Self-preservation is our most basic instinct. It’s innate in us all. The survival of our families, our communities, our culture, and our country has always been our first priority. At least that’s how things used to be.
Have we forgotten that on September 11, 2001 four planes of innocent passengers were used as weapons? Two were flown into the World Trade Center towers, one into the Pentagon, and one crashed into farmland in Pennsylvania. Those planes had been hijacked by Muslims. Our President tells us we aren’t at war with Islam, but it’s obvious Islam is at war with us. Since 9/11, American citizens have been blown up, shot, stabbed, and beheaded by Muslims. But instead of protecting us from further attacks, our government tells us we need to be nicer to the attackers.
It was a watershed moment for many, when the left blamed America for provoking those attacks. That claim alone turned quite a few leftists into Conservatives almost overnight. Instead of looking at the Quran, at Islam, at Muslim beliefs and goals, instead of recognizing that the goal of Islam is to be the only religion in the world, & Sharia the only law, our government now takes the position that we have provoked Islam & must make amends. We did not provoke Islam. Being a non-Muslim is all the provocation Islam ever needs. Yet our government continues to insist we must be nicer to the enemy. We must bring them into our country, and give them American citizenship just to prove we don’t hate them. This is rather like inviting a pedophile to play with your children. This not just the position of our government, it’s the position of nearly every Western nation in the world! As I see more and more evidence of it, I am dumbfounded. It defies the basic instinct of self-preservation. We are committing suicide.
We have been watching Europe slowly collapse under the weight of Muslim immigration. For years, native-born Muslims have been blowing up buses and subways in London. There are more and more Sharia courts, no-go zones, assaults on women, and terrorist attacks. The recent flood of “refugees” into Europe has put this death-spiral on steroids. Rather than requiring the “refugees” to assimilate, citizens are being told not to offend them, and laws are being enacted which make criticizing Islam a crime. We keep being told Islam is a religion of peace, even as Muslims mow down people on holiday, shoot people in nightclubs, assassinate cartoonists, and behead soldiers in broad daylight.
Western leaders and the media tie themselves into knots, trying to blame anything and anyone other than the true culprit that is Islam. They keep telling us we have to allow more Muslims into our countries, because “that’s who we are”. We are generous, accepting, good people, but we are suicidal is not who we are. They keep telling us America is “a nation of immigrants”. No, we’re a nation of CITIZENS, and the Rule of Law, and we have every right to decide who comes into our home. The citizens of Western countries understand that Islam is not compatible with our cultures, traditions, or religions, but the so-called leadership doesn’t seem to care. Why?
When I was growing up there were universal morals and principles we all lived by. Everyone, regardless of party affiliation, agreed there was good and evil. Everyone agreed character and ethics mattered. But over many decades, using media and the education system, the leftists have warped these basic tenets. They did this by isolating groups that were harmed by some policy or event, and focusing on that harm, even if the policy or event in question generally benefitted the majority of population and humanity in general. The benefits are never mentioned, only the harm.
This isn’t hard to do. No matter how well a law is written, no matter how many lives it improves, there will always be a down side, an exception to the rule. Penicillin saves millions of lives, but a small portion of population is allergic to it. We don’t condemn Penicillin for those who have adverse reactions, we praise it for the millions it benefits. The goal is always to benefit the most. But academia has taken just about everything in our history and highlighted those harmed without even mentioning that these events improved the lives of most.
Columbus has been demonized by the left, because the pilgrims brought diseases that killed many Indians. Our schools teach our kids that we “stole” land from the Indians and the Southwest from Mexico. They ignore the facts that we signed treaties and paid for those lands. Many people believe Columbus and the Pilgrims should never have come to America. They claim that the very existence of America is evil. Academics are teaching this to our children. To follow their logic, all countries discovered and settled by explorers are also evil. Do they believe all men should stay where they’re born, and never leave? Should we all live in the same caves our caveman ancestors lived in? Yet those same academics support open borders, and want us to accept unlimited Muslim refugees. These same people believe anyone and everyone has a “right” to come to America…..except Columbus and the pilgrims.
They also teach our kids that America’s darkest day was when we dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They don’t bother mentioning that we warned the Japanese and told them to evacuate. They don’t discuss that those bombs ended the war after four years (instead of the fifteen years we’ve been fighting in the Middle East!) and avoided thousands of additional casualties. Also never discussed are our current Rules of Engagement, which result in unnecessarily high casualties and never-ending wars. We used to go in and defeat the enemy as quickly as possible. Our goal was to WIN. It no longer is. Our self-preservation has been abandoned for fear of not offending the enemy. Our soldiers are not allowed to shoot unless they are first shot at. The enemy uses schools and hospitals for military purposes, but our soldiers are not allowed to attack them. The film “Lone Survivor” provided ample illustration of how our soldiers are sacrificed on the altar of political correctness, which now trumps self-preservation.
We are being trained to ignore our most basic instinct. The world has never been more dangerous, but we are called racists and bigots for wanting secure borders and to be sure those coming to our country don’t want to harm us. We’re not to be concerned that they carry diseases America hasn’t seen in centuries, that they are gang members, drug lords, or terrorists. That their cultural, religious, and political beliefs are the antithesis of ours is of no consequence, we’re assured. Americans are being slaughtered in movie theatres, nightclubs, and department stores, but the government wants to take our guns away, so we can’t defend ourselves. The increase of Muslims in America has brought an increase in terrorist attacks, but our government insists on bringing in even more Muslims.
Self-preservation, self-defense, and self-determination are no longer of any interest to our government. Are we going to stand for it?