For many, the news that there was another attack by a Muslim came as no surprise. As we have seen the ever growing number of “radical” Muslims in the West, the likelihood of another attack increases accordingly. But, one should be aghast at President Obama’s reaction to such an attack.
In remarks from the White House briefing room, Obama said, “No act of hate or terror will ever change who we are or the values that make us Americans.”
This would appear to be good news for all Americans until we realize that these steadfast values do not include the value of self-defense.
He also waded into the gun control debate. The Orlando shooting rampage, he said, is a reminder of how easy it is for someone to get a hold of a weapon that could kill people in a “school, or a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub.”
“And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be,” Obama added. “And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.”
So, while we have this horrific act of terror, our President wishes for us to lay down our arms. This did not happen in a place where guns are carried openly. But yet, our ideological President wants to use the deaths of these people to push his agenda.
It also should be pointed out that Obama used this to stoke the fires of the gay community against his political enemy on the right. Do not think that his words were chosen carelessly. The speech was crafted to bring the best value politically.
No act of hate. Who does the gay community think of first when they think of hate? Will this work? Will the President lure the gay community closer to the socialist fold, or with the ready use of gay men and women as fodder be enough to shake them from their political slumber?
Only time will tell.