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The Late Great United States of America

James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

Paradise Lost

It is the year 2328. At the podium, a professor is about to give a lecture on World History. Let's listen in:

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the fall of the Republic of the United States of America. The United States was the greatest civilization in the history of the world. Today, I will address how America fell. Next week, we will look back at the story that led up to America's demise.

The United States was founded in 1776, and it lasted for 252 years. At the time of its demise, the United States had the oldest Constitution in use in the world. It was the first country in which the citizens governed themselves; where people were free to create any kind of life for themselves that they were able to make with their own intelligence, motivation, prudence, and effort—regardless of their station of birth.

Before the United States, Kings and Queens governed people with an iron fist, and the people had little say in the result of their labors; and little freedom of speech. People were born into a certain station of life, and they generally stayed there. One would have to go all the way back to ancient Rome in order to find another successful republic. Its fall was equally swift, and it was just as astonishing.

THE UNITED STATES COAST TODAY

THE UNITED STATES COAST TODAY

SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

ON THEIR WAY TO AMERICA

ON THEIR WAY TO AMERICA

The Founding Fathers

The United States was founded by the most remarkable group of men ever assembled. Together, they wrote a Declaration of Independence, a Constitution, and a Bill of Rights.

The republic they founded was based on the principle that people had rights granted by God—not by other men—to govern themselves, with individual Liberty, Free Enterprise, and without interference by government. It was so successful that the idea was copied by nation states around the world.

People moved to the United States by the tens of millions from around the world—even on homemade rafts across shark infested oceans—to have a chance to participate in the greatest experiment in freedom ever attempted by mankind; leaving behind their home lands and the people they knew and loved.

The people of the United States were the most religious on Earth, and they thanked God daily for their abundance. Their land was covered with churches built to honor God, and to come together regularly as communities to worship.

These Americans proved to be by far the most loving and charitable people that have ever appeared on Earth. As their material wealth grew, they sent missionaries with food and medicine around the globe to share with the less fortunate and less industrious.

ONE OF 350,000 CHURCHES IN AMERICA

ONE OF 350,000 CHURCHES IN AMERICA

AMERICAN CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY DOCTORS WORKING FOR FREE IN AFRICA

AMERICAN CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY DOCTORS WORKING FOR FREE IN AFRICA

AMERICANS BUILT GREAT CITIES

AMERICANS BUILT GREAT CITIES

America the Beautiful

America became by far the most wealthy and powerful people in the history of the world. But they shared their wealth at a high level never seen before; and they used their power not to conquer—but to free the conquered and the enslaved by the hundreds of millions. The voluntary transfers of wealth from Americans to other Americans and to other peoples of the world were in the trillions of dollars. Nothing like this had ever happened before in the history of our world.

The incredible wealth of America was earned by sheer will and ingenuity—made possible by freedom, right to private property, and free market capitalism. It was a meritocracy of the first rank, which motivated human beings as never before, who knew that what they produced was theirs to keep. Under these circumstances the people of The United States created inventions that improved the quality of life immeasurably for people everywhere in the world.

By the time the country was disbanded, most everything considered modern and civilized had been created by Americans—but shared with others (or emulated) around the globe.

The achievements of Americans produced advancements that humankind could not have dreamed about before America came to be. They created automobiles, airplanes, appliances, and spacecraft that traveled to the Moon. They made astounding advances in medicine, law, sciences, music, nuclear energy, communications, other technologies, and invented the Internet.

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By contrast, we today are just emerging from what some call the "The Second Dark Ages." And by now, you must be wondering, "What happened?"

AMERICAN FLAG PLANTED ON THE MOON

AMERICAN FLAG PLANTED ON THE MOON

PROGRESSIVE MAGAZINE SPOUTS PROPAGANDA

PROGRESSIVE MAGAZINE SPOUTS PROPAGANDA

PROGRESSIVES OBJECTIVE: BAN GOD FROM AMERICAN LIFE

PROGRESSIVES OBJECTIVE: BAN GOD FROM AMERICAN LIFE

The Progressives

The system in America rewarded individual, or corporate, or communal, achievement in all fields. Naturally, since human beings are of very unequal intelligence, motivation, discipline, and virtue, the achievements were not equally achieved—and therefore the rewards were not equally distributed. To a shallow observer this may appear to be a bad thing, but it was in fact the beauty of this system that led to all that unbelievable prosperity.

Human nature being what it is, there were people who were envious of the achievers. A group of intellectuals arose determined to lead them in revolution. These intellectuals called themselves Progressives. They were in fact Socialists, or Communists.

But because of the worldwide failure of Socialism by the Nazis of Germany, for instance; and of Communism by the Russians, Chinese, Cambodians, et al., which resulted in the extermination of well over 100 million human beings, these intellectuals adopted the name "Progressives." After all, it has the word "progress" in it—and everybody is for progress. This was only the beginning of their twisting of language to make "up" mean "down" or "out" to mean "in"—but we'll circle back to that later.

The Progressives were nearly all Atheists or Agnostics. But most of them pretended to be Christians in order to win elections. Some claimed allegiance to some vague concept of God, but were speaking falsely.

