Saskatoon Police reopened a bridge after a report of a mysterious case beside a heavily trafficked bridge. I laughed at the absurdity of this for a while until my brain actually started to think.
It’s good to be vigilant in todays day and age. We have to go to these lengths to protect ourselves due to the seemingly random bomb attacks of extremists. I blame religion for this kind of paranoia. Had the pious decided to work together instead of killing each other with random acts of violence we would not be in fear of attack. Times past the atrocities in other countries would be meaningless and distant. Today the global media has brought these acts into our living rooms every night to remind us that people are killing one another every moment in horrific manners while we are sitting there eating a T.V. dinner. I get sick when I watch the news during dinner making the meal unappetizing to say the least. I should patent that as a weight loss program and make millions. Try to eat a chocolate bar when watching 10 people get vaporized by a roadside bomb, or an infidels head get cut off for not praying at the right time. I bet you can’t.
There are Canadians who blow stuff up without religious motivation. However, I would not fear being in a public place and getting obliterated by these extremists. If I was a pipeline, I may think differently (if at all).
The enemy of peace has changed but the fear will never go away. During the crusades one might fear a man holding a bible and a weapon. The 20th century world wars had the Nazi’s threatening to conquer the world. Today, we have Islam attempting the take over the world. Fanatics such as the one above will not rest until everyone bows down to Allah. Everyone else is to die. I do not believe this is a universal Islamic way of thinking, however it is allowed to occur without any serious opposition which implicates the entire religion for the crimes committed by the few. The “moderate” Islamic people fear reprisal on themselves and their families from these ignorant fools as much or more than the rest of western civilizations. I believe that is why they remain as silent as they are. Governments also fear the Islamic terror machine going as far as to destroy a man’s career for drawing a political cartoon featuring Mohammed. These creatures are adept at keeping the rest of civilization on their toes. Every so often they change the rules of the game just enough to create panic in societies thousands of kilometers away.
As the Joker said:
“Nobody panics when things go “according to plan.” Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all “part of the plan.” But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!”