This is the shallow and superficial world we live in. This is the level of ignorance, moral equivalence and moral relativism we must fight. This is the result of an education system that shuns absolutes like right and wrong or good and evil. A hedonistic society that is consumed with how something makes them feel and void of personal responsibility.
When I look at this picture, I see no equivalence at all. I see the intent of each, rather than the superficial similarities. I see a flag that represents freedom on the left and a flag that represents oppression on the right. I see a religion of peace and tolerance on the left and religion/ideology of tyranny and subjugation on the right. I see a firearm on the left in the hands of a “good guy” and a firearm on the right in the hands of a “bad guy”. This picture represents the duality of mankind, good and evil, as well as the weakness of the mind untrained in deep or critical thinking skills. Evil, is deceitful and often appears to be good, to the untrained eye and weak intellect. Good sometimes appears evil on the surface, or in the short term, but when viewed in depth and over the long term, the goodness is unmistakable.
So, in answer to the juvenile question put forth, “Is this how we want to be seen?” I would have to answer YES and NO. Yes I want to be seen as the freedom loving, faithful and patriotic person on the left. No, I bear no resemblance to the hate-filled, authoritarian terrorist on the right. If YOU see these two as equivalent in any way, then it is YOU who needs to take a good hard look in the mirror.
*NOTE: For the record, the two women in these pictures are:
Holly Fisher, on the left, Military Wife, Mother, Conservative Blogger and Activist.
Reem Raiyshi, on the right, the first female suicide bomber to be used by Islamic militants, HAMAS, who blew herself up at the Erez checkpoint between Israel and the Gaza Strip, killing at least four Israelis.
Jon Britton aka DoubleTap is Chief Operating Officer of CDH, Inc., a regular contributing author and regularly involved in most aspects of their social media. “Writing was never a goal or even vaguely contemplated as a career choice, it just happened, an accidental discovery of a talent and a passion.” A passion that has taken him in many directions from explorations of the zombie subculture and zombie stories to political advocacy. Joining the U.S. Air Force right out of high school, Jon had the opportunity to experience many different parts of the world and different cultures. His post military career path, both white collar and blue collar, allowed him to work alongside both CEOs and average Joes. As a founding member Cold Dead Hands his study of human nature and writing ability found a purpose. His zombie roots provided a variety of issues from prepping to human behavior under crisis to firearms that he applies to his advocacy for gun rights. A ravenous appetite for the study of history combined with his current events political junkie addiction led to him writing an e-book Gun Sense: Past, Present and Future.