"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
I came across this editorial today, and it caught me by surprise on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. In my ritualistic musings, amongst the masses going about and doing the same here in the United States of America, you do not come across words such as
"...who shot him six times as [...] pleaded 'We can still talk about it! Don't do it!'....then cut his throat with a kitchen knife, severing his head all the way to his spine..."
I cannot fathom, nor do I want to consider such brutality that ensnares my fellow human beings. However, it should be something that I meditate upon every day. Why? The world in which we live is populated by individuals who state
"In court, turn[ing] to [...] grieving mother, and with infinite cruelty said to her, 'I do not feel your pain.'''
I did not even realize, but I was naive not to, but this was the work of an Islamic assassin. Which is why it must be remembered for it could happen to any one of us. We represent all that they desire to destroy. Our country and our civilization represents an impediment to their god's 'ordained' desires. There is no negotiating with this wretched vermin. We must stand resolute. Why do I need the constant reminders? Why am I just as guilty as the next American when it comes to forgetting the barbaric nature of this pestilence? This story, as told, combined with the countless others, has become almost cliche. It convey a message that America must lock away in her heart, better yet, it is a message that our Western civilization should heed.
"Decadence is defined not by a civilization's art or music but ultimately by its willingness to simply defend itself."