We live in perilous times, folks.
By now I’m sure you’ve heard — along with the rest of the civilized world — that Paris, France was the latest target of a radical Islamic terrorist attack last week, one that resulted in the deaths of over 120 innocent people and countless injuries. The imagery across national news networks, web sites and social media has been chilling. Lifeless bodies lying everywhere, blood stained streets and walls and even a pregnant woman dangling from a second-story window. It’s the sort of stuff we expect to see in war films at our local movie theater, but unfortunately this is real life.
Americans are all too familiar with this sort of horror. We’ve seen it and experienced ourselves. And it’s all just another reminder that we live in a truly fallen, dark, depraved and violent world full of sin and wickedness.
Speaking of darkness, I’ve sort of been reflecting on the concept of evil since the attack on Paris. These ISIS barbarians are the quintessential definition and the very embodiment of evil. They seem to love it, to worship it, to embrace on it on every level imaginable. To be clear: this doesn’t make them special or unique in any way. After all, evil is a timeless force that has existed since the dawn of the human race. It comes in many forms: from the abortionists who murder unborn children to the Nazi extermination of millions of Jews to gangs of armed militant Muslims who decide to lay waste to an entire Western city on a Friday night. Evil exists everywhere, in all places and in all times, in all civilizations throughout history. But it’s our modern society’s refusal to acknowledge evil’s existence that causes us to repeatedly fail at fighting it and stopping it. Of course, this is partly because here in America we welcome and embrace our own forms of perversity and depraved evil like no other civilization since Sodom and Gomorrah. If it weren’t for the grace of God, our nation would have already perished under His holy and righteous wrath.
Anyway, I think one of the most important things to understand in the midst of America’s war with radical Islamic terrorism is that the liberal leftist view of evil — which really amounts to lots of ignorance and a total lack of comprehension — truly endangers us all. You see, for Obama and his sycophantic minions, evil is really just a sort of disease, an illness, that simply needs to be contained or quarantined. It’s something distant, alien and foreign that may or may not even exist in the spiritual realm and so for progressives it’s hardly even a concern worth addressing.
In fact, Secretary of State John Kerry went so far as to imply that some terrorist attacks actually have “rationals” and “legitimacy” because, well, sometimes these terrorists just need to be pissed off and I guess that murdering 129 innocent Parisians or almost 3,000 Americans is just their way of venting. Sort of like when your toddler throws a temper tantrum. So we should really just cut them some slack and realize that they have their own reasons for acting like psychotic heathens, right? My God, is this man actually in charge of the State Department? Even worse was Bernie Sanders’ utterly deranged suggestion that climate change is really to blame for radical Islamic terrorism because, you know, sometimes it’s just too damned hot over there in the Middle East and, as science has proven for 12,942 years, heat makes people act kind of crazy. So instead of bombing the hell out of Syria, we should just send a few truckloads of Aquafina or Gatorade to the area and help those poor folks cool off a bit. Also, once we’ve hydrated them, we need to make sure they find some jobs. Yes, heat waves and unemployment seem to be the true source of over 1,400 years of bloody Islamic savagery.
And then there’s the whole “Islamophobia” shtick pushed by the Left — alleging that the real threat in all of this is a bunch of mean, cranky Americans who are just a bit uneasy about accepting hoards of Syrian refugees into this nation without any sort of vetting process. I guess being cautious about a group of people who rape and stone women, behead Americans and seek to wage violent Jihadi war against the entire world is just terribly unreasonable. The irony, of course, is that while millions of Americans place their hope in the government to protect us from terrorism, it is, in fact, our government itself that is the source of so much corruption and godlessness. Moreover, our culture is crumbling under the weight of moral and spiritual decay, which is fueled, unsurprisingly, by the tenets of radical liberal progressivism.
In the wake of the events in Paris, it’s only natural to worry about the possibility of a terrorist attack on American soil. Indeed, ISIS has already released a video that appears to threaten New York City, suggesting that another onslaught of death of destruction may be imminent. But, how can we expect to be protected from evil by a presidential administration that blames societal phantasms and weather for the actions of vile and wicked men? Radical Islamists operate under the belief that the pursuit of good and desirable end results provides justification for violence, barbarity and even murder. That’s the true nature of radical Islam and it’s evil. But, evil is an absolute truth and Barack Obama doesn’t believe in absolute truths.
Progressive liberalism has brought far more damage and evil to America — spiritually, morally, ethically — than radical Islamic terrorism has or ever could. Just look around. The institution of marriage has been destroyed, children are psychologically abused for the sake of social experimentation, Christians are criminalized and treated as enemies, over one million babies are murdered every year under the guise of “women’s rights,” the nuclear family structure has been obliterated, gender has been redefined, the economy is in shambles and our education system is bankrupting our kids and ruining their lives.
That’s liberalism. And it’s evil.
And if President Obama can’t comprehend that, how can we expect him — or any of our leaders — to combat or even remotely identify evils like ISIS and al-Qaeda? You see, for Obama, “evil” is something that is open to interpretation and opinion. You might believe the attack on Paris to be the result of evil, but for Obama, it was just a “set back.”
Sooner or later, our leaders will have to decide whether or they’re willing to acknowledge the reality of evil and its impact and influence on both our society and radical Islamic extremists. Maybe then we can start waging the spiritual battles that need to be fought and won here in our own nation. I only hope it won’t be too late.