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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
The good people of Denmark never knew what hit them, and they still don't know why. They keep mumbling to themselves, "Why us? We're tolerant, understanding, liberal, reasonable people. Why do they hate us? I thought they only hated pushy, arrogant, empirical power-mongers. We're none of those things." "Yeah, but you ran a cartoon they didn't like." "Well sure, but it was only a cartoon. I mean, we do believe in freedom of expression. But we're liberal, reasonable, tolerant, non-judgmental people." "Yeah, but you ran a cartoon they didn't like." "I know, but it was only a cartoon. We didn't try to restrict any of their freedoms or put them in jail, or take away any of their privileges or deny them anything we have. We're reasonable and liberal and tolerant and non-violent." "Yeah, but you ran a cartoon they didn't like." "Why do you keep repeating that? Haven't I already told you that it's just a cartoon? It doesn't hurt them or repress them or anything. It's just one man's opinion, expressed by a cartoon in a newspaper!" "Yeah, but you ran a cartoon they didn't like." "Will you stop saying that! I know that. How in the name of sanity does that justify burning our flags, setting our embassies on fire and threaten our lives?" "Well, my good liberal Danish friend, it is no more complicated than this. These are people who address every grievance with violence and terror. It is what they have been taught to do. It is what they do, and you cannot reason with them. Watch this." "We don't want apologies. We will not accept apologies. We want war. We want his hands cut off." "Who was that? Was that one of Bin Laden's guys?" "No, that was a Muslim cleric in your country, a leader of the 'regular folks' as Bill O'Reilly would call them." "Who?" "Never mind." "So what are you telling me - that there's nothing we can do to stop this violence?" "Don't look at me. You started it." "What? We started it. How did we start it?" "You ran a cartoon they didn't like."
posted by Jack Mercer @ 2/08/2006 10:47:00 AM  
  • At 2/08/2006 02:26:00 PM, Blogger English Professor said…

    Very nice. I've posted on this, as well (although in a more flippant tone). You might be amused by the comments at, as well.

  • At 2/08/2006 11:48:00 PM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    Jack I posted this over at neolibs. It was really my primary concern.

  • At 2/10/2006 07:01:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    EP and CH,

    I guess my point is that Islamofascists do not really need any excuse to bring about wanton destruction upon others. They look for one, but it is obvious that these savages are slaves to their lust for power, domination, death and destruction and are dedicated to consuming the world with their hatred. Its their nature I think.


  • At 2/11/2006 05:43:00 PM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    Hi Jack, feelin like crap this weekend- came down with a nasty cold. But that would never prevent me from paying a visit to the Snipet of course. I think youre right too. I can kind of forget that people are ultimately responsible for their actions.

  • At 2/12/2006 09:34:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hey CH!

    Sorry you're under the weather. One of the things I think that you hit the nail on the head is that we should endeavor in life to deal peaceably with all men. That includes taking into account what upsets other people (Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.) Another thing I agree with you on, is that the Danes are not very smart running cartoons like they did, when a simple movie was enough to move the Islamofascist to action before. Of course on the other hand we shouldn't be bullied by others into what others consider acceptable either--especially on the religion front.

    Again, hope you kick the cold soon!


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