Of Hate and Condemnation :: By Bill Wilson

The Daily Jot condemns in the strongest possible terms the massacre of Muslims at a Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque by a white supremacist. But there are a few points that need to be made in the wake of this tragedy.

Right away, the New Zealand politicians are talking about further banning guns. Guns are non-emotional. The person who uses them can use them to save lives or to take lives. It is the character of the person using the gun that is the variable. So long as people are driven by hate for others and so long as there are guns, the two will find each other. When these hate-killings happen, society needs to have some introspect about the sanctity of life, and what it is doing to preserve and value it.

Another point is that Christians are quick to condemn these terrible acts of hate. There isn’t dancing in the streets and celebrations in Christian communities over the deaths of Muslims worshipping in their mosques. The leader of the would-be reconstituted international Islamic caliphate, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemned the deadly attack, saying,

“With this attack, hostility towards Islam that the world has been idly watching and even encouraging for some time, has gone beyond individual harassment to reach the level of mass killing… If measures are not taken right away, news of other disasters will follow this one… I am calling on the world, in particular the West, to take quick measures.”

Erdogan’s remarks not only signal to Islamists that more violence will occur (likely the dual meaning that violence due to retaliation will follow), but also that the world “idly” sits by and watches Muslims be massacred. The fact of the matter is that Islamists have been committing acts of terrorism, massacre, bullying and murder since the beginning of Mohammad’s cult. There was dancing in the streets and celebrations in Islamic countries after the 911 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC, that killed nearly 3,000.

Erdogan and the political representatives of the Islamic community are slow to condemn Islamic terror, especially against Israel, but they are quick to pull the victim card when the tables are turned.

I know this is a harsh word, and I will probably take heat for it, but hate is hate and it needs to be condemned. It is, however, the height of hypocrisy for an Islamic leader to advocate Islamic terrorism on one hand—he aided and abetted ISIS and often praises acts of Islamic violence against Israeli citizens—and says that the world idly watches the massacre of Muslims on the other hand.

In all sincerity, Muslims ought to come to a realization that they must stand against hate, not only when it is against them, but also when their own perpetrates hate against others.

As asked in Romans 2:3, “And think you this, O man, that judges them which do such things, and does the same, that you shall escape the judgment of God?”

I think we know the answer.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff


Call to Action on Communism in America’s Youth :: By Bill Wilson

Axios News reports that a Harris poll taken February 21-25 of over 2,000 adults indicates that Millennials and Generation Z are more likely to embrace socialistic policies and principles than past generations.

The poll, given exclusively to Axios, cites that 73% agreed that government should provide universal healthcare; 67% agreed that the government should provide tuition-free college; 43% support abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and nearly half, 49.6%, said they would prefer living in a socialist country. The poll shows that Gen Z and Millennials will be 37% of the voters in 2020, and their top issues are mass shootings, climate change, immigration policy, racial equality and healthcare.

This is dangerous for the personal liberties and religious freedom of every American. Socialism is the pathway to communism. In fact, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a communist state. Communism in the 20th century was responsible for over 100 million deaths. It is the ruse of ruses in that socialist/communist leaders count on class warfare to get everyone to demand equality, pitting neighbor against neighbor, family against family, countrymen against countrymen until everyone is fighting. Then they take over and oppress the very people they claimed were disenfranchised – while enriching themselves with wealth and power. Communism pulls everyone down to the level of slavery.

Even worse, the Democratic Party has become the socialist political party. Friday, House Democrats voted to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections. Socialist John Lewis (D-GA), a leader in the 1960s civil rights movement, said, “We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in.”

The Constitution requires only legal citizens to vote in federal elections, but you see what they are trying to do. The writing is on the wall that the old Democratic Party is the New Socialist Democratic Party, as Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) launched his New Hampshire campaign Sunday insisting that his “radical” ideas are now embraced “across the board” by his party’s candidates.

The Communist Manifesto says, “But communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” Other linchpins of communism are enumerated in the Manifesto: 1) Abolition of property ownership; 2) a heavy progressive income tax; 3) abolition of all rights of inheritance; 4) confiscation of property; 5) centralization of credit; 6) centralization of transportation; 7) centrally planned economy; 8) obligation to work; 9) abolishing distinction between towns and country; and 10) a free education for children.

Exodus 20:3 says, “Thou shalt have no other god’s before me.” When government replaces God, bad things happen—ask citizens of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.

Call to ACTION: Educate your children/grandchildren about socialism and communism. Influence them.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff