Thursday, September 13, 2012

While America is Sleeping

As I sit here watching the news, I am confronted with continual stories flooding in from the Middle East.  Hundreds, even thousands of people, in multiple countries, are now protesting our embassies.  They are protesting America. Why?  Because we happen to disagree with them.  The movie was just the catalyst; it's our difference in ideology that is the problem.

If these were normal, rational, peaceful protests, I would have no issue with them.  Everyone doesn't have to agree with me.  Sadly, this is not the case. Riots, fires, vandalism, gunfire, killings....these are not normal, rational people.  These people, frankly, are animals.  They are lawless, godless, animals.  They are a people who would take the lives of our citizens and drag their bodies through the streets.  They are the scum of the earth.  They are evil incarnate.

My question is this:  Where is the outrage on our side?  Why aren't the American people, and people of all faiths around the world, outraged and incensed at the atrocities that are unfolding before us?  Or, if you would prefer to take religion out of it, why aren't other foreign governments appalled at the treatment that our officials are receiving?  Our embassies are sovereign territory.  Why doesn't our government take this seriously and handle it swiftly?  Why do we continue to tip-toe around these monsters?  Why are we giving them aid?

 Oh...that's right.  Our farce of a government is busy with more important things, like banning large-sized sugary drinks in New York's public places.  I'm not even kidding; they just did.  I realize it's not an apples-to-apples comparison, but do you see my point?

I hope that our country wakes up.  In November, we must make some changes, but it needs to go further than that.  America needs to get back to the basics.  Read some history books, study our Founding Fathers, heck..even watch The Patriot!  We need realign our priorities, beginning with protecting our own, and quit worrying about the blood sugar levels of Coke lovers.

1 comment:

ruthbrooks said...

Oh my goodness, Michelle, it's just crazy and you totally hit the nail on the head! So frustrating to have a leader that doesn't even remotely represent your views, or the views of the majority of Americans! I'll take a Mormon over Obama any day of my life! Praying hard!