No topic is too controversial for The Babylon Bee. The popular Christian satire site demonstrated this fact once again this week when they published a piece explaining why the United States shouldn’t take the moral high ground when it comes to criticizing North Korea.
The piece came after President Donald Trump’s monumental meeting with the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, to discuss nuclear policy and future diplomacy efforts between the two nations.
Many criticized President Trump’s meeting with Kim, a leader known for his brutal treatment of his political enemies and his terrible track record for religious freedom. The Bee, however, made an uncommon observation about the hypocrisy of doing so.
The pointed satirical article titled, “Kim Jong Un Criticized For Meeting With Nation That Has Killed 60 Million Babies” detailed the litany of crimes and horrors the United States has perpetrated — especially against the unborn.
How about that for a perspective change?
“North Korean President Kim Jong-un came under intense scrutiny this week after meeting with a barbaric nation that has killed over 60 million of its young since legalizing abortion in 1973,” the article begins. “Political commentators agreed that by meeting with the nation of savages that abort hundreds of thousands of their young each and every year, Kim Jong-un appeared to be legitimizing the backwards, depraved nation of America.”
The Bee goes on to quote a fictional “pundit”who was outraged by the meeting:
“Just picture Kim Jong-un up there shaking hands with Hitler,” one pundit said. “That’s basically what this amounts to, when you consider that he’s meeting with a country that has killed over 60 million babies since Roe v. Wade. I’m just not sure this kind of a meeting represents good optics for the North Koreans.”
Yikes. Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust led to the death of 17 million people. That means abortion in the United States has killed more than three times the amount of people than the Holocaust did. How’s that for perspective?
“What kind of message does this send to the unborn children in America?” another fake commentator from the article said. “It’s not a good look for him to be glossing over these kinds of atrocities just for a few empty promises from the U.S.”
The piece also claims that Kim Jong-un had faced widespread criticism for meeting with America, due to their mass production of nuclear weapons.
“Kim Jong-un also came under heavy fire for meeting with America due to the Western country’s reckless stockpiling of thousands of nuclear weapons,” it notes.
Like all good comedy, there’s an element of truth hidden behind the snark. In this case, there’s a whole lot of truth to be gleaned.
As a country, we tend to assume we have the moral high ground when compared to other nations. But the Bee article forces readers to consider the gross violation of human rights happening within our very borders.
Yes, North Korea’s communist regime is terribly inhumane, but isn’t killing 60 million babies just as bad, if not worse? Isn’t a Holocaust a Holocaust, whether or not people acknowledge the evil?
Maybe instead of thinking so highly of ourselves, it’s time to ask: why should we think that we can take the moral high ground when we are allowing the slaughter of innocent children every single day? That’s no laughing matter.
(H/T: The Babylon Bee)