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Prophecy And Political Correctness - Prophecy In The News Magazine - August 2008


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Prophecy And Political Correctness - Prophecy In The News Magazine - August 2008

  1. 1. Find us on the Internet - The Fine Art of Censorship Prophecy and Political Correctness By Gary Stearman What is political correctness? Put sim- ply, it is the fine art of censorship. It al- ways seems to begin when the rich and powerful attempt to fix a problem, perhaps monetary, environmen- tal or social in nature. A person or action group steps up with a solution to the problem. Soon, a movement is developed. A bit later, the move- ment is funded, then po- liticized. It is not long before the movement be- comes a social cause, in which good works are trumpeted as moral superiority. By that time, the movie industry, media and educa- tional texts have been carefully tailored to Americans are known as smiling optimists. Those raised outside the U.S. often produce an all-inclusive and multicultural mistake that smile for mindlessness. But, in reality, it stems from the state of blessing national image. It becomes fashionable to that has traditionally graced this land. be seen as part of the cause. known as a Christian nation, whose charity catalog of woes: “Midwestern levees are Dissenting ideas are smeared with in- and missionary zeal were our trademarks. bursting. Polar bears are adrift. Gas prices nuendos built around fear and loathing. Americans are still known as smiling opti- are skyrocketing. Home values are abys- Opponents are portrayed as ignorant of mists. Those raised outside the U.S. often mal. Air fares, college tuition and health and insensitive to the coming global catas- mistake that smile for mindlessness, but in care border on unaffordable. Wars without trophes, such as food shortages and social reality, it stems from the state of blessing end rage in Iraq, Afghanistan and against disenfranchisement. Social engineers ma- that has traditionally graced this land, be- terrorism. nipulate and present solutions, all backed cause of its relationship with the Lord. “Horatio Alger, twist in your grave. by massive government funding. Through Slowly, but with increasing rapidity, that “The can-do, bootstrap approach em- carefully crafted language, a cloud of blessing is being removed. The things that bedded in the American psyche is under emotions is evoked and skillfully captured people routinely talk about – the weather, assault. Eroding it is a dour powerlessness by social planners, to be attractively fash- the economy, prospects for peace – are that is chipping away at the country’s sturdy ioned and presented as the solution. becoming destabilized. Under the well- conviction that destiny can be commanded The only problem is that such “good publicized belief system, the blame for with sheer courage and perseverance.” ideas” are never tested. They sell because this goes to anthropogenic (man-caused) The authors rail about Global Warm- they sound good. Like a boulder started global warming, a shortage of oil, the ing that causes “freakish weather.” They down a mountainside, they acquire a force declining dollar, advancing carbon diox- fearfully speculate about the rising price of their own, which is channeled into the ide or our illegitimate involvement in the of food in “a world gone haywire.” Of populace in glowing and flattering terms. Middle East. course, they believe that man’s behav- Language becomes tyranny, at first softly Faith has turned to fear, which has now ior has caused typhoons, tornadoes and pushing resistant forces into weak compli- fully entered the political marketplace. floods. ance, rather than be branded as purveyors This is nowhere better illustrated than They quiver at the weak dollar, and of “hate speech.” in a recent (June 21st) Associated Press about American sports, awash in a sea of America, the storied land of freedom [AP] article by Alan Fram and Eileen Put- performance-enhancing drugs. Americans, and opportunity, is becoming a nation man. Entitled “Everything seemingly is they say, feel “a loss of control.” in search of an identity. Once, we were spinning out of control,” it opens with a The remedy is envisioned as using few- 8 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet -
  2. 2. Find us on the Internet - er hydrocarbons, nationalizing the flow of challenge. The dyslexic becomes the “ver- by prejudice against other cultures. energy while controlling extravagant so- bally challenged.” On the humorous side, • People who contradict this claim are cial behavior and calling our troops home some wags have suggested that the short trouble-making bigots, which makes them so that we (and the rest of the world) can of stature be referred to as “vertically chal- enemies of the community, if not humanity, at last, dwell in peace. lenged,” or the obese be called the “gravi- and deserving persecution. The AP asks, in effect, “Where is tationally challenged,” and so forth … All of which is an attack upon truth, the leader who can bring stability to the anything to be sensitive to feelings. clear thinking and plain speaking.” world?” The authors ask, “Why the vul- But what is conceived as compassion What he is saying is that the PC doc- nerability? After all, this is the 21st centu- becomes established as political power. trine of multiculturalism welcomes even ry, not a more primitive past when little in Bureaucracies and political sensitivity enemies of the community as contributing life was assured. Surely people know