Why the (Non Tapper) Never Trump Left Can’t Bear the Iranian Protests

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Why the (Non Tapper) Never Trump Left Can't Bear the Iranian Protests

The char­ac­ter­is­tic of Pains and Plea­sures is that they are unmis­tak­ably real, and there­fore, as far as they go, give the man who feels them a touch­stone of real­ity. Thus if you had been try­ing to damn your man by the Roman­tic method…you would try to pro­tect him at all costs from any real pain; because, of course, five min­utes’ gen­uine toothache would reveal the roman­tic sor­rows for the non­sense they were and unmask your whole stratagem.

C.S. Lewis Screw­tape 13

In my post on New Years eve I talked about the MSM choos­ing to ally with the Iran­ian Mul­lahs by play­ing down the protests against the régime and play­ing up the staged counter protests to avoid any acknowl­edge­ment that this pres­i­dent was on the side of just and right by sup­port­ing those attempt­ing to change the theo­cratic state of Iran. I sug­gested that the need to defeat Trump over­rode all other considerations.

How­ever that post, while cor­rect, ignores the other, more pow­er­ful rea­son why the media has done its level best to ignore the pro­test­ers in Iran risk­ing life and limb to bring down oppres­sors. It’s a very deep rea­son, rooted in a solid the­o­log­i­cal principle.

One of the things my Pas­tor con­stantly speaks about con­cern­ing con­fes­sion, sin and God is the con­cept of look­ing at one­self in the light of truth. See­ing things as they actu­ally are is one of the most dif­fi­cult things that there is, par­tic­u­larly if the pic­ture is not as pleas­ant as one might expect. The­o­log­i­cally it is vital to do this while alive rather than wait­ing to be judged on those facts that we have thus avoided confronting.

And that some­thing, see­ing one­self in the light of truth, is enabled by these protests.

As any per­son who has paid atten­tion knows, the left/​media/​deep state has gone all in with their oppo­si­tion of Pres­i­dent Trump. There have been large well pub­li­cized protests. They have pre­dicted with great fear that his poli­cies would cause havoc and death and have gone as far as to call them­selves NOT the loyal oppo­si­tion, which would per­fectly accept­able for one oppos­ing a president’s posi­tion but as the “Resis­tance” equat­ing them­selves to those who fought in the under­ground move­ment dur­ing World War 2 risk­ing life and limb.

Now the idea of equat­ing march­ing in DC wear­ing a hat shaped like a vagina or scream­ing obscen­i­ties and threat­en­ing peo­ple in a crowd in Boston who dared walk through the com­mon wear­ing a Trump Ban­ner and an Israeli flags to the brave defend­ers of the War­saw Ghetto frankly always seemed obscene to me even as the media, enter­tain­ment and edu­ca­tion indus­tries they saw no dif­fer­ence between them.

But the Iran­ian protests change that equa­tion completely.

Instead of priv­i­leged peo­ple lion­ized by elite risk­ing noth­ing greater than Twit­ter cri­tique (and in some cases able to get such cri­tiques silenced) you have actual peo­ple who have been oppressed for two gen­er­a­tion by a gov­ern­ment will­ing to kill or imprison them if they dare speak against it or the total­i­tar­ian reli­gion that it supports.

The media can NOT show those scenes of brave peo­ple stand­ing up to riot police ready will­ing and able to open fire, to beat and to kill them with­out graph­i­cally illus­trat­ing how empty and how petty the cause of the so called “resis­tance” is in com­par­i­son. More­over any mem­ber of said “resis­tance” who is in the least bit self aware see­ing these peo­ple can not help but see them­selves in the light of truth, and be ashamed.

For the sake of their own self respect, for the sake of their polit­i­cal cause but most fo all for the sake of the real­ity bub­ble that these folks live within, the Iran­ian protests and the pro­test­ers who are lead­ing them, can not, and WILL not be showed, their cause SHALL not be acknowl­edged and the MSM/​Entertainment/​Deep State estab­lish­ment will do all it can to make sure it is not.

The meme shall not be harmed, it MUST not be.

Clos­ing thought, God help them if the pro­test­ers suc­ceed, Iran is freed and those who led the fight take to the mics to thank those who stood by their side and Pres­i­dent Trump is any­where near the top of that list.

Update: This is how the Iran­ian resis­tance will be remem­bered in history.

This is how the anti-​trump “resis­tance” shall be


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The characteristic of Pains and Pleasures is that they are unmistakably real, and therefore, as far as they go, give the man who feels them a touchstone of reality. Thus if you had been trying to damn your man by the Romantic method…you would try to protect him at all costs from any real pain; because, of course, five minutes’ genuine toothache would reveal the romantic sorrows for the nonsense they were and unmask your whole stratagem.

C.S. Lewis Screwtape 13

In my post on New Years eve I talked about the MSM choosing to ally with the Iranian Mullahs by playing down the protests against the regime and playing up the staged counter protests to avoid any acknowledgement that this president was on the side of just and right by supporting those attempting to change the theocratic state of Iran. I suggested that the need to defeat Trump overrode all other considerations.

However that post, while correct, ignores the other, more powerful reason why the media has done its level best to ignore the protesters in Iran risking life and limb to bring down oppressors. It’s a very deep reason, rooted in a solid theological principle.

One of the things my Pastor constantly speaks about concerning confession, sin and God is the concept of looking at oneself in the light of truth. Seeing things as they actually are is one of the most difficult things that there is, particularly if the picture is not as pleasant as one might expect.  Theologically it is vital to do this while alive rather than waiting to be judged on those facts that we have thus avoided confronting.

And that something, seeing oneself in the light of truth, is enabled by these protests.

As any person who has paid attention knows, the left/media/deep state has gone all in with their opposition of President Trump.   There have been large well publicized protests.   They have predicted with great fear that his policies would cause havoc and death and have gone as far as to call themselves NOT the loyal opposition, which would perfectly acceptable for one opposing a president’s position but as the “Resistance” equating themselves to those who fought in the underground movement during World War 2 risking life and limb.

Now the idea of equating marching in DC wearing a hat shaped like a vagina or screaming obscenities and threatening people in a crowd in Boston who dared walk through the common wearing a Trump Banner and an Israeli flags to the brave defenders of the Warsaw Ghetto frankly always seemed obscene to me even as the media, entertainment and education industries they saw no difference between them.

But the Iranian protests change that equation completely.

Instead of privileged people lionized by elite risking nothing greater than Twitter critique (and in some cases able to get such critiques silenced) you have actual people who have been oppressed for two generation by a government willing to kill or imprison them if they dare speak against it or the totalitarian religion that it supports.

The media can NOT show those scenes of brave people standing up to riot police ready willing and able to open fire, to beat and to kill them without graphically illustrating how empty and how petty the cause of the so called “resistance” is in comparison. Moreover any member of said “resistance” who is in the least bit self aware seeing these people can not help but see themselves in the light of truth, and be ashamed.

For the sake of their own self respect, for the sake of their political cause but most fo all for the sake of the reality bubble that these folks live within, the Iranian protests and the protesters who are leading them, can not, and WILL not be showed, their cause SHALL not be acknowledged and the MSM/Entertainment/Deep State establishment will do all it can to make sure it is not.

The meme shall not be harmed, it MUST not be.

Closing thought, God help them if the protesters succeed, Iran is freed and those who led the fight take to the mics to thank those who stood by their side and President Trump is anywhere near the top of that list.

Update: This is how the Iranian resistance will be remembered in history.

This is how the anti-trump “resistance” shall be


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Finally might I suggest my book  Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer makes an excellent Gift for the person of faith after all it’s still the 8th day of Christmas.