Sky Screamers

By | 2017-06-02T18:30:05+00:00 November 2, 2017|
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Why,” inquired the Psalmist, “do the heathen rage?”
That’s a question to revisit, in every age.
If King David were to ask me that today,
I’d reply: “I suppose they did not get their way.”

Why do the coyotes howl at the moon?
Though it is a particularly soulful tune,
Those aren’t astronomers, out on the range.
They’re only scavengers, lamenting the mange.

Just so, as progressives shriek at the sky:
There’s nothing they hope to accomplish thereby.
Their latest “Talking Points” are just bestial screams . . .
Yet they’re making as much sense as ever. Sweet dreams!

***

On the one-year anniversary of the election of Donald Trump, the official media—bent and shaped according to his iron will and replacing our formerly free press—gloats openly over the arrests of the few remaining dissidents, by the regime’s jackbooted thugs . . .

Just kidding. On the one-year anniversary of the 2016 election, millions, or thousands, or at least scores of frustrated progressives, intend to scream loudly into what most of them believe to be an entirely indifferent sky. As they carry out this project, they will do it in safety—at least, in physical safety. They’ll expose themselves to derision, however, which many of them have been taught to equate with violence—so rather than the catharsis they seek, they may wind up feeling worse than ever.

“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” asks the first verse of the second Psalm. Then, a futile rebellion is described: “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, ‘Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.’ ”

What bands? What cords? Those who rage certainly feel constrained. They don’t see, as the American founders did, a set of rights endowed to human beings by their Creator—they see only limitations to their own powers, and that feels like an affront to them.

The 21st-century progressive, too, sees the very things which safeguard his rights—the Constitution, the rule of law, respecting the results of free and open elections, customary civility, conventional morality, and perhaps even the scientific method and simple arithmetic (particularly when the results don’t align perfectly with progressive preferences)—as unconscionable impositions. He sees “gender norms” as an imposition by society, and may think the biological sex of the body he was born into to have been an imposition by…somebody, though it’s not clear just who. Reality seems a straitjacket to him.

So he rages, in bitterness and futility—provoking divine derision as he does so (verse 4). If you listen closely, on November 8, beyond the progressive screams, you just might hear the echoes of divine laughter.

Feel free to chuckle along.

About the Author:

Joe Long
Joe Long lives in Cayce, South Carolina. He holds a master's degree in history from Georgia College and State University. He has a very patient wife, five homeschooled children, and a job.
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6 Comments

  1. MonicaMichael November 4, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Well said!
    It’s astonishing to reflect on all that the left has tried to do since the election — first to keep Trump from being declared the winner by the Electoral College, then to keep him from assuming the office of the President, and later to attempt to discredit his win by claiming Russian interference. Remember the vote recounts? Remember the pressure put on electors in the Electoral College?
    What a bunch of poor losers!

    • gthomson13 November 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      I wish they were just a bunch of poor losers. However, they are better described as anarchists determined to overthrow the freely elected government of the United States. They are well funded, believe “history is on their side”, do not have God as a governor on their actions, have an “ends justified the means” attitude that overrides all and a belief that if necessary, violence is the answer. We on the right can’t fully understand the lengths the left is willing to go to regain power because we don’t fully understand them. When we witness the shooting of Republican members of Congress by an angry leftists, we are given a view into the lengths the left will go to win this fight. That situation is the proverbial canary in the mine shaft warning.

      • MonicaMichael November 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

        A person would have to be seriously delusional to think that anarchy is desirable in any society. What are they thinking?

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