how groups arise to enforce the standards of the members of society when, in fact, their to fix problems now. culture. Soon, it becomes the language of real desire may be to overthrow it. “Maybe. And maybe this is what the 21st century will be about – a great unraveling the majority, as society is reshaped on the basis of “doing good,” without regard to The Future Is Past of something long taken for granted.” negative consequence. A progressive pow- Remarkably, the name of one of Eng- With the barbarian at the gate, the finger er group emerges, not on the basis of ratio- land’s most celebrated authors has become is pointed at Americans. They are berated nality, or practicality and common sense, an adjective that describes the horrors of as greedy consumers and warmongers. but emotionality and the general feeling the PC process. His novel – 1984 – has The world, it is suggested, would become that justice is being served. It is already made the term “Orwellian” a byword in peaceful if only we would mend our mali- taking root in America; in Europe and the the English language. It dramatizes the so- cious ways. Terrorists would become lov- UK, it is close to its end stages. cial descent into madness that follows the ers of peace if only we would control our British writer Philip Atkinson describes cultural inversion of social planning. consumption of oil and withdraw from the its advent in England: “Political Correct- Published in 1949, George Orwell’s Middle East. ness (PC) is the communal tyranny that novel was staged in an imagined culture We are reminded of Rome in the first erupted in the 1980s. It was a spontaneous that was thirty-five years into his own fu- and second centuries, and Greece before declaration that particular ideas, expres- ture, the year 1984. that. Even before them, Babylon and As- sions and behavior, which were then legal, His writing is a beautifully executed syria rose, then fell. They all had their day, should be forbidden by law, and people visionary science fiction narrative, which and subsequent nightfall. They all had their who transgressed should be punished … revolves around the events that unfold in social ideals, dissolved in wave after wave It started with a few voices but grew in a restructured society, following a global of greed and autocracy. In the end, they all popularity until it became unwritten and war that had totally rearranged the geo- turned over the people’s power to various written law within the community. With political map of the world. It features two forms of despotic rule that promised to those who were publicly declared as being dominant postwar power blocs, Oceania change their ill fortunes, but brought only not politically correct becoming the object and Eurasia, which are in a more or less domination and dictatorship. Today’s call of persecution by the mob, if not prosecu- constant state of mutual aggression. for a super-leader to repair our problems is tion by the state.” Set in England, his fantasy world envi- nightmarish in its implications. In present-day England, Islam is engulf- sions the horrors experienced through life The waning stages of those societies ing the longstanding Anglo-Saxon culture, in a mind-numbing despotic society guided were marked by “dangerous times,” when its laws and traditions, but no one can speak by “Ingsoc,” or English Socialism. Orwell’s it became necessary to pledge loyalty to out against it, because Parliament has ruled most impressive innovation is the universal some system or other, each promising to that it is a peaceful addition to the British and intrusive presence of television: cure the social ills. Failure to do so marked culture, and must not be criticized. As the novel opens, Winston Smith, the one for slavery, torture or death. Renounc- Atkinson writes that, “The declared ra- protagonist of the story, enters his apart- ing one’s freedom for the promise of a bet- tionale of this tyranny is to prevent people ment: “Inside the flat a fruity voice was ter world is the ancient lie, and it always being offended.” Long-held social ideas reading out a list of figures which had begins with verbal nuance. To be blessed become heresy and, ultimately, as he puts something to do with the production of by society, one has to speak the right words it, “Political Correctness is merely the pig iron. The voice came from an oblong … politically correct words … PC words. resentment of spoiled children directed metal plaque like a dulled mirror which against their parents’ values.” In the name formed part of the surface of the right- The Dark PC World of societal improvement, long-held values hand wall. Winston turned a switch and the We have already entered the dark and become eroded. voice sank somewhat, though the words treacherous PC world, in which speech He continues, “The purpose of the slo- were still distinguishable. The instrument and thought are subtly modified to grant gan is to enshrine irrational fears, or fan- (the telescreen, it was called) could be favor of one sort or another to subcultures cies, as truth through the use of presump- dimmed, but there was no way of shutting within society at large. tuous words, so public pronouncement: it off completely.” At first, it begins by modeling the • Dissembles the real nature of the claim In Winston’s world, the telescreen is ev- language to create sensitivity. “Handi- • Identifies any dissenters as enemies of the truth erywhere. Its constant presence in homes, capped,” becomes “handi-capable” or • Acts as an excuse for any crimes committed in stores and on the street, fills his world “disabled.” The blind become the un- its name with an unending stream of PC nonsense. sighted or visually impaired. The mentally For example the slogan Australia is “WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAV- retarded become the mentally challenged. Multicultural is a claim that: ERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.” Those with special needs become special • Different cultures are compatible. The Ministry of Truth constantly re- people. Soon, any shortcoming becomes a • People who contradict this claim are blinded minds everyone that “Big brother is watch- Find us on the Internet - Prophecy in the News 9
