A sense of reality has deserted us. Well, I suppose I shouldn’t count all of us in that, only those who seem oblivious to the threats that continue to emanate from enemies. Yes, there are enemies; they aren’t all just a bunch of misunderstood people. Believe it or not—and some find this hard to believe—some people want to kill us. They don’t like the Judeo-Christian roots of our social order. They seek to set up a new law—Sharia—that will destroy the basis for all law in the Western world. Yet some just don’t get it.
Have you seen those bumper stickers? The message is that all religions are really the same; we all simply need to get along. This is the height of naiveté. Those who don’t recognize the danger, and who desire to avoid confrontation with evil, will eventually succumb to it. Neville Chamberlain, anyone?
There are those on the progressive/liberal wing of politics who are far more concerned for the welfare of enemies than their own fellow citizens. In some cases, it’s downright despicable:
How foolish we have become—and callous to the true moral horrors of the age.
King David, the psalmist, said it well:
Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. …
Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.
Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them on. Let their way be slippery, with the angel of the Lord pursuing them. …
Let destruction come upon him unawares, and let the net which he hid catch himself; into that very destruction let him fall.
Amen. May it be so.