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04:10 pm: Choose This Day…


Liberty's back!

 

"Choose you this day whom ye will serve" Joshua 24:15

When I was young, I was a crusading, socialist Liberal. As I grew older, became a Libertarian. Then, as I have recounted elsewhere on this blog, I hit a point when I withdrew from politics worked hard to understand each side.

I became a person who chose to "see with eyes unclouded by hate."

Standing thus, this is what I have seen:

The Left Has Left Me Behind
There are a number of strong beliefs that I still hold that I held in my youth. Back then, they were Liberal beliefs. Now, the same exact believe is considered Right-Leaning. The leading edge of the Left has plunged by me and rushed off to entirely new places from what they used to believe.

Sadly, many of the new positions of the Left are in direct conflict to what they used to stand for.

The Left Is Exclusive, The Right Is Inclusive
Other's experience may be different, but, over the last ten years, my friends and comrads on the Left have repeatedly declared me to be on the Right the moment I disagreed with them on one issue. Meanwhile, my friends and associates on the Right have continued to welcome me and address me as one of their own, even when I pointed out all the ways in which I disagreed with them.
 

Christ is On The Move
You see it at the corner store, on the subway, at get-togethers, in the bookstore ,yea, even on Facebook: Christ is on the move! 
People who were afraid to talk about their religion before are suddenly feeling freer about doing so. Those who felt that they had to hide their faith are begining to lift their head and look around to see that they are not alone.

It appears as hearts lifted, as lives improved, as healings, as changes in finance, but–strangest and perhaps most wonderful of all–as dreams and visions appearing to Muslims. The phenomena of Muslims having dreams or visions of Jesus or other Christian figures is growing. You hear about it in books, from God Reports, whispered from Christian clergy in America, and, most recently, from an article in the New York Times.

Choose Ye This Day Where Ye Shall Stand!
So, it has come to me that the time has come to take a stand–no logner to just watch with eyes unclouded by hate, but to join and act. This does not mean that I need to allow my eyes to become clouded or to cease to have compassion for all my friends and all their views. But it does mean that perhaps more is expected of me.

Aslan is on the move. The time has come to grab a fist-full of mane and mount up! We know from the parable of the hired vineyard hands that we will be accepted, even up to the eleventh-hour. But I don't want to look back and see that I could have done so earlier and accomplished more.

But Where To Go?
I cannot join the Left, as they have become a bastion of intolerance and a panderer of vices.

I cannot join the Old Left, because while I believe their heart is in the right place, I don't believe their creed is correct. Among other things, it calls for a reliance on man instead of God–as it requires the belief in an underclass who needs to be propped up by seizing the belongings of others. This makes those who have more feel guilty or dishonest, which is bad enough. But, even worse, it convinces those who have less feel that, rather than strive to better themselves, they must compete for victim status, creating ever-growing crowds of entitled who have bought into the idea that their good can only come from another.

I cannot join the Alt-Right, for I believe all men are created equal as the Image and Likeness of God.

I cannot become a "Conservative" because no one knows what that word means anymore, and many people think it means Republican–and the Republicans don't seem to stand for anything but themselves.

I want to support morality, Christianity, virtue, self-reliance, tolerance towards those who believe otherwise, and charity.

So, hence forth, I shall stand with the Last Crusade (Christ, Constitution, Civilization.)

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Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon. (link)

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From:reziac
Date:June 13th, 2017 08:35 pm (UTC)
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"I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party left me."
-- Ronald Reagan

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From:arhyalon
Date:June 13th, 2017 09:02 pm (UTC)
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I definitely see where he was coming from!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 15th, 2017 05:40 am (UTC)
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There is an old story about a guy who got married and used to drive around with his sweetie pie in a pickup truck with one of those long bench seats. You know the kind that you can slide all the way across?

So one day after they've been married for a decade, his wife says to him: "Husband mine, don't you miss the days when we used to cuddle together while we were driving, oh so sweet and close?"

"I haven't moved."
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From:keross
Date:June 14th, 2017 12:32 am (UTC)
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Permission to share?
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From:arhyalon
Date:June 16th, 2017 11:15 pm (UTC)
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Be my guest!

Once I put it out there, feel free to share wherever you like!
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From:keross
Date:June 17th, 2017 01:34 am (UTC)
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Thank you. :-)

I didn't want to presume.
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From:arhyalon
Date:June 19th, 2017 07:31 am (UTC)
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;-)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 15th, 2017 05:35 am (UTC)
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I can't agree with your claim about the alt-right since, for one, it is false to facts about what many self-described alt-righters believe.

But mostly because, by your own self description you are an alternative to the established (Republican, conservative) Right.

Whoops.

What the "alt-right" actually is will be determined by either the slanderers and opportunists or by us. Because, whatever we call ourselves (and I'm on board with the Last Crusade) we're it.

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From:yamamanama
Date:June 27th, 2017 12:41 am (UTC)
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I'm on board with the Last Crusade too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0vNsH81YeA
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From:arhyalon
Date:June 30th, 2017 10:57 pm (UTC)
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;-)

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From:yamamanama
Date:June 27th, 2017 12:52 am (UTC)
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Drink in the light and cleanse your soul. Surrender to the Radiance.
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From:arhyalon
Date:June 30th, 2017 11:00 pm (UTC)
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Re...the person who commented anonymously. No. Holding to the values that Christians have held to for centuries doesn't make a person "Alt". The Republicans have left the building by the Left-hand door.

The Alt-Right wants something new.

The Last Crusade is standing right where you might have found a Christian over the last several centuries.

Edited at 2017-06-30 11:00 pm (UTC)
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From:Citizen Tom
Date:June 19th, 2017 01:04 pm (UTC)

Republican Party

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Well, I am a Christian Conservative Republican. Christ before Conservative. Conservative before Republican.

America's political parties are nebulous things. What they stand for depends upon who controls them, and they have become painfully difficult to control. Nevertheless, unless one gets the Democrat or Republican nomination, it is almost impossible to get elected. So if you are interested in politics, please consider participating in the Republican Party.
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From:arhyalon
Date:June 30th, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC)

Re: Republican Party

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The Republicans seem far too eager to capitulate to political correctness and easy votes. They haven't represented Christian America for decades.
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