America Has Gone Crazy

The world around us has gone insane. News media are pushing a plan to “defund” the police. Winston Churchill is coming under attack for being “racist.” Big businesses are cheering on the “Marxist” movement behind it all. And the police simply walk way, as police chiefs and mayors decide that upholding the “rule of law” isn’t worth the effort.

How did the world get so “crazy”? It almost defies understanding.

Mainstream politicians and businesses pledge support and donate to Black Lives Matter (BLM), an organization that claims to protest the “state-sanctioned violence and anti-black racism” present in America. Its website states that they “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family.” Their leaders encourage people to resist “white capitalism.”

“We have to not only disrupt the systems of policing that literally kill our people, but we have to disrupt the white supremacist, capitalistic, patriarchal, heteronormative system that is really the root cause of these police killings,” said California State University professor Melina Abdullah, a BLM leader.

Yet this wildly “radical” movement is being supported by Disney, Facebook, Lego and dozens of other major companies. Cisco, Microsoft and Intel have all donated to BLM. Barclays, JP Morgan Chase, Deloitte and others have supported the movement.

They do know what “Communists” think of big business, right? Chief executives and bankers don’t exactly prosper in “Marxist” revolutions.

Meanwhile the whole discussion has become a fact-free zone. If anyone brings up statistics or numbers in depth, you know which side of the argument they’re on without even listening to what they have to say. The BLM movement, on the other hand, releases a wall of emotion.

“Only nine unarmed black men died at the hands of police in 2019. That’s less than the number of people killed in the latest bout of rioting. Twice that number were killed in just 24 hours in Chicago on May 31. If you are an unarmed white male interacting with the police, you’re twice as likely to be killed as an unarmed black man in the same situation. There are racist individuals in the United States but there is no evidence of systemic racism.”

I could go on, but I don’t need to. The vast majority of Americans oppose the BLM riots, with 58 percent supporting bringing in the U.S. military to help control them and only 30 percent opposing. If you’re reading this, odds are you see the craziness. And if you don’t, there are plenty more articles with more stats elsewhere.

Of course, the rioters’ views may not stay in the fringe for long. Just over 10 years ago, far-left presidential candidate Barack Obama opposed homosexual “marriage.” Now same-sex “marriage” is the law of the land across the U.S. and even most conservatives support it. Defunding the police may seem “extreme” at the moment, but how long will it stay that way?

How do you understand a world gone so insane? Are you one of many looking at the U.S. and shaking your head, wondering how on earth we got here? At this point, things are so crazy there is only one place that has any answers. It’s the Bible that gives us that understanding.

That often seems strange to people. But as you look around the world in June 2020, ask yourself, Is there any other way to understand what is happening? How else do you explain the extremes we’re seeing right now? Irrational mobs have been around for centuries. But usually they have something to set them off. It took famine or military defeat to spark the French and Communist revolutions. Why are we seeing mass insanity now, when the average poor person has air conditioning and a smartphone?

Read through Isaiah 59 and you get an excellent description of America’s cities: “So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.” (verse 14). Doesn’t that describe the public squares of so many of our cities today, overrun by rioting and looting mobs. “Truth is never to be seen, and moral sense has left the town,” states the Moffatt translation.

Instead we are speaking “rebellion and treachery against the Lord, turning our backs on our God, inciting revolt and oppression, uttering lies our hearts have conceived.” (verse 13)

For our people today, “The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks along them will know peace.” (verse 8)

Doesn’t that describe those who want to defund the police? They believe that if you take money away from the police department and put it into education, help for the homeless, and schemes for eliminating poverty, you can stop crime. Anyone who follows that road will not know peace.

That thinking is based on a fundamentally flawed view of both human nature and poverty. Human nature is not fundamentally good, pushed into crime through poverty or mental health problems.

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Reducing poverty lies in the opposite direction—in establishing the rule of law and property rights.

Instead we see our streets filled with rioting and destruction. As Isaiah 59:7 says, “Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways.”

Meanwhile, big business kowtows to the mob. Anyone who speaks out is shouted down. “Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice” as verse 15 puts it.

Passages like these inform us of what is happening, why it is happening, and where it is leading. I can’t remember a time when the news was so frustrating. And here the Bible helps too. Where do you see any real hope for our world? How do you turn things around when they are this far gone?

There is only one source for real understanding and hope. Isaiah 59:20 assures us that “the Redeemer will come to Zion,  to those in Jacob who repent of their sins declares the Lord.” God is in control. He foresaw this crazy world. And He has a plan to bring a real, lasting solution to all the world.

If you’ve not really been convinced or if you have never really dug into what the Bible teaches, now is the time to change that. This world is only going to get crazier, and you’re simply not going to get answers anywhere else.

Carlson is getting increasingly angry about what’s going on in this country. The thread of humor that used to underlie his opening monologues is gone. Instead, he’s gone full constitutional warrior, tackling the Democrats’ cynicism, and calling out the dual leftist practices of violence and censorship. Every day, Carlson is better than the day before, and that’s certainly true with this monologue.

After listening to Carlson, you should be inspired to get out of your house and vote on November 3. This election is so pivotal that there’s no excuse for not voting, including the fact that you live in a blue state, where your vote won’t matter, or in a red state, where you’re sure things will be fine without you. That’s not how it’s going to work this year.

Ordinary Americans are getting angry and worried. No matter how much the media has cultivated ill-will towards Trump, Trump is still going to look better than the specter of a doddering old man in the White House, a mob on the streets, and a cancel culture in academia and the corporate world. People who haven’t voted before or who voted Democrat are going to want to have a say in politics this year.

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