Our Upside-down Reality
By Todd Strandberg
For the past few years we have been locked in a relentless trend where the world’s contact with reality has been continuously melting away. As we keep hitting milestone after milestone of craziness, there is no way to know how deep this world will descend into insanity.
Whenever I think the madness has leveled off, we get another event that reminds me that we are still hopelessly adrift. The terrorist attack in New York proves this point. It was “Oh no, not again” when the news flashed that several people had been killed by a guy driving a truck down a bike path screaming “Allahu Akbar.”
The madman in question turned out to be Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a recent immigrant from Uzbekistan. He rented a small truck from a New Jersey Home Depot because he suddenly felt inspired to murder people. This idiot ended his rampage with him dancing around in the street, waving fake guns, so he could be gunned down and be sent off to his 42 virgins.
A few hours after the attack, New York Mayor de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo came before the cameras and offered the standard remarks for all Islamic terrorist attacks. These two clowns said this was a “lone wolf” who committed a “cowardly act of terror,” but don’t worry because “we’re not going to let them win.” We just need to “go forward stronger than ever.”
The crazy part is that I lost track of how many times I’ve heard these talking-point statements. After each terror attack, there is always some liberal reporter who adds a new twisted observation to the insanity archive. In this case it was CNN’s Jake Tapper. He said that the Islamic phrase “Allahu Akbar” can be said “under the most beautiful of circumstances.” It must be very beautiful to look behind you and see a guy yelling it as he is driving a truck in your direction.
Another bit of lunacy is how Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov got into America. This monster entered the US through the Diversity Visa Program. It’s a lottery that basically encourages people who hate America to come to our shores. The Democrats decided that we need people from every nation to come and join America’s diverse melting pot. People living in I-hate-America-Stan are given free passage to come here and kill as they please.
The problem that the US has with recognizing Islamic terror is nothing compared to what is occurring in Europe. If you read Europol’s last ten EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Reports (TE-SAT), you will find, year after year, that terrorism in Europe has been in sharp decline. Since the year 2007, terrorist events are down 75%. In 2007 there were nearly 600 terror attacks. By 2016 that number had dropped to 150 terror attacks.
The folks at Europol (European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation) are obviously on drugs. In the last two years, there were 150 and 140 people killed by Islamic terrorism. As late as 2011, there were zero reported deaths from terrorism in Europe. The increase in the number of dead from terror attacks in 2015-2016 compared to the period from 2007-2014 is a staggering 2,291%.
The cover-up of terrorism is the result of a change in the EU’s definition of the word. For an incident to qualify as terrorism, there now needs to be the intent of “unduly compelling a government or international organization to perform or abstain from performing an act.” Someone blowing himself up to kill others at a concert or driving over people for no logical reason simply doesn’t count.
The blindness to reality is not just with terrorism. In Mexico, drug-related murders are out of control. Last year there were more than 20,000 killings. This year is on track to be worse, exceeding the 2011 record, which was thought to be the drug war’s apex. The vast majority of those drugs come to America, and our media gives zero news coverage of the carnage.
As I’ve stated before, the only logical explanation for why the people of the world show little resistance to this invasion of evil is that we are clearly witnessing a form of end-time madness. The world has become so evil that demonic forces are able to control the minds of the lost. The level of insanity is now so profound, it should be absolutely clear to all believers that the end of the Church Age is very near.
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4).