Is it true? I don’t know, but it sure describes my experience.
We in America, lulled by years of prosperity, find it difficult to believe that barbarians still exist in the world.
But, yes, Virginia, there are humans who are not “civilized” as we know it. People who will kill you for your sneakers, and people who will torture you for the giggles of seeing you twist and scream. These are facts.
In our shrinking world, the far-away barbarians are now next door. With our transportation, communication, information, and weaponry, they’re here among us.
We got trouble. That’s a fact. And talking liberal at them won’t do a bit of good.
Some folks just need killing to dissuade them from their foolish ways. Maybe we don’t like that, but we don’t get to tell the Universe what’s true. We must have the humility to listen. The Universe will tell *us*.
And it’s telling us loud and clear, soldier.