Wednesday, March 23, 2016
A nation of sheep - Belgium edition
I couldn't help but get angry when I read this headline:
And what, precisely, will drawing messages on a sidewalk in chalk do to stop terrorism? The answer, of course, is that it'll do precisely as much as sending Twitter messages to oppose the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram - namely, nothing whatsoever.
If Belgians (or any other nation's citizens) want to 'take a stand against terror', do so by recruiting, training, equipping and supporting effective anti-terrorist forces; by stopping terrorists coming into your country in the guise of 'refugees'; and by doing everything possible to prevent 'fellow travelers' from providing passive or active support to terrorists. Belgium has been cutting back on security and defense expenditures for years . . . and now its citizens are paying the price, as are those of many other European nations.
Oh - and leave the damn sidewalk chalk at home!