Here is post that ought to spark some controversy. I suppose the author, Alexander Hellene, is not quite famous enough to do that, but he poses a difficult question and answers it honestly.
What do we do about mean, treacherous, lying Liberal Democrats? When they won’t play by the rules, behave reasonably, and actually start trying to destroy us, how do we fight back?
Don’t think many Liberal Democrats are mean, treacherous liars? Well, the author, Hellene makes a good start at proving at least some Liberal Democrats are both wrong and evil, but let me add something, several questions.
1. How many of you want to go through what it takes for a Conservative judge to get on the Supreme Court? You know what is going to happen, don’t you?
2. Do you think Conservative politicians enjoy having the news media constantly trying to prove they are bigots of some sort? Doesn’t that suggest why so many Republican politicians behave like wimps?
3. Can you imagine the pressure President Trump has withstood? Can you imagine having your reputation constantly savaged in the national news media and being the subject of investigations by the FBI and a special counsel by people who wanted to frame you?
So think about Hellene’s implied question. Are Liberal Democrats both wrong and evil? Would it not be more difficult to believe that none of them are evil? How can all of them be the dupes of demagogues?
So what do we do? Do we stop loving our enemies? No, but we must hold them accountable, even the dupes if they are willing to lie and hurt people.
Do a little research on Matthew 5:39. Most commentators think that the verse refers to an insulting hit with the back of the hand. In other words, Christians don’t return insult for insult. However, as a latter verse suggest, there is a point where Jesus expects us to defend ourselves and those we love.
Matthew 7:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.
Jesus wants us to return good for evil, but He also wants His faithful to protect themselves from evil people.
What is the difficulty in politics? Deciding when and how to fight back. As Christians we must strive to be like our Lord. Of course, that includes being full of grace and truth, but it also includes bringing justice to unrepentant wrongdoers.
How do we make the tradeoffs? It is worth considering what Hellene suggests.
“We just think they’re wrong. They think we are evil.”
Many who consider themselves moderate, respectable conservative types love to bandy this phrase around as though it proves their moral superiority to their opponents. Often attributed to the late Charles Krauthammer, it embodies a particular kind of conservative virtue signaling.
“Heh!” they chortle (because they seem like chortlers), “Thank goodness we’re not like those people! We just care about ideas and facts.”
That’s why this phrase embodies a loser mentality. The side that believes it’s own cause with a religious fervor will always best the supposedly calm, collected, fact-based rationalist.
Nobody makes decisions based on facts and evidence or is persuaded by facts and evidence, especially when it comes to politics.
“We just think they’re wrong. They think we are evil” is self-flattering puffery designed to make a mediocre fence-sitter believe that there are so more reasonable than the…
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