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Dennis Prager: “The Left Loathe the West”

15 February 2023

2.2 MINS

Dennis Prager is an American conservative radio talk show host and writer. He is the host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show The Dennis Prager Show.

Last September, John Anderson and Dennis Prager’s discussion focused on the Left’s ideology. This little piece picks up on a few of their most telling remarks. I hope it challenges you to listen to the short version (“They don’t believe in the West” (4 min)) at least; if not the full conversation (“Where is America Headed?” (59min)).

Divided

The conversation focused on the rise of the left that has been built upon the secular religion of environmentalism and the left’s loathing for all things West. Dennis described it as a culture of cruelty that has created the greatest division in generations. He said that the US was getting close to civil war as a result, unless something can be done to bridge the gap. He went on to say:

“They are crackpots! We now have energy poverty in Germany and England due to the new religion of environmentalism.”

Then John cracked a joke — “What did they have (for light) before candles? Electricity!”

Then the strongest challenge came from Dennis:

“Liberals (right wing, conservatives) are weak, non-confrontationists. If good people don’t fight, America is lost. If the USA is lost, liberty on the earth is lost.”

Yes, this commentary was by an American about Americans, but I think he is right about all liberals, conservatives, and the right side of politics in the western world. I include myself here; it’s in our nature to be generous and think the best of others, seeking to live at peace with all men (Romans 12: 18).

Original Sin

But are people intrinsically good? It’s nice to think the best of everyone, I get that. However no, they are not. Dennis describes how all of humanity is intrinsically evil. That’s why the left’s rejection of Judeo-Christian values has created such cruelty and barbarism. Hence, Dennis’ call to liberal, right-wing conservatives to rise up and fight, before it’s too late.

The majority, and certainly the mainstream media, still think that democratic societies are largely peaceful, tolerant communities, with the left standing up for the common man in the street, the workers, while the right stands for the big end of town, the employers.

According to John and Dennis, this is no longer true. Both the left and right of politics now stand for the abolition of God, the most intolerant society in generations and the cruelty that comes from blind obedience to the god of environmentalism. A vote for the left or the right will change nothing. However, if good people don’t fight, in other ways, liberty on the earth will be lost as we are plunged into totalitarianism.

Dennis concluded by recounting a visit as a young man to the war graves in Normandy, France. The sight of white gravestones as far as the eye could see drew this reflection:

“If they could die for America and liberty, the least I can do is live for America and liberty.”

This lit the fuse for his life’s mission, to influence people for good. Is your life being lived for you or for others? How do you influence people for good? How big is your platform? Desiring to reach a wider audience is surely a good thing. John Anderson is certainly a great example to us in his fight for good.

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3 Comments

  1. Kaylene Emery 15 February 2023 at 6:00 am - Reply

    The clip you include is a bonus Jim and I commend the full conversation between these two men. I applaud your own stance on the need for our Christian community to stand up and speak out , to do less is to choose to return to Egypt where , make no mistake, we will be enslaved by those who hate God and those who serve Him…..no matter how nicely we speak to them.

  2. Jim Twelves 15 February 2023 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Kaylene, you are right on there! I listened to the short and the long version. The story about the taking down of the Shakespeare picture and replacing him with an unknown lesbian was eye -watering and I loved Dennis’ analysis of western classical music, just brilliant!

  3. Kim Beazley 15 February 2023 at 11:46 am - Reply

    The clip you’ve used, Jim, may not seem relevant to some, but as a life long lover of Classical Music, I understand perfectly that Prager is using, in this instance, the music of Beethoven as an example of why Western culture took the lead over all others, and the foundational force informing that being our Judeo-Christian worldview. And whether it’s Beethoven or Shakespeare, it’s the rejection of that worldview which inexorably leads to a rejection of Beethoven and Shakespeare, in spite of their excellence and only for the sake of toppling the worldview which produced them.

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