The reverse of good is evil. The light will always have its dark; virtue always has its menacing vice. In the past, it’s been easier to identify the enemy, the evil, than in the present. In the mid-1900s, it was easy to see Germany and the Axis powers as the foes which deserved all our attention and might. But ever since 2001 and the bombing of the World Trade Centers by Al-Qaeda terrorists, our enemy hasn’t surfaced quite as distinctly. This is due to a number of factors, most of which I don’t intend to address here and now, but the organic and religious nature of Islam certainly plays a (significant) role. It’s not a people group that’s causing this terror, it’s a faith group; it’s not a race of individuals, it’s a number of sold out persons who’ve believed with engrossing passion a comprehensive religion (albeit a false one). That’s why when the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (that is, “ISIS”) revealed themselves, a greater sense of nationalism and patriotism ensued. There was a glaring, identifiable, controversial adversary upon which to channel our campaign against terrorism. Their reprehensible displays of violence, torture, and execution, along with rampant war crimes and ethnic cleansing programs further engaged the national psyche to champion the cause of freedom.