Dr. Fred Eichelman: A Virginian’s Thoughts About Charlottesville

I am as sad and sick as any one over the events in Charlottesville, VA. I know the area well. What also bothers me are these simplistic platitudes that politicians are throwing around and our Roanoke Times proves that too many do not know what is going on. Big front page headline: HATE KILLS.

Yesterday we watched our very political minded governor, pontificate in words you could pick up if you listened carefully, that conservatives in general caused the terrible things that happened. No blame put on socialist lefties. For one thing Gov, the Klan does not represent conservative Christians, Republicans and others you as a Hillary lover so dislike. Study your history, Southern history which was one of my specialties. The KKK was an important arm of the Democratic Party from Reconstruction to the 1920s. It also had supporters and marches in Northern cities.

Watching our governor and the mayor of Charlottesville decry the violence I felt like I was listening to two guys setting themselves up to run for higher office. I did not see sorrow. I did not hear a call for prayer.

Forget the issue of statue removal, that is NOT what happened here. Charlottesville was a symptom of what we have happening in the nation and the world at large. It is spiritual warfare as we go in to the end times. What we needed yesterday was a call for repentance and for a national revival. It was not HATE that happened yesterday which is a too simple an explanation. It was Satanic powers working on both groups.

We need to wake up. We need to pray for revival.

Dr. Fred Eichelman

Dr. Fred Eichelman is a retired teacher and a director for Point North Outreach, a Christian media organization. He recently had a book published, Faith, Family, Film-A Teacher's Trek. Fred is a former local Republican Committee chairman and has attended hundreds of conventions from political to science fiction. He sees the two as compatible. Fred also tells us he values very much a title we gave him since he could not be a PolitiChick. PolitiDude.

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