Most messengers are charismatic and famous, but the followers are the ones who create tyranny in a society. This is why social democracy requires an intelligent voting populace. Without a doubt, the Trump Presidential Campaign has an ungodly tyrannical mindset, because the battle cry “Make America Great Again” is about: Keeping America White Privilege Oriented. In fact, the slogan “Make America Great Again” is about the past, not the future. The future is about children, they are our future generations of Americans. And, everything in the past is under the precious blood of Jesus Christ the Righteous One.
America’s past belongs to the devil, because it was imperfect. Attempting to reclaim the past is a devilish enterprise. America’s past was characterized by slavery, lynching, KKK, institutional racism, Jim Crowism, the raping of women, desegregation: not moral integration, racial profiling, and unfair criminal justice sentencing. We are in the present-moment of the twenty first century; which in turn, is characterized by cheap-slave-labor without chains: Illegal Immigration. Of course, this is why it exists.
The future belongs to God, and the question is: What will be America’s response to the “spiritual-moral” challenges and demands? Ethnic chaos or national spiritual unity: One Nation Under God. Will it be more of the same ole same ole? Or can America “do the right thing?”
In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville accurately predicted the “Tyranny of the Majority in Modern Societies”. How spiritually-strange and socially-frightening that an individual born over 210 years ago could envision a Donald-Trump-Style-Personality becoming the standard bearer of a major political party. “The Trump Rise to Power” is like watching a horror movie. Tocqueville thought that American society was the spiritual and moral enlightened future of the world community, and that Europe was the glorious past. But, lo and behold the Trump phenomenon and the reckless abandonment of the spiritual principles of the “Preamble To The Our Constitution”.
In the twenty first century, The Christian Right has become the Christian wrong. The political party of freedom (Party of Abraham Lincoln) has become the Dixiecrat Party of the Southern Aristocracy: The “Good Ole Boy Corporate Network”, institutionalized corporate greed.
Behold the “spiritual mess” we find ourselves in: Men want to be women. Women want to be men. And, children do not know what to become, because no one desires spiritually to be, what God created them to be: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27). The Christian church must accept the spiritual responsibility for the socio-economic-political confusion that exists in churches, as well as, American society. Make no mistake about it the battle is the Lord’s, and the victory is already won: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2: 8-10).
The Trump Presidency is simply about money. Nation-state-hood is about “spiritual values”, because the foundation of every society is family. This is why the “U. S. Constitution” does not glorify money. Money does not solve all problems. An individual cannot satisfy vanity, because vanity is of the flesh. The Bible declares: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (1 Timothy 6:10).
Every good, faithful, and decent Republican is cringing that is having a soul-searching-moment concerning the socio-political “reality” of Donald Trump as the “Grand Ole Party’s Standard Bearer”, because they know: “When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.” (Proverbs 26: 25): The seven abominations are spiritually known as the seven deadly sins. Any individual that would publicly declare that they have nothing to ask God to forgive them for is dangerous. Self-righteousness is truly dangerous. Question: In the minds of some supporters is Trump the embodiment of the “Second Coming”?
In one way or another every individual is spiritually oriented because of moral-conscience. Just maybe the Republican Party can endure the public embarrassment of the Trump Presidential Candidacy, and become more spiritually sensitive to the needs of all Americans, not some Americans.
It is, indeed, troubling that America still has not found the spiritual formula for a just society, equity in economic resource allocation, liberty, and social justice for all American citizens. The 2016 Presidential election has become a glaring negative example to the world-community of what social democracy should never become. Social democracy is, and must always be, a positive example of equality, justice, and liberty for all, not exclusionary processes. Therefore, let’s get out of the nation-building-business.
For after all, social democracy requires statesmen-like-leadership, not political-style-manure. But, more importantly, democracy requires an intelligent-moral-spiritual-leadership-style mentality, because a visionary leader must not have a yearning for the past, but a spiritual vision for the future (children). When all is said and done, a visionary leader knows how to help individuals become more spiritually, intellectually and morally healthy. And, at the same time, help individuals understand that they are interdependent upon each other, not play upon their lack of knowledge and spiritual understanding: Divide and conquer mentality.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16). Selah!