We’ve Lost Our Common Sense!

We’ve Lost Our Common Sense!

© David Burton 2014

We've Lost Our Common Sense

     We Americans, along with millions of other people around the world have lost all sense of reality and we’ve simply lost our common sense!

     The Politically Correct crowd screams that they are “outraged” because jihadist terrorists were “mistreated” during CIA interrogations and that we need to shut down the prison at Guantanamo Bay and release all the terrorists held there.

     Jihadists have beheaded civilian American aid workers and journalists. On 15 December 2014, Taliban jihadists stormed a school in Pakistan killing more than 100 innocent children. Islamic jihadists killed 3,000 Americans, nearly all innocent civilians, on September 11, 2001 in an unprovoked terrorist attack. In Iraq, ISIS beheaded 4 Christian children because the children would not renounce their Catholic faith and convert to Islam. In West Africa, the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, is fighting to establish a “pure” Islamist state based on Sharia law, killing hundreds of people in attacks on schools, army bases and churches. In Somalia, the Al-Shabaab militant group, an inflexible offshoot of the Islamic Courts Union, has been responsible for some of the worst atrocities: perhaps the best-known is the attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi in September 2013. In Tunisia and Libya, the Ansar al-Sharia organization has been fighting for the implementation of strict Sharia law. The group is blamed for the attack on Benghazi’s US consulate on September 11, 2012, which killed four people including the US ambassador.

     And still, supposedly intelligent people object to our extracting information from these savages by any means necessary when we capture them. Why? Because it makes us less civilized? “Please. Is it more noble to let these miscreants kill us?
     “We are living in a world where kindness is mistaken for weakness.
     “. . . there exists among us well-intentioned lunatics who remain persuaded that turning the other cheek might somehow appeal to the humanity of terrorists.
     “Humanity? Monsters don’t have humanity any more than rodents. . . .
     "Yet it seems nothing can deter the anti-Gitmo crowd from wanting to treat Muslim madmen kinder and gentler . . .
     “In our unwillingness to treat out toxic enemies accordingly, we have become . . . ‘a lamb defending the lion’s right to eat it.’
     “Enough already.
     “America, it is indeed time to bare our teeth.” (Ref. 1)

     In November 2014, two Muslims entered a synagogue in Israel and slaughtered 4 rabbis praying at morning services with hatchets and guns. And the bleeding hearts of the world complain about the CIA treating their Islamic terrorist brethren badly!

     “Torture”, “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” or whatever name one wants to give to the act of inflicting pain or causing fear for the purpose of saving innocent lives is one thing. Torturing simply for the sake of causing pain to the victim or of giving sadistic pleasure to the one doing the torture is quite a different matter. If “torture” or “enhanced interrogation techniques” can save one potential innocent victim of Islamic terror, then more power to the torturer or the interrogator. If people cannot understand this distinction and cannot appreciate the need to use all methods available to save the lives of potential victims of Islamic fanaticism, then these people simply have no humanity and no brains. It’s time people concentrated on how to defeat and eliminate the imminent threat of inhumane Islamic jihad and it’s time people stopped wringing their collective hands over whether or not these animals received humane treatment – which, by their acts of unmitigated cruelty and inhumanity, they long ago gave up any right to receive.

     In September 2014, the spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) urged its members to kill civilians and soldiers in countries including Australia, France, Canada and the U.S. by any means necessary.

     Two British hostages, Michael Haines and Alan Henning, were barbarically beheaded by Islamic militants. Haines had committed the unpardonable act of working for an international relief agency in Syria and helping refugees in a camp near the Turkish border when he was snatched by ISIS militants. Compare these beheadings with non-fatal waterboarding or sleep deprivation techniques reported to have been used on Islamic terrorists!

     Heaven forbid that we should make the terrorists uncomfortable during interrogation.

     These jihadist animals who commit unspeakable crimes against humanity and are responsible for the death and suffering of so many innocent people do not deserve to be treated with American constitutional values. They do not deserve to be treated with any consideration of the accepted rules of war and certainly don’t deserve to receive any protection under the Geneva Convention – these murderers abide by no rules of decency and they lack any trace of humanity. They have no right to be treated other than the same way they treat others! The bleeding hearts of the world need to have compassion for their victims and stop advocating for undeserved rights for the perpetrators of these horrific crimes. There is absolutely no need for us to “empathize with our enemies.” – at least, not these enemies.

