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Monday, June 19, 2017

Hair Trigger Violence and Fiery Darts

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

At what point does somebody snap? When does someone who is perfectly sane cross the line over to crazy?  Where exists the place or moment when we find ourselves so desensitized by the violence of Islam, the liberal left voices calling for "resistance", or the violence we see in both the entertainment media or news media, that even the most calm law-abiding unassuming members of the citizenry become so sick of what is going on that they decide to take care of business themselves by taking matters into their own hands in a violent manner?

Confrontation can be good.  But we must ask ourselves about the best strategies to perform such confrontation, and ask ourselves where the line is between confrontation, and us becoming violent combatants in an ungodly manner.

The liberal left, and their allies, use war tactics and war strategies against us, the followers of biblical and constitutional principles and philosophies.  However, we act like it is a harmless political disagreement and simply react mindlessly to the fiery darts being flung at us without even thinking about a long-term game plan.

I have always taught that change can be achieved working within the system.  The Glorious Revolution of 1688 in England successfully changed the course of human affairs, and brought about the 1689 English Declaration of Rights, without a single shot being fired.  However, the liberal protesters from groups like Black Lives Matter, Antifa, the snowflakes on the college campuses, and the various left-wing crazies like the GOP baseball practice shooter, are waging war against anyone who dares to disagree with them because they have been fully convinced that any opposition to their cause is evil, and no better than the Nazis who took over the German political scene prior to World War II.

Trevor Loudon told me last week in a conversation I had with him in San Diego that the Democratic Socialists of America are using a hunting strategy, targeting the weakest gazelle of the GOP herd, and then focusing their attention on that race in order to dislodge the struggling Republican out of his or her legislative seat.  That's a large part of how they took over California.

For them, everything is game, and the ends justifies the means.  While the liberal left sees no harm in staging a Shakespearean play about Julius Caesar with a character that looks like President Trump being stabbed to death during the performance, they are appalled that protesters would storm the stage in retaliation to the production inciting the assassination of the President.  While Islamic terrorist attacks increase worldwide, and the liberal left continues the insanity of importing more terrorists through misguided refugee and migrant programs (while punishing countries like Poland who refuse to follow the importation of Muslims madness), they are appalled that the frightened citizens would suddenly begin attacking worshippers at a mosque in London using terror tactics similar to those used by Muslim jihadists.  The suspect was smiling after his capture, because he believed he was doing the work to stop the Muslim fascist invasion of his country and he was perfectly fine with his decision.  ISIS, in the meantime, is calling for more terror as a result.

Violence is becoming a vicious cycle.  It is becoming a slug-match like you would see in a Rocky movie.  You hit me, I'll hit you, kind of mentality.

Or is it more than just that?  Have we gotten to the point that every little thing can make us snap?

How about the story about the man who was so upset over a wrong latte order at Starbucks that he wound up stabbing somebody?
As a Christian I realize these all are people without Christ simply seeking what God has put inside them to seek, but rather than seek out God, they search in other places with no avail.  But, as a good Christian, is it fine to simply love my neighbor and enemy, or must I put on my armor and unsheathe my sword in preparation for battle (Ephesians 6:10-18)?  At what point does the madness become war, and at what point will the liberal left and Islam push so far that blood in the streets becomes a regular occurrence - after which, the people will cry out for peace and safety?

1 Thessalonians 5:3 KJV - For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

It is a difficult path we navigate.  We must be active.  As Congressman Louie Gohmert once reminded us, saying that believing “God is in control is like leaning on a shovel while expecting a hole to appear.”

What good is our Faith if we don't put legs to it?  While we know that God has a plan, and God works in our lives, we have no excuse as Christians if we are inactive.  God doesn't help us dig in when we are only willing to lean on our individual shovels.

So, how do we fight the good fight?

Perhaps we should learn from the DSA's weakest gazelle strategy.  Perhaps we should do more than rally, and get involved in campaigns.  Perhaps we should spend more time getting signatures for petitions, and knocking on doors for various causes?  Perhaps we should be in The Word and on our knees in prayer, for if we are not a virtuous society, how do we expect to be able to defend liberty, freedom, and our God-given rights?

Rather than react to hair trigger violence and leftist war plans, perhaps it is time to respond with godly tactics and strategies. . . and a whole lot of prayer.

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