I have just read the UK columnist, Melanie Phillips online article of August 5 entitled “England? No, Lemmingland”. I was very impressed by her lucidity – and frankness. She could have summed her article with a verse applicable to the Western world these days, namely, “there is none so blind, as they that WILL NOT see” (emphasis mine). Just as easily, it could also have been, “Let them who have ears to hear, let them hear”. Somehow, I think her words are falling on a lot of deaf ears (wilfully deaf), coupled with blind eyes that refuse to see. If one is familiar with the Old Testament prophets, or for that matter, the New Testament ones, such as John the Baptist, then it’s perfectly clear that just as they were resented for their messages, beaten, killed (hung, stoned, put to the sword, beheaded), and vilified by those they tried to reach, the modern day prophetic-types (not necessarily seers – but those who see what is developping, and sound the clarion call) are for the most part either decried as politically incorrect, racist, xenophobes, or alarmists. The reality of life today is, that we can play the ostrich all we like, just as the Western world did in the 1930’s, when Winston Churchill was kicked out and forced to the sidelines due to his unpopular view that Germany & Hitler, were gearing up for war against the UK and USA/Canada, and whose goal was world domination – everyone under the heel of Nazism; but, Iran and its proxies (Hizb’Allah & Hamas) have the same intention but the heel this time is intended to be that of Shariah Islam. Just as Hitler wanted to obliterate and annihilate the Jews, then his other enemies, so too are the intentions of the aforementioned terrorists and their supporters. In 1939-40, when it became apparent to even the most appeasing people, what the German threat was, they at least had a statesman the likes of Churchill to call up and lead. Sadly, there are none of his caliber readily apparent in the West today.
These days in Canada, it’s not fashionable to think for oneself or to march out of step with the prevailing views. Thus, Mr. Harper and his government, are finding themselves decried in the media, as biased, and un-Canadian in their stance vis a vis the war in Lebanon, due to the fact they called a spade a spade, so to speak, by saying the whole mess was precipitated by terrorists, engaging in warlike actions, invading a sovereign country’s territory, killing its citizens and kidnapping others. I guess if this happened to Canadians in Canada, the prevailing reaction would be “they must have deserved it and thus the perpetrators did nothing wrong”. Most Canadians I talk to are like parrots, they keep espousing the same “BS” the media are propogating – and the more anti-American it is the better. I will be more incorrect here, by quoting the Bible, “for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. That’s right ALL. Not just the USA, not just whoever is out of favour at present, but ALL. This of course is followed by the quote, “let him who is without sin, cast the first stone”. Canadians by far are the most sanctimonius, snobbish, disparagers of those who are “out of favour”. Yet they have no right to be, as they have until recently, (when Harper and McKay actually took a truthful stance on the war), been the most vacillating. If you really want the straight goods, from Lebanon, read this: http://www.menapress.com/article.php?sid=1479
We need more journalists like Salim Mansur, David Warren, Peter Worthington, and the like. Truth is by and large, becoming an irrelevant commodity in the media these days, but that is a reflection of society, and its humanistic existential relativism. Where’s a modern day C.S. Lewis to take up the fight against the relativistic morass when we need and eloquent spokesperson?