Okay, I’m still working on Part 2 of “The Forth Industrial Revolution” piece, but I have something quick to say that I’d like to get out there.
The words “liberal” and “liberty” are supposed to convey the idea of freedom, correct? Liberal comes the Latin word liber, which means free. Liber is the root of the word liberty, which is the quality or state of being free. Well, I had an opportunity to read ‘Potentially a death sentence’: White House goes off on vaccine fearmongers (Politico). Definitely take some time to read it, but here’s just one quote to chew on: “Biden allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee, are also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages.” An excuse to spy on, monitor, change, and forbid your private messages to people, including your paid text messages? Watch out!
The Nazis did the exact same things. They wanted Germans to support the Nazi agenda, believe in the Nazi ideas, etc. This came after a massive build in national debt, when WWI was coming to an end. To accomplish their goals, the Nazis tried to control various forms of communication through censorship and propaganda. This included magazines, newspapers, books, theater, art, music, movies, and radio. But as we all know, censorship is not an action that characterizes freedom, and never leads to freedom or free countries. It’s an abuse of power. It leads to totalitarianism and exodus. In a free country, different perspectives are hashed out through debate, in a public forum, with a press that platforms all sides of an issue. I don’t see that happening in the U.S. today.
Could you do us a favor? For a moment, could you just turn off your phone and disconnect from mainstream and social media for maybe an hour or two? I don’t want us to think about our political affiliations or run to look at the fact checkers when we can otherwise use our minds. I really want us to reflect on our values and ethics as a people, to genuinely communicate with each other as human beings. If you are American, what does being an American mean to you? Think about it. If you are not American, what do you think being American means to Americans? This might surprise many. Aren’t all Americans supposed to be liberal? Where did political division come from?
Liberal (adjective), as defined in Oxford Languages Google dictionary…
1. willing to respect or accept behavior or opinions different from one’s own; open to new ideas.
2. relating to or denoting a political and social philosophy that promotes individual rights, civil liberties, democracy, and free enterprise.
Now, with all due respect, according to the definitions above, I’m going to say that I’m liberal. Not liberal according to the political ideology that is being spread across America, but liberal in my innermost beliefs. I believe in freedom of choice. I believe in sound money behind trade and the production of goods and services. I believe in love and freedom to express love to other people. I believe in lots of unpleasant emotions as well and the freedom to express whatever is on your mind or in your heart without destroying things and hurting people or being oppressed. And I believe in small government. Now, I’m going to define what I think should be the liberal camp on two political issues.
Liberal Pro-Choice on Babies – The belief that a woman owns her own body and has the right to make her own decision about having a baby or not, even after conception. It’s her life on the line on multiple levels, and she could die during childbirth. Therefore, she should be able to exercise her God-given freedom of choice on this matter. This woman should not be pressured by the media or anyone regarding her choice. Again, it’s her decision because it’s her body. I have more to say about this below, so keep reading.
Liberal Pro-Choice on Vaccines – The belief that a woman (or any human being) owns her own body and has the right to make her own decision about putting a manmade foreign spiked-protein/virus into her body. She has the right to weigh the risks and benefits, according to her own private health information and beliefs. She could die from the manmade vaccine, and should therefore have the right to exercise her God-given free will with her own body. She shouldn’t be pressured by the media or anyone to get vaccinated. After all, she does have an immune system.
Are these two beliefs consistent? I think they are indeed consistent, and I think there’s a problem if you don’t think so. Either you believe in liberty or you don’t. You can’t on one hand write “liberty is good” and on the other write it’s bad. If you’re a liberal and you’re supporting censorship and mandatory vaccines, then your mind has been hijacked by a very clever totalitarian regime. There’s simply no other explanation. Liberty is not a political ideology that takes away freedom. It’s your belief in “freedom to belief” and “freedom to speak and act,” as long as it’s not physically harming other human beings. Ever heard of military psychological operations (PSYOPS)? They have been used on Americans throughout U.S. history.
Now Pro-Choice is sticky, because it implores you to make a choice about which two lives are more important. The adult woman with a social identity? Or the unborn child without one yet? I can understand both views, but I don’t feel any authority to protect the woman or the unborn child. Why? Because I’m not God, and if God gave us freedom of choice, then who am I to take it away? It’s not my battle, and it doesn’t belong tangled up in politics with taxpayer money. If you have a belief about life and God, you should feel free to share that belief (out of Christian love) with hurting women who are considering abortion. You also shouldn’t have to reconcile it as a political issue that uses your tax dollars for an agenda that goes against your own beliefs. Right? By politicizing the issue, it was made to cause conflict.
When in doubt, Christians need only ask “What would Jesus do?” He’d work on women’s hearts, with love, not on the Law of Rome. When did Jesus ever work on the legal system or funding from Rome? He didn’t; he made love the rule of law, and he believed so much in freedom that he let people crucify him in the most humiliating and painful way, all the while, forgiving them in the process and asking his Father to do the same. You see, love doesn’t exist without freedom. So why is it that conservatives think they should legally protect the unborn child and not the woman? And why do liberals think they should protect the woman and not the unborn child? I think it’s just another version of hijacking your mind. It’s a divisive totalitarian agenda that carefully snuck a personal issue into politics to stir up controversy. Politicization begets polarization. It’s a secular distraction from Christ’s law of love, to make government bigger and strip our personal freedom and power.
These past few years have been exhausting, but the more we can encourage people to disconnect from the media and their political ideologies, to think critically with their own minds, the better off we will all be in the long haul. I love people. I believe in people, and I’m just trying to do my part.