J. Jeff Toler | Shenandoah Christian Alliance
In all likelihood we are not so much seeing the end of an era, but the beginning of a new one.
In fact, I am reminded of Winston Churchill’s famous quote, “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Perhaps America’s great experiment in a democratic, constitutional republic has now approached the point of a “great reset.”
America has run through several eras since the first presidential term of George Washington. The last great one ended with Ronald Reagan, who ingeniously brought down the evil empire of the Soviet Union by forcing them to spend themselves into oblivion attempting to keep up with us militarily. We could still afford to pour massive amounts of money into our military might because we still had the resources to do it. This is certainly no longer the case. Our national debt is now in the tens of trillions of dollars—a figure essentially unfathomable!
So far, America has managed to weather the storm. So far. Perhaps because our economy was in such great shape, that the devastation of the pandemic, the loss of countless jobs and businesses, and millions of illegal aliens crossing over our porous borders may have allowed forbearance—at least temporarily. There is no country in the world that ever equaled the US in sheer size of our GDP alone. But if it is possible to bring us to our knees, it will happen at the hands of the most venal, unscrupulous, and callous man ever to hold the office of President of the United States.
You will not find most of his abhorrent remarks about the withdrawal from Afghanistan in the headlines of the corporate media giants’ favorite papers and news programs. Instead, you will need to watch stunning video clips on YouTube, and perhaps the remaining objective reporting of Fox News. (Look at Breitbart News if you aren’t already, or read Epoch Times. The paid subscription service is well worth the money.)
This president’s performance is the final outcome of decades of incompetence and cheap political grifting. Even Obama is known to have nothing but contempt for him—which should speak volumes for why he chose him for his running mate.
In spite of the highly choreographed interviews by party hacks posing as news anchors, the president’s display of appalling insensitivity and indifference to the situation in Afghanistan—that he created—left little doubt that America is governed by a failure of a man. After all, when the water carriers of the ruling elite in this country—the so-called news media—are incredulous about their favorite pick, the curtain is probably about to come down. There are increased calls for his resignation. His own party is deeply worried. People are openly questioning his competence. In fact, they are questioning if he even knows what’s going on. Watching and hearing him prattle on each day, is pitiable and pathetic. The real horror? He’s supposed to be the leader of the free world.
What free world? Do we still have anything that really resembles a free world?
Debating whether the US should have remained in Afghanistan is largely academic now. But the arguments are a result of a basic misunderstanding about what constitutes an empire. Yes, an empire. But wait, you say. America is not an empire. No, not by the classic definition perhaps, but we have served this capacity ever since the end of the British Empire following the second world war, when they handed the reigns over to us.
No serious person believes we have troops in places around the world because we are using them to appropriate wealth and property; or to bolster our fortunes at home. Most Americans would support the real role we have taken on the world stage if any of our leaders would have simply been honest with us. The president who put us there decided to use the opportunity to build some kind of Madisonian democracy in Afghanistan—a wretched place that is famous as the “graveyard of empires.” His second inaugural pronouncement was risible on its face. We deserved to hear the honest answer: We were there to prevent further adventures by a determined enemy of democracy; a barbaric, medieval sect of Islam resorting to justified acts rape, bondage, and murder. We could have also been told that America’s interests—and her allies—were being served due to its strategic location. Instead, the greatest military in the history of the world is about to be defeated by an enemy who has no need for America’s precision chronographs, because they have all the time. They knew we would leave because we told them we would.
The reset was already underway with the attack on America that brought down the World Trade Center.
“Today you and I have another chance. We now know where the Great Reset is headed. There are millions of Americans, and others around the world, who are alarmed by what we are all witnessing and want to stop it. We can. But to start, we must focus, first on the local and state levels, by fighting on four distinct fronts. These include education, where the fight must focus on academics and an end to the psychology-driven behavior modification federal programs; the right to privacy, where an all-out effort must be made to stop the establishment of federal data banks that document personal information; private property rights, which guarantee private ownership, control and protection of real and intellectual property; and protection of national sovereignty and independence.” (American Policy Center)
But are we really prepared for globalism?
The Church should be front and center in explaining the urgency of preparing for the epic spiritual battle that is now upon us.
Jesus declared, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) For Christians, all we need to understand about globalism is summarized in these words:
- “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
Lawlessness is no match for the law of liberty.
- “But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” (James 1:25)