In a message dated 7/27/05 10:34:46 AM Central Daylight Time,

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Subj:[mmp-chat] Great Mike Adams column

Faith in what we MMP volunteers are doing must never waver and we
must never cower in the face of our opposition. As we have come to
find out, the opposition isn't just the radical protesters we
encounter various places we appear but also the ACLU, illegal alien
proponents like LA RAZA, college Professors, media and our very own
Federal Government. Mike Adams reminds us of the importance to
face "evil" and "wrongs" where perpetrated on we the people.

Enjoy the read,


Life and how to live it
Mike S. Adams (archive)

July 26, 2005 |

Over the weekend, I received several emails from readers warning me
that I might lose my job over the article I wrote criticizing my
university's new harassment policy. Readers who sometimes suggest
that I should learn to hold my tongue fail to understand my simple
philosophy of life. It is an uncompromising philosophy that
guarantees both peace of mind and success in any important endeavor.
It can be roughly summarized as follows:

1. If you want to be happy and successful, you must immediately
disabuse yourself of the notion that there is no such thing as good
and evil.

If, for some reason, this is difficult for you to do, take the time
to visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. If that still does
not convince you, take the time to visit Auschwitz.

2. You must also immediately disabuse yourself of the notion that
good and evil are simply relative terms. There are moral absolutes
and they have absolutely nothing to do with your personal feelings
and perceptions.

It should be noted that people who claim to believe in moral
relativism are just lying in order to make themselves appear to be
morally superior to others. Their actual belief in moral absolutism
is revealed when, at some point, they openly proclaim that there are
no absolutes. If everything is relative, the philosophy of moral
relativism can't be absolutely true.

3. Take some time every day to fine-tune your understanding of the
difference between right and wrong.

Recently, a good friend of mine lost his mother to cancer. He later
made a casual suggestion about the need for some sort of handbook,
which could be used to sort out the difficult problems and answer the
difficult questions one encounters in life.

Fortunately, such a handbook exists. It is called the Holy Bible.

No one can call himself educated if he has not read the Bible at
least once. Even after several readings of the Bible some things will
remain unclear. Some questions will remain unanswered. Nonetheless,
upon every reading of the Bible, greater wisdom is gained. After all,
life is a journey. It is not a destination.

By the same token, one should never go to a psychologist or any other
counselor who is a self-proclaimed atheist or agnostic. I cannot
think of a single important principle the field of psychology has
established that wasn't already established in the Sermon on the

4. Life will present you with plenty of encounters with good and
evil. Just as you should never pass up an opportunity to promote
good, you should never pass up an opportunity to combat evil.

One of my favorite verses of the Bible is James 4:17. It states
that "Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to
him it is sin." That verse reminds us that we don't have to actually
do something to be morally culpable. In other words, there is such a
thing as a sin of omission.

It can often be tough to step up and combat evil when one may be
risking, for example, one's job. We humans are so weak and frail that
it is often tough to stand up for what is right even when the
consequences are merely ostracism or momentary ridicule. In those
times, the following verse (Hebrews 13:5) helps: "…For He Himself has
said, `I will never leave you nor forsake you.'" Remember when you
read that verse that, quite literally, nothing else in life matters.

In the past, I have been faced with some risky decisions that
involved the prospect of taking on campus radicals – some have been
communists, some have been feminists, all have been, in some way,
morally decadent. But some of these morally bankrupt individuals also
happened to have some degree of power over me and over my economic

When, in the past, I have contemplated the prospect of cowering away
from these situations, I have sometimes found strength by thinking
about some old war veterans – some in my family, some friends – who
risked or even gave their lives to preserve our nation and our

The next time you find yourself tempted to cower from something you
know you should do, just imagine a roomful of old war veterans. Get
in a quiet, dark room. Close your eyes, concentrate on their faces.
Then just imagine walking up to one of them to have a face-to-face
talk about what you are cowering from and why.

Once, I imagined myself walking up to my grandfather who was hit with
grenade shrapnel in World War I and saying something like
this: "Thanks for serving to protect my First Amendment Rights. I've
been meaning to stand up to some campus feminists who are violating
the constitutional rights of some students on campus. But, frankly,
I'm afraid of feminists and what they might say about me."

You might want to end this mental exercise before you picture one of
those veterans punching you in the nose.

Just remember that Jesus didn't die on the cross for you to run from
what is right. And war heroes didn't die on the battlefield for you
to cower away while this country is destroyed.

5. Standing up against that which is wrong invariably means that you
will have to take on a lot of angry people. If you cannot do it with
a sense of humor, you are less likely to prevail.

Without question, liberals are the angriest people in America these
days. If you respond to them with anger, you will allow them to
conceal this fact while playing upon stereotypes of conservatives
that are no longer accurate. In addition, you will not be able to
influence people in the middle.

Now, you know a little more about my simple philosophy of life. In my
next column, I plan to answer Dr. Phil's favorite question: "How's
that working for you?"

To be continued…