The key aspect to understand about Progressives is that they did not believe in any such thing as objective truth. Therefore lying came naturally to them. Those who tried to save America for all of mankind lied sometimes too—all people lie—but their lies (and other moral shortcomings) proved far more damaging; their lies opened them up to charges of hypocrisy. But take care to note; there is an enormous difference between lying as a moral failure, and lying as the basis for a political movement.

The Progressives had figured out something that gave them two important advantages. First, to have no moral standards means you can never be a hypocrite. Second, it means that a lot of people with wicked desires in their hearts will vote for you. In truth, however, we know it is better to have moral standards—even knowing all will fall short of them—than to have none, which leads to moral anarchy.

13 YEAR OLD GIRL EXCORIATED BY PROGRESSIVE TEACHER FOR DRAWING THIS "OFFENSIVE" PICTURE

13 YEAR OLD GIRL EXCORIATED BY PROGRESSIVE TEACHER FOR DRAWING THIS "OFFENSIVE" PICTURE

PROGRESSIVES HATED CHRISTIANITY BUT TOLERATED "RELIGIONS OF PEACE"

PROGRESSIVES HATED CHRISTIANITY BUT TOLERATED "RELIGIONS OF PEACE"

POLITICAL POSTER FROM AMERICA IN 2010

POLITICAL POSTER FROM AMERICA IN 2010

DECONSTRUCTION

Unable to take control by elections or democracy, Progressives had to resort to nefarious means to achieve their ends. Their ends were that every person on the planet should have an equal share of all wealth; and an equal share of all health care, housing, food, education—all the fruits of the labors of the entire world should be shared equally. Their motto was that ANY means justified these ends. The Progressive theorist Saul Alinsky paved the way, founding strategies such as cloaking oneself in phony patriotism to gain power.

The Progressives hated America. They hated its freedom, its values, and they especially hated Christianity. What the Progressives had to do is called "deconstruction." This means to deconstruct the true meaning of the world and human life. To deconstruct belief systems, customs, traditions, and any authority that might compete with state authority.

They had to destroy the American family, American Religion, and American Business. These were the three huge obstacles to their utopian dreams, and they needed to overcome these impediments in order for their views to have any chance of acceptance. And this they set out to do with a vengeance. We will explore how this was done in the next lecture, but for today let's move on to how the Progressives finally achieved their goal and destroyed America in 2028.

PRISONERS INCARCERATED FOR NOT PURCHASING HEALTH CARE INSURANCE

PRISONERS INCARCERATED FOR NOT PURCHASING HEALTH CARE INSURANCE

PROGRESSIVE IDEAS ENCAPSULATED

PROGRESSIVE IDEAS ENCAPSULATED

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF PHARMACEUTICAL MIND CONTROL AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF PHARMACEUTICAL MIND CONTROL AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

Progressives Take Control

The Progressives took control of America in 2009. They immediately began a gradual takeover of the manufacturing, insurance, banking, and mortgage industries, as well as the stock market of the country.

Early in the year they flexed their muscles by closing hundreds of car dealerships that belonged to their opposition--known as Conservatives (those who desired to conserve the American Way of life). This was a trial balloon to gauge resistance.

The first year in power they printed a trillion dollars and gave it to their political backers, primarily funneling it to unions and other subversive groups, which they called "stimulus." Printing this unprecedented amount of new money led to a destabilization of the economy and created yet another crisis—just what the Progressives wanted to further implement their plans. Anyone who opposed these astounding machinations was called a racist.

QUOTES FROM PROGRESSIVE LEADERS

QUOTES FROM PROGRESSIVE LEADERS

POLITICAL POSTER OF THE OBAMA YOUTH

POLITICAL POSTER OF THE OBAMA YOUTH

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE GRATEFUL TO BE IN AMERICA

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE GRATEFUL TO BE IN AMERICA

Progressives Consolidate Power

2010 was a huge year for the Progressive Movement. They took control over the health care industry in America—17% of the entire economy. Soon came rationing of health care by the government. This type of power is always politicized in the end. That laid the foundation for their eventual plan, which was to deny medical care to any anti-Progressive person. Now the Progressives had the very life and death of the people held within their hands.

The Progressives then put a woman on the Supreme Court who had sued the United States Army during wartime.

Next, they took control of University education by taking command of the funding process by which students could attain a university degree. They would use this power to deny a college education to anyone who did not agree with their dogmas—all the while villainously claiming that their only motivation was to increase "diversity." Anyone who protested was publicly branded a racist by Progressives.

Also announced in 2010 was a requirement that all citizens must volunteer for a mandatory 2 years of civil service. The purpose of this obligation was to assess the political beliefs of the citizens. Assessments were accomplished by the utilization of a one month training course on "right-thought," otherwise known as "political correctness" and "multiculturalism." Within a few years, those giving the wrong answers were sent to reeducation camps, similar to those used by the idols of Progressives: Chairman Mao of China, and Josef Stalin of the USSR. The only way to "graduate" from these camps was to convince the secret police that you firmly believed in the Progressive ideology.

