What you’ll find if you click that link is, without a doubt, shocking.
I had a conversation yesterday with someone who believes we need to tone down the angry rhetoric in this country. True, we do, I won’t even attempt to argue that hateful and mean-spirited rhetoric isn’t a problem nor that it’s a problem exclusive to one political party.
But when we look at unhinged rage and actual violence that seems to be inspired by the rhetoric, I would argue that liberals are many times over guiltier of abhorrent behavior that has no place in civil society.
It’s been a while so maybe I’ve forgotten but where was all the conservative rage and violence when President Obama was elected, twice?
Anyway. I’m not trying to start a debate about which political party is the worst, especially when members of both think they alone occupy the moral and intellectual high ground while everyone else is a depraved heathen.
I would just like to say that my friend made a good point about a national need to tone down our rhetoric. However, the point was unfortunately little more than a feel-good platitude that people nowadays seem almost compelled to regurgitate whenever an act of violence even appears to be politically motivated.
Could rage, violence, and angry rhetoric possibly exist if we all truly loved our enemies? I don’t think it could.
“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
– Matthew 5:44