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‘Unleashed’: We Are at War

Islamic terrorists have once again shed blood on our soil. We are at war, and we must be willing to admit that.

by Darren Hertenstein

The millennial generation has come of age, here we stand at the pinnacle of our young adulthood and just like the Hero generation before us (those great men who fought and those women who sacrificed to win World War II) we have grown up over protected. As our elders before us saw a rise in education standards (and enrollment), child labor law protections and prohibition. We have see much of the same in the creation of the Department of Education, the ‘everyone is a winner’ movement and the war on drugs. Just like that last great hero generation do we also stand, at the precipice of another great war.

The great war we face is much different than the ones we’ve seen before, it is a war over our very souls. It will be a religious ideological war, if we’re willing to admit that it already exists. However much like the generations before us that stood aside while Nazi’s rounded up and killed the Jews, we stand at the sidelines while evil kills those Christians who will not bow to them.

Video Credit: Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, Ohio

My fellow millennials, we are better than what we are. We were made specifically for these times, made to band together and fight back the enemy at our borders. Now all we have to do is admit that war is upon us, and exert our will on our elders to make them realize it as well.

Our war is with ISIS, Islamic terrorists and those who would use violence and terror to scare us. The mid-lifers who are just a generation older than us are not prepared to lead during this war, but the elder generation before them is uniquely equipped to lead us through this crisis as they are the children of the last hero generation and can still impart a lot of their parent’s knowledge.

Now we are lead to believe by the President and his administration that we are magically safe from any attack from ISIS. This proclamation comes directly in the aftermath of Islamic terrorists attacking the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. This administration would also have everyone believe that this was simply another case of an Islamic male government worker performing an act of workplace violence, despite evidence that Sayd Farook had been radicalized.

We’re at the point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history and it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.” — Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General

Now this administration is calling the death of 14 people in San Bernardino a “wonderful opportunity” to “make significant change.” Now the administration and mass media of the country are pushing the ‘mass shooting’ fallacy that our country has had 355 mass shootings so far this year. That is not even close to being the case, as they are using metrics of any shooting anywhere in the country involving 4 or more people. Instead this is just the fourth “mass shooting” this year, as revealed by Mother Jones editor Mark Follman using sane metrics that Mother Jones has applied back to 1982 (there have been just 73 since that time). But, if we have learned anything from this presidency its that you “never let a good crisis go to waste.

Elsewhere ISIS continues its march, making gains in Syria and taking more land near Turkey’s border. On the other side of Egypt ISIS has taken the Libyan port city of Sirte, which could be the place ISIS leadership retreats to should they lose Raqqa.

Currently there are 60 countries engaged somehow in war against ISIS, though no one seemingly wants to admit that war has arrived. The millennial role in the world is becoming more and more clear, we must stop our endless complaining about #BlackLivesMatter, Student Loans, “Police Brutality” and our obsession of self. We are not the cry babies or “jokes” that we are purported to be, as long as we grow up, take our place and start living our role in the generational cycle as we enter this Fourth Turning.

Update: Tashfeen Malik, the female gunwoman involved in the shooting in San Bernardino, had posted on Facebook her allegiance to ISIS. At the time of this update there are still no released photos of Malik.