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God has chosen Donald Trump to be 45th President of the United States

God has chosen the 45th President of the United States, and God chose bigly. It really is a great result, just the best, really. It really is. God is going to make America great again. He really is. Bigly.

Donald Trump will be a great president. Without being braggadocious, he said so. He has the best policies – the greatest policies – for making America great again, which, with a great God – the greatest God – he will do. He really will. Because, it’s quite amazing just how great God is, and that’s a fact – not just faith. Not that there’s anything wrong with faith. Faith is great, amazing. It really is. But God, well, God is really quite amazing, more amazing than anyone, in fact.

Donald Trump is a Christian. He said so. “I think Donald Trump has changed,” says celebrated Evangelical pastor Franklin Graham. “I think God is working on his heart and in his life. But people have to make up their own mind,” he said. And they did. People prayed for him. Lots of people actually. Because they all thought what he said was amazing. Very amazing. More amazing than anything, in fact. A lot of people prayed against him, too. But they’re just haters and losers and deplorables.

Donald Trump has a lot of appeal. He really does. He is what he is. If you can’t see it, you’re losers and whatever. He will do what he said – drown the swamp and stuff – and what are you going to do? It’s not like you have a choice, you know, it’s what it is. The people have elected and God has chosen. You can shake your head. The bishops are shaking their heads. They really are. They prayed hard and had faith, amazing faith, but it wasn’t the amazingest. It really wasn’t. Donald Trump has the best faith.

If you aren’t happy with this amazing result, you aren’t happy with God – the greatest God – because the Bible says in Daniel 2:21: ‘he removeth kings, and setteth up kings‘; and in Roman 13:1: ‘For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.’ These are great verses, the best verses. God has the best verses and they’re in the greatest book. The Bible is an amazing book. It’s the best. You would really, if you had a better book, be better than God. And no-one is better than God. No, not anyone.

The same great God who spoke to Moses and Abraham and Jesus has chosen Donald Trump to be President of the United States. That’s the best kind of God. There are all kinds, but some of them are the worst kinds of gods. They really are. But the greatest God does the greatest work. He’s not there to lie or cheat or steal. He’s there to make America great again. You can expect that. He honours his promises. There are other gods who say they’ll honour their promises, but they lie and cheat and steal and ruin peoples lives. Donald Trump will make everything better. God has chosen him. He could have chosen Hillary, but instead he punched her in the face and fired all the pappy-fluffy media, celebrities, pollsters and political elites. God has shut them up. All of them.

So take a look and see what’s going on.

When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas (Mt 16:2).

Donald Trump is a sign. He will stand up for the right thing. That’s what he does because that’s what he has always done. Ask his wife. It’s what makes him a great president. He said so at a rally in Florida. And there were a lot of people praying at the rally, and they were praying the best prayers because they were the best Christians. They had the most amazing faith and the best Bibles. Bibles that will make America great again. Make no mistake. America is the best country with the best Bibles and the most faith in the greatest God. This is great. God bless America.

  • Anton

    Perhaps God heard Donald Trump say that he would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…

    • Ivan M

      Jerusalem? Who cares? Everything to do with that one man demolition squad, Julian Assange. And the hex of that man Assad who has survived all enemies.

      • Anton

        I care. Samuel cares, judging by his uptick. All you mean is that you don’t care.

    • bockerglory

      Precisely. Also God likes walls … He got Nemeiah to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. Cranmer is a snob – always has been. Trump is flawed but he has the guts to speak out for his own country & its Christian heritage.

  • Anton

    What the US electorate said…

  • Mrs Proudie of Barchester

    I am scribbling even now…

    • Anton

      Over your champagne breakfast?

  • Martin

    We seem to have a lot of left wing ‘Christian’ commentators who don’t realise that what they consider good may not be what is truly good. As the Bible tells us, the Lord is King, He appoints whoever He wishes for His purposes which always are for the good of His people.

    • Anton

      Hitler?

      • Anton you can do better than that! We humans have such a narrow perspective because we see everything in terms of three score years and ten. But God’s perspective is eternal and his day a thousand years.

        Hitler did terrible things and will I am sure be paying for it. But what is death to the Lord, even for six million Jews, but a passing from this earthly realm to another. It is not the end as we see it with our fallen minds but the continuation of an eternal existence.

        Hitler was used for God’s glory and one day we will understand it. In the meantime we can safely conclude that without the input from the evil furher Israel would not have been reestablished in 1948. So we can trust in God even in the most dire of situations.

        • Anton

          Of course we can. I am challenging the idea that political leadership is divinely preserved from being evil unlike every other part of life.

          • I apologise for misunderstanding you and I agree with you. To suggest that all those used by God are good would be a nonsense. Scripture is littered with unsavoury characters whom God placed and used for His purposes and ultimate glory.

        • Dreadnaught

          Hitler was used for God’s glory and one day we will understand it.

          I never fail to be astounded by the crass stupidity of some self identifying believers such as you, to issue statements of abject nonsense and dress it as though it is an inteligent insight into reality no more valid than ficticious fortune telling. You are in effect justifing the a brutal, genocidal actions of a drug addled fantasist that resulted in the deaths of over 55 million people before he was stopped. Sleep well.

          • I don’t dress it up as anything and neither am I trying to justify the evil committed by Hitler or Stalin or any other brute that has held power over the centuries. But I am saying that God sets limits to all evil and allows it for His own purposes- witness Satan and Job, Pharaoh, Haman, Nebuchadnezzar, Herod. Evil is a tool God uses, though He is not its author. And He always uses it for His ultimate glory.

            I suppose the real question is your view of the Sovereignty of God. If you don’t believe He is an absolute Sovereign then your point stands and mine falls. I on the other hand do believe in His absolute sovereignty over all the affairs of men and His creation. Psalm 2 says it all very clearly.

      • Martin

        Anton

        Do you mean was Hitler appointed by God? Scriptural is unequivocal, they are all appointed by God who can control their hearts as He wills.

        • Anton

          Certainly they are unable to take office if God decrees not. But he permits bad things to happen as we all know. Let us not accuse him of being responsible for hem.

          • Martin

            Anton

            They are appointed by God, their misdeeds are their own.

            Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. (Romans 13:1 [ESV])

  • Albert

    Think back to June 22nd. The Remainers would win the referendum here and Clinton would win there. It does rather look like what we might call liberalism isn’t quite the cultural force it thinks it is.

    • CliveM

      Yes I do cling to that as a hopeful sign.

    • bluedog

      Quite so, over at The Guardian Trump’s victory is seen as marking the end of western civilisation.

      • IanCad

        Therapists are going to make a fortune.

      • Albert

        I suppose that must be a good sign!

  • Orwell Ian

    Perhaps we need to ponder that the God who removeth and setteth up kings once permitted the likes of Hitler, Stalin etc. He has His own purposes to accomplish. An eternal strategy in accordance with His divine will. He has now seen fit not only to preside over the elevation of Donald Trump but also a Republican majority in both houses. We had Brexit and there are rumblings elsewhere in Europe but today’s result really is the big one. Maybe, just maybe, God is as fed up with politically correct illiberal democracy as most of us are. Alternatively He might just have had enough of American arrogance and ensured that they ended up with a President they truly deserve. Either way this is the beginning of the end of an era.

  • A political earthquake has happened for America, the people have spoken out loud. Great stuff, WWIII averted. I wonder if he’ll jail Hillary.

    • CliveM

      How would he do that? He’s simply an unstable braggart.

      • IanCad

        Now Clive,
        You and I agree on most things blogged about here, but to still describe him as an “Unstable Braggart” is to align yourself with other eminent patrons of this congregation who are currently wiping egg off of their faces.
        He is an American. All Americans are entitled to brag. Muddled and unpredictable as we hold them to be, no nation has achieved so much, with so few, in such short a time.

    • Thomas Moon

      I suspect Trump will be a great disappointment. He is a protest vote and his election will certainly get up the noses of the Establishment but I don’t expect him to deliver a fraction of what he has promised. He is certainly my enemy’s enemy, but that doesn’t make him my friend.

    • Anton

      A presidential pardon would make the point superbly (ie, that there was plenty to pardon).

      • IanCad

        Anton,
        Unless I’m mistaken, a pardon may only be granted after conviction – a long drawn out process.

        • Samuel

          Asked the same thing above. According to Carl , Nixon was pardoned by Ford. Nixon didn’t get impeached but resigned. I shall consult Wikipedia.

          • IanCad

            Thanks Sam, just caught it.

          • CliveM

            Tif he had wanted, as President he could have pardoned himself. He did consider it, but decided it would look better if Ford did it.

          • Samuel

            I think you and Carl might misunderstand . I’m not disputing that presidents and monarchs can give pardons. I’m just trying to figure how anyone can get a pardon if officially there’s been no arrests and no conviction, i.e. innocent before being proven guilty by a jury or judge in a trial. It seems that the way pardons are granted are basically arbitrary or like monopoly’s get out of gaol for free card….(use if necessary or needed).

          • CliveM

            I think the analogy you use of a get out of jail free card is a good one.

        • CliveM

          A President can even pardon themselves.

      • Redrose82

        Also I wonder what he will do with the head of the FBI who has twice marched his men to the top of the hill (or should that be Hillary) and marched them down again.

