In case y’all haven’t heard, Allen West, along with pretty much every other Neo-Con tool in America, thinks that we need to man up, get serious, and roll headlong into serious war mode in Iraq…again…
Why, you may ask? (While such questions are still allowed to be asked here in the “land of the free” and the home of the NSA, anyway.)
Well, ’cause ISIS is the “most reprehensible evil the world has seen since that of Nazi Germany”.
And ’cause ISIS “is actually beheading children”.
And ’cause America ought to “kill those who raise the black flag if ISIS” wherever and whenever they do so.
Before we get into a more detailed examination of Mr. West’s recent article and its worldview implications, let’s run down the Emotion Yanking Propaganda Checklist, shall we? Here we go:
“Do it for the children” card?
“America as the ‘good guy’ nation and hand of God on planet earth” card?
Okay, so we have secured three of the essentials for high octane Orwellian propaganda aimed at empowering and growing the almighty American State via perpetual warfare.
Now lets take a closer look-see at what Mr. West is feeding us…
He reports that, “ISIS is not something that just appeared over night. This monstrosity has festered over almost a year — and the Obama administration has watched.”
True to Republican Neo-Con form, this whole ISIS-fueled nightmare is to be understood as being basically “Obama’s fault”. (So don’t forget to put a check next to the “It’s [insert faux opposition party figurehead’s name here] fault” card, too.)
That Republican Neo-Con leaders have fawned over and supported ISIS as much as anyone else somehow manages not to make it into Mr. West’s piece here.
And “the monstrosity” of ISIS has been “festering”, thanks largely to openly and actively supportive Republican Neo-Cons, for much longer than “almost a year”, Mr. West, in case ya didn’t know (which, of course, would be ludicrous).
Without wasting too much more time here dissecting any of the comically large number of obvious, tried and untrue Neo-Con/American Statist gimmicks deployed in this piece, let’s just pause to acknowledge the obvious:
West’s article is a shining example of just the sort of lines and lingo routinely used by The System (and its tools on the right) for generations now to promote the notion that Conservative America and the Republican Party are to be understood as our God-given “good guy” who gallantly strives to defend us from the dark and evil designs of the “bad guy” Democrats and Liberals. That’s the basic, worldview defining concept that has been pumped, fed, and rammed into conservative Christian minds for generations now, and to great effect.
Of course, the Democrats have their programmers and tools as well, all aimed at appealing to more flagrantly leftist and humanist mindsets. That fact duly noted, at the end of the day the two party, right/left, conservative/liberal paradigm is unified in purpose. The “good guy”/”bad guy” fiction sold to us so constantly here by everything from television to talk radio is, in reality, nothing more than a “good cop”/”bad cop” routine by which we have been co-opted and controlled by the very system we imagine ourselves to be opposing through our Republican or Democrat framed activism.
Now, back to ISIS and it’s claim to Hitleresque badness…
Why is ISIS “the most reprehensible evil the world has seen since that of Nazi Germany”.
Well, for lotsa reasons, but the biggie, as dutifully covered by Mr. West, is that they murder innocents by the thousands, including thousands and thousands of innocent children. Worse (and more evil) yet, they even dismember these children.
And so do we.
America, I mean.
This seemingly relevant tidbit of info wasn’t mentioned in the article, so I thought we might want to take at least a passing glance at the 80,000 pound white mammoth standing there next to Mr. West and his buddies.
Murder and dismember babies by the boatload, you say? Oh yeah, we’re all about that here in ‘merica!
We kill babies like nobody’s killed babies before.
Even so, it would be profoundly unfair and wildly inaccurate to equate what we do to children here in “Christian” America to what “those evil Muslims” in ISIS are doing to kids in the Middle East or what Nazis back in the days of the Holocaust.
Yeah, that’d be really unfair.
Unfair to ISIS, I mean.
Nazi Germany, too, of course.
And it’d be wildly inaccurate.
You and I already know why, but in our blind pride and idolatrous patriotism (both of which have been and continue to be carefully nurtured and encouraged by the corporate owned RepubliCrat State), we pretend that it isn’t really there or that it really doesn’t matter, with the “it” in question being our ongoing willful murder and dismemberment of millions upon millions of innocent children, primarily for convenience.
This. Is. America.
And it has been America for a very, very, very long time.
Prideful chants of “God Bless America!” and weepy proclamations ” Christian values” notwithstanding, we, my fellow Americans, make Nazi Germany look like absolutely clueless, incompetent pikers when it comes to the mass murder of innocents.
Not. Even. Close.
ISIS isn’t even on the board or in the game.
This three-way race is owned by America.
