Cosmic View: September 11, 2023; ‘Comes the moment to decide . . . for the good or evil side’

Special to, September 11, 2023


Today’s headline On the Wings of Eagles

The above commentary regarding the state of America 22 years after September 11, 2001 starts with the following:

September 11 by Olga Subach /

Once to every man and nation. Comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, For the good or evil side. — James Russell Lowell

It continues:

Now, 22 years later, America again finds itself facing a grave, existential crisis. A crisis unequaled in the nation’s long and cherished history. A crisis unencountered even by those who fought the most draconian of foreign despots or raised the standard to preserve the union.

This time the danger is exacerbated all the more because it comes not from afar, but from within our own shores. Not from a nation split asunder, but in a nation put under the tyrant’s thumb.

The danger now emanates from a willful political minority, spearheaded in Washington, but spread throughout the land, that is bound and determined to shred the Constitution, destroy individual liberty, and replace the rule of law with the tyranny of men.

Those convinced that “this to shall pass” and that God will save America are reminded that the nation faces:

  • A political tyranny that extols gender mutilation is most certainly not about to compromise by only castrating little boys and no longer eviscerating little girls (even if Budweiser, Hershey’s and Target gave them permission to).
  • A political tyranny that has turned once enjoyable sports events into leftwing rallies for desecrating the flag, dishonoring veterans, and disrupting the National Anthem is not about to abandon its open disdain and show even a modicum of due respect.
  • A political tyranny that has shredded the Constitution in a thoroughly contrived covid hoax is not going to readily abandon its newfound fascist powers and willingly return to the absolute rule of law. (Remember the mocking laughter of Deomcrat Governor Murphy when asked if his covid dictates were within the law: “I didn’t give the Bill of Rights a second thought.”)
  • A political tyranny that condemns all who disagree with its authoritarian policies as “domestic terrorists,” “MAGA enemies of the state,” “white supremacists,” and “dangerous radicals” (including practicing Catholics) is not going to suddenly accept dissent and restore the First Amendment.
  • A political tyranny that weaponizes the entire justice system to jail its political enemies (including a beloved former President) and lock up January 6 protestors in the American Gulag is not about to agree to admit the error of its ways, cease its Banana Republic tactics, and return to a robust political system.

The instinctual solution would appear to be the overthrow of tyranny by whatever means necessary. On the other hand, James Russell Lowell may have it right: “Once to every man and nation. Comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, For the good or evil side.”

Free will of all men and women empowered by and empowering Divine intervention is the ticket. After all,

For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm. —Ephesians 6:12

This column assumes as hypotheticals the substantial existence of God on Earth and the temporary reign of Satan as the “god of this world”. References: Holy Bible, Divine Principle, What I Saw at the Second Coming.

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