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The Face of Evil



If you follow this blog, maybe you've noticed that I've been in "radio silence" for the last several weeks. Some of you have even reached out and asked if I'm okay.


The answer is, yes, I'm okay...physically. But emotionally-and mentally-I'm not sure.


I've tried to write a blog post many times over these last weeks, only to find that the words just wouldn't come. I have been literally speechless, and somewhat overcome, by the sense that dark forces are at work behind the scenes to destroy the world and our way of life. I've felt extremely frustrated and angry with the Biden administration's policy decisions and actions that seem specifically designed to weaken and hurt this country.


Maybe you, too, are feeling these same emotions.


And then...this week happened.


I now know what I have to say.


Unspeakable evil is among us.


On October 7th, Hamas, a designated terrorist organization, attacked Israel in what some are calling that country's 9/11. Young people attending an outdoor music festival were gunned down by Hamas terrorists swooping down on them in paragliders.


Other atrocities were committed by the terrorists as they rampaged through Israeli communities--shooting families in their beds, raping and torturing women and children, taking hostages and posting images of their executions on social media, slaughtering innocent babies, beheading Israeli soldiers. There are reports of as many as 40 babies being beheaded.


To make horrible matters even worse, many people in our country and in Western societies around the world are cheering this on. But contrary to what media talking heads and pseudo-sophisticated elites love to say, this is NOT about a territorial dispute between Israel and Palestinians. NO. This is the deliberate, intentional MURDER of human beings. It is now obvious that this action is about the total elimination of Jews for simply being Jews.


Even in Sydney, Australia, a pro-Palestinian/Hamas rally shows the crowd chanting, "Gas the Jews! "F--k the Jews!"


It's Holocaust 2.0.



Black Lives Matter (BLM)--who duped everyone into painting BLM logos on streets, putting BLM flags on social media profiles, sending them millions of dollars, and injecting their pro-Marxist agenda into public schools-has shown their true face by aligning with a terrorist organization.



Even an elected member to Congress, Rashida Tlaib, refuses to condemn the slaughter of innocents,



As unbelievably evil as the events happening in Israel are, look at what's happening here in our own back yard:

  • Immigrants are pouring over our border while our elected officials do nothing. As Tucker Carlson says, it's not only an invasion, it's criminal.


  • Drugs are flowing across the border and killing thousands of Americans.

  • Our children are being indoctrinated in public schools and government is doing everything they can to take control away from parents who are not "woke" enough.

  • Crime is running rampant in our cities.

  • Our entire system of government has been weaponized against political opponents.

  • Our president lies to the American people over and over again. In the latest Biden crime family saga, Freedom of Information requests have uncovered 20,000 emails between Joe Biden and Hunter Biden's investment firm. Joe Biden: “I've never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”

  • We've gone from being energy independent to energy DEPENDENT, all while Biden has depleted our Strategic Petroleum Reserve to keep gas prices down in order to buy votes for an election.

  • Our military leaders seem to be more interested in providing transgender surgeries and woke training than military training.

  • We have depleted our arsenal by giving weapons to Ukraine. It will take YEARS to replenish what we've sent.

  • We are $33 TRILLION in debt.

  • Inflation is running rampant.

  • Mortgage rates are at 20-year highs.

Are we, as a society, so distracted that we can't see what's going on in the world? I guess as long as we're being entertained and distracted by the Barbie movie, or the latest gossip about Taylor Swift and her Kansas City Chiefs boyfriend, or the latest debauched, full-frontal nude dating show on HBO Max, we shouldn't care, right?


WRONG.


We MUST care. The stakes are higher than they have ever been. If evil wins this battle, we won't get another chance.


I happened to come across a poem by Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, entitled The Second Coming. The poem was written in 1919 following World War I. when the world was reeling from the most horrific, bloody battle that anyone in Europe had ever seen. Military and civilian casualties totaled 40 million.


This poem feels eerily like where we are today:


The Second Coming

William Butler Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert A shape with lion body and the head of a man, A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun, Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds. The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

 

Evil has grown stronger and is now clearly showing its face.


Now is not the time to be neutral. There is no middle ground.


Stand up. Look evil in the eye and do not shy away. Name the demon. Call the darkness out for what it is.


Pray for peace. And pray for a miracle.


As the German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer said:


"Silence in the face of evil is evil itself. God will not hold us guiltless.

Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."


 

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Invitado
14 oct 2023

Dale, as usual, you have written a very intelligent and heart felt blog. You stated you have been delinquent in your writings because you can’t find the words, which is truly understandable!! I for one do appreciate your informative writings because I have difficulty watching the news!! What is going on in our country today is unbelievable to say the least and what is happening in Israel is heart wrenching! As far as these college students and their un-American, unbelievable protests does not surprise me. College students have been taught anti-American ideals for years. One of the biggest threat to us today is our open border and those running our beautiful country could care less, and it isn’t Biden!!! …

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Dale Hanks
Dale Hanks
14 oct 2023
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Thank you for your comments. I'll try to keep the words coming.

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sspender13
14 oct 2023

Well said Dale (as usual). The United States cannot tolerate another four years of this incompetent bumbling idiot. It will be difficult to recover from the damage he has already done. I do not give up hope, but I also understand the complexities of undoing the damage this fool has done to the country. I take notice of the fact Russia did not invade Ukraine and Hamas did not invade Israel until Biden became president. He is physically and mentally weak. If he was a dog, they would put him down. I thank God every day I lived during the best times this country had to offer. I pray God takes care of my kids and grandkids. They w…

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Dale Hanks
Dale Hanks
14 oct 2023
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Thanks, Steve. There is no doubt in my mind that this destruction is purposeful. If you set out to destroy a country, what would you do differently? And like you, I fear for future generations.

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Invitado
13 oct 2023

I appreiciate your thoughtful post. I am just seeing this footage for the first time. How utterly frightening and disturbing. Swooping in on paragliders is just evil. The world is collapsing around us and it is difficult to feel hopeful about the future.

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Dale Hanks
Dale Hanks
14 oct 2023
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Thanks. It is a struggle to struggle to stay positive. But I believe that, in the battle against the dark, the light wins.

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