Before the election, pundits all over the place somberly warned that if Donald Trump lost, his followers (referred to as a “basket of deplorables” by Hillary Clinton) would take to the streets in violent protest. So be ready!
Well, they got it half-right at least (just about the only thing they got right in the last 18 months!). Someone’s supporters took to the streets in “violent protest.” It just wasn’t Donald Trump’s supporters!
Never mind that I doubt there would have been “violent protests” had Mr. Trump lost. His supporters seem mostly to be mature, conscientious, realistic, patriotic adults.
Not so with some of Mrs. Clinton’s supporters it now seems. She lost. Fair and square. In fact, she lost so bad that, contrary to recent DNC practice, she’s not even asking for major recounts. I suppose the DNC realizes that to do so would run the risk of revealing major examples of attempted election fraud.
But I digress.
It is amusing — though terribly disappointing — that we are having to endure a disgusting national temper tantrum. No doubt, most of it is organized and promoted by far-left agitator organizations (such as MoveOn.org and Black Lives Matter) largely funded by Mr. George Soros, whom I have discussed previously on this program.
An interesting side note. MoveOn.org was founded to urge Americans to “move on” and stop concentrating on Bill Clinton’s disgusting and criminal behavior during his time in the White House. Not important, I suppose, but interesting nonetheless.
It’s also interesting that some of Mrs. Clinton’s supporters turned out to oddly resemble the “basket of deplorables” she attributed to Mr. Trump.
All in all, I’d say this national tantrum is giving America’s “millennials” somewhat of a bad name. Of course, who can blame them? They’ve grown up receiving “participation prizes” in school and sports. Never learning that in real life there are winners and losers. But I suspect it won’t improve from here on out.
I guess that soon some enlightened educator will determine that even “participation prizes” make non-participants feel bad. So we should give out prizes just for “being.” That way, everyone will feel included. Unless you’re dead, and then you probably won’t care.
But I digress, again.
The bottom line is that America is going through somewhat of a national convulsion brought about by forces that do not want to see America abandon the path toward one-world globalism and reassert itself as a sovereign nation.
These are forces that detest the fact that America’s freedom is founded on and guaranteed by America’s virtue. They understand that if we forfeit our Judeo-Christian virtue, we will lose that hard-won freedom.
Just as the Bible predicts for the final days of this Age of Grace.
By the way, please pray for Mr. Trump’s personal safety. The forces that oppose him are so dogmatic — and in many cases, evil — that I believe his life may be in more danger than previous presidents-elect.
Speaking of danger, that is exactly what Israel is facing during the final few weeks of the current “lame duck” administration.
Writing in Bloomberg News, Eli Lake noted that some of Israel’s friends in Washington fear “the threat of a last-minute speech, executive order, or UN action.”
The United Nations is especially worrying. Michael Snyder notes: “Barack Obama knows that he is the only one standing in the way of a UN Security Council resolution that would formally recognize a Palestinian state…. If Obama decided not to use the U.S. veto power to block such a resolution, it would be legally binding on both Israel and the Palestinians, and the next president would not be able to go back and reverse course.”
Given this administration’s history of slights and insults directed at Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, such a vindictive move is not out of the realm of possibility.
Recently, Secretary of State John Kerry refused to assure Mr. Netanyahu that the U.S. would have Israel’s back at the UN Security Council in the waning days of Obama’s term.
I believe that one of the great tests of Barack Obama’s presidency will be the measure of his personal integrity in his final days in office. If he fails, it will have lasting and dramatic impact on Israel’s safety in the near future.
Again, just as the Bible predicts for these days.
© Copyright 2016, Hal Lindsey