My first real job out of college was riding trains as a brakeman in the Colorado Rockies. Immediately, one learns as a railroader that a speeding coal train – at a mile-and-a-half long and weighing in at nearly fifty million pounds – doesn’t stop on a dime. It takes a long time and a lot of space to even noticeably slow all that mass down.
Oftentimes when a car or truck straddled our tracks at a crossing over a mile away, the engineer and I would soon become very concerned if the vehicle didn’t move after we began blowing our horns of warning.
I know the horror of splattering through vehicles that broke down or tried to beat the train to a crossing. It is surrealistic, exploding through a big truck’s trailer because it couldn’t move in time to avoid our unforgiving tonnage.
In my years as a brakeman, I saw some pretty serious destruction.
Militant Islam is much like a huge, UNSTOPPABLE train – but its scope of damage is immeasurable, and there is no governing crew on board to impede train movement or issue warnings.
Islam has no home office, and its freelance bombers are undetectable and answer to no one.
The ruling spirit of Islam is the invisible power that drives that huge train of terror, and HE is clever enough not to give any warning to whatever stands in his way. Trying to understand, predict, or reason with such a malevolent spirit is a fool’s errand. Jesus called that dark power a thief, the father of lies and a murderer. Yet many of America’s liberal politicos and their naive constituency are now risking everything we value in order to promote a fawning and obsequious relationship with him.
But be not deceived; there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ Islam, just as there is no appreciable difference between a good rattlesnake and a dangerous one. As retired Admiral James ‘Ace’ Lyons recently and wisely pointed out: “Islam is Islam … It has no modifiers.” Islamists respectively elect to show their own chosen level of zeal through varying degrees of personal commitment to ‘jihad’ – the holy battle for dominance that all true followers must wage.
Few people remember the ‘crisis of conscience’ that rocketed Osama bin Laden from ‘Joe Average’ muslim to ‘militant’ class … virtually overnight. He attributed his ‘revival’ to merely a closer examination of the quran. And it’s all right there in the book: ‘militant’ Islam is packed into the quran right along with the obfuscating and easier-to-sell ‘nominal’ Islam. A Muslim going ‘militant’ is simply the result of any Islamist wanting to go ‘whole hog’ for Allah.
These terrorist clones are committed to persistently intimidating a fearful world into hating Jews. For the crime of tenacious survival, tiny Israel must be despised, punished, and annihilated for so infuriating Allah and his followers. The barbarous tantrums thrown by the perpetually enraged jihadists coerce the spineless world into sympathizing with their dark vendetta. And now, instead of committing to and encouraging an undaunted international resolve to hamstring and contain these bullying murderers, the most powerful man on earth – OUR PRESIDENT – becomes complicit with them by incrementally moving toward our abandonment of Israel. The added insult to injury is his recent silly charade where he plays ignorant of Islamic terror entirely. He is obviously buying his FRIENDS time while carelessly insulting America’s intelligence.
But what else are we to expect from our executive leader who, himself, long ago informed us of his deepest affection for the religion that hates America, Jews, and Christians? Recently, America received a perfectly reasonable request from our little ally, Israel, to NOT aid the most childishly volatile, ‘Jew-hatingest’ people of them all (Iran) in their acquiring of long range atomic missiles. Our chief leader’s response was to simply insult and ignore the statesman who voiced that plea as well as the perfect logic that he’d presented for the benefit of all people – Israel, America, and EVERYONE!
Meanwhile, Americans – in all political correctness – are generally ignoring the irreparable debacle of what Islam is doing to the rest of the world. Muslims are on the move and making no excuses for the WORLD DOMINATING manifesto which their ‘prophet’ has fully detailed in his book. And, again, with the aid of Islam’s most powerful ally in America, OUR OWN PRESIDENT, we have been fed (and it seems most of us have swallowed) the lie of Islam’s alleged peaceful purity.
As you may recall, the last ‘Muslim Day’ gathering (only days after the 9/11 anniversary) in New York City had been billed like a St. Patty’s Day festivity. Featured among the parade’s ‘floats’ were black-hooded thugs carrying mock AK-47s, caged women in white hijabs, and a life-size, woman-like doll hanging from a makeshift gallows–and a huge map of the Middle East with the Nation of Israel … missing! Certainly not your average church function.
Despite the deceptively patriotic and upstanding flavor of the event’s flyers, none of the black-hooded Hamas fighters were in the streets doing figure eights on mini-bikes. Instead, it was ‘in your face’ HATRED and a sobering portrayal of the real islam. And, still, Barack Obama wants us to embrace the antics of his pet cult just as we might a bunch of frolicking Episcopalians.
While calling everyone else ‘racists,’ our president himself appears to be just another unapologetic anti-Semite. And, to repeat more of Admiral Lyons’ cautioning wisdom, “Islam is just a political movement masquerading as a religion.” How true.
An already limping, Obama-damaged nation should now rightfully ask: “Whose pocket is our president in, and how and when did they get to him?!”
The big train of Islam is presently headed at breakneck speed toward the crossing, where a busted-down America now sits. Our car’s driver (with his door nearly all the way open for his upcoming exit) is busy keeping all the trapped family inside, lulled and distracted.
Currently, there are lots of qualified voices, nationally and abroad, frantically trying to rouse our attention to the collusion of the man who has parked us here and the hellbent, rapidly approaching holocaust. Very few seem to be listening.
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