I am not really sure where to start on this one or what to call it. I am absolutely dumbfounded, though I should not be, as to some of the ludicrous things I have heard in the past few days both in and out of politics. Have we fallen so far as to be so clouded in our judgments and so colored in our views that we cannot even fathom human dignity or respect for other cultures, let alone different religious views?
When we can publish intimate photos of a married couple on vacation at a relative’s home taken from half a mile away with a telephoto lens because there is such a need to know every little thing about them and then defend it by saying, “they’re public figures so there is no expectation of privacy ever unless they’re inside without widows,” is crazy talk. But it seems that collectively we have decided that it is more than ok and they should just suck it up at least until someone gets killed again. When breastfeeding a child that is hungry becomes akin to filming porn in Time Square during rush hour, when we feel the need to redefine rape to more suitable terms like, “forced” or “legitimate”, something has to be done to reverse the thinking here. Rape is Rape no matter how you shape it; Breastfeeding a child is a natural thing and should be encouraged not condemned.
When we have politicians that say they don’t care about the facts, or a Presidential candidate that says, “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.” Then goes on to say, “My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” Wow those are good Christian Values now aren’t they?
We no longer hold the values our founding fathers fought and died for those left a long time ago. When we allowed Administration after Administration to chip away at the Constitution we brought ourselves to this point in time and now we have to make a choice to move forward and overcome the fear or become the very thing we profess to hate. Sadly we are moving toward the thing we hate in our blind hatred.
Yesterday I was watching Chuck Todd’s morning show and heard the most astounding thing come out of the mouth of a Romney campaign adviser, she was unable to understand why there was so much anti-American sentiment in the middle east “after all we have done for them” really what exactly have we done for them? We invaded their countries in the name of freedom and democracy and imposed our will on them, only then to insult their Prophet and burn their holy book. Hmmmmm I wonder why they hate us so much. And that is just a small sample of what we have done. These same people are the ones that cry foul when Christians are attacked or when the flag is burned yet are dead silent when Muslim civilians are killed or their religion is attacked. So one is to believe then the same values they hold so dear only apply to them and their ilk.
Our Declaration of Independence makes clear what our founding father’s believed so dearly that they were willing to lay down their lives for it:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
When they won those rights for us they took it one step further and granted us the freedom to believe how we choose to, yet a vast minority that is quickly becoming a majority seems to think that this applies to just them not everyone else. Note the all men are created equal, that means all not just Christians in their various forms but all, be they Jews, Muslims, Hindus, etc.
I will not go quietly into the night on this and if I have to bring the Nine Kingdoms of Hell with me so be it.
- Not Every Muslim… In Fact, Not Most (ireport.cnn.com)