Many have asked why I have not posted a fresh article on this website for months?
The answer is simple: I have been in mourning for my country and reevaluating my purpose. I fear that as a society we’ve crossed a bridge too far and have entered a sphere in which a multitude of nations before us have tumbled. The values, principles, and spirit that made the United States unique are rapidly slipping away. As a radio host, author, and speaker I’ve been doing everything possible in my personal effort to save this country from the clutches of tyranny and eventual destruction.
Now I am forced to ask the question, with the exception of the global warming debate, are any of my efforts really moving the needle?
I don’t think so.
Allow me to state that there is nothing wrong with our form of government, however for decades we have been electing corrupt individuals into positions of great authority. In turn those debased characters have appointed and hired legions of bureaucrats who also lack integrity. The result is our once pure representative republic has been fouled and along with it the social fabric required to maintain a civil society rooted in principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The situation we find ourselves in is hardly exclusive. History is the monotonous account of how governments flourish only to be consumed with pomp and pride. Those governments have all been brought to ruin because of lawlessness, incivility and corruption. As George Washington and several of our nations’ founders warned, pillars of morality and virtue must support the American system of government, otherwise it too will fail.
Sadly, those pillars have been smashed and I believe we’re at the precipice of failure. I am convinced our only hope now is not to be found in the political arena—it’s in the spiritual. The good news is such revivals, or “Great Awakenings” as historians refer to them, have spared this country in the past.
The first Great Awakening occurred from 1730 to 1760. It was a spiritual renewal that swept the American Colonies, particularly New England. It witnessed hundreds of thousands of people previously without faith—or with nominal faith—enthusiastically declare a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. This revival provided the backbone for victory against the British King’s war machine thus establishing American independence.
A second Great Awakening took place in the early 1800s, paving the way for the abolition of slavery, care for the handicapped, temperance, and women’s suffrage. The second Awakening continued into the Civil War and provided great healing to an otherwise broken nation.
Will we see another such awakening in our time? Not only do I pray that be the case, but I also am actively giving all that I’m able to further the cause. In fact this is where I believe I can help “move the needle.”
You see for the last several years I’ve been meeting one on one with a variety of people who are in great need. Some have experienced indescribable loss. Others have plenty of material possessions and yet are empty inside. Some wrestle with addiction. They’re from dysfunctional families; they’re lonely, bummed out, worn out, out of work, and unloved. Some are Republicans, some Democrats, and some don’t give a damn. But they all need what I know to be true: that there is a God in Heaven who loves them, is for them, and can replace their emptiness with joy. These folks do not represent an anomalous minority. Sadly they are a growing majority and they need to be reached and returned to wholeness.
So what will be the signs of my change of purpose?
For starters, I’m not using this website for anything political. Instead posts on BrianSussman.com will be dedicated to encouraging others by proclaiming the Good News. Secondly, I am not doing any original posts on my environmental websites, Climategate.com and Eco-Tyranny.com. While I consider my work to have been victorious in that arena, I will occasionally post the writings of others who want to continue to bring to light the activities of various eco-hucksters.
I will also not be presenting in-person political speeches (except for the few that remain on my calendar). The four hours I spend on the radio each day is enough political speechifying. However if you’ll allow me the opportunity to openly share my faith, making that the central purpose of my talk, I will certainly consider the offer. In the meantime I will continue to use my Twitter and Facebook accounts to highlight key political issues.
And please note: I no longer represent any political party. I will only support candidates that have a consistent track record of integrity, and causes that align with my worldview.
I’ve always been a man of conviction. I don’t act on emotion but instead respond according to God’s call. These are dark times and they’re getting darker; whatever the future holds for me I’m ready.
Allow me to close with a portion of Biblical scripture that seems to be motivating everything I’m doing these days:
“And do this, understanding the present time: the hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”
St. Paul, the book of Romans, chapter 13, verses 11 and 12.
For more on my journey please read this: http://www.theclimategatebook.com/my-last-post/