Participation Awards

Having broken from an original desire to post here exclusively theological insights that promote personal research into Scripture, my last Article presented a perspective on the recent election in America. I received an incredible response from it, and it began a trend that resulted in this post.

After reading an excellent article on another blog  entitled Participation Trophies Are To Blame I replied and posted it here for my readers. Another equally good related post can be viewed @ insanitybytes22.

If I were not a believer, I would be quite fearful of the present state of a generation raised under participation awards. They have no clue, it has never been taught them – but I remember 7th grade civics class where we watched a film in which the still solvent Soviet Union Premier Khrushchev declared the following.

“I can prophecy that your grandchildren in America will live under socialism — our firm conviction is that sooner or later Capitalism will give way to Socialism. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you… The press is our chief ideological weapon… With its help we will divide and confuse the American people until they have lost faith in their Government, their nation has ceased to be a major world power, and their country is ripe for revolution… We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all… We cannot expect Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism. The film ended with this quote from Lenin – “Give me two generations of children of Americans in school without God and I will take the nation without firing a shot!”

Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it.

I took great comfort in seeing the Berlin Wall torn down and shortly after it, the collapse of the Soviet Union. But the ‘release’ of all those immigrants who had been raised under Soviet ideology, crept into America and started planting seeds of corruption. Although we’re now 3-4 generations removed from Khrushchev’s ‘prophecies’, and the regime he headed no longer exists, it seems that only his timing was off – his ideology is indeed among us in ever swelling numbers.

But, fear NOT – God is still in control, and I believe the pendulum is beginning its return ‘swing’. I truly hope our nation has gone as far left as it will and that now real godliness shall crush the ‘serpents head’ again. Even if revolution should occur – it will be fought for freedom FROM ‘leftist-liberalism’NOT towards it.

The sooner America realizes its failure in maintaining godliness and individual responsibility, the quicker we can repent and move on. It’s high time we invoke some critical self-awareness and understand that EQUALITY is NOT UNIFORMITY.  May we also remember, that what we ALL share in common, is that we  have ALL fallen short. Thank God, there’s no ‘failure trophy’.


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