my response was ' “Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent.” -Ayn Rand, from “The Romantic Manifesto.”
Each individual who contributed to the present situation, whether they are RINOs, avowed Socialists (aka ‘Democrats’), or simply those who closed their eyes and failed to speak out against the monstrous ongoing betrayals of principle, EARNED their guilt, and will deserve the outcome of their betrayal and failure. Every welfare moocher whose sustenance depends on taxes extorted from the productive, every faceless bureaucrat whose daily work has added to the burden now crushing the people of these presently united States, every person voting for more ‘legal’ abrogation of the rights of Man, is GUILTY.
“When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, ‘Who is destroying the world?’ You are.” Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”
Feel no pity for the guilty among us. Reality will enforce a harsh judgement against them, which they will have earned in full measure. Pity is not what is needed. What is needed is truth, and justice, and a return to the principles that made America’s founding possible.'
I wanted to expand on that a bit, so here goes. Insofar as it is a reaction to random or unearned misfortune, pity, a regret for the suffering of innocent others, is an emotional reaction to injustice, and no sin. But that is not what was being discussed in the post above.
Guilt is not collective; one man cannot be held accountable for the sins of a group with which he is associated, except as he specifically agrees with and supports the evil actions of that group. If NCT was expressing regret for the innocents among us, and the suffering that they are experiencing as a result of the evil actions of others, then I agree with his sentiment. The guilty, however, have earned their punishment, and do not deserve pity. Do not confuse or conflate the guilty and the innocent, and above all, do not grant the guilty your pity.
Part of the reason that America became great is that the vast majority of the people who made up our population valued Truth, and Justice and the rights of Man as our highest ideals, in spite of the fact that the reality often fell short. If we are to once again become a great nation, we must each become great people, holding great ideas, and insist that those ideals be observed and obeyed.
It can be hard for well-meaning people to watch the guilty suffer for their evil acts, but remember- “Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent.” Beware the sin of granting the guilty your unearned pity or undeserved mercy.
With regard to all who serve the Light,