“Evil is ‘live’ spelled backward. Evil is that which kills the spirit" (M. Scott Peck).
Have we all fallen through Alice’s Looking Glass and into her bizarre world of upside-down? It seems so in today’s culture. The immoral is now not only considered moral, but “normal.” If someone disagrees with the current cultural belief systems, they’ll be labeled all manner of negative terms. Labels are used as a form of punishment, as a way of ostracizing those who don’t agree with the current agenda, as a way of segregating certain “noncompliant” groups of people by claiming they’re “racist” or “homophobic” or “domestic terrorists”—all in an effort to create division and promote a one-sided, globalist agenda. This is classic Marxism, plain and simple.
Division and dissention are evil’s most basic and effective tools.
“Evil is ‘live’ spelled backward. Evil is that which kills the spirit. Evil is that force, residing either inside or outside of human beings, that seeks to kill life or liveliness. And goodness is its opposite. Goodness is that which promotes life and liveliness” (M. Scott Peck).
“I Am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
The Lacy Act was passed in 1990, making it illegal to destroy the eggs of bald eagles—they are, after all, an endangered species. Yet many of the same lawmakers and environmentalists who vehemently support the Lacy Act also just as vehemently support the right to dismember a living baby inside his or her mother’s womb—a form of murder sterilized by the terms “abortion” and “human rights.”
Even some staunch vegetarians and vegans, who refuse to eat meat or any animal products whatsoever, are in favor of slaughtering a human life in this horrific way. A baby with developing fingers and toes, brain and heartbeat, is a mere “clump of cells,” according to their unscientific thought patterns. So it’s okay to terminate its life. Just don’t eat unfertilized chicken eggs, because that’s wrong.
The mantra “my body, my choice” has been shouted far and wide (even though women who have abortions aren’t killing their own bodies, but rather the bodies of their children), but when the same slogan is used by people who refuse to inject an experimental, risky, and abortion-tainted vaccine into their body, they’re derided.
Yet the unvaccinated put no one at risk except, maybe, others who make the informed decision to be unvaccinated. It should be the choice of the unvaccinated whether or not they want to be exposed to a virus with a 99% survival rate. Those who are vaccinated are fully protected (right?), in which case the unvaccinated can’t hurt them. Unless, of course, the vaccines don’t work. But if the vaccines don’t work, why is the government, the media, and the global elitists pushing us to get the jab?
Hmmm. Let’s logically think about that one.
Biology and science have fallen by the wayside, and now it’s admirable to claim to be whatever you want to be, regardless of the body parts God blessed you with. If you identify as a “transgender nonbinary/gender transcendent mermaid Queen-King,” for example—well, more applause to you for being your “true self”! When horrendous sexual crimes against young teenage girls are committed in the name of being “who you really are” (i.e. a rapist wearing a skirt so as to get into the women’s bathroom and find new victims), then it’s all good. The mainstream media will do what it can to bury the story.
I could go on, but I don’t think there’s a need. I’m sure all of you can add to this list of current cultural and moral evils.
Is this sickness? Widespread mental illness? Delusion? Or … Is it true evil?
The facts are clear. Modern “progressive” culture has shunned God. This slide away from the Divine began as a muddy slope that took the form of losing belief in Satan.
Just what evil has always wanted.
We can trace this evil to Communism, an ideology that has been attempting to take over the world for quite some time. Catholic popes have been outspoken against the evils of Communism since as early as 1846 when Pius IX stated: “Communism is absolutely contrary to the natural law itself, and if once adopted would utterly destroy the rights, property and possessions of all men, and even society itself.” Pope Leo XII firmly agreed in 1878 when he described communism as “the fatal plague which insinuates itself into the very marrow of human society, only to bring about its ruin.”
In 1937 Pope Pius XI elaborated further:
“The Communism of today conceals a false messianic idea. A pseudo-ideal of justice, of equality and fraternity in labor impregnates all its doctrine and activity with a deceptive mysticism, which communicates a zealous and contagious enthusiasm to the multitudes entrapped by delusive promises.”
Now all the world is engulfed in the evils of Communism—just as Our Lady of Fatima predicted. Sadly, this evil attempt at a globalism takeover isn’t limited to secular culture. The current pope, nicknamed “Red Francis” by some, would do well to remember the teachings of his predecessors.
If a culture no longer believes Satan and his cohorts exist, then evil can infiltrate in all manner of ways, seeping into all aspects of life.
How did this happen? How did we go from a society of freedom to one of restrictive tyranny?
Because evil has taken root. Its seed has grown, from a sprout to a sapling and into a full-grown, many-branched tree.
The process is simple, although it does take time. Evil has been at this for a while. We just refused to see it coming, or if we did we ignored it, hoping it’d go away. Now, we’re replaying history. Again. And again. And worse. Again.
The process is simple. First, lose belief in Satan, then lose faith in God.
That was the plan. That is the plan. The evil agenda. Now here we are, in our post-1984, Communistic world. It’s surreal, yet it’s real.
It’s terrifyingly real.
When you think of evil, what comes to mind? A red tail and a pitchfork? A poltergeist haunting a creepy house, complete with brilliant Hollywood effects? A serial killer, a tyrannical ruler, a psychopath?
Sure, those can be used as examples of extreme evil. However, they’re not the most common examples, nor are they the most dangerous.
The trickiest evil is also the most subtle. It sneaks up on us. If we’re not aware of its hidden faces, if we’re not “sober and watchful” then “your adversary the devil will prowl around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour.” Disguised like a cute little sheep, the wily wolf will kill us, unless we’re aware and fight back. If we do, if we stand up to evil, we’re guaranteed to win. Christ has told us so. Our Lady has repeated His promise.
There’s no need to fear, or doubt.
We’ve got this, as long as we’ve got Christ.
Light vs. dark.
Yeah. We got this.
Covert evil is applauded in today’s world. We live with it every day. We see it swirling everywhere, in “books and journals, schools and universities, clubs and theaters, monuments and political discourse, photographs and fine arts, everything conspires to pervert minds and corrupt hearts” (Pope Leo XIII).
We live with it every day. It’s crucial not to be fooled by it.
We must face evil head-on. Not engage it, but admit what it is, what form it takes, and how it affects our lives. This is the only way to take our lives back.
Because we’re under attack. All of us.
I don’t say all this to frighten people or to create hopelessness and fear. Quite the opposite, in fact. Hope is profound, and it’s shining brightly, because we know how to fight this war.
God is stronger than the dark one.
We’re stronger than any form of evil, as long as we walk with Jesus, who drives out demons and heals the blind—both the physically blind, and the figuratively blind.
We've got this, because we've got Christ. Enough said. End of article. Amen, and all the rest.
We've got this, because we've got Christ.