first published on November 16, 2015 by Josh
Warning: This post contains graphic images that may not be suitable for all people.
Today in Mississippi, Catholic Extremists claiming to represent The Catholic State, executed 600 Baptist civilians, and dumped their bodies into the Mississippi River.
This organization, wishing to be called the “Catholic State” has seceded from The United States of America, and taken control of the entire mid-west, in a blitzkrieg attack.
Early reports coming in today have shown that they are systematically executing all non-Catholic people and all Catholics who refuse to assist them in their campaign.
Sounds crazy right? This is the reality of the Islamic State militant organization. If this had happened in our country, all people, of all races and ethnic backgrounds, would be standing in line at their nearest recruiting station, preparing to cut their teeth for war. We would also expect every ally we have to assist us, by every method they could, in our fight against this type of evil.
Why is it so much different when it isn’t happening to us in our backyard?
It’s only a matter of time until this terror organization is in our backyard. When does violence become the answer?
Stop for a moment, and visualize you’re in a conversation with someone who disagrees with you. After a few moments of intense words being exchanged, this second party rears back and punches you square in the jaw. It doesn’t knock you out, it simply catches you off guard. As you stand, you make the conscious decision to be the better human being, and you calmly try to reassert your position and withdraw from the conversation. Again you are punched in the face, and knocked down. Each time you stand up this person punches you and knocks you to the ground. They will not let up, and now they are on top of you pummeling your face. Your teeth are being knocked out, your nose is broken, your eye is swelling shut, but you are still conscious. You can’t run, because you can’t stand. You’re going to die in this moment. As your aggressor pulls back to strike again, you see the opportunity to attack, and survive. What do you do?
Is violence the answer yet?
December 7, 1941, a day that will live in infamy. The forces of Japan sucker punch the United States where they are weakest. U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor, a base that was left open to an attack. 2,403 American Service members are killed, and the United States of America finally enters World War 2. A violent response was the answer that day, and it was a necessity to keep the blanket of freedom wrapped around the populace of the world. What has changed?
No one bats an eye when an American soldier eliminates a cornered Japanese fighter in World War 2. Today, our boys are lucky the politicians allow them to carry live ammunition into battle, for fear of offending someone, somewhere, who will never see their actions in person. Maybe that’s what you need right now. Maybe you need to see the things that we see every single day, in order to get angry enough to realize that there is indeed a problem. The problem isn’t going to go away because you want it to, or because you will it to. There is only one way to deal with this barbarism, and that’s unfortunately with more extreme barbarism.
Do you get the picture yet? Martin Luther King Jr. said “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” This is an outstanding quote when you’re dealing with civilized human beings. Does anything in the above group of photographs indicate that we are dealing with anything less than savage, barbaric monsters? So I offer you a differing opinion from Malcolm X, another figure in the exact same civil rights movement. “Then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country.”
ISIS is a threat to the world. They cannot be reasoned with, they cannot be bargained with. They don’t care about you, or any other human being, and they never will. You can ignore the atrocities committed in the name of this group, but I guarantee you that if we do not take action against them now, those atrocities will not ignore you, nor your children.
ISIS will not stop until the world is ruled by an Islamic Caliphate, and the blood of all non-savage individuals fills the oceans. By refusing to acknowledge the threat, you are allowing them to win.