It might be because I am currently fighting off my annual head cold that will inevitably sink into my chest causing me to cough all winter, but I’m feeling a little nervous lately.
For years I have made fun of the paranoia and outright cowardice that emanates from our political right wing every time a terrorist attack is carried out by Muslims. When a white guy goes into a church or a movie theater and starts stacking up bodies like fire wood, conservative Amurka will shrug and somberly say something inane about the costs of freedom, but, whether it happens in Paris or San Bernadino, there is something about the killers being Muslim that makes the right wing come unglued. It’s like they think Muslims have super powers.
On Sunday night, Michelle’s husband addressed the nation on this very issue, stating calmly and rationally — for the umpteenth time — that ISIL does not speak for Islam, we are not going to give ISIL what it wants, we are not going to war with Islam, we are not going to invade and occupy any other sovereign nations, and everybody needs to calm the fuck down. (Okay, not in those exact words.) Nobody was listening.
I’m feeling nervous because we are coming up on an election year, and since the GOP really doesn’t have any ideas beyond tax cuts for the wealthy, the clown car is playing up the fear. Donald Trump now says we need to close the borders (to Muslims) and shut down the intertoobz to keep ISIL from radicalizing our children. Of course, you can discount most things Trump says because reality teevee guy will say pretty much anything, as long as it keeps the cameras pointed at him. But the problem is, the rest of the GOP candidates are not putting any effort into calling him out on this stuff because they are afraid he will say mean things about them and make their poll numbers drop. This results in the entire GOP primary conversation moving into a dark and scary place. They’ve gone from the ludicrous debate about who would eliminate the most departments of our government to the truly insane argument over who would be willing to kill the most civilians in order to defeat ISIL.
Thanks to our complicit media, this nuttiness is spilling over into everyday life. I want to share with you some comments I copied from the intertoobz. They range from gun-fondling tough talk like this:
Before the victims’ bodies were even cold Dear Leader was blaming inanimate objects (guns) for the mayhem and charting a course for even more firearm restrictions by way of executive order (the Constitution be dämned — why let a serious crisis go to waste). Of course, had this happened in Texas the followers of the religion of peace would have, most assuredly, received return fire and the death toll would almost certainly have been lower.
Through lots of outright calls for a religious war (a really bad idea, says the atheist) like these:
However, the reality is in our doorway and turning a blind eye to this evil will only allow escalation as our leader has proven. We ALL must band together and drop the PC crap! God bless America!
The animals migrating into Europe refuse to assimilate demanding the native people do the changing to accommodate their muslim culture.
On another matter, due to our politically correct culture, we will never face the truth about the % of muslims that support Jihad (radicals). There are many who will never physically participate in an act of terror that quietly support the genocide of the gentiles and there are many that will. I did a google search on the topic and there are surveys and studies that suggest the number is quite frightening.
We’re not at war with terrorism — that’s just a tactic. We’re not at war with radicals — the so-called radicals are actually the most devout. We’re at war with Islam. Until we can stop the PC crap and face this truth we will continue to see an escalation in violence as the “religion of peace” follows the instructions set forth in their “holy” book in a quest for world-wide domination.
And of course, the preznit is a traitor:
Dear leader won’t stray from his plan on bringing in Syrian refugees. He’s clearly putting the American people at risk because there’s no way to screen people who you can’t properly ID or find their past. His actions and comments on this issue and the complete lack luster effort in dealing with ISIS makes you really wonder what side he’s really on. He’s a complete failure top to bottom. Our enemies no longer fear us and our allies no longer trust us, it’s a sad state of affairs my friends.
This all works in to the President’s agenda for the USA. He’s anti-colonialism and wants this country to become second rate. With this in mind look at what he’s done (or not done). To me it’s obvious. He feels that the US economy was built by the wealthy upon the back of the working stiff whom he thinks was taken advantage of in this effort. His liberal bend is so destructive to the noteworthy goals this country’s founders embraced that he really should be removed immediately…either by impeachment or military coup.
The “political correctness” trope comes directly from the GOP primary candidates. I don’t know where the “Dear Leader” stuff comes from, but it seems to be fairly common usage. I don’t listen to Rush and the gang on hate radio. Neither do I watch Fox
News Outrage channel nor visit right-wing websites. And that sums up the point I was making about the campaign fear and hatred spilling over into everyday life; all of the comments I quoted above came from a single thread on a motorcycle forum I often visit in search of the latest farkles for my fancy German motorcycle. It’s getting harder to ignore the idiocy.