I’ve pretty much stopped writing political stuff because the subject is overwhelming me. I’ve gotten to the point where I am paralyzed by the atrocities that I see happening around me. Any slight protest brings allegations of racism and hatred – things that I know I am not.
I’ve been silent over the economy, the takeovers of the auto industry, student loans, and mortgages. I remained silent when I heard the newest rumor that President Obama is about to bail out 15 million mortgages by forgiving the principle. I’ve been quiet during the Shirley Sherrod incident, even though I felt strongly that she is a racist and her sudden realization that treating a white farmer is wrong was beside the point because the NAACP was cheering her racism and she was eating it up. I’ve been quiet when President Obama condemned al Qaeda not because they are murdering terrorists but because they are racists who allow blacks no advancement inside the organization. I did not say a word as I’ve seen joblessness hover at 10%. I’ve not remarked on the BP oil spill or the fact that Michelle Obama is spending taxpayer dollars on a vacation that most of us can never imagine or the fact that that Arizona can not legally protect its borders. Not a peep was uttered from me over Elana Kegan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court or the neverending extensions of unemployment benefits or the fact that usage of food stamps is at a record high. I did not say a word over the monstrous health care bill after it was passed.
I’ve been quiet because I am scared. Frankly, I’m afraid because I’m trying to publish a book and I don’t want editors to read one of my posts and come away with the reflexive feeling that I am a radical, racist, right winger, because that’s not accurate. But to the left, anyone who is not an Obama Socialist is a crazy racist.
But on the subject of the Ground Zero mosque, I will not be quiet. I do not care if my book never gets published, I will not be quiet for the sake of appeasing the appeasers. No, I will not be quiet anymore.
I am angry. I am angry that my country has become weak and that weakness is symbolized by the monstrosity of the Ground Zero Mosque.
There are plenty of places for mosques in New York City, but Ground Zero is a war memorial. It is a place of unimaginable destruction. It is a place of unhealed wounds. To build a mosque there is to desecrate not only the lives that were ended in that place, but the lives of every man and woman who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I never believed I would write these words either, and it pains me deeply to do so, but we should bring our soldiers home. We have no intention of winning the war. Any deaths now are just wasted lives – they die for nothing. While they die, our leaders welcome in the terrorists, welcome Sharia law, welcome the advancement of the terrorists using our own laws and culture against us.
Bring our soldiers home and admit defeat.
Or stop the mosque at Ground Zero, grow some balls, and get serious about defending this country.
Mayor Bloomberg said in defense of the mosque that “we let anyone in.” That is not true. We do not allow in war criminals, Nazis, drug dealers. We have solid precedent to not allow in terrorists if we choose to, but we’re pretty cool with them these days. As long as they have a good backstory (such as Pre Traumatic Stress Syndrome or perhaps being a “Family man from Connecticut”) we tend to look the other way.
I am disgusted with our leaders. I’m disgusted with the state of the USA. I want us to return to a place of sanity. Punish criminality. Bring back some jobs. Quit taxing us to death. Do not allow the Ground Zero mosque to be erected over the graves of the dead killed on September 11, 2001.
And yes, I realize the people who are building the mosque were not the actual perpetrators who killed three thousand people that day. But we don’t know who they are or where the money is coming from, and even if we did, the Muslim history of building mosques over conquered lands is enough to make me say No way. No way, not over Ground Zero.
Oh, and while we weren’t looking, the Flight 93 Memorial is *still* a giant Muslim crescent that points toward Mecca.
Our world has gone crazy. I do not even recognize us anymore.