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Persecution, 're-education' actions worth remembering

In AD 64, Rome's Emperor Nero blamed the fire that destroyed much of the city on Christians, and used it to persecute the followers of Jesus with arrest, torture and execution.

In 1933, Adolf Hitler blamed the burning of the Reichstag on Jews and used it to persecute, imprison and ultimately exterminate Jewish people in concentration camps.

Today, the American left is attempting to use the coronavirus pandemic to blame evangelical Christians for the covid-19 pandemic. New York Times author and "journalist" Katherine Stewart denounces evangelicals as a bunch of anti-

science dogmatists:

"For decades, Christian nationalist leaders have lined up with the anti-government, anti-tax agenda not just as a matter of politics but also as a matter of theology. When a strong centralized response is needed from the federal government, it doesn't help to have an administration that has never believed in a federal government serving the public good. Ordinarily, the consequences of this kind of behavior don't show up for some time. In the case of a pandemic, the consequences are too obvious to ignore."

As Paul Bois writes in the Daily Wire [website], "Even as leftists deny the basic science that an unborn child in the womb is a human being, promote the idea that men can be women, favor political correctness over sound border enforcement policy, and practice thoroughly unscientific wellness routines, Stewart characterizes the religious right as the engine of anti-science nationalism in this country."

We've seen undercover videos of staffers for Bernie Sanders laughing about rounding-up conservatives and supporters of President Trump and sending them to gulags for "re-education." Think it can't happen here? Think again. Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.

Ken Fendler

Bella Vista

Commentary on 04/04/2020

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