So Radical Muslims now are threatening the creators of South Park with death for writing a send-up of Muslim terrorists about how it is impossible to show Mohammad on TV. This logically follows the global riots and killing over a CARTOON. At least the cartoon was of Mohammad… The South Park episodes are about not being ABLE to show Mohammad…
(Pop Quiz: If the creators of South Park are killed, will Liberals blame them for their own (probably gruesome) deaths? Extra Credit: If the creators of South Park agree to have their free speech stifled, will Democrats, once the party of Free Speech, applaud them for enslaving their speech to Islamist radicals?)
Haven’t we been here before? Didn’t we already have a period of killing people based on their superstitious beliefs? Oh yeah – it was called the Spanish Inquisition.
In the 15th Century.
And the forces of freedom and liberty – to say nothing of religious tolerance – won out over it. And over the Pope and Catholicism in the Reformation. In the 16th Century.
And over the State in the Enlightenment. In the 18th Century.
So why, exactly, is the West now kowtowing to Islam? Why are we willing to go back SIX CENTURIES to a time when clerics ran the day-to-day life of everyone and when they had, literally, the power of life-and-death over people based on religious beliefs, aka superstition? When clerics killed people for not accepting THEIR version of some religion?
If Islam wants to stay in its hovel of superstition and clerics destroying a once-great religion (and here), fine. They should be allowed to do so – in their own countries and amongst their own culture and kind.
But America is NOT an Islamic country. Europe is NOT YET a set of Islamic countries.
We are the products of the Reformation and the Enlightenment. We believe in freedom of speech, religion, assembly. We believe in religious toleration – which does NOT mean allowing others to kill us in the name of THEIR religion, nor does it mean accepting the idea that some other religion is the only one or the only acceptable one, or that speaking against some other religion is punishable by death.
If Muslims demand to live in the 15th, or 7th Century, great. They can do so – in their deserts.
But for us to continue to put-up with this utter nonsense of being told what to do by the most primitive culture on the planet, this truly barbaric treatment of people by a group absolutely against everything that has made America what it its – freedom, liberty, tolerance – is insane.
We already put-up with the enormous inconvenience and friction in our economy of nearly being strip-searched to get on a plane because of these folks. Or take a backpack into an amusement park or ballpark. Now we can’t publish cartoons or television shows?
Why on earth is the most advanced culture and nation on the planet – in the history of the known universe – allowing so much of its daily life to be dictated, at the threat of death, by the least-advanced culture? Does this make sense to ANYONE? Then why not DO something about it? Hello, Congress… Hello….
A mature society would have stomped these radicals decades ago, and put them back in their place until they grow-up and are able to live in a mature way in a pluralistic society.
Why has America decided suddenly not to be a mature society?