Saturday, November 14, 2009

Political Correctness Run Amok

I want to talk about political correctness run amok and the danger it poses to us all. It used to be as harmless as referring to people and groups in the way that they preferred, like calling someone black, or African-American instead of Negro. But then they started changing what term was PC it seemed, from week-to-week. That was annoying, but not dangerous. Now we’ve entered a period in history when political correctness is endangering and costing people their lives. Case in point: It has come to light that Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s US Army colleagues reported some of his radical behavior which included proselytizing his patients about Islam and giving a presentation in which he spoke about Muslims in the military having an obligation to wage Jihad against the US. It has also been reported that while he was posted at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Hasan worshipped at the same Mosque, with the same radical Yemeni born imam as two of the 9/11 hijackers and that he attempted contact Al-Qaeda on as many as 20 occasions. The warning signs were there, but nothing was done. This terrorist attack on soldiers at the largest US military post in the world, and make no mistake about it that’s what it was, could have been prevented. But due to political correctness and the fear of reprisal from their superiors, many officers felt that they couldn’t report him for fear that they would be the ones that would be disciplined for religious intolerance. That same PC, bullshit is what has prompted the Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Army Chief of Staff, General George Casey to be more concerned with possible “backlash” against Muslims and “diversity” in the military than they are about making sure that this never happens again. Our community organizer-in-chief, Barack Hussein Obama, has said that we don’t have all the facts and shouldn’t rush to judgement about the motivations of Hasan. This is the same man that a few months back didn’t have all the facts but rushed to say that the Cambridge Police Dept. “acted stupidly” in arresting his Harvard professor friend.

The “lamestream” media, as Bernie Goldberg calls them, have fallen all over themselves to avoid calling Hasan a terrorist. They prefer to explain away his behavior as the act of a lone lunatic, or a man that was driven to his rampage by anti-Muslim taunting or most ludicrous of all, that he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which he apparently caught while counseling soldiers, not that had returned from combat, but that were preparing to deploy. This is the kind of politically correct insanity that has allowed a radical Islamic-Jihadist to continue to not only be in the United States Army counseling our brave soldiers, but to be promoted, transferred and set to deploy overseas to counsel soldiers that have been in combat as well.

Now, in what is perhaps the ultimate politically correct move this administration has made to date, Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that Kalid Sheikh Mohammed and 4 other 9/11 terrorist-conspirators will be tried not in military tribunals, but in federal civilian courts in New York City. I was looking for the words to express just how dangerous this decision is, but Congressman Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan’s 11th Congressional District said it better than I ever could, “The War for Freedom against terrorism is a martial matter, not a criminal matter. It is wrong for this administration to care more about the A.C.L.U.'S radical ideology than about Americans' national security." I couldn’t agree more. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001 were acts of war and those that planned and conspired to carry out those attacks are war criminals that should be dealt with in military tribunals, not in civilian courts.

How high does the body count have to go before the American People, the United States Military and our alleged political leaders wake up and say “enough”? We are in a war with radical Muslim extremists who have made no secret about their intentions to kill us because in their eyes we are infidels and must either convert or be eradicated. They can’t be counseled to stop. They can’t be convinced to stop. And in addition, we don’t do the moderate Muslims that don’t mean us harm any favors when we try to rationalize the actions of the extremists.
Those in the military, the media, the Congress and the White House that refuse to acknowledge evil, endanger us all and must be called out. More than eight years after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, DC if we haven’t realized who and what the enemy is and that they are evil, I fear for the future of our great nation.

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