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Evil Is to Blame
PJ Media ^ | 12-14-2012 | J. Christian Adams

Posted on 12/15/2012 7:00:04 AM PST by smoothsailing

Evil Is to Blame

J. Christian Adams

Pay close attention to what gets blamed for the Newtown school shooting. Evil is to blame for these horrific murders and nothing else. Listen closely to the rhetoric over the coming weeks. How often will evil be named as the cause of the horror?

Not often, I suspect.

Some dispute the existence of conscious, deliberate, unseen evil. Perhaps that’s why blame for the murderous horror will fall elsewhere. Some consider the mention of evil in public discourse to be unseemly. Belief in pure deliberate evil can be inconvenient, because it includes other necessary beliefs.

Failing to name it evil lets evil flourish. If the sight of planes slamming into the World Trade Center towers wasn’t enough to comfortably believe in evil, maybe the horror in Connecticut will be.

Denial of conscious, deliberate evil makes it easier to deny the existence of conscious and deliberate good. If deliberate evil exists, then deliberate good must also. Otherwise human history would be one long ruinous loop of Stalin’s gulags and Pol Pot’s murder factories. Thankfully, those black times are broken up by goodness.

Evil seeks to destroy human life, human dignity, and even civilizations. Goodness and light offer an alternative. The sort of world we have is determined by what you and those around you choose. A man in Connecticut accepted evil.

Conditions, rough upbringings, or worldly objects are convenient explanations when evil manifests itself for all to see. Find any news account today and inventory what is being blamed for the mass killing of children.

But the systematic and deliberate slaughter of innocents is not a new story. It happened once before, after the arrival of an alternative way. It was also featured in the industrial scale eradication of European Jewry.

Spare no child of light, and usher in an age of darkness.

How vile that the evil in Connecticut arrived in this season of light and season of lights. All of those innocent smiles and joyous expectations destroyed by a black wretched thing.

We’ll hear lots of bluster about how to prevent more school house murders. Nearly all of it is meaningless. The only way to prevent such horror is to choose to love your neighbor as yourself, to respect the dignity of human life, and to follow familiar laws thousands of years old.

Easier said than done, right? How could the goodness in many prevent the evil in one?

A culture that values goodness is a necessary prerequisite to discouraging evil. A culture of light and life relegates evil to the diminishing margins. This is a story as old as time. A culture of violence toward life and toward the dignity of every human eventually produces violence toward life, period. What else would you expect to happen?

The Romans were dumbfounded by the strange stubborn Jewish sect that prayerfully martyred themselves to Roman savagery. The intoxicated and bloodthirsty roars of the coliseum could not overcome the transformational power of the new alternative. Rome crumbled while the philosophy of those martyrs transformed the world.

That’s the story of this Christmas, and that’s why the evil in Newtown must be called by its true name.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: evil; guncontrol; sandyhook; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/15/2012 7:00:08 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Bad brains and their access to the free world outside of being locked up for life before this happens is the reason.

But, who will lock these people away BEFORE they do something these days?


2 posted on 12/15/2012 7:02:27 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: smoothsailing

And a society that meets evil ONLY by martyring itself will also lose. Even Jesus Christ was content not simply to die, but to arise a conquering victor who would seem ruthless enough to His sworn enemies. And was it for naught that He told His disciples to get a sword too?


3 posted on 12/15/2012 7:04:00 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: A CA Guy

Many things failed to work as well as they had in decades past. But nobody thinks it’s possible to lock away every loon without also locking away those perceived as merely odd or eccentric.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 7:06:18 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: A CA Guy; xzins; wagglebee; wmfights
Bad brains and their access to the free world outside of being locked up for life before this happens is the reason.

This is NOT a problem with people's brains or brain chemistry. That is the point here. If it is a problem with a malfunctioning brain, then it is simply a disease and the person who does such an act is not guilty.

This is not a mental illness problem. It is a problem of the existence of EVIL. The bible often speaks of the heart and that the heart, not the brain, is where the real person is. People who do such despicable acts have dead hearts. They are either demon possessed or they lack the very essence of what makes human beings human beings.

