A Nation that Lives off of Lies
By Mario Murillo
No young man should die at 18 years of age. Michael Brown should be alive and his parents should not be suffering this unspeakable loss. We all extend our heartfelt condolences to them at this time.
Last night we saw riots. But here’s the thing, the looting, burning and shooting was based on a lie. In fact, so much of what America has become is based on lies.
Police brutality is real, wrong and must be stopped. But it will not be eradicated by a lie.
With reason, compassion and grinding honesty the Grand Jury in this case fretted, grieved and separated fact from fiction. The physical evidence showed that this was not about race but about a 6 foot 4 inch 296 pound man who an eye witness wrote “has his arms out with attitude,” while “The cop just stood there.” The witness added, “Dang if that kid didn’t start running right at the cop like a football player. Head down.” The witness told of hearing “3 bangs,” but “the big kid wouldn’t stop.”
America had a rare glimpse at honesty when St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch (a Democrat) with great care, thoroughness and patience explained the verdict, and answered questions. He told the truth. It enraged some of the reporters because it did not feed the lie that sells their rags. Michael Brown will be canonized as a civil rights hero but that too will be a lie.
The disease extends way beyond black leaders and media shills. We as a nation are now almost wholly dependent on keeping lies alive for a living.
Look at the Benghazi terrorist attack. Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama lied when they told you that the Benghazi terrorist attack was about a video. Why did they lie? Obama had to lie to be reelected. Hillary agreed to lie because of her presidential aspirations. They are living off of a lie.
Our military says the Fort Hood terrorist attack was “workplace violence.” Again this is a lie that saves some of the brass their jobs.
Jonathan Gruber was caught telling us that Obamacare was built on a lie and that we were too stupid to know that. He made 3 million dollars promoting the lie.
The biggest lie we have heard yet is that amnesty for 5 million illegal immigrants is a good thing. The Democratic Party is lying to stay in power with the Latino vote.
Illegals have also been told a lie. We have no jobs for you! The same party that let you in has created economic policies that killed jobs. Obama has not created jobs for Americans, much less millions of the largely ill-educated and unskilled newcomers.
Republicans are also starting to live off of a lie. With Obama’s executive order, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner just witnessed the greatest act of tyranny against the constitution ever and they will not confront it. They said “we do not want to appear negative and we want to focus on jobs.” Oh yeah? Whose jobs are you trying to save? Who will stand up for the Constitution? A true patriot doesn’t live for the short term gain but for the legacy of liberty! This was an outrage that went unanswered.
Living off of lies is trickles down to all parts of our culture now. Kim Kardashian must sell that lie that to be a meaningful woman you must take off your clothes. Eminem must keep the lie alive that dropping “F” bombs at an event honoring veterans is “artistic expression.” Ben Affleck must suffocate reason in order to call Islam a religion of peace. On and on it goes.
The American church is not exempt! Pastors who build an empire on messages that deliberately leave out the Cross, personal repentance, sacrifice and discipleship and the power gifts of the Holy Spirit are also living off of a lie. While it brought crowds it weakened them. With all moral lines blurred by celebrity ministers the church is powerless to stop America’s free fall.
Jesus said, “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7: 26, 27.
Every lie will be tested. There is a storm coming that will expose it. When lies collapse it is breathtaking.
Look at yourself. I do not care what job you have or how famous you are…speaking truth, living truth and loving truth is your only safety. If it hurts your career so be it! If you lose friends let them go!
We are watching the last gasps of America’s greatness unless we must find people who want to live off of truth.
It is time to go back to what made us prosperous, great and safe. We believed that our word was our bond. We believed that convictions mattered more than connections. We celebrated integrity instead of rewarding infamy. We knew filth, vileness and treachery when we saw it. We believed that honesty was its own reward and that God was the only one we needed to please.
You and I can still find treasure. Tell the liars that you want the real riches that are reserved for those who shake off the lies.
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. Psalm 1: 1-3