    • magnolia

      You are right about WW3. I believe Trump will speak to the Russians and avert catastrophe. I take comfort from seeing a man with so many descendants. Yes he has a chequered past in quite a number of ways, but he certainly loves them, and there is no way you would risk WW3 in that position. Too many to keep safe, plus all the in-laws and their families to want war.

    • I doubt he will go so far as to jail Hillary, some form of compromise will be reached. She has too many powerful friends, but whether they will now stand with her remains to be seen.

      • CliveM

        And how will he jail her?

  • Anton

    At US Polling Stations is posted a warning that it is a federal crime to accept a gift in exchange for your vote. Shouldn’t that exclude the half of the population on welfare, food stamps, artificially low interest loans, subsidies and public sector jobs?

  • len

    There is an immense shaking of the established order going on. Brexit now the US presidential election.. Corruption is being exposed ,evil deeds being brought into the light.
    God’s ways are not our ways and the significance of ongoing events cannot should not be underestimated.

  • Well we’ve got him, and no amount of mocking is going to change that. How will it turn out? We’ll have to wait and see.
    Two well-known texts are Psalm 118:8-9 and 1 Timothy 2:1-2. Both are applicable today.

  • The Explorer

    Yet again, surveys have been shown to be unreliable. The polls favoured Hillary at odds of 6-1.

    Two things are confirmed from this.

    1. The purpose of a survey is not to reflect opinion, but to influence it. Decide in advance a result that will favour your preferred candidate, and then skew questions to ensure that your survey obtains the required result. You can then hope that fluctuating voters will follow your lead and vote with what you have declared to be the majority.

    2. Those surveyed often lie. What they say they will do is often not what they actually do in the polling booth.

    • Politically__Incorrect

      There is a third possibility that the polls may have made some Clinton supporters complacent about her victory and spurred Trump voters to get to the polling booths.

    • magnolia

      Great point your no. 2. I think people are surveyed-out, Not doing a survey to prove it!!

      The Achilles Heel of surveys is that they assume people will tell the truth. But what if truthfulness is on the decline anyway? What if a significant subsection are so paranoid and afraid that they give the “right” answer rather than the correct one? What if they are in a hurry, or bored, so give the quickest answer or a random one to get the wretched thing done? What if they think it is funny or cool or strategic to deliberately give the wrong answer? What of the underestimation of the shy, the housebound, the ill, the elderly, or the very busy.

      There must be motivation to tell the truth. I don’t think it can any longer be assumed to be the default mode.

    • Samuel

      Dude

      I will confess to making a wee bet and making a modest sum on this and brexit.

  • The Explorer

    Next year’s German elections should be interesting.

    • Orwell Ian

      Also the vote on the Italian constitution.

  • I am not a bit surprised by this result – it was clear that the polls were hardly impartial.

    Trump’s behaviour on the campaign trail and in the past left much to be desired, but he is certainly better than ‘more of the same’, lackey to the rich and the corrupt, Hillary Clinton. The media and the rich bankers have hopefully been taught a lesson, but they will now be looking for ways to thwart the wishes of the little people – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/09/trump-won-us-election-progressives

    The most reassuring aspect of this campaign was Trump’s choice of vice-presidential candidate – Pence is an evangelical Christian – it showed that he is more astute than the liberal media gave him credit for.

    If Trump keeps some of his promises, that would be a good thing. If he doesn’t, life will be no worse than what one might expect under Mrs. Clinton; but it would be a terrible disappointment for the millions of Americans who are hoping to see their country return to its former glory. The consequences of that disappointment could be truly terrifying.

    • Politically__Incorrect

      We are already seeing a re-run of the sore-loser syndrome that we have here over Brexit. I wonder how long before they call for a re-run of the U.S. election.

      • Redrose82

        I am waiting for Nicola Sturgeon to announce that she will not recognize Donald Trump as President on the grounds that the Scots did not vote for him.

        • Bernard from Bucks

          I’m trying to recall who it was that said Trump should actually be banned from the UK for his comments about Muslims.
          Probably May as Home Sec, but I wouldn’t put it passed Nippy.

    • Anton

      It’s great fun reading the Guardian website this morning.

      • Politically__Incorrect

        Looking forward to watching Jon Snow on Channel 4 News tonight. It’ll be interesting to see how he and Matt Frei spin it – pure entertainment I expect!

      • Have to agree.

      • Pubcrawler

        Now there’s a sentence you don’t see very often!

  • Sarky

    Well the European establishments are worried……….every cloud!

  • Politically__Incorrect

    What we are seeing is the gradual rejection of the political elite by the voter. The elite are those who follow a political orthodoxy that has become unchallengeable, not because of merit, but because “the establishment” sanctions those who do not follow it by labelling them as abnormal in some way. Typical, those who reject it “phobic” in some way. Much of the hysteria over Trump’s election comes from the fact that the orthodoxy is collapsing and fewer people are holding it as sacrosanct. Group-think has a powerful coercive effect. Breaking out of it is difficult and puts you on the receiving end of a lot of abuse. But it’s happening all the same. In that sense, the election of Trump is a revolution; a rejection of the shallow ideals of mainstream Western politics.

    • Albert

      I think the internet has a large part in this. In the past the political elite controlled what was an acceptable view. Now people can go on line and find lots of people think what they secretly think. It gives people confidence and arguments, and the result is that Mr Trump is President. If this means restrictive liberal orthodoxy is being challenged, then I think that is a good thing.

      • David

        Yes the internet is the mechanism enabling this push-back against tyranny.

      • Politically__Incorrect

        I completely agree Albert

    • David

      Well put !

  • ChaucerChronicle

    Your Grace

    I received great amusement from your offering this morning – until I got to the quotation from Mat 16:2.

    Are you suggesting that under Trump the powers of ouranous (uranium) may be shaken?

    I am just about to enjoy life again – and don’t fancy the idea of being set ablaze.

  • Anton

    Here are the opening credits of Trumpton…

  • The Explorer

    I’m amazed at how little of the campaign, as far as I’m aware, focused on who would be better at reducing America’s debt. Obama’s been racking it up at over a trillion a year all the time he’s been in office.

    A debt of $20 trillion calls for someone capable of making money rather than spending it, but for many it seemed far less important as an issue than what was said in private in a locker room a decade ago.

    • magnolia

      I think there are things people prefer not to think about……Being honest about `these things might not win many votes, and might lose more….

    • Samuel

      Because Trump will spend as well. Being ever the populist , his campaign has committed himself to somehow fund $1 trillion without tax increases on infrastructure and that’s not including the 20 foot high , thousands of miles long, permanently manned Mexican border wall, which magically Mexico’s going to fund. So the deficit will go up. In any case it is structural : the interest on the debt and social welfare/ Medicare etc has increased with that baby boomers retiring, plus colossal defence spending.

      • Anton

        He’s looking to spend less on defence in Europe, which is a significant part of the US Defense Budget. (Spelling deliberate…)

  • carl jacobs

    Trump won.
    Hillary won.

    The Republic is doomed.

    • Albert

      Nice comment on a TV show here a few days again: “We will soon find out whether the US has voted for the worst President in history…or whether they’ve voted for someone even worse.”

    • IanCad

      Carl,
      You are not reflecting the same nobleness of spirit that developed your great land.
      Fortitude, courage, hope, and above all; Liberty.
      Come on Carl. Shoulders back, stand up straight; Onward and upward!

      • carl jacobs

        Let judgment fall from heaven like rain. That is what this election is – judgment.

        • IanCad

          I’m an optimist; probably why disappointment follows me around.

    • Anton

      We’d have you back…

  • IanCad

    As good a time as any to post this quote from Lord Melbourne:

    “What all the wise men promised has not happened and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.”

    • David

      Lovely quote !

    • Anton

      Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
      And said goodbye to the circus
      Off she went with a trumpety-trump
      Trump, trump, trump!

  • ‘Our great civilization, here in America and across the civilized world has come upon a moment of reckoning. We’ve seen it in the United Kingdom, where they voted to liberate themselves from global government and global trade deal, and global immigration deals that have destroyed their sovereignty and have destroyed many of those nations. But, the central base of world political power is right here in America, and it is our corrupt political establishment that is the greatest power behind the efforts at radical globalization and the disenfranchisement of working people. Their financial resources are virtually unlimited, their political resources are unlimited, their media resources are unmatched, and most importantly, the depth of their immorality is absolutely unlimited.’—Donald Trump

    It was the fabulously wealthy, media-controlling, corrupt political establishment versus the people, and the people won. But, as these voting breakdowns from last month show, race was the deciding factor and the election is specifically a victory for white Americans. It is good to see whites putting their own interests first. They have realized that they must, for their children’s and grandchildren’s sake, remain the majority and not become a hated and powerless minority.

    • Samuel

      Dude,

      Surprised you’d be going for Trump, given his daughter and son in law are a part of your bête noire , i.e. part of my tribe….

      • @ Samuel—This article, ‘Who Is a Jew, According to the Torah?’, says that Jewishness is inherited from the mother. The article quotes Ezra 10: ‘We have transgressed against our G-d by marrying women who are foreign to the people. But there is still hope for Israel despite this. Let us now make a covenant with our G-d to expel all these women and those who have been born to them’. Ivanka Trump is married to a member of your tribe but, unless her mother were Jewish, is not part of it.

        • Anton

          If you want a serious discussion about this, it’s actually incredibly complicated. St Paul himself gives differing definitions depending on context.

