The apologists and rationlizers will downplay what the terrorists are capable of because they want to embrace everyone and say things like, "you can't clump all these people in a bunch based on the actions of a few". But we all know that is just bull shit, right? There is no justification for the atrocities that these people have done, continue to do, and will do again in the very near future.
If we just list out the attacks that have happened recently, you should be afraid to leave your home.
- Shooting up entertainment venues filled with civilians
- Infiltrating religious gatherings to kill those who share their religion
- Herding women and children together to kill them
- Videoing the wanton murder of people they have in "custody"
- Blowing up house of worship
- Plotting and calling for, the murder of political opponents and leaders
- Attacking protesters who don't follow their ideology
- Murdering babies
- Calling for the violent overthrow of the elected government
- Violently disrupting peaceful protests
- Use of social media to justify their evil and to recruit more to their cause
Oh, and these terrorists I am wailing against? These people are not ISIS, or ISIL, they are the crazed people here in America who shoot up schools, churches, movie theaters, and people on the street. Police are targeting civilians regardless of the race of these victims, but as we see more and more young Black Americans die at their hands, the religious Right takes to the social media space to find justifications. When children are murdered inside an elementary school right before Christmas, the NRA leadership and their more ardent supporters try and re-frame the reality make it seem as though this heinous act is either a hoax, or just the work of someone "crazed". When a hooded Black child is murdered while trying to defend himself from an terrorist, intent on doing evil things, that terrorist became a celebrity and continues to do evil things to this day. No one has arrested or taken him off the streets because the story was framed to make him a hero, though nothing he did that fateful night was justified nor legal. When a terrorist walks into a church in South Carolina, sits and prays with a group of God loving fellow Christians who have accepted him with open and loving arms, his betrayal and murder of those same people actually has caused some of the people on outlets like Fox News to jump up and scream, "It was NOT racially motivated, he is sick". Never mind that survivors of that horror have detailed how this terrorist said Black people are evil and his own history reveals that he hated Blacks.
Time after time, terroristic acts are perpetrated on Americans here in "the Homeland" by terrorists who were born and raised here, and yet we are constantly pointed to people who aren't "us" as the ones to be feared. Don't talk to me about posting a flag on my Facebook page to support Paris or France; we are under attack right here at home. Was it so long ago that Tim McVeigh blew up a federal building and day care filled with babies that we have forgotten what the REAL face of terrorism looks like HERE in America? And no, by writing this I am not excluding what Black Americans are doing to Black Americans on the streets ourselves, that is just a subject for another time. I will address that and I will again, pull no punches.
But for now? To Hell with not bringing in refugees for fear THEY will become a threat, let's go after the ones that are here now, and put an end to the terrorism we already face at home every day.
On November 23rd, armed masked terrorists hunted down and shot five members of a Black Lives Matter group who were peacefully protesting the police involved shooting of a young Black man in Minnesota. Read the rest of the story here.