United States remains first and only nation founded to do good in the world
President Trump’s brandishing of a King James Bible in front of a church was a unifying signal which the mainstream media perversely chose to interpret as a divisive gesture, a stab at the soul of the union, even idolatry.
In fact the King James Bible ranks with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as an underpinning United States document.
It was carried by the original Mayflower pilgrims and became the founding moral handbook of the United States, writes National Press Club president and sometime White House visitor Peter Isaac.
The mainstream is determined to portray President Trump’s symbolic and silent display of the bible as representing the heart of darkness, as being un-American.
In the event and with the King James Version as its centrepiece the United States was the first and still the only nation to be founded in the belief that it was created to do good in the world and enlighten it
President Trump’s waving of the bible was an only lightly encoded message reaffirming this moral authority of the United States and its founding purpose of doing good.
Inflamed itself by its own contemporary interpretations of righteousness the media now sought to engineer the backfiring of the Trump gesture.
This is in spite of the mainstream being overwhelmingly controlled by those who claim adherence to two of the Abrahamist religions – Christianity and Judaism. These are also known as “the book” religions. (The third Abrahamist/book religion curiously enough is Islam.)
The bible incident served to underline how in the popular culture elite urban context contemporary techniques of seeking to be seen to display righteousness have modified and usually replaced those based on the bible.
Trump understood this and the way in which this stylised personal street level moral concoction borrowing only from orthodoxy in terms of fire and brimstone is seen by his own base as posing a long and short term threat to their own security, and to that of the nation as a whole.
This replacement new and ersatz street belief draws its power from a welter of modern and technology fuelled bespoke and free style cravings in the field of segmented virtue display imperatives.
The double symbolism of the Trump gesture was similarly missed. This was that for his bible-waving he had strolled across the lawn to St John’s church, demonstrably scorched by roving rioters.
Trump is no stranger to the religious backbone of the United States, an immersion emphasised by the teachings of his Gaelic-speaking mother Mary Macleod raised in Scotland’s Western Isles and which the mainstream throughout the English speaking sphere cannot bring itself to acknowledge.
While the fashionable urban politico-media class exults in the formula of targeted mass hysteria wallowing in its reflected virtue, president Trump knows that in the productive United States hinterland there remains a sense of revulsion centred on the short and long term effects of the orchestrated over-excitement, and the applied havoc in its wake.
Trump stepped into this beliefs vacuum with his bible moment.
This is the vacuum amplified as it is by the established church through its conviction that it must accommodate and ultimately absorb competing doctrines, ones with a persuasive following. It is the reason for example that it allowed things like the days and months of the year to be classified with the heathen names we all use today.
It is the reason now why the established church backs down from acknowledging the gratuitous mayhem detonated by these single-point ignition to multipoint and now globally viral civic violence eruptions.
It is a mayhem actually visited on working and god-fearing people, such as the proprietors of small businesses and those who cannot afford to move to the suburbs along with those others who are singularly unblessed by being poor.
The established church anxious to appease the well-placed agitators sidesteps the whole problem with incantations centred on mantras of revolving words such as peace, equality, justice, divisiveness…
It is the reason why petrified pastors fearful of losing the support of such influencers simply identified the bible incident as being “blasphemous.”
Meanwhile the arrival of the consignment of King James Bibles on the original Mayflower is one of history’s great coincidences.
The accelerating application of moveable type meant that the King James Version now quite suddenly became available and a consignment was rushed to the Mayflower only hours before it sailed from Plymouth.
The mainstream media in its quest for hip modernity has long dispensed with its once standard god-spot broadcasting segments and published homilies from clerics.
In the looking glass world of the media the bible has gone the way of the Whole Earth Catalogue.
And yet…and yet presidents are still sworn in on them.
President Trump was sworn in with two King James Versions
His own and President Lincoln’s.
President Trump knew as he sauntered to the by now boarded up St John’s church that in today’s era of orchestrated opinion journalism that his bible semaphoring would be reduced to showboating.
Or at best statements posing as questions such as, Was he holding it upside down, and whose bible was it anyway?
His signal though was tuned to a longer distance destination the one beyond the confected rage of the self-regarding mood makers of the coastal enclaves and beamed at the heartlands where once a week Americans still clutch the King James Version.
This hinterland tends also to be comprised of people who do not applaud, condone, concur and generally excuse the setting alight of parish churches such as St John’s.