Arianna Grande, in her naiveté claimed to hate America. I suspect she had no clue what she was saying. She just repeated what her crazy publicist told her to say.
Are we to conclude that some terrorist hates her music, which led them to kill almost twenty of her fans and injured half a century of her devotees. OR, maybe the mad men just hated America also. They simply got confused by their master manipulators about who to attack. Oh, wait. How does that saying go? “The enemy of my enemy is my enemy”… or some simpleton statement like that. Maybe it is as simple as hatred breeds hatred.
Manchester is generally a peaceful place. No better nor worse than any other European city of its size. But not today! Today it is a city in devastating turmoil. A city of over half a million people wondering if or when the next shoe (or bomb) will drop.
To the south of Manchester is the Cheshire Plain. Maybe no cats are grinning there, but pussies in the region are casting their empty smiles of approval in a Wonderland where all others wonder “why?”
The answer to that question why is quite simple. The evil that men do lives beyond them…in the hearts and minds of self-absorbed haters. Unfortunately, the grinning copy cats are not the only culprits.
The media simply can’t wait to broadcast their “I got the story first” rendition of applause for yet another new and egregious headline.
But even the haters and the promoters of “man bites dog” advocates is not the sole of soulless beings.
The other group is the ner-do-well political class that lacks manhood, womanhood, and humanity. It is the cowardly potentates of pretentiousness that sit and do nothing while ringing their hands in helplessness. Or as the story goes:
“Leaders asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”
The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know,” Congress answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?”
The destination is clear. They all want to eliminate terrorism. However, they are more terrified of losing an election than potentially losing a vote or two from assassinated constituents. Oh, how conveniently they weigh the true consequences against another day on the public teat.
The path to the destination is clear we must momentarily walk among the crazy people, as crazy people (“I’m not crazy, my reality is just different than yours.” “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”).
By walking among the crazy people we must stop being naive. We have learned from sad experience it is the nature of just about all men to join in misbehavior…when such misbehavior is tolerated. We have learned that mankind is addicted to repeating evil, while shunning the light of goodness.
I have nothing against Islam and the Muslim followers. However, without question the greatest threat to world peace and the strongest advocacy of terrorism lives among that culture. Innocent people who have committed no violence against them are too frequently becoming victims of the terrorist mayhem.
YES, the United States of America should be the policeman of the world. Simply because no other culture has the will to stand against evil.
As a nation the USA has an obligation to defend every citizen anywhere in the world. Whether that citizen is supportive or hateful of the USA, this nation holds an obligation to persuade the world that violence against any of our citizens is violence against the most powerful human force in the history of mankind. We ought not to abide by acquiescences to the theme that we can do nothing.
This nation should tell the world plainly and without reservation they have an obligation to avoid violence toward any non-combatant citizen of the USA. They must be made to understand that entire nations will pay a dear cost for the uncontrolled behavior of a few of their reprobates. Every nation should feel the wrath of the USA when any of our citizens or allies are threatened or harmed.
Every nation should understand the unequivocal outcome of permitting terrorism to export from them will result in a clear and absolute import to them of the wrath of an angry and intolerant nation with the power to exercise its will with finality.
The president should invite both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to join with him in a united effort to root out terrorism by any means. He should humbly concede to congress that he will receive and genuinely consider their views and input. YET, if they falter, as they are well known to do, he should make it equally clear that if they do not act united against this threat than he will act independently on behalf of the nation.
The President is the commander in chief. He should consult with congress, but act in a forward manner with or without their first interest being the security of our citizens.
That Is The Way I See It.