  3. 3. Find us on the Internet - ing you.” It pumps out “newspeak,” and with diabolical interest, as his subjects fell the page proofs, she realized that the story “doublethink.” into lock step, for fear of losing what little was not merely cut; it had been ‘maimed. Of course, this bureaucracy has little to freedom they had left. All mention of Jews, Sukkos, God and the do with the truth, and is quick to punish From our perspective as Christians, Big Bible had been excised’ ” (p. 113). “thoughtcrime.” Its long authoritarian arm Brother is a perfect model of the future An- Dr. Ravitch is a “historian of educa- reaches the hapless man on the street via tichrist. After all, did he not promise them tion and Research Professor of Education the “Thought Police,” who are constantly social stability and provide them with the at New York University and Nonresident on the watch for any sign of dissent. Poor ability to buy and sell? Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Winston’s society had taken Political Cor- Even the ubiquitous telescreens will be in Washington, D.C. She was assistant rectness to the level of universal control. present to document his every foul deed, secretary in charge of research in the U.S. The truth hid behind the walls of offi- as when the beast kills the two who have Department of Education in the adminis- cialdom: “And somehow or other, quite opposed him: tration of President George H.W. Bush.” anonymous, there were the directing brains “And their dead bodies shall lie in the In far greater detail than we can follow who coordinated the whole effort and laid street of the great city, which spiritually is here, she exposes the fact that our own down the lines of policy which made it called Sodom and Egypt, where also our version of newspeak is already in place in necessary that this fragment of the past Lord was crucified. the public school. She writes, “Consider should be preserved, that one falsified, and “And they of the people and kindreds the Multicultural Guidelines published by the other rubbed out of existence.” and tongues and nations shall see their Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley. Scott Of PC language, Orwell writes, “New- dead bodies three days and an half, and Foresman has long experience in the busi- speak was the official language of Oceania shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put ness of writing bias guidelines. In 1972, and had been devised to meet the ideo- in graves. it published Guidelines for Improving the logical needs of Ingsoc or English Social- “And they that dwell upon the earth Image of Women in Textbooks. In 1990, it ism.” shall rejoice over them, and make merry, created a ‘multicultural steering commit- He adds, “Newspeak was designed not and shall send gifts one to another; be- tee’ to ensure that the company’s editorial to extend but to diminish the range of cause these two prophets tormented them products toed that line. thought, and this purpose was indirectly that dwelt on the earth. “The Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley assisted by cutting the choice of words “And after three days and an half the (SF-AW) bias guidelines comprise 161 down to a minimum.” Almost comically, Spirit of life from God entered into them, pages, longer than most of their counter- yet with a deeply serious tone, he wrote, and they stood upon their feet; and great parts. They lay out a consistent party line “Do you know that newspeak is the only fear fell upon them which saw them. for editors, authors and illustrators. Com- language in the world whose vocabulary “And they heard a great voice from bining a tone of idealism and authoritari- gets smaller every year?” heaven saying unto them, Come up hith- anism, they impose a strict code of politi- The words “dumbing down,” come to er. And they ascended up to heaven in a cal and social correctness. They call for mind. It is no accident that in Western cul- cloud; and their enemies beheld them” sweeping social and pedagogical changes. ture, the last two generations have progres- (Rev. 11:8-12). “The SF-AW document envisions the sively lost their ability to independently How else but through some global tele- creation of a new society compound of speak, read and write. vision network (the telescreen) could the ‘multicultural persons.’ These are people Orwell looked into the future, where he world watch this signal event? Only to- who look at others and see not an individ- amazingly discerned and amplified a dark day can we have some idea of the endless ual but a person who represents a group” human quality that raises its head again video reruns of those two dead bodies and (pp. 34,35). and again in different ways. His novel their sudden ascent into heaven. And SF-AW is not the only organization was not far removed from World War II, We can only imagine the slogans that that lays a stern hand upon foundational in which the Germans, Japanese, Russians might beleaguer the downtrodden in the thinking in the public schools. There is the and Chinese each had their own versions society dictated by the Antichrist. Cer- National Assessment Governing Board of Political Correctness … under penalty tainly, they will be pleasing and soothing (NAGB), the National Assessment of Edu- of death. … well crafted to make the oppressed feel cational Progress (NAEP), National Coun- We well remember the Nazis’ slogan, that they are well provided for. cil of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the arbeit macht frei (work makes one free), National Education Association (NEA), to which leered down upon the hapless vic- Young Minds at Stake name but a few. Just as Orwell predicted, tims who were imprisoned in their death The stark truth about PC is that it is fo- they all act in coordinated unison, as … camps. cused like a laser beam upon young, un- “directing brains who coordinated the Of course, the Nazis didn’t have the formed minds. Every government school whole effort.” technology to create the televised counte- in the land is run in absentia by advisory We cannot here quote the hundreds of nance of a Fuehrer glowering down from boards and anonymous bureaucracies with pages of their “guidelines,” which would every wall and lamp post. If they had pos- hidden agendas. be better called dictums. But we can quote sessed such a tool, they would certainly In her book, The Language Police, Di- a few, to give you a general sense of their have used it. ane Ravitch writes, “In 1985, Barbara goals. To begin with, phrases with “man” Today, however, we have perfected Cohen, author of a children’s book called or “men” are to be avoided. the technology of global television. It is Molly’s Pilgrim, was thrilled to learn that A seaman becomes a crewmember. An poised on the verge of totally enveloping a textbook publisher wanted to reprint a airman becomes an aviator; a boatman, a world society. Somehow, Orwell knew condensation of her story about a Russian boat operator. A factory foreman becomes that at the right time and in the right place, Jewish immigrant girl’s first Thanksgiv- a supervisor. Forefathers become ancestors there would be a Big Brother, watching ing in America. However, when she got or precursors. A fisherman is changed to an 10 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet -
  4. 4. Find us on the Internet - angler. Man and wife … husband and wife. is a whining child who can’t find the cold tics. Generations of Christian immigrants, In general, man, mankind or men become medicine, open a jar or make something following the lead of the founding fathers humankind, the human race, humanity, work, while his wife displays wisdom, tal- and the early preachers of righteousness, persons, people, figures, personalities, etc. ent and problem-solving ability, usually created the greatest nation in history. It Phrases to be avoided would include the involving the product being sold. Women reached the world for Christ, and reached “rise of man,” which should be replaced know how to use the product; the drooling the Moon for science, wiping out poverty with “the rise of civilization,” or “human- simpletons who are their husbands must in the process. ity.” Great men of history are modified to be shown. Yet today, social planners resent the people who made history. The masculine In sitcoms, the husband is usually stupid very values that brought us to our present pronouns “he” and “his” are to be changed and lazy, the wife is active and controlling, state of blessing. Substituting their own to “they” and “theirs.” and the children wise beyond their years, secular ideals, they have developed a new These controlling groups also dictate always showing intelligence beyond that concept of justice: fairness through social imagery. For example, “Mothers and other of their parents. engineering, whose verbal expression re- females always wearing aprons,” must This depiction is the polar opposite of quires Political Correctness. not be shown. The same holds for moth- the spiritual household as portrayed in the er cooking while father reads, or, mother Bible. Sound doctrine, as maintained by The Bible and PC sending father off to work. a strong, masculine spiritual leader, is the And what does the Bible say about PC? Banned are women shown being more biblical model. Husband, wife and fam- When you know how to recognize its traits nurturing than men; men as sole bread- ily are designed by the Lord to maintain a from the perspective of righteousness, it is winners for their families; men as capa- spiritual society. easy to spot. A good example is found in ble leaders; boys playing ball while girls Paul’s first letter to Timothy, in which he watch; girls playing house; men or boys in The Apostles’ Doctrine prophesies concerning the latter phases of active problem-solving roles. The Bible’s great metaphor for social and the declining church. He warns that toward History is revised in hundreds of ways, cultural stability is illustrated by the rela- the end, those who have enjoyed the fruits too. Pioneer women riding in covered tionship between Christ and the church. As of the Lord’s blessing will abandon it in wagons while men walk, must not be presented by Paul in Ephesians, the body favor of their own version of the truth: shown. Or, men as sailors, handling lines of Christ is described in human terms as “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that while women watch must never be por- a marriage, in which the husband’s role is in the latter times some shall depart from trayed. Pioneer women must not be