Memo To President Bush: The Real 'Axis Of Evil' Is The Dragon That's Rising In China
By Michael H. Brown
Since taking office, George W. Bush has used the term "evil" more than any president in recent times. This is good. As the Pope said recently, evil is most dangerous when it is least perceived. But we do have a few suggestions. If we are going to call other parts of the world evil (and there's no doubt that evil resides in the glare of a terrorist), we should also acknowledge the beam in our own eyes. Evil begets evil, and a major reason America is under terrorist threat is because it has allowed its own wickedness to beckon it.
Where is the American evil? How about abortion. How about stem cells. How about what we propagate to the rest of the world through Hollywood?
At Fatima seer Jacinta Marto was told that nothing caused more to go to hell than sins of the flesh, and the United States is an expert at that one. No empire since the Roman one has basked in such carnality. Add to this the fact that there has been widespread corruption in our institutions -- medical, legal, educational, and financial (Enron is only the iceberg's tip). Meanwhile, as far as the unborn, who die at a rate of 3,500 a day in the U.S. alone, for them every day is September 11.
Thus, we need to purge ourselves. This will cause us to return to the good on which America was founded, and it will protect us more than any government agency can. We also need to redefine the "axis of evil." Yes, North Korea is vicious -- and dangerous. So are Iraq and Iran -- and really a bunch of other such nations. (Anyone who has been through countries such as Sudan knows that.) But the real axis of evil in the world at this time is China. There the red dragon is alive and well in the form of Communism (we have nothing against the Chinese themselves), and it is growing to such proportions that it is truly frightening. Consider the fact that this atheistic nation has an economy that is beginning to resemble the heyday of Japan's -- but with nuclear missiles and ten times the population!
Then consider the way it treats life. People are brutalized for offenses against the state in China and bishops, priests, and missionaries are imprisoned. China intensely dislikes Christianity. Researchers say that recently 129 people have been killed, 23,686 arrested, and 4,014 sentenced to "re-education" in twenty provinces for religious activities. We have heard the horror story of a woman whose baby was drowned by authorities because the mother had given birth to too many children. (There are also unconfirmed rumors of aborted babies used in health "soups" and we apologize for even having to mention this). Moreover, this country has stolen major secrets from the U.S. and has had surreptitious ties with terrorists like Bin Laden. But back to that crisis in religion. "The crackdown is getting harder," Dr. Lilian Feng, an American doctor who herself fled China, told Spirit Daily, her voice cracking. "They beat people and make them say that they had sex with priests or bishops so they can give them the death penalty. We have to save them. Four bishops have been sentenced to death. They want to destroy the faith -- it's so difficult to deal with. We have to wake people up!"
If you doubt that evil exists here, consider that in one of his earliest poems, Communist hero Mao Tse-tung wrote that "to fight Heaven is infinite pleasure."
Ah, yes: the red dragon. This is a popular symbol in China -- and you'll also find it in Revelation. When you see it rising, it's time to name the beast. It's time to take spiritual action. Back in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan -- one of the most inspired men in American history -- courageously proclaimed the Soviet Union as the "focus of evil in the modern world," and it had tremendous effect because it was so on the mark. Soon after, Soviet Communism fell. With enough prayer, an identification of China as the true "axis of evil" might have similar effects.
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