Finch: Easter Thoughts and of Freedom Dying

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[The piece below is written by Michael Finch, the president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles. He has been published widely in a number of journals and is a frequent speaker. His new book of poetry is Finding Home. He can be reached at]

It is Easter weekend and my mind wanders, my thoughts are sad and full of fear for what is overtaking us.  Yes, His rising fills me great wonder, gives me reassurance as to what lies ahead.  But in this world, the Left marches, ever marches on, every day freedom erodes, the insidious march and relentless, doggedness of their pursuit to destroy America’s liberty, to bind us, reeducate us, to mold a new man in a Utopian vision.  For they are God, they are creating a heaven on earth and we are nothing, worse than nothing, an obstacle in their long progressive drive.  We stand in their way, they of the angels, we block them; therefore we must be destroyed.  Liberty, the very thought of liberty must die.

So, my mind takes me, takes me into the Plains, north of the Platte, crossing the Missouri, fast as the winds could take me, past, into the way back, rushed and with fear at my heels, I pushed forward into hills of time, given over to time, before, long before this time of tragedy.  Into the Dakotas and badlands, wheat high, winds strong and true, the breath of free men and liberty still blow through our bodies strong.

Liberty trampled, burned, destroyed and for what?  This God’s graceful land, bequeathed by Founders of a vision unseen, unheard, unknown from all time and history.  But now being shattered, transformed for a Utopian dream of hell, an equality of man’s God, a rejection of Him, a tyranny built on jealousy, envy and hatred, from the devil himself.  How man, so easily fooled and sold into slavery of shattered illusions of self-righteousness and the striving to be their own God, to make heaven here, to want to mold men to break and destroy them.

All for want of peace, justice, equality and security, we so easily pursue a false God.  We pursue our own God, to remake us as the Creator and Judge, to rule over all, to destroy all that is good, just and true and free.  The enemy of the Illusionary is the free; their enemy is the very essence of liberty.  The free must be destroyed, by the millions they have fallen, and how many more?  I fear for all of us, the how many more that will suffer from their progressive crusade.

We have paved the way for tyranny, every day, every minute gone, we drift away from that dream, that dream of our Founders and of that timeless dream of a free man and his faith, his liberty to live and think and be as God made him.

I go away from this time, away from the national suicide, from those who will transform us into chattel slaves to equality and their false God of justice and their murderous illusions.  The heaven on earth they are creating will leave millions more dead, freedom gone and the last best hope remembered as just a whisper and a fleeting second of our time on this earth.  So, leave me be for I seek my peace, my liberty and will wait for my day and pray for God’s forgiveness and to be heaven sent in His arms.

Settled into a time long past, into those fields I go, to a small grove of Spruce trees, wrapped around the creeks bend, shaded and shielded by a small rise and tall grass, a soft meadow of creek run and a weathered and solid cabin, south faced for that slimmer summer sun, a flank of trees protective from the winters blast of wind and fury.  To that grove and small plot I go and rest in the shade and smell the oceans of grasslands, feel the air of freedom and smile of a memory that allowed me to exist in this moment.  This moment of a nation and a people that lived free, lived in liberty so unique, so true, so brief.  Praise be to God for all of it, even if fleeting, fading and gone, it was, in our time, glorious.

5 thoughts on “Finch: Easter Thoughts and of Freedom Dying”

  1. Jamie,
    Happy Easter to you and to all of those who work to make your blog available to other freedom lovers. I remain as Desmond Tutu said: a prisoner of hope. Jesus gave us that hope with his death and resurrection. Nobody can take that from us. May the love of Christ brighten everyone’s world today and in the future.

  2. It appears obvious to me that the perversions voiced by the seemingly god-less progressives (most of the outspoken democratic party) do have the classic fear that belief in GOD is becoming the slave. The is the classic fools’ belief. The foolishness of the ungodly seek only confirmation of their foolishness and do not seek the truth. The truth that only belief in Jesus Christ and the grace give by His death on the cross can save man from a death in sin and eternal life in Hell.

    That’s the truth! Everyone who has had their life changed, in no small way for many, know the inter-peace of knowing the truth. The TRUTH is freedom!

  3. Thank you, Jamie for your truly great science of knowing what islam and his followers are preparing for us !! Yes, the LEFT are aiding the very one that will destroy them all in the future !
    I know that deep down your conscience you are still expecting that the descendants of the Great Judeo-Chritian civilisation will be victorius at the end ! Unfortunately, the human demography cannot be overcome with politics, nice taught or wisdom ! The muslims know very well that the years, the centuries are on their side !!!

    The priest of Paris, Father Guy Pagès, who, in French, is denouncing for years, his Own Boss, the Pope Francis, licking muslim’s ” babouches ”, and also the unconscious Dirigeants of his country, France, told recently to a french reporter, that it is now too late for Europe continent ! This part of the world will become muslim within 40 to 50 years !!!
    After so many years of looking intensively to islam, that pseudo-religion who is building thousand of Military Casern ( the Musks ) in every corner of France and Europe, Father Pagès explained that, because of the demography, it is now too late for his country and Continent to be successful against the muslims who just not only don’t want to integrate but are imposing their dangerous arab-civilation based on the two most dangerous books for human kind, the Coran and the Charia !!!!
    Hope that because of you and other great persons like you, as Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Wafa Sultan, people in America will realised the great Danger of Islam for our Beautiful North America Continent !!

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