Wishy Washy, Pishy Poshy

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In school, we had one teacher who always used to say, “You’ve got to call a spade a spade.”


Another used to tell us, “Never hesitate, act decisively, do what you need to do.”


These people were inspirational!


But these days when it comes to national and homeland security, what’s the world looking like:


– WISHY WASHY–We can’t speak directly and say who the enemy even is.


AND


– PISHY POSHY–We won’t act decisively in defending the nation and moreover, we acknowledge that there isn’t even a strategy.


It’s like what happened? 😉


(Source Graphic: Andy Blumenthal)

A Volcano Of Our Own Making

Volcano Erupting

So I saw this cool volcano making kit in the store. 

Kids typically do this cool experiment where they make a mock volcano erupt and the hot lava spills out in all directions and makes a big stinkin’ mess. 

But when I saw this volcano game kit, I couldn’t help connect this with all the real-world mess going on today with the endless and increasingly savage terrorism we are witnessing from brutal acts of terror to full blown religious civil wars, Arab Spring, and building of Caliphates across the region. 

Now we have religiously-inspired murders and maimings of millions of people with countless more displaced and refugees streaming across Europe.

The problem here though is that this is caused by crazy adults, and not playful and learning children. 

Most recently today, I watched a video of ISIS killing a bound prisoner (see starting in video link at 1:55) by rolling over him with a tank {extremely brutal and gory}.

The unbelievable savagery taking place with knifings, shootings, stonings, suicide bombings, beheadings, burnings, crucifixions, abductions, enslavement, gang rape, and more.

This is the Middle East today erupting and the adults are playing politics, personal and religious biases, and sick gamesmanship with millions of people’s lives.

Unfortunately, what happens over there tends to come here in the West…and this eruption is a doing of our own head-in-the-sand making. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)