“The Illusions Of Hope”—Pastor Chuck Baldwin

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”  Patrick Henry

Dishonest, deceptive, duplicitous scoundrels know that most people are trusting by nature. They know that most people prefer comfort and are not quick to forsake it. Scoundrels know that people need hope, and the scoundrels are all too eager to give them hope—or at least the illusions of it. They also know that people such as Patrick Henry are an aberration of humanity: most are NOT willingto know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” They know that most people “shut [their] eyes against a painful truth,” that “having eyes, [they] see not, and, having ears, [they] hear not.”

Pernicious predatory politicians constantly prey on this natural weakness of man.”

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