Perhaps that question should be reworded to:
What is America’s attitude toward exploding evil in our country, and what should it be? Today, many Americans have zero understanding of this evil—having been almost totally dumbed down by the controlled media, by the leftist—controlled educational system, or by their nonstop preoccupation with entertainment (i.e., gadgets, social media, games, television and movies, spectator sports, etc.). Many do not want to hear or have to think about bad news (the head—in—the—sand syndrome)—not wanting to be moved out of their comfort zone. “Be happy—don’t worry” is their mantra. Still others will argue that conservatives have cried wolf for so long—and we are still here, after all, and everything seems normal. Many of us (this writer included) have family members and/or friends who fit one or more of these descriptions.
Many Christians and their pastors are the most passive of all toward the rising evil—arguing that we should love our enemies, turn the other cheek, stop being negative, and dwell on more positive things. It’s called Christian pacifism. Many believe that to get angry at evil is wrong—or even sinful. Many have been so altered by our cultural decline that they actually participate in many of the evil practices that have become our new cultural norm. Many Christians and non—Christians alike have lost the ability to think critically, to discern good from evil or even right from wrong, and cannot see the evil that is rising all around us in America. Edmund Burke was right: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men (and women) do nothing.” The reason the political left has brought America to the place of great danger that we find ourselves in today (as Burke articulated) is that there has been very little (actually almost no) resistance to this evil by the great majority of Americans.
But what should be our attitude toward this great rising evil in our midst? History and the Bible give us very accurate answers to this question. When the American colonists were faced with rising tyranny and oppression 242 years ago, they got angry, mobilized, and fought back against the all—powerful British Empire—which at the time seemed to entail overcoming insurmountable odds. Our Founding Fathers hated tyranny and loved freedom, and were willing to fight and die to stop that tyranny and go to war for freedom. That hatred of evil and their courage was what gave us the freedom we enjoyed for the next two centuries—a freedom that we now take for granted and are in the process of losing. And that passion included Christians, their pastors, the rich and poor and many in between.
When the evil Nazi regime rose to power in the 1930s, there were many (like Dietrich Bonhoeffer) who hated the evil and gave their lives fighting against it. Study the French resistance, or the resistance to tyranny by brave Filipinos during the three—year Japanese occupation of the Philippines in WWII. Two of the key elements in fighting back against great evil are hatred of that evil and the courage to risk everything to fight back against it—elements that seem to be sorely lacking in our day.
What does the Bible say about evil, about God’s attitude toward that evil, and about what our attitude toward that evil should be? It tells us that Satan is the source of much of the evil in the world today, that God hates that evil, and that many times in history the Lord has moved to crush that evil. Psalm 34:16 says: ” The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.” (For example, when He destroyed most of the human race in the Great Flood [Genesis 6:5—13]; when he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah [Genesis 19] for the same evil that is now rampant and widely accepted across America; when he destroyed the evil Assyrian army in one night [185,000 men] in Isaiah 37:33—38; when an angry Jesus drove the money changers out of the temple; and many other examples.)
Psalm 97:10 says: “Let those who love the Lord hate evil. Proverbs 8:13 says: “To fear the Lord is to hate evil…” As per much of the article above, Isaiah 5:20 describes the American Establishment and political left today: “Woe unto those who call evil good and good evil.” Isaiah 13:11 says: “I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins.” Romans 12:9 says: “Hate what is evil, cling to what is good.” Psalm 45:7 says of the Lord: “You love righteousness and hate wickedness. ” Amos 5:15 says: “Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts.” There are hundreds of such Scriptures in the Bible.
The Bible talks about a righteous anger against evil—as when David fought the evil Philistine giant Goliath (and killed him); when the armies of Israel went out to fight against evil pagan armies; and in almost half of the Psalms, David speaks out against the evil men and leaders of his day and calls on the Lord to crush or destroy them. That is NOT a pacifist message! The message of the Bible is to love what God loves and to hate what he hates, and for His followers to take a stand against the evils in their day—as best as they can.
If you saw a man (or men) raping a girl or viciously beating young children, or a woman—would you intervene—would you become enraged and raise a voice, a hand, or a fist against that evil? Some Americans in our day would, but many would not. It is time (indeed way past time) for Americans to stop being pacifists, to get angry at the great evil now spreading across America, and to fight back in word, in deed, in righteous anger, and in prayer. Only if enough Americans get up off of their passive “dead centers, ” get angry at the great evil now being pushed on America by the political left and the Deep State Establishment, and decide to fight back in whatever way they can will America remain a free country. Think about it, pray about it, and ask what you can do to make a difference.
And that is the bottom line!
This essay is an excerpt from the original edition of the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, circular newsletter dated November 2018.
Don McAlvany is the editor of the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, a monthly geopolitical/financial intelligence newsletter.
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