          • Samuel

            I’m confused Anton, as to why you would actually care about Jewishness to be interested enough to make it “complex”; the discussion a few blog posts back indicating the Christian view Judaism is a separate false god/ religion/ replaced by Jesus et al, etc , so if that’s true why bother worrying about the question ? To you guys we’re no different to Hindus or Buddhists.

            Secondly , Paul is obviously a Christian source , which makes it irrelevant to my mind, in so much as why would anyone go to a Christian source and think it has authority to define “who is a Jew? ” and a person might think that ” isn’t what Jews do say to themselves is what’s important about who is a Jew ?”

          • Anton

            Why my interest? Several reasons, but first let me clear up the “same or different god” issue. I take exactly the same view of the Tanakh as do believing Jews. Same God. I believe, however, that Jews who truly *love* this same God would accept the identical divinity of Jesus of Nazareth. I mean no offence by that, and I aim to love those who disagree with me; but you asked me about the difference as viewed from my perspective, and that is it.

            I accept that Paul is irrelevant to you, but you entered a discussion between Johnny and me, and Johnny has said before that he is Anglican, and is therefore like me a believer in the New Testament.

            There are unfulfilled prophecies in the Tanakh, so I read it to learn what will someday come to pass. In it I read of a second return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and am glad that this has taken place in my era; as a result of these prophecies, and the continuing covenant with Abraham’s descendants through Isaac and Jacob, I am a Zionist. I can also read in Paul that “Salvation is of the Jews”, and while the Jewish authorities stitched up Jesus of Nazareth I never forget that the first believers in him were all Jews. And I am grateful.

            As to Jewish identity, I’ll leave you to enlighten Johnny about what view the rabbis take today, but there are various definitions in Paul.

          • Samuel

            Anton,

            Not so much as irrelevant as more to my mind it being similar to asking Happy Jack about Calvinist, before reading their tulip or asking Carl Jacobs. Or another example , asking a Mormon “what is a Buddhist or what is Buddhism “?.

          • Jack begs your pardon …. He understands Calvinism. A better example would be Len and his (mis)understanding of Catholicism.

            My father, once a devote Jew and raised to be a rabbi, once informed Jack: “A true Jew is a Christian.” They are the true Sons of Abraham.

          • Samuel

            Dude,

            Yes , that’s my point…. if I wanted a Catholic view I’d go to a Catholic information website or the Vatican Twitter account .

            “A true Jew is a true Christian”.

            Ahhh…. It’s a jolly good thing Christianity doesn’t own Judaism or Jews to the extent it can arbitrarily dictate to another religion what membership criteria or rituals, beliefs they should have. I wouldn’t tell you how or what to believe in terms of Mass, Mary and the Pope . I may opine about your practices , as you do about mine , but I wouldn’t claim them for myself or say Judaism can define what a Catholic or even a Calvinist is,does or believes to make them align with Judaism.

          • Fair points but Jack is entitled to express his viewpoint and you are free to reject it.

          • Samuel

            exactamundo dude!

          • len

            Got to a catholic dis- information centre Lol. Couldn`t make it up……they did….

          • len

            I understand the RCC only too well Jack, pity you don’t you might see the light then?.

          • Perhaps because you deny the writings of Saint Paul as being demon inspired.

            “The others were hardened, as it is written: “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that could not see, and ears that could not hear, to this very day.””

          • len

            I do not deny the writings of Paul(as you well know) I follow Paul in questioning everything” but test everything; hold fast what is good” (1Thessolonians 5:21)
            If you did the same you might be able to find Christ instead of religion.

          • “To you guys we’re no different to Hindus or Buddhists”.

            That’s not true. Please read Romans 11 for the Christian perspective.

            To a Christian, the Israelites are the firstborn of God, now separated from the Father, but precious and beloved – the prodigals, whose return we await. Their restoration will be, as Paul put it, like ‘life from the dead’.

          • Samuel

            Anna

            Thanks for this. Yeah I get there’s different Christian views, Catholics say we’re elder brothers , liberal Christians believe in dual covenants . I was thinking about the Orthodox Protestant Christianity , which clearly does say you need to worship Jesus as lord and saviour to be saved from sin and death, go to heaven and avoid hell ( because of my sin and the original sin from Adam and Eve).

            As for the Romans quote. Interesting. To my eyes this reads as if Paul is writing to non Jews to explain why his efforts to convert the majority of Jews has failed and why they didn’t at the time buy his claims. It seems to be saying “don’t worry they will come to their senses at some point ,until then we’ll leave them alone”.

          • Just to clarify a few points – I agree that the Christian view is that if anyone rejects Christ, they cannot be saved and this applies to all humanity, including baptised Christians who have not followed Christ as adults or committed their lives to Him. The Bible is not clear about the eternal destiny of someone who has never heard the gospel, but we believe that the righteous Judge will have mercy on them.

            Paul is saying that the Jewish nation will eventually ‘come to their senses’ as you put it, but it still remains our duty to show all mankind, including the Jews, the way out of eternal destruction or the Lord will hold us accountable for their blood (Ezekiel 3:17-19). When the Jews do return to God as a nation, that will be a truly glorious day.

        • Samuel

          Dude,

          You are correct that a person’s Jewishness is determined by your mother , but you might not know that in Judaism a person can join the Jewish nation by conversion , if you read your bible you will see this in the case of Ruth. Therefore because Ivanka Trump converted to Orthodox Judaism she is therefore considered to be a Jew, by Jews and so will her children. So she is “a part of it” .Sorry to disappoint .

          • @ Samuel—It is certainly to the Jews’ advantage to bend the definition of Jewishness, otherwise the Holocaust death toll would plummet from 6,000,000·00 to under a million and the goyim would not feel half so bad about it. As Holocaust awareness is all about manipulating the present, that would be a disaster, manipulation-wise.

          • Samuel

            The particular definition of who is a Jew – by birth or by conversion – has been there for 4,000 years…. so we haven’t manipulated anything.

            Oh I’m aware of various nutters like “Rabbi” Mizrachi and I absolutely knew you’d think to link to him. Every religion has beyond idiot fundies or liberal wings who like to portray orthodox opposition as “fundamentalist” .

            In this case that so-called rabbi is one of the genuine no argument about it embarrassing nutters of the community . He got his butt kicked by all sides of the Jewish community for that chillul hashem and a lot of other ridiculous comments on gays , disabled people and yes goymin. The Rabbis here told him not to come because of his views, so he’s a pariah with no authority as far as this dude is concerned.

          • @ Samuel—It’s always interesting to note the parallels between Judaism and Islam; Muslims use the same technique of dismissing awkward statements. Kevin MacDonald writes about Jewish deception in Chapter 8 of Separation and Its Discontents, opening the chapter with a quote from Hannah Arendt:

            When this Jewish tradition of an often violent antagonism to Christians and Gentiles came to light ‘the general Jewish public was not only outraged but genuinely astonished,’ so well had its spokesmen succeeded in convincing themselves and everybody else of the non-fact that Jewish separateness was due exclusively to Gentile hostility and lack of enlightenment. Judaism, it was now maintained chiefly by Jewish historians, had always been superior to other religions in that it believed in human equality and tolerance. That this self-deceiving theory, accompanied by the belief that the Jewish people had always been the passive, suffering object of Christian persecutions, actually amounted to a prolongation and modernization of the old myth of chosenness…is perhaps one of those ironies which seem to be in store for those who, for whatever reasons, try to embellish and manipulate political facts and historical records.

            There’s that word ‘manipulate’ again.

          • Samuel

            Dude

            Word just in: this election is a fixed “false flag” event arranged by you know who… Wink, wink…

    • Ivan M

      In that speech, reckoned to be German dog-whistling by Al Franken, Trump came as close to oratory as he could, since he spoke from somewhere deep within himself. Americans generally are no great orators, but Trump exceeded himself, by his standards.

    • Anton

      Statistics can say many things. Looks more like a victory of men over women to me.

      • @ Anton—Perhaps you missed the note: ‘The reason I didn’t break down the [People of Color] vote into various groups by gender, ethnicity or education level is that no matter how I broke it down, it was always 100% blue.’

        • Anton

          That isn’t relevant to my point!

          • Jack believes 80% of the black vote and 70% of the Latino vote went to Cringeton, and 60% of the white male vote for Trump. The demographics don’t look too good for the future.

          • Ivan M

            May well be the last time a strategy like that of Trump will work, if the demographics do not change. As an aside, the black vote did change, since many more of them stayed home. And that part of Hispaniola that voted for Trump is actually largely white, the mestizos broke for Hillary but she could not get enough of them.

      • It was white, older males v’s women, non-whites and the young.

  • magnolia

    The twitter feed of Scott Foval is an interesting read. Hilary Clinton sacked him from her staff with a payout he considered way below par and he countered by switching his vote and letting every cat out of the bag. This comes with fair warning that he is a man out for revenge, and not a contender in the gentleman of the year competition, and it is not impossible he exaggerates but his accusations are an interesting political phenomenon nevertheless. Hopefully he survives and simmers down, in more ways than one.

  • carl jacobs

    There is only one small comfort to be found amidst the wreckage of this election. Hillary will now go down in history as the candidate who lost to Trump. She will never get over it. That is some measure of sweet comfort.

    • Albert

      Perhaps the Democrats will realise their selection procedure is rubbish and do something about it. Do you mind if I ask which way you voted?

      • carl jacobs

        There was no one to vote for in this election. Every option was fatal.