‘Merica gets the gold (by a mile) for massacring, get this, roughly TEN TIMES the number of innocent children as Nazi Germany is reported to have murdered by way of the Holocaust.
Only those unable (or unwilling) to notice things like “math” and “numbers” could have ever even imagined, much less said out loud, that Nazi Germany set the standard for evil when it comes to the mass murder of innocents.
(I covered this tragedy of American history and America’s present in a detailed two-part post made in July of 2014. You can read Part 1, Our Murderous Narcissism, by clicking here, and Part 2, Why We Murder Our Children, by clicking here.)
Nope, when comparing ISIS, Nazi Germany, and the good ol’ U. S. of A. in this particular category, there is no contest. America gets the gold.
[Insert “U! S! A!” chant here.]
And we all know it.
And if we all know it, ya think maybe the rest of the world might have noticed, too?
And what about God? Think maybe He’s paying attention?
It’s easy as can be to roll through the American Bible Belt and walk right up to openly operating baby butchering facility after facility, where we murder and tear apart the most defenseless and innocent little ones entrusted to our care on a scale and with an indifferent callousness that would make Josef Mengele blush.
Of course, here in America we don’t do this to further wacked-out notions of nationalist or ethnic superiority, or out of religious zeal to appease the bloodlust inspired within us by a false god. Nope, we proud, boastful citizens here in the Great Nation/Global Hand of Justice known as America freely and openly murder and dismember millions upon millions of our most innocent little image bearers of God for one of the only reasons I can think of that is hands down worse than those used by the Nazis or ISIS to justify their child mass-murdering enterprises.
We do it for convenience.
No lofty “reasons” needed here in ‘merica! Nosiree!
We “just do it!”
We want life “our way, right away”.
We butcher babies by the bajillions simply ’cause they cramp our style.
So tell me, Mr. West, if Obama’s dropping of two bombs on ISIS was such a radically deficient approach and we really do need to saddle up and march to war (again) in Iraq because there are folks there murdering masses of innocents and doing terrible things to children’s bodies, then what ought we do right here at home about the scores of government subsidized, openly operating, baby murder and evisceration facilities?
Any military action here to protect the babies being torn to pieces right now?!
And Mr. West, if you don’t mind my noticing and asking (while I am still allowed to), if ISIS doing its thing for its reasons makes it “the most reprehensible evil the world has seen since that of Nazi Germany”, then what does America’s massacre of ten times the innocents murdered in the Nazi Holocaust, mostly for the sake of convenience, say about America?
Why ought we go to war (again and again and again) overseas to supposedly deal with the evil caused (by groups we built up in the first place) abroad, when those evils are, by any rational and mathematically coherent measure, inferior to those taking place right here at home?
I know that folks on the right have been trained by The System to perceive any criticism of America or mention of American arrogance or American pride as something only a “commie” or a “liberal” would say, but if this whole scenario doesn’t present the most crystal clear, glaringly obvious global example of arrogance, hypocrisy, and blind pride imaginable, what does?
Mr. West, I do not know if you are just another Neo-Con programmed tool (as I was not long ago) or whether you are more fully aware. I have appreciated and even enjoyed some of your comments in the past.
Sir, If you should somehow stumble upon these thoughts, I beg you to please think for a moment about these things and prayerfully test everything you know, think you know, feel, and hold dear in the perfect light of Scripture.
If you truly pray and submit to the same Lord I know and love, I beg you to join me in calling America to repentance while striving, by His grace, for ongoing personal repentance and biblical reformation.
As for those who would use blind patriotic devotion to lead me and mine into perpetual war, I’m just not having it anymore. You cannot have my children. We will not fight unending wars for an America that is, in practice, openly socialistic and on the verge of becoming an Orwellian superstate the likes of which Orwell himself probably couldn’t have imagined.
The America that is, as opposed to the America that is being sold to us, is unworthy of any good thing until and unless she repents and submits to the Lord so many of her citizens claim with their lips but deny with their actions.
I am chief among these sinners. I know my heart and my past and there is nothing that I know about any tyrant, dictator, or abortionist that can compare with the evil that once dominated my self-serving heart…before the Lord saved me by His grace, for His glory, and through His Gospel.
I hope and pray that God will be pleased to grace us with the ability to seize the great and beautiful opportunity that comes to us now through the indescribably grotesque and horrifying realization of what we have become as a people.
I pray that He will save this culture and heal this land..one supernatural salvation at a time through His glorious Gospel.
That Gospel is our only hope.
And, based on the judgment falling upon us even as I type these words, time is very, very short…
May God bless America…with broken humility and repentance.
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