Ralph Higgins

Ralph Higgins
color pencil sketch by Gayle Higgins

Quotes I Like

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools."

– Plato


Monday, February 2, 2015

How Can It Happen?

Today I was ruminating on how people react to things like Islamic brutality. 

            Countries like France, Spain, and others will be under Muslim control in a short period of time and I wondered why the government and the people of these countries would stand by and watch the unique character of their countries disappear under black sheets with eye holes.

            I remember biology class way back in high school where there was a snake in a large glass container.  The teacher would put small mice in with the snake.  The action in that container stuck with me and always bothered me.  I applied what I saw to human behavior.

            The mice would scurry and scamper around the cage, oblivious to the snake.  It was mouse Mardi Gras. At some point the snake would stir and the mice would respond by halting activities and going through grooming procedures, which indicate stress. Suddenly the snake would eat a mouse and as the mouse “lump” made its way through the snake, the remaining mice resumed their former behavior; totally unconcerned.  Let bygones be bygones.  It’s party time.

            A herd of antelope calmly graze in an open plain as a lion creeps stealthily toward them.  Suddenly the herd bolts as the big cat begins the chase.  A slower animal is taken down and dragged away by the lion. The herd settles down and goes back to grazing.  In anthropomorphic terms, they may have thought, “At least it didn’t happen to me.  It’s not my problem.”

            There is a famous statement attributed to Martin Niemoller (1892–1984) following the Nazis’ rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. We’ve all heard this before, but it’s good to hear it again:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

            When referring to “working-class” voters, our glorious leader said that they cling to guns and religion.  In addition, they are anti-immigration with antipathy to people who aren't like them. According to this administration, these Americans are the real enemy.

            I would suggest that if there is any single group that will stand up against the demands of Islam, communism, or any other anti-American force, it will be the un-gelded who cling to their guns and their religion.  

            Interestingly, the countries in Europe being swallowed up by Islam don’t have guns to cling to – the people have been disarmed.  Religion went out the window long ago leaving empty cathedrals and a void with no religious faith to resist the intrusion of Islam. Their lax immigration laws; their tolerance and politically correct policies have cost them their ethnic identity. Italians, French, Belgium, and Danes all look alike under the sheets and robes Muslims find fashionable.

            I was just thinking…Picking a Muslim wife must be a “grab bag” where luck is a man’s only ally.  Imagine getting married to someone you think looks good peeking out of a sheet, taking that someone home, unwrapping her, and discovering that your new “wife” is a sexually confused goat salesman from Azerbaijan.


  1. Well Ralph, when you add the latest atrocity from ISIL then you make the overrunning of these countries even more alarming!

    1. Right. The pilot that they burned alive was a Muslim. It's logical to assume that this would awaken moderate Muslims to this global caliphate by radical Muslims, but logic has no place in an insane world. Our president still won't admit that ISIL has anything to do with Islam. A previous blog talked about the power of a "big lie."