5 posted on 12/15/2012 7:16:36 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: smoothsailing

ANTI-Depressants.............SSRI’s

http://www.antidepressantsfacts.com/introduction.htm

http://www.antidepressantsfacts.com/casualties.htm


6 posted on 12/15/2012 7:21:31 AM PST by sweetiepiezer
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To: smoothsailing

To liberals there is no such thing as evil, just misunderstood or mentally challenged people. And they can fix them.... That’s why we have streets filled with psychopaths,sociopaths,druggies,rapists, and thugs. The liberals fixed them therefore they are no longer a threat.
This is a failure of real men unable to protect the ones they love because liberals believe they know better than our founders.


7 posted on 12/15/2012 7:24:54 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: smoothsailing
Yes, but at what level does the evil enter our lives, and more importantly the lives of the innocent? I would argue that when the popular American culture featured things like Mayberry RFD, My Three Sons, Green Acres, etc. etc. we didn't have as much senseless violence in society. Evil includes letting innocent children be exposed to the vulgarities and violence of our current pop culture. Hollywood, and all elements of our pop culture have contributed significantly to the devaluation of life and innocence in our society, and they did it in pursuit of the personal wealth that they like to criticize - as though they are above materialism.

I also believe that shooter in this case should have been evaluated much earlier in his life for mental health issues. There are likely many out there who could go off the deep end under specific circumstances. It sounds like the shooter got good grades in school, and therefore his withdrawn demeanor and behavioral abnormalities were ignored. We need to do a better job recognizing those at the fringes.

8 posted on 12/15/2012 7:25:30 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: P-Marlowe

Well these NOT GUILTY people with bad brains are killing people in many places. Not their fault, but we still have to bury the dead they leave behind, right?

It is not basic evil, it is usually autism/schizophrenia. Add to that the access to porn on the net which gets these youths all sexually charged up.
They have their own sense of right and wrong and justice and when the outcome doesn’t fit their view they can go off.

When they get older and get hormones going they get much more aggressive and problematic.

Maybe castrate the mentally impaired youth for everyone’s protection which might stop all the hormones causing these rages? Who wants to judge doing that?

Evil exists, I read we have 30,000 people a year go missing in the United States without a trace, but these “mass” killings seem often to be the mental.


9 posted on 12/15/2012 7:26:15 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They’ve taken God out of the classroom. They’ve taken nativity scenes from the public square. They’ve taken the Ten Commandments from court houses and public buildings. They’ve taken prayer from high school football games and graduation addresses. The list of these deliberate acts seems endless.

They continue to do everything they can to diminish God and rip him from the fabric of our culture. They wish to destroy whatever is left of our Judeo-Christian tradition.

In such an environment, is it any surprise that evil is emboldened to enter?


10 posted on 12/15/2012 7:27:03 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

If J Christian Adams “Evil Is To Blame” essay really wanted to “channel” this he’d attribute the actions of this perp to the disintegration of family values under the withering attacks on religion by the demo-coms and not necessarilly to “evil” . Which of course will get ridiculed by some of our “conservative” talkies.


11 posted on 12/15/2012 7:29:13 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make streight for the way of the Lord")
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To: P-Marlowe

I agree with you that we are discussing evil. I am concerned, however, of the manipulation of the insane depraved individual by sane depraved forces seeking to subvert our freedoms.

A person can be BOTH depraved/evil AND insane. And that makes many of them pliable.


12 posted on 12/15/2012 7:30:23 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: smoothsailing

I’ve known crazy people. I haven’t known any that I would think capable of this kind of evil.

However there is one group of people who are this evil. The followers of Islam... This sort of thing is precisely their MO.

Nothing much has been said about the shooters friends or family. Statements made so far seem to be fluid. Almost like a cover up of some sort.

It’s my guess that this kid was a Muslim or a Muslim convert, and it is being downplayed by the official line.

School bombings etc. are not only their MO, but was threatened in some of the communications that have been reported over the last year or so.

