Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Is the Right a Tool of the Terrorists

Consider, if you will, two of the things that you can easily read and hear from conservatives:
  • We are at war with Muslims.
  • And so, we should kill all of them
The second point is easily disposed of: There are 1.6 billion Muslims, or a skosh less than a quarter of the world's population. Anyone who is so lacking in humanity as to propose mass murder for any reason should be, at the very least, ignored, if not called out publicly for being a monster.

The first point, which is, sadly, all too commonly repeated, is identical to what the terrorists themselves have proclaimed for decades. When people and politicians (mostly Christians) babble about a war with Islam, they are validating the talking points of the terrorists.

But they don't care, especially the politicians. They know that fear is a good selling point. Getting people to hide under the table, shivering in abject pants-shitting terror, is good for the politicians who are telling them "elect me, I'll git `er done". The obvious fact that trafficking in fear is also good for the terrorists doesn't bother people like Trump, Christie, Huckabee, or the Cabal of Cowardly Governors one bit.

I'll close with some wise words from the President:
“Isil seeks to exploit the idea that there’s war between Islam and the west, and when you see individuals in positions of responsibility suggesting Christians are more worthy of protection than Muslims are in a war-torn land, that feeds the Isil narrative. It’s counter-productive. And it needs to stop.

“And I would add, these are the same folks who suggested they’re so tough that just ‘talk to Putin’ or staring down Isil [will work] … but they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion. At first they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t seem so tough to me.”


Joe said...

Republicans are close to being useful idiots for Daesh. They've got the second part down cold, but being useful is a stretch.

Old NFO said...

It's not the widows and orphans, it's the 18-30 year old unaccompanied males... Who cannot be vetted... Or are y'all totally blind to the pictures of the so called 'refugees' flooding the EU? Where are the women and children- https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Syrian_refugees_strike_in_front_of_Budapest_Keleti_railway_station._Refugee_crisis._Budapest,_Hungary,_Central_Europe,_3_September_2015.jpg

Chuck Pergiel said...

Problem is that they all call themselves Muslims, both the good ones and the bad ones. If they are all 'Muslims', how can you tell them apart? The good ones need a new label, a new 'brand' if you will to differentiate themselves from the Daesh.

B said...

It ain't the Christians that blow people up and go all "Allah Achbahr" on western targets.

And most of the "refugees" aren't widows and orphans. either. Bother to look at what is coming into Europe. Not what you and your ilk purport them to be....

Comrade Misfit said...

Old NFO, do you realize how badly we are getting clobbered around the world because of the Gutless Governors?

But there is a solution. People could watch the Syrian refugees with the same amount of insane paranoia that they watch Black people.

Comrade Misfit said...

Also, why does it surprise anyone that a shitload of young men are fleeing the war? Do you really believe that they're any more interested in dying for either Assad or Daesh than we are?