The Progressives next nationalized the hated pharmaceutical companies. They convinced the public that this was necessary because the companies were greedy and oppressive. In truth, it was so they could control people's medications. By this time, 30% of the nation was on anti-depressants, and 90% of the nation on some sort of medication. Anyone opposed to Progressivism was denied their happy pills. People addicted to drugs, suffering from withdrawal, will go a long ways to get relief.

The Progressive government used taxpayer funds—mostly generated by non-Progressives who worked for a living—to fund the National Endowment for the Arts, which was used to create propaganda.

In addition, the government took control of most newspapers in the country, ostensibly to save the "Free Press," but in actuality to use taxes to prop up failing companies that were then used as propaganda organs.

But the most incredibly bold moves came in 2014. The American people had slowly begun to catch on to what was happening to their Liberty and Freedom, and it had become obvious that Progressives would lose power in the fall elections of 2014. Suddenly, that summer, the Progressives declared that the 14 million people who had illegally snuck across America's borders were now citizens and all were welcomed to vote in the fall elections. Of course, previously compiled research had shown that given this right nearly all of them would vote for the Progressive Party, what with their promises to confiscate wealth Americans had earned and give it to them for their votes.

They also changed American law to grant the right to vote to 4 million convicted felons, whom they knew would vote for Progressives by 100 to 1 (Progressive ideology taught that there was no such thing as a criminal, merely people forced to commit crimes because of the oppressiveness of American society).

The Progressives weren't even close to done. A month before the elections, they passed a law making Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia the 51st and 52nd states of America. Publicly, they said it was for "inclusiveness," but history shows its real purpose was to stack the Congress with 7 more Progressive Representatives and 4 more Progressive Senators.

The Electoral College was also eliminated, so as to diminish opposition from what was called "The Heartland." Anyone who spoke out against these moves was officially denounced by the government as a racist.

Progressives pulled of one the greatest scams of all time when they convinced many Americans that the Earth was warming—not because it always does warm and cool cyclically, but because of American energy consumption. They used this hoax to take control of all energy in the United States—to save the people, of course.

They would in later years use this power to deny electricity, gasoline, and then water to any people who were not Progressives. Naturally, as this went on, fewer and fewer people opposed them. It is not surprising what compromises people will make to survive.

The takeover of the energy sector involved a friend of the American President who received ten trillion dollars per year to manage a program called Cap and Trade, which he distributed to Socialist labor unions and foreign countries. But first it was used to bankrupt the so-called 'Red States,' which is where the opposition to Progressives was the strongest. Their earnings were confiscated and given to states that supported the Progressives, known as 'Blue States.'

APPARENTLY THIS MAN WAS ONE CAUSE OF HOT AIR THAT WARMED THE PLANET

APPARENTLY THIS MAN WAS ONE CAUSE OF HOT AIR THAT WARMED THE PLANET

RED STATES RESISTED PROGRESSIVE IDEAS UNTIL DRIVEN TO BANKRUPTCY BY PROGRESSIVE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

RED STATES RESISTED PROGRESSIVE IDEAS UNTIL DRIVEN TO BANKRUPTCY BY PROGRESSIVE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

RATIONED HEALTH CARE PRODUCED LONG LINES

RATIONED HEALTH CARE PRODUCED LONG LINES

Open Borders

In 2011 the government supported the building of an Islamic Mosque at the most sacred spot in the country, Ground Zero. It was claimed to be a show of "Tolerance."

Later that same year, the Progressives announced that the United States would, from then on, have open borders. The entire world was invited to come and share America's wealth.

All that came would have cradle-to-grave support from American taxpayers. Twenty million Mexican peasants swarmed over the border in the first year, along with twenty million more from Central and South America. Most of these immigrants were illiterate and unskilled, but their forty million extra votes for the Progressive agenda meant that the Progressives would rule forever. What a great show of kindness it seemed to be. Anyone who spoke out against open borders was required to wear a yellow armband with the word "racist" on it.

The Progressives then announced free abortions for all, and from that day on every pregnant woman was required to report to Planned Parenthood. The organization’s very name defines the essence of Progressive deception, since "parenthood" was not what was being "planned."

The "counselors" at Planned Parenthood made sure the Progressives could exercise population control. All doctors and nurses were required to perform abortions, regardless of conscience or beliefs. By 2016, abortions were legalized—and strongly encouraged—for any children who had not yet reached their second birthday (since they were not yet fully aware of themselves, and therefore merely animals, or "potential" human beings).

There was a resistance movement called the "Tea Party," and members of the movement came from all over the country. These were mostly grandmas and grandpas who believed in the America of old. The Progressives banned the Tea Party as a "Clear and Present Danger" to public order. Large government rewards were issued for anyone who would report their neighbors as being against the regime. Use of the American flag was prohibited, as the Progressives had deemed it a "symbol of oppression."

