We’ve entered a bizzare moment in history where elected officials are actively cooperating with big tech to protect the narrative from dissent.
Most everybody in the ‘establishment’ is loving this because the ‘right’ people are being silenced.
Their buddy Jon Stewart, no friend of conservative policies, is taking issue with our society’s new-found fascination: the shutting down of dissenting voices.
By taking it out of the current context and looking back in history to an issue the left cared about, his point might actually get the notice of some of the left’s most censorious voices.
He uses the example of his own, very popular show to make the point.
Remember how he criticized the Iraq War, in particular, the reference to Weapons of Mass destruction?
The establishment had one narrative. He disagreed with it. It took a long time before public opinion began coming around to his side.
By today’s rules, his criticism of the government would be ruled out of bounds and silenced by the very people who have the most to lose by having his criticism heard.
"These are shifting sands." Jon Stewart makes such an excellent point here on Joe Rogan flap, one of the most important. "Who gets to decide" what's considered "misinformation."
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— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) February 10, 2022
If we want to claim a role as defenders of democracy, a key component of that democracy is the ability to freely speak, especially in whatever ways the government does NOT want us to speak.
If you don’t have that, you can call it a ‘democracy’ all you want, but you left with only the illusion of a democratic nation.
He may be late to the party, but at least he’s singing the right song.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.