|Samra Kesinovic -- before (right) and after|
For me, it was looking upon the picture of Samra Kesinovic, an Austrian teen who ran away from home and joined ISIS.
She would, in trying to escape, be murdered by the very people she believed would be her liberators.
How could a nation's moral authority collapse to the point where their daughters would spit in the face of its fathers?
With the Rotherham incident in the United Kingdom, the tyranny of the other (more on this coming soon*) became crystal clear as white girls became the prey of Muslim immigrants and white men/women were too fearful of political correctness than defending their own people. [Rotherham council ignored child abuse by Asian gangs because of 'misplaced political correctness', report concludes: Damning report into the Rotherham child sex exploitation scandal finds council riven by 'bullying, sexism, suppression and misplaced political correctness', The Telegraph, 2-4-2015]
The Donald, saying what needs to be said
When mass immigration/refugee resettlement of Somali Muslims into America helps create a community struggling with ISIS recruitment tactics, it's time to reevaluate everything.
Those same "Enlightenment" values permeate the decaying carcass of Western Civilization, with French President Hollande arguing in the aftermath of an Islamic terror attack leaving more than a hundred French dead, that "France will remain a country of freedom" and his country will accept the duty of accepting 30,000 Syrian Muslim refugees...
Democracy, you see, allows the tyranny of the other to materialize, or what one honest Muslim - boasting of the horrific reality of democracy - stated in Hamtramck when demography became the city's destiny : “We were a big threat to their religion and culture. Now their days are gone.”
An Obama Administration demanding NASA scrap the taming of the heavens for outreach to the Mohammedans now has an Attorney General, in the aftermath of an Islamic terror attack in San Bernardino, says the real enemy is those who notice the small Muslim population in America is committing a number of attacks on our countrymen.
Though the United States of America might be irredeemable as a nation, many of the people who still proudly call themselves "Americans" are not.
They know something is wrong.
And now, we come to this. [Donald Trump Calls for Barring Muslims From Entering U.S., NY Times, 12-7-15]:
Donald J. Trump called on Monday for the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the country until the nation’s leaders can “figure out what is going on” after the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., an extraordinary escalation of rhetoric aimed at voters’ fears about members of the Islamic faith. At last, we come to it.
The unraveling and the era where surviving the American Nightmare will bring about the birth of a future free of the folly of the principles of the Enlightenment.
May we create a world where the horror Samra Kesinovic encountered in her final moments on earth is never, ever an option for our daughters.
[* The Tyranny of the Other represents the first true defense of The Empire in Star Wars you'll ever read.]