ABORTIONSRUS OPENED A MILLION MILLS WITH GOVERNMENT FUNDS

ABORTIONSRUS OPENED A MILLION MILLS WITH GOVERNMENT FUNDS

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TEA PARTY PROTESTORS WERE ROUNDED UP AND SENT TO GULAGS

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TEA PARTY PROTESTORS WERE ROUNDED UP AND SENT TO GULAGS

PROGRESSIVE CROWD CONTROL

PROGRESSIVE CROWD CONTROL

The Beginning of the End

In 2012, the government announced that from that point on all professions would be represented by at least 50% women, 3% Asians, 12% blacks, 25% Hispanics, and no more than 63% whites. Needless to say, the quality of brain surgeons, airline pilots, and nuclear physicists dropped precipitously in the years to follow. Only professional athletes, singers, and dancers were excluded from quotas. Entertainment, the opium of the masses, had to remain at top quality and be provided by those in tune with Progressive ideals.

In the fall of 2012, several journalists and television personalities who opposed Progressivism mysteriously turned up missing. Their bodies were never found. The company they worked for, Fox News, was banned by the government as subversive and racist. The government shockingly seized control of radio and the internet.

Marriage was eliminated in steps. First, people were granted the right to marry others of their own sex. Then, polygamy was legalized, followed closely by polyamory. The Supreme Court, by then packed with Progressives, as Conservative members of the Court went missing (their bodies were never found), ruled that any restrictions on marriage were unconstitutional due to penumbras and emanations they saw in their daydreams. Eventually, the Progressives explained that marriage was an outdated institution altogether.

AMERICAN MAGAZINE COVER

AMERICAN MAGAZINE COVER

PROGRESSIVE POLICE STATE

PROGRESSIVE POLICE STATE

Christian Persecution

In 2013, Christianity was officially banned as racist and homophobic. Churches were confiscated to warehouse the new populations that continued to stream into the country. Only if a church declared themselves Progressive—meaning they did not actually believe in God, and agreed to promote abortion, homosexuality, and the so-called "Social Gospel"—were they allowed to exist. All Bibles were confiscated and burned. Anyone who fought these changes was not allowed to work, and forced to live off of what they could scavenge from other people's garbage cans.

Some of the strongest opposition to Progressive aims came from the military. In a brilliant stroke, this problem was solved by splitting the armed forces in half. One half was made into an internal army, assigned to control the civilian populace in America; the other half was put under the control of the United Nations—including all nuclear armaments. Iran and Libya were chosen to head the UN Armaments committee.

BIBLE BONFIRES ACROSS AMERICA LED BY HOMOSEXUALS

BIBLE BONFIRES ACROSS AMERICA LED BY HOMOSEXUALS

PROGRESSIVE GOVERNMENT CONDONED THE OF BURNING CHURCHES BY HOMOSEXUALS

PROGRESSIVE GOVERNMENT CONDONED THE OF BURNING CHURCHES BY HOMOSEXUALS

NO MORE AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN

NO MORE AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN

Social Justice

In 2024, every American was required to register all of their firearms with the government. This condition was but a pretext to banning all firearms the following year. Refusal to turn in any guns you possessed meant a death sentence. Sadly, this resulted in an enormous crime wave, because the disarmed, law-abiding citizens could no longer defend themselves against gangs of criminals—who still had guns. Their guns had always been illegal.

Also in 2024, the Progressive government announced that all Americans would now receive equal pay. To enforce this, the government nationalized every business in the country, and proclaimed a cashless society. All money flowed to the government electronically; and flowed from the government into debit card accounts of people who found favor in its eyes.

Each adult now worked for the government, and each worker was to be paid $50,000 per year, regardless of what type of work—if any—they performed. We know now that in fact government workers and union members received double that amount, and members of the Progressive Party lived as billionaires. But this was kept secret through government propaganda and media control.

In a move reminiscent of another Marxist Black Liberation Leader, Robert Mugabe of Rhodesia, word was passed along to the poor communities that they should seize all of the farmland in America. All they had to do was squat on it and use it as they saw fit. Any farmers who opposed would be shipped to reeducation camps to cure them of racism.

The rationale given by the government for this was that it was obvious to Progressives that it was not losing the land they had worked for fifty years that bothered the farmers; it was having their land taken by non-white people that had to be the problem. Unfortunately, similar to Rhodesia, the United States went from being the food supplier to much of the world, to not being able to feed itself, as the squatters lacked one important ingredient: they didn't know how to grow things.

Next, the poor were secretly trained by Community Organizers, such as the notorious ACORN, to waltz into any home over 1,000 square feet, forcibly evict those living there, and take the homes for themselves. After all, the enormous influx of immigrants was living in squalor. No family was worthy of living in more than 1,000 square feet of space, while others lived in shacks.

Unfortunately, a lot of rape, beatings, and killings occurred, but the government thought it an acceptable sacrifice for the good of the "Collective." They put a great name on it: Social Justice. Any who resisted were physically branded on the forehead by a hot iron with a big letter "R" for racist.

Private property was abolished. The Progressives announced that Social Justice could only be achieved if "the people" owned everything in the United States, but their definition of “the people” meant the government. Of course, the choicest mansions went to top party members (called comrades).