     While those exposed to “enhanced interrogation techniques” suffered no permanent physical injuries and lived to complain about the procedures, the same cannot be said for the victims of jihadist barbarism. While the “enhanced interrogation techniques” were intended to save the lives of innocent potential victims, jihadist kidnappings, tortures, rapes, beheadings, and murders were solely intended to cause pain, suffering and death to the victims, their families, their co-religionists, their friends and their countrymen.

     Let’s stop the debate over whether these “enhanced interrogation techniques” amounted to torture. Instead, let’s focus on how to destroy Islamic jihad. If it takes “enhanced interrogation techniques” to do so, so be it. If “enhanced interrogation techniques” save one innocent life, so be it. These Islamic jihadists have demonstrated what their rules for waging war against humanity are – they have no rules. We should wage our war on terror by these same rules. We don’t need to fight Islamic terror with one arm tied behind our back. We can’t afford to accede to the politically correct (PC) crowd in this war on terror. They are welcome to be politically correct as their heads are cut off by the jihadists they are advocating for. I prefer to retain my head on my shoulders and to fight and defeat these jihadist terrorists with any and all means at my disposal - “enhanced interrogation techniques” included.

     Muslim extremists in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank conduct a terrorist war against Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East. They murder Jews, terrorize Christians and other minorities that reside in these territories. Their leaders incite their people to commit and glorify these acts of terror. Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) that controls the West Bank, along with “his advisors and his fellow ideologues are on record as advocating not the peace they claim to want when speaking to the west, but the complete eradication of Israel and the elimination of every Jew from their prospective Palestinian state. - - - A Palestinian university recently gave an award to the family of a Hamas terrorist who drove a car into a crowd of tourists in Jerusalem, injuring a couple and killing their 3-month old baby. - - - Following the synagogue murders {in Jerusalem} . . . {they} celebrated by parading in the streets and passing out candy.” (Ref.2)

    And still, the United States provides foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority to the tune of $400 million annually.[2] Other financial aid to the PA and Hamas comes from the European Union. Has the world lost its mind? Why are we funding these terrorists?

     In the Gaza Strip, Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Their goal is the destruction of the state of Israel. In the 1990s, they conducted suicide bombings within Israel. Hamas has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and murders of three Israeli teenagers in the summer of 2014. Since Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, Hamas has been responsible for firing thousands of rockets and mortar rounds into the civilian areas of southern Israel.

     Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States. Hamas fires thousands of rockets into Israel, calls for the destruction of Israel, a U.N. member state, takes credit for the murder of three Israeli teen agers, and, using donated money from the European Union, builds ”terror tunnels” through which to attack and kidnap Israelis. And then, on December 17, 2014, the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg ruled that Hamas would be removed from the EU terror blacklist.

     During November 2014, ISIS stoned two men to death in Syria, claiming they were gay. At the same time, the United Nations said that ISIS had carried out several executions by stoning of women in Syria it accused of adultery, while reports continue to come in of ISIS carrying out regular public executions -- often beheadings -- in areas it controls. And, instead of venting righteous outrage against the barbarians carrying out these despicable acts, the holier-than-thou bigots of the world pillory Israel by accusing it of being an apartheid state and call for Boycott, Divestiture and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel.

     “Legislation is under consideration in Jerusalem that formalizes Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people?” (Ref. 3) The horror of such a thing! How dare the Jews even think about committing such barbarity? The professional protestors, the useful idiots of the world, and their anti-Semitic allies are outraged that Israel should even think about declaring that it is the nation state of the Jewish people.

