4 thoughts on “Spiritual Warfare in the USA

  1. “And the generation to come, your children that shall rise up after you, and the foreigner that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses wherewith the LORD hath made it sick; and that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and a burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath; even all the nations shall say ‘Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?’ ”

    — Deuteronomy 29:21-23

    Could this happen to us.

    Not if we listen to a voice from the recent past:


  2. With regard to the Deuteronomy passage, Fred, I hope it doesn’t happen to us, but we appear to be on a certain trajectory.

    With regard to Reagan’s speech for Goldwater during 1964, it is important to note that the media/left complex made Goldwater out to be a huge villain– a far right extremist who would blow up the world. Reagan saw the problems that LBJ was going to create– and he did– but the issues then pale in comparison to what we are facing today. But some critical decisions were made in those days that have been very difficult to reverse.

    But in fact, toward the end of his career, it increasingly became clear that Goldwater was a social liberal, and in fact a libertarian-style Republican. I remember when George Bush during a presidential campaign was being attacked by conservatives, he asked rhetorically in support of Bush, “Who is more conservative than George Bush?”

    Wikipedia has an entry on Goldwater’s social liberalism:


  3. TC: I was aware of Goldwater’s shift toward center left socially .

    From an interview later in life: Goldwater affects bemusement at the Sturm und Drang he seems to have caused among those who once saw themselves as his ideological descendants. As a good conservative should, he says, “I haven’t changed my outlook at all.”

    He certainly gave some mixed messages:


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