My political views are very recognizably Right—that’s why I’ve decided to contribute to this site. But they’re also what many on both the mainstream Right and Left would no doubt consider paranoid “conspiracy theory.” However, as our world descends into greater absurdity by the day (and, dare I say, depravity), it’s becoming exceedingly difficult to deny that a force beyond all human calculation and control has apparently overtaken us. Events are unfolding by an anti-logic, a logic denying all rational logic. We are currently witnessing the rise of an all-encompassing control grid; that ol’ Police State everyone used to say was nothing more than the stuff of Orwell’s imagination is now here. Dystopia has become reality. Indeed, things that just twenty years ago many would have ridiculed as “conspiracy theory” have already arrived (mass-government surveillance, phony wars, etc.), or else appear to be shortly on the way (human microchipping, transhumanism, or virtual reality anyone?).
This Presidential election is no exception to the craziness. When the electorate of the most powerful nation on earth has been reduced to choosing between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who will deny that we are living in bizarre times? Leftists know this just as well as anybody else, which is why they’ve found it necessary to parrot their “Anyone but Trump” motto to rationalize continued participation in this bread and circus. Of course, in typical leftist fashion, not only are they using an empty slogan to rationalize their behavior (like last go-round’s “Change We Can Believe In!”), but, in doing so, they also are using it to try to win for themselves the moral high-ground. Voting for Hillary, they really believe, or at least they would like us to think they believe, is some noble action that is going to save the world. Not only are they doing the only rational thing, you see, they’re also heroes protecting everyone else from their own stupidity. Leftists, we know, will never forgo the opportunity to pat themselves on the back, even when the supposed reason for self-congratulation is, as in this case, voting for a criminal like Hillary, whose record makes Nixon by comparison look like a saint. Still, somehow, casting a vote for Hillary, they believe, is the equivalent of staving-off the Apocalypse.
I encounter this deluded smugness almost daily. I am sure many of you do, too. Many of our colleagues, friends, and even family have fallen prey to it, sad to say. A quick anecdote illustrates it. Recently my wife and I had dinner with my in-laws. One is a Noble-Prize nominated academic, the other is an Ivy League educated lawyer. They are the kind of people whom society considers informed, and certainly at the very least sane. And yet, the leftist “idle talk” that leaves their mouth is quite often simply astounding. My father-in-law began by commenting that someone (presumably a Trump partisan) had torn down his front-yard’s Hillary sign. When my wife asked whether there were any Trump signs up in the neighborhood (perhaps the culprit was a local who’d left a trace), my mother-in-law proudly reported “No,” but then concluded on a downcast note acknowledging that “there are probably some Trump supporters out there somewhere…” In a perfect world, you see, there would be no deplorables in those pristine and enlightened burrows of the millionaire leftist elite!
The dinner exchange got me to thinking. Why exactly do rich, educated liberals believe Hillary is the clear moral superior of Trump? Could Hillary do anything to change their minds? She’s currently under FBI investigation. And most of her current supporters were alive and presumably not in a coma for the 90s. So have they forgotten Mena, Waco, Whitewater, Paula Jones and others, and Chinagate? Have they forgotten, or do they just simply choose to ignore, the Clinton Body Count that has been circulating on the Internet for years? For a full summary of what I thought everyone by now already knew about Bill and Hillary, see here.
Donald Trump is bad (which is why I will not be voting for him), but Hillary Clinton is no better, and those on the Left saying otherwise and rationalizing their decision to vote for her are simply kidding themselves. The only moral thing to do, as I see it, is not to participate in this rigged reality of a voting system. We already know, from 2004, that Presidential elections can be stolen. And of course no one will have forgotten what happened in 2000. The thing to do isn’t, as the mainstream Left is currently doing, to deny that Hillary is trying to steal the election. The thing to do instead is realize that these elections are always subject to manipulation and hence aren’t worth taking seriously.
I sometimes wonder: what will it take for people on the mainstream Left (the preferred ideology of your standard-issue university professor) to realize that the current political and media system is bread and circus? Our owners at the top are friends, who openly mock the uninitiated masses for taking this theater seriously.
What kind of world, you ask, would give us the “choice” between Trump and Clinton? Easy: the very world described by a Bible the secular Hillary supporters deride as fairy-tale: a world that “lies in wickedness” (1 John 5:19) and is “ruled by spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12), because it runs “according to the power of the prince of the air” (Ephesians 2:2). In short, a world in which Satan “has blinded the minds of men which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
If you are quick to dismiss the Biblical diagnosis and prognosis of the times, ask yourself: divinely understood, what is the actual difference between Clinton and Trump? I don’t see any meaningful one. I see two spiritless people who do little more than argue about job figures, while accurately observing that the other is a congenital liar. Pardon me for not caring about this election. I think I have every right not to. Consider, for instance, the words of Paul’s second Letter to Timothy, which foretell what people will become as the End approaches:
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:1-4).
Notice what Paul doesn’t say. He doesn’t say, “Well, Timothy, things are going to be very bad one day, and when they become so, just always remember to choose the lesser of the two evils.” No, in the very next verse, the Apostle tells us to put evil things and evil choices and evil people away from us: “from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:5).
The only morally defensible political act in our current political reality is the subversive one of not voting. However, that is precisely what the Left especially this election cycle refuses to accept. Too many on both the Right and Left are refusing to “opt-out” of the system (and no, voting for Trump is not a way of doing so). Every four years, the American people are seduced into participating in a meaningless charade, which is why those who do decide to vote end up having to rationalize the decision with the “anyone but X” logic.
Stop doing that. You aren’t saving the world. You aren’t doing anything noble. You are looking for heroes where there are none. A vote for Hillary is no different than a vote for Trump, since, either way, you’re endorsing a covetous, prideful, foolish, self-involved, greedy liar. And if you’re going to ignore reality and still vote for Hillary anyway, then do it in secret rather than shouting it from the rooftops as if you’re somehow saving the world from evil by opposing Trump. You’re not.
You can’t save the world, but God can save you from it. When you’ve been delivered from this present world, you won’t be wasting your time voting for either Hillary or Trump, because you’ll finally understand that, in the eyes of God, they’re carbon copies. As someone grieved by the intensifying moral and spiritual devolution of this country, I have nevertheless learned no longer to trust the mainstream politicians and pundits on the Right, who only pay lip-service to the values of “God and Country.” I’ve been fooled by their empty promises too many times to allow myself to get up for the letdown again.
God does not call on us to choose the lesser of two evils. He calls on us to put away and rebuke evil. Hillary is evil, which is why voting for her is just as evil as voting for Trump. For the leftist Trump opponents out there who are riding on your high-horses, think again. If you cared about character and reason as you claim, then you wouldn’t be supporting a degenerate like Clinton, much less insisting that it somehow makes you morally and intellectually superior to those who are voting Trump.
To anyone among the Leftist intelligentsia who may be reading, this election, rather than boasting in the self-glorifying silliness of your “Anyone but Trump” slogan, here are words actually worth living by:
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them (Ephesians 5:12).
Stop squandering the gift of existence obsessing over the phantom that you’re going to save the world on Nov 8 by voting for Hillary Clinton. Tonight, make time to be alone, silence everything, and finally confront what’s truly the most important crisis you’re facing, the one of real infinite consequence–and get right with God.
- First They Came… - April 19, 2017
- “Fake news” and the strong delusion: who’s deluded? - December 1, 2016
- Clinton, Wikileaks, and Spirit Cooking - November 8, 2016
- “Anyone but Trump”? No, no thank you, not when a vote for Clinton is a vote for Satan - November 2, 2016