It’s time for courage, not political correctness.
First of all, this is not a pro-Trump vs. anti-Trump blogpost. This is for freedom-loving Americans on both sides of the aisle, so regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, I’m glad you’re reading this.
Words Have Power
Words have incalculable power, and right now we are in a war of ideas where words matter even more. This is why it’s so troubling to me to see places like Parler being shut down by tech giants like Amazon.
They were shut down because they didn’t censor people enough. In other words, a big tech company shut down a billion dollar platform because the platform didn’t stifle free speech enough.
Did you know that more than 70 percent of millennials get a majority of their information from social media? And if social media doesn’t want you to see the opinions and information from a particular viewpoint, they can shut you down.
What this reminds me of is just how brilliantly the left has been strategizing in the war of ideas. They’ve been playing this game brilliantly for a very long time. This is why they control big tech, Hollywood, the media, and our universities (which in turn are producing “woke” graduates who know very little but consider themselves sages of wisdom).
Fight Bad Ideas with Better Ideas
If you think for a minute, though, that the solution to this imbalance of power is to take up arms, you’re absolutely wrong.
In fact, let me just be blunt here. If you’re ready to pick up your rifle and say “viva la revolution,” then I can say without doubt that you’re an idiot who’s probably never been in a real, grizzly battle. Do you know what it’s like to kill and see death all around you?
I can promise you. You don’t want that. You cannot change a person’s mind with force. You can only change hearts and minds with better ideas.
Don’t Keep Your Words To Yourself
America is the greatest political experiment in the history of the world, founded by men and women who wanted to create the freest nation and people. This is why the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was set in place by these brilliant patriots–who also were philosophers and thinkers (and probably poets).
They understood that free speech was integral to defending the freedom given to us by God. This was the primary mechanism by which Americans could defend American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
So I encourage you to speak up. Don’t stay silent about the truth as you see it. Say it as broadly and as intelligently as you can to anyone who will listen. But let me stress two points:
- Make sure you have good arguments supported in truth and reality.
- The Bible tells us to speak the truth in love.
So as you speak the truth, remember that you’re not fighting against a person; you’re fighting against bad ideas and against lies. So speak freely with conviction, but do so with kindness. These are your fellow Americans.
Yes. This Is A War.
I know things don’t look good right now for good ole fashioned freedom-loving patriots like you and me. We love God, our families, and our country. We want to protect our freedom.
We are in a war. I agree. But it’s a war of ideas, and bad ideology can only be defeated with better ideas. So speak the truth, avoid political correctness, but do it in a way that people can actually hear what you’re saying.