For Greater Glory is a must-see film for liberty lovers. The story is a 1920's mirror of what is happening in America today ... self-described "progressive" politicians forcing their intellectually-derived values on everyone in the country "for their own good," meanwhile people who feel their spirit rise up and say "Stop!"
No President of Mexico was ever more Obama-like than Plutarco Elías Calles, a Utopian ideologue determined to force people to live according to so-called "progressive" values rather than their own choices. As one element of his government's Utopian dictatorship his federal troops engaged in secular anti-religious campaigns to eradicate what they labeled "superstition" and "fanaticism." When they tried to wipe out the Catholic Church, it was the last straw for 50,000 brave Mexicans who decided freedom was worth fighting for.
The movie's trailer broadcasts: "When freedom is outlawed, free men become outlaws." A people's fight for freedom is always led most successfully by those who feel and cherish their spirituality. See Thomas S. Kidd's outstanding history works God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution and Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots. The most successful leaders of this Mexican fight for freedom were Jesús Degollado (a pharmacist), Victoriano Ramírez (a ranch hand), and two priests, Aristeo Pedroza and José Reyes Vega.
Unfortunately, as with all attempts by men and women to use government force for goals believed to be "progressive," President Calle's campaign resulted in untold misery, in this story 56,882 deaths on the federal side, 30,000 dead Cristeros freedom fighters, and many Cristeros and civilians killed in government raids after the fighting officially ended.
All who feel their spirit craving for liberty should become thoroughly acquainted with the details of this Cristero War (also known as Cristiada). There are great lessons to be learned both positive (federal troops coming over to the side of freedom fighters) and negative (government betrayal of truce agreements). The film For Greater Glory, starring Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria, music by James Horner, will inspire you.
To understand the evil psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"
"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles
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