A wise man hears one word and understands two.

Yiddish Saying

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People “self-report.”  They tell you by their words and actions who they are.

This happens all the time.  Yet, few people hear or see, discern or understand what is being reported to them.  Even the speaker or actor who “self-reports” is unaware that they are telling you precisely who they are.

I give you a pristine example.

A few days ago, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat from Louisana who is running for re-election after serving three terms totally 18 years in the Senate, was asked how it was that Louisana didn’t seem to “take” to the occupant of the White House.  Ms. Landrieu explained that Louisana had a history of being unkind to women and Black Americans.

As odd as it is that this woman of no particular private or public accomplishment (unless you count being born into a political family) who serves as a U.S. Senator could complain that her fellow citizens didn’t much care for women, it is far stranger and more instructive that T.V. political pundits asked out loud: How could she say this?

They heard only words that would alienate people whose votes she needed.  They did not hear Ms. Landrieu “self-report.”

What was she telling us?  Well, the principle thing she is saying is this: she looks at the world as the Democrat Party does, as a place where we are all divided into groups to be exploited for their benefit.

You see we are not seen by the Democrat Party, or Ms. Landrieu, as people, neighbors, friends, God’s loved ones, but rather as classes and kinds of people to be pitted against each other: rich against “poor,” White against Black, Anglos against Hispanics, men against women, young against old, heterosexual against homosexual, union against non-union, Liberals against Conservatives, North against South, etc.

Ms. Landrieu and her Party are dividers.  They rely on stirring-up division, fostering hatred even, destroying community, collaboration, and friendship. Community “DISorganizers,” all.  Petty provocateurs.  They: the Party of “never let a crisis go unexploited.”  They relish “enemies” and creating them.

So much for One Nation under God.

And now the final strange thing about Ms. Landrieu and her fellow travelers: they do not realize that their simple-minded and trite ways of seeing, thinking, speaking and acting are bigoted and rooted in a Marxism which requires tumult, conflict, social division and destruction.

The old Soviet Union may have fallen but its ways of being are very much present in the American secular Left.

Will that way of thinking be dispatched?  Yes, in time – if we wake up.  One hopes it is before more damage is done.

For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.

Rom 12:4-5

Shalom.

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