Yes, the World is a Hot Mess! Now, Here’s What to Do (Guest Feature by Lloyd Marcus)


It is easy to become discouraged these days by the seemingly fast-degrading state of the world, particularly, the political world.

It would be easy to just give up when it appears as if real high crimes and misdemeanors continue to go unaddressed while those in charge of addressing them refuse to do so.

It would be easy to just walk away from the radicals’ rage (both the radicals in the suits and the ones on the streets) for some permanent respite somewhere, anywhere, there might still be some peace left to be had. 

And, of course, it is equally as easy to endlessly grouse over all of the above, because there is a lot wrong and the urge to just escape all of the angst grows…

But of course, neither Christians battling our real enemy nor true earthly justice warriors can ever really do so without the “hound of heaven” and the  hound of necessity “unwearyingly” following “ever after, till the soul feels its pressure” (to turn to Christ alone) and/or to respond to the clear–and urgent–call for our best, secular efforts to secure real liberty and justice for all.*

And if we don’t heed the call, who will?

In my personal, ongoing effort to track and offer encouragement and inspiration regarding what we can DO about this hot mess,  I found the following article on the state of affairs, at least in America, in today’s (July 13, 2019) American Thinker online magazine, by Lloyd Marcus, re-printed here with permission.

Be encouraged.

Be inspired.

Carry on. 


Pushing Back Against Anti-Americanism

In response to my clarion call for citizens to push back against anti-Americanism and cultural assassins, several of you have asked how. Some believe the battle is already lost. Some think violent resistance is the only solution. I disagree with both mindsets.

We are a Christian nation founded upon the rock of biblical principles. This is why, unlike any other form of government, our constitution has survived over 243 years. It is up to each of us to pray, asking God to reveal our personal role in restoring America back to His original intention for our exceptional great nation.

In the gospel song, “Ordinary People” the lyric says, “Your little becomes much when you place it in the Master’s hand.” My younger brother is a perfect example of this truth. He is a deacon in a church in Baltimore with an all-black congregation. His pastor and the congregation hate Trump and Republicans and trend towards anti-Americanism. On numerous occasions, my black Republican brother has confronted his pastor and fellow parishioners about how their loyalty to the Democratic party conflicts with their supposed commitment to Jesus Christ and biblical teachings. Their response has been to impugn him, calling him an Uncle Tom. A church member laughed at my brother for wearing a tiny American flag lapel pin.

My brother said rather than leaving his church of 25 years, he feels led to stay to provide salt and light. He teaches a class at church for new Christians, taking every opportunity to explain how the Democrat’s agenda is contrary to God’s agenda. My brother said that more and more members are secretly coming to him, thanking him for opening their eyes to the truth. Praise God. This is how we restore America, folks, each of us doing what we can from where we are. In his own way, my brother is pushing back.

For decades, Republicans and Christians have passively allowed leftists to infect our youth with anti-Americanism and instill a culture of glorified debauchery while systemically secularizing our government. All references of America’s Christian founding have been removed from public education. Historian David Barton is pushing back by publishing his Founder’s Bible.

Nike, the sports apparel company, pulled their new Betsy Ross flag shoes off shelves because spoiled-brat anti-American multimillionaire Colin Kaepernick absurdly claimed that Ross’s flag celebrates slavery.

Renowned conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh pushed back. He launched a “Stand Up for Betsy Ross” t-shirt campaign featuring the Betsy Ross flag. Proceeds benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Sales have gone through the roof. Thousands of Americans relished the opportunity to join Rush in pushing back against leftists’ relentless assaults on our great homeland.

Thank God for President Trump. Push back is in his DNA.

Democrats sought to destroy Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, for donating to Trump’s reelection campaign. Unlike most Republicans, Trump pushed back. He boldly defended Marcus and Home Depot with the following tweet:

“A truly great, patriotic & charitable man, Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot who, at the age of 90, is coming under attack by the Radical Left Democrats with one of their often used weapons. They don’t want people to shop at those GREAT stores because he contributed to your favorite President, me!”

“These people are vicious and totally crazed, but remember, there are far more great people (‘Deplorables’) in this country, than bad. Do to them what they do to you. Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!”

Trump is righteously pushing back against illegals invading our country. Democrats and fake news media desire to corrupt our elections with illegal alien voters. Their sinister scheme began with President Obama removing the citizenship question from the census. Despite enraged Democrats and fake news media having a temper tantrum, Trump plans to issue an executive order to put the citizenship question back in the 2020 census. This is what courageous push back looks like.

I am seeing more and more signs that Americans are finally waking up, pushing back on the front lines of leftists’ war on babies, religious liberty, patriotism, and freedom.

For decades we have allowed leftists to dumb down public education; removing true American history and biblical morality from our schools. Consequently, ignorance of the biblical roots of our Constitution and the huge price paid for our freedoms poses the greatest threat to preserving American exceptionalism. We are literally one election away from losing our Founder’s divinely inspired vision of America. It is imperative that each of us push back; doing our part to restore and preserve this unique extraordinarily successful experiment called America.

Remember, “Your little becomes much when you place it in the Master’s hand.”

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American

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*Quote in its entirety taken from here:

The name [the name of the poem, “The Hound of Heaven“] is strange. It startles one at first. It is so bold, so new, so fearless. It does not attract, rather the reverse. But when one reads the poem this strangeness disappears. The meaning is understood. As the hound follows the hare, never ceasing in its running, ever drawing nearer in the chase, with unhurrying and imperturbed pace, so does God follow the fleeing soul by His Divine grace. And though in sin or in human love, away from God it seeks to hide itself, Divine grace follows after, unwearyingly follows ever after, till the soul feels its pressure forcing it to turn to Him alone in that never ending pursuit.” J.F.X. O’Conor, S.J.

Riot image from Wiki Media Commons

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5 Responses to Yes, the World is a Hot Mess! Now, Here’s What to Do (Guest Feature by Lloyd Marcus)

  1. Louie Kraaz says:

    Thanks Phyllis! I will check that out.


  2. Louie Kraaz says:

    As an aside, The Hound of Heaven reminds me of the Leonard Cohen song, “Dark Night of the Soul” where he says God is stalking us.


  3. pbn says:

    Hi, Louie,

    That sums it up, to be sure. And it’s also very encouraging.

    It’s easy to get discouraged when the odds against a return to reason and civility on the global political scene seem so overwhelming. But there is another expression that aligns with the one you cited: “all politics is local” (Tip O’Neill), and if, as this expression suggests, what is most important to everyone is what is taking place locally, that is also where each of us has the most influence, one way or another, one person AND another.

    When each of us puts even one dent in the armor of evil’s stronghold, the corrosion begins if we stay the course and then band together by praying, speaking, writing, voting, and contending for the faith–and the civility–in the myriad ways we can at home, work, and in the public square, if so called there.

    Carry on!


  4. Louie Kraaz says:

    What Lloyd’s brother is doing is exactly what a blogger I read says to do. “Do what you can with what you got where you are at.” I love that thought.


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