|The Omega Letter Intelligence Digest
Vol: 135 Issue: 15 – Saturday, December 15, 2012
Desperately Wicked! There is no real way to process the news that another member of the human race could gun down twenty prepubescent children in cold blood. It isn’t something you can understand, even though you comprehend it.
At best, we can comprehend it in the abstract — the details are too painful to absorb without sustaining damage. Even the shooter is a walking tragedy.
It is a certainty that the media will follow the usual pattern, beginning with the standard soul-searching questions about what is wrong with America, carefully constructed to elicit the correct answer, which is that there are too many guns.
What other answer could they possibly arrive at? Certainly they aren’t going to blame the very things that pay their bills, the very culture that the media has worked long and hard to help shape into what it is today.
They aren’t going to blame a culture that encourages children to inform on their parents. Or a culture in which prepubescent students are required to learn about deviant sex but are forbidden by law to learn the Ten Commandments?
Instead, the argument will immediately shift away from the liberal worldview that embraces violence and death to finding some way to blame the inanimate objects used by the shooter instead of the culture that created him.
The more liberal the worldview, the more predictable the reaction. The full scope of the tragedy had not even yet been realized when New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was at the podium calling for stronger gun control.
Obama’s first statement was (predictably) about taking “meaningful action on guns.”
And if there were a scintilla of evidence that stronger gun laws would result in less gun violence, I would be the first one to agree. But the more restrictive the gun laws, the more dangerous a place is. The two cities with the most restrictive gun laws in America are Chicago and Washington DC.
I rest my case.
But that doesn’t stop the liberals from redirecting the blame for crime away from the policies they embrace, even if it means imbuing mystical powers to a manufactured object. It is like advocating the outlawing of cars as a solution for drunk driving while simultaneously extolling the virtues of drinking to excess.
Liberals believe that mankind is basically good and that human morality “evolved” for the good of the species. There is absolutely no evidence to support that contention, but liberals only tolerate evidence that supports their cause.
Both human experience and the Bible say exactly the opposite. According to the prophet Jeremiah;
All we can know of it is that it is DESPERATELY wicked, the Bible says. So, which worldview would you say is best supported by the evidence?
For which cause?
Paul says in no uncertain terms here that the purpose for marriage is to symbolize the relationship between God and redeemed mankind.
This not-so-subtle brainwashing of an entire generation is an accomplished fact; to rage against the machine is pointless. I am amused by the efforts on the Left, (particularly within the media) to deny that Hollywood movies influence violence or that Hollywood morals influence popular culture.
At the same time as the family unit collapses and gun control laws turn inner-cities into war zones, political correctness has turned the fear of giving offense into a genuinely risky business.
Note that this prophecy is in three parts. Offense, betrayal and hatred.
We are living in the times of the signs. The events that are transpiring all around us are not happening in a vacuum.
If that describes our government and media better than it describes our prison population, then soul-searching questions about how somebody could murder 20 beautiful little children have less than nothing to do with gun control and everythingto do with living in the times of the signs.
It is beyond my capacity for imagination to even try to understand the agony being felt by the families of the Connecticut tragedy. I pray that somehow the Lord will console them in their grief.
And may our God bless and keep and protect us and our loved ones. Until He comes.
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