Does anyone think this would not be hidden from the public if true?


13 posted on 12/15/2012 7:31:06 AM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: mosesdapoet

It is true that there has been a great desensitizing to hurting others and death in the last few decades.

Cable showing the violence Hollywood provides.
Abortion, killing the innocent for conveniance.
All cultures being touted as equal.
Distancing the family from Church and God.

All play a part as well.


14 posted on 12/15/2012 7:33:09 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mosesdapoet
It is true that there has been a great desensitizing to hurting others and death in the last few decades.

Cable showing the violence Hollywood provides.
Abortion, killing the innocent for convenience.
All cultures being touted as equal.
Distancing the family from Church and God.

All play a part as well.

15 posted on 12/15/2012 7:33:18 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

> But nobody thinks it’s possible to lock away every loon
> without also locking away those perceived as merely odd
> or eccentric.

I grew up in a city, attending elementary school in the 1950s. There were plenty of “eccentric” folks in the neighborhood. However, the authorities were able to distinguish the “eccentric” from the “lunatic”. Lunatics were locked away in asylums and sanitariums. Child molesters, kidnappers and murderers were routinely and swiftly executed. In my state, it was the electric chair.

We started every elementary school day with the 23rd Psalm, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a little song, “Good Morning to You”. We had Jews, Catholics and Protestants in the classrooms. Nobody complained.

We played in the playgrounds for hours on end. Went skating on the various swamps and ponds after school. None of us had any way to communicate with our parents while we were outside of the home. If we were invited to eat supper at a friend’s house, we had to go home first and clear it with our parents.

Nobody ever approached us to harm us, except to chase us off where we were trespassing. Our school crossing policeman was armed.

Yeah, we had bullies. We called each other names, often based on ethnicity or religion. We had fist fights after school sometimes. Nobody ever flashed a knife or a gun. Ever. Many of us had guns in the home. Some were prominently displayed on racks in the parlor. In all my youth, I never heard of a burglary in our neighborhood. Never.

What changed?

Well, the war against God changed it all.

If you don’t have an objective, transcendent, external standard, a Truth that is true whether you like it or not, whether you believe it or not, whether you even know it or not, then you have no basis upon which to judge evil and acknowledge good.


16 posted on 12/15/2012 7:33:47 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: smoothsailing

I tried telling people at work the same thing yesterday. I received eyerolls....and other excuses.

They think I’m a “Jesus freak”. I guess I am, but it hasn’t stopped me from speaking about it and Him.


17 posted on 12/15/2012 7:34:45 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: smoothsailing

Exactly so. Moral relativism does not allow people to even utter the word “evil.” But that is what this is, whether the shooter was autistic, bipolar, or schizophrenic - pure evil preying on innocence and good. That’s our world - evil is allowed to run rampant. Thankfully, there is Good as well, and Good will triumph. I feel sorry for those who don’t know that, and cannot even think in terms of “good” and “evil.” C.S. Lewis said that there are two mistakes you can make with respect to evil; one is not taking it seriously, and the other is being too preoccupied with it. In our secular society it is bad taste to even say the word - so arrogant!


18 posted on 12/15/2012 7:35:07 AM PST by madmominct
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To: smoothsailing

Evil bump


19 posted on 12/15/2012 7:35:58 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: smoothsailing

I’ve known crazy people. I haven’t known any that I would think capable of this kind of evil.

However there is one group of people who are this evil. The followers of Islam... This sort of thing is precisely their MO.

Nothing much has been said about the shooters friends or family. Statements made so far seem to be fluid. Almost like a cover up of some sort.

It’s my guess that this kid was a Muslim or a Muslim convert, and it is being downplayed by the official line.

School bombings etc. are not only their MO, but was threatened in some of the communications that have been reported over the last year or so.

Does anyone think this would not be hidden from the public if true?


20 posted on 12/15/2012 7:40:16 AM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: smoothsailing

free society bump for later.....


