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America Held Hostage – Day 599

posted at 9:14 am on September 10, 2010 by

I took yesterday off from blogging, and of course the big news broke that the Pastor in Florida was not going to set the world on fire (we think, not sure, he’ll let us know for sure eventually) this Saturday by burning a load of Korans on the lawn in front of his church..

Just another example of how we are held hostage when our foreign policy becomes a means of satisfying some deep psychological need to be forgiven and liked. 

When the desire to be liked by people who never will like us is the policy, we are hostages to irresponsible people like:

  • The Florida Pastor who knew what the reaction would be to his stunt, and thereby got his 15 minutes of fame to such an extent that the President and Defense Secretary had to beg him to stop; and
  • The Cordoba House Imam who has made the fear of violence part of his media strategy, and who, even before that, got his 15 minutes of fame to such an extent that the President and Mayor had to beg him to keep going..

Our nation now is held hostage to every kook with a match and every huckster who knows how to play the Islamophobia card.

I’d rather be respected than liked, and right now in the world, we are neither.  We’re just hostages.

Cross-posted with updates at Legal Insurrection Blog

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“When the desire to be liked by people who never will like us is the policy”

No, dumba*s, that is not the policy.

“to such an extent that the President and Defense Secretary had to beg him to stop”

Why don’t you get your head out of your as* and think again why they stuck their faces in it.

“made the fear of violence part of his media strategy’

Where and when did he say anything like this? The media is talking about violence, not him.

The as*hole in Florida is only in the news because clowns like you want it to be.

If a building getting built a couple of blocks from Ground Zero makes you cry then maybe you need to man up and join the adults at the big table.

Dave Rywall on September 10, 2010 at 10:14 AM

You make an excellent point, but I think you omit two further points which strengthen what you have to say. Someone in America will eventually mutilate a Koran as a political act. What’s stopping me is simply the fear of being murdered. If I were 83 years old, I’d do it! I would boil the Koran in lard and do it as an act of art. Book burning turns off even the people who would support a symbolic f*** you to Islam. Doing it with a sense of humor is vital for it not to backfire.

Second, it really wouldn’t matter if every single American were a gelded dhimmi, the muslims will eventually find some excuse to react to America as if we had burnt the Koran. The effort to not be offensive is utterly futile.

thuja on September 10, 2010 at 10:25 AM

In an obtuse but childish way though, all these diverse and geographically wide spread Koran burning threats do have the effect of quietly proving once again that this country is too diverse and too large for any one ideology or terror threat to ever control events totally. On either or both or many sides, another point of view(whether sensible or not) will always pop up somewhere. The freedom in this country is without price, it’s so valuable. Makes me feel sort of comfortable.

jeanie on September 10, 2010 at 10:31 AM

If a building getting built a couple of blocks from Ground Zero makes you cry then maybe you need to man up and join the adults at the big table.

Dave Rywall on September 10, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Same should be said of the rioting Muslims. If a book burning makes you cry kill people, then grow the hell up.

Esthier on September 10, 2010 at 12:36 PM

…it really wouldn’t matter if every single American were a gelded dhimmi, the muslims will eventually find some excuse to react to America as if we had burnt the Koran. The effort to not be offensive is utterly futile.

thuja on September 10, 2010 at 10:25 AM

And is just as futile as the conscious effort by Terry Jones to be offensive. I’d feel better about trashing Korans publicly if I thought that some good could come of it.

gryphon202 on September 10, 2010 at 3:03 PM

They have to use the the Islamophobia Card because the Race Card is maxed out. But the Islamophobia Card is reaching its limit too. Maybe they’ll have to declare bankruptcy….

YehuditTX on September 10, 2010 at 5:03 PM

The Islamic World behaves like an abusive spouse towards the “infidel” nations. If we cower because of a violent response to a perceived insult, Islam will demand more and more submission. They will only respect strength.
It would have been nice if the President, after the threats of violence against our troops, had said, “Our country respects the freedom of expression of its citizens, even if that expression is offensive. Any increase in violence will be met by overwhelming force.”

spudmom on September 11, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Dave Rywall on September 10, 2010 at 10:14 AM

I am so happy we get the sanitarium viewpoint here. It wouldn’t be the same without it.

Inanemergencydial on September 12, 2010 at 10:12 AM