posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:47 AM
I like the question, "Why do they hate us?"
And people generally take one of two stances, I think.
First, there are those who blame themselves, or, if liberal, the Government, and absolve themselves of any involvement made by the government as if
they had nothing to do with it. These people generally agree with the Islamic fundamentalists view that all American forces should be pulled out of
any Muslim-centric country, and that our presence has caused them to become angry.
Funny thing, though, these are the same people who overlook the fundamentalists complaints against US culture being tolerant toward women, and
upholding their rights. They tend to overlook the lack of tolerance the fundamentalists have for homosexual relationships when they themselves seem to
believe that it should be considered normal by everyone and that the rights of gays should be respected. I've heard it said that the more one is
educated, the more liberal they become. I wonder. Can they accept the fundamentalists idea that the only people that should be educated are the male
of the species, and that their first and most formative education experience should drive home the importance of the hatred of western ideals?
Cry the mantra, "Can't we all just get along" all you like. The truth is that they hate us, and there ain't a damn thing we can do about it. They
have chosen, and they have declared war.
Then there are the other people who believe more realistically that no matter how you try, not everyone is going to like you. And that's up to them.
They don't like our adult themes on TV and they don't want it pervading and perverting their lifestyle. They don't like our restaurants showing up
on their streetcorners, and as fat as we are, I can't say I blame them. They don't like our lack of reverence for God and his teachings (this
applies just as much to our God as theirs. If even half of us practiced half of Christ's teachings, we probably wouldn't be having this problem).
They don't like secular governmental rule. And I think they especially don't like seeing the world being overrun by American/Western ideals in
general, which is, in fact, happening.
If they want to kill us, so be it. It won't be the last time. I know, it really sucks to be poor and downtrodden, and it really sucks that they
choose to be ruled by oppressive ideals and rulers. Hey, I'd be pissed off too. But it's their bag, and they've been living in it for 1400 years
now by choice. I don't see how they think their lives are going to get any better by killing all the members of the western world. If they did win,
and they did kill us all, they would have such an abundance of resources and land that they would end up just like we were before they destroyed us.
Humans are so stupid.