Twilights last gleaming?

In August of 2008, Rick Santorum made a speech at Ave Maria University. In his speech he declared that Satan has his sights set on the United States of America. His opposition in the race for the presidency obviously dug up that one knowing the liberal media would run with it. The Matt Drudge branch of the Romney campaign made a bold headline of it, establishment republicanism and the liberal media gleefully joined the fray. Santorum was to be painted as too right wing, too fanatical and maybe a bit too Christian.

Ever since Eve picked the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, we have had to choose between one and the other. Too often, it has been the other. In today’s liberal, secular world there is no good or evil, only relativism.

21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. Romans 7:21 (NIV) (Listen)

In Afghanistan, whose literacy rate among those 15 years and older is 28 percent, most people cannot read and comprehend their Koran nor do they have even a basic understanding of government. They can however, be stirred into a rage by actual fanatics trying to stop their nation’s journey out of the 7th century.

In America, we call similar activity Occupy Wall Street. Our national leadership apologized to the Afghans who killed Americans in yet another fabricated fit of rage. They have also embraced Occupy Wall Street, killing unborn babies, same sex marriage….

12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:12-14 (NIV) (Listen)

You cannot apologize to evil nor can you embrace it. When Americans are dying in places where they should be safe, then my riot control agent of choice is napalm. Maybe it is time for us to leave this place so these ingrates can return to control of the Taliban, who likes to publicly execute a few of them at the weekly soccer game where they are not allowed to laugh or cheer.

I suspect that most Americans could draw a line down the center of a piece of paper and title one column good and the other evil or one light and the other darkness and have little difficulty listing today’s so-called controversial issues under the correct title. That means most of us must be as fanatical as is crazy Rick.

Yesterday, I watched the movie Act of Valor. Actual Navy Seals portray themselves in a fictional story built around real acts of valor. In case you are squeamish, this is about as intense as a movie gets and in it there is some rough language. Just keep in mind:

“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” – George Orwell

If you are a veteran or a military family member, this movie will get to you. It may return you places you did not want to revisit. If you are not a veteran, this movie is important for you to watch because there has not been one that more vividly portrays for you what our fighting men and women and their families endure. Especially our Special Operations Forces who are the very tip of the spear.

I mention this movie because it is important for Americans to watch, but also because it is a perfect example of a confrontation between good and evil. Evil exists in the darkness. Sometimes it is dressed up as good, as a valid “choice” for one to make. It may be something viewed as not harmful but to those who practice it, but when taken as a whole it destroys nations. In whatever form evil takes, it must be brought into the light. When it is in the light, it cannot survive. In Act of Valor, when the light shined on evil, good destroyed it.

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 (NIV) (Listen)

Rick Santorum was right in 2008. He is more right now. Good versus evil. Light versus darkness. It has been the case from the Garden of Eden, to Isaac and Ishmael and it will be the case all the way to Armageddon. Good and evil cannot coexist. One must prevail. We are living in the twilight. Choose sides wisely.


The return on an apology to evil: Karzai’s Response to Obama’s Apology: Put U.S. Troops on Trial and Punish Them Maybe Karzai means the two officers that were shot in the back of the head in their office at one of his ministries by one of his officers. Well Mr. President?

Time to come home. “NATO officials promised to meet Afghan nation’s demand of bringing to justice, through an open trial, those responsible for the incident and it was agreed that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice as soon as possible.” Joint Statement by the Delegations Assigned to Probe Bagram Incident

And,shockingly: Qur’an Carnage: Islamic Bloc Calls for Calm, But Iranian General Says Burn the White House