        I’m a Republican voter. That means my non-participation helps the Democratic ticket. Vote third party? A vote for Hillary. Write in? A vote for Hillary. Don’t vote? A vote for Hillary. Vote for Hillary? Impossible. So vote for Trump? Why not just shoot myself in the head. I have voted in every Presidential election since 1980. I have never before entered the Polling booth not knowing what to do. Yesterday, I was convinced Hillary would win. Everything I knew about politics told me this was true. But I have been wrong about everything in this election.

        How did I vote? There is nothing to say. It’s like asking “What did you do while the airplane was plunging towards the ground?”

        My older daughter is now terrified she will lose health insurance. She just woke up and texted me. Said she is no longer sure she will live to see her 30th birthday. And she is serious.

        • Albert

          I’m so sorry. I think everyone here gets the sense that there was no choice in this election. Astonishing though, to have such a head of state.

          • Cressida de Nova

            Astonishing is far too feeble a description. It is an outrage.Absolutely disgraceful. Albert you must rid yourself of these entrenched inhibited Protestant responses.Call it for what it is.:)

          • Albert

            Mea culpa, mea culpa mea maxima culpa. [hangs head in shame]

          • Cressida de Nova

            from p to c
            i say to thee
            your progress is noted
            admirably
            x
            (Now don’t fret. We are permitted to do this. I checked with Jack:)

        • Ivan M

          Trump will go have to go single payer since ObamaCare is collapsing due to adverse selection. He is on record as saying that the poor in America should be helped.

        • CliveM

          A story from my youth. The morning after Reagan won the Presidency, my English teacher came into class looking as if he’d just been raped. “Oh dear he said, not good news, we are all going to die in a nuclear holocaust” although the actual words used were a bit fruitier!

          Reagan in the end didn’t do too badly.

          • Ivan M

            And in fact, Reagan and Gorbachev saved the world from a nuclear holocaust.

          • Anton

            Reagan won the Cold War and thereby caused the evil empire, which had ground eastern Europe under communism and would have done the same to Western Europe but for the USA via NATO, to collapse.

          • Ivan M

            Raygun Ronnie won the Cold War single-handedly. All the others Gorby, the Pope, Walesa and Jaruzelski in Poland etc, were just extras.

          • Anton

            Glad you recognise the truth. Reagan forced an arms race that the Soviet Union couldn’t afford, its economy collapsed, and with it its military might. The Eastern Europeans were well led but by 1989 they were pushing on an open door. If not for the 1980s race on defence spending they’d have been crushed.

          • Ivan M

            The Soviets were overstretched by their multiple commitments to subversion and their allies all through the seventies, and especially after the fall of Vietnam to the Communists. The globe-straddling navy they built in those years ended up in the knacker’s yards in India. Imperialistic hubris did them in, though the Warsaw Pact would not have survived as a belligerent force in any case since the East Europeans were no longer subservient to the Soviets.

          • Anton

            You say they were overstretched but you ungenerously don’t seem to want to admit why: their inefficient communist economy was ravaged by their defence commitments, made to try to match Reagan’s USA with its superior economy; and also by the fall in the price of oil, which Russia exported. As I said, by 1989 the eastern Europeans were pushing – led by brave men, I gladly accept – on an open door.

        • “But I have been wrong about everything in this election.”

          So true.

          • Albert

            Now that’s very naughty HJ – hitting a man when he’s down.

            Hopefully, I’ll stop laughing before I’m sick.

        • Ivan M

          Is it the same daughter who developed complications after an appendicitis operation? If so I am sorry to hear of it. Losing health insurance coverage when one needs it, is a terrifying experience. My sister’s breast cancer treatment lasting for more than year was covered largely by her employer’s – the government -package. The US has socialised medicine anyway, might as well do the sensible thing and put up a single payer system.

      • carl jacobs

        In the end, my wife and I split the ticket. I voted for Trump. She didn’t. It’s a push. Best we could do.

    • CliveM

      When things appear at their bleakest, learn from the British. Have a cup of strong, sweet tea. It calms the nerves ☕️

  • carl jacobs

    So we elected the buffoon instead of the felon. The reality TV star instead of a malignant political hack. Maybe Hillary will face justice after all. She deserves to be in jail.

    Nah. Obama will pardon her.

    Perhaps the Republicans can turn Trump into the equivalent of the Autopilot in the movie “Airplane”. Maybe if they put him in the corner and don’t let him speak …

    I’d set the over/under at four weeks before we hear the judgment of “failed Trump administration”.

    • Anton

      Coming from the media, but who now takes the media seriously?

    • Samuel

      Q: How can Obama pardon her if she’s not even been charged or put on trial, let alone been found guilty by a jury?

      • carl jacobs

        Same way Ford pardoned Nixon.

        • Samuel

          Dude,

          I shall consult all knowing Wikipedia for this pardon business as this is wherein I don’t understand the American constitutional system of how a person will be pardoned if you haven’t been officially found guilty of a crime and protest your innocence (Nixon was presumably in the same predicament) ….. perhaps she could be exiled to Canada instead?

          • carl jacobs

            Jimmy Carter pardoned the gutless yellow-backed chicken-sh*ts draft dodgers as well. They were never tried or found guilty.

          • Sarky

            Erm..Wasn’t trump a draft dodger???

          • Samuel

            For some reason, I’ve got in my head the first Sgt Hartman scene from” full metal jacket”.

          • Anton

            One of my favourite scenes! Kubrick let Lee Ermey ad lib (very rare for Stanley) but Ermey had clearly been using those lines for years.

          • This one?

          • Samuel

            Yes that’s the one.

          • Anton

            Don’t you mean “Sir, Yes Sir”?

          • carl jacobs

            He got a deferment. Well, OK. Five deferments.

            The draft laws in the 1960s were specifically designed to protect the sons of Middle Class families (and up) from going to war in Vietnam. That’s why the burden of the war was carried by blue-collar sons from working class backgrounds. They didn’t get deferments.

            Who were those Middle Class Americans? They were the men who came back from WWII and didn’t want their kids in a war. They were the men who moved into the Middle Class by virtue of the GI Bill and had plans for their kids that didn’t include Vietnam.

            I had two brothers of military age in the 60s. The older went to college in 1964, and received a deferment. He graduated in 1968 and was immediately drafted. Because he had a college education, he became an officer and never went near Vietnam. The other brother volunteered for the Army five days before his 18th birthday. One of my earliest memories is of my father trying to talk him out of this. My dad was a combat veteran, you see. He knew. That brother went to Vietnam. He is also a combat veteran. He has two Purple Hearts.

            The draft laws in the 60s were despicable. But there is a difference between taking advantage of the law, and running off to Canada.

          • Ivan M

            Isn’t it time to forgive the draft-dodging hippies? It is not as though they evaded duty while the USA itself was under attack. Most of those drafted had no choice in the matter.

          • carl jacobs

            Isn’t it time to forgive the draft-dodging hippies?

            Sure. Just as soon as someone can take all the names of that black obsidian wall. Then we can forgive & forget.

            It is not as though they evaded duty while the USA itself was under attack.

            Every one who ran put someone else in the sling.

            Most of those drafted had no choice in the matter.

            They had a choice to run or not.

          • Sarky

            She’d have to join the line.

          • Samuel

            Couldn’t we say “join the queue” dude, we’re British after all (:

        • Anton

          Great – that means Trump could pardon Hillary without her ever having been charged. How embarrassing would that be for her?

  • David

    Your Grace, thank you for that amusing, but perhaps difficult to write, piece.

    Trump is not (yet) a godly man, indeed some of his views are obnoxious. But he alone, with his immense wealth and the independence it gives him, has the sheer guts to confront the globalists, with their PC and their secretly applied cultural Marxism. He holds out to us the promise of pushing back the evil of the globalists with their synthetically manufactured wars, endless displacements of culturally alien populations, the degradation of how we, men and women understand ourselves, and the ruthless continuing destruction of the industrial base of the west, the very staple of working class, stable, normative family life.

    God is working his miracles. He causes the tectonic plates underneath us to move, just a little, which triggers great political earthquakes above in human society. The referendum result is fast becoming the turning point, the heartening news, heralding’s the west return to reassert its own culture.

    Once again, as with the referendum, our prayers are answered. Pray God that enough of us are found sufficiently faithful to continue the great labour started by the drive for freedom from the EU !
    God bless America !
    God bless the Queen !
    BREXIT NOW !

  • len

    “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
    wisdom and power are his.
    21 He changes times and seasons;
    he deposes kings and raises up others.
    He gives wisdom to the wise
    and knowledge to the discerning.
    22 He reveals deep and hidden things;
    he knows what lies in darkness,
    and light dwells with him. (Daniel2)

    • Ivan M

      Praised be Pootin, the damned Ruskie. Praised be Assange the weird Swede.

      • len

        truth can come from some unlikely places…even from a donkeys mouth.

        • Ivan M

          Speaking for yourself again?

          • Cressida de Nova

            Len can be very hostile sometimes. He has been watching too much Donald Trump on American television lately.

          • len

            Gonna build a wall round you Catholics a great big wall and who’s gonna pay for it?

          • Cressida de Nova

            Well ..yes, Len. I mean subscribing to a fund to build walls around Catholics is rather extreme. One might think you were
            anti Catholic by some of your comments !

          • len

            Ah the wall. Oh…. you mean that wall.

