"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Robin of Berkeley - The Unstoppable Left?

 There is an unstoppable force that drives a person if he willingly submits.

I've seen this force a few times, most piercingly with Judy and Mike Miller (not their real names).

The Millers were the most disturbed, and disturbing, couple I have ever worked with. Mike Miller molested all three of their daughters. Each time a daughter was removed, the couple responded by having another one.

Although their behavior was monstrous, they didn't present as monsters. Mike was an affable, gangly man with a vacant stare. Judy was bubbly and effervescent. When she visited her children in our dark and airless county office, she acted as though it were a carefree day in the park.

Although I last saw this couple 25 years ago, I'll never forget them. What is burned in my mind is not just the ghastliness of their crimes. It is their ordinariness.

Mike and Judy bring to mind Hannah Arendt's phrase about the Gestapo: "the banality of evil." There was nothing about the Millers' appearance or background that was particularly unusual. If they had lived next door, they would have seemed as normal as apple pie.

I learned another profound lesson from Mike and Judy: that evil has an unstoppable nature. It didn't matter that the state removed each and every one of their children. Mike didn't care if he spent time in prison. When he was released, the couple would simply reproduce again.

I'll never forget the day I said goodbye to them, when I (blessedly) transferred to another department. Excitedly, Judy shared with me her happy news. She was pregnant once again -- with another girl.

But in the end, it wasn't about Mike and Judy, or the other hideous child-molesters I worked with. There was a force moving inside of them, far more lethal than their own.

There were dark forces lurking, reproducing -- literally, in the Millers' case. This is what happens when evil is left to grow, unrecognized and untethered.

Human beings have free will. Mike and Judy bear full responsibility for their loathsome deeds. But liberal policies made it easy; they added fuel to evil's fire.

For instance, liberal judges don't lock up people like Mike and throw away the key. Instead, liberalism throws away good money on bad people. By aiding and abetting the enemy, our culture emboldens the darkness.

But liberalism goes one step deeper. Through indoctrination in political correctness, millions of people don't even recognize evil when it is staring them in the face.

The masses are so confused that they see good people (Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann) as bad and bad people as good. Consequently, radical Islam is viewed as a religion of peace. Liberals plaster "Coexist" bumper stickers on their bumpers and welcome "victory mosques" like New York's Cordoba House.

Liberals enable evil, perhaps becoming engulfed by it themselves. The Powers that Be whip up the fury while programmed citizens react with venomous rage.

Meanwhile, the MSM is missing in action, on a ceaseless search for that elusive racist Tea Partier. In places high and low, on urban streets and in tony Georgetown, that unstoppable quality of evil gathers tornado-like force.

After Sen. Scott Brown's win, some people envisioned that Obama would start leading from the middle. It didn't happen. Many people now predict the Democrats will self-destruct if conservatives win big. Perhaps Obama won't even run for a second term.

But I don't believe that any of this will happen. Because Barack and Michelle and the men behind the curtain -- and the creepy czars and Pelosi and Schumer -- they are all fueled and propelled by that same unstoppable force.

That's why we need to dislodge the Democrats from power. And that's why, in my opinion, conservatives need to band together and elect as many Republicans as possible.

Will the Republicans betray us again? Sure. Will Obama and the Left try every dirty trick in the book to push their radical agenda? Of course. However, neutralizing power and paralyzing Washington may be our best choices.

When it came to Mike and Judy, our options were also miserably imperfect. As much as we tried, we never stopped this heinous couple from creating a hell on earth for several children.

But at least we wrenched those girls away from their sick and evil parents. At least we brought them to safe harbor and showed them decent, wholesome love.

They may be basket cases now, for all I know. But at least we gave them a fighting chance.
Robin of Berkeley
Robin is a recovering liberal, and a licensed psychotherapist who lives in Berkeley, California. The above information is intended for entertainment and educational purposes, rather than to offer any kind of definitive diagnoses. Check out Robin’s personal blog.

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