Biden’s Bad Moon A-Rising

LYRICS to Bad Moon Rising by John C. Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

I see the bad moon a-rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin’
I see bad times today

While listening to CCR’s “Bad Moon Rising” on the radio and I was struck by what is happening today in America under the current administration.

John Fogerty reportedly wrote “Bad Moon Rising” after watching the film “Devil and Daniel Webster.” Fogerty claimed his song was about, “the apocalypse that was going to be visited upon us.”

The Devil and Daniel Webster” is a short story by American writer Stephen Vincent Benét.  Benét tells the story of a New Hampshire farmer who sells his soul to the devil and is later defended by Daniel Webster, a “fictional version” of the noted 19th-century American statesman, lawyer and orator.

Have politicians of both political parties, bureaucrats at every level, teachers, professors, judges, pastors, priests, bishops, cardinals, and even our youth sold their collectivist souls to the devil? And has this lead to a bad moon a-rising?

Is there a Bad Moon Rising today in America?

QUESTION: Is America, and our Constitutional Republican form of government, under assault in a culture war like none we have ever seen?

More and more Americans are yelling a resounding “yes” to this question.

Greg Reese in his article “This is How We Win” wrote:

In dictatorships, obedience comes from a basic fear of the dictator.

But with totalitarianism, people are hypnotized into obedience.

[ … ]

[T]otalitarianism always starts with a mass formation inside the population. A mass formation requires 4 conditions for it to take root.

1) The masses must feel alone and isolated and

2) Their lives must feel pointless and meaningless.

3) The masses then must experience constant free-floating anxiety and;

4) They must experience free-floating frustration and aggression.

Think Covid-19 and the never ending government mandates.

Larry P. Arnn, the President of Hillsdale College, in a column titled “The Way Out” wrote:

To establish despotism in a nation like ours, you might begin, if you were smart, by building a bureaucracy of great complexity that commands a large percentage of the resources of the nation. You might give it rule-making powers, distributed across many agencies and centers inside the cabinet departments of government, as well as in 20 or more “independent” agencies—meaning independent of elected officials, and thus independent of the people. [Emphasis added]

Today we are seeing the growth of “bureaucratic rule” thereby replacing the rule of law enacted by and for we the people with government mandates.

We now have a president who has allowed “rule by the bureaucrats” rather than him representing the welfare of we the people. The president has shifted power from us to them.

Departments like DHS, DOE, OSHA, HHS, DOJ, FBI, IRS and others taking more and more control of we the people via mandates, rules and regulations.

America is no longer a nation of law, we are now a nation of bureaucratic edicts sent down to do one thing and one thing only, control everything that we think, say and do!

Today, bureaucrats make the rules. We the people must obey or be punished.

In his dystopian novel 1984 George Orwell explained it this way,

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face – for ever.”

What is The Way Out?

ANSWER: A Second American Revolution.

In my column “An American Revolution Version 2.0” I wrote:

Today in America we are clearly seeing abuses and usurpations. The goal is absolute despotism.

When we the people see these truths to be self-evident, that our despotic government does not hold that all men as created equal. When our government takes away our inalienable rights, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is time to take action.

We the people must either alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Government. 

I, and many others, see a bad moon a-rising. It is called by many names such as Communism, Marxism, Despotism, Socialism, etc. The goals of each of these tyrannical ideologies are the same goals – complete and utter control of you and me. Without control the tyrant falls, as they always do.

It requires the people to rise up and fight for what is right.

The Declaration of Independence commands us:

“[W]henever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

As John Fogerty wrote:

Hope you got your things together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Looks like we’re in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye

George Washington  wrote:

“Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; this is all we can expect – We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die…”

Give me liberty or give me death.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.


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1 reply
  1. Royal A Brown III
    Royal A Brown III says:

    Yes – in a Constitutional Republic that our founders intended we have the guiding principle of the “Rule of Law”.

    In the lawless Democracy we have today led by Democrats and RINOs what we have is “Rule by MOB”


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