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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Horrible, horrible events this morning in London, terrorists apparently setting off seven bombs simultaneously in the heart of the city. Dozens are dead, hundreds are injured, and once again we stand united against these bastard Muslim extremists.

But what if it was the Irish Republican Army?

I don't think this will turn out to be the case, to be honest. But what if it was? Are you somehow less angry? If you are American, try and remember back ten years. Try to recall how you felt when you found out that an all-American white Christian boy blew up 168 men, women and children in Oklahoma City. You were probably shocked. I mean, this wasn't some foreign wack job whose mindset you can't understand, this was your fucking neighbor.

The British will recover from this, because they are far more realistic about the state of the world than we are. They understand that the entire world is on the front line of a global war, and that they are not exempt. They didn't have the luxury of a 50-year cocoon the way America did. We had to grow up fast after September 11th, 2001. It was our chance to sit at the big table,and talk about the events of the day with the other adult countries. Instead, we retreated from the card table, and ran screaming back to the comfortable high chair known as mindless nationalism.

"They hate us because of our freedom."

This has to be one of the stupidest things that anyone has ever managed to say. It's so damned nonsensical, that I can barely respond to it. I've covered that ground before anyway.

The terrorists don't want anything. They don't envy us. They aren't jealous of our lifestyle or wealth. Hell, most of the people running the terror show are extremely rich. They think we are corrupt, and they want to kill us.

Let's face it, we are a decadent bunch. And these Muslim fundamentalists are every bit as hypocritical as our homegrown Christian ones. Islam is a beautiful, peaceful religion. A fanatic is a fanatic no matter what the insane motivation is, and whether you're bombing abortion clinics, gang-raping women to punish one of her male relatives, or just waging war on a country that is no threat to you, you're still nuts, and I wish you would just crawl off and die.

I hope they catch the people responsible for the atrocities in London, but it won't matter if they do. For every one we catch, there are ten more just waiting for any chance to kill in the name of God. The Protestants and the Catholics in Ireland are all Christians who worship Jesus as lord, and they've been murdering each other for centuries. The Jews and Muslims in the Middle East have been at war for thousands of years, and even Christianity has had its crosshairs on Islam since the crusades.

Keep your sick fucking religion to yourself. Once you think your god has a bigger cock than someone else's god, you're through. I'd prefer you just killed yourself, and left those of us who'd rather think and wonder alone, and in peace.

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