Don Boys http://donboys.cstnews.com Common Sense for Today Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:39:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.20 This Elephant in the Living Room is Out of Control—All Cultures Are Not Equal! http://donboys.cstnews.com/this-elephant-in-the-living-room-is-out-of-control-all-cultures-are-not-equal http://donboys.cstnews.com/this-elephant-in-the-living-room-is-out-of-control-all-cultures-are-not-equal#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:27:26 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2785 All cultures are constantly changing at various speeds, depending on the circumstances: famines, wars, pestilence, economy, etc. It is now considered racist to think one culture is better than another is but all sane, honest, informed people know there is a vast difference in cultures.

The UK’s Channel 4 presented a documentary of an “artist” eating the corpse of a baby. Is that practice to be applauded? Is it beyond criticism? What does it say for a culture where that is permitted? Does acceptance of that not prove the English culture is reverting to its primitive past?

Is it wrong for a superior culture to change an uneducated, unethical, unsafe, or unsophisticated culture?

That is the elephant in the living room. We prefer not to recognize it, and most people are afraid to admit it or even discuss it, but it is there. So, let’s face it. Some cultures are far better than others are, and inferior ones should be helped. That change should be accomplished by confronting, challenging, and convincing, but not compelling.

There, it’s been said. If I am perceived to be a bigot or a white supremacist or a kloset Klansman, so be it. However, intellectual honesty and personal character will require an answer.

Of course, some cultures are better than others. And I may think my culture is preferred to yours, but I have no right to force you to acquiesce to mine. Nor do you have the right to force me to yours.

Culture doesn’t have to be related to race, but it often is. However, culture always has to do with values, and values always require judgment. And that is what leftists detest: they cannot defend their values or lack thereof. Since they can’t or won’t defend their values, they resent anyone who professes values, especially if they are vastly different from their own.

Moreover, they get indignant when we declare that personal virtues determine society’s future values. And our certitude causes them to be indignant.

Values are personal, sincere, and important beliefs that must not be forced on anyone. Of course, people of principle who think values are important will seek to convince others of their importance. That goes with the thought that those desired values are superior to others. If they are not, then it is unnecessary and wasted effort to try to pass them on.

Did the bloody Aztec and Mayan Empires have a right to do their own thing, sacrificing thousands of people yearly and often eating them? When an Aztec wanted to have you for dinner, he really wanted to have you for dinner! Most people have some reservations about that. To further show the human-eating Aztec’s deplorable values, they didn’t use a knife and fork—or napkins.

No, that is not very important, but it is part of a culture.

Was Spain racist in trying to change the Aztecs’ behavior? Does Spain’s looting of the Aztec gold mitigate the bloody practices of the Aztecs? Do headhunting and cannibalistic societies have a right to be left to their vicious cultures? Upon what basis?

All cultures are not equal.

Yes, I think the values of Western Civilization are superior to others. One could add Western Christian Civilization. When we think of values, we don’t think of the Eastern religions or Islam; we think of Christianity. You know—the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, and such. That’s why the left hates Christianity; they don’t want any restrictions on their living; hedonists think life is much more fun when there are no rules. Although, I have discovered the reverse is true.

Just because a group—Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, LGBTQ crowd—has been cloaked with the appellation of collective rights because of immigration status, racial deprivations, persecution, etc., does not mean I must accept their values. Some of the groups I reject in whole or in part because of their absence of high, honest, and honorable values. If I think their values are hostile to mine and are abhorrent, I will not pretend we are equal. Moreover, I will not invite them to visit my dinner table in the presence of my family to push, promote, and preach their hostile and abhorrent values as acceptable.

People with values respect their bodies; therefore, they dress appropriately, not for the jungle or desert, but in a civilized matter, thinking of their own dignity and respect for others. I have seen crude, classless, and corrupt women go topless (and some almost topless) in public and others urinate in major cities of the world. Some at least turn their backs, while others let it all hang out. In Paris, a well-dressed black mother permitted her child to defecate on the sidewalk beside the Notre-Dame Cathedral while a police officer turned his head away.

All cultures are not equal. Some are more equal than others as you see radical Communists being pampered, promoted, and protected by the mass media and even high-level officials. BLM and Antifa followers are of the same caliber as those in the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

Every major university used to teach a course on Western Civilization, but few schools do so anymore. The New York Post reported, “By 2010, none of the 50 top universities required Western civilization, and 34 didn’t even offer the course.” Black civil rights leader Jesse Jackson led chants that demanded, “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Western Culture’s got to go.”

It did.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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People Who Don’t Get Embarrassed Are Without Character, Courage, and Convictions! http://donboys.cstnews.com/people-who-dont-get-embarrassed-are-without-character-courage-and-convictions http://donboys.cstnews.com/people-who-dont-get-embarrassed-are-without-character-courage-and-convictions#respond Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:44:40 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2780 It seems people don’t get embarrassed anymore. The case of Jeffrey Toobin caught masturbating during a Zoom video chat with colleagues from the New Yorker, and WNYC radio comes to mind. Toobin is a famous lawyer, bestselling author, writer for the prestigious The New Yorker, and legal analyst for CNN.

The media discussed whether or not this would destroy his career since it was “a mistake”; and “he accidentally exposed himself.” No one tried to explain how he could accidentally masturbate. Media types wondered if Toobin would be fired or suspended by the New Yorker and CNN; and “has he lost all credibility?” To their credit, both the New Yorker and CNN finally fired him.

There should have been no doubt as to him getting fired.

I find the above reaction shocking. In bygone years, such a person would have crawled into a hole of humiliation and never surfaced except for his funeral. But with Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, and many others, a simple statement about “making a mistake,” “planning to get treatment,” or “spending more time with the family” seems to be sufficient. Then, back into the limelight. All is forgiven if not forgotten.

We have seen this temporary embarrassment of a vast number of Hollywood type females who slept with the boss. Then 20 years later, they decide the mutual fornication was actually rape and deserving of a financial payoff which amounts to deferred compensation for a job or jobs well done.

All this may be a weakness in our culture, education, morality, religion, or a combination of all.

I’ve been reading French History for the last few months during my “non-essential” reading at night. I recently read that King Louis XV was so corrupt, so immoral, so arrogant, so thoughtless, so callous, that he presented his mistress at court to his wife, the queen. Everyone knew he had a mistress, in fact, many mistresses, but to introduce her to his wife—at court was simply beyond the pale.

That’s where we are today. People make stupid statements, take outrageous positions, and are never embarrassed by acting so foolishly. They do not see a need for repentance, restitution, and return to common sense, and they aren’t even embarrassed with their actions.

It is shocking, even scandalous to see major corporations, public schools (that was public schools), most of the mainstream media, major sports’ leagues, and famous (don’t ask for what) entertainers support the totally discredited Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Nation of Islam, etc., groups. Unprincipled people don’t have the ability to blush at their prejudices. Obviously, the bar has been continuously lowered to where there is no bar.

Truth and dignity don’t seem to matter to most people anymore.

Truth lies wounded if not dead in the streets, as Isaiah reported.

In the late 1970s, many leading Democrats in California and Washington, D.C., were loud defenders and promoters of the Rev. Jim Jones. Jim was from Indianapolis as I was for 30 years, so I knew about Jim. He was a local (loco) preacher of the People’s Temple Christian (Disciples) Church on the near north side. He did the wedding of one of my oldest friends before Jones became a public nuisance.

Jim was a white, ordained preacher whose teaching and theology would make Marx, Lenin, and Stalin stand up and cheer. He used Blacks to build his wacky kingdom in Indianapolis.

Jim left Indiana for the eternal sunshine of California and set up camp in Redwood Valley. He started churches in three cities gaining enormous power with the help of leftist Democrats, local and national. While in Redwood Valley, Jim taught public high school. During classes, he taught that little boys should be taught to masturbate. (I wonder if Toobin is from California.) Jones also taught against the profit motive and encouraged Socialism. The school system could not fire him because of his political pull in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

None of the Democrats he used (and who used him) ever expressed any shame or embarrassment over Jim’s outrageous claims of faith healings (fabricated) and building healthy families (false).

Then, Jim took his whole gang of over 900 followers to remote Guyana in 1977 after promising them it was a paradise. It became a nightmare. It took constant backbreaking work to get vegetables to grow in the jungle environment. The people were starving. No complaining was permitted. Word finally got to Congressman Leo Ryan of California, who led a media crew and some cult members’ relatives to inspect the foreign paradise.

After their visit, Ryan (who had been dazzled and deceived by Jones), the media crew, and 14 defectors went to the airstrip to board two planes for their home departure. While the visitors prepared to board their small plane, the cultists began shooting, killing Ryan, three of the media, and one defector.

Even nut case Jones knew it was over, so he put his final plan into play on November 18, 1978. He commanded his followers to drink cyanide-laced Kool-Aid. Some of them weren’t sure this was real until they “saw the babies frothing at the mouth and writhing” and realized what was going on. Those who refused to drink the Kool-Aid were shot. Over 918 died, 300 being under age 17.

Not only did his congregation drink the deadly Kool-Aid, but also major California and Washington, D.C. politicians drank the Kool-Aid long before the final scene. Willie Brown, who became Speaker of the California Assembly and mayor of San Francisco, gave Jones personal support. So did Senator Dianne Feinstein and Governor Jerry Brown, a guest speaker at Jones’ church!

Jane Fonda spoke about Jones, “setting a high standard of ethics and morality,” and Rosalynn Carter “called Jones at her husband’s behest” showing their support. President Jimmy Carter’s running mate Walter Mondale met with Jones in San Francisco.

Yet, none of these leading Democrats felt a need to apologize or explain their association with the worst mass murder/suicide in American History! It seems no one was embarrassed.

It is also shocking and embarrassing that voters did not hold the politicians accountable.

Five-year-old Cannon Hinton was killed by a black neighbor who shot him in the head for no reason, yet the leftist media and Democrats did not show any anger, and no one is embarrassed at their silence. There were no extenuating circumstances such as a family feud or problems between the shooter and the victim.

Sorry to write this, but the black man was simply a cowardly, racist killer. A Facebook group with 20,000 members supports the killer of Cannon with claims the alleged child murderer is a “political prisoner.” They want the killer released.

The self-righteous protesters and the major media are not concerned about Cannon’s death. You see, he was white. Would it be appropriate for me to declare White Lives Matter? How about Little lives matter?

One problem is that many people, including the media, believe the first story they hear. That is obvious since the response to every celebrated shooting of a black has been premature. In every case of a police shooting a Black man, the Black was resisting arrest and often armed. You see, the media want justification for their twisting of the news like a pretzel. They need it to give themselves some credibility.

When Nick Sandmann settled his libel and slander case against the Washington Post (CNN had settled earlier), he was only a teenager at a pro-life rally who stared at a leftist nut case who banged a drum in his face. Some, who always look for issues when there are none, charged the teen with discriminating against the drumbeater who happened to be a Native American Indian. He had a special status.

Few on the left thought it essential to exercise some embarrassment, maybe even muttering an apology for harassing Nick and all the death threats—for staring without saying a word—to a drum-banging nut. No apology was made by CNN, MSNBC, or the others.

Of course, the money helps, and it looks as if Nick is or will be a rich young man.

The media reaction to the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is shocking. Many studies have proved that HCQ, when given with Azithromycin and zinc at the beginning of COVID-19, has had astounding success even with elderly patients. The only negative study, known as the VA study, was done without following the protocols. The patients that died all had the angel of death standing outside their room before treatment was begun.

Was the VA study set up to fail? After all, the CDC had promised a vaccine by the end of the year, and that vaccine would help the cause of political physicians.

I believe in a few months, major politicians and political physicians at the CDC, NIH, and WHO will be embarrassed when the use of HCQ will be unquestionable; however, don’t expect them to apologize or admit they were wrong.

It’s not in their genes—or their character.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Southern Baptist Convention: Haven for Mixed-up Blacks, Mushy Fundamentalists, Mild Evangelicals, and Manly Women! http://donboys.cstnews.com/southern-baptist-convention-haven-for-mixed-up-blacks-mushy-fundamentalists-mild-evangelicals-and-manly-women http://donboys.cstnews.com/southern-baptist-convention-haven-for-mixed-up-blacks-mushy-fundamentalists-mild-evangelicals-and-manly-women#respond Thu, 18 Feb 2021 18:42:07 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2778 Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), is a longtime Trump hater who called upon him to “please step down and let our country heal?” Well, if he thinks America needed to heal because of Trump, I wonder what he thinks about the rotting taking place under Biden and what’s-her-name. Moore is an embarrassment and lightning rod among the rank and file of the SBC. Many consider him a lobotomized liberal.

The SBC has an illustrious past with about 48,000 churches, some significant colleges, universities, and seminaries, plus an impressive world mission’s outreach. However, it is fast becoming a haven for mixed-up blacks, mushy fundamentalists, mild evangelicals, and manly women.

And moronic pathetic, political pundits, à la Russell Moore, helping destroy a once viable organization.

The membership of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination plunged to under 15 million for the first time since 1989. Bible-believing churches are leaving to become what every church should be: independent. The pastors are leaving or closing their church checkbooks because of the group’s decades-long leftist drift.

After being encouraged by the conservative takeover in 1979, Bible preaching Baptist pastors are now pressed to explain why the convention is committing corporate suicide. Astute pastors are aware of the SBC’s controversial deadly issues—booze, sexual abuse charges, pro-Muslim advocacy, extreme Calvinism, emphasizing education at the expense of evangelism, social justice activism, women preachers, radical minority leadership, and radical progressivism led by Trump-hater Moore.

The denomination split in the 1860s when they broke away from national Baptists in the north over slavery. They are about to split again over severe issues just as definite, although not as serious as the slavery issue. One big problem is between militant Fundamentalists and mushy Fundamentalists with some very loud and pushy pastors with eyes on leadership positions in the various seminaries, cooperative mission program, etc.

It seems it is in the DNA of the SBC to make moves in the wrong direction. They did it in 1860, and they are doing it again.

While it must be acknowledged that denominations have no scriptural reason to exist, many denominational groups in their original formation and early days did an outstanding job of preaching the truth. Many SBC pastors have strongly asserted that the SBC is not a denomination, only a fellowship of cooperating churches united to be more effective in doing world missions.

Those same preachers also believe Pepsi will sell for a nickel, Bill Clinton has lived a virtuous life, Jeffrey Epstein was a misunderstood choirboy who killed himself, the coronavirus did not originate in China, and Stacey Abrams is the real governor of Georgia.

Every year the SBC grows greyer and grayer and balder and balder as the leadership is hipper and hipper, gushing over anything progressive like a teenager in his first crush.

People are dreaming if they think the old guys will vote for women preachers, reformed theology, and progressive black leadership. I see a major confrontation soon, resulting in another split.

President J. D. Greear promised to lead the convention in a different direction, and that direction was to the left. Greear teaches that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, yet Muslims do not believe in the Trinity, the sacrificial death of Christ, or His physical resurrection. Greear gives the old-timers constant heartburn. He compared homosexuality to “greed” and “boasting,” even stating that those sins are “more egregious in the eyes of God” than homosexuality.

I heard Greear say Christians should “stand up and be among the fiercest advocates for the preservation of the dignity and rights of LGBT people because we recognize that gay and lesbian people are essentially just like us.” Not like me, J.D.

He does not mention that God destroyed cities for their perversion.

Greear should be less concerned about “greed” and “boasting” and more concerned about heresy or even apostasy!

There was talk of adding many females to leadership positions at the Dallas national meeting in 2019 by the ERLC, the SBC’s political arm headed by Moore. Some even whispered of electing a woman as president of the SBC! Of course, diversity was discussed, and a black pastor led the conference, and six out of the 12 preachers were non-white.

I believe a minority CEO will run the SBC within two years, and he (or she) will run it even further to the left.

As more blacks and Hispanics achieve leadership positions, the theological and political directions will change 180 degrees. It will also be more political, rushing to the left, and it will be more charismatic. That will not be your father’s Southern Baptist Convention.

The SBC has played the Black Card for many years and has jumped into the deep end of the progressive pool. Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, declared, “Black lives do matter. We have to say that even more powerfully than #BlackLivesMatter does.” It is shocking that a highly educated and sophisticated man is so naïve.

Or uninformed.

The SBC president shocked many this summer when he urged church members to declare “black lives matter” and denounced the use of “all lives matter.” It is shocking and somewhat embarrassing that so many Baptist leaders could be so uninformed or so far left to make such a racist statement. That snapping noise you just heard was hundreds of church checkbooks being closed and pastors running from the convention into independence they left many years ago.

The convention apologized in 1995 for its past position on slavery and, in 2016, condemned the Confederate Flag and, in 2017, condemned the “alt-right,” whatever that is. The last two resolutions were the brainchild of Dwight McKissic, a popular black pastor from Texas who recently pulled out of the Southern Baptists of Texas and has threatened to leave the SBC. His church averages 1800 each Sunday, and it has a hefty bank balance, so he has maneuvered his way to be a significant voice in the SBC. He leans obviously to the left, speaks in tongues, and is a strong, even dictatorial leader, as are most black pastors—and many white pastors in independent Baptist groups.

McKissic was horrified that some SBC pastors identified with the alt-right, but he doesn’t seem to be horrified that so many black pastors are in bed with the far left. Oh, my, it is so difficult to be consistent.

McKissic was a supporter of Hillary Clinton in 2016 and said, “I’m thoroughly convinced, the quality of life for all persons will be better under Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump. I’m voting for the highest quality of life for all Americans.” Well, the one and a half million butchered babies each year would not agree with the reverend if they were permitted to live long enough to disagree.

Thabiti Anyabwile, a black Southern Baptist pastor in Washington, DC, tweeted that “any ‘church’ that cannot denounce white supremacy without hesitancy and equivocation is a dead, Jesus denying assembly. No 2 ways about it.” However, the race-baiting Baptist did not add, “Any Baptist pastor who cannot denounce Black Lives Matter movement is a Jesus-denying assembly.” Thabiti is a vicious racist who teaches that all white people are guilty of murdering Martin Luther King, Jr. and has demanded an apology from all Whites for that “murder.”

Could Thabiti be Al Sharpton’s twin brother separated at birth? Whatever, Thabiti doesn’t mispronounce simple two-syllable words, and he wears cheaper suits than Al. But then, Al has a radio show, a television show, and almost unlimited finances from a nonprofit organization. He also has a long history of not paying his taxes. At present, he still owes $700,000 in back taxes.

The SBC declares that since each member church is independent, they can put up with significant differences, even theological deviates. However, they have removed churches in the past. The once-great Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga was removed because it started its own college and had its own mission’s program of Independent Baptist missionaries. A Georgia church was removed from the convention because of racism, but will the black racist churches be removed? Don’t bet the farm on it. You see, Blacks cannot be racists!

More than half of new SBC church plants in the past four years have been predominantly “non-Anglo.” That would be great if each church took a biblical stand.

Even without a formal split, the SBC is no longer dominated by white men with combed-over hair speaking with a distinctive southern drawl, preaching from a well-worn King James Bible.

The fading SBC and most Evangelical churches are dying because they are wallowing in diversity and are choking on heresy.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Principled People Should Cut all Ties with the Episcopal Church! http://donboys.cstnews.com/principled-people-should-cut-all-ties-with-the-episcopal-church http://donboys.cstnews.com/principled-people-should-cut-all-ties-with-the-episcopal-church#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:20:43 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2776 The Washington National Cathedral has been dodging intense incoming missile fire since they apologized to livid LGBTQ bullies for having conservative author Max Lucado preach at its virtual Sunday service recently. The church invited Max to “build bridges,” but his biblical views on sexuality and marriage makes them hold their breath in angst. When those defenders of equal rights at the local Lavender Club started shooting at Cathedral leaders, they, along with the Bishop, folded like a cheap suit as all unprincipled people do.

Church officials blamed their “mistake” on their “straight privilege” and begged forgiveness for the “pain” they had caused. The two gutless church leaders promised to schedule a “listening session” for the LGBTQ crowd who had turned blue from holding their breath.

The Episcopal Church is so twisted that it put one of their bishops on trial for following the Bible! William Love was a very conservative and orthodox Episcopal Bishop of Albany, New York, and was tried by his denomination for being too biblical. The Bishop abides by the traditional Christian doctrine that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. The courageous Bishop was put on trial “after banning gay marriage ceremonies in his diocese.”

Bishop Love is as out of place in the radical Episcopal denomination  as Louis Farrakhan at a Jewish bar mitzvah. After enormous pressure from his craven denominational leaders, Love resigned from his bishopric effective February 1, 2021.

Good, now other principled leaders and ordinary church members should leave the denomination as if their hair were on fire.

Frankly, all principled people, with any cursory knowledge of biblical truth, should cut all ties with all the mainline churches that have become little more than social clubs. Most of these churches are very light on the Bible and deep into social justice, promotion of same-sex “marriage,” transgenderism, globalism, climate change, etc. By continuing in apostate denominations, members become participants in the compromise and corruption of their evil deeds.

The Episcopal Church has been dominated by weirdos such as Bishops James Pike, John Spong, and Gene Robinson. Their best-known churches are the National Cathedral and St. John’s in Washington, D.C. Those churches would be empty and used as warehouses if they were not historic places.

I watched two hours of a dialogue held at the National Cathedral dealing with two cathedral windows that depict Robert E. Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson. Cathedral officials had been wrestling with this for a long time, and in September 2017, the windows were removed.

The media and the panel discussion I watched were concerned about the windows telling an “incomplete and misleading account of our History.” An official said, “We are committed to finding ways to offer a richer, more balanced expression of our nation’s history.” I’ll buy that; however, I demand some consistency, something that never concerns liberals.

During the panel discussion, the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Canon Theologian at the Cathedral, spoke approvingly of Nat Turner, and another spoke positively of W. E. B. Du Bois. The panelists also agreed that one must know about Thomas Jefferson’s ownership of hundreds of slaves to really know the man. Okay, I’ll accept that, but no one seemed concerned to tell the whole story about Turner and Du Bois, so I will. Maybe the panel, consisting of two white people and two black people, does not know the complete stories of those men.

Nat Turner, a black slave in Virginia, claimed to be a Baptist preacher who always felt destined for greatness, and his parents encouraged him, considering him a prophet. They were convinced of that because of unusual marks on his head and breast! Turner reported seeing spirits fighting in the sky, and he allegedly heard voices. Being a “prophet,” he communicated “revelations” to fellow slaves. I don’t need to emphasize that such is more indicative of a paranoid than a prophet.

Then, when Mount St. Helens erupted on February 12, 1831, nearly 3,000 miles away, Virginia’s atmospheric conditions convinced Turner that God wanted him to kill his white enemies! About seven months later, on August 21, 1831, he and other slaves attacked and killed 55 white people, including men, women, and children–some as they slept. One victim was a baby in its cradle. Some of the victims were beheaded, including children. The killers used axes, clubs, swords, and guns.

Armed citizens confronted the attackers, and Turner was captured, tried, and executed by hanging after hiding for two months. His corpse was flayed, beheaded, and quartered. It seems the slaveholders wanted to send a message to their slaves.

Mindless, guilt-ridden Whites and gullible Blacks seek to make every Black a hero, but surely, no sane person thinks Turner was anything but a monster.

Another black hero is W. E. B. Du Bois (who insisted on being called “Dr. Du Bois”), an impressive intellectual who, in 1895, was the first Black to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. He was a founder of the NAACP (most of the executive officers were white) in 1909, and he was hired as editor of their journal The Crisis. Du Bois later resigned (some say he was dismissed) in 1934 over the reversal of his segregation position to accepting the “separate but equal” position as a satisfactory goal for Blacks. He had rejected Frederick Douglass’ plea for black Americans to integrate into white society. He also sparred with Booker T. Washington, the number one black leader in America who was highly respected by Whites and Blacks.

Du Bois thought Booker T. Washington was too slow and patient in dealing with segregation. Washington was an accommodator, and Du Bois was an agitator. Du Bois was an effective advocate for civil rights but leaned far to the left, defending and joining many socialist causes. He taught that capitalism was a major cause of racism. Du Bois was a peace advocate and promoted nuclear disarmament. He began to support the Communist Party and warmed to Marx’s atheism.

Many of Du Bois’ friends and supporters shunned him, especially after the FBI continued to investigate his actions, associates, and his advocacies. He ended up joining the American Communist Party, traveled to Russia and China (becoming their cheerleader), and became a citizen of Ghana, where he died in 1963.

I wonder why the Episcopal leaders did not think it necessary to reveal the full scope of Du Bois’ life. Maybe because of the stories of their own leaders.

Bishop James Pike died a bishop in the Episcopal Church, although he said that he was leaving the denomination. In his personal life, Pike was a chain-smoker and an alcoholic. In theology, he was a heretic even to many conservative Episcopalians. Many heresy charges were brought against him with plenty of facts to substantiate them. The cowardly bishops of the denomination refused to pursue heresy charges. Pike did not believe in Hell, the Trinity, and virgin birth.

Pike was a troubled man all his life. He married Jane Alvies then divorced in 1941. He married Esther Yanovsky in 1942, and she divorced him in 1966. They had four children. Pike lived with (but did not marry) his secretary Maren Bergrud until 1967 when she committed suicide after a heated argument with him. Pike performed her funeral in his church.

In 1968, he married Diane Kennedy and went to Israel on an extended honeymoon. They were researching a book Pike was planning to write. While near the Dead Sea without a guide, they had car trouble, and the couple walked away from the car. Soon, Diane went alone to seek help leaving her husband. She stumbled into workers who took her to safety. Pike’s body was discovered a few days later after an intensive search.

Bishop John Shelby Spong is another Episcopalian leader who is very careful that no one would ever mistake him for a Bible-believer. Of course, he, like Pike and other unbelieving Bishops, makes an excellent living preaching the Bible he does not believe. Such people have plenty of chutzpah but no character. Spong teaches that Christ was “adopted by God as his son” in his Born of a Woman, and He rejects the historical truths essential to Christianity, such as the virgin birth and the bodily resurrection of Christ. Neither does Spong believe that Christ is the only way of salvation. He teaches that the Apostle Paul was a pervert. He believes the creation story is nonsense.

When the Episcopal denomination consecrated homosexual Gene Robinson as a Bishop in 2003, the denomination experienced the “worst single outflow of Episcopalians in modern history,” over 100,000.

They should have lost every genuine Christian, but alas, many Christians don’t know what the Bible teaches, or they don’t care.

Every true Christian should leave every corrupt mainline church because without truth, all you have is a cult.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Tarnished Nobel Peace Prize Nominees: Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matters, Greta Thunberg, and Donald Trump! http://donboys.cstnews.com/tarnished-nobel-peace-prize-nominees-stacey-abrams-black-lives-matters-greta-thunberg-and-donald-trump http://donboys.cstnews.com/tarnished-nobel-peace-prize-nominees-stacey-abrams-black-lives-matters-greta-thunberg-and-donald-trump#respond Fri, 12 Feb 2021 02:12:52 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2774 Most people think the Nobel Prize is given to the most accomplished person in various categories; however, they are wrong. The Prize Committee has disgraced, discredited, and despoiled itself over the years in carelessly awarding the prize to misfits, mass murderers, incompetents, and jerks. Because of that, the Prize has lost its luster in recent years. However, the $1 million award along with the $10,000 gold medal ain’t nothing to sneeze at.

The four most famous (or infamous) nominees for 2021 are Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter, Greta Thunberg, and Donald Trump—his second nomination. Trump has as much chance winning as getting kicked by a snake in Time’s Square even though he led America to the greatest economy in its history, brought an end to wars in the Middle East, and moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Additionally, he kept his promise to slash regulations and lower taxes.

With Abrams, Thunberg, and BLM fanatics, the Nobel Prize has become a frivolous farce for famous fakers. If the Prize Committee gives a standing ovation for such paragons of mediocrity, what will they do when they meet worthy nominees?

It seems everything has been dumbed down.

Shortly after being elected President, Obama was given the Nobel Prize for doing—well, for breathing. Even some honest liberals (a vanishing breed) were embarrassed with that fiasco. Obama’s acceptance of the Nobel Prize was like putting whipped cream on a rotten onion since he was and is an “empty suit.” He may be the least qualified person to be nominated and receive the formerly prestigious award.

When Alfred Nobel died in 1872, he left his fortune to establish prizes as determined by various committees in Sweden and Norway. The professions to be honored for outstanding achievements were physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, for work in peace, and now economics. The Peace Prize is determined by members of the Norway Parliament. So far, so good.

Nobel’s generosity was motived by pride not philanthropy because a French newspaper erroneously printed his obituary, confusing him with his deceased brother. Al was characterized as a “merchant of death” because of his invention of dynamite and instruments of warfare. The paper wrote, “The merchant of death is dead” and went on to say, “Dr. Alfred Nobel, who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before, died yesterday.” Nobel was horrified that he would be remembered in such a manner and founded the Nobel Prizes to provide him a positive legacy. It worked.

Alfred grew up in the Lutheran Church and attended the Church of Sweden Abroad in Paris. Strangely, his pastor received the Nobel Peace Prize. No, I’m sure he deserved the Prize out of thousands of pastors of all denominations in the world. In later years, Nobel became an atheist but continued to give generously to the church. Alfred never married but had three lovers, one of them receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905!

Wow, another amazing coincident! She was Bertha Kinsky, his secretary and lover for a short while, but she left Alfred to marry a baron. If anyone questioned her qualifications (other than being his secretary and lover), one could say, it was “for her audacity to oppose the horrors of war.” Wait a minute if that qualifies one for a Nobel Peace Prize then I qualify for it. Of course, I’m not a pretty blonde like Bertha.

The Nobel Peace Prize is supposed to be given to the person or persons or institutions to recognize “the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” Evidence is abundant that the Prize has failed to live up to those standards.

In 2021, the Nobel Peace Prize stands for, well, nothing. The past prize holders are a handful of worthies and a gaggle of terrorists, two-faced politicians, empty suits, and malefactors.

Le Duc Tho, a bloody communist leader of Vietnam, was awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize along with Henry Kissinger. Kissinger accepted the award but Tho refused it because peace had not been established in Vietnam. Was the Communist leader more principled than the peace-making Henry Kissinger?

Others who received the Peace Prize include Martin Luther King, Jr., Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, and Al Gore. An observation: It seems that to qualify for the peace prize in modern times one must be an incompetent, a communist, a terrorist, or a socialist. All right, maybe one doesn’t have to fit into one of those categories but it sure seems to help.

Kofi Annan won in 2001 although he was investigated in 2004 for “improperly steering Iraq arms-for-food program contracts to his son.”

But as one reads a list of Prize recipients, it is much worse.

In 1994, Palestinian terrorist leader Yasser Arafat was given the peace prize prompting a member of the committee Kåre Gudbrand Kristiansen to resign. In an article for the Times of Israel in 2012, American columnist Jay Nordlinger called Arafat “the worst man ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Nobel Prize winner Alexis Carrel thought that killers, kidnappers, and even bigtime financial thieves and the mentally ill should be gassed to death. He also had a leading role in implementing eugenic policies in France.

It was reported that famous Nobel Prize winner for medicine, Sir Macfarlane Burnet of Australia, recommended decades ago to his government that they develop biological weapons to use against Indonesia and other nations that were “overpopulated” in Southeast Asia! This Nobel Prize winner suggested that the Aussies should target the crops of other countries with biological chemicals and seek to infect mass populations with infectious diseases!

Other Nobel winners have been a major embarrassment to the memory of Alfred Nobel such as Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, who won in 1976 for his research in human slow-virus infections. Daniel spent 19 months in jail after pleading guilty in 1997 to charges of child molestation. Then there was Johannes Fibiger who won in 1926 for discovering that parasitic worms cause cancer; however, that turned out to be totally false!

The Gold Medals were not returned nor was the award money. And life moves on.

It seems a foregone conclusion that former President Trump will not be honored by the Nobel Prize since many U.S. politicians want to make it illegal to even name a bus stop bench after him.

That leaves Stacey Abrams; however, Stacy is so busy pretending to be Georgia’s Governor, she could not find time to fly to Norway for the big event. But she is an expert on voting. If she is chosen, I will do diligent work to ascertain if she had anything to do with the voting of the committee. Moreover, I don’t think the committee permits mail-in voting nor do they use Dominion Voting Machines. So, Stacey probably should not purchase a ticket to Oslo; however, she may add to her fabricated Georgia Governorship a Fabricated Nobel Peace Prize. By the way, she has never conceded her loss.

Another nominee is Black Lives Matter, a domestic terror group established as an online platform in 2013 by three Marxist revolutionary women who called themselves “queers.” Now keep in mind that this an award for peace yet the BLM organization deleted its “What we Believe” page from its website where it had called on supporters to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” But they failed to be successful in their deception. Deception, disruption, destruction, and death are what BLM is all about. It is determined to defeat our free enterprise system, distort our history, and destroy our historical monuments.

Standing outside the police station where arrested looters were being held, a Black Lives Matter organizer, Ariel Atkins, justified the looting and rioting — which caused an estimated $60 million in damages — as “reparations” to which the black community is entitled.

Yes, most sane people would agree that the Nobel Peace Prize is tarnished if such terrorists receive the award.

The next possible winner is Greta Thunberg—the angry, arrogant, and asinine teenage expert on the environment. Don’t laugh. She may win.

The Nobel Peace Prize has become a joke to informed people in recent years since it has become a farce, fraud, fake, and foolishness.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Fools Often Make Heroes Out of Religious Fanatics!  http://donboys.cstnews.com/fools-often-make-heroes-out-of-religious-fanatics http://donboys.cstnews.com/fools-often-make-heroes-out-of-religious-fanatics#respond Mon, 08 Feb 2021 22:04:08 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2769 John Brown struck the match, lighting the fuse on the powder keg of secession and Civil War. Brown defended his violence claiming to be faithful to the Golden Rule. Like most fanatics, he was wrong, and he twisted the Bible like a pretzel to excuse anti-biblical violence. Brown’s life is proof that one’s most sincere passion or zeal does not justify his tactics. Nor does his noble desire justify his violent actions.

However, it is claimed our War for Independence was an act of violence, but that compares apples with apes. Our break with England was a collective decision after many months of negotiation by elected authorities. Brown practiced arbitrary violence against innocent people; our break with England was done after pleading and providing reasons for the break.

Collective efforts with England by delegates from the thirteen American colonies were rebuffed. After England levied excessive taxes without any agreement or representation by the colonies, the colonists were ready to declare independence reluctantly. This led to the violence in 1770, when British soldiers opened fire on a group of Boston colonists, killing five men. The fight for independence was on, and freedom was ahead.

Conversely, Brown’s violence was planned, and innocent people died with repercussions to our day. He promoted himself to initiate the Civil War that did not have to happen. Slavery was dying anyway. It had been illegal to import slaves since January 1, 1808. While slavery was still a blight, the dying institution was not worth the bloody spasms and convulsions of a war that killed over 600,000 men, injured almost 500,000, and made havoc on the South.

Brown was a sincere fool, fanatic, and follower (not of Christ) with wild, apocalyptic visions from another sphere. Shockingly, many impressive, highly placed, and highly respected American leaders such as preachers, poets, pundits, philosophers, and a physician supported and defended him.

He married twice and fathered twenty children, many of whom died with him in his forays against slavery, albeit usually against innocent people. After a life of abolitionist activities, many of them violent, Brown led twenty-one on a raid on Harper’s Ferry in Charles Town, VA (now WV) to procure warehoused guns and ammunition to arm fugitive slaves. His wacky plan was to kick off a rebellion among slaves and start the War that he hoped would free the slaves.

His plan failed, and ironically, the first man killed at Harper’s Ferry was an innocent free black man who worked for the B&O Railroad. After a quick but fair trial, Brown was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging.

As Brown left the county jail at 11:00 a.m. on December 2, 1859, he rode to the gallows sitting on his coffin in a furniture wagon. He passed through a large but limited crowd of civilians, the local militia, and a hundred  U.S. Marines commanded by Army Colonel Robert E. Lee, Lt. J.E.B Stuart, and Marine Lt. Israel Greene. Thomas (later Stonewall) Jackson was on temporary duty from his professorship at Virginia Military Institute, providing security at the execution.  Lincoln’s future assassin John Wilkes Booth, wanting to be an observer, illegally borrowed a militia uniform for the execution.

Within a year of Brown’s execution, the first state seceded from the Union, and one of the most tragic wars in history began.

Black-owned businesses in the North closed on the day of Brown’s execution, and church bells rang across the North. Huge memorial services took place, guns were fired, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau (both famous white leaders), and others joined many Northerners in toadying to Brown’s memory and mission, hoping to justify his madness.

Emerson remarked on Brown’s death sentence, that Brown “will make the gallows glorious like the Cross.” Emerson, like the others, had drunk the Kool-Aid before joining the John Brown Parade.

Radical, transcendental preachers and philosophers in New England made a hero out of a zero.

Brown was the North’s hero and was the most famous American from 1859 until Lincoln’s assassination in 1865! That speaks volumes about the mental acumen of the period. Thoreau spoke to a crowd in Concord, Massachusetts, saying, “No man in America has ever stood up so persistently and effectively for the dignity of human nature.”

Tell that to the relatives of those he and his sons shot and hacked to death in Kansas.

Even with his violent activities, Brown was funded by some of the most polished, proper, powerful, and prosperous men in New England! On May 9, 1859, Brown delivered a lecture in Concord, Massachusetts, that Amos Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and David Thoreau attended. Brown could not get a more respectable audience than that.

Thoreau equated Brown’s execution to Christ’s crucifixion at the hands of Pontius Pilate, with whom he compared the American government. He declared those who believe Brown threw away his life and died as a fool are themselves fools.

As Brown began recruiting supporters for an attack on slaveholders, he was joined by Harriet Tubman, “General Tubman,” as he called her. She was also called “The Moses of her people.” Tubman, a darling of today’s left, was involved with, and helped Brown.

Shockingly, so many northerners considered Brown (often identified with Christ and Moses) a hero, and Union soldiers marched to a new song John Brown’s Body. The song made a hero out of a heretic and a martyr out of a madman whose “soul is marching on.” The melody was later used by abolitionist Unitarian Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the lyrics to the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Innocent people sing that song in our day with gusto, not realizing it was a bloodthirsty marching song asking God to help northern soldiers crush the South.

No doubt, General Sherman whistled and sang that song on his bloody march from Atlanta to Savannah.

Julia was married to Samuel Gridley Howe, a famous physician and abolitionist. Samuel was a member of the Secret Six, a group of influential New England leftists who funded John Brown’s work. The Secret Six also included Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Theodore Parker, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Gerrit Smith, and George Luther Stearns. Two of the six were Unitarian preachers. While these famous, well-connected men did not meet as a group, Brown met with them a few times to inform them of his “progress.” And to pick up a check. They gave him money without asking any questions. They, along with William Lloyd Garrison and Amos Adams Lawrence (both influential white leaders), funded Brown’s actions and must bear responsibility for his attack on Harper’s Ferry.

After the fiasco at Harper’s Ferry, the newspapers began to release information about the Secret Six. The handwriting was on the wall: the culpable financiers of terror (that some would call “good” terror) shredded their papers of all incriminating evidence of their treachery and fled the country. Smith stayed home but confined himself to a mental institution saying something like, “John who?” and “Harper’s what?”

A Senate committee looked at the Secret Six activities, but they were careful not to look too closely. They were fearful about finding incriminating evidence of the famous supporters of Brown’s terror, thinking it should remain uncovered. When the committee questioned Samuel Howe and George Stearns, the two men later admitted they were asked questions in such a manner that “permitted them to give honest answers without implicating themselves.” Civil War historian James M. McPherson stated that “A historian reading their testimony, however, will be convinced that they told several falsehoods.”

The Senate closed the hearings and wrote their report while the men responsible for funding Brown went back to their reputable lives in New England. Well, all’s well that ends well. However, the Civil War did not end well. Over 600,000 men died, with 500,000 injured and maimed for life.

Former slave Frederick Douglass secretly met with Brown at a stone quarry in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, where he wisely refused to be part of the Harper’s Ferry raid. He admitted, “I met him often during this struggle, and all I saw of him gave me a more favorable impression of the man, and inspired me with a higher respect for his character.” However, his hero would soon be executed for treason, inciting a slave insurrection and murder. It was not good public relations to be identified with Brown at that time, so Douglass sailed for England a few weeks before the trapdoor on the gallows snapped open.

Twenty years after the Civil War, Douglass said, “John Brown began the war that ended American slavery and made this a free Republic.” Douglass called him “a brave and glorious old man….History has no better illustration of pure, disinterested benevolence.” Of course, Douglass was desperate to justify his support for the unsupportable.

According to her biographer Kate C. Larson, “Harriet Tubman thought Brown was the greatest white man who ever lived.” Tubman helped Brown recruit for the ill-fated raid, but illness kept her from participating. She opined that Brown did more for American blacks than Lincoln did. While she was female, a black, and a do-gooder, having helped hundreds of slaves escape on the Underground Railroad, her likeness should not be on the twenty-dollar bill instead of Jackson’s because of her involvement with Brown’s rebellion.

Had Tubman not been ill, she would have swung from the gallows along with John.

According to W. E. B. Du Bois, in his 1909 biography, “John Brown was right.” However, Du Bois was wrong. Brown was not right, but Du Bois was a brilliant black activist and the first black to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. Blacks have tended to overlook many serious problems of white men who carry water for the black cause.

John Brown and people like him are still defended and praised for their devotion, deception, and destructive actions. Why will people not make principled decisions regardless of race, money, influence, relationship, political party, or religion? Douglass, Tubman, Du Bois, and other black leaders refused to criticize Brown because he supported abolition.

Men tend to appreciate, accept, and applaud others who support their own positions—right or wrong positions. Democrats support people who are clearly self-centered, self-aggrandizing, and self-promoting, and Republicans do the same. Honest politicians should publicly disavow radicals in their midst.

Radical Blacks promote principle openly but mock it privately. It doesn’t take much intellectual candlepower to see that everyone should stop making heroes out of heretics.  

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning!  The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blogSend a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his  articles, and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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Fanatics Are Fanatics Whatever Their Motives Even for a Noble Cause! http://donboys.cstnews.com/fanatics-are-fanatics-whatever-their-motives-even-for-a-noble-cause http://donboys.cstnews.com/fanatics-are-fanatics-whatever-their-motives-even-for-a-noble-cause#respond Thu, 04 Feb 2021 19:02:25 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2765 A 37-year-old unstable man stood at a church prayer meeting in Ohio and made a vow to destroy slavery. His sincere but lethal vow destroyed thousands of lives and helped accelerate the American Civil War. The man vowed, “Here, before God, in the presence of these witnesses, from this time, I consecrate my life to the destruction of slavery!”

His ambitions were commendable, while his actions were calamitous. He was a fanatic who had one thing on his mind, and no one could change it. He was John Brown, whose photo in the dictionary should be listed under “fanatic.” He was to die hanging from a rope (bought by the Federal Government) in Charles Town, VA (now, WV) on a cold December day in 1859.

John Brown was from a good family going back to the Pilgrims, proving once again that stupidity, fanaticism, and mental problems can afflict any strata of society. Brown’s father had as an apprentice Jesse R. Grant who was the father of Ulysses S. Grant.

In 1825, the John Brown family moved to Pennsylvania, where they purchased 200 acres and built a home, then started a tannery that soon employed 15 men. From 1825 to 1835, the Browns helped 2500 fugitive slaves find freedom since their home was a major stop on the Underground Railroad. He helped establish a school and became postmaster of Randolph, Pennsylvania.

Obviously, even fanatics can accomplish some good, but it never relieves them of their nefarious activities. After all, Mussolini made Italy’s trains run on time, and Hitler is responsible for the Volkswagen automobile. Oops, it is dangerous to say anything positive (even if truthful) about tyrants. It is acceptable to praise lefties such as Stalin, Castro, Chavez, Obama, Sanders, Biden, and what’s-her-name, etc., even when they lie.

In 1836, Brown moved his family to what is now Kent, Ohio, and in 1837, he made his famous and destructive vow mentioned earlier. The vow was in response to the murder of a famous Presbyterian preacher, newspaper editor, and abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy, who was shot and killed by a proslavery mob. His murder shocked the whole country.

In 1846, Brown moved his family to Springfield, Massachusetts, where he joined the Sanford Street Free Church. There he heard famous antislavery speakers such as black leaders Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, both former slaves. Brown greatly influenced Douglass toward more aggressively pursuing their cause. After spending a few hours with Brown, Douglass wrote in 1847, “My utterances became more and more tinged by the color of this man’s strong impressions.”

Douglass should have been more careful about his friends and associates.

Brown moved again in 1849 to North Elba, New York, a black community in the Adirondack Mountains, with plans to help blacks learn to farm. That was commendable, but fanatics take advantage of situations to further their good or bad causes.

All fanatics are dangerous, as seen recently in Washington, D.C. A half a million Trump supporters met in Washington on January 6 and resulted in an out of control mob invading the Capitol Building. Few in the media mention that only a few hundred were out of control, while hundreds of thousands made their opinions known by peaceful protests.

The mainstream media seem to think it is unthinkable that fanatics like BLM and Antifa would be involved in such a gathering as provocateurs. We know there were rabid fanatics (extremists) on both the left and right who broke laws, and all should go to the pokey for a year or so. Moreover, the violent ones who injured others should go to prison for a few years. That would cool some of their political enthusiasm.

Brown is usually called an intensely religious man, but he was a nut case, and his noble motives are no excuse for his excessive and violent behavior. He thought violence was the only way to stop slavery, and, incredibly, he was proclaimed a hero. He is considered one today by the non-thinkers. Neither Brown’s religious dedication nor his hatred of slavery justifies his zealotry. Neither do the political contradictions, confusion, and chaos give Brown any credibility.

Brown focused his concern on Kansas’s future statehood, then a territory, and made plans to move his family west. He took his fanaticism with him. Brown and the anti-slave settlers were hoping to bring Kansas into the Union as a slavery-free state.

U.S. President James Buchanan (a slave-leaning northern Democrat) determined to admit Kansas as a state as soon as possible, and he didn’t care whether it was a slave or free state. He wanted another state. Abolitionists had moved from New England to Kansas to help the cause of ending slavery. In contrast, proslavery citizens from Missouri and Georgia moved to Kansas to help make Kansas a slave state.

Proslavery people in neighboring Missouri continued to stir the pot in Kansas, helping keep alive the Free State and Slave State issue. They were known as jayhawkers who took advantage of the chaos to bully the anti-slavers along the Kansas-Missouri border. Abolitionists were genuinely concerned with the possibility of another slave state.

A train wreck was in the making that Brown only caused to accelerate as he and his family moved to Lawrence, Kansas. Antislavery settlers from Massachusetts founded Lawrence to make Kansas (soon to be called Bleeding Kansas) a Free State, mitigating the influence of proslavery citizens. When Brown moved there, he made the political situation worse, much worse.

Lawrence was invaded by about 800 proslavery men led by the Douglas County Sheriff Samuel Jones on May 21, 1856. Jones had been shot in the back earlier and chased out of town, so he had the color of law on his side if not actual authority for the Lawrence raid. Two flags were flying at the head of the posse: an American flag and a flag with a crouching tiger. Other banners proclaimed “Southern rights” and “The Superiority of the White Race.”

The town leaders decided not to resist the posse but also refused to comply with their demands. Sheriff Jones told a town spokesman that all citizens had to surrender their weapons, but the spokesman replied that he could not command a town citizen to do anything. The town official did give him the town cannon, but the sheriff was not satisfied. Tyrants must always disarm free citizens.

After failing to destroy the Free State Hotel with cannon fire, the sheriff torched the building. He and his men then destroyed the Kansas Free State and the Herald of Freedom printing presses and threw the type and other equipment into the Kansas River. The sheriff’s posse then burned a large home, looted the town, and was dismissed by the sheriff, who went home for a cold refreshment.

The next morning, Brown and his sons, disappointed that Lawrence’s citizens had not resisted, went to the homes of proslavery settlers near Pottawatomie Creek in Kansas on May 24, 1856. The Brown family announced they were the “Northern Army” come to provide justice. They broke into proslaver James Doyle’s cabin and marched him and two of his sons down a road where Owen and Salmon Brown hacked their victims to death with broadswords. John shot Doyle in his forehead. Later that evening, the Browns visited two more cabins and brutally murdered two other proslavery settlers. None of those executed owned any slaves or had anything to do with the raid on Lawrence.

Brown lit the match that exploded the powder keg of three months of violence following the massacre, and 29 people died.

Shockingly, Brown is considered a hero, even a dedicated Christian, by many. No, not the kind revealed in the Bible where a Christian is one who has trusted Christ and experienced a changed life. Brown and his crowd did not act like Christians, and the Capitol mob did not act like Christians or Conservatives.

Of course, some of the riot leaders in Washington were far-left provocateurs.

The sacking of abolitionist Lawrence could not be justified. The fact that the proslavery county sheriff led the raid did not make it legal. The invasion of the town only antagonized the northern states and made the division more rigid. Pro Free State Republicans introduced a bill to bring Kansas into the Union as a free state while Democrats introduced a bill to bring in the new state as a proslavery state. The lines were drawn, and everyone chose sides, sometimes brother against brother.

Attempting to settle the issue, the territorial legislature (very proslavery) called for a Constitutional Convention in Lecompton in September of 1857. Free-state (antislavery) men were fearful that proslavery influencers would rig the election. They did. So, proslavery forces “won” that election as border ruffians poured over the Missouri border to stuff the ballot boxes.

When the Territory citizens voted on the issue, many fraudulent votes were cast from nonresidents from Missouri, resulting in massive violence that reinforced the area’s name of Bleeding Kansas. Some people estimated that up to 60 percent of the votes cast in Kansas were fraudulent.

With all the chaos, Kansas, as a free state, later became the 34th state to join the Union, not because of John Brown but despite him. Both sides committed atrocities, and this struggle between pro-and anti-slave forces in Kansas was a significant factor in the eruption of the Civil War.

Brown moved back east and met with two black leaders Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman, who greatly influenced him. With Tubman’s help, whom he called “General Tubman,” Brown led an attack on pro slavers, as well as a United States military armory, at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in October of 1859.

(And now Biden wants to replace Jackson’s face on the twenty-dollar bill with Tubman’s.)

Brown’s motive for the raid was to get supplies, guns, and ammunition to arm slaves he expected to rebel and attract other slaves spreading rebellion throughout the South. Alas, the slaves did not rebel as expected. During the raid, a Baltimore and Ohio train left the station headed for Washington, where passengers reported the attack.

As the train pulled away from the station, a baggage handler was shot in the back and killed when he refused to obey Brown’s men. The victim was a free Black man!

Brown attacked the armory with 21 men, including his sons, but it was all over within two days. His men were killed or captured by the locals and U.S. Marines led by Robert E. Lee. Brown was tried for the murder of five men, instigating a slave rebellion, and treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia and was found guilty on all counts.

On December 2, 1859, Brown was hanged in Charles Town and buried with the noose still around his neck. One of the witnesses to his hanging was an obscure actor named John Wilkes Booth, another fanatic.

Fanatics come from all groups of people and must not be excused, esteemed, or emulated by people of principle.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Is Everyone Wrong About Racism Except Me? http://donboys.cstnews.com/is-everyone-wrong-about-racism-except-me http://donboys.cstnews.com/is-everyone-wrong-about-racism-except-me#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:43:37 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2762 I’m so fearful of being called a racist that I feel compelled to watch the Al Sharpton Show and work diligently to decipher what he is trying to say, and I refuse to watch the hilarious old Amos and Andy Show. Moreover, I stop everything to listen to anything Oprah says and eagerly read every book written by the Obamas, no matter how inane they are. Furthermore, I willingly fall for Nigerian scams providing my credit card information willy-nilly. After all, they always call me “dearest.”

As I move my tongue from my cheek at the very beginning of this super sensitive topic, I am aware that I can’t win no matter how sensible my arguments may be. You see, I am white, and according to nutty leftists (but then, I repeat myself), my whiteness determines my racism. I’ve always been white, and I expect to stay white. Moreover, I’m completely satisfied to be white; I never had a desire to be anything else. Using elementary logic, it would do no good to want to be anything but white. Plus, I see no advantage to being of another race, group, kind, crowd, etc.

So, I am white and proud of it. Now, that’s dangerous, and the wackos on the left, following my declaration, expect me to automatically fall to my knees in deep contrition, weeping copious tears while I flagellate myself and throw ashes over my head. That is because admitting to being satisfied and even legitimately proud of being white makes me a dangerous white supremacist.

Hogwash, balderdash, and a generous dose of poppycock!

Being satisfied, even proud of being white, is synonymous with racism—to the racists. That’s what the experts in racism say. The reason the experts are experts is that they are usually black racists or self-hating Whites. Hating Whitey makes them feel so noble, superior, and righteous while they are actually nutty, senseless, and ridiculous.

However, since I am delighted to be white (after all, it doesn’t help to want something else) does not mean I hate those who are not white. It does not mean I am superior because of my whiteness since there are many nonwhites brighter, wiser, better than I. Whoever I am, and whatever I have is all because of the sovereign grace of God. I have nothing about which to brag.

Is it possible to disagree, dislike, and disapprove of the critical race theory and not be racist? If one is critical of school bussing for racial balance, is that racism? If one is critical of affirmative action where one race is preferred over others, is that racism? Is it racism to remind folk that more than 77% of black babies born in America are illegitimate? Is it racism to mention that in almost every famous incident of a cop shooting a Black man, the Black was resisting arrest or was armed?

If my above beliefs are obvious racism, then my critic does not feel required to provide proof of my “racism.” What it proves is that my accuser is an obvious jerk; race and skin color are irrelevant.

The stats indicate if I were black, I might be more athletic, although I’ve been told, “white men can’t jump.” But who knows that maybe blacks excel at sports because they work harder at it. If I were Asian, I would be more adept in math and science, but perhaps Asians excel at math and science because of a superior educational system in their respective nations.

Minorities rant long and loud about their unequal status, but they have no desire for equality. Maybe some minorities see racism everywhere in everything because they look through racist eyes. They would be shocked to discover they are simply racists looking for a way to eat without working since racism is bankable.

Could that be? Dare I suggest that such is black privilege?

It is possible for a person to not like some minorities without being a hater and racist. It is possible that some slaveholders while owning slaves, were not racists. Usually, slavery was a matter of economics. And some slaves lived better, much better than free people did. Early American farmers found themselves in a new land with very few workers and tobacco or cotton to plant and harvest. They bought slaves, and some owners were sadists (and idiots) who enjoyed mistreating their slaves while other owners treated their slaves well, even educating them and teaching them the Bible.

Two liberal (very liberal) professors tell us in their book Time On The Cross: The Economics Of American Negro Slavery that some planters instituted a profit-sharing for their slaves. They also tell us, “The average pecuniary income actually received by a prime field hand [slave] was roughly fifteen percent greater than the income he would have received for his labor as a free agricultural worker.” Wonder why public school books and race-baiters on television never mention that?

The prospect of kind slaveholders is impossible for radicals to consider because, while true, that concept does not fit the racist agenda, and their agenda provides them money and status.

Most slaves for millennia were taken in war and were white. It was not about race. But to the racists, everything is about race. That is proof of their racism.

The Jews were slaves in Egypt, making bricks without straw, constructing buildings, repairing roads—backbreaking labor. They were hated and mistreated. The Egyptians were haters, and I wonder why Jews are not demanding reparations for hundreds of years of Jewish slavery.

It was a different story in Babylon where the Jews were slaves but free to live their lives and make a living however they chose. Since they were slaves, they had to pay tribute to the king, but Jewish slaves in Babylon could build homes, plant gardens, marry and leave an inheritance to their children.

Jeremiah said, “there will be peace to you.” The Jews in Babylon lived far better than slaves elsewhere. Is it possible the Babylonians were not racists and did not hate the Jews? It was a matter of circumstances since the Jews were taken in warfare.

God rejected Ishmael, the first-born of Abraham, because of his race; he was not born of Sarah. Was that racism? Or was it legitimate discrimination based on the fact he did not meet the criteria of God? Even though God prospered Ishmael and Abraham loved him, Ishmael was not treated equally; therefore, by today’s enlightened and progressive standards, God and Abraham were racists.

Since God loves everyone, we are commanded to do the same, even to love our enemies who despitefully use us and mistreat us. God loves the stupid white and black racists. And I’m trying.

While the Bible does not deal with racism, it does teach us to treat everyone fairly, honestly, and kindly. I am commanded to treat people the way I want to be treated, but that does not nullify my personal choices of association in social and business life.

Moreover, God displays and recommends discrimination, which is not recognized as sin. He commanded the Jews not to marry Gentiles; therefore, He discriminated against Gentiles.

It was not racism to take combatants in battle as slaves; it was kinder than killing them. Slavery was the consequence of war. This was the economics of warfare. It must be understood that one lives in a culture, not of his making. Slavery was the accepted and normal part of life throughout the world. Highly educated men did not question the slavery concept. It was accepted as normal.

Historically, slaves were prisoners of war. Wars have always been common; thus, many were killed, and many were enslaved. It is easy for us, from our enlightened culture, to judge past generations, but how would you have treated POWs? They couldn’t be sent back home since they would have to be fought again and again. They could be imprisoned, requiring them to be fed, clothed, housed, and guarded. Not too smart. So, make them work since they chose to be combatants and were conquered. The conquerors were not racists. They were rather lenient in permitting their enemy to live.

The New Birth results in having the “mind of Christ” where “there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.” However, at the present, few possess that mind, and there we find racism.

Until that time when Christ is preeminent, we are plagued with slave and free; male and female; rich and poor; resulting in great divisions in our societies such as American slavery.

Finally, the black slaves got rid of the white man in the big white plantation house, but now all of us are citizen/slaves of the government plantation run by an old white man in the big white house in Washington.

Now, that may not be racism, but it is still slavery.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Mitch McConnell is a Member of the Ancient Infamous Order of Judas Iscariot! http://donboys.cstnews.com/mitch-mcconnell-is-a-member-of-the-ancient-infamous-order-of-judas-iscariot http://donboys.cstnews.com/mitch-mcconnell-is-a-member-of-the-ancient-infamous-order-of-judas-iscariot#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 15:50:07 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2759 Senator Mitch McConnell, the shameful member of the Ancient Infamous Order of Judas Iscariot (AIOJI), revealed his true calling—traitor, whose main claim to fame is backstabbing. He confirmed to all that he is one of the oldest and most dangerous of the Swamp Creatures. He, Mitt Romney, Liz Chaney, and others (members of the same club) seem to be desirous, determined, and dedicated destruction of the GOP. No weeping here since I left the party decades ago because they were so similar to the Democrats. It is not healthy for our republic to have two political parties taking almost the same positions. The difference is only in the degree.

Since the AIOJI membership requirements are embarrassingly low, it is easy for shameless politicians to be accepted. I understand that membership is automatic for cutthroats, child molesters, traitors, turncoats, and terrorists. Those on the left are associate members without applying for membership. Any Republican or Democrat who votes for Trump’s impeachment easily and quickly qualifies for membership in the Judas Order with the entrance fee waived.

I assume all self-respecting decent people will shun such reprobates without fear of being labeled self-righteous.

RINOs have survived by merely being less offensive, less objectionable, and less obnoxious to ordinary people. While they are against abortion up to delivery, they are not against abortion. And they sure won’t fight about it. I think killing innocent babies is worth fighting about. RINOs and some Democrats agree that abortion may be worth getting mad and stamping your feet, and perhaps even holding your breath since aborted babies lose their right to breathe. But, one can make too much of a losing issue, we are told. Killing babies is not worth losing an election or causing the opposition to lose face. And Democrats can always be expected to push the Planned Parenthood agenda.

Under Biden and what’s-her-name, we can expect many more abortions (even internationally) with taxpayers financing them through taxes. There is no question about this administration’s leaders being card-carrying members of the Judas Order.

RINOs are proud to claim a pro-family position; however, they refuse to take a clear-cut position on same-sex “marriage” (the radicals get indignant when I put quotes around marriage, but they’ll get over it, and if not, who cares). When forced by pushy conservatives to be more explicit, the soft Republicans suggest that a long-term homosexual relationship is better than hundreds of one-night-stands. That statement is wrong on its face, but most homosexuals in a “long-time relationship” reserve the right to reserve one or two nights a week for “extracurricular activities” with the boys at the local bathhouse. The LGBTQ crowd is too dumb or too dishonest to admit that fact.

A fair, honest, and brave reporter asks, “Do you think homosexuality is evil under all circumstances?” I don’t know a reporter willing to ask that question, and I don’t know a politician who will answer in the affirmative. And none are willing to use the correct and biblical term sodomy. My Dad would have called them gutless wonders.

As a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, I used biblical terms such as sodomy, but you’ll note that I am no longer a member of that august body.

If you think Trump was soft on perversion (and he was), wait until the new administration gets into high gear. Any “loving” relationship will be legal and acceptable, like maybe polygamy, polyandry, polyamory, promiscuity, or perversion or even a “loving” relationship with your favorite goat could be permitted with the caveat that no force is ever used. Radicals tell us their perverted, permissive, and progressive position is realistic since there is no recognized, reasonable, and reliable standard upon which such moral decisions can be made.

Well, there is a standard, and it starts with an uppercase B.

Soft Republicans are willing to vote against men who pretend to be women; however, the reason is usually pragmatic—the cost of remodeling all the restrooms, the confusion, etc. But they never opine that it is a mental aberration for a man, with all the right physical equipment, to pretend to be a female. Moreover, most politicians refuse to admit that it is insane to expect taxpayers to pay for surgery to chop off healthy and perfectly working organs that suggest maleness.

There are already indications that children who have surgery and get gender-changing hormones realize they have been irreparably damaged and mutilated. Moreover, they have significant bouts with suicidal feelings. When this tragedy becomes common, irrefutable knowledge (as it already is with educated people), it will be interesting to watch the proponents of sexual mutilation defend their quasi acceptance of modern medicine. It is reminiscent of witch-doctors with beating drums around a jungle campfire, shaking their gourds as they ply their cures consisting of ground chicken bones, monkey livers, and hippopotamus blood—with a pinch of garlic.

The same “doctors” who defend gender-changing are the same crowd as physicians who support lobotomies, shock treatment, leeches, and bleeding. But not to worry, they are board-certified.

With the Biden team in place, we will see a massive effort to continue making race the center, the cause, and the culmination of everything. Biden’s lineage is Irish and French, but he may declare himself black and trace his Irish-French lineage to imaginary Irish Hottentots from present-day Cape Province, South Africa. Or better yet, he might trace his linage to France via the Ivory Coast where he could claim a direct linkage to slavery! Wow, what credentials.

We have seen many attempts in America where history has been rewritten to make all Blacks feel good about themselves. It is forbidden to laugh when we are told that Beethoven was black, King George III’s wife was black, and that the Pharaohs of Egypt were black, thereby giving Blacks credit for one of the most ancient empires on earth.

