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