      • carl jacobs

        One thing is true. This election will SIGNIFICANTLY reduce the amount of do-good humanitarian military interventions around the globe. Liberal cosmopolitan internationalists will not be happy, so that’s a good thing.

        • Ivan M

          Less people dying in pointless conflicts is what I expect of Trump. I don’t think he can do anything much about the economy, since it is part of a worldwide structural problem. One thing for sure, with the Republicans controlling the House, Senate and Presidency, they have to deliver on the economy. But I don’t think that’s possible, so its likely that midterm, the House and Senate will flip, Taking charge of all the levers of government, is a poisoned chalice, since there will be no one else to blame for failure.

          • Anton

            The USA is the world’s largest economy and its currency is the world’s reserve currency. He can do quite a lot.

          • Ivan M

            Humans are being made redundant, or ending up in lower paying jobs due to robots. I don’t see that changing any time soon. This time, the Luddites are right.

          • Merchantman

            Tax the robots- no such thing as a free lunch-ohh

  • Maalaistollo

    Hope Avi is prepared for the tide of Clintonite migrants that will shortly be heading his way.

    • The Explorer

      I wonder how many will actually emigrate, and how many just say they’re going to in order to establish their social-virtue credentials but have no intention of actually doing so.

      More significantly, will any illegal immigrants be deported? If so, that’ll be southward rather than northward.

    • Cressida de Nova

      A friend is going not because he supports H Clinton but because he knew he would find it unbearable to live under a Trump dictatorship.It is infantile and simplistic to think anti Trump supporters are Clinton supporters.Neither candidate is acceptable. A country of more that 300 million people should be able to present something better than those two . It is disgraceful. ‘There is something rotten in the state of Denmark. ‘ No, I don’t really mean Denmark !

      • Anton

        Would you be in similar rant mode if she who supports abortion at term had won?

        • Dominic Stockford

          Unborn children are dancing in the womb at this news.

          • Anton

            That’s happened before… Luke 1:44.

          • Ivan M

            The abortion rate has gone down under Obama. Trump is a supporter of that significant part of Planned Parenthood that takes care of women’s health.

          • Dominic Stockford

            The very first thing Obama did as President was restart US funding of abortion clinics around the world. Mrs Clinton is quite open about he support for infanticide (“post-partum abortion”).

            Trump’s immediate entourage would not stand for such actions on his part.

        • Cressida is correct:

          “A country of more that 300 million people should be able to present something better than those two.”

          Trumps stated opposition to homosexual “marriage” and abortion on demand, are the decisive reasons Jack is pleased Cringeton and her morally bankrupt lubbies were sent packing. That said, the political establishment in America had to be hammered. But Trump as “Leader of the Free World”. It does make one pause.

          • Anton

            Of course I agree (and have said as much on earlier threads) that “A country of more that 300 million people should be able to present something better than those two.” But I’d still like Cressida’s answer to my question.

          • As she wrote:

            “It is infantile and simplistic to think anti Trump supporters are Clinton supporters.”

          • Anton

            That is not an answer to whether she would be in similar rant mode if “she who supports abortion at term” had won.

          • “Rant mode”?

          • Anton

            Yes, Jack. Rant mode. Referring largely to the related post she made above that begins “Donald Trump was obviously chosen by one of the gods”. When I asked Cressida the Catholic if she would go into similar rant mode had Hillary the pro-term-abortion-supporter won, she did not reply, which is her privilege – but it also means she did not deny that she had been ranting.

          • Jack thought the post rather amusing. You lack a sense of the absurd.

          • Anton

            I’ve viewed quite enough processions of Catholic Cardinals, Anglican Bishops, and Eastern Orthodox senior churchmen to have a good sense of the absurd.

          • That’s disrespect for the religious practices and beliefs of others. Would you say the same of Jewish worship, or do you reserve your negativity for those Christians you disagree with? Besides, even if you do have a sense of the absurd, as you claim, it’s not enough, it seems, to recognise it in the posts of others.

          • Anton

            Of course it is disrespect for the religious practices and beliefs of others. I heartily disrespect those things. What I respect is the people involved in them, who are human beings in the image of God; and, out of that, their freedom to do those things.

            If you think that beliefs and practices are themselves worthy of respect, and not just the people who hold and perform them, you should also respect communism, Nazism and Satanism. Reductio ad absurdum?

        • Cressida de Nova

          I think from my comments,it is clear that I am not a supporter of the Clintons.

          • Anton

            That’s not what I asked, but of course this is a blog not a courtroom.

      • James Bolivar DiGriz

        Is that like Paul O’Grady knowing it would be unbearable to live in the UK if the Conservatives won the 2015 GE and instead he would move to Venice?

        I am talking about the Paul O’Grady who still lives in the UK because Venice property prices are a bit high.

        • Cressida de Nova

          No.. you are thinking of your friends not mine. My friend is black , drives a car daily and is the sole breadwinner for a young family …not a safe situation in the US.

          • James Bolivar DiGriz

            I have no real idea what point if any you are trying to make.

            In case you are so ignorant (and too lazy to find out) that you don’t know who Paul O’Grady is:
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_O%27Grady

            The point is that people say an awful lot but they mostly don’t do anything about it, even when they have loads of money like O’Grady.

            “not a safe situation in the US”
            Indeed, he probably lives in a predominantly black area so there are lots of black people who your your friend s/b worried about. Roughly 92% of black deaths are caused by black people, and black people make up c. 30% of the population but commit c. 57% of the homicides.

  • Hats off to you Cranmer. A truly amazing writing. The best.

  • Cressida de Nova

    Donald Trump was obviously chosen by one of the gods. Possibly a mischievous Greek one who likes to make fools of mortals.

    God is great but Donald can make America even greater.

    He will put on his Davy Crockett hat, round up all the illegal Mexicans single handedly and drive them into the sea.It will henceforth be illegal to wear a sombrero in the U,S.
    or speak in broken American unless you are a Slovenian super model.

    He will build a Trump wall, bigger and better than the one in China to repel the invaders and create jobs by manufacturing gold plated taps (faucets) presenting one to every child (white male ) born on the day of his successful election.

    No American citizen will be permitted to marry more than three times because there is no way he is going to be upstaged.

    The Mormon tabernacle choir will now be renamed Trump (Jesus and I are buddies) Tabernacle Spectacular.All rights and royalties going to the Trump Towers Super Model Foundation.

    With the exodus of Americans leaving for Canada and other countries , it will be a requirement the emigres wear a “credo unum deum…Donald Trump” t shirt for press photographs.

    May Donald Trump’s god (Mammon)and he enjoy their chariot ride around the sun but like Icarus they will go too close , end up incinerated, and it cannot be too soon.

    • Anton

      Would you actually be happy if he did some good?

    • len

      One thing Trump won`t be doing is dancing to the tune the establishment in the US is playing(this is the reason he got elected) .The people (the little people ) have had enough so desperate measures have been taken exactly as the UK has done with the EU. It is perhaps ‘a leap in the dark’ but even so preferable to being slaves to the establishment.

      • Cressida de Nova

        Len …a creep like that is only interested in lining his own coffers and enjoying immense power. Sadly, the little people could only make a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea.

        • James Bolivar DiGriz

          Unlike the Clintons who are so not interested in money that they left the White House broke and are now worth about $100 million.

  • Anton

    Obama said that Britain would be at the back of the queue for a trade deal if we Brexited. We can safely ignore him now.

    • BaseballSince10

      We Americans have been ignoring him for quite some time now!

  • The Explorer

    I’ve heard and read lots of mockery about Trump’s wall. Would it be a real wall, or a virtual wall? Which side of the river would it go? Is the proposal the product of racist paranoia? Etc etc.

    There are around 20 million in the States with Mexican affiliations. Half of those were born there. No quarrel with that: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California once belonged to Mexico anyway. But 10 million currently in the US were born in Mexico. 9% of Mexico’s population, in other words, has moved north of the border. How much of it is there illegally? If illegals are employed, what impact does that have on the jobs of low-paid Americans?

    By the 14th Amendment, anyone born on American soil is an American. So an illegal who gives birth is an illegal, but the child is legal: an anchor baby who can in due course pull in relatives. In some cases, an entire village.

    The wall may or may not be practical, but to propose it is to confront genuine issues.

  • David

    The Groniad is in meltdown. What fun !
    The reader’s comments are black, and demonstrate that most of them really are the “useful idiots” of the left, manipulated by the immensely wealthy globalists.
    Oh poor likkle darlings !
    The “always win” world that the liberal-left have enjoyed for 50 years is being seriously challenged by first, the referendum result and now The Donald succeeds. May more good times roll….
    I look forward (God willing) to a politically more fruitful “golden years” than I had to endure in my 60s youth. Let’s see if the left has the stoicism and faith (little of that often, bishops excepted ?) to man up under withering fire and defeat.
    Once the rain stops I must get out and into training for Nigel’s march against the Supreme Court on December 5th.

  • Anton

    “We shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump” – 1 Corinthians 15:51-2, King James translation.

    • TropicalAnglican

      The recessional hymn at my church service on Sunday was Charles Wesley’s “Rejoice, the Lord is King”, which has as the last line: “The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!”

  • len

    What would a Trump presidency mean for Israel?. A lot more positive than Obama’s apparently.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/what-a-donald-trump-presidency-would-mean-for-israel/

  • Anton

    In both the UK and USA a large number of persons are walking round happy, murmuring “We, the people…” to themselves. And this is true. But may I exhort all who are glad to see the will of the people expressed in the Brexit and Trump votes to pause and give thanks for the events in history and for the brave men who set up a system by which the will of the people could be so expressed. Historically, that is exceptional, and it is not an accident of history, either; but it took a lot of effort and not a little self-sacrificial blood.

