“Resistance to Tyranny is Obedience to God”

I’ve previously written that real men stand up to fascists:

The fascists’ view of masculinity is that — to be a real American man — you have to rally around the “strong leader”, you have to talk tough about the “war on terror”, you have to get pleasure out of watching “our team” (the sole superpower) beat the stuffing out of a bunch of third-rate armies like Iraq and Afghanistan.

Are they right? Well, psychologists tell us that rallying around the authoritarian leader is actually a very infantile way to affirm one’s masculinity.

Okay, listen up guys. Real men don’t bluster like George W. Bush or Bill O’Reilly. Real men stand up to fascists.

Our forefathers stood up to the British king and fought for our freedom. Our forefathers stood up to tyrants and won their liberty and freedom.

THAT’s what masculinity really means. That’s where the pedal hits the metal and the rubber meets the road. It is the dictators running our country who are the danger, who are stealing the future from us, and our kids, and our grandkids.

Come on, buddy . . . stop posing. And start acting like a real man.

“If you’re really a patriot, you will defend the constitution. If you’re a coward, you’ll defend the elite who want to subvert it. Real men stand up to fascism. Cowardly men become boot lickers.”
- Chris D

“Most Americans aren’t the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right.”
- Joseph Sobran

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Of course, real women stand up to fascists, also.

People of faith stand up to fascists as well.

Thomas Jefferson said:

Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

Susan B. Anthony – one of the leading crusaders for women’s rights – said at her sentencing hearing based on her conviction for illegally voting:

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old revolutionary maxim, that “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.”

Nor is the idea strictly a Christian idea.

The Book of Maccabees – an ancient secular Jewish book purporting to document the events which Chanukah celebrates - is said to contain the same statement.

And see this.

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  • Washington76

    “Those Voices in Washington, Don’t Speak for the Rest of Us”

  • Stuart Shepherd

    I’m with you, brother (as in agreement with all your sentiments) but, as a Christian, I would say you’re a little confused (sorry). Jefferson was a Deist, not a Christian, so a. he did not worship the true Christian triune God, b. “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God” is not in the Bible so not even worth paying attention to for that reason alone and because of “a”, c. Susan Anthony would DEFINITELY not be a feather in the cap of this argument., d. “The Book of Maccabees” is not even in the Bible so it’s not worth bringing into the discussion because it’s not recognized as God’s Holy word, similar to the above argument about Jefferson.

    SALT AND LIGHT- THAT’S what we are called to bring to our culture! Salt and Light. The stinging reality of Truth and the Light of Truth at the same time. They are to be contrasted for maximum effectiveness and Truth, well expounded (quoting the Bible counts!!) cannot be denied (although it will be met with fury by the evil). Courage is to stand up to evil- so you are right there- but not just because or only because it is tyrrany.

    Personally, I think “well-meaning” Bush I and Bush II did almost as much harm to the US as Clinton and Obama. Sad.

    • steve correira

      Very well said Stuart Shepherd. One question for you…..if tyranny decided to come and start killing Christians, would you fight or would you just do nothing and let (for lack of a better word) “fate” take it’s course? God’s Word says that He hates cowards. I know the verse where Jesus says those who live by the sword will die by the sword. But I don’t think He meant in a case like that. We have not been raptured…..yet. Do you think that God is displeased with the His church in Mexico (i.e.- film For Greater Glory)? What is your position on this?

 

 

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