“Putting Away Childish Things”
by Andy Joppa
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things” (I Corinthians 13:11). The apostle Paul’s admonition to believers is to put away childish things. Childish speaking, childish thinking, and childish reasonings are to be put away.
We loyal Americans must stop talking and acting like children. We must stop believing that the historical American model will save us and our nation. We must stop comforting ourselves by saying “It will all be OK.” We must stop believing that God will save America…God only helps those who help themselves. I think God would look down at this country and ask,” Does it deserve saving?” Or…like Sodom and Gomorrah, should it be destroyed? At this point we more closely resemble Sodom and Gomorrah than the Promised Land. (of course, I scarcely know what God would be thinking)
If the current inertia cannot be stopped…America will die. In fact, there is only one question that needs to be asked and answered in 2021 America. Simply, must we wait till America is a smoldering ruin before we do anything? Must we wait till its resources are no longer recoverable? Must we wait till the mind of every person under the age of forty is so contaminated that they can no longer function as rational human beings. Must we wait till every politician is blackmailed or intimidated into submission? Must we wait till all America’s institutions are totally lost before we act to save her? Must we wait till the patient is dead before gaining the wisdom and courage to apply CPR or defibrillate?
We know beyond any doubt that there is an illegally elected government in power. I will not act as child and accept arguments to the contrary. We also know the Left functions illegally whenever that is a necessity for their success formula. Only a naïve child would accept that they have the slightest interest in legality. In addition, we also know, they will, and are doing everything in their power to ensure they can’t be dislodged by a legal vote in 2022. Only a child would ignore the indisputable nature of that statement. If we merely wait for the “magic” of November 2022 to save America, like children waiting for their pony on Christmas morning, we will be disappointed.
Every day we see the former brilliance of America, made even brighter during the Trump administration, turned into a grotesque manifestation of, not only its former self, but a grotesque manifestation of any civilized nation. We are under the sway of some of the most damaged minds the world has ever seen. These aren’t just our fellow Americans. These are America’s enemies who are far more virulent than Russia or even China. These disturbed “citizens” have gained influence, if not total control, over the institutions theoretically designed to protect us…The FBI, The CIA, The NSA, The Justice Department, The Congress, and, all too often the Supreme Court. Speaking of the court…we should have recognized that Kavanaugh’s breaking down in tears was symptomatic of a millennial snowflake and not that of a mature man. We should have understood that Barrett’s reaction to the Floyd death was generated by a corrupted and distorted mind set. But children don’t like to deal with such matters.
These enemies of America are being “manufactured” in increasing numbers by our educational systems, the media and most operating within our political life. The schools, whose primary function (perhaps only function) is to create quality citizens, are totally failing in that regard and must be reformed. If that is not possible, they should be closed down. As they are presently functioning, most represent little more than expensive environments of child abuse. Our media, our press, protected under the first amendment, has forfeited its right to that cover. They should be treated like the subversive rags that most of them have degraded into. Look at the recent distortion of reality when 60 Minutes concocted an attack on Florida’s outstanding governor, Ron DeSantis.
We are constantly inundated with new tales of contrived victimology. Blacks, we are told, have miserable lives because of white America…what complete nonsense. Most of that community’s problems are cultural and/or behavioral. We must be willing to say that. We are told that women aren’t getting their due and are being held back by the “patriarchy.” The incessant whining by some becomes increasingly repugnant. In reality, many have been placed in positions for which they are totally unqualified either intellectually or emotionally. Younger women, all often, are nearly insane…at least unstable.
Look at Congress…the number of rational women can be counted on the fingers of one hand. (I would note that men don’t fare much better…but better) We are told that we abuse illegal immigrants. Most are treated healthier than American citizens. As these criminals penetrate our borders, they are distributed by the Left to swing the balance in red and purples states as they simultaneously live off the tax dollars of hard-working Americans. There can be little doubt the Left will give them citizenship and voting rights. Variants of affirmative action have placed incompetents in positions of power or areas of life-saving responsibilities. We will not survive if STEM candidacy, or air traffic control positions, or military leadership… or pilots… are decided by race or gender as compared to purposeful qualifications.
If we continue to cater to the loudest and/or most violent voices…if we continue to surrender rather than risk the propaganda war these malignancies will inflict on us…if we continue to believe that we can survive by surrendering every value…there is no doubt America will be swept into the dustbin of history. All of that horror is on full display as I write. Coca-Cola, Delta, Proctor and Gamble and Major League Baseball…all fabled American institutions have gone to the dark side of American life.
All these are now populated by the generations who have grown up loathing America. We will see more and more of this as Generation Xers, Millennials and Gen Z’s gain total control of American institutional life. Most are children and, in fact, have been educated to stay as children for their entire existence.
I make no personal claims to wisdom or an adult mindset. Perhaps I often don’t practice what I preach. But it is a fallacy of logic to dismiss the message for the messenger. I do know that America needs more adults. Adults that understand that the most important step in solving a problem is by accurately defining its cause. As a corollary to that statement…if you misdiagnose the problem it can never be solved. At this point we are failing in our willingness to do just that.
Due to a lack of discernment, children are not always aware of danger. Even so with adults, “know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?” “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. (Ephesians 5:15,17).