The left—it’s a phrase we hear all over the place these days. It’s used to describe a particular group of people that seek to differentiate and disassociate themselves from anything that remotely resembles what is commonly known as the conservative or religious right or that espouses genuine Judeo-Christian beliefs. The phrase has been adopted by all things liberal, progressive, and socialist—that is, the current US Democratic Party. But why, of all the titles they could have picked, would they elect to call themselves “the left”? I’ll share why I believe that title is significant in a moment, but let me first lay some ground-work in preparation.
The left make many claims in defense of their position. Here are just a few. The left claim that they are for the little guy and that they simply seek to even the playing field to the benefit of the average hard-working American. They allege to be for equal rights and call themselves champions of civil liberties as they fight for social justice. They claim to be for diversity and acceptance. They maintain that they care for the less fortunate in society and claim that their agenda is the best and only right agenda for all minorities and for this country as a whole. They argue that open borders are a basic human right and actually good for this country. They proclaim to be for religious freedom and declare themselves society’s moral voice of reason. But are they really? They assert that women have the right over their own bodies and can, therefore, do what they will with their unborn. They claim that big government is the only way to fix all of society’s problems (whether real or contrived). They also assert that all who disagree with their agenda are fundamentally evil, are not worthy of being heard or of having an equal say in public arenas, and only deserve to be marginalized, penalized, and silenced.
The left promise many things. They promise to save us all from climate change. They pledge to raise taxes on the rich. They promise free government healthcare for all, free college tuition, and free money to those who will not work. They promise to fight for minorities and to lead the way in making life better for the black and Hispanic communities. They guarantee free reproductive rights for all and the abolition of all societal sexual restrictions. They pledge open borders. They pledge to expand voting rights for all who make it into this country (whether legally or not) and to keep sanctuary cities. They promise to uphold religious freedom and to ensure that all forms of worship are protected under the law. They promise to rid our streets of violence by taking away the right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms and to protect themselves. In short, they promise to save the world, and to hear them one would think that society will become a utopia under their rule.
The left are masters at disguising themselves and at distracting the public from the true intentions of their agenda. They are experts at accusing their opposition of the very things they themselves are guilty of. They throw out phrases like sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, islamophobic, and so forth against all who disagree with them. They make absurd declarations like, “they [Republicans] want to put ya’ll back in chains” and “they want to take away your rights” while they themselves seek absolute control. And if those kinds of allegations don’t work, they will resort to labeling their opponents whatever it takes until something sticks. Their tactics are the same as those used by the one whom the Bible calls “the accuser of the brethren.”
The truth is that despite all their claims, promises, and accusations, left could not care less about the plight of the average citizen. The average citizen is only useful so long as he or she can be manipulated to help advance the left’s agenda and their control over the people. The left does not care about civil rights. All they want is power. The reality is that they use the issues of race and class warfare and economic inequality to portray certain groups as victims of society in order to shore up their own support and establish or maintain power. They call the opposition racists and attempt to compare them to the Ku Klux Klan, but the historical fact is that the Ku Klux Klan was actually created by the Democratic Party after the Confederacy’s defeat in the Civil War. Following are some interesting historical facts written by the former Louisiana Democratic Senator turned Republican, Elbert Guillory (a black man), found in his booklet “Little Book of Liberal Lies”:
“An estimated 3,446 black Republicans and 1,297 white Republicans were lynched by the KKK between 1882 and 1968.”
“Jim Crow segregation laws in the South were created by Democrats looking to overturn Republican civil rights laws.”
“Democrats supported the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision that said ‘a negro whose ancestors were imported into [the US], and sold as slaves,’ whether enslaved or free, could not be an American citizen. The decision was 7-2 with ALL 7 Democrat judges voting in favor….”
“Immediately after taking office in 1913, President Woodrow Wilson (D) fired most blacks who worked in the Federal government and resegregated the Treasury Department, Mail Service and the Navy.”
“Governor George Wallace (D-AL) stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963, fighting to keep segregation permanent.”
Senator Guillory gives other examples, but here are a few actual quotes sighted by the former Senator describing the true racist nature of some of the more prominent and powerful personalities on the left (both past and present):
“The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation—until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.” – President Woodrow Wilson (D)
“They [black youths] are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators,’…No conscience, no empathy, we can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.” – Hillary Clinton 1996
“Colored people are like human weeds and need to be exterminated.” – Margaret Sanger (creator of what eventually became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America)
“I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision…” – Hillary Clinton
The left love to accuse Republicans of being oppressive, but the reality is that the Republican Party, established in 1854 as an abolitionist movement, was the party that actually brought about freedom and progress. Abraham Lincoln, the party’s first president, was the author of the Emancipation Proclamation which freed the slaves. It was the Republican Party that introduced the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments which respectively banned slavery, guaranteed due process, and gave blacks the right to vote. The Democratic Party, both in whole or by majority, opposed and voted against all three Amendments. Finally, while the Civil Rights Act of 1957 was backed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) and whole-heartedly supported by Republicans, the left opposed it.
In their pursuit of diversity and acceptance, the left have embraced and promoted the LGBTQ agenda in every way possible, it seems. Now, however, it is no longer about equal rights—it is about destroying the minds of our innocent children at an early an age as possible by indoctrinating them into the LGBTQ agenda with storybook times in local libraries and classrooms and coaching them into such lifestyles without parental consent.
The left are doing everything they can to allow illegal aliens into this country and to keep them here. They seem to be in favor of overwhelming the border with those trying to get in through non ports of entry. Some on the left have even personally escorted illegal aliens into this country while others demand that we bring back the one that have already been deported. They promise them free healthcare while taxing this country’s legal citizens for not having any. They have established “sanctuary cities” and have refused to cooperate with federal authorities when it comes to apprehending illegal criminal elements (regardless of the crime). The left prefer to champion the rights of non-citizens over the rights of their own people. The left are now even issuing drivers licenses to those who are here illegally in states like New York, California, and other. But why are they so committed to bringing and keeping these non-citizens in our country? The answer is simple. They would not do so if they knew that these illegal aliens would vote Republican once given the right.
The left want to take away gun rights and the second Amendment from American citizens. If they can do this, they will be free to take away all other rights and to implement their socialist agenda without fear of opposition.
The left are expert at taking advantage of any crisis or opportunity that presents itself if it means increasing their political power. Whether it involves a mass shooting, an act of terrorism, a natural disaster, or any number of other issues, they will strive to use it to their advantage. Take for example, the current coronavirus pandemic. The left have managed to politicise the issue and are attempting to use it in order to fast-track certain draconian measures designed to further their agenda and tighten their control. And just like their disengenuous claims of wanting to tax the rich for the benefit of all, their plans ultimately only hurt millions of average, law abiding, middle and lower-class Americans.
With regard to reproductive rights, the left stand with Planned Parenthood. The abortion industry is a huge money-maker for them, and I will refer you again to Margaret Sanger’s quote.
The left give lip service to the idea of religious freedom, but they have proven on multiple occasions to be intolerant of Judeo-Christian beliefs by judging against Christians and Christian establishments in favor of gay rights, for example. They have also often been quick to pass judgment or condemn those of the Judeo-Christian faith in certain instances while, at the same time, avoiding at all costs giving the impression that Islam is at fault for anything or that Islam is anything more than a peaceful religion. They are, for the most part, pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel in their views.
The left hate all things white, rich, conservative, Republican, patriotic, Christian and Jewish, or so it seems. They embrace abortion after birth, open borders, and gun confiscation. They seek to remove the Bill of Rights, our Constitution, and our capitatistic way of life in order to instill socialism, communism, and yes—even Sharia law.
Now, to be fair, maybe not all Democrats agree with all these extreme views, which begs the question: why then would they support such lunacy? The answer, as I see it, comes down to two things. Either they are extremely naive or ignorant of the facts, or they have no clue or don’t care what God’s word has to say on these matters. Having said that, Republicans don’t have it all right and are not worthy of a free pass either.
The problem for the left—as we get back to what I see is the significance of the title they’ve chosen—is that they have become a party of lawlessness. On just about every front and issue facing us today, it appears that they have embraced views that, at times, defy logic. But here’s what I know. In Matthew 25:31-33, 41, when the Day of the Lord finally arrives and He sits to judge the nations, on His left will stand all those who bought into the lies of the adversary.
“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. . . .Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matthew 25:31-33, 41 KJV)
All those who hated Israel, who took delight in the shedding of innocent blood, and promoted all manner of lawlessness will be cast into everlasting punishment. So here is my question. Why would anyone, especially if they call themselves Christian, ever want to throw their hat in with such a group? God’s word says it won’t end well. I hope some will reconsider.