  • Politically__Incorrect

    Apparently Hollywood is in meltdown and JK Rowlings has waded in with a pseudo-Churchillian statement of defiance on Twitter; so it must be serious

    • Anton

      That JK Rowling supported Hillary says it all.

      • magnolia

        And Lady Gaga, and Jay Z, not forgetting John Podesta with his…. errrgh… spirit dinners. Must be part of the reason why evangelicals voted 81% for Trump.

    • David

      To hell with Hollywood !

  • seansaighdeoir

    I have never prayed for a political figure before or for something so tangible but external to happen, but I prayed last night for a Trump victory as I believe that the world and America needed one.

    And I thank God he won.

  • Politically__Incorrect

    According to Breitbart there have been violent anti-Trump riots in California – people lighting fires and throwing bottles. It is such a loss that these people aren’t in control.

    • Anton

      They are certainly not in control of themselves.

    • David

      Oh diddums !
      The men-children and women-children have never known defeat before so they take it hard. I hope it gets much harder for them too.
      For half a century genuine social and fiscal conservatives, all over the west, have had to take defeat, constantly, like grown up men and women.
      No I don’t want revenge, but I do want us all to reassert the Christian based culture of the west, destroy PC Marxism and its evil cultural spawn, regain our lands, our family based values and create a society that aims for the common good, all under God Almighty !

    • chefofsinners

      These are the people who selected, from 350 million Americans, the only candidate capable of losing to Donald Trump.

  • John

    Ha ha! That is awesome Your Grace, it really is. ‘There’s this blogger guy, on the Internet, Cranmer. Where is he? Amazing. I’m tellin’ ya. He really is. No, really.

  • Dominic Stockford

    All those who understand the sovereignty of God know that He did indeed choose Mr Trump. Over the next few years we’ll maybe find out why He chose him.

    • Sarky

      Reminds me of the lyrics to a depeche mode song,

      “I don’t want to start any blasphemous rumours,
      But I think that Gods got a sick sense of humour”

    • Agreed. But let’s have a degree of caution. Whilst mightily relieved Hitlary Cringeton was not elected, Jack thinks God could well be giving America and the world exactly what we deserve.

    • Old Nick

      If we are to believe Jeremiah, God occasionally chose the Assyrians. It does not mean that be thought that they were Good People.

      • Dominic Stockford

        Absolutely not.

  • Inspector General

    Steady on Cranmer! There’s something about not taking God’s name in vain, you know! Trump is the country’s new President. Not their high priest. And God didn’t choose him, did He? It’s patently clear that God does not intervene at all in modern human affairs. He hasn’t done since the end of the Iron age.

    Anyway, the Inspector’s radio burst into life at the most opportune of moments this morning. There was BBC presenter Nicky Campbell in sombre tone. And he had good reason to be. Minutes later came through the news he had been told to expect. That Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects were floating still out there, face down, dead in the water. He struggled on, the professional he is, and eventually came back to level. Such a contrast to 8 years and indeed 4 years ago when same fellow and his team couldn’t conceal their glee when Obama had won, so they didn’t try. He took a blow today. The entire BBC did.

    She’s gone. Finished. And so are her liberalism and socialism and the degeneration of men’s souls that would have surely followed from them. It’s a happy day, gentlemen. Let’s take some time out and enjoy. Gloat, even…

    Right then. Where are those coloured girls. Ah, here they are…

    ♫ Oh, happy day (oh, happy day)
    Oh, happy day (oh, happy day)
    When Jesus washed (when Jesus washed)
    oh, when he washed (when Jesus washed)
    when Jesus washed (when Jesus washed)
    he washed my sins away!
    Oh happy day (oh happy day) ♫

    • Anton

      It’s patently clear that God does not intervene at all in modern human affairs. He hasn’t done since the end of the Iron age.

      With the minor exception of sending His Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins, that is.

      • Inspector General

        Well yes. The Iron age ended at Christ.

        • Good recovery, Inspector.

        • Anton

          It is conventionally taken to end in a particular place with the coming of writing. The Greeks, the Romans and the Jews were all literate centuries BC.

          • The Inspector doesn’t hold with “convention”, dear chap. You should know that by now.

          • Inspector General

            The Iron age ended at Christ.

          • Anton

            And your definition of the Iron Age is?

          • Inspector General

            This could end up like when the Inspector used to post informative lectures on Pink News under such titles as “what your behind is really for”. Before he and his heirs and descendants were banned for life or ever after. Whichever comes the later. In other words, it’s subjective. So, the arrival of Christ it is, then…

          • Anton

            Subjective? So the Iron Age ends whenever you say it does? That’s convenient when you are in a tight spot! You are free to make up your own definitions but don’t expect anybody else to understand you.

          • Inspector General

            Just as well you asked then. Now you too know the Iron Age ended with the arrival of Christ.

          • Anton

            Now I know that you don’t know when the Iron Age ended!

          • Inspector General

            You may get an uptick. Then again, you may not. Under consideration…

          • Old Nick

            According to Vergil, that is when the Golden Age returned.

          • Anton

            Given that he had never heard of Christ, that is somewhat eisegetical.

          • Old Nick

            But one which had a long subsequent history, from the 4th century onwards. I think you mean he had never heard of Jesus – he was in some sense aware, surely, Logos Endiathetos.

          • Anton

            By Christ I meant the Jewish notion of Messiah, whom I take to be Jesus of Nazareth.

          • Old Nick

            Ah, and I, being of the New Covenant, mean S. John’s notion of the Logos. Though I see what you mean.

    • chefofsinners

      Nicky Campbell is indeed the most odious of progressives, using my licence fee to push his agenda. Always a pleasure to hear him choking on his words.

      • Inspector General

        He does tune into Cranmer. All the time…

  • Inspector General

    By the way, chaps. For those who are embarking on a gloat-fest, it won’t be complete without tuning in with the devastated inmates at Pink News. Bless them all there, those disordered unfortunates. They truly believe their State Sponsored Buggery Promotion is in for a rough ride in the next few years. None actually grasp the cold reality: The orgy is in fact, over – at least in the USA. Saints be praised! It is to be dismantled, no less. Mr Pence will see to that.

    If you think the Inspector is being rather harsh and insensitive then remember this – You are either for God, or you are for ever demanding and increasingly bizarre LGBT privileges. There is NO via media here. None at all, and anyone who thinks there might be is deluding themselves…as much as those aforementioned who truly believe the world and everyone in it are there for their atheist peculiar benefit…

    • David

      Your stout devotion to “missionary duties” at the unsayable rag has not gone unnoticed amongst the Cranmer’s faithful. Decorations may soon be in order …..

      • Inspector General

        No less a personage than the Devil himself is in disarray tonight, David. His faithful benders’ insidious work over the decades is to be pulled down and the remains burnt.

        Glory be! What!

  • The Explorer

    Linus has been quiet for a while. I thought we might have heard from him on this particular thread. .

    • bluedog

      The thought of President Le Pen may have silenced him.

      • The Explorer

        Perhaps. Or he may be holidaying somewhere, giving himself relief from the onerous task of vilifying the Christian contributors to this blog.

        • bluedog

          Getting ready to winter in Biarritz or Gstaad, one imagines.

          • Anton

            Why do you think he could afford that?

    • Pubcrawler

      Stop summoning him!!!

      • Inspector General

        Don’t you need an upside down chicken to be slaughtered for that…

        • Pubcrawler

          Spatchcock.

        • The Explorer

          No. The mention of his name sets up a tremor that draws him. Unless something has happened to him. We wouldn’t know, except from his silence. That goes for most contributors. We were told about David B., but that’s rare. We can only surmise what became of Blowers.

          • Inspector General

            Blowers cat is still around. Living rough and stealing fish from markets…

        • Do not give a chicken to Linus ….. plucked or unplucked.

      • The Explorer

        The Inspector’s reference to Pink News reminded me of him.

  • bluedog

    Congratulations, Your Grace. This communicant nominates you as Father of the Trump Presidency. How so? Years ago this blog developed and promoted a compelling set of arguments in opposition to British membership of the EU. At the time, the default position in public discourse was that the EU, or its predecessor entities, was a public benefit. Challenging the EU was the mark of a heretic of questionable judgement. However the arguments were put and over time struck a deep chord. Finally, we saw the people speak out on the EU in Brexit. Now we see ‘Brexit, plus, plus, plus’ in the US. Western electorates are in revolt, and with important elections due in France and Germany next year, one suspects the change in the tide of opinion may now become a flood. A new consensus is taking hold.

    • David

      Yup, the quiet forgotten people are seizing control off the elites. It is a political revolution, which will avert the civil wars that we were heading towards. The left is finally, in pain !

      • Anton

        Let us, please, give thanks to the people who, before our lifetimes, set up a system such that this could be done peacefully and lawfully. It took great effort and self-sacrifice.

        • David

          A thousand times yes, and most of those people were undoubtedly good Christian men.

  • Redrose82

    The Dow Jones index is up 220 points as I type. Surely that can’t be correct? A Trump victory was supposed to herald all manner of financial and economic turmoil just like Brexit did.

    • Albert

      It will come, it’s just it will always be in the future.

