Alarming signs of persecution

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden’s* acting secretary of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Advisory System warning that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists could mobilize to incite or commit violence. These domestic terrorists, DHS says, object to government authority, the presidential transition, and have “perceived grievances fueled by false narratives.” This bulletin is reminiscent of the very first report sanctioned by President Obama soon after he took office in April 2009, and is already being used by leftists and Democratic Party leadership to label as domestic terrorists all 74 million people who voted for President Trump. This narrative is growing alarmingly louder each day.

Adding to the list of leftists condemning all Republicans and voters for Trump was MSNBC political analyst Jason Johnson, who on Wednesday’s edition of “Deadline” said that Democrats should declare that all Republicans are “terrorists,” adding “you can’t negotiate, you can’t legislate and you can’t work with terrorists.” This is not new, but it is more pronounced each day. Twelve years ago, the first act of Obama’s DHS was a radical creed against those who disagree with government’s overreaching power. Included on the list contributing to the “phenomenon of violent radicalization in the United States” were those: interested in end times prophecies; concerned about a possible economic collapse; opposed to illegal immigration, abortion, same sex marriage, and restrictions on the right to bear arms.

These people, according to the 2009 report, were radical racists upset with the election of the first African American president. Now these are the same people with “perceived” grievances about how the current president was elected who are a threat to America. Painting all those who didn’t vote for Biden as domestic terrorists who need to be deprogramed is a radical form of ideological bigotry. But this is what is coming from the mouths of Biden’s prophets of socialism. This talk was sanctioned by Obama’s Administration in 2009, but it has grown louder and louder over the years. Now leftist influencers, the news media propagandists, and Democratic Party leadership are shouting their bigotry from the rooftops. It is alarming.

Egyptians, Babylonians, Nazis and Communists used bigotry and prejudice to persecute Jews throughout the history of the world. Americans must rise up and object to prevent today’s self-righteous political intolerants from taking a similar course against conservatives and Christians. You have a right to disagree, to speak freely, to worship God how you see fit. But unless we exercise those rights, they will atrophy into tyranny. People need to hear from normal, God-fearing citizens about the unfairness of being labeled a terrorist for disagreeing on politics. My advice: Speak up in every venue you have. Stay on point about ideological bigotry. Call on Biden to denounce these narratives. Be calm. Express yourself articulately. As in Psalm 94:16, “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?” Our Lord will, but He often chooses to work through us.

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Bill Wilson

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