Category Archives: History

Keeping Our Eyes Wide Open

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

While the scientific world’s astro-physicists are dazzled by the M87 Galaxy, first ever black hole photo, in the Virgo Constellation, #RealBlackHole, most serious minded citizens must keep their gaze fixed upon earthly domestic matters. Those with children recall what happens when mom and dad are fast asleep. It’s astounding what six year olds can do in the dark, once they shed their fear of the bogeyman. If parents are sound sleepers, the chance for mischief escalates. Health experts maintain we need a prescribed amount of sleep to function properly. We aren’t called to “slumber our life away.” Scripture equates too much sleep or rest to slothfulness (Prov.6:9). The lesson’s clear. There’s a time for sleep, and a time to be watchful. The Book of Mathew records Jesus admonishing his soporific disciples, after previously entreating them to be on guard, “Are you still sleeping and resting?” Were they dullards? Would we have fared differently? read more

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A World Turned Upside Down

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

How could two people, two millennia ago, given communications’ pace of the day, be characterized by citizens, at the end of Acts 17, “These, that have turned the world upside down have come here also.” That’s astonishing that any man, or men, like Paul and Silas, could’ve influenced their culture so dramatically. The rumor mill of that day had traversed from Philippi, to Thessalonica, more than one-hundred miles away-about nine travel days back then. Looking backward, down the corridor of time, one must understand that it was their preaching of the Gospel that had upset the status quo in the dominant social order-throwing it into cultural chaos. God had upset Satan’s stronghold, and the religious tradition of latitudinarianism. The Old and New Testament chronicled those who shook the establishment to its’ core. Amos, Elijah, Jeremiah and Ruth were forerunners of “making waves.” They too “turned their world upside down.” read more

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Communist Propaganda

Author Theodore Dalrymple noted in 2005 that political correctness is simply “communism writ small,” adding:

“I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.” read more

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Government’s Justification: Protecting Individual Rights

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.” — James Madison, “Virginia Ratifying Convention Speech,” 1788 —

Once in a while I’ll get asked a really good question by a reader — and, this time around, it’s this:

“Please write a column in detail outlining your manifesto on how our country’s government should function. Respectfully, Mac Jones.” (“Letter,” c/o the WTE.) read more

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School Indoctrination: From the Acorns Grow the Trees

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“The new education must consist essentially in this, that it completely destroys freedom of will … If you want to influence him [the student] at all, you must do more than merely talk to him; you must fashion him, and fashion him in such a way that he simply cannot will otherwise than you wish him to will.” — Johann Gottlieb Fichte, “Second Address to the German Nation,” 1807 —

Last week we examined the manner in which the “public” schools, owned and manipulated by government, have become hotbeds of collectivist indoctrination (“Self-realization takes a back seat to school indoctrination,” WTE, March 18), and we examined just a few of those “ideas” and how they’ve been smuggled into our so-called “educational” process. read more

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