You’re sitting in your living room one evening when, out of nowhere, your house shudders violently amidst a deafening roar and dust fills the air.
What in the world?
Upon investigation, you discover that a side of your garage has buckled, tugging parts of the structure with it—your house remains standing, but something is very obviously wrong, and you’ve got a pretty good idea what to blame: Termites.
Now, imagine when the exterminator arrives, he confirms your diagnosis, and promises to take action to make the termites a “manageable problem.”
In an instant, you know you have the wrong guy for the job—you don’t need someone to make the termites “manageable,” you need someone to terminate them. Short of that, they will eventually bring your entire house down, likely killing you in the process.
Does anyone see an application of this parable to current events?
“We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem.” ~ Barack Obama
ISIL, ISIS, the Islamic State—whatever you want to call it—is not a problem you “manage.” It is an ideology that will make peace with no one, and will cut off as many innocent heads as it can along the way.
You do not manage blatant evil, you exterminate it.
Did the Allies “manage” Nazi Germany? Islamists understand only one thing, and to stop short of applying that “solution” is to court suicide.
Personally, I wish we’d never done the foolish and evil things that fueled this situation, and gave rise to the Islamic State. But that opportunity is now history, and we have to deal in the ugly present.
Fail to deal with this problem now, and the beheadings we’ve seen will be multiplied tens of thousands of times.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
I detest war, and those who have known me for any length of time are aware of my disdain for how a bankrupt worldview has led the Western elite to completely wreck everything they’ve touched in recent years.
But… retail stores often display a sign: You broke it, you bought it.
America broke Iraq. The Islamic State never would have been born had Saddam Hussein (as evil as he was) remained in power. We made the nation multiples worse than before our short-sighted invasion. Now it’s time to clean up the worst part of our mess, as we pray to God nothing darker rises from the ashes of ISIS.
Untold thousands and tens of thousands are suffering because of us. It’s time to deliver them from the demonic horde we unleashed. To Hell with any thought of managing these animals, it’s time for extermination of those jihadists who devotedly worship the blood-thirsty moon god, Allah.
For those Islamists who believe it’s “Us or Them” there is no other solution. It’s time to call the exterminators in our midst to do their terrible job. Then, Americans needs to hit the polls in November and terminate as many members of Congress as possible at the ballot box. We need massive change to have any shred of hope.
God have mercy on us all.