So even the Germans are creeped out by our Surveillance State.
I mean, you’ve got to admit, that’s a pretty impressive thing we just did there. Way to go, ‘merica! [insert “U!-S!-A!” chant here]
Even the homeland (or “fatherland”) of Nazism, The Gestapo, and the infamous Stasi of Cold War era East Germany has apparently decided that enough is enough and that America is way too into this whole surveillance thing. Interesting context there, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, back here in the “land of the free” and the home of the NSA, most Americans just roll with it, as they’ve been programmed and conditioned to do for generations now.
Most routinely proclaim their pride in present day America, boast of her God-honored greatness, and pledge their allegiance to the “indivisible” State, even (and especially) on Independence Day (irony is often lost on State programmed folks).
Yet the same obedient patriots who like to rant and sing about their “liberty”, “freedom”, and the like pretty much do as they’re told without question, including the surrender of their children to the State for formal, day-long indoctrination starting at the age of five. They also tend to automatically suck it up like a good herd member by bending over on command so the TSA can search their underwear for al Qaeda at the airport. They graze on indifferently as the NSA searches their email for “suspicious thoughts”. And, of course, they unquestioningly submit to IRS claims to any detail of their financial lives.
All of this “command/obey” living is done while the cattle in question is encouraged by the State to imagine and boldly proclaim itself to be both “free” and “brave“.
This. Is. 1984. (“War is peace; Freedom is slavery; Ignorance is strength.”)
But it is even more Romans 1. (We are “given over” under God’s judgment.)
There is no chance – zero, zip, nada, zilch! – of true freedom or peace apart from the fear of the Lord.
The only source of true and lasting liberty, freedom, prosperity, and peace is the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Every claim to freedom and liberty apart from explicit reliance on the nature of God as revealed in His Word is a lie from the pit of hell.
With this understood, repentance is our only hope. Until we repent, our phony “freedoms” and “liberties” will continue to be taken from us…by God, through the American Corpo-Fascist State, in accordance with His judgment upon us.
When Germany is creeped out over our surveillance state…well, that oughta tell us something…
May He break us of our rebellion and inspire us to repent, believe, and be saved.
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