Lack of moral outrage

I know, I know. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.* I have to be honest, though. I know I should have a belly full of fire over the current political climate. I should care enough to be angry at the direction the country is heading. It’s not that I don’t care; it’s that I’m one person, and I can’t stem the tide. Even if I could bring myself to work up an interest in politics I wouldn’t be able to do it on my own. I’m becoming cynical and nothing going on in D.C. surprises me. I rationalize that it won’t do any good for me to get worked up about it because God is on His throne, and He’s going to make things work out right, and that in the end He will be glorified. Our suffering here is temporary. If nothing else, it helps me sleep at night.

I can hardly bring myself to watch or read national news these days. Local politics are enough to bear. This nation has corrupt officials at every single level, from the White House to the school board. How does one person stand up to that? Seriously, y’all, I’m open to suggestions because at this point I’m going into survival mode. I’m working out worst case scenarios and figuring out how to get my family through them, but I fear that even my active imagination won’t be enough to prepare adequately.

*Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)

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2 comments on “Lack of moral outrage

  1. ekcarmel says:

    Hi – I just found your blog through someone else's and your post just spoke to me. I feel much the same as you do about the state of our country, so I'm afraid I don't have any answers for you. I honestly don't think it hurts to be prepared for anything at this point.

  2. Jean says:

    I'm not sure either. I have representation in DC that seems to be on the right track, but I don't completely trust them either.I'm trying to educate myself on the history that has brought us to this point — it's been an ongoing battle since Reconstruction! No one side is all right or all wrong. There are some evil things being perpetuated on both sides, but sorting out the rhetoric is exhausting.Frankly, survival preparation and learning self-sufficiency seems to be the best approach. I trust God has a plan, so I don't lose sleep at night, but I have serious concerns about both anarchy and totalitarism "breaking out" in this country, and I'm slowly trying to educate and prepare myself for the worst. I fear I'm working too slowly, but I'm really hoping I'm wrong or that we'll achieve a peaceful resolution to get our country back. I think you're ahead of me in achieving the survival aspect of things.

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