Scare Talk Often Means Only That The Talker Is Scared

     Good morning, Gentle Reader. The “Future Columns” folder is bulging, as usual, but of all the subjects addressed therein, only one piques my interest today:

     From the White House to think tanks, and even mainstream media outlets like CNN, White Christian nationalists have been vilified, being labeled as the greatest threat to national security and religious freedom. Previously, being a nationalist or patriot was viewed positively, but now even love for one’s country can be interpreted as un-American. Athletes wearing the US uniform may choose not to stand for the national anthem as a signal of their virtue. Some Christians serving in the military feel they’re facing persecution. Concurrently, the U.S. military is grappling with a recruitment crisis, partially due to perceived exclusion of Christians and conservatives by woke policies, while many young people, influenced by woke ideologies, view nationalism negatively and are disinterested in joining.
     Veterans from earlier generations express dismay at what they see as a targeted campaign against patriotic Christians with conservative beliefs. Robert Brown, a 56-year-old Army veteran and ordained Baptist minister, disagrees with the negative associations attached to the term “white Christian nationalist.” While he acknowledges the harm caused by extreme right groups like Nazis, he emphasizes that they represent only a tiny fraction of the 246 million American Christians. Brown remarks, “The people that talk about these issues tend to throw everyone in the same bucket. When they mention white Christian nationalists, I think of people who have faith and also care a whole lot about the government, and politics.”

     (It took a lot of work to reproduce all those links. I hope some of you will use some of them.)

     When the various elements of Leftist power are unanimous on some subject, one must assume that it’s highly important to them…and it plainly is. A quarter of a billion Christians, the overwhelming majority of whom are white, could take the Left entirely out of power. The Usurper Regime, the left-leaning think tanks and opinion-mongers, and the media have noticed that we’re rising. And it frightens them.

     It sends me back a few years, to Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for the White House. At that time, the media did its damnedest to whip up fear over what was then called the “religious right.” PBS talking head Bill Moyers was particularly exercised about Jerry Falwell, because Reverend Falwell had dared to say that a Reagan presidency would mean the appointment of at least two conservative Justices to the Supreme Court…and that Christian leaders would have some influence on Reagan’s choices.

     As we know, the scare talk didn’t have the desired effect. Reagan was elected by a landslide – twice. And he did nominate conservatives to the federal courts. Astonishingly, the United States didn’t transform into a Christian theocracy. Neither were there any pogroms against non-Christians or left-liberals.

     That the scare talk is rising again, in 2024, suggests that the Left’s fears of a Christian resurgence are rising as well.

     Among the relatively unexploited ways to use such a development against its promulgators is to turn to the very people against whom the scare talk is aimed, smile broadly, and tell them “They’re scared of you! They know you can defeat them!” It’s energizing to be told that you have such power, especially when the source is your political adversary.

     For quite some time, the campaign to denigrate Christian political activism has succeeded in getting us to mute ourselves. We were painted as a malign force. Not wanting to appear so to those we hoped to influence and galvanize, we retreated from joyous outreach to a polite murmur so faint it was almost inaudible. The Left’s campaign to demonize us had the intended effect: not on independent or undecided voters, but on us.

     Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…?

     The Left would rather that independent and undecided voters not know that we live by the Two Great Commandments…that Christ Himself told us to love our enemies and pray for those that persecute us…that we should do unto others as we’d like those others to do unto us. American Christians have no pogroms planned. We’re not interested in seizing anyone’s rights. We would like to reassert control of America’s borders. We would like for theft and vandalism to be prosecuted once again. We would like to stop the torrents of infanticide, the sexualization of our children, the plague of public lewdness, the defacing and destruction of statues. If that’s something for John Unaligned to fear, I’d have to ask him for an explanation.



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    • Rick Happ on February 24, 2024 at 8:21 AM

    The left ALWAYS  needs its boogeyman to run against at election time. They can see that tarring and smearing Trump is not working with the polls, so they’re trying another piece of spaghetti on the wall. As a Jew, I have no fear of Christians. Of course someone can always drag up some case where someone did something bad. I always say that we conservatives don’t have to apologize for stuff someone else said or did. I’m still waiting for an apology from leftists for the mass murders of the 20th century.

    • Butch DuCote on February 24, 2024 at 9:18 AM

    I read your morning article while awaiting breakfast at our local country diner. I’m surrounded by ranchers and loggers with a sprinkling of business men. We are for the most part very senior citizens. There is more wisdom from life lessons in this room than the whole of D. C.  This is Norman Rockwell’s America. We are in the Bible Belt of America. Are we aware of the state of disrepair our country is in; yes we are. Are we Christian and patriots; yes we are. There are real men in this facility ready to defend our way of life to ensure the welfare and prosperity of our children and grandchildren.

    I’m so grateful to be a part of this community. Keep the faith for there are communities just like ours all over our state


    • OneGuy on February 24, 2024 at 10:24 AM

    Hopes and wishes aside this is the future.  They intend to bring in enough immigrants legal and illegal to replace you and destroy the middle class in the process.  Soon every town will look like NYCity and Chicago and voting will be a farce.  You and your family will be at the mercy of the criminal immigrants and your government will punish you if you resist too rigorously.  Ditto for all of Europe, Canada and Australia.  It was a good run but it’s ending.

    • Daniel K Day on February 24, 2024 at 11:59 AM

    “While he acknowledges the harm caused by extreme right groups like Nazis, he emphasizes that they represent only a tiny fraction of the 246 million American Christians.”
    The writer of the article, Antonio Graceffo, may be an expert on the threats from China and Russia, but he shows appalling ignorance when he passes on lies that are constantly repeated by the left:
    Lie #1 “extreme right groups like Nazis” The followers of Hitler’s doctrine define themselves as socialists. That puts them on the left, not the right. These mischaracterizations of nazis need to be corrected every time they crop up.
    Lie #2 “[nazis] represent a tiny fraction of … Christians” This is an even more ridiculous mischaracterization than Lie #1. Since when do Christians consider nazis as sincere Christians?
    Like commenter Rick Happ above, I’m a non-Christian who has no fear of Christians. The American tradition of religious tolerance survives, and the left’s attempts to divide the right between Christians and non-Christians will not succeed.

    1. The business with Nazis being called “far-right” and supposed “Christian Nazis” is annoying, but there’s worse: For decades, enemies of the Church have put about the slander that Pope Pius XII allied the Church with the Third Reich. The enemies of Christ will do anything to defame the Church He founded, for a simple reason: It derives its authority from a source above all States. Aspiring tyrants can’t abide that.

    • Mike in Canada on February 24, 2024 at 4:35 PM

    What part of National Socialist Democratic Workers Party is right wing? The media are endlessly disingenuous about this, and the public too stupid or too lazy to figure out why.

    Honestly, I know there are larger fish to fry here (so to speak), but this really irritates me in the same way that the unlearned use ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ interchangeably, as if they were equivalent.

    I am especially irritated when I see public policy being formulated and executed, based on what is in fact a categorically incorrect basis.

    I presume the powers that be no longer care sufficiently to be factual and accurate. I mean, what are you gonna do about it? Write your congressman, or its equivalent?

    God bless.


    • ontoiran on February 24, 2024 at 10:00 PM

    the struggle is only going to get more intense. we oppose everything that the globohomo communists stand for. we’re in a struggle between good and evil.

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