A.J. Castellitto
September 28, 2016
A diatribe against baseless neutrality and blind compromise
By A.J. Castellitto

"The greatest fear that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change." – Edward Snowden

This is a rant for the faithless. I'm railing against you. I'm railing against me. But mostly I'm railing against them.

The finger is pointed at judicial and presidential rogues and their radical activism. Their 'we the people' defying ways is why such formerly vital entities have now become our greatest adversaries. They are driving us past desperation and over a suicide cliff. It is why we are constantly on the defense as we cling to the lesser evil.

Where on earth is congress? Seemingly, they are only active when confirming radical leftism. They stopped working for us a long time ago. Their perpetual neglect of the will of their constituents is all the proof we need. Our representatives are bought and paid by those who own this country and their will must ultimately align with them.

And what's going on with the American mainstream media? They either bury the essential stories or ignore them altogether. Where is the separation between unbiased reporting/investigative journalism and politically driven media manipulations? The Hillary health scandal is a perfect example of the mainstream media being last on the scene while leaning heavy on the 'conspiracy' smoke screens. As for Obama, he is Nixon on steroids; just ask any of a number of whistleblowers whose lack of silence earned them a swift, senseless prison sentence.



The same people who own and control our government officials also own the media. How many government officials have strong personal ties to the networks and vice versa? The relationship between big government and big media is beyond incestous. The next step in blurring reality and fostering deception is to control the Internet, which is essentially the last true source of fact-based, investigative reporting we have left. It's not like the corruption is ever going to reveal itself.

We need more transparency and moral consciousness and less CIAs and homeland securities. Everything should be localized. The constitution was most effective and faithfully upheld when the culture and the state were lockstep. It is why classical liberalism worked and our nation flourished. The Church was the main influence and authority on the culture. A well intended, over-compensative reaction to a lost land with no moral compass cannot make things right. A conned and conflicted culture is the real issue at hand in the battle for the heart and soul of America.

Early America was in nowise theocratic, but it worked, and the founders knew it would eventually cease to be if we surrendered God's natural law and moral order as the foundational source of true liberty and equality.

Theft and murder are moral issues are they not? How do we know this? Those who lie and are encouraged to lie per their cultural and ideological motivations deserve not to be believed. Those who we expect to lie the most (i.e politicians) are often they whose lies generate and perpetuate the most damaging of consequences. Tragically, 'We the People' are all victims of an increasingly widespread immoral deception.

We should ask, how is a society where freedom of speech and religion is increasingly compromised a free society? A wholly secularized society is eventually a bible banning society.

On the flip side, blind and baseless acceptance has morphed into a lack of scrutiny and discernment between religious tolerance and religiously cloaked existential threats. In this country, each and every citizen has the religious liberty to worship any way they see fit as long as they do not act lawlessly in doing so. But we mustn't forget that our laws are derived from a Judeo Christian foundation of morality. Not everyone must be Christian, but everyone must be lawful. Our laws are derived on what is good and healthy for society. 'Rights' are good as opposed to 'wrongs' which are obviously bad and ultimately harmful. There are some religions who declare that it is lawful and necessary to lie, kill and plunder. Those who are called and cease to do so, when given the opportunity, are not faithful to their religion.

Ultimately, I'm all for free speech mixed with proper discernment. I'm glad groups like the Westboro Baptists and the Black Panthers are on record revealing what they are really about. Those who try to soften their intent on account of their own ignorance are to be lamented. Many have earned their designation of 'useful idiot.' They are guilty of a soft bigotry of low expectations. They are expendable, exploitable tools of those with greater intentions.

Global elites and their plans for global domination in the form of borderless, purposelessness ripe with population control and rationed health care should fully reveal themselves. Instead they'd rather take a sinister foothold via political and monetary manipulations.

The ways of integrity and transparency are foreign to the corrupt and morally bankrupt. They only know how to plot and scheme in the darkness and behind the scenes. Expose the light and the masks come on. They are the utter dark side of humanity disguised as a better way. They are the seducers of mankind. George Lucas must have had them in mind as a source of inspiration for the seduction of Anakin and the rise of the Empire.

Mankind's fallen nature and natural depravity confirms our need for Godly leaders to preserve the righteous standard. This is no longer the reality; rather, evil is perpetuated, protected, and accommodated by those in a position to know better.

I'm not saying we must severely punish all forms of sin, but we must uphold good standards if we are to avoid widespread societal ruin. Tragically, it is the direction of our modern culture which makes evil rule most attractive. And this is why our country has become ripe for infiltration.

Ultimately, the Christian, by their renewed and 'living' nature, cannot be a part of appeasement. We cannot pretend greater evils don't await us. Things that are bad for society have become so widely accepted that they are highly coveted and protected. The monster grows worse and worse. How can a righteous man even tolerate Washington? From all appearances, it's a dirty, evil place.

If you take away morality and ethics, which is based in religion as revealed in God's law, eventually a form of arbitrarily blind atheism conceived by those drunk with power will ultimately lead us into a perpetual darkness. Who is most threatened by this brave new world? A world in which our records and our allegiances are no longer personal or private, and religious conservatives are deemed 'bigots' and 'haters' just for recognizing the sin inherent in mankind. However, If sin does not exist, and if the laws against sin are merely suggestive, then there is no foundation. This is not just a matter of religion. The importance of personal virtue and sound civil authority is transcendent. We needn't waiver when presented with opportunities to stand our ground but continue to stand we must.

Religious humanism serving as the default belief system is repressive because it ultimately diminishes human autonomy and accountability, and eventually morphs into a form of repressive socialism. We may initially earn the type of freedom that enables us to 'live as thou wilt,' but where shall we find true fulfillment? Obviously, income distribution and thought policing are integral tenets of the dogma of the Statist. So we needn't be surprised that our wealth and privacy is so highly coveted by the tyrannical powers seeking global uniformity and ultimate control.

As we speak, our Judeo Christian principles are being swiftly subdued by radicalism, and assimilation-defying multiculturalism. If ideology foreign to national freedom starts taking over pockets, regions, and territories, and infiltrate our government, which is already happening, freedom of religion will become freedom of state control to keep us from destroying each other. The heat has been applied and our melting pot is boiling over.

It's a game time decision, roll the dice with Trump or send a message with Castle. We the people are tired of playing this twisted game by its distorted rules. If our political system is unwilling to come back to us, maybe we can refuse to have any part of it, truly unify, and wholly start anew.

Most folks are more than happy to settle for a Cyrus; but what this nation really needs is a Saul traveling the road to Damascus. Can Trump be knocked off his high horse and become a true public servant for the good of one nation under God or will he go the way of Patty Van Pelt and embrace the perpetually left leaning status quo? We've finally reached a point where Charlie's not going to play anymore.

In the end, where we find ourselves as individuals and a nation must ultimately go the way of sovereign decree. We should proceed to stand on principle and be ready for anything.

© A.J. Castellitto

 

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A.J. Castellitto

A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.

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