Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Burn Quran AND Murder and Pillage

So, a preacher in Florida owned a Quran, decided he wanted to burn it, burned it and showed some pictures to prove he burned it. End of story.

In America you can burn a Bible, a flag or yes, a Quran if it is your property. People make what they will of that.

Some people in Afghanistan committed murder and destroyed property. Those are crimes and they ought to be dealt with appropriately. There is no cause and effect relationship between these two stories unless you are willing to say that the Afghans are not human and DO NOT possess free will.

When we hold men to possess free will and therefore responsible for their actions, we cause better men. When we don't, we cause worse men. Can it not be said that Lindsey Graham, Harry Reid, journalist Joe Klein, General Petraeus and NATO Ambassador Mark Sedwill are detriments to a society of men because they are causing worse men?

Rather than use their voices to point out what works and doesn't work and how we can all be better men by being responsible for our actions, they throw themselves on the pyre of failed leadership. Is it no wonder that we are having such a rough time in America right now? Has the entire world turned into the Jerry Springer show?

This gratuitous ass-kissing has a name: Preemptive capitulation. Here's an article on it. My thanks to Robert Bidinotto for his lead to this article.

Here's a response by Leonard Peikoff to the Geert Wilders trial revolving around the same issue - hate speech: Go HERE and click on Episode 160.

1 comment:

Marcus said...

Great post! When this story broke, I monitored the Twitter traffic about Terry Jones and I would say that 80% of the tweets on this subject held him responsible for the deaths of the UN workers. What kind of world do we live in?!