21 posted on 12/15/2012 7:45:28 AM PST by indthkr
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To: madmominct
"That’s our world - evil is allowed to run rampant."

Exactly! And according to Him, it will only get worse. I believe we have just begun to feel the pangs and distress of what is about to come.

22 posted on 12/15/2012 7:47:26 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Westbrook

At least the officials in charge claimed to be able to tell eccentric from dangerous loon.

God or not (and infinitely better with, but that is beside the immediate point) it is not within the purview of mortals to read all other mortals’ minds. Not every possible dangerous loon went to an asylum (many of which weren’t all that humane for the Godliness that was being trumpeted at the time, which is not to God’s shame but to man’s) and not every possible one can. So back-up procedures are necessary in a sane society.


23 posted on 12/15/2012 7:48:09 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: xzins
As you know I am a little touchy on the issue of "insanity" as I have witnessed a perfectly sane person committing an act of unspeakable evil. Thank God that person did not succeed. The problem there was not a brain issue, but a heart issue and the person of whom I am speaking lacked and continues to lack what I would refer to as a heart.

Insane people can act off impulse and can act not knowing what they are doing. But to kill dozens of helpless people including more than a dozen little children is not the act of some crazy person but the act of a heartless monster.

The Nazi Guards who killed thousands or perhaps millions of Jewish Children in WWII, were they at all insane, or were they all just plain Evil? Was it chemical imbalance that drove them to commit unspeakable evil acts or was it that they had surrendered themselves over to the powers of darkness?

I think only the latter explanation can account for their acts.

24 posted on 12/15/2012 7:49:31 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: madmominct

C. S. Lewis said that about the devil, not about evil. Do not ignore, but neither be entranced.


25 posted on 12/15/2012 7:49:46 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: babygene

I think some people with some form of mental illness are adopting the mantra from Obama that Islam is cool, that the OWS was about the future, that progressive leftist views are the future because nobody is fighting hard enough, so these folks adopt what they perceive as the stronger impetous or culture shift.

Thanks to Obama we have a love Islam or be incarcerated culture.

Islam is evil, and it is contagious to weak willed people.

As long as Islam is pushed down our throats there will always be some fanatical followers.

Personally I think this guy went off the deep end because he experienced sheer hopelessness, absolute futility, he believes all will die and he will contribute his name to history.
But its the cult of islam that supports these actions.

Ban Islam.


26 posted on 12/15/2012 7:54:56 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: babygene

I have an 11 year old autistic son, so this is really hitting home. Although kids with autism can seem sort of “off” or eccentric, there IS a way to raise these kids to be kind, peaceful, and non-aggressive. We routinely show our son tons of affection, we do Scouts, spend as much time as we can with him, lock up our guns, and we stay close as a family. We also do not medicate him, but use firm behavioral techniques and we set boundaries. I do believe my son is a kind and peaceful person at heart, although perhaps at times could lack in judgement and executive functioning. We believe in actually getting off our butts and sticking our heads inside the doors of both our sons, to MONITOR what is going on ...what is going on in their rooms? In the basement? It is not acceptable to let them just be alone for hours at a time, with no supervision!

What was going on with THIS family? Who was spending time with this young man? Was he on medication? What were the family dynamics? Was the boy gainfully employed in any way, or was he just allowed to rot away plugged into the computer all day playing violent video games? A LOT OF autistic and other developmentally delayed young people do NOT have any sort of empoloyment once they leave the school systems. Something was terribly amiss within this family ....it’s time to get to the bottom of this and many other families, where kids like this are being ignored, because someone doesn’t make the time for them.


27 posted on 12/15/2012 7:55:20 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: P-Marlowe

Evil is, of course, true.

However, marginal sanity is also a reality.

There is nothing that prevents both from simultaneously occurring in one person. Nor does that fact negate the reality that pure evil people exist and commit evil acts.

I’m looking for those who are manipulable, and those with marginal intellect/sanity fit the description for which I seek.


28 posted on 12/15/2012 8:11:39 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: P-Marlowe

I’ve been thinking about this too, and I can’t help but notice that random and ruthless aggression is found amongst animals too. Attacking the young of the same species, or preying on the weak of other species (sometimes just for amusement) is common. I begin to suspect that this is the basic nature of living things, and it’s the goodness and empathy that are anomalous. Of course, that means we have to encourage it strenuously, but I’m no longer surprised at random acts of violence.


29 posted on 12/15/2012 8:12:32 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Great nations are born stoic and die epicurean. -Will Durant)
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To: smoothsailing
IMHO Satan has been working double shifts since the 1960s. This is beginning to bear real fruit all around the world.
30 posted on 12/15/2012 8:14:37 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: smoothsailing
Evil = (the media = the democrat party ) is to blame.

The media causes the psycho or idiot to shoot.

The mainstream media causes these shootings.

These psychos seek the fame the media will give them.

These shootings didn’t happen in the decades past before the media started glorifying all these shootings and making the shooters world famous.

The media (democrats) want to take away our guns.

In Norway they had always banned guns but a psycho got a gun on the black market and killed 70+ kids and no security guard etc. had a gun to defend against that cause guns were banned long ago.

This never happened in the past (in past decades before massive media coverage or any "mass shooting". Now it is happening regularly BECAUSE of the media saturation coverage.

Some loser who no one ever paid attention to , who never succeeded at any thing now is on ever tv screen in the world and ever paper and the media evil cretins are talking about every thing about this cretin. who cares about “why” it did it ? we know why , the media caused it because this NEVER or hardly ever used to happen in the many decades before the media intense coverage. the media know what they are doing and their goal is to take away our guns so that the government is empowered in relation to us. The media are democrats/socialists and that's why they do everything to empower the government and to enslave us or the individual, fake global warming hoax, fake gun hoax, obamacare etc etc.

31 posted on 12/15/2012 8:15:04 AM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: smoothsailing
As God said to Cain......Gen 4:6-7 And Jehovah said to Cain, Why have you an angry countenance, and why has your face fallen?
If you do well, is there not exaltation? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you; but you should rule over it.
32 posted on 12/15/2012 8:15:41 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: P-Marlowe

33 posted on 12/15/2012 8:44:16 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: smoothsailing

The liberals have politically corrected us to the point of death and destruction.


34 posted on 12/15/2012 9:01:11 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: smoothsailing

You have to be careful about talking about evil...even here on Free Republic. I had the misfortune of knowing a serial rapist/murderer. His name was Wayne Nance. They keep finding his victims. In the small city of Missoula, Montana. It’s a long story, but I confronted Wayne in our high school because he frightened my girl friend. I looked in his eyes. The only thing I know to call it is evil. So, I wrote that here on Free Republic and a couple of people made fun of me. One guy suggested I take up palm reading. That was pretty funny. Wayne was dabbling in the occult. He was sacrificing cats to Satan. There is evil. Make fun of it all you want, it’s still there. Some of us have seen it.


35 posted on 12/15/2012 9:27:28 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Westbrook
"We started every elementary school day with the 23rd Psalm, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a little song, “Good Morning to You”. We had Jews, Catholics and Protestants in the classrooms. Nobody complained."

Same here.

The day we were told we would not be saying prayer in class anymore is a day I well remember. What was wrong if we couldn't say a prayer...and later, the Pledge. Why was it OK one day and not the next?

Some things you still remember that happened a long time ago - like no Prayer or Pledge in class anymore - stick with you all the years later.

Maybe it seemed to me, a little kid, that something was going to go wrong. It felt...wrong.

36 posted on 12/15/2012 9:41:46 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: smoothsailing
Evil is, as evil does...
I believe is “reasoning” would be “I was deprived before I was depraved”.. His mother spent more time with her students than him...Sad...
37 posted on 12/15/2012 3:16:41 PM PST by ThomasPaine2000 (Peace without freedom is tyranny.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Make fun of it all you want, it’s still there. Some of us have seen it. There are many things that cannot really be described without being experienced. I'm not sure many people think they're sensing evil when in fact they merely dislike a person for some other reason, but I can easily believe that you sensed something about that person you never perceived from anyone else before or since.
38 posted on 12/15/2012 5:47:12 PM PST by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: supercat

Very accurate and true post. I have seen evil people in my life. Makes the hair stand on your neck.

One faily innocuous example:
As a young person, I remember a woman trying tto steal my suitcase while I was talking to my family, while we were standing in an airport. I saw this person out of the corner of my eye. She was bending over, reaching toward the handle. I looked her square in the eye and simply nodded my head ‘no.’ She pulled her arm away like a retreating snake.

I remember many details, but I remember her eyes most of all. There was something about them.

That’s just a fairly routine story.


39 posted on 12/15/2012 6:00:39 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots
I have seen evil people in my life.

As I've said, I don't doubt it. I think the biggest reason for skepticism is that I don't know any way to distinguish people who recognize actual evil in people and say so, from those who would claim to recognize evil in people but don't. If someone's claim that they can tell a person is evil is considered to be sufficient basis for action against the latter person, the amount of damage evil people could do by making false claims against good people who might otherwise expose them would likely outweigh the harm prevented by such action.

40 posted on 12/15/2012 6:34:31 PM PST by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: smoothsailing

The Book of Micah makes a whole lot of sense to me right now.


41 posted on 12/15/2012 6:46:04 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: combat_boots
Thinking about it a bit more, I think there's a certain aspect of Liberal Mind Fog that plays into a lot of this: not only a person afflicted with LMF build up an image of reality which differs from the real world in some small but important ways, but the person believes that any discrepancies between their reality and the real world represent defects in the real world. If all such defects were destroyed, by whatever means necessary, then the actual world would conform to the model.

I wonder if the evil glare you got was a consequence of the woman's inability to reconcile her reality, in which she successfully liberates the suitcase from its greedy owner, with the situation before her, where she obviously did not.

As a former liberal, I think I have some insights to their thought processes; I can try to describe them, but such descriptions really don't convey how deep rooted Liberal Mind Fog can be. Certain logical thoughts simply cannot register. When Bill Clinton pushes his health-care proposals, even though I on some level recognize that certain aspects aren't quite consistent with what I learned in Econ 101, I figure that Clinton's probably a smarter guy than me, and so even if I couldn't figure out how his program would actually work, he and his staff wouldn't have had any problem. It doesn't dawn on me that perhaps Bill Clinton's program really wouldn't work as claimed, and worse, that Mr. Clinton may be entirely aware of that but want to push it anyway.

42 posted on 12/16/2012 11:07:21 AM PST by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: smoothsailing

I know liberals who are evil. I know liberals who support evil but don’t know it because they don’t believe evil exists.


43 posted on 12/16/2012 11:12:12 AM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: combat_boots
Thinking about it a bit more, I think there's a certain aspect of Liberal Mind Fog that plays into a lot of this: not only a person afflicted with LMF build up an image of reality which differs from the real world in some small but important ways, but the person believes that any discrepancies between their reality and the real world represent defects in the real world. If all such defects were destroyed, by whatever means necessary, then the actual world would conform to the model.

I wonder if the evil glare you got was a consequence of the woman's inability to reconcile her reality, in which she successfully liberates the suitcase from its greedy owner, with the situation before her, where she obviously did not.

As a former liberal, I think I have some insights to their thought processes; I can try to describe them, but such descriptions really don't convey how deep rooted Liberal Mind Fog can be. Certain logical thoughts simply cannot register. When Bill Clinton pushes his health-care proposals, even though I on some level recognize that certain aspects aren't quite consistent with what I learned in Econ 101, I figure that Clinton's probably a smarter guy than me, and so even if I couldn't figure out how his program would actually work, he and his staff wouldn't have had any problem. It doesn't dawn on me that perhaps Bill Clinton's program really wouldn't work as claimed, and worse, that Mr. Clinton may be entirely aware of that but want to push it anyway.

44 posted on 12/16/2012 12:20:27 PM PST by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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