It has been said that everybody wants to be a beast until it’s time for a beast to do what a beast does. I am well aware that I can give my readers what they want to read and try to stay in the grey area, but that is not being true to myself. I have written on various topics before, like my blog’s description implies, but I feel that I must write . . . even if some of it falls into the category of redundancy.
In the book of Matthew it is written that a house divided against itself cannot stand. The last time that America stood unified was during World War II (no, I’m not talking about 9/11 when everyone was freaked out and Congress joined hands for prayer on the capitol steps). Americans stood unified when our soil was attacked in 1941. The government reacted in a way that secured our nation, gave the military what was needed to win; and, believe it or not, collateral damage when targeting the enemy was a concern but not an avoidance . . . then there is today.
We have an enemy on our soil, under the guise and protection of religious freedom. Americans are dying . . . on our soil. Our government immediately responds with threats to the American people for “bad mouthing” Muslims and calling for new and stronger gun laws. France has some of the toughest gun laws in the world, and it is plain to see that they did not work in the prevention of terror attacks. The present government has a socialist ideology of “Just lay down your arms, people, and we’ll protect you.” Are there any George Orwell fans in the room?
“The cat joined the Re-education Committee and was very active in it for some days. She was seen one day sitting on a roof and talking to some sparrows who were just out of her reach. She was telling them that all animals were now comrades and that any sparrow who chose could come and perch on her paw; but the sparrows kept their distance.”
I admit it. I am nervous. No, not from fear of the sub-human species who threaten our way of life, but I am concerned about the future of our nation. The fox has been given keys to the hen house . . . unbelievably by the farmer, of all people! Our borders are bleeding everywhere. Citizens are scared to report someone suspicious for fear of being labeled a bigot. What can be done to stop the madness? During the Revolutionary War, approximately three percent of the population stepped up to face the strongest military force in the world. What will our legacy be after this is all said and done? Will people look back and shake their heads and wonder why we sat on our hands? Or will people look back and see a determined nation who would not allow themselves to be bullied? General George Patton once said to the troops of the Third Armored Division, “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making some other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” Let’s win this.