Being delusional has its rewards; one can live in a fantasy world where you believe yourself to always be the most intelligent person in any room, where people that war against your country really aren’t bad folks, and people who perform atrocities in the name of their perverted religion really don’t belong to that religion.
Years ago I duck hunted in the swamps of Georgia. When I saw birds flying over the swamp just before daylight, I pretty much knew they were ducks. But, when I saw a bird with feathers which walked like a duck, quacked like a duck, had a flat bill like a duck, and swam like a duck – I became 100% convinced that it was actually a duck.
In 2009 Army Major named Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 soldiers and wounded more than thirty more. From November 5, 2009 until April 2015, the Obama folks insisted that the dead and wounded were the victims of “workplace violence.” The fact that Major Hasan was an admitted Islamic terrorist never entered the delusional mind of Mr. Obama. The victims, after an almost six year wait, received Purple Heart medals but are still being denied benefits.
That was not the first or the last Islamic killings in America during Mr. Obama’s watch:
June 1, 2009 – In a drive-by shooting, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad – a convert to Islam who had traveled to Yemen – opened fire on U.S. soldiers standing in front of a Little Rock, Arkansas, recruiting office. One soldier was killed and another wounded. Muhammad admitted that he had planned to kill as many soldiers as possible and was given the assignment by Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula. He was never described as an Islamic terrorist.
Feb. 7, 2013 – Yusuf Ibrahim, 28, shot two Coptic Christians to death and beheaded them in Buena Vista, New Jersey. He also removed their hands before burying their bodies in the backyard of an abandoned house. He was never described as an Islamic terrorist.
April 15, 2013 – Muslim Chechen brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev detonate two pressure cooker bombs during the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring an estimated 264 others. They were never described as Islamic terrorist.
Aug. 4, 2013 – A Muslim convert, Daymond Agnew, 34, went to an Ace Hardware store on a “mission from Allah to help people” before he fatally stabbed employee Daniel Joseph Stone 17 times. He was never described as an Islamic terrorist.
April 27, 2014 – A 30-year-old Muslim man, Ali Muhammad Brown, is accused of shooting to death two men in Seattle and a man in New Jersey. According to local reports, he told police the killings were “vengeance” for U.S. actions in the Mideast. According to court documents, he said they were “just kills” and that he was “just doing my small part” as a self-styled jihadist. Nope – he wasn’t a radical Islamic terrorist either.
July 16, 2015 – Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, killed Four U.S. Marines on a U.S. Navy facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. No he wasn’t a radical Islamic terrorist either.
December 2, 2015 – Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, killed fourteen people and wounded twenty-one others in a conference center in San Bernardino, CA. Police stated that they had enough ammunition and explosive devices to start a war. The FBI has now acknowledged the obvious – that the duck is actually a duck and the killings in San Bernardino were an act of terrorism. Obama folks are still silent and may not actually admit that this barbaric act was caused by radical Islamic terrorists.
When one lives in a bubble – protected by legions of armed guards one can afford to believe in Never Never Land – the rest of America cannot.
The problem with being delusional is that, over time, people may start wondering if you have a mental disorder, or that you are just plain stupid. In Mr. Obama’s case the two may not be mutually exclusive.
Have a good week. Bill Shuey is a freelance writer from North Carolina.