Americans are Waking Up!
Biden's approval ratings
Although hatred for Donald Trump (not admiration for Joe Biden) inspired liberals and independents to cast ballots of self-defeat in 2020, the decline in certain statistics gives me hope that Americans aren't as brainwashed as I once suspected. Still, I wonder how mean Tweets and gruff New York manners compare to $7 per gallon and a shortage of baby formula? Way to "stick it to the man," Democrat voters <insert eye roll emoji here>.
One poll reported, "Joe Biden's public approval rating fell to 39%...approaching the lowest level of his presidency...The two-day national poll found that 56% of Americans disapprove of Biden's job performance. Biden's approval rating has been below 50% since August, a sign that his Democratic Party could be on track to lose control of at least one chamber of Congress in the midterm election...The decline in Biden's popularity has been largely driven by dissatisfaction within his own party. Seventy-four percent of Democrats [currently] approve Biden's performance, down from about 85% in August. Only 11% of Republicans approve, largely unchanged from August."
Consequently, August is the month we needlessly lost 13 soldiers during that debauched withdrawal from Kabul, Afghanistan. Despite political preferences, Americans should never forget who was in power when this event took place. Honestly, I'm incapable of comprehending how anyone can approve of the leftist policies being put forward. Is it (willful) ignorance or do people actually agree with destroying our nation?
Mainstream media (MSM)
Whether purposely or unconsciously, one busted MSNBC anchor revealed that it's the media's job to control Americans' thoughts and perceptions. This stunning clip is from a time when President Trump thoroughly popularized the term "fake news." Regardless of who's controlling the Executive Branch, First Amendment duties and responsibilities for journalists are to provide the public with honest data, aiding our efforts to make informed decisions and hold government officials accountable. Yet, MSM are eaten up with lies, false narratives, and theatrics. This elite class of con artists are failing the Republic.
MSM are basically communist propaganda networks that partner with depraved politicians in casting shadows over the minds and striking fear into the hearts of the masses. This is witchcraft through broadcasting. Reporters are unleashing curses through optical illusions, hypnosis and cunning speech to captivate audiences, incite dissension and stir up violent passions. Oh, and for conservatives who think they're escaping this spell by avoiding CNN and MSNBC - wake up. Fox News (with their censorship and failure to hold the dirtiest Republicans accountable) is complicit in MSM's efforts to divide and overthrow the American people. Don't believe me? Watch the next video!
A report published in January 2021 found that "[t]rust in social media hit an all-time low of 27% [while] 56% of Americans agree with the statement that 'journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.' [Another] 58% think that 'most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than with informing the public'...Mistrust of media is now a central part of many Americans' personal identity..."
Hallelujah! If ratings continue to drop, it'll eventually lead to the bankruptcy of all lying news sources and give our citizenry a chance to unite against them (I pray daily for this to happen!).
Who cares about the soul of America?
Looking again at the screenshot above, 32% of Americans are concerned about increased spending, food shortages and skyrocketing interest rates; only 3% are concerned about morality (research the decline in Bible reading, church attendance, and belief in absolute truth...it's alarming and sad). Obviously, Americans don't see the connection between a failing economy and ungodliness (Phil. 3:18-19). Although people no longer trust politicians and media, they're also not convinced they should trust in God. What are Christians doing to turn this around?
Barna published survey results in 2018 showing a disturbing 20-year decline in evangelism. They said, "A growing number of Christians don't see sharing the good news as a personal responsibility. Just 10% of Christians in 1993...agreed with the statement 'converting people to Christianity is the job of the local church - as opposed to [themselves].' Twenty-five years later, 30%...[now] say evangelism is the local church's responsibility...In 1993, 89% of Christians [agreed with the statement, 'every Christian has the responsibility to share their faith']…Today, just 64% [agree]."
This mentality is largely due to pastors who scandalously preach Hebrews 10:25, setting up empires and accumulating tax free wealth, while neglecting the mandate in Matthew 28:19-20 and Mark 16:15. The church is not primarily a building or nonprofit organization, we are the Bride, the Body commissioned to point the way to Christ. It's time to move beyond warming pews on Sunday and start occupying every institution from Sunday to Sunday. Why settle for handing out invitations to events and services when you can usher someone into the Kingdom of God on the spot!?
I call the Church to awaken from spiritual slumber and shake off civic laziness! "Separation of church and state" is a lie (look it up!) and morality won't come by legislating public policies. Truly, the Lord will not hold governments but believers accountable for promoting Judeo-Christian values and enforcing the moral standards established in His Word (2 Chr. 7:14).