Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Everybody knows David slew Goliath, and that it was an amazing feat because David was a kid and Goliath a giant. He won using a sling – a child’s weapon.
Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, says America needs an army of Davids, ordinary people with ordinary skills to take on extraordinary tasks using their own particular skills.
Suppose a fundamentalist Christian preacher in America were to embrace the concept? Suppose he preached to his congregation: “God has turned His back on America because we have embraced Satan. The only thing we can do is start over, just like Sodom and Gomorrah. But we don’t have to wait for God to act, the Lord helps those who help themselves. Every one of you can play a role in bringing God’s justice to this land, just like David slew Goliath, you can be an Army of Davids. Do you work for the power company? Search for a way to disrupt the grid. Do you work in for the water department? Search for a way to poison everyone in the city after you massacre the staff at the Christmas party. Do you have knowledge of firearms? Kill all the gays in a nightclub. You don’t need to travel overseas to kill sinners, they’re all around you. You don’t need specialized training, you don’t need financial backing, you don’t need have your plans approved or coordinate your action with anyone else; just do it. The Lord will approve.”
Suppose impressionable young men and women took him up on it and began to commit random acts of terrorism. Do you think the Obama administration would find a way to restrict his preaching, limit membership in his church, seize his pamphlets, block his radio transmissions, deny him internet access?
It’s simple: If he’s Christian (and not explicitly “progressive”), he’s the “tip of the iceberg”.
If he’s Muslim, he’s a perverse aberration that reflects nothing