Monday, December 7, 2015

Useful Idiots

In the wake of the San Bernardino shootings we saw the predictable knee-jerk reactions of Leftists using it as an opportunity to call for more gun control as if that would have made a difference. Given that Western governments don't seem to be too serious about stopping Islamic terrorism, this plague on humanity will continue to get worse and will eventually be bad enough that our government will feel compelled to declare a state of emergency in order to deal with it. Then this will be a perfect opportunity for the ruling elite to institute some of the changes they want which means more power for the state and less freedom for the people. Certainly unconstitutional gun control is among the top priorities of the ruling elite.

As we look at our government's track record for curbing Islamic terrorism, one could come to the conclusion that the ruling elite is actually doing what they can to encourage terrorists. The U.S. appears to be committed to removing Bashar Al-Assad from ruling in Syria which means that the efforts of ISIS actually serves our purpose there. The idea that the U.S. is not really interested in hurting ISIS is supported by reports that President Obama has not been allowing effective air strikes against ISIS. We have also not attacked the oil fields ISIS controls which they are using to fund their terrorist operations. The U.S. is allied with Turkey who is buying the ISIS oil though they are now denying this trying to make it sound like the Russians are the ones buying the ISIS oil. But Turkey's attempt at deception is weak in light of the evidence that the Russians are targeting ISIS oil convoys and have made public the reconnaissance photos to prove it.

And then there is the Iran nuke deal which does nothing to curb nuclear proliferation and only serves to release the West's sanctions so that Iran can fund more terrorist operations. You have to wonder why the U.S. has been so supportive of a radical regime that threatens Western civilization so vocally. Iran does not even bother to hide their rhetoric that they want "death to America."  Maybe the U.S. has been so accommodating to the Shia Muslims of Iran in order to demonstrate we are not exclusively aligning with the Sunni Muslims who oppose the Assad regime. But this has put us in the dubious position of supporting both sides in the Syrian conflict. U.S. involvement in Syria at this point makes no sense and only serves to destabilize the region making a dangerous escalation of the war more likely.

We also have to consider the fact that ISIS began as a direct result of the U.S. bailing out of Iraq. Yes, the Iraqi government didn't want us there any more but that was but a convenient technicality the U.S. could have resolved had we really wanted to. It is clear now that Iraq was not then nor is able even now to provide for their own security. Our exit from Iraq caused a power vacuum that enabled ISIS to emerge. Was that because of our unenlightened policies or was it by design? The non-conspiratorial view is that our foreign policy is just inept which is nothing to be proud of but a case can be made that ISIS is performing a role that serves a purpose for the ruling elite of Western nations. While it is unlikely there is an overt human conspiracy involved here, there certainly is a spiritual one where godless Western leaders are being influenced by demonic spiritual forces to do irrational things.

Islamic terrorism in general and ISIS in particular serves the interests of the global ruling elite in that their actions are causing the public to demand more security. And the price for that security will be the loss of certain freedoms. Global visionary change-agents know better than letting a good crisis go to waste. Thus Islamic terrorists are being secretly encouraged by the global ruling elite so that there is a reason to make unpopular changes wanted by the authorities in power. This makes Islamic terrorists useful idiots being used by the ruling elite to establish a pretense for radical action on the part of the state to provide security. The end-times prophecy of 1 Thessalonians 5:3 comes to mind here: "For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape" (NKJV).

The term "useful idiot" was first used to describe Leftists in Western nations who served the purposes of the Soviet Union in proliferating socialism worldwide. It applies here as well because the global ruling elite need an escalating series of crises to implement unpopular changes giving them more control over the public. So the Islamic terrorists are in fact being unwittingly used by the ruling elite and are thus useful idiots who will be destroyed in due course when they no longer serve the purpose of the global visionaries. This certainly explains why it appears as though the ruling elite is powerless to stop Islamic terrorism from escalating.

Yes, the idea that the ruling elite is encouraging terrorism sounds conspiratorial but remember, this is not a human conspiracy but a spiritual one that the Bible reveals to us. God is removing the ability of people who have rejected Him to think rationally (Romans 1:28) and this opens them up to demons who are tempting them to take actions that serve an evil agenda. The demons all follow Satan, they are highly intelligent, organized and seek to thwart the plan of God (Ephesians 6:12). Not only are Islamic terrorists the useful idiots of the ruling elite and the demons pulling their strings, the demons themselves are useful idiots that God will use to bring the change to the world that He has revealed to His followers in His Word. All who reject Jesus as their Savior have opened themselves up to being a useful idiot.

It is good news that ultimately God is in control because "all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28, NKJV). If we are close to the return of Jesus as there are so many signs of, the terrorism we have witnessed will continue to escalate until there is totalitarianism worldwide. This is not a pretty picture but knowing that Jesus will return to establish His kingdom on earth and will remove His Church before things get really bad is a comfort.

Come soon Lord Jesus, this world sorely needs You!

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