It seems like an odd thing to me to realize that only the older teenagers even remember 9/11. Those older who are older than I would sometimes ask, “Where were you when you heard that JFK had been shot?” These days, you sometimes hear the question, “Where were you on 9/11?” Yet, beginning next year, those entering their teen years will not even have been born yet.
That’s not the only thing that seems odd this year, however. For one thing, it is the anniversary of the killing of four people in Benghazi, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Are we really any safer than we were 12 years ago?
Normally, liberals in this country are viewed as “doves” while conservatives are viewed as “hawks” when it comes to military action, yet this year, on the eve of 9/11, we have a very liberal President trying to drum up support for a potential strike on Syria should the Russian plan fall through. Even those in his own party seem pretty skeptical about all of this.
We talk a lot about “human rights”, yet the government thinks it is quite fine to intercept our emails, collect information about who we call and when and just generally spy on the entire population as though we were all guilty until proven innocent. President Barak Obama was a fanatical ideologue during his first term, shoving Obamacare down everyone’s throats (with the help of Congress, which is why some of them got kicked out midterm), but then in order to get re-elected, he changed his positions on a few key issues more times than most change their underwear, and he vigorously pursued abortionist organizations like Planned Parenthood. Even this whole thing about Syria runs against the grain of his supposed stance on war, which he more or less alluded to during his speech last night.
17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
~ Isa 9:17
10 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
A nation where the poor are neglected oftentimes, where people only think of their personal bottom line, even the jobs are sent overseas, etc., is this a nation God will bless? A nation that kills the most innocent among us? A nation where freedom of speech gives way to the oppression of politically correct speech? A nation that wants to rattle the saber when there is no justification?
Obama gave a fine speech about how we are not the world’s policeman, yet he urges us and the world to take action whenever certain events occur. If that is not being the world’s policeman, then what is? If we are to take others to task for moral lapses, then shouldn’t we first make sure we are a moral nation made up of moral people? If we allow people to be waterboarded for information, which is against God’s rules of war, then what right do we have to bring up issues of “human rights violations” to anyone else?
I submit to you that 9/11 was a wakeup call, but many have hit the snooze button numerous times since.
Christ will eventually return to bring peace to the earth, but the sad part of it is that He will return when He does because to not return then would mean mankind’s extinction as he kills himself off.