How do I blog about the news when one story stands so far out from the others that the rest seem like the frivolous BS of an indulgent and indulged people? Sure, grill the members of the Bush Administration over the coals using ‘damned-if-you-do/damned-if-you-don’t’ standards that no sane person/entity would ever use when its survival is a stake. And it is our survival that’s at stake, folks; those of us that espouse and live by Western and liberal (small ‘l’) values; those of us that value Judeo-Christian ethics. You know the ones I’m talking about, right? Come on, sure you do. They are the ones that cause us to double over in horror and scream in rage over photos like these (extremely graphic) and what they depict.
However, I had to calm down, re-group and think. I’ve seen stuff like this before or at least the generations before me have, right here in this country. I’ve even blogged about it before.
Back in the days when information didn’t flow so freely, American terrorists like these--who would commit acts equally as heinous—flourished and often got away scot- and conviction-free. Just forty-plus years ago—my lifetime--this sort of thing got either approval or cowed silence from those who knew about it.
So what’s the difference?
When these acts became known and documented, a large portion of Americans started to ask its government—its leaders--to live up to the laws that had been set down by their forefathers and, before them, by the Father, Himself. The people demanded that America actually be what it claimed to be. And it worked. Why? Because the idea, the foundation of America wasn’t and isn’t based on a murderous ideology.
Can we say the same of any Islam-based country/nation/society?
From where I sit, such atrocities are to be expected from a society that is Islamic in origin.
(Thanks, ironically, to Allah)