Mobs, Riots and Revolution

15 08 2011

Topic 1:  Mob Violence as a Method

This Dry Bones cartoon touches a nerve in a growing trend not only in England, but around the world. We pray it not come to America, but early signs suggest it will come here, too. There is a logical progression in my title today. Mobs without restraint become riots which can lead to full-scale revolution.

Mob rule is nothing more than anarchy. There is vivid historic example in the bloody French Revolution characterized by mob violence and riots as the means of social change. The American revolution, on the other hand, was a unified resistance to tyranny conducted in an orderly and principled manner. The new republic which emerged set the gold standard for true freedom in its Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution.

The best treatment of this subject is in Ann Coulter’s newest book, Demonic. Whatever you may think of her, the case is made with excellence. What makes this her best book….her incisive demonstration that the revolution was the mother of the many totalitarian “revolutions” it spawned in the name of the people, her dissection of the mob mentality that drove it, and her case against today’s American liberals as exemplars of this mob mentality.

She writes that “all the bloody totalitarian dictatorships of the twentieth century have drawn inspiration from Rousseau and the French Revolution.” All the “great liberal ‘reformers’ of the twentieth century, from Lenin to Hugo Chavez,” got their “playbook from :Robespierre” — probably the worst and most radical of the French revolutionaries — “who argued, following Rousseau, that a ‘Republic of Virtue’ could only be achieved by ‘virtue combined with terror.'”

Democrats, says Coulter, “are heirs to the French Revolution, the uprising of a mob,” whereas “conservatives are heirs to the American Revolution and the harmonious order of a republic.” David Limbaugh, Newsmax

Topic 2: Fifteen Days of Doom for Syria

President Obama and the leader of Turkey have set Syrian President Bashar Assad a deadline of Aug. 27 for “extinguishing the popular uprising against his rule and starting to implement genuine democratic reforms.” Are you kidding me? Assad can continue murdering his own people for two more weeks (now over 2,000 but likely double or triple that amount). It may be the most outrageous foreign policy decision yet for the Obama Administration.

It would be like hundreds of terrorists capturing a Chicago mall with several thousand hostages. With the National Guard and SWAT teams in place surrounding the mall, the terrorists start killing one hostage every hour. Then the Guard and SWAT Commanders, along with the FBI, announce that the terrorists will have 15 days to finish their murderous reign of terror before any action taken against them. Fifteen days to “extinguish” the uprising in Syria translated means: We will do nothing to stop you for 15 days!

The very next day, Assad increased his attacks! Encouraged by the 15-day leeway granted him by the US President Barak Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, Bashar Assad Monday, Aug. 15, sent his tanks backed by mechanized infantry into Homs, a town of 1.5 million inhabitants.

“The word of Yehovah came to me a second time saying, ‘What do you see?’ and I said, ‘I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north.’ Then Yehovah said to me, ‘Out of the north the evil will break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’” Jeremiah 1:13, 14

We must pray for mercy and peace in this day of anarchy and revolution. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray for the victory coming in the imminent Psalm 83 War. Pray in the name of Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus Son of God.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)



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3 07 2014
Patriot or Politic | Elisha Vision - Commentary

[…] of rebellion, but a reluctant separation from the tyranny of King George. (See my earlier blog: Mobs, Riots and Revolutions) Our forefathers came to this continent to live in freedom. King George enforce his rule beyond his […]


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