VOX POPULI: TREY SCOTT ATWATER, HARRY BURKHART AND BENJAMIN COLTON BARNES CREATE QUESTIONS THAT CONSERVATIVES CANNOT ANSWER
I wonder if these three men one who tried to carry explosives on a plane the other who set more than 50 fires in Los Angeles and the last who killed a Park Ranger in Washington state are recognized for what they have done by conservatives. They all have made mistakes which has cost one his life and very likely the other two a good portion of their freedom. What they really have done is to stretch the very limits of reason among the most vitriolic of conservative who post comments on the many web sites that feed their fear, anger and ignorance.
Yes, America as a nation is changing rapidly today. I feel this change is taking place even faster than in the 1960s. Social issues are exposing those who hold conservative values as fearful little bigots who are forced by their own beliefs to cling to guns and religion in an effort to make themselves feel safe. Couple this with the thosuands of unstable soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and you have a potential disaster for an nation who has long felt its white population was the grand standard of achievement in the world. Now these armed and religious people can add to their list of Nobel laureates thousands of men and women who have murdered their spouses and children, a massive number of welfare recipients and a treasure trove of men and women skilled in the art of killing with mental health problems.
These three men, two of them members of the US Armed Forces and the other a German national have no ties to Liberal causes or to Al Qaeda. they are not “the other” they are the fruit of a conservative poisoned tree that has dug its roots deep into American soil. Until white conservative America turns its back both on the notion of exceptionalism and the ideal that “no true conservative” would do anything that could make the ideology appear impure the country will always be hostage to their 12th century values. I agree with my colleague Robin Naismith Green, it is high time the average American put down his guns and take up a book for the sake of Terra as a whole.
The questions I have are basic. Why would a combat engineer attempt to take explosives on a plane? Why does a man who considers himself a survivalist die of hypothermia in a national park? And finally if a man is angry at America and hates the country why is he there?
Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!
Cia Cava daelth Nixhot, J.F.
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