Cowboy Up

Cowboy Up

By Raymond Shipley

“Anger may in time change to gladness; vexation may be succeeded by content. But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life."

Sun Tzu

On Thursday, July 14, 2016 a large truck plowed into a crowd in Nice, France. The people were there to enjoy the Bastille Day fireworks. Roughly 80 of them lost their lives.

At approximately 10:30 pm the truck, allegedly driven by a single individual who was shot dead by police, drove into the crowd of people. The driver has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, a delivery-truck driver raised in northeast Tunisia who moved to France around 2005. It has been alleged he yelled "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire on the crowd after exiting the vehicle. As a result of the attack, the Paris prosecutor's office, which oversees counterterrorism in France, has taken charge of the case. 

Thus far, in France, there have now been three terrorist attacks since November of last year. The death toll from the November and January attacks is at 147, and with this newest attack will exceed 200. ISIS has taken responsibility for the attacks in and around Paris, and although there is currently no positive link to Islamic terror groups in the Nice attack, aside from the attackers name, place of birth and religion, it increasingly seems a mute point.

France has, at least in recent history, had a reputation of appeasement towards its enemies. From mutiny in World War I and almost immediate surrender in World War II, to abandonment of Vietnam and acquiescence to Algerian revolutionaries, France's track record for combatting its enemies is far from legendary. Will the reaction in this event be anything except more of the same?

Western Culture has allowed the Trojan Horse inside its walls and is now engaged in a fight for survival. This is different than the clandestine conflict that has been waged against the infectious cultural parasite embedded in its vitals. Both enemies spell doom for the West and are intrinsically tied together; however, fighting a two-front war is seldom successful. 

The enemy that is raping and killing is the more immediate threat. This is obvious. It is past time to Cowboy up and crush a declared foe. Until now this enemy has waged war with impunity, because the West has refused to believe war had even been declared. Western nations have for too long engaged in frivolous wars at the hands of liberal and neoconservative warmongers, we have forgotten what a just war feels like. It is time to embrace the side of Right once again. It is time to be proud to know we fight a righteous war against a barbaric enemy. It won't be long now until the voices of even the most liberal and cowardly are drowned by the thunder of Patriots, shouting to defend all for which we stand. To paraphrase Yamamoto after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, you should fear that all you have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve. 

A revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions