A shocking and sick video has emerged on the Internet. According to reports, four black lives matter supporters kidnapped a mentally challenged white man, tied him up and then livestreamed to facebook a video of them torturing the man because he was white:
Chicago PD Press Conference reveals that the four suspects in custody are all adults, and the victim who is special needs, had been with the perpetrators for 24-48 hours. Charges should be forthcoming. Officals aren’t willing to call it a hate crime at this point.
As reported earlier on this site, four Chicago teens are in custody after a they live streamed what appears to be the kidnapping, beating, and mutilation of a white Trump supporter (scroll down for footage). In the profanity-laced video, the victim is seen bound and gagged in a corner while the thugs alternate between striking the man, cutting him, and threatening his life with anti-white / anti-Trump hate speech. This is apparently the second time these assailants have done this to a Trump supporter, as further investigation has uncovered a second prior video of a similar attack. (source)
Now there is something I want to point out here, and is the reason why I noted this video. It is a testament to the evil that is rising up in the USA, but more importantly, it is about the hate that this video is going to generate from people.
There is a tidal wave of hatred that is rising up worldwide- it is touching every country and all peoples and it is sparing none. The Muslims are spreading hatred. Pagan ethnonationalists are spreading hatred. Politics has become consumed with hatred. What are many times (but not always) legitimate, long-standing and well-documented grievances are being viciously agitated and people, when given the choice, are choosing to respond to their problems with the approach that often times generates the most hatred.
Now I am not saying that justice must not be done, or that one should just roll over and submit. No, because that is against Catholic teaching. What I am saying is that the other extreme must be avoided, which is the temptation to combat hatred with more hate.
Can one fight hatred with hate? Jesus already answered this question:
“If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? (Matthew 12:26)
What we are seeing happen worldwide has the mark of the evil one all over it. Many cannot see it and, blinded by their passions, are pushing the world into a terrible conflict in which there will be no winner because there is nothing to win. It is a sinister plot created in hell and whose goal is to drag men into hell.
I do not care about the races of the people in this video. It does not matter who does this to who. Kidnapping a mentally challenged man, tying him up, and then making a video of you and your friends slowly torturing him simply because he has one political opinion that is different than yours is a special degree of evil. It is the kind of debased mind found in people who commit heinous crimes, such as serial killers, cannibals, and the Japanese atrocities of World War II.
The world is falling fast into darkness, the conduit that is being used to make men fall is hatred, and the way the hatred is being generated is by taking real disagreements an agitating them to such a point that men choose hatred as their response.
Do not run away from justice, for that is part of what it means to be a Christian, but run away from the torrent of hatred as fast and as far as you can. Avoid it at all costs, for it will not benefit you or anybody. It is a rigged game of cards that you will lose, and in the words of an old priest friend of mine, “you never play cards with the devil because he cheats and you will always lose.”