What I Want

manbbthreatWhile I was in church today doing my best to pay attention to the homily, I couldn’t keep my mind from bringing up an image that has haunted me for three days now. It was a short video on face book of a three year old boy crying in fear as an adult male tormented him with a pellet gun. It was a clip from some third world middle eastern pot hole, and the guy was laughing thinking the whole thing funny; the poor kid was terrorized. He was standing in a corner while the man made moves as if he was going to shoot him. I wanted so badly to fly to that little boy’s defense that I ached as I watched it.

There was of course nothing I could do, but my heart broke for the little lad. As I sat there in my pew, I began to ask myself not why this stuff happens, this and far worse has been going on since time began. But never have I seen it on my watch. During my generation, not on this scale. I found myself yearning for my innocence back. Not childhood innocence, but the innocence I used to have even without realizing it. When by and large people had the attitude of live and let live. Where there was a certain level of trust among men. It would never have occurred to me that the kinds of evil we see every day in the news could be possible, yet here we are.

That has been slowly but steadily ripped away to leave me angry and frustrated at these horrors and my inability to do anything about them. How did we get here? Why do we have to deal with this kind of barbarity and with people who tell us that we are “phobic” and out of touch if we raise a voice in defense of what we believe in?

I think there are two things going on. First, after the end of the second world war, our culture made the mistake of thinking that evil had been beaten once and for all. That the monsters we slew where dead forever. Time has proven that to be a folly of unimaginable proportions. The second thing is that those dragons while defeated for a while, merely slunk into the darkness, licked their wounds and came roaring back. Only this time they where far more subtle and devious. They presented themselves as our friends. As things that no man could oppose like the idea that all cultures are equal and that if we all just wished hard enough we could put an end to violence and war and that by giving just a little bit more, we could end famine, disease and disaster.

It was a brilliant plan that worked brilliantly. So as I sat in God’s house, asking for wisdom and guidance, it occurred to me that what I really want, is to be able to live quietly, raising my family and going about my daily affairs without the constant threat that my government was going to impose not only new rules on me to make me conform to how they saw my life unfolding, with no input from me, but that they would embrace and uplift the very dragons we thought we had beaten 70 years ago.

I want my children to be anything they choose to be, depending on their gifts and talents. I want my country to truly be a place where anything is possible if you have the imagination and drive to attempt it. I want success rewarded not punished. I want my government to work for me, not against me.

Unfortunately, it seems that all these things are quickly vanishing like an early morning fog, where politicians pay lip service to defending our rights and freedoms, but at the same time undermine them with nearly unbridled glee. It seems that if I am to have the things I want, I am going to have to do what I never thought I would ever have to in my beloved Canada. I am going to have to fight for them.

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4 Responses to What I Want

  1. roberthakim says:

    Reblogged this on Robbie's Blog and commented:
    In the name of tolerance, progressive politicians in the West have lead us to intolerance; we witnessed a daily erosion of our rights as free born people in a FREE Society. All that political correctness is doing is robbing us our freedoms of thought, speech, conscience, and persuasion. It ought to stop before we become defeatists like in Eurabia, and the retaliation would be to, like in Europe, start forming local militias. Ponder and heed!

  2. roberthakim says:

    In the name of tolerance, progressive politicians in the West have lead us to intolerance; we witnessed a daily erosion of our rights as free born people in a FREE Society. All that political correctness is doing is robbing us our freedoms of thought, speech, conscience, and persuasion. It ought to stop before we become defeatists like in Eurabia, and the retaliation would be to, like in Europe, start forming local militias. Ponder and heed!

  3. David Strutt says:

    Well thought out, Kevin. Although we didn’t really defeat barbarity even after Germany and the axis powers were defeated. The Cold War began, the India/Pakistan wars, Korea in 1950, Vietnam, Angola, the Khmer Rouge, horrible attempts at genocide in Africa, China was always there … Islam has been attempting a violent takeover of the entire world for 1400 years—the evil never stopped; it never even abated. Up until recently, oceans really did serve to protect us from the day-to-day evil and now, of course, we have the Internet that we hate but cannot live without. One particular evil has been fermenting in the Western world for at least the last 150 years and it was given a name in the early 20th century—Progressivism. The Progressives have been hard at work undermining freedom and democracy for a long, long time. They took the form of communists and socialists, unionists and anarchists. They crept into our governments disguised as bureaucrats and into our most important institutions disguised as teachers. They poisoned the minds of the young and stole their determination and their initiative. They frightened an entire society into believing that only the government could protect them from the “disasters” of individuation, self-reliance and self-actualization. Now, here we stand at the apex of a successful Progressive movement, where governments control everything and almost all of our freedoms are gone. Everything we think or believe must conform to the collective under pain of prosecution and persecution by the very government we chose—albeit unwittingly. And now, for those who haven’t yet been completed absorbed into the great Leftist collective, there is but one way out … civil war. We’re watching that war begin with Donald Trump and the American people. Half the United States of America will explode like a powder keg if Trump doesn’t win the Presidency and a I’m convinced we will see the beginning of another civil war in America. Canadians will not go unscathed even though the vast majority of us have no stomach for fighting—even for our liberty. The future is not looking very good at all.

  4. ELL says:

    Well said! Comments are spot on! Shalom! (Fulfilling endtime prophecy!) On Jan 24, 2016 7:39 PM, “Canadian Common Sense” wrote:

    > nickatnight53 posted: “While I was in church today doing my best to pay > attention to the homily, I couldn’t keep my mind from bringing up an image > that has haunted me for three days now. It was a short video on face book > of a three year old boy crying in fear as an adult male t” >

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