GUN CONTROL TOP ISSUE FOR ALL PROGRESSIVES

GUN CONTROL TOP ISSUE FOR ALL PROGRESSIVES

GUN CONTROL CARTOON

GUN CONTROL CARTOON

PROGRESSIVE GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

PROGRESSIVE GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

The Verichip

In 2024, the Progressives removed all mention (or symbols) of God and Christianity from America’s public buildings, monuments, documents, and seals. They justified this action by claiming that any mention of God in public had to have the opprobrium of the government, or it would violate "Separation of Church and State."

Their methodical removal of all crosses from every cemetery in America proved to be a daunting task, but it got done; they made it a priority. A few old veterans fussed about the thousands of crosses uprooted at Arlington National Cemetery, but they were silenced by some well placed bullets. Finally, came the destruction of all historical sites in America that were related to its Founders; they proclaimed them to be monuments of racism.

Also in 2024, all Americans were required to have a VeriChip implanted in their wrists. Any who refused could not buy, sell, or work. Little did they know that since 2014 their televisions had been wired by the Progressives to monitor the speech inside of their homes. Many were taken away in the middle of the night for daring to question Progressive ideals in what they thought were private conversations. The mass graves have only now been found. This was justified at the time on the grounds that they were either racists or homophobes.

POSTER PROTESTING THE 666 VERICHIP (MARK OF THE BEAST) DEPICTING AMERICAN DICTATOR AS THE ANTICHRIST

POSTER PROTESTING THE 666 VERICHIP (MARK OF THE BEAST) DEPICTING AMERICAN DICTATOR AS THE ANTICHRIST

AMERICA IN 2028

AMERICA IN 2028

AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD 2028

AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD 2028

The Sad End of America

Finally, in 2028, the United States was disbanded. The Progressives proclaimed that they were "citizens of the world."

The United Nations was given control of America. Soon thereafter, the American President was named President of the World, and a new World Government was implemented.

All people in the whole world were to now receive a salary of $10,000 per year; from molecular biologists to Borneo tribesmen (Some tribesmen were confused as they had no banks and had never seen a check. They used them for toilet paper. The world government bureaucracy kept mailing them their checks anyway). Finally, the world was equal.

But the world came to a standstill as people no longer had any reason to work, create, discover, or innovate. So, they were forced to work as slaves of the state. The Second Dark Ages soon followed.

History was rewritten to cover the crimes of the Progressives. One hundred million Americans perished. We know that the Progressives were working closely with the Chinese and Russian governments, with the goal of bringing down the United States of America—the only obstacle to a New World Communist Government. We are just now learning what happened as we undergo the Second Renaissance.

Next time we will discuss how the groundwork was laid before 2009 that enabled the Progressives to ruin civilization and plunge us into the Second Dark Ages. Questions?

BLEAK AMERICAN LANDSCAPES 2036

BLEAK AMERICAN LANDSCAPES 2036

Comments

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 16, 2020:

Jack Lee ~ Thank you very much for taking the time to read my story. I agree with your comments. Well said.

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on October 14, 2020:

I hope you are wrong. You know what will stop it? Trump 2020.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on July 04, 2019:

Thank you ever much for coming by to read my article, Mark Weller. I surely appreciate your awesome accolades, brother.

Mark Weller on July 03, 2019:

Awesome article James!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on February 13, 2013:

Half of all volunteering in America occurs in activities involving the Christian Faith. Half of all charitable giving is to Christian Charities. Half of all associational memberships are Church related. Christians are much more likely than other persons to visit friends, to entertain at home, to attend club meetings, and to belong to all sorts of groups, associations, and organizations.

The Scientific Revolution only happened in Christendom because Christianity taught us that a rational God created a rational universe and gave humans rational minds that could grow in understanding of it and therefore Him.

Hospitals are an invention of Christianity, as are Hospices for the dying. During plagues, for centuries, people would flee the infected cities and history shows that only one group of people were observed going the other way—TO the plague ridden towns: Christians.

Community Schools and the modern University are innovations of Christians—all the Ivy League Schools save one were established by fervent Christians: Yale, Harvard, Princeton, etc. etc. etc.

The spreading of literacy itself is credited to Christianity. Most people through history first learned to read primarily so they could read the Bible.

Nobody other group through human history has even approached the billions of hungry people fed by Christians through the centuries.

No other group has been even close to as successful at reforming criminals, prostitutes, drunkards, and drug addicts as Christians.

It was Christians who abolished slavery, not Atheists, not Buddhists, not Muslims, and not Jews. It was in Christendom that slavery was first abolished in the world.

The number of medical missions to other lands and to the poor at home by Christians is innumerable.

Nobody has taken care of orphans, widows, and the handicapped throughout the last 2000 years as Christians have. No other group has come close to housing as many people without shelter and clothing as many people without clothes.

The number of Christians who have given up comfortable homes to live and work among the dregs of the world is staggering.

No group has done as much to improve prison conditions as Christians.

Government welfare programs are counterfeit Christian Charity, designed to deliver the goods without the Good News.

Christianity has made more people happy than anything ever created on earth. Even today, people who attend church on a regular basis exhibit better mental and physical health, and live longer. They have more stable marriages and fewer disabilities in their old age. They are happier, feel better about themselves, are less depressed, and use less drugs and alcohol. Their children have better outcomes, too.

