|NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE THIS|
by Larry Peterson
The picture is beyond description. It may be the most depraved picture I have ever seen. Yes, that is a baby, maybe 12 to 14 months old. Yes, the "mad dogs" who were about to kill her took the photo before doing so. They wanted to use it to instill fear in others they also hate. So they posted it wherever they could. For me the picture is absolutely haunting because it seems you can actually sense a desperate pleading spread over the innocent face of this beautiful child.
I do not not know her name but, since she was a Christian child, I have named her Christy. Satan, using the blackened souls in his possession, had Christy murdered. The depraved savages doing his heinous bidding made that choice. They did not have to but they did. They embraced Satan and allowed him to turn their souls into nothing more than excrement. They actually laughed as they murdered little Christy. Yes, they laughed. Christy probably was just aching to be held by her mom who had already been killed. (I wish that I could reach into that photo and yank her little body out of there, give her a bottle, a hug, wrap her in a blanket and bring her to her mom.) Damn!
We Americans are so blessed to be citizens of the greatest country there ever was. We are a unique nation, a nation comprised of people from all other nations. We are the true "melting pot" and because of our diversity we are connected to each other. We have many freedoms, freedoms that are based on a Natural Law which is derived from our Judeo-Christian foundation. Our natural resources are abundant and our soil is dark and rich and provides food not only for us but for millions around the world. We are, as President Reagan said, "that shining city on the hill". (There are those that think not but, indeed we are.)
Along with that lofty place on the world stage and having been blessed with so many natural resources and freedoms comes a responsibility. This responsibility is for the less fortunate around the world. We have an obligation to the persecuted and downtrodden, to the hungry and the poor, to the sick and elderly, to the children and their future---to babies like Christy. "God shed His Light on Thee and Crown Thy Good with Brotherhood". How often have we all sung those words? How often we have left rivers of our American blood and priceless American treasure behind while being "brotherly"? In our own imperfect way we have tried, over and over and over and we should be proud of our efforts.
Through wars and hurricanes and tsunamis and earthquakes and plagues, we Americans have always been ready to help whether it be with food, water, medicine, clothing, money and whatever else, including soldiers, that was needed. We ALWAYS tried to "Crown His Good with Brotherhood". That is because we Americans are connected to each other and that connection goes further than "from sea to shining sea". It moves onward across the oceans like giant tentacles reaching out and latching onto people all over the world. This included Christy and I guarantee you that somehow we are linked to that child.
If I sound a bit like a "pollyanna" I do not care. I know that it seems that our country has lost some of the respect we had and has been diminished in the eyes of some folks around the world. Some of our own leaders have belittled our greatness. No matter, God has shed His Light on us even though some are spitting in His benevolent Face. But nothing has changed. We Americans still have the greatest country with the most plentiful resources and abundant crops. We still have our great freedoms although slowly some have been infringed upon. Having been blessed with these gifts it follows that we still have the responsibility to be a 'big brother" to our less fortunate and weaker family members.
The "mad dogs" who murdered baby Christy want to murder each and every one of us too. As distasteful as it may seem we must always do our best to "Crown His Good with Brotherhood". We cannot protect and/or save the world but when vicious barbarians with 7th century brains and 21st century equipment start murdering (in the most brutal ways) men, women, children and babies and these desperate folks plead for the USA to help them, we must. That is also part of our Manifest Destiny and we cannot ignore it. It is time we showed our muscle, acted like a big-brother and helped smash those cowards to smithereens, using whatever means are necessary to achieve that end. If Christy has a brother or sister they need us NOW.