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Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Ideological subversion and the Prophets of our time
The State of the Union message may well have been an example of a classic communist brainwashing by applying a technique called ideological subversion. The first step is demoralization by confusing the facts to the point that one does not care to follow the truth. Second step is destabilization by actions counter to common sense. Third step is creating a crisis in which to apply certain policies and ideals. Fourth step is normalization, where people refuse to accept fact, logic or reason when it is presented to them--in other words, they accept the manifesto before them. Ideological subversion is designed to make people come to no sensible conclusions to defend themselves or their country.
Demoralization. The president said in his State of the Union address: "With their votes, they've determined that governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties... We will move forward together, or not at all..." In reality, the 2010 election was a total rejection of the socialist-trending policies of big government, not a mandate of sharing in these policies. Then he threatened moving forward with the president's agenda--or not at all. He said the Soviet Union beat us, but that the space program resulted in this generation's "Sputnik" moment. He said America had fallen behind China and India, and to sustain the American dream, we must "sacrifice, and struggle, and meet the demands of a new age."
Destabilization. Throughout the message, the president talked of new expensive programs while at the same time saying the budget must be cut--these are opposite actions that belie common sense. Again, he said that Russia, Europe and China were moving ahead of our nation in infrastructure and that we must rebuild America in order to prosper. And he continued in class warfare by saying that the richest Americans should pay for bigger government. Crisis. He continued to use financial crisis to forward the concept of big government, more taxes (as couched with the word "invest"), more government intervention rather than relying on "the whims of the stock market."
Normalization. He spoke proudly of welcoming homosexuals to the military, integrating illegal aliens into American society, and big government programs as forged by "principled compromise." These are all smooth words, but they are promoting a rebellion against the laws of God. They are bringing the masses into a mental state where good is evil and evil is good. Isaiah 30 begins with "Woe to the rebellious children, says the LORD..." And verse 10 says, "Which say to the seers, see not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits." We must repent from our trust in oppression and perverseness and hold these leaders and one another accountable lest we perish.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry