Monday, May 04, 2009

The Answer to 1984

This is a must-read for all my readers.

Please, read it all the way through, because first I agreed, then I disagreed, then I fully agreed; perhaps a tweak or two in the described policies would improve it, but I think this article is spot on!

I know it is a mere pipe-dream, but it is a very clever and American ideation.

1 comment:

CarolineNot said...

The author's premise is flawed on at least one issue and that, by expansion, perhaps the most important:

"A. On the one hand, there would be the armed, patriotic America, which would consist of a mass of wide-eyed, passionate, happy gun owners ... with confidence, character, and inner peace...."The writer suggests inner peace is achieved through gun ownership. He also assumes, as do New Agers or all humanists, the good character of all ordinary citizens, which flies in the face of (reality and) what God has said:

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" (Jeremiah 17:9) "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them." (Ezekiel 36:26, 27)

Alex, while performing a good news service for the populace, is -- as a professing Christian -- neglecting a most important element: "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." (II Corinthians 10:3-5)

God's power -- not gun powder -- is the answer: "...Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." (Mark 1:14, 15)

One heart at a time.

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