The blatant lies of the mainstream media in setting the table for our cultural discourse is always in plain sight. Thus, we find snide references inserting a bias in all sorts of stories. It is so insidious and subtle that even if we notice it, we brush it off as impossible to correct.

“In order to combat man-made climate change, the school district implemented a new curriculum.” IMPLIED: Man-made climate change theories are “settled science.” Oppose it and you are anti-education.

“Mostly peaceful protests erupted nationwide over the death of George Floyd.” IMPLIED: Do not call them riots.

“Antifa and BLM protestors today declared the parts of the city that they controlled a sovereign country.” IMPLIED: Secession is now approved, as long as it is Leftist secession.

“David Eastman, a life-time member of the far-right group Oath Keepers.” IMPLIED: Oath Keepers are fringe wackos. And there are no “far left” groups.

“The Covid vaccine has been declared perfectly safe and effective.” IMPLIED: Anyone saying otherwise is anti-science.

Thus, with each supposedly unbiased presentation of the news which people of all political persuasions read or hear, we are “gas-lighted” in our perceptions, which in conversation with each other becomes an accepted premise.

No friends, there is no peace. There is a perpetual war underway between heaven and hell, and we are what is being fought over.

Seldom will we stop someone in mid-sentence with something like, “What do you mean, man-made climate change? Climates have been changing long before civilized man.”

“What do you mean, peaceful protest? They’ve been anything but!”

“What do you mean sovereign country? Didn’t we once fight a war over that?”

“What do you mean, far-right group? How can keeping your oath to the Constitution be anything but the expected norm?”

“What do you mean vaccine? It doesn’t even fit their own definition.”

Most people are too polite to challenge someone to their face, and even if they do, the odds of an argument are pretty good. And even if a point or two is conceded, such a confrontation is emotionally exhausting, thus we use the approved verbiage for the sake of convenience and peace.

“Gentlemen cry for ‘Peace! Peace!’ But there is no peace.” Thus Patrick Henry, controversial in his time, understood before most of the others what was happening. He was prophetic.

Christendom provided a constant reminder in the pathway to salvation. Church bells rung several times a day, calling the people to a prayerful time-out that was respected without the need of a labor union.

No friends, there is no peace. There is a perpetual war underway between heaven and hell, and we are what is being fought over. While early Christians looked for peace, and preached it, they were ready to die for the Truth, embodied by the Messiah. And like the God-Man that they worshipped, blood had to be spilled in order to achieve the Ultimate Peace that has been promised, not in this life but in the next. “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.”

Christendom once existed. It was never perfect, for the sins of man exist in all ages and cultures, but it made the reality of God, our fallen nature and a hoped-for redemption part of the accepted ether of daily life. Heaven and hell were understood not to be limited to one’s social standing. Nobles could wind up in hell, and serfs and peasants in heaven, but all had to personally struggle in their quest for salvation.

Christendom provided a constant reminder in the pathway to salvation. Church bells rung several times a day, calling the people to a prayerful time-out that was respected without the need of a labor union. Feast days, both local and universal, were eagerly looked forward to, and the calendar cycle commemorated the ministry of Christ. Pilgrimages to distant or local shrines were an exciting vacation that might be a once in a lifetime thing. A major cathedral created the “Bible in stone,” rendering artistic and architectural styles that brought a majestic harmony with God, man and nature.

No, war is not coming, it is here and now. It has never left us. It has always been with us.

Sermons preached from the pulpit read aloud the sacred scriptures, simply because most people could not read. However, they listened to the accepted interpretation and significance, and they could go home and make it part of the household discourse. Births were joyous events and churchyards places to be close to the earthly remains of family, a silent reminder of our return to dust.

However, this remarkable culture was not achieved without a sacrifice, a willingness to suffer and die that shamed and ultimately converted the pagans that were Christendom’s ferocious enemies. There was the Roman Empire, Slavic kingdoms, German and Scandinavian tribes. Once converted, their zeal manifested itself with their own cultural expressions that are still admired in our time.

Today’s preferred method of Christian oppression in the west uses different tactics than what was seen in early Christianity or in the genocidal 20th century. The sheer volume of martyrdoms of the last century are still largely unknown to most people today, because of a deliberate suppression by the same evil forces that today are trying to make us think and eventually act against our true common good.

We all need to ponder the thought long and hard – No, war is not coming, it is here and now. It has never left us. It has always been with us. Times of peace are never permanent in a fallen world. And the war is over us, our souls and our eternal destiny.

We were told, “Do not think that I have come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

Whoa! Did Jesus really say that?

