In seeking to return to Christian order, we should realize how powerful we really are. The best way to do this is to learn from the reactions of the other side.
Whenever we defend the tiniest vestiges of Christian order, the other side is becoming increasingly hysterical. That did not happen nearly as much in the past.
Now, it is much more common. Sometimes the smallest action can produced a disproportionate reaction. A simple rending of “God Bless America,” for example, can lead the other side to come unglued. They might even call it a fascist hymn.
No one comes unglued over something insignificant. They become unglued because they see this small action as a threat—a big threat. They fear Christian order. They fear God.
And they fear it in tiny doses.
The vitriol levied against the tiny vestiges of Christian order is only a confirmation of just how powerful this whole Christian order is.
If a small bit causes them fear, then big doses will cause them greater fear. When we have the opportunity to present this Christian order well and in all its splendor as a solution, it can be extremely powerful and attractive to a society that is now debating its future.
Thus, we have everything to gain by embracing those supreme themes of Christian order that will appeal to all those who grieve for the nation, and alarm those who oppose it.
The above article was adapted from the talk, “The State of Our Grand Return to Order,” delivered on October 28, 2017 at the National Conference of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) in Spring Grove, Penn.