Have you noticed that people seem to be more interested in politics these days?
Everyone seems to be more interested in what is going on in the world. Even people that you used to think were apolitical are chiming in with an opinion about the issues of the day.
I guess this is because we all know that something is up with the world right now. We all sense it, that we are living in significant times. The cultural divide and conflict in the West seems to be getting more intense by the day, and many of us are wondering why it is like this, and where it is all heading.
It is getting hard to ignore that there is a fundamental difference of worldview and vision of what direction the West should be going in, and we’re all being forced to pick a side whether we like it or not.
Because of this, elections have become more interesting. Who could forget the incredible sense of energy around the 2016 US election for example?
We know the stakes are higher now. We know deep down that ultimately one side is going to lose and one side is going to win the culture wars. And while some people like to remind us that reality is complex and not black and white, this only goes so far. On an individual or small scale this is fine, but when you are talking about mass populations it is irrelevant. A healthy society needs basic social cohesion and agreement on how things should be working.
You can not have a healthy society where one side believes abortion is murder and the other side believes it is a fundamental human right. Or where one side believes that binary gender norms are morally essential and the other side believes that transgender people are oppressed. Or where one side believes cohesive cultural identity is core, and the other side believes that the West is an oppressive white supremacist regime that must be dismantled. There are many other examples that could be used.
We are not a country at peace
Don’t you find yourself longing for a nation that is not at war with itself?
A civilization that is not at war with itself?
Sometimes I find myself dreaming of a country without this chaos. A country where there is peace and harmony and a sense of shared identity. A country where the basic foundations are secure.
I imagine what it would be like in Australia if there were no identity politics. No bitter and hostile divide over essential things. Where the traditional Christian European foundations of Australia are recognized rather than subversively undermined at every turn.
There is always going to be some political disagreement and debate that is normal and healthy. But the basic foundations of what society and the nation is need to be agreed upon for this to happen, and that is not where we are at today.
Why we need to fight
The truth is we are in a culture war that is real, whether we like it or not, and the cultural transformation and subversive takeover of key institutions in our society didn’t happen overnight. It was fought for long and hard by people with fierce ideological conviction and passion.
The West needs to rediscover its warrior spirit and fight back. Absolutely nothing will change without a fight. If we are not fighting for something, then what are we here for?
Should Christians be talking about fighting? Some don’t like this kind of talk, or they think that Christians ‘seeking power’ is wrong. But Romans 13 says governmental power is from God. The only question in a democratic society is who will wield power and what values will reign. Will we allow the march towards unreason and oppression of religious freedom win?
The further leftward the country goes, the less peace there will be in the nation. The subversives think they are creating a utopia. In reality they are creating an eventual warzone. We have no choice but to resist.
Political events count more now than ever
I encourage you to pray carefully about your vote this election. Don’t be apathetic. I know the technicalities of the political process can be boring, but it counts now. It is not business as usual at the moment. The West is either moving towards a new Dark Ages or another Renaissance.
I believe with persistence, we are going to turn things around. There are many encouraging signs, such as the growing revolution among many younger people who are completely fed up with society’s empty values and turning back to the West’s Christian foundations.
Yet it won’t come without a fight, and the choices we make do matter in determining what the outcome will be.
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