An excellent article and I agree in principle with most everything Sam
The problem of course is how to determine a viable course of action. How do
we explain our system of government to ignorant people whose education has been
narrowed by their religious leaders to little more than education IN their Fifth
Century religion? When all you know is what your religious leaders or
instructors have "taught" you, when the only book you read is your religion's
"sacred scripture", when you believe that your "sacred scripture" is the ONLY
sacred scripture, and IS actually sacred, then reason and rationality are of no
use and will be rejected anyway as blasphemy.
So do we retaliate? And how? And against who?
All of this is complicated by two facts:
1) We are still very dependant upon the oil that sits under their unwashed
2) There are still thousands of American citizens and their dependants
(ranging from diplomats and business people to simply tourists) still living,
working, or visiting in Muslim-dominated countries.
We only have so many Marines.
I DO think that apologizing to these ignorant loons for the actions of our
own ignorant loons is wrong. But how do we explain that we have no control over
our own loons to loons who have ALWAYS been controlled by their mullahs and
imams and their dictators and sheiks etc, and who won't listen to us
It is very indicative that the Muslim peasants blame America for permitting
this film to be made (and for every other action that these loons jump to be
offended by!). And that they demand that the U.S. arrest and punish (preferably
by beheading) anyone who is found to insult the "prophet". Apparently,
like our own fundaloons, the Muslim fundaloons have not read the Constitution of
the U.S. either. They really do not understand what freedom of speech
entails. They probably do not even know that there IS such a thing as freedom of
Part of me says that we ought to just turn the whole Muslim world into
nuke-based glass, but that would not solve our own loon problem, and if we do
that, we had better start drilling for more oil, or start ramping up the
That said, this violence is very much the result of arrogant self-righteous
and cynical Muslim clerics inciting their ignorant peasantry with lies and
misinformation. A gutter religion designed for gutter people.
Too much religion, not enough education!