The Modern War on Self-Government
by Bojidar Marinov
The original American rugged individualism didn’t come out of the blue. It was the product of 17 centuries of development of Christian doctrine and worldview, as well as the teachings of the Reformation and its view of the priestly status of the individual man under God. Our politicians and churchmen today hate it; they hate it because they hate the Christian doctrine and the Christian worldview that created that individualism. In order for the modern elites to thwart God’s Dominion Mandate to man, they need to replace it with the state’s power domination over man. But a self-governing man under God is not subject to power domination; and this made Christianity dangerous for the Roman Empire, and for the modern pagan tyrants as well. And we better keep it dangerous.
Being dangerous to crushing, delusional, self-exalting tyrannies sounds… appealing.
From the article:
With the election campaign going full steam these days, a quote has been dug out of Hillary Clinton’s book, “It Takes a Village,” a book that was very self-consciously written to oppose the growing popularity of the homeschool movement. What most of us don’t realize is that Hillary Clinton didn’t write this book to influence conservatives or Christians; she is too smart for deluding herself in such a pathetic way. The book was designed to stop the growth of familistic individualism among the leftist voters, where many parents who grew up out of the hippie movement of the 1960s, and therefore naturally suspicious of any government, started imitating Christian homeschoolers. It was this trend that was – and still is – alarming for liberal politicians, for the children who grow up as individuals in a home will always be instinctively anti-statist and anti-establishment, no matter what their political convictions are. Hillary’s book was designed to restore the vision of a collectivist society among these leftist parents – a collectivist society based not on voluntary, independent communes but on the coercive and taxing power of the state.
The quote said this: “I believe the primary role of the state is to teach, train, and raise children. Parents have a secondary role.”
Hmm. An interesting point of view to consider.
Christians have explicitly chosen to resign the difficult position of leadership, in preference for a position of the comfortable, low-effort position of servant to the Powerful.
But God’s work MUST be done.
So if His chosen instruments decide to be hard-core, stiff-necked slackers, then He will turn to other tools to reach His goals.
And reward them with the blessings Christians chose to forfeit.