Read this.

A little sunshine for you. Read this right now, especially if you plan to get on a plane any time soon.

Annie Jacobsen from Women's Wall Street recounts her airline experience on June 29th of this year, on flight 327 from Detriot to Los Angeles. Put yourself on that plane while she relates the story, and seriously consider her question: Can the USA realistically uphold the civil liberties of everyone, everywhere, and still protect her citizens from terrorist attack?

I think not.

Sure, you can whine and whinge and talk about ideals all you want, but I'm one of those simplisme types who live in the real world. We've seen the Islamic threat to the West gathering since the Iran hostage debacle in the late '70's. 9/11 was just the big pop to a conflict that's been been stewing for years. To deny this is to lose sight of history and the context that brought us to 9/11, and the events of today.

In its most simple terms, Islamofacism teaches hatred of everything we are, which is to say free, well-fed, well-tended, healthy and opinionated. The materialistic stuff just falls into place with that. We submit to nothing; no one. It's a slap in the face to those people that we're still walking around. Islam means "submission". We haven't submitted. Shouldn't Allah have already destroyed us?

So, our existence must be a test by their Moon God. Are they devoted followers? Yes? Then they have to kill the infidel.

That's us. They want to kill us. They're willing to do anything to achieve that end.

We haven't shown a lot of determination to do everything it takes to save ourselves.

See, I don't give a shit about Halliburton, the "Bushco" allegations, who lied to whom, or why. The plain fact of the matter is that there are people who want to kill me, you, and everyone we hold dear. They want to see the US in all its cantakerous glory pass from the face of the earth. They'll use nukes if they can get their hands on them. They'll use airliners -- we already knew that. They'll take hostages and film beheadings. They'll do whatever it takes to demoralize, terrify, and cow us. It's easier to kill people who are afraid.

I don't give a shit about the reasons for going into Iraq. All I know is that once we got there, it turned out to be a damn good thing. Saddam Hussein is out of power. The rape camps and murder gangs and torture parties are over. People aren't getting fed feet-first into shredders any more.

All I care about is keeping my nation safe from these animalistic murderers, and I'm going to vote for the one man who stood up in the face of all opposition, and has actively done something to defend American sovereignty. No, it isn't John Kerry.

Do you know what I want? What I really, really want?

I want to see Iran freed: in the hands of the people, and playing with the West once more. I want Syria cowed. I want Lebanon freed from Syrian influence. I want to see Yassir Arafat dead. I want to see the Palestinian terror training camps dispersed, and Israel in a place where defensive walls are unnecessary.

I want to see sovereign Iraq come out of its shell, and kick our ass at soccor. I want every terrorist, everywhere, taken and shot. I'd like to see their heads on pikes, please, to serve as both warning and reminder.

I'd like to see the justification for these truths I hold to be so urgently obvious, that only someone who exclusively watches the news will miss it.

Speaking of news agencies, I want to see the Fifth Column break out, and start telling the truth about what's going on. I want to see liberal obstructionists silenced. I want the American people to have all the data, uncolored, so they can make their own decisions. I want a counter-revolution to PC culture so we can get back to calling a horse a horse, and a terrorist a terrorist.

It's simple, really. I want freedom, safety, common sense and integrity. Anyone else?

posted by Linda on July 16, 2004 07:24 PM

Rishon Rishon links with: Profiles of Profiling

Amen sisterfriend, amen!

Posted by: ethne at July 16, 2004 07:48 PM