kolmapäev, mai 26, 2004

Down the Sewer to the Heritage Foundation

Abu Ghraib isn't about torture. It's about school prayer.

Right. That makes perfect sense.

I don't know about you, but ever since I saw that new Britney Spears video, I've had this uncontrollable urge to sodomize an Iraqi.

Americans once shared a collective understanding that ours is a society based on faith in God and his immutable laws of unconditional love, decency and the simple but powerful concept of treating others as we would be treated.

Well, that's one way to describe the society that sanctioned slavery and fought vigorously against every effort to allow blacks, women, and Irishmen equality with the rest of us. Hagelin tries to dismiss this contradiction by pretending it's okay because we eventually took corrective action. Yes, we did, but the fact that we accepted injustice for so long completely invalidates her entire argument.

MTV didn't cause slavery. Playboy didn't keep women from voting. American society has never been pure. Would we really be better off if our children were watching minstrel shows right now instead of Justin Timberlake? Would a society that wouldn't let blacks use the same water fountains as whites really be able to claim moral superiority? Hagelin seems to think the 1960s were when everything changed for the worse. This was a time when freedom for all Americans finally became a reality.

And I'm sure nobody ever mistreated a Nazi in WWII or a Vietcong soldier in Vietnam. They couldn't have. They didn't have as much pornography.

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