Thursday, May 21, 2015
We just can't have nice thangs!
Something tells me this isn't going to be a short lived phenomenon. It started in Iraq, then Syria, and now it's spread from North Africa to Afghanistan. And of course volunteers are now pouring in, an estimated 17,000+ so far, including more than a few from Europe and America, too.
Considering the historic attraction of such behavior to copycat actors, does anyone really believe this can be confined to a few malcontents the other side of the world? I've read that their (ISIS) goal is to pit the "Infidel" world against Islam. Us vs them. They would love that.
So what to do? How do you tell the good guys from the bad guys? Do we relinquish some of our freedom, especially our right to privacy, for security? Is even that enough? Do we take a stand? Where? Here? How?
I would hate to be a quiet little Muslim shopkeeper in the West today. Like it or not, they're involved.
Wasn't life simple when all we had to do was crawl under our school desks when we saw the big, bright flash? Oh, and worry about that polio thing.
Ahh....the days. ;)