A Couple Thoughts On Current Events

American Show Trial

The decision by the man sitting in the President’s Chair along with his Attorney General to try Khalid Sheik Mohammad in a civilian court is sure to be a show trial but it is a show trial with a twist. In a show trial the guilty verdict of the defendant is a given, even before the trial starts. Normally, the purpose of a show trial is to dazzle the watching public with the righteousness of the prosecuting State against the backdrop of the clearly wicked defendants. However, in this coming show trial, the twist will be found in the fact that the purpose will be to dazzle the watching public with the sins of America against the defendants. Now, Khalid Sheik Mohammad will clearly be found guilty. That is a given. However, on the way to the guilty verdict the Defense doubtless will bring in as evidence things like information extracting methods used, and the character of America foreign policy as a causative agent for the actions of Khalid Sheik Mohammad. This fits with the Obama agenda to cripple the America intelligence apparatus, while at the same time earning him kudos from the international left for his willingness to humble America. This action is consistent with Obama’s constant habit of apologizing for America.

None of these observations are meant to imply that this country doesn’t have plenty of repenting to do. However, the repenting Obama wants to do is the kind of repenting that includes becoming Marxists in order to show how sorry we are.

Political Correctness Is Our Cultural Bane

One begins to get the sense that if the shooter at Ft. Hood went on National Television and admitted that he acted as and is a Muslim Terrorist our cultural elite would still insist that we must not rush to judgment on whether or not the Ft. Hood shooting was an example of domestic terrorism.

It is my conviction that the reason that the elites refuse to name Nidal Malik Hasan as a Muslim Terrorist is that it threatens the whole multicultural agenda. If Islam cannot fit into the multicultural melange then the whole notion that we can build a culture where all cultures are taken to be equal suddenly becomes suspect. Further, the idea that a country can be crafted simply by the assent to a few abstract truths begins to be seen as vacuous as it genuinely is.

A culture that desired to take the threat of Islamic terrorism seriously would start unashamedly scrutinizing and profiling the Muslim community that lives in their midst. To many Americans this sounds harsh but what is more harsh; profiling the Muslim community or 13 dead American soldiers?

The refusal to take the threat of Islam seriously … indeed the insistence that Muslims should be treated as a politically correct protected victim class is going to get more people killed.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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