Feb 6, 201511:55 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Evil beyond forgiveness
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George W. Bush was correct; there is evil in the world. The worst thing I have seen in my life (thank God — only on a podcast): the ISIS burning death of Jordanian pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh. He was brave, he did not whimper, he held his head high, but clearly he suffered. He did not die quickly. Beheading is merciful by comparison.
It was traumatizing, as intended. In sore need of a story of courage, fueled by human decency and guided by a true moral compass, Clint Eastwood’s movie American Sniper was what the doctor ordered. Sure enough, early in the movie, Chris Kyle’s father tells his son (wonderfully played by Bradley Cooper): “Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you’ve got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They’re the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.”
Our president is a sheep.
Credit: Tim Donovan
Obama does not understand the depths of American animosity toward his toe-dipping in foreign affairs. Always the temporizing relativist, Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday compared ISIS terror attacks to violence committed by Christians in the Crusades. Mr. President, that was 800 years ago! And it supposes that the Muslims had a greater right to convert by the sword. In any case, no Americans were involved, but it’s of a piece with this president’s belief that America is no shining city on a hill but cause for endless apologies.
“When the leaders of the still-reigning world superpower send James freaking Taylor to sing his sappy songs as their response to an out-and-out terrorist attack, it’s obvious that the wolves are winning,” Alternative Right blogs.
Is it too much to ask that our chief executive, as Luca Brasi would say, be a masculine president? Hooray for fighter pilot King Abdullah II of Jordan. At least MSNBC, from what I could see while checking in the past few days, is no longer beating the drums to release the Gitmo terrorists. Michael Moore has shut his pie hole about cowardice. The Nation is indignant that there is (it asserts, tendentiously) “no plan to tackle sexual assault in the military.”