We live in America, “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Unfortunately, those stirring words written by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812 have a totally different meaning in our day. Today, the concepts of righteousness and bravery have been divorced from the concept of freedom. Freedom and liberty are ultimately independence from sin, according to the Bible. America’s Founding Fathers knew this, and Key’s anthem explicitly and implicitly stated this.
Americans typically only sing the first stanza of the Star Spangled Banner and are thus unfamiliar with the rest of the song. Here’s what the fourth stanza says:
O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation.
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust.’
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
So let’s be clear: all the quintessentially American things we Americans say we value, such as national independence, individual rights, personal liberties, etc. are lock-stock-and-barrel linked to Christian morality and biblical law. As explained at length in Samuel Rutherford’s Lex Rex, even civil rulers must obey the law of God, and are accountable to God for their actions. There is no liberty where there is no law. No one escapes this.
However, the reality is that we in America currently stagnate under a societal regime of postmodern degeneracy that equates freedom with cowardice and liberty with wickedness. The reality is that in such a condition, those who tout freedom and liberty are often touting evils such as sexual perversion and materialistic atheism.
Just take a look at the heading of Freedom House’s 2017 report: “Populists and Autocrats: The Dual Threat to Global Democracy.” Hmmm…which populist might they have been thinking of when they penned that line? What must have motivated them to write, “There were setbacks in political rights, civil liberties, or both, in a number of countries rated ‘Free’ by the report, including…the United States.” Was it Obama’s attack on civil liberties and his support of a demographic foreign invasion of our country? I’m thinking the answer is no.
Therefore, those they accuse of tyranny and despotism may not actually be bad guys. It’s not necessarily true that people called dictators are actually what we pro-white Christians would label as bad guys.
It’s true that many institutions have a mixture of good and bad policies and personnel, so we shouldn’t be surprised to find that in our government or governments abroad. For argument’s sake, let’s look at three of the supposed bad guys that the enemies of Christ and of the white race love to hate.
1) Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
This is the man whom the Left blames for everything, from anti-gay discrimination to stomping on the privileges of snowflake journalists, to getting Donald “literally Hitler” Trump elected to the White House. There is probably no bigger boogeyman in the world today than Vladimir Putin. He is also one of the men who turned Russia around from the brink of Third World status in the 1990s to where it is now. Russia today is a nation with a renewed sense of purpose, global status, and economic prosperity. It is the one of the bulwarks of Christianity in the world. It uses its diplomatic, economic, and military power as leverage in the struggle against Jewish-led degeneracy worldwide. In Russia, prominent opponents of Putin get harassed and imprisoned by the state or its allies. But the state also officially holds back the LGBTQ tide and promotes Christianity. There’s something to be said for that.
2) Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria
The Middle East’s version of Putin, according to the Leftist press. The man singlehandedly responsible for turning Syria into a mess, sending millions of “refugees” (all military-age males) streaming into Europe and America, and (gasp!) blocking the democratic Islamist domination of Syria and Iraq. Assad is simply the next man on the neoconservative, Jewish establishment’s hit list of Israeli rivals to knock off. His government is the one that Syria’s Christians have allied with in their drive to survive the Islamist takeover of all the Levant. Interestingly, Assad isn’t even a member of the Sunni Islamic sect that spawns most al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists. Like his father before him, he belongs to the Alawite sect of Islam, which is viewed as heretical by most Muslims and therefore makes him a pariah in the greater Muslim world. Assad is, therefore, the last man that would ever turn his country into a home for jihad. His nation is also one of the more Westernized nations of the Middle East, and he has his own Western-educated version of Melania as his first lady.
3) Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea
The third ruler in a Stalinist dynasty that began during the Korean War. Like his grandfather and father, he has always been an avowed enemy of the West. Persecution of Christians has been government policy during this dynasty, as has the exploitation of North Korea’s wealth on behalf of the ruler’s pleasure and the military forces. Oh yeah, and Communism doesn’t work, so the masses there live under real poverty, ignorance, fear, and oppression. In the case of Kim, we see a boogeyman who really is a boogeyman.
There are plenty more dictators around the world we could take a look at. Many of them, like Kim in North Korea, are genuinely repulsive to Americans because their government policies revolve around government theft of property produced by their citizenry, persecution of Christians and political opposition, and a satanic, callous disregard for human life. But even in pointing out the real reasons to oppose most dictatorships, we have to discern between our traditional, biblically-based reasons to oppose them and the liberal, libertine reasons foisted upon us by the Western media today.