While I do not apologize for anything that follows, I will warn you that you will find nothing politically correct here.
Hate exploded in Boston —
call it a bomb if you like —
pure, brainwashed hate,
an attack meant to test
our resilience, to shock
and instill fear. A promise
of further death and terror
on our land, a threat of a
continued struggle from
which there is no shelter.
They call us infidels, the Great Satan.
Quite simply they hate us — our
politics, our culture, our lifestyle,
our government and our freedoms —
and wish us destroyed.
Will you continue to defend them,
make excuses and place the blame
back on us? You, feminist? They hate
you, believe women should be subservient,
maim those that disobey or attempt
to be educated. Gay rights activist? They
kill homosexuals just for what they are.
Free speech activist? You would be arrested
and tortured for speaking against them. Freedom
of/from religion? No. You will believe as they
or be destroyed. What excuse will you make
for them this time?
An attack of hate, targeting innocents —
children, women, bystanders — who
had done them no harm. And, no,
you cannot compare this to combat
strikes in Afghanistan: we do not hide
our soldiers among civilians and then
thrive on propaganda and publicity
when non-combatants get in harms way.
My capacity for understanding is spent.
I harden my resolve and heart, return
their enmity. My oars are shipped, I
am prepared for battle.
Will you hate me for hating those
who hate me, or merely make excuses
for them when they bomb