There is no proof Rome salted the ground in and around the city of Carthage toward the end of the Third Punic War, but even if legend, it is symbolic of Rome’s political, military and social culture insofar as making war is concerned. Contrary to popular belief, the Romans were not brutal by nature, they were efficient by necessity. The great monuments to that efficiency are still among us including aqueducts and roadways not to mention architecture, a science Rome brought to an art form. Rome made war the same way and it translated to the way they made peace, totally by force. In truth, the Roman method for creating peace began with war as the fastest, most effective way to create that peace. It was and remains a most efficient means.
What we are seeing across the globe is a rise in a form of madness under the guise of religion the response to which must be Roman in character and substance. The threat is that serious and different from anything that has come before in human history for its scale and fanaticism. When men and women truly believe the reward for slaughtering other people is a guaranteed slot in heaven, there is no defense except total war. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool.
Islam is not a philosophy. It’s adherents are not seeking to impose a social, economic or political system on us, they are intent on killing us or subjugating us under a form of religious madness. If the West continues to ignore what is clearly a threat against all humanity, we will find ourselves either capitulating to a slavery unlike any we’ve ever known or suffering through a nuclear storm. Either way, the warning signs are there, more clear than they ever were prior to World War II. At least then there was a pretense of compromise. Hitler may have been a madman, but he was not anything close to the madness of Islam.
Yet we are not at war with Islam alone. We are at war on another front no less evil and pernicious, liberalism. While not a religious faith per se, its staunchest adherents believe in it as strongly as do the most fanatical Muslims in Islam. In a way, it is more evil since liberals not only loath the other side, they loath themselves. In America and elsewhere throughout the world, it is manifested in a hatred for the very systems which allow them the freedom to hate. Like the most virulent forms of cancer, liberalism feeds off the host organism until it dies. It is more than the madness of Islam since its goal is suicide.
In a blind refusal to admit the incontrovertible fact, liberalism all over the world simply doesn’t work, not socially nor economically. Far more profoundly, it does not work when dealing with enemies as determined as Islam since liberalism does not allow a recognition of Islam as the enemy. Instead, like Islam itself, liberals see the United States and to a similar degree, Christianity as their deadliest enemies.
If we really want to understand how we’ve arrived at a point where the world is on the edge of global war with Islam, all we need to do is look at our history over the last fifty years. The end product of American liberalism is Barack Hussein Obama and his total failure as a leader in desperate times. It is not simply a happenstance of fate that when we most need a Ronald Reagan or Winston Churchill, we have the most incompetent, feckless and weak individual in our history making decisions. It has been by design. America was sold a bill of goods by the political left and a complicit media. For fifty years and more they’ve been pounding into our collective heads how rotten we are with the intention of having us self-flagellate until we make reparations to the world for being successful and ironically its savior.
The fact that Barack Hussein Obama was a mistake and is now proven to be a disaster is also incontrovertible. But it is compounded by the inability to remove him from office and replace him not with another hapless boob like Joe Biden, but with someone who can rectify the errors they and their entire administration have committed in time to save the country.
Clearly, in this regard it is our system that needs fixing for in the final analysis the Constitution, written in an age of snail’s pace communication and an expectation of at least a modicum of national loyalty did not provide for immediate removal from office a president and administration who are leading us to ruin, perhaps purposely. The Founders wanted to force slowness on the impeachment process for fear of it becoming the weapon of choice for ill-conceived, arbitrary political vengeance. They never imagined the outcome of their purposeful impediments to quick and effective removal from office would in the 21st century be the very reason for the country’s rapid decline and potential defeat at the hands of determined enemies.
The pace of events today and in the future are increasing to the point of necessitating political rapid response. This nation and others facing the onslaught of Islam must be led by people who understand the wisdom of Rome’s war-making methodology. They must be willing to fight fire with fire for as long as it takes to eradicate the threat of Islam to the world.
As this writer has often stated in print and in speech, there is no gray on the palette of right and wrong. To this let it be added, there is no such thing as diplomacy or limited war when faced with evil incarnate. It is time we rethink our values as they apply to making war on such determined enemies as Islam and Liberalism. It is also time we resign ourselves to a basic fact of human existence, one Jesus warned us about in a rather obscure passage about the future, “And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars…but the end is not yet come.”
We must finally admit that peace is but a space of time between wars, that we will always be at war for it is a constant struggle of good versus evil and such a conflict has no end. If these are the end times and there is an anti-Christ, most certainly it is Islam. We must make all-out war on it or face our own extinction.
 Matthew 24:6