By Charlie Lyon:
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be… and there was.” Genesis 1:1,2
Order and Chaos
From the very beginning, we are told that Speech Brought Order Out of Chaos.
In a series of lectures on the Bible’s account of Beginnings*, Dr. Jordan Peterson, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Toronto, details how the foundational principles of all life are encapsulated in this ancient text. The importance of understanding these principles as the guiding force of civilization cannot be overstated. For example,
- by revealing God as the Ultimate Authority of organizational structure, a pattern of Dominant Hierarchy was established that provides a framework to build families and societies upon.
- “Thou Shalt Not…” established a measure for truthfulness.
- Cain and Abel demonstrate the difficulty both of receiving correction and mastering destructive urges.
- Noah and the Flood teach that by aiming to live by the highest possible Good, one can find a way out of the world’s overwhelming problems while saving a life or two.
- Ham’s curse shows the severity of mocking the sanctity of Fatherhood and
- the Tower of Babel puts the lie to “too big to fail.”
Remarkably, many other cultures throughout history and around the globe have similar stories demonstrating, without doubt, that despite cultural and language differences humanity, in cooperation with Nature’s God, has figured out the things that work to sustain Life on Earth.
These “natural laws” engraved in the narrative of human experience were encoded, through speech, into the greatest organizational/governing structure in the history of mankind, namely the US Declaration of Independence and Constitution to provide order, stability and prosperity to its citizens.
But Chaos, always a clear and present danger, lurks ever ready to upend order.
Manchurian Candidate of Chaos.
Barack Hussein Obama, promising fundamental transformation of the USA, was uniquely qualified to serve as a Portent of Chaos because he was unequivocally unqualified to be the President of the USA!
A portent is a sign or symbol of something ominous…
Obama arrived on the American political scene at just the right time as the decades long, relentless assault of trusted values and institutions (by co-conspirators of Chaos) prepared the American public to accept a violent and criminal breach of the orderly Rule of Law.
His dubious and shady background aside and the influence of mentors like Saul Alinsky notwithstanding, the simple reason he was ineligible to be the President was because of three simple words the Constitution defines as the primary criteria: Natural Born Citizen.
Emer de Vattel ‘s treatise, The Law of Nations, a significant influence on the Framer’s understanding of nationhood, subscribed to the sanctity of fatherhood in defining Natural Born Citizen: the citizenship of your father at the moment of your birth. Simple. If your father was a Kenyan citizen at the moment of your birth, you are a Natural Born Kenyan citizen. If your father was a Cuban citizen at the moment of your birth, you are a Natural Born Cuban citizen. If your father was an American citizen at the moment of your birth you are a Natural Born Citizen of the USA. For, you see, paternal Natural Born Citizenship transcends maternal, geographical and political arguments.
And it keeps things simple and orderly. Not to mention its grand assumption that it would help prevent undue foreign influence such as Dreams of My [Kenyan] Father influenced Barack’s colonialist view of America as a deeply flawed exploitive Nation needing to be guilt-shamed to its knees.
The election of Barack Hussein Obama, a Natural Born Citizen of Kenya, through deception and fraud, transformed fundamentally the natural, historical and customary meaning of words and reduced language to Chaos. Think about what has happened in our society since his election:
Consider the vitriol and hatred when “debating” what bathrooms a school child should use…
Consider that some municipalities place heavy fines on those who misidentify a person’s preferred gender.
Consider that there are now an infinite number of “genders” which one could misidentify…and be fined for.
Consider that government feels empowered to control the speech of its citizens.
Consider that the sacred institution of marriage has been ridiculed into Oblivion.
Consider that the US military has become the experimental and engineering laboratory for social tinkering.
Consider that people will violently protect the “rights” of illegal aliens to live off the largesse of American taxpayers while defending the “right” to slaughter US citizens in the womb.
Consider that demanding free speech on a college campus can be considered “microaggressions” of hate speech.
Consider that a few overpaid professional athletes can create havoc and disrupt a unifying national tradition.
Consider that our nation’s youth are clamoring to have the government take away more and more of their freedoms.
Consider how fearful we’ve become to speak out against noxious ideas like transgenderism, intersectionality, white privilege, institutionalized racism, political correctness, toxic masculinity, social justice and multiculturalism.
“Truth reduces the terrible complexity of a man to the simplicity of his word, so that he can , become a partner, rather than an event.
To tell the truth is to bring the most habitable reality into Being.”
-Dr Jordan Petersen, 12 Rules for Life, An Antidote for Chaos
Alas, consider how Chaos has savaged truth speech, fractured partnership and is turning what once was the greatest “habitable reality” into a nightmare.
How’s that for a Legacy?
*(available on YouTube and podcast)
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