Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Why we should be concerned about terrorism while the liberals swear it doesn't concern us.

Former president Bill Clinton got a little heated when asked to respond to claims he didn't do enough to catch bin Laden in a Fox interview. Then, later, when I was watching a John Stewart's Daily Show, a program that I occasionally catch just to see what the idiots of the left have to say, he makes a comment about how the press was all over Clinton for anger, but said nothing about his (get this) intelligent comments later in the interview. Then John Stewart said something that I hear often - - by invading Iraq we have gone into a region that we have no business in because what goes on there with their governments does not concern us.

New Agers have said similar things. Pray for them, be concerned about the oppressed people of the Middle East, and for God's sake don't get mixed up in that little disagreement between Israel and the Arabs. It just does not concern us.

My answer to that mentality is expressed nicely in a story a friend sent me by e-mail recently. Read the following story, and see if you get the connection.

The Mousetrap

A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.

"What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it."

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"

The pig sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers."

The mouse turned to the cow and said, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"

The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap-- alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient. But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer's wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

2 comments:

Mary said...

I'd never heard "The Mousetrap" before. Look for this one to be on my blog today. VERY thought provoking. I am soooo glad I found your blog. I wish more would find it and read it. I'll do my part to spread the word.

Tom said...

yeh...don't sweat the small stuff..all this war and fighting..If they want to fight it out let them...not our battle...or is it?

For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For the want of a horse, the battle was lost. For the want of the battle the war was lost. For the want of a nail, the war was lost. Better pay attention to the flame that flickers terror and be sure it's out. The opposite of terror is Liberty and Freedom. We're protecting our Liberty and Freedom, and providing Liberty and Freedom where terror exists by blowing out the flame of terrorism!!