🇺🇸 More words of WISDOM from @andystumpf212
STOP BEING SURPRISED
Are you sickened, or surprised by what you see in Manchester?
I can understand sickened, it is a natural reaction. I don’t understand surprised. If you are surprised by an attack on an unsuspecting and undeserving group of young people, executed with planning and efficiency to inflict maximum damage and casualties, then you are living with you head in the sand.
If you are reading this, you will be dealing with this threat, and attacks like this, for the rest of your life. Your children are going to grow up in a world where attacks like this are the reality. You did nothing to deserve this. The foreign policy of your nation, its politics, and its people did not bring this on themselves. There are many who attempt to draw lines of causality and place blame on those things, and I understand their desire to do so. A linear world makes more sense than a chaotic one, but they are wrong. If you want to feel like a victim, listen to those people.
This isn’t your fault. How do I know this? Simple, I have interacted with this enemy, in real life, in close proximity. I have been to their countries, to their towns, and the structures they call home. I don’t need to read about their actions, I have seen them first hand. I have seen how they treat each other, their lack of value for life, and their absolute and utter hatred for those that do not believe what they do.
Nothing is going to stop these attacks. Yes, you read that correctly. We are not fighting a uniformed military with centralized forces in one region of the world. We are fighting an enemy that is often indistinguishable from those around them, and they are global. Their greatest advantage is that YOU either don’t, or won’t accept that you are a participant in this war. Don’t believe what I say, believe what they say. Instead of attempting to rationalize their message, take them at their word. Listen to what they are saying, and overlay on to what they are doing. It is far less complicated that people try to make it.
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