Editor’s note: Anyone who has ever ridden a horse can understand the importance of the proverbial horseshoe. The fable of the kingdom being lost over a horseshoe held clear meaning for me as a child. After I read that the kingdom was lost for the want of a nail, I could vividly picture the whole debacle playing out, step by step, over that single dad, blasted nail falling out of the horse’s shoe.
As a youth, I had 8 hands high pony who was my four-footed companion for cantering across grassy meadows and climbing hilly CC logging trails on those occasions when he wasn’t trying to rub me off under the nearest low hanging apple tree branch, using his “Shetland pony blitz.”
But, the WW2 blitzkrieg had introduced the world to the influence and dominance of a blitz. A blitz is effectively so fast that the targets don’t know what hit them.
As the Christian Right’s Project Blitz picks off the low-hanging fruit, they describe their list of goals that cause ‘minimal pushback,’ and the goals are on a sliding scale of difficulty and controversy. Many people say “what’s the harm in painting a slogan on a wall?” or “what’s the harm in supporting a national license plate slogan?” But, this is analogous to the pluralistic American society dropping a nail from the horseshoe of our constitutionally based government, and it is in no way intended by the instigators to be without consequences.
Essential to the republic is a vision of our American nation in a socially sustainable form, i.e. avoiding civil war. Also essential is the need for Christianity to maintain its essence, to hold true to Jesus Christ’s basic message, and counteract the nihilistic goal of groups chasing after their idea of The Rapture.
The last excerpt below is an excerpt written by Christians Against Christian Nationalism, an organization that seeks to confront the supremacist antics of Project Blitz politics.
We need to be aware of Project Blitz, as it is well funded by adversaries of America, well organized, and has forged a quasi Christian renegade identity to swing a wrecking ball against the pluralistic political landscape in 2022 and 2024, the power of its destruction already seen on January 6th.
One final note. In their podcast, they mention that American Muslims couldn’t even touch it as a topic, as they have been marginalized. This made me think of the citizens of Israel who reached out to the world a couple of years ago when they wrote that they would need outside help in confronting toxic political movements. However, the inverse is true here, in that only Christians can deal with and effectively confront the Christian Fundamentalists. And, why that is, is a whole different article. Erica P. Wissinger