“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Sunday, September 10, 2006

ABC And Democrat Thugs

I have held my peace for a bit, trying to figure out how to respond to this latest bit of news regarding "Path To 9.11." Members of Congress have actually threatened the license of ABC for this program? Come on! I thought we got rid of McCarthyism fifty years ago! The difference, I guess, is last time it was the Right-wingers who were trying to stifle other viewpoints and facts we don't like.

I actually had this real nice post about how we need to get a long, learn from our critics, and other such things. (I've been trying to for years. Actually made some progress at it, too!) But, this is ridiculous! It is SHAMEFUL! And, I am highly hacked off!

Why is it that Disney, with a record of distorting and mis-representing history (aka Pocahontas, etc.) is only in trouble when the "mis-representation" favors the right wing of the political spectrum? Why is it that major news media, which does this day in, day out regarding so many events in our current day world don't receive the same level of censorship? Oh, I forgot, they agree with the left, so there is no threat. The fact that actual events are being included that have not been incuded before--which paints the left in a bad light--is not reason enough for this kind of high handed control and manipulation.

Is this what being American is all about? In the fifties, it was anti-Communism (a.k.a. McCarthyism). Now, it's anti-conservatism. Both of them are nothing more than political power grabs through censorship. Looks like things have come full swing, politically.

And we dare to call this progress?

UPDATE: 10 Sept 2006.

It seems that Clinton chose to treat the bin Laden problem as a law enforcement issue, according to a Democratic member of the 9-11 Commission. WHY!?! Bin Laden attacked embassies and military targets of the United States. He is quoted as having declared war on the US in the name of Islam. Why in the world would we treat someone attacks military targets, militarily, as a simple law enforcement problem?

That seems to be the crux of the arguement for not airing the ABC show--what those on the left are calling a "mis-representation." That's a mis-representation based on a flawed viewpoint. Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, Hamas, even (GASP!) the IRA can not be treated as law enforcement issues. They do not obey law. They are organized militarily. They act as a military organization.

The British learned that it takes a combination of police and military to deal with the IRA in the field. Will we learn to do the same with Islamic terrorist organizations?