Saturday, June 11, 2005

Our Own Gullibility

After the attack of 9/11, many believed there would be drastic changes in our culture and government. The changes have been far short of my expectations. In many ways we are still blind to the threat. I tend to focus on our cultural limitations that hinder our ability to face the threat of Islam. A recent article, Our Own Gullibility , describes in greater detail the enemy in our mists, their mode of operation, and our continued unwillingness to face the problem. How are we failing? Do we have to wait for another 9/11 before we face the facts? Read the article.

Many of us believe the government will protect us. But the government is just composed of our fellow Americans. If we can’t face the threat, talk about it, and act as if it mattered, why do we think the government – Americans who think just like we do – will act any differently? We, the people, are the government. The government reflects our views and our priorities. Let’s act as responsible citizens and educate our friends and neighbors. Change starts with each individual, one at a time.