I remember when I was a kid, there was always one bully on the playground. He always singled out the weakest kid, and then tormented him on a daily basis. And the abuse would go on for a few days until the teacher noticed or until one of the bigger kids took an interest and kicked the bully’s rear end.
It is a system that has worked for centuries. Of course, the bully didn’t change. He was still mean, always lurking, seeking whom he may devour, but he was kept in check by a few righteous people who stood up to him and said “No! Not on my watch!” Bullies are mean by nature and seldom change. And the change almost always begins with a good butt kicking.
Enter the world’s newest bully. Just as Hitler was the greatest threat to the world in the 1930s, so now, radical Islam is the greatest threat to world peace. Radical Islam is the latest bully on the world’s playground, and it must be stopped.
I have always tried to be tolerant of Islam, thinking that not all of them can be bad. It’s just a few bad apples who’ve taken over the barrel. Soon, the majority will rise up and regain control of their religion, restoring peace to the world. That was eleven years ago. Guess what. I’m still waiting.
Over the years, I’ve come to understand why moderate Muslims don’t stand up to the bully. It’s because they don’t want to die. A few weeks ago I viewed the video on ClashDaily showing a Christian having his head cut off for the Muslim sin of not renouncing Christ. It changed me.
Let me be clear. What we allow – we teach. I don’t know if some Muslims are just angry or crazy or filled with hatred for anyone who opposes their religious beliefs. Eventually, we get to the point where it no longer matters why they hate and kill.
Question: If someone hates you for being you, does it really matter why he kills you? Am I the only one who thinks: “Americans have become too tolerant for their own good”? Murder and hatred should not be tolerated. When you allow it, then you teach all who are watching that it is okay. And that’s what has happened to the world. The playground monitor stands idly by, watching as the bully terrorizes the world.
First we were afraid people would call us intolerant. Then we became afraid to be called bigots. Now we’re afraid of having our heads cut off. And rightly so.
I recall watching as the Iran Hostage crisis transpired on November 4, 1979. America had a very weak president name Jimmy Carter. Jimmy got his butt handed to him by a mob of students, and they terrorized him for 444 days. But then, suddenly, within minutes of Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, the students let the hostages go. That was no coincidence. They knew instinctively that Reagan would have nuked Mecca or anyplace else in order to save American lives.
I miss President Reagan.
Today, our president’s name is Barack Hussein Obama. We elected a weak man who stands up only against his own country. He apologizes and bows to every Muslim leader he meets. He insults the Jews. If it looks like crap; smells like crap; then, maybe, just maybe, it’s not strawberry yogurt.
I believe the time for tolerance is over. Tolerance in the face of murder and hatred is insane. Islam is the wolf of our time. And the wolf sits up on the hill, looking for the weak, the sick, the old, the wounded. When I teach personal defense classes, I tell my students, “Look like sheep and you’ll be eaten by wolves.”
America is looking more and more like a sheep with every passing day. In all fairness to Muslims, I know from experience that you’re not all bad. My brother-in-law is a Muslim. I get along well with him. I like him and he likes me. We treat each other with friendship and mutual respect. Sometimes I feel sorry for the guy who married into a family of gun-toting rednecks. He tolerates us, and we tolerate him. Live and let live.
Let me be clear. We have no business imposing our will on other religions, countries or cultures. America has made that mistake in the past. I’m not even sure we have any business being in the MidEast. It’s a crazy place over there, so why exacerbate the problem with our unwanted presence? I’ve learned that when I invite crazy people into my life, my life gets crazy. I don’t like crazy.
Nonetheless, I will tolerate others who believe differently than I. As a Christian, I will love you. But once you try to hurt me or my family, all bets are off. I lock-n-load. In short, if you try to hurt the ones I love, because they won’t convert to your religion… I will kill you.
America can be great again, but first let’s ditch the Muslim president. Voting for Barack Obama is like hiring a fox to guard the henhouse. Let’s not do it … again.
Skip Coryell is the author of eight books including “Blood in the Streets: Concealed Carry and the OK Corral, RKBA: Defending the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, The God Virus, and We Hold These Truths. He is the founder of The Second Amendment March, a Marine Corps veteran, and the President of White Feather Press.