Leftists Bent on Mayhem and Destruction

This is why the left is so addicted to tearing things down:

That the left prefers violence and destruction over reason and debate should be crystal clear by now. It seems the daily newspaper headlines give us real good indications of this. And the headlines we woke up to this morning offer even further examples of this – but more on that in a moment. Here I want to present a biblical perspective on these matters.

A very famous statement made by Jesus as found in John 10:10 is this: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” There Jesus was contrasting himself as the true shepherd with the false shepherds. And by extension, the verse gives us a very good picture of the real enemy – the devil himself.

Satan is in the business of stealing, killing and destroying. Our God is a God of life while the enemy is fixated on death and destruction. While no political or ideological grouping is above resembling the devil in these ways, it seems a good case can be made that the radical secular left especially bears a real family likeness to the thief of John 10.

These radicals seem fixated on stealing and killing and destroying. The culture of death is of course the domain of the secular left. And since the left is so much enamoured with socialism, which is a form of theft, they can certainly be accused of favouring stealing as well.

But it is this obsession with destruction that I want to focus on here. Rioting, looting, and trying to burn down cities as they protest various causes is of course a hallmark of the left. The left seems committed to destruction, mayhem, violence and intimidation. That is how they ‘make their case’.

They do not really have sound arguments or logic on their side, so simply destroying things is how they proceed. Sure, it is not just the secular left who act this way. One can think of how political Islam does similar things. Groups like ISIS for example are well known for destroying anything they regard as an affront to Islam.

So whether it is the Taliban or ISIS blowing up or hammering ancient sculptures and statues, or BLM marchers tearing down newer statues today and rioting in the streets, or the green militants trying to destroy great works of art – they are all cut from the same cloth. Violence and destruction are their preferred MO.

‘Works of art?’ you say. Yes, you must have missed the latest craze of the crazed left: attacking famous works of art in the name of saving the planet. There have been a number of cases of this occurring recently. As one news report: explains:

Climate change protesters threw soup over Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at London’s National Gallery on Friday, the Just Stop Oil campaign group said. The group, which has been holding protests for the last fortnight in the British capital, released a video showing two women walking into the gallery and throwing tins of Heinz tomato soup at the painting. It is one of five versions of the Van Gogh painting on display in museums and galleries around the world.

 

Both women were arrested for criminal damage and aggravated trespass, police said. Just Stop Oil said the painting, which dates to 1888, had a value of $US84.2 million. An international movement that has seen climate activists smear cake across the Mona Lisa and superglue their hands to masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Vincent van Gogh and Umberto Boccioni has also arrived in Australia.

 

Two Extinction Rebellion protesters were recently arrested at the National Gallery of Victoria after glueing themselves to the 1951 Picasso painting Massacre in Korea. At their feet lay a banner reading “Climate Chaos = War + Famine”. A spokesperson from the gallery said there was some minor damage to the frame, but that the painting itself was undamaged, likely due to a protective varnish.

 

The group’s activists have been blocking roads around the British parliament over the last few days. Last Sunday, police said that more than 100 people had been arrested after a weekend of protest-related activity by environmental groups. www.smh.com.au/world/europe/climate-change-protesters-throw-tomato-soup-at-van-gogh-s-sunflowers-20221014-p5bpz1.html

Hmm, so in the name of saving and preserving things – in this case, the planet supposedly – these nutters are going on a rampage, destroying priceless art works to show their moral superiority. Hmm, sounds just like ISIS to me. It is the same religious zeal to support a cause by violence and destruction.

As to these yokels gluing themselves to walls or pavements or streets, my thoughts – also echoed by my wife! – is that they should just be left there to fend for themselves! Give them a few days super-glued to a busy sidewalk or street and see how long before they beg for help.

They are idiots, and all they can do is destroy and tear down, not build up. Such is how the left operates. No surprises here. Nothing is sacred for these violent hoons. But as their destructive antics become even more alarming, one fears for what lies ahead.

We know that because of terrorists, we all pay a huge price right now when it comes to airport security. With these green terrorists now targeting art galleries, we can expect to see the need for far more stringent security measures being put in place there, with the costs to us visitors going up, and the ability to get close to some of these great works of art taken away from us. Thanks for that you green clowns.

Three noted figures from England can be referred to here in this regard. The late Christian philosopher Roger Scruton wrote; “Good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created… The work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating; the work of creation is slow, laborious and dull. That is one of the lessons of the twentieth century.”

Sir Winston Churchill said this: “To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.” And conservative Jewish writer Melanie Phillips put it this way: “The great battles today are not between left and right. They are between morality and nihilism, truth and lies, justice and injustice, freedom and totalitarianism, and Judeo-Christian values and the would-be destroyers of the West both within and without.”

