ISIS and Hollywood
Castro, Chavez, gay unions, gun control, the list goes on and on. Hollywood’s list of liberal socialist causes will make your cranium spin. While there are a few from Hollywood that have supported issues like the Rwandan genocide, cancer charities, children’s health, they far outnumbered by support to liberal and socialist causes.
My question to Hollywood is this: why are you not standing up against the genocide of Yazidis and other minority groups to include Christians by ISIS, aka DAESH? For that matter, why does our national government and leadership allow only inconsequential air attacks against a genocidal threat? It is the equivalent of using hand grenades against Hitler’s Germany.
If we fought Hitler the way we are fighting DAESH, we would all be living under tyranny and speaking German. Isn’t that the intent of DAESH? Resurrecting the caliphate, world domination through sharia law?
So, Hollywood, here is one issue you can stand up for and gain the support of nearly 100% of Americans: cry out about the genocide taking place at the hands of Islamic fascists. Cry out about the enslavement, rape and murder of women and children. Cry out about the slaughter, beheading, crucifying of men, woman and children who look into the eyes of evil and do not recant their believes.
If only we could be so brave. If not us, then who will stand against such evil? By retreating from atrocities and events such as the genocide taking place in the Middle East, our world has become a more dangerous place for this generation of Americans and for generations to come. Consider the quote from the movie Monuments Men by the actor George Clooney playing the role of George Stout, and then think about the atrocities taking place in the cradle of civilization:
“You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they'll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it's as if they never existed. That's what Hitler wants and that's exactly what we are fighting for.”
Now replace Hitler with ISIS/DAESH. That’s what DAESH wants, to annihilate all that do not believe the way they do. That is what we should be fighting against with the full force of our diplomatic, information, military and economic powers. It is time to be America again.
James Lopez,Lt Col (Ret), USAF