The more often you attend church the happier you are. 49% of Americans who attend church more than once a week are Very Happy; 41% of those who go to church weekly are Very Happy; 34% of those who attend church once a month are Very Happy. The least likely to be very happy are those who never go to church—23 percent. And the happiest of all Christians are "Fundamentalists."

Your very notion of "equality" comes from Christianity, which taught the world that ALL people, regardless of background, socioeconomic status, educational attainment, heredity, race, ethnicity, male or female, are equal in the eyes of God.

It is from the Christian Faith that you might have an idea of a "sanctity of life," which stems from the truth that human beings are created in the Image of God. That is also why you saw Atheist regimes murder 100 million souls in the 20th Century, because they see human beings are mere animals who exist to serve the State.

What about the message and teachings of Christ Jesus, and the life he lived, that makes you so hostile?

PAUL BAKER UK on February 06, 2013:

THE BIBLE BEING "THE BOOK OF LIES" WAS LONG OVERDUE

FROM BEING REMOVED FROM US SCHOOLS I HEARD IT ALL WHEN

I WAS A KID IT NEVER DID ME ANY GOOD,RELIGION NOTHING EVER COMES OF IT JUST ONE BIG COP OUT.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on June 30, 2012:

Alexander Mark— I hope the day comes when we do meet in person. Until then, thanks for all of your encouragement and affirmation. I sincerely appreciate you reading my work and sending such interesting comments my way. Good man!

James

Alexander Silvius from Portland, Oregon on June 24, 2012:

Beautifully said, especially: "...all property is owned by God. However, we are stewards of that property and it is obvious God favors ownership of property otherwise "Thou Shalt Not Steal" would not be in the Ten Commandments...," and, "You cannot have Faith without Free Will."

I like to think my comments are brilliant, but really I'm just grateful you appreciate my rants so much. I want to say your hubs are brilliant but I don't want to sound like I'm throwing a compliment back - so instead I'll write, "right back at ya."

If we ever run across each other in this world, I hope I will be able to verbalize my thoughts as well as I write them - I have an annoying tendency to let a conversation fall into nothingness! But, I would enjoy meeting you very much.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on June 23, 2012:

Alexander Mark— How great it is to "see" you here, my friend. Thank you for taking the time to read my work. It means a lot to me that you do. And your comments are always so brilliant!

Time keeps flowing like a river, to the sea.

Yes, all property is owned by God. However, we are stewards of that property and it is obvious God favors ownership of property otherwise "Thou Shalt Not Steal" would not be in the Ten Commandments because no one would "own" anything that could be stolen.

The theme of individual freedom is throughout the Bible by its repeated assertions of Free Will. It is "by faith" that all the Saints in the Bible had righteousness counted toward them. You cannot have Faith without Free Will. You cannot have Free Will without the Freedom to exercise it.

Many "progressives" are against private property because it is the greatest block to State Power over everything and everybody. That and the Family and Marriage and the Church—which, come to think out it, most progressives are also against with malice and the utmost hostility. As you said perfectly well: "Naturally this paves the way for one authority that rules over our lives."

You are discerning young man and it is an honor to "know" you, Brother. I hope we meet one day.

James

Alexander Silvius from Portland, Oregon on June 06, 2012:

I was just lamenting to another hubber about my inadequate history education, and I also do not know about Rule of Law, private property rights, the scientific revolution and so on. Unfortunately, time is a luxury so I will have to learn these things slowy and gradually over time instead of when it counted the most: in school.

I am studiously watching Kent Hovind videos, and he mentioned several verses in the Bible that show individual property ownership is from God. I had no idea, but I am already convinced that although it is not explicit, the theme of individual freedom can be found all throughout the Bible. And the issue of private property and land ownership is a natural assumption!

I resent how the American Indian is glorified because they had no understanding of ownership. The problem with that is, if I use a pencil that belongs to everyone and I am working on an article that will benefit everyone or a piece of art maybe, that pencil can be taken away at any time because someone else decides that something else is more important. This is how liberals think, I have met this idea thousands of times in my life, people feel they have the right to interrupt what I am doing because my time belongs to them. And there you see the idea of "no ownership."

All too often, when I am speaking with one customer, giving directions or helping in someway, someone else will come up and start talking loudly at me to ask a question. They will become irritated when I don't respond and continue talking at me very loudly. I completely ignore them because they are behaving like morons and I am not finished with the first person. Pretty soon, I am going to add, "do you have an emergency?" And when they say no or launch into their needs, "you are being extremely rude, I am in the middle of helping this person here." I swear it I will!

Anyway, all that to say that I believe this kind of behavior stems from the liberal teaching that we shouldn't own anything, not even ourselves and nothing is sacred. My time is your time (but not vice versa!). Naturally this paves the way for one authority that rules over our lives.

I will put that book on my, "books to read," list - there are so many to get to!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 30, 2012:

Alexander Mark— Thank you for visiting one of the Hubs of which I am most proud. This one did not get the number of readers I hoped it would. I do see that I need to update it for current circumstances.

I agree with you that there will always be lovers of freedom who will stand up for and fight for liberty (and God).

