We are experiencing what I believe to be a serious disconnect in this country. Many today seem to have forgotten where we came from. Just recently Dr. Ben Carson, when asked what he might do if a gunman pointed a gun at him and asked what his religion was, said he would fight back. He wouldn’t just let the gunman shoot him. He would enlist the aid of anyone else there to do the same. “The gunman can’t kill us all,” he said. This was of course in response to the tragic shooting in Roseburg, Oregon.
If you have listened to the liberal media since Dr. Carson’s comments, you would think he was a vile, insensitive individual who reacted terribly to a terrible situation. I guess they believe the more honorable thing to do would be to just give up and let the nut job kill him and anyone else in the vicinity.
How, pray tell, do these people in the so-called elite media think this country came about? What would have happened when our forefathers decided to fight back if they had given up when they were threatened by the British? We might be flying a Union Jack today instead of our Stars and Stripes.
What do they think would have happened if, when Hitler or Stalin reared their ugly heads, we gave up instead of fighting back? We would be speaking Russian or German today.
When one looks at our leadership and national media today we see not courageous fighters or determined freedom lovers, but instead we see appeasers. We see cowards. We see Neville Chamberlains. Our media seem to think it’s better to just give up rather than fight.
Sorry, but that is not going to happen. Personally I don’t know what I would do if faced with the situation those people faced in Oregon. I hope I would take a lesson from Todd Beamer, who on Sept. 11, 2001 took some others and attacked the hijackers on the jetliner headed for Washington, D.C. Sure they all died, but be assured, there are some things in this world worse than an honorable death and who knows how many lives were saved by their heroic actions? There may be times when we are called upon to decide what the better choice is. Sometimes we just have to fight back. I don’t want to die, but I don’t want to live as a coward either.
I said there seems to be a disconnect. Every day the news is filled with demands for compromise. There are even elementary schools in Minnesota that are hiring playground monitors so the kids will be inclusive and no one will be left out. One cannot be called out if the ball gets to first base before the runner. That might upset the runner. Participation trophies are handed out to keep youngsters from feeling bad. No one is allowed to excel because that means someone else has to fail.
Well, here is some news for you. Eventually life is going to happen. In life, if the ball beats you to first base, you are out, period. If you try and are not successful, you don’t get a participation trophy. You just fail.
It seems pretty obvious to me those people who are criticizing Carson are people who got the participation trophies in their lives. They appear to be people who haven’t had to face real life yet.
The existence of America is not an accident. We are the product of courage and daring. We continue to thrive because of that daring. Fortunately for the cowards and the appeasers among us, there will always hopefully be courageous people available to fight for them and keep them safe. We can only hope. They can only hope.