I've written about the loss of our close friend to Cancer....... the Loretta Young look-alike.
She watched in denial as her breast changed shape and nipple inverted. Only when the discharge began did she seek medical attention.
How long would you wait? What signs would move you to action?
There have been active Muslim riots in France and the Nordic countries.
Islamic fundamentalists run the operation in Iran, and are fomenting problems in Lebanon and Iraq. The Palestine situation is a festering sore. Syria is not helping matters.
Saudi Arabia teaches their schoolchildren that Western life and Westerners in general are evil.
Fundamentalist movements are active in the Philippines, Indonesia, France, Spain, the Nordic countries, and elsewhere.
In the face of threats of "a huge event" scheduled for 22 August, I'd like to relate a story I've heard:
If you throw a frog into a boiling cauldron, it will jump out.
If you put a frog into a cauldron filled with room temperature water and then build a fire beneath the vessel, the frog will remain in the water as the temperature slowly increases and it boils to death.
I'm frightened by attitudes our "Allies" have shown.
At what point do we realize we're in big trouble?
Will we begin to fight the Cancer while we still have a chance of winning?
I fear the temperature of the water around us is slowly increasing.