shown that of sanctifying the family, even to the the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, cooking, sweeping, spinning wool or rock- point of sacrificing himself. and doctrines of devils” (I Tim. 4:1). ing babies. “Therefore as the church is subject unto As the old maxim says, “Those who Likewise for women as nurses, clerks, Christ, so let the wives be to their own hus- don’t have their priests for teachers will secretaries, tellers, hairdressers. Women bands in every thing. soon have their teachers for priests.” In and girls must not be shown as “squea- “Husbands, love your wives, even as other words, if education isn’t rooted in mish, passive, dependent, weepy, mechan- Christ also loved the church, and gave Scripture, it will quickly drift into the ically inept, frivolous, shrewish, nagging himself for it; community of secular intellect, driven by or easily defeated by simple problems.” “That he might sanctify and cleanse it various scientific theories that proceed on For boys or men, no such guidelines ap- with the washing of water by the word, the basis that God either doesn’t exist, or ply. The assumption follows that men are “That he might present it to himself a has no effect upon our world. They invent often portrayed in these ways. In the pub- glorious church, not having spot, or wrin- their own bible as they go, asking others lic dialogue, manhood has been steadily kle, or any such thing; but that it should be to exhibit behaviors that hew to a myriad eroded, to be replaced by some unisexual holy and without blemish. of rules that they, themselves, have no in- or “metrosexual” way. Imagine hundreds “So ought men to love their wives as tention of keeping. They are the ultimate of pages of “anti-bias” guidance like the their own bodies. He that loveth his wife hypocrites: foregoing, and you have some small idea loveth himself. “Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having of what’s going on. “For no man ever yet hated his own their conscience seared with a hot iron” This thinking reaches its full force in flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, (I Tim. 4:2). the media. Examples are rife, such as the even as the Lord the church: Furthermore, they cannot refrain from “Smallville” episodes, in which the young “For we are members of his body, of his dictating public policy, including varia- Superman grows up on a Kansas farm. His flesh, and of his bones. tions upon God’s plan for marriage. In cousin, a female Supergirl, shows up and “For this cause shall a man leave his fa- the name of “diversity,” they welcome promptly demonstrates that she has more ther and mother, and shall be joined unto “single-parent” households and a variety superpowers than he does. She can fly, he his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. of deviations from the traditional state of can only run fast. “This is a great mystery: but I speak marriage, including every sexual deviation In superhero cinema, women are rou- concerning Christ and the church. in the book: tinely able to physically conquer men “Nevertheless let every one of you in “Forbidding to marry, and command- twice their size. Movies show men as particular so love his wife even as himself; ing to abstain from meats, which God hath physically vulnerable, repeatedly taking and the wife see that she reverence her created to be received with thanksgiving kicks to sensitive parts of their anatomies, husband” (Eph. 5:24-33). of them which believe and know the truth” always accompanied by the tittering ap- How politically incorrect! A wife honor- (I Tim. 4:3). proval of audiences across the land. ing her husband as Christ’s representative They cannot restrain themselves from In thousands upon thousands of televi- in the family unit would never pass muster social meddling, even pronouncing certain sion commercials, the man of the house in the contemporary world of social poli- foods to be evil and others good. Think of Find us on the Internet - Prophecy in the News 11
  5. 5. Find us on the Internet - the public interest groups that constantly ful, unholy” (II Tim. 3:1,2). en laden with sins, led away with divers crusade for dietary restrictions and “green” As we have written before, the “peril- lusts, eating habits. Meat, which must be killed, ous” times mentioned here are really a “Ever learning, and never able to come is increasingly unfashionable. “Fried” reference to wild and insane times. This to the knowledge of the truth. food is to be shunned, “grilled” is OK. word is translated from the Greek word “Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood The PC minions are creating their own chalepos, meaning “fierce.” Moses, so do these also resist the truth: dietary morality, for the purpose of saving Actually the word means much more men of corrupt minds, reprobate concern- a gluttonous America from itself. But it is than that. It means “hard, rugged, fierce ing the faith. a morality without God, based only upon and ferocious.” It is used only twice in “But they shall proceed no further: for its own ideas about a guilty populace that the Greek New Testament. Its other use, their folly shall be manifest unto all men, gorges while the world starves. Neither the in the Gospel of Matthew, gives us special as theirs also was” (II Tim. 3:3-9). gluttons nor these moralists admit that it is insight into its real nature: God who has brought plenty to America. “And when he was come to the other Great Swelling Words Paul goes on to put the madness of our side into the country of the Gergesenes, Enoch lived before the great flood of