Thursday, June 16, 2016

What Happened To The Unity, Compassion + Sensibility We Had On 9/12/01?

"We must stop attacks like Orlando from happening"
"What must we do?"
"Disarm citizens to make it easier for attackers."
"Brilliant!"...Josh Earnst Tweet (parody + satire)

After the attacks on America on 9/112001, America was united against our enemy. After this week's attacks in Orlando, we're divisive---especially the political class. What happened to us since 9/11/2001?

Perhaps the answers rests with what Obama said after the attack in Orlando:

  • "We've seen our government mistreat our fellow citizens and it has been a shameful part of our history."  Sir you said this after the attack by an Islamist in Orlando? So it's America's fault? Disgraceful.
  • "Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. This is a political distraction?"  Sir, you just made it a political distraction.  Also, naming our enemy matters---a lot.  By refusing to name the enemy, you refuse to determine what drives their ideology and the global connections they have.  
  • "Main contribution of the GOP in fight against ISIL is to criticize me for not using 'Radical Islam.'"  Sir, what was that you just said earlier about "political distractions?"
  • "There are common sense steps that could reduce gun violence." Sir, this was an attack by an Islamist terrorist.
I have a suggestion for the president and company.  Perhaps if you put as much energy to destroy the Islamists terrorists as you put into destroying the Second Amendment--- Orlando, San Bernadino, Boston and other attacks would NOT have happened. Moreover, all of these attacks and more occurred in "Gun Free Zones."  How's that working for you sir?

John Lott, Jr., author of "War On Guns," reported this story recently.  Several months ago, an FBI wire picked up a conversation of an ISIS sympathizer in Detroit.  He started explaining  why he picked a church as a target. He said this (his words): It's easy....Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus it would make the news."  That's a statement directly from the mouth of our enemy.

Moreover, the enemy you've refused to acknowledge, has open and violent disdain for Christians, Jews, Gays and America.  They refer to us as "infidels."  We should refer to them as radical and homicidal Islamists.  As Kyle Smith wrote: "We're victims of our fear of offending Muslims."  That's why sir---we need a gunslinger as president---not a bystander.

So what happened to us since 9/11/2001?----the election of Barack Obama.