Right vs Wrong

Image altered by Ryan Fletcher.
Image altered by Ryan Fletcher.

By The Rebbe

There’s only one reason we face terrorism in our own countries every few weeks, the same reason China is encroaching on the South China Sea, the same reason we signed the nuclear deal with Iran, the same reason Saudi Arabia crashed the price of oil, the same reason Turkey got away with buying oil off ISIS and on and on. We’ve lost sight of what’s right and what’s wrong. We don’t hold our values to a higher standard any more, there is no moral objectiveness, no ethical objectiveness, everything we once stood for and fought for and held to any regard is gone. A sense of moral relativism and equality among cultures and societies prevails in 2016 and it’s not just degenerative, its dangerous.

We perceive everything as equally legitimate; this means we don’t act, it means we let unchecked hordes into our countries, it means when Iran starts arming up we don’t threaten them with war, instead we remove sanctions and appease them just as Neville Chamberlain did for Hitler in 1938. When Saudi Arabia tries to hurt our economies we don’t tell them to get stuffed and cancel all weapons agreements, instead we twiddle our thumbs. When China illegally violates our sovereignty, we are left with worthless Hague rulings while sitting on our hands instead of sending destroyers and aircraft carriers to confront them in the region. When Turkey actively aids and abets ISIS we let them get away with it, and instead of coming after them with necessary sanctions or resolutions, we do nothing.

Gone are the days when our righteous indignation led to swift and just punishment for those who wronged us, where we kicked ass and called out our enemies. In 2016 good and evil is grey, for the left everything is just as legitimate, and to stand up for our principles, the same principles that brought billions out of poverty and granted freedom to half the world, is considered imperialistic and warmongering. The concept of exceptionalism is no more; even Barack Obama said in 2009 that “ I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism”. The President of the United States of America believes that the country of the Declaration of Independence, the country with a powerful constitution, a bill of rights and the country that saved the world from fascism and communism, is no greater than any other.

With clouded perceptions of good and evil, of right and wrong, and no moral objectiveness, we will never defeat our enemies, because we will never truly know if they are the bad guys of if we are. Our way of life is superior, and always has been: freedom, equality before the law, individual liberty and the rights to pursue happiness has paved the way for the 21st century, for prosperity. If we are to preserve these ideals we must acknowledge that Sharia and theocracy is barbaric, that communism and government-owned means of production is ineffective, and that the West is best.

Rome didn’t fall to the Barbarians without someone opening the gate. This isn’t a call to crusade; it’s an acknowledgement of our superiority, a call to senses and a reminder that some things are worth fighting for.