I do hope you will forgive me for taking a slight detour today! I don't know if you have been following the news, and are aware that the president held a 'summit' on 'extremism' this week. He publicly declared that we are not at war with Islam, etc...The battle has been conveniently redefined.
I received an email this morning that DEEPLY disturbed me. Initially I wasn't sure why this particular email caused such an emotional earthquake, since I wasn't completely surprised by its contents. It has taken me the day to process.
Here's what I learned. At the close of the summit yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security released its current report on 'extremism'. A summary has been given, and there have been brief reports on CNN and Fox News, but DHS has stated the report will NOT be made available to the public.
Why am I so disturbed? Because the report concluded that the GREATEST THREAT to our nation is conservative, 'right-wing' citizens...not ISIS or other foreign terror groups, but simply those who do not share the ideology of the current administration. "Open season" has begun. For any student of modern history, this should sound at least vaguely familiar.
This is the OFFICIAL beginning of the end for liberty in America (in reality the demise began long ago). We now have been put on notice. Perhaps we may have a clearer understanding of why the army has the audacity to publicly recruit workers for internment/resettlement camps...
We have been warned. Lord, grant us wisdom and courage.
Sojourner. Servant. Recipient of undeserved Grace. Worshiper.