Terror Attack in NYC and YOU. Si vis pacem, para bellum.

The people of New York City has experienced another terror attack.  The perp ran people down with a rented truck.  When he got out of the truck, he shouted “Allahu akbar”.  He was eventually shot and taken alive.  In his car he left hand written notes pledging allegiance to ISIS and an image of the flag of the same.

However, gosh… perhaps it’s too early to determine why he killed those people.  (You can hear the libs now.)

This is going to happen more often.  It is inexpensive and hard to predict and to stop.  It can happen anywhere.

This attack took place near a high school as the students were getting out for the day.

This can happen where YOU are.

I heard four things in the news coverage about this that were excellent points.

  • One fellow, an expert on terror and security, among other things said that when we go out, we have to be aware of our surroundings and we should have the “tools to defend ourselves and fix ourselves”.  This is one of the reason why I advocate that people have necessary supplies for things like first aid and some training and… other things as well, with lots of training.  Especially I want everyone to practice situational awareness.  This isn’t for yourself only. Be aware also for the zombies around you who aren’t!
  • Several of the experts on TV, including a former NYPD Commissioner, said that we have to wake up from the political correctness that has paralyzed us.
  • Also, one guy said that we have to focus not just at shooting the terrorists or cleaning up afterward, we have to destroy their brand and work to change the conditions in which these people become radicalized beasts.
  • We can’t rely only on electronic intelligence gathering.  We have to have more human source, HUMINT, people on the ground who know and talk to people.

On that last point, I remind the readership of the superb book by Sebastian Gorka, who addresses precisely the need to destroy the brand of radical Islamism aimed at killing us.

Everyone, please read…

Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War by Sebastian Gorka.


More on this HERE.

And get a Kindle!  US HERE – UK HERE

I also recommend The Grand Jihad by Andrew McCarthy.  This explains how and why the liberal left coddles and cooperates in the destruction of Western culture.


On Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King in the older, traditional calendar, I prayed the Act of Consecration.  Among the things I prayed was….

Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.

Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them into the light and kingdom of God.

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us!

St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us!

Our Lady of Victory, pray for us!

Our Lady of the ROSARY, pray for us!

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  1. Semper Gumby says:

    Speaking of Leftist and Islamist cooperation- or at least these two ideologies moving in the same direction against the Church- there is the ongoing conflict over Muslim prayer “rights” inside Spain’s Cordoba Cathedral.

    From the NCRegister in July:

    “Nina Shea, the director of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, told the Register, “What is unique in this case is it is not an Islamist government doing this, but a left-leaning one — left-leaning officials who are anti-Catholic, and maybe anti-Muslim too, but they see this as a convenient way of suppressing religion; suppressing Catholicism in Spain.””


    In August the NYPost ran a brief story on Bishop Gonzalez:

    “González said: “For eight centuries we have lived peacefully with the cathedral in Catholic hands. But right now, the idea the Muslims have had, this dream that they’ve had to somehow take back the cathedral, is being helped by the political left.””

    Not sure what to make of the title of the NYPost article. Oh well.


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