In 2014. The Heritage Foundation hosted a Benghazi panel to discuss is the American Government had failed to protect the Ambassador and Americans in Benghazi. A young female Muslim student stood up to speak and said “how can we fight an ideological war with weapons”. Bridgette Gabriel spoke and said “There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world, 180-300 million are dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization.” However, the “peaceful majority is irrelevant”. During WWII most Germans were peaceful, but the Nazis drove the agenda and 60 million people died. Most Russians, most Chinese, and Japan were peaceful however they killed millions. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
Today, we are caught up in a war within our country. A war that is supposedly a race war. But it is not. It is a war of good and evil. And evil is winning out. The media is fueling fear of an uprising, fear of our government, fear of law enforcement and they are only showing one side. The silent majority is standing by as it has in the past and allowing it to happen.
The truth, however, to quote Mulder, “is out there.”
It pains me that I have been silent myself for so long. As a kid, I wanted to be a writer, a journalist, and report the truth. However, my calling was not that path at the time. I chose to go into the healing profession. Mind you, I have no regrets, I love my work and know I have helped many over the years. I had a passion to live my life with kindness, honesty, and compassion. Which I still do, but I can remain silent no longer.
I can tell you that I have only met one Muslim in my life that has scared me, I have met 1 Indian who has treated me as lesser, I have met no black people who were not loving, caring, and hard-working. Many I have met have had horrible pasts that most Americans can not imagine, until possibly now. So why is it that we are silent?
Is it fear, apathy, or just plain ignorance or self-centeredness?
I think it is a mix of all. We hope that others will speak out, but they don’t. As the world is crashing around it is time for the peaceful majority to speak out. I know I can stay silent no longer. I don’t really care what others may say about me, I come from the era of “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” Maybe this blog, as I reflect on myself personally will encourage others to speak out, to think, to research, find and start posting others speaking out. We can make a difference.
Hopefully, it won’t have to come to full-blown anarchy as many predict, but you can change the world, one person at a time. Imagine if everyone got to know their neighbor, the people in their community, and treated each with kindness and understanding. Imagine if the silent majority stood up and stood behind people like Bridgette Gabriel and started to make a difference. Bullies will back down if confronted. If every peaceful majority human being said no more, we could live in a beautiful world.