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Why Are You So Angry?
Redstate.com ^ | June 3rd, 2014 at 04:30 AM | Erick Erickson

Posted on 06/03/2014 11:55:35 AM PDT by robowombat

Why Are You So Angry? By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | June 3rd, 2014 at 04:30 AM | 51

I have been in rural Louisiana the last few days spending time with family. This is the first time my children have been old enough to see and experience life where I grew up in the United States. Maybe one day they can go to Dubai, but it will be far different. Jackson, LA, in rural East Feliciana Parish, changes little.

My parents now live in my grandparents’ home. The roads are still crumbling in the area, though the major roads are much improved. There is still poverty, but signs of commerce that were not around when I was growing up. As much as I get a bit sad sometimes, the area is still home. Every side road has a story. Most of the creeks too.

I stepped away from the internet for a while. Hopping on I see sniping and fights between allies and friends. On twitter, I see conservatives enraged over this prisoner swap and more. There is a lot of anger and that is just the conservatives.

The liberals are always in a state of anger. When you’ve decided boy and girl are options, it’s rather a normal thing to define deviance as normal and normal as deviance and anger as good.

For conservatives though, it sometimes surprises me that there is so much anger — at each other, at the other side, etc. People, life is not fair. This several billion year old ball of hot magma, water, and rock is hurtling around a giant radioactive ball of burning plasma as it circles a cell crushing black hole through a vacuum of space. We are, in the whole expanse of space, a speck smaller than the smaller grain of sand on a beach. The slightest tilt in our orbit could kill us. Life is not fair. The universe is not fair. It all rather sucks if you think about too much.

And we are surrounded by people who are like us save for their faith in creation instead of the Creator. When left to their own devices they are “filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.”

That we are not left to our own devices and consequently not like those who are should make us smile, not scowl. Conservatives, particularly those with faith, read 2 Chronicles 7:14,

if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land

and they get all bent out of shape. “This is about America. The nation must repent,” they think. Bull. That passage is not about America. That passage is about us. We should be humble and pray, and see God’s face. We should not be angry. We should not turn the country into an idol. I get the frustration. I do. And I understand why there is anger. I do. It is hard not to be angry sometimes. But stewing in the anger like so many on our own side are doing is neither healthy nor productive.

I think we should laugh. Because otherwise a lot of you are going to want to cry or make the unforced errors that come from feeding anger. America has elected the first President intent on making the world safe by making America less safe. We should laugh at that. Cling to our religion, cling to our guns, and laugh. Because a well armed faithful people can ride it out a hell of a lot better than the electric car driving population controlled peacenik with no family to turn, no gun with which to defend himself, and no God to turn to for comfort and strength.

And all the people who’ve been sitting on the sidelines are having a W. T. F. moment looking at the clown in the White House climbing a clown ladder while his staff drives the clown car into it. They are waking up hung over and looking for a smiling face, not a scowl, to reassure them that this nightmare of an administration will end.

Good grief people, be happy. Your anger is beneath you. The outrage you feel toward the President makes you less able to mock him. Be happy. Show grace to one another. Happy warriors win. There’s no sense trying to beat the other side at the anger and outrage game anyway. You’ll never win that game against someone who thinks gender is a choice, humor is not funny, everybody is a victim, and America is the enemy.


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In the quiet of rural Louisiana it is possible to feel some detachment from the visceral rage so many conservatives , such as yours truly, experience every day.The problem with the beatific attitude the writer adopts is akin to the much dumber Glen Beck's 'We just need to pray' mantra which he comes up with every time he documents some raw abuse of government power that ought to generate something like the Hudson Valley Rent Riots or at the very least the sort of greeting the normal people of Poughkeepsie, NY gave to Paul Robeson and his commie/fellow traveling fans. Our country is being stolen from us and our culture destroyed so the US can be 'transformed' into a unit that will fit into the global new order of a borderless world whose color is tan. We know that the next step is not so soft tyranny enforced by government by administrative fiat and a domestic army of malcontents and unassimilateable turd world types styled the 'community police' or some such name for a street militia.We will not be left alone as a minority but actively persecuted because as long as the mostly white middle class exits in some form it is an undigestable barrier to the NWO and just because the libs hate us with the frenetic rage of those who can only create chaos and destruction and hate those who have orderly normal lives and some sort of working faith. That is what feeds the rage. We are being sold into slavery and the political class of both parties is smirking and scheming to accomplish it.
1 posted on 06/03/2014 11:55:35 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Bump for later


2 posted on 06/03/2014 11:58:51 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: robowombat
....we are surrounded by people who are like us save for their faith in creation instead of the Creator. When left to their own devices they are “filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.” That we are not left to our own devices and consequently not like those who are should make us smile, not scowl. Conservatives, particularly those with faith, read 2 Chronicles 7:14,
if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land
and they get all bent out of shape. “This is about America. The nation must repent,” they think. Bull. That passage is not about America. That passage is about us. We should be humble and pray, and see God’s face. We should not be angry. We should not turn the country into an idol. I get the frustration. I do. And I understand why there is anger. I do. It is hard not to be angry sometimes. But stewing in the anger like so many on our own side are doing is neither healthy nor productive.

I think we should laugh. Because otherwise a lot of you are going to want to cry or make the unforced errors that come from feeding anger. America has elected the first President intent on making the world safe by making America less safe. We should laugh at that. Cling to our religion, cling to our guns, and laugh. Because a well armed faithful people can ride it out a hell of a lot better than the electric car driving population controlled peacenik with no family to turn, no gun with which to defend himself, and no God to turn to for comfort and strength.

Awesome article. Thanks for posting it!

3 posted on 06/03/2014 12:03:09 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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,a well armed faithful people can ride it out a hell of a lot better than the electric car driving population controlled peacenik with no family to turn, no gun with which to defend himself, and no God to turn to for comfort and strength.’

In the Felicianas one might be led to believe that. most of us do not live in a relatively thinly populated rural area with intensely clannish family networks. We live in some sort of urban context and the tentacles of the administrative state are concentrated first on those areas. However, rural people should not be lulled into this sort of ‘country boys will survive’ mindset. When the administrative state gets strong enough the ‘Community Police’ backed up with the panoply of ‘Homeland Defense’ quasi-military muscle will not be willing to let anyone they consider a ‘potential threat’ to live and let live. On top of this is the truly corrupting effective of popular culture on emerging generations. The ‘do your own thing’ ‘Girls Gone Wild’ culture of debauchery, dependency and coarse sensuality is alive and well in every corner of our nation.

4 posted on 06/03/2014 12:11:20 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Prayer daily, scripture also, and do the math. The earth is not billions of years old. Take any physical or biological prcess and run it in reverse for 4 billion years.

The math does not work. Soft tissue on dinosaur bones that are 165 million years old?

There is much to derive comfort and solace from. We have each other and we have our values.

Will we still be standing when our Lord returns to establish justice throughout the Earth? I do not know. It really does not matter. I will be rejoicing just the same.

All the things that infuriate normal people has a definite shelf-life. It is, I believe, about to expire.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 12:13:00 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: robowombat
Conservatives, particularly those with faith, read 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land,” and they get all bent out of shape. “This is about America. The nation must repent,” they think. Bull. That passage is not about America. That passage is about us. We should be humble and pray, and see God’s face. We should not be angry. We should not turn the country into an idol…
All one has is the land. So if the nation does not repent and we lose the land, what then? It happened anciently with the northern nation of Israel (invasion and forced relocation by the Assyrians), and twice with the southern nation of Judah (i.e. the Jews—first time by the Chaldeans in Babylon, second time by the Romans). Is Psalms 137:5 about “idolizing” Jerusalem? Absolutely not.

The passage quoted from 2 Chronicles 7:14 is not only definitely about the USA (rather than “America”), but any other nation that professes the true God.
6 posted on 06/03/2014 12:13:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: robowombat

Can’t we all just get along?


7 posted on 06/03/2014 12:13:51 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Olog-hai

Apparently the land belongs to the BLM, not you.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 12:16:09 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

I see your point. But the BLM is not eternal. God puts the heaviest onus on the nation’s leaders, remember.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 12:18:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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‘But the BLM is not eternal. God puts the heaviest onus on the nation’s leaders, remember.’

Yes but from what i remember from Sunday School such an onus on unworthy leaders generally meant the arrival of heavily armed and very unpleasant foreigners such as the Assyrians and Babylonians . I have heard it posited that the only way the United States won't become just one of the larger units of the NWO is through some sort of near catastrophe from a coalition of foreign states working with a lot of treacherous or just plane depraved Americans trying to bring the nation down so it can be really enslaved.

10 posted on 06/03/2014 12:26:54 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

8 year old me:
“That’s not fair”
My father:
“’Fair’ is a place you go to eat cotton candy and look at quilts”


11 posted on 06/03/2014 12:27:16 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: Alex Murphy

We are receiving judgement for falling away from the true gospel.

Most Christian churches have apostatized.

Isaiah 1:15 “And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.”

We need to pray for a Christian revival.

When the ancient Israelites turned away from God, he chastised them.

They could not defeat their enemies on their own without God. God wins the victory for true believers.

God places wicked rulers over people that abandon, mock and reject him. A nation that rejects God can no expect anything good to come their way. If times are good - that is a temporary condition. God gives time for such nations to do enough evil to really deserve the full cup of his wrath.

We also, of course, need to continue living Christian lives day-to-day, while we pray and wait for Christian revival. God blesses those who are faithful, true believers - even in the midst of catastrophe all around them. We should not be in debt, we should be leaders in society.

We Christians are to build Christ’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Doesn’t matter how long things take or what trials we go through, we keep pressing on and will persevere unto the end.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 12:44:33 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: robowombat

“Our country is being stolen from us and our culture destroyed so the US can be ‘transformed’ into a unit that will fit into the global new order of a borderless world whose color is tan. We know that the next step is not so soft tyranny enforced by government by administrative fiat and a domestic army of malcontents and unassimilateable turd world types styled the ‘community police’ or some such name for a street militia.We will not be left alone as a minority but actively persecuted because as long as the mostly white middle class exits in some form it is an undigestable barrier to the NWO and just because the libs hate us with the frenetic rage of those who can only create chaos and destruction and hate those who have orderly normal lives and some sort of working faith. That is what feeds the rage. We are being sold into slavery and the political class of both parties is smirking and scheming to accomplish it.”

Well put; I’m no fan of anarchists, but respect their idea that we are all just cogs in a machine controlled by the powers that be.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 2:53:54 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Kirkwood

“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth! “—
Ronald Reagan


14 posted on 06/03/2014 2:58:37 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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