I see people casually saying that they are ready for civil war. That they even want it. They want someone to just say the word, and it will be, “Go time!” I have not made the sacrifice to serve in a war. I am not a veteran, but I have spoken to them. I am grateful to them. I hear them when they say that war is not something we as humans, or as Christians should desire. Certainly, there are times when war is unavoidable and must be fought. War should be a last resort.
There have been conflicts in history that did not take place on an official battlefield. The Cold war, for example. This time we are in feels monumental. This is no ordinary era of conflict we are going through. As I was discussing this with my husband, and how we dread the thought of civil war happening in our country, it dawned on me, we are already at war. I believe we are in the middle of a Cold Civil War. The battle is being fought on many fronts. From something as seemingly insignificant as definitions of words, all the way to the presidency of the United States.
“… it dawned on me, we are already at war. I believe we are in the middle of a Cold Civil War.”
The Cold Civil War. This battle didn’t begin with one specific shot fired. It crept up slowly from the periphery of our awareness. It began as a slow burn, and the ramping up accelerated in 2020. “They” counted on changing things, small things, that are too insignificant seeming to really complain about. All these insignificant things have built up into a time bomb, and if it has not already exploded, it feels like the time is near.
Someone recently said that they don’t see how the two sides of the country can be united any longer. With sadness, I now think they are right. As time goes on, the divide feels greater than it did the day before. It feels like divides as great as these are generally only wiped away after suffering some great tragedy. Was the lockdown of 2020 the tragedy we will see as we look back in time? Or are we barreling toward a more significant event? Only time will tell.
Schools are a battlefield. The minds of our children go to the victor. From BLM at school, to comprehensive sexual education to social justice on all topics, the war continues on.
We as a society expect to drop our children off on the front lines at school, and expect them to be capable of resisting the bad and absorbing the good. Without guidance from parents because we are prevented from knowing what is really going on. They call a class health class, and what they really teach is how children should accept and affirm transgenderism, just to give one example. They start with the youngest learners who do not have the emotional capacity to process such ideas. They are taught they can have medical procedures and vaccines and medication without parental consent. Don’t worry, they school will take care of everything.
Science is a battlefield. From conflicting opinions on the “science” of covid, to new and experimental shots to prevent it, to lockdowns that destroy businesses and people. I have already written about masks, so I won’t go there again. Schools now offer healthcare to our children without parents knowing.
Yet science says we are born male or female. Science knows viruses are designed to survive by infecting. Science has studied mRNA vaccines for decades, and there has not yet been one approved. Science used to encourage questioning things, and open debate. Now, if you follow science that disagrees with the narrative, you are labeled a “science denier,” or a”cov-idiot,” or any other number of lively things.
Even social media is a battlefield. Something that began as entertainment and a way to casually pass the time, has turned into a propaganda machine where a few people are trying to alter the way we think. Censorship is rampant, and this also applies to mainstream media.
Our businesses are a battlefield. Our communities, our constitution, our vocabulary and definitions, and even our churches are all battlefields. I believe we will look back on this period of time, and see we were in a slowly building Cold Civil War. Until we stand together and boldly speak out against corrupt agendas, we will not win this war. Until we stand together, and put God back into all of the places we have allowed Him to be erased, this war will not end.
One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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