Orwell knew the importance of calling things what they are. Which is a philosophy directly at odds with political correctness. It is more than a shame when clarity is sacrificed to prevent "offense;" it is only the facade of a healthy society. And so, without further ado (and before I start to sound too much like a guy who ran out of chalk while writing on the sidewalk at 3am)...
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“Those who don’t want to see the truth never will.”
That’s the quote I read in my reader earlier today, and it sums up perfectly the idea that persists in fundy circles: Atheists and other people who don’t believe in their God do so only because of some flawed desire. 772 more words
NBC News Terrorism Expert: ‘We Have to Put Ourselves in the Eyes’ of Terrorists to ‘Understand’ Them
NewsBusters, By Curtis Houck, January 15, 2015:
On Wednesday’s edition of The Cycle on MSNBC, NBC News terrorism expert Evan Kohlmann was at it again, telling the hosts that we, as Americans, must “put ourselves in the eyes” of Islamic terrorists considering “there wouldn’t be violent attacks but there would be an uproar” and “anger” among Christians if Muslims burned crosses or trampled “Christian artifacts.” After giving his thoughts on freedom of speech and the broader freedom of expression, Kohlmann launched into explaining how we must come to understand those who commit terrorist acts in the name of Islam: “We have to put ourselves in the eyes of our adversaries sometimes and we have to understand that reacting violently, burning Korans, getting very worked up about this, it doesn’t necessarily help our agenda.” 126 more words