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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Land of the Free and Home of the Crazy?

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“And I learned, among other fairly uncontroversial facts about what has been among the world’s fastest growing religions, that while approximately 3,000 people were killed on 9/11, approximately 15,000 people in the U.S. are murdered each year. I also learned that in most years, “jihad organizations” have accounted for “well under 1 percent” of the half million people who are murdered annually. At its “peak” – of what, University doesn’t tell us– the jihad groups have accounted for under 2 percent of the toll. […] The point of the class seems clear, as MRC [the conservative Media Research Center] argues: to downplay “the impact and importance” of “jihad” and the challenge of terrorism and Islamist terrorism, in particular. Those who follow a violent and perverse interpretation of this pillar of Islam may be a tiny minority, but they have changed our nation’s policies, and arguably, its history. But there is no way to know that either from this insipid list of platitudes about one of the world’s largest and most influential monotheisms. This is a course in political correctness for reporters assigned to cover Islam in America who have slept through the past decade. It is unworthy of Poynter.”
— By Judith Miller, September 29, 2011 (

Is there no end to the lunacy of the left? Seriously, when do ordinary people who do not subscribe to a self-loathing philosophy, one that must subject itself to extreme contortions to exonerate murderous bastards who want to kill us all, finally say, "Enough already! If you must be a supplicant to the blasphemy of inviting self-destruction, please have the decency to congregate elsewhere. The rest of us want to continue to lead healthy and productive lives for as long as we can."

There is no accounting for the left's sadomasochistic tendencies, but at least that tendency has been around for a long time. The left just wants to wallow in it, and so they shall, for this is still a free country. But what they are not entitled to do is impose their self-loathing lunacy on the majority of Americans who want to exercise their god-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. None of these choices include a desire for self-destruction.

So why do we continue to abide the crazies? Why do we ascribe to political correctness the willingness to stand by while the crazies try all manner of self-destructive behavior for the Nation as a whole? Where is it written that political correctness trumps rationality? If the crazies want to self-destruct then let them do it on their own dime. I am not obliged to submit to their inclinations anymore than they are obliged to submit to mine. Hence, our civilization requires that their craziness is not allowed to encroach on my desire for sanity. They must not be allowed to run roughshod over my space.

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