By Charlie Johnston
Sorry folks. I know you expected me to be more voluble once I got home…and soon enough, I will be. We are going into a new phase of things. That always unsettles me a little. It was the same way last December when I saw the demons spreading across the world to create division, hate and confusion. You may recall I was relatively quiet for a few weeks. Ultimately, though, all the visits around the country came out of my contemplation on how to confront that issue.
Fact is, I am awfully proud of the regulars here – and who I met across the country. You think confusion and dissension is heavy now? We are about to go into hyper-drive. I have confidence that many who, here, are nervous on how to respond, will be true heroes as real chaos rises. How often it is that soldiers who have very bad jitters before the battle become true heroes once it commences. It all has to do with mental preparation and a resolve to do your duty. When chaos swirls seemingly out of control, I know there is a great cohort of people who have already mentally steeled themselves to be a sign of hope to those around them as they acknowledge God. That is going to be a decisive advantage in the early going. You know not to give way to despair, for things are not what they seem.
Meantime, when I get unsettled, I get a little crabby, which is part of why I am reluctant to post until I settle in. For now, I will share a few links of what is grabbing my attention these days.
First, our friend David Daleiden, who rocked Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry with his undercover videos, is in the midst of defending himself against a massive assault from the culture of death-media-governmental complex.
The Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) out of San Francisco is defending him pro bono. Please keep him in your prayers and donate to the LLDF if you have a little spare change. It is striking a blow for resurrecting a culture that respects life.
In New York, the state has officially launched a “Crimethink” investigation against Exxon Mobil. It wants to damage the company or force it to adopt the left-wing group-think on “Climate Change.” Who would have thought we would reach the point in America where dissent from ignorant ideology would be a crime? But for the last three years that is where we keep progressively going. But remember, it is not what it seems. Those doing the assaulting have delivered themselves up to judgment. Their time is short – very short. But they have done much damage.
California enacted a law requiring Crisis Pregnancy Centers – which entirely through private funding, help young mothers without resources in their needs for the pregnancy and in helping them get started caring for the child – to provide mandatory abortion clinic referrals to everyone they see. It is not enough that the abortion industry largely remains unregulated and sucks up tax dollars, but the poor clinics who try, with private donors only, to support life constantly have the media, legislatures and left-wing shock troops trying to shut them down or funnel business to their death camps for babies. Thank God this is passing away.
Finally, a recent piece by the magnificent Victor Davis Hanson, who stares in almost palpable disbelief as he watches Western Civilization disintegrate. The tomb came before the Resurrection. The culture that gave the world more prosperity, freedom and hope than any in world history is not dead. It only sleeps. You here are among the front lines who are going to participate in bringing it back – and it will be done within a little over two years.