#Barcelona Shows Us that We Need an American Epiphany [VIDEO]
August 17, 2017
Terror reared its ugly head in Barcelona today, and it happened right in the middle of our own national angst.
At this time there are thirteen dead. Thirteen souls lost under the wheels of terrorists’ vans.
Catalonia Interior Minister confirms 13 deaths and more than 50 injured in Barcelona https://t.co/8D4CaQHhQL
— Drew Smith (@drewsmithtv) August 17, 2017
And here’s the aftermath of their handiwork:
Yet here in America, the Land of the Eternally Outraged, we’re arguing over old Confederate statues.
That will change, however. Soon we’ll be putting up Facebook profile pictures of candles with the hashtag #Barcelona. We’ll tweet stuff like #PrayersForBarcelona and #BarcelonaStrong. With our addiction to social media, the national attention span is like that of the dog from “UP.” Squirrel!
And we’ll read the president’s statement:
The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
Along with condemnations from other national leaders:
Canada condemns today’s terror attack in Barcelona – our hearts, sympathies & support are with the victims and their families.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 17, 2017
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Do you remember “BostonStrong”? Do you remember images like this carnage from the Boston Marathon attack?
It certainly looks a lot like Barcelona, doesn’t it?
Moreover, do you remember “We are All Charlie Hebdo?” And how we’re all London and Germany and Brussels, too?
All those terror attacks surely shook all of us to our cores. Nevertheless they were quickly forgotten as our next political outrage du jour happened.
However, we need to learn lessons from today’s attack, particularly in the light of Charlottesville. Especially since ISIS is now claiming responsibility for the attack:
BREAKING NEWS: @ShepNewsTeam: ISIS claims responsibility for #Barcelona attack. pic.twitter.com/fKqrYBX2hL
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 17, 2017
This is what happens when some folks think that their people and history are superior, and there’s no room for anyone else. I’m looking at you, Tiki Nazis, with your ridiculous faux-Nuremberg rally.
This is what happens when you want to suppress the expression of people you disagree with. I’m looking at you, AntiFa. You’re not the Millennial equivalent to Hans and Sophie Scholl. Not even close.
Look, we need to have a national epiphany here. With the exception of random attacks, our own homegrown extremists are not really that much different from ISIS, are they? Already one innocent person is dead. And I’m sorry to say that more may follow.
It’s all just lather, rinse, repeat. Over and over again.
Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!
Sometimes I think the ANTIFA people and their supporters wish for Barcelona’s to happen here with more frequency.
I agree, the left needs violence and outrage to stoke the fires of special snowflakes. With regard to attention spans, think gnats. RIP victims of yet another assault on Western Civilization and its citizens by the barbarians of the religion of peace.
Love this post, Kim.
They’re not that different from ISIS in what they want. They certainly aren’t up to ISIS’ league in terms of the literal violence they deliver – yet.
Someone else has mentioned how this is like 1968. And they followed that with commenting on what the 70s turned into, with domestic terrorists everywhere. I certainly hope it doesn’t repeat like that.
To help fend off things like Barcelona happening here, get yourself armed and practice. Because there’s only two ways to not be a victim of a car attack (besides pure luck): get something very substantial between you and the vehicle, or shoot the driver until the vehicle stops moving. I embrace the power of “and” in this case.
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