1. It’s Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
2. We can be nothing but grateful if French police thwarted another horrific terrorist attack with today’s raid in St.-Denis. It’s clear that these perverts have had way too much time to plan attacks on innocent people.
What we seem to be finding out about these hoodlums is that most of them were citizens of France. They were not citizens of Syria who snuck in as part of the wave of refugees.
I doubt that this will have much impact on the Republican ignorati that’s either running for the presidential nomination or governs a state. Their reaction to what happened in Paris – calling for an end to accepting Syrian refugees – is pretty much capitulation to the creeps who launched and supported the attacks.
Those creeps want a world where other religions gang up against Islam. And they would just as soon ignore the hundreds of millions of Muslims who practice their faith in peace and seeking peace.
3. Strangely enough, the announcement that David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox is retiring fits into the appropriate reaction to terror.
Not that Ortiz is retiring. But the announcement harkens back to his comments in the first Red Sox game at Fenway Park after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
He praised the police and then, in front of thousands of people and a live TV audience, said “This is our fucking city, and nobody’s going to take away our freedom.”
We should share Big Papi’s message with Paris. We need defiance, not fear. We need courage, not cowardice. We need to join together and be strong, as Boston did, and not betray our ideals or our principles.
That’s how we’ll take out the trash that killed indiscriminately Friday night, and might have done it again today if police didn’t intervene.
They don’t represent a country or a religion or a race. They represent Hell. We should send them home.