Hating America?

One thing that begins to happen when one becomes saturated in non-court History and Historians is the polished veneer begins to come off your own place of origin. The left does this all the time insisting that America is a sinful nation because of the way it has treated women, or because of the way it has treated slaves, or because of its past colonialism overseas or because of how the putative Robber Barons treated their employees, thus cutting a jag on Capitalism. Reading pig slop like Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” or Steven J. Keillor’s “This Rebellious House: American History and the Truth of Christianity,” or Alan Guezlo’s “Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President,” the left becomes saturated in anti-history and so see’s America as a country has always done the devil’s work and so must be remade into the left’s image.

The problem with the left is that most of their criticisms of America of this nature are merely some type of warmed over Marxist historiography. The left hates America because it hasn’t been a Marxist country and their hatred for the country will only be lifted once statues of Marx and Lenin are placed alongside the statue of Martin Luther King.

But, what about the Biblical Christian? Does he ever begin to seen the veneer come off his birth of origin? I would answer resoundingly yes. Indeed, I would answer so vigorously “yes,” that I would say that the Biblical Christian ought to hate America just as all reasonable people rightfully hate Dracula. Now, keep in mind that saying “I hate America,” is not the same as saying, “I hate each and every American.” The hate spoken of here is what the America as a country has done and while that certainly has to include many, and perhaps even most Americans it does not include all Americans. Many Americans over the decades have fought the good fight against those who have been constantly clawing to turn this country into the beehive and the anthill.

However, I don’t hate America for the same reasons the left does. Indeed I hate America because the Marxists have been so successful in their project to remake America. I hate the America of Lincoln, Wilson, and the Roosevelts because I love the America of Washington, Jefferson, and Coolidge. So I hate America for the exact opposite reasons that the left hate’s America. I hate America because America has become so Marxist while the left hates America because it isn’t yet Marxist enough. I hate the America that is because I love the America as she was created to be.

Recently, I made this declaration above in a setting that found people bewildered at such a sentiment and asking for precision and specificity over why I would say such a thing. Below, is just a beginning of why I say, “I hate America, and so should all Biblical Christians.”

Since 1973 America, under the flag of legality, as killed fifty million babies in the one place where one would think is the safest place in the cosmos. Fifty million people. The number is so large that it is beyond the ability to really think about. Since 1973 we have killed approximately 1/5 of our current population. How can a Christian not hate a country that has allowed for such a thing?

In 1944 and 1945, first at Tehran, and then at Yalta America turned over countless Millions of people in Eastern and Central Europe to the butchering Satanist communists (Tehran and Yalta). Similarly, our actions in China effectively turned over that whole nation to the Communists. (See George Crockers, “FDR’s Road to Yalta,” and John T. Flynn’s “The Roosevelt Myth,” and “Blacklisted by History,” by M. Stanton Evans — especially as he deals with figures such as Lauchlin Currie, and Owen Lattimore). How can a Christian not hate a country that pursued such a foreign policy course that resulted in Communism covering major portions of the globe and resulted in the deaths of countless tens of millions?

Prior to that there was the bloody disaster that was our involvement in WW I and then the Versailles treaty that led to WW II. (See two volumes by Docherty and MacGregor… “Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War,” and “Prolonging the Agony: How The Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended WWI by Three-and-a-Half Years,” and “How Britain Initiated both World Wars,” by Nick Kollerstrom. America by wrongly involving herself in World War I is responsible for the death of American lads, and for creating such a mess on the global stage that the Communists were able to take over Russia. Further America is responsible (along with other players) for aiding the destruction of European Christendom. How can a Christian out of love for those who perished so needlessly not hate the country responsible for that?

What else might we say, as reasons for hating America?

We dropped two atomic bombs on Japan when they were already agreeing, 6 months prior to the eventual peace deal, that ended up being the same peace deal that was eventually signed after the bombings. (See Herbert Hoover’s “Freedom Betrayed.”) The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were war crimes committed by America. How can one not hate a country that does such a thing?

Then there are the million unarmed Germans that Eisenhower and the Allies killed in prison camps after WW II not to mention the human reparations that were sent to the USSR to die in their work Gulags. (See “Other Losses” by James Bacque and Nikolas Tolstoy’s “The Secret Betrayal.”)

There is, of course much more. This is merely a beginners plate that explains why a Christian might justly hate America. The Christians love for righteousness and justice makes one see all the unrighteousness, injustice, not to mention death and suffering, and so burns with loathing for a country that is responsible for all this death and mayhem. And it burns with loathing also for the left which hates America for the exact opposite reasons.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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