     Never mind that “The Balfour Declaration, later incorporated into the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, recognized the historical fact that what later became Israel was indeed a ‘Jewish homeland.’
     “The 1947 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 encompassed the creation of a ‘Jewish state’ and most of the world has called it that ever since its emergence in 1948.
     “In short, this legislation correctly recognizes that Israel was and is the Jewish state.
      - - -
     “Israel is scarcely alone in describing itself as the state of a particular group, religion of ethnicity.
     “In the same region can be found the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, The Syrian Arab Republic, and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Despite the vicious discrimination against, and persecution of, minorities in these states, no one has said that these states cannot affirm their national identity and purpose. Why then should Israel, the only Middle Eastern country that actually respects and protects minorities, not do so? (Ref. 3)

     All those howling over the possibility of Israel being declared a Jewish state in 2015 should check David Ben Gurion’s announcement of the formation of the State of Israel in 1947. He said: “We declare today the establishment of a Jewish State in the Land of Israel.” (Ref. 4) Some of the fury over the proposed legislation arises because of the illogical claim that passage would somehow infringe upon democracy in Israel, the only real democracy in the region. In response to those making this ridiculous claim, it can be said unequivocally that, “The Jewish State Bill does no harm at all to democracy. On the contrary; it preserves the values of the majority and does not allow a small minority to act against its will. But the Jewish State Bill somewhat curbs your quest to erase Israel’s Jewish identity. And that is what makes you so livid.” (Ref. 4)

     Here in America, we protest, riot, loot, and vandalize because 2 black men were killed by white policemen while apparently resisting arrest.

     10,000 blacks are killed each year in America – between 1980 and 2008, 93% of black homicides were committed by other blacks. In 2012, the most recent data posted on the web, the figure was 91 percent. The death of a black teenager at the hands of a white policeman was "the exception," and if the country is concerned about black homicides, then it would do better to focus on blacks killing blacks.

     The problem is not among the black population as a whole; rather, it is due to a “small sub-culture of the black population that glorifies violence and lives and dies by the gun.” It is the gang culture, characterized by widespread criminality, tribalistic warfare, high unemployment, extremely high rates of out-of-wedlock births, and widespread welfare dependency.[2]

     “In the summer of 2013, after neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, a Hispanic, was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, the political left wanted to have a discussion about everything except the black crime rates that lead people to view young black males with suspicion.” [Emphasis mine] . . . The NAACP wanted to talk about racial profiling. Assorted academics and MSNBC talking heads wanted to discuss poverty, “stand-your-ground” laws, unemployment and the supposedly racist criminal justice system. But any candid debate on race and criminality in the United States must begin with the fact that blacks are responsible for an astoundingly disproportionate number of crimes, which has been the case for at least the past half a century.(Ref.5) Thousands of Blacks killing thousands of blacks remains the real problem and not one or two white policemen killing one or two unarmed blacks!

     Some would argue that the underlying problem of black killings has been created by liberal intellectuals and politicians who want to shift blame for criminal behavior away from the criminals and, instead, blame white society for creating an environment that leads to Blacks killing Blacks. This liberalization has led to tilting the scales in favor of the riminals. Between 1976 and 2005 blacks committed more than half of all murders in the United States.[1] “The problem is black criminal behavior, which is one manifestation of a black pathology that ultimately stems from the breakdown of the black family. Liberals want to talk about what others should do for blacks instead of what blacks should do for themselves.” (Ref.5)

     When a white policeman kills a person - white or black – there is always the question of whether or not the killing was justified – was the policeman’s life in jeopardy? Was the person killed resisting arrest? Was the person killed a threat to other persons? And so forth. On the other hand, when a Black kills another Black, one of the two Blacks is almost certainly committing a crime (possibly both are) – usually murder or manslaughter.

     From all of the above, and even much more not discussed here, it would appear that we have collectively lost our common sense. We blame and castigate the victim. We excuse and glorify the perpetrator of any and all sorts of crimes. We prosecute, punish or tie the hands of those who would defend us. We hold to utopian ideals that are impractical and illogical in light of the criminals and enemies that we face. We have lost sight of reality.


  1. Playing nice won’t work in this world, Joe Fitzgerald, Boston Herald, Page 10, 17 December 2014.
  2. Startling Homicide Statistics among Blacks (and the Cause), Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard,
    15 January 2013.
  3. Formally Recognizing Israel’s Jewishness Will Not Set Back Peace, Morton A. Klein, The Jewish Press, Page 9,
    12 December 2014.
  4. The Democratic Farce, MK Moshe Feiglin, The Jewish Press, 12 December 2014.
  5. Family secret: What the left won’t tell you about black crime, Jason L. Riley, The Washington Times,
    21 July 2014.


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