Christian genocide is happening in Sub-Saharan Africa. The fact that it is being underreported by the Main Stream Media is a testimony to narcissism of the public. As long as these massacres are neatly tucked down below the Sahara and the populations affected are black, nothing significant is being done by those international organizations that can do for them. When I hear snowflakes crying for safe spaces on campus or barking for respect plus one for their particular sexual identity I am driven to an emotional nausea at the very thought of such self-serving political correctness.
The possibility of having your community razed to the ground and families being put to the knife or gun because of their religion, frames the gripes of the average citizen of the developed societies in a damning fashion. Our hubris I hope will eventually fall before the pressure of public opinion so that the scales might fall from our eyes and our hearts will regain the vision to see the unpleasant realities they have turned away from for so long.
I remember a time , when I was young and callow, that the plight of men and women of other nations was their business. Such suppression of large swaths of there own population was the business of those who dressed like “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.” At least it wasn’t in my back yard! And I really didn’t care.
The country of Pakistan was “fabricated” for Muslim use because they couldn’t get along with the Hindus in India.
Why?Frustration is counseling the victim of chronic beatings from their spouse, only to have them return to the beater time and again. Why? What benefit can come from suffering?
There are many reasons for cutting endless slack with miscreants. One tributary of shame and guilt lay in our drive to find solutions and closure in conflicts. We want to “get along” with the other playmates on the playground, we want to be liked (and/or loved), and, whether you are a believer or not, we are Christians by programming and we are automatically good if we turn the other cheek and be “good little Christians”. So you get a little dose of “instant karma” and be righteous little westerners.
As a psychotherapist I have had the conundrum of self-mutilation to deal with on many occasions. The visible pain is in the cuts on a 13 year old girls arm. If I had a dollar for every child brought in for counseling “cutting” I would be filthy with funds. This purging through self-inflicted injury is as old as the flagellants who spent the dark ages, shredding their backs through self-inflicted whipping. Through pain the price of admission to inner peace is paid. That old enemy, shame, stands like an axman by the road, waiting to decapitate non-hackers. And, in the heart of many progressives, the fear of “being bad” in the eyes of the world is unbearable. Self guilt, and the eternal self-damnation of progressives acts as the buffer against doing the dirty work of taking a stand and possibly pissing off another “Unicorn Jockey”. So we wait to see what the Mainstream says to form an opinion, and the Mainstream always takes the hit. The price is paid, “OH! Such pain! (for a minute) now I can get back to my Latte.”
Yes, there has been an indisputable deference to all things Muslim in our presidents discourse, beginning with special mention during his inaugural address. An honor not afforded to any other belief system including Christianity. When our own president makes special mention of Christians it is always to condemn, never to praise. Finally, a president who can rein in the wanton damage inflicted by Christians on the rest of the world. (Sarcasm).
One hopes the wishful thinking and spastic equivocating represented by MSM’s cherry picking examples of Christian terrorism, is not the new normal…..