Spoiler Alert: the ending of the movie Fury is described.
In 1936, 99 percent of Germans voted for Hitler, as did 98 percent of Austrians to annex. 7 percent of Germany’s population were Nazis who initiated carnage that ultimately took 50 million lives in less than ten years.
One wonders what would have happened if the one percent (who didn’t vote, or didn’t vote for Hitler) had exposed Hitler’s lies? Or warned their fellow citizens to fight against the evil taking place? Or warned the international community?
Three generations later in America more than 50 percent voted—twice—for another Hitler in a different form. One who does not need to openly conquer other countries but funds Islamists to do far worse.
A president who says he will “stand with Muslims if the Political Wind shifts in an ugly direction,” and “the future must not belong to those who slander Islam.” A president who has
· Placed members of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the highest echelons of government, including the Department of Homeland Security, which was designed to protect Americans from the very terrorists the Muslim Brotherhood trains and funds,
· Bypassed Congress to fund and train Islamist militants to overthrow Assad, via Benghazi, to later enable ISIS to destroy all previous gains made in Iraq,
· Acted against the FBI, seeking to remove CAIR from an international terrorist list, continues to support terrorists, by paying mercenaries billions to take released GITMO prisoners, and continuing to release Al Qaeda GITMO prisoners,
· Covered up bringing in
· Golfed on Christmas Eve with one of ISIS’s biggest supporters, not to mention many other treasonous acts.
Americans are quite literally at a precipice for survival very much like the five men in David Ayer’s latest film “Fury.” In the final moments of the film, these men with their busted M4A3E8 Sherman tank, must hold a vital intersection for Allies arriving behind them transporting supplies, against a fast approaching and fully armed 300 Waffen-SS infantry.
Outnumbered and outgunned, they could have chosen to run. Instead, they chose to stay, to fight evil, knowing they would likely die, but not in vain, because they recognized they were fighting for something far greater than themselves.
In one of the last scenes gunner Boyd “Bible” Swan (Shia LaBeouf) looks at each of them as they sit inside the tank waiting for the enemy. They are all terribly afraid. Encouraging them through tears he says, “we’re doing a righteous act gentlemen.”
LaBeouf’s character made clear that each of them were at that specific intersection in that specific German town at that specific moment for a specific reason. It was their time and their responsibility to commit a righteous act: to fight the evil marching directly towards them and defend those coming behind them.
“There’s something I remember from time to time,” Bible continues. “And I heard a voice from the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’”
Crying he says, “Here I am! Send me.” “Send me,” he repeats.
Wardaddy, the leader (Brad Pitt), and the least likely to quote the Bible says, “That’s Isaiah chapter six.”
If committing a righteous act is worth dying for, it is also worthy living for. Margaret Thatcher articulates this best: “And what prize we have to fight for: no less than the chance to banish from our land the dark divisive clouds of Marxist socialism.
“I am for a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the state.”
To live in the solution requires nothing less than naming and fighting the evil that seeks to destroy what is good. The global threat of evil every nation faces is the oppressive totalitarian political ideology of Islam.
This is not a time to decide to be undecided, to resolve to be irresolute, or to be powerfully impotent. This is not a time for straw man and ad hominem arguments. Mislabeling supports of freedom as “hatemongers,” “fear mongers,” “bigots,” “ignorant,” or “phobic” of some kind only expresses irrational hatred without offering a solution.
In fact, the motivation to name is evil is rooted in love to offer an alternative. And every Christian is responsible to identify, warn and fight evil—pointing to the alternative choice of life over death.
If Christians don’t “speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, and his blood will be on your head. If you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.”
The same is true for the responsibility to warn a “righteous person [who has turned] from his righteousness and commits injustice” (Ezek 3:18-21).
Love actively pursues that which is good, recognizes and exposing wickedness that is “armed and resolute.”
Islamists have identified their problem and it is every kafir, like me, who rejects Islam and names it for what it is: evil. They are determined to covertly and overtly spread Sharia globally.
The question remains: Where are the 1 percent who recognize that right now it is the time to commit a righteous act: to fight the evil already on American soil and defend freedoms for future generations?
Who will say, “Here I am. Send me!”