The scurrilous attack in San Bernardino this week brought the ever widening cultural divide in this country into sharp relief. Seeing how the mainstream media and our political punditry processed the events, made clear beyond any argument that America is in deep, deep trouble.
As I watched the events unfold, Shepherd Smith, the Fox News master of mayhem, parroted the president’s disparaging comments about our country, “I can report to you with certainty that it happens more here than anywhere else in the world.” Anyone who has taken the time to look at the real data knows this is utter nonsense. And this guy makes millions.
In disgust, I held my nose and switched to CNN just in time to catch their law enforcement analyst, Tom Fuentes, declare that the attacks were clearly planned with multiple people involved who don’t like the government and therefore must involve some kind of militia group. His reasoning was that since the perpetrators did not purposely die in the attack, they instead must be the Left’s real enemy – conservatives with guns.
I guess he just forgot the Boston Marathon bombings. The Tsarnaev brothers didn’t use guns and ran for their stinking lives after their cowardly act of blowing up women and children. And they were clearly literal Qur’an believing Islamic terrorists.
Of course, leftist politicians took the opportunity to ignore the facts and erupt with demands to essentially eliminate the Second Amendment. Her Shrillness herself, Hillary Clinton, declared: “No matter what motivation these shooters had, we can say one thing for certain—they shouldn’t have been able to do this.” That’s right, no matter what drove the Muslims to kill innocents, guns gotta go!
Actually, I’m being a little unfair here. Liberals are simply asking to enact “commonsense” measures to stop gun violence. Obama has used this descriptor over and over again. Sounds so reasonable, doesn’t it? Commonsense.
Well, is it commonsense to leave our southern border completely open to terrorists wishing to enter the country to do us harm? Is it commonsense to bring in tens of thousands of unvetted Muslims into this country when ISIS has clearly stated they will infiltrate the numbers coming in? Is it commonsense to leave citizens completely vulnerable without any defense when confronted with gun-toting evil? Liberals wouldn’t know commonsense if it came up and bit them in the ass.
We have far too many in this country who are willing to give up their personal sovereignty for the Left’s fiction of security. What good did California’s strict gun laws do for the San Bernardino victims? What good did their monthly active shooter drills do for them? There was a huge police presence within two minutes of the site. What good did that do for them?
Think about what a different outcome that would have ensued if someone in the conference room was armed. What if just one or two of the victims in attendance had the ability to return fire? Most of those no longer with us would be here to tell their story of survival.
Another sign that the Left is losing its grip on rationality was the New York Daily News headline the day after the atrocity. In a smug rebuke to Republican candidates call for prayer for the victims and their families, the rag printed a front page headline: “God Isn’t Fixing This”. How dare Republicans appeal to a fictitious deity instead of calling for “commonsense” disarmament!
There’s nothing Leftists hate more than the idea that there is a sovereign creator that provides objective moral standards that we are all held to. Leftists like to make their own standards that can change as needed to advance “The Agenda”. This headline clearly shows their complete ignorance of the God the Republicans were calling out to.
God exists outside space, time, and matter/energy. He is the supreme creator of reality and all that exists. He created us and gave us a perfect home but we rejected it (were Adam and Eve the first liberals?). Evil and death then entered the world. Most of the evil mankind suffers from is of our own making but God has promised to use it ultimately for good.
The event in San Bernardino this week is evil personified but that does not mean that God will not ultimately “fix it”. How do you know that God didn’t intervene and prevent the bombs planted in the convention center from going off and killing scores of others? How do you know that God in some way didn’t guide law enforcement to encounter these terrorists before they had a chance to slaughter more innocents? How do you know that actions we take as a result of this atrocity will not insure the safety of millions from a nuclear holocaust?
Our perspective is very limited and we cannot see the long-term repercussions of events happening today. So you cannot say that the evil we saw this week will not ultimately bring greater good down the road than if it never occurred at all. I can hear liberal heads exploding right now!
We are fighting two wars – one against the violent antithesis of Christianity and one against the hopelessness of the Left’s secularism. We can easily win the battle with the scourge of literal Islam. Only with God’s help can we win the battle for truth, the truth that will set you free.