Reagan Died Today, May His Torch Shine Forever.
Ronald Reagan was not a skilled
politician. His speeches were inaccurate and he did not give a damn. He
was not there to impress anyone. He was comfortable with who he was and
not concerned about what others thought of him. But he was one of the
greatest presidents that
has had. In fact he was amongst the great ones of the world.
Reagan’s greatness did not
come from his astuteness but from his simplicity and honesty. Reagan was
an honest man. He said what he meant and meant what he said.
He was not afraid of calling a
spade a spade. Many people were embarrassed when he called communism
“The Evil Empire”. That was not a politically correct thing to say
for a president. But Reagan did not care about political correctness. He
cared about the truth and he spoke the truth even though the truth was
offensive to someone.
Reagan did not bring down
communism but when in his historic speech he addressed the Secretary
General of the
and said, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear that wall down”, his words gave hope
to millions of people behind that wall and buttressed their resolve to
tear it down. That wall was torn down.
Today the world is facing a more
dangerous empire of evil, far more brutal and far more bloodthirsty than
communism. But today we do not have a man with the strength of character
and the honesty of Ronald Reagan.
Our politicians, our journalists
and everyone else are afraid to call a spade by its name.
There are no more Reagans left in the world but there are many
Chamberlain was the Prime Minister
. He kept giving in to the demands of Hitler. He perused the policies of
appeasement. His misguided policies emboldened the Nazis which gave them
the green light to invade the
. Sixty million lives were lost because Chamberlain and others did not
dare to stand against the Empire of Evil being hoisted in front of them.
Millions perished because the word acted a little too late.
Islam is another Empire of Evil.
It is threatening mankind and this time billions could perish.
Why no one is speaking out?
Where are the Reagans, where are those honest politicians, who can stand
in front of the world and declare Islam is an evil cult?
When Ronald Reagan called
communism the Evil Empire, he spoke from his heart. He did not speak out
of hate but out of compassion and love. His sincerity oozed from his
That great man died today, but
let his torch shine. Let someone else take his torch and hold it high.
Do not expect your president to call Islam an evil empire. That won’t
happen. But you and I can carry that torch. We can be honest with
ourselves and with others and call upon the Muslims to bring that wall
down. Do not be a protector of Muslims sensibilities, do not be an
appeaser lest you hurt their feelings. Be truthful to yourself and to
them. Islam is not a religion of God but an evil cult. Do not be afraid
of saying so. Save the Muslims' lives not their sensibilities.
We are facing a great war. A war
that we can’t even fight without stepping on our own values and
everything we cherish and stand for, including our own humanity. Today
more than anytime in the history of mankind nothing but “truth can set
us free”. And truth is often politically incorrect. Political
correctness means lying when telling the truth is not expedient.
Long live the legacy of Ronald
Reagan – the man who did not fear telling the truth.