Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

This is a 'not so light...

... hearted thing' about what is wrong with some of the butt heads (please notice that I did not use Senator Dick Durbin's name!), the press and other things. This is a Kermit Rant. And now that I'm getting into the warmed up stage, let's leave the Congress and move on to (do you understand the difference between 'FREEDOM' and 'LICENSE') the free press. Do the terms "QUISLING" and "FIFTH COLUMN" come to mind? They should!

The frog is not bright enough to write this, but darned sure believes it. The entire piece may be found at ...


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"Two of the country's largest newspapers, for example, have devoted more than 80 editorials, combined, since March of 2004 to Abu Ghraib and detainee issues, often repeating the same erroneous assertions and recycling the same stories," he said. "By comparison, precious little has been written by those editorial boards about the beheading of innocent civilians by terrorists, the thousands of bodies found in mass graves in Iraq, the allegations of rape of women and girls by U.N. workers in the Congo." - Donald Rumsfeld

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How many Americans still believe the Iraqis were "better off" under Saddam? How could they think that? Easy - they don't know any better because they've been shielded from the truth. The alleged 'horrors' of an 'illegal and immoral' war and Abu Ghuraib loom larger in their eyes than 400,000 Iraqis dead in mass graves and how many thousands of eyes gouged out, tongues severed, feet burned, wives and daughters gang-raped. Larger than Halabja.

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Having been shielded from these true horrors, these sickening atrocities, we have grown soft. We have lost the ability to make moral distinctions. To the Sensitive New Age Man everything is an Atrocity.

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The inevitable consequence of moral relativism is moral paralysis. Unable to see the difference between playing Christina Aguilera music to detainees and pulling their arms from their sockets, a waiting world wrings its hands in indecision. It musn't act alone, you see. Only decisions made by consensus have value. And so, in the end, the only plausible target for global action-by-consensus is the easy target. The bully gets off scot-free.

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The critics lose sight of the point: we are a nation of laws, and of freedoms. We are also a nation of human beings who are fallible. This is why we have laws. Not to prevent bad things from happening, for that is impossible. But to detect and correct excesses and infractions when they do occur.

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The test of whether a system works is not whether there are zero infractions. There never has been, and never will be, such a system as long as human beings are running it.

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The test is whether infractions are discovered, and, when discovered, dealt with. Not always perfectly, for we are not yet perfectible beings. But honestly, openly, and to the best of our ability.

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the greater danger of never making any moral distinctions is that you slide into a morass of constant outrage at trivial offenses. Inevitably, you become desensitized to the truly outrageous: the hideously Evil, when it presents its face. And you tell yourself it's not your problem: that some problems are too big to fix.

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Hell is indifference to human suffering. And the road to Hell is, truly, paved with moral equivalence.

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If you are into heavy duty stuff... go and visit Villainous Company. The gal that writes it speaks with candor, knowledge and passion.

Kermit the Green

4 Comments:

At Fri Jun 17, 01:36:00 PM, Blogger John the Mad said...

Well said Kermit. There are none so blind as those that will not see.

 
At Fri Jun 17, 09:08:00 PM, Blogger bob said...

In fully green agreement.....

 
At Sat Jun 18, 12:17:00 PM, Anonymous sara said...

What about Sudan? Or infantcide in China? Or any other of the hundreds of dictatorships in the world? What makes Iraq so special?

 
At Sat Jun 18, 06:33:00 PM, Blogger Kermit said...

The Sudan... Oh yes, that's a U.N. problem. Ol' Koffi Baby never got around to that because he was busy overseeing the 'Oil for Food' program which served to enhance the revenues for various close and not close associates and family. Our basic calling in the U.N. is to be a place where the have nots can go and crap. Oh yes, and did I mention how many more dollars we contribute to the U.N. than the other pikers? If we act really non-Politically-Correct enough, maybe the buggers will pull up roots and move to Brussels.

Aha - the People's Republic of China - so glad that that you brought that up, Sara. Not just infanticide, but also student-o-cide. We just passed (less than a fortnight ago) the 16th anniversary of the really ugly business of Tieneman (sp?) Square.

More reality check on the PRC.(1) U.N. can't do anything because the PRC is a permanent member of the Security Counsel and has the power of VETO over military actions. (2) the PRC has a larger number of divisions of heavy armor and artillery than the Sudanese. This scares the crap out of everbody (and the fact that they possess nuclear weapons). This includes scaring the crap out of most sane people. (3) How many pieces of clothing, toys, kitchen utensils and things do you have that are made in the PRC? You probably couldn't afford all that stuff if it didn't come from oversees sweatshops. If you want to start punishing the PRC, stop buying they're products. Your own countrymen and women could probably feed their families better if they were the ones making your frilly underthings.

We'll skip right over the other petty dictators and places in the world and things in the world that are not Politically Correct because they don't/can't be covered up with a few 'WARM FURRY THOUGHTS/WORDS from the spinmeisters.

Lets move right on to what makes Afghanistan and Iraq different. I'll make this upclose and personal. 1) These places harbored and bred people and ideals that make me and my Democratic Republic quite unsafe, but not yet untenable. THEY ARE A DIRECT THREAT TO A WAY OF LIFE THAT I HOLD BOTH NEAR AND DEAR. Basically I have a fight or flight reaction. And the Frog does not hop away from a fight. 2)There is a big hole in the ground in New York City. The remains of 3 very close friends, indeed companions of my youth, fell into that hole and were buried by the falling towers. The nicest thing that I can say is that "I am well and truly pissed off!

Sara, take a fricking pill and then get a life!

I remain so saggravated that I am...

Kermit the Green

 

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