Once Oyasama (foundress of the Heaven’s Truth Religion) told a follower not to confront evil people; because when confronting evil, we may ourselves collect evil. For example, when dealing with an angry person, we also may become angry. She often told her followers to set an example to others by becoming an exemplary person that is void of evil (greed, arrogance, and self love). By this process, we can show people how to live the joyous life.
In today’s world, we find our country trying to help other countries that are mired in violence, corruption, and suffering. The more we try to help, the more they resist our assistance. We become their primary excuse for their suffering; their religious leader erroneously convinces their people that their sufferings will end when we are converted or eliminated. Conversely, we ourselves become infested with evil thoughts (anger) when they attack our homeland, or our military personnel.
Instead of trying to help these foreign countries that despise us, we should continue to be a country that cares for its own people; and set an example of democracy for the world to emulate. God has blessed our country because we are free and respect the rights of others. Let our country not become the scapegoat for the suffering of others; but let us become the beacon for other countries to seek, and eventually find peace and happiness.