By Dr. Jim Garrow
Deceiving your opponent has long been a successful strategy in politics, sports and war. The leading of your antagonist “down the garden path” to their own demise is the cherry on the cake of strategies. Using whatever they have against them is a gleeful experience. What is a real head-shaker for those observing the treason of the media is the realization that they no longer report the news “as it happens”, but interpret the news as cheerleaders for the opponents of free speech and “free reporting.”
Is the willful cooperation in the positive spinning of Islamist ideals and the denigration of Christians at every turn a result of delusion, fear, duplicity, complicity or “satanic blindness?”
After employing the process of elimination, I am coming to the conclusion that the last item on the list is actually the mind-numbing reality. How could intelligent, reasonable-seeming reporters and media commentators be leading the vast majority of people down a path that somehow gives assent to the actions of the Islamists and the insane claims that they make, and yet pillories Christians at every turn?
The Scriptures tell us that we must judge a person “by the fruits of their lives” and not the spin of their dogma or the deceitfulness that is the base of the normal heart, and therefore the words that are spoken. The results speak for themselves. Wherever real Christianity is strong, freedom exists, charity abounds, love uplifts and society is ordered and sane. Islamist societies are quite the opposite.
Reading the newspapers of late does not lead in the direction of really understanding who the victims of abuses are and who the perpetrators are. Excuses galore exist that somehow give license to the atrocities of the Islamists, as if Christians had brought it on themselves. Wherever Christians have tried to live peaceably with Muslim neighbors, it is as if it has merely been a waiting game on the part of the Islamists. And when they have the upper hand demographically, or where the thin edge of a wedge can be inserted, the freedoms of Christians are stripped away and the road to ruin and slavery or death is the route they are forced down by these same Islamists.
This is not about the universe of ideas, the open thinking of free societies and the examination of ideologies, it is about the domination of one repressive regime against free people. It always results in loss for the freedom lovers, and the open arms of Christians living out the call of love that Jesus places on us are spurned and then enslaved.
When will the leaders in this land acknowledge that we are not equals, and that the ideals that underpin American society are those of the Judeo-Christian ethic and the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? When will they declare with the Founding Fathers that foundational truth? To suggest that Islam brings about the same results is to be seriously deluded and intellectually retarded, all evidence showing the exact opposite.
Why allow entrance of this blight on humanity? Have the Constitution and the Rule of Law become a suicide pact and the blessings of Almighty God on America a gift for evil to attain?