Warning! This blog post contains strong language!
The telephone in the kitchen rang and I answered it . . . it was old Kenny who used to be a friend of mine and who later became a rabid right wing radical.
We hadn’t spoken in a while, so I thought to myself, “Oh what the Hell? He might have something to say after all . . .”
“Did you hear what the f-ing ISIS monkeys had planned to do in Australia?” he asked with kind of a quiver in his voice.
“No,” I hadn’t heard, Kenny . . . what did they plan to do?”
“They planned to grab random victims off the street and behead them and film the beheadings – – right on the streets of Australia . . . can you believe this sh*t?” Kenny seemed a bit more agitated than usual.
“Is that some kind of right wing propaganda ploy?” I asked with a little cold feeling rising in my stomach.
“It’s all over the Internet,” my old friend replied . . . there are plenty of really credible sites running the story . . . just go on the Internet and read some of it if you don’t want to believe me.”
So I entered the words, “ISIS, Australia,Beheadings” into my search window and was astounded at the amount of crap that came up about this horrible prospect. There was a shit load of it!
“You know what?” Kenny ventured.
“No what?” I answered.
“I have been hearing all kinds of American politicians and generals and everybody telling us there is little or no prospect that ISIS is planning to cross the border between the Southwestern States and Mexico to do this kind of crap here on the streets of America, but now after reading this stuff about what the sons of bit***s had planned to do in Australia, I am not so sure anymore – – maybe the c*** suckers are already here . . . who knows? Who can we trust to tell us the truth anymore?”
The more I heard Kenny running on about this, the more it started to dawn on me that I had been denying that it might be a good thing if a lot of really strict controls were put on gun ownership in this country.
I remembered the times some of the right wads had warned me about the dangers of an unarmed citizenry and how I had laughed in their faces because I thought more gun laws were needed to keep nut cases from being able to get guns to do random shootings with. There had been a lot of that kind of stuff in the news when all this was going on and I am afraid that I became kind of an anti-gun nut as it were – – – and now listening to all this stuff about what ISIS had planned in Australia it suddenly dawned on me, “Christ! I may need to get a couple more guns my own self before I venture out to the shopping mall again because . . . you never know who might be waiting out there with a butcher knife wanting to take pictures of me losing my own damned head.”
If the time ever comes I sure as Hell want to be able to look my attacker in the face and say, “Come on you balloobie-mouthed terrorist mother f-er – – – you want a little of me? I got something for your ass too!”
So I guess my question to old Kenny and everybody else and their grand mother this morning is this: “Are those murdering sons of bitches here in America and are they just planning and waiting to spring out from the shadows and start butchering us right here on our own streets? – – – us and our kids and our loved ones?
Can somebody answer this for me with any certainty at all?
I don’t want to hear another word from anybody about how cautious we have to be in going to war with these assholes. I am ready to do whatever it takes right now . . . no matter what it costs . . . to stop them in their tracks before I see this kind of crap starting to happen right here at home.
Is that a little too paranoid this morning, folks?
Picture Credit: The image above is from Wikimedia Commons.Org where it was being offered for use under a Creative Commons License on the date I posted it to this blog . . and the date I posted it was 9/18/2014.