Even the publishers of The New Yorker magazine recognized Obama for who he is, as apparent from the cover from July 21, 2008 issue. Why is Glenn Beck having such a difficult time with this reality? I can't help but wonder if the Muslim community as reached Glenn Beck with enough threats, that he has decided to just give Islam a pass. Perhaps, Rupert Murdock sent down orders to FOX to lay off the Muslims, as he is quite close to many "Poo bahs" in the Muslim world.
My wife and have been watching Glenn Beck for a number of years, we tuned him in when he was on main stream TV, and we watch him each day, almost religiously. We have learned more history from watching his program than we ever learned in school, and I was a history buff. I have to credit him for encouraging the new interest in American history and our Founding Fathers. In the last few days however, we seem to be getting these mixed messages from Glenn. One of the things that troubles us most was his statement that "revolutionaries who engage in violence, are lunatics." I have a real tough time with that statement. For the last 8 weeks or so, Beck has been touting the courage of men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams, and rightly so. Those men were brave, courageous, and true Patriots, but they were also revolutionaries, make no mistake about it. George Washington is one of my favorite men from history, he certainly was a patriot, the Commander of the Continental Army, and he did in fact take up arms against a tyrannical government, but George Washington, in my book, was NO lunatic!!!
In his zealousness to advocate only non-violent reaction to our present tyrannical administration, Glenn has lulled himself into an ideological realm of a peaceful euphoria. The reality is that America's freedom, liberty, and peace, came with a price tag. That price tag was the lives, fortunes, and sacred honor of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It also came through sacrifice of thousands of men, women, and yes children who fought and died for this new nation. There is nothing non-violent about war. Reality and history tells us that to maintain the peace, retain our liberty and freedom, the violence of war, although unwanted, may be necessary as a last resort. None of those freedom loving Revolutionary War hero's wanted to be hero's, but they were in no way, shape or form "lunatics". Thomas Jefferson once wrote: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure." That statement didn't make Jefferson a lunatic, it makes him a realist. A realist is someone who is "concerned with facts as they actually are." The facts in evidence, before us are extremely visible. 1) Our country is being destroyed from within. 2)Islam is determined to wipe Israel of the face of the map. 3) Islam teaches that all Infidels must convert and bow to Allah, or be destroyed. 4) Islam's goal is to completely rule the world. 5) Our president is doing everything in his power to facilitate the goals of Islam. Islam is the epitome of a totalitarian ideology. Islam rules every aspect of a Muslim's life, from economics to family law. To Islam, there is no other God but Allah. There is no country where Islam becomes dominant that you can have a real democracy, or free Republic. Islam has never, is not now, or ever will be compatible with any other religion, or form of government, to a Muslim, there is only one ruler, Allah, one prophet, Mohamed, one law, Sharia.
I do not consider myself a racist, or a bigot in any way. I hold no animosity toward people from the Arab world. I do however, despise any religion or faith that encourages the eradication of all other faiths. I do not trust anyone who is a follower of Islam, as they are encouraged to lie, cheat, and murder to further the dominance of Islam throughout the four corners of the earth. I can not in good conscience tolerate any faith that will not tolerate my Christian Faith. I firmly believe that there are no moderate Muslims, if you follow the teachings of Mohamed, then your potential to be a terrorist increases a thousand fold. According to Mohamed, there are no half Muslims, you either are, or you are not, and if you are not, then you are seen as an Infidel in the eyes of Islam. The only reasonable correlation between Islam and Christianity, is the Lord wants us as believers to be either hot or cold in our faith, God said, if you are only luke warm, I will spew you from my mouth. The one huge difference between Christianity and Islam, Jesus, never told any Christian to kill all those who will not become Christian.
The time will come when all of us, even Glenn Beck will have to take a stand for what is right and good. There may well come a time when talk will not work, and action will be America's last resort. Given the track that this nation is on, action may one day soon be our only choice. Sometimes facing reality is very difficult, but as it was for our Founding Fathers, facing reality was necessary, and they did what they had to do. As our Founders did, we must seek the Lord's grace and mercy, and we must face the necessity of fighting evil as opposed to tolerating it. "Tolerance is the final virtue of a dying society" (Aristotle)
One final thought: "Ignoring Islam, and it's goals, pretending the Imam's don't mean what they say, will not make Islam go away!!!" "You can not fight and defeat your enemy, until you recognize him for who and what he is, and admit his existence." (Jerome Roth) Make no mistake, Islam has declared war on Jews, Christians, and America. We are not at war with with Arab people, but we are, without a doubt at war with Islam. The sooner all of America and the free world realize this, the sooner free people everywhere can ally and defeat this enemy.