Thursday, October 20, 2011

This is what we did today

I don't know what to say or how to say it.  This afternoon I heard on the radio that Gaddafi had been caught in his home town.  I knew it had to come someday.  No one could resist the combined armed forces of the West.

Thousands of bombing raids, strafing and destroying and burning and killing.  It took nine months but we did it.  No wonder the rest of the evening's news was full of it—everybody in celebratory mood!

It all makes me feel sad because it is all so wrong.  Even if he were guilty of all they accuse him of, (which people never are), it would be wrong.  But here is a man who stood against the grain, against Israel, and against the Zionist bankers and their oil interests; that's what got him in the end.

(I had to laugh in amazement back six months ago when the new sponsored "leaders" got into Libya on the ground for within a week the very first thing they did was to establish a Libyan Central Bank.  One week!  A central bank?)

Emotive words like "dictator" and "madman" are used all the time; nobody has a kind word to say in his defence.  But his people loved him for what he'd given.  Meaningless words like "freedom" are used by on-site reporters to describe the present situation.  But we'll see.

I'm not so naive and not so young.  I remember the freedom that the white, Christian, Republic of South Africa received in the early nineties.  What was once a glorious and Christian culture is no more and the people apparently live now in stark fear, night and day.

In this world might is right and since history is written by the winners (and proclaimed by the media long before that) then it's easy to see why our history is such a bloody and violent and anti-Christian one.

One thing has always puzzled me and I've wondered why so few others seem to have picked up on it: why is it that, while European nations—and the world in general—is in the throes of a superlative economic crisis, that we always can find money, be it millions or even billions, for war?

Cut back retirement funds, increase taxes on households, but let's overthrow the richest nation in Africa guided by a visionary that has given his people the highest standard of living in the continent.  This will only cost us _________ billions (fill in the blank, it changes nothing).

God judge the poor and bless the falsely maligned and the misrepresented.  God bless the peace-makers and the downtrodden.  Are we Christians in deed or only in word?

Let us speak up and align ourselves in whatever way we can, with those that stand for peace and for the poor and for widows and orphans.  Truth is its own defence.

Jesus is the truth.  And He said the poor were blessed.  Blessed by who?  Not us, that's for sure.  But in the end God almighty will have the final say.  Shall not the judge of all the earth do right?

1 comment:

  1. You have put into words that which is in my heart. Very well said!