Thursday, June 12, 2008

Selective Indignation and Outrage

We Americans live in a country that has been commandeered by the insane. The inmates are truly running the asylum now. How else would one explain the trajectory on which we find ourselves? What possible explanation could there be for the inexplicable?

We have gone completely 'round the bend in an hysterical (and knee-jerk) effort to "protect the children" as a result of Columbine, Virginia Tech, and other tragic events. The by-product has been the implementation of ridiculous "zero tolerance" policies that have produced some of the most bizarre stories, which are then defended by the bizarre people who made them possible to begin with.

There have been a few of these stories of late, in the news, that fit to a tee the definition of insanity. Most recently we had the story of the Ohio first-grader, suspended for keeping the plastic knife the cafeteria distributed to him in the first place. This case is a bit of an anomaly since it is laced with a modicum of sanity, in that the parents are threatening to counter-sue the district for distributing dangerous weapons to children if they don't rescind the suspension. Kudos to them.

Then there is the New Jersey second-grader suspended for drawing a stick figure of someone shooting his friend with a water pistol. Zero tolerance was once again violated in this case, and the kid is in the news. Great.

Right about now, some liberal-minded person is reading this and thinking that these suspensions are a good thing since we can't have the children growing up in a "violent culture". That's all well and good, but I would remind such a reader that our species is, by nature, a violent one, but we have done a remarkable job at suppressing that urge in large measure, save for a handful who never got the memo. Or is it a handful?

For most of the civilized world, that question could be answered in the affirmative. For a very large segment of the psuedo-civilized, it would be a no.

So why do the very same people who clamor to remove weapons or the mere mention of them from our society turn a blind eye to a real threat? And why, oh why can't they see the clear and present danger in schools located in Alexandria and Fairfax, VA?

There was a story a while back about the teachings in a school called the Islamic Saudi Academy. It was alleged that the school was teaching hate, which it denied, of course. So The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, asked for textbooks to examine, a request that was denied. The commission was able to acquire 17 textbooks nonetheless, through other channels. What they found was disturbing.

The Associated Press reports that "Textbooks at a private Islamic school in northern Virginia teach students that it is permissible for Muslims to kill adulterers and converts from Islam, according to a federal investigation released Wednesday."

And an even more troubling excerpt:

The commission said it obtained 17 of the academy's textbooks through a variety of channels, including from members of Congress. The texts did appear to contain numerous revisions, including pages that were removed or passages that were whited out, but numerous troubling passages remained, according to the panel:
_ The authors of a 12th-grade text on Koranic interpretation state that apostates (those who convert from Islam), adulterers and people who murder Muslims can be permissibly killed.

_ The authors of a 12th-grade text on monotheism write that "(m)ajor polytheism makes blood and wealth permissible," meaning that a Muslim can take with impunity the life and property of someone believed guilty of polytheism. According to the panel, the strict Saudi interpretation of polytheism includes Shiite and Sufi Muslims as well as Christians, Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists.

_ A social studies text offers the view that Jews were responsible for the split between Sunni and Shiite Muslims: "The cause of the discord: The Jews conspired against Islam and its people. A sly, wicked person who sinfully and deceitfully professed Islam infiltrated (the Muslims)."


One must wonder what was "removed or whited out" if those three examples were left in the text books. Nevertheless, this story will probably get minimal attention in the media, and the minimal coverage will be limited to publications that liberals denounce and therefore will not believe that there is a threat at all.

But they will continue to persecute 7 year-old school kids who draw innocuous pictures, and feel that they have served justice while ignoring a virtual curriculum of hate and depravity.

Insanity.

-Woody

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1 comment:

Chuck said...

[This phenomenon is a small part of a much larger picture. I find it ironic when the passage I read that day relates dramatically to the world around me. For those who have not yet managed to find reading your Bible each day to be a necessity, I offer this... Read this 6/13/08AM.]

Jude 1 (King James Version)
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Jude 1
1Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
2Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
3Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
6And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
7Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
8Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
10But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
16These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
17But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
20But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

[I find 8 to be particularly pertinent. This is the line that caught me this morning. I am constantly seeing liberals, as we now know them, described in the Bible as those who call good-evil and evil-good.
Also, 6 describes how my theory that Islam is born of the beast and the fallen. It portrays Allah as a demonic punisher. This fits with all manner of description of Satan. And a side note: Polytheistic? How about worshiping Mohammad, the Koran and some great big monolith in the desert (mecca)?
So we once again find ourselves seeing Islam in a demonic light and find our modern liberals choosing to turn a blind eye. Once again liberals call evil-good and good-evil.]