There is indeed a civil war raging in our country. The opposing forces are good and evil, love pitted against hate.

Make no mistake, we are engaged in an existential battle for the soul of America and the forces of hate have the upper hand. The opposing sides are classically described as Democrat and Republican but that is merely an over simplification. In truth each side is completely bipartisan, drawing members from both sides of the political aisles. The prize, mutually sought, is power, pure and simple.

Elections won, without regard to the methods employed in the winning, have consequences. As it currently stands a befuddled Commander in Chief can, with the stroke of a pen, remove the barriers that have prevented a flood of illegal border crossings but his signature alone will not place the horde of immigrants at the border. To move such a mass, an overwhelming tide of humanity, requires funding and logistics and you may rest assured that those planning the routes and footing the bills are not doing so out of love for either the country or for those people they are abetting. They are fueled by a hatred of everything America stands for.

Those who are members of the caravans are not to be hated, they are victims deluded into thinking that merely crossing an imaginary line will magically transport them into a life of comfort and wealth. They are innocent pawns being used in an attempt to achieve political dominance into perpetuity. They are to be pitied because their innocence will soon be stripped away, replaced by the pain of harsh reality.

The Reverend Martin Luther King, dreamed of an America in which people would be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. His message was one of love. Those who speak of an America ruled by systemic racism are coming from a place of hatred. Systemic racism, were it to exist, would not allow a twice elected black President, a black female Vice President, a Stacey Abrams. an Oprah Winfrey and a virtual galaxy of other black super stars in all walks of life. If America is trying to be systemically racist it has failed miserably at doing so.

But the narrative of systemic racism is vital to the haters in charge. It is a tool to control those they wish to keep “in their place” by convincing them that someone with less melanin is controlling their lives and no, they who are controlling are not coming from a place of love.

Consider the things that have been done or are being attempted in the first short months of the new administration and ask yourself how many benefit America or her people. Among them we have the green new deal, a war on Christians and Jews, biological men competing in women’s sports, postpartum abortions, open borders, masses of unvetted aliens being promised a path to citizenship, the end of energy independence, support for domestic terrorists, the neutering of our court system, defunding the police, an attempt to cancel both the first and second amendments, a cancel culture dedicated to erasing American history, the removal of all meaningful controls on elections and the destruction of the American middle class.

We could go on detailing the entrenched hatred for all things American embodied in the actions of the current administration and those in the so-called elite who are pulling their strings but it isn’t necessary. The truth will be evident when the results of their programs are compared to that which actually would’ve been good for the American people as a whole.

For those at the top of the pyramid hatred itself is a tool. Their motivating force is greed, greed for power and wealth and the American ideal stands in their way. They don’t hate America per se, they hate that playing by the rules set up under our Constitution is a road block to their ambition and so that very Constitution, those ideals that define America, must be destroyed.

Edmund Burke, in a letter to Thomas Mercer wrote, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The letter, which was decrying political apathy, ended with, “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

When choosing to adopt love or hate as a tactic hate is the easier of the two. Love requires effort, empathy, understanding and a desire to place the mutual good foremost. Hate merely needs an ability to communicate to others that all their woes are the fault of someone else and that the responsibility for solving life’s problems belongs to those others.

Followers naturally gravitate toward those showing them love. Haters must propagandize, recruit from the ranks of the disenchanted and promote a general victim mentality in order to swell their ranks. The more self-identified victims created the greater the power of the haters.

If we all refuse to accept the stigma of victimhood love will triumph.

About rixlibris

Retired from child care photography after thirty years of coaxing smiles and wiping noses. Currently venting years of repressed fictional story lines via self-published novels. Married and still alive in a remote corner of Waller County, Texas.
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