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Cum Ba Yah Liberalism

BY MICHAEL REISIG –

Michael book picWe are a nation that suffers from denial. We are shackled by a Cum Ba Yah liberalist mentality, and it seems we have adopted the most bizarre of philosophies – that those radical Islamic factions across the globe who shout continuously for our destruction are really just misunderstood folks, and it’s actually our fault that they feel that way.

We are a nation that suffers from denial. We are shackled by a Cum Ba Yah liberalist mentality, and it seems we have adopted the most bizarre of philosophies – that those radical Islamic factions across the globe who shout continuously for our destruction are really just misunderstood folks, and it’s actually our fault that they feel that way.

We seem to have lost all sense of perspective when it comes to the actions of terrorists. Our ACLU mindset is sacrificing the security of America for a far left ideology that places the value of individual rights above the whole community.

We are at war – a global war of faiths. It’s not about democracy or territorial acquisition. It’s a struggle for religious and cultural dominance — an age-old battle between Islam and the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, the Western World is truly at a disadvantage here, because of our obsession with the importance of individual rights. Survival of individual rights has, by some bizarre travesty of common sense, taken precedence over the survival of an entire nation – perhaps our very way of life.

Radical Islam has been remarkably successful at exploiting our weaknesses – they have watched and learned. They began with mass migrations into highly liberal European countries with little or no immigration restrictions, like France, Holland, and England.  They overpowered those bureaucracies by using their own liberalistic individual rights policies against them. And at times, when that approach didn’t work, they used intimidation through violence, murder, and riot – and those governments succumbed. Today, France is lost – nearly 30 percent of the population is Muslim, and even the freest of Frenchmen live in fear of the anarchy that haunts the alleys and the dark streets of their land. England is close behind. With a volatile Muslim population approaching 3 million, the English live with daily threats of terrorist attacks, with radical Muslims marching the streets outside Buckingham Palace, shouting slogans of hatred and violence.

America is now beginning to feel the tightening of the noose as our indigenous Muslim population begins to flex its muscles and exploit our primary weakness – Cum Ba Yah liberalism.

I believe it was all set in motion years ago when a Danish newspaper printed a cartoon portraying the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. Not a good thing, admittedly, but the results were well out of proportion to the act: riots, murder and mayhem across the world – hundreds of Christians killed, Catholic priests murdered, dozens of Western orthodox churches burned. But the greatest affront in terms of Western culture was our media’s (and our own government’s) timid, frightened approach in presenting the horror reaped on the world over a cartoon – their dismal failure to stand up and condemn it for what it was – fanatical, conscienceless acts of terror by twisted segments of a major religion. Nothing has changed since that day. In fact, our present administration has become the most Islam-accommodating non-Muslim institution on the face of the Earth. Radical Muslims promote mayhem in their American mosques without consequence. They bomb and kill us openly and we coddle them, make excuses for them, label them as misunderstood, and try them as civilians.

Our congressional authorities fight each other viciously over the treatment of Muslim prisoners here and abroad. We argue the impropriety of stressing prisoners for information. Our liberalists condemn the use of harsh interrogation — shouting at prisoners, sleep depravation, or inappropriate loud noises around them. Our military and civilian authorities have spent millions making certain all Muslim prisoners have a Koran to read.

Do I really need to tell you what “they” do when they take our people prisoners – not just soldiers, but innocent journalists, missionaries, and teachers. Do the names Daniel Pearl (journalist), or Nick Berg (U.S. contractor in Iraq) ring any bells with you? Do you remember the European movie director who made a film that was “insensitive” to Muslims and their treatment of women? He had his throat slit on a public street, in view of a dozen witnesses. How about our own Colonel Hassan who is making a mockery of American Justice after wounding or killing 32 American servicemen and women. (And we’re still paying him his monthly salary — $300,000 and counting.)

On a more current front, radical Muslims are continually testing the parameters of our defenses – and we allow them to – in the name of individual rights. We have had groups of Muslims board commercial airline flights and exercise mock-takeovers with no consequences. We have caught them carrying bricks of cheese with fuses and wiring stuck inside them as they entered airport checkpoints. (Cheese has the same density and mass as a plastic explosive). But, as their attorney argued, it’s not illegal to carry cheese with wires in it through air customs.  None of these individuals were held long enough for more than a brief conversation.

I have a simple question for you – how well would an American have fared carrying that same device through Iranian customs?

We are already at war – a war of religious and cultural dominance, and we had better begin to worry about our survival. We need to become hard, and focused, and worry less about how many Korans our enemy combatants receive, or whether or not we speak too loudly to them.

I am reminded of an old East Indian saying: “When you see a tiger charging at you, you do not count the stripes to determine for certain it is a tiger.”

The views and opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the ownership and staff of The Polk County Pulse. Michael Reisig is a freelance writer and published author whose works are reproduced throughout the globe.

Michael Reisig has been writing professionally for almost two decades. He is a former newspaper editor and publisher, an award-winning columnist, and a best-selling novelist. He is the author of seven novels. His works have been optioned for motion pictures, sold to overseas publishers, and produced for e-book and audio book format. Visit his website at michael-reisig.com for more information on his latest best-sellers.