Maybe I am the only one who feels this way, but with the increasing amount of stories in the news about Sikhs being beheaded by the taliban and being forced to leave their homes, I am feeling restless. Why are we not doing something about this? We are the Khalsa, we are our own nation! Sikhs may not have a physical Sikh nation, but neither did the Jews and that never stopped the Jews from viewing themselves as a nation. I thought Guru Gobind Singh told all Sikhs to practice arms. Why are we not fighting the taliban ourselves alongside the other free nations of the world. The U.S. military does not want to allow Khalsa Sikhs into the military, why should we care? We have our own army! The Khalsa not only protects Sikhs, but also everyone else who is oppressed. Why are we not living up to the standard Guru Gobind Singh ji set for us? Why are there so many terrorist camps recruiting young men to strap bombs on themselves so that they can commit suicide and kill hundreds of innocent people including their own people who want peace instead of war? Why aren't we recruiting men and women to protect the Sikh community as well as anyone else who asks for our help? If the Khalsa would wake up then we could completely destroy the taliban. Every Sikh could kill a lakh of terrorists each! Even with only a handful of Sikhs how could these terrorists stand a chance? The great thing about the Khalsa is that if any of these terrorists see the error in their ways we would be happy to help them get their lives back on track. We could easily win civilians over to our cause by performing seva. Feeding the poor, providing medical care to the sick as well as those injured in the fight for freedom, regardless of which side they are on. Maybe my ideas are too radical, but it seems to me that the Khalsa needs to wake up and take up the sword once again!