Inconsistency upon inconsistency equals chaos
You're so predictable when all the points on your compass are labled hatred
It took a few days but some of the talking heads I regrettably listen to (it's a personal weakness / indulgence that I can't seem to shake) have done a 360 on the burning Koran issue. Initially they opposed it, robotically aligning themselves with General Petraus like the good little fair weather patriots that they can't help themselves from being, until it struck them: burning a Koran is an expression of hatred towards Muslims.
And so, they suddenly characterized burning Korans as constitutionally protected free speech and, in some cases, as a line in the sand. They, in effect are now in opposition to General Petraus even though, three years ago to the day, the conservatives were up in arms when a MoveOn.org ad labeled him "General Betray Us". That inconsistency in thought parallels their other recent anti Muslim screed.
Even though it too is constitutionally protected, they oppose building a Muslim Center two blocks from ground zero. Supporting that on constitution grounds would require equanimity and the guts to deliver a non-hate inspired gesture of American tolerance and not the free and easy Muslim hatred that permeates their minds, hearts and souls.
Like George W. Bush's insane policy of preemption, they too must preempt and destroy the reverse Muslim crusade against America and the world that they, and only they, see looming on the horizon.
They just can't bring themselves to not hate. They hate Obama and his administration for clumsily involving themselves in the Koran burning as if the president has less right to address a national security issue than they. Granted, it's a small issue but what's to keep the next preacher and his minimal flock from threatening the same thing? At what point will America stop placing a priority on squinting at gnats and swallowing camels? And when will our political leaders stop placating the small minority of crackpots that, through their concentrated attention, seem to be the majority?
America has surely become the most conflicted nation on Earth. We're still number one until you deal in specifics. Our standard of living is the best in the world, save specifics, Our health care is second to none until you consider the specifics. We are a remarkable good, tolerant and wealthy people but in a non-specific way.
Other nations are no longer willing to buy us for what we think we're worth, they'd much rather buy us, on the cheap, for what has become intrinsic to our soul; violence, bad music, drug lust and an endless fascination for the perverse application of technology.
Of course we still do some things right and there is a huge body of righteous and wise people in high positions here but never in my short memory have the brain-dead held such sway. There is a huge growing movement here in the land that we love that declares, things are such and such, so and so, because that's how I want them to be. The almighty, ME, declares it to be so. Muslims to the best of my knowledge are not egomaniacs such that everything begins and ends with them. Islam literally means, "to accept, surrender or submit," things that have become antithetical to being an American.
Our capacity for misdirection seems endless. We disastrously declared war on Iraq without grounds, and since it's be an evolution of hatred towards Islam, also without grounds. We are children fearful of he bogeyman. Our fear is destroying us from within. It is time to say enough and drive this cancer out. Gene