Monday, May 08, 2006

Offensive, But More....Dangerous

Tonight, as a last minute decision, I looked at technorati. I found someone had visited me earlier tonight, and out of curiosity, went to see the site, as I often do. I am offended by something this person probably thinks is hilarious, but I find almost terrifying in its possible use.

Purporting to be CSPAN, and a speech that President Bush 'made', it is offensive. More than offensive, however, it can be used by the enemies of this country to further their cause.

Tell me all you want to about the British sense of humor being different than ours. Tell me all you want to about the fact that not everyone likes the War. But don't even try to tell me that this video is not dangerous.

I am not speaking of the one on immigration, which could be funny in its own way, and may have been enjoyable had I not first watched the other. I am speaking of the first one at that site, which is doctored to have our President speaking of decapitating Iraqi children, etc.

I don't find it funny. I find it offensive. I find it dangerous. I find it insulting, NOT to just the President, but to our nation, and to our safety.

God help whoever made it.


Blogger Crazy Calvinist said...

Do you think if I remove it from my blog its likely to disappear into thin air?

c'mon.. it was just a blog post not intended to start world war three. I doubt whether my simple blog post could spell bye bye america. I have more folks I care about in America than in my home land, so are not likely to want to cause any endangerment and fail to see how a simple blog post which most people will see straight thru and must be on dozens of other websites can do so.

The president of the USA being mentally incompetent is far more dangerous to the world IMO.

THAT's what I call dangerous

Monday, May 8, 2006 at 11:57:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Crazy Calvinist said...

And just for the reocrd, if the video had have been of tony blair, I would have still posted it. I don't know if what you say is true, but I don't feel it is. I'm waiting for some American friends opinion before I know what to do about it. As it was not intended to be anything else but light, tho I wouldn't say I found it "hilarious". Chilling in some respects, but its so obviously doctored, no one IMO is likely to take it seriously and its bound to be online elsewhere too, or I would never have found it in the first place. But, I have registered your complaint and if my American friends have the same opinion, then I will take it down. YOu can't really read motives into why people do things, its dangerous to do so, and I posted it as pure entertainment value and nothing else.

Monday, May 8, 2006 at 12:16:00 PM CDT  
Blogger WICatholic said...

I read no motives into why it was posted nor why it was made.

Al Quada will NOT think it is funny at all. Nor will any other group of the Islamofacists out there who will also see it, and also use it for their own propaganda.

Have you not seen what happened as a result of simple cartoons of Muhammed in Denmark and other countries? Have you not experienced your own bombing, though not on a scale with the several that we have had (US Embassies, USS COLE, the World Trade Towers (TWICE), etc?

Our President is not mentally incompetent. He may not have been the choice of some members of this nation, but he is not mentally incompetent.

I can, and do laugh at many characterizations of him, and of other gov't figures. But NOT at decapitating Iraqi children, etc, coming from the 'mouth' of our President. THAT is not at all funny. We have HAD some of our people decaptitated by them. But it is not something that would ever be done by us to anyone, much less to CHILDREN.

This is no more funny than the blatant lies that the Jewish people drink the blood of children that have been used to monger antisemitism.

We have Iran claiming the Holocaust never took place, in spite of the Grand Mufti having actually been involved. We have the President of that country boldly saying that Israel must be wiped of the face of the map... and that the US is going to suffer ... we have Osama Bin Laden releasing tapes stating that we are going to have worse things happen here, again, on our soil.

Those people do not listen to reason. They do not watch a video of this nature for entertainment. They HATE us, and this is the fodder that they feed on! Listen to it through their eyes, not through yours. Hear what I heard, and believe me, it was not in the least bit 'funny', 'cute', 'hilarious', and not even remotely a joke.

We do mock our leaders here. And often it is VERY funny, whether we like the man/woman or not. There have been tons of Al Gore jokes about the internet, many about Cheney's hunting, etc. But it is NOT funny when the enemies of our mutual country dance gleefully in the streets when a helicopter crashes in the distance, filled with YOUR countrymen, or MINE...when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center come crashing down, when the Pentagon is attacked, and a fourth plane is driven into the ground by the very passengers it was carrying.

No. It was NOT funny. It IS dangerous. And it matters not what opinions you may gather.

The other one was funny. I could have honestly laughed at it, had I seen it first. But I could not enjoy it after viewing the first one. I had a very sour taste in my mouth.

Monday, May 8, 2006 at 6:09:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Catholic Fire said...

This is sick and it is very dangerous to world peace. I see no humor in it at all. I find it insulting to our President and to Americans.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 12:30:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Crazy Calvinist said...

YOu guys really oughta get out more if you think my simple blog post is dangerous to world peace. I'm done with all this silliness now. But you two, (if it is two of you) are the only ones to object, most of m readers are american and since posting that my readership has increased. so, go figure. I shan't be revisting here again, so if this comment makes it or not bothers me not.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 2:22:00 AM CDT  

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