27 August 2015

Just Two More Victims in a Godless Nation of Death

The vile and narcissistic on-air murder of a young reporter and cameraman in Virginia yesterday hit me particularly hard, though of course considering the state of affairs in America it seems arbitrary to be so affected. We live in a nation that not only permits, but publicly funds, mass infanticide complete with sale of body parts for immoral "medical research."  Our fellow citizens kill each other to the point that it fails to shock.  Prosecutions and convictions are based not on law or public safety, but on political agendas. We fail to worship God, let alone to acknowledge the temporal Kingship of His Son. We no longer foster and protect virtues, even the purely natural.  On the contrary, vice is promoted and enshrined into law.

Closer to home, we see microcosm of the national problem: a brewing race war and a growing tyranny.  Life is cheap indeed.

Both the civil and the ecclesiastical authorities have ceded the field to demagogues.

We call evil good and good evil.  We are a nation of murderers, liars, adulterers, fornicators, and sodomites.

This cannot go on.

Yes, I guess I loved him too
I can still see him in my mind climbin’ that hill
Did he make it to the top, well he probably did and dropped
Struck down by the strength of the will
Ain’t nothin’ left here partner, just the dust of a plague
that has left this whole town afraid
From now on, this’ll be where you’re from
Let the dead bury the dead. Your time will come
Let hot iron blow as he raised the shade

Well, there ain’t no goin’ back
When your foot of pride come down
Ain’t no goin’ back

-- Bob Dylan, Foot of Pride


timbroyo said...

You left out the best lines:

"They got some beautiful people out there, man
They can be a terror to your mind and show you how to hold your tongue
They got mystery written all over their forehead
They kill babies in the crib and say only the good die young."

Very appropriate for our ultra-tolerant, intolerant, murderous society.

Hopeful said...

My daughter and her friends went to a huge pro-Life rally in St. Louis where they surrounded Planned Parenthood, last Saturday, I believe. It made her feel good to see other like=minded Americans who care about Life. We can't let the evil ones win. The church will prevail.

Anonymous said...

We cannot be fooled to think that violence in America is a new thing.
For the colonists to expand, they had to eradicate those who already lived here. Between our new diseases and violence, several million native Americans were killed. The "civil" war left 1 million victims. Disputes in the Wild West weren't civilly settled - whoever had the gun won. America's history with slaves is fraught with violence. The rich and powerful made sure these 'pieces of property' knew their roles, which in essence meant they were not human.
Every American child knows how many Jews died during the Holocaust. 99% percent cannot tell you how many Poles died during this. [19 million (mostly Catholic, but of course, they weren't being 'persecuted' for being Catholic. Yeah, right.)] No one cares how many Russians were killed because, according to their account, we told Germany we wouldn't attack for 4 years, giving Germany the opportunity to move all their heavy equipment and armies into Russia. Latest figures indicate roughly 54 million Russians were killed as a result of our staying on the sidelines those 4 years.
Can anyone reading this tell you how many Vietnamese were killed during our Vietnam War?
Over 500,000 Iraqi's have died since we "freed them from tyranny" in George W's war. The two atomic bombs we dropped in Japan killed the same number in seconds.

America has the largest military budget on the planet, spending more than the next ten largest spenders ... combined! The military industrial complex NEEDS to use their weaponry every so often to justify this bloated budget. We act as if we have morals in this world, but we don't - we have military might, and apparently the right to invade any country at any time. Every nation on the planet would say that we are one of the most violent countries on the planet.

America remains the only first world nation to still use the death penalty - we don't believe in redemption on this earth. We systematically kill people to show that killing people is bad.

Like the abortionist behind the scalpel, the gas chamber executioner, the drug dealer behind his gun - we have absolute certainty and can justify whatever we do as right, simply because we're the ones doing it.

It should come as absolutely no surprise whatsoever, then, that abortion is the law of the land. We have been trying to place as many restrictions as possible to modify this, and in some states are being successful. But trying to do anything similar with guns - no way! I need my machine guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition for 'defense.' Doesn't matter if I'm sane or not, you can take away the tools used to abort an unborn child, but God help you if you try to take away my stockpile of guns!

America formed out of violence, and continues to be so. We rush into wars with some vague ideology which is far more valued than the very lives of the people we 'save.'

We're appalled that Iran and Iraq still publicly execute people - we do too, but privately. Abortion is a direct result of our violent society, where some vague ideology is far more important than the child we are killing. Like the slaves we so violently treated, unborn children are just a commodity or 'piece of property' that can be sold, in whole or in parts.

Violence should not come as a surprise because as a nation, we have never fully believed that others' lives mattered. Never! In America, life isn't sacred in our inner cities, in our mothers' wombs, in Vietnam and in Iraq. As a nation, we have always been able to justify violence - always.

The Ranter

P.S. 50,000 Americans died in Vietnam. For every American that died, 40 Vietnamese did. Yes, over 2 million Vietnamese were killed in the war we waged to 'protect their freedoms.'