This post was written by a good friend of AWD’s. He emailed it to me and I consider it worthy of publishing at this fine institution of worthy publishing. Sh*t! I messed that up. But you know what I mean. Enjoy. Oh, and he really is a bad-ass magician! He does magic tricks that will turn your ass white!
As a Magician, I rely – when working with Cards, Coins, etc. – on misdirection; making you look “over here” while I am actually doing something “over there”.
But a smaller – no less important component – of my “shtick” is “expectation”.
As in, you “expect” the Card on the Top of the Deck to be your Card, you “expect” the Coin to vanish from your Hand…
just like you “expect” that I may have taken your Wallet. 🙂
Why bring this up? Because in light of this past weekend’s horrific Islamic Terrorist Attack, I believe our Government has an “expectation” of Muslims, and of Islamic Terrorists.
And that expectation, rooted in FEAR, is called REPRISAL.
I believe the current Administration is AFRAID, not only afraid of confronting and defeating the threat, but of calling it by name – Islamic Terrorism – for fear that those same Terrorists will “unleash hell”.
Instead of placing BLAME where it belongs, the Administration blames Guns, Gun Control, the 2nd Amendment, Homophobia, Islamophobia, etc.
We are told by the Muslim Community and Liberal News Networks not to “rush to judgement” until “the facts are in”.
Sadly though, once the facts ARE known, and the answer is still Islamic Terrorism, the Administration REFUSES to label it as such.
What makes it so easy for the President to BLAME Christians, Jews, the 2nd Amendment, Fox News, Donald Trump, Republicans, the Tea Party, and the NRA – to name a few – but NOT acknowledge Islamic Terrorism.
Have enough Americans not been slaughtered? Was the Body Count in Orlando not HIGH enough? How many more people have to DIE before this Administration recognizes what everyone outside of Washington D.C. KNOWS to be a fact…
…and that is – WE ARE AT WAR with Radical Islam.
If Orlando has taught us one thing, it’s this – we cannot EXPECT our Government to keep us safe from THREAT of Islamic Terrorism.
That, my Friends, is on US. US as in you and I, and U.S. as in this Great Nation.
Don’t think for a minute that Islamic Terrorists are not capitalizing on their own “expectations”. They KNOW this Government will do nothing, and they KNOW to exploit “soft targets”.