Radicals protest radicals for being insufficiently radical

Hours after Joe Biden was inaugurated on January 20, hundreds of anarchists rioted in Seattle. Led by the Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front, rioters chanted expletives against both Donald Trump and Joe Biden and smashed windows while radical leftists in Portland vandalized the Oregon Democratic Party headquarters, and rioters in Denver burned an American flag and yelled expletives at police. Although Joe Biden and Kamala Harris represent the most radically leftist administration in American history, some violent youths and adults think they are not radical enough.

“Portland is going to continue to be a microcosm of the political divides, especially among the left, that we’re seeing across the country,” said the president of the radical group Portland Forward. “The idea that middle-of-the-road Democrats can say with a straight face that we need to take things slowly or do things in a very deliberate way rubs a lot of people the very wrong way.”

Violence among radical leftists has been increasing nationwide, according to a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. America now has a serious problem with lawlessness. Many young people support outright socialism and tearing down constitutional limited government by any means necessary.

The Bible warns that when “every man does that which is right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25), the result is disaster: “Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers” (Isaiah 1:7).

More than 200 colleges already teach ‘critical race theory’

Cornell Law School professor William Jacobson launched a website on January 31 about critical race theory curriculum in the United States. This is a Marxist hypothesis developed in the 1980s that claims the scientific method, data and facts are “inherently racist” expressions of white supremacy. Jacobson’s displays a state-by-state list of more than 200 institutions of higher learning that teach this Marxist doctrine.

The Prophet Isaiah corrected the house of Jacob for forsaking God’s law and running after foreign philosophies. “O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers” (Isaiah 2:5-6). The modern descendants of those ancient Israelites have committed the same mistake.

Drugged driving a growing threat

A study published in the December 2020 edition of the Journal of Safety Research found that 4.5 percent of American adults (over 9 million people) drove under the influence of marijuana in the past year. Meanwhile, 8.5 percent of adults (over 17 million people) drove under the influence of alcohol. The study also found that more than half of those driving under the influence of alcohol were also under the influence of other drugs, including inhalants (70 percent), cocaine (69 percent) and hallucinogens (64 percent). The study relied on data from the 2016–2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which analyzed 124,466 adults ages 18 years or older.

The Apostle Paul prophesied thousands of years ago that in the end time, men would be “lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:1, 4). This describes American society today, where the next car you pass may be steered by an intoxicated driver.

Biden executive order: Schools should include transgender athletes in girls’ sports

An executive order signed by Joe Biden on his first afternoon in office that opposes “discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation” pressures public schools to allow students who identify as transgender to compete in sports leagues for the opposite gender. It states, “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room or school sports.” What this means is that boys who say they are girls will be able to play on girls’ sports teams and use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms (and vice versa).

God’s creation and God’s Word strongly differentiate between male and female in body, mind, dress, hair length, appearance and roles for building happy marriages, fulfilled families and strong nations (see Genesis 1-2; Deuteronomy 22:5; Matthew 19:4 and 1 Corinthians 11:14-15). God specifically forbids the misery-inducing ideas that radical adults are now forcing on our youth.