Do you hate America?

Thursday, May 1st, 2008 @ 9:56 am | Election crap

If this rebuttal makes sense to you, then you do!

Take, for example, the post-9/11 “chickens-coming-home-to-roost” sermon. Wright may have been ill-advised and impolitic in giving this sermon on the Sunday after 9/11, but he certainly was neither wrong nor alone in the view he expressed.

American foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East, has engendered enormous anger among people who don’t have the wherewithal to fight back on a regular battlefield. Should it surprise us that some of them resort to weapons of the weak—what we call terrorism. (Does an errant bomb dropped from a screaming jet inspire terror?) Do we suppose those fellows released from Guantanamo after years in a Kafkaesque nightmare are all just going to go home and say, “Let bygones be bygones”? Do we Americans think we are the only ones who get angry enough to strike back when attacked? Or is it that we think we’re the only ones entitled to get angry enough to kill?

Love harder! Love until your answers are yes, yes, yes, and yes! And don’t you dare think that “love” is more about giving our government carte blanche than actually loving the country and its people.

-jb

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