Thursday, December 18, 2014
Cuba & the White House–When Communists convene
My son and I were just talking the other day about how it seems that many Americans just don’t understand the Cold War, the terrors of communism and the oppression it causes. We are less than a generation removed from President Ronald Reagan’s famous June 12, 1987 speech where he stood by the Berlin Wall and said, “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Did you know that communism during the 20th century was responsible for the deaths of over 100 million people?
Communism, like Islamism, is one of the most divisive and deadly forms of government known to mankind. Communism attempts to void society of God by causing its people to worship the state, which becomes the provider of all things needed to survive. It is rooted in the ideal that there should be no religion other than the state, that morals and prosperity and creativity must emanate from the state. Two years after Reagan’s speech, the Berlin Wall was opened to travel for local residents, reuniting families who had been separated for decades. The wall was torn down by the end of 1990 during the collapse of the Soviet Union and communism in Europe.
In that same speech, Reagan said: “The totalitarian world produces backwardness because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship. The totalitarian world finds even symbols of love and of worship an affront. Years ago, before the East Germans began rebuilding their churches, they erected a secular structure: the television tower at Alexander Platz. Virtually ever since, the authorities have been working to correct what they view as the tower’s one major flaw, treating the glass sphere at the top with paints and chemicals of every kind. Yet even today when the sun strikes that sphere–that sphere that towers over all Berlin–the light makes the sign of the cross. There in Berlin, like the city itself, symbols of love, symbols of worship, cannot be suppressed.”
When the occupant of the Oval Office determines that he will normalize relations with Cuba, he is supporting and rewarding totalitarianism. Cuba, and its dictators the Castro brothers, are among the last strongholds of Soviet-era communism. It is also aligned with Iran, which many may not commonly know. The “president” is comfortable with this ilk of evildoers because of his political philosophy and upbringing. But make no mistake, the people of Cuba were duped by Castro into thinking the revolution would bring freedom. And today, Americans are being duped into believing that Cuba’s oppression and totalitarianism doesn’t matter anymore. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
For God’s Glory Alone Ministries thanks Bill Wilson and www.dailyjot.com