The Stupid Castigating of Violence

“To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today: You did not win. Violence never wins. Freedom wins. And this is still the people’s house.”

Mike Pence
Vice President

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

Thomas Jefferson
3rd President

In the end political violence doesn’t work.”

Tucker Carlson
Talking Head
FOX NWO Network

“The statements by Pence and Carlson and several others I’ve heard today are magnificently stupid statements because political violence routinely works. It worked for the Jacobins in the French Revolution. It worked for the Yankees and Abolitionists in the America’s version of the French Revolution. It worked for the Bolsheviks against the Czar. Political violence routinely works. In point of fact political violence has [worked] and is working for BLM, Antifa and the rest of the Cultural Marxist left.

Of course the reason that violence is being denounced today is that people are trying to hold the social order together. However, clearly the social order is already in an increasingly bubbling civil war. In this context the Christian has to realize that God does not hate violence in the pursuit of His justice or in protection of life. To automatically think that God hates violence is to confess one’s self an Anabaptist. To say that violence doesn’t work is to confess one is an idiot.

I am not advocating violence at this point of the social order meltdown. I’m only communicating that Christians have never believed that God hates violence as pursued consistent with Christian just war theory and Christians with half a brain in their head have never said that “violence never wins.”

I am advocating that as Christians we begin to learn about Christian thinking on Just war theory as articulated by faithful Christian men through the ages because we may well be on the cusp of having to know these things in order to determine our actions going forward.

Personally, I am thankful for the successful violence used by the Christian crusaders, for the successful violence in throwing the Moors out of Spain, for the successful violence of Sobieski at Vienna and Don Juan at Lepanto, for the successful violence of Cromwell against Charles I, the successful violence of Cortez against the Aztecs and countless other successful outbursts of violence as pursued by Christian men against wicked. Further, I regret where Christian violence failed with the consequence that evil men and causes triumphed.

Don’t you believe that “violence never wins.” If anything is attested as true throughout history it is that violence often wins.

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.

4 thoughts on “The Stupid Castigating of Violence”

  1. Hi Bret..I am a friend of a friend of yours: Connie Eldridge from Maine.
    May I ask what news feed you trust for true/un-fake news?
    And, what your thoughts are about QAnon?

    1. Hello Cindy,

      The News sites I look at are,


      I think QAnon has proved himself a false prophet.

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