America needs to be “Howling Mad”

“They know one thing: after 9/11, the blowback was too bad for them. They miscalculated There is not going to be some interim hit on this country where we can attack them, they are going to try to make the next one - one that will stop us from reacting, and that’s really the horror of all this.” -Dwight Schultz

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

7 February 2007: Amid all of the criticism levied at Hollywood, actor Dwight Schultz “gets it.” Among the Hollywood elite, there are those who are not only reality challenged, they will go to nearly absurd levels to avoid the slightest appearance of being politically incorrect. In response to pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) against the popular fictional television series 24 two years ago, for example, Fox aired a public service announcement featuring the show’s star Kiefer Sutherland, urging viewers to avoid stereotyping Muslims. Despite the diversity of villains since then that included Americans, Germans, Russians, Europeans, and even a fictional U.S. president, 24 finds itself back in the hot seat with CAIR over its latest storyline where Islamic terrorists succeed in detonating a nuclear bomb in California.

Ironically, based on the location of the nuclear detonation in that episode, Dwight Schultz and his family would be vaporized if it were real. Thankfully, the series is fictional, but the threat facing America today is not. The good news is that the majority of people have the ability to discern fact from fiction, and television from real life. The bad news, however, is that more Americans are falling into a dangerous malaise about the threat facing us. More dangerous than malaise, many otherwise reasonable and rational people are being misled by ill-informed politicians and the pressure of political correctness at a time when it is most perilous to the survival of our nation. Hollywood is no exception. Compared to the days of WWII when Americans were portrayed as the heroes in films, Hollywood today seems to deliberately avoid portraying America favorably in the war against terrorism, taking at best a lukewarm stance.

Dwight Schultz (1980's photo)

Dwight Schultz (1980's photo)

Enter Dwight Schultz, best known as Captain “Howling Mad” Murdock of the popular 1980’s television series the “The A-Team.” With the same tenacity and adeptness portrayed in the fictional A-Team series, Dwight Schultz has assembled a modern day version of real-life commandos whose purpose is to deliver the truth of the status of America today, including the truth about the threats to our country. Through the “Howling Mad Radio Show,” along with radio commandos J.J. McKay and The Coach, Dwight Schultz and his team informs America about the perils facing America.

Offering his well-researched expectations pertaining to the next attack on America, “Howling Mad” Dwight Schultz succinctly stated:

“They know one thing: after 9/11, the blowback was too bad for them. They miscalculated There is not going to be some interim hit on this country where we can attack them, they are going to try to make the next one - one that will stop us from reacting, and that’s really the horror of all this. And they are very active, and we know they are active…”

Discussing our handling of the situation in Iraq, Mr. Schultz offered this well-reasoned analysis:

“We are doing precisely what our enemies want us to do, and the more we do what our enemies want to do, the more emboldened they are going to become and the closer we are going to come to the homeland attack - the big one. And that’s my great fear. And its not fear mongering - it’s reality.”

To those of us who walked at Ground Zero in New York, saw the carnage in Pennsylvania, and viewed the destruction at the Pentagon, the events of 9/11 will be indelibly etched in our minds forever. Nearly six years have passed since the worst attack on American soil. As time progresses from that fateful day, the memories of many Americans of the sights and the sounds of that tragic day seem to be dimming. We are sensing a communal disconnect from the reality of that act of war, especially among those who mentally confined the events to a television screen. So too are the observations of Dwight Schultz:

“Most of us who have thought seriously about 9-11 and who were affected by it - and by no means was everybody-I knew people in California- and they said they felt ‘disconnected’ by the events in New York, they were not connected to it. I was stunned, and I realized that the way I was affected by 9/11 wasn’t the way everyone was affected. But those of us who were, we know how vulnerable we are…”

It is time for all Americans to again realize, with intellectual honesty, just how vulnerable we indeed are. But realization is simply not enough. It is also time for America once again to be “Howling Mad” as if out lives depend on it.

Because they do.

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