© 2001 WorldNetDaily.com
Imagine you are a
4-year-old girl. On Sept. 11, you kiss your daddy goodbye in the morning
and wave as he leaves for work. That evening you see your mother crying
and desperately watching television. You wait for daddy to come home as he
always does. Except this night, and every night thereafter, he does not
Adults say many things to
you but you really don't understand what happened to your daddy. You want
to understand, but you can't. So you lose yourself in a world of play –
the only escape little kids have when tragedy taps them on the
That is what the murderous
attack on America was about – that 4-year-old girl and the thousands of
other little kids in her situation. Those children can't possibly
understand the evil that altered their lives forever. And we should
protect them from that evil.
All Americans should want
the evil stamped out forever. But we all don't.
Some of us want to
understand the terrorists who attacked us. At California State University
a professor was quoted as saying: "We should try to understand why
there are people in the world that hate the United States."
The attacks, the professor
said, were an assault on the forces of "globalization."
That kind of foolish
thinking is creeping into the national discourse now that the shock of the
attacks is wearing off. But like the 4-year-old girl, I don't understand
the point. Who cares why the terrorists did what they did?
Who cares why some people
hate America? It is simply not important to explore the motives of brutal
killers unless you're doing a psychology thesis or something similar.
Should I try to understand
why Jeffrey Dahmer slaughtered people? Why Hitler hated the Jews? Why Mao
murdered millions in China? Am I supposed to waste my time trying to
ascertain the motives of monsters? That would be a colossal mistake.
Do you think General George
Patton tried to understand the Germans he captured? No, he killed or
imprisoned them without a second thought. He did that because they were
fighting for a brutal regime. The general could not have cared less that
Germany got hosed in the peace agreement after World War I.
America must now reject and
scorn the voices of the appeasers and excusers. We owe the terrorists
nothing but death and destruction. They have forfeited any kind of due
process or consideration by attacking innocent civilians in order to
please their god, who approves of mass murder.
The federal government of
the United States is in place to protect the citizenry. That is its
primary function. The feds let us down by failing to take national
security seriously enough. Now our government must act aggressively to
punish those who attacked us and discourage the maniacs who would do it
terrorists is only necessary in order to catch them. You can't persuade
evil. You can't reason with fanatics. I get frustrated with Americans who
see the world through their own selfish prism. The Holocaust would not
have happened if the nations of Europe had recognized the evil dripping
from Hitler's every pore. But they wanted to understand the Third Reich,
to negotiate with it in the hope of attaining peace.
It is no different today.
There is an incredible evil in this world and it is not capitalism or a
foreign policy that tilts toward Israel or a failure to recognize global
warming. No this evil kills women and children in the name of God and
rejects all humane behavior. This evil is easily understood if one looks
at the face of the 4-year-old girl waiting for her father to finally come
home. And that's the kind of understanding America needs right now.