Sunday, June 7, 2020

Evil Ascendant

There is a large and growing strain of anti-Americanism in the Democratic party. The party is rife with incredibly bad ideas-- economic, social and otherwise. It now makes no bones about appealing to erstwhile fringe elements. It courts and embraces Antifa members, anarchists, America -haters, gender deniers, extreme hedonists, aspiring Marxist-Leninists, and assorted other radicals. Yet, on the other hand, it similarly appeals to those who would elevate Sharia Law over Constitutional rights. The only things it doesn’t tolerate are traditional mores and America’s founding values of limited government of, by, and for the people and their attendant natural rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as granted by the Creator.

Late-term and after-birth abortion, aiding and abetting young children in their tragically misguided attempts to “change sexes,” taxation without proper representation (slavery), violation of religious freedoms, suppression of free speech and the right to defend oneself-- and other core Democratic beliefs-- explicitly fly in the face of our founding principles and are simply evil. If politics is indeed downstream from culture, when the culture is polluted, politics will be as well. The Founders would not have put up with the wide-scale poisoning of our culture and the internal annexation of the country they begat us. They would not have tolerated an attempted coup. Deep down, progressives know this. It is largely why they are bashing the Founders now.

Progressives try to skirt these facts by equivocating and asserting that everything is relative. There is no objective truth, they aver, only “my truth” and “your truth.” Take abortion, for instance. Some see it as a “woman’s fundamental right,” others as outright murder. Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. In reality, “My truth” is merely code for: “You must tolerate anything I do, no matter how bizarre, sinful, or damaging, without questioning it or shaming me. I, however, don’t have to reciprocate, because you are an intolerant, Hitleresque ass.”   

I’ll be blunt. There is an elephant in the room. A big one that no one is talking about: Evil will always win if good doesn’t fight back. Always. Always. Too many good and decent people do not truthfully understand this. They want nothing so much as to be seen as tolerant, caring, open-minded. These attributes, of course, are precisely what evil uses to advance its agenda and secure ever more power and control over others. Using others’ kindness, tolerance and ignorance against them is…the very essence of evil. Again, evil never rests, never takes a day or a moment off, doesn’t worry about being labeled…evil. It does not care if its actions are bigoted, racist, shameless or harmful. By definition. Nor does it fret about whether or not it will be seen as kind, tolerant, inclusive, open-minded, etc. Evil always advances when allowed to do so. Always. It never stops, is omnipresent, pushes, prods, changes shape and appearance. It cares not of decency, logic, whim, niceties, demeanor, manners, feelings, justice or fairness. Especially fairness.

Today’s conundrum: if good and decent people know this, know the damage to be inflicted on society, on innocents, on the weak, the helpless, the ignorant…and still do nothing…can they really be considered good and decent?

Kind and tolerant folks tend to think and worry so much about how their actions and reputations appear, that they wear themselves out mentally. Evil couldn’t care less. Therefore, it is always fresh and ready to continue its never-ending power grab. Contrary to progressive dogma, leftists are the bullies, always ready to use the awesome power of government to force individuals and small private companies into behaving as they are told. Conservatives are the champions of the truest, purest minorities…individuals. For America to survive, they must become more willing to defend what they supposedly hold dear—and more effective in doing so.

Will there be a Second American Civil War? I sincerely hope not. That would obviously be tragic and disastrous, not only for this country, but for the world. However, as Churchill once said, there is an even worse scenario. The Founders knew this, too: “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood-shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

            (I wrote this late last year, but hadn't posted it here until now. In light of recent events, it seems sadly more pertinent than ever.)

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