Serving the People by Tom Reynolds
Afghan Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar appeared in a Twitter video alongside other Taliban leaders, in which he pronounced victory in Afghanistan. “We have achieved an unexpected victory. Now is the time to test, to show how we serve our people and ensure their future in the best possible way.” Within hours of Barader’s announcement, Reuters quoted another Taliban official as saying, “We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians.”
Isn’t it interesting that the first things that repressive regimes do, once they are in power, is to disarm the citizens while also saying that the government is there to serve the people.
Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone TV program once had an episode about aliens landing on earth. The earthlings found a book written in the alien language and translated the title: How to Serve Man. Because of the title, earthlings are entering the alien’s ship to go back to the alien’s world. In the final scene, someone screams, “Don’t go. I’ve translated the rest of the book. How to Serve Man is a cookbook”!
As the saying goes, “Why would the government want to disarm its citizens unless the government was going to do something for which the citizens would shoot them?
Pray for the people of Afghanistan and pray for our own nation.