Yes, He did. In all ages, Man faces two extreme choices: Truth or Madness. There is no middle ground. At times, in an America that possessed a Christian consensus prior to 1960, it did not seem to apply, but we ought to have known that it was only temporary. And we remember, “For every time there is a season …”

And this is a season of strife, we are called to fight. We must contend for Truth in our daily lives and conversations, so we can be prepared to fight when the time for witness and martyrdom arrives.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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In a world at war, we must fight for the truth

Bob Bird
Bob Bird ran for U.S. Senate in 1990 and 2008. He is a past president of Alaska Right to Life, a 47-year Alaska resident and a retired public school teacher. He has a passion for studying and teaching Alaska and U.S. constitutional history. He lives on the Kenai Peninsula and is currently a daily radio talk-show host for The Talk of the Kenai, on KSRM 920 AM from 3-5 pm and heard online


  • Neil A DeWitt says:

    Good words Mr. Bird. Is this a rally call?

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Very well written! Thank you Mr. Bird. The war definitely is upon us. My eyes opened up pretty wide to it when the demorats/left kept viciously attacking President Trump even after he was in office. Since 2018-2019, we see the nation being attacked from more and more angles and now the attacks from all angles are relentless. People want peace and to be left alone, but we cannot slow down or go hide in a corner because the evil is trying to climb on top of us to pin us down and we cannot let that happen.

    • Robert Landbeck says:

      I have to seriously doubt that ‘The war definitely is upon us’ or has even started, for the simple reason that existing religious ideas, from any faith tradition, are without the authority and power to win this ‘war’. And without those final insights, which may arrive with a second coming, I’m not sure that true religion has even started?

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Is that right? What do you think that “true religion” looks like? What diety does this “true religion” worship?

      • Sterling Crone says:

        because the bulk of Americans think and believe that WAR is tanks and bombs, a denial that we are at war is superfluous to Mr.
        Bird’s point. At the root of most of the conflagration of “news” or any perceived issue is the pure lack of understanding of English. our younger generations are beseiged with a vacabulary of “wigglewords” they think that they understand, but they do not. Communism has well documented the most successful battles won from the “inside”. words with multiple definitions necessary to grasp with context, but mostly those mispelled, used incorrectly and used wrong punctuation wrong sentence structure and wrong context all contribute to a gross dis-unity. Add to that the utter lack of civic information both constitutional and historical, and thus, the soup we are in. Americans should at least thank Bob Bird for leading the battle with succinct and clear English Words chosen to demonstrate we ARE in a war for the hearts, minds, and freedoms this Republic intended.

  • Jon and Ruth says:

    Good assessment. In Scripture God is recognized as the Author of Order. Satan is the author of chaos. Chaos causes anxiety. Knowing God is a necessity for the survival of Western Civilization.

  • Mortified says:

    Mr Bird,
    You are absolutely right we are in a war and have been ever since Adam disobeyed God and ate from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. That war will continue until the Lord Himself descends from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the Trump of God. War will never end one day sooner nor will it continue one day later. The reason we know this is because the only perfect thing in the world tells us so, the Word of God, the Bible.
    We are in a war to be sure but for the Christian, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places, and that warfare is fought in our minds, and we battle having put on the amour of God.
    We are living in perilous times, it is going to get worse, a lot worse, however, when these things begin to come to pass look up, and lift up your heads for your redemption draweth nigh.

  • Sharon Alice Turner says:

    A few quotes from US founders…”A nation of well informed men who ‘have been taught and prize the rights which GOD has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.” Ben Franklin. “Our” (*school district is the “nursery of tyranny” and our tax dollars pay for each teacher’s union dues, and every thing in these Institutions*. By Sam Adams “No people wil tamely surrender their liberties, nor can they easily be subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved.” And “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of EVERY American to be informed.” and I add speak and write USA’s English language. Grandma

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Here is a great reason why we need to fight for truth! Some doctors on Twitter that pushed Masking, Contact Tracing & Covid Lockdowns turn out to be fake accounts!


    AMEN !! Mr. Bird, Amen!! Truth stands the test of time as Truth is the sword of God, for only in God can the ultimate genuine Truth exist. Truth cannot dialogue with insanity because the insane cannot or will not hear anything but their self-endured lies ruminating inside their own heads. We must stand strong with the armor of God and be willing to counter the darkness with the light of Christ; lies with TRUTH!


    Amen, Mr. Bird, Amen!!!
    One correction: Martyrs have already arisen for speaking truth; white martyrs exist here-and-now and bear the brunt of social isolation, ridicule, defamation, and desecration by higher authorities in their chain-of-command. Deacon Dez Martinez comes to mind. I believe he was called “one lone deacon” who speaks Truth even when others find it difficult to hear it. Who has rallied behind our modern day martyrs??

    • Mayo says:

      FFF: What? White martyrs? Are white people being oppressed? Do you, do they feel “the brunt of social isolation, ridicule, defamation, and desecration”?

  • Bess says:

    A very truthful and moving article, Mr. Bird. I shared it with many friends. This is like a call to action!