John Lennon and Paul McCarthy had an interesting lyrical answer to the push for revolution in the 60’s which I have excerpted below. The full lyrics can be seen by clicking the link.

You say you want a revolution
….We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
….You say you got a real solution
….You ask me for a contribution
….But when you want money
For people with minds that hate
All I can tell is brother you have to wait
….You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow….

You could maybe say that their objection was more practical than ideological, but that is not the point. The advice given in the song was and is good advice, especially in the “Occupy Wall Street” times we are living in. I wonder sometimes, are the sixties revolutions coming back? Or worse? Keep reading and you tell me.

At this point I should issue my “paranoid conspiracy theory” alert. Since the 2008 elections I have said more than once to my wife (half jokingly) that I feared that the 2008 elections could be our last Presidential election (for reasons I won’t explain for fear of loosing all of you). She never wanted to hear my pessimism, and frankly, I was and am hoping and praying that we will not come to that, although my concerns and fears have only heightened in the three and one-half years that have passed since those elections, by watching world events unfold.

I know those thoughts border on tin foil hat thinking, so imagine my surprise and chagrin when I a friend of mine, Tom Hughes, recently posted a piece from the Canada Free Press. According to this article, my fears may not be all that unfounded. The article quotes a source inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as saying,

“The Obama administration and many of the un-elected ‘czars,’ either directly or indirectly, are engaged in covert activities with the occupy movement, various labor protests, and other subversive activities inside the U.S. Using untracked campaign funds, they are paying people to infiltrate the various movements to cause physical destruction of property and disrupt commerce. That began last year, but has increased ten-fold already this year,”

“Obama is using some high-profile people as pawns to foment the revolution. I heard several times through very credible sources that [Louis] Farrakhan is on the CIA payroll. Other have been named as well, but I’m not prepared to identify them yet. Farrakhan is to coordinate the Blacks and the Muslims to prepare for riots this summer, using any means necessary.”

“Mentioned at the meeting Saturday were methods to use pawns to simulate the rioting in the Arab Spring countries, but to the benefit of this administration. A controlled chaos thing.” They envision rioting starting in the urban areas first, such as New York and other major cities, followed by a disruption of business and commerce. This will allow the DHS to mobilize their various teams into the streets of America without objection of the people.” 

“They want to restrict travel, if not through high energy prices, then by checkpoints and curfews mandated by rioting and unrest. They understand we are the most well-armed nation in the world, yet they are aware of our vulnerabilities and intend to fully exploit them.” The whole purpose is to keep Obama in office for another term, no matter how unpopular he is, as he is not finished changing our country from a Constitutional Republic. This is the run-up to the 2012 elections, or perhaps causing enough chaos to delay them – indefinitely.”

I will let you judge if the source is real or credible or if any of this is believable. I just think it is interesting that  this aligns fairly closely to the type of things that happen when freely elected nations morph into centrally controlled bureaucracies (Tyrannies).  We are conditioned in America to think that those types of things happen in places like Cuba or Venezuela or Germany (in the past) but can not happen here. I typically think that. We have a rich history of freedom and liberty and we are not easily subdued and so what happens there does not have to happen here – but could it?   

The easy answer is “of course it could”, but eternal vigilance is the guardian of freedom so it does not have to happen. Actually we should take some comfort in the fact that Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has largely fizzled in its May 1 resurrection from last falls protests. None-the-less I would like to issue a two-part challenge to everyone who knows God and His Son Jesus.

1. God rules the nations, He is alive, He does hear and is moved by the prayers of His children. I urge you to make your prayers known to Him and then humble yourself before Him and pray and seek His face and as He shows you, turn from sin, so that He will hear and forgive us and heal the land, and hold back the hand of the revolutionaries. 

2. We are the true revolutionaries, lets use the weapons of our warfare as we are reminded in Ephesians 6:10-17

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11  Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against  flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

These are not times to remain on the sidelines.