May 11, 2004

Arab streets?

When you read satire, a lot of the time, you think to yourself, That would be cool if it really happened. Or something along similar lines. You usually think that with a little chucke. Your imagination picturing what has struck you as so funny. And that's probably the way it should be, most satire is meant to be humorous.

I usually do laugh when I read Scrappleface's writing. Although, a lot of times I have to check his links to see where his satire ends and reality begins.

This entry had no need for links. Unfortunately, it was almost completely fiction. And it was one of the few entries that didn't bring a little grin to my face. This was so untrue that it was depressing. Not that I don't think Scott Ott should have posted it, it was something that really shows the bias out there.

They should be reacting like that. All of the middle east should be screaming for the heads of Al Quaeda... but they say we're the bad guys.

I'm not saying that what the guards did to the prisoners was right or justified. I can't see myself ever doing that to anyone, and I pray that I am never put in a postition where I'll be tested.

But we can't put ourselves on such an uneven playing field. The terrorists already have an advantage in that they are willing to do anything to anyone. We have to play by the rules. But we cannot allow them any "moral superiority" over our actions. If they want to cry "foul" over our actions, they must be held accountable for their's. And we have to make the world hold them accountable.

And if the terrorists think that what happened in those prison cells was justification for murdering an inocent, what is the appropriate response to thier action?

Anyway, sorry for the rant. I guess I needed to get that off of my chest. Go read the article on Scrappleface, and make sure you read the comments. Not that I agree with them all, but I think the first one sums it up for me...

"If only..."

I was just listening to the radio while typing this. Alan Jackson's song "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?" was playing. The final lines of the chorus just struck me.

Faith, Hope and Love are some good things He gave us,
And the greatest is Love.

And I guess that is the answer for me anyways. I can't hate the middle east for not reacting the way I feel they should over the murder. But I weep for them for not having the love they should.

Posted by GEBIV at May 11, 2004 10:03 PM

The only love I want to show them comes out of a missile silo.

I'll probably be sane again in a week or so, but at this moment, all I want is blood.

Don't much care whose it is, either, as long as it's mostly Arab.

Like I said. Give me a week.

Posted by: Harvey at May 12, 2004 05:05 PM

I want the total, complete and ultimate punishment of the animals who did the murder, but I can't help but feel sorry for the rest of the middle east.

Posted by: GEBIV at May 12, 2004 08:25 PM
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