The racism of the "anti-war" movement
A Texas friend forwarded this to me today. To say that this was an eye-opener is an understatement, but not totally surprising when I think back on conversations that I have had with the rabid anti-war left. Their statements puzzled me and saddened me at the same time for I was always told how accepting of others these people were (granted they were usually the ones telling me how accepting they are but that is another story). I have heard, out of supposedly intelligent, well meaning people, that the Arab culture could not handle democracy. That they don't understand it, that it is not workable for them. These are the very same kind of justifications that people used when trying to justify slavery, opposing women's sufferage and opposing the Voting Rights Act of 1968!!!! The very people who today say that "liberating Iraq is not worth the sacrifice that my son (white) made" would not be caught dead saying that the life of a black man or woman and yet they feel quite comfortable saying that about a brown (or "yellow") man or woman.
Are they truly that blinded by their hatred of President Bush that they can not see the hypocrisy of their own statements? Or are they willfully that hypocritical? That is the million dollar question. For if they are blinded by their hatred of President Bush, well then maybe there is hope - hope that when the next Administration is in place they will see the error of their ways. However, I fear that they are that willfully hypocritical....take a look at the leadership of the "loyal" opposition. They are the ones whose voices are calling for our withdrawl from Iraq the loudest! Leaders like Senators Clinton, Kennedy or Kerry are demanding that our troops be brought home now because of the quagmire that Iraq has become. So supposedly "color blind" people are using race to score political points! That to me, is the lowest of low. Whatever happened to having a "color blind" society? It was sacrificed on the alter of political power! When will the people of America wake up to the hypocrisy of the anti-war movement??????