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What Divides Us Most This Thanksgiving
Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2021 | Gil Gutknecht

Posted on 11/25/2021 6:01:20 AM PST by Kaslin

Today’s Liberals have no interest in debates where facts can be challenged. They are driven by their emotions. We live in a world of facts. They live in a world of feelings. Stoking their emotional endorphins is all they really care about. If it sounds good and makes them feel good, they’re for it. Results and facts be damned.

Some have attempted to explain the divide with the left brain-right brain theory. Liberals are driven by their emotion. Conservatives are defined by logic and facts.

Notice how often our friend on the Left talk of fairness. It’s as if they have never accepted the unassailable fact that life isn’t fair. In their unending attempts make things fair they inevitably make things worse, especially for those they say they want to help.

The garden variety of liberals are mostly harmless. They seem motivated by a peculiar view of charity. Believing that Christian charity calls them to utilize the force of Big Government to take from those who have earned to distribute to those who haven’t. We now have a Pope who seems to share this view. At least they believe their motives are pure. But of late, a more aggressive and malignant strain of liberal is emerging. They are not only disinterested in any religious motivations, they are openly hostile to them. Recall the disdain for those who “cling to their guns and religion.”

We often wonder why this new Left is so angry and mean spirited. They pretend to see themselves as morally and intellectually superior. Whenever their ideas are confronted with fact-based arguments, they quickly revert to dismissive and often hostile name calling. The woke culture is anything but democratic. It is authoritarian. They are products of an educational system that displaced de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America in favor of Rules for Radicals.

They believe that the American experiment was fundamentally flawed from the beginning. Our founders were selfish capitalists who utilized their power to protect their fortunes. Central to their business model was the defense of the institution of slavery. That racist stain remains. Accordingly, our history must be somehow rewritten and our economic system replaced. They’ve learned that working within the system doesn’t work. Middle America simply won’t swallow their nonsense. So they now pursue their objectives by other means. Intimidation, threats and riots have become accepted tactics.

They want to be called Progressives. They aren’t clear about what or where they want to progress to. Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive. Today’s militant Leftists look much more like the anarchists of Teddy’s day. Our modern media refuses to report this.

Like the Geico ad, “We see it. We all see it.”

If we scrape away the veneer, what divides us today is much more fundamental than facts, feelings or fairness. It has been said that at the root there are only two philosophies or world views. One believes in a God-centered universe. The other believes in a Man-centered universe. That starting point explains a lot.

This new angry Left doesn’t believe in God. They believe in a man-centered universe. There are no eternal truths. No commandments. No seven deadly sins. They think that if everyone would buy into their view, there would be no need for police or our backward view of morality. They have convinced themselves that through the force of centralized government (run by them) they can bring about the utopia that has eluded mankind for millennia. This explains their belief that humans can even control the climate. Never mind the effects of those pesky sun spots and volcanoes.

Those who refuse to accept any of their ideas will be shamed and silenced.

This is also why they feel they can lie and cheat without compulsion. Burning and looting to advance the greater cause are acceptable. So are threats to officials who disagree. No eternal punishment awaits them.

Thankfully there are still more of us than there are of them. We instinctively know that there is an order to the universe and all that we see around us is not simply one unbelievable coincidence. That there is a loving God who watches over us. A God who shed his grace on us. Who has led us through many dark valleys and gives us genuine hope for the future. It is for this reason that we became the first nation to set aside a day to give thanks to the author of our freedom. May we always remain One Nation Under God.

Let us truly give thanks on this Thanksgiving for the blessing that is liberty.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: thanksgiving
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1 posted on 11/25/2021 6:01:20 AM PST by Kaslin
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2 posted on 11/25/2021 6:06:49 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (The names have been changed to protect my innocense. )
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To: Kaslin

I won’t be divided. I’ll be good with everyone I meet today. Unless it’s some kind of party pooper.


3 posted on 11/25/2021 6:06:50 AM PST by HighSierra5 (The only way you know a commie is lying is when they open their pieholes.p)
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To: Kaslin
Today’s Liberals have no interest in debates where facts can be challenged.

Debate stopped when the man labeled by the LA Times as "the Magic Negro" was (s)elected _resident. Since then, if you don't believe everything the left spews out, you are worse person ever.

