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Carnage and Teddy Bears

Greg Crosby

By Greg Crosby

Published Nov. 20, 2015

Thanksgiving kicks off another holiday season here in America, and this year we can be thankful that the radical Islamic terrorist community decided to skip us for now in favor of France. While Paris is still hosing down the blood from the latest Islamist attacks on Western civilization, we sit here thanking our lucky stars and keeping our fingers crossed. Please don't hurt us, Jihadists.

But have no fear, my fellow Americans, because our leaders are doing everything they can to combat these monsters. Emperor Obama and Prince John Kerry didn't hesitate for a moment before they stepped in front of cameras to say they were "outraged." Wow! What strength of character! What Churchillian determination! I don't know about you, but that made me feel better right away.

Obama announced that, "This is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share." He's wrong. The fact is, all of humanity does not share Western values, which is exactly why the Paris attacks happened. Islamic jihadis absolutely do NOT share Western values. Obama continues to refuse to acknowledge this.

Then Kerry said that the "international community will strengthen its resolve" against "violent extremists." He promised "America will stand with France." That's good to hear because for a minute there, I wasn't sure which side we were going to be on. No word yet whether he will bring back James Taylor to sing "You've Got a Friend" to the French people as he did last January following the first Paris attacks by Jihadists.

More meetings are planned. More committees and sub-committees will be created. We will "work with our partners." Partner work, that's what we need. International community organizing will do it. Let's have more talks. People are killing us, but let's sit down and figure this thing out.

The liberal politically correct in the West have risen to the occasion by tweeting just how sad they are. A special hashtag, (#PrayForParis) has been established. People Instagraming their photos with the French colors in the background proclaiming, "We are all French now!" And of course, candlelight vigils have been held, and thousands of flowers and teddy bears are pilled high and join thousands of French flags and weepy signs to proclaim just how very, very, very sorrowful we all are.

After we cry, after we light a bunch of candles, after we place our stuffed animals on the sidewalk, after we show the world just how sad we are, we've done our bit, right? What more can be done? We certainly don't want to fight back because, you know, we might hurt innocent civilians. Radical Islamists purposely target innocents of course, but we mustn't do anything to stop them because we might accidently harm civilians. Please don't hurt us, Jihadists.

The Western world won't fight, at least not with the leaders we have now. The West has become too inundated with liberal political correctness, multiculturalism, and white guilt to actually respond when they are attacked by evil. The West has gotten soft and weepy and scared. Our enemies know this and it emboldens them. It helps them in their goal to recruit more monsters like themselves all over the world.

Will the West ever wake up and fight back? If so, what will it finally take? How many more 9-11's will it take? How many more suicide bombers? How many more trains, restaurants, concert halls, shopping malls, public buildings and airplanes need to be blown up before the West gets serious about fighting radical Islam?

I know this much, if America gets another major 9-11 or Paris style attack within the next year or so, the Democrats can kiss off any chances of winning the White House in 2016. At that point, America won't be willing to put up with another 4 years of pretending that Islamic terrorists haven't declared war on Western civilization. Americans might be squishy and war weary, but they're not completely stupid. I don't think America wants to roll over and die. At least I hope not.

But think about this. If America does die, who will be left to send us teddy bears and sad tweets?

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's also a Southern California-based freelance writer.

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