Socialism – a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole … (In Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.
At the risk of sounding dogmatic, there is no rational basis for any "born-again evangelical" as researcher George Barna describes biblically minded Christians, to vote for a candidate for president who has so openly embraced, promoted and applied Socialist/Marxist philosophies so contradictory to the essentials of our faith. In particular, the justifiable desire of a race to be treated with dignity, respect and equality as demanded by Scripture cannot rightfully lead to a violation of some fundamental truths that allow others to suffer the very thing they are seeking to escape. The pre-born will be the first and most notable victims but certainly not the only or last.
Barack Obama is not only a Socialist but a true Marxist, which applies the police powers of a centralized state authority to force redistribution of property and fruits of labor onto unwilling people as well as to stifle and suppress any opposition – beginning with the churches. Lenin did it, Stalin did it, Khrushchev did it, Mao Zedong did it, Hitler (National Socialist Party, remember?) did it, Castro does it, and on and on and on. Socialism equals oppression and persecution. Remember the "Truth Squads" in Missouri and threats all over the county to silence critics of Obama?
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Stockholm syndrome – a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostagetaker, regardless of the danger (or at least risk) in which they have been placed. …
How is it possible that an entire race of Americans seem to be willing to turn a blind eye to the murder of an entire segment of population who are the most defenseless, voiceless and vulnerable – most dramatically because they are disproportionately targeted; are willing to accept the promotion of amorality and perversion that is destroying their own families; are willing to choose leaders who will openly take from others by force what they have honestly produced to give to those who have not and will not; repeatedly accept an educational system that has and is destroying the minds of their children? Americans who have not known slavery, oppression and dehumanization as a class are without excuse simply because God has revealed – but black Americans who as a race have experienced all of those have no defensible basis to inflict the same suffering on others of this and future generations simply because "it is our time."
Any citizen – most particularly any Christian citizen – who bases their vote in any way on skin color at any time for any reason is a racist, regardless of the color. In addition, those who vote based on race and an ideology that so clearly violates basic Judeo-Christian and American principles of sanctity of life, strong moral values, freedom, free enterprise and personal responsibility have given up their standing of the persecuted to take the whip in hand. That certainly may be temporarily gratifying; however, both Scripture and history reveal that coveting and vengeance do not bring about healing and restoration but rather fan flames of division and anger.
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"The anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God" we are told in James 1:20 – from neither the right nor the left. American Christian blacks have an opportunity to "seek the peace of the city" by rising above racial identity and standing on timeless principles preached and believed by most of them rather than violating everything they know to be right to achieve a milestone that, because done with wrong motives, will serve as a bitter pill when the natural consequences of socialism/Marxism/communism once again destroy a nation.