Porretto: The Worse, The Better
Please read all of Fran Porretto's latest essay.
Pay special attention to this section:
...Contradictions of principle are the key to destroying the moral confidence of the ordinary man. Clear rules of right and wrong are what make it possible for men to share a nation without bloodshed. Thou shalt not murder. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness. Once those rules have been cast aside, what remains is naked force: the rule of the most ruthless and best armed (WRSA: emphasis added).
William E. Simon, in his book A Time For Truth, noted that the prevailing disgust we show for political involvement correlates powerfully with the disappearance of principle from the public discourse. Ordinary Americans, properly concerned above all else with their own vines and fig trees, began to distance themselves from politics when principle disappeared from it -- that is, when prominent politicians and officeholders started to say things such as "Well, property rights and the free market are important, but in this case we have to make an exception." "They're all thieves and liars," runs the common observation -- and allowing for the occasional outlier, it's quite correct.
Contradictions of principle can be amplified in their destructive power by mating them to rhetorical contradictions. Note that the Muslims ceaselessly proclaim their devotion to peace while Muslim terrorists kill and maim to cries of"Allahu Akhbar! They know full well that men of good will passionately desire to see other men as innocent and well-intentioned. They use the contradiction to incite political paralysis in the West, and well they should: were we ever to free ourselves from the miasma of "religion of peace" BS, we'd move on the Islamic world like a billion avenging angels. Not a stone would be left standing on a stone.
So also with the Obamunist program for reforging America in a socialist mold. Obama knows exactly what he's doing. More important, he's sensed that he can use the reluctance of conservatives and libertarians to give true coloration to his program and the motivations behind it. We're simply too cowardly, most of us, to admit that America put a destroyer, an enemy of freedom, into the highest office in the land.
That would reflect badly on far too many of us, wouldn't it?
Read the whole thing, and look around over the past decade.
After which, believers should ask themselves how the Almighty will view those who, when confronted with great Evil, chose self-deception and the resultant passivity, rather than resistance by any means necessary to vanquish that foe.