By: Rosemary Dewar
Last year, upon the announcement of Fidel Castro’s overdue exit from this world, our mainstream media toadied at his dreadful rule. The so-called achievements he made were held up as standards to the rest of the world. Cuba’s citizens enjoyed Castro’s feats so much that they were willing to risk death by either the government or by dangerously floating on barely buoyant garbage for 103 miles just to escape it.
Now at the Winter Olympic Games, as a result of the long-term, frigid relations between the United States and North Korea, our mainstream media decided to pit our Vice President Mike Pence against the North Korean Dictator’s sister, Kim Yo Jong. The primetime segments were rife with magnanimous fawnings over a women who happens to be the propaganda director for the North Korean regime. In addition, she is one who has not yet spoken about her half-brother’s assassination last year. Every news outlet, other than Buzzfeed who used just enough forethought to cast criticism on Kim Yo Jong, readily presented the North Korean team leadership and chaperones as though they had just graduated from charm school.
It is as if Joseph Goebbels escorted the German team to the Olympics Games, and the United States media gave him accolades for giving Vice President Alben Barkley the cold shoulder.
Secularists raise the question that they think the religious community has never thought of: “Why is there heinous wickedness while a good God exists?” The Judea-Christian worldview asserts that mankind can choose evil because they love darkness. There is not a better example of this idea than to witness people who have been given the brightest opportunities to shine a light on unscrupulous people, and they instead choose to applaud actual oppressors.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill stated, “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” In all honesty, truth is always under attack. It seems to be that the best way to confirm a truth is by how persistently it is attacked by lies.
One does not have an inherent, involuntary nature to lie to one’s self. A lie is also a choice.
As long as people willfully lie to themselves, evil will have no other course than to flourish.
Political philosopher Edmund Burke asserted, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” A lie is worse when it used to suppress a truth for the sole purpose of doing harm, or in order to keep someone from excelling.
The attempt to keep someone in the dark long enough in order to control them is a seething, great evil. That is a dance with darkness, and no good thing can come of it.
By: Rosemary Dewar