Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them…(Ephesians 5:12)
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.(Luke 12:2-3)
We are in danger of losing some of our precious political freedoms, blessings derived from Judeo/Christianity; freedoms painfully instituted over centuries and purchased time and again with the blood of our ancestors. We have been bequeathed an incredible, blessed way of life, which is currently being cavalierly dismantled and sold by our “ruling elite”.
The blessings of liberty have been manifold but we have been talking specifically about freedom of speech.
Part of the dignity of all men is that we were made in the Image of God. Our God, the infinite personal Creator/Redeemer speaks, “In the beginning was the Word…”.
God speaks freely, and we humans, , unlike the animals, are able to speak freely, and to make judgments, have opinions, and evaluations; this is the privilege of being human,made in the Image of God.The LORD would never force a man or woman to “say the right thing”, the dignity of a person is that he or she is to decide, and to speak or not to speak according to conscience.
But evil has entered into the picture in the fall of man, “The whole world lies in the wicked one” warned the Apostle John. One of the things which marks organized, political and civil evil, is a war on free speech. Satan ensnared the first man and woman via a lie. Lies bind people, they trap and oppress us.
The previous century was perhaps the bloodiest century in all of human history. By carefully crafted propaganda the rule of a Hitler or a Stalin or Mao brought untold millions into slavery, death, war and degradation. Naziism, Communism and Fascism were all a system of lies, enforced by fear. The totalitarians could not afford to allow freedom of speech, criticism of any kind or the discussion of any alternative worldview. Lies just cannot compete with possible Truth.
The Political Correctness insanity which has gripped our western world is of far greater consequence than just being a mere quirky fad indulged by University students with too much time on their hands. Rather it is a rigorous intellectual and spiritual regime imposed upon those under it’s influence, designed to silence all opinion other than the Marxist orthodoxy out of which it sprang.
Constant censure of unapproved opinion is actually a form of brainwashing, a conditioning for the purposes of control, it creates a fear of shaming or even worse, and actually succeeds in training people to be self correcting, not just in their words but in their thoughts.
We have become the society Theodore Dalrymple warned of, of “emasculated liars” in which people feel compelled to remain silent when they are presented with patently ridiculous assertions such as ” Islam is a religion of Peace”, or “Gay people are just as good of parents as are Straight people”. We are expected to reverently cede to asinine slogans such as “Check your White Privilege”, and “Christians are Just as violent as Moslems are”, ad nauseum.
Furthermore Political Correctness is also sophisticated spiritual warfare and should be seen for what it is and resisted on every occasion possible.
When we are talking about speech, we are talking about your soul, for,”… out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks”. Control of language becomes control of your soul. To allow others to control your language is to give them access into your very heart and soul.
“Thought Crimes” have the same effect. Why wouldn’t all crimes be considered “Hate Crimes”? The old system merely made you accountable for your actions, for who knows , but God what is in the heart of a man? But the new system seeks to replace God, and to disenfranchise a certain population ( The former Anglo Saxon majority), so they passed “Hate Crimes” laws, criminalizing certain “thoughts”.
Once the idea of criminalization of thoughts is accepted, Oppression is here. Whose thoughts are criminal? Who determines it? I literally read of a decorated Marine veteran knocked unconscious and robbed by a gang of young African Americans, after they taunted him about “Black lives matter”. They left him unconscious in the street, but the DC police declared “no hate crimes” were determined.
Remember Hans Christian Anderson’s timely parable, The Emperors New Clothes.Evil can’t afford free speech, for the Emperor has no clothes. The flunkies around him, have been psychologically manipulated to affirm something patently untrue. They have traded their very souls for a pack of lies and lost something of themselves in the process, just to appear sophisticated and with the times.
This is of the evil one and portends dark times ahead. Of course Evil cannot silence Righteousness, which is another part to come of this essay, but the difference in a free society, Righteousness can speak openly, whereas in the new oppression, the Righteous are going to have to pay the price for their speech.
We had best get ourselves ready to speak.