While I take Melanie’s point, there is still a political and ideological divide here. Conservatives, as the name implies, like to conserve. We like to preserve what is good in a culture. We like to maintain order amid chaos, and some beauty amongst ugliness. But the radical left simply wants to tear down and destroy.

It is their way or the highway. And their way usually seems to gravitate towards bullying, intimidation, violence, aggression and destruction. As I say, they do a good job of showing off the family likeness. They nicely reflect their real mentor who comes only to ‘steal, kill and destroy.’

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12 Replies to “Leftists Bent on Mayhem and Destruction”

  1. I heard the Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ was cleaned, restored and hanging back up in the London’s National Gallery within twenty-four hours. A investigation needs to be done as to why any food got through the security in the first place.

  2. Excellent article Bill. But then that brings up the question of what the obligation is for Christian leaders to address the lawlessness and injustice facing our nations. Church leaders have been asleep at the wheel and have allowed the pagans to take over the cultural leadership of the nations. Even now there is a cultural vacuum of Western Christian principles of law and justice in the civil arena. As Eric Metaxas points out in his new book, “Letter to the American Church” church leaders are obligated to speak up and address these cultural issues at a minimum. Many of these leaders believe a Gnostic Gospel that reduces the faith to a purely spiritual application. Schaeffer made the same point in his writings. Yet here we are. Debating the same points again and again as the pagans burn down our towns. It won’t be long before they come for us. And by then it may be too late. Of course some Christian leaders are rejoicing that this is all in fulfillment of their interpretation of Bible prophecy. They advocate a fatalistic message that we simply stay silent since this is Bible prophecy being fulfilled. As John MacArthur states, “We lose down here!” With a fatalistic Gospel like this is it any wonder our youth are fleeing the churches? Metaxas is correct in pointing the finger at a failed Christian church leadership that allowed the Nazis to take Germany with little resistance from the clergy. A lesson we appear to have forgotten.

  3. I can truly sympathize with James and John when they said to Jesus in Luke 9
    “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them” (even though Jesus rebuked them)for those who did not welcome them.

  4. Jesus said that you will know them by their fruits. The fruits of the left are always destruction. From catastrophic climate change to radical transgender policies, the effects always manifest in harm being done. Hence why if we really take “love they neighbour” seriously then we need to speak out against such evil and the fruit it spawns.

  5. Those lefties are attention seekers. They should charge them with the full amounts of these paintings and let us see what they can do.

    “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV

    Well written article Bill. Very proud of you man

  6. Just this week I read the Sydney Anglican Southern Cross newsheet with a speech by the new Archbishop. After a reasonably Christian and somewhat encouraging first half, he lapsed into the left’s talking points. He brought no Christian analysis to the facts, but rather borrowed the distortions of the left to promote its new class warfare. No spiritual insight at all. Even went to join the LGB etc. crowd in its own mission, rather than seek to bring Christ first and foremost into the depravity of the lost.

  7. Just read an article about similar nuts who glue themselves to a Volkswagen showroom floor in Germany and after a few hours got hungry so the DEMANDED food and drink. For some stupid reason VW gave it to them but then hours later as naturally happens they need to go potty. So they DEMANDED privacy tents and buckets. Well this time VW say no. (I know it doesn’t sound very Christian but I would’ve told them you’re wearing pants use them!) So they unglued themselves went potty and then glued themselves back down. (They should’ve had security at the restrooms to arrest these “children” as they exited!) One girl (she’s legally an adult but I can’t call her a woman given she isn’t demonstrating the maturity of one) complained afterwards she HAD to unglue and reglue her hand so much for potty breaks she damaged her hand. When VW turned of the electricity and heat they didn’t leave but complained.

    All I could say after reading the story was THOSE ENTITLED LITTLE BRATS!!!

    They think not only do they have the RIGHT to protest at your business like this but also the RIGHT to order you about to cater to their needs and wants while there and be made comfortable.

  8. We don’t really have solutions,
    But we WILL spray paint your walls.
    We’re adept at vile graffiti
    That we scratch on bathroom stalls.

    We do ugly with a vengeance
    And quite often “in your face”.
    We’re an angry lot for certain
    Here to put you in your place.

    We’re invested in offensive
    Yes, we hope we’ve gained your trust
    We’ve got big plans how to fix things
    And we trust you’ll vote for us.

    We’re the masters of destruction.
    We tear down things, like, ya know?
    We’re advancing our agenda:
    Western Culture’s got to go!

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