There is a kernel of truth to the black Pharaohs’ myth, but it does not encourage black superiority when the truth is revealed. Egypt was founded in 3300 B.C. and held black Nubia as a colony; however, in the eighth century B.C., the Nubians marched about 700 miles north to Thebes (Egypt’s religious center) and took control. However, Egypt was already well over 2000 years old, an ancient empire. The Blacks of Nubia ruled Egypt for sixty years under five “black pharaohs.” The black rule did not add to the empire; instead, it began to collapse. This is documented by The Children of Ra: Artistic, Historical, and Genetic Evidence for Ancient White Egypt, which supports the contention that Egypt’s founders were of European racial stock.

The Biden team has committed itself to pay reparations to living Blacks for more than 200 years of slavery even though all Blacks don’t have a slave ancestor; moreover, many Blacks are wealthy; furthermore, none of us living today have any culpability in the slavery issue. Here is one good-old-boy who has no guilt for slavery or the mistreatment of anyone, anywhere, at any time. None. I’m embarrassed about slavery and embarrassed that some professing Christians were slave-owners, but I have no guilt.

Furthermore, let me suggest if the Biden-Harris administration promotes the lunatic lurch to the left, especially with these issues dealt with here, it will universally anger, antagonize, and alienate American taxpayers. Consequently, Americans will simply refuse to fund the shocking, shameful, and senseless government programs. The tax coffers will become empty as Biden’s head.

Some say the Ancient Infamous Order of Judas Iscariot morphed into the Deplorable and Disgraceful Order of Benedict Arnold, but such people have only a cursory acquaintance with history. The AIOJI is still viable, vainglorious, if not a visible reality. Readers of the daily news see this every day as AIOJI members strut through Congress’ hallowed halls.

I believe McConnell, Romney, Biden, Harris, et al., get their instructions from the same source Judas Iscariot did.

Interestingly, when Judas was proved to be a traitor, he went out and hanged himself. Now, that is a little extreme, although it would have the same effect of being a benefit to society. I’ll be satisfied if the members of the Ancient Infamous Order of Judas Iscariot simply resign. If not, then sane voters should take care of that at the next election.

An honest election.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Like France, Traitors Live Among Us, Producing Revolution! http://donboys.cstnews.com/like-france-traitors-live-among-us-producing-revolution http://donboys.cstnews.com/like-france-traitors-live-among-us-producing-revolution#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:53:12 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2757 Informed people know that the far left has desires, designs, and determination to overthrown America because we have been a beacon of freedom for hundreds of years. They want that light extinguished forever. The light has grown dim in recent years and is now flickering. Traitors, dupes, and fellow travelers have been at work and the results are obvious in Washington, D.C.

What is happening in Democrat-controlled cities is not accidental. It’s called treason. The desired result is revolution.

Historian Will Durant wrote in the Age of Napoleon that the Jacobins and all Frenchmen who had rejected divine revelation and were now dependent on reason “all concurred in hoping that devotion to the young republic would become the religion of the people; that Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity would replace God, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and that the furtherance of the new Trinity could be made the overriding aim of social order and the final test of morality.”

But it was not to be.

Abbe Augustin Barruel was an honest, scholarly, informed apologist and defender of Christian morality and Roman Catholic Church’s rights. He was a Jesuit priest and famous writer during the French Revolution who charged that the Revolution was planned and executed by secret societies and had been planned for decades, beginning with Voltaire. Voltaire, Rousseau, and other philosophers conspired with secret societies to destroy Catholicism and France’s monarchy.

The philosophers’ writings had a significant influence on those who would lead the Revolution, and Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and their followers were responsible for the training of budding revolutionaries. However, they would have been horrified had they lived to see the results of their diatribes against the church, the crown, and the cottage.

It is charged that Barruel developed the above as a conspiracy theory because of his hatred of the Illuminati. Still, even if he hated or feared the Illuminati, that does not mean his information is faulty. The Illuminati refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, a secret society founded on May 1, 1776, in Bavaria, now a part of Germany. The secret group opposed all religious influence over public life and what they considered abuses of state power. Moreover, they believed any kind of government was unnecessary because of the perfectibility of man. There was no need for the church, crown, or cottage.

Highly principled and respected leaders in Europe and England, living at the time, had high praise for Barruel’s work in exposing the conspiracy. The much-respected Englishman Edmund Burke wrote to Barruel in praise of his book, declaring, “I have known myself, personally, five of your principal conspirators; and I can undertake to say from my own certain knowledge, that as far back as the year 1773, they were busy in the plot you have so well described, and in the manner, and on the principle you have so truly represented. To this I can speak as a witness.”

A contemporary of Burke in England, the Scottish scientist John Robison, published Proofs of a Conspiracy against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of the Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies. Robison reported the same as Burke as to secret societies and their involvement in the Revolution.

Winston Churchill wrote of the Illuminati in a February 8, 1920 article in the Illustrated Sunday Herald and referred to it as “this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization.”

This alone does not prove that the Illuminati were a significant cause of the French Revolution, but it does demonstrate the group existed at the time and exercised enormous influence. It was not a group of nutty men who had more toes than teeth, but the opposite—the Illuminati were the leaders in the universities and some European governments. The Illuminati were such a threat that various governments outlawed them.

In his Lectures on the French Revolution, Lord Acton observed, “The appalling thing in the French Revolution is not the tumult, but the design. Through all the fire and smoke, we perceive the evidence of calculating organisation. The managers remain studiously concealed and masked; but there is no doubt about their presence from the first.”

The first two volumes by Abbe Barruel published in 1797 and the other two in 1798, following the French Revolution in 1789, took great pains to document that Jacobins, Freemasons, the Illuminati, and others carefully planned on removing from France all government authority, all churches, and the father-led family. The conspirators used the peasants’ resentment toward the special privileges of the Church and nobles and gave the people the reason for self-justification for the extremism that followed.

The philosophers, trying to change public opinion, decided to publish a multi-volume Encyclopédie consisting of general knowledge. It was co-founded and edited by Denise Diderot, who thought he was moral because he had only one mistress at a time. They began publishing in 1751 and had profound political, social, and intellectual repercussions in France just before the Revolution. Its contributors were called Encyclopédistes.

The Encyclopédie’s purpose was “to change the way people think” based upon human reason, not divine revelation. Chief Editor Diderot expressed the radical philosophy of many revolutionaries by having one of his characters in a drama say, “Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” That was the tone of many of the articles that were published and prepared France for revolution.

It would have been a surprise if a revolution had not happened.
Among the skepticism and humanism in the publication, there was much useful information. Of course, a little poison can make a pot of soup deadly. The writers had a big job to corrupt the nation since the people (especially outside Paris, Versailles, and Marseilles) had marinated for centuries in family traditions, the Roman Church, and respect for the king. For decades, they and their children had been educated by the Catholic Jesuits.

Barruel defined philosophism as “the error of every man who, judging of all things by the standard of his own reason, rejects in religious matters every authority that is not derived from the light of nature.” The political termites believed mankind must rely on reason, not revelation since the elitists thought only fools trust revelation over reason. So, religion (the Roman Catholic Church) and the monarchy based on the divine right of kings must be denigrated, denied, and destroyed.

Barruel believed the volumes of the Encyclopédie were successful in controlling the minds of intellectuals and creating public opinion against the church and crown. The various writers were men dedicated to expanding science and secular thought, laying a foundation for the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was reasonable, reforming, and eventually revolutionary.

Barruel and others declared the publication was an intellectual introduction to the French Revolution. He and others believed the volumes of the Encyclopédie were successful in controlling the minds of young intellectuals and creating public opinion against the church and crown and cottage.

The skepticism and lack of support for the Church and the Bible in the Encyclopédie brought much criticism and opposition from Church leaders from its first volume. The Catholic Jesuits especially fought the offensive publication, and the group was made illegal in France in 1764 as they were in Portugal, Hungary, Austria, and other nations.

The Encyclopédie’s publication was opposed by Church and government officials and was censored and repressed in 1752. In 1759, the government denied permission for publication. The Revolution started in earnest in 1789 and lasted until the late 1790s ending with Napoleon’s dictatorship.

The volatile, vicious, and often vile authors fed into the common people’s hatred and envy against the Church and anyone wearing silk knee-breeches, the nobility. Aldous Huxley correctly asserted, “The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior ‘righteous indignation’— this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.”

The Revolution was an attack upon all authority and gave frustrated, angry, resentful, and hungry people an excuse to take their licks on those people and groups they hated.

America has been softened by pious preachers, purring politicians, pathetic professors, and a perverted press to where few people think for themselves or think critically. They long ago rejected revelation and climbed into bed with reason.

We are ripe for the Second American Revolution, and the chaos around us was planned by the radical left; and they are charging Trump and his followers of doing what the left itself has successfully accomplished. Democrats have traditionally accused Republicans of what the Democrats have been doing.

I don’t want to shout fire in a crowded theater, but folks, we are surrounded by an uncontrolled conflagration, and leftists have cut the water hose. It is time to form bucket brigades, and everyone does their part to extinguish the flames.

America is at risk.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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