Below is the Monday 8/05/13, 8:41 a.m. PDT listing of Yahoo News’ ten biggest trending stories:
The individual who reads Yahoo News may not be your typical American – but then again he or she may well be. If that is the case, it is interesting that probably that only story that has major significance – the “Al-Qaida threat” ranks only in the tenth position of what people consider to be important. However, should these terrorists actually carry out some kind of attack (which we all certainly pray will not happen), I guarantee that story would be in first place on the list.
This is unfortunately a vivid explanation of our national disease – complacency. We are long accustomed to feeling safe and secure and approach life in a reactive, rather than a proactive way. It takes something like 9/11/01 to remind us that we are not immune to the dangers that exist in this world.
Most of us have yet to realize that America and all of Western Civilization is involved in a war. It is a war against terror carried out by jihadists who believe imposing their personal beliefs on all humanity is not only justified – it is required by their god. There is no act that is too brutal which they may employ to achieve their goal. There is no person who is so sacrosanct that he may not be sacrificed to the cause.
Jihadi terrorism is the ultimate expression of “the end justifying the means”. And it is time that we wake up to that. It is time that we stopped accommodating those who invited themselves to live in the west and don’t care for the rules which exist here.
If they don’t like living in countries with Judaeo-Christian values, we do not seek to impose them on them and their religious sensitivities. Our borders were open to them to come here – and they are open for them to leave. I, for one, wish them a safe trip home and a good life when they get there.
America may be a sleeping giant. We may be snoring as the gnats and mosquitoes take a bite here and draw a little blood there. We may swat at these annoyances and continue in our reverie.
But at some point there will be enough bites and stings to awaken us. And when that happens, beware. The giant can be awful nasty when he is aroused to anger.