Is There Evil Here?


I would ask you to read this excerpt from a recent essay by Dr. Victor Davis Hanson.

… there are new monsters in America, and I am starting to wonder whether I am to be considered among them: those of the uninvolved and uninformed lives, the bar-raisers, the downright mean ones, the never deserving of respect ones, the Vegas junketeers, the Super Bowl jet setters, the tuition stealers, the faux-Christians who do not pay higher taxes, the too much income makers, the tormenters of autistic children, the polluters, the enemies deserving of punishment, the targets to bring a gun against, the faces to get in front of, the limb-loppers, the tonsil pullers, the fat cats, the corporate jet owners, the one-percenters, the stupidly acting, the not paying their fair sharers, the discriminators on the “way you look,” the alligator raisers and moat builders, the vote deniers, the clingers, the typical-something persons, the hunters of kids at ice cream parlors, the stereotypers and profilers, the cowards, the lazy and soft, the non-spreaders of money, the not-my-people people, the Tea party racists, the not been perfect and mistake makers, the disengaged and the dictating, the not-the-time-to-profiteers, the ones who did not know when to quit making money, and on and on.

I would ask you to read that paragraph again, and let it sink in, and then read the full essay from Dr. Hanson.

When I first read this essay, and especially the paragraph listed above, I began to wonder and worry at a different level.

In the above paragraph, Dr. Hanson encapsulates a portion; a significant yet sadly an incomplete portion of the attack Americans of nearly all strips have endured for the last 3+ years under President Barack Obama and his following, including the First Lady.  Dr. Hanson is a farmer from a long line of farmers cultivating the fields in the central valley of California. Dr. Hanson is also a noted scholar, teacher, historian and author specializing in the ancient classical  civilizations of the middle east. In short, Dr. Hanson is a solid American citizen with much insight as to the direction of the nation. And he is fearful.

I don’t see Dr. Hanson’s essay as political in any way, but rather a plea and a warning from a “watchman on the wall”, looking out for and warning of dangers on the horizon or at the gate, and even within the walls.

I’ve been characterizing Barack Obama as “not a good man”, but really, what kind of man is he? He’s not a good man, I’m convinced of that, but does “bad” fully capture him? No, there seems to be something much deeper, more sinister than just “not a good man”.

What I am seeing in Barack Obama is a man that carries the marks of an evil man, and a leader who carries the marks of a despot.

If I’ve crossed a line here I hope it is because I recognize that a line has been crossed by another. A line that needs to be identified and drawn, a line that will expose a despot and tyrant and allow this great nation to resume it’s place as the greatest nation on God’s green earth.

Don Johnson
February 2012

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2 responses to “Is There Evil Here?

  1. Don’t be shy about your revelation Don. Of course Obama is evil! Anyone who would battle the ‘Born Alive Act’, regardless of weak protests of ‘principle’ is a monster. Do lots of people support and love Obama? Of course they do! “Are they ignorant, or what?” You may ask. I have not answer, except many women wrote Charles Manson wanting to marry him, and many weeped in the gulags upon learning of Stalin’s death. Sociopaths have an air of mystery surrounding them that confuse people, like the light confuses moths. Go figure!

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