An Encounter With Evil
Place: Bible study at a friends' house.
Had an encounter with evil last night. Not the active, predatory kind that breeds criminals and dictators but the kind brought on by cowardice and by faux self righteousness ... The kind where one takes pride in their non-involvement because one thinks one is "above it all" ... Where one won't get their hands dirty as they feel they would somehow be sullied inside for having done so.
The kind where even greater evil is given an easy time because of it.
This ... person ... declared he was not going to vote for Donald Trump. His "excuses" were Mr. Trumps' verbal gaffes and get this ... "That he isn't a man of God".
I and another tried to get through to him, in so many words, that Jesus wasn't running for president and that it would be impossible to find the perfect candidate and that such a contender doesn't exist.
He was adamant and insisted he wasn't going to vote for Mr. Trump.
At the moment I was under the impression he was going to vote third party and kept trying to tell him that a vote against Clinton was in effect a vote FOR Clinton.
It was later he revealed later in the meeting he probably wasn't going to vote at all. More on that later.
The owner of the house intervened and said politely for all of us calm down or we would have to leave. We all were trying to talk over one another and getting nowhere.
I blame myself. Not for having "stood up" but for in not having realized I had let myself get inadvertently dragged into a needless argument.
Never get into an argument with someone like that. He will take you down to his level and beat you with experience.
The bible study continued for a little longer then went back to discussion. The guy then brought up the subject again only this time, at the homeowners' advice, kept a level tone.
It was then he stated he probably wasn't going to vote at all.
The others looked at me and I stated:
"I consider the opinion of one who will not vote as invalid ... case closed."
In other words ... If you don't vote, you have NO right to complain or even speak about it.
He wasn't happy with that.
I ignored him for the rest of the meeting and left early.
I have encountered people like this before. They won't vote but they'll leave it to God to decide. This is the kind of non-mentality that got Jimmy Carter elected and Obama a second term.
This is the kind of non-mentality that will hand the election over to that goblin running against Mr. Trump and that creature will be in a better position to wreck the country than her predecessor.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke
Tell anyone like that in no uncertain terms that you will NOT discuss politics or socio-economic matters with them if they don't vote.
In November ...
GET OUT AND VOTE.
|Not voting is a vote FOR Hillary.|
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