I’m not a Democratic operative. I’m not a Never Trumper or RHINO hack. I’m just honest. And a Christian. And both of those things require an opinion about Trump’s Christmas wishes to the world.
Merry Christmas to all, including Crooked Joe Biden’s ONLY HOPE, Deranged Jack Smith, the out of control Lunatic who just hired outside attorneys, fresh from the SWAMP (unprecedented!), to help him with his poorly executed WITCH HUNT against “TRUMP” and “MAGA.” Included also are World Leaders, both good and bad, but none of which are as evil and “sick” as the THUGS we have inside our Country who, with their Open Borders, INFLATION, Afghanistan Surrender, Green New Scam, High Taxes, No Energy Independence, Woke Military, Russia/Ukraine, Israel/Iran, All Electric Car Lunacy, and so much more, are looking to destroy our once great USA. MAY THEY ROT IN HELL. AGAIN, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
What an understandable sentiment. What a foolish way to articulate it.
Both things can be true. Both things are true. The world in their quest for hypocritical non-binary glory, sure likes forced binary choices. “This or that,” and never ever an “or the other” to be found. Reason is most often found somewhere in the middle.
If I were to be perfectly honest about my feelings for the corrupt political class, Cultural Marxists, Leftists, and the irreparable destruction they have caused for the world, the nation, the law, the economy, the schools, the family, the children…I can find myself drifting into near-dystopian solutions to “help us move forward.”
I can absolutely see how a sincere effort to vanquish evil can become its own permission-granting, power-consolidating evil. Throw every single one out of office, clear out the colleges, dismantle the intelligence agencies, and topple every institution they have been able to poison. Heck, yeah!
Revoke the right to hold office. Ever again. Revoke the right to vote, congregate, or fund such evil empires any longer. Mark them with their chosen flag, move them all to Martha’s Vineyard and let liberals govern liberals while conservatives govern conservatives and see who remains in a decade. These seem like reasonable responses to our current state of affairs.
And yes—I should be the righteous judge of who has demonstrated such foolishness or moral failings they can no longer be trusted with any authority. Obviously.
What could go wrong?
Everything and more.
But that IS how I feel. And I don’t have the full power of the weaponized government pointed at me, my family, my wealth, my accomplishments, or my freedom. Not yet anyway. So, can I understand how a man might raise a resolute fist and encourage his enemies to “rot in Hell?”
Sure. Because I am an adult, and I can both sympathize and empathize with the heavy burden of fear and frustration.
Would I ever say those words or sincerely desire someone else to “rot in Hell?”
No. Because I am a Christian and I both believe in the reality of Hell and am keenly aware of the mercy afforded in allowing me to escape the same eternal damnation.
There’s a Biblical worldview conversation to be had here about how what we say reveals who we are. You can read my next post or find that conversation here: Red Flags, Rights of Passage, and a Word that Might Get You Killed
But for our purposes on the political side…what a dumb thing to do and say.
Why in the world would you serve up an unforced error to your opponents that allows for further division in your already not quite coagulating or coalescing party?
Y’all see that, right? Under the GOP umbrella are moderates and conservatives. Under the conservative umbrella are secular and Christian conservatives. We agree on much, but not everything. And the things we don’t agree on are the same things we can’t agree on. Because Jesus Christ is the Christ in Christian and the Bible is our authority.
I am soul bound and cannot move towards the middle on many issues, like LGBTQ agendas, abortion, or transgender ideology.
Now you think “Conservatives” agree on these things. Nay, nay. In my lonely corner of the party, Bruce Jenner is still not a trusted pundit on anything and seeking to abolish abortion will never be the wrong thing to do. While in other corners, we welcome whomever, however, because we need to expand the party to win. I get it. I truly do.
For those of us who fall in the narrower subsect of Christian conservative, Trump has forced us to dissent…on a silly Christmas greeting of all things…or risk hypocrisy with those we influence and inconsistency within ourselves if we don’t. My citizenship is elsewhere, my King is another, and I have no choice, as His ambassador, but to clarify anything that invokes His realm. Period.
Call me dogmatic, call me crazy. But also call me extremely easy to predict as a voter.
I literally HAVE TO (though I’d rather not) acknowledge, “Hey guy, I know you’re angry and you deserve to be. In fact, I too am hoping you are a form of retribution you claim to be. But using the birth of Christ, the Savior of sinners, to condemn others to Hell reveals more about you than them. And it’s not good. It’s not wise morally and not helpful politically. It forces the faithful among your followers to step back even more.”
This may seem like a silly and unnecessary thing to clarify, but you watch. There is a continuing drift within the GOP between the secular and evangelical conservatives. And it will matter in November.
We are fighting a battle against good and evil. And we need every soldier we can muster through maturity and wisdom. Trump needs to be wise enough to give reasons to agree and come together. We should be talking about the hijacking of our courts in election interference, not trying to make either allowances or apologies for his holiday rhetoric.