4 posted on 11/25/2021 6:12:06 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: Kaslin

That we’re helpless against the government with this dictator at the helm. He’s signed 71 executive orders already and ruined millions of lives.


5 posted on 11/25/2021 6:21:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau ( )
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To: Kaslin

“We often wonder why this new Left is so angry and mean spirited.”

I think it is because if they are not demonic, they are demon-inspired by those who are. And it isn’t even anti-religion. They hate Christians and Jews. They act very respectful of Muslims, although Muslims often kill people the liberals claim they want to protect.

They hate the Judeo-Christian God, and therefor hate those who in any way attempt to follow Him. Hate with a hate that is beyond reason. If Biden had the power to kill us, I’m 100% certain he would. And even if he wouldn’t, many in the media and government would. Can you imagine needing mercy from AOC? It is rabid hatred from the Father of Hate.


6 posted on 11/25/2021 6:25:18 AM PST by Mr Rogers (We're a nation of feelings, not thoughts.)
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To: Mr Rogers

Come on people. It’s like kids fighting on the playground. It doesn’t matter who started it. The principal/playground supervisor wants to punish both equally. It allows the troublemaker kids to take turns starting fights knowing the good kids don’t want to get into trouble. Giuliani and Pinochet were the answers. Where are they today?

Public schools were the breeding ground for this behavior and the left is going whacko because of what happened in Virginia. They know what’s coming. Does the GOP?


7 posted on 11/25/2021 6:32:33 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: DIRTYSECRET

The people in authority care only about themselves, not correcting the tormentors. A whole industry of lawyers, advocates, community organizers all thrive while their subjects pay the price in jails or failing in life. 2 election cycles it will take. Gotta squish them like a bug statement next November. Then you call them out by name.


8 posted on 11/25/2021 6:36:03 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: HighSierra5

Since our kids don’t want to partake in a gathering, one’s a witch, it will be easy to get along. Just me, my wife, and 2 dogs.


9 posted on 11/25/2021 6:42:01 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: HighSierra5
"...Unless it’s some kind of party pooper...."

Better steer clear of 'PoopyPants' Biden, then.

LOL!
Have a happy & Blessed Thanksgiving!

10 posted on 11/25/2021 6:47:54 AM PST by GaltAdonis
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To: Kaslin

bkmk


11 posted on 11/25/2021 6:57:36 AM PST by sauropod (Meanie Butt Daddy - No you can't)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals live by their feelings..

Seems to me they seethe with self-hate........ flaunting their so called tolerance and compassion makes them “feel good” about themselves.


12 posted on 11/25/2021 7:35:11 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.p)
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To: Kaslin
They believe in a man-centered female and pervert-centered universe.
13 posted on 11/25/2021 7:40:45 AM PST by libertylover (Our biggest problem, by far, is that most of the media is hate & agenda driven, not truth driven.)
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To: Kaslin

Collectivists are not anarchists, they are exactly the opposite. They do however strive to create anarchy as a stepping stone to overthrowing the existing order and assuming the absolute power they crave.


14 posted on 11/25/2021 7:41:14 AM PST by PTBAA
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To: Kaslin

the sane and the stupid


15 posted on 11/25/2021 7:49:46 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Kaslin
Today’s militant Leftists look much more like the anarchists of Teddy’s day.

The ones in the streets, sure, but not the ones in Congress or the White House or even academia.

There's an emphasis on thought-control and behavior-control that anarchists might not put up with for very long.

16 posted on 11/25/2021 7:53:29 AM PST by x
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To: Mr Rogers

This is the heart of the matter! There is a line being drawn in human history and it has really been going on since the creation of mankind. The Enemy knows this is his big moment and he’s pulling out all the stops. To be faithful to Christ here in our own country is going to be very costly going forward. For the believers (or maybe I should say ‘the obedient’) the curtain is going up and we are seeing the scriptures being fulfilled - just like Jesus warned. For the lost the curtain is coming down and they will not understand - just like before the flood of Noah. We are called to faithfulness even if, like Noah, no one believes our message. “Be faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life.”


17 posted on 11/25/2021 7:55:12 AM PST by Lake Living
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To: Lake Living; Mr Rogers

Two excellent posts.


18 posted on 11/25/2021 8:31:25 AM PST by bramps (It's the Islam, stupid!I )
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