Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Plague of Political Correctness

Someone please stick a fork in me cause I am SO DONE! I’m damn tired of the B.S. political correctness we have to suffer in this country at the hands of the loony-tune lefties and the whacko progressives, who are little more than a fringe element in our society, but whom have the ear of Hollywood and the “Lame Stream Media” in this nation, so that their PC crappola has permeated through our country like the foul smell of some rotted corpse.

Let’s get something straight right now. We are a nation founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs, to which the majority of Americans follow. We also, as a society and a majority, are center-right in our political beliefs. These are facts, not opinions.

While, as the majority, we are tolerant of other beliefs, I find more and more that the fringe element, or the groups in minority, are not. Under the guise of “tolerance,” they seek to strip away any reference to the majority’s beliefs. The definition of tolerance is a willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others. The majority does this, as evidenced by the very existence of the religious minorities who are part of this society. However, it is becoming increasingly obvious that, with the help of fringe groups like the ACLU, Hollywood, and the “Lame Stream Media,” the minority’s idea of tolerance is to negate or strip away any reference to the beliefs of the majority. Not very tolerant.

The latest rub is a flap about rifle sights being used by our military. If you haven’t heard about this, please, let me enlighten you. There is a company who has been around for nearly thirty years. The company is called Trijicon. Anyone who is a firearms enthusiast will recognize the name. They produce sights for both rifles and pistols that use tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, to create light and help shooters hit what they're aiming at.

Trijicon's founder, Glyn Bindon, who was killed in a plane crash in 2003, has been putting very small lettering at the end of the stock number - "JN8:12," for example - of certain sights, which refers to a bible reference that deals with the concept of the “light of the world” and not “walking in darkness,” a reference to John 8:12 . After his death, his son Stephen, Trijicon's President, continued the practice.

Because this bible reference is on sights being used by our troops in the Middle East, there are now Muslims who say the sights shouldn’t be used. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations on Wednesday said the continued use of the sights with the religious references would send a negative message to the Muslim world.

"The use of military equipment with hidden Bible references sends the false message to Muslims worldwide that we are at war with Islam," said CAIR Legal Counsel Nadhira Al-Khalili. "In addition, these sights are a potential recruiting tool for anti-American forces, endanger our troops and alienate our Muslim allies. They should we withdrawn as soon as logistically possible."

Tom Munson, Trijicon's director of sales and marketing, said the company has never received any complaints until now. He said it has been longstanding company practice to put the Scripture citations on the equipment. The codes were used as "part of our faith and our belief in service to our country," he said.

"As long as we have men and women in danger, we will continue to do everything we can to provide them with both state-of-the-art technology and the never-ending support and prayers of a grateful nation."

"We don't publicize this," Munson said in a recent interview. "It's not something we make a big deal out of. But when asked, we say, 'Yes, it's there.'"

The military, responding to concerns by a watchdog group about whether the inscriptions break a government rule that bars proselytizing by American troops, said the bible references don't violate the ban and they won't stop using the tens of thousands of sights that have already been bought. A spokesman for U.S. Central Command, which manages military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, said the sights don't violate the ban on proselytizing because there's no effort to distribute the equipment beyond the U.S. troops who use them.

"This situation is not unlike the situation with U.S. currency," said the spokesman, Air Force Maj. John Redfield. "Are we going to stop using money because the bills have 'In God We Trust' on them? As long as the sights meet the combat needs of troops, they'll continue to be used."

Well, at least some people in the military still retain vestiges of a set of testicles.

However, with the current administration holding power, I have serious doubts about how this latest attack on our beliefs will be handled. An administration who seems to be more concerned with pushing a very far-left leaning agenda and policies, who seems to be more concerned with granting Constitutional rights to enemy combatants and giving them civilian trials, who also doesn’t seem to take the war on terror too seriously, could easily over ride the military and ban the use of these sights, or even try to bring Trijicon up on charges.

What ever happened to the rights of actual citizens of this country, like the right of self-expression? I submit that Trijicon has the right to express their religious and patriotic beliefs in conjunction with any product they make. You DO NOT have the right to not be offended. If your intolerance means you "suffer" things as an offense, tough. If this "offense" of having a few letters on a sight "alienates" our Muslim allies – which seems to me to be an oxymoron - I for one won’t lose any sleep over it.

Our “Muslim allies” in Saudi Arabia this week sentenced a thirteen year old girl to 90 lashes and two months in jail for the horrendous crime of…wait for it…carrying a cell phone. I don't know about you, but I find THAT offensive. I would hope that President Obama and his administraion would find it so too. However, I wouldn't bet the farm that anyone in his administration is going to utter a peep. Oh, by the way, I haven't heard anything about it from the Islamic organization CAIR, who is upset about the sights, either.  Go figure.

3 comments:

  1. Have you read the Bible? John Chapter 8 is the story of Jesus saving an adulterous woman from being stoned, as was Jewish law at the time, by commanding that only he who is without sin can cast the first stone.

    And shoot brown people between the eyes, apparently.

    Oh, and Ben Franklin? He said this, right before he died:

    I have ever let others enjoy their religious sentiments, without reflecting on them for those that appeared to me unsupportable and even absurd. All sects here, and we have a great variety, have experienced my good will in assisting them with subscriptions for building their new places of worship; and, as I never opposed any of their doctrines, I hope to go out of the world in peace with them all.


    Sounds a bit like tolerance, doesn't it?

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  2. First, I think you need to go back and look at the text of my article. It references John 8:12, and says, When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

    Second, the Franklin quote you used is from a letter from Franklin to Ezra Stiles, 9 March 1790. I’m well familiar with it. In fact, even in Franklin’s time they were subjected to political correctness, as evidenced by the sentence you left out which proceeded the part you quoted, which is the post script to his letter. He stated, “ P.S.... I confide that you will not expose me to criticism and censure by publishing any part of this communication to you. “ Even then, espousing religious beliefs, even mainstream ones, could cause problems.

    Again, you need to go back and read the text of my article, as you seem to be intimating that I, or others of my belief are being intolerant. The point of my exchange is that, while the majority of people in this country adhere to Judeo-Christian beliefs, they have always been tolerant of other faiths, AS WITNESSED BY THE FACT THAT, AT THE LEAST, THEY ARE ALLOWED TO BE APART OF THIS SOCIETY TO BEGIN WITH.

    However, it is some of these very minority groups of other faiths, or of no faith, which I submit it akin to a religion in itself, try to, under the guise of "tolerance," strip away any reference to the beliefs of the majority, trying to sanitize this nation of any reference to religion at all, using the old argument and the concept of ‘separation of church and state’, which they wrongly assume was meant to mean ‘freedom from religion’, but which was rather meant to mean ‘freedom OF religion.’

    THAT is intolerance, and I'm voicing my opinion and stating that I'm tired of it!

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  3. This is sheer madness, PC gone wild. My advice to the soldiers in the field--carry a pound of pork fat and grease each bullet well and let those ragheads know it. Lock and Load!

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