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Communism Proves The Truth of President Lincoln’s Statement by Robert Socha

When President Abraham Lincoln addressed the nation amid the Civil War, he quoted the Gospels, stating, “A house divided against itself, cannot stand.” He confidently proclaimed the Union would stay together, either embracing slavery or removing that scourge altogether. Thankfully the latter prevailed, and we eat the fruit of that terrible Civil War, the ideal enshrined in our Declaration, Liberty for all.

Unfortunately, another scourge fans the flames of discord and division, chipping away at the fabric of our Republic for over 100 years. In a 1969 lecture by G. Edward Griffin, (1) he exposed the nefarious plot of Communist regimes to tear at our societal peace through racial tension. During his discourse, he mentions a book written in 1958 by Manning Johnson, a devoted Communist in the United States, achieving high status in their Party, until his eyes opened to the evil they were perpetrating. (The book, Color, Communism and Common Sense is available to be purchased (2), which I recommend. There is a fantastic expose (3) on the book I found today.)

“Created doubt, lack of confidence, suspicion; setting up situations that bring about racial bitterness, violence and conflict; putting forth demands so unrealistic that race relations are worsened; attacking everybody in disagreement as reactionaries, fascists, Klu Kluxers among whites and Uncle Toms among Negros, constitute the red’s (communist’s) pattern of operation,” Johnson wrote.

Our culture and institutions’ subversion for over 100 years creates tension between men because some have more melanin in their skin remain appalling. It saddens me immeasurably that so many of our citizenry succumbs to the chains of misery and victimhood when their country’s founding charter declares the pursuit of happiness as chief among the government’s responsibilities to protect.

The enemy-of-our-souls has used the differences between the people’s ethnicities in the United States as a continual bludgeon to wreak this division’s havoc.

To what end is the measure of these tactics to breed division and discord except our country’s elimination?

Enter the 21st century. Unbelievably those seeds of racial discord sewn into our communities have exploded into a mess of protest and rioting not seen in our magnificent land for 50 years. Compounding this tension is the advent of the electronic medium called a device. Consider for a moment that the word device has the same root as division. Etomonline.com describes it, “the basic sense is the method by which something is divided.” (4)

I find it utterly dismaying the devices that consume our devotion, which were supposed to enhance the community, have altered our culture to such a degree that we willingly chastise, embarrass and degrade those with whom we disagree. And we do it with such anonymity and impunity that it fuels the fires of discontent, breeding riotous behavior unimaginable even one year ago.

These same devices have bred isolation and restlessness within our family units should the mobile world vanish from the daily routine. I hope to overcome the fact that I have often been a terrible example to my wife and children because of the time and attention I have given to irrelevant apps.

The apps themselves provide a fantastic platform to communicate. Still, the lack of self-control and the passion with which we have embraced our ideologies has morphed into a menagerie of twisted truths and self-congratulatory hedonism.

I believe there is a way above the fray. We can choose to defend our positions without demeaning our opponents. The obstacle is the unacceptable behavior many people engage in when challenging their ideals. That does not permit us to remain silent; quite the contrary, we should be bold in our positions, especially if we know they are grounded in the Truth as defined through Biblical text. Just as the Apostles who walked with Jesus went away rejoicing that they had been worthy to suffer for the Name, may we count ourselves blessed and fortunate should we be shamed, maligned, arrested, or beaten for the sake of Christ. Remember our reward!

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18 ESV

Many times I hear of people who hesitate to engage for fear of reprisals. I say that we have allowed the uncontested seeds of division and discord sewn long enough. It is high time for us to be bold as we counter the mainstream narrative of a culture that does not embrace an individual’s value with the Truth of the Gospel that Christ died for everyone, even those yet unborn, that whosoever would believe in Him would find life.

Let’s be bold as we sing songs and make melody in our hearts to the Lord and let us return to simplicity.

“Red and yellow, black or white, they are precious in His sight.” Jesus Loves the Little Children.

Let us emphasize the Gospel, especially “whosoever will.” It is with great expectation I believe “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes…” will be rejoicing. Revelation 7:9. And to accomplish this requires obedient servants engaging the culture war with the Gospel of Peace.

Truth is more important than our feelings. The Gospel and Liberty are more important than our lives! May we carry that Cross and proclaim Liberty and Unity to this nation under God, where a great multitude from every corner of the earth calls home!

1. https://newtube.app/user/MyAmericana/hacmZr8
2. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=color%2C+communism+and+common+sense+by+manning+johnson&crid=18SL7VKF6HLUD&sprefix=color%2C+comm%2Caps%2C181&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_11
3. https://wallbuilders.com/black-communist-leader-exposes-the-truth/?fbclid=IwAR09fqCjhEsMOiYUJ8eCeqs_sZqY05BJO8YGgFMVkRjlhTzy7GmCSxWFlgc
4. https://www.etymonline.com/word/device

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Robert Socha

Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.

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