It looks like we’ve had another Berlin Wall moment in Western culture with the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade yesterday in its Dobbs v. Jackson decision. In the 1980s there were very few people who took Ronald Reagan’s words to tear down the Wall seriously. We thought, it’s a nice sentiment, Ronnie, but we all know it’s wishful thinking, and not going to happen in our lifetimes. Then a little more than two years later, the Wall came down. There is a lesson in that, but more on that in a moment. Those of us who felt that way in the 80s, felt the same way about Roe. That would also not likely come down in our lifetimes, but it too has fallen. The reason for the pessimism about Roe is that the courts are where the left gets it way because they can’t do it via the democratic process. Conservatives have experienced disappointment because of the courts for decades, until Donald Trump became president. Think about that.
If someone had told you ten, twenty, thirty or more years ago that Donald Trump would be instrumental in getting Roe overturned, we all would have said to that person, Say no to drugs! Trump? Billionaire real estate developer? Hedonistic narcissist clearly liberal Donald Trump who donates money to Democrats, that Donald Trump? Absurd! But in fact, he is the one we have to thank that finally Roe v. Wade has been assigned to the dustbin of history, just as Ronald Reagan was instrumental in assigning the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union to that same dustbin. God certainly has a sense of humor. It would be nice if the NeverTrumper conservatives who loath Trump would admit this, but I doubt they will. Trump Derangement Syndrome seems to be a real psychological malady that keeps people from acknowledging the truth. I know Trump is an acquired taste that some people will never acquire, but he was the most conservative president in our lifetimes. Even Reagan wouldn’t speak live at the March for Life, nor the Bushes, but Trump did.
Roe being overturned doesn’t mean that abortion is illegal in America, only that the decision whether it is or not is returned to the states. Many states are already declaring abortion illegal, thank God, but the battle now changes locations. My consistent prayer is that abortion will one day become as unthinkable in America as slavery. It should because at least the point of slavery wasn’t to kill people, while abortion is by definition killing people. There is no debate about that anymore, only whether those little people deserve to live. This ruling overturning a horribly bad Supreme Court decision will likely save millions of babies’ lives. It’s amazing to me how angry lefties get when they mothers can’t have carte blanche to kill their offspring. Moloch would be proud.
I mentioned above the lesson in this connected to the Berlin Wall. I remember seeing a bumper sticker some years ago: Speaking truth is treason in an empire of lies. The communism of the Soviet Union was as much an empire of lies as is the progressive left in modern American politics and culture; both were birthed in the evil heart and mind of Karl Marx, compliments of the devil. The narrative, whatever the issue might be, attached to their political ideology is all that counts, truth be damned. They don’t even believe in such a thing as truth. Unfortunately, for them, truth exists because Truth exists, and an empire built on lies cannot and will not last. This is why I said in a previous post that the cultural divide in the West today is between those who believe in Truth (and truth), and those who do not. Reality can only be mocked for so long because as the Apostle Paul says, “God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” And notice the result when a man (or woman) sows to the flesh (sarx- σάρξ, in Paul’s theology where the principle of sin, i.e., obsession with self, lies): They will reap destruction.
We are at a propitious time in American (and Western) history, and the opportunity to speak Christian Truth to power and it make a real difference has never been greater. As I argued in my previous posts (and some to come) about Christian nationalism, this started to bubble up with Brexit, and the same dynamic made its way into America with the candidacy and then election of Donald Trump. I consider Trump “The Great Revealer.” There is something about the man that God used to break the Democrat-left, and the media, and many so-called conservatives. They could not and still cannot help themselves (witness the lies of the J-6 “committee”), so they have all been exposed for what they are and have always been: enemies of America. (BTW, I don’t consider RINO’s enemies of America, but there is something even more insidious about people who talk a good conservative game, and then enable the Democrat-left to destroy America.)
The reaping of destruction that Paul promises is becoming more apparent than ever before. The Democrat-left can’t help themselves, and God bless ‘em, they keep doubling down. They become increasingly unpopular the more people see that their policies and beliefs lead to real human misery and death, including the killing of pre-born children in their mothers’ wombs (I call it fetal genocide). I’ll end this with a quote from a Francis Schaeffer book I just started re-reading from 1981 called, A Christian Manifesto. Speaking of a shift in people’s worldview from something Christian if even vaguely so,
toward something completely different—toward a worldview based upon the idea that the final reality is impersonal matter or energy shaped into its present form by impersonal chance. These two worldviews stand in complete antithesis to each other in content and also in their natural results . . . not only in how they understand the nature of reality and existence. They also inevitably produce totally different results. The operative word is inevitably. It is not just that they happen to bring forth different results, but it is absolutely inevitable that they will bring for different results.
It is that inevitably that we are seeing more clearly than ever in the year of our Lord 2022, and it is our great opportunity. Let us grab it with gusto and faith in “the ruler of all things.”