On Thursday's The Five, Greg Gutfeld had a great monologue on embracing the tools needed to fight terrorism. Following his monologue, the panel discussed "Islamophobia-phobia" -- the fear of being called Islamophobic or racist. After the shooting in San Bernardino, a neighbor of one of the shooters came forward and said that he saw suspicious behavior, but didn't report it because he was afraid of being called racist.
Our first instinct was to blame the PC culture. I understand the neighbor's fear given how the Left and the media (but I repeat myself) will immediately attack and retaliate against someone who sees something and says something. See Juan Williams. The one thing I can't wrap my head around is publicly coming forward and telling the world "I was afraid of being called a racist, so I didn't say something, then this happened." I'd be too embarrassed by my cowardice and "fear" of being called a name to even think of going on TV.
Let's face it, if you're a conservative, you're going to be called a racist anyway. Why not attempt to save lives and out terrorists in the mean time? A few months ago I wrote about the rise of the beta males after two incidents in which the beta male mentality took over. Maybe we need a Find-An-Alpha-Male app (don't abuse it, ladies). If you're afraid to call in a tip, locate the closest American Alpha Male on the app so he can call in on your behalf. He's been called worse in his life and is still willing to do the right thing.
Instead, we have men who are willing to go on national TV and admit that they fear words more than they value doing the right thing. We need to be vigilant and remember that although the President insists we are not at war with Islam, the reality is Radical Islam is at war with us. Calling the San Bernardino attack as workplace violence is as cowardly as not saying something for fear of being called names.
Terrorism doesn't just happen in Paris, New York and Washington D.C. If it can happen in San Bernardino, it can happen anywhere. We don't know if one call to local authorities would have stopped this from happening, but there's honor in trying. We won't survive in a society that fears name-calling more than terrorism in its own neighborhood.