Blissful and Dangerous Ignorance

This morning, I woke up to a few unfortunate and shocking headlines at various points of interest throughout my normal Internet rounds, among which was news that the Taliban has beheaded the innocent Polish engineer kidnapped while surveying oil and gas fields in Pakistan and held hostage since.

My wife is Polish, and in the limited time I’ve spent in Poland since marrying her, my heart has been warmed by the generosity and kindness of that nation’s wonderful people. They seem to show a genuine sense of class which, at times, seems manufactured in other European countries. Knowing the nature of the Polish people, knowing how tight-knit they are in terms of faith and family, I shudder at how such news is being received within Piotr Stanczak’s hometown.

Unfortunately, given the nature of those who commit such acts of terror in the name of Allah, I was shocked but hardly surprised at today’s turn of events. Equally shocking, but only a little bit surprising, were a few of the comments which accompanied a Daily Mail piece on the beheading. Two examples:


Eric, from Florida (USA): “President Obama is blasting innocents over there with Predator drones — what do you expect? That they love us?”

Jayil, from London: “But a ‘lazer [sic] guided’ missile which blows up a house of women & kids is ok?”

While such people were certainly in the minority on that particular Web site, I’m afraid they’re not such a minority out and about on the streets of parts of the United States and Europe. People don’t get it. They don’t realize that terrorism has caused military action, and not vice versa. They don’t remember that, long before the United States and Britain were in the hills and mountains and dunes of Afghanistan and Iraq, radical Islamic terrorists were targeting western civilization.

They forget about Munich in 1972. They forget about embassy bombings, about the U.S.S. Cole, about the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, and more. Instead, we’re the enemy, not the people who want nothing more than to saw heads off of you, me, our families, our friends, and nearly everyone else we encounter on an everyday basis.

The same people who stop at nothing to protect the rights of those who wake up each and every day dreaming of our destruction, the same people who give money and dedicate albums and speak out and protest and argue and meditate and do everything in their power to offer unending and unrequited support — these are the same people who will be lined up and shot, or beheaded, first.

We see examples of this in the recidivism rates among freed detainees from Guantanamo Bay and beyond. We see examples of this in the rhetoric spewed from the mouths of people like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Osama Bin Laden. We see it in the smiling face of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, no doubt thrilled that he, too, will be moved from Gitmo to my backyard or yours.

When will we identify evil for what it is? What will it take for us to wake up? A vaporized city? Anthrax-tainted baby formula? What will be enough to pound reality and common sense into these politically correct empty vessels on the left? You’d think we would have seen it on September 11, 2001, but judging from what we see on left-leaning Web sites, on MSNBC and even in Congress and the White House, we have a whole lot more to learn.

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  1. suek says:

    And they’re already here. Also, do a search for the “muslim Brotherhood 100 year plan”…

    http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2009/02/35-terrorist-compounds-on-american-soil.html

  2. Anonymous says:

    How many dems will pay taxes toward this?
    “Taxation without Representation.”

  3. Jose Alvarez says:

    There is a notion from the Obama regime that we can befriend our enemies. We can revamp Gitmo, cancel the war on terrorism, ban our updates on nukes, destroy our CIA secret prisons,create a reset button with Moscow,…and at the same time stretch out an open hand to the enemy. I think that we can define this as suicide.
    A very wonderful ideology for a noble and utopic world states the President. He stresses that we must restructure all into this new and better 21st century world. One thing that does not conform into this global order is the enemy. His tactics of hatred and utter destruction have never changed even since Cain murdered Abel.
    The greatest enemy of mankind, the devil, is described in the NT in no uncertain terms.
    1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
    Who knows the enemy better than God. Listen to how God tells us to deal with the enemy.
    Deut 7:1 ΒΆ When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
    2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:
    Obama’s utopic world order totally forgets the the prospect of the enemy or tries to adapt him into this utopic Brave New World. I pray that America will wake up, before we get royally nailed again and this time probably worse.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Jeff::
    To answer your question directly nothing can change the minds of morons that voted for Obama– they already made up their minds and “A vaporized city or Anthrax-tainted baby formula” will not phase them at all- they believe in “Obama’s utopic world order” and the unfortunate Polish engineer was murdered to tell Poland – DO NOT PUT AMERICAN MISSLES in POLAND pointed at IRAN,Syria etc. or terrorists in Muslim countries will hunt down and kill more Polish citizens!!!!

  5. goddessdivine says:

    The left confuses good for evil and evil for good. Their sense of right and wrong is so completely warped. How many more 9-11′s is it going to take before they see these thugs for what they are? America-hating murderers.

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