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Quarterly Serious Post Alert: Stop Blindly Pushing Your Agenda As It Is Drowning America Slowly

Rarely do I take anything seriously here or express any of own personal opinions on anything too terribly important. There are several reasons as to why, but most of them are because I have a few opinions and beliefs that aren’t perceived to be cool by several people. I’m not interested in starting some political or theoretical discussion on the Internet so I stay away from it. However, there have been a few things that have happened recently that really have me steamed at the disgusting behavior of people in this country. I hope that the tens of you that read this stay with me, as these are not the words of a loony leftist baby killer or a gun-toting right-wing oil baron.

The reason I’m writing is this is mostly due to the firing of Juan Williams. Williams, a guy that makes a living by expressing his opinions, was fired after saying he gets worried when he sees Muslims dressed in their traditional garb on an airplane. Here is the full quote:

“Political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality. I mean, look Bill [O’Reilly], I’m not a bigot, you know the kind of books I’ve written on the civil rights movement in this country, but when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

There’s a good chance he should not have said that. Or at least all of it. First and foremost, the people interested in killing Americans dress just like everyone else. It’s their camouflage, so there’s really no need to be nervous about people wearing traditional Muslim clothing. However, nobody breaks a sweat when they see a group of Hasidic Jews or Hindus board a plane because they are not typically interested in committing acts of terrorism.

If Juan would have just used his first sentence there, “Political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality”, he would have been just fine. That sentence simply is stating that we cannot allow political correctness to keep us from enforcing the law. It’s the same argument regarding border law and security. People clamor on about racism and bigotry when it’s really a matter of protecting the citizens of this country. The unfortunate coincidence of this is that most terrorists happen to be extreme Muslims and most people sneaking into the United State illegally happen to be from Mexico. It’s not racist or bigoted to say these things, it’s simply a fact.

Finally, has anyone looked at Juan Williams’ bibliography? “Black Farmers In America“? “I’ll Find a Way or Make One : A Tribute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities”? These hardly sound like books written by a bigoted person.

The second thing that has me a bit upset is the way some people in the far right have treated Meghan McCain. She said some things (some things being correctly labeling her as a “nutjob”)  about Christine O’Donnell, who has been a popular target for folks on the left recently. Is O’Donnell completely unqualified to win a Senate seat? Oh, without a shadow of a doubt. All Meghan McCain did was point this out and she then took several shots from the right side of the aisle. The next thing you know, she’s called a bimbo and then she’s mocked.

What does all this mean? To me, it means that if you are an extremist on either side of these arguments, you need to get your head examined. You can’t possibly think that NPR firing Juan Williams is fair and scream up and down about his supposed bigotry. If you are, you are drinking the liberal Kool-Aid and probably don’t like Juan simply because he appears on Fox News and doesn’t push an agenda.

If you live in Delaware and you vote for Christine O’Donnell, you are wasting your vote. Like so many people who walk into a voting booth, look for the “R” or “D” column, then vote that ticket, you are doing a disservice to this country and are one of the several reasons we are all in this mess to begin with. It is just as wrong to vote for her based only on the R beside her name as it is to persecute an intelligent liberal like Juan Williams.

We need people like Juan Williams and Meghan McCain. We need people that objectively look at our problems. Until each side gets it, it’s simply an agenda war and there will never be a winner. Well, there will be, but it won’t be Americans. We’ll get to keep the status quo: Politicians are the winners.

Okay. I’ll shut up and go back to being silly again.

  1. October 24, 2010 at 2:23 AM

    EXTREMELY well said, my friend. It’s almost impossible to be cool headed, well informed, down the middle voter this day and at least for me, simply leads to forced disinterest in the whole process. If I start to get involved I end up just getting so angry at both sides that I’m of no use to anyone. Love what you’re selling here.

  2. October 24, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    I think NPR made the right decision and I’ll give you two reasons. One, if Williams had said “Jews” make him uncomfortable, instead of “Muslims,” NPR could have fired him and hardly anyone would protest. Just because Muslims don’t have the political power of Jews doesn’t mean they don’t deserve equal treatment. Two, Juan Williams has a history of putting his foot in his mouth. He compared our First Lady to a radical black nationalist, Stokely Carmichael. http://mediamatters.org/research/200901270002 NPR doesn’t need a commentator like that.

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