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Musings on Evil, Part One

by baldilocks

Two recent pub­lic atroc­i­ties have been on the minds of many observers this week: the Chicago tor­ture of a dis­abled man – which the per­pe­tra­tors streamed on Face­book – and the lat­est jihad shoot­ing at Ft. Laud­erdale Air­port dur­ing which five peo­ple were mur­dered. And tomor­row is the tenth anniver­sary of the Christian-​Newsom rape-​torture-​murder.

My pur­pose here isn’t to recount any of these crimes or to talk­ing about the loom­ing racial and/​or reli­gious war­fare. It is to point out how mun­dane and com­mon­place these things seem to be. But, the real­ity is that none of these types of dis­gust­ing things are new.

The world over, per­verse mur­ders and may­hem are car­ried out almost unchecked and this has been so for mil­len­nia. And lest you think I’m talk­ing about the Third World, you might want to review your pre-​1945 Euro­pean his­tory. Every­where in exis­tence, there are peo­ple who will rape, dis­fig­ure, mur­der, etc. with­out the slight­est twinge of conscience.

The dif­fer­ence here in the USA is that mon­sters think twice before they attack. It may seem as if there is a greater amount of Amer­i­can vio­lent crime these days, but that’s only because we have direct access to the crime reports within seconds.

Here’s the thing about those who will still com­mit their acts despite the like­li­hood of legal con­se­quences: they don’t care about the con­se­quences; I doubt if they even think far enough into the future to care; such peo­ple are all appetite and always hun­gry. And I’d even ven­ture that such peo­ple are proud of them­selves — like the Face­book torturers.

It is a spir­i­tual mat­ter and, because of that, you can­not rea­son with these types.

Con­sider this: what does Satan want ulti­mately? Answer: the death of human­ity, but not just death. He wants our debase­ment, since he is envi­ous of God’s love for us. There­fore, he will turn as many of us as he can into mon­sters. He does this on many lev­els: indi­vid­ual, famil­ial, national, and eth­nic; and he does it over time.

Mon­sters don’t just spring up out of nowhere. They are made.

(To be continued…)

UPDATE: Mus­ings on Evil, Part Two

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on Feb­ru­ary 1, 2017! Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism!

baldilocks

by baldilocks

Two recent public atrocities have been on the minds of many observers this week: the Chicago torture of a disabled man–which the perpetrators streamed on Facebook–and the latest jihad shooting at Ft. Lauderdale Airport during which five people were murdered. And tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of the Christian-Newsom rape-torture-murder.

My purpose here isn’t to recount any of these crimes or to talking about the looming racial and/or religious warfare. It is to point out how mundane and commonplace these things seem to be. But, the reality is that none of these types of disgusting things are new.

The world over, perverse murders and mayhem are carried out almost unchecked and this has been so for millennia. And lest you think I’m talking about the Third World, you might want to review your pre-1945 European history. Everywhere in existence, there are people who will rape, disfigure, murder, etc. without the slightest twinge of conscience.

The difference here in the USA is that monsters think twice before they attack. It may seem as if there is a greater amount of American violent crime these days, but that’s only because we have direct access to the crime reports within seconds.

Here’s the thing about those who will still commit their acts despite the likelihood of legal consequences: they don’t care about the consequences; I doubt if they even think far enough into the future to care; such people are all appetite and always hungry. And I’d even venture that such people are proud of themselves—like the Facebook torturers.

It is a spiritual matter and, because of that, you cannot reason with these types.

Consider this: what does Satan want ultimately? Answer: the death of humanity, but not just death. He wants our debasement, since he is envious of God’s love for us. Therefore, he will turn as many of us as he can into monsters. He does this on many levels: individual, familial, national, and ethnic; and he does it over time.

Monsters don’t just spring up out of nowhere. They are made.

(To be continued…)

UPDATE: Musings on Evil, Part Two

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on February 1, 2017! Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!

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