The Sky Is Crying: John Adams Repents

Written by John Kirkwood on April 5, 2013

Can you imagine a generation that doesn’t study politics and war? What would be the consequence? I think the answer is found in the headlines of the daily news. A generation of sheeple, incapable of critical thought, who are easily led to their shearers, stupefied by SOMA and singing “Beasts of England”.


Ancient Israel experienced this kind of dynamic – the cycle of a great generation that builds peace and prosperity only to be displaced by a loser generation that forgets the reason for their blessings and so destroys all that their fathers had built. The book of Judges speaks of Israel’s greatest generation, the one led by Joshua and the losers that followed –

And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD that he did for Israel. And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died . . . And also all that generation was gathered unto their fathers …

and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel … And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD … And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.

Republicans and Libertarians would like you to believe that we just need to go to the Austrian School of Economics and the Sea of Weeds will part, Pharaoh’s “Big Government” will be washed away and we will march into the Promised Land. Well, whether you erect statues to Karl Rove or Milton Friedman, you may want to destroy the altars of Marx, Freud and Darwin first. Until we examine the X-rays and realize the full diagnosis, we will only be treating a tumor with a Band-Aid.

We are not enduring economic malaise because we have forgotten Von Mises; we are suffering full blown societal collapse because we have forgotten God.

Image: President John Adams; source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washtenaw County Michigan, 1891; public domain/copyright expired

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John Kirkwood
John Kirkwood is a son of Issachar. He is a Zionist, gun-toting, cigar-smoking, incandescent light bulb-using, 3.2 gallon flushing, fur-wearing, Chinese (MSG) eating, bow-hunting, SUV driving, unhyphenated American man who loves his wife, isn't ashamed of his country and does not apologize for his Christianity. He Pastors Grace Gospel Fellowship Bensenville, where "we the people" seek to honor "In God we Trust." He hosts the Christian wake up call IN THE ARENA every Sunday at noon on AM 1160 and he co-hosts UnCommon Sense, the Christian Worldview with a double shot of espresso on He is the proud homeschooling dad of Konnor, Karter and Payton and the "blessed from heaven above" husband of the Righteous and Rowdy Wendymae.