Friday, May 20, 2016

A Whole Generation

Over 14, almost 15 years since America awakened to the horrors of 9/11.  Of course, to those of us who study such things, the war had been going on for longer than that.  Many folks won't remember that in the early months of Bill Clinton's presidency, a group of Mahometan-jihadist bombers ignited a truck bomb in the parking garage of the World Trade Center.  The bombing was never tied to a specific group, and President Clinton treated the whole thing like a simple law-enforcement matter.  Find the guys who bombed us, put them in jail.  It seems like the easiest way.

The best way is seldom the easiest way.  As Roger Simon details in his latest article, Islamic fundamentalism has radically transformed America.  The list of splinter groups is confusing; The Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, al-Qaeda, and a host of other, smaller, less well funded groups are joined by a single religion.  Islam.  The Mahomets.  And, our current President, the esteemed Lighworker, won't even say their name.  We know of course, that he studied as a young child in a Muslim country, and is even quoted as syaing, "The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer."

We've been fundamentally transformed, another promise that Obama made.  An entire generation of Americans don't remember what it was like to go to an airport, buy a ticket and board an airplane without seeing a government employee, except for perhaps the local airport authority employees who were sweeping floors or the FAA controllers passing though on the way to the tower.  When flying was a pleasant, exhilarating experience.  This, of course, can't be laid completely on Obama's doorstep because the execrable Homeland Security was formed on Bush's watch.

We learn this morning that the demise of EgyptAir  flight 804 was likely caused by terrorism.  Another case of people simply trying to go about their business, struck at their most vulnerable by the votaries of Mahomet.  The religion of peace, indeed.  Many of our countrymen say things that make me wonder about their sanity, like the phrase "moderate Muslim".  I haven't met any.  They may exist, like Bigfoot, or unicorns, but I'll have to be convinced.

We are less free than we were fifteen years ago.  The combination of the Mahomet madness and the federal leviathan have succeeded in ways that I couldn't have imagined twenty years ago.  Much of this can be attributed to the Obama years.  The IRS lying to people, The EPA suing ranchers over stock ponds,  I could do this all day.  The growth of government, the corruption of the federal service, the arrogance of our elected leaders and appointed officials has grown exponentially under Obama's watch.

I, for one, are tired of it.  And, I'm saddened for our nation.  The very idea that a citizen can't walk into an airport and board a plane without the governments permission is anathema to me.  Yet, an entire generation of Americans daily experience this outrage without a second thought.  It pisses me off, and like the metaphorical frog in the pot, many of us don't realize that we're being boiled.

Let Freedom Ring.

2 comments:

Robert Fowler said...

Back in the 70's, I boarded a plane with a cased handgun. When I got on, I turned it over to the pilot and when we landed, he gave it back. When I tell the kids at work that story, they think I'm lying. I checked in a sea bag once for the flight home that had 3 rifles and a shotgun in it. No one batted a eye. The all had the stocks taken off and wrapped in towels to keep them from getting scratched up. Better days.

Anonymous said...

agree ,well said,last two paragraphs