I’ve lost count now…
Is anyone still keeping a tally? Time to reset the board. We have had zero days without a terrorist incident.
It has become a regular part of our lives now. Every few days we get to see the BREAKING NEWS of another display of monstrous sadism courtesy of the same group of people that are pouring into our countries aided and abetted by a populace too thick to see the clear and present danger they pose to society.
While the fan has become too gummed to move due to repetitious blasts of shit that have continued to hit it; those of us possessed with the understanding that THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING have to continually be on guard lest said shit fall onto our heads as we attempt to move about.
The western world has become the hostage of militant Islam. The situation is made worse because many of our fellow hostages are ensnared in the tendrils of a sociopolitical Stockholm Syndrome that has them completely convinced that the only problem with radical Islam is their justified animosity caused by intolerant individuals who embrace nationalism and patriotism rather than sympathize with the cultures of the Arab world.
Imagine sitting next to a fellow hostage in a bank robbery. Imagine them looking over to you and blaming you for the robbery because you made the thieves feel less valued as human beings. This scenario, while ludicrous, is the reality we face everyday. As a great number of us look on with horror, confusion, contempt and fear; there are those who rationalize that we are now reaping what we’ve sown. They want us to believe that radical Islamic terror is the just desserts of colonialism.
Women and children raped, murdered or sold into slavery. The sacred places of other faiths desecrated and defiled. Mass beheadings. Televised immolation . Vehicles used as weapons, driven through crowds of innocent people; their broken bodies strewn across sidewalks like a child’s doll forgotten in the haste of play. Blood and death.
Every week, we march through the same scenarios with the same images. The victims taken from their families, maliciously. The survivors all have the same face it seems..the same twisted face of anguish that begs the question. WHY? No one has bothered to give them a suitable answer; because “This is what we deserve, because we are infidels.” is not an acceptable answer.
I see this most recent episode of the bloody montage of quranical hyper-devotion, and I have to wonder. How did one of the greatest empires the world has ever known allow itself to be hamstrung by popular opinion and good intentions?
In a horror movie, when the monster is hunting you and the group you are with, who is the most dangerous? It isn’t the monster. The monster is simply doing what monsters do. What they’ve always done. What they will always do. They want your blood secondly, but first they want you to fear them. This does not make them the most dangerous part of the situation though.
The most dangerous party in the horror movie is the foolish person hiding with you. The one that sneezes and gives away your location. The one who makes too much noise with their breathing. The one who thinks that the monster can be reasoned with, so they welcome it with open arms; as one might a stray dog. The fool’s actions bring the danger right to you.
There are so many fools, we cannot hope to hide.
Pic Credit: Waffles At Noon