|The sane person's reaction to transgender activism|
At one point, Aaron tells Jane that she can't end up with Tom. That's because Tom is really the Devil. She doesn't appreciate his hyperbole. But Aaron responds that he's being semi-serious. After all, will the Devil appear as some evil monster, some beast clawing and roaring and breathing fire? No! He'll "be attractive! He'll be nice and helpful. He'll get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation. He'll never do an evil thing! He'll never deliberately hurt a living thing... he will just bit by little bit lower our standards where they are important. Just a tiny little bit. Just coax along flash over substance. Just a tiny little bit."
Well, sometimes that might be the case. But sometimes, such as what we saw in Germany in the 30s, or the Soviet Union, or anywhere Communism has reared its ugly head - or now - the Devil sheds the suit and tie, dons the old pitchfork and horns, and says 'here I am!' That seems to be when he's most effective in the short but destructive term.
I thought of this when I saw this "fact check" of Ron DeSantis saying transgender surgeries are targeting young kids. The Fact Checker goes after DeSantis saying it isn't done on young kids, only teens. And then it's rare!
Which is quite a departure from 'it's a lie, nobody is performing this surgery on minors" only a year or so ago. Now it's 'children'. Not to mention that only a year ago, we were assured nothing would ever be done to a minor without parental consent. Now activists are shouting from the rooftops that parents have no right to interfere with state actors helping change their children's bodies - lest those children logically commit suicide.
Again, sometimes the Devil is slick and subtle. Sometimes, however, he puts on his knee high leathers and goosesteps around Nuremberg, just to show the world he's here. We're seeing that today. And if you're like me, your jaw hangs down Wile-E-Coyote style in amazement that so many of our peers are willing to fight and destroy common sense and virtue in order to support such evil. At least the lines between the good and the evil are clear. Sometimes at least the Devil leaves us without excuse.
If we're lucky, it will only be generations far into the future who judge us harshly.
“And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD." Judges 2.10