  • Phil R

    From the guardian

    “Mr Trump and the congressional Republicans have differences; he is more
    prepared to use the power of government than many of them are. But they
    have a clear path now towards reshaping the supreme court
    and dozens of lower-tier judicial benches in their own image. The
    effect on race, gender and sexual-equality issues is likely to outlast
    Mr Trump’s period in office. The culture wars will reopen. Abortion
    rights are threatened.”

    My response……….

    Good.!

    • Orwell Ian

      The womb is now a very dangerous place in which to be. If we are serious about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness surely the unborn deserve equivalent protection to everyone else. The most vulnerable humans are being subjected to callous genocidal discrimination. Conveniently dehumanised and quietly disposed of under laws from those who preach equality and have the gall to claim the moral high ground concerning human rights. We need more pro-life judges and political change to bring an end to the silent holocaust. It is a stain on humanity.

      • David

        Amen to that !

    • David

      My response …

      Not before time….

  • chefofsinners

    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the winning of the Trump
    He is silencing the whine press and he’s draining out the swamp
    He hath loosed the faithful rightwing, even Cranmer’s got the hump
    Good God, he’s really won.

    Glory glory hallelujah etc…

    • Inspector General

      You too believe Cranmer has the hump. Good fellow. A shiny new up tick for you, my lad…

      • chefofsinners

        I will go and wash.

        • Inspector General

          It takes enduring spirit to post as the Inspector does and be unforgivably unforgived. Sure Cranmer is up to it too, although they won’t invite him back,..

    • David

      I have seen him in the watchfires
      Of a hundred circling camps;
      They have builded Him an altar
      in the evening dews and damps;
      I can read His righteous sentence
      By the dim and flaring lamps;
      His day is marching on

      Glory, glory, hallelujah..
      ….

      Sorry Chief, couldn’t resist that addition, as the words of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” is on the side of a cabinet in my room, alongside Constantine’s Army Prayer. I hum them when I’m down and those magic words and tunes, together with Psalm 23 never fail to reenergise me.

      • chefofsinners

        I love it too. I wrote a version of the last verse about Melania, but couldn’t bring myself to post it.

        • David

          Oh go on, post it. You know you want to !

      • Anton

        O MOST powerful and glorious Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest and commandest all things: Thou sittest in the throne judging right, and therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies – The prayer to be said before a fight at sea against any enemy. Our esteemed blog host should approve of this, for he wrote it.

        • David

          Interesting – thank you.
          Pass the canon balls and the grapeshot, sharp shooters to the tops – look lively now !

          • Anton

            Canon balls? Another Trollopean character?

    • Orwell Ian

      We have heard his fiery ret’ric and he sounded like a lout
      But the people got the message so they’ve given him the clout
      To stop Latinos coming with a wall to keep them out
      His hair keeps growing long

      Glory glory hallelujah etc…

    • Anton

      Replace “swamp” by “sump”?

  • Royinsouthwest

    Why has Cranmer joined the chorus in the mainstream media satirising all Trump’s supporters as ignorant, badly educated, religiously-minded bigots?

    • IanCad

      Roy,
      Unless I’m so ignorant and badly educated to the extent that satire totally eludes me, I don’t think HG’s OP is entirely directed at Trump supporters. More likely it appears to me, is a general swipe at America’s tendency to ascribe to God their particular political leanings.
      Sure, HG was an early disser of Trump. Called him a chump as I recall; but those were early days and was quite mild in comparison to the vitriol of others on this blog who really soiled themselves in their zeal to slander a real, true-blooded American – a creature wholly foreign to the gentle British mind.

    • bockerglory

      Because is His Grace is a snob.

  • Mike Stallard

    HALLELUJAH!

  • Anton

    The people currently rioting in US cities against the election result call themselves Democrats.

    Let nobody ever say again that Americans don’t do irony.

    • Old Nick

      Their opinion was also that of a majority of the population.
      Quaint thing the Electoral College.

      • Anton

        Indeed, but hardly the point. They weren’t demonstrating against the Electoral College system, in favour of straight vote-counting, before the result, were they?

        • Old Nick

          Having spent a year in California (where these processions seem to be occurring) in my mis-spent youth, I am well aware of the triviality and narcissism of its public life. The San Francisco newspapers make the Beano seem a journal of record, apparently one of the matters put to the vote this month was an instruction that the actors in pornographic films should be shown wearing prophylactics, and so on…..
          The fact remains that Mr. Trump lost the popular vote. It will not be possible for his supporters (unlike the supporters of Brexit) to say to their opponents “you lost”.

          • Anton

            Come off it Nick, The Sun and the Daily Star are a national shame, and “you lost” is simply short for “you lost under the system that your side accepted without demur before the vote”.

          • Old Nick

            Oh I am not ON anything ! I carry no banner for the Sun and Star, but the SF Examiner and the SF Chronicle are not even amusing. Headline: “49ers line-backer picks nose”. World to end: see page F 29. And there is not an alternative; the Oakland Tribune used to market itself as “the intelligent alternative to whatever you are reading now”, but it was not. And KQED is a lake for narcissists tired of navel-gazing. This is the place which gave us the term “politically correct” – which I first heard in Berkeley in, appropriately, 1984. At least we have a choice of bias, even if the BBC, the Independent and the Grauniad make their opinions heard a great deal too loudly.
            I am in general in favour of anachronisms (like the unreformed House of Lords). But the Electoral College manages to distort the vote always in one direction (cf. Gore vs. Bush), rather like the over-representation of small inner-city constituencies in our own country. I do not endorse blocking the streets to express my disappointment, but it would be appropriate to a Presidential constitution to have the popular vote taken into account. And the USA can make such changes; after all, senators were not originally chosen by popular vote but by state legislatures.

          • Anton

            I’m not very interested in the reverse of a beauty competition between our worst newspapers and theirs.

            All electoral systems have their idiosyncrasies, but I repeat that today’s protesters weren’t demonstrating against the Electoral College system in favour of straight vote-counting *before* the result; and I do not believe it is that system which they are demonstrating against at this moment.

          • Old Nick

            You are of course right about the protestors. It does not alter the fact that the Electoral College is not merely an anomaly (which I would have no trouble with) but one which demonstrably favours one side over the other.
            The central problem, though, is that American elections (at least at the national level) are run as if they were a beauty competition – so it is hardly surprising that the winner is a fellow who organises beauty competitions. And the reason that the newspapers are worth considering is that they are where people get (or fail to get) their information. The hungry sheep look up and are not fed.

          • TropicalAnglican

            You may want to check on this, it seems Trump could have clinched the popular vote, too:

            https://70news.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/final-election-2016-numbers-trump-won-both-popular-62-9-m-62-7-m-and-electoral-college-vote-306-232-hey-change-org-scrap-your-loony-petition-now/ (got the link from a poster on Biased BBC blog)

        • TropicalAnglican

          I have just replied to Old Nick that there are claims that Trump has also won the popular vote (tho’ not official, and I am not sure of the reliability / credibility of the sources): http://prntly.com/2016/11/11/sorry-liberals-trump-just-won-the-popular-vote-and-electoral-vote-after-the-recounts/

      • You can argue about the electoral system in most counties. Certainly in Britain the composition of the House of Commons rarely represents the popular vote. If it did, there would be more UKIP MPs than SNP MPs in the current House. We had a referendum on the alternative vote system which many claim is more democratic, but rejected it. America votes by state, which is what most people seem to want, indeed many Americans that I’ve known consider the State elections and State Governor, far more important than Washington as it has more effect on their daily lives.

        • Old Nick

          Of course for most Americans the state elections are far more important in a practical sense. That is one reason why the Presidential election is run like a beauty contest. Comparison with a Parliamentary constitution (where individual Members of Parliament represent whole localities) does not work – HMG has to command a majority in the Commons or it cannot govern.

      • carl jacobs

        The purpose of the electoral college is to make sure the President has broad support. If it were not for the electoral college candidates would simply attempt to maximize vote deltas in large states. Do you really want a President elected by Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles, and Seattle?

        • Old Nick

          I would have thought that the American public would settle for a President elected by the largest number of votes cast.

          • Old Nick

            Insuper, your argument is of a piece with that of Labour supporters who think that it is right that Labour constituencies in inner cities have fewer voters, because such people matter more than Conservative voters in more populous country constituencies.

          • CliveM

            Remember the result of the first GE in 1974.

          • Old Nick

            Yes, and much as I despised Mr. Wislon, I would say that the argument that Mr. Heath had a right to try to form a government because he had more votes (as opposed to the argument that he had a right to try to do so as a sitting Prime Minister) do not seem to me to apply with a Parliamentary constitution as they do with a Presidential constitution.

          • Inspector General

            One admires Wilson. He kept us out of the dreadful Vietnam war. As a thank you, you understand, for the support the USA gave us during Suez…

          • Anton

            This one does not admire Wislon, except for his remarkable, lengthy and little known book The Chariot of Israel written in the years after he finally resigned as PM, showing his sympathy for that nation.

          • Old Nick

            I will grant your Inspectorship the Viet Nam War, but he was also the politician who introduced lying to English political life (followed of course by Mr. Heath of Heathco), rather as Nixon did in the United States. How does the pound in your pocket feel ?

          • Inspector General

            One doesn’t light a candle for him, old chap, but just to point out there is some good in all PMs. Except Cameron…

          • Old Nick

            I really do not know why (so it would seem) Mr. Cameron seems to have made no contingency plan for the possibility of Brexit. Was he so very confident of winning, or were the variables too daunting, or…..

