By DJ Haugh – 4/5/21
When I was a kid (yes, we had cars and electricity), I used to love to read comic books. Now, they’re called “graphic novels” to give them some class, I suppose.
One of my favorite comics was Superman. I would grab any and every new issue, whether from the Superman franchise or the periodic episodes appearing under the Action Comics brand.
One of the strangest series Superman appeared in was about an alternate universe called Bizarro World. In this strange place everything is upside down or backwards.
Why do I bring this up? Well folks, we are currently living in a “woke” version of Bizarro World in which literally everything seems backwards.
A couple of examples:
The United States used to be the world’s leader in technology, standard of living and progress. Now, the Lefties currently in control are determined to drive us back to the Stone Age with their demands for elimination of fossil fuel.
They are determined to make oil and petroleum based products so expensive as to restrict their use unless and until Green Energy becomes the fuel the nation relies on. The Left doesn’t care how many suffer and/or lose their livelihood as long as their dream of “clean” energy wins.
Flying around the world in their private jets where they can be picked up by stretch limos isn’t hypocritical in their Bizarro World as long as the plebes don’t get to travel or commute in relative comfort.
They will spare no expense in their quest – as long as that expense doesn’t cost them anything. The commoners can pay in jobs and standard of living so they can continue to enjoy the trappings of their exalted status.
Second example – the “woke” war on Christianity.
Jesus taught us the greatest commandment in Matthew 22:37-39: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”
Have Christians been perfect in this command from our Lord? Of course not. Yet they are to strive to do so always. And what has the Left and their “woke” followers decreed?
Christianity and its adherents are instruments of “hate.”
Anyone paying attention (sadly, this is a relatively small percentage of the U.S. population), knows Christianity is under attack. While extremists from other faiths butcher Christians, gays, adulterers and other heretics, the “woke” mob views Christianity as one of the worst influences in today’s culture.
(And for those Christians who tend to worry more about punishing the sinners than Christ’s love, I’d like to quote from John 8:7 “… let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.” End of sermon.)
The “woke” culture likes to excuse any behavior, no matter how questionable, in their quest for tolerance. In fact, tolerance itself has become a mantra of the Left.
Sadly, that tolerance ends where Christianity and Conservatism begin.
Doesn’t this seem “bizarro?” The belief system that spurred the abolition of slavery around the world is viewed as an instrument of hate.
The belief system that began and directed the greatest experiment in human history, the United States of America, where “… they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…” are foundational, is viewed as hateful.
This world has become a copy of Bizarro World. I deliberately avoided the descriptor “caricature” since there is little exaggeration needed to describe the world we currently live in.
Want a few more examples?
- Covid – those who scream “follow the science” and ignore scientific evidence that doesn’t fit their political narrative.
- The January 6 event in DC – the media’s fascination with a protest that got out of hand. The result, a tragic, yet rather insignificant amount of damage when compared to the dozens of cities that burned the previous summer. The media firestorm over the January 6 false flag event compared to the reaction to the cities burned in the name of social justice is instructive – it seems only Conservatives can be considered rioters.
- Abortion – literally the most obvious example. We slaughter the defenseless and innocent inside their mothers’ wombs while so many argue that lawbreakers shouldn’t be held accountable for their actions.
We live in a world where even those who wrote the comic strip would consider it “Bizarro.” There are many more examples, but in conclusion I want to quote the prophet Isaiah who was inspired to have a look into our world over 2000 years ago:
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”
I fear we will soon begin to reap what we sow.