We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
News Junkie had it right yesterday afternoon. Gwynnie has been in the pet hospital for a couple of days and hasn’t been keeping up on her blogging, but is astounded not to have read (yet) that this is D-Day, le moment criticale, the time for the media to choose what is important to them: freedom of the press and objective news coverage, or their hatred of Western Civilization and their goal of the destruction of a president.
Bravo to those French and German editors who understand and value their freedoms. To the pit with CNN and the other British and American editors who chose not to re-publish cartoons that were newsworthy only for their very vapidness. And as a side issue, isn’t anyone commenting on the fact that it took well paid organizers with thousands of carefully printed Danish flags FIVE MONTHS to get this fire to burn?
Why don’t we have some lynchings and burnings the next time Christianity is slandered? Why didn’t we blow up the Brooklyn Museum when it features a painting of the Virgin Mary spattered with feces? Why don’t we trash the New York Times for supporting the desecrators?
Because, gentlemen, we hold ourselves to an elevated form of behavior called “civilized”. Gwynnie has said this before: the media do not hold brown peoples to civilized forms of behavior BECAUSE THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THAT BROWN PEOPLES ARE CAPABLE OF CIVILIZED BEHAVIOR. THIS IS THE HEART OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE RACIST!
We have finally come to the great moment when this is all laid out before us. The choice was clear and it was narrow. The media front-paged their hypocrisy and racism. All the great religions deserve our respect, and all the major religions deserve equal treatment.
Image below of our brave press, boldly Speaking Truth to Power When it isn't Scary, thanks to Cox and Forkum: