Shaun King Cues the Battle Hymn of the Republic

Shaun King Cues the Battle Hymn of the Republic

The good news from Shaun King’s tweet calling for taking down all American statues and stained-glass windows that portray a ‘white’ Jesus is that maybe, just maybe, this message will finally wake up enough Americans to understand what is really going on in 2020.

The radical left is now, and has always been about ridding America of God, and specifically, the God of the Bible. They are now in open war against America with exactly this as the over-arching objective.

If enough Americans are awake to this reality, they can rise to resist what the left is doing, and they will overcome. That is the story of American history.

The highest-level leaders of the left (think George Soros) are following a basic formula:

  • Taking down America requires getting rid of God; and getting rid of God requires getting rid of the Bible.
  • Getting rid of God and the Bible allows leftists to get rid of the concept that truth exists and leads to freedom.
  • Getting rid of God and the Bible allows leftists to get rid of morals; and getting rid of morals enables the elimination of a system and vision of law and order based on those morals. Think CHOP and ‘community policing’.
  • Getting rid of God and the Bible allows leftists to get rid of any sense of divine authority revealing the purpose and meaning of life in spiritual—i.e., other than exclusively fleshly—terms.
  • To get rid of divine authority and of any spiritual content to life is to elevate men and the ‘science’ of matter as supreme rulers and experts and authorities. Think Dr. Fauci.


Let’s explore the formula.

America’s founding is grounded in and inspired by the teachings of the Bible. Read David Barton’s Founders Bible, which collects in one place an overwhelming volume of writings from an enormous variety of founding era authors which can leave the honest, objective reader with only one possible conclusion as to the role of the Bible and faith in God (or divine Providence), in the formation of the United States of America: it is foundational.

Then, remember it was Jesus who said ‘To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth’ (John 18:37); and who also said ‘…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ (John 8:31, 32)

Truth and freedom, divinely linked; Bible-based; and placed in the founding documents of America—i.e., ‘self-evident truths’; ‘unalienable rights’ from the ‘Creator’ (God) to ‘liberty’.

That’s why the left will ultimately endorse taking down all statues of Jesus, not just the white ones.

Moving to the subject of morals, and law and order, America’s concept of these was not pulled out of thin air. Here are the words of the Mayflower Compact of 1620, capturing exactly what the pilgrims understood as the ‘why’ of their voyage to establish a colony in the New World: “[the voyage was] undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith”. The ‘Christian Faith’ includes a comprehensive set of moral teachings, which necessarily sets the table for what should constitute the ground rules for societal law and order.

The left wants the sense of Christian order dismantled or ‘defunded’.

On the subject of divine v. human authority, think of these words of man-of-the-left Dr. Anthony Fauci just last week (echoing the NYT’s David Brooks):

“One of the problems we face in the United States is that unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias that people are — for reasons that sometimes are … inconceivable and not understandable, they just don’t believe science, and they don’t believe authority.”

No, Dr. Fauci, Americans historically do believe in authority; they just don’t believe you’re the authority.


Which brings us to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, written by (take note, Mr. King) staunch abolitionist Julia Ward Howe at the outset of the Civil War to inspire Union soldiers. The entirety of the lyrics reflect a sense of America’s God-centered purpose. A relevant excerpt (italics added):

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free;

While God is marching on.


The Battle Hymn captures the spirit of America’s true rejection of ‘grapes of wrath’ racism, and shows where Americans historically turn to find guidance away from all moral evils.


Back to Shaun King.

King is a self-anointed leftist authority on all things relating to racist America. And he would no doubt be quick to point out that his recent tweet did not mean he’s against all statues or stained-glass windows depicting Jesus; just the ones that depict Jesus as having lighter skin than some speculate may have been darker or more ‘middle eastern’.

That’s an irrelevant distinction King and other leftists may try to sell the most gullible of Christians. Americans and people of faith the world over have not turned to the Bible and the Gospels because of the real or imagined skin color of Jesus. They have done so because the human heart hungers for truth and finds it in the life and teachings of Christ Jesus, as recounted within the whole of the Bible.

The reality of King’s message is far simpler: the left hates God and everything that represents God. And America, from the time of the Mayflower’s arrival at Plymouth Rock, has been all about the worship of God.

So Americans, it’s past time to wake up. BLM and Shaun King are not about lifting humanity out of racism; they aren’t about ‘lifting’ anything to a higher ideal. They are about destroying America’s Bible-based Christian civilization by weaponizing racism. And they are serious. They must be resisted and stopped.

The Battle Hymn of the Republic captures the sense of resolve needed in America today. America has founding principles derived from a just and loving God; living up to them is the solution to societal ills. Destroying those founding principles, and mocking and destroying America’s faith in a just and loving God, will only lead to disaster.

America’s first Civil War racked up nearly unimaginable levels of death and destruction. America’s second civil war, which is now ongoing, doesn’t have to be as bad or worse. But that will depend on enough Americans waking up and resisting, NOW.

Let’s hope Shaun King made that happen.

Eric Georgatos blogs at America Can We Talk?