Do you remember when the word “Christian” simply meant a follower of Jesus Christ? Today a Christian is anybody who isn’t a Muslim or a Jew. In addition, if we as Christians dare to espouse standards or values that would make necessary our saying “no” to something, then we are called radical and violent Christians.
Do you remember when a “fundamentalist” was a person who believed and followed the literal teachings of their faith? Today’s definition is a person who takes their religion so literally and to such extremes that they contradict the very basis of their faith.
Does anybody remember when “gay” meant simply to be happy?
Do you remember when a “progressive” was a person who favored improvement of the human condition, specifically via technological innovation and development? Today the word “progressive” is used as a more acceptable pseudonym for “liberal.”
And there was a time when “conserve” was just a common-sense way of life that meant making the best use of all that you have; waste not, want not. Today the terms “conserve” and “conservation” have an earth-worshipping connotation. We are told that man is the enemy of all nature and that we waste and are the destroyers…. that we are not even worthy of making use of any of our natural resources. These culture Nazis are oblivious to the fact that Creation is God’s gift to Man (Genesis 1: 27-31).
But Google’s definition for “fascism” is the fire that lit my dynamite today. Type “define fascism” in the Google search box and this is what you will get:
If you need more proof, go to Google and type “fascism” for yourself; here is the screen shot:
Compare Google’s definition to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
fas·cism noun ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-
1Definition of FASCISM
often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2: a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control <early instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge>
Examples of FASCISM
- the rise of Fascism in Europe before World War II
- From the first hours of Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union, the propagandists on both sides of the conflict portrayed the struggle in stark, Manichaean language. The totalitarian nature of both regimes made this inevitable. On one side stood Hitler, fascism, the myth of German supremacy; on the other side stood Stalin, communism, and the international proletarian revolution. —Anne Applebaum, New York Review of Books, 25 Oct. 2007
Do you find this to be as shocking and offensive as I do? Sadly, this is totally believable. My son was in high school in the early 90s here in Georgia. One afternoon he came home extolling the virtues of Hitler. Shortly thereafter, he brought home a paper from school talking about political groups– and the Right was represented as “skinheads”, “Arian nation” etc. However, the far Left was not typified by anything distasteful, intolerant, or violent. I was stunned and promptly called the school and asked for a conference with his government teacher. When I arrived for my conference, I was ushered into the principal’s office; the door was closed, and there sat the principal, the government teacher, and 2 other adults– all of them waiting for me. Can you say “Intimidation Tactics”?
This is the education that our tax money is paying for and is also one of the reasons my grandchildren are educated at home.
Words are being redefined, values are being blurred, standards are being shaken, and our Constitution is being trampled by those who have sworn to uphold it. It is time for every American to become a staunch, vigilant, and active Patriot. Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
Stand Up, fellow Patriots; tell everybody you see what you already know. Be brave and bold; America and our freedom depend upon you.