The Waters of Babylon

BabylonDestroyedby Glenn Fairman5/25/16
In the quarrel between Progressives and Conservatives, so many of the former believe that we are mired in a nostalgia for white privilege or some Norman Rockwell painting of an America that exists only as a furtive dream.

Before men wore their political posturings on their sleeves, they worked and struggled, lived, reproduced and died — with the state serving as only a distant backdrop for their exertions. Indeed, wisdom has no meaning if the memory of such a past is denigrated, and we swim only in the turbulent rapids of Becoming. Progressives, by their very nature, have little use for the past, except as a bogeyman to scare children with. Our Founder’s Masterpiece is now airbrushed as some primitive horror wholly inferior to the Homogenous City — a gilded ghost coaxed from a barbarous age.

As we nod our heads, click our tongues, and resign to the ash heap of history our fleeting memory of the Christian West, do not be surprised when everything you have ever loved is put to the sword — as you lay weeping beyond recovery, beside the dismal Waters of Babylon.

Glenn Fairman writes from Highland, Ca.
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4 Responses to The Waters of Babylon

  1. GHG says:

    I sense despair in your keystrokes. Sadly, I share it.

  2. Angelle Staria says:

    Glenn, I just read your article over on AT.

    It made me sad but me made know that you discern the times and season of our nation.

    Below is what I commented as a reply to your article…and as I am in touch fairly regularly with Thomas Lifson, editor of AT…I emailed him my comment as I know he does not read comments much.


    “One of the most poignant articles I have ever read here on AT that sums up the whole of past glory lost to today’s siren song of destructive progressive poison of lies, deceits, arrogant mortal rebellion and chaotic anarchy of perversion.

    I know the Psalm well.

    It sings its haunting melody deep in the souls of us who remember when the joyous song was once sung…but now, no longer.

    Evil has crept in and thrust all the original players off the stage of what was once a great theatrical presentation once blessed by God, now refuted and thrown away in a mere dumpster of empires.

    So sad, so sad…but painfully true.


    Bless you for saying it like it is, whether we like it or not. This is the true State of the Union today.

    Shalom always and forever,
    Angelle Staria

    • Steve Lancaster says:


      These are difficult times for all of us, especially those born not only in the last century but also in the last millennium. However, our culture is stronger than our foes realize. Scripture never promises that life will be easy. Christians would say that G-d never gives us more than we can handle. I am not sure of that, but I also take some comfort in Psalm 121, written for the warrior, “Behold he that keepth Israel shall neither sleep nor slumber”

      Semper Fi and Shalom

      • angelle staria says:

        Thank you for your reply.

        I do believe our spiritual heritage and culture is stronger than our foes and enemies understand. It only takes 3 souls in 1 fiery furnace heated 7 times hotter to shame a wicked ruling power and throne and bring its determination low to the bowing of the knee before G-d.

        I do honestly believe, that G-d, being fair and equitable in all His dealings with His mortal Creation, does not give us more than we can handle “in His Own strength within us.” Outside of that, all is subject to interpretation because G-d knows our own self-limits and He does not want us relying on the strength of our own flesh.

        I take comfort in Psalm 121 as I worked with the Israelis getting Jews out of the old Soviet Bloc nations back in the late 60s, 70s and 80s. I paid a great price in the engagement of several of those theaters, but the L-rd was faithful and kept me from evil’s ultimate intention against us in those days.

        What goes on with Israel in today’s Geo-political…and might I add, spiritual structure, for good and for bad, is central as to how many things are going to work out world wise here in our day.

        As for the L-rd’s actual true saints (not the mere lip-professing claimants) yes, He will keep those and He knows those who are His. I carry many scars of many kinds over a lifetime of service to truth, the will of G-d, His people, this nation and Israel, but yet, without those scars and experiences, I would not experience the great joy and hope of the L-rd our G-d, He Who is Faithful and True forever.

        Shalom and Semper Fi right back atcha!

        And thank you for your service in the USMC! Salute!

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