The kids are brainwashed in school now to the extent (I know from talking to plenty of them) that they do not know that the university, charity, the Rule of Law, private property rights, individual rights, the scientific revolution, and Western Civilization itself come from the Christian religion. And existed naturally nowhere but in Christendom for many centuries.

Speaking of WWII and Hitler, a friend of mine (Eric Metaxas) wrote an outstanding book I highly recommend: "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy"

I surely agree with you that "the scariest part of your hub was when progressives controlled everything to such an extent that it forced people to compromise or starve. It's scary because it is true. They preach tolerance and peace, but their aim is obviously to control everything so they can dominate every individual."

AMEN!

You see clearly. I appreciate your outstanding comments. I apologize for taking so long to respond. I am working furiously on my first book. :D

James

Alexander Silvius from Portland, Oregon on May 17, 2012:

Although there is a lot of truth in this story, I also don't believe that it will be that dark. I don't mean things may not get that bad, but as long as you and I are here (Christians and conservatives or defenders of individual freedom), there will be resistance. WW2 is littered with liberal ideals and yet God kept a people to defeat Hitler. Millions were gassed and it is a horrible and bleak time, but there were always those who fought the enemy. It will be like that too in our time. We'll find places to hide and fight from, politicians will also fight on their turf, as will religious people on theirs.

It's true that America is moving toward a progressive state, but only in science fiction is every single person subverted by progressive philosophy.

But the scariest part of your hub was when progressives controlled everything to such an extent that it forced people to compromise or starve. It's scary because it is true. They preach tolerance and peace, but their aim is obviously to control everything so they can dominate every individual.

This was not a pleasant read, but a much needed warning of what kind of waters we are heading into. (this was not quite as bleak as the movie "The Road" though, because if people are being persecuted, that means there are still people left who believe in true hope and freedom).

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on July 06, 2010:

mike— Will do. Will do. :D

mike on July 05, 2010:

look before you flush

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on June 10, 2010:

Allan McGregor— Thank you for taking the time to catch up on my Hubs, Brother. I've missed hearing from you. As always you are able to explicate what I wrote better than I am. I love this section of your comments:

"because you write about the American Political Left all semblance of humour goes out the window.

Had you written a biting satire against George W. Bush or Jesus Christ they would be congratulating you on your acerbic wit and sharp observation.

The fact is, this article is too close to the truth to be tolerated by those by whom no truth is to be tolerated."

Perfectly said, my wise friend. Gosh it's good to read your words again. :D

Allan McGregor from South Lanarkshire on June 10, 2010:

I'm working my way through and catching up on your hubs.

This was excellent, but I also see that the ironic hyperbole of political satire is lost on some. Maybe the mistake was to be too explicit, but the caption included of a scene from Soylent Green should have been a clue.

When Aldous Huxley wrote 'Brave New World' and George Orwell, '1984' and 'Animal Farm', they were proclaimed works of genius, but because you write about the American Political Left all semblance of humour goes out the window.

Had you written a biting satire against George W. Bush or Jesus Christ they would be congratulating you on your acerbic wit and sharp observation.

The fact is, this article is too close to the truth to be tolerated by those by whom no truth is to be tolerated.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on June 07, 2010:

blue parrot— I agree with you. There are myriad causes. But the social programs instituted under "The Great Society" did necessitate the printing of much "new" money to pay for them. Going off the Gold Standard may be the true reason. Good eye. Thank you for the correction. I think you're right.

blue parrot from Madrid, Spain on June 07, 2010:

Sorry, I forgot to check back.

In fact this curve does not show the relevant data, but I don't think you can find a single cause for such a broad trend. You realize the curve shows the dollar to gold value, but at one point back then the US abolished what was called "the gold standard", as most countries had done before. Money ceased to have some "objective" value and became a political instrument that allowed the US to continue expanding its activities abroad.

I think you cannot find a single cause. What about the invention of TV? What about the two world wars? These things are still too near and too big to be classified and labelled.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 30, 2010:

Kate the Fair— Thank you! And you are welcome. I appreciate the accolades, especially coming from such a talented writer as yourself. I meant to provide a link to your article (I forgot) in a similar vein:

https://hubpages.com/hub/The-Late-Great-United-Sta...

Kate the Fair on May 30, 2010:

OUTSTANDING!! I couldn't have said it better myself, especially the part about the electoral college, ha. The amount of understanding, effort and work that went into this is astounding. And you nailed it! I wish every American in the United States could read this and see the future that is already in "progress" before it really is too late. Thank you for this!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 29, 2010:

akirchner— You lost your crown!?! I understand your feelings. Thank you for taking the time to read my work. I appreciate your comments.

