Does anyone remember the good old days? You know, the days when all we kids had to worry about was reds under the beds and the possibility that at any moment the Soviet Union would launch a full scale nuclear attack on Britain. Leaflets were sent out to every home in Britain telling us how to survive a nuclear attack. True, there were a lot of things that had to be done in four minutes, but I'm sure some people found it useful. My own personal strategy in the event of nuclear war was always to go outside, light a cigarette and watch - but I'm a bit funny that way.
Despite the ludicrous government information about what to do in the event of an attack, one thing was always clear to most people - and that was who the enemy was. It was the commies, the Ruskies, the Soviet Union. No one pretended that the attack might come from somewhere else - like Belgium or Portugal. There were people who tried to convince us that the Soviet Union was just misunderstood, but even they generally tended to concede that an attack - if it happened - would come from the general direction of The Iron Curtain.
So, it's interesting to note that governments are just as keen to keep kids on their toes. Only, these days they tend to be less decisive about where the threat lies - as this article demonstrates.
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — The scenario has played out in real life across America: Gunfire echoes through a school and students are held hostage.
But police, faculty and staff lived out their own make-believe version yesterday of just such a tragedy at Burlington Township High School, complete with Kevlar-clad officers, armed suspects and students portraying the wounded and dead.
“You perform as you practice,” Superintendent Chris Manno said prior to the exercise. “We need to practice under conditions as real as possible in order to evaluate our procedures and plans so that they're as effective as possible.”
Sounds reasonable? Well, maybe. There is no doubt that the Beslan massacre in 2004 when almost 400 people - mostly children - were murdered by Muslim terrorists should concentrate everyone's mind - but here's the rub.
Two Burlington Township police detectives portrayed the gunmen. Investigators described them as members of a right-wing fundamentalist group called the “New Crusaders” who don't believe in separation of church and state. The mock gunmen went to the school seeking justice because the daughter of one had been expelled for praying before class. (My emphasis).
If ever you needed an example of the progressive liberal moral inversion - then this is it. What does that statement tell you about "the threat"?
Right wing? New Crusaders? Church? State? Separation?
That's right -the threat to the world doesn't come from the left or Islam and isn't propagated through the mosques and enabled by secularist moral equivalence. No, what we really have to be scared of kids, are those right wing crazies from your local church and their vengeance on us secularists for daring to insist that Christianity has no part in defining legislation.
I can not think of a term to adequately describe the people who came up with this. I certainly can not understand their motivation. What were they thinking of? Perhaps they were only trying to be culturally sensitive and not offend Muslims (after all the RoP is notoriously bad at handling criticism) - but if that was the case, why use the example of Christianity instead?
We are truly living in rotten times. The rot has set deep into western nations and is called progressive liberalism. We either get rid of it or wait until western civilization collapses in on itself.
What's it to be?