The American Schism

Depending on your knowledge of church history, you may or may not know the term ‘schism’. There have been three in Christendom, and one that is but is not called so. The first is when the Nestorians (including Alexandria and the Copts left after the Council of Chalcedon in 451, the second is when the Eastern Orthodox left after the addition of the filioque in the Creed, the one not really called that is the Reformation, where the Protestant churches left Rome’s sway. The third one is the one that concerns us here, the one sometimes called the Babylonian Captivity. where there was a Pope in Avignon, France and for most of the time there was also one in Rome. None have been good for Christianity.

It was political, as the Papacy was getting too involved in politics for the Pope’s taste, and then after the papacy moved back an overmighty bureaucracy (The College of Cardinals) appointed a second Pope in Avignon. This went on for 69  years.

So what has this to do with 2020 America? This, that schism divided the church rather badly because both sides were hurling thunderbolts, excommunion, interdict, heresy, all those fateful words that made fellow communicants into the other, and not entirely human. And that is where we are. Writing in American Thinker, Steve Deace says:

History may not repeat, but it often rhymes. America is not merely divided, as many of today’s political commentators claim, but it’s in the midst of a Great Schism as the church was in Avignon. Two completely distinct cultures are now simultaneously claiming the same nuts and bolts of the structure of America as their own, but with holistically different reasons and visions for doing so. One side wants to use it to maintain a way of life that was once considered traditional in America. The other desires revolution to undo many of those traditions it views as standing in the way of their reimagining of America.

Unless President Trump’s court challenges to the integrity of the election are successful soon, Joe Biden is going to be sworn in as the next president of the United States on January 20. Given the fact that Biden represents the left’s cultural revolution, on top of the ongoing controversy surrounding his potential election, it’s quite likely that many of the 74 million people who voted for Trump’s re-election would see Biden as an illegitimate president from the get-go. And we’ve already lived through four years of Democrats and their media attempting to de-legitimize the Trump presidency even before it began.

This is the language and behavior of schism.

He’s right, I will not, no I can not, receive as legitimate an election so rife with fraud that it was prima facie stolen from the president. I could not have if it had been this obvious that President Trump had in 2016, even though I agreed with much of what he said, and I certainly can not with Joe Biden, who from reports may have sold his loyalty to the Chicoms and the Ukrainians for money, not to mention to every tinpot globalist, and proposes almost every policy that has been proven to bring about the death of prosperity and the rule of law. Nope, can’t do it. And you know what, there about 70 million Americans who think just like I do.

Obama, you may remember whined that America is ungovernable (he’s not wrong, it’s a feature of a free country, not a bug) but you ain’t seen nothing yet. When people who don’t get involved in politics, get involved in politics, things change.

If Trump is ultimately denied the presidency, he will not drift off into irrelevancy as his detractors hope. Quite the contrary: Losing this way despite massively growing his appeal among voters compared to 2016 will only make Trump stronger in the hearts and minds of his base. He will become a living martyr — something even more powerful than a president in some ways, a symbol of how far the left in America is willing to go to end anything American conservatives view as worthy of conserving: Fake News, Fake Borders, Fake Laws, Fake Genders, Fake Science, Fake Russian Collusion, Fake Pee Tapes, Fake Independent Counsels, Fake Ukrainian Collusion, Fake Social Media, Fake COVID Panic Porn, and now Fake Elections.

The right in America has finally gotten the message the American left has been trying to convey — leftists have no intent of sharing Americana with those who still believe in it. If you cherish normalcy, let alone righteousness, you will be made to care — to the point that nothing remains sacred or agreed upon. Nothing is exempt from the gaslighting — not even a drug that is suddenly claimed to be dangerous after 60 years of being publicly certified as safe.

The American left is altering the deal, and it now stands as this: either you end your way of life voluntarily, or we end it for you. That’s it, take it or leave it.

To lose to these leftists, and this disputed way, will make Trump president in absentia to millions of Americans.

Do read the article, but

Yet yes, all of that and more, the representative constitutional republic is the holy of American holies, second only to God Himself, you profane that temple at your peril. In a very real sense, none of what is happening now in the legislatures or the courts matter, we are watching the last chapter of a dismal play whose actors are mostly pseudo men of no vision or leadership, less in intelligence than the Wuhan Flu and the backbone of a worm. The upshot is that Joe Biden (or Kamala Harris) will never be the legitimate president of the United States of America.

What will happen, no one really knows, but I fear we will find out.

 

 

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19 Responses to The American Schism

  1. Scoop says:

    Worth watching as well:

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Alys Williams says:

    A pessimistic but powerful insight. Very well stated NEO. I still have everything crossed for an eventual Trump triumph.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Scoop says:

    Time for Trump to enact a Pinochet move; i.e. martial law??? Why every poll counting facility was not equipped with video surveillance is still a mystery. A gas station will have that . . . why not a polling facility where the legitimacy of the American Vote is at stake??? It is shameful that only 1 video has been found to date that I know of.

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  4. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    Excellent, and worrying, article, Dave.

    I don’t believe Trump will go away if Biden is wrongfully and unlawfully sworn in. I believe he’ll continue to fight the result which could mean Biden lasting less than a year. Of course, as we’ve seen here in the UK, the left can do a lot of damage in less than a year so I have my fingers crossed for all of you patriots.

    Good luck and take care of yourselves. You’ll always be in our thoughts.

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  5. audremyers says:

    Standing ovation! Excellent article. Neo writes, ” … you will be made to care …”. I recommend reading the book by the same title, You Will Be Made to Care, by Erickson and Blankschaen.

    If, God forbid!, Biden becomes President, we now have NewsMax, US Hub, NTD, and Epoch Times and the Daily Wire which President Trump can use as a tool to share how best we can resist and frustrate things the infiltrators try to do. We have resources now and they will get stronger with each passing day. The silent majority will do every lawful thing to undermine the success (?) of the new administration. We are not without hope and we are not without voice.

    Well done, Neo.

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  6. the unit says:

    So where we been is a rhyme? Uh oh, got it.
    Should just move on then.
    Interesting articles about the suitcase video at Powerline. Tony had this to say to Cato…
    “Cato8000 • 3 hours ago
    This is fake. Scott admits at the end that an “old friend” fact-checked this and it’s fake. So Scott should take this down.
    Every single time fake evidence of voter fraud comes up it’s debunked. This is all fake. The election was not stolen and the Powerline crew should act responsibly and stop peddling this falsehood.
    Tony_Petroski Cato8000 • 2 hours ago
    Ugh.
    I never thought I would see the day when Mr. Scott Johnson and Cato8000 were lined-up on the same side.
    Truly a “new normal.”
    P.S. Nobody can read all the comments, so I help out from time to time. 🙂

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