POLITICAL CORRECTNESS VS. BIBLICAL CORRECTNESS
Isaiah 59:4 “No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case with integrity. They rely on empty arguments and speak lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.
So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away. So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice. He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm worked salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him. He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.”
Reading this passage of Scripture it would seem that Isaiah is describing the day that we live in. Where is justice in these three areas: criminal justice, racial justice and equality or economic justice?
One of the things happening today is that through political correctness we are getting the situation confused and it is time to have biblical correctness especially when it comes to these topics.
With the criminal justice in our prisons, there are probably many who are innocent. How come? It is because of what we call the ‘plea deal’ or the plea bargaining system. How does it work? Here is a person who has been arrested for a particular crime that carries a stiff sentence and he is told if he pleads guilty to the crime, although innocent, he can get off a lot sooner – let’s say in one year. One year compared to ten years or a life sentence in prison sounds a lot better and so they take it even though they are innocent. Off to prison they go although innocent, but not wanting to risk the fact he/she might be longer in jail if they do not plead guilty. Then there are those who are guilty escaping sentences and back out to commit crimes.
When we talk about economic justice what are we talking about?
Obama said that we should all pay a fair share, but what does that mean? What is a fair share and who tells us what a fair share should be? How does all of this work?
Let’s say we have a hundred people and we give ten dollars to each person. So they are all equal. But one of them does something different and he writes a novel and sells the novel for $2 and 50 of the hundred spends two dollars to buy it. He now has $110 dollars and the 50 have $8. Did the one percent do something wrong? Did he break some law? No, he took advantage of the situation, wrote a book and sold it for two dollars and 50 people bought it. Was economic justice being unjust here? No.
Take economy 101: supply and demand. One has the supply that another demands. One thing that we demand is food and so we have grocery stores meeting the demand. But let us say we have an entrepreneur like Steve Jobs who invents the IPhone. At the time there is no demand for IPhones, but he creates the demand by inventing it. He takes the risk, he invents, he brings in the organization, etc. and we see that the IPhone takes off and everybody wants one. Should government penalize him for this? The workers did not take the risk, he did. His life was at stake, not the life of workers. What did he do wrong? What law did he break? There is no economic injustice here. As a matter of fact, because he took the risk and created jobs for many people they too have now become prosperous through what Steve Jobs did. Do we penalize them for this? There is no economic injustice being done here, but the progressives would have you to believe that they should be giving “their fair share” (whatever that means).
Then we have racial injustice, but again it is something that we must define. Along with racial injustice we have the affirmative action, diversity, etc. All of this comes in under “racial injustice.” One of the things that we see with the progressives is that they ‘muddy the water’ so that we cannot see clearly what is happening and who to blame. For example, we find that it was the Democratic Party that stood for slavery in the beginning and kept it going. They did not want the blacks to have a voice or a vote. It was not until the early 20th Century that the Democratic Party began to change because they saw that by offering the blacks ‘goodies’ most would vote for them and this is what we see today. To cover up their own record they try and place blame somewhere else, and so the Democrats say it is America’s fault. Even today we see this in almost everything that is happening to someone, it is always someone else or something else that is to blame, so that no one takes the responsibility of their own actions.
The Modern Progressives of today really have two faces to begin with – Eugenics and Darwinism. We see this with Fascism as well as Nazism personified by Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany. Now after World War II they have changed their tune and now we have them trying to clean up their act. And of course one way to do that is through blaming America and then coming in with what they believe is the answer.
The solution for them is more government programs and more control. We need to always keep in mind that the cost of freedom is eternal vigilance.