THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

January 7, 2021

‘Groupthink’ subverts the main thing.

Filed under: Uncategorized — danielhite @ 11:46 am

Someone once said, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

Spontaneous mob violence, like what happened in D.C. yesterday, is just a form of “groupthink.”  Bandwagoning is another form of it.

But those leaders who condemn the violence (and it should be condemned) can also get sidetracked by the “groupthink” and miss the opportunity to lead on the real issues. The focus of election security reform and defending our Constitution is too easy to lose in the heat of the condemnation of violence. Violators should be condemned, apprehended and removed from the general public. And in the same way, national leaders who will not stand up, focus on the truth and act, should also be condemned and removed from public office. You have no business running a country if you just react and do not thoughtfully act. The middle ground has gone. Fair-weather patriotism is history. If Congress does not ask “why?” and thoughtfully act, the people will.

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated”  – Thomas Paine, The American Crisis No. 1, December 1776

Daniel 11:32b – “but the people who know their God will display strength and take action”

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