We must never forget that we are capable, as a nation of power on the world stage, of great atrocities and terrorism. We must also be aware that those who seem to terrorize us might simply be a small fish fighting against a great shark. The story of the pirate and Alexander the great must not be forgotten and is an excellent example. Alexander asked a pirate after he had been caught “what is your idea, infesting the sea?” The pirate replied “the same as yours, as in infesting the earth. But because I do it with a tiny craft I am called a pirate: because you have a mighty army you are called an emperor.”
Ideas are aggressive. They do battle and there is a winner. Two may have different views, which sit in their own reason, but one will conquer if the will behind that view is more powerful.