          • Inspector General

            He’s a thicko. He should have read the mood, but he didn’t. Ironically, he promised a vote on being elected leader when he became PM. Had he done so in 2010, he would have probably got his way. It was before the mass uncontrolled unsuitable immigration then…

          • Old Nick

            Thick or arrogant or both. I am not so sure he would have won a referendum in 2010 – I cannot be the only person who had decided how he would vote in such a referendum already 30 years ago.

          • Anton

            No it wasn’t. That got going under Blair.

          • Inspector General

            Mass EU immigration.

          • Anton

            I took “unsuitable” to refer to a cultural identity that does not wish to integrate but rather to take over.

          • Inspector General

            It was mass EU immigration that did it. The other was back door under wraps stuff…

          • Anton

            That did what, Inspector? I genuinely don’t know what you mean yet.

          • Inspector General

            Until recently, Polish was spoken in the main streets of Gloucester as much as English…that is NO exaggeration….

          • Anton

            Good Catholic chaps like yourself, Inspector. 1683 and all that…

          • Anton

            Politicians told the truth before Wilson? Lloyd George was a rogue and as for the 18th century…

          • Old Nick

            I guess I was thinking of my lifetime. I would find it hard to think of Lord Home, for instance, as performing a dishonourable act. He might have needed matchsticks to understand economics, but one had the impression that there was an ethic in him which seemed to be missing in the 14th Mr. Wilson. Lloyd George was before my time (and he did not know my father….).

          • Anton

            Of course. Alec Douglas-Home played first-class cricket.

          • Anton

            Anybody has a right to try to form a government. It’s just that if they are in a minority then the first motion before the House will be of No Confidence in the government and round we go again.

        • CliveM

          We do the same here. It’s why Scotland is traditionally over represented in Westminster, having more MP’ then the population strictly allows.

      • Ivan M

        It is not the majority, The ‘nevertrump’ movement took away from what I read 8% of the Republican vote. These people voted third-party, mainly Johnson and not for Hillary as they could easily have done. Third party candidates in the end always bleed more from the Republicans than the Democrats, since Republicans tend to be a principled lot, agonising over the Constitution and the right path. For all of of the talk of a Bernie Sanders revolt, nothing of that kind materialised on the Democratic side.

        • Old Nick

          All right a majority of votes cast. Or is that too much to ask ?

          • Ivan M

            The calculus would be different if a simple majority of say 0.1% would be enough to elect the President. For then those states with populations not wanting that president would have an incentive to break away from states that produce that majority. Further the original compromises that made the USA would lack legitimacy since any state importing outsiders who do not share the history stands to gain the advantages of being part of the US, while undermining its original premises. The EC is designed to allow for stability amidst change. The US system is not comparable to that of say the Austrian system as it is a continent all by itself. The Democrats can’t really complain since they start off with a huge advantage in the EC with California and NY in the bag.

          • Old Nick

            The United States is actually the third largest country in the continent. And precisely these arguments could be used for sustaining the practice of having State Legislatures electing Senators. The fact that California and New York are likely to be Democratic is contingent not necessary.

      • DP111

        I’m informed that absentee ballots are not counted until a much later date, if the results of the election are such that they wouldn’t make any difference. Absentee ballots are from armed forces, diplomats etc abroad, which can be quite substantial, and generally favour the Republicans 80-20.

        But more important, America is not a democracy, but a republic. A republic formed of 50 states or nations coming together voluntarily. In an election based on majority vote, California and New York combined would always rule America. Under these circumstances, Texas and a whole slew of states, would leave the union – Texasexit. .

        • Old Nick

          If the cohesion of the United States is as flimsy as you assert (and after all your “independent states” only existed for about 10 minutes before they became a “republic”) then perhaps it would be better for the world at large if the states did go different ways. After all it happened in the Soviet Union. I am a bit surprised to find Texas so afraid of California, though.

          • DP111

            California is having a ballot for independence in the coming year.

      • Maxine Schell

        USA is a democratic REPUBLIC…thus the electoral college.

        • Old Nick

          I think the word you are groping your way towards is federation. I refer you to my previous answer

  • TropicalAnglican

    Sky News has just reported: Yale University has let students off some tests due to the trauma of Trump’s election…
    Presumably they are getting over the trauma by rioting…

    • Dreadnaught

      Generation Snowflake is alive and well (if a little traumatised)

    • DP111

      Apparently some universities have “Cry In ” rooms. Also some have cute dogs to relieve the stress and pain.

      Yet we were told, that Clinton supporters were well educated college graduates.

      More like uneducated college graduates.

  • len

    Quite revealing that ‘the establishment’ has revealed itself in its promotion of Hillary Clinton. So many ‘celebrities ‘ are’ part and parcel ‘of what can only be described as’ the fallen corrupt world system’ under the power of the evil one.

    • Anton

      And Trump isn’t?

      • len

        Trump obviously is part of the corrupt world system. So was Pharaoh.

        ‘But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth’.(Exodus 9:16)

  • Anton

    Trump is scheduled to take office aged 72 and finish his (first) term aged 76. If his health means he in unable to finish this term then VP Mike Pence, a very serious evangelical Christian who is 13 years younger, would become POTUS.

    • Inspector General

      Glory be!

    • TropicalAnglican

      Actually, Trump was born in June 1946, so he would still be 70 in Jan 2017 (inauguration). Assuming he completes a full term, he would then be 74, and still younger than Bernie Sanders now (already 75).

      • Anton

        Thank you for the correction.

  • grutchyngfysch

    Liberal professing Christians are usually on the end of my shotgun barrel for prostituting themselves to the thinking of the World. I’ve watched with growing nausea a number of Christians on the right who appear to be increasingly more concerned with being politicians than preachers. The measure of any standard is that it is applied consistently.

    Tragically, Franklin Graham is prostituting himself to Worldly power.

    • carl jacobs

      And what will they get for selling themselves? They’ll be the first piece of baggage put out the door. Probably the back door. And they won’t even receive the agreed price for services rendered.

  • Ivan M
  • With political satire and political comment and opinion are we not missing the end-times significance of these bizarre times?

    Archbishop, you satirise a wide evangelical view, but which is basically biblical in its belief: in God raising up and putting down leaders of the nations. That does not mean that Trump-it, like Brexit, will magically redeem democracy. Neither would Hillary have done so, with even more extreme character flaws, not to mention ambitions of Godless globalisation.

    Let’s be vigilant for what comes next probably sooner than many think. All predictions will be off course due to the perilous state of the world’s economy. Our own and now the US intention to just throw more money (money that we don’t have) at the problems plus the anger of those whose globalist agendas have been apparently thwarted, will in short order derail the hopes of democracy ever solving the intractable issues facing us throughout the world.

    Recent history surely shows us that when the nasty stuff hits the fan as in the Weimar Republic, which gave rise to a tyrannical and despotic ruler, the control of the people by an elite is welcomed with open arms. Paul Henri-Spaak’s prediction (hotly disputed but, nevertheless, visionary) at the inauguration of the United Nations may soon be due for its fulfilment:

    “…What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all the people and to lift us up out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and whether he be God or devil, we will receive him.”

    Is the Angel of Light even now waiting in the wings for the moment when inevitably, as prophesied by God, he will appear on the world stage to dupe all but ‘the very elect’?

    Prophecy Today-ers and Issachar people seek to understand the signs of the times for the sake of the Kingdom. Whilst we may have gained a brief respite for the Gospel from the globalist march with the rejection of the Obama/Clinton/Cameron agendas, it is hampered by some virtually insurmountable obstacles. A whole list of these could be given and may be seen as negative commentary.

    Just to highlight one – the association of evangelical Christianity with Brexit and Trump-it (to coin a phrase) – is creating a backlash from not only those rioting but the many disaffected voters who now hold evangelical Christians largely responsible for the mess they see before them. Couple this with the mixed messages being taught and preached today and we are not in a reformational time where Bible truth has come to the surface and predominates – either in the church or society.

    What we do have is a plethora of compromising gospels, many not even Christian – although claiming to be – with the majority Christian voices bemoaning and condemning the backlash from millions of ordinary folks who have correctly recognised that the world is way off-course and have succeeded (but just for now), by their protest voting.

    When even members of your own Christian family misunderstand why a Brexit and a Trump victory are applauded by an evangelical remnant, without a clear voice for Gospel truth in the public square, how do we communicate this? Not I fear with a great revival but hopefully with pockets of breakthrough in whatever window God gives us. More than ever in history, perhaps, we have become fools for Christ’s sake and are hated as he was?

    The game-changer that an economic catastrophe will bring and our response to that, when the people see in anguish the things that are coming upon the world, will at least allow us to point to the fulfilment of end-times prophecy. We can then but hope that the mist will be lifted from many eyes as they see the global, cultural Marxist, inter-faith society of the Anti-Christ. Our instructions for this time are made so clear to us in Jude’s exhortation:

    “But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

    Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

    To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. (Jude 20-25.

  • We do not know and cannot say whether any God has “chosen” this man to be America’s leader. However, it is true that many Democrats refuse to recognize there are any higher guiding principles at all and openly question and mock even God’s existence…

  • Ha ha. This is pretty funny . . . although, I’m more thinking that God has given the people what they want . . . 1 Samuel 8, rather than made the choice for them.