This is a very timely piece from CITIZEN WARRIOR.
I for one, get looks from people with that...here she goes again...look on their faces. Especially this paragraph....
"Many potential citizen warriors clam up when they get this kind of reaction. They give up. They feel demoralized. To explain these setbacks they blame the media or the closed mind of their listener."
Well, I tend to blame the closed mind of the listener, their ignorance, their not wanting to know or their...well it is not happening right here right now so I don't care attitudes...
So I am grateful for this piece of encouragement from CITIZEN WARRIOR.
I hope it encourages you too...if you need it that is....
Sometimes I feel I am all alone as I do not know another person (personally, or even to contact) who I can talk to about this jihad threat here in Australia, and the world, yet I know there are many who educate themselves and contribute as posters to forums.
So here is the latest from Citizen Warrior....read it and pass it on to those who may need a little bit of encouragement.
new from CitizenWarrior.com...
From: email@example.com on behalf of Citizen Warrior (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Wednesday, 21 January 2009 11:14:01 PM
When People Think Youre Nuts
Posted: 20 Jan 2009 01:57 PM CST
I'VE BEEN in a lot of conversations with people about Islam, and I've experienced many people who think I'm nuts. Or at least think I'm exaggerating. Or they think I watch too much Fox News (I don't have cable and I've never seen Fox News). Or they think I must be a racist bigot. For sure I must be a Christian or a Jew (I am neither).
It is hard for people to grasp this information. Especially the fact that Islam has an inherent supremacist doctrine in its most foundational teachings. And that Mohammad was intolerant and violent and Muslims are supposed to follow his example.
They don't want to hear it. It must not be true. It CAN'T be true! You can hear in the back of their minds, "God help us if it's true!" Okay, now I'm hearing things in the back of people's minds. Maybe I am nuts.
Many potential citizen warriors clam up when they get this kind of reaction. They give up. They feel demoralized. To explain these setbacks they blame the media or the closed mind of their listener.
But a citizen warrior like yourself will not be demoralized for long. You will keep your morale high. You will look at your explanations of your setbacks and remove the mistakes in your thinking that made you feel discouraged and frustrated. And you will get back in the game and fight to win!
You will stay motivated. You'll set achievable short-term goals to keep you focused. You'll respond with purpose and commitment. You'll think in terms of small bits and long campaigns. When one approach doesn't work, you won't give up, you'll find a better approach. You'll learn how to gain better rapport with people and make your points more effectively.
You won't give up. You're a warrior. You'll take the blows in the battle and keep fighting the good fight. For all our sakes, you will keep fighting.