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Mobocracy vs. Truth

The Cambridge Dictionary defines mobocracy as, “rule by a mob (= a large, angry crowd, especially one that could become violent)” and “a mob that has power, or is in control.” Abraham Lincoln warned about mobocracy in a speech called the Lyceum Address, which he gave on January 27, 1838:

“While, on the other hand, good men, men who love tranquility, who desire to abide by the laws, and enjoy their benefits, who would gladly spill their blood in the defense of their country; seeing their property destroyed; their families insulted, and their lives endangered; their persons injured; and seeing nothing in prospect that forebodes a change for the better; become tired of, and disgusted with, a Government that offers them no protection; and are not much averse to a change in which they imagine they have nothing to lose. Thus, then, by the operation of this mobocratic spirit, which all must admit, is now abroad in the land, the strongest bulwark of any Government, and particularly of those constituted like ours, may effectually be broken down and destroyed—I mean the attachment of the People. Whenever this effect shall be produced among us; whenever the vicious portion of population shall be permitted to gather in bands of hundreds and thousands, and burn churches, ravage and rob provision-stores, throw printing presses into rivers, shoot editors, and hang and burn obnoxious persons at pleasure, and with impunity; depend on it, this Government cannot last.”
https://teachingamericanhistory.org/document/lyceum-address/

Countless examples of mobocracy, or mob mentality, that have occurred in the United States in just the past decade, come to mind, such as the George Flood riots; the “summer of love” full of destructive acts in cities like Portland, Oregon; the tearing down of historical monuments that represented real history; demonstrations advocating and insisting on murdering thousands and thousands of innocent babies in the womb. And most recently, we are witnessing people worldwide, throw their ignorant support for terrorists who instigated and brutally attacked the nation of Israel.

This ludicrous support of heinous terrorism has seeped into various facets of our nation, including our own government, like sewage from a septic tank. Antisemitic members of Congress have failed to gather truth and lied to us, and even participated in riling up mobs of other ignorant goats to wave their Palestinian flags and storm our Capitol in protest against something about which they know nothing. Of course, January 6 was much worse, now wasn’t it? Give me a break.

Now we see, more than ever, the results of the takeover of our colleges and universities by Marxists and proponents of terror, lies, hate, and hypocrisy. It was twenty-two years ago when students denounced the terror attacks on our nation on 9/11 and waved American flags. Now administrators in our colleges and universities are turning a blind eye to the threats and attacks on Jewish students. They have allowed and perpetuated this ideology of hate and other radical forms of groupthink to take the place of amassing knowledge, learning how to rationally discuss topics about which one is either unfamiliar with, or has an opposing view. There is no room for learning through listening and seeking truth, there is only a push to drink the Kool-Aid, do as you’re told, fall in line with the other minions, and only believe what the Marxists tell you. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the mentality of our future leaders!

This new world order of Marxism has been using its recipe book to make a potion that will eradicate any speck of morality, truth, or freedom. Just look how movements (and possible progress) of schemes and groups like BLM, ESG (Environment, Safety, and Governance), CRT, DEI, and now SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) have destroyed our nation. This is all fueled by mobocracy, which is a pejorative description of democracy and the Judeo-Christian principles on which our nation was founded.

“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7

How is mobocracy formed and how does it metastasize like a cancer? Well, the roots of it are ignorance and fear. Fueled by far-left, one-sided, and truth-withholding media, mobocracy takes on a life of its own and spreads like wildfire. This groupthink approach to life can affect people of all ages, but it seems that the college-age sector of our society bathes in this mentality more than others. And, this age group is often more vulnerable to manipulation and gaslighting, which makes the puppeteers very happy. When God gave Moses His commands and laws, He included the following:

 “You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice.” Exodus 23:2

One truth about human nature is that conformity plays a key role in joining in the mob-mentality game. By its definition, conformity usually means compliance with standards, laws, rules, or behavior in accordance with socially accepted standards. Yet, mobocratic conformity is basically an inherent desire to “fit in.” There is a deep-rooted fear of being socially unaccepted or isolated. If they don’t join the mob, they risk being “cancelled” and labeled with all sorts of names

So the “groomers” in our institutions of alleged “higher learning” use this vulnerability as a fear tactic and an opportunity to inundate immature minds with the propaganda and ideology with which the “mobet” can use as a fodder when they join the mob in spewing sayings and rants about which the truth of such is completely absent.

 “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.”   Genesis 12:2.

We have witnessed the nation of Israel suffer atrocity after atrocity. Anti-Semitism had been around since God made that promise to Abraham (Abram). Many people, especially the Muslim radicals, have hated the Jews because the Bible states that they are a holy people belonging to God. The truth is that those in the world who hate the Jews, actually hate God!

For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”  Deuteronomy 14:2

Satan had tried to completely annihilate the Jews in Old Testament times through the Egyptians, the Hittites, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Medo-Persians, the Romans, and the Nazis. But he has failed each time. God is not finished with Israel. The Bible tells us that some day all of Israel will be saved.

 “And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: ‘The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.’” Romans 11:27-28.

This cannot come to pass if Israel no longer exists. Throughout history, God has preserved their remnant, until His final plan comes to pass. Nothing can thwart God’s plan for Israel and the Jewish people.

On another note, we just had an election in some states this week, that didn’t turn out the way that would move this country back into a God-fearing republic. We scratch our head and wonder how blind can people be to the breakdown and destruction of our nation, economically, morally, politically, and militarily. It seems that the party that raises and receives the most “Benjamins” (even if they come from Socialist/Marxist backers) ends up the victor. Is there a lesson to be learned here? Yes. Financially supporting what you believe in and value is a tactic we should strongly consider. While conservatives focused mainly on the issues, the left used the evil fear-tactic with their voters that if they voted for a sensible conservative, they would no longer be able to murder babies (instead of relying on affordable and available birth control in the first place.) This is a warning for the 2024 elections. Let’s seek truth; thoroughly vet all candidates; and be in prayer for our nation and the nation of Israel.

“Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!” Psalm 25:22

(Mist Carter is Christian patriot who is the author of three books. Her most recent release, “We the People—Daily Devotional for Loving God & Country” is now available. Her previous books are titled, “Our Crumbling Foundation—Will God Cancel Us?” and “God’s Truth About America!” Her third book is set to be released in September 2023. Proceeds from all her book sales go to support Tunnel to Towers! Contact the author at mistc33@gmail.com)

 (The views expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Nevada Signal.)