The enemy within
Americans are turned against their own moral tolerance
the famous introspective saying, popularized by Walt Kelly’s “Pogo” cartoon, goes, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.
At heart, this division is largely fueled by an ideology that relativizes moralism and hates the idea of God. This ideology says evil doesn’t actually exist, people are basically good, and individuals cannot really be held accountable for wrongdoing. It rejects God and his moral law, and demands the Bible be cast out of America.
Supporters of this ideology are the architects of Roe v. Wade, a ruling that has resulted in the murder of almost 60 million unborn children, and of Engel v. Vitale, the ruling that removed prayer from public schools. Just recently, I read that a high school senior in Pennsylvania was barred from praying in Jesus’ name at her graduation because doing so “excludes other religions.
The problem with moral relativism — besides causing us to be intolerant under the guise of tolerance — is that it trivializes the serious issues we face today. We end up coddling evil by refusing to confront it.
For example, on the war on terror, liberal leftists have convinced many Americans that military action is the wrong approach. The day after the London Bridge attack — which killed eight people and wounded scores more — a popular author took to Twitter to tell her substantial number of followers that the cure for terrorism is love
“When terror attacks happen, I think of the Whos in the Grinch, singing after Xmas is ruined. It isn’t fear/hate that changes him: it’s love,” she posted.
In this world of relativity, we are evil for retaliating against evil and inhuman for launching a pre-emptive strike to prevent a sure danger. Self-loathing has replaced righteous indignation, while violent mockery of a president is celebrated as artistic and insightful
This is all coming from within us, and until we shake ourselves out of this fog, we will continue to pay the costly consequences of living in a relative world.