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on May 28, 2010:

I only wish perhaps someone could realize that perhaps OUR version of 'the truth' is not all there is. I can never envision a god who would believe that one people or one race was always right or was the 'chosen'. We prance around the globe trying to convert people to our way of 'peace' meanwhile causing or aiding in all the wars - and we can't even take care of the people between our shores - or keep from becoming a 'foreign country' within our own doors. Makes no sense to me - but I think I lost my crown a few decades ago and no one bothers listening to me! Perhaps one of these days as a collective voice....one can only hope.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 28, 2010:

Rose West— You are welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed my little story. Thank you for your gracious compliments. :)

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 28, 2010:

akirchner— You wrote:

"We are spread across the world and we have our hands in everyone's country"

You are right. We long protected Europe from Communist aggression by stationing 100,000 troops there. We've long protected South Korea and Taiwan as well, and other places. As far as aggressive actions go, the United States has long operated on the theory that if someone declares themselves our enemy, we will take the fight to them where they are. Because, the alternative is to fight them on our soil, on the defensive.

"We have so many people coming across the border and receiving enormous benefits"

This is one of the most troubling things going on around here. I can't understand why a wall wasn't built years ago to stop this. The Social Liberals never wanted one and likened it to the Berlin Wall—that it would be a symbol of oppression as that was. Apparently, they never understood that the Berlin Wall was to keep people IN—not out. :D

"I wonder at times as my mom says if we are not all being drugged to death with prescription meds"

NOW YOU'RE TALKING

Rose West from Michigan on May 27, 2010:

Wow, this was a great article, James! Thanks for the great reminder and encouragement to keep fighting for the truth! Our country is surely going downhill, and your scenario could be very possible. Really enjoyed, so thank you!

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on May 27, 2010:

As to the most powerful nation - think the Romans - we can fail and we probably will fail because we have not taken the precautionary measures to protect ourselves and our own. We are spread across the world and we have our hands in everyone's country but we cannot take care of our own people. What's wrong with that scenario? I am not sure how we keep voting Republican/Democrat - where is it actually getting us? We have so many people coming across the border and receiving enormous benefits - while the rest of us 'middle income' folks just keep paying and paying. It makes no sense to me. I don't need to think long and hard about what our outcome is going to be - I just worry about what I will do when our country is no longer our own...and it may already be. My biggest beef is that no one seems to want to stand up and shout - stop! I wonder at times as my mom says if we are not all being drugged to death with prescription meds and we have gone brain dead?

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 27, 2010:

blue parrot— That is an astounding graph. Thank you very much for providing that link. Do you think this is the result of the Great Society?

I very much appreciate this visit.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 27, 2010:

dugger62— You are welcome.

"GRANDEST HUB YET TO BE PUBLISHED ON HERE"

WOW!! I cannot thank you enough for your laudatory comments. Your opinion matters to me. I do have a book in the works, and this just might be part of it. :-)

I also have a tin foil hat.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 27, 2010:

advisor4qb— :D

I don't go into the forums for a lack of time. I'm always researching, writing, reading Hubs, or answering comments. Thank you for your nice words. Great to see you again.

blue parrot from Madrid, Spain on May 27, 2010:

I think you ought to have a look at this graph which represents the history of the dollar:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Value_of_US_doll...

It represents the origin of the US debt = the origin of the present crisis and US dependence on China.

As seen from here, the habit of doing great things and waging long wars without however paying for them has created a climate or nutty optimism which is now collapsing or turning into a shaky sense of puzzlement.

Deborah Dugger from Colorado on May 27, 2010:

You ought to write a book James! You covered it all to the Tee! Thank you for the GRANDEST HUB YET TO BE PUBLISHED ON HERE. Of course this is just my opinion- and a lot of times my opinions doesn't amount to much. To some, they claim I forgot my tinfoil hat. lol.

Your 100 % TRUTH MARCHES FORWARD, James. Can't wait for the one you mentioned above to be written next.

advisor4qb from On New Footing on May 26, 2010:

I appreciate that you always call 'em like you see 'em, James. You are very forthright and have no qualms about saying what some of the rest of us think only to ourselves.

You rock! (PS I bet you start avalanches in the forums...)

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 26, 2010:

Hxprof— I think you know you are welcome anytime to opine. Most people do believe the USA can't fall for the same reason the Romans named Rome the Eternal City. It doesn't seem feasible. The book "The Black Swan" explains this sort of thing beautifully (highly recommended). The way we look back at history, with why what happened, gives a subtle perception that it was predictable when in fact life and history is completely unpredictable. WWI was supposed to a three month skirmish. The Great Depression "couldn't happen." A small band of Bolsheviks could not possibly take over a country the size of Russia. No way "babarians" could topple Rome.

Hxprof on May 25, 2010:

I couldn't resist one more comment on this article (jeeze, would this dude write his OWN article?). See if you can answer a question for which I have no answer: How can so many Americans believe that this country CAN'T fall, or won't fall, when we can't/won't protect our borders? Are most Americans in denial or do they truly believe that because this is America, the most powerful nation on earth (THE HAMMER OF THE EARTH-for you James)it can't possibly fall?

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 25, 2010:

rosycreations— If I got you to thinking, that is exactly my intent. Thanks for coming by and leaving your words.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 25, 2010:

Joshua Kell— You are truly welcome, my friend. A Masterpiece! Wow! That makes me feel good. Thanks!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 25, 2010:

janiek13— I surely appreciate the "forward" very much. Thank you!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 25, 2010:

Calling Crow— Spe