Al Martinez is a master story teller, and he has spun a whopper of a tale. I’m just sorry to say that he got it all wrong in his piece, “Sometimes tranquillity (sp) is merely a fairy tale.”
That’s the problem with picking up the story line midway through the scene. In Mr. Martinez’ tale, Ameripax is ruled by Emperor Sweet George II, who wants for nothing more than for his kingdom to be at peace. A noble cause, of which all would agree. The trouble is that Mr. Martinez’ George II is only eager for peace in Ameripax, while he sends the army to conquer foreign nations. Mr. Martinez has George II running off covering his ears after his fawning assistants have tried to shield him from the objections of some of his subjects.
To set the story correct, let’s start a little further back in history. The war, now prosecuted by George II, did not begin with his reign as Commander-in-Chief. It began as a small ember many years prior and burst into flame when Iranians took U.S. Embassy personnel hostage. That was in 1979, twenty two years before the September 2001 attacks. And, you may recall that it was under the watch of Emperor The World Is Not Nearly As Left As I Want It To Be Carter. Speaking the impotent left dialect of the Kingdom’s official language, Emperor Carter was not able to secure the release of the hostages. That’s not really surprising because Islamists are not in the least bit intimidated by impotent threats and appeasement talk. The hostages were, however, immediately released upon the inauguration of politically incorrect King Ron, whose reputation preceded him to the throne. The Kingdom subsequently suffered through a series of Islamo-fascist attacks under the reign of various kings and emperors.
Emperor What Is Sex Billy Bob and Co Emperor I Want To Be A Dictator Hillary reigned over the kingdom as: the Khobar Towers Military complex was bombed in 1996; the Kenya and Tanzania U.S. Embassies were bombed in 1998; and the U.S.S. Cole was bombed in 2000. The Chief of the Department of No Justice Unless It Fits Our Viewpoint Reno oversaw, outside of existing law, the promulgation of rules and regulations which forbade the sharing of information between the intelligence community and law enforcement. And thus one year before the bombings of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the military was afraid to share information with the FBI on the bombers to be. Despite the first bombing of the World Trade Center and the other bombings during their reign, the Co-Emperors showed no interest in preparing the citizens for the darkening clouds on the horizon. The world’s most powerful lothario was busy pursuing and seducing every woman he could get. And, Hillary was busy feeding him women whom she deemed would neither challenge her position of power nor her hopes of being catapulted onto the Emperor’s throne.
Over the years, vast numbers accepted the elitist lies oozing into the empty skulls of college students since before the war in Vietnam. The masses were spoon fed the gruel by the chicken foot symbol wearing elite of higher education.
During all of this time, many of the good citizens of the Kingdom amused themselves with sensational celebrity criminal trials, drooled over false heroes of Hollyweird, and other such tripe while blissfully unaware that their Kingdom was in the process of bifurcating into two great masses of conflicting viewpoint: the Reds; and the Blues.
The Reds believe in the traditional values espoused and practiced by those who settled this Kingdom after escaping the tyranny of old Europe. They believe in such quaint ideas as personal responsibility, charity, freedom, limited government, and helping your neighbor.
The Blues, on the other hand, believe in the socialism of new Europe. Paramount is progressive views such as big government redistributing wealth by confiscating it from those who earned it and giving it to those who don’t earn it. Blues also believe that it is they who are the truly compassionate. In truth, their system of handouts enslaves the people and saps their ability to stand on their own two feet. Of course, the Blues don’t think they are doing this. They just think that they know what is best for the little people. And, since the little people obviously don’t have the ability to compete in a capitalist world, the Blues will take care of them with patently racist and discriminatory programs.
The official Kingdom Press, also called the main stream media, was content with a near monopoly which allowed them to slant and skew the “news” to fit their pre-packaged elitist left agenda. The MSM abandoned any semblance of responsibility they might have previously felt to provide the citizens with honest news reporting and analysis. That is not much of a surprise since most of the professional journalist class is a product of a university system corrupted with leftist professors. Seldom was a word spoken about the chanting and murmuring of “Allah Akbar” across the globe from Mecca to London and back.
Then a strange thing happened during the reign of Emperors Bill & Hillary. The Reds heard a voice, which resonated within their hearts, as it spoke the language of traditional personal values. The Reds hoisted the messenger to their shoulders and sent him to the Palace in Washington D.C. Despite the best efforts to lie, cheat and steal the elections by the minions of I Invented The Internet Gore and Flip Flop Kerry, the thefts did not happen. Wailing and gnashing of leftist teeth occurred on both coasts of the Kingdom. Cries of anguish rung forth in liberal indignation. But, the will of the people was done and a foul taste remains for the losers.
Emperor George II began his reign unremarkably with seemingly no particular inclination toward foreign policy. And, it was OK with the Reds since they now had their man in office and he spoke their language. The Blues, of course, were totally indignant and continue to falsely claim that the Reds stole the elections. That is a good bit of projection by the Blues considering their own attempts to steal same.
Then there was a loud noise and the Reds and Blues said alike, “What was that?” Emperor George II awoke and found his true calling as a leader. He responded that the noise was Islamo-fascists and that they are intent on killing each of the infidel citizens of Ameripax. At first, the entire Kingdom was in accord with Emperor George II’s plan to destroy the Taliban supporters of Osama bin Ladin. And, when the world’s intelligence organizations were in total agreement that Saddam had WMD’s, the Kingdom agreed to go to war with Iraq. Now the world’s intelligence organizations have egg on their collective face. It turns out that at the time of the invasion of Iraq that there was no longer a viable WMD program in place. The facts don’t matter, and the Blues continue to claim that Emperor George II lied about the WMD’s. Lying is not the same as mistaken, but you can’t get the Blues to admit the obvious. The Blues hate Emperor George II, and they will do and say anything to try and facilitate the removal of his crown.
Today, the citizens of the Kingdom do have the right to voice their contrary opinions. They won’t if all the churches are replaced with mosques. Emperor George II grasped the concept. Perhaps that is because he is Christian, and he understands the fervency of religion.
Emperor George II does not require only good news; he simply has the strength of character to follow through on a course of action that he finds morally responsible, and he disregards the whining of the ungrateful.
Once again the MSM is fanning the flames of anti-war sentiment. Once again the MSM is trying to sap the resolve of the Kingdom. For some reason they must think that is better to do nothing and to wait to be slaughtered like livestock.
The woman, I Am Grieving For The Loss Of My 24 Year Old Son In Iraq & I Reject His Decision To Serve His Kingdom Sheehan, is a victim of circumstances because her son was taken from her. She did not make a sacrifice. A sacrifice requires a deliberated giving, an offering. This woman gave nothing. Her son was an adult, and he made his own decision. He made the offering that became a sacrifice. There is an important difference, but it may be too subtle for some.
Here’s the situation today. Unless the Kingdom gets totally committed to the destruction of Islamo-fascism, it will suffer the same fate as Israel and Europe. The Islamo-fascists are a determined lot fired with the enthusiasm of religion. They will not be dissuaded short of annihilation. As a Born Again Christian man, Emperor George II understands the fanaticism of our enemies. The apologist with liberal/leftists views can not see the proverbial forest for the trees. He will be bewildered as he hears “Allah Akbar” and his scream is transformed to the gurgling sound of air and blood escaping his slit throat.
You did get one thing right Mr. Martinez; tranquility is a fairy tale. I still hear the chanting of “Allah Akbar!”