It has been well over 200 years since the great American patriot, Nathan Hale uttered his now immortal words, 'My only regret is that I have but one life to give for my country'. Although historians may quibble about the precision with which his words have been purveyed to us, the sheer force of those words never fail to strike awe in us; that a man would willingly forfeit his life that his family and friends might live in freedom. This is how we remember and define heroism and even martyrdom.
These concepts have been so obscured in recent years and by recent events that without a determined effort by us, our children might never fully understand the concept of self-sacrifice. These days we see endless examples of men, warped by evil ideology blowing themselves up in crowded bazaars and on crowded planes not to secure freedom for anyone but simply to strike fear in the hearts of free men. This evil ideology is as sinister a doctrine as ever contrived by men and has been offered to us in the guise of divine utterance. While there are many among us who choose to recognize this ideology as something given to a deranged man by a demon, there are still others who accept them as just another example of another way to 'God'. Anyone who was not well trained in any other religion might come to that conclusion and even those of us with a fair understanding of our own religion might fall victim to the belief that it is harmless, if it wasn't for history.
This evil ideology (spelled Islam) and the countless millions who have sold their souls to it are as determined today as they were in the 7th century to transform the entire world into a cesspool of service to their warped version of God. The thing is, they have never hidden their understanding of the mandates of their religion or their intent to carry them out. They have, however, made clever use of deception and omission when discussing it openly with unwitting adversaries (spelled infidels). Like a spider they have lured larger prey into their web and have caused them to do their will and even caused their prey to turn on their own. They are crafty, lying, deceitful murderers of men, rapists, thieves and deluded by the Devil himself. And they are among us.
Our own government has knowledge of these men and their ideology and rather than to identify them and hold them responsible for the atrocities they commit, they reward them by asking them to help us 'understand' them. They hire them to teach our intelligence community and our military a perverted version of the truth of their religion and send these same military personnel and intelligence agents out into hell to fight a war without fire support and with a corrupt knowledge of the culture and the enemy that is a lie. Our government tells our people, daily, that the enemy is a sub-set of a larger group and an anomaly and that the best way to handle it is to convince the larger population to help us. They have been telling us this for years and have not been able to produce ANY proof of what they are saying. They deny history and facts that are piling up by the hour like some kind of mentally traumatized and terminally ill patient refusing to come to terms with his own mortality.
If this sounds a little melodramatic, then you need to start paying attention to all that you are not being told; that means you now have to study, on your own, to determine if what you are being told is in fact so. We who are Christians know this admonition in the form of 1 John 4:1 -'Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.'. In the same way, there are many people in high office who harbor motivations that are not in keeping with their solemn oaths sworn to 'support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;' These men - and women are primarily interested in winning yet another seat in office. They have done, and will continue to do whatever it takes to convince an ever 'dumbed-down' constituency that they have made the country safer because of their due diligence and through their diplomatic prowess when dealing with cultures with these 'anomalous', 'extremist', 'radical' elements in our midst. They will tell you this while they continue to be lured by front groups for this perverse ideology and use them to further confuse the minds of men and women who have sworn their oaths to fight and die for your freedom.
The latest incidences in Afghanistan should at the very least cause even the most skeptical to take another look at the policies of our civilian leadership in Afghanistan and Iraq. In Gamsir, an area where the 'Winning Hearts and Minds' strategy (spelled counter-insurgency), is suppose to be a model of success, one bit of propaganda (presumably by the Taliban) was enough to spark riots with rioters screaming for the death of American and NATO troops. They were upset because they were told someone had damaged or desecrated the Quran. In Kabul where militants attacked several Afghan government buildings and injured and killed many and destroyed millions of dollars worth of property. In Iraq where rockets were fired in to Najaf, killing 15 and wounding 22 near a shrine. We were told that COIN doctrine would garner greater respect and trust among the people and that this would in turn help us eradicate the 'extremists' in their midst. It still hasn't occurred to most that the 'extremists' are simply those in a society of perversion who happen to have the courage to carry out what their ideology demands of them. AND THEY ARE AMONG US.
This year we have an opportunity to undo at least some of the damage caused by years of neglect. We can break the back of the 'world community organizers' that currently hold the power in this country and elect people who will remember that they are servants to us. We can elect men and women who understand that this nation is sovereign and that no people, ideology or influence can have us or our freedom. We can elect men and women who understand the gravity of taking an oath and who are willing to sacrifice whatever of themselves is necessary in carrying out the duties of that oath. We can elect men and women who are educated about this enemy and who are not afraid of demographics, an imagined power base, foreign pestilence, perverse ideologies, their proponents and are not afraid to name the enemies of this nation.
The current seated caretakers of this nation are not created in the image of Nathan Hale, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, or Patrick Henry. They are of another ilk and they have done their best to sell the soul of this nation for a little personal aggrandizement. In the process, they have made us a lot less safe and have invited the enemy into our midst. It is time to take back this country and elect men and women of sound character, moral courage, noble, with a sound sense of service and patriotism because the 536 currently seated in the Dark City are not! Tomorrow, Massachusetts may send a signal that this country is not only disgusted with the self-serving, but ready to meet our enemies head to head. And most importantly, that we are no longer going to tolerate the likes of Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, Murtha or their minions like Gates and McChrystal as they continue to spill the precious blood of the greatest members of this generation on a faulty vision of the world!