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Originally posted by Ghost375
I take it you don't know much psychology.
you're understanding of Pavlovian response is completely wrong.
What do I know, it's not like I have a degree in psychology or anything.....oh wait, I do.
"We are, in a sense, following Sharia Law out of fear of riots and anger."
This is an extremely asinine comment. some might say delusional.
you assume people are cowering in fear of the possibility they upset a Muslim. This isn't true at all.
Sorry, but when people upset other people, they apologize. This is the normal thing to do.
You have freedom of speech. But people will naturally respond negatively if you say certain things. Call a black person the 'n-word' see what happens. It's called decency. If you want to be an asshat, and go around saying extremely negative things, so be it. But just remember people will respond negatively, and many times with violence.
You drawing the conclusion that the elimination of free speech is just around the corner, based off of natural human responses, is absurd.
Don't worry, Americans will keep saying moronic insulting things for as long as this country is around.
Either with apologies or disavowing whatever action took place.
Mitt Romney claims the Obama administration issued an “apology for American values” after U.S. embassies were attacked. Not true. Romney refers to a statement issued before mobs attacked either in Egypt or Libya, and faults U.S. diplomats for failing to condemn actions that hadn’t yet happened. Furthermore, the word “sorry” or “apologize” doesn’t appear in the statement. Under the headline, “U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement,” the embassy in Cairo said, “Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy.” Romney has falsely accused Obama of “apologizing for America” many times before. The line has been a dependable applause-getter with conservative audiences. But we found no basis for this claim in Obama’s previous speeches and remarks. And other fact-checkers came to similar conclusions.
Great question, but haven't people been asking this now for awhile? I agree with all that you say, its just kind of the same question thats been around and around.
Originally posted by beezzer
*Mods, if you feel this belongs in a rant/trash/Pulitzer Prize section, then by all means. . . .
Recent events have brought to mind a disturbing ideation.
Someone burns a Koran and people riot, America apologises, things calm down.
Someone draws Mohammed, people riot, America apologises, things calm down.
Someone makes a video, people riot, America apologises, . . . . . . . .
It brings to mind a Pavlovian Response. People, free people, express themselves (by burning, drawing, filming) and islamic extremists riot and burn and kill, and America apologises.
When is the line going to be crossed? When is America going to be to afraid to express themselves for fear of retaliation?
When are the cowards in DC going to create laws to inhibit OUR freedoms for fear of others in another country?
It appears, at least to me, that islamic extremists are creating an environment where we are afraid to express ourselves.
We are, in a sense, following Sharia Law out of fear of riots and anger.
When are we going to stand up to this?
When are we going to say, "I won't be dictated to, like this!"?
When are we, as a nation, going to say, "Go to hell!" (C. Krauthammer)
I really fear for our nation when we spend more time formulating apologies than finding out who killed Americans.
Thank you for providing me the freedom and forum to express my opinion.
Obama had to do what was neccessary after 8 years old Bush Raping and Pillageing Foreign countries.
Originally posted by Battleline its just that these Obama people are so prolific and good at bowing and apologizing.
I like your threads, your one of the better "realist" on ATS.