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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Hippie hatred über alles

Via Eschaton comes a Philadelphia Daily News column that expresses a sentiment you knew existed, but tried to ignore. Maybe we should thank this kook for putting it in writing. From
ONE MONTH from The Anniversary, I'm thinking another 9/11 would help America.

What kind of a sick bastard would write such a thing?

A bastard so sick of how splintered we are politically - thanks mainly to our ineptitude in Iraq - that we have forgotten who the enemy is.

It is not Bush and it is not Hillary and it is not Daily Kos or Bill O'Reilly or Giuliani or Barack. It is global terrorists who use Islam to justify their hideous sins, including blowing up women and children.

Iraq has fractured the U.S. into jigsaw pieces of competing interests that encourage our enemies. We are deeply divided and division is weakness.
It's odd, but that's not what I've been thinking at all. Not sure how an editor would allow such a thing in print, but then hoping your own country is attacked may not be something the editor has had to consider before. Since, you know, it's such a sick thing and all.

What I'm thinking is that the threat from terrorists is so severe that Congress and the President had to flush the Bill of Rights down the toilet (a lot of chatter, you know) and then immediately go on vacation. Believe me, if there is a rash of shark attacks I am going to get mighty nervous.

Guess the chatter wasn't so severe, though, that Congress and the President couldn't relax and enjoy themselves.

I'm also thinking it's creepy and wrong to wish that thousands of your fellow citizens will be killed in a horrible violent attack, but then I'm old-fashioned that way.

Obviously hippie-hatred knows no limits. It's more important to them to hate us than to admit they are wrong.

Houston, we have a problem.

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