"Don't bring a candlelight vigil to a gunfight." - David Burge @iowahawkblog
I DO NOT RECALL LONDONERS HAVING LARGE CANDLE-LIGHT RALLIES IN 1940.
I RECALL BRITS FIGHTING BACK:
"We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender...." - WS CHURCHILLHUH... FUNNY HOW WINSTON DIDN'T MENTION T-SHIRT SLOGANS OR CANDLE-LIGHT...
NEITHER DID JFK:
We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans--born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge--and more.WE NEED SOLIDARITY, AND THESE RALLIES OFFER A LITTLE FEEL-GOOD VERSION OF THAT.
BUT WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS TO COUNTER-ATTACK AND WIPE THE ENEMY OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
CANDLE-LIGHT AND T-SHIRT SLOGANS WON'T ACCOMPLISH THAT, AND NETHER WILL RALLIES.
WE NEED ACTION AND WE NEED IT NOW - AND I DO NOT MEAN CHARGING THE PERPS WITH MURDER AND HAVING A TRIAL!
I MEAN COUNTER-ATTACKING WITH 100x THE FORCE THEY USE ON US.
WHEN RADICAL ISLAMISTS ATTACK US HERE IN THE WEST, THEN WE SHOULD COUNTER-ATTACK AGAINST RADICAL ISLAMISTS - ANYWHERE WE DAMN CHOOSE.
THEY'RE TRYING TO USE TERROR TO MAKE US AFRAID.
THEY'RE TRYING TO TURN ISLAM INTO A HORNET'S NEST WE DARE NOT TOUCH.
WE NEED TO MAKE THE WEST INTO THE HORNET'S NEST.
AND THE SOONER THE BETTER.
THE CURRENT CROP OF POLITICIANS IN EUROPE AND THE USA ARE NOT LIKELY TO DO MORE THAN HAVE TRIALS AND CANDLE-LIGHT VIGILS.
WE NEED NEW LEADERSHIP AND WE NEED IT ASAP.
UPDATE: FROM THE COMMENTS:
Always On Watch said...
- All the candlelight vigils in the world won't stop these barbarians. In fact, I'm sure they are laughing at the recent "determined" masses holding vigil.
- Excellent post. What we need is not twitter hashtags, candle light vigils, standing-with, or "I am" campaigns. What we need is to eradicate jihadism and jihadists.