Maybe some of you remember the old days of the cold war with the Soviet Union. This godless government perpetrated evil upon the earth from its inception in 1922 until the Reagan Revolution bankrupted Soviet communism in 1991. During this time, communism was responsible for over 100 million murders worldwide - most of them because of this ruthless form of government that President Ronald Reagan called the "Evil Empire." During that time, the Soviet bosses had at their disposal the national and local media as propaganda arms. And the misinformation that came from the Soviet leadership was incredible. "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."
For example, the Soviets weren't involved in Vietnam, but the NVA was their proxy. The Soviets didn't have a military relationship with Cuba, but they did. The Soviets didn't invade Afghanistan, but they did. Stalin didn't kill millions of his own people, but he did. I am bringing this up because propaganda - trying to get people to believe something that is actually the opposite of what it is - is very dangerous to a free society. The news media in America is a free press, that is, it is supposed to be the watchdog of the government on behalf of the people. But in recent years, it has become the mouthpiece for the left - in many respects the same way that Pravda and Tass behaved under the Soviet Union.
In America, the man who occupies the Oval Office (OOO) is practicing a dangerous form of propaganda and the news media is not holding him accountable. On May 7, OOO said, "We can no longer afford to spend as if deficits do not matter and waste is not our problem." Yet in continuing his remarks, he introduced a budget that combined with previous bailout spending, straps every American with over $30,000 of debt to the government. On May 16, OOO told Notre Dame graduates that Americans must work to reduce abortions. Yet he has lifted restrictions on taxpayer funded abortions and has proposed record budget dollars for the world's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
And on May 19, OOO said he wanted to reduce America's energy costs by requiring struggling auto makers to adhere to new mileage standards. Yet, these new mandated standards will add over $1,300 to the price of making a car, and will make cars less safe and drivers more vulnerable to injury in crashes. The propaganda needed to sell gullible Americans on socialism - communism's first cousin - is getting less and less each day because nobody challenges the logic or the truth behind the words that tickle their ears. James 1:8 says,
The double mindedness of these politicians has a purpose to deceive. Jesus said, "Take heed that no man deceive you."