to expose the redefiners. That’s what Jesus did. But they won’t go quietly. And they know they’re the ones with the media access because they’re the ones the media wants speaking for us and for God. None of this is accidental. It’s all part of a brilliant master plan.
The author is a Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government and Social Thought