modern world in perspective. In the fol- there met him two possessed with devils, Noah, yet he foretold the rise of the PC lowing verses note his comments on secu- coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, autocrats, dominating the days just before lar fables, and the fruitless quest for the so that no man might pass by that way. the Lord’s return. Jude quotes him in the perfect body, that has so permeated our “And, behold, they cried out, saying, context of false teachers. These misguided “perfect” modern world: What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou instructors are purveyors of PC. They are “For every creature of God is good, and Son of God? art thou come hither to tor- driven by lust and the desire for total con- nothing to be refused, if it be received with ment us before the time?” (Matt. 8:28,29). trol. thanksgiving: Here, we have the picture of raging mad- Their hallmark is their carefully chosen “For it is sanctified by the word of God men who rush out to confront Jesus on the vocabulary, crafted to make evil sound and prayer. eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee. These good, and good sound evil: “If thou put the brethren in remem- men, possessed with devils, are described “And Enoch also, the seventh from brance of these things, thou shalt be a as chalepos — fierce. Using Matthew’s Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Be- good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished account, we arrive at the true intensity of hold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands up in the words of faith and of good doc- Paul’s words. He is really saying that, in of his saints, trine, whereunto thou hast attained. the last days, a raging insanity will cover “To execute judgment upon all, and to “But refuse profane and old wives’ fa- the world. convince all that are ungodly among them bles, and exercise thyself rather unto god- Insanity begins when men begin to of all their ungodly deeds which they have liness. replace the wisdom of the Lord with hu- ungodly committed, and of all their hard “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but manistic ideology. Their socialist religion speeches which ungodly sinners have spo- godliness is profitable unto all things, hav- develops its own peculiar code of behav- ken against him. ing promise of the life that now is, and of ior, based upon what seems to them good, “These are murmurers, complainers, that which is to come. fair and just. In its first stages, it appears as walking after their own lusts; and their “This is a faithful saying and worthy of dull-witted and illogical. But, because the mouth speaketh great swelling words, hav- all acceptation. power structures of the existing govern- ing men’s persons in admiration because “For therefore we both labour and suf- ment promote PC’s fairness and sensitiv- of advantage. fer reproach, because we trust in the living ity, people go along with it. “But, beloved, remember ye the words God, who is the Saviour of all men, spe- In its end stages, PC becomes authori- which were spoken before of the apostles cially of those that believe. tarian and controlling. Just as Paul proph- of our Lord Jesus Christ; “These things command and teach” esied, life under commissars and fascists “How that they told you there should be (I Tim. 4:4-11). is ragingly insane. Lenin, Stalin, Chair- mockers in the last time, who should walk man Mao, Hitler and Mussolini all sought after their own ungodly lusts. Self Love to control speech in order to control their “These be they who separate them- Political Correctness is rooted in self- respective societies. selves, sensual, having not the Spirit” love. It believes that it can improve the Paul’s continuing list of descriptive (Jude 14-19). world by degrees, until at last, a perfect qualities is reminiscent of the hall of shame The “great swelling words” from the utopia is reached. In reality, however, it that recalls the dictators and despots of the mouths of the secular authorities are in proceeds from a self-absorbed and subjec- last few decades. All of them rose to power stark contrast to the words of the Apostles. tive idea of social progress. on a wave of propagandistic language that With our own eyes, we can now observe In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he covered their true natures: the living reality of what was once only a makes this precise observation about con- “Without natural affection, trucebreak- prophecy. ditions in the closing days of the Church ers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, de- We see a sensual society, driven by lust Age. First, he remarks that as a result of spisers of those that are good, and the desire to promote free love and this phenomenon, a kind of insanity will “Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of unlimited abortion. Still, these misguided sweep across the world: pleasures more than lovers of God; leaders beam proudly, thinking that their “This know also, that in the last days “Having a form of godliness, but de- PC society is nearing perfection. perilous times shall come. nying the power thereof: from such turn As society is daily pulled into the web “For men shall be lovers of their own away. of lust, crippled by a woefully shrinking selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blas- “For of this sort are they which creep vocabulary, the engineers of newspeak phemers, disobedient to parents, unthank- into houses, and lead captive silly wom- must be smiling. u 12 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet -