Believing the Lie

I am convinced that not many years hence, our progeny will look back on our generation with deep sorrow, shame and regret. Our grandchildren will fail to grasp how we could have been so calloused and hypocritical. We, who have taken pride in our progress toward civil rights on our own soil. We, who have blown the whistle and imposed sanctions on those who oppress the weak committing human rights violations in places like Cambodia, Rwanda, Iraq, Syria and a host of other places. We, who claim to stand for life, liberty and justice for all. Yet, …we have failed so miserably at home.

No, I must correct myself, for to say that we have failed is too mild, too lenient. To fail implies that we tried, but fell short. But we do not try. On the contrary, we brazenly storm headlong to aggressively deny justice, liberty and life itself to those who have no voice. Like the school bully, we have picked on those weakest among us, simply because it suited us.

“Thou shalt not kill.” The law is straight forward and indisputable. Whether one submits to the Ten Commandments or not, there is no culture on earth where this law does not stand. But as with any law, we always look for loopholes and a way around the law.

Reflecting on the holocaust of Nazi Germany, Andy Andrews asks, “How do you kill 11 million people?” to which he replies, “Lie to them.”[1] Adolf Hitler explained, “Men do not think. Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”[2]

Since 1973, we have killed over 50 million babies in the safety of their womb and rationalized that it was not really killing. How have we done this? We’ve lied to ourselves. As prescribed, it was a big lie and a simple lie. We kept repeating the lie and eventually everyone believed it. Today, killing a baby in the womb is so commonplace that we’ve become complacent and even comfortable with it. The lie has taken deep root. Hitler was right, we do not think, we simply go on believing the lie.

And day after day, month after month, year after year, the killings go on—sanctioned by the State, lauded by our President, funded by our taxes, performed by trained medical professionals, and initiated by us. What will it take to expose the lie and reveal the monstrous evil behind it? And what will it take to atone for all the innocent blood we have shed?

Bring an end to the lie. Put an end to the killings. Make a difference. Go to www.ChangeTheShame.com.

©2013 Rob Fischer

[1] Andy Andrews, How Do You Kill 11 Million People? (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011), p. 28.

[2] Andy Andrews, p. 32.