The terrorist attacks in Paris, France and Bamako, Mali were barbaric, heinous crimes against humanity. I condemn the perpetrators and those who find pleasure in twisting and indoctrinating young minds to do evil.
Still, even though the USA is thousands of miles away, it feels like the terrorists have struck the homeland again. Everyone seems frenzied by fear.
But that’s because professional scaremongers have chosen to spread fear instead of speaking life to the wounded and give comfort to those who have lost their loved ones.
Surprisingly, some of those spreading fear are people who aspire to become President of this great country–along with a few unscrupulous lawmakers. Some of which have worked long and hard to make it difficult for the terrorists to strike the homeland like they did on 911.
Naturally, in time such as this people need good strong leadership to quiet their spirit and calm their nerves. Instead, bluster and empty rhetoric are what some people choose to offer.
The beloved FDR would have loved this moment, not for the unpleasant occurrences in France and Mali, but the opportunity to give comfort to those who need it. Furthermore, we have not had a major terrorist attack since 911.
FDR became president when the depression reached its depth. But he stepped up to the plate and provided solid leadership. Here is a popular quote taking from his opening remarks at his first inauguration: This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.
So, those who seek to spread fear for political gain, remember this, “Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverb 18:21). “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shall be justified, and by thy word thou shall be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37).