Caprica is Burning

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Fans of the Battlestar Galactica reboot will know exactly what I’m referencing in the title of this post:

I’ve never seen a more poignant depiction of nuclear war than in that series.

Tonight sources say that North Korea has missiles pointed at us and Iran could be just weeks away from having a bomb (especially if they obtain one from the North Koreans). While I am not surprised, I am thoroughly disgusted by the fact that the current presidential administration has more important things to do, like take guns away from American citizens in the face of extreme threats like this.

It is military commanders we are hearing from, not the Commander in Chief. We are hearing a lot of speculation and how Israel should be more patient when madmen who want to wipe Jews from the face of the earth are sitting just outside their door. It’s like telling someone who is about to be murdered– and their family– to just sit back and relax while their would-be assassins arm themselves to the teeth.

What a miserable, disgraceful, and spineless foreign policy this is. It doesn’t handle threats that could wipe out millions of people and poison the planet for centuries. I contrast this with the 1980s, when we schoolchildren lived in fear of Russian nukes but felt confident that Reagan and the military would do whatever was in America’s power to keep us safe.

I don’t have that same confidence now. I see a president arming radicals with our dollars to achieve “democracy” when they are raping and killing anyone who disagrees with them. I see a White House that has made disarming its people a top priority despite radical Islam (which is operating in this country), North Korean leadership, the genocidal maniac with his finger on the button in Iran, all the other people that hate America, and the everyday threats we deal with from our own people roiling around us.

This is a time that our nation’s leaders must be making uncompromising, unequivocal, fearless statements that we will not tolerate these threats. It doesn’t matter what party they are; their top priority should be the defense of the American people. We should be strategically eliminating these threats before they can carry out their arrogant promises. We should make an example of them before other megalomaniacs become so bold.

We will not always have the security and lifestyles that we do now. The Bible makes it very clear that am unprecedented period of chaos will ensue before the return of Christ. A particular leader will capitalize on this to rise to world domination, promising peace that will turn out to be anything but peace. It is a great sifting of humanity, a time in which people will have to decide whose side they’re really on.

While Jesus said no man knows the day or the hour, He did give us signs to look for. Every day the scriptures seem to become more fulfilled. Wars and rumors of wars… earthquakes… attempts to create peace in the Middle East… for those who don’t believe the glimpses the Manufacturer’s Handbook gives into the future, consider how many of its predictions have come true so far.

One scripture says that a generation shall not pass without all of this happening after Israel becomes a nation again, which it did in 1948 and then reclaimed Jerusalem in 1967. The length of a generation is debatable, but it’s often thought of as 40 to 50 years or to mean within those lifetimes. Some people will debate this all day, but reality is that Jesus said it, and if He was not divine and only some mystic nomad dude who was popular 2000 years ago, forget it. If He is who He says He is, it’s very important.

I question the motives of those who will not take a strong stance against North Korea and Iran right now. Perhaps there are greater, more sinister forces at work. This is not a partisan issue. This is a common sense issue. This is a lives of 300 million people issue. It is an issue that Americans should be united on– we won’t back down, we won’t acquiesce, there is nothing to negotiate, and we refuse to be destroyed. This is not a time for diplomacy, this is a time for action, and this is a time to show our strength and fortitude. We will not be threatened by odd little men with god complexes whose souls are wracked with hatred.

May God raise up leaders across the globe who will stand against these threats and be blessed with the right words to say to their people to maintain confidence and a sense of security. As a Generation Xer I feel that now is the time for people of my age to rise to the challenge in defense of our countrymen and replace the complicated fuddy duddy politics of previous generations. The priorities of many people currently in office are just digging us deeper into partisan squabbles and keeping our focus off the glaring issue of national security. It is, frankly, a dereliction of duty.

When the first U.S. atomic bomb was detonated in 1945, J. Robert Oppenheimer quoted the Bhagavad Gita, part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” Personally I don’t believe that’s the first time the earth has seen atomic weapons but it was certainly far from the last. The threat of nuclear war should be taken more seriously than ever and dealt with appropriately, not played off as if it’s an annoyance like a playground bully with a pack of firecrackers.

Tonight I can’t help but feel like Leeloo in The Fifth Element when she does a search on the word “war” and learns what human beings have been up to while she was in stasis:

I am reminded that:

…neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else is all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)


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