Stupid Vs. Evil

Stupid Vs. Evil
Vol: 66 Issue: 27 Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Stupid Vs. Evil

Sean Penn made headlines again for being stupid. As did Rosie O’Donnell. So did Bill Maher and Charlie Sheen. Their every word was in all the papers.

Sean Penn gave a raving speech to the Usual Suspects at an anti-war rally in Oakland, during which, he ranted;

We cower as you point your fingers telling us to support our troops. You and the smarmy pundits in your pocket – those who bathe in the moisture of your soiled and blood-soaked underwear – can take that noise and shove it.

(How’s that again? Those who bathe in the moisture of . . . ummm, run that by me again? Better yet, don’t. Let’s move on while I try and erase that mental image before it settles in.)

Rosie O’Donnell proclaimed the Iranian kidnapping of fifteen British soldiers on the high seas a US plot aimed at providing a pretext for war. In one of her rants on The View she babbled:

But interesting with the British sailors, there were 15 British sailors and Marines who apparently went into Iranian waters and they were seized by the Iranians. And I have one thing to say: Gulf of Tonkin, Google it. Okay.

Charlie Sheen went on the Alex Jones radio program to advance his theory that 9/11 was a government conspiracy;

“There was a feeling, it just didn’t look any commercial jetliner I’ve flown on any time in my life and then when the buildings came down later on that day I said to my brother ‘call me insane, but did it sorta look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition’?”

Bill Maher called President Bush and Vice President Cheney (among other things) traitors . (Most of the other things he said lose their context with the dirty words filtered out.)

Said Maher on his HBO program: “New Rule – Traitors don’t get to question my patriotism. What could be less patriotic than constantly screwing things up for America? You know, it’s literally hard to keep up with the sheer volume of scandals in the Bush administration. Which is why I like to download the latest scandals right onto my IPod. That way, I can catch up on this week’s giant [deleted] up on my drive into work. (See what I mean about the context?)

As I said, these idiots (and I do NOT use the term loosely) were all over the newspapers and on all the cable news programs for their comments. Their comments were replayed endlessly, while various smarmy pundits in moist underwear discussed whether or not;

a) the celebrities were just ‘exercising their right to free speech’ while characterizing somebody else’s right to disagree with them as an effort to ‘stifle dissent’.

Or, b) there were some merits to the various claims that might give them credibility.

Very few noted that the comments themselves were stupid. Lest I be accused of being unChristian in my assessment, the dictionary defines stupid thusly: lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity. So, let’s review:

America staged the kidnapping of British soldiers and blamed it on Iran so it could start a war.

The Bush administration staged 9/11.

The administration is guilty of treason.

Smarmy pundits bathe in moist, blood-soaked underwear.

No, ‘stupid’ is the right word.

Assessment:

What made barely a blip on the media radar was the report this week that terrorists in Iraq used two young children as cover to disguise a car bomb which they later parked, ran away from and detonated with the two children inside!

It was a Reuters news flash, was dutifully (and briefly) picked up by the mainstream media, but the details sort of blended in to the white background noise of war reporting.

If anybody picked up anything, it was the high points: another terrorist attack in Baghdad, one of dozens, no American soldiers killed.

Let me repeat it for emphasis: While the mainstream media focused its lens on celebrity stupidity, two terrorists blew up two little kids they put in the back seat of a car as a disguise to get a bomb past a US checkpoint.

Of course, it worked. US soldiers would never suspect that anybody would be so inhuman as to use children as bombs.

The car bomb got past the checkpoint and made it to its destination. The terrorists parked the car, got out and walked to a safe distance, leaving the children inside the car while they escaped. Then they blew the car, (and the children) to smithereens.

They didn’t have to blow up the kids. They managed to detonate it without blowing themselves up. They could have just as easily taken the kids with them when they left the car.

I suppose its one thing to plant a car bomb where it can indiscriminately kill whoever is nearby when it goes off; men, women or children.

But these two terrorists spent time with these two kids, presumably gaining their trust so that they wouldn’t give them away at the checkpoint. They got to know these two little kids. Then they killed them without a second thought.

That is somehow, evil compounded upon evil to the degree that is incomprehensible to my mind.

Stupid is a lot easier to deal with intellectually than pure evil is. We can laugh at stupid. We can even play along with stupid. But we know that stupidity is unintended. Stupid can cause much evil, but it is not the same as evil. And evil is scary.

Especially to a secular worldview that makes no allowance for the existence of either pure good or pure evil. That is why Rosie, Charlie, Bill and Sean got all the headlines while the incomprehensible evil of the enemy was buried as quickly as possible.

The media elite is incapable of comprehending true evil. To them, America is the true evil, and therefore, the evil of its enemies is somehow minimized to a comprehensible level.

To avert their eyes, they dismiss it by arguing, They’re no worse than we are and focus their attention on the efforts of the stupid to ‘expose’ evil — where they know it really doesn’t exist — (and therefore isn’t as scary.)

It is a case of ‘whistling past the graveyard’. It is as nearly impossible for the secular mind to grasp the concept of pure evil as it is to grasp the notion of pure good. Because if pure evil exists, then so does pure Good. And that forces an intellectual choice that they don’t want to deal with.

It is much easier to look around evil at stupid than it is to gaze directly at pure evil and see it for what it is.

And a lot less frightening.

Note to the members:

I received a good report from my specialist yesterday. All systems appear normal. Thank you all for your prayers. Today, all the rest of my various aging systems will get the once-over by my family doctor.

Please pray that he finds everything in good working order and gives me the final go-ahead for this year’s Road Tour. I’ll let you know how it went.

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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