The Great Awakening
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. — Isaiah 45:7
Happy New Years Eve everyone. As much as I report the bad news, I occasionally do report some good news. If I had to weigh the two, there’s much more good news than bad news. However, being aware of the bad news can direct the way to solutions. I believe there is something wonderful happening that I had not realized before.
When darkness seems to be be the only inevitability, a light appears and washes the fear away in bathing sunlight that surrounds the body like a ribbon. Bringing warmth to the soul and heart to chart the future into the next decade. The Great Awakening.
I believe there is another Great Awakening happening in our lifetime. There have been four Great Awakenings in the past. Although, some might believe we are still in the fourth Awakening. I really don’t know. The fourth Awakening is described as the following:
1960-?: Return to sensuous religion and reassertion of experiential content of the Bible; rapid growth of the enthusiastic religions (including fundamentalist, Pentacostal, and Protestant charismatic denominations, “born-again” Catholics, Mormons); reassertion of concept of personal sin; stress on an ethic of individual responsibility, hard work, a simple life, and dedication to family.
1990-?: Attack on materialist corruption; rise of pro-life, pro-family, and media reform movements; campaign for more value-oriented school curriculum; expansion of tax revolt; attack on entitlements; return to a belief in equality of opportunity
Given that each Awakening lasts for about 100 years, or a generation in several phases. It seemed in my lifetime the last decade there was a decline in pro-life and traditional religion. Indeed, I have gradually seen this phenomenon since I became aware in the 1960’s. The rise of socialist secularism had managed to infiltrate into colleges and K-12 public schools. It seemed the 2016 election was supposed to be sealing the path of the nation from a Constitutional Republic into a socialist secular oligarchy. I really believed that. Then a miracle happened. Trump got elected and everything changed.
A president that is a Nationalist. A President that put the Nation First, the American People had priority, brought traditional religion back to the White House, and began to reverse the socialist trend that has so embedded itself into the public life. So at the start of the new decade, will we see a return back to the traditional American values? I very much hope so. Remember, that once socialism takes hold, it is damned hard to remove it..
First is to reverse the socialist trend in the schools, especially the K-12 years. This next generation is critical to restoring these traditional American values. The First Lady Of The United States has started the initiative.
First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” program has been a success in 2019 and will continue into the new year. Be Best is a public awareness campaign promoted by United States First Lady Melania Trump, focusing on well-being for youth, and advocating against cyberbullying and drug (particularly opioid) use. Encouraging children to be free thinkers. Socialists abhor freedom of thought.
The Stock Markets closed on a banner year. All indices closed in record territories. A market analysis said this market is recession proof. Over 7 million jobs created. Salary incomes up over 3%. Unemployment remains low and the job market is expanding. All good news.
Despite the predictions of economic depression by the experts, Trump’s economic policies have worked, extraordinarily so. Economists are now saying this is a recession proof economy. It tells you that the so called experts are not experts at all, but snake oil salesmen.
Work is there, if you want it. Opportunities are abound with hope for a prosperous future, now and for generations to come. It comes down to basic economic fundamentals that are driven by careful steady planning and not emotional jerkiness.
Unfortunately, there are people that live in a gloom and doom bubble. They will never give President Trump any credit for his accomplishments. Instead, they look at Trump and his supporters with contempt. They call these people bigots and racists. They don’t think Trump supporters are wrong, they think they’re evil. I call it social conditioning. This follow the pack mentality where this hive mentality forbids any free thought. Leftism stands for two reasons: Chaos and Irrational Emotions.
It’s sad but this is how the left thinks of people on the right. They don’t know us, they don’t want to know us, and they hate us. It’s important to continue being who we are and not giving into the hate. If they don’t want to be friends with us, then there’s little we can do the change their minds. The best we can do is to work with those that are sitting on the fence. Those in the center that drift either way based on a fraternal desire to belong to somewhere. We offer so much more. The left, well, they have no sense of humor. For example, most people can distinguish between an action movie and reality, but not the left.
Remember that meme where President Trump was placing a medal around the hero dog? The fake news media went nonlinear fact checking the meme. It left most of us scratching our heads wondering what the left was thinking? Couldn’t they get the joke?
Lets examine the fake outrage. Clip setup: The movie the Kingsmen is a action spy thriller with typical scenes of violence and comedic relief. In this clip, the Meme Master, The Geekz Team, took this scene and superimposed the fake news logos on the criminals and President Trump on the hero. After the meme circulated and broke the internet several times, the fake news media was totally indignant. Did anyone else notice the double standard here?
Be sure to watch the entire clip to note the double standard the left uses to shame others, while they get away with doing the same thing. I had to laugh at the snobbish indifference the CNN bubble head anchor, Allisyn Camerota’s, fake outrage over a meme. Why? Perhaps it showed her lord and master Barry the Bullshitter Obama and that offended her. Big Deal. What these phony’s say about us is worse and they get away with their hate speech.
Just for everyone’s edification, here’s the entire meme. Enjoy, but remember, this is a YouTube video. A video that YouTube would claim as violent and restricted, but it’s not. If it were a PragerU video about the 10 Commandments, then it would be restricted. Again, the leftist double standard.
I’m easily entertained by these movies. It’s all fun and games until the left gets offended. The left cannot meme and that gets under their scales. It’s too bad, but the left gets offended at the drop of a hat. That’s their failings and their cross to bear. I find it amusing they only get serious when someone pokes fun at them, but they have carde blanc to insult and belittle conservatives. Ho Hum!
Over all it was a very good year. Next year arrives in just a few hours, and 2020 looks promising also. If the course continues on the same path, then it will be a great start into the next decade. My hope for the new year is a happy, healthy, and prosperous year for everyone, even the left. Unlike the left which thinks we’re evil, we know they are just wrong. So we wish them a happy new year anyway.
I never strive for success, but ideals. Success is a moving goal post. Ideals are fixed. If success is your only goal, then what do you do when you retire?
Today’s weather has been a mix of tradewind showers. Mostly cloudy and cool. Temperatures are in the mid 70’s with humidity of 64%. We’re still under a high surf warning for the entire islands. Should be a good evening for fireworks.
Aloha Hau’oli Makahiki Hou