Country music star Charlie Daniels has made a second career for himself as a social media legend. Usually, Daniels is brash and irreverent, skewering liberal sacred cows like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrat Party.
However, with one tweet this Sunday, Daniels took on a much more somber tone — and one our nation would do well to listen to.
Sunday was a particularly dark day for our nation. Under gloomy skies in the nation’s capital, a few dozen white supremacist reprobates gathered and were lambasted by a considerably larger group of counter-protesters, many of the violent, antifa variety.
It was heartening to see that only 30 or so wastes of carbon decided to show up for the second iteration of the Unite the Right rally, booked to coincide with the first anniversary of the tragic orgy of hate and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that claimed the life of Heather Heyer.
Less heartening, of course, was the fact that legitimate counter-protesters were joined by antifa members who pretty much filled the violence quota for the event, including incidents like this (which, we warn you, contains graphic language):
— Cal Perry (@CalNBC) August 12, 2018
In a moment like this, it would be well to say a prayer for our divided country. Mr. Daniels has just such a prayer.
Lord send revival to this land that will shake the gates of hell,rattle the halls of power and shine the light of Your absolute and undeniable truth across the length and width of this apostate nation.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) August 12, 2018
“Lord send revival to this land that will shake the gates of hell, rattle the halls of power and shine the light of Your absolute and undeniable truth across the length and width of this apostate nation,” Daniels wrote.
The prayer received over 2,000 retweets by Monday morning, including by a certain political activist named Chuck Woolery.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) August 12, 2018
Of course, there was nothing terribly uncontroversial about that prayer — unless you’re from the left, where any sort of religious language is verboten (so long as it’s Christian and occasionally Jewish if Palestine is involved).
Aren’t you a little old for fairy tales?
— John Ware Sr. (@OGPapaware) August 12, 2018
Two things worth pointing out about Jim Jones here:
He was an avowed communist and actually used Flavor-Aid as opposed to Kool-Aid. I do feel rather bad about Kool-Aid getting a bad rap for murdering hundreds of innocent men, women and children. For communism, however, the whole Jonestown thing was sadly shooting about par.
But I suppose I’m adding to the problem, in my own way. But then, sometimes it seems like everything does. (Snark won’t save our society although it certainly helps point out its inefficiencies and how it falls profoundly short of what God intended for us.)
Much worse things could happen to this country than a “revival” of faith like the one Daniels prayed for — for one thing, it would make